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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

2. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama

8.1
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Writer: Larry Kramer | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

3. The Spectacular Now (2013)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp | Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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54 Metascore

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Writers: Steve Conrad, James Thurber | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn

5. One Hour Photo (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Writer: Mark Romanek | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith

6. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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48 Metascore

About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.

Writer: Jason Filardi | Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

7. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb, Howard Sackler | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

8. Love Is Strange (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.6
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84 Metascore

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias | Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Tatyana Zbirovskaya, Olya Zueva

9. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

10. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

11. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

12. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

13. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

14. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

R | 119 min | Comedy

6.5
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61 Metascore

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

15. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

16. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Lauren Weisberger | Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

17. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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39 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Writers: Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly | Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

18. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

19. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

20. The Machinist (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Writer: Scott Kosar | Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian

21. Night at the Museum (2006)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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48 Metascore

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Milan Trenc | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

22. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

23. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

24. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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83 Metascore

With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.

Writers: Walter Kirn, Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

25. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

26. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Writers: Susanna Kaysen, James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

27. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

28. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Writer: Mike Judge | Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

29. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Writers: David Lee Henry, Hilary Henkin | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

30. The Ides of March (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon | Director: George Clooney | Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling

31. Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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27 Metascore

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Writer: Gina Wendkos | Director: David McNally | Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello

32. Secretary (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson, Mary Gaitskill, Steven Shainberg | Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren

33. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.3
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 70's, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

34. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

35. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Writers: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

36. Jerry Maguire (1996)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

37. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Writer: Michael Arndt | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

38. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

39. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

40. Friday (1995)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends... See full summary »

Writers: Ice Cube, DJ Pooh | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

41. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Writers: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, Steve Oedekerk | Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

42. What's Your Number? (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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35 Metascore

A woman looks back at the past twenty men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

Writers: Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, Karyn Bosnak | Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner

43. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Writer: Rob McKittrick | Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

44. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

45. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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45 Metascore

A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Writers: John Hughes, Kevin Wade | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

46. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Writer: Adam Brooks | Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

47. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Writer: David Duchovny | Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

48. 21 (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Writers: Peter Steinfeld, Allan Loeb, Ben Mezrich | Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

49. Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.5
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47 Metascore

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez | Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

50. Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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57 Metascore

A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

Writer: Julia Leigh | Director: Julia Leigh | Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Bridgette Barrett