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1. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 413,962 | Gross: $183.64M

2. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 181,134 | Gross: $72.31M

3. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 359,722 | Gross: $150.12M

4. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 506,669 | Gross: $13.18M

5. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 73,545 | Gross: $24.99M

6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 529,639 | Gross: $164.44M

7. Regression (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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32 Metascore

A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Dale Dickey

Votes: 21,315 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 41,060 | Gross: $1.21M

9. Foxcatcher (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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81 Metascore

Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 107,221 | Gross: $12.10M

10. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.1
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 53,712 | Gross: $4.19M

11. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 117,409 | Gross: $38.30M

12. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.96M

13. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 44,030 | Gross: $11.01M

14. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 64,983 | Gross: $42.92M

15. Belle (2013)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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64 Metascore

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 20,099 | Gross: $10.72M

16. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 91,142 | Gross: $7.99M

17. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 43,886 | Gross: $5.20M

18. Marguerite (2015)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret

Votes: 2,251 | Gross: $0.50M

19. Bad Ass (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, Ron Perlman, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 15,704

20. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 24,756 | Gross: $0.32M

21. Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A group of Navy SEALs come to learn the identity of their target: Osama bin Laden.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Jenny Gabrielle, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 7,790

22. Lake Bodom (2016)

85 min | Horror

5.2
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Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

Director: Taneli Mustonen | Stars: Nelly Hirst-Gee, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Tommi Korpela, Mimosa Willamo

Votes: 80

23. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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64 Metascore

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett

Votes: 30,732 | Gross: $0.00M

24. A Sunday Horse (2015)

108 min | Biography, Family

6.2
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After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nikki Reed, William Shatner, Cassi Thomson, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 168

25. Texas Killing Fields (2011)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.7
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49 Metascore

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Sam Worthington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 14,640 | Gross: $0.05M

26. The Connection (2014)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 6,364

27. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Udo Kier

Votes: 7,682

28. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History

5.9
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 11,531 | Gross: $0.49M

29. A Gang Story (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 5,866

30. The Deep (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 3,608

31. The Clinic (2010)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back?

Director: James Rabbitts | Stars: Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Andy Whitfield, Clare Bowen

Votes: 5,409

32. Queen & Country (2014)

114 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Primeval (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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35 Metascore

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 11,156 | Gross: $10.60M

34. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 14,792 | Gross: $1.04M

35. Man in the Wilderness (1971)

GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Votes: 1,757

36. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 7,341

37. Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Frank Vega teams up with grumpy old agoraphobic Bernie Pope to kick ass and clean up the streets of L.A.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, Andrew Divoff, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 3,378

38. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)

111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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For several months during 1978-1979 inhabitants of Oise region live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

Director: Cédric Anger | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam

Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

8.0
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Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin, Gary Imhoff

Votes: 2,960

40. Two Lives (2012)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,241 | Gross: $0.00M

41. The White Knights (2015)

112 min | Drama

6.2
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At the head of his NGO Move For Kids, Jacques Arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of Africa "to take in" orphan children. The operation is transformed in a panic.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb

Votes: 242

42. Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

5.4
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A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Joseph Maher

Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $8.50M

43. A.C.A.B. (2012)

112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Filippo Nigro, Marco Giallini, Andrea Sartoretti

Votes: 5,268

44. Alléluia (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

6.2
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72 Metascore

Fervidly dark lovesick horror inspired by the real-life criminal duo, the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Director: Fabrice Du Welz | Stars: Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas, Héléna Noguerra, Édith Le Merdy

Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.01M

45. The Perfect Student (2011 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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Nicole Johnson is a well-respected criminology professor. When one of her students is accused of the brutal slaying of her roommate, Nicole is the only person who believes she is innocent and begins to investigate the murder.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Josie Davis, Brea Grant, Jay Pickett

Votes: 555

46. Downloading Nancy (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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19 Metascore

An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Maria Bello, Rufus Sewell, Jason Patric, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Augustine (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.0
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74 Metascore

A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.

Director: Alice Winocour | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Stéphan Wojtowicz, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 1,042 | Gross: $0.11M

48. Clapham Junction (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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36 hours in the lives of a number of gay men in Clapham, South London.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Tom Beard, James Bellamy, Robin Berry, Rachael Blake

Votes: 2,112

49. The Bling Ring (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama

5.2
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Teenagers break into celebrities houses to experience the rich life by stealing their belongings.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Austin Butler, Yin Chang, Tom Irwin, Sebastian Sozzi

Votes: 1,337

50. 17 Girls (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.0
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61 Metascore

When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, which concerns their town and school.

Directors: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin | Stars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane Duran, Esther Garrel

Votes: 2,538 | Gross: $0.02M