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1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 523,139 | Gross: $176.64M

2. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 130,857 | Gross: $90.80M

3. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 69,357 | Gross: $35.18M

4. War (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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36 Metascore

An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

Director: Philip G. Atwell | Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, John Lone

Votes: 73,805 | Gross: $22.47M

5. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 108,819 | Gross: $65.01M

6. A.C.O.D. (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.

Director: Stu Zicherman | Stars: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch

Votes: 10,846 | Gross: $0.17M

7. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakzua, while trying to protect a beautiful women.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 12,771 | Gross: $2.28M

8. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.4
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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 14,434 | Gross: $29.38M

9. Rain Fall (2009)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Director: Max Mannix | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa, Misa Shimizu

Votes: 1,025

10. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,149 | Gross: $0.74M

11. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 14,573

12. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 11,969 | Gross: $19.65M

13. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.3
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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

Votes: 4,430 | Gross: $1.27M

14. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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44 Metascore

A U.S. Japanese fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

Votes: 12,461 | Gross: $14.38M

15. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon

Votes: 18,891 | Gross: $10.20M

16. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Virgil Frye, Arthur Roberts

Votes: 3,262

17. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 8,486 | Gross: $30.58M

18. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 4,927 | Gross: $0.52M

19. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 2,102 | Gross: $0.85M

20. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 944

21. Only the Brave (2006)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

5.5
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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »

Director: Lane Nishikawa | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Greg Watanabe, Mark Dacascos

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.14M

22. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

Votes: 2,681

23. Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »

Director: Kayo Hatta | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Akira Takayama, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 967 | Gross: $1.24M

24. I'll Remember April (2000)

90 min | Drama, Family, War

6.5
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Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Pat Morita, Trevor Morgan, Pam Dawber, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 543

25. December 7th: The Movie (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.2
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 485

26. To Be Takei (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,283 | Gross: $0.05M

27. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,140

28. American Pastime (2007)

105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.

Director: Desmond Nakano | Stars: Aaron Yoo, Olesya Rulin, Carlton Bluford, Sami Roe

Votes: 582

29. Blunt Movie (2013)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Sketch comedy in the tradition of "Kentucky Fried Movie". Several TV commercial and movie parodies, sex, politics and crazy-humor sketches.

Director: Jason Bunch | Stars: Angie Everhart, Dennis Rodman, Pat Morita, Michael Winslow

Votes: 75

30. Model Minority (2012)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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Written and directed by ER (1994) castmember Lily Mariye, this gritty, sexually frank coming-of-age story has won 11 awards. Set in inner-city Los Angeles. Stars the immensely sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director: Lily Mariye | Stars: Nichole Bloom, Courtney Mun, Jessica Tuck, Chris Tashima

Votes: 115

31. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 677

32. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

Votes: 1,254

33. Under the Blood-Red Sun (2014)

99 min | Drama, Family, History

8.1
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December 7, 1941 - On a Sunday morning, TOMIKAZU (TOMI) NAKAJI and his best friend BILLY DAVIS are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise... See full summary »

Director: Tim Savage | Stars: Kyler Ki Sakamoto, Kalama Epstein, Dann Seki, Autumn Ogawa

Votes: 44

34. Challenger (1990 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama

6.0
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This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the space shuttle Challenger, that resulted in its explosion 73 seconds after ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Karen Allen, Barry Bostwick, Julie Fulton, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 267

35. Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008 Video)

59 min | Horror

3.3
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Libidinous sexually frustrated jerk Nick convinces his frigid virginal girlfriend Amy to go with him to the remote woodland swingers resort The Pleasure Mountain Adult Retreat. However, the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph R. Kolbek | Stars: Julia Morizawa, Andy McGuinness, Dan Petit, Niki Rubin

Votes: 320

36. Blue Tiger (1994)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Tôru Nakamura, Dean Hallo, Ryo Ishibashi

Votes: 513

37. Pearl (1978 TV Mini-Series)

278 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The lives of several personnel and residents at and around the Pearl Harbor naval base are changed forever on December 6, 1941.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 148

38. Bionic Six (1987– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.5
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A family of cyborg superheroes fights evil around the world.

Stars: Norman Bernard, Carol Bilger, Bobbie Block, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 414

39. Immortal Combat (1994)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba battle an army of immortal ninja warriors.

Director: Dan Neira | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster, Deron McBee

Votes: 232

40. The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson

Votes: 534

41. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

Votes: 222

42. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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The author of a scandalously racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity from her provincial small town neighbors who'd be scandalized if they knew.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,583

43. Farewell to Manzanar (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

8.4
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Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Yuki Shimoda, Nobu McCarthy, Dori Takeshita, Akemi Kikumura

Votes: 93

44. Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan

Votes: 638

45. Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)

87 min | Drama

6.3
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Peter Alexander, Jeri Arredondo, Henry Gibson, Michael Stipe

Votes: 144

46. Idaten Jump (2005– )

Animation

7.0
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The show follows the exciting adventures of Sho Yamato, a boy who loves to race his Idaten bike and ends up getting lost, along with his friends, in a mysterious place called the X-Zone. ... See full summary »

Stars: Akeno Watanabe, Michael Sorich, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Yuri Lowenthal

Votes: 26

47. Mr. T and Tina (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

4.4
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Stars: Susan Blanchard, Pat Suzuki, Ted Lange, Miriam Byrd-Nethery

Votes: 19

48. The Criminal Code (1931)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 636

49. Dreams of Glass (1970)

GP | 83 min | Drama

6.1
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Ann is from a prominent Japanese-American family, owners of a famous nursery and greenhouse. Tom is from a blue-collar family of self-employed fishermen. Tom and Ann develop a playful, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: John Denos, Caroline Barrett, Joe Lo Presti, Paul Micale

Votes: 26

50. Days of Waiting (1991)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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The story of Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians interned with Japanese Americans during World War II. The wife of a Japanese American, Ishigo refused to be separated from her husband... See full summary »

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Estelle Peck Ishigo, Lynn O'Donnell, Dorothy Stroup

Votes: 35