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1. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 786,049 | Gross: $6.71M

2. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

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

Votes: 278,704 | Gross: $95.86M

3. Testament of Youth (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West

Votes: 14,465 | Gross: $1.82M

4. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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33 Metascore

In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

Votes: 262,218 | Gross: $1.19M

5. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 187,484 | Gross: $40.14M

6. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 119,617 | Gross: $57.01M

7. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.5
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To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 21,752 | Gross: $91.26M

8. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 55,921 | Gross: $2.84M

9. Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison

Votes: 41,595 | Gross: $41.03M

10. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 54,365

11. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 103,115

12. The Thorn Birds (1983 TV Mini-Series)

460 min | Drama

8.0
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,090

13. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 34,586 | Gross: $4.46M

14. South Central (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $1.37M

15. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 54,744 | Gross: $19.39M

16. Cosmos (1980 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 22,093

17. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 32,490 | Gross: $63.83M

18. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 17,803 | Gross: $2.71M

19. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 3,920

20. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ... See full summary »

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

Votes: 11,500 | Gross: $41.25M

21. Gemma Bovery (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier

Votes: 3,708 | Gross: $0.19M

22. Love Is the Perfect Crime (2013)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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A literature professor at the University of Lausanne, Marc has a reputation for having love affairs with his female students. A few days after the disappearance of one of the most brillant ... See full summary »

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn, Sara Forestier

Votes: 1,272

23. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 6,847

24. In the House (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 22,369 | Gross: $0.35M

25. The Tao of Steve (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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70 Metascore

Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

Director: Jenniphr Goodman | Stars: Donal Logue, Ayelet Kaznelson, John Hines, John Harrington Bland

Votes: 6,806 | Gross: $4.34M

26. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

8.2
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

Votes: 7,421

27. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 11,319

28. Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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44 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 13,875 | Gross: $24.33M

29. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 10,683

30. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 13,497 | Gross: $25.84M

31. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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62 Metascore

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirô Nagai, Kôichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 23,076 | Gross: $0.03M

32. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 10,528 | Gross: $2.64M

33. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,650 | Gross: $10.10M

34. The Eclipse (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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67 Metascore

In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Billy Roche

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.13M

35. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

Votes: 7,394 | Gross: $0.48M

36. Me Without You (2001)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell

Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $0.30M

37. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $0.62M

38. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $5.10M

39. One True Thing (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 9,318 | Gross: $23.21M

40. Wishbone (1995–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 2,407

41. Good (2008)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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40 Metascore

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 5,681 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

Votes: 4,604 | Gross: $1.73M

43. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,219

44. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 11,363

45. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 2,790

46. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 3,724

47. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 4,478

48. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,424 | Gross: $3.24M

49. My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 5,395

50. Naked in New York (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $1.04M