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1. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 85,464 | Gross: $52.85M

2. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 110,295 | Gross: $1.74M

3. Harlots (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama

7.6
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Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Stars: Dorothy Atkinson, Kate Fleetwood, Eloise Smyth, Holli Dempsey

Votes: 2,350

4. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 141,196 | Gross: $15.54M

5. 30 Minutes or Less (2011)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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49 Metascore

Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 83,025 | Gross: $37.05M

6. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 64,610 | Gross: $6.01M

7. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 31,807 | Gross: $16.06M

8. 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: 34,134 | Gross: $63.86M

9. The Possession (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport

Votes: 50,682 | Gross: $49.13M

10. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 56,383 | Gross: $1.36M

11. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 6,720 | Gross: $29.20M

12. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 22,718 | Gross: $7.88M

13. A Friend of the Family (2005 TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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After she narrowly escaped rape by attackers in Toronto, artist Alison Shaw and her devoted hunky husband Darrin, a construction worker, move to a rural small town in Ontario and nest a ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Laura Harris, Eric Johnson, Kim Coates, Sabrina Grdevich

Votes: 200

14. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | 145 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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35 Metascore

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

Director: Dean Wright | Stars: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 3,934 | Gross: $5.67M

15. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 7,358

16. Klovn (2005– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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The socially awkward misadventures of Frank Hvam, his girlfriend Mia and his friend Casper.

Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle

Votes: 3,696

17. Les saveurs du Palais (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 4,959 | Gross: $0.21M

18. Monica Z (2013)

111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Vera Vitali

Votes: 3,114

19. Borderland (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

Director: Zev Berman | Stars: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong, Beto Cuevas

Votes: 8,516

20. Stuck (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard

Votes: 8,486 | Gross: $0.07M

21. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 14,702

22. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 4,164

23. Jud Süß (1940)

98 min | Drama

5.5
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Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg begins his reign promising to rule with loyalty and honesty, but the treasurer Süß Oppenheimer corrupts him, causing the citizens to complain and pushing Württemberg to the brink of civil war.

Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Söderbaum, Heinrich George, Werner Krauss

Votes: 2,011

24. Les hommes libres (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 1,154 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

4.8
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Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura

Votes: 716

26. The Mountain (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest

Votes: 1,468

27. À perdre la raison (2012)

111 min | Drama

6.8
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79 Metascore

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Claire Bodson, Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 2,382

28. The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger, Luther Adler

Votes: 667

29. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,080

30. Fuglene over sundet (2016)

94 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.

Director: Nicolo Donato | Stars: David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Jakob Cedergren, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 294

31. Noces (2016)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.

Director: Stephan Streker | Stars: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 530

32. Iruvar (1997)

140 min | Biography, Drama

8.6
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The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Gautami

Votes: 3,078

33. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 4,951 | Gross: $3.06M

34. Cartouche (1962)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

6.7
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In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Jess Hahn, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 1,779

35. Flavia (1974)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 792

36. La rançon de la gloire (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem, Séli Gmach, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 599

37. Fou d'amour (2015)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well. Admired priest... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Ramos | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Blanc, Diane Rouxel, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 150

38. Der Räuber (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Andreas Lust, Markus Schleinzer, Roman Kettner, Hannelore Klauber-Laursen

Votes: 4,006 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2011 Video)

R | 91 min | Horror

3.0
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Documentary covering the famous 'demonic possession' case of Anneliese Michel. The film features authentic footage of 'exorcisms' and other shocking events, considered to be the inspiration... See full summary »

Director: Jude Gerard Prest | Stars: Yaz Canli, Kai Cofer, Christopher Karl Johnson, Nikki Muller

Votes: 656

40. La 317ème section (1965)

100 min | War

7.5
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In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo

Votes: 679

41. Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Lilli Palmer, Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty

Votes: 804

42. The Prey (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López

Votes: 4,333 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Svartur á leik (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Damon Younger, María Birta

Votes: 3,689

44. La nuit de Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,646

45. Ces amours-là (2010)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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Ilva runs her stepfather's Eden Palace cinema in wartime Paris against a background of Resistance activities, the frequent sight of less fortunate Parisians being shipped east in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Audrey Dana, Dominique Pinon, Raphaël Haroche, Samuel Labarthe

Votes: 569

46. Les brigades du Tigre (2006)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.

Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Diane Kruger, Edouard Baer, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 1,345

47. Rapt (2009)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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71 Metascore

A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 1,816 | Gross: $0.05M

48. 7 morts sur ordonnance (1975)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Dr. Brézé and his sons, all surgeons with limited abilities fight any competition on their sector with all means.

Director: Jacques Rouffio | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Birkin, Marina Vlady

Votes: 374

49. The Cult (1971)

R | 69 min | Drama

5.0
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A monk-robed cult leader who lives in a coffin, is transported around in a black hearse. At times he gets sadistic with his girl followers.

Director: Kentucky Jones | Stars: Makee K. Blaisdell, Debbie Osborne, Sean Kenney, Candice Roman

Votes: 50

50. Dreamtime's Over (II) (2009)

76 min | History, Horror, Thriller

2.3
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Three Australian couples stumble across an ancient curse in the Outback, and their dream holiday turns into a nightmare that may kill them all.

Director: Oscar D'Roccster | Stars: Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jesse Johnson, Natalie Walker, Ben Knight

Votes: 268