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1. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 764,030 | Gross: $125.62M

2. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 43,993

3. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 162,332 | Gross: $41.60M

4. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 65,555 | Gross: $3.08M

5. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.1
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27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 38,033 | Gross: $47.86M

6. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 36,536 | Gross: $19.00M

7. Dread (2009)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin

Votes: 10,844

8. Gulaal (2009)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Jesse Randhawa, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 11,124

9. Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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36 Metascore

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot, Sam Louwyck

Votes: 8,609

10. The Confession (1970)

GP | 139 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Vitold

Votes: 2,807

11. Toward the Unknown (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

Votes: 419

12. Silip (1985)

125 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In the remote countryside of Ilongo, various women are sexually abused by local men. Two sisters meet Simon, the most attractive man in the village, and fight over him--one constantly haunted by Catholic dogma because of the abuse she suffered previously.

Director: Elwood Perez | Stars: Sarsi Emmanuelle, Maria Isabel Lopez, Myra Manibog, Mark Joseph

Votes: 538

13. Why? (1971)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The surveyor Giuseppe Di Noi experiments the troubles of the Italian Justice System of the '70s while back in Italy for a vacation.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Elga Andersen, Andrea Aureli, Lino Banfi

Votes: 575

14. Eskapo (1995)

114 min | Drama, Thriller, Action

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Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Christopher De Leon, Richard Gomez, Dina Bonnevie, Ricky Davao

Votes: 33

15. Est (2002– )

R | 340 min | Reality-TV

8.4
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TV Game show where the contestants must live locked in a room for one month in the dark.

Stars: Alien Virtual, Jonathan Cross, Dolly di Rosso, Jenia Emmanuelle

Votes: 8

16. Stici pre svitanja (1978)

94 min | War

7.0
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The story of political prisoners, detained in a jail before the start of the WWII, and their torture and attempts to escape, and join a partisan unit.

Director: Aleksandar Djordjevic | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rados Bajic, Zlata Numanagic, Cedomir Petrovic

Votes: 32

17. Vapauden varjot (2010 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Ari Lehikoinen | Stars: Martin Scheinin, Muhammad Saad Igbal Madni, Omar Deghayes, Amina Janjua

18. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Episode: The Anniversary (1979)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Basil plans a surprise anniversary party for Sybil but, thinking he's forgotten it again, she walks out just before the guests arrive.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 983