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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.6
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To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

2. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after becoming infatuated with his daughter's attractive friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

3. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Writer: Dan Fogelman | Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

4. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

5. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

6. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

7. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Writers: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Jennifer Lee, John C. Reilly, Sam J. Levine, Jared Stern | Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

8. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

9. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Writer: Mike Judge | Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

10. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

Wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

11. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Writers: Samuel A. Taylor, Billy Wilder, Ernest Lehman, Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

12. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

13. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Writers: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris | Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

14. Breathe In (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

Writers: Drake Doremus, Ben York Jones | Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Mackenzie Davis, Amy Ryan

15. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute as Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones

16. Lolita (1962)

TV-14 | 152 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Writer: Vladimir Nabokov | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

17. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.

Writers: Joel Schumacher, Carl Kurlander | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

18. The Last Kiss (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Haggis, Gabriele Muccino | Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck

19. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

20. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Writers: Rex Pickett, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

21. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

22. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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53 Metascore

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris, Jared Stern, Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond

23. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce | Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

24. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Writers: Olivia Goldsmith, Robert Harling | Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

25. 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.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

26. Reign Over Me (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler

27. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

28. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.4
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68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Writer: Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

29. Wild Hogs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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27 Metascore

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

Writer: Brad Copeland | Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, William H. Macy

30. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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71 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

31. 10 (1979)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A Hollywood lyricist goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

32. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern mathematics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

33. Life as a House (2001)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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45 Metascore

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Writer: Mark Andrus | Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jena Malone

34. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

35. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

36. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

37. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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61 Metascore

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Karen Joy Fowler | Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello

38. Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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36 Metascore

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Writers: Don Calame, Chris Conroy, Greg Coolidge | Director: Greg Coolidge | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick

39. The Weather Man (2005)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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61 Metascore

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Writer: Steve Conrad | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Caine

40. In Good Company (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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66 Metascore

A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

Writer: Paul Weitz | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger

41. Poison Ivy (1992)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

Writers: Melissa Goddard, Andy Ruben, Katt Shea | Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert, Cheryl Ladd

42. Being Erica (2009– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life ... See full summary »

Creator: Jana Sinyor | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

43. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Writer: Rebecca Miller | Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

44. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Writer: Tamara Jenkins | Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

45. The Wackness (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.

Writer: Jonathan Levine | Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Thirlby, Famke Janssen

46. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Writers: François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Sionann O'Neill | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

47. Friends with Money (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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68 Metascore

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

Writer: Nicole Holofcener | Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack

48. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

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.

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

49. Solitary Man (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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69 Metascore

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Writer: Brian Koppelman | Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito

50. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama

6.4
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Eddie is a very rich man who has everything he wants; money, family, success, but a car crash causes him to reevaluate the life he leads. Searching for the happiness he lost, he remembers ... See full summary »

Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone