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1. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

2. The Prince (2014)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

4.5
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17 Metascore

A retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.

Writers: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Director: Brian A Miller | Stars: Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jessica Lowndes

3. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

4. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

5. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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39 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Writers: Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly | Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

6. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Writers: Homer, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

7. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Writers: Stephen King, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

8. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

9. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

10. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Writers: Rod Lurie, David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

11. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Writers: Hal Needham, Robert L. Levy, James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

12. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Billie Letts | Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

13. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

14. The Ladykillers (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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56 Metascore

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, William Rose | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons

15. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

16. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

The story of two criminals (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

17. Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin

18. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, Edith R. Sommer | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

19. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

TV-PG | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

20. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Writers: Lee Hirsch, Cynthia Lowen | Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

21. Stone Cold (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Joe Huff is a tough, go-it-alone cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation to convict some extremely violent bikers, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Doniger | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

22. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.0
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

23. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Writers: Willie Morris, Gail Gilchriest | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

24. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

25. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Kuhn | Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

26. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Approved | 115 min | Drama

7.4
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Writers: William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

27. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Romance, Drama, Comedy

6.6
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »

Writer: Sooni Taraporevala | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

28. The Defiant Ones (1958)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

29. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Henley | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

30. My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Writer: Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Madeline Zima, Forest Whitaker, Elias Koteas

31. Thieves Like Us (1974)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in ... See full summary »

Writers: Calder Willingham, Joan Tewkesbury, Robert Altman, Edward Anderson | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

32. Ode to Billy Joe (1976)

PG | 105 min | Drama

6.4
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Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than ... See full summary »

Writers: Bobbie Gentry, Herman Raucher | Director: Max Baer Jr. | Stars: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Sandy McPeak

33. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Meade Roberts | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

34. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

35. The Beast Within (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror

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In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Holland, Edward Levy | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon

36. Cookie's Fortune (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

Writer: Anne Rapp | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell

37. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

38. Hot Coffee (2011)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

39. Hitman: Blood Money (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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A larger more powerful agency are systematically eliminating assassins in a series of hits, who are all from Agent 47's contract killing firm, The Internatonal Contract Agency (ICA). ... See full summary »

Writers: Rasmus Højengaard, Morten Iversen, Greg Nagan | Directors: Peter Fleckenstein, Rasmus Højengaard | Stars: David Bateson, Vivienne McKee, David Andriole, Barbara Bernad

40. Miss Firecracker (1989)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.0
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Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Henley | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard

41. Five Corners (1987)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, Todd Graff, John Turturro

42. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.9
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Writer: Myron Goble | Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

43. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 158 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

7.3
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Writer: Hal G. Evarts | Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

44. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, James Poe, Meade Roberts | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

45. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Writers: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Geoffrey Copleston

46. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

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Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

47. Small Town Gay Bar (2006)

76 min | Documentary

7.1
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The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

Writer: Malcolm Ingram | Director: Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jim Bishop, Terry Capps, Jackie Cox, Bill Curtis

48. Red Dirt (2000)

110 min | Drama

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Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring... See full summary »

Writer: Tag Purvis | Director: Tag Purvis | Stars: Dan Montgomery Jr., Aleksa Palladino, Karen Black, Peg O'Keef

49. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

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

50. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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Writers: Arthur Heinemann, Mildred D. Taylor | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Larry B. Scott