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1. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

2. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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53 Metascore

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Writer: Stephen Chbosky | Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

4. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

5. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 153 min | Drama, War

8.5
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90 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

6. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

7. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

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

8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.4
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89 Metascore

A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

Writers: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

9. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

10. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

11. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Writer: David Nicholls | Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

12. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

13. Beautiful Creatures (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl | Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Alden Ehrenreich

14. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

15. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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69 Metascore

Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

Writers: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

16. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

17. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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83 Metascore

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Writers: John Logan, Brian Selznick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

18. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

19. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas | Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

20. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

21. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

22. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Writers: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

23. Equilibrium (2002)

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

7.6
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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.

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

24. Adult World (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.1
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61 Metascore

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Writer: Andy Cochran | Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman

25. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of black U.S. movies, for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "... See full summary »

Writers: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Phil Beauman | Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

26. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

27. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Writers: Jack Kerouac, Jose Rivera | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

28. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

29. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

30. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Writers: Jane Austen, Emma Thompson | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

31. Unfaithful (2002)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan

32. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

33. Role Models (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Writers: Timothy Dowling, W. Blake Herron, Paul Rudd, David Wain, Ken Marino | Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

34. My Girl (1991)

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

6.8
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Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just... See full summary »

Writer: Laurice Elehwany | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

35. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Writer: Greg Mottola | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

36. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

37. Half Baked (1998)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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16 Metascore

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Writers: Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams

38. In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Straight-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Writers: Jennifer Weiner, Susannah Grant | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount

39. 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.

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

40. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

41. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Writer: Roger Waters | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

42. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

43. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

44. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait | Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

45. Cocktail (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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12 Metascore

A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Writer: Heywood Gould | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

46. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

47. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

48. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Writers: Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

49. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Writers: Ben Lewin, Mark O'Brien | Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

50. Righteous Kill (2008)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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36 Metascore

Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent