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1. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

6.9
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Creators: Whitney Cummings, Michael Patrick King | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 60,081

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 461,286

3. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Dave Johannson | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 489,982

4. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.2
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73 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Writers: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 205,182

5. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 64,217

6. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

8.1
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 70,760

7. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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55 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 90,691

8. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Writer: Darnell Martin | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

Votes: 13,914

9. Trade (I) (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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42 Metascore

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

Writers: Jose Rivera, Peter Landesman | Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

Votes: 14,010

10. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Jeremy Walters, Rick Porrello | Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 32,684

11. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 1,296

12. The Rookie (1990)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

Writers: Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

Votes: 18,457

13. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 40,157

14. Good Dick (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention.

Writer: Marianna Palka | Director: Marianna Palka | Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Eric Edelstein, Mark Webber

Votes: 6,310

15. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Writers: Robert Daley, Oliver Stone, Michael Cimino | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 9,513

16. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.1
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

Writers: Kevin Murphy, Dan Studney | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Votes: 5,259

17. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 3,454

18. Fatso (1980)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

Writer: Anne Bancroft | Director: Anne Bancroft | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Votes: 1,321

19. You Kill Me (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina

Votes: 15,588

20. Call Northside 777 (1948)

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

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,410

21. Salesman (1968)

G | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 3,102

22. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Micklin Silver, Abraham Cahan | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Votes: 869

23. Oxygen (1999)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Shepard | Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Maura Tierney, Adrien Brody, James Naughton, Laila Robins

Votes: 3,766

24. Polish Wedding (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a ... See full summary »

Writer: Theresa Connelly | Director: Theresa Connelly | Stars: Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne, Lena Olin, Jon Bradford

Votes: 2,714

25. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,241

26. Thieves' Highway (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Writer: A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 3,169

27. Enemies: A Love Story (1989)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.

Writers: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Roger L. Simon, Paul Mazursky | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,560

28. Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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26 Metascore

It's a case of mistaken ethnicity, where two non-Italians pretend to be Italian to win each others hearts in Boston's North End.

Writer: Jason Todd Ipson | Director: Jason Todd Ipson | Stars: Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent, John Kapelos, John Enos III

Votes: 1,526

29. A Talking Picture (2003)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.7
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75 Metascore

A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens... See full summary »

Writer: Manoel de Oliveira | Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 1,603

30. Brooklyn Bridge (1991–1993)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Creator: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Amy Aquino

Votes: 239

31. Black Legion (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

Writers: Abem Finkel, William Wister Haines, Robert Lord | Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 1,657

32. A Streetcar Named Desire (1984 TV Movie)

119 min | Drama

7.0
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Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Saul, Tennessee Williams | Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

Votes: 298

33. Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.3
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While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Writers: Charles Belden, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Eddie Collins

Votes: 1,094

34. The Time of Your Life (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.

Writers: William Saroyan, Nathaniel Curtis | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: James Cagney, William Bendix, Wayne Morris, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 744

35. The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin H. Knopf, Edith Fitzgerald | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson

Votes: 498

36. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell Janney, Ben Hecht, Quentin Reynolds | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 473

37. The Conductor (1980)

101 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the US ties up with the world- renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out he was... See full summary »

Writer: Andrzej Kijowski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: John Gielgud, Krystyna Janda, Andrzej Seweryn, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 235

38. Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A married couple from Poland emigrates to the U.S.,. but things don't turn out as well as they had imaged. The husband's business fails, while his wife's career really takes off. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Marilyn Goldstein, Scott Swanton | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Candice Bergen, Jürgen Prochnow, Hector Elizondo, Eli Wallach

Votes: 82

39. Age 7 in America (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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An adaption of the British TV series, this documentary chronicles the lives of a group of economically, racially & socially diverse 7-year olds living throughout America in 1990. The ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Brandon, Douglas

Votes: 57

40. We Were Dancing (1942)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Two titled aristocrats support themselves by being professional house guests in the homes of star-struck American nouveau riche.

Writers: Noel Coward, Claudine West, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick, Lee Bowman

Votes: 218

41. Wrecking Crew (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Writers: Robert T. Shannon, Mauri Grashin, Maxwell Shane, Richard Murphy | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Richard Arlen, Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 29

42. Birthplace (1992)

47 min | Documentary

8.4
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After almost 50 years, Holocaust survivor Henryk Grynberg visits the village he grew up in. He was also hiding there during the Nazi occupation. Grynberg wants to know what happened to his father and younger brother during the war.

Writer: Pawel Lozinski | Director: Pawel Lozinski | Star: Henryk Grynberg

Votes: 41

43. Both/And (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Explores 'contested' binaries of American and Arab, Arab American and gay, for profit and not for profit, and assorted other 'conflicts of interest'.

Writer: Jamil Khoury | Director: J. Paul Preseault | Stars: David Chrzanowski, Joel Gross, Melissa Kong, Khurram Mozaffar

44. The Polish Americans (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, Music

8.2
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A celebration of the history, culture, and accomplishments of the Polish-American community in the United States.

Writer: Sam Toperoff | Stars: Casey Siemaszko, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Barbara Mikulski, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 6

45. Veronica (1977)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Beverly Shaffer

46. Out of Solidarity (1989 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Gaylen Ross

47. Canada Vignettes: Two Friends (1979)

3 min | Short

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Director: Richard Todd

48. Annie's Way (2005)

PG | 20 min | Short, Drama

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"Annie's Way" is the story of a young girl growing up in Slavic Village, Cleveland, Ohio. Frustrated by her family's shortcomings, Annie gains a new perspective with the help of a friend. ... See full summary »

Writer: Brigid Krane | Director: Brigid Krane | Stars: Eli Carr, Nicole Deanna, Amy Dixon, Mary Faktor

49. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: All Due Respect (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Omar continues his bold strikes on the heavily guarded Barksdale stash houses. McNulty launches his own investigation into last year's prison suicide of D'Angelo Barksdale. On the streets ... See full summary »

Creator: David Simon | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 896

50. The Decalogue (1989– )
Episode: Decalogue Eight: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness (1990)

56 min | Drama

7.8
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"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour". A Polish-American researcher visits Warsaw and attends a lecture about ethics. Afterwards, she approaches Zofia, the lecturer, and... See full summary »

Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz | Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Maria Koscialkowska, Teresa Marczewska, Artur Barcis, Tadeusz Lomnicki

Votes: 1,842