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1. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 73,847

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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.

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

Votes: 553,026 | Gross: $17.44M

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 574,874 | Gross: $148.09M

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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 238,579

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.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 73,506 | Gross: $43.65M

6. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 79,920

7. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

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 quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

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

Votes: 102,678 | Gross: $22.85M

8. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin

Votes: 21,986

9. 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.

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

Votes: 6,774 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

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

Votes: 15,779 | Gross: $8.13M

11. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 35,969 | Gross: $1.19M

12. 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 »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

Votes: 15,034 | Gross: $0.21M

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.

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

Votes: 43,001 | Gross: $24.38M

14. 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.)

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

Votes: 20,587 | Gross: $21.63M

15. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 1,694

16. 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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 10,870 | Gross: $18.70M

17. 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 anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness (1936).

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Votes: 5,465

18. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

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: 3,565

19. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,162

20. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 3,853

21. 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.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina

Votes: 16,354 | Gross: $2.43M

22. Fatso (1980)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,426

23. Polish Wedding (1998)

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

5.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,832 | Gross: $0.56M

24. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 89 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 »

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

Votes: 950

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,920

26. 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 knows was left to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 309

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.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,654 | Gross: $7.75M

28. 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.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 1,943

29. 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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,386

30. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 624

31. Brooklyn Bridge (1991–1993)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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In 1956 14 year old Alan Silver's life revolves around family, the synagogue and the Dodgers. Grandparents Jules and Sophie live in the same brownstone as Alan, brother Nate along with parents Phyllis and George.

Stars: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Matthew Louis Siegel

Votes: 245

32. 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.

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

Votes: 3,731

33. 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.

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

Votes: 837

34. 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.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Eddie Collins

Votes: 1,212

35. Um Filme Falado (2003)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.7
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75 Metascore

Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.

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

Votes: 1,714 | Gross: $0.01M

36. 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 »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson

Votes: 534

37. 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.

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

Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $0.35M

38. 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 »

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

Votes: 265

39. Miejsce urodzenia (1992)

47 min | Documentary

8.6
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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.

Director: Pawel Lozinski | Star: Henryk Grynberg

Votes: 53

40. 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: 62

41. 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.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick, Lee Bowman

Votes: 240

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

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Candice Bergen, Jürgen Prochnow, Hector Elizondo, Eli Wallach

Votes: 81

43. Ghost-Town Gold (1936)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Western

7.1
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The three Mesquiteers try to recover the gold stolen by a gang in its effort to ruin the banker/mayor who ordered them to leave town.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Kay Hughes

Votes: 56

44. Wrecking Crew (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Richard Arlen, Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 30

45. Uncertainty (2017)

Documentary, Biography, History | Post-production

Uncertainty focuses on a man named Walter Tuchowski, born February 20th, 1929, and the struggles of his family coming from Poland to America to start new lives. Settling in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Director: Rebecca Lunn | Star: Walter Tuchowski

46. 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'.

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

47. Out of Solidarity (1989 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Gaylen Ross

48. Veronica (1977)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Beverly Shaffer

49. 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.

Stars: Casey Siemaszko, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Barbara Mikulski, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 6

50. Canada Vignettes: Two Friends (1979)

3 min | Short

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Director: Richard Todd