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1. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

2. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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57 Metascore

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

3. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Writers: John Grisham, David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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

7.9
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93 Metascore

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Writers: Du Lu Wang, Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

5. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Writers: Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

6. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Writer: John Irving | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

7. Matchstick Men (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Writers: Eric Garcia, Nicholas Griffin, Ted Griffin | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

8. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Writers: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask | Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

9. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Writers: Damian O'Donnell, Jennifer Chambers Lynch | Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

10. The Air I Breathe (2007)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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37 Metascore

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Writers: Jieho Lee, Bob DeRosa | Director: Jieho Lee | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Andy Garcia, Kevin Bacon

11. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

12. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.3
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

13. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

7.8
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Writers: Don McKellar, François Girard | Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

14. North Shore (1987)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Before entering art school next autumn, Rick sets out to spend the summer surfing at Hawaii. He knows nothing about the local habits, what causes him some starting problems, but by chance ... See full summary »

Writers: William Phelps, Randal Kleiser, Tim McCanlies | Director: William Phelps | Stars: Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin

15. Billy Bathgate (1991)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

16. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Comedy

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

17. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Writers: Billy Shebar, Shi-Zheng Chen | Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

18. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Writers: Edward Bunker, John Steppling | Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

19. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Writers: Edwin Blum, William A. Drake, William Gillette | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

20. Traveller (1997)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim McGlynn | Director: Jack N. Green | Stars: Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon

21. Matador (1986)

NC-17 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish ... See full summary »

Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Jesús Ferrero | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martínez, Eva Cobo

22. Guinevere (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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68 Metascore

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.

Writer: Audrey Wells | Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon

23. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Writers: Rémi Waterhouse, Michel Fessler, Eric Vicaut | Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

24. Godforsaken! (2003)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.

Writers: Pieter Kuijpers, Paul Jan Nelissen | Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf, Mads Wittermans

25. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Davis | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Tobin Bell, Joe Cortese

26. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Writers: Grace Elliott, Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

27. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Writers: Ferdinand Bordewijk, Mike van Diem, Laurens Geels, Ruud van Megen | Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

28. Whirlpool (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Andrew Solt, Guy Endore | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

29. The Gambler (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Pierre Melville, Auguste Le Breton | Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

30. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Quignard, Alain Corneau | Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

31. The Ninth Day (2004)

98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Writers: Jean Bernard, Eberhard Görner, Andreas Pflüger | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau

32. Century (1993)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Paul Reisner, a young doctor, becomes a researcher in a prestigious medical institute. He feels he has a chance to be part of a movement of unending progress in science and civilization. ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Charles Dance, Clive Owen, Miranda Richardson, Robert Stephens

33. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996– )

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, David O'Hara, Julia Lane, John Brobbey

34. Protégé (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Special agent Nick ( ) is deep undercover in the heart of Asia's lucrative crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players in the game... See full synopsis »

Writers: Tung-Shing Yee, Man Hong Lung, Sun Go | Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Jingchu Zhang

35. Scandal Sheet (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The editor of a New York exploitation newspaper meets the wife he had abandoned years ago, while using another name, at a LonelyHearts ball sponsored by his newspaper. She threatens to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe, Samuel Fuller | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

36. The Nada Gang (1974)

110 min | Thriller

6.6
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A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Antonietta Malzieri, Jean-Patrick Manchette | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato, Fabio Testi

37. Seven Servants (1996)

88 min | Drama

7.9
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Seven Servants

Writers: Juliane Schulze, Daryush Shokof | Director: Daryush Shokof | Stars: Anthony Quinn, David Warner, Sonja Kirchberger, Alexandra Stewart

38. Expresso Bongo (1959)

111 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert's protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, Julian More | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard

39. Butley (1974)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.3
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An English professor finds his life crumbling around him.

Writer: Simon Gray | Director: Harold Pinter | Stars: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

40. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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55 Metascore

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Philip Glass, Holly Critchlow, Chuck Close, JoAnne Akalaitis

41. The King's Daughters (2000)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Yves Dangerfield, Philippe Lauro-Baranes, Patricia Mazuy, Yves Thomas | Director: Patricia Mazuy | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Jean-François Balmer

42. Clean Sweep

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

We know we're not a clean country but let us at least try to make one conscious move per day per person. It will surely make a huge difference.

Writers: James Lee Hernandez, Leon Rodriguez | Director: Leon Rodriguez | Stars: Fabian Carrillo, Pepe Serna, Daniel Baldwin, Reni Santoni

43. Because of Him (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Sig Herzig | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Helen Broderick

44. Codice privato (1988)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Writer: Francesco Maselli | Director: Francesco Maselli | Star: Ornella Muti

45. Jimmy Zip (1999)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.

Writer: Robert McGinley | Director: Robert McGinley | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Ike Gingrich, Rosemary Welden, Honey Lauren

46. The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance

5.2
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In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon sends Captain Renault of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche and Major Nicolet to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Maurice Geraghty | Director: Maurice Geraghty | Stars: George Montgomery, Rita Corday, Berry Kroeger, William Conrad

47. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Writers: John Rathmell, Barney A. Sarecky, Ted Parsons, Tracy Knight | Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

48. Walking a Tightrope (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Writers: Jean Genet, Nikos Papatakis | Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Lilah Dadi, Polly Walker, Doris Kunstmann

49. Romance of the Limberlost (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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One little correction -- the Limberlost is in Indiana, rather than in the south.

Writers: Gene Stratton-Porter, Marion Orth | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jean Parker, Eric Linden, Marjorie Main, Edward Pawley

50. Yakuza's Law: Yakuza Keibatsushi: Rinchi (1969)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Writer: Teruo Ishii | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi