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1. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Writers: Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 139,171

2. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Writers: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 89,010

3. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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57 Metascore

Follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.

Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry

Votes: 105,359

4. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 114,352

5. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 29,537

6. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Writers: Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 47,082

7. The Corruptor (1999)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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56 Metascore

With the aid from a NYC policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things complicate when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

Writer: Robert Pucci | Director: James Foley | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 14,463

8. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.2
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant | Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 33,196

9. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Writer: James C. Strouse | Director: James C. Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 4,063

10. Never Die Alone (2004)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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38 Metascore

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Writers: Donald Goines, James Gibson | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: DMX, David Arquette, Michael Ealy, Drew Sidora

Votes: 4,576

11. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really ... See full summary »

Writers: Heywood Gould, Thomas Mulhearn, Pete Tessitore | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello

Votes: 3,964

12. The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.6
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76 Metascore

A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians.

Writers: Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac

Votes: 4,510

13. Showdown (I) (1993)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action

5.1
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Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »

Writer: Stuart Gibbs | Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Billy Blanks, Kenn Scott, Christine Taylor, John Asher

Votes: 619

14. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Writer: Brad Mirman | Director: Kiefer Sutherland | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 3,927

15. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 1,715

16. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Writer: Straw Weisman | Director: Robert A. Endelson | Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross

Votes: 1,073

17. Enemy Territory (1987)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Writers: Stuart Kaminsky, Bobby Liddell | Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster

Votes: 463

18. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

R | 102 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker.

Writers: Jesse Hill Ford, Stirling Silliphant | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana

Votes: 398

19. Parasite Eve (1997)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.0
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Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryôichi Kimizuka, Hideaki Sena | Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura

Votes: 833

20. Follow Me Home (1996)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Bratt | Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Jesse Borrego, Salma Hayek, Calvin Levels

Votes: 126

21. Lost Boundaries (1949)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Writers: Ormonde Dekay Jr., Maxime Furlaud, Eugene Ling, Charles Palmer, Virginia Shaler, William L. White | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 241

22. The Lightship (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

6.3
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A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.

Writers: Siegfried Lenz, William Mai, David Taylor | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

Votes: 504

23. The Chaos Factor (2000)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.

Writers: Terry Cunningham, John J. Kelly | Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Fred Ward, Kelly Rutherford, Susie Park

Votes: 321

24. Murder by Television (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph O'Donnell, Clarence Hennecke, Karl R. Coolidge | Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker

Votes: 386

25. Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)

Approved | 256 min | Adventure, Romance

6.5
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A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our ... See full summary »

Writers: Morgan Cox, Barry Shipman, Maurice Geraghty | Directors: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright | Stars: Mala, Rex, Buck the Dog, Mamo Clark

Votes: 76

26. The Prodigal (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Musical, Romance

5.8
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Writers: Bess Meredyth, Wells Root | Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Esther Ralston, Roland Young, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 13

27. Wolf Call (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Playboy Michael "Mike" Vance, Jr.is night-clubbing in New York City with Natalie. Natalie is shallow. Mike doesn't care. Mike and Natalie join a scavenger hunt and break-in a pet shop to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack London, George Waggner | Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

Votes: 11

28. Roots of My Heart (2001 Video)

Drama, Fantasy

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Through dreams and reality, a Cuban woman learns of the ties her great-grandparents had with the Independents of Color, a political party formed in 1908.

Stars: Simone Balmaseda, Sonia Boggiano, Elvira Cervera, Ileana Chávez

29. Buried Treasure (1925)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The gang has a paddle-wheel sloop in L.A.'s harbor. They chat with an old sea captain who shows them a treasure map. Joe copies the map looking over the salt's shoulder, then the gang ... See full summary »

Votes: 62

30. Colorblind (2002)

5 min | Drama, Short

6.1
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This film portrays racism through the eyes of a dog caught up in the middle of a race war, and the price of that hate will cost them more than they can handle.

Writer: Bryan Amburgey | Director: Bryan Amburgey | Stars: Ricky Dauphin, Ikenna Ezeh, Eric Dantzler, Anwar Salahuddin

Votes: 8

31. Heinäniityn tyttö (1938)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Reino Palmroth, Sirkka Salonen, Bertta Barsk, Pellervo Lehto

32. Law & Order: UK (2009– )
Episode: Masquerade (2010)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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After a student is found stabbed, the police have to deal with counter-allegations of murder and rape. Facing angry parents, lurid media headlines, and mixed feelings among police and prosecutors, this case proves a hard one to handle.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Bradley Walsh, Jamie Bamber, Harriet Walter, Ben Daniels

Votes: 38

33. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998– )
Episode: Rap (2000)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Louis visits America's South to see if he can make it as a gangster rapper.

Writer: Louis Theroux | Director: Kate Townsend | Stars: Louis Theroux, Dick McGee, Master P, D. Sparky

Votes: 99