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1. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 865,126 | Gross: $70.51M

2. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 499,294 | Gross: $57.14M

3. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 578,313 | Gross: $256.39M

4. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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41 Metascore

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 143,599 | Gross: $117.73M

5. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 171,081 | Gross: $11.99M

6. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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19 Metascore

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 28,962 | Gross: $30.35M

7. Summer Lovers (1982)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen, Barbara Rush

Votes: 3,229 | Gross: $4.97M

8. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 16,854 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Sabotage (1936)

Approved | 76 min | Thriller

7.1
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A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 11,968

10. Catch a Falling Star (2000 TV Movie)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off. She wakes up in the middle of nowhere and gets a ride to a small New England ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sela Ward, Rebecca Jenkins, Andrew Jackson, Jane Curtin

Votes: 355

11. Voroshilovskiy strelok (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin | Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Anna Sinyakina, Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,363

12. Inside America (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

7.3
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A blunt view into America's soul, found somewhere between plasma TVs and food stamps.

Director: Barbara Eder | Stars: Patty Barrera, Carlos Benavides, Edward K. Bravo, Luis De Los Santos

Votes: 61

13. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Christmas Cheers (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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It's the Christmas season. Frasier is in a anti-Christmas bah-humbug mood much to Lilith's chagrin. Norm has a part-time job he fails to mention. And Cliff is collecting food for the needy ... See full summary »

Directors: James Burrows, Thomas Lofaro | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 182

14. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: The Alma Matter (1993)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.1
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Princeton University starts talking to students at Will & Carlton's school about admissions to the university. Will is accepted, but Carlton is not. At night, Carlton has a vision of his guardian angel - Tom Jones.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 196

15. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Moon Is Not Blue (1982)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.0
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Bored at the terrible film selection, Hawkeye and BJ try to get a copy of the notorious film, "The Moon is Blue." Wounded General Rothaker declares prohibition in camp.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 183

16. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: To Save Us All from Satan's Power (2001)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Tony starts having flashbacks about Pussy's betrayal, and then later discovers that Jackie Jr. has been failing in his responsibilities.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 1,629