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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.9
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

3. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

4. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Writers: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

5. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Writers: Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki Reed | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

6. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

Writers: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

7. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Romance

8.5
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94 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon | Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

8. Lolita (1962)

TV-14 | 152 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Writer: Vladimir Nabokov | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

9. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Writers: Karen Blixen, Judith Thurman, Errol Trzebinski, Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

10. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Writers: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

11. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

12. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.3
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92 Metascore

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Writers: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

13. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

14. Match Point (2005)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode

15. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

16. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Writers: Vladimir Nabokov, Stephen Schiff | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

17. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

18. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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82 Metascore

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Writers: John O'Brien, Mike Figgis | Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

19. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

20. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Writers: Ryû Murakami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

21. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Writers: Daniel Pyne, John Logan, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

22. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

23. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

24. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

25. Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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50 Metascore

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Writers: Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, Elizabeth McNeill | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

26. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Writers: Walter Kirn, Mike Mills | Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves

27. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Writers: Beverly D'Onofrio, Morgan Ward | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

28. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Writers: Joe Masteroff, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

29. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in the early decades of America, only to know her body is for bounty.

Writers: Polly Platt, Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

30. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Writers: Lars von Trier, Peter Asmussen | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

31. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Critics and the public say Karen Stone is too old -- as she approaches 50 -- for her role in a play she is about to take to Broadway. Her businessman husband, 20 years her senior, has been ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Gavin Lambert, Jan Read | Director: José Quintero | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Jill St. John

32. Endless Love (1981)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Judith Rascoe | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray

33. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.3
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45 Metascore

A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of ... See full summary »

Writers: William Blinn, Albert Magnoli | Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

34. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Writers: Luke Davies, Neil Armfield | Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

35. Less Than Zero (1987)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Harley Peyton | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

36. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

37. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, ... See full summary »

Writers: Alex Cox, Abbe Wool | Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

38. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

39. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively effect the students' lives through music.

Writers: Georges Chaperot, René Wheeler, Noël-Noël, Christophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval | Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

40. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Writers: John Shirley, Alexandra Seros | Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

41. Chopper (2000)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Writers: Mark Brandon Read, Andrew Dominik | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Dan Wyllie

42. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

43. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Writers: Steve James, Eugene Corr | Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

44. Beyond the Sea (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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46 Metascore

A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).

Writers: Kevin Spacey, Lewis Colick | Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins

45. Total Eclipse (1995)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

Writer: Christopher Hampton | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc

46. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.8
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Writers: Barry Reed, David Mamet | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

47. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Writers: William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

48. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Writers: Michael Haneke, Elfriede Jelinek | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

49. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find... See full summary »

Writer: Bernard Rose | Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

50. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rona Munro | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas