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1. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 208,035 | Gross: $116.72M

2. Shameless (2004–2013)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 12,181

3. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 221,939 | Gross: $32.53M

4. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 68,914 | Gross: $115.00M

5. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 61,790 | Gross: $3.23M

6. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 164,288

7. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 155,151 | Gross: $22.25M

8. Crashing (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A New York comic is forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

Stars: Pete Holmes, Artie Lange, Lauren Lapkus, George Basil

Votes: 2,465

9. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 88,013 | Gross: $0.05M

10. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 65,538 | Gross: $7.36M

11. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

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

Votes: 16,258 | Gross: $68.39M

12. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 30,064

13. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 106,819 | Gross: $33.42M

14. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 32,485

15. Mr. D (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Follows a teacher juggle through being a teacher and deal with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald

Votes: 1,509

16. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)

53 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

Votes: 5,158

17. Estiu 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 1,170

18. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 79,688

19. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.1
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45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 39,002 | Gross: $30.98M

20. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
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60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 5,935 | Gross: $0.97M

21. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 80,623 | Gross: $5.45M

22. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 907 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 79,831 | Gross: $0.21M

24. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 21,601 | Gross: $37.82M

25. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 10,175 | Gross: $5.48M

26. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Moonwalker (1988)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.0
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Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker

Votes: 13,482

28. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 12,971 | Gross: $37.96M

29. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 7,669 | Gross: $25.31M

30. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 16,482

31. Dean (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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58 Metascore

A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

Director: Demetri Martin | Stars: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 767 | Gross: $0.25M

32. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

Votes: 10,460 | Gross: $10.02M

33. Lust och fägring stor (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 4,533

34. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

Votes: 12,644 | Gross: $1.43M

35. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy

5.3
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26 Metascore

A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party.

Director: Bob Gosse | Stars: Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, Jesse Bradford, Tim Huck

Votes: 7,654 | Gross: $1.43M

36. Glitter (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

2.2
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14 Metascore

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 20,101 | Gross: $4.27M

37. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 26,262 | Gross: $4.54M

38. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

Votes: 6,667 | Gross: $13.64M

39. Titus (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee.

Stars: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Votes: 5,019

40. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

Votes: 7,967 | Gross: $0.37M

41. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,548

42. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $0.10M

43. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

Votes: 12,817 | Gross: $5.58M

44. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,906 | Gross: $6.71M

45. Alice's Restaurant (1969)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick, Pete Seeger

Votes: 3,493 | Gross: $6.30M

46. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,658 | Gross: $29.60M

47. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 28,381 | Gross: $0.18M

48. Roma (1972)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 9,490

49. Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da (2015)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 2,245

50. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 9,808 | Gross: $14.35M