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1. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

2. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Writers: Jan Sardi, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

3. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

John Grant, a bonded teacher, arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before starting his holiday. But one night stretches to several and with the aid of alcohol he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

Writers: Evan Jones, Kenneth Cook | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

4. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Andrew Bovell, Craig Pearce | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

5. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Writers: Sam Bernard, Geoffrey Edwards | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

6. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerico, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

7. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Unrated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Mihalis Kakogiannis | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

8. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm ... See full summary »

Writers: A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Cul Cullen, John Dixon | Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

9. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

Writer: Guy Hibbert | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder

10. Fire with Fire (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.

Writers: Bill Phillips, Warren Skaaren, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin | Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen, Jon Polito, J.J. Cohen

11. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

Writers: John Bryson, Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

12. Missing in Action (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest war, Braddock accompanies a government ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Silver, Larry Levinson, Steve Bing, James Bruner, John Crowther, Lance Hool | Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

13. Thrashin' (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Two skateboarding gangs battle each other for supremacy, and a member of one gang falls in love with the sister of his rival.

Writers: Paul Brown, Alan Sacks | Director: David Winters | Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Brooke McCarter

14. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Writers: Angus Hall, Ken Levison, Greg Morrison | Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

15. Forbidden World (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Writers: Tim Curnen, Jim Wynorski, R.J. Robertson | Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick, Linden Chiles

16. Tim (1979)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder's labourer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around ... See full summary »

Writers: Colleen McCullough, Michael Pate | Director: Michael Pate | Stars: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison

17. Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually.

Writer: Nicholas Meyer | Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: William Smith, Anitra Ford, Victoria Vetri, Cliff Osmond

18. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »

Writers: Mordecai Richler, Lionel Chetwynd | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid

19. Android (1982)

PG | 80 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an ... See full summary »

Writers: James Reigle, Don Keith Opper, Will Reigle | Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Don Keith Opper, Brie Howard, Norbert Weisser

20. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

114 min | Comedy

5.8
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Writers: Bruce Beresford, Barry Humphries | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

21. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Writers: Steve Bing, Larry Levinson, Arthur Silver | Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

22. Attack Force Z (1982)

84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.5
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Writer: Roger Marshall | Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

23. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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67 Metascore

Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

24. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.8
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In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Carey, Peter Smalley | Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

25. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Writers: Fred Schepisi, Thomas Keneally | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis, Ray Barrett

26. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Whitburn, Brian A. Williams | Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

27. They Call Me Bruce? (1982)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Action

5.5
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A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Writers: David Randolph, Johnny Yune, Elliott Hong, Tim Clawson, Dale Trevillion | Director: Elliott Hong | Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Johnny Yune, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington

28. Phar Lap (1983)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.3
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55 Metascore

The true story of a Australian racehorse that becomes a champion with the help of a local stableboy.

Writer: David Williamson | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb

29. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Writer: Peter Duncan | Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

30. Streets (1990)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

Writers: Andy Ruben, Katt Shea | Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Christina Applegate, David Mendenhall, Eb Lottimer, Jane Chung

31. The Grey Fox (1982)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.7
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When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Writer: John Hunter | Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

32. Hollywood Cop (1987)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.1
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A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

Writer: Amir Shervan | Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: James Mitchum, Cameron Mitchell, David Goss, Zuhair Haddad

33. Celia (1989)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

Writer: Ann Turner | Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Rebecca Smart, Nicholas Eadie, Victoria Longley, Mary-Anne Fahey

34. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Writer: Yilmaz Güney | Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

35. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.7
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Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Schatzberg, Carole Eastman | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus, Viveca Lindfors, Barry Morse

36. Heavenly Bodies (1984)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.

Writers: Lawrence Dane, Ron Base | Director: Lawrence Dane | Stars: Cynthia Dale, Richard Rebiere, Walter George Alton, Laura Henry

37. Split Image (1982)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.8
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Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Kaufman, Scott Spencer | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods

38. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)

98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

Writers: Joe D'Amato, Aldo Florio | Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Al Cliver, Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Dino Conti

39. Ticket to Heaven (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.3
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Cameron, Josh Freed, Ralph L. Thomas | Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

40. They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

4.6
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A Korean man comes to America to thank the American GI who saved his life, but instead winds up running a struggling karate studio.

Writers: Johnny Yune, James Orr, Ross Jeffries | Directors: James Orr, Johnny Yune | Stars: Johnny Yune, David Mendenhall, Pat Paulsen, Joey Travolta

41. Stranded (1987)

PG-13 | 80 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Writer: Alan Castle | Director: Fleming B. Fuller | Stars: Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes

42. His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.2
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A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia.

Writers: Borden Chase, James Hill, Lawrence Klingman, Gerald Green | Directors: Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell, Abraham Sofaer

43. My Brother the Islamist (2011 TV Special)

Documentary

7.6
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Tree surgeon turned film-maker Robb Leech is desperate to know why his white middle-class step-brother Rich became radical Islamist Salahuddin... See full synopsis »

Director: Robb Leech | Stars: Anjem Choudary, Richard Dart, Robb Leech

44. Doomwatch (1972)

PG | 92 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Writers: Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis, Clive Exton | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates

45. Rolling Vengeance (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

5.5
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A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.

Writer: Michael Thomas Montgomery | Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Don Michael Paul, Lawrence Dane, Ned Beatty, Lisa Howard

46. Murder by Phone (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

5.5
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A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, John Kent Harrison, George Armondo, James Whiton | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, John Houseman, Sara Botsford, Robin Gammell

47. Kiss or Kill (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

Writer: Bill Bennett | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters, Julie Sobotta

48. Deadly Force (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Barnett, Robert Vincent O'Neill, Barry Schneider | Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Wings Hauser, Joyce Ingalls, Paul Shenar, Al Ruscio

49. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

50. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.8
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Watt | Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue