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1. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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

8.1
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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.

Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

2. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Writers: Howard Ashman, Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

3. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Writers: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

4. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

5. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

Writer: Garry Michael White | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

6. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Writer: Charles B. Griffith | Directors: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith, Mel Welles | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

7. Factotum (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Writers: Charles Bukowski, Bent Hamer, Jim Stark | Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

8. Trancers (1984)

PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »

Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Director: Charles Band | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur

9. Mala Noche (1986)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.8
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A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »

Writers: Walt Curtis, Gus Van Sant | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge, Nyla McCarthy

10. Donzoko (1957)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

7.5
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.

Writers: Maxim Gorky, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyôko Kagawa, Ganjirô Nakamura

11. Knock on Any Door (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Taradash, John Monks Jr., Willard Motley | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

12. Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Writers: Marco Ferreri, Sergio Amidei, Charles Bukowski, Anthony Foutz | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

13. Journey Into Light (1951)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.7
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A minister embittered by his wife's suicide turns away from God. He ends up among the bums of skid row before he finds meaning again through the love of a missionary's blind daughter.

Writers: Stephanie Nordli, Irving Shulman, Anson Bond | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors, Thomas Mitchell, Ludwig Donath

14. Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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Returning to her hometown of Vancouver on the news that her Caucasian father is on his deathbed, Rebecca learns from him before he dies that her aboriginal mother, Rita, did not abandon ... See full summary »

Writer: Marie Clements | Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Tantoo Cardinal, Na'Ku'Set Shepherd, Tinsel Korey, Michelle Thrush

15. Los Scandalous - Skid Row (2014)

100 min | Documentary, Drama, News

8.4
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See what makes Skid Row tick, a tell all, never before seen, raw documentary about the harsh reality of the street life in Los Scandalous - Skid Row. The homeless capital of The United ... See full summary »

Director: Shanks Rajendran | Star: Lavell Putman

16. Boots (2013 TV Movie)

36 min | Action, Drama

8.7
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An antisocial veteran wakes up on Skid Row with amnesia and must use his instinctive medical and military skills to survive while being hunted by a mysterious government agency.

Creator: John Nordlinger | Directors: John Burr, Neale Hemrajani, Drue Metz | Stars: Dove Meir, Dorien Wilson, Sheila Carrasco, Charlie Morgan Patton

17. Noisy Requiem (1988)

150 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Yoshihiko Matsui | Director: Yoshihiko Matsui | Stars: Toshihiko Hino, Simon Kumai, Yukiko Murata, Mamiko Nakai

18. Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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The evolving lives and art work of several talented homeless and indigent fine arts painters who create art, despite the obstacles, on LA's Skid Row. In return, art transforms lives.

Writers: Letitia Popa Schwartz, Judith Vogelsang | Directors: Letitia Popa Schwartz, Judith Vogelsang | Stars: Lillian Abel Calamari, Magdalena Astrid Dahlen, Darlene Altemeier Dobbs, Lucille Forester

19. On the Nickel (1980)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.8
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Writer: Ralph Waite | Director: Ralph Waite | Stars: Donald Moffat, Ralph Waite, Hal Williams, Penelope Allen

20. The Guy Who Came Back (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football ... See full summary »

Writers: W.G. Fay, Allan Scott | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Paul Douglas, Joan Bennett, Linda Darnell, Don DeFore

21. Homeless in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Breakdown (2010)

Approved | 54 min | Documentary

8.6
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To create awareness about individuals trapped in poverty, homelessness, and/or forgotten to society for the purpose of creating a new standard of well-being for all mankind based on Utilitarian Ideologies.

Writer: Brandon James Miller | Directors: Brandon James Miller, Dayve Sanz, Matthew Paul Rasmussen | Stars: Chrishelle Buckner, Maya Buckner, Summeray Buckner, Jyeger Chandler

22. The Agony of Jimmy Quinlan (1978)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A documentation of a Montreal vagrant's attempts to overcome alcoholism.

Writers: Janice Brown, Robert A. Duncan, Andy Thomson | Star: Earl Pennington

23. The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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Writer: Renee Tajima-Pena | Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena | Star: Charles Bukowski

24. Dosing (2014)

3 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A lonely woman's relationship is pushed to the limits by her use of downloadable drugs.

Writer: Matt MacDonald | Director: Matt MacDonald | Stars: Matt MacDonald, Megan Stier

25. Secrets of a Model (1940)

61 min | Crime, Drama

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Pretty girl in need of money for her dying mom's operation poses for a sculpture. Later she gets involved with drunken playboys and gets pregnant.

Writers: Sherman L. Lowe, Arthur St. Claire | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Cheryl Walker, Harold Daniels, Julian Madison, Phyllis Barry

26. Police Court (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama

5.7
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A once great stage and screen actor (Henry B. Walthall) has fallen from fame because of his alcoholism; his young son (Leon Janney) is determined to see his father "make good" again.

Writer: Stuart Anthony | Director: Louis King | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Leon Janney, Lionel Belmore, King Baggot

27. In the Wee Wee Hours... (1987)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Izak Ben-Meir

28. A Week on Skid Row (2015)

Documentary | Completed

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Writer: Ty Pruitt | Director: Ty Pruitt | Star: Ty Pruitt

29. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Drunkards (2011)

Documentary, History

7.9
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The 19th century was a period of growth both for alcoholic beverages and the temperance movement. Washingtonian societies - made up of men who had taken a pledge to forgo all alcoholic ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Michael Lerner, Daniel Okrent, Pete Hamill

31. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Legion of the Lost (1973)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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After three winos are brutally beaten to death, Stone goes undercover as a bum to crack the case.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, Karen Carlson

32. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: The Choker (1959)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Blake's investigation into the deaths of nightclub waitresses leads to a hobo camp. He tries to get evidence by posing a vagrant.

Writer: Barry Shipman | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Jean Howell, Harry Shannon