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1. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 240,091

2. American Pastoral (2016)

R | 126 min | Drama | Completed

Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.

Director: Ewan McGregor | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Ewan McGregor, Uzo Aduba

3. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 68,780

4. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 46,133 | Gross: $5.75M

5. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.0
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85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 69,177 | Gross: $2.20M

6. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 101,321 | Gross: $9.60M

7. Red State (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano

Votes: 53,472

8. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 81,899 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 26,378

10. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 35,567 | Gross: $0.18M

11. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov, Laura Vasiliu, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 44,926 | Gross: $1.19M

12. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 23,523 | Gross: $6.17M

13. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $20.24M

14. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 4,838

15. Köpek (2015)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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An ordinary day in the mega-city of Istanbul: Ten-year-old Cemo sells paper tissues in the streets, Hayat is controlled by her husband and transsexual Ebru sells her body. All three have a ... See full summary »

Director: Esen Isik | Stars: Çagla Akalin, Baris Atay, Salih Bademci, Ibrahim Iris

Votes: 79

16. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 4,776

17. The Beggar's Opera (1953)

94 min | Crime, History, Musical

6.2
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When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real life counterpart he's disappointed with his lack of dash.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Stuart Burge

Votes: 236

18. I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Maj Hultén, Vilgot Sjöman, Lena Nyman, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 989

19. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,597

20. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)

131 min | Drama

8.2
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar

Votes: 580

21. La belle verte (1996)

99 min | Comedy

7.2
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The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Coline Serreau, Vincent Lindon, James Thierrée, Samuel Tasinaje

Votes: 2,750

22. The American Nightmare (2000)

73 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,587

23. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $0.31M

24. Fever Pitch (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

4.0
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An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - professional gambling.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 199

25. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti

Votes: 2,220

26. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,030

27. It All Starts Today (1999)

117 min | Drama

7.5
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78 Metascore

Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Maria Pitarresi, Nadia Kaci, Véronique Ataly

Votes: 2,034 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Video on Trial (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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It's all about dish, dirt and deconstruction as top pop culture experts analyze today's hottest music videos with candid commentary, scathing reviews and tongue-in-cheek profiling.

Stars: Debra DiGiovanni, Trevor Boris, Sabrina Jalees, Dini Dimakos

Votes: 558

29. The Journey (1992)

R | 142 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

Votes: 492

30. Shadow of Angels (1976)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Schmid | Stars: Ingrid Caven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Annemarie Düringer, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 134

31. Messidor (1979)

123 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Two young women from very different backgrounds journey into the countryside seeking respite from unsatisfactory lives and relationships, but ultimately find that there is no way back to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Clémentine Amouroux, Catherine Rétoré, Franziskus Abgottspon, Gerald Battiaz

Votes: 254

32. Shree 420 (1955)

168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Nadira, Raj Kapoor, Nemo

Votes: 1,844

33. The Salamander (1971)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Two men, arty though somewhat staid, are drawn to the spirited and quixotic Rosemonde, a young working-class woman whom they meet because they're writing a teleplay about a minor but ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis, Véronique Alain

Votes: 388

34. Whatever (1999)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

Director: Philippe Harel | Stars: Philippe Harel, José Garcia, Philippe Bianco, Catherine Mouchet

Votes: 601

35. Portraits of Women (1970)

X | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire ... See full summary »

Director: Jörn Donner | Stars: Ritva Vepsä, Jörn Donner, Kirsti Wallasvaara, Aarre Elo

Votes: 151

36. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

7.7
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Marguerite Moreno, Jacqueline Delubac, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 1,259

37. Man of Straw (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Werner Peters, Paul Esser, Renate Fischer, Ernst Legal

Votes: 643

38. Pressure (1976)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood

Votes: 106

39. Feed (1992)

76 min | Documentary

5.8
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This is a documentary about the 1992 New Hampshire primaries. It includes much footage of candidates as they meet people, and just before they go "on-air".

Directors: Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway | Stars: Jacques Barzaghi, Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan, George Bush

Votes: 143

40. Me, I Want to Have Dough (1973)

107 min | Comedy

6.0
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Director: Jean Yanne | Stars: Jean Yanne, Bernard Blier, Nicole Calfan, Michel Serrault

Votes: 155

41. Spin (1995)

57 min | Documentary

7.9
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Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »

Director: Brian Springer | Stars: Larry Agran, Jim Bakker, Bill Beutel, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 383

42. Ying xiong ben se (1967)

118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Director: Kong Lung | Stars: Tsai-Jung Chan, Chi Chou, Ping Do, Ying-Ying Hui

Votes: 47

43. Jogakusei gerira (1969)

73 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Masao Adachi | Stars: Eri Ashikawa, Arisa Hanamura, Mari Yorozuya, Toto Nitta

Votes: 28

44. Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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Abram returns to his small village and although his repairing skills are needed, people's suspicion about his sexual preferences make his life hard.

Director: Peter Fleischmann | Stars: Martin Sperr, Angela Winkler, Else Quecke, Michael Strixner

Votes: 371

45. La femme flic (1980)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Miou-Miou, Jean-Marc Thibault, Leny Escudéro, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Votes: 184

46. Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Peter Patzak | Stars: Walter Kohut, Immy Schell, Maria Engelstorfer, Konrad Becker

Votes: 50

47. Imelda (2014)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A collection of stories form a one-of-a-kind short film, both funny and moving, about a very special old woman.

Director: Martin Villeneuve | Star: Martin Villeneuve

Votes: 14

48. The Clown (1976)

111 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Helmut Griem, Hanna Schygulla, Eva Maria Meineke, Hans Christian Blech

Votes: 88

49. Fuck Off! - Images of Finland (1971)

104 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Jörn Donner, Erkki Seiro, Jaakko Talaskivi | Stars: Jörn Donner, Riitta Lindgren, Erkki Seiro, Jaakko Talaskivi

Votes: 381

50. México, México, ra ra ra (1976)

137 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Gustavo Alatriste | Stars: Héctor Suárez, Abel Woolrich, Adolfo G. Rivera, Adrian Castell

Votes: 35