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1. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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68 Metascore

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 63,291 | Gross: $146.88M

2. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 119,618 | Gross: $363.22M

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,683,085 | Gross: $533.32M

4. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 986,452 | Gross: $187.67M

5. Furious 7 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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67 Metascore

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Votes: 279,551 | Gross: $350.03M

6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War

6.6
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65 Metascore

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 168,696 | Gross: $281.67M

7. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 422,856 | Gross: $281.49M

8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War

6.7
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64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 306,687 | Gross: $337.10M

9. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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47 Metascore

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 67,664 | Gross: $113.73M

10. The Drop (2014)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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69 Metascore

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 106,655 | Gross: $10.72M

11. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 136,921 | Gross: $50.69M

12. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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65 Metascore

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 126,535 | Gross: $7.69M

13. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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61 Metascore

The animals try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge, where Alex is reunited with his parents.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath | Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 146,634 | Gross: $179.98M

14. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

Votes: 57,437 | Gross: $17.24M

15. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 49,033 | Gross: $8.40M

16. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 77,786

17. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 37,779 | Gross: $19.07M

18. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 53,254 | Gross: $33.42M

19. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy

Votes: 32,242 | Gross: $20.29M

20. Queen of the Damned (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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30 Metascore

The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez

Votes: 44,077 | Gross: $30.31M

21. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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38 Metascore

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series The Twilight Zone (1959).

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 25,711 | Gross: $29.50M

22. 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.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 63,600

23. Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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19 Metascore

Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Preston

Votes: 31,264 | Gross: $49.47M

24. 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: 26,374

25. The Informers (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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20 Metascore

One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Jon Foster

Votes: 14,359

26. Enough Said (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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78 Metascore

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette

Votes: 49,373 | Gross: $17.54M

27. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 13,030

28. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 29,390 | Gross: $41.20M

29. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 5,944 | Gross: $4.00M

30. Alpha and Omega (2010)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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36 Metascore

Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.

Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 11,020 | Gross: $25.08M

31. Brainstorm (1983)

PG | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,577 | Gross: $8.90M

32. Game of Death (1978)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.

Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp, Dean Jagger

Votes: 12,381

33. Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 26,270 | Gross: $21.84M

34. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 33,213 | Gross: $71.84M

35. Almost Heroes (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

5.8
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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Bokeem Woodbine, Barry Del Sherman

Votes: 13,202 | Gross: $6.11M

36. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 19,059

37. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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49 Metascore

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 7,808 | Gross: $12.08M

38. Abandoned (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished. An administrator can find no record of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dean Cain, Stan Bly, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 4,679

39. Slipstream (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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47 Metascore

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave, Christian Slater, John Turturro

Votes: 4,183 | Gross: $0.01M

40. McCanick (2013)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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28 Metascore

Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.

Director: Josh C. Waller | Stars: David Morse, Mike Vogel, Cory Monteith, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 1,183

41. All the Wrong Reasons (2013)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An ensemble film about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trauma.

Director: Gia Milani | Stars: Karine Vanasse, Kevin Zegers, Emily Hampshire, Cory Monteith

Votes: 474

42. The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

4.9
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Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

Directors: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers | Stars: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar

Votes: 1,587

43. The Last Film Festival (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy | Completed

7.5
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There are 4,000 film festivals around the world. Where would you go if your film was turned down by 3,999 of them?. What happens when an obscure film festival is the last hope for a failing... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Chris Kattan, Jacqueline Bisset, Donnell Rawlings

Votes: 25

44. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 1,122

45. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 899

46. Merrill's Marauders (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Peter Brown, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 1,533

47. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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An American government hit man on the run makes a pact with two travelers to help him disappear in the Mexican jungle.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Scott Glenn, Craig Wasson, Giovanna Zacarías, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 820

48. Single Room Furnished (1966)

93 min | Drama

4.5
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The fall of a blonde, Mansfield, from innocence to prostitution. Mansfield died before the movie was completed.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Keller, Fabian Dean, Billy M. Greene

Votes: 290

49. Full Moon in Paris (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thévenet

Votes: 2,196 | Gross: $0.01M

50. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter

Votes: 3,383