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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

3. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Writers: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

4. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

5. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Writers: Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, Jim Harrison | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

6. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Moira Buffini | Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

7. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

8. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Writers: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe | Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

10. Rushmore (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

11. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

12. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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75 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

13. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

14. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

15. The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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38 Metascore

An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Writers: Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio | Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga

16. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

17. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Jean-Dominique Bauby | Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

18. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

8.0
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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

19. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.1
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74 Metascore

The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

20. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Writers: Carole Eastman, Bob Rafelson | Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

21. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Writers: John Roach, Mary Sweeney | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

22. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

23. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

24. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Writers: David Cronenberg, Norman Snider, Bari Wood, Jack Geasland | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

25. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Philip Roth | Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

26. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

Writer: Joel Schumacher | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

27. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Russo, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

28. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

29. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.

Writers: Russell Banks, Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

30. Man About Town (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Sam Ball

31. I've Loved You So Long (2008)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Writer: Philippe Claudel | Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill

32. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored.

Writers: Christopher Bram, Bill Condon | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

33. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

34. It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Writer: Jesse Wigutow | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin

35. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Writers: Jane Anderson, Sylvia Sichel, Alex Sichel, Anne Heche | Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

36. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, Moss Hart | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

37. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

38. Riding the Bullet (2004)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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37 Metascore

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Writers: Mick Garris, Stephen King | Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson

39. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier

40. The Three Stooges (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

Writers: Michael Fleming, Janet Roach, Kirk Ellis | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Handler, John Kassir, Michael Chiklis

41. Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

Writer: Michael Cristofer | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons, Ed Begley Jr., Kathleen Chalfant

42. Tully (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Hilary Birmingham, Matt Drake, Tom McNeal | Director: Hilary Birmingham | Stars: Glenn Fitzgerald, Anson Mount, Bob Burrus, Julianne Nicholson

43. Bernard and Doris (2006)

103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairness Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Writer: Hugh Costello | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

44. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Richard Brooks, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

45. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Writer: David Stevens | Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

46. Where the Money Is (2000)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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49 Metascore

Carol Ann MacKay is a fine, popular nurse at a retirement home, and spends her free time with her hunky athletic husband Wayne MacKay, who was the star of her school's football team when ... See full summary »

Writers: E. Max Frye, Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, Dermot Mulroney, Susan Barnes

47. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

166 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Writer: Paul Monash | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

48. Big Eden (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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59 Metascore

Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

Writer: Thomas Bezucha | Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher

49. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Writers: Kwon-taek Im, Yong-ok Kim, Byung-sam Min | Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

50. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Writers: Truman Capote, Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis | Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong