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1. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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69 Metascore

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green | Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

2. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

3. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

4. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

5. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Writer: Neill Blomkamp | Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

6. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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69 Metascore

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Writers: Max Landis, Josh Trank | Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

7. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

8.2
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Writers: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

8. Happy Valley (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama | Active

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Catherine is a no-nonsense police sergeant who heads up a team of officers in a rural Yorkshire valley. When a staged kidnapping spirals out of control turning into a brutal series of ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, George Costigan, James Norton, Charlie Murphy

9. RED (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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60 Metascore

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner | Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker

10. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

11. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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50 Metascore

Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

Writers: Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Kevin Brodbin, Frank A. Cappello | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

12. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Writers: Nicholas Sparks, Karen Janszen | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

13. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure

3.6
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28 Metascore

Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Writers: Bob Kane, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

14. Now Is Good (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Writers: Jenny Downham, Ol Parker | Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Josef Altin, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine

15. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

16. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Writer: Scott Z. Burns | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard

17. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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51 Metascore

Spanning three parallel stories over a millennium, 'The Fountain' is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

18. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

19. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

20. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Writer: Susannah Grant | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

21. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

22. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.4
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51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Nick Cassavetes, Jodi Picoult | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

23. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Writers: Allan Knee, David Magee | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

24. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

25. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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71 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Writers: Johan Heldenbergh, Mieke Dobbels, Carl Joos, Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch | Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

26. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Writer: Justin Zackham | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

27. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Writers: Ann Brashares, Delia Ephron, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

28. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

29. Hot Rod (2007)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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43 Metascore

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Writer: Pam Brady | Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone

30. And Your Mama Too (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama

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88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

31. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

32. The Family Stone (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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56 Metascore

An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Writer: Thomas Bezucha | Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton

33. Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

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58 Metascore

A terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother.

Writers: Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins, Ronald Bass | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

34. Violet & Daisy (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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43 Metascore

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Writer: Geoffrey Fletcher | Director: Geoffrey Fletcher | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo

35. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out to be a former mortuary.

Writers: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe | Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

36. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Writer: Craig Mazin | Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

37. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

38. Sweet November (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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27 Metascore

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker | Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann

39. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

40. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Writer: Mike Mills | Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

41. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Writers: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin | Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

42. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

43. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy

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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Writer: Jerzy Kosinski | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

44. Terms of Endearment (1983)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry McMurtry, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

45. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Writers: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

46. Love Story (1970)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Writer: Erich Segal | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

47. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter | Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

48. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Susan Minot | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

49. Beaches (1989)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray