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1. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, Charles Dickens | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

2. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.5
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68 Metascore

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O'Brien | Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

3. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Writers: Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes | Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

4. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

5. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

Writer: Gregory Burke | Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

6. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Writers: Paul Caimi, Michael Hickey | Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

7. Petals on the Wind (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they ... See full summary »

Writers: Kayla Alpert, Virginia C. Andrews | Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Heather Graham, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, Bailey De Young

8. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Writers: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling | Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

9. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Writers: Lem Dobbs, Neil Gordon | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

10. 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

11. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Writer: Pascal Laugier | Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

12. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

13. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

14. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

15. East Is East (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought... See full summary »

Writer: Ayub Khan-Din | Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi

16. Running on Empty (1988)

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

7.7
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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Writer: Naomi Foner | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

17. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

18. Without Limits (1998)

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

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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Towne, Kenny Moore | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

19. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Writers: Howard L. Bingham, Shawn Slovo, Mark Wallace | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

20. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

21. Attica (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

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The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.

Writers: James S. Henerson, Tom Wicker | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman

22. Some of My Best Friends Are (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

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It's Christmas Eve 1971 in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, and the regulars of the local gay bar "The Blue Jay" are celebrating. Not much has changed since the Stonewall riots, and while the... See full summary »

Writer: Mervyn Nelson | Director: Mervyn Nelson | Stars: Fannie Flagg, Rue McClanahan, Tom Bade, Paul Blake

23. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Writer: Kirby Dick | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

24. Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)

207 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrea Barbato | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Giuseppe Rinaldi

25. The Year That Trembled (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

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34 Metascore

The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

Writers: Jay Craven, Hathalee Higgs, Scott Lax | Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Charlie Finn, Jay R. Ferguson, Meredith Monroe

26. Jobriath A.D. (2012)

102 min | Documentary

7.7
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58 Metascore

Called "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll" and "Hype of the Year," Jobriath's reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, "... See full summary »

Writer: Kieran Turner | Director: Kieran Turner | Stars: Jerry Brandt, Jayne County, Dennis Christopher, Joe Elliott

27. Song of Freedom (1995)

80 min | Documentary

8.3
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During the Liberation War of Bangladsh in 1971, a cultural troupe, named 'Bangladesh Mukti Shangrami Shilpi Shangstha' ('Association of Liberation Fighters (Artists) of Bagladesh') used to ... See full summary »

Directors: Catherine Masud, Tareque Masud

28. Attica (1974)

80 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.8
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In 1971, inmates at Attica State Prison seized control of D-yard and took 35 hostages after peaceful efforts for reforms failed. Attica investigates the rebellion and its bloody suppression, revealing institutionalized injustices, sanctioned dishonesty, and abuses of power.

Writer: Cinda Firestone | Director: Cinda Firestone

29. Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns (2000)

82 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.6
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A woman, obsessed with tracking down the man who she claims killed her husband, targets her eldest grandson as her instrument of revenge.

Writers: Tom Galbraith, Lakis Lazopoulos | Director: John Tatoulis | Stars: Lakis Lazopoulos, Zoe Carides, John Bluthal, Claudia Buttazzoni

30. FTA (1972)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.6
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A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Alaimo, Len Chandler, Pamela Donegan, Nancy Dowd, Rita Martinson, Robin Menken, Holly Near, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Francine Parker | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler

31. The Serial Rape-Murderer (1983)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Isao Takagi | Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kaoru Orimoto, Ren Ôsugi, Usagi Asô, Yukijirô Hotaru

32. Vasthuhara (1991)

103 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: C.V. Sriraman, Govindan Aravindan, N. Mohanan | Director: Govindan Aravindan | Stars: Mohanlal, Neelanjana Mitra, Neena Gupta, Padmini

33. Syväjäädytetty opettaja (1971 TV Movie)

38 min | Family, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Director: Ulpu Tolonen | Stars: Kari Kihlström, Ensio Sallinen, Maija-Liisa Pohjola, Birgit Tähkänen

34. Spin City (1996–2002)
Episode: A Star Is Born (1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dr. Bronsteen, an old professor of James', is appointed the city's new School Commissioner by Winston, but it is later revealed by the press that he was caught on camera smoking pot at a ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck

35. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Blood Wedding (2008)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Barnaby has to deal with a murder at the wedding reception for a local aristocratic family as well as daughter Cully's upcoming nuptials.

Writers: David Harsent, Caroline Graham | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

36. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Fearful Pranks Ensue (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.4
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Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk | Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters

37. True Crimes: The First 72 Hours (2003– )
Episode: Hijacked (2004)

Crime, Drama

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In 1971, a Toronto plane is hijacked to go to Cuba, making it the first in Canadian airspace.

Writer: Allen Booth | Director: David Acomba | Stars: Diane D'Aquila, Jason Wade Jones, Ardon Bess, Brad Austin

38. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Madness Ends (2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.7
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Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk | Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

39. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Pop-Pop: The Final Solution (2012)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.2
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Dennis and Dee's Nazi grandfather is wasting away in a hospital, and it's their choice whether to pull the plug or not. Meanwhile, Charlie and Mac go crazy trying to find a dog painting they think has a lot of value.

Creators: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton | Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

40. Air Emergency (2003– )
Episode: Speed Trap (2014)

Documentary, Drama, History

6.6
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An unfortunate mid-air collision in 1971 brings sweeping changes to the ATC system in the USA.

Writer: Gary Lang | Director: Su Rynard | Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Doug MacLeod, Rick Hughes, Christopher Russel

41. The Fight (2004– )
Episode: The Closest Thing to Dying (2004)

47 min | Documentary, Sport

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Director: Georgina Harvey | Stars: Anthony Howell, Ferdie Pacheco, Angelo Dundee, Harry Carpenter

42. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Murderous Mastermind (2006)

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In downtown Edmonton, a prominent business owner is found shot to death in his business. Police on the scene discover several suspicious clues, leading them to suspect a hired assassin from... See full summary »

Writer: Colin McNeil | Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

43. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: The Replacements (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back. Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey, a new neighbor.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk | Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters