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1. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 193,393

2. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 5,105 | Gross: $5.08M

3. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 472,932 | Gross: $136.02M

4. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 295,918 | Gross: $126.98M

5. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.0
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It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and develop new chapters.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: John Mack, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 6,469

6. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

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

Votes: 321,410 | Gross: $33.05M

7. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 165,838 | Gross: $48.06M

8. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his teenage lover, Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman, Eddie Jemison

Votes: 33,843

9. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 131,120

10. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 65,352 | Gross: $24.94M

11. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror

6.6
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 52,478 | Gross: $21.20M

12. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy

6.3
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61 Metascore

With the '70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 136,846 | Gross: $2.18M

13. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 58,078 | Gross: $1.94M

14. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 114,509 | Gross: $75.31M

15. Dalida (2016)

124 min | Biography

6.6
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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 206

16. 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.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 27,000 | Gross: $5.13M

17. 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: 30,046 | Gross: $41.20M

18. End of Days (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 91,751 | Gross: $66.86M

19. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 48,547 | Gross: $21.38M

20. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | 116 min | Comedy

6.0
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To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 1,972

21. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.9
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 20,748

22. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 47,666 | Gross: $1.61M

23. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 10,630

24. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

Votes: 3,556

25. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 4,938 | Gross: $0.20M

26. Nightmare City (1980)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 4,107

27. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 4,401 | Gross: $2.08M

28. La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur (2014)

111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

Director: Cédric Anger | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam

Votes: 1,644 | Gross: $0.00M

29. The O.J. Simpson Story (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

3.6
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Dramatizes some of the more tawdry events in the relationship between O.J. Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown, up to and including his arrest for Brown's murder.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Bobby Hosea, Jessica Tuck, David Roberson, James Handy

Votes: 155

30. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Unrated | 101 min | Horror

4.9
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A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay, José Gras

Votes: 3,482

31. The Warriors (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Thriller

9.1
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The Warriors are a gang from Coney Island. They go to the biggest gang leader's meeting under a truce. But all doesn't go well as the gang leader is shot and killed. Framed for this murder,... See full summary »

Directors: Navid Khonsari, Greg Bick, John Zurhellen | Stars: James Remar, Ephraim Benton, Dorsey Wright, David Harris

Votes: 1,175

32. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 2,893

33. I Believe in Miracles (2015)

104 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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The story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, led by the mercurial Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Brian Clough, Peter Taylor, Jimmy Gordon, John McGovern

Votes: 704

34. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.9
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45 Metascore

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Cutlass (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When Robin's daughter Lacy wants to buy an expensive guitar, Robin reminisces about the days when she was a teenager, asking her dad for her first car, an Olds Cutlass Supreme.

Director: Kate Hudson | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Kurt Russell

Votes: 1,697

36. Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno

Votes: 1,871 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The Silent Scream (1979)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and it's secretive tenants.

Director: Denny Harris | Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele

Votes: 966

38. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $0.07M

39. La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2016–2017)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A TV series following the story of the movie by the same title. Also in this case Pif tells the story of a young boy in the city of Palermo during the roaring seventies, when the mafia was not around, officially.......

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Anna Foglietta, Francesco Scianna, Valentina D'Agostino

Votes: 84

40. The Third Generation (1979)

111 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Votes: 1,465

41. Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

4.0
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A clumsy insurance claims investigator goes undercover to expose a conspiracy.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Dave Sheridan, Cameron Richardson, Randy Quaid, Dolly Parton

Votes: 1,237

42. Amintiri din epoca de aur (2009)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, History

7.9
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68 Metascore

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru | Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov, Tania Popa

Votes: 4,092

43. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.04M

44. God's Country (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Louis Malle

Votes: 513

45. Spokój (1980 TV Movie)

81 min | Drama

7.7
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Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years. A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Jerzy Stuhr, Izabella Olszewska, Jerzy Trela, Jan Adamski

Votes: 308

46. A Matter of Sex (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Dramatization of the true story of the so-called Willmar Eight, a group of Minnesota bank workers who braved freezing conditions whilst picketing their branch in a struggle for union rights.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 59

47. Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure

5.8
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Some men in a plane land on an uncharted island. They discover that it's inhabited by women. Women who don't trust men. They try to get them to help them.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Steven Keats, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Jayne Kennedy, Kathryn Davis

Votes: 83

48. Les interdits (2013)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend engaged. The day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Weil | Stars: Soko, Jérémie Lippmann, Vladimir Friedman, Ania Bukstein

Votes: 95

49. Our Nixon (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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72 Metascore

Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Richard Nixon, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin

Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Blue Vengeance (1989)

90 min | Action, Crime, Horror

4.6
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Considered too dangerous to be on the force, ex-cop Mickey McCardle is tormented by the brutal murder of his partner. When a serial killer begins to stalk the streets of New York, McCardle ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Christian Ingvordsen, Danny Kuchuck | Stars: Joe Ambrose, Tom Billett, Paul Borghese, Angel Caban

Votes: 24