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1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Votes: 347,078 | Gross: $330.25M
2. Black Mass (2015)
R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Votes: 112,596 | Gross: $62.56M
3. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 737,255 | Gross: $23.27M
4. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 450,641 | Gross: $136.02M
5. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
Votes: 40,403 | Gross: $0.29M
6. A Most Violent Year (2014)
R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Votes: 45,432 | Gross: $5.75M
8. Hunger (2008)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
Votes: 50,691 | Gross: $0.15M
9. Mysterious Skin (2004)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 56,687 | Gross: $0.70M
10. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,252 | Gross: $27.44M
11. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
12. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
13. Private Parts (1997)
R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Votes: 29,297 | Gross: $41.20M
14. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.
Votes: 66,914 | Gross: $68.22M
15. Basquiat (1996)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "... See full summary »
Votes: 15,841 | Gross: $2.96M
16. Wonderland (2003)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.
Votes: 18,754 | Gross: $1.06M
17. The Connection (2014)
R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.
18. Deadly Blessing (1981)
R | 100 min | Horror
After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
19. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.
20. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,067 | Gross: $4.81M
21. 200 Cigarettes (1999)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Votes: 12,987 | Gross: $6.85M
22. Sonny (2002)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.
Votes: 3,496 | Gross: $0.02M
24. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
R | 88 min | Horror
Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.
25. The Other Dream Team (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Votes: 3,073 | Gross: $0.13M
26. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
29. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)
69 min | Documentary
Documentary about the pornography industry and the apparent violent anti-woman slant much of it takes.
30. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.03M
31. Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
October 1980. Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche, is the French people's favorite comedian. He performs every night to a packed house at the Théâtre du Gymnase. One day, always ... See full summary »
32. Des lendemains qui chantent (I) (2014)
94 min | Comedy
During 80s and 90s,Noemie is unable to choose between Olivier and Léon who came to Paris to make a fortune for themselves.
33. Espion, lève-toi (1982)
98 min | Drama, Thriller
Sébastien Grenier,a secret agent eliminates all his rivals in order to decipher who has killed some of his associates.
34. El Calentito (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Music
Sara is a high-class girl overprotected by her hysteric mother. During a weekend, she goes to a pub called El Calentito wants meeting with Toni to lose her virginity, but Sara discovers ... See full summary »
35. Fracchia la belva umana (1981)
99 min | Comedy, Family
The world's greatest criminal and the world greatest loser share the same face... now they'll share the same life!
37. The Saimaa Gesture (1981)
128 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary of three Finnish bands on tour around lake Saimaa. Bands on boat are Hassisen Kone, Eppu Normaali and Juice Leskinen Slam.
39. Fear of the Dark (2001)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1981, 7 year old Alice Walker barely managed to escape the wrath of the Black Rose Killer during a city wide blackout. Now twenty years later, the murders have begun again and Alice ... See full summary »
40. Dezerter (1992)
109 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the Yugoslav break-up, Federal Army officer is fed up with war and takes some leave in Belgrade. However, it turns out that he is less haunted by war horrors than with some ... See full summary »
41. Bollenti spiriti (1981)
92 min | Comedy
Giovanni is a rich Italian aristocrat. He inherit a castle occupied by the ghost of an ancestor. Part of the inheritance is of a young beautiful blonde tourist, far relative of Giovanni. ... See full summary »
42. L'école du pouvoir (2009 TV Movie)
125 min | Drama
A retelling in two parts, from 1977 to 1986, of the education and the rise to power of a group of young graduates of the prestigious ENA school.
43. Seventeen Years (1999)
90 min | Drama
Tao Lan and Yu Xiaoqin are teenage stepsisters. They go to the same high school, sleep in the same bedroom, but couldn't be more different. The first is wild, a bit of a vagabond, while the... See full summary »
45. Is There a Frenchman in the House? (1982)
106 min | Comedy, Crime
Horace Tumelat,a powerful politician was raised by his uncle Eusèbe.He has to find a letter written by his uncle who committed suicide.
47. The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane (1981 TV Special)
50 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
This is the 4th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Jason Robards and then presented by David Copperfield himself, inside a flying Lear Jet. For the first time he is also the... See full summary »