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1. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 79,662 | Gross: $24.48M

2. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 26,357 | Gross: $2.83M

3. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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79 Metascore

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee

Votes: 6,718 | Gross: $7.14M

4. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 12,467 | Gross: $17.04M

5. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 41,786 | Gross: $1.44M

6. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,951

7. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 29,160 | Gross: $9.47M

8. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.1
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 7,554 | Gross: $3.78M

9. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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81 Metascore

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 1,391 | Gross: $1.64M

10. La Promesse (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 6,230 | Gross: $0.45M

11. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,370 | Gross: $0.06M

12. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Abbas Sayah

Votes: 2,490 | Gross: $0.27M

13. Brother's Keeper (1992)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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92 Metascore

This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's of a family of 4 brothers (the other 3 being Roscoe, Lyman and William - Bill, for ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler

Votes: 3,428 | Gross: $1.31M

14. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,242 | Gross: $0.60M

15. Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Serrault, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Claire Nadeau

Votes: 3,699 | Gross: $0.86M

16. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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74 Metascore

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 716

17. Post coïtum animal triste (1997)

97 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

Director: Brigitte Roüan | Stars: Brigitte Roüan, Patrick Chesnais, Boris Terral, Nils Tavernier

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.34M

18. J'ai pas sommeil (1994)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.11M

19. Younger and Younger (1993)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Lolita Davidovich, Brendan Fraser, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 398

20. The Alarmist (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.2
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Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss... See full summary »

Director: Evan Dunsky | Stars: David Arquette, Stanley Tucci, Kate Capshaw, Mary McCormack

Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.06M

21. The Swindle (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.23M

22. American Strays (1996)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

5.3
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The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »

Director: Michael Covert | Stars: Scott Plank, Melora Walters, John Savage, Brion James

Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Qin song (1996)

130 min | Drama

7.0
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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaowen Zhou | Stars: Wen Jiang, You Ge, Qing Xu, Chung Chang

Votes: 491 | Gross: $0.07M

24. Lewis & Clark & George (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Two escaped convicts join forces with a seductive femme on the trail of a long-forgotten gold mine.

Director: Rod McCall | Stars: Rose McGowan, Dan Gunther, Brian Taylor, Salvator Xuereb

Votes: 619

25. Bian Lian (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Li Chen, Zhaoji Jia, Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $1.10M

26. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Aumont

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.63M

27. The Apple (1998)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi, Ghorban Ali Naderi, Azizeh Mohamadi

Votes: 1,986 | Gross: $0.12M

28. Lamerica (1994)

116 min | Drama

7.6
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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli

Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $0.44M

29. A Little Bit of Soul (1998)

R | 84 min | Comedy

5.6
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Two scientists vie for funding from a wealthy heiress and her loopy politician husband.

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Heather Mitchell

Votes: 321

30. A Fish in the Bathtub (1998)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

5.6
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Sam (Jerry Stiller) and Molly (Anne Meara) are a classic bickering old couple, and their marriage has been forty years of sparring. Yet, when Sam refuses to move the carp he's keeping in ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mark Ruffalo, Jane Adams

Votes: 264

31. Flamenco (1995)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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As a hall fills with performers, a narrator says that flamenco came from Andalucia, a mix of Greek psalms, Mozarabic dirges, Castillian ballads, Jewish laments, Gregorian chants, African ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: La Paquera de Jerez, Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Sanlúcar, Joaquín Cortés

Votes: 644 | Gross: $0.38M

32. Marius and Jeannette (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Jacques Boudet

Votes: 1,418 | Gross: $0.28M

33. Side Streets (1998)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy

6.0
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gerber | Stars: Valeria Golino, Rosario Dawson, Shabana Azmi, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 206

34. Good Luck (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Hines plays a former dental student, Bern Lemley, who had to quit school just before finals because of a car accident that left him in a wheelchair. D'Onofrio plays a former pro football ... See full summary »

Director: Richard LaBrie | Stars: Gregory Hines, Vincent D'Onofrio, James Earl Jones, Max Gail

Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.04M

35. The Sadness of Sex (1998)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Comprised of fifteen vignettes of varying lengths, The Sadness of Sex (1998) is about love, but more specifically about the phases of courtship that lead to the inevitable break-up.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Barry Yourgrau, Peta Wilson, Barbara Baumann, Mark Benesh

Votes: 94

36. Gravesend (1997)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Four young men spend their Saturday night trying to come up with the money to cover up the accidental death of a family member. As the night grows old, the tensions between the four rise and the situation becomes all the more desperate.

Director: Salvatore Stabile | Stars: Thomas Brandise, Tom Malloy, Michael Parducci, Tony Tucci

Votes: 274

37. Super Speedway (1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

7.2
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We follow the Newman-Haas (Andretti) racing team through the process of building, testing, and racing for a season. This includes extensive race speed on-track footage, including some ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Paul Newman, Richard Garneau, Jim Paulson, Jeff Andretti

Votes: 430 | Gross: $40.00M

38. Colin Fitz Lives! (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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Two security guards, Paul and Grady, are hired to guard the grave of dead rock legend, Colin Fitz. Through the course of one bizarre night, these two opposites learn a lot about life, death, and the magic of Colin Fitz.

Director: Robert Bella | Stars: John C. McGinley, Matt McGrath, William H. Macy, Andy Fowle

Votes: 165

39. Bandwagon (1996)

103 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Steve Parlavecchio, Lee Holmes, Matthew Hennessey

Votes: 563 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Bye-Bye (1995)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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In Paris, Ismaél, a young Tunisian, cares for two brothers, Nouredine, a cripple, and streetwise Mouloud, 14. In haste, Ismaél and Mouloud go to Marseilles where an uncle lives. Nouredine ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Nozha Khouadra, Philippe Ambrosini, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 217

41. Flipping (1996)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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The story of Michael Moore, Shot, Hooker, Joey, and Dennis. Five gangsters who work for a man named Leo. They soon discover they could get more out of life if they could run the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Mitchell | Stars: David Amos, David Proval, Gene Mitchell, Shaun T. Benjamin

Votes: 132

42. Martha et moi (1990)

106 min | Drama

6.5
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A child meets his uncle, a Czech Jew living in the south of Germany in the days before the 2nd world war. Without taking care of social prejudices, the uncle marries Martha, his servant. ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Michel Piccoli, Klaus Grünberg, Michael Kausch

Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.05M

43. Fire on the Mountain (1996)

72 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary film about the exploits of the Tenth Mountain Division, an elite group of mountain soldiers who fought decisive battles against the Nazis in the Italian Alps during the final ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth Gage, George Gage | Stars: Jerry Archbold, Fritz Benedict, Bill Bowerman, Ralph Bromighin

Votes: 43

44. (1998)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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This Canadian comedy, filmed in black and white and color and adapted from Lepage's play The Seven Branches of the River Ota. In October 1970, Montreal actress Sophie (Anne-Marie Cadieux) ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Anne-Marie Cadieux, Alexis Martin, Marie Gignac, Richard Fréchette

Votes: 409 | Gross: $0.00M

45. Pao Da Shuang Deng (1994)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate... See full summary »

Director: Ping He | Stars: Jing Ning, Gang Wu, Xiaorui Zhao, Yang Gao

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.27M

46. A Mongolian Tale (1995)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Bayinbulag and Somiya are brought up, from a young age, as brother and sister by their adoptive grandmother. The three live happily in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes. Just before ... See full summary »

Director: Fei Xie | Stars: Dalarsurong, Aojirdai, Bayirtcya, Gangbater

Votes: 204

47. Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness (1994)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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Documentary about living with AIDS. This "positive" film deals with how people are living with the virus. The film makers interviewed over 30 people from different backgrounds and different... See full summary »

Director: Kermit Cole | Star: Don Adler

Votes: 22

48. Blush (1995)

115 min | Drama

6.9
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The film charts the fortunes of two women who loved each other as sisters, but whose paths diverge when the Revolution brings an end to their old way of life in the brothel.

Director: Shaohong Li | Stars: Ji Wang, Zhiwen Wang, Saifei He, Liwei Zhang

Votes: 119

49. Tie-died: Rock 'n Roll's Most Deadicated Fans (1995)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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Filmed during the Grateful Dead's 1994 summer tour, this film chronicles the lives of the "Deadheads"-- free-spirited fans who follow the band around the country.

Director: Andrew Behar

Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.15M

50. The Bible and Gun Club (1996)

87 min

6.9
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A group of door-to-door salesmen are on their way to the national meeting. Sales haven't been very good this year and they are worried. Things get weird when the king of bible and gun sales... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Harris | Stars: Pamela Ackerman, Robert Blumenthal, Pamela Demorest, Cheryl Dent

Votes: 141



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