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1. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 382,824 | Gross: $25.44M

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 978,132 | Gross: $290.48M

3. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 208,489 | Gross: $34.19M

4. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 49,055 | Gross: $17.22M

5. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 47,053 | Gross: $19.72M

6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 89,729 | Gross: $31.85M

7. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

Votes: 35,542 | Gross: $18.32M

8. Redemption (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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43 Metascore

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong

Votes: 57,877 | Gross: $0.03M

9. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 45,620 | Gross: $34.70M

10. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 26,404 | Gross: $11.09M

11. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 68,599 | Gross: $17.51M

12. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 17,643 | Gross: $5.90M

13. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 24,385 | Gross: $30.17M

14. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 37,323 | Gross: $8.11M

15. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 18,974

16. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 16,113 | Gross: $5.80M

17. London Boulevard (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.

Director: William Monahan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis

Votes: 43,356 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Kes (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Votes: 15,217

19. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.5
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

Votes: 18,650 | Gross: $10.91M

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones

Votes: 35,999 | Gross: $5.02M

21. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart, Eric Richard

Votes: 4,977

22. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 7,312 | Gross: $0.32M

23. CrissCross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, James Gammon, David Arnott

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $3.05M

24. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,398 | Gross: $3.52M

25. Poor Cow (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Terence Stamp, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts

Votes: 1,029

26. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | News

8.0
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

Votes: 2,125

27. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Criminal (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Mullan

Votes: 9,435 | Gross: $14.69M

29. Black Beauty (1971)

G | 106 min | Family, Drama

5.4
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When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »

Director: James Hill | Stars: Mark Lester, Walter Slezak, Peter Lee Lawrence, Uschi Glas

Votes: 839

30. Route Irish (2010)

109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop, Geoff Bell

Votes: 3,872

31. Battletruck (1982)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe, James Wainwright, Bruno Lawrence

Votes: 872

32. Gumshoe (1971)

GP | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley fulfills his Dashiell Hammett love by putting an ad in the paper as a private eye.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Votes: 1,032

33. Shy People (1987)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.9
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Merritt Butrick

Votes: 987 | Gross: $0.77M

34. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 610

35. Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

6.9
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,427 | Gross: $1.06M

36. Second Best (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

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Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family?

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles

Votes: 1,224 | Gross: $0.09M

37. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 35

38. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $2.33M

39. Babylon (1980)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Director: Franco Rosso | Stars: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans, Brian Bovell

Votes: 509

40. ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969– )

78 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento

Votes: 40

41. Tickets (2005)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

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A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano

Votes: 2,265

42. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 654 | Gross: $2.51M

43. High Season (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist... See full summary »

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, James Fox, Irene Papas, Sebastian Shaw

Votes: 311 | Gross: $1.13M

44. A Sense of Freedom (1979)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The life and imprisonment of Glasgow hard man and gangster Jimmy Boyle.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Alex Norton

Votes: 359

45. World in Action (1963–1998)

Documentary

6.5
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Mike Walsh, Derek Cooper

Votes: 52

46. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Sigfrit Steiner, Cristine Rose

Votes: 366

47. The Lost Son (1999)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a call from an old friend from the Paris ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Katrin Cartlidge, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 1,296

48. Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

93 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary on the life and times of Ken Loach. His politics in British TV and Cinema and the chaos he has caused the establishment for 50 years.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Ken Loach, Jim Allen, Lesley Ashton, David Bradley

Votes: 290

49. Walter (1982 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

7.6
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A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow, Tony Melody

Votes: 230

50. Black Jack (1979)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Jean Franval, Phil Askham

Votes: 310