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1. About Last Night... (1986)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Votes: 12,625 | Gross: $38.70M
About Last Night... - dir Edward Zwick - Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins
2. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 70,531 | Gross: $115.00M
American Graffiti - dir George Lucas - Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith
3. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
Votes: 28,348 | Gross: $56.20M
The Big Chill - dir Lawrence Kasdan - Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt
4. Brideshead Revisited (1981)
659 min | Drama, Romance
Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »
Brideshead Revisited (1981) - Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls
5. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 40,456 | Gross: $50.89M
Bull Durham - dir Ron Shelton - Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson
6. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 46,114 | Gross: $58.97M
Chariots of Fire - dir Hugh Hudson - Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers
7. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Votes: 11,668 | Gross: $10.92M
Cookie's Fortune - dir Robert Altman - Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell
8. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 58,795 | Gross: $40.08M
Hannah and Her Sisters - dir Woody Allen - Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey
9. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 573,184 | Gross: $91.13M
The Imitation Game - 2014 - dir Morten Tyldum - 2015-08-07 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech - Alan Turing and the Enigma code - 8.2 - 10 -
10. The Joy Luck Club (1993)
R | 139 min | Drama
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.
Votes: 13,347 | Gross: $32.86M
The Joy Luck Club - dir Wayne Wang - Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin
11. The Last Picture Show (1971)
R | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Votes: 35,329 | Gross: $29.13M
The Last Picture Show - dir Peter Bogdanovich - Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson
12. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 25,472 | Gross: $0.02M
The Lion in Winter - dir Anthony Harvey - 2004-07-24 - Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle
13. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Votes: 76,473 | Gross: $4.91M
The Magnificent Seven - dir John Sturges - Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach
14. Moonstruck (1987)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Votes: 40,243 | Gross: $80.64M
Moonstruck - dir Norman Jewison - Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello
15. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Votes: 14,133 | Gross: $5.25M
My Dinner with Andre - dir Louis Malle - Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler
16. Nashville (1975)
R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
Votes: 19,813 | Gross: $9.98M
Nashville - dir Robert Altman - Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall
17. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 60,053 | Gross: $87.10M
Out of Africa - dir Sydney Pollack - Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen
18. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Votes: 335,872 | Gross: $30.86M
The Princess Bride - dir Rob Reiner - Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,518,803 | Gross: $107.93M
Pulp Fiction - dir Quentin Tarantino - John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
20. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 92,335 | Gross: $3.52M
Ran - dir Akira Kurosawa - Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû
21. Hong gao liang (1988)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, History, Romance
When a leprous winery owner in 1930s China dies a few days after his arranged marriage, his young widow is forced to run the winery to make a living while contending with bandits, her drunkard lover, and the invading Japanese army.
Hong gao liang - Red Sorghum - dir Yimou Zhang - Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Zhigang Chen
22. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 46,330 | Gross: $43.44M
A River Runs Through It - dir Robert Redford - Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn
23. Tampopo (1985)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy
A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
Votes: 11,642 | Gross: $0.22M
Tampopo - Dandelion - dir Juzo Itami - Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho
24. Terms of Endearment (1983)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Votes: 46,090 | Gross: $108.42M
Terms of Endearment - dir James L. Brooks - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito
25. A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.
A Thousand Clowns - dir Fred Coe - Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks
26. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 85,110 | Gross: $177.20M
Tootsie - dir Sydney Pollack - Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman
27. A Town Like Alice (1981)
301 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »
A Town Like Alice (1981) - dir David Stevens - Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Aliso
28. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
Underground - 1995 - dir Emir Kusturica - 2013-12-08 - Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac - - mpl has - 8.1 - 10 -
29. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - dir Mike Nichols - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis