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1. Goliath Awaits (1981 TV Movie)

PG | 200 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee, Eddie Albert, John Carradine

Votes: 819

3. Der Unhold (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama

Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: John Malkovich, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gottfried John, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 2,127 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Vertical Features Remake (1978)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy

Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Colin Cantlie

Votes: 503

7. Parsifal (1982)

PG | 255 min | Drama, Music

Richard Wagner's last opera has remained controversial since its first performance for its unique, and, for some, unsavory blending of religious and erotic themes and imagery. Based on one ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Armin Jordan, Martin Sperr, Robert Lloyd, Michael Kutter

Votes: 209

8. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

Votes: 1,650

9. Thrillkill (1984)

96 min | Crime, Thriller

Karlie Kendall's job is to write computer games - but in her spare time she hacks bank accounts. With 5 million dollars gathered, she wants to retire to Brazil - unaware that her secret ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony D'Andrea, Anthony Kramreither | Stars: Robin Ward, Gina Massey, Laura Robinson, Diana Reis

Votes: 78

10. Night Vision (1987)

TV-14 | 102 min | Horror

A stolen VCR enables whoever watches it to predict the future--but it also shows satanic rites and devil worship.

Director: Michael Krueger | Stars: Stacy Carson, Shirley Ross, Tony Carpenter, Marco Alvardo

Votes: 94

11. The Strangeness (1985)

90 min | Horror

A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

Director: Melanie Anne Phillips | Stars: Dan Lunham, Terri Berland, Rolf Theison, Keith Hurt

Votes: 367

13. Far Harbor (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama

A group of seven young people spend a weekend in the home of a wealthy yuppie on Long Island and live out their problems.

Director: John Huddles | Stars: Edward Atterton, Jennifer Connelly, Dan Futterman, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 317

14. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 13,348 | Gross: $32.86M

15. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 6,828 | Gross: $1.91M

16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,387,471 | Gross: $377.85M

17. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 85,243 | Gross: $70.60M

18. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 97,383 | Gross: $43.00M

19. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 15,226 | Gross: $13.80M

20. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

R | 121 min | Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames

Votes: 56,796 | Gross: $16.64M

21. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 143,209 | Gross: $79.10M

22. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 351,976 | Gross: $77.81M

23. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,669

24. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 23,321 | Gross: $5.53M

25. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,909 | Gross: $0.32M

26. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 26,752

27. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 8,931 | Gross: $0.10M

28. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Votes: 4,988

29. Woyzeck (1979)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 7,609

30. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 43,568

31. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

Votes: 1,852

32. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 444,405 | Gross: $132.07M

33. Masters of the Gridiron (1985)

Family, Adventure

A young boy helps the Brown clan defeat the Lion, Bear, and Bengal clans. The Brown clan was played by the then-members of the Cleveland Browns.

Director: Randy F. Martin | Stars: Mike Baab, Joe Bonacci, Earnest Byner, Phil Daquila

Votes: 16

34. Wishman (1992)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Basie is a man who collects junk and tries to make something out of it. He is also in love with Lily, a woman he has never spoken to but salutes every day. She is about to get conned out of... See full summary »

Director: Mike Marvin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Geoffrey Lewis, Paul Gleason, Quin Kessler

Votes: 443 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko (1991)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 1,008

36. Big Monster War (1968)

79 min | Horror

When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him.

Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda | Stars: Yoshihiko Aoyama, Hideki Hanamura, Chikara Hashimoto, Hiromi Inoue

Votes: 289

37. Journey with Ghost Along Yokaido Road (1969)

78 min

The murder of an old man on sacred grounds provokes the intervention of vengeful yôkai (Japanese spirits.)

Directors: Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Pepe Hozumi, Masami Burukido, Mutsuhiro

Votes: 87

38. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 44,608 | Gross: $25.00M

39. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 23,204

40. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Votes: 16,963 | Gross: $0.06M

41. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 50,667

42. Film (1965)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Directors: Samuel Beckett, Alan Schneider | Stars: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen, Susan Reed

Votes: 1,515

43. Haunted Lighthouse (2003)

Short, Adventure

Spooky lighthouse and old man perfect storm

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Bobby Edner, Michael McKean

Votes: 209

44. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A galactic civil war has lead to a new Dark Age. Thief Thorpe seeks help from a former rebel, now a warlord, and a former general, who wishes to rebuild the Galactic Republic, to save his missing sister Nova from mysterious aliens.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: John Corbett, Carolyn McCormick, John Pyper-Ferguson, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 179

45. Picture Windows (1994– )

95 min

Famous paintings come to life to tell a story by renowned authors, directed by world class directors.

Stars: George Segal, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Tamara Gorski

Votes: 35

46. The Movie Orgy (1968)

420 min | Documentary, History

A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ann-Margret, Ngo Dinh Diem, Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Beatles

Votes: 84

47. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 17,853

48. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 6,236

49. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, History, Western

The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo

Votes: 4,216

50. Curse of the Headless Horseman (1972)

PG | 75 min | Horror

A phantom horseman who appears every night with a human head tucked under his arm lets it be known that he is searching for eight gunfighters.

Director: John Kirkland | Stars: Ultra Violet, Marland Proctor, Claudia Reame, Don Carrara

Votes: 308

51. Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)

GP | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1