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1. Family (III) (2018)

R | Comedy

An emotionally-stunted aunt tries to bond with her 13-year-old niece, who wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a juggalo.

Director: Laura Steinel | Stars: Kate McKinnon, Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis

Votes: 66

2. First Match (2018)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Director: Olivia Newman | Stars: Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 1,359

3. Jinn (I) (2018)

92 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Nijla Mumin | Stars: Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 97

4. The New Romantic (2018)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Frustrated with the lack of chivalrous guys her own age, a college senior gives up on dating for love to date an older man in exchange for gifts instead.

Director: Carly Stone | Stars: Jessica Barden, Hayley Law, Brett Dier, Camila Mendes

Votes: 133

5. Sadie (I) (2018)

96 min | Drama

62 Metascore

SADIE is the story of a girl who will stop at nothing to preserve her father's place on the home front. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is the daughter of a soldier and models herself after ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, John Gallagher Jr., Danielle Brooks

Votes: 207

6. After Everything (I) (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A young couple's relationship develops quickly when one of them is diagnosed with a life-changing illness.

Directors: Hannah Marks, Joey Power | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Gina Gershon, Maika Monroe, Jeremy Allen White

Votes: 218

7. Summer '03 (2018)

95 min | Comedy

45 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl and her extended family are left reeling after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed.

Director: Becca Gleason | Stars: Andrea Savage, Joey King, Erin Darke, June Squibb

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Thunder Road (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Director: Jim Cummings | Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer

Votes: 4,559

9. The Unicorn (I) (2018)

88 min | Comedy

An indecisive couple facing the fourth year of their engagement finally decides to take the next big step and have a threesome.

Director: Robert Schwartzman | Stars: Lauren Lapkus, Nicholas Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett

Votes: 85

10. Write When You Get Work (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

A story about money, mischief, love and entitlement, set in New York City. Ruth Duffy is getting by on an assistant's salary at a pricey school for girls in Manhattan, managing to move ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran | Stars: Isabella Blassingame, Jeffrey Butler, Ava Capri, Scott Cohen

Votes: 50

11. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 21,449 | Gross: $2.86M

12. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 8,200 | Gross: $4.33M

13. Chef Flynn (2018)

82 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Ten-year-old Flynn transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. With sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.

Director: Cameron Yates | Stars: Flynn McGarry, Meg McGarry, Paris McGarry, Will McGarry

Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Constructing Albert (2017)

82 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis | Stars: Albert Adrià, Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Paco Méndez

Votes: 23

15. Damsel (I) (2018)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

63 Metascore

It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $0.31M

16. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 22,601 | Gross: $13.54M

17. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 17,830 | Gross: $3.45M

18. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

53 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Limo Bob, George W. Bush, Paris Cronin

Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.24M

19. Half the Picture (2018)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

HALF THE PICTURE is a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Adrion | Stars: Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Miranda July

Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 7,142 | Gross: $1.16M

21. Narcissister Organ Player (2018)

91 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother's illness and death.

Director: Narcissister | Star: Narcissister

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Never Goin' Back (2018)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.

Director: Augustine Frizzell | Stars: Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Liz Cardenas, Michelle Sherrill

Votes: 967 | Gross: $0.06M

23. On Her Shoulders (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney, Ki-moon Ban

Votes: 145 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Pass Over (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Two young men pass the time dreaming of the promised land.

Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong

Votes: 442

25. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

92 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 5,902 | Gross: $2.42M

26. Science Fair (I) (2018)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."

Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster | Star: Jack Andraka

Votes: 189 | Gross: $0.27M

27. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 24,462 | Gross: $17.49M

28. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 10,971 | Gross: $22.61M

29. Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc (2017)

TV-PG | 105 min | History, Musical

60 Metascore

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre

Votes: 566

30. A Little Wisdom (2017)

92 min | Documentary

See the world through the eyes of five-year-old Tibetan novice monk Hopakuli and share in his joys and sorrows as he endures the rigors of monastic life. A Little Wisdom endeavors to tell a... See full summary »

Director: Yuqi Kang | Stars: Richen Sherpa, Chorten Sherpa, Sherpa Wangchuk

Votes: 23

31. Martyr (2017)

84 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A young man's tragic death at Beirut's seaside causes his friends to grapple with loss and to partake in his community's rites and ceremonies, exposing the city's schisms and its society's fault lines.

Director: Mazen Khaled | Stars: Carol Abboud, Hadi Bou Ayash, Moustafa Fahs, Hamza Mekdad

Votes: 205

32. Nommer 37 (2018)

100 min | Thriller

78 Metascore

Entrapped in his apartment, Randal Hendricks, a recent paraplegic, is given a gift of binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam. But Randal is in financial debt to Emmie, a sadistic loan ... See full summary »

Director: Nosipho Dumisa | Stars: Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon, Amrain Ismail-Essop, Elton Landrew

Votes: 98

33. Rush Hour (2018)

80 min | Documentary

A documentary of three people in three different cities, Istanbul, Los Angeles, and Mexico City, sharing their experiences on commuting - a sacrifice of half their lives for the sake of supporting themselves and their families.

Director: Luciana Kaplan | Star: Nicole Monosky

Votes: 62

35. Teatro de guerra (2018)

73 min | Documentary

THEATRE OF WAR is an innovative feature documentary that reveals the personal stories of both British and Argentinean former soldiers whose lives were deeply affected by the Falklands war. ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Arias

Votes: 91

36. Virus Tropical (2017)

97 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

Paola is born in a traditional Colombian family, or at least that is what they try to be. Her father is a priest, her mother is a "psychic" and her sisters are not what their parents ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Caicedo | Stars: María Cecilia Sánchez, Martina Toro, Alejandra Borrero, Diego León Hoyos

Votes: 328

37. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler

Votes: 12,880

38. Condor (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A young CIA analyst Joe Turner, whose idealism is tested when he joins the CIA hoping to reform it from within but stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions.

Stars: Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni

Votes: 5,096

39. Krypton (2018– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The untold story of Superman's grandfather as he fights for justice on his home planet.

Stars: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Ann Ogbomo

Votes: 9,812

40. The Last O.G. (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An ex-con is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood.

Stars: Allen Maldonado, Tiffany Haddish, Taylor Mosby, Tracy Morgan

Votes: 1,424

41. Vida (2018– )

TV-MA | 35 min | Drama

This show follows the life of two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force ... See full summary »

Stars: May Celestine, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada

Votes: 1,000

42. Warriors of Liberty City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Sport

A season with a youth football program called the Liberty City Warriors, known for creating top recruits for the NFL.

Star: Luther Campbell

Votes: 45

43. 1985 (2018)

85 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Bill Heck, Jamie Chung, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 191

44. Don't Leave Home (2018)

86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

An American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.

Director: Michael Tully | Stars: Mark Lawrence, Helena Bereen, Karrie Cox, Anna Margaret Hollyman

Votes: 441

45. Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

R | 105 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciarán Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Matthew Beard

Votes: 1,724

46. Friday's Child (2018)

91 min | Crime, Drama

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Director: A.J. Edwards | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 118

47. Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018)

88 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Morgan Capps, Jilann Spitzmiller | Stars: George R.R. Martin, Vince Kadlubek, Emily Montoya, Sean Di Ianni

Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.10M

48. More Human Than Human (2018)

79 min | Documentary

More Human Than Human explores the promises and the complex role of Artificial Intelligence in today's world and the consequences of those promises becoming reality. In this feature length ... See full summary »

Directors: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting | Stars: Nick Bostrom, Justine Cassell, Albert Chi, Brian Christian

Votes: 49

49. Perfect (II) (2018)

Thriller