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1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 821,067 | Gross: $2.83M

2. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 269,619 | Gross: $22.46M

3. The Joneses (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director: Derrick Borte | Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard, Benjamin Hollingsworth

Votes: 36,863 | Gross: $1.47M

4. Touchback (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

56 Metascore

A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Director: Don Handfield | Stars: Brian Presley, Kurt Russell, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas

Votes: 3,665 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Burning Palms (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Thriller

33 Metascore

A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty

Votes: 2,521

6. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 12,089 | Gross: $0.62M

7. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Western

41 Metascore

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet

Votes: 2,014

8. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 10,418 | Gross: $0.98M

9. Miss Julie (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy

Votes: 4,588

10. Turn the River (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.

Director: Chris Eigeman | Stars: Famke Janssen, Jaymie Dornan, Rip Torn, Matt Ross

Votes: 1,633

11. Ithaca (2015)

PG | 96 min | Drama, War

36 Metascore

With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old telegram messenger Homer Macauley comes of age in the summer of 1942.

Director: Meg Ryan | Stars: Alex Neustaedter, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 2,153

12. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 120,316 | Gross: $50.82M

13. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 29,618 | Gross: $0.76M

14. The Homesman (2014)

R | 122 min | Drama, Western

68 Metascore

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto

Votes: 27,682 | Gross: $2.43M

15. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 235,264 | Gross: $100.92M

16. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A comedy writer struggles to overcome his addiction to heroin.

Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

Votes: 6,581 | Gross: $1.17M

17. Passion (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson

Votes: 20,117 | Gross: $0.09M

18. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 24,003 | Gross: $0.52M

19. Meadowland (2015)

R | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A year after their son goes missing, a couple handle the loss in varying ways, growing apart from one another and their reality.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Elisabeth Moss

Votes: 3,447

20. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 30,374 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Queen to Play (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Bottaro | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 2,492 | Gross: $0.48M

22. Coming Through the Rye (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

64 Metascore

In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search is a journey into the meaning of friendship, love and loss.

Director: James Steven Sadwith | Stars: Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen, Chris Cooper, Jacob Leinbach

Votes: 728 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Finding Altamira (2016)

97 min | Drama, History

57 Metascore

Life and events of the man who realized one of the most important discoveries of the 19th century: Altamira's caves.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Clément Sibony, Rupert Everett, Javivi

Votes: 2,084

24. The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 4,923

25. Burn Country (2016)

102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

60 Metascore

After being exiled from Afghanistan, a former war journalist settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. But when he attempts to cover local crime... See full summary »

Director: Ian Olds | Stars: Dominic Rains, Melissa Leo, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan

Votes: 706

26. Death in Love (2008)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

39 Metascore

The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jacqueline Bisset, Lukas Haas, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 956

27. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 9,768 | Gross: $0.52M

28. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 124,448 | Gross: $34.47M

29. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 33,896 | Gross: $0.69M

30. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 70,857 | Gross: $1.70M

31. A Map of the World (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

Director: Scott Elliott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Dara Perlmutter, David Strathairn

Votes: 3,829 | Gross: $0.54M

32. Disgrace (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama

71 Metascore

After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.

Director: Steve Jacobs | Stars: John Malkovich, Natalie Becker, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 5,013 | Gross: $0.07M

33. East Side Sushi (2014)

PG | 106 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Lucero | Stars: Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi, Rodrigo Duarte Clark, Kaya Jade Aguirre

Votes: 2,309 | Gross: $3.50M

34. La Mission (2009)

R | 117 min | Drama

47 Metascore

A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Alex Hernandez, Christopher Borgzinner, Jeremy Ray Valdez

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $1.04M

35. Final Recourse (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.

Director: Barbara Stepansky | Stars: Teri Polo, Chazz Palminteri, Tia Carrere, Lucas Elliot Eberl

Votes: 346

36. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 336,297 | Gross: $39.87M

37. Keith (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Kessler | Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 33,931

38. Mary & Tim (1996 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Romance

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Candice Bergen, Richard Kiley, Tom McCarthy, Louise Latham

Votes: 328

39. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A sarcastic playwright in LA gets new neighbors - single mom and 8 y.o. girl. His wife wants kids and babysits the girl. He doesn't want kids yet plays with her to find out how children talk - for his play. Paternal instincts?

Director: Michael Kalesniko | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Suzi Hofrichter, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 3,344 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Trust (I) (2010)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke

Votes: 39,375 | Gross: $0.12M

41. War Bride (2001)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck | Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Aden Young, Loren Dean

Votes: 1,196

42. My Louisiana Sky (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

A 12-year-old girl re-evaluates her relationship with her developmentally disabled parents.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Kelsey Keel, Shirley Knight, Amelia Campbell

Votes: 645

43. Take Me Home (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.

Director: Sam Jaeger | Stars: Sam Jaeger, Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber, Lin Shaye

Votes: 6,917 | Gross: $0.02M

44. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox

Votes: 6,158 | Gross: $1.19M

45. When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

Director: Pinchas Perry | Stars: Ben Cross, Armand Assante, Joanna Pacula, Michal Yannai

Votes: 3,962

46. First Snow (2006)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus | Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 7,541



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