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1. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

Votes: 55,572 | Gross: $57.36M

2. Rake (2014)
Episode: Serial Killer (2014)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Plagued by gambling debts, tax troubles, and a psychotic ex-girlfriend, criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) represents a notorious serial killer who's recanted his ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Miranda Otto, Necar Zadegan

Votes: 109

3. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko

Votes: 65,186 | Gross: $33.33M

4. Dirty Girl (2010)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.

Director: Abe Sylvia | Stars: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, Zach Lasry

Votes: 9,703 | Gross: $0.05M

5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 157,661 | Gross: $24.01M

6. K-11 (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

21 Metascore

A record producer comes around after binging on drink and drugs. He finds himself in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for homosexuals, which is ruled by a transgender woman named Mousey.

Director: Jules Stewart | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney, Portia Doubleday

Votes: 1,461

7. Adoration (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 27,693 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Robert Hays, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey, David Keith

Votes: 657 | Gross: $17.57M

9. Heartbreakers (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

47 Metascore

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 47,251 | Gross: $40.34M

10. Sherrybaby (2006)

R | 96 min | Drama

66 Metascore

Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

Director: Laurie Collyer | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Bottoms, Michelle Hurst

Votes: 10,821 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Waking Up in Reno (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

A romantic comedy about two trashy couples travelling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson

Votes: 5,226 | Gross: $0.27M

12. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

Director: Rand Ravich | Stars: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

Votes: 49,073 | Gross: $10.67M

13. BloodRayne (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

18 Metascore

In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Madsen

Votes: 31,888 | Gross: $2.41M

14. Leaves of Grass (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Henry Max Nelson, Lucy DeVito

Votes: 25,165 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Heather Locklear

Votes: 28,181 | Gross: $20.99M

16. Drinking Buddies (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston

Votes: 51,449 | Gross: $0.34M

17. Nim's Island (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

55 Metascore

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Directors: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin | Stars: Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Michael Carman

Votes: 30,320 | Gross: $48.01M

18. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 281,090 | Gross: $35.82M

19. Bounty Killer (2013)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

48 Metascore

Bounty killers compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They're ending the plague of corporate greed and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. This is the age of the BOUNTY KILLER.

Director: Henry Saine | Stars: Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken, Christian Pitre, Barak Hardley

Votes: 6,182

20. The Mummy's Kiss (2003)

R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

3000 years ago an Egyptian sorceress was buried alive for indulging forbidden pleasures of the flesh. Reincarnated in modern-day Los Angeles she is on a mission to track down the reincarnation of her ancient lost love.

Director: Donald F. Glut | Stars: Mia Zottoli, Sasha Peralto, George Thomas, Aysia Lee

Votes: 423

21. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 91,564 | Gross: $127.22M

22. Meant to Be (II) (2010)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A delightful romantic comedy about a guardian angel who falls for the young woman he is protecting.

Director: Paul Breuls | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Santiago Cabrera, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Kris Marshall

Votes: 411

23. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 162,275 | Gross: $32.17M

24. Cottage Country (2013)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

When a man accidentally kills his brother with an ax, his fiancée is determined not to let even murder stand in the way of their happiness.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic

Votes: 3,460

25. Being Human (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Eddy Kariti

Votes: 22,730

26. Strike Back (2010–2018)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Robson Green

Votes: 25,018

27. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

Votes: 379,644 | Gross: $126.66M

28. One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown

Votes: 6,559

29. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 34,337 | Gross: $40.41M

30. Sweetwater (2013)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Western

38 Metascore

In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller | Stars: Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 5,106

31. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 60,603 | Gross: $41.58M

32. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 52,442 | Gross: $58.88M

33. Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997 Video)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.

Director: Kurt Voss | Stars: Jaime Pressly, Megan Edwards, Michael Des Barres, Greg Vaughan

Votes: 3,448

34. Bullet to the Head (2012)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

48 Metascore

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Votes: 43,058 | Gross: $9.48M

35. Measured Sacrifice (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future, a young pregnant woman struggles with peace vs. patriotism.

Director: John Whitney | Stars: Amanda Howell, Jane Mowder, Kevin McClatchy, Richard Mason

Votes: 11

36. Eye See You (2002)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

When a serial killer turns his attention on the lead detective he is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who cant face their jobs. As the patients begin being murdered they restart doing what they do best.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Charles S. Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 21,306 | Gross: $0.08M

37. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 356,891 | Gross: $337.14M

38. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Jo Kastner | Stars: Joel Courtney, Jake T. Austin, Katherine McNamara, Noah Munck

Votes: 634

39. The Machine (I) (2013)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient robot.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine

Votes: 27,641

40. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

33 Metascore

A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 48,667 | Gross: $16.25M

41. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 17,924 | Gross: $2.59M

42. The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 19,026 | Gross: $5.88M

43. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes

Votes: 36,830