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1. As I Lay Dying (2013)

R | 110 min | Drama

50 Metascore

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Ahna O'Reilly

Votes: 3,612 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 57,866 | Gross: $4.04M

3. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 117,603 | Gross: $41.68M

4. 3 (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler

Votes: 4,750 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Nurse Betty (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 31,953 | Gross: $25.17M

6. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 90,208 | Gross: $106.59M

7. The Good Doctor (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A young doctor goes to unconscionable extremes in order to remain in the service of a female patient with a kidney disorder.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow

Votes: 6,057 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Moon (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw

Votes: 314,581 | Gross: $5.01M

9. Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

Votes: 28,761 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 90,622 | Gross: $0.42M

11. Odd Thomas (2013)

97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 44,292

12. Bartleby (2001)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.15M

13. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Votes: 20,439 | Gross: $18.10M

14. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 26,052 | Gross: $10.73M

15. Magic Magic (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 8,833

16. Breakout (I) (2013)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Dominic Purcell, Ethan Suplee, Holly Deveaux

Votes: 2,450

17. Oculus (I) (2013)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery

61 Metascore

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 108,148 | Gross: $27.70M

18. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 38,687 | Gross: $31.60M

19. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 20,935 | Gross: $15.14M

20. Charlie Countryman (2013)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

While travelling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

Director: Fredrik Bond | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger

Votes: 25,547 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 7,556

22. Blue Jasmine (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 180,846 | Gross: $33.41M

23. The Revenant (I) (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

In Los Angeles, a fallen soldier who has joined the ranks of the living dead reunites with his best friend in order to deal with the city's drug dealers and killers - a perfect way to collect the blood that one of them so desperately needs.

Director: D. Kerry Prior | Stars: David Anders, Chris Wylde, Louise Griffiths, Jacy King

Votes: 10,290

24. An American Ghost Story (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.

Director: Derek Cole | Stars: Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp, Jon Gale, Wendy Haines

Votes: 1,117

25. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,553 | Gross: $23.44M

26. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 37,314

27. The Lure (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

72 Metascore

In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka

Votes: 5,185 | Gross: $0.10M

28. The Remains (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Della Bella | Stars: Todd Lowe, Brooke Butler, Hannah Nordberg, Dash Williams

Votes: 2,641

29. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 369,347 | Gross: $138.29M

30. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,884 | Gross: $0.24M

31. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 209,386 | Gross: $10.64M

32. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 14,044 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 415,797 | Gross: $176.04M

34. The Monster (2016)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

69 Metascore

A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas, Christine Ebadi

Votes: 13,791

35. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond, Paul Nazak

Votes: 9,729 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Intruders (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

39 Metascore

Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only problem.

Director: Adam Schindler | Stars: Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy, Timothy McKinney

Votes: 10,503

37. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 772,691 | Gross: $167.77M

38. Masterminds (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Ross Kimball

Votes: 45,892 | Gross: $17.36M

39. Deep Dark (2015)

79 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams...and become his worst nightmare.

Director: Michael Medaglia | Stars: Sean McGrath, Anne Sorce, Denise Poirier, Tabor Helton

Votes: 1,852

40. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 47,140 | Gross: $12.55M

41. The Discovery (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

Two years after the afterlife is scientifically proven, a man attempts to help a young woman break away from her dark past.

Director: Charlie McDowell | Stars: Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Brian McCarthy, Jason Segel

Votes: 25,110

42. The Physician (2013)

R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby

Votes: 33,301

43. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 114,979 | Gross: $132.42M

44. Rupture (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis, Kerry Bishé, Peter Stormare

Votes: 5,412

45. Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, two interracial lovers are swept up in the tides of history.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale, Diane Ladd

Votes: 995 | Gross: $0.03M

46. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance