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1. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 152,672 | Gross: $0.92M

(7+)

2. Maniac (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

47 Metascore

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Megan Duffy

Votes: 30,783 | Gross: $0.02M

(4)

3. Nachthelle (2014)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

Two couples visit a home from their past, and sexual tension brings out the worst in each other. Long-buried grudges resurface.

Director: Florian Gottschick | Stars: Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Kai Ivo Baulitz

Votes: 784

(6)

4. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 55,445 | Gross: $0.60M

(5.5)

5. The Invitation (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

74 Metascore

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard

Votes: 55,594 | Gross: $0.23M

(6)

6. God's Pocket (2014)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.

Director: John Slattery | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro

Votes: 9,524 | Gross: $0.10M

(6)

7. La femme du Vème (2011)

R | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Light, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series of murders.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joanna Kulig, Samir Guesmi

Votes: 5,265 | Gross: $0.11M

(6)

8. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 20,449 | Gross: $0.56M

(5.5)

9. Rentrée des classes (1956)

24 min | Short

In a small village in Provence, on the first day of school, a young boy throws his bag into the river on a bet, and the retrieval of it leads to a thrilling adventure.

Director: Jacques Rozier | Stars: René Boglio, Marius Sumian, The teacher and the children of Correns

Votes: 84

(8.5)

10. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 6,379

(8)

11. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Votes: 11,950

(8-)

12. Pasolini (2014)

84 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Riccardo Scamarcio, Maria de Medeiros, Giada Colagrande

Votes: 2,360

(6.5)

13. Remember (I) (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Amanda Smith, Martin Landau

Votes: 16,467 | Gross: $0.64M

(5.5)

14. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 214,459 | Gross: $36.26M

(6)

15. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiance from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 105,848 | Gross: $11.10M

(6+)

16. The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 15,085 | Gross: $0.14M

(7.5)

17. Swiss Army Man (2016)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero

Votes: 80,225 | Gross: $4.21M

(7.5)

18. La tierra y la sombra (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

74 Metascore

After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into.

Director: César Augusto Acevedo | Stars: Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Edison Raigosa, Marleyda Soto

Votes: 1,333

(5.5)

19. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 62,570 | Gross: $2.50M

(8-)

20. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)

TV-PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Totò, Vera Molnar, Nyta Dover, Franca Faldini

Votes: 359

(8)

21. 600 Miles (2015)

R | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a deadly Mexican cartel. ATF agent Hank Harris attempts to apprehend him, but gets kidnapped by Rubio, instead. Rubio takes him to his bosses, but during the 600-miles-long drive, they slowly befriend.

Director: Gabriel Ripstein | Stars: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Alan Carlson, Mónica Del Carmen

Votes: 1,813

(6-)

22. Busanhaeng (2016)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 87,961 | Gross: $2.13M

(6.5)

23. Jour de Fête (1949)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Votes: 6,278

(7.5)

24. El sacrificio de Nehuén Puyelli (2016)

90 min

Nehuén Puyelli and his family are of Mapuche origin, Ramón Arce purges the end of a long condemnation, both men cross their destinies in a framework of confinement, as a result of the ... See full summary »

Director: José Celestino Campusano | Stars: Chino Aravena, Emanuel Gallardo, Ana Nuñez, Daniel Quaranta

Votes: 17

(6.5)

25. La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis (2016)

78 min | Drama

Buenos Aires, 1977. During the military dictatorship, Francisco Sanctis receives information about two people sentenced to "disappear." A quiet middle-aged family man without any political ... See full summary »

Directors: Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa | Stars: Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto

Votes: 238

(8+)

26. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 29,033 | Gross: $0.49M

(8)

27. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 53,419 | Gross: $2.06M

(5-)

28. Blue Jay (I) (2016)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.

Director: Alex Lehmann | Stars: Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager, James Andrews

Votes: 7,913 | Gross: $0.01M

(6-)

29. Güeros (2014)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris

Votes: 2,588

(6.5)

30. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison) where he finds his father Neville who Eric hasn't seen since he was 5 (since he was ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 37,269 | Gross: $0.03M

(7)

31. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 318,117 | Gross: $435.11M

(9)

32. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 115,202 | Gross: $71.96M

(6)

33. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 392,914 | Gross: $0.28M

(8.5)

34. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,136

(7-)

35. Taris (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect.

Director: Jean Vigo | Star: Jean Taris

Votes: 1,689

(7.5)

36. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 66,944 | Gross: $3.23M

(7)

37. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 27,160 | Gross: $0.66M

(6.5)

38. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 314,222 | Gross: $27.11M

(8+)

39. Faraway, So Close! (1993)

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

A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 6,519 | Gross: $0.81M

(6+)

40. Cold in July (2014)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

Votes: 30,109 | Gross: $0.41M

(6)

41. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

R | 111 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

30 Metascore

Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 15,434

(4+)

42. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 102,295 | Gross: $12.13M

(6.5)

43. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits

Votes: 19,459 | Gross: $0.05M

(6)

44. La noche (2016)

135 min | Drama

The story tells, from an accentuated hyper-realistic aesthetic, the life of Martin, a man in his forties who is desperately lonely and seeks, through sex, some company, to spend that time ... See full summary »

Director: Edgardo Castro | Stars: Edgardo Castro, Federico Figari, Paula Ituriza, Luis Leiva

Votes: 116

(7.5)

45. La idea de un lago (2016)

82 min | Drama

Inès, 35 years old, is a photographer. She is in an emotionally fragile phase and begins putting together a book of personal poems and photographs. Gradually, the process of bringing a book... See full summary »

Director: Milagros Mumenthaler | Stars: Juan Barberini, Rosario Bléfari, Carla Crespo, Juan Greppi

Votes: 147

(7.5)

46. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,646 | Gross: $0.17M

(7,5)

47. The Sunchaser (1996)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

M