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1. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 22,829 | Gross: $8.55M

2. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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84 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 67,679 | Gross: $42.40M

3. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 146,814 | Gross: $30.01M

4. The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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55 Metascore

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

Votes: 438,551 | Gross: $144.84M

5. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.3
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 38,616

6. Twin Peaks (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse, Chrysta Bell

Votes: 45,046

7. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 88,376 | Gross: $21.02M

8. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 317,810 | Gross: $25.38M

9. Lovelace (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple

Votes: 36,233 | Gross: $0.36M

10. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 70,063 | Gross: $35.82M

11. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 97,410 | Gross: $13.65M

12. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 72,369 | Gross: $24.94M

13. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 182,197

14. Colossal (2016)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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70 Metascore

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 51,757 | Gross: $3.02M

15. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 45,760 | Gross: $4.05M

16. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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48 Metascore

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 48,712 | Gross: $32.38M

17. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 105,644 | Gross: $2.32M

18. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 69,517 | Gross: $7.86M

19. Seeds of Yesterday (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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The Sheffield family deals with home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion with the family's ghosts ever-looming. The curse lives on and more tragedies are in store.

Director: Shawn Ku | Stars: Rachael Carpani, James Maslow, Jason Lewis, Anthony Konechny

Votes: 1,473

20. Support the Girls (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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85 Metascore

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

Votes: 4,921 | Gross: $0.13M

21. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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25 Metascore

After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 36,584 | Gross: $40.01M

22. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 1,750

23. Clip (2012)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

5.7
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54 Metascore

Jasna is a teenage girl living in the poor suburbs in the south of Belgrade, Serbia. She likes to record everything around her using a mobile phone camera. She is making videos of herself, ... See full summary »

Director: Maja Milos | Stars: Isidora Simijonovic, Vukasin Jasnic, Sanja Mikitisin, Jovo Maksic

Votes: 5,804

24. Petals on the Wind (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.1
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A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Heather Graham, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, Bailey De Young

Votes: 3,878

25. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Thriller

7.0
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78 Metascore

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 23,457 | Gross: $10.60M

26. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 18,236 | Gross: $0.08M

27. Til Death Do Us Part (II) (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Thriller

4.5
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Michael and Madison Roland had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael's controlling ways turned their perfect marriage. With the help of her best friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Stokes | Stars: Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop, Malik Yoba

Votes: 1,029 | Gross: $3.45M

28. Antiporno (2016)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

6.4
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Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Fujiko, Sayaka Kotani

Votes: 1,895

29. No Mercy (1986)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza

Votes: 6,284 | Gross: $12.30M

30. Scarlet Diva (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.2
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48 Metascore

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Gianluca Arcopinto

Votes: 2,146 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The White Slave (2016– )

60 min | History

8.1
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In Colombia in 1821, a Spanish plantation gets burned down, and only the planters' baby is spared. She gets sent to Spain, but concocts a plan to return home and become an abolitionist.

Stars: Jose Luis Garcia Campos, Adrian Makala, Norma Martínez, Ricardo Vesga

Votes: 391

32. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,118 | Gross: $11.44M

33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 5,293 | Gross: $1.65M

34. Nina Forever (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.6
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75 Metascore

After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. Their relationship is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine | Stars: Cian Barry, Abigail Hardingham, Mandeep Dhillon, Katharine Bennett-Fox

Votes: 4,077

35. The Great Gatsby (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married cousin Daisy Buchanan and her former love, nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd, Martin Donovan

Votes: 1,635

36. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,188 | Gross: $4.88M

37. Red White & Blue (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

Votes: 5,310

38. .45 (2006)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A story of how obsession, addiction and abuse cause a young woman to execute an elaborate plan of revenge.

Director: Gary Lennon | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Angus Macfadyen, Stephen Dorff, Aisha Tyler

Votes: 7,824

39. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 751

40. Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A scientist creating perfumes inherits his great grandfather Dr. Jekyll's formula and decides to use modern technology to improve it. He ends up as an ambitious, ruthless woman. She tries to prevent returning into the spineless man.

Director: David Price | Stars: Sean Young, Tim Daly, Lysette Anthony, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 2,534 | Gross: $2.76M

41. Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes, Antonio Cupo, Janet Kidder

Votes: 2,117

42. Terror at Tenkiller (1986)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

2.8
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Leslie and Janna are a couple of attractive young ladies who decide to go on vacation at a remote cabin in the woods. However, things go nightmarishly awry after a dangerous maniac shows up... See full summary »

Director: Ken Meyer | Stars: Michael Shamus Wiles, Stacey Logan, Michele Merchant, Dale Buckmaster

Votes: 440

43. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.8
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,426

44. Columbus Circle (2012)

PG-13 | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak, Jason Antoon

Votes: 9,929

45. Hooking Up (II) (2009)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

2.5
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In this over-the-top comedy, the relationships of three girls and fours guys - in affluent, adolescent suburban reality - intersect through the topsy-turvy world of love, power...and hooking up.

Director: Vincent Scordia | Stars: Corey Feldman, Brian O'Halloran, Bronson Pinchot, Parker Croft

Votes: 1,626

46. Memories of Matsuko (2006)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yûsuke Iseya, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 5,678

47. The Lost (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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19-year-old Ray Pye murders two young women. Four years later, detective Charlie Schilling knows that Ray did it. He just needs to prove it. Meanwhile, Ray has met his match in a new girl in town, Katherine Wallace.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning

Votes: 2,499

48. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews, Peter McEnery, Alan Webb

Votes: 505

49. Truth (2013)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.1
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23 Metascore

A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb, who suffers from ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Moretti | Stars: Rebekah Aramini, Blanche Baker, Angel Brazier, Kimberly Colyer

Votes: 524

50. Kills on Wheels (2016)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

Two disabled teenagers looking for a reason to live, team up with a wheelchaired hitman.

Director: Attila Till | Stars: Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi, Ádám Fekete, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 2,856 | Gross: $0.02M



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