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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 651,814

2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 171,156

3. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 437,171 | Gross: $151.10M

4. Lucy (I) (2014)

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

6.4
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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: 403,986 | Gross: $126.66M

5. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 112,284 | Gross: $21.12M

6. Swingers (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Votes: 71,220 | Gross: $4.51M

7. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 146,438 | Gross: $31.97M

8. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 68,494 | Gross: $22.52M

9. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 27,500 | Gross: $52.61M

10. Men, Women & Children (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communications, their self-images, and their love lives.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner

Votes: 28,178 | Gross: $0.46M

11. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 7,695 | Gross: $4.36M

12. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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54 Metascore

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 37,421 | Gross: $66.95M

13. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively

Votes: 25,556 | Gross: $44.09M

14. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 63,175 | Gross: $44.79M

15. Rules Don't Apply (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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60 Metascore

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Steve Tom

Votes: 7,831 | Gross: $3.65M

16. Still Alice (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 117,058 | Gross: $18.75M

17. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 153,460 | Gross: $60.13M

18. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,615 | Gross: $44.43M

19. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 21,836 | Gross: $0.45M

20. A Lot Like Love (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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48 Metascore

Unaquainted Emily and Oliver join the mile high club together on the way from LAX to NYC - end of story except they meet on and off the next 7 years. Are they meant for each other?

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 64,792 | Gross: $21.84M

21. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 19,161

22. The Seagull (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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58 Metascore

In the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Glenn Fleshler, Billy Howle

Votes: 1,910 | Gross: $1.25M

23. Going Overboard (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy

1.9
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Zane, Burt Young

Votes: 11,697

24. Candy (2006)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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57 Metascore

A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge

Votes: 40,814 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Starry Eyes (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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49 Metascore

A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Therese

Votes: 16,028

26. Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Sarah Wynter, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12,165

27. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $16.94M

28. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music

4.6
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33 Metascore

A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly

Votes: 25,969 | Gross: $29.33M

29. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

Votes: 35,754 | Gross: $5.01M

30. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,428 | Gross: $1.63M

31. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 20,054 | Gross: $1.66M

32. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 7,140 | Gross: $5.55M

33. The Last Five Years (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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60 Metascore

A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Tamara Mintz, Cassandra Inman

Votes: 8,752 | Gross: $0.14M

34. Hypersomnia (2016)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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A young actress rehearsing for a play about human trafficking begins to relive terrifying scenes that may be dreams -- or an alternate reality.

Director: Gabriel Grieco | Stars: Yamila Saud, Gerardo Romano, Jimena Barón, Vanesa González

Votes: 748

35. The L.A. Complex (2012)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, the series' coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life's defining moments as they deal with the unreality ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joe Dinicol, Cassie Steele, Jewel Staite

Votes: 2,673

36. Dirty Love (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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9 Metascore

A jilted photographer sets off on a mission to get back at her philandering model boyfriend and along the way discovers that not all love is created equal.

Director: John Asher | Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra, Victor Webster

Votes: 6,612 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 5,421 | Gross: $34.34M

38. Smiley Face (2007)

R | 85 min | Comedy

5.8
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71 Metascore

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 15,494 | Gross: $0.01M

39. 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: 2,121 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Igor (2008)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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40 Metascore

Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Director: Tony Leondis | Stars: John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, Myleene Klass

Votes: 21,434 | Gross: $19.53M

41. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

8.0
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 23,606

42. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,410

43. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 11,569 | Gross: $7.74M

44. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,413

45. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 6,347

46. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,514 | Gross: $0.31M

47. Casting Couch (I) (2013)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy

4.5
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Desperate to meet new girls, six down-on-their-luck guys come up with the ultimate plan to hook up - cast a fake movie. When tons of hot chicks show up for the audition, it's a matter of who's willing to go the farthest to get the part.

Director: Jason Lockhart | Stars: Justin Smith, Jason Lockhart, Jessica Rose, Kayla Collins

Votes: 2,691

48. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 2,658

49. Dare (2009)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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54 Metascore

A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Cady Huffman

Votes: 3,906

50. Rangeela (1995)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 8,202



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