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1. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 158,433 | Gross: $44.07M

2. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

8.5
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 956,449 | Gross: $6.72M

3. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 94,556 | Gross: $2.42M

4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 217,125 | Gross: $140.54M

5. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 49,686 | Gross: $108.42M

6. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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88 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 117,629 | Gross: $38.32M

7. 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: 69,438 | Gross: $35.79M

8. Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 65,082 | Gross: $2.96M

9. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.3
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A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,379

10. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 89,604 | Gross: $106.59M

11. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.4
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A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 31,087

12. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Votes: 25,515 | Gross: $119.29M

13. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 30,219

14. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 68,447 | Gross: $16.10M

15. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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72 Metascore

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 6,210

16. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 14,013 | Gross: $70.53M

17. Don't Hang Up (2016)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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An evening of some drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.

Directors: Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot | Stars: Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Bella Dayne, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 10,892

18. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 9,505 | Gross: $3.04M

19. Interiors (1978)

PG | 92 min | Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Votes: 16,742

20. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,176

21. Just Between Lovers (2017– )

70 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Lee Kang Doo and Ha Moon Soo are unhappy for an accident that happened 10 years ago. When Kang Doo was 16 years old, he wanted to be a soccer player. His family (father, sister and mother) ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun-Ho Lee, Jin-ah Won, Han-na Kang, Se-ah Yun

Votes: 617

22. Every Day (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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48 Metascore

A comedy about a New York City couple (Schreiber and Hunt) in romantic and family crises.

Director: Richard Levine | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino, Ezra Miller

Votes: 3,192

23. I Am Dina (2002)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

6.6
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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Eccleston, Bjørn Floberg

Votes: 5,133

24. Angel Face (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 6,136

25. While We Live (2017)

98 min | Drama

7.0
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Inspired by true events, "While We Live" follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine in a tragic accident.

Director: Mehdi Avaz | Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Julie Christiansen, Charlotte Munck, Nikolaj Groth

Votes: 849

26. The Son's Room (2001)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice

Votes: 16,509 | Gross: $1.01M

27. The Good Mother (1988)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $4.76M

28. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

7.7
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A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,125

29. How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Artyom Tsukanov

Votes: 6,135 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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59 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 3,792

31. One Magic Christmas (1985)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy

6.6
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An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,730 | Gross: $13.68M

32. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 1,183

33. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.0
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $2.33M

34. Aftershock (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Chen Li, Yi Lu, Fan Xu

Votes: 8,228 | Gross: $0.06M

35. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,503 | Gross: $0.13M

36. The Baby Maker (1970)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.1
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Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to conceive. She ... See full summary »

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom, Scott Glenn

Votes: 222

37. The Architect (2006)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

Director: Matt Tauber | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Broken Roads (2012)

151 min | Drama

4.7
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Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.

Director: Justin Chambers | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Aidan Bristow, Shoshana Bush, Rolonda Watts

Votes: 151

39. The Savage Is Loose (1974)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

Director: George C. Scott | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, John David Carson, Lee Montgomery

Votes: 304

40. Accidents Happen (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lancaster | Stars: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 2,506

41. The Dollmaker (2017)

10 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences..

Director: Al Lougher | Stars: Perri Lauren, Sean Meehan, Daniel Martin Berkey, Aiva Onfroy

Votes: 93

42. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Pearson Marx, Stan Stokowski, Alfred Vanderbilt III

Votes: 574

43. Office Killer (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.9
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A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.

Director: Cindy Sherman | Stars: Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 1,780 | Gross: $0.04M

44. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 30

45. Anima persa (1977)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Deneuve, Danilo Mattei, Anicée Alvina

Votes: 633

46. Leo's Room (2009)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Buchichio | Stars: Martín Rodríguez, Cecilia Cósero, Gerardo Begérez, Arturo Goetz

Votes: 954

47. The Surreal Project (2019)

74 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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After inheriting an ominous painting, a family soon becomes disturbed by a demonic presence known as The Whispering Man.

Director: József Gallai | Stars: Dávid Fecske, András Korcsmáros, Ágota Dunai, Dávid Kiss

Votes: 14

48. Vodník (2019)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Stars: Klára Melísková, Václav Neuzil, Alena Doláková, Jaroslava Pokorná

Votes: 29

49. The Return of the Soldier (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.8
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Kitty Baldry (Julie Christie) is a haughty society queen with a tunnelled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Sir Alan Bates), returns from ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Alan Bates

Votes: 388

50. Dangerous Attraction (1993)

88 min | Thriller

6.2
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A graduate student is writing his thesis on a late B-movie director, Lanfranco De Molinis. Looking for information about his personal life, he discovers that he is his own son and that the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Monica Carpanese, Gabriele Gori, Tracy Kelly, Antonio Zequila

Votes: 24



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