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1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,114,060 | Gross: $216.54M

2. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 556,776 | Gross: $257.73M

3. Kin (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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35 Metascore

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker | Stars: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 9,276 | Gross: $5.72M

4. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 197,499 | Gross: $9.17M

5. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 28,884

6. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.4
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

Votes: 71,096 | Gross: $39.44M

7. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 104,582 | Gross: $39.12M

8. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.8
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86 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 94,252

9. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 100,158 | Gross: $64.43M

10. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 65,666 | Gross: $71.52M

11. Butter (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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40 Metascore

In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 19,474 | Gross: $0.07M

12. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

7.3
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The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 6,954

13. An Unfinished Life (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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49 Metascore

Desperate to provide care for her daughter, down-on-her-luck Jean moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas

Votes: 27,278 | Gross: $8.59M

14. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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48 Metascore

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 45,436 | Gross: $101.60M

15. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 74,701 | Gross: $6.20M

16. The Miracle Season (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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44 Metascore

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh

Votes: 3,300 | Gross: $10.23M

17. The Center of the World (2001)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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44 Metascore

A successful computer engineer meets a stripper in a cafe. He offers her $10000 and she offers 3 days and nights of no penetration in Vegas.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Shane Edelman, Balthazar Getty, Molly Parker, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 4,379 | Gross: $1.10M

18. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

Votes: 30,492 | Gross: $2.93M

19. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 55,748 | Gross: $20.21M

20. The Music Man (1962)

G | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 14,830 | Gross: $14.95M

21. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 22,122

22. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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38 Metascore

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 38,553 | Gross: $95.32M

23. Noises Off... (1992)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

7.5
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A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 9,485 | Gross: $2.28M

24. The Poker House (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

Director: Lori Petty | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javon Johnson, Sophi Bairley, Bokeem Woodbine

Votes: 4,741

25. Saints Rest (2018)

85 min | Drama, Music, Musical

5.4
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A musical drama set in small-town Iowa, SAINTS REST tells the story of two estranged sisters, who over the course of one summer, form a connection through their shared love of music, as ... See full summary »

Director: Noga Ashkenazi | Stars: Hani Furstenberg, Allie Trimm, Dana Ivgy, Andrew Lynch

Votes: 69

26. The Last Supper (I) (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 13,481 | Gross: $0.44M

27. Jesus' Son (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks, Dierdre Lewis

Votes: 6,642 | Gross: $1.28M

28. At Any Price (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

5.7
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61 Metascore

A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Votes: 6,813 | Gross: $0.38M

29. Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.0
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Theta Pi Gamma fraternity's newest pledge--a gawky, innocent, and utterly uncool bookworm--and two of his self-confident fraternity brothers embark on a week-long vacation in Palm Springs. Can they transform him into a real Casanova?

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson, Cameron Dye, Leigh McCloskey

Votes: 1,916 | Gross: $3.33M

30. A Thousand Acres (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.0
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,819 | Gross: $7.93M

31. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,312

32. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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43 Metascore

A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna, Quinn Shephard

Votes: 9,655 | Gross: $16.65M

33. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 9,556 | Gross: $2.19M

34. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 4,261

35. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,602 | Gross: $4.04M

36. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,184 | Gross: $12.21M

37. The Puppet Masters (1994)

R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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The Earth is invaded by stingray-shaped alien "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David

Votes: 7,788 | Gross: $8.64M

38. The Sullivans (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan

Votes: 1,997

39. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 33,291 | Gross: $0.68M

40. Field of Dreams 2: Lockout (2011)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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A small-town Iowa farmer who, fed up with the NFL lockout, decides to build his own football field after hearing voice instructions from beyond.

Director: Eric Appel | Stars: Taylor Lautner, Ray Lewis, Tony Gonzalez, Marielle Jaffe

Votes: 405

41. The Music Man (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 150 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.3
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Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk

Votes: 1,758

42. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A debt-ridden circus is saved by a well-meaning but inept publicity man.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

Votes: 1,206

43. Apple's Way (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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The Apple family adjusts to life in a small Iowa town.

Stars: Ronny Cox, Frances Lee McCain, Malcolm Atterbury, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 143

44. Out of Bounds (1986)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Tuggle | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman

Votes: 1,129 | Gross: $5.10M

45. Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

6.8
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Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.

Director: Norman Lear | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Tom Poston, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,714

46. The Gabby Douglas Story (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Regina King, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla, Brian Tee

Votes: 1,489

47. Double Trouble (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sitcom about the antics between two twins, Kate and Allison (played by real life twins Liz and Jean Segal). Allison was always the serious outgoing sister, while Kate was more fun and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Sagal, Liz Sagal, James Vallely, Jonathan Schmock

Votes: 233

48. Hateship Loveship (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte

Votes: 6,098 | Gross: $0.05M

49. Who Took Johnny (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film ... See full summary »

Directors: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley | Stars: Noreen Gosch, Nancy Allen, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner

Votes: 2,328

50. Luster (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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40 Metascore

Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »

Director: Everett Lewis | Stars: Justin Herwick, B. Wyatt, Shane Powers, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 1,076



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