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1. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A scrappy, feisty, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Emma Kenney

Votes: 195,648

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 493,605 | Gross: $53.37M

3. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 275,259

4. Little Women (2019)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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91 Metascore

Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 127,965 | Gross: $108.10M

5. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 19,509

6. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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77 Metascore

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,509

7. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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84 Metascore

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 310,800 | Gross: $4.56M

8. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,287,074 | Gross: $206.85M

9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (2019– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.7
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A family is attacked by demons and only two members survive - Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko, who is turning into a demon slowly. Tanjiro sets out to become a demon slayer to avenge his family and cure his sister.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Zach Aguilar, Abby Trott, Aleks Le

Votes: 18,125

10. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,107,091 | Gross: $57.30M

11. Poldark (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 24,834

12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 419,965 | Gross: $206.46M

13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 281,293 | Gross: $213.77M

14. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 281,091 | Gross: $45.51M

15. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 169,168 | Gross: $56.57M

16. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 287,819 | Gross: $255.96M

17. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 365,572 | Gross: $37.52M

18. Gretel & Hansel (2020)

PG-13 | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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64 Metascore

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw

Votes: 19,745

19. Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 88,585 | Gross: $3.43M

20. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 392,250 | Gross: $1.59M

21. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 689,617 | Gross: $7.56M

22. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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99 Metascore

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 266,318 | Gross: $27.85M

23. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.6
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38 Metascore

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 48,343 | Gross: $57.32M

24. The Painted Bird (2019)

Unrated | 169 min | Drama, War

7.3
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72 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Petr Kotlár, Nina Sunevic, Alla Sokolova, Stanislav Bilyi

Votes: 2,871

25. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 175,337 | Gross: $4.00M

26. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.7
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74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 86,452 | Gross: $4.91M

27. 3 from Hell (2019)

R | 115 min | Horror

5.5
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50 Metascore

After barely surviving prison, the demented Firefly clan go on the run, unleashing a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Jeff Daniel Phillips

Votes: 10,980

28. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.4
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75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 56,267 | Gross: $1.66M

29. Trailer Park Boys (2001–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.

Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Votes: 36,527

30. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 632,529 | Gross: $115.65M

31. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 407,085 | Gross: $337.14M

32. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 285,640 | Gross: $198.68M

33. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 130 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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85 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan and a young man, The "Schofield Kid."

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 369,841 | Gross: $101.16M

34. Pinocchio (2019)

125 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who comes to life.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini

Votes: 4,814

35. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 83,257 | Gross: $64.94M

36. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 96,951 | Gross: $24.45M

37. Tolkien (2019)

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

6.8
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48 Metascore

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 30,926 | Gross: $4.54M

38. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 6,106

39. 3% (2016–2020)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process.

Stars: Bianca Comparato, Vaneza Oliveira, Rodolfo Valente, Zezé Motta

Votes: 20,836

40. The First Purge (2018)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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54 Metascore

America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris

Votes: 53,235 | Gross: $69.49M

41. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 367,433 | Gross: $217.35M

42. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 121,681 | Gross: $104.40M

43. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 626,872 | Gross: $100.49M

44. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 171,756 | Gross: $125.60M

45. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 290,373

46. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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84 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 789,420 | Gross: $141.32M

47. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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84 Metascore

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: 83,533 | Gross: $42.40M

48. Robin Hood (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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32 Metascore

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson

Votes: 62,002 | Gross: $30.82M

49. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the title opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 100,358 | Gross: $43.18M

50. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 73,380 | Gross: $40.47M



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