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1. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poor Bohemian poet in 1890s Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan and nightclub star whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 282,164 | Gross: $57.39M

2. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 992,408 | Gross: $44.02M

3. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 219,681 | Gross: $17.80M

4. London Fields (2018)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.9
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16 Metascore

Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.

Director: Mathew Cullen | Stars: Cara Delevingne, Amber Heard, Theo James, Jaimie Alexander

Votes: 10,904 | Gross: $0.25M

5. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of his brain's abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with many dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 564,604 | Gross: $79.25M

6. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 178,260

7. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 255,000 | Gross: $15.02M

8. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 289,014 | Gross: $52.36M

9. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 207,360 | Gross: $6.39M

10. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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87 Metascore

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 223,942 | Gross: $100.32M

11. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 191,193 | Gross: $22.25M

12. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 195,424 | Gross: $48.02M

13. Bergman Island (2021)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Grace Delrue, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 5,614

14. Stuck in Love. (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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49 Metascore

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 87,767 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 29,426 | Gross: $9.71M

16. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 116,951 | Gross: $0.05M

17. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 22,025 | Gross: $3.49M

18. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 45,652 | Gross: $10.11M

19. The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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64 Metascore

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

Votes: 32,724 | Gross: $4.43M

20. Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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59 Metascore

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 66,940 | Gross: $11.88M

21. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick suddenly finds his mundane Chicago life to be the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire existence, from his work to his love life to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 227,723 | Gross: $40.14M

22. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 120,560 | Gross: $6.15M

23. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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80 Metascore

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 5,492

24. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 9,578 | Gross: $6.10M

25. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 64,290 | Gross: $19.39M

26. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 26,737 | Gross: $19.44M

27. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 100,717 | Gross: $2.54M

28. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 51,852 | Gross: $8.80M

29. Nine (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sandro Dori

Votes: 43,837 | Gross: $24.00M

30. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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53 Metascore

When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 56,716 | Gross: $75.97M

31. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 25,958 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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60 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

Director: Ian Samuels | Stars: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo

Votes: 38,806

33. By the Sea (2015)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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44 Metascore

A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 20,984 | Gross: $0.53M

34. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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30 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 28,404

35. Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.9
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50 Metascore

A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 57,982 | Gross: $9.69M

36. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 36,844 | Gross: $9.46M

37. October Road (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.

Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Warren Christie, Brad William Henke

Votes: 4,569

38. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

A bitter ex-husband wants his former spouse dead. A put-upon momma's boy wants his mother dead. Who will pull it off?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 36,827 | Gross: $57.92M

39. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.3
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 44,989 | Gross: $10.69M

40. Prozac Nation (2001)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche

Votes: 18,092

41. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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42 Metascore

Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Jim Parrack

Votes: 5,514 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek) hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 9,684 | Gross: $0.74M

43. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 16,203 | Gross: $0.73M

44. Tamara Drewe (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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64 Metascore

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam

Votes: 21,857 | Gross: $0.56M

45. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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40 Metascore

A struggling horror writer visiting a small town on a book tour gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 11,052

46. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 21,575 | Gross: $6.20M

47. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

7.2
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

Votes: 14,010 | Gross: $1.56M

48. I Capture the Castle (2003)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy, Sophie Stuckey

Votes: 7,571 | Gross: $1.17M

49. The End of the Tour (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

Votes: 30,572 | Gross: $2.99M

50. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

7.1
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58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 9,700



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