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1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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49 Metascore

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Directors: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 150,809 | Gross: $176.30M

2. Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 133

3. Narcos: Mexico (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.

Stars: Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy, Michael Peña, Alyssa Diaz

Votes: 16,514

4. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.7
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48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 172,044 | Gross: $174.34M

5. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 273,109

6. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Eiza González, Steve Carell, Janelle Monáe, Diane Kruger

7. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 65,794 | Gross: $48.27M

8. The Mule (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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58 Metascore

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Taissa Farmiga, Michael Peña

Votes: 1,158

9. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 59,265 | Gross: $44.80M

10. Colette (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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74 Metascore

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh

Votes: 3,500 | Gross: $5.14M

11. Mrs. Wilson (2018)

56 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The drama follows Alison Wilson who thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming that she is the real ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 623

12. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,047,493 | Gross: $96.07M

13. Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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52 Metascore

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 17,688 | Gross: $2.34M

14. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 14,324 | Gross: $17.61M

15. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 993,066 | Gross: $116.90M

16. White Boy Rick (2018)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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59 Metascore

The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 4,544 | Gross: $24.01M

17. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 111,120 | Gross: $56.51M

18. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

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

Votes: 2,761 | Gross: $7.12M

19. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 873,784 | Gross: $46.84M

20. Tag (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Comedy

6.6
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56 Metascore

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Director: Jeff Tomsic | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 61,087 | Gross: $54.55M

21. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 433,335 | Gross: $188.37M

22. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 869,762 | Gross: $75.60M

23. I Am the Night (2019– )

Drama, Mystery | Post-production

Inspired by true events, "I Am the Night" tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Dylan Smith

24. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 587,768 | Gross: $183.64M

25. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 344,554 | Gross: $67.21M

26. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 96,059 | Gross: $81.90M

27. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 42,082 | Gross: $45.50M

28. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 230,835 | Gross: $32.53M

29. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 121,063 | Gross: $30.01M

30. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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90 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: 1,069,111 | Gross: $216.54M

31. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 121,323 | Gross: $56.44M

32. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 89,940 | Gross: $28.78M

33. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 287,423 | Gross: $198.54M

34. 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: 101,110 | Gross: $21.12M

35. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 196,170

36. Happy Together (2018– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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Claire and Jake's married life is mired in routine, but when megastar Cooper shows up at their door, they get dragged into his life of fame.

Stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West, Stephnie Weir, Victor Williams

Votes: 1,012

37. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 379,978 | Gross: $137.40M

38. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 120,559 | Gross: $51.34M

39. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 174,831 | Gross: $163.21M

40. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 292,963 | Gross: $70.26M

41. 22 July (2018)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.8
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69 Metascore

A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli, Jon Øigarden, Maria Bock

Votes: 14,300

42. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.1
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93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 345,400 | Gross: $45.06M

43. Adrift (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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56 Metascore

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 26,687 | Gross: $31.45M

44. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 408,564 | Gross: $150.12M

45. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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45 Metascore

Americans discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Ray Corasani

Votes: 18,253 | Gross: $36.25M

46. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, federal agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 248,952 | Gross: $76.27M

47. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 646,800 | Gross: $13.18M

48. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 558,041 | Gross: $56.67M

49. Fighting with My Family (2019)

PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant | Stars: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn

50. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 746,586 | Gross: $170.74M



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