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1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 131,535 | Gross: $18.10M

2. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 252,290 | Gross: $72.31M

3. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 30,832 | Gross: $14.18M

4. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 102,397 | Gross: $158.35M

5. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 96,192 | Gross: $42.87M

6. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 399,466 | Gross: $59.89M

7. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 100,478 | Gross: $0.33M

8. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 87,199 | Gross: $0.42M

9. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 23,759

10. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 99,504 | Gross: $19.59M

11. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 50,937 | Gross: $21.71M

12. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 28,308 | Gross: $19.85M

13. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 69,401 | Gross: $63.86M

14. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 28,118 | Gross: $50.01M

15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 13,448 | Gross: $10.00M

16. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis

Votes: 75,448 | Gross: $24.36M

17. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 40,250 | Gross: $7.52M

18. Kicking and Screaming (1995)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all... See full summary »

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould, Catherine Kellner

Votes: 8,591 | Gross: $0.70M

19. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

Votes: 9,711 | Gross: $23.57M

20. Out in the Dark (2012)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 6,347

21. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

Votes: 10,335 | Gross: $0.73M

22. Anesthesia (2015)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 3,436 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Descent (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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45 Metascore

A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

Director: Talia Lugacy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 2,752 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Welcome to Me (2014)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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69 Metascore

When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

Director: Shira Piven | Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley

Votes: 16,860 | Gross: $0.61M

25. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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51 Metascore

An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff, Ben Weber

Votes: 6,611 | Gross: $1.74M

26. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

Votes: 13,500 | Gross: $1.43M

27. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,606 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Half Moon Street (1986)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

Votes: 2,250 | Gross: $1.13M

29. The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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59 Metascore

A Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky starts a revolution against apathy among his fellow students.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Liane Balaban, Jay Baruchel, Taylor Baruchel, Dan Beirne

Votes: 5,377

30. Everybody's All-American (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $12.64M

31. Neverwas (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte

Votes: 6,195

32. A Summer's Tale (1996)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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91 Metascore

A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin

Votes: 5,028 | Gross: $0.20M

33. The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

Twenty-eight-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Omar Metwally, Anthony Hopkins, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nicholas Blandullo

Votes: 2,593

34. Winter Passing (2005)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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56 Metascore

Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has... See full summary »

Director: Adam Rapp | Stars: Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Darrell Larson

Votes: 7,749 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Ira & Abby (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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62 Metascore

A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

Director: Robert Cary | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Jason Alexander, David Margulies

Votes: 2,073 | Gross: $0.22M

36. Java Heat (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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35 Metascore

A Muslim detective teams with an American posing as a graduate student to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia.

Director: Conor Allyn | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Verdi Solaiman, Mickey Rourke, Ario Bayu

Votes: 4,444

37. Computer Chess (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

6.3
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74 Metascore

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester

Votes: 3,924 | Gross: $0.10M

38. State of Georgia (2011)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

6.6
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Georgia Chamberlain is a confident aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality who moves to the city from the South in order to make it on Broadway. Along with her quirky best ... See full summary »

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Majandra Delfino, Loretta Devine, Kevin Covais

Votes: 987

39. Leonie (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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40 Metascore

A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.

Director: Hisako Matsui | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shidô Nakamura, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 378

40. Love the Hard Way (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

6.4
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42 Metascore

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda, August Diehl

Votes: 2,299 | Gross: $0.04M

41. Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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78 Metascore

An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career.

Director: Andrew Wagner | Stars: Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Patti Perkins, Lili Taylor

Votes: 3,017 | Gross: $0.90M

42. Nightwish (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.0
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A professor and four graduate students journey to a crumbling mansion to investigate paranormal activity and must battle ghosts, aliens and satanic entities.

Director: Bruce R. Cook | Stars: Brian Thompson, Jack Starrett, Elizabeth Kaitan, Alisha Das

Votes: 404

43. Fleisch (1979 TV Movie)

114 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A honeymooning couple stay at a hotel in New Mexico. It all seems normal until an ambulance pulls up and takes the husband away. The wife, with the help of a truck driver, finds the awful secret to the hotel and the ambulance service.

Director: Rainer Erler | Stars: Jutta Speidel, Wolf Roth, Herbert Herrmann, Charlotte Kerr

Votes: 507

44. Naked Josh (2004–2006)

Comedy

2.9
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A young, single anthropology professor at a Montreal university teaches his students about the social and sexual behavior of other cultures while struggling to understand the rapidly changing rules of the local dating scene.

Stars: David Julian Hirsh, Sarah Smyth, Patricia McKenzie, Andrew Tarbet

Votes: 163

45. Bimboland (1998)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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A shy French anthropologist who happens to be secretly in love with her college superior, chooses "bimbos" as the subject of her thesis. She becomes one of them in order to do that, and the professor she loves falls for her new identity.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Judith Godrèche, Aure Atika, Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Forte

Votes: 846

46. Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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When a volcano expert becomes convinced that a cataclysmic natural disaster is about to unfold, a volcanologist Professor John Shepherd and his graduate students believes that recent ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gilmore | Stars: Xander Berkeley, Amy Jo Johnson, David O'Donnell, George R. Sheffey

Votes: 686

47. El cuarto de Leo (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: 939

48. Dunia (2005)

112 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian ... See full summary »

Director: Jocelyn Saab | Stars: Hanan Turk, Mohamed Mounir, Fathi Abdulwahhab, Sawsan Badr

Votes: 230

49. Lakeboat (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.2
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59 Metascore

Film adaptation of David Mamet's comic play Lakeboat about a grad student who takes a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and sees life through the eyes of his low-brow crew members.

Director: Joe Mantegna | Stars: Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary, Robert Forster

Votes: 576

50. Terror Inside (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.6
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In the smallest of Florida towns a lone well driller, Joe, works gathering geological samples for a university study. Unknowingly, Joe unearths more than just primordial muck from deep ... See full summary »

Director: Joe G. Lenders | Stars: Corey Feldman, Tanya Memme, Joe Abby, Susie Feldman

Votes: 196



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