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1. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 140,768

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 537,685 | Gross: $126.48M

3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 517,351 | Gross: $42.34M

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 177,137 | Gross: $51.09M

5. Dekalog (1989–1990)

TV-MA | 572 min | Drama

9.1
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100 Metascore

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Aleksander Bardini, Olaf Lubaszenko

Votes: 18,248 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.4
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65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

Votes: 161,473 | Gross: $60.97M

7. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 299,750 | Gross: $35.01M

8. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

8.2
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86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 11,539 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 161,708 | Gross: $62.66M

10. The Zero Theorem (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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50 Metascore

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis

Votes: 42,000 | Gross: $0.22M

11. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 83,987

12. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 37,971 | Gross: $1.48M

13. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 104,338 | Gross: $14.93M

14. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 58,431 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.4
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60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,122 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 50,279 | Gross: $18.25M

17. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 16,447 | Gross: $3.44M

18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 9,347

19. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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54 Metascore

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 57,550 | Gross: $1.79M

20. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 30,878 | Gross: $4.68M

21. The Doom Generation (1995)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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48 Metascore

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams

Votes: 13,018 | Gross: $0.26M

22. Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

A reporter interviews a psychic, who tells her that she's going to die and her life is meaningless.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane

Votes: 21,825 | Gross: $14.45M

23. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 12,876

24. 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: 3,752 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for pre-WWII Germany represents a microcosm of early 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 4,658

26. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 12,335 | Gross: $7.33M

27. 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Niander Wallace demonstrates the merits of a new type of Nexus to the LAPD.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Jared Leto, Benedict Wong, Ned Dennehy, Ade Sapara

Votes: 5,425

28. In Search of Fellini (2017)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.

Director: Taron Lexton | Stars: Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello, Jay Kunzi, Enrico Oetiker

Votes: 1,545 | Gross: $0.01M

29. 2048: Nowhere to Run (2017)

5 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Gentle Sapper, a replicant, unleashes his true power when he sees his loved ones in trouble.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Dave Bautista, Gerard Miller, Bijan Daneshmand, Gaia Ottman

Votes: 5,007

30. Please Give (2010)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 10,638 | Gross: $4.03M

31. Broken Poet

106 min | Music | Completed

BROKEN POET IS A COMPELLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE MEANING OF SUCCESS, ROCK STARDOM AND EVEN FREEDOM ITSELF WHICH, AS JANIS JOPLIN SANG, IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.

Director: Emilio Ruiz Barrachina | Stars: Elliott Murphy, Joana Preiss, Marisa Berenson, Françoise Viallon

32. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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69 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 1,196 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Yol Ayrimi (2017)

150 min | Drama

6.7
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He is a boss who dedicates his life to grow up the textile empire he inherited from his father and does not hesitate to follow ruthless methods for it. He decides to choose a different life after a heavy traffic accident.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Çigdem Selisik Onat, Rutkay Aziz, Nihal Yalcin

Votes: 2,970

34. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire...

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton, Romane Bohringer, Alex Menglet

Votes: 3,136

35. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska

Votes: 2,721

36. When a Man Falls (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways

Director: Ryan Eslinger | Stars: Dylan Baker, Stacie Bono, Timothy Hutton, Sharon Stone

Votes: 1,200

37. Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

G | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic, Athol Fugard

Votes: 866

38. $9.99 (2008)

R | 78 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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68 Metascore

A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.

Director: Tatia Rosenthal | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Samuel Johnson, Barry Otto

Votes: 3,027 | Gross: $0.05M

39. One: The Movie (2005)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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In a divided post 9-11 world, first-time filmmaker Ward Powers asks life's ultimate questions of world renowned spiritual leaders and ordinary people. ONE: The Movie weaves the diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Ward Powers | Stars: Scott Carter, Mantak Chia, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass

Votes: 158

40. The Genius Club (2006)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Stephen Baldwin, Carol Abney, Jacob Bonnema

Votes: 1,576

41. José and Pilar (2010)

117 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A documentary on Nobel Prize Winner José Saramago and his feelings over his wife, his country and life, as a whole.

Director: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes | Stars: Joao Afonso, Àngels Barceló, Pilar del Río, Juan Echanove

Votes: 2,189

42. God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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37 Metascore

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she ... See full summary »

Director: Pascale Bailly | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Julie Depardieu, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.07M

43. Whatever (1999)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

Director: Philippe Harel | Stars: Philippe Harel, José Garcia, Philippe Bianco, Catherine Mouchet

Votes: 649

44. Something Must Break (2014)

85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay.

Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark | Stars: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, Mattias Åhlén

Votes: 1,316

45. The Structure of Crystal (1969)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

7.3
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Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Barbara Wrzesinska, Jan Myslowicz, Andrzej Zarnecki, Wladyslaw Jarema

Votes: 721

46. You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

5.2
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This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke | Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green, Richard Pryor

Votes: 40

47. Possibility of an Island (2008)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A futuristic story about a man and his clone.

Director: Michel Houellebecq | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Patrick Bauchau, Jordi Dauder, Jean-Pierre Malo

Votes: 264

48. Money Is Not Everything (2001)

120 min | Comedy

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Stanislawa Celinska, Sylwester Maciejewski, Cezary Kosinski

Votes: 1,398

49. Scream of the Ants (2006)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A girl believing in God marries an atheist, who is consumed by doubt. They decide to spend their honeymoon in India. Searching the countryside for a guru called the "perfect man," who fobs ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mamhoud Chokrollahi, Mahnour Shadzi, Karl Maass, Tenzin Chogyal

Votes: 773

50. Csinibaba (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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1962-ben, amikor Gagarin urrepult es csaknem kitort a harmadik vilaghaboru, nalunk mar jo ideje nem tortent semmi es ugy nezett ki, hogy meg vagy harminc evig nem is fog. De, hogy ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Tímár | Stars: János Gálvölgyi, Sándor Almási, Anita Tóth, Gábor Reviczky

Votes: 1,731



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