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1. Mom (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.

Stars: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall

Votes: 24,143

2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 90,228 | Gross: $2.29M

3. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 322,819 | Gross: $92.19M

4. Mandy (2018)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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81 Metascore

The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy

Votes: 44,657 | Gross: $1.21M

5. True Romance (1993)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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59 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 188,485 | Gross: $12.28M

6. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

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

7.4
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 437,155 | Gross: $84.35M

7. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 175,537 | Gross: $41.60M

8. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 75,936 | Gross: $4.60M

9. The Shining (1997)

Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 14,195

10. Would You Rather (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

5.7
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20 Metascore

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Director: David Guy Levy | Stars: Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne

Votes: 32,467

11. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 52,269

12. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 58,341 | Gross: $9.40M

13. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum, Dylan Sprouse

Votes: 2,944

14. 21 Grams (2003)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

Votes: 212,970 | Gross: $16.25M

15. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,764

16. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 35,865 | Gross: $41.54M

17. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 79,541 | Gross: $39.46M

18. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 8,412

19. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 57,458

20. Loudermilk (2017– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with a bad attitude. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a mess, getting clean is the easy part.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Will Sasso, Anja Savcic, Jackie Flynn

Votes: 1,459

21. Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

4.9
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36 Metascore

An investigation of a college student's missing boyfriend becomes quite strange when she begins to see him periodically.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 8,812 | Gross: $10.73M

22. Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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33 Metascore

A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 33,097 | Gross: $36.92M

23. A Dark Song (2016)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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71 Metascore

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane, Mark Huberman

Votes: 11,180

24. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 56,512 | Gross: $55.39M

25. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,096

26. Changing Lanes (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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69 Metascore

The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette

Votes: 63,545 | Gross: $66.82M

27. Transamerica (2005)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Andrea James

Votes: 38,994 | Gross: $9.02M

28. Krystal (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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39 Metascore

A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on an ex-stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.

Director: William H. Macy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, T.I., Grant Gustin

Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 52,295 | Gross: $3.59M

30. True Crime (1999)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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65 Metascore

Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods

Votes: 29,585 | Gross: $16.64M

31. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Votes: 32,487 | Gross: $0.07M

32. Palmetto (1998)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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43 Metascore

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,247 | Gross: $5.84M

33. Kiss of Death (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt

Votes: 15,876 | Gross: $14.94M

34. Castle Freak (1995 Video)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide

Votes: 5,718

35. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 16,188 | Gross: $1.00M

36. Final Analysis (1992)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts

Votes: 12,322 | Gross: $28.59M

37. A Deadly Adoption (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A distanced couple decide to take in a seemingly innocent pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child. However, there is more to a book than its cover.

Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg | Stars: Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Lowndes, Alyvia Alyn Lind

Votes: 3,196

38. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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29 Metascore

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 4,057 | Gross: $1.31M

39. The Confirmation (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

A divorced father and his eight-year-old son are about to spend a somewhat predictable weekend together, nevertheless, when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will soon turn into a true family bonding.

Director: Bob Nelson | Stars: Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Jaeden Martell, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 5,488

40. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 2,544

41. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Votes: 7,957 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Consumed (II) (2015)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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When her son's persistent rash won't subside, a mother begins investigating and finds herself pulled into the battle between small town organic farmers and Clonestra, a corporation profiting from GMOs.

Director: Daryl Wein | Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Victor Garber, Beth Grant, Taylor Kinney

Votes: 1,537

43. Partners (2012–2013)

Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Two lifelong friends, who are both architects, form a business partnership.

Stars: Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh

Votes: 3,940

44. The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

Stars: John Larroquette, Liz Torres, Daryl Mitchell, Chi McBride

Votes: 778

45. Breathing Room (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must ... See full summary »

Directors: John Suits, Gabriel Cowan | Stars: Ailsa Marshall, Michael McLafferty, David Higlen, Brad Culver

Votes: 3,306

46. The Answer Man (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

A reclusive author of spiritual books is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab.

Director: John Hindman | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 6,109 | Gross: $0.03M

47. I'll Be There (2003)

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

6.6
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

Director: Craig Ferguson | Stars: Charlotte Church, Craig Ferguson, Jemma Redgrave, Stephen Noonan

Votes: 1,362

48. Scribe (2016)

91 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organization to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds.

Director: Thomas Kruithof | Stars: François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 1,601

49. A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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52 Metascore

An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, Brandon Carroll

Votes: 3,156

50. La Mission (2009)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Alex Hernandez, Christopher Borgzinner, Jeremy Ray Valdez

Votes: 1,669 | Gross: $1.04M



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