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1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,039,129 | Gross: $130.74M

2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 350,535 | Gross: $402.11M

3. Julie & Julia (2009)

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

7.0
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66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 89,487 | Gross: $94.13M

4. Chances Are (1989)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 9,324 | Gross: $16.28M

5. The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (1975 TV Movie)

Drama, History

7.4
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The curse of the legendary blue Hope Diamond on all its owners is dramatized from the gem's discovery in 17th Century India until its donation to the Smithsonian Institute.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jim Boles, Elaine Bolton, Christopher Cary, Robert Clary

Votes: 13

6. The Capital City: Washington, D.C. (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.4
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A Traveltalk look at the exteriors of Washington, D.C.'s famous buildings and monuments.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 80

7. Ocean Odyssey (2008)

176 min | Documentary

7.2
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In 2008, The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. opened the largest exhibit in its history, the Sant Ocean Hall. A keynote feature of the hall is the Ocean ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Orthwein Vagnone, Feodor Pitcairn

Votes: 8

8. Unusual Occupations (III) (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

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Sole resident of Rhyolite, Nevada sells sun-tinted glass. Also: worm farming; woman teaches welding; Mexican artist paints bulls, matadors; making of miniature furniture, custom mannequins;... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Vic Bilkovsky, Revis Cortwright, George Kona

9. The Ascent of Man (1973)
Episode: The Hidden Structure (1973)

Documentary

8.2
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Man learns the hidden structure of all things.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Joss Ackland, Jacob Bronowski

Votes: 35

10. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Women of Qumar (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

8.0
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CJ cannot control her outrage when the US agrees to an arms sale to Qumar, a country that brutally abuses women. Josh meets with Amy Gardner, a leading women's group lobbyist. The content ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 405