With Background Players (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy

Votes: 120,552 | Gross: $40.57M

2. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 281,816 | Gross: $25.51M

3. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 132,773 | Gross: $60.06M

4. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller

7.8
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51 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 561,721 | Gross: $145.00M

5. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 250,435 | Gross: $93.15M

6. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 282,654 | Gross: $45.51M

7. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

Votes: 103,286 | Gross: $7.49M

8. The Ladykillers (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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56 Metascore

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 98,623 | Gross: $39.80M

9. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 78,452 | Gross: $43.02M

10. Drowning Mona (2000)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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25 Metascore

When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 13,352 | Gross: $15.43M

11. View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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27 Metascore

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 25,416 | Gross: $15.59M

12. Havoc (2005)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn

Votes: 18,142

13. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.3
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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.

Director: Brent Maddock | Stars: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart

Votes: 16,223

14. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.3
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 40,552 | Gross: $32.84M

15. Smiley Face (2007)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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71 Metascore

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 16,414 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000 Video)

R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley

Votes: 14,926

17. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999 Video)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.2
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Five career criminals gather in Mexico to pull off a bank heist. They soon realize that they are up against far more frightening creatures than the police pursuing them.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Robert Patrick, Bo Hopkins, Duane Whitaker, Muse Watson

Votes: 15,180

18. The Christmas Box (1995 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Richard Thomas, Maureen O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Kelsey Mulrooney

Votes: 1,078

19. Girl (1998)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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A straight-A teen explores Portland's rock scene.

Director: Jonathan Kahn | Stars: Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix, Tara Reid

Votes: 2,675

20. Plump Fiction (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

2.7
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Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction (1994). Scenes from other movies are also parodied.

Director: Bob Koherr | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Julie Brown, Paul Dinello, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 3,617 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Diary of a Sex Addict (2001 Video)

R | 93 min | Drama

3.3
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A restaurant owner leads a double life.

Director: Joseph Brutsman | Stars: Michael Des Barres, Rosanna Arquette, Nastassja Kinski, Eva Jenickova

Votes: 1,500

22. Happy, Texas (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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62 Metascore

3 prisoners escape. 2 end up in Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple expected there to help with the small girls beauty pageant. As the 2 are paid $1000, they decide to stay until the heat is gone.

Director: Mark Illsley | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Ally Walker

Votes: 9,515 | Gross: $1.94M

23. Toolbox Murders (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodríguez, Rance Howard

Votes: 7,733

24. My First Mister (2001)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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48 Metascore

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Director: Christine Lahti | Stars: Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Rutanya Alda, Natasha Braisewell

Votes: 5,365 | Gross: $0.62M

25. Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

Votes: 5,915 | Gross: $13.55M

26. The Suburbans (1999)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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24 Metascore

A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in ... See full summary »

Director: Donal Lardner Ward | Stars: Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma, Craig Bierko, Will Ferrell

Votes: 2,183 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Panic (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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77 Metascore

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell | Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 7,942 | Gross: $0.78M

28. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, Olivia Williams

Votes: 4,061 | Gross: $1.43M

29. Mimic 2 (2001 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A human mimicking giant bug survived Mimic (1997) and is killing humans and stalking a woman, who's bug/biology school teacher in NYC.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Alix Koromzay, Bruno Campos, Will Estes, Gaven E. Lucas

Votes: 5,018

30. Modern Vampires (1998 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

4.5
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A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 1,866

31. Sunset Strip (2000)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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33 Metascore

A comedy that takes place over twenty-four hours on the Sunset Strip, in 1972.

Director: Adam Collis | Stars: Simon Baker, Anna Friel, Nick Stahl, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Invisible Child (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

5.0
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A woman from London finds her life thrown into chaos when the mother of the family she is working for has an imaginary child called Maggie.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Tushka Bergen, Mae Whitman

Votes: 612

33. The Secret Life of Girls (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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15-year-old Natalie, confused to begin with, finds out about her father's affair with one of his students. Refusing to simply stand by and watch her family disintegrate, Natalie takes it ... See full summary »

Director: Holly Goldberg Sloan | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Eugene Levy, Majandra Delfino, Meagan Good

Votes: 370

34. Easy Six (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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Packard Schmidt is a burnt-out, middle-aged college English professor. In a desperate attempt to restore some sense of vitality to his lonely existence he embarks on a series of impulsive ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Iovenko | Stars: Julian Sands, Alex Sol, Ruth Williamson, John Savage

Votes: 448

35. Storm Catcher (1999)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

4.3
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A renegade general (Robert Miano) plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man (Dolph Lundgren) is capable of flying it. So... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Mystro Clark, Jon Pennell, Robert Miano

Votes: 1,378

36. Fathers and Sons (2005 TV Movie)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.0
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Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son ... See full summary »

Directors: Rodrigo García, Jared Rappaport, Rob Spera | Stars: Bradley Whitford, Samantha Mathis, Aiden James Forte, Aaron Marchbank

Votes: 374

37. Velocity Trap (1999)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A cop framed for murder is the only one not in cryosleep when a team of thieves boards the armored treasury spaceship he's on to steal its load - 40 billion universal dollars - and then ram the ship into a comet to cover their tracks.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Alicia Coppola, Ken Olandt, Jorja Fox

Votes: 753

38. Mutual Needs (1997)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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Michael hires Charlene through an escort agency to pretend to be his girlfriend at his class reunion. She turns out to be the life of the party, and even convinces his old schoolmate Brandon to give him a great job. Now he owes her.

Director: Robert Angelo | Stars: Eric Scott Woods, Tricia Lee Pascoe, Karl Bury, Laura Rogers

Votes: 246

39. Partner(s) (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.7
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An enterprising lawyer , acting on a report that a female colleague is up to make partner, plays up the established rumor that he's gay in order to better his chances at edging out his competition.

Director: Dave Diamond | Stars: Jay Harrington, Julie Bowen, Brooke Langton, Michael Ian Black

Votes: 465

40. Murder in Mind (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.3
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A woman undergoes hypnosis to determine who murdered her husband, a crime for which she is the chief suspect.

Director: Andrew Morahan | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Mary-Louise Parker, Jimmy Smits, Jason Scott Lee

Votes: 524

41. The Elf Who Didn't Believe (2000)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family

3.3
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Young elf Elmer wants to become a real boy. He steals Santa's sleigh and escapes to the real world, where he meets a young girl who needs a heart transplant.

Director: Rodney McDonald | Stars: Sean Donnelly, Margo Harshman, Rich Mann, Dan Frank

Votes: 117

42. Dangerous Passions (2003)

91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Police detective Walt Hodges and his lusty girl friend, TV reporter Lorraine Lewis, investigate the murder of a music promoter Floyd Winslow, interviewing his lusty secretary and randy wife.

Director: Woquini Adams | Stars: Jezebelle Bond, Nikita Cash, Ben Gold, Bill Hindley

Votes: 50

43. Ivory Tower (1998)

96 min | Drama

4.8
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In the cutthroat environment of the computer industry, a young executive's passion, determination and integrity are put to the test.

Director: Darin Ferriola | Stars: Jack Janda, Patrick Van Horn, James Wilder, Michael Greene

Votes: 109

44. Looking for Lola (1997)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

5.6
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Mike lies to his parents about how successful his life is. He meets Lola, a dancer from Mexico, and lies to them that she's his girlfriend. They decide to visit him to meet her, so his friends help him pretend that his lies are true.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Mark Kassen, Ara Celi, Adam Biesk, Vincent Ventresca

Votes: 305

45. Valerie Flake (1999)

90 min | Drama

5.5
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A boozing, recently widowed young woman gives every one she comes into contact with a hard time. Initially, the viewer is led to believe that her attitude is because of the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: John Putch | Stars: Susan Traylor, Jay Underwood, Christina Pickles, Peter Michael Goetz

Votes: 203

46. Unauthorized: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A real story of Mary Kay Letourneau who became infamous in February 1997 when it was learned that she had a sexual affair with Vili Fualaau, a 13-year-old boy in the class she taught. After... See full summary »

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Nina Hellman, David Lalimar, Brixton Karnes, Amy Hill

Votes: 33

47. Deviant Passions (2003 Video)

93 min | Crime

3.9
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Director: Woquini Adams | Stars: Julie Meadows, Jonathan Gray, Maya Divine, Chris Gustafson

Votes: 21

48. Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Carole Langer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Del Armstrong, Lillian Burns, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 62

49. Ancient Mysteries (1994–1998)
Episode: Human Sacrifice (1997)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.1
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Ancient Mysteries examines the history of human sacrifice. It looks at sacrifices performed in the Middle East, Northern Europe, India, Carthage, and the Aztec Empire.

Stars: David Carrasco, Christian Fischer, Carole Fontaine, Cynthia Ann Humes

Votes: 8


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