With Palace Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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76 Metascore

The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 224,368 | Gross: $25.50M

2. Wild at Heart (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Votes: 89,771 | Gross: $14.56M

3. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

7.5
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71 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 198,439 | Gross: $2.40M

4. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 207,681 | Gross: $92.82M

5. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 248,050 | Gross: $11.99M

6. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry

Votes: 100,699 | Gross: $2.18M

7. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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50 Metascore

A woman becomes involved with a man she barely knows. Complications develop during their sexual escapades.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 39,751 | Gross: $6.73M

8. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 53,936 | Gross: $62.55M

9. Evil Dead II (1987)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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72 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 156,524 | Gross: $5.92M

10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 77,424 | Gross: $44.79M

11. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.5
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43 Metascore

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 66,645 | Gross: $30.00M

12. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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83 Metascore

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 92,977 | Gross: $2.15M

13. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale

Votes: 30,239 | Gross: $13.99M

14. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 20,982 | Gross: $6.67M

15. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 53,821 | Gross: $49.37M

16. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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62 Metascore

At Le Hollandais gourmet restaurant, every night is filled with opulence, decadence and gluttony. But when the cook, a thief, his wife and her lover all come together, they unleash a shocking torrent of sex, food, murder and revenge.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Votes: 36,874 | Gross: $7.72M

17. King of New York (1990)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Votes: 35,705 | Gross: $2.55M

18. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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57 Metascore

A young girl who has an amazing ability to communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 25,322

19. Critters (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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52 Metascore

A group of small but vicious alien creatures called Crites escape from an alien prison transport vessel and land near a small farm town on earth, pursued by two shape-shifting bounty hunters.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes

Votes: 34,505 | Gross: $13.17M

20. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 17,328 | Gross: $4.60M

21. Mystery Train (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Votes: 27,338 | Gross: $0.37M

22. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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69 Metascore

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

Votes: 15,976 | Gross: $4.39M

23. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend, both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 27,017 | Gross: $13.45M

24. Carnival of Souls (1962)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 23,340

25. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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53 Metascore

During W.W. II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British P.O.W. and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid blood-shed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 16,733 | Gross: $2.31M

26. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 24,907 | Gross: $13.84M

27. Scandal (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Votes: 5,037 | Gross: $8.80M

28. The Hidden (1987)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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69 Metascore

A cop and an FBI agent race for answers after law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder

Votes: 18,514 | Gross: $9.75M

29. Querelle (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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A handsome sailor is drawn into a vortex of sibling rivalry, murder, and explosive sexuality.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Votes: 6,348

30. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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47 Metascore

When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

Votes: 9,294 | Gross: $8.58M

31. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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41 Metascore

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 15,088 | Gross: $5.73M

32. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 9,356 | Gross: $11.51M

33. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

Votes: 12,434 | Gross: $2.08M

34. Shag (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Scott Coffey, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 4,207 | Gross: $6.96M

35. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.6
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61 Metascore

One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 10,760

36. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 47,364

37. The Flamingo Kid (1984)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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67 Metascore

A recent high school graduate unsure of his future gets a summer job at the Flamingo beach club, and meets the charismatic Phil Brody.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo, Molly McCarthy, Martha Gehman

Votes: 5,346 | Gross: $23.86M

38. Whore (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama

5.6
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A night in the life of a cynical prostitute forms the basis of Ken Russell's portrait of the world's oldest profession.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Theresa Russell, Benjamin Mouton, Antonio Fargas, Elizabeth Morehead

Votes: 3,696 | Gross: $1.01M

39. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A shop assistant, her cook husband, and their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 9,909 | Gross: $1.52M

40. Wish You Were Here (1987)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Votes: 2,806 | Gross: $3.28M

41. Diva (1981)

R | 117 min | Music, Thriller

7.2
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Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed all twist their way through an intricate and stylish French-language thriller.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu

Votes: 12,612 | Gross: $0.11M

42. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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75 Metascore

Ten years after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 8,112 | Gross: $0.88M

43. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, New York after returning there for the first time in decades.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 8,959 | Gross: $7.39M

44. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.6
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60 Metascore

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 3,340 | Gross: $0.93M

45. Stormy Monday (1988)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,941 | Gross: $1.79M

46. Edward II (1991)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch

Votes: 2,634 | Gross: $0.69M

47. Prospero's Books (1991)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson

Votes: 6,283 | Gross: $1.75M

48. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 7,608

49. Pixote (1980)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy on the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution, and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 7,531

50. The Element of Crime (1984)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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66 Metascore

A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells

Votes: 9,819


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