Feature Film, Released between 1986-01-01 and 1986-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 27,081 | Gross: $14.30M

2. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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84 Metascore

Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 661,968 | Gross: $85.16M

3. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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50 Metascore

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Votes: 301,279 | Gross: $179.80M

4. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 368,901 | Gross: $52.29M

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 326,003 | Gross: $70.14M

6. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 386,854 | Gross: $138.53M

7. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 125,915 | Gross: $12.73M

8. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 124,169 | Gross: $5.90M

9. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 126,427 | Gross: $11.10M

10. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 75,722 | Gross: $40.47M

11. Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 69,446 | Gross: $39.25M

12. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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75 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 67,400 | Gross: $8.62M

13. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 184,251 | Gross: $8.55M

14. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 162,845 | Gross: $40.46M

15. 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: 38,207 | Gross: $6.73M

16. About Last Night (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 14,821 | Gross: $38.70M

17. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

7.0
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 67,248 | Gross: $38.75M

18. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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54 Metascore

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 103,426 | Gross: $7.15M

19. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a struggling female rock singer.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 43,819 | Gross: $16.30M

20. The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Sport

6.1
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55 Metascore

Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 81,477 | Gross: $115.10M

21. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.7
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50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 57,745 | Gross: $40.70M

22. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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77 Metascore

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 76,479 | Gross: $52.29M

23. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 80,059 | Gross: $109.71M

24. Amazons (1986)

PG | 76 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

4.4
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An epic from the dark ages about the legendary lost tribe of warrior women. The girls fly into danger, come up against fierce tribes, fall prey to sorcery, put to rest a family rivalry of centuries past and battle to victory.

Director: Alejandro Sessa | Stars: Mindi Miller, Penelope Reed, Joseph Whipp, Danitza Kingsley

Votes: 676

25. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 94,016 | Gross: $174.64M

26. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 44,975 | Gross: $18.56M

27. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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55 Metascore

Eighteenth-century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 56,636 | Gross: $17.22M

28. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada

Votes: 153,012

29. 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: 31,580 | Gross: $13.17M

30. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 40,375 | Gross: $42.72M

31. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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74 Metascore

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 33,594 | Gross: $41.38M

32. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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25 Metascore

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far-reaching plans.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 68,438 | Gross: $49.04M

33. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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44 Metascore

A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

Votes: 31,814 | Gross: $16.21M

34. Lucas (1986)

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

6.9
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75 Metascore

A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 14,854 | Gross: $8.20M

35. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.5
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 30,593 | Gross: $7.43M

36. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 23,435 | Gross: $1.26M

37. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 29,979 | Gross: $2.83M

38. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

Reunited with his career criminal father, tough teen Brad thinks he's found his ticket to an exciting life of crime, only to find out he's wrong.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 14,522 | Gross: $2.35M

39. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitchhiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 44,225 | Gross: $5.84M

40. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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24 Metascore

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 5,522 | Gross: $2.02M

41. The Wraith (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance

6.0
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39 Metascore

After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge.

Director: Mike Marvin | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

Votes: 15,203 | Gross: $3.50M

42. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 52,569 | Gross: $79.82M

43. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.7
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68 Metascore

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 28,858 | Gross: $91.26M

44. Betty Blue (1986)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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56 Metascore

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 18,398 | Gross: $2.00M

45. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 68,080 | Gross: $40.08M

46. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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42 Metascore

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 28,613 | Gross: $8.03M

47. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 43,634 | Gross: $28.61M

48. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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56 Metascore

A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 8,117 | Gross: $4.88M

49. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

Arriving in Chicago, Henry 'Michael Rooker, in what is undoubtedly the finest performance of his patchy career', moves in with ex-con acquaintance Otis and starts schooling him in the ways of the serial killer.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 32,684 | Gross: $0.61M

50. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 49,485 | Gross: $47.48M


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