With October Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 116,115 | Gross: $3.80M

2. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

7.9
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 56,049 | Gross: $4.04M

3. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 32,581 | Gross: $0.58M

4. One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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46 Metascore

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Mary Jo Smith, Michael Douglas

Votes: 27,282 | Gross: $6.29M

5. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 72,439 | Gross: $1.65M

6. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 13,651 | Gross: $3.13M

7. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox

Votes: 6,075 | Gross: $1.19M

8. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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58 Metascore

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Votes: 49,199 | Gross: $0.38M

9. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

Votes: 18,646 | Gross: $6.14M

10. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 33,122 | Gross: $13.42M

11. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 23,909 | Gross: $0.62M

12. Cherry Falls (2000)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 11,156

13. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 9,231 | Gross: $1.93M

14. Riget (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 561 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 15,914 | Gross: $0.09M

15. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, History

7.8
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The story of the discovery of the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 8,619

16. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,427 | Gross: $1.68M

17. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

A shop assistant, her cook husband, & 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: 7,786 | Gross: $1.52M

18. Cemetery Man (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

Votes: 18,239 | Gross: $0.25M

19. The Apostle (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

7.2
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83 Metascore

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks

Votes: 12,461 | Gross: $20.73M

20. Female Perversions (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

5.5
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An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

Director: Susan Streitfeld | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,160 | Gross: $0.88M

21. Killing Zoe (1993)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Martin Raymond, Eric Pascal Chaltiel

Votes: 18,626 | Gross: $0.42M

22. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 10,913 | Gross: $6.20M

23. Kika (1993)

Unrated | 114 min | Comedy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril, Àlex Casanovas

Votes: 10,914 | Gross: $2.09M

24. The Silence of the Hams (1994)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.7
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The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.

Director: Ezio Greggio | Stars: Ezio Greggio, Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 4,731

25. The Addiction (1995)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.4
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco

Votes: 7,756 | Gross: $0.30M

26. The Phantom of the Opera (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.2
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Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Julian Sands, Asia Argento, Andrea Di Stefano, Nadia Rinaldi

Votes: 4,794

27. Haunted (1995)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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A skeptical professor visits a remote British estate to debunk allegations of psychic phenomena, but soon finds himself haunted by a ghost from his own past.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud

Votes: 5,752

28. Silent Trigger (1996)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina Bellman, Conrad Dunn, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 3,284

29. The Cement Garden (1993)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.

Director: Andrew Birkin | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin

Votes: 4,086 | Gross: $0.32M

30. The Funeral (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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After the funeral of one of their own, a criminal family decides to embark on an emotionally unnerving journey in an attempt to exact bloody revenge.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 7,659 | Gross: $1.23M

31. Cookie's Fortune (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell

Votes: 11,886 | Gross: $10.92M

32. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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78 Metascore

The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

Votes: 9,214 | Gross: $4.87M

33. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 5,800 | Gross: $3.09M

34. Free Money (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 2,590

35. A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Martin Arrowsmith, Dave Blant, Darren Campbell, Paddy Considine

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Rosetta (1999)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 11,187 | Gross: $0.26M

37. The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.6
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56 Metascore

With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 9,989 | Gross: $11.61M

38. Still Breathing (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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When artist and street performer Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) thinks con-artist Roz (Joanna Going) is the woman he has seen in a vision, he has no idea she sees him as her next victim.

Director: James F. Robinson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Lou Rawls, Steven Lambert

Votes: 2,156 | Gross: $0.21M

39. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Elizabeth Bourgine

Votes: 8,058 | Gross: $1.67M

40. Traveller (1997)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

Director: Jack N. Green | Stars: Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, James Gammon

Votes: 1,655 | Gross: $0.50M

41. Safe Men (1998)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves ... See full summary »

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Michael Lerner, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 3,007 | Gross: $0.02M

42. The Living End (1992)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch, Mary Woronov

Votes: 2,296 | Gross: $0.69M

43. Ruby in Paradise (1993)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and... See full summary »

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean

Votes: 2,212 | Gross: $1.00M

44. Agnes Browne (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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55 Metascore

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ... See full summary »

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Marion O'Dwyer, Niall O'Shea, Ciaran Owens

Votes: 1,923 | Gross: $0.14M

45. Small Faces (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Steven Duffy, Laura Fraser

Votes: 1,353

46. Autumn Tale (1998)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

A widow's best friend tries to find her a new husband, but the ad posted in the newspaper attracts more than one possibility.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Marie Rivière, Béatrice Romand, Alain Libolt, Didier Sandre

Votes: 3,732 | Gross: $2.08M

47. The Naked Man (1998)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

Director: J. Todd Anderson | Stars: Michael Rapaport, Michael Jeter, John Carroll Lynch, Arija Bareikis

Votes: 708

48. The Peacekeeper (1997)

R | 98 min | Action

5.1
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When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

Director: Frédéric Forestier | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Sarrazin, Montel Williams, Roy Scheider

Votes: 2,330

49. Nadja (1994)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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64 Metascore

This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Elina Löwensohn, Peter Fonda, Nic Ratner, Karl Geary

Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $0.45M

50. TwentyFourSeven (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Danny Nussbaum, Toby, Bruce Jones

Votes: 2,267


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