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1. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 1 hr 57 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Rated on 15 Nov 2019

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

Votes: 17,423

2. Pain & Glory (2019)

R | 1 hr 53 min | Drama

Rated on 14 Nov 2019

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 17,852

3. The King (I) (2019)

R | 2 hr 20 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rated on 12 Nov 2019

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 35,233

4. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 1 hr 48 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Rated on 07 Nov 2019

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 9,640

5. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Rated on 28 Oct 2019

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos

Votes: 20,093

6. Varda by Agnès (2019– )

1 hr 55 min | Documentary, Biography

Rated on 27 Oct 2019

Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.

Stars: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès, Nurith Aviv

Votes: 690

7. Lara (2019)

1 hr 38 min | Drama, Music

Rated on 27 Oct 2019

It's Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Volkmar Kleinert, Rainer Bock

Votes: 244

8. Atlantics (2019)

TV-14 | 1 hr 44 min | Drama

Rated on 26 Oct 2019

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow

Votes: 569

9. The August Virgin (2019)

2 hr 5 min | Drama

Rated on 26 Oct 2019

Eva is not satisfied with her life. In an act of faith, she decides to stay in Madrid over the summer, when all the other locals leave. August offers her a chance to start from scratch.

Director: Jonás Trueba | Stars: Itsaso Arana, Vito Sanz, Isabelle Stoffel, Joe Manjón

Votes: 173

10. The Fever (II) (2019)

1 hr 38 min | Thriller

Rated on 26 Oct 2019

Justino, a 45-year-old Desana native, is a security guard at the Manaus harbor. As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia, Justino is taken over by a mysterious fever.

Director: Maya Da-Rin | Stars: Regis Myrupu, Rosa Peixoto, Suzy Lopes, Lourinelson Vladmir

Votes: 37

11. Corpus Christi (2019)

1 hr 55 min | Drama

Rated on 24 Oct 2019

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a Detention Center. His crime prevents him from applying to the seminary, however Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream and he decides to minister a small-town parish.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek

Votes: 834

12. The Prince (2019)

Unrated | 1 hr 36 min | Drama

Rated on 24 Oct 2019

A '70s-set homoerotic prison drama based on a low-circulated pulp novel, tracking the sexual, often-violent and eventually murderous experiences of 20-something narcissist Jaime.

Director: Sebastián Muñoz | Stars: Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alfredo Castro, Gastón Pauls, Lucas Balmaceda

Votes: 69

13. Fire Will Come (2019)

1 hr 30 min | Drama

Rated on 24 Oct 2019

Amador is a notorious Galician arsonist who has been accused of causing a new fire. Lois, a young firefighter, explores the depths of a forest on fire. Their destinies are linked by the power of a mysterious fire.

Director: Oliver Laxe | Stars: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, Elena Mar Fernández, Inazio Abrao

Votes: 548

14. Vitalina Varela (2019)

2 hr 4 min | Drama

Rated on 23 Oct 2019

A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida, Francisco Brito

Votes: 174

15. A Girl Missing (2019)

1 hr 51 min | Drama

Rated on 23 Oct 2019

Ichiko is a care-giver and a nurse. She provide home-care to the Oishos' elderly woman and is almost considered part of the family as she visits and performs her tasks routinely. What is ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kentez Asaka

Votes: 88

16. The Painted Bird (2019)

2 hr 49 min | Drama, War

Rated on 23 Oct 2019

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands

Votes: 564

17. Spider (2019)

1 hr 45 min | Drama, Thriller

Rated on 22 Oct 2019

Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: María Valverde, Mercedes Morán, Caio Blat, María Gracia Omegna

Votes: 275

18. The Sleepwalkers (2019)

1 hr 47 min | Drama

Rated on 21 Oct 2019

Tracking the tandem voyages of a mother and daughter into fraught emotional terrain, Argentinian director Paula Hernández examines the ways desire and expectation clash when familial pressures push women to their limits.

Director: Paula Hernández | Stars: Ornella D'Elía, Rafael Federman, Daniel Hendler, Valeria Lois

Votes: 25

19. The Mayor of Rione Sanità (2019)

1 hr 55 min | Crime, Drama

Rated on 21 Oct 2019

This particular version of Naples is home to Antonio Barracano, the young, vigorous and tattooed Mayor of Rione Sanità who plays by his own rules; a paternal figure who oversees the licit and illicit activities unfolding within the city.

Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Francesco Di Leva, Adriano Pantaleo, Roberto De Francesco, Massimiliano Gallo

Votes: 165

20. Parasite (2019)

R | 2 hr 12 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 21 Oct 2019

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 72,683

21. Gloria Mundi (2019)

1 hr 46 min | Drama

Rated on 21 Oct 2019

In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, the young parents have fallen on tough times. As they try to make ends meet, they reconnect with Gloria's ex-convict grandfather.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier

Votes: 74

22. Sorry We Missed You (2019)

1 hr 41 min | Drama

Rated on 21 Oct 2019

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Debbie Honeywood, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone, Nikki Marshall

Votes: 2,410

23. La Llorona (2019)

1 hr 37 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rated on 20 Oct 2019

With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against ... See full summary »

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 137

24. Yomeddine (2018)

Not Rated | 1 hr 37 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Rated on 20 Oct 2019

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

Director: A.B. Shawky | Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Azim

Votes: 948

25. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 2 hr 12 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 20 Oct 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 190,989

26. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

PG | 1 hr 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 20 Oct 2019

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet

Votes: 30,306

27. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 1 hr 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Rated on 20 Oct 2019

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 246,025

28. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 2 hr 15 min | Drama

Rated on 15 Oct 2019

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 164,134

29. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 2 hr 16 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Merritt Wever, Adam Driver, Laura Dern

Votes: 1,938

30. Babyteeth (2019)

2 hr | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen, Emily Barclay

Votes: 293

31. Bacurau (2019)

2 hr 11 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 4,409

32. The Whistlers (2019)

1 hr 37 min | Comedy, Crime

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 792

33. A White, White Day (2019)

1 hr 49 min | Drama

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for ... See full summary »

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Votes: 545

34. Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)

1 hr 45 min | Drama

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.

Director: J.-P. Valkeapää | Stars: Pekka Strang, Krista Kosonen, Ilona Huhta, Jani Volanen

Votes: 357

35. Little Joe (2019)

1 hr 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Rated on 12 Oct 2019

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Votes: 637

36. Matthias & Maxime (2019)

1 hr 59 min | Drama

Rated on 07 Oct 2019

A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Samuel Gauthier

Votes: 1,064

37. Madre (2019)

2 hr 8 min | Drama, Thriller

Rated on 07 Oct 2019

Ten years have passed since Elena's son, then six years old, has disappeared. Today Elena lives and works at a seaside restaurant until she meets a teenager who reminds her of her missing son.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Marta Nieto, Jules Porier, Alex Brendemühl, Anne Consigny

Votes: 151

38. The Lodge (2019)

R | 1 hr 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rated on 07 Oct 2019

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 921

39. Frankie (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 1 hr 38 min | Drama

Rated on 06 Oct 2019

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 329

40. On a Magical Night (2019)

1 hr 26 min | Comedy

Rated on 06 Oct 2019

After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave. She moves to the room 212 of the hotel opposite her marital home. From there, Maria can scrutinize her apartment, her husband, her wedding. She wonders if she has made the right decision.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Benjamin Biolay, Vincent Lacoste, Kolia Abiteboul

Votes: 389

41. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 2 hr 1 min | Drama, Romance

Rated on 06 Oct 2019

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 3,705

42. And Then We Danced (2019)

1 hr 53 min | Drama, Romance

Rated on 04 Oct 2019

Merab has been training from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world turns upside down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli

Votes: 2,648

43. Joker (2019)

R | 2 hr 2 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 03 Oct 2019

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 463,162

44. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 2 hr 16 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Rated on 23 Sep 2019

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 278,720

45. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 2 hr 8 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rated on 12 Sep 2019

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 233,172

46. Kar korsanlari (2015)

1 hr 30 min | Drama, History

Rated on 12 Sep 2019

In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.

Director: Faruk Hacihafizoglu | Stars: Yakup Özgür Kurtaal, Arda Ilkin Parlak, Ömer Uluç, Taha Tegin Özdemir

Votes: 164

47. Bumblebee (2018)

PG-13 | 1 hr 54 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rated on 12 Sep 2019

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker

Votes: 110,696

48. Wine Country (2019)

R | 1 hr 43 min | Comedy

Rated on 11 Sep 2019

During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.

Director: Amy Poehler | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 15,051

49. Ready or Not (I) (2019)

R | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Rated on 11 Sep 2019

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny

Votes: 19,898