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3. American Honey (2016)
R | 163 min | Drama
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Votes: 20,687 | Gross: $0.66M
4. American Pastoral (2016)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.
Votes: 7,840 | Gross: $0.54M
10. Birth of the Dragon (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
11. Bleed for This (2016)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.
Votes: 12,754 | Gross: $4.85M
13. Blue Jay (I) (2016)
Unrated | 80 min | Drama
Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.
Votes: 5,371 | Gross: $0.01M
16. Brotherhood (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
First, there was Kidulthood, then Adulthood, and now comes Noel Clarke's last instalment: Brotherhood. With Sam facing up to the new world, he realizes it also comes with new problems and ... See full summary »
17. Burn Your Maps (2016)
PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure
A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a ... See full summary »
18. Carrie Pilby (2016)
98 min | Comedy, Drama
A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.
Votes: 1,011 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Christine (I) (2016)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
Votes: 6,597 | Gross: $0.30M
21. City of Tiny Lights (2016)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
24. The Duelist (2016)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Set in 19th century Imperial Russia, the story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, a common practice of the era. Shot in IMAX. ... See full summary »
26. Denial (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Votes: 9,058 | Gross: $4.07M
27. The Exception (2016)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Votes: 1,298 | Gross: $0.24M
28. Corps étranger (2016)
92 min | Drama
A young Tunisian woman arrives illegally in France following her escape from Tunisia'sJasmine Revolution. As she struggles to adapt to her new reality,she faces both danger and hope. This ... See full summary »
29. Frantz (2016)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, War
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Votes: 5,023 | Gross: $0.88M
31. Fuchi ni tatsu (2016)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.
Votes: 597 | Gross: $0.01M
33. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
R | 100 min | Drama
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Votes: 25,096 | Gross: $0.23M
37. The Journey (III) (2016)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama
A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin ... See full summary »
38. La fille de Brest (2016)
128 min | Biography, Drama
Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the ... See full summary »
39. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.
Votes: 274,595 | Gross: $151.06M
40. Lion (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Votes: 111,764 | Gross: $51.69M
41. The Limehouse Golem (2016)
109 min | Horror, Thriller
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.
42. Nagai iiwake (2016)
124 min | Drama
Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief,or lack of it, in ... See full summary »
45. Maudie (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
Votes: 514 | Gross: $2.79M
46. Mean Dreams (2016)
R | 108 min | Thriller
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.
47. Neruda (2016)
R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
Votes: 4,538 | Gross: $0.94M
48. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.
Votes: 132,609 | Gross: $10.64M
49. The Oath (2016)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and... See full summary »
50. Orpheline (2016)
111 min | Drama
A young woman who moves to Paris with a disaster past. When she become a woman and think she's finally free from her past's shadows, some characters show up and she gets the chance to become an unique heroine.
51. Paris Can Wait (2016)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.
Votes: 637 | Gross: $4.15M
54. The Assignment (I) (2016)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.
55. Forushande (2016)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
Votes: 24,183 | Gross: $3.40M
56. Salt and Fire (2016)
98 min | Thriller
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
57. Sing (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
Votes: 67,034 | Gross: $270.32M
58. Souvenir (I) (2016)
90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback.
59. L'avenir (2016)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama
A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.
Votes: 6,303 | Gross: $0.28M
60. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
Votes: 25,765 | Gross: $1.48M
62. Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.
63. Una (2016)
94 min | Drama
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. Their confrontation will uncover buried ... See full summary »
65. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama
An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.
67. Weirdos (2016)
85 min | Drama
Just after the end of the Vietnam War and in the midst of the American bicentennial celebrations of 1976, runaway Kit and his girlfriend Alice hitchhike their way along the east coast of Canada.