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1. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

9.6
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88 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Maya Hawke

Votes: 7,662

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,852,610 | Gross: $292.58M

3. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama

8.7
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The Pope deals with his grief after experiencing a personal loss, and travels to Africa where his eyes are opened to wider suffering.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 866

4. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )
Episode: Inshallah (2018)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Jack and Greer fear Suleiman's next attack could be on U.S. soil. They must figure out how to stop him or risk enormous costs.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman

Votes: 1,531

5. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )
Episode: Sources and Methods (2018)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Jack's moral code is tested when he and Greer use a Turkish criminal to help them track down a high-value target who may be able to lead them to Suleiman. Hanin tries to evade her pursuers ... See full summary »

Director: Carlton Cuse | Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman

Votes: 1,551

6. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )
Episode: The Boy (2018)

TV-MA | 47 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Jack and Greer try to convince their superiors to lead a covert ground assault to capture Suleiman. Jack's double life costs him an important relationship.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman

Votes: 1,510

7. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2016)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.6
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The Pope takes an unscheduled trip away from the Vatican, Voiello has a crisis of conscience, and the Cardinals are finally given their audience with the pontiff.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 882

8. Bosch (2014– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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An L.A.P.D. homicide detective works to solve the murder of a thirteen-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick

Votes: 34,187

9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,394,828 | Gross: $448.14M

10. The Young Pope (2016)

TV-MA | 546 min | Drama

8.4
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The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.

Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 28,189

11. Bosch (2014– )
Episode: Chapter Five: Mama's Boy (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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As the Raynard Waits matter escalates, Deputy Chief Irving sidelines Bosch. The detective turns his focus to unraveling the mystery of the bones case - until he becomes ensnared in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick

Votes: 817

12. Ray Donovan (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig

Votes: 68,843

13. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2016)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama

8.3
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Cardinal Voiello continues his investigations, while tensions arise between the Pope and Sister Mary.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 1,084

14. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 49,812

15. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 526,529 | Gross: $67.44M

16. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.2
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 466,183 | Gross: $40.22M

17. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama

8.2
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Nine months after the Pope's ascension to power, the Church faces a financial crisis, there is joy for Esther, while Dussolier is put in a difficult position.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 773

18. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 725,212 | Gross: $164.62M

19. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 372,739 | Gross: $95.86M

20. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama

8.1
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While Lenny Belardo begins his pontificate as Pius XIII, he calls on Sister Mary, his childhood guardian for help, and begins to familiarize himself with the Vatican.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 1,373

21. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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In the wake of the Pope's controversial homily, Sister Mary is thrust into the spotlight, and Voiello is determined to discover the Pope's weaknesses.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 952

22. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama

8.1
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As Voiello continues his secret campaign against the Pope, he manipulates another into joining his plot, while the Pope himself reveals radical new plans for the Church.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 882

23. Ray Donovan (2013– )
Episode: The Bag or the Bat (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is the man called in to solve the most difficult problems for LA's elite. Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey (Jon Voight) gets out of prison five years early.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok

Votes: 1,439

24. The Young Pope (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama

8.0
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In the wake of a tragedy, Dussolier experiences doubt in his abilities, while the Pope begins to question his own decisions as a fresh plot against him emerges.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara

Votes: 732

25. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 150,299 | Gross: $28.97M

26. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 536,759 | Gross: $136.03M

27. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Votes: 270,941 | Gross: $53.61M

28. Family Tree (2013)
Episode: Cowboys (2013)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

7.7
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Ally and Tom visit Melvin to see evidence of his grandfather, Jewish cowboy star Tumbleweed Tim, whose silent film career was ended by scandal. Meanwhile Bea goes ape when Monkey goes ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Christine Bently

Votes: 73

29. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 224,716 | Gross: $52.99M

30. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 141,401 | Gross: $83.30M

31. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 309,109 | Gross: $102.61M

32. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

7.5
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78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 51,400 | Gross: $18.62M

33. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 203,950 | Gross: $146.88M

34. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 132,034 | Gross: $57.49M

35. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 85,177 | Gross: $49.20M

36. Family Tree (2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Tom Bennett, Nina Conti, Carrie Aizley

Votes: 3,025

37. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 327,363 | Gross: $112.23M

38. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 49,221 | Gross: $43.44M

39. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 63,352 | Gross: $120.28M

40. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 99,257 | Gross: $12.79M

41. Family Tree (2013)
Episode: Civil War (2013)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

7.2
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Pete rings Tom to tell him he has a job interview on return to England but Tom and his cousins are more intrigued by photographs showing Charles in uniforms of soldiers of both the North ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Carrie Aizley, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Bennett

Votes: 70

42. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 127,297 | Gross: $75.62M

43. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 100,725 | Gross: $66.66M

44. The Salton Sea (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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41 Metascore

After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 28,610 | Gross: $0.76M

45. The Indian Runner (1991)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 7,813 | Gross: $0.19M

46. Family Tree (2013)
Episode: Welcome to America (2013)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

7.1
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Tom arrives in California to stay with Al and Kitty, who make him very welcome - although he is inexplicably scared of their cat. In the middle of the night he is woken by a Skype from ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Carrie Aizley, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Bennett

Votes: 75

47. The Doctor (1991)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

7.0
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When a self-centered doctor is diagnosed with cancer, he becomes better able to empathize with his patients and appreciate a life outside his career.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 4,778 | Gross: $38.12M

48. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 288,752 | Gross: $35.82M

49. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 49,874 | Gross: $27.81M

50. Family Tree (2013)
Episode: Indians (2013)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

6.9
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After going on a date with Ally Tom finds out that Rebecca was apparently a Mojave Indian so he meets Bea and Pete in his expensive hire car and they head off for the reservation at Barstow... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Carrie Aizley, Jocelyn Ayanna, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 63



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