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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,015,619 | Gross: $57.30M

2. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that lead him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 292,117 | Gross: $23.38M

3. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 65,930

4. Turn Me On, Dead Man (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.9
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A 1960's pop band that has reached the pinnacle of international popularity must suddenly cope with the accidental death of one of its most popular members. In an attempt to maintain their ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Blake Carver | Stars: Brian Gattas, Erich Lane, Patrick Holland, Joe Reegan

Votes: 69

5. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 52,872 | Gross: $21.50M

6. The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999)

G | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the life of the under-appreciated animator Ub Iwerks, who played a major role in the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Mark Kausler, John Lasseter, Russell Merritt

Votes: 197

7. F-Stops (2001)

89 min

7.7
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Gabe, a brilliant film school graduate, wants to make a noir movie, but there's just one problem: no one wants to give him funding. After a chance encounter with laundromat thief Gideon, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Bassetti | Stars: Christopher John Fetherolf, Matt Godecker, Hope Wood, Jim Formanek

Votes: 20

8. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,508 | Gross: $2.05M

9. Chef (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 177,203 | Gross: $30.64M

10. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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61 Metascore

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 175,561 | Gross: $6.39M

11. Big Jake (1971)

GP | 110 min | Western

7.2
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57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 10,187 | Gross: $7.50M

12. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,353 | Gross: $9.60M

13. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.92M

14. Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 238,708 | Gross: $46.57M

15. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 38,299

16. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 4,540

17. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 262,544 | Gross: $181.41M

18. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 171,702 | Gross: $127.87M

19. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

6.9
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 18,761

20. Standing Up (II) (2013)

PG | 93 min | Drama

6.9
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40 Metascore

Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer

Votes: 2,878

21. Her Majesty (2001)

PG | 107 min | Family

6.9
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46 Metascore

Elizabeth is a popular thirteen year old who can't wait for the day the Queen of England visits her quaint New Zealand hometown. Her excitement becomes almost too much to bear upon learning... See full summary »

Director: Mark J. Gordon | Stars: Sally Andrews, Anna Sheridan, Mark Clare, Alison Routledge

Votes: 416

22. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 159,036 | Gross: $125.05M

23. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 41,401 | Gross: $63.84M

24. The Gifted One (1989 TV Movie)

96 min | Fantasy

6.8
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A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Peter Kowanko, John Rhys-Davies, G.W. Bailey, Wendy Phillips

Votes: 149

25. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 349,197 | Gross: $242.83M

26. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 29,433 | Gross: $50.01M

27. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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62 Metascore

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 16,395 | Gross: $16.40M

28. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GP | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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59 Metascore

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Votes: 87,576 | Gross: $43.82M

29. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 12,733 | Gross: $16.04M

30. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand

Votes: 5,431

31. Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama

6.5
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A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

Director: Joseph C. Hanwright | Stars: Burt Young, Doug McKeon, Madge Sinclair, Jason Bernard

Votes: 93

32. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 6,566 | Gross: $10.20M

33. Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,708 | Gross: $0.01M

34. McQ (1974)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 4,385

35. Nickelodeon (1976)

PG | 121 min | Comedy

6.3
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52 Metascore

A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith

Votes: 1,833

36. Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.3
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

Votes: 2,160

37. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,231 | Gross: $1.22M

38. Busting (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Defying orders to lay-off the case, two Los Angeles vice-squad cops go after a local mobster and use unorthodox methods to achieve results.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 997

39. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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Can Gordon's team win the Junior Goodwill Games in California in spite of all the set-backs?

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Tucker, Jan Rubes

Votes: 33,547 | Gross: $45.61M

40. Dragonfly (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.1
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25 Metascore

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients' near death experiences.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 35,122 | Gross: $30.06M

41. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 29,777 | Gross: $43.25M

42. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.0
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Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 9,439 | Gross: $20.88M

43. Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

6.0
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46 Metascore

Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Roger Fan, Dustin Nguyen, Sung Kang, Josh Diamond

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Up the Sandbox (1972)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A bored housewife takes refuge in a fantasy world.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Ariane Heller, Terry Smith

Votes: 1,206

45. Over the Top (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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40 Metascore

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt

Votes: 46,383 | Gross: $16.06M

46. 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: 61,896 | Gross: $49.04M

47. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 25,099 | Gross: $10.05M

48. Thumb Tripping (1972)

R | 94 min | Drama

5.8
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An adventurous couple of hitchhikers decides to accept every ride that is offered to them. no matter how odd the driver might be. They'll get more than they bargained for.

Director: Quentin Masters | Stars: Michael Burns, Meg Foster, Bruce Dern, Michael Conrad

Votes: 80

49. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.6
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62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 102,496 | Gross: $128.81M

50. The Dead Don't Die (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn in the occult world.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: George Hamilton, Linda Cristal, Joan Blondell, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 242



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