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1. The Room (2003)

R | 99 min | Drama

9 Metascore

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director: Tommy Wiseau | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 75,565 | Gross: $0.56M

2. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 10,917 | Gross: $0.10M

3. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,912 | Gross: $0.13M

4. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 16,111

5. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 90,937

6. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 22,416 | Gross: $4.09M

7. The Bridesmaid (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Thriller, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Laura Smet, Aurore Clément, Bernard Le Coq

Votes: 2,542 | Gross: $0.11M

8. Black Moon (1975)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro

Votes: 4,518

9. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin), an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Votes: 2,507

10. In a Glass Cage (1986)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror

A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes, Gisèle Echevarría

Votes: 3,779

11. Fat Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 9,811 | Gross: $0.72M

12. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 30,677 | Gross: $0.55M

13. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 27,142 | Gross: $0.28M

14. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,955 | Gross: $23.44M

15. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 20,341

16. Monamour (2006)

94 min | Drama

An attractive, yet neglected housewife will have a scandalous affair behind her husband's back at Mantua's renowned literary festival.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Anna Jimskaia, Riccardo Marino, Max Parodi, Nela Lucic

Votes: 4,109

17. Daniel and Ana (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Daniel and Ana, siblings and best friends are forced to deal with unimaginable trauma after they are kidnapped and forced to have sex on camera.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, José María Torre, Monserrat Ontiveros

Votes: 1,303 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Ma Mère (2004)

NC-17 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss

Votes: 5,898 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

Votes: 4,193 | Gross: $0.17M

20. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 40,111 | Gross: $10.11M

21. The Voyeur (1994)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A troubled college professor becomes obsessed with the idea that his emotionally distant wife is having an affair with his invalid father.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia, Raffaella Offidani

Votes: 2,733

22. Baise-moi (2000)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

35 Metascore

Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

Directors: Virginie Despentes, Coralie | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Céline Beugnot, Adama Niane

Votes: 16,215 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Lipstick (1976)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Perry King, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 1,842 | Gross: $8.33M

24. The Seduction of Inga (1968)

R | 85 min | Drama, Romance

The Seduction of Inga is Joseph Sarno's sizzling and controversial sequel to his 1967 erotic masterpiece, Inga, starring the young, voluptuous Swedish sensation Marie Liljedahl in her steamiest role ever.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Marie Liljedahl, Tommy Blom, Lennart Lindberg, Harriet Eires

Votes: 201

25. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

The vicissitudes of Gloria, a neurotic housewife, and her family's peculiar characters.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

Votes: 8,033

26. Mad Cowgirl (2006)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

51 Metascore

A woman, who is dying of a brain disorder, begins a surreal journey which descends into violence.

Director: Gregory Hatanaka | Stars: Sarah Lassez, James Duval, Devon Odessa, Vic Chao

Votes: 1,044

27. Teorema (1968)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

Votes: 10,866

28. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 62,320 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Votes: 3,054 | Gross: $0.05M

30. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 87,855 | Gross: $22.49M

31. Clay Pigeons (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn't like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Gregory Sporleder

Votes: 10,280 | Gross: $1.79M

32. Visitor Q (2001)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 14,185

33. A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 15,355

34. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 49,667 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 474,701 | Gross: $0.71M

36. A Single Girl (1995)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama

One morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child, but they argue whether they should break up or not. That same day she starts working in room service at a smart hotel.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Benoît Magimel, Dominique Valadié, Michel Bompoil

Votes: 1,398 | Gross: $0.14M

37. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)

X | 93 min | Comedy

Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Kitten Natividad, Ann Marie, Ken Kerr, June Mack

Votes: 2,732

38. Supervixens (1975)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy

Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge, who tries to pin the murder on Clint. Crossing ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Charles Pitts, Shari Eubank, Charles Napier, Uschi Digard

Votes: 3,997

39. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 157,149 | Gross: $3.03M

40. Arabian Nights (1974)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ancient Arabia. A youth is chosen by a beautiful slave girl to be her new master; she is kidnapped and they must search for each other. Stories are told within stories; love, travel and the whims of destiny.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 6,500

41. Micmacs (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 27,862 | Gross: $1.26M

42. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 54,285

43. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

In cold Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif woven by destiny, faith, and love. Can they deny their destiny?

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 17,347 | Gross: $0.50M



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