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1. The Search for John Gissing (2001)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy

Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Mike Binder, Tim Briggs, Allan Corduner, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 768

2. Nobel Son (2007)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

28 Metascore

Barkley Michaelson is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PhD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 5,433 | Gross: $0.54M

3. The Song of Lunch (2010 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue.

Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Andi Soric, Siubhan Harrison

Votes: 1,652

4. Judas Kiss (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A woman and her lover, who have made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino, Simon Baker

Votes: 3,387

5. Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky, Alan Rickman

Votes: 898

6. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $0.26M

7. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 2,744 | Gross: $0.14M

8. The Winter Guest (1997)

R | 108 min | Drama

A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Director: Alan Rickman | Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe

Votes: 3,105 | Gross: $0.78M

9. Miles Ahead (2015)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director: Don Cheadle | Stars: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 8,545 | Gross: $2.61M

10. Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

Votes: 177,088 | Gross: $56.25M

11. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 113,417 | Gross: $12.73M

12. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 140,023 | Gross: $1.87M

13. Barney Thomson (2015)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle), awkward, diffident, Glasgow, Scotland barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

Director: Robert Carlyle | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 4,653

14. The Whereabouts of Jenny (1991 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

The government relocates a man's ex-wife and daughter.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Debrah Farentino, Eve Gordon, David Graf

Votes: 130

15. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 18,039 | Gross: $18.39M

16. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 46,738 | Gross: $75.97M

17. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 157,847 | Gross: $5.89M

18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 59,000 | Gross: $38.75M

19. Threesome (1994)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 12,058 | Gross: $14.82M

20. Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 6,732

21. Confetti (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

57 Metascore

A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.

Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill

Votes: 4,801 | Gross: $0.23M

22. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 41,268 | Gross: $12.23M

23. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper

Votes: 17,025 | Gross: $1.82M

24. Born Equal (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 83 min | Drama

Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.

Director: Dominic Savage | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Colin Firth, Peter McNeil O'Connor, Nicholas Burns

Votes: 486

25. The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 1,324

26. Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $0.43M

27. Merlin (1998)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 19,438

28. Ganz und gar (2003)

95 min | Drama

Torge is a good looking, popular teenager, self confident and known for his sexual conquests in his town, an example of the "nice but macho" guy from a small Western European town, endowed ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: David Rott, Mira Bartuschek, Hanno Koffler, Maggie Peren

Votes: 290

29. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 25,059 | Gross: $0.68M

30. Bad Influence (1990)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

Votes: 6,751 | Gross: $12.63M

31. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 40,486 | Gross: $6.74M

32. Maigret Sets a Trap (2016 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Chief Inspector Jules Maigret hunts for a serial killer.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Leo Staar, Shaun Dingwall, Alexander Campbell

Votes: 7,345

33. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 83,802 | Gross: $24.80M

34. Defying Gravity (1997)

92 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel | Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield, Linna Carter

Votes: 1,540

35. Chloe (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

48 Metascore

Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot

Votes: 65,184 | Gross: $3.07M

36. A Hero's Welcome (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Studly German soldier David gets a warm welcome, after a tour of NATO 'peace-making' duty in Afghanistan, from his girlfriend and house-mate Kirsten and his own (step-)family. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Brigitte Bertele | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Jona Ruggaber, Margarita Broich

Votes: 97

37. Free Fall 2

Drama | Announced

Plot unknown. A follow-up film to Stephan Lacant's 2013 film 'Free Fall'.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Max Riemelt, Katharina Schüttler, Hanno Koffler

38. The Angel Makers

Drama | Announced

During World War I, a group of women who are left behind in an English farming community become romantically involved with several German prisoners of war.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Anna Friel, Rose Leslie, Jessica Brown Findlay, Stephen Graham

39. To Life! (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Fate has taken its toll on the aging cabaret singer Ruth and the young but terminally ill Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite experiences in life, they... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Janson | Stars: Max Riemelt, Sharon Brauner, Mathieu Carrière, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 209

40. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 95,552

41. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 16,223 | Gross: $0.82M

42. Jeffrey (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ashley | Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson, Tom Cayler

Votes: 5,392 | Gross: $3.49M

43. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 58,871 | Gross: $19.39M

44. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 43,901 | Gross: $42.77M

45. An Englishman in New York (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York City.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 1,268

46. As You Like It (2006)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

A daughter of the powerful Duke must show her courage and inventiveness to be with the man she loves.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed, Richard Clifford, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 2,861