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1. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 375,184 | Gross: $130.16M

2. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 74,592 | Gross: $3.73M

3. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 75,267 | Gross: $41.90M

4. Shrink (2009)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Director: Jonas Pate | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer, Joe Nunez

Votes: 17,929 | Gross: $0.19M

5. By the Sea (2015)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 17,015 | Gross: $0.53M

6. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 150,986 | Gross: $49.03M

7. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 306,559 | Gross: $83.82M

8. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 89,461 | Gross: $41.01M

9. Boot Camp (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of at-risk teens are sent to a what they think is a rehabilitation program on Fiji, but it's really a prison-like camp where kids are abused and brainwashed.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Mila Kunis, Gregory Smith, Peter Stormare, Regine Nehy

Votes: 8,223

10. Blood Ties (I) (2013)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis

Votes: 18,230 | Gross: $0.04M

11. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 62,164 | Gross: $14.28M

12. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits

Votes: 20,214 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Emma (1996 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong, Samantha Bond

Votes: 4,979

14. Fragments (2008)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning

Votes: 6,758

15. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 34,794 | Gross: $53.67M

16. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 22,154 | Gross: $0.45M

17. American Honey (2016)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi

Votes: 33,982 | Gross: $0.66M

18. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 36,692 | Gross: $4.60M

19. The Front Runner (2018)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

61 Metascore

In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O'Brien

Votes: 9,129 | Gross: $2.00M

20. Men of Honor (2000)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis

Votes: 102,979 | Gross: $48.82M

21. White Frog (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Twilight's Booboo Stewart plays a neglected teen trying to make it through each day after tragedy strikes.

Director: Quentin Lee | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen, BD Wong

Votes: 1,836

22. The Ever After (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Lovers struggle to overcome the everyday temptations of an ordinary human life; what they discover is somewhat extraordinary.

Director: Mark Webber | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Rosario Dawson, Phoebe Tonkin, Melissa Leo

Votes: 304

23. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 29,606

24. Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth

Votes: 3,981

25. Cherry (I) (2010)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

An Ivy League freshman gets an unexpected education when he falls for an older woman and her 14 year-old daughter develops a crush on him.

Director: Jeffrey Fine | Stars: Kyle Gallner, Laura Allen, Britt Robertson, Matt Walsh

Votes: 4,246 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Family Tree (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

24 Metascore

A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.

Director: Vivi Friedman | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot

Votes: 1,796 | Gross: $0.00M

27. White Rabbit (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Nick Krause, Todd McLaren, Sam Trammell, Kelcy Baker

Votes: 1,129

28. Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Director: Ken Scott | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor

Votes: 72,341 | Gross: $30.66M

29. The Longest Ride (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

33 Metascore

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston

Votes: 72,438 | Gross: $37.45M

30. Mr. Church (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 23,975 | Gross: $0.69M

31. The Space Between Us (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson

Votes: 43,854 | Gross: $7.89M

32. Abandoned (2011)

R | 92 min | Drama

38 Metascore

The disappearance of a 3-year-old boy divides a tightly knit community and culls out its secrets.

Director: Gaby Dellal | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan

Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Summer of 8 (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Eight close friends soak up their last day of summer together on the beach before parting ways for college.

Director: Ryan Schwartz | Stars: Carter Jenkins, Michael Grant, Matt Shively, Nick Marini

Votes: 1,066

34. About Scout (2015)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Family

A rebellious Goth girl embarks on a road trip across Texas with a suicidal young man in an effort to find her little sister.

Director: Laurie Weltz | Stars: India Ennenga, James Frecheville, Onata Aprile, Jane Seymour

Votes: 662

35. Changing Hearts (2002)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.

Director: Martin Guigui | Stars: Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Ian Somerhalder, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 432

36. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel

Votes: 48,246 | Gross: $6.53M

37. In Enemy Hands (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Thomas Kretschmann, Clark Gregg

Votes: 3,738

38. Fearless (2004 TV Movie)

Drama, Action

A girl without the gene for fear becomes an FBI agent.

Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Bianca Lawson, Eric Balfour, Erich Anderson

Votes: 167

39. The Sensation of Sight (2006)

R | 134 min | Drama

This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Jane Adams

Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Marco Polo (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Adventure, Drama

The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,353

41. Wake (I) (2009)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals. At one fateful funeral, she unexpectedly ... See full summary »

Director: Ellie Kanner | Stars: Bijou Phillips, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Danny Masterson

Votes: 1,830

42. Where the Day Takes You (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Robert Knepper, Laura San Giacomo, Sean Astin

Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $0.39M

43. Winter's Tale (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

31 Metascore

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 50,167 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 199,719 | Gross: $53.86M

45. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 80,608 | Gross: $34.53M

46. Collateral Beauty (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min</