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1. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 88,270 | Gross: $2.04M

2. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 579,965 | Gross: $96.96M

3. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 42,170 | Gross: $2.45M

4. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 25,737 | Gross: $2.72M

5. The Infiltrator (2016)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan

Votes: 63,186 | Gross: $15.43M

6. Supremacy (I) (2014)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

28 Metascore

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African-American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross

Votes: 4,270

7. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 56,089 | Gross: $4.72M

8. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn | Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange, Ali Hillis

Votes: 16,645

9. The Bang Bang Club (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

48 Metascore

A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Director: Steven Silver | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels van Jaarsveld

Votes: 9,696

10. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

62 Metascore

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli | Stars: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch

Votes: 10,789 | Gross: $0.79M

11. Fog in August (2016)

121 min | Drama, War

A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kai Wessel | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Schubert, Fritzi Haberlandt

Votes: 1,254

12. Hidden in Silence (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Poland June 1941, as German troops take over the Eastern side of the city of Przemysl from the Russians. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tom Radcliffe, Marc Warren, Gemma Coughlan

Votes: 445

13. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

Votes: 402

14. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

58 Metascore

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 131,605 | Gross: $28.64M

15. The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, History, War

Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss ... See full summary »

Director: Niko von Glasow | Stars: Ivan Stebunov, Bela B., Jochen Nickel, Anna Thalbach

Votes: 470

16. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, War

78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 41,442 | Gross: $5.48M

17. Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino, Michela Cescon, Giorgio Colangeli

Votes: 1,897

18. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

A doctor in Fascist Italy is exiled to a remote village for his political views.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,797 | Gross: $0.07M

19. 17 Girls (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

61 Metascore

When a rebellious teenager finds out that she is already eight weeks pregnant, she forms a pact with sixteen of her classmates to get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, and most of all, be in charge of their lives.

Directors: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin | Stars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane Duran, Esther Garrel

Votes: 2,995 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 5,033 | Gross: $0.62M

21. Dogman (2018)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi

Votes: 16,545 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Bomb City (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Bomb City is a crime-thriller, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a ... See full summary »

Director: Jameson Brooks | Stars: Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Luke Shelton, Henry Knotts

Votes: 6,151 | Gross: $0.06M

23. Aftermath (IV) (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.

Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Judah Nelson

Votes: 18,936

24. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black, Greg Johnson

Votes: 2,002

25. One Chance (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).

Director: David Frankel | Stars: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney

Votes: 10,908 | Gross: $0.09M

26. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 25,802 | Gross: $0.51M

27. Sins of the Mother (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dale Midkiff, Heather Fairfield, Talia Balsam

Votes: 284

28. Beauty's Revenge (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

An obsessive small town beauty queen goes to great lengths to keep the love of her life from reconciling with his ex-girlfriend.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kyle Secor, Stephen Fanning, Tracey Gold

Votes: 306

29. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 30,509

30. Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, David Lipper, Cassidy Rae, Dee Wallace

Votes: 586

31. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 260,398 | Gross: $85.08M

32. The Founder (2016)

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

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: 103,512 | Gross: $12.79M

33. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 151,498 | Gross: $30.01M



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