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1. The Acid House (1998)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities, and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Stephen McCole, Maurice Roëves, Garry Sweeney, Jenny McCrindle

Votes: 6,760 | Gross: $0.14M

2. Ecstasy (II) (2011)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama, Romance

Small drug smuggler from Scotland is trying to figure out his way through life until he meets beautiful girl from Canada who seeks a change after bad relationship she just got out of it.

Director: Robert Heydon | Stars: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Carlo Rota

Votes: 1,678

3. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

Votes: 94,395 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Filth and Wisdom (2008)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

26 Metascore

A comedy centered on three flatmates living desperate lives in London.

Director: Madonna | Stars: Eugene Hutz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 2,336 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 105,618 | Gross: $2.32M

6. Welcome to the Punch (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

49 Metascore

When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.

Director: Eran Creevy | Stars: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan

Votes: 30,676 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

Votes: 20,747 | Gross: $0.21M

8. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 4,856 | Gross: $0.93M

9. In Secret (2013)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

Thérèse grows up with her aunt and cousin. Around 1860 the aunt decides they move to Paris and that her son and Thérèse get married. The joy- and loveless life changes when her husband brings a friend home. The affair turns ugly for all.

Director: Charlie Stratton | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 7,112 | Gross: $0.42M

10. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 3,358

11. Summer (2008)

83 min | Drama

While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake, Michael Socha

Votes: 965

12. The Mighty Celt (2005)

82 min | Drama

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott | Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson, Richard Dormer

Votes: 714

13. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 93,286 | Gross: $31.57M

14. Perrier's Bounty (2009)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley

Votes: 6,053 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Metro Manila (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Erin Panlilio

Votes: 7,436

16. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 12,495

17. Northern Soul (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

64 Metascore

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.

Director: Elaine Constantine | Stars: Elliot James Langridge, Steve Coogan, Antonia Thomas, James Lance

Votes: 3,359 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 28,206 | Gross: $0.15M

19. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 16,932

20. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

Votes: 29,204 | Gross: $1.80M

21. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 27,787 | Gross: $0.67M

22. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 19,775 | Gross: $0.83M

23. Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies

Votes: 25,050 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Naked (1993)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

Votes: 30,657 | Gross: $1.77M

25. Mojo (1997)

90 min | Drama

The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.

Director: Jez Butterworth | Stars: Ian Hart, Ewen Bremner, Aidan Gillen, Martin Gwynn Jones

Votes: 212

26. Skin (1995)

11 min | Short, Drama

A racist skinhead falls in love with a black woman.

Director: Vincent O'Connell | Stars: Yemi Goodman Ajibade, Ewen Bremner, James Bannon, Marcia Rose

Votes: 128

27. Dead London (1996)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Dexter Fletcher and Ewen Bremner portray a pair of morbid fortune-tellers.

Director: Thomas Napper | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Dexter Fletcher, Simone White, Paul Fennelly

Votes: 60

28. Meat (1990)

20 min | Short, Drama

A man visits a house and delivers meat to a boy and his grandmother.

Director: Aleksandra Lech | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Roger Lloyd Pack

30. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog

Votes: 6,297 | Gross: $0.08M

31. Carnival Sun (2003)

19 min | Drama, Short

A young and talented sculptor on the verge of artistic success is presented with a chance for real romantic love and has to face his tendency toward self-destruction, and the source of all ... See full summary »

Director: Peter J. Nieves | Stars: Joseph Barile, Justin Bartha, Ewen Bremner, Andrew Brinn

Votes: 16

32. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 28,924 | Gross: $0.32M

33. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Patagonia (2010)

119 min | Adventure, Drama

A young Welsh couple travel to Argentina to work on their relationship.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Marta Lubos, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nia Roberts

Votes: 512

35. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 19,546 | Gross: $2.71M

36. Third Star (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

Director: Hattie Dalton | Stars: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson

Votes: 6,436

37. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 397,116 | Gross: $186.85M

38. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 91,285

39. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 60,366 | Gross: $0.54M

40. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 20,369

41. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 43,843

42. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 9,727 | Gross: $1.01M

43. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 26,534

44. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $1.74M

45. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 105,749 | Gross: $14.93M

46. Just Like a Woman (1992)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman, Susan Wooldridge

Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.08M

47. Girls' Night (1998)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Julie Walters, Sue Cleaver, Meera Syal

Votes: 601

48. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2