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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 120,232

2. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.9
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79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 241,842 | Gross: $32.73M

3. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 339,965 | Gross: $52.29M

4. Searching (III) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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71 Metascore

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La

Votes: 111,455 | Gross: $26.02M

5. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | 137 min | Drama

7.8
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96 Metascore

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 220,715 | Gross: $47.70M

6. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 189,751 | Gross: $82.35M

7. The Woman in Black (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey

Votes: 167,341 | Gross: $54.33M

8. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 43,027 | Gross: $54.80M

9. Gotti (2018)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

4.8
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24 Metascore

The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.

Director: Kevin Connolly | Stars: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach

Votes: 11,411 | Gross: $4.34M

10. The Queen (2006)

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

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 99,015 | Gross: $56.44M

11. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 67,439 | Gross: $13.96M

12. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 100,677 | Gross: $9.17M

13. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 18,043

14. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 128,378 | Gross: $75.62M

15. Alone in Berlin (2016)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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52 Metascore

After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.

Director: Vincent Perez | Stars: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Louis Hofmann

Votes: 6,845

16. Don't Go (I) (2018)

Unrated | 91 min | Mystery

5.2
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45 Metascore

Devastated by his daughter's death in a terrible accident, Ben becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a recurring dream. But is it just a dream? Or is Ben losing his mind?

Director: David Gleeson | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Melissa George, Simon Delaney, Aoibhinn McGinnity

Votes: 990

17. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 84,558 | Gross: $5.79M

18. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 94,007 | Gross: $31.85M

19. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 15,741 | Gross: $3.60M

20. Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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19 Metascore

Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Preston

Votes: 34,852 | Gross: $49.49M

21. Mum (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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After the death of her husband, a woman attempts to rebuild her life while surrounded by her sometimes problematic family and friends.

Stars: Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis

Votes: 1,763

22. Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton

Votes: 22,118 | Gross: $31.04M

23. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 49,003 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 26,878 | Gross: $2.98M

25. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 8,282 | Gross: $2.65M

26. Rabbit Hole (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller

Votes: 45,711 | Gross: $2.23M

27. Flight of the Intruder (1991)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 5,943 | Gross: $14.59M

28. Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Sarah Wynter, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12,350

29. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 7,989 | Gross: $0.09M

30. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 14,295

31. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 6,301

32. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 11,108 | Gross: $0.88M

33. Creation (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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51 Metascore

Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry

Votes: 13,202 | Gross: $0.34M

34. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 18,940

35. Tokyo Ghoul (2017)

TV-MA | 119 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Director: Kentarô Hagiwara | Stars: Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hiyori Sakurada

Votes: 2,647

36. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A musician is stalked and blackmailed by an unknown killer for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 6,407

37. Smart People (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page

Votes: 21,984 | Gross: $9.50M

38. Lila & Eve (2015)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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45 Metascore

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Shea Whigham, Chris Chalk

Votes: 7,342 | Gross: $0.04M

39. Wide Awake (1998)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Dana Delany, Denis Leary

Votes: 3,686 | Gross: $0.26M

40. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 4,979 | Gross: $4.61M

41. Malevolence 3: Killer (2018)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.1
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Martin Bristol returns to where it all began: the home where he was kidnapped from. But he is not the boy who disappeared over 10 years ago. Tortured and abused at the hands of his ... See full summary »

Director: Stevan Mena | Stars: Katie Gibson, Kevin McKelvey, Victoria Mena, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 1,678

42. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,551 | Gross: $0.05M

43. Snow Cake (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

Votes: 11,914 | Gross: $0.03M

44. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Laurie Fortier

Votes: 4,431 | Gross: $4.14M

45. The Wild Angels (1966)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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The "Angels", a San Pedro motorcycle gang, parties in the Coachella Valley's Palm Springs Indian Canyons, California, and wreaks havoc with the local police.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd

Votes: 2,371 | Gross: $6.50M

46. The Band's Visit (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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80 Metascore

A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

Votes: 12,286 | Gross: $3.05M

47. Yamato (2005)

145 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The movie follows 3 Japanese friends from embarking on Yamato, the world's largest battleship, until it's sunk 3 1/2 years later on April 7, 1945 on it's way to Okinawa to stop American advance at the end of WWII.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi, Takahiro Fujimoto

Votes: 1,892

48. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 4,862 | Gross: $2.51M

49. Fill the Void (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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79 Metascore

When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

Votes: 3,493 | Gross: $1.77M

50. Love Songs (2007)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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70 Metascore

A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 8,530 | Gross: $0.10M



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