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1. The Graduate (1967)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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83 Metascore

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

Votes: 241,472 | Gross: $104.95M

2. Joy Ride (2001)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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75 Metascore

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman

Votes: 61,021 | Gross: $21.97M

3. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 207,155 | Gross: $23.02M

4. The Lazarus Effect (2015)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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31 Metascore

A group of medical researchers discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 38,576 | Gross: $25.80M

5. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 40,130 | Gross: $6.00M

6. Youth in Revolt (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart

Votes: 70,773 | Gross: $15.28M

7. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.3
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40 Metascore

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay

Votes: 25,130 | Gross: $3.96M

8. The Men's Club (1986)

R | 101 min | Drama

4.7
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A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: David Dukes, Richard Jordan, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella

Votes: 736 | Gross: $2.44M

9. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 27,200 | Gross: $3.43M

10. Warlock Moon (1973)

PG | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A college girl meets a reporter, they take a trip to the country, and they wind up meeting a creepy old woman who lives in a closed-down resort.

Director: William Herbert | Stars: Laurie Walters, Joe Spano, Edna MacAfee, Harry Bauer

Votes: 337

11. Prep School (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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When the star player of an elite prep school rugby team suffers an emotional collapse, his friends and teammates respond in their own ways, ranging from heroic to horrifying.

Director: Sean Nichols Lynch | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Taylor Lambert, Ben Bellamy, Austin Scott

Votes: 210

12. Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A cocky Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley, California. His girlfriend gets busted with the second load. He and a friend go against a dirty cop and a Cuban gangster to get the load and the girl back.

Director: Paul Williams | Stars: Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber, John Lithgow

Votes: 144

13. Crooked Hearts (1991)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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How the discovery of a father's affair affects each member of his family.

Director: Michael Bortman | Stars: Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle, Peter Coyote

Votes: 828 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?

Biography, Drama | Announced

A chronicle of the life of comedian Richard Pryor.

Star: Mike Epps

15. Drift (I) (2000)

TV-MA | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

5.4
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59 Metascore

At his agent's party, Ryan, a young screenwriter, and Joel, Ryan's boyfriend, meet Leo, an aspiring novelist and a college student. During an intense conversation about serial killers, Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Lee | Stars: Reggie Lee, Andy Steinlen, Jonathon Roessler, Desi del Valle

Votes: 445

16. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.3
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77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 513 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

Votes: 647

18. The Case Against 8 (2014)

TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.3
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A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Stars: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo, Paul T. Katami

Votes: 990

19. Spin the Bottle (II) (1999)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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When five childhood friends reunite for a weekend in the country, old jealousies resurface, sexual debauchery ensues, and it quickly becomes clear that time may not heal all wounds...

Director: Jamie Yerkes | Stars: Heather Goldenhersh, Michael Conn, Jessica Faller, Allison Gervais

Votes: 451

20. Somewhere Between (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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67 Metascore

A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton | Stars: Ann Boccuti, Haley Butler, Jenna Cook, Fang Lee

Votes: 402 | Gross: $0.19M

21. Ted (1998)

85 min | Comedy

4.9
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Satrical life story of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynsky (played by Daniel Passer), is done as a pseudo-documentary and narrated by his "brother" (Paul Provenza). It follows his life from ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Ellenberg | Stars: Daniel Passer, Edie McClurg, Richard Fancy, Jeff Corey

Votes: 28

22. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock festival, a hippie icon, activist, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In SAINT MISBEHAVIN' we meet a true servant to humanity ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Esrick | Stars: Larry Brilliant, Wavy Gravy, Enzio Marchello

Votes: 117 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)

Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Portrait of writer Mark O'Brien, who contracted polio as a child and spent much of his life in an iron lung.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Mark O'Brien, Elizabeth Duvall, Ian Berzon

Votes: 127

24. Laughing Matters (2004 Video)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Documentary film about these 4 ground-breaking lesbian comediennes. Interviews are interspersed with stand-up material.

Director: Andrea Meyerson | Stars: Kate Clinton, Marga Gómez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams

Votes: 42

25. The Spirit of Stanford (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

2.5
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The Spirit of Stanford finds high school quarterback Frankie Albert, cocky because of his football abilities, heading for Stanford while his teammate, Cliff Bernard, opts for the University... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Frankie Albert, Marguerite Chapman, Matt Willis, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 26

26. The Wrong Hands (2010)

Animation, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Director: Amedeo D'Adamo | Stars: Carlos Aleman, Jordan Black, Carin Chea, Julia Cho

Votes: 9

27. Art Officially Favored

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy | Filming

Art Officially Favored is the story of the struggles and passion of Michael Masley, an unusual street musician who has influenced everyone from the common man to famous musicians for the ... See full summary »

Director: Martín Yernazian | Stars: Michael Masley, Steven Tyler, Joe Elliott, Michael Boddicker

28. Everyday Heroes (2001)

109 min | Documentary

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Directors: Abby Ginzberg, Rick Goldsmith | Star: Dori Rosenthal

29. Call Me Malcolm (2005)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Joseph Parlagreco | Stars: Malcolm Himschoot, Matt Kailey, Calpernia Addams, Stephan Thorne

Votes: 31

30. Copy & Pastry (2010– )

74 min | Comedy

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The deliciously tart comic web series follows Tory & Scott, a pair of roommates, whose ambitions outpace their resources as they endeavor to create a successful online pastry delivery service out of their home kitchen.

Stars: Scott McCabe, Tory Stanton, Casi Maggio, Nat Fuller

31. Right Side Down (2016)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sam Fleischner

32. Paperback Dreams (2008)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.6
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In a time of increasing competition from mega-chains and online retailers, many local businesses are fighting for survival. Through the tumultuous story of two beloved Bay Area booksellers,... See full summary »

Director: Alex Beckstead | Stars: Joan Baez II, Clark Kepler, Gabriel Marin, Ralph Nader

Votes: 13

33. Take a Knee is Total Bullsh*t (2017 Video)

7 min | Short, News

2.0
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Paul Joseph Watson mocks the "Take a Knee" movement in which football players in the NFL kneel during the National Anthem as a means of protesting Donald Trump.

Stars: Paul Joseph Watson, Donald Trump, Bob Costas

Votes: 6

34. Raising Teens (2005 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

8.0
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In this candid and in-depth portrait, three pioneering families open their doors and show us what life is like for gay parents and the adolescents they've raised from infancy.

Director: Samantha Counter | Star: Leisha Hailey

Votes: 15

35. Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Director: James Brih Abee | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Edward Asner, Beverly Blossom, Debbie Blossom

Votes: 6

36. The Devotion Project: My Person (2012)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The Devotion Project: My Person, the fourth film in the series, chronicles the love between Anne Plemons, a queer woman, and Eric Plemons, a trans man, as they raise their daughter Jonah in Oakland, CA.

Director: Tony Osso

37. Teaching Teo (2003)

50 min

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Sometimes it takes the Village People to raise a child. Welcome to Teo's world of oh-so politically correct child rearing, Berkeley-lesbian style.

Director: Diane Dodge

38. Hello! America! (1926)

108 min | Documentary

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39. Berkeley Finally Hears the Truth (2004 Video)

154 min

4.4
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Star: Kent Hovind

Votes: 5

40. People's Park (1969)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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41. A Sports Parade Subject: Crew Racing (1935)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This short shows how the freshman squad of the University of California rowing team trains to become competent rowers. We see longtime coach Ky Ebright say goodbye to his departing seniors ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Pete Smith, Ky Ebright

Votes: 33

42. Out for the Long Run (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Family, Sport

8.2
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The film's focus is on a handful of openly gay high school and college athletes as they navigate the turbulent waters of their uncertain world. Utilizing footage shot by our cameras and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Bloom

Votes: 6

43. Signatures (2010)

6 min | Short, Comedy

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One volunteer collects signatures for the good of the cause while the other is just in it for the free coupons.

Directors: Chris Galdes, David Kirkendall, Matt McKenna | Stars: Omied Far, Chris Galdes, Amelia Kardooni, David Kirkendall

44. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: A Christmas Story (1982)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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When a snowstorm ruins their Christmas skiing plans, the Keatons are stuck at home reminiscing about the circumstances in which each of the kids was born.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 108

45. The Ben Shapiro Show (2015– )
Episode: Did Trump Just Give Away the Border? (2017)

News, Talk-Show

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Donald Trump cuts a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on DACA, and onetime supporters like Ann Coulter are not happy. Ben shows video of the security measures being taken in anticipation of his speech at UC of Berkeley.

Stars: Ben Shapiro, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

46. The Ben Shapiro Show (2015– )
Episode: Does Trump Have an Empathy Problem? (2017)

News, Talk-Show

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Melania Trump's high heels and Donald Trump's empathy are the issues of the day. The 18th-century philosopher Edmund Burke receives a plug. Ben defends a CNN reporter and praises Nancy Pelosi.

Stars: Ben Shapiro, Donald Trump, Greg Abbott, Rosa Flores

47. Surface (2005–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2005)

40 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Laura fights to get back on her project in the wake of a catastrophic event. The boys find a secure home for their pet, at least temporarily. Krishna feels much better after his explosion.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Ian Anthony Dale

Votes: 141

48. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Heartstrings: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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After jogging with Elyse, Steven feels chest pains. He is taken to the hospital, and they find out he had a heart attack. While there, the family meets relatives of patients who suffered heart attacks, while facing the issue of mortality.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 44

49. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Heartstrings: Part 2 (1988)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Steven has an operation to clear a valve after his heart attack. As they wait and worry, Elyse and the kids remember life with Steven. They take comfort talking and sharing with other people, while their concerns over the future deepen.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 45

50. The Ben Shapiro Show (2015– )
Episode: Hillary's Big Blame Game (2017)

News, Talk-Show

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Hillary Clinton refuses to leave. The Democrats continue to make tactical blunders. Ben recommends "Bambi' (1942). Technology gives us the ability to become talking poop.

Stars: Ben Shapiro, Hillary Clinton



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