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1. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 92,184 | Gross: $44.79M

2. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 157,538 | Gross: $40.90M

3. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 130,593 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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64 Metascore

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 85,431 | Gross: $31.49M

5. Kojak (1973–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 5,853

6. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,644

7. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 13,167 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Girl/Girl Scene (2010– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Lots of gorgeous women make out while competing in physical courage, personal tragedy and educated wit. This all happens in Lexington, Kentucky, where you can get lots of booze - and stuff.

Stars: Tucky Williams, Roni Jonah, Katie Stewart, Cyndy Allen

Votes: 285

9. Madigan (1968)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino

Votes: 2,961

10. Café Lumière (2003)

108 min | Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Yo Hitoto, Tadanobu Asano, Masato Hagiwara, Kimiko Yo

Votes: 2,644

11. Bling (2016)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

4.5
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Will a 'bling' ring or the courage to save his city from an army of evil robots win the heart of Sam's childhood sweetheart?

Directors: Kyung Ho Lee, Wonjae Lee | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Jennette McCurdy, James Woods, Carla Gugino

Votes: 591

12. A Case for Two (1981– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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German crime series, centering around a succession of lawyers and a private investigator and former police officer, who typically team up to clear a client of the lawyer, who is usually an innocent suspect in a murder case.

Stars: Claus Theo Gärtner, Renate Kohn, Paul Frielinghaus, Rainer Hunold

Votes: 594

13. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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Resentful of her small-town life, a married woman schemes to run off with a rich businessman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,998

14. I Don't Kiss (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.9
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A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Manuel Blanc, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 1,105

15. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 813

16. The Big City (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.3
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Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 2,834

17. Love in the City (1953)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini | Stars: Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu

Votes: 823

18. Holding On (1997– )

55 min | Drama

8.6
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A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »

Stars: David Morrissey, Saira Todd, Phil Daniels, Ace Bhatti

Votes: 142

19. Heimat 2: Chronicle of a Generation (1992)

1,416 min | Drama, History

8.7
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The fortunes of the village Schabbach reflect those of Germany from 1960 to 1970.

Stars: Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Frank Röth, Armin Fuchs

Votes: 143

20. Ein Fall für Zwei: Reloaded (2014– )

Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A case for two: Reloaded.

Stars: Antoine Monot Jr., Wanja Mues, Thomas Thieme, Christina Hecke

Votes: 25

21. Teenage Wolfpack (1956)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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"Think of a law, they've broken it. Think of a crime, they've committed it." A tense, tough story of teenage gangs committing acts of robbery, violence, and murder. The leader of the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Tressler | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal, Christian Doermer, Jo Herbst

Votes: 398

22. Nach Fünf im Urwald (1995)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Anna, 17 years old, is happy to throw her first big birthday party without her parents, but some of her guests are so stoned that they leave a big chaos and, even worse, destroy the ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Franka Potente, Axel Milberg, Dagmar Manzel, Farina Brock

Votes: 1,446

23. Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful.

Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Heinrich George, Maria Bard, Margarete Schlegel, Bernhard Minetti

Votes: 533

24. Toronto Stories (2008)

89 min | Drama

5.7
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Various lives intersect over the course of 48 hours in Canada's largest and most culturally diverse city.

Directors: Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver, Aaron Woodley | Stars: Gil Bellows, Sook-Yin Lee, K.C. Collins, Carly Pope

Votes: 320

25. Liebe deine Nächste! (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Two young and attractive social workers/nuns bring fresh air into a city missionary station, but are also challenged by lust and money, offered by a millionaire.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Lea Mornar, Heike Makatsch, Moritz Bleibtreu, Elsa Grube-Deister

Votes: 359

26. Frankfurt: The Face of a City (1981)

87 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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Girl goes to the bright lights of Frankfurt when her boyfriend goes into the army; the seamy side of life is not as attractive as she expected.

Director: Roger Fritz | Stars: Michaela Karger, Dave Balko, Hanno Pöschl, Ute Zielinski

Votes: 32

27. KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst (2007– )

45 min | Crime

8.2
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KDD - Crime duration service is a German crime series, which was broadcast from 2007 to 2010.

Stars: Götz Schubert, Manfred Zapatka, Saskia Vester, Barnaby Metschurat

Votes: 256

29. Betelnut Beauty (2001)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A cute coed leaves her mother's home and gets involved with a pastry chef who just finish his military service. The two rebelious youngsters deal with the harsh realities of life on the ... See full summary »

Director: Cheng-sheng Lin | Stars: Chen Chang, Angelica Lee, Chen-Nan Tsai, Ming-chun Kao

Votes: 413

30. 1960 (2010)

75 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Giuseppe Cederna, Michelangelo Antonioni, Brigitte Bardot, Mike Bongiorno

Votes: 50

31. Konvoy (2012)

81 min | Drama

6.3
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Army captain escorting in part-deserter soldier. The heroes spend a day in Moscow, during which face the realities of life in the modern metropolis: sometimes comical, sometimes tragic. The... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Mizgiryov | Stars: Oleg Vasilkov, Azamat Nigmanov, Dmitriy Kulichkov, Daniela Stoyanovich

Votes: 167

32. Daring Daughters (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A savvy city girl tries to protect her naive sister, who has just moved from the country, from the temptations--and men--of big-city life.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Marian Marsh, Kenneth Thomson, Joan Marsh, Bert Roach

Votes: 29

33. Playgirls of Frankfurt (1966)

85 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Rolf Olsen | Stars: Vera Tschechowa, Erik Schumann, Richard Münch, Konrad Georg

Votes: 23

34. Gang War (1928)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Lorin Raker, Jack McKee, Mabel Albertson, David Hartman

Votes: 8

35. Hamburg: City of Vice (1964)

97 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A couple of days in the life of a police station in Hamburg.

Director: Jürgen Roland | Stars: Wolfgang Kieling, Hannelore Schroth, Günther Ungeheuer, Günther Neutze

Votes: 71

36. Look (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Dream-inspired movie LOOK examines the emptiness that accompanies beauty. When a model walks into a restaurant, barmaid Emma fantasizes. She glamorizes the life of the model. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Pickett | Stars: Starina Johnson, John Ferguson, Theresa Meeker, Ryan Pickett

Votes: 76

37. Chornyy baran (2009)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The family of a shepherd from the Caucuses inherits a car-wash in Moscow. From the far-away pastures they come to the capital and find themselves in an entirely different world with ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Khrushch | Stars: Elguja Burduli, Vladimir Ilin, Karen Badalov, Olga Beshulya

Votes: 8

38. One Dollar (El precio de la vida) (2002)

63 min | Documentary

7.9
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This story tells about daily violence inside the ghettos of Panama. Three main characters: LATIN FRESH music band; a clerk who collects corpses on Panama streets; and LOLO, the leader of ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Herrera

Votes: 39

39. Visions of Vine Street (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: Rod Griola, Laure Quinlivan

40. Dialogo di un venditore di almanacchi e di un passeggiere (1957)

10 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Paolo Pampurini, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 37

41. Heidengeld (1997)

78 min

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Director: Dagmar Kamlah | Stars: Ines Baric, Michaela Ehinger, Ralf Knicker, René Schack



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