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1. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,537,873 | Gross: $171.48M

2. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 47,761 | Gross: $79.82M

3. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 297,870 | Gross: $87.34M

4. Sex and Zen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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58 Metascore

A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Lawrence Ng, Amy Yip, Kent Cheng, Rena Murakami

Votes: 1,894 | Gross: $0.40M

5. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 62,641 | Gross: $0.34M

6. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 218,081 | Gross: $10.14M

7. American Pie 2 (2001)

R | 108 min | Comedy

6.4
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43 Metascore

Jim and his friends are now in college, and they decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 227,704 | Gross: $145.10M

8. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 114,737 | Gross: $37.96M

9. 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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36 Metascore

As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows. Wei Yangsheng encounters Tie Fei ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Sun | Stars: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan Crazybarby, Miyavi Matsunoi, Vienna Lyn

Votes: 2,334

10. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 106,384 | Gross: $0.33M

11. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 101,300 | Gross: $3.52M

12. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

Votes: 132,547 | Gross: $110.36M

13. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai, Billy Moore

Votes: 16,036

14. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 190,363 | Gross: $108.39M

15. Major League II (1994)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Sport

5.6
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The Indians are now a World Series contender. But last year's hunger is now replaced with complacency, and bad decisions by the new owner threaten to tear the team apart.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 23,661 | Gross: $30.63M

16. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 15,800 | Gross: $39.10M

17. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 86,167 | Gross: $43.98M

18. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 65,419 | Gross: $0.21M

19. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.7
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 4,769

20. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 10,818

21. Stay (I) (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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41 Metascore

This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Kate Burton

Votes: 70,824 | Gross: $3.63M

22. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

Votes: 6,732 | Gross: $0.38M

23. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,240 | Gross: $2.67M

24. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,559 | Gross: $1.33M

25. Little Buddha (1993)

PG | 123 min | Drama

6.1
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After the death of Lama Dorje, Tibetan Buddhist monks find three children - one American and two Nepalese - who may be the rebirth of their great teacher.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Ruocheng Ying, Chris Isaak

Votes: 14,628 | Gross: $4.86M

26. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 71,959 | Gross: $2.38M

27. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin), an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Votes: 2,474

28. The Medallion (2003)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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38 Metascore

A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands

Votes: 36,794 | Gross: $22.11M

29. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 24,454 | Gross: $5.53M

30. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | 107 min | Comedy

6.6
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55 Metascore

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 60,702 | Gross: $12.78M

31. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $5.86M

32. Bulletproof Monk (2003)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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40 Metascore

Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

Director: Paul Hunter | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, Karel Roden

Votes: 46,228 | Gross: $23.02M

33. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu, Norman Chu

Votes: 13,237

34. The Replacement Killers (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 25,856 | Gross: $18.97M

35. Anna and the King (1999)

PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton

Votes: 34,397 | Gross: $39.26M

36. Journey to the West (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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68 Metascore

Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.

Directors: Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok | Stars: Zhang Wen, Qi Shu, Bo Huang, Show Lo

Votes: 10,878 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 11,278

38. Ong Bak 2 (2008)

R | 98 min | Action

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Sorapong Chatree, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 28,039 | Gross: $0.10M

39. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 25,927 | Gross: $9.18M

40. Onibaba (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 13,942

41. Broken Blossoms (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

Votes: 8,693

42. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.3
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A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 18,308 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Pom Poko (1994)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Shinchô Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki

Votes: 19,888

44. Erotic Ghost Story (1990)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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Three vixens have meditated for 1,000 years to able to shed their animal natures and become human. For the final month of their rigors, they have moved near a village where women pray to a ... See full summary »

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Amy Yip, Chi Jan Ha, So Man, Hitomi Kudô

Votes: 554

45. Ong-bak 3 (2010)

R | 99 min | Action

5.0
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38 Metascore

Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Jaa, Panna Rittikrai | Stars: Tony Jaa, Dan Chupong, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Primorata Dejudom

Votes: 12,304 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Moebius (2013)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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66 Metascore

A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Yeong-ju Seo, Eun-woo Lee, Jae-hong Kim

Votes: 4,517

47. Management (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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50 Metascore

A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

Director: Stephen Belber | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Margo Martindale

Votes: 16,515 | Gross: $0.93M

48. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,498 | Gross: $7.03M

49. Cremator (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 6,017

50. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.5
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 12,814



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