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1. Our Idiot Brother (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Nick Sullivan

Votes: 81,226 | Gross: $24.81M

2. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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72 Metascore

A light-hearted picture of middle-aged love and friendship.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 5,233 | Gross: $31.90M

3. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 121,185 | Gross: $21.59M

4. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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75 Metascore

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 100,849 | Gross: $5.46M

5. The Visit (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

Votes: 103,650 | Gross: $65.21M

6. High-Rise (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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65 Metascore

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans

Votes: 34,239 | Gross: $0.34M

7. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 46,889 | Gross: $29.08M

8. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

Votes: 61,218 | Gross: $47.60M

9. The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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78 Metascore

A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 4,778

10. While We're Young (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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77 Metascore

A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 41,764 | Gross: $7.57M

11. 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: 15,362 | Gross: $3.60M

12. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 101,747 | Gross: $2.20M

13. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 8,938

14. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 46,044 | Gross: $41.03M

15. I Am Michael (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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56 Metascore

Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver

Votes: 4,311

16. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 50,830 | Gross: $18.25M

17. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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48 Metascore

After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

Votes: 20,705 | Gross: $14.36M

18. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

Votes: 7,179

19. Yogi Bear (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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35 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh

Votes: 19,116 | Gross: $100.25M

20. Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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45 Metascore

An uptight New York City lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff

Votes: 7,532 | Gross: $0.54M

21. The Sacrament (2013)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 15,641 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,675 | Gross: $3.17M

23. Princess Protection Program (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Nicholas Braun, Molly Hagan

Votes: 19,714

24. Afflicted (2013)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.

Directors: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse | Stars: Clif Prowse, Derek Lee, Michael Gill, Baya Rehaz

Votes: 20,283 | Gross: $0.12M

25. The Face of an Angel (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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37 Metascore

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ava Acres, Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Anjella Mackintosh

Votes: 4,260

26. The Veil (I) (2016)

R | 93 min | Horror

4.7
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Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane, Lily Rabe, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 6,949

27. Dave Made a Maze (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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60 Metascore

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

Director: Bill Watterson | Stars: Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nick Thune, Adam Busch, James Urbaniak

Votes: 4,391 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 16,530 | Gross: $0.91M

29. An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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20 Metascore

An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins

Votes: 9,149 | Gross: $7.00M

30. Tru Confessions (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 112 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: Clara Bryant, Shia LaBeouf, Mare Winningham, William Francis McGuire

Votes: 2,775

31. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,853 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Alien Outpost (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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26 Metascore

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Director: Jabbar Raisani | Stars: Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Brandon Auret, Douglas Tait

Votes: 5,925

33. The Last Broadcast (1998)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler | Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Jim Seward

Votes: 4,420

34. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

Votes: 1,664 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Fair Sex (2012)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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Would-be filmmaker Sophie left Africa for Canada as a child. After graduating, she films the daily doings as part of a summer job at a fair. When pointing the camera at herself, she reveals painful secrets from the past..

Director: Martin Laroche | Stars: Marie-Evelyne Lessard, Marc-André Brunet, Normand Daoust, Stephanie Dubois

Votes: 80

36. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $0.02M

37. See You in September (2010)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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See You in September is an original romantic comedy set in current day Manhattan. The film centers around Lindsay, a beautiful woman who seemingly has it all, but is deeply afraid of ... See full summary »

Director: Tamara Tunie | Stars: Estella Warren, Sandra Bernhard, Liza Lapira, Justin Kirk

Votes: 653

38. Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson (2017)

81 min | Documentary

6.5
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In 1902 Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., travels north to Natchez and opens "Nellie's," a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Brockway, Timothy Givens

Votes: 14

39. L'amour fou (1969)

252 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Josée Destoop, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 517

40. Michael Moore Hates America (2004)

R | 125 min | Documentary

4.9
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself.

Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Mike Abraham, Pete Auger, Andrew Breitbart, Dinesh D'Souza

Votes: 3,800

41. Two Days (2003)

R | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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Paul Miller, a self-described "failed actor," sets out for his final act and his ultimate role: the last two days of his life ending with his suicide on tape. He tries to reunite with old ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Adam Scott, Karl Wiedergott, Mark Phinney, Paul Rudd

Votes: 879

42. A Necessary Death (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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"Documentary Filmmaker looking for suicidal individual to follow from first preparation to final act." Cut from 142 video tapes, this project sheds light on the tragedy following the infamous Internet ad.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: G.J. Echternkamp, Matthew Tilley, Valerie Hurt, Michael Traynor

Votes: 440

43. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,311 | Gross: $0.56M

44. Lux: Warrior of Light (2018)

104 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Daniel Wild | Stars: Serkan Kaya, Franz Rogowski, Heiko Pinkowski, Tilman Strauss

Votes: 120

45. Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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RJ the raccoon produces a nature video, which turns out to be an excuse for him and the porcupine children to play pranks on Hammy the squirrel.

Director: Will Finn | Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 708

46. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,082 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Clear Lake, WI (2009)

92 min | Thriller

3.0
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A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.

Director: Brian Ide | Stars: Dustin Booth, Morgan Simpson, Grinnell Morris, Shi Ne Nielson

Votes: 351

48. Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007)

R | 97 min | Documentary

5.7
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).

Directors: Rick Caine, Debbie Melnyk | Stars: Michael Moore, Debbie Melnyk, Rick Caine, Dave Barber

Votes: 2,029

49. Screwdriver (2018)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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Palestinian director Bassam Jarbawi's debut feature film tackles the physical and emotional toll of one man's return home after 15 years in an Israeli jail.

Director: Bassam Jarbawi | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury, Yasmine Qaddumi

Votes: 107

50. The Kid Brother (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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The disruptions caused in the life of 13 year old Kenny born with underdeveloped legs, removed to replace other missing bones at 6 months old when a French film company comes to do a film about his life and family.

Director: Claude Gagnon | Stars: Kenny Easterday, Caitlin Clarke, Liane Curtis, Zach Grenier

Votes: 184



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