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1. Swamp Thing (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp.

Stars: Crystal Reed, Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Derek Mears

Votes: 10,150

2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 355,070 | Gross: $54.51M

3. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 525,478 | Gross: $100.55M

4. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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96 Metascore

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 717,410 | Gross: $274.09M

5. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 107,734 | Gross: $0.40M

6. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 43,867

7. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 14,025 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 224,468 | Gross: $35.74M

9. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

5.8
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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Anikka Albrite, Veronica Avluv, Eva Berger

Votes: 2,456

10. Run All Night (2015)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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59 Metascore

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 94,844 | Gross: $26.44M

11. Somewhere Between (2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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A local news producer is given one chance to relive a deadly week and stop a serial killer. If she fails, she'll lose her daughter forever.

Stars: Paula Patton, Devon Sawa, Aria Birch, Catherine Barroll

Votes: 3,368

12. Devil's Knot (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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42 Metascore

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a Satanic ritual.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick

Votes: 18,916

13. Disconnect (I) (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm, Hope Davis

Votes: 70,381 | Gross: $7.44M

14. Death Parade (2015)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.0
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After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Tomoaki Maeno, Anastasia Munoz, Alex Organ

Votes: 7,618

15. Little Boy Blue (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

Stars: Sinead Keenan, Brían F. O'Byrne, Matthew Roberts, Stephen Graham

Votes: 2,311

16. The Silence (2010)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Claudia Michelsen, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Katrin Saß

Votes: 5,885 | Gross: $0.10M

17. The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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41 Metascore

A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

Director: Francesca Gregorini | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard

Votes: 8,142

18. Under the Tree (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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75 Metascore

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 2,642 | Gross: $0.07M

19. The Magician (1958)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A traveling magician and his assistants are persecuted by authorities in Sweden of the 19th century. Their captures, however, didn't bring victory to those in power.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

Votes: 7,930

20. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 4,988 | Gross: $0.62M

21. Surviving (1985 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

7.7
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Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Zach Galligan, Marsha Mason

Votes: 488

22. Khal Nayak (1993)

Not Rated | 190 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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Ballu (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious, cunning, and unscrupulous criminal who's wanted by the police for a plethora of murders and thefts. Bright and ambitious Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 2,644

23. The Memory of Water (2015)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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When the accidental death of a couple's young son sends them grieving in opposite directions, they're forced to re-examine their life and marriage.

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Elena Anaya, Benjamín Vicuña, Néstor Cantillana, Sergio Hernández

Votes: 565

24. Mother's Day (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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Focuses on two women living on either side of the Irish Sea, and how they are brought together in the wake of the Warrington bombing of March 1993.

Director: Fergus O'Brien | Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Vicky McClure, Daniel Mays, David Wilmot

Votes: 244

25. London River (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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67 Metascore

Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem

Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Last Sin Eater (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato, Soren Fulton

Votes: 1,707 | Gross: $0.38M

27. Blue Tiger (1994)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Tôru Nakamura, Dean Hallo, Ryo Ishibashi

Votes: 601

28. Anguish (2015)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama, Horror

4.5
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A girl, Tess, is diagnosed with an identity disorder that may actually be channeling an evil, dead spirit inside of her.

Director: Sonny Mallhi | Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue, Cliff Chamberlain

Votes: 1,983

29. Calvento Files: The Movie (1997)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Episode 1, Balintuwad, is the story of a fifteen-year-old epileptic girl who was gang-raped and drowned by her captors the night she sneaked out to watch her sister's prom. Eventually, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael De Mesa, Laurenti M. Dyogi | Stars: Claudine Barretto, Rio Locsin, Diether Ocampo, Lito Pimentel

Votes: 35

30. Road to Salina (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

6.9
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Jonas (Walker Jr) is on the road to Salina. He stops at a gas station/restaurant and its owner, Mara (Hayworth), is struck by his resemblance to her dead son, Rocky (Porel). He decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Robert Walker Jr., Ed Begley, Bruce Pecheur

Votes: 380

31. Reg (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

7.0
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The story of Reg Keys who lost his son in the Iraq War and then went on to contest Tony Blair's seat at Sedgefield in the 2005 General Election.

Director: David Blair | Stars: John Ammirati, Charlie Anson, William Atkinson, Kelva Barrett

Votes: 257

32. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

Votes: 403

33. Surrender, Dorothy (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

5.5
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When her daughter Sara (Davalos) unexpectedly passes away, Natalie (Keaton) retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Diane Keaton, Tom Everett Scott, Alexa Davalos, Lauren German

Votes: 756

34. Everything Put Together (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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63 Metascore

The story of a Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jacqueline Heinze

Votes: 636

35. Lake Tahoe (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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72 Metascore

A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara II

Votes: 1,586 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Night Flight (1933)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

6.2
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Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 653

37. That's My Boy (1932)

71 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.1
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Featuring members of the 1931 National Champion football team from the University of Southern California Trojans, with team members Russell Saunders and Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian also cast in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Dorothy Jordan, Mae Marsh, Arthur Stone

Votes: 53

38. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Tracey Wilkinson, Kevin Knapman, Mark Womack, Sarah Graham

Votes: 697

39. The Lookalike (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A mentally disturbed woman is further tormented after discovering a girl who closely resembles her recently deceased daughter.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Diane Ladd, Frances Lee McCain, Jason Scott Lee

Votes: 133

40. The Blue Hour (2007)

Drama

6.8
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Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways.

Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ellen Albertini Dow, Eric Burdon, Paul Dillon, Catherine Garedakis

Votes: 183

41. Zombadings 1: Patayin sa shokot si Remington (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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56 Metascore

Remington is in love with Hannah but she finds him lazy and uncouth. Then he starts to change. Suddenly he is becoming neater, nicer, more sensitive. Is he doing it for her? Or is something... See full summary »

Director: Jade Castro | Stars: Martin Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora, Janice de Belen

Votes: 215

42. You're Dead to Me (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A grieving Chicana mother confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration.

Director: Wu Tsang | Stars: Carolina Espiro, Laura Patalano, Harmony Santana

Votes: 21

43. Murder (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Chris Maurer is killed the day after his 21st birthday and his grieving mother, Angela Maurer, is unable to come to grips with that fact. She is taken advantage of by a self-interested ... See full summary »

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Jason Done, Julie Walters, Roland Manookian, Nicola Reynolds

Votes: 47

44. Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Sex, drums, tequila, social networking, a pirate, morning after pills, Jesus and a gun. It's one hot mess!

Director: Thomas L. Phillips | Stars: Sasha Ramos, Erin Cline, Emily Rogers, Anthony Rutowicz

Votes: 150

45. L'instant infini (2017)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

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Overwhelmed by guilt since the accidental death of their daughter, Mary accepts her husband's proposal to become a cam-girl to solve their financial problems.

Director: Douglas Beer | Stars: Jennifer Rihouey, Damien Dorsaz, Mathieu Chardet, Maria Metral

46. Another Life (2007)

21 min | Short

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After being killed in a car accident, a college student discovers he is still able to walk amongst the living.

Director: Dustin Lee | Stars: James Yeager, Rob Zvolensky, Christine Odille, David Ullman

47. Am I Guilty? (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A young black doctor sets out to establish a free clinic in Harlem.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Sybil Lewis, Sam McDaniel, Laurence Criner

Votes: 6

48. Anghel sa lupa (2003)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Screen hearthrob Cogie Domingo plays a young man coming to grips with his own mortality. This he gleans from the point of view of a soul in transit struggling with the task of giving ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Javier Reyes | Stars: Cogie Domingo, Luciano B. Carlos, Luz Imperial, Tiya Pusit

Votes: 13

49. Babangon ako't dudurugin kita (2008– )

Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Salve is a sweet girl, the kind who would wait hand and foot on her husband. But she lacks the qualities Alfred is looking for in a wife. He wants a woman who can be his business partner, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dina Bonnevie, Marvin Agustin, Yasmien Kurdi, JC de Vera

Votes: 13

50. Thank You for Your Time (2018)

7 min | Short, Drama

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A grieving vampire forms an unlikely bond with a little girl.

Director: Zachary Ye | Star: Sarah Jarman



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