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1. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 143,048 | Gross: $41.19M

2. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 42,018 | Gross: $58.17M

3. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 183,254 | Gross: $26.59M

4. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 482,108 | Gross: $250.69M

5. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.3
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62 Metascore

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 21,501 | Gross: $0.18M

6. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 402,540 | Gross: $54.58M

7. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 432,725 | Gross: $35.55M

8. The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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55 Metascore

An Eastern European tourist unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 369,699 | Gross: $77.87M

9. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 91,750

10. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 398,586 | Gross: $93.05M

11. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 274,888 | Gross: $34.30M

12. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 102,056 | Gross: $24.34M

13. Unknown (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 236,417 | Gross: $63.69M

14. 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: 224,404 | Gross: $35.74M

15. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 144,584 | Gross: $130.44M

16. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

Votes: 68,347 | Gross: $17.24M

17. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 100,324 | Gross: $54.93M

18. A Bigger Splash (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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74 Metascore

The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson

Votes: 23,809 | Gross: $1.98M

19. Circle (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Directors: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione | Stars: Allegra Masters, Aimee McKay, Ashley Key, Autumn Federici

Votes: 31,671

20. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 74,317 | Gross: $42.04M

21. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 60,436 | Gross: $3.34M

22. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 80,888 | Gross: $5.10M

23. Instructions Not Included (2013)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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55 Metascore

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

Votes: 27,147 | Gross: $44.47M

24. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 71,285 | Gross: $1.70M

25. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 74,938 | Gross: $43.02M

26. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 22,640 | Gross: $1.00M

27. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 38,845 | Gross: $8.11M

28. Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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62 Metascore

A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

Votes: 26,886 | Gross: $41.29M

29. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 46,642 | Gross: $24.40M

30. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 21,947 | Gross: $0.45M

31. Paris à tout prix (2013)

95 min | Comedy

5.7
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Maya Ben Latif has the life that most women dream of: she is pretty, smart, wealthy, and she has a great job. But one night, when a problem with her gets involved, she is, therefore, ... See full summary »

Director: Reem Kherici | Stars: Reem Kherici, Cécile Cassel, Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau

Votes: 1,658

32. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 26,356 | Gross: $13.27M

33. Samba (2014)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

Senegalese Samba has worked 10 years in France. He's arrested and befriends the woman helping him with legal matters as volunteer after a burnout at work. He's released after being told to leave France. Chemistry?

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izïa Higelin

Votes: 13,573 | Gross: $0.15M

34. Sin Nombre (2009)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado

Votes: 29,715 | Gross: $2.53M

35. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 39,150 | Gross: $15.54M

36. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,306 | Gross: $9.42M

37. Frozen River (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. A nearby Indian territory stretches across the border to Canada with a drivable frozen river between. Smugling?

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 23,726 | Gross: $2.51M

38. Three Burials (2005)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones

Votes: 37,208 | Gross: $5.02M

39. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

The attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry, triggering a series of violent events which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 16,473

40. Desierto (2015)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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51 Metascore

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño

Votes: 8,355 | Gross: $1.83M

41. Born in East L.A. (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director: Cheech Marin | Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 5,126 | Gross: $17.36M

42. Maria Full of Grace (2004)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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87 Metascore

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón, Virgina Ariza

Votes: 32,876 | Gross: $6.52M

43. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 10,810

44. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 29,032 | Gross: $0.74M

45. Swing Vote (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll

Votes: 16,913 | Gross: $16.28M

46. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 8,703 | Gross: $1.31M

47. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 10,700 | Gross: $0.10M

48. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Votes: 2,247 | Gross: $10.90M

49. Never Forever (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.

Director: Gina Kim | Stars: Vera Farmiga, David Lee McInnis, Joseph Y. Kim, Shirley Roeca

Votes: 1,380 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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58 Metascore

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Amy Madigan

Votes: 6,931 | Gross: $0.06M



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