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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.7
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 56,530

2. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 176,371 | Gross: $0.62M

3. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 316,624 | Gross: $25.38M

4. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 14,384

5. 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: 120,167 | Gross: $21.59M

6. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 32,328 | Gross: $22.00M

7. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A working class man constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 12,794

8. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 26,849

9. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 48,492 | Gross: $65.00M

10. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 20,301

11. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 72,534 | Gross: $63.86M

12. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 54,184 | Gross: $4.02M

13. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.2
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The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 16,713

14. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 19,808

15. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 111,783 | Gross: $2.55M

16. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 83,123 | Gross: $39.39M

17. Maude (1972–1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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"All In The Family" spin-off centered around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay, a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,996

18. 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: 4,936 | Gross: $31.90M

19. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 101,983 | Gross: $19.59M

20. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 57,373 | Gross: $0.75M

21. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 10,143

22. Prime (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams

Votes: 38,247 | Gross: $22.83M

23. PCU (1994)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy

6.6
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42 Metascore

A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau

Votes: 11,486 | Gross: $4.35M

24. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 8,375 | Gross: $14.02M

25. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 80,704 | Gross: $2.69M

26. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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54 Metascore

Lyndon B. Johnson aligns himself with John F. Kennedy, rises to the Presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 4,484 | Gross: $2.47M

27. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 10,150 | Gross: $25.00M

28. Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 21,432 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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78 Metascore

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 16,693 | Gross: $14.00M

30. Ishtar (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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52 Metascore

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

Votes: 9,659 | Gross: $14.38M

31. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts, Edward Norton

Votes: 33,618 | Gross: $9.71M

32. Drawn Together (2004–2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Reality-TV

7.0
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A parody of reality shows cast with spoofs of several famous types of animated characters.

Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 18,024

33. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,266 | Gross: $20.24M

34. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 19,559 | Gross: $1.07M

35. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

Votes: 23,784 | Gross: $26.53M

36. Hearts Afire (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator (Gaynes). His life is somewhat complicated by his wife (Post)'s father (Asner) having spent a long stretch in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ritter, Markie Post, Billy Bob Thornton, Clark Duke

Votes: 283

37. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,367 | Gross: $5.10M

38. The Last Supper (I) (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 13,511 | Gross: $0.44M

39. La Vérité (1960)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

7.6
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A liberated small-town girl and the family's black sheep moves to Paris with her sister, only to find herself standing trial for the shocking murder of her young lover. Was his killing premeditated or was this a crime of passion?

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey

Votes: 2,364

40. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly and racist landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 1,944

41. Melinda and Melinda (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 29,823 | Gross: $3.83M

42. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,328 | Gross: $0.90M

43. Not Fade Away (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director: David Chase | Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella

Votes: 4,105 | Gross: $0.61M

44. The Group (1966)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.6
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In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

Votes: 1,210

45. Blood for Dracula (1974)

R | 106 min | Horror

6.2
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An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica, Maxime McKendry

Votes: 4,782

46. High Hopes (1988)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson

Votes: 3,824 | Gross: $1.19M

47. The Devil, Probably (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.3
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.03M

48. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama, War

7.6
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

Votes: 6,748

49. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

96 min | Drama

6.8
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Tony Wager, Brian Weske, Gerald Fox, Jean Shepeard

Votes: 154

50. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 9,235 | Gross: $4.18M



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