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1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 439,371 | Gross: $255.12M

2. The Road (I) (2009)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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64 Metascore

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Votes: 208,125 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 306,512 | Gross: $241.41M

4. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 281,394 | Gross: $39.67M

5. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 232,390 | Gross: $93.15M

6. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 122,306 | Gross: $58.70M

7. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 92,452 | Gross: $14.56M

8. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 132,815

9. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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75 Metascore

Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 59,582 | Gross: $8.62M

10. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 201,741 | Gross: $180.01M

11. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 71,194 | Gross: $72.08M

12. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 79,964 | Gross: $37.56M

13. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 8,893

14. Tess (1979)

PG | 170 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

A strong-willed young peasant girl attracts the affection of two men.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Votes: 13,562

15. The Vanishing (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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49 Metascore

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 21,630 | Gross: $14.54M

16. Pinocchio (2021)

Animation, Fantasy, Musical | Pre-production

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

17. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 10,280

18. Beauty and the Beast (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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39 Metascore

An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 18,140

19. Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice

Votes: 29,149 | Gross: $1.99M

20. The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

4.9
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42 Metascore

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Sara Foster

Votes: 17,105 | Gross: $6.47M

21. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 8,580

22. Madame Bovary (2014)

R | 118 min | Drama

5.7
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52 Metascore

Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 6,920

23. Valdez Is Coming (1971)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

6.9
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A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,026

24. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 19,901 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Screamers (1979)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.0
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Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson, Beryl Cunningham

Votes: 1,394

26. Forbidden Kingdom (2014)

Not Rated | 127 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

5.3
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An eighteenth century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest.

Director: Oleg Stepchenko | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Chadov, Agniya Ditkovskite

Votes: 4,380 | Gross: $34.59M

27. The Fire Within (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Votes: 7,059

28. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,328

29. Lord Jim (1965)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 3,260

30. Saawariya (2007)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.4
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44 Metascore

Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji

Votes: 6,860 | Gross: $0.89M

31. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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36 Metascore

Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo | Stars: Evan Ross, Stephanie Lugo, Maurice Blake, Omar Regan

Votes: 1,675

32. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,432

33. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,323 | Gross: $0.12M

34. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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56 Metascore

When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

Votes: 2,147 | Gross: $0.41M

35. The Shuttered Room (1967)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror

6.4
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A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,484

36. The Last Voyage of Demeter

Horror | Announced

Follows the ill-fated crew aboard the merchant ship Demeter which carried Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England only to arrive at port with no survivors aboard.

Director: Neil Marshall | Star: Viggo Mortensen

37. The Monk (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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56 Metascore

Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi López

Votes: 3,534 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

7.5
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 4,194

39. Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)

169 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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72 Metascore

A lush, elegant epic taking us on a time-swirling trip down the infinitely complex labyrinth that is Marcel Proust's memory lane.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich

Votes: 2,072 | Gross: $0.46M

40. Monster of Terror (1965)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 2,493

41. The Marquise of O (1976)

PG | 102 min | Drama, History

7.2
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85 Metascore

A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr

Votes: 2,011 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Heart of Darkness (I)

80 min | Animation | Pre-production

Based on Joseph Conrad's novel, Marlow, captains a leaky steamboat up the River Congo in search of a mysterious figure named Kurtz who has carved out a brutal kingdom in which he has power of life and death over his native subjects.

Director: Gerald Conn | Star: Matthew Rhys

43. Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000 Video)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Add a Plot

Director: John Cork | Stars: Ian Fleming, Patrick Macnee, Andrew Lycett, Kate Grimond

Votes: 89

44. Bécassine! (2018)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.7
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Bécassine, a naive and clumsy farm girl, is hired as a nanny in a bourgeois family.

Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Emeline Bayart, Karin Viard, Maya Compagnie, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 179

45. Possibility of an Island (2008)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A futuristic story about a man and his clone.

Director: Michel Houellebecq | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Patrick Bauchau, Jordi Dauder, Jean-Pierre Malo

Votes: 264

46. De grot (2001)

90 min | Romance, Thriller, Crime

6.7
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Psychological thriller. Geography teacher smuggles a case of heroin for a friend.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Kim Huffman, Marcel Hensema, Jeroen Willems

Votes: 641

47. Border Shootout (1990)

Not Rated | 96 min | Western

4.0
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Young rancher Kirby Frye is appointed deputy in a small town tyrannized by ruthless Phil Sundeen, the son of one of the founders of the town.

Director: Chris McIntyre | Stars: Michael Forest, Cody Glenn, Michael Horse, Sergio Calderón

Votes: 114

48. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Howard Morris

Votes: 513

49. Jonathan (1970)

110 min | Horror, Drama

6.2
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In a apocalyptic 19th century landscape where wealthy vampires have taken over the world, a group of humans prepare an uprising, and select an adventurous young man to track down the leader of the undead and destroy him.

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer | Stars: Jürgen Jung, Hans-Dieter Jendreyko, Paul Albert Krumm, Hertha von Walther

Votes: 184

50. Francisca (1981)

166 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso, Francisco Brás

Votes: 290



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