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1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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87 Metascore

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 232,188 | Gross: $190.24M

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,234,475

3. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.4
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 995,236 | Gross: $130.10M

4. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.8
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68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 227,858 | Gross: $10.82M

5. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Votes: 250,597 | Gross: $169.11M

6. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

7.8
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A woman jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson and is forced to make an irreversible decision with fatal consequences.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 1,177

7. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Votes: 30,223 | Gross: $56.20M

8. 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: 282,527 | Gross: $39.67M

9. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 438,707 | Gross: $84.35M

10. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 376,156 | Gross: $44.59M

11. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 522,762 | Gross: $42.34M

12. Central Intelligence (2016)

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

6.3
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52 Metascore

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

Votes: 140,585 | Gross: $127.44M

13. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 607,156 | Gross: $261.44M

14. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 347,732 | Gross: $189.42M

15. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 83,338 | Gross: $9.25M

16. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 154,488 | Gross: $50.29M

17. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

6.3
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58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 38,698 | Gross: $105.49M

18. The World's End (2013)

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

7.0
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81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 237,167 | Gross: $26.00M

19. Hall Pass (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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45 Metascore

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 114,161 | Gross: $45.06M

20. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 276,269 | Gross: $58.24M

21. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Votes: 122,771 | Gross: $45.36M

22. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 316,566 | Gross: $48.32M

23. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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35 Metascore

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 32,903 | Gross: $37.80M

24. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 61,604 | Gross: $82.42M

25. Wild Hogs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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27 Metascore

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, William H. Macy

Votes: 109,438 | Gross: $168.27M

26. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 11,948

27. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 98,051 | Gross: $2.40M

28. Sideways (2004)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 170,306 | Gross: $71.50M

29. Paddington 2 (2017)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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88 Metascore

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 47,333 | Gross: $40.44M

30. Sea of Love (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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66 Metascore

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

Votes: 34,907 | Gross: $58.57M

31. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

Votes: 122,442 | Gross: $9.19M

32. Danny Collins (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 27,621 | Gross: $5.35M

33. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 58,881 | Gross: $19.39M

34. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 99,777 | Gross: $9.17M

35. 10 (1979)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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68 Metascore

A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

Votes: 14,113 | Gross: $74.87M

36. Poison Ivy (1992)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt, Cheryl Ladd

Votes: 16,071 | Gross: $1.83M

37. Acrimony (2018)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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32 Metascore

A faithful wife, tired of standing by her devious husband, is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon

Votes: 6,359 | Gross: $43.55M

38. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 105,538 | Gross: $78.91M

39. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

6.7
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70 Metascore

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 44,502 | Gross: $124.03M

40. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 156,402 | Gross: $31.84M

41. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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61 Metascore

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello

Votes: 24,728 | Gross: $3.57M

42. Things to Come (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 10,083 | Gross: $0.28M

43. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 99,827 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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36 Metascore

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Director: Greg Coolidge | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick

Votes: 42,082 | Gross: $28.44M

45. Sink or Swim (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle aged men.

Director: Gilles Lellouche | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 4,727

46. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 39,574 | Gross: $10.11M

47. The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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55 Metascore

On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 12,683 | Gross: $25.30M

48. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 34,132 | Gross: $53.67M

49. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 117,613 | Gross: $65.02M

50. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,341



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