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1. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 237,372 | Gross: $32.53M

2. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 71,285 | Gross: $22.24M

3. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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65 Metascore

Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

Votes: 17,731 | Gross: $6.24M

4. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

7.9
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 58,055 | Gross: $4.04M

5. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 43,423 | Gross: $2.38M

6. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,099 | Gross: $34.70M

7. Deep Red (1975)

R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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89 Metascore

A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 28,159

8. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,318 | Gross: $12.00M

9. Nighthawks (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.

Directors: Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 15,625 | Gross: $14.91M

10. Inferno (1980)

R | 106 min | Horror

6.6
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An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 16,588

11. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 13,038

12. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 19,711 | Gross: $1.07M

13. Sleepless (2001)

R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia

Votes: 5,938

14. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 2,956

15. More (1969)

112 min | Drama, Romance, Crime

6.5
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Stefan, a recent college graduate, hitchhikes from Germany to Paris where he meets American expatriate, Estelle. They chase the sun to Ibiza. An idyllic island life degenerates when she introduces him to heroin and they get addicted.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli

Votes: 2,152

16. Brave (1994)

58 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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A runaway girl is interviewed by a psychiatrist after a suicide attempt and her story is shown in subsequent flashbacks, accompanied by the music of Marillion's concept album 'Brave'.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Josie Ayers, Russell Copley, Raymond Sawyer, Anthony Story

Votes: 223

17. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 8,102

18. Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.0
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Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre, Maggie Cousineau

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $2.00M

19. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,696

20. The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)

101 min | Drama

6.4
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Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Michael Gothard, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,030

21. The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990 Video)

115 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A recording of the 1990 Berlin benefit concert in which Roger Waters leads an all star cast in performing his famous concept album.

Directors: Ken O'Neill, Roger Waters | Stars: Bryan Adams, The Band, The Bleeding Heart Band, Graham Broad

Votes: 2,022

22. Pedersen: High-School Teacher (2006)

123 min | Drama

5.7
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A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Anne Ryg, Jan Gunnar Røise

Votes: 1,535

23. Roger Waters: In the Flesh Live (2000 Video)

Unrated | 153 min | Music

8.7
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The documentary of Roger Waters' "In the Flesh" tour. This includes interviews and his solo version of some Pink Floyd songs.

Director: Ernie Fritz | Stars: Roger Waters, Doyle Bramhall II, Graham Broad, Jon Carin

Votes: 1,346

24. David Gilmour: Remember That Night (2007 TV Special)

313 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour performs live at the Royal Albert Hall on May 29, 30 and 31st, 2006 in London, England, showcasing material from his 2006 solo album On an Island, and his Pink Floyd repertoire.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt, Richard Wright

Votes: 670

25. Yessongs (1975)

G | 72 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Yes captured in concert from their 1973 Close to the Edge tour.

Director: Peter Neal | Stars: Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Alan White, Chris Squire

Votes: 232

26. YesYears (1991 Video)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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A full-fledged documentary on the Yes band, featuring rare live and video footage, and interviews with the members of the band.

Director: Michael McNamara | Stars: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye

Votes: 21

27. Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (1979)

4 min | Animation, Short, Music

8.4
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The original 1979 music video with different imagery than the 1982 film sequence, but uses the same animation from The Wall.

Director: Gerald Scarfe

Votes: 211

28. Pictures at an Exhibition (1973)

G | 91 min | Music, Documentary

8.4
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer perform 'Pictures At An Exhibition' live at London's Lyceum in December 1970.

Director: Nicholas Ferguson | Stars: Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

Votes: 70

29. Dream Theater: Metropolis 2000 - Scenes from New York (2001 Video)

190 min | Documentary, Music

9.1
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Live performance by Dream Theater of their entire album 'Metropolis, pt 2: Scenes from a memory'. Recorded on August 30, 2000, during their concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City... See full summary »

Director: Mike Portnoy | Stars: James LaBrie, John Myung, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy

Votes: 501

30. The Red Carnation (1976)

110 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Luigi Faccini | Stars: Miguel Bosé, Denis Karvil, Elsa Martinelli, Marisa Mantovani

Votes: 5

31. Pink Floyd: Money (1973 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.9
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The music video for Pink Floyd's 1973 hit song "Money," which contrasts fabulous wealth and luxury with poverty and homelessness.

Director: Wayne Isham

Votes: 142

32. Come Rain or Shine (2008)

110 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Come Rain or Shine is an unusually frank and humorous music documentary about the band Genesis getting back together for their first tour in 15 years. Director Anthony Mathile followed the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mathile | Stars: Victor Anderssen, Tony Banks, Sonja Benavidez, Tim Brockman

Votes: 34

33. Classic Artists: Yes (2007 Video)

300 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The story of Yes is as controversial as their music. The twists and turns of band's career is now told for the first time in a series of exclusive interviews with Yes members past and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Brewer | Stars: Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Jack Barrie, Jon Brewer

Votes: 25

34. Rainbow Around the Sun (2008)

75 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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Zachary Blasto is a hard-drinking but talented songwriter and performer. Zach suffers from an over-active imagination; Whenever he is faced with an unpleasant reality, he retreats into an ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Ely, Beau Leland | Stars: Matthew Alvin Brown, Jamie Buxton, Doug Van Liew, Rebecca McCauley

Votes: 60

35. Anathema: Universal (2013 Video)

187 min | Music

9.0
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A triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis, featuring the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.

Director: Lasse Hoile | Stars: Vincent Cavanagh, Danny Cavanagh, Lee Douglas, John Douglas

Votes: 7

36. Prog Rock Britannia (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Music

8.0
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The story of the perennially unfashionable music genre, featuring interviews with several of its key players.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Steve Howe, Bob Harris, Arthur Brown, Richard Coughlan

Votes: 111

37. Live from Loreley (1987 Video)

87 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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This video captures British rock band Marillion at the height of their popularity, playing singles and album tracks for 20,000 fans at an open air concert in West Germany on their "Clutching at Straws" tour.

Director: Julian Caidan | Stars: Fish, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas

Votes: 78

38. Tolonen (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.4
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A documentary film about music and life - about letting go and starting over In the early 70s, the Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen, celebrated by the international music press, chose to ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Keso | Stars: Jukka Tolonen, Vesa Aaltonen, Heikki Virtanen, Liisa Tolonen

Votes: 64

39. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus (1994 Video)

Music

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Director: James Yukich | Stars: Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe

Votes: 40

40. Pink Floyd: Brain Damage/Eclipse - Version 1 (1973 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

8.0
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Stars: Idi Amin, Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger

Votes: 9

41. Mudvayne: Dig (2001)

Not Rated | 33 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.0
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The metal band Mudvayne films the music video for their song "Dig".

Director: Thomas Mignone | Stars: Chad Gray, Ryan Martinie, Matthew McDonough, Mudvayne

Votes: 9

42. Giant on the Box (2004 Video)

107 min | Documentary, Music

9.3
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The first part of the DVD is taken from the German TV channel ZDF from 1974. This footage has been making the rounds as a 3rd generation VHS copy on eBay for years. I have one. I'm burning ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear, Gary Green

Votes: 7

43. Mudvayne: Nexus.Life.Death. (2010)

13 min | Short, Fantasy, Music

6.5
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Three consecutive experimental music videos tell the story of Satan's grisly attempts in conceiving his first human child on Earth.

Director: Frankie Nasso | Stars: Anthony Marks, Diana Cherkas, Harvey Kaufman, David Rush

Votes: 10

44. Best of Both Worlds: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1970 TV Special)

52 min | Music

8.8
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Director: Andy Finney | Stars: Malcolm Arnold, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Votes: 88

45. Marillion: The EMI Singles Collection (2002 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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All the promotional videos Marillion made during their time signed to EMI (1982-1995).

Stars: Fish, Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Steve Rothery

Votes: 48

46. Emerson, Lake & Palmer in Concert (1981)

91 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Recorded during the works tour on August 26th 1977 at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. The band was accompanied by the Royal Montreal Philharmonic 65 Piece Orchestra and a 12 person choir; filmed before over 70,000 fans.

Director: Ron Kantor | Stars: Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

Votes: 21

47. Rick Wakeman: Made in Cuba (2006 Video)

145 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Robert Garofalo | Stars: Rick Wakeman, Ashley Holt, Lee Pomeroy, Dave Colquhoun

48. Old Dog New Trick (2009)

49 min | Documentary

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Follows Steve Scorfina, a founding member of Pavlov's Dog and REO Speedwagon, as he balances a life in antiques-dealing with a re-launched career as a blues-rock band leader, guitarist and vocalist.

Directors: Thomas Crone, Mike Steinberg

49. Angra: Rebirth World Tour - Live in São Paulo (2003 Video)

160 min | Music

7.1
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Stars: Eduardo Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt, Felipe Andreoli

Votes: 37

50. Nudi verso la follia (2004)

51 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Director: Angelo Rastelli | Stars: Area, Alberto Camerini, Giulio Capiozzo, Don Cherry

Votes: 12



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