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1. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 257,841

2. Movie 43 (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.3
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18 Metascore

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Directors: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 93,520 | Gross: $8.83M

3. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 45,231 | Gross: $13.54M

4. Boy Erased (2018)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe

Votes: 20,055 | Gross: $6.79M

5. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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68 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 220,517 | Gross: $65.21M

6. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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52 Metascore

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 86,711 | Gross: $59.51M

7. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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44 Metascore

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko

Votes: 67,909 | Gross: $33.33M

8. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 34,633 | Gross: $0.41M

9. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 97,343 | Gross: $18.59M

10. Free Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 16,114

11. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.7
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72 Metascore

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 10,457 | Gross: $0.30M

12. The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

When her best friend takes his own life, Liusaidh has to deal with stresses of such a situation.

Director: Karen Gillan | Stars: Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Matthew Beard, Paul Higgins

Votes: 1,129

13. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 14,220 | Gross: $0.73M

14. Ink (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

Director: Jamin Winans | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy, Jennifer Batter

Votes: 20,380

15. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 30,266

16. After Sex (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex.

Director: Eric Amadio | Stars: Marc Blucas, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello

Votes: 7,685

17. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,983

18. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,347 | Gross: $0.44M

19. Space Station 76 (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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49 Metascore

A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Director: Jack Plotnick | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer

Votes: 7,295

20. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 3,710 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Boulevard (2014)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.8
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52 Metascore

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robin Williams, Roberto Aguire, Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 7,476 | Gross: $0.12M

22. Peter's Friends (1992)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 9,750 | Gross: $4.06M

23. 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: 3,033 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Dare (2009)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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54 Metascore

A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Cady Huffman

Votes: 3,918

25. Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan, Caroline Veyt

Votes: 5,200

26. Death in Love (2008)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.9
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39 Metascore

The devastating legacy of a liaison between a concentration camp inmate and a Nazi doctor reflects on the lives of her sons.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jacqueline Bisset, Lukas Haas, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 962

27. 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: 9,237 | Gross: $4.18M

28. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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During World War I, believing her fiance to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Votes: 8,175

29. Boy Culture (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka | Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens

Votes: 5,222 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Suicide Room (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 8,315

31. Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

5.9
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It's Christmas Eve at the Blue Jay, a Greenwich Village gay bar, a place where patrons believe they can feel free to be themselves as opposed to the straight charade many portray in their ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn Nelson | Stars: Tom Bade, James Murdock, Paul Blake, Gary Campbell

Votes: 213

32. A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 6,282 | Gross: $0.04M

33. L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 2,993 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 3,001 | Gross: $8.13M

35. Petulia (1968)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,585

36. Before the Fall (I) (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" set in modern day, rural Virginia with Elizabeth Bennet as a man. Ben Bennet is an affluent but seemingly arrogant attorney who ... See full summary »

Director: Byrum Geisler | Stars: Ethan Sharrett, Chase Conner, Brandi Price, Jason Mac

Votes: 788

37. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,740 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $1.75M

39. Plan B (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality.

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Mercedes Quinteros, Damián Canduci

Votes: 3,661

40. The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.

Director: Jon Garcia | Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Hannah Barefoot, Bruce Jennings

Votes: 1,224

41. Beauty (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

6.2
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,573

42. Just Charlie (2017)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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Football star Charlie is a girl trapped in the body of a boy. Rejected by her Father and teammates will she ever play football again?

Director: Rebekah Fortune | Stars: Harry Gilby, Scot Williams, Mark Carter, Travis Blake Hall

Votes: 447

43. Le Corbeau (1943)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey, Héléna Manson

Votes: 7,828 | Gross: $0.03M

44. The Falls (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Garcia | Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Brian J. Saville Allard, Quinn Allan

Votes: 1,912

45. The Architect (2006)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

Director: Matt Tauber | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Lilies (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.22M

47. Silent Youth (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but it focuses on the moments one tends to quickly forget: the first approach, the creaking ... See full summary »

Director: Diemo Kemmesies | Stars: Martin Bruchmann, Josef Mattes, Mathias Neuber, Linda Schüle

Votes: 780

48. Rock Haven (2007)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Brady (Sean Hoagland), who will shortly be going away to college, is a shy, introspective 18 year old, who moves to the coastal seaside town of Rock Haven with his overprotective, widowed ... See full summary »

Director: David Lewis | Stars: Sean Hoagland, Owen Alabado, Laura Jane Coles, Katheryn Hecht

Votes: 1,480

49. Miss Julie (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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46 Metascore

A footman seduces a count's daughter.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tam Dean Burn

Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,465 | Gross: $0.62M



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