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1. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 359,242

2. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,327

3. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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67 Metascore

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,227,980 | Gross: $187.71M

4. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 159,622 | Gross: $18.10M

5. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jinwoong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 82,362 | Gross: $2.01M

6. Serenity (2005)

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

7.8
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 272,002 | Gross: $25.51M

7. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 73,600 | Gross: $23.83M

8. The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.9
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 34,246

9. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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67 Metascore

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Votes: 68,400 | Gross: $156.65M

10. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 59,185 | Gross: $36.25M

11. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 179,219 | Gross: $92.82M

12. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 468,749 | Gross: $144.80M

13. She's the Man (2006)

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

6.3
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45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 138,126 | Gross: $2.34M

14. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 44,184 | Gross: $10.58M

15. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 167,337 | Gross: $78.65M

16. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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63 Metascore

Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.

Director: Stacie Passon | Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 1,883

17. Secretary (2002)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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63 Metascore

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 77,730 | Gross: $4.06M

18. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 114,437 | Gross: $49.55M

19. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.

Director: Jake Szymanski | Stars: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 76,110 | Gross: $46.01M

20. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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75 Metascore

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 100,877 | Gross: $5.46M

21. 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: 12,076

22. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 80,362 | Gross: $37.56M

23. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 13,996

24. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 116,709 | Gross: $37.31M

25. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 18,548 | Gross: $1.58M

26. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 16,540

27. Cashback (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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54 Metascore

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan, Erica Ellis

Votes: 80,008 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 16,630

29. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 171,395 | Gross: $48.02M

30. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,089 | Gross: $19.44M

31. Dressed to Kill (1980)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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74 Metascore

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 31,145 | Gross: $31.90M

32. The Voyeur (1994)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A troubled college professor becomes obsessed with the idea that his emotionally distant wife is having an affair with his invalid father.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia, Raffaella Offidani

Votes: 2,672

33. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 38,074 | Gross: $0.72M

34. Deathstalker (1983)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati | Stars: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 3,634 | Gross: $11.92M

35. Entrapment (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton

Votes: 101,191 | Gross: $87.70M

36. The Key (1983)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.5
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In 1940s Venice, after twenty years of marriage, a Professor and his younger wife witness the passion wane. Now, all that remains is to confess the rousing thoughts to an elaborate diary hoping to break free from ties and inhibitions.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli, Barbara Cupisti

Votes: 2,257

37. Sliver (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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38 Metascore

A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

Votes: 26,723 | Gross: $36.30M

38. Wild Orchid (1989)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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19 Metascore

A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Votes: 10,548 | Gross: $11.06M

39. Domino (2005)

R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.9
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36 Metascore

A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 62,713 | Gross: $10.17M

40. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.5
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Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

Votes: 11,660 | Gross: $5.60M

41. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 62,052 | Gross: $0.62M

42. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,582 | Gross: $4.74M

43. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

Votes: 32,954 | Gross: $1.03M

44. Femme Fatale (2002)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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59 Metascore

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 31,922 | Gross: $6.59M

45. Red Planet (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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34 Metascore

Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Director: Antony Hoffman | Stars: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 52,827 | Gross: $17.48M

46. The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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80 Metascore

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton | Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Olwen Fouéré

Votes: 14,463

47. My Best Friend (2018)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus | Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening, Mariana Anghileri

Votes: 1,402

48. 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: 10,199 | Gross: $25.00M

49. Yes, God, Yes (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.

Director: Karen Maine | Stars: Natalia Dyer, John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz

Votes: 843

50. Whatever It Takes (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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20 Metascore

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Director: David Raynr | Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Manu Intiraymi

Votes: 9,243 | Gross: $8.74M



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