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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 780,849 | Gross: $167.77M

2. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 16,413 | Gross: $8.72M

3. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 46,906 | Gross: $17.49M

4. Old School (2003)

R | 88 min | Comedy

7.1
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54 Metascore

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 206,042 | Gross: $75.59M

5. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 368,897 | Gross: $35.89M

6. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 48,529 | Gross: $22.01M

7. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 298,715 | Gross: $268.49M

8. The Good Earth (1937)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.

Directors: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý, Sam Wood | Stars: Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, Walter Connolly, Tilly Losch

Votes: 4,217

9. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 20,111

10. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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33 Metascore

To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,147 | Gross: $27.82M

11. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 124,019 | Gross: $9.19M

12. High Fidelity (2000)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Votes: 160,108 | Gross: $27.28M

13. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 59,125 | Gross: $0.60M

14. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 22,679

15. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 79,108 | Gross: $35.18M

16. From Straight A's to XXX (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

5.1
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In order to pay her college tuition, a young woman turns to the adult film industry and must balance her personal life with a new life as porn star Belle Knox.

Director: Vanessa Parise | Stars: Haley Pullos, Sasha Clements, Judd Nelson, Jessica Lu

Votes: 1,243

17. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

Votes: 106,804 | Gross: $58.71M

18. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 25,651 | Gross: $1.49M

19. 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: 16,735

20. 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: 2,701

21. Spinning Man (2018)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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44 Metascore

A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing.

Director: Simon Kaijser | Stars: Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp

Votes: 7,373

22. Pieces (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 7,516 | Gross: $2.03M

23. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 81,995 | Gross: $4.04M

24. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 14,080 | Gross: $0.40M

25. God's Not Dead (2014)

PG | 113 min | Drama

4.7
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16 Metascore

College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain

Votes: 38,549 | Gross: $60.76M

26. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 52,829 | Gross: $1.19M

27. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 14,453 | Gross: $7.63M

28. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to ... See full summary »

Director: J.F. Lawton | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Karen M. Waldron, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 2,342

29. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 45,767 | Gross: $15.00M

30. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 41,477 | Gross: $7.52M

31. Teorema (1968)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

Votes: 10,695

32. Thesis (1996)

R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Xabier Elorriaga

Votes: 33,302

33. Antropophagus (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 4,964

34. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne, Merle Kennedy

Votes: 4,541

35. Vamps (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

5.1
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57 Metascore

Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Larry Wilmore, Bettina Bresnan

Votes: 8,932 | Gross: $0.00M

36. The Initiation (1984)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.

Directors: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane | Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read

Votes: 2,529

37. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,385 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Torso (1973)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Votes: 4,967

39. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

Votes: 1,566 | Gross: $0.68M

40. Knife in the Water (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska

Votes: 18,259

41. Easy Money (2010)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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75 Metascore

When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni

Votes: 15,839 | Gross: $0.19M

42. Goodbye World (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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36 Metascore

When a mysterious terrorist attack causes chaos in the cities, a group of friends take refuge in their countryside cabin. But the challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic world soon take their toll on relationships within the group.

Director: Denis Henry Hennelly | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kid Cudi, Mckenna Grace, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 6,223

43. Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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42 Metascore

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond

Votes: 4,925

44. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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63 Metascore

An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.

Director: Jan Ole Gerster | Stars: Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders

Votes: 13,972 | Gross: $0.15M

45. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 3,032

46. Standing Up for Sunny (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand up comedy.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: RJ Mitte, Sam Reid, Barry Humphries, Ella Scott Lynch

Votes: 27

47. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life, which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood", thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 21,279 | Gross: $3.58M

48. Carmilla (2014–2016)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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Small town girl Laura Hollis has just finally moved out to go to Silas University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on ... See full summary »

Stars: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Votes: 2,708

49. Stone of Destiny (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on the heart of England to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Stephen McCole, Ciaron Kelly

Votes: 3,495

50. Ali's Wedding (2017)

TV-MA | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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64 Metascore

After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he's madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires, Robert Rabiah

Votes: 3,429



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