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1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 478,744 | Gross: $853.02M

2. Robin Hood (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson

Votes: 44,882 | Gross: $30.82M

3. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 526,034 | Gross: $700.06M

4. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 380,886 | Gross: $92.05M

5. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,451,537 | Gross: $134.97M

6. The Mule (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 64,931 | Gross: $103.80M

7. Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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44 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 73,698 | Gross: $15.95M

8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 672,154 | Gross: $259.77M

9. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 550,939 | Gross: $209.03M

10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 482,443 | Gross: $532.18M

11. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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51 Metascore

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 242,773 | Gross: $73.08M

12. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 258,505 | Gross: $101.12M

13. Mulan (2009)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong | Stars: Wei Zhao, Kun Chen, Rongguang Yu, Jiao Xu

Votes: 4,928

14. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.8
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55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,451 | Gross: $9.27M

15. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 42,266

16. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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40 Metascore

The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 440,002 | Gross: $179.88M

17. Skyscraper (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.8
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51 Metascore

A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller

Votes: 83,867 | Gross: $67.80M

18. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 211,007 | Gross: $158.85M

19. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.1
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 673,029 | Gross: $148.10M

20. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 285,859 | Gross: $80.07M

21. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 133,991 | Gross: $66.64M

22. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 294,371 | Gross: $134.07M

23. Close (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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51 Metascore

Sam, a bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert, takes a job protecting a rich young heiress named Zoe. Neither party is keen on the arrangement until a violent kidnapping forces them to go on the run.

Director: Vicky Jewson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Abdellatif Chaouqi, Sophie Nélisse

Votes: 15,718

24. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

5.5
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54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 178,408 | Gross: $100.02M

25. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 101,840 | Gross: $24.34M

26. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 20,469

27. After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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33 Metascore

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 182,357 | Gross: $60.52M

28. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 196,117 | Gross: $46.00M

29. The Night Shift (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A group of doctors from the Army return to work the night shift at a hospital in San Antonio.

Stars: Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 9,812

30. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 49,194 | Gross: $14.57M

31. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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54 Metascore

Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

Votes: 64,601 | Gross: $25.48M

32. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 157,898 | Gross: $5.89M

33. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 99,374 | Gross: $11.33M

34. The Longest Ride (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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33 Metascore

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston

Votes: 70,751 | Gross: $37.43M

35. The Undefeated (1969)

G | 119 min | Western

6.7
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48 Metascore

After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Antonio Aguilar, Roman Gabriel

Votes: 5,410

36. Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 180,600 | Gross: $43.10M

37. We Die Young (2019)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.4
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Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington, D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

Director: Lior Geller | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, David Castañeda, Elijah Rodriguez, Nicholas Sean Johnny

Votes: 1,706

38. Walking Tall (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Crime

6.3
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44 Metascore

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Michael Bowen

Votes: 66,260 | Gross: $45.86M

39. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 52,562

40. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 71,175 | Gross: $83.36M

41. Mortal Kombat 11 (2019 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever in the next evolution of the iconic franchise. When a time lord starts merging past with the present, versions of heroes from both timelines must unite to right past wrongs and save the world.

Directors: Ed Boon, Martin Stoltz | Stars: Ike Amadi, Troy Baker, JB Blanc, Steve Blum

Votes: 775

42. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 10,307

43. Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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38 Metascore

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 38,206 | Gross: $26.38M

44. The Last Man (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Kurt, combat veteran with PTSD and hallucinations, fortifies his home and builds a secret underground shelter due to doomsday like weather changes. He gets a security job to pay for it and his boss' cute daughter for company.

Director: Rodrigo H. Vila | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Harvey Keitel, Marco Leonardi, Liz Solari

Votes: 628

45. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 105,605 | Gross: $17.65M

46. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 45,289 | Gross: $27.37M

47. Taps (I) (1981)

PG | 126 min | Drama

6.8
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49 Metascore

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn

Votes: 15,514 | Gross: $35.86M

48. The Salvation (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Western

6.7
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64 Metascore

In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

Votes: 33,151 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Bushwick (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Action, Adventure

5.2
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44 Metascore

When a U.S. based military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris

Votes: 7,663

50. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 74,932 | Gross: $6.20M



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