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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,124,501 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.4
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94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 555,345 | Gross: $83.47M

3. 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: 93,842 | Gross: $8.83M

4. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 375,105 | Gross: $77.81M

5. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

4.8
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16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 57,799 | Gross: $20.30M

6. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 188,406 | Gross: $82.35M

7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

Votes: 107,599 | Gross: $31.97M

8. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 113,708 | Gross: $57.50M

9. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.3
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 117,605 | Gross: $40.95M

10. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 43,741

11. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 59,705 | Gross: $25.79M

12. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 21,787 | Gross: $13.84M

13. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 95,375 | Gross: $2.06M

14. Runaway (I) (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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50 Metascore

In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 10,675 | Gross: $6.77M

15. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 47,971 | Gross: $2.40M

16. You Get Me (2017)

TV-MA | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.6
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A one night stand turns into a nightmare for a High School student, when the obsession of a young woman grows dangerous.

Director: Brent Bonacorso | Stars: Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, Nash Grier

Votes: 9,825

17. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 50,385 | Gross: $32.05M

18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 48,187 | Gross: $78.66M

19. Captain America (1990)

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

3.2
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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: 10,351

20. Star Trek Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

Votes: 70,925 | Gross: $75.67M

21. The Entity (1982)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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35 Metascore

A woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe

Votes: 13,396 | Gross: $13.28M

22. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 45,396 | Gross: $47.48M

23. Cyborg (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels

Votes: 27,251 | Gross: $10.17M

24. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 24,883 | Gross: $14.30M

25. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 50,491 | Gross: $17.60M

26. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.9
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Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley

Votes: 6,625

27. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 28,924 | Gross: $42.66M

28. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 10,132 | Gross: $10.01M

29. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.3
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A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 12,725 | Gross: $11.48M

30. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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44 Metascore

A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 13,117 | Gross: $8.10M

31. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A sexist womanizer is killed by one of his former lovers and then reincarnated as a woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 8,033 | Gross: $15.55M

32. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,928 | Gross: $2.17M

33. Dream Lover (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

Director: Nicholas Kazan | Stars: James Spader, Mädchen Amick, Fredric Lehne, Bess Armstrong

Votes: 3,793 | Gross: $0.26M

34. Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Comedy

5.4
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25 Metascore

Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.

Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 34,246 | Gross: $29.00M

35. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,621 | Gross: $6.64M

36. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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58 Metascore

John looks to take down Luc Deveraux after a home invasion claims his wife and daughter. The fight pits John against Andrew Scott and an army of genetically enhanced warriors; meanwhile, he must contend with a UniSol in relentless pursuit.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Mariah Bonner

Votes: 18,316 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Up the Creek (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.6
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Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst, Dan Monahan

Votes: 2,819 | Gross: $11.70M

38. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 8,627

39. 28 Hotel Rooms (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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50 Metascore

A novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Marin Ireland, Chris Messina, Robert Deamer, Anne H. Wilson

Votes: 2,788 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Starlet (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unlikely friendship forms between twenty-one-year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Boonee, Stella Maeve

Votes: 6,306 | Gross: $0.09M

41. Beyond the Law (1993)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

Director: Larry Ferguson | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Madsen, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 5,823

42. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 4,123 | Gross: $12.64M

43. Mannequin: On the Move (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.4
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A young department store intern falls in love with a female store mannequin who is really a peasant girl fallen under a thousand year spell. She comes to life whenever he removes the cursed necklace from her.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Kristy Swanson, William Ragsdale, Meshach Taylor, Terry Kiser

Votes: 5,343 | Gross: $3.75M

44. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 19,048 | Gross: $2.59M

45. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

8.0
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69 Metascore

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 7,818

46. Redline (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action

4.0
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24 Metascore

A gorgeous young automobile fanatic--and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast--finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized by exotic car fanatics.

Director: Andy Cheng | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 8,399 | Gross: $6.88M

47. Slam Dance (1987)

R | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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48 Metascore

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $0.41M

48. Repossessed (1990)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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Parody of The Exorcist (1973), with Linda Blair once again possessed by Satan, and Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist.

Director: Bob Logan | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke

Votes: 7,568 | Gross: $1.38M

49. Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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In a dystopian poverty-stricken near future America, a young man infiltrates a powerful white supremacist drug dealing rollerblading youth gang that runs his town to take them down after they start grooming his little brother.

Director: Rick King | Stars: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris

Votes: 2,103

50. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Laurie Fortier

Votes: 4,415 | Gross: $4.14M


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