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1. The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama

Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 26,362

2. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 61,666 | Gross: $0.15M

3. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A sex addict's carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

Votes: 172,471 | Gross: $4.00M

4. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,078,928 | Gross: $53.09M

5. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 106,840 | Gross: $22.24M

6. Parked (III) (2010)

94 min | Drama

47 Metascore

Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets ... See full summary »

Director: Darragh Byrne | Stars: Colin Morgan, Colm Meaney, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham

Votes: 2,152

7. A Late Quartet (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir

Votes: 13,060 | Gross: $1.56M

8. Comes a Bright Day (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London's most exclusive jewelers.

Director: Simon Aboud | Stars: Timothy Spall, Imogen Poots, Craig Roberts, Ben Cura

Votes: 1,442

9. A Single Shot (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 9,838 | Gross: $0.01M

10. The Laureate

Drama | Pre-production

A married couple on the brink of disillusion allows a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage. Will this stranger push their fragile state over the edge?

Director: William Nunez | Stars: Laura Haddock, Dianna Agron, Tom Hughes, Derek Jacobi

11. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

Votes: 94,373 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Like Crazy (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley

Votes: 56,187 | Gross: $3.41M

13. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 397,069 | Gross: $186.85M

14. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 253,127 | Gross: $59.65M

15. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-Hun Lee

Votes: 166,398 | Gross: $122.52M

16. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 330,055 | Gross: $75.61M

17. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 348,565 | Gross: $37.52M

18. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 225,326 | Gross: $15.02M

19. The Sitter (2011)

R | 81 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

Votes: 65,857 | Gross: $30.54M

20. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,195,017 | Gross: $623.36M

21. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,554

22. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 77,356 | Gross: $16.76M

23. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 230,545 | Gross: $64.58M

24. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 221,535 | Gross: $3.68M

25. That's My Boy (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 84,046 | Gross: $36.93M



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