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1. The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Votes: 87,118 | Gross: $8.06M
Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people
2. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
Votes: 154,887 | Gross: $16.22M
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
3. King of Devil's Island (2010)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Votes: 17,087 | Gross: $0.01M
Don't blame me that you broke the rules.
4. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 813,006 | Gross: $138.43M
Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.
5. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 612,091 | Gross: $16.50M
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose dental insurance, leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose your future. But why would anyone want to do a thing like that?
6. Boy A (2007)
R | 102 min | Drama
The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.
Votes: 36,169 | Gross: $0.11M
Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance?
7. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 1,029,101 | Gross: $130.10M
... look closer
8. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 456,704 | Gross: $178.80M
A journey through understanding and fellowship.
9. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | Biography, Drama
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Votes: 335,818 | Gross: $18.34M
Every Second Counts
10. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 640,159 | Gross: $132.09M
Watch for the signs
11. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her fifteen-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond a platonic friendship.
Votes: 72,796 | Gross: $17.51M
Loneliness can turn one into a monster.
12. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 278,921 | Gross: $255.96M
Based on the extraordinary true story
13. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Undocumented immigrants Okwe and Senay work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster or freedom.
Votes: 39,618 | Gross: $8.11M
Some things are too dangerous to keep secret.
14. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 717,374 | Gross: $13.18M
Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own.
15. Incendies (2010)
R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Votes: 134,823 | Gross: $6.86M
The search began at the opening of their mother's will.
16. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
Votes: 70,630 | Gross: $31.16M
You know, Phillip, you have a goddamned red, white and blue American right to eat cotton candy and ride roller coasters.
17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 865,809 | Gross: $34.40M
Would you erase me?
18. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Votes: 225,939 | Gross: $50.00M
Anything can happen during the dog days of summer. On August 22nd, 1972, everything did
19. Quiz Show (1994)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
Votes: 62,540 | Gross: $24.82M
Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
20. I've Loved You So Long (2008)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Votes: 19,359 | Gross: $3.17M
The worst prison is the death of one's child. You never get out of it.
21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 871,403 | Gross: $112.00M
If he's crazy, what does that make you?
22. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 117,356 | Gross: $52.10M
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
23. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Votes: 133,538 | Gross: $2.43M
You poor creatures. I wish I could help you. But you're by yourselves now.
24. The Hunt (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Votes: 259,585 | Gross: $0.69M
The lie is spreading.
25. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of Serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
Votes: 53,031 | Gross: $0.17M
We're all crazy, Natalija. We just haven't been diagnosed yet.
26. Closer (I) (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.
Votes: 196,361 | Gross: $33.99M
If you believe in love at first sight... Take a closer look.
27. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 2,213,234 | Gross: $28.34M
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
28. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,765,759 | Gross: $37.03M
Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.
29. A Happy Event (2011)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »
Un heureux événement, or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and with no taboos.
30. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 118,447 | Gross: $0.01M
I only beat you up because I care about you.