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1. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Votes: 110,603 | Gross: $66.60M
A Yorkshire piglet is won at a contest and tries to adjust to life on a farm in New Zealand. His warm-heartiness has a positive influence on the rest of the animals on the farm. Unsure about his place in life, Babe decides he wants to be a sheepherder. His kindness may be the key to success.
2. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 437,675 | Gross: $118.50M
Doc travels to 2015 for exploration and sees Marty's family not doing so well. He takes Marty and Jennifer with him into the future to fix them. There, elderly Biff Tannen takes a sports almanac and travels to 1955 to give his younger self the book so he can bet and win every time. When Doc and Marty travel back to 1985, they are in an alternate timeline where Biff is the richest and most powerful man in America. So Doc and Marty must travel back to 1955 to get the book back from Young Biff to bring things back the way they were.
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 927,277 | Gross: $204.84M
A T-800 cyborg from the future is sent back in time to protect a young John Connor. His nemesis: the shape-changing, liquid metal T-1000 that has also travelled back in time to kill John Connor.
4. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 118,889 | Gross: $40.95M
Rocky declares bankruptcy and his family moves back to the ghetto. His son grows to resent him, especially when Rocky begins to train an upstart. Rocky training the upstart makes him feel good again. But a crooked fight promoter gets in the way of it all. What I really love about this is the subplot with the fight promoter worming his way in Rocky and Tommy's business. It happens all the time where crooked people make great offers to upstarts, but the second a negative thing happens, the crooks turn their backs and the upstart goes right back down to the bottom.
5. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Votes: 331,020 | Gross: $112.23M
The best FBI agent in the world has held a massive vendetta against the world's most vicious terrorist for years. The FBI learns that a bomb has been planted and they need infiltration. When the terrorist winds up in a coma, the agent uses radical surgery literally wearing the terrorist's face like a mask. He goes to prison to find answers from the bad guy's younger brother. When the terrorist wakes up, he gets the agent's face and destroys all the evidence that proves who the good guy is. The agent must escape from prison and destroy his arch nemesis once and for all.
6. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 370,298 | Gross: $1.59M
A child is sold to a rich clan where he grows up to be a rich and powerful newspaper tycoon. The richer he gets, the worse of a person he becomes. He mumbles a word "rosebud" leading people to figure out what he meant by it. This is the most popular story vs plot movie ever.
7. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 485,716 | Gross: $1.02M
A well-respected nightclub owner has become the go-to guy for any help against the Nazis. The war's biggest hero and his wife need his help the most. But she and him used to be lovers. He still hasn't forgiven her, but the fate of the war hangs in his hands as he is the only one that can help them as they need it the most.
8. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 567,249 | Gross: $57.60M
A comical waiter falls in love with a woman who is already engaged to a man she does not love. He successfully woos her. A few years later, they and their son live nice lives until the Holocaust breaks out and they are sent to concentration camps. He uses humour and imagination to shield his son from the horrors going on around them.
9. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 571,880 | Gross: $24.61M
A down-on-his-luck used car salesman rigs his wife being kidnapped as a ransom in order for himself to get money for a new project. When blood has been shed and all hell breaks loose, it is up to a pregnant police officer to save the day.
10. Universal Soldier (1992)
R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
Votes: 78,443 | Gross: $36.30M
A soldier and his crazy sergeant kill each other is Vietnam. Years later, they are brought back to life under a top secret government system. When their memories start to return, the soldier takes an innocent news reporter in danger to evade his older sergeant and the superiors.
11. Cop Land (1997)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
Votes: 80,723 | Gross: $44.89M
A calm, partially-disabled sheriff hears about the possible hoax of a young officer's suicide. He thinks nothing of it, until he sees for himself just how fake and how corrupt his town and friends really are.
12. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 320,499 | Gross: $48.32M
A successful middle-aged business man with no friends leading an uneventful life is offered a chance to participate in a "game" offered by his brother. From then on, he finds himself in near death situations and insane circumstances with wild results.
13. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,098,605 | Gross: $132.38M
A cop goes undercover to infiltrate Frank Costello. Frank Costello's foster son goes undercover to infiltrate the police. When Costello finds out there's a "rat" both young guys do all they can to keep their identities secret and stay alive.
14. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 265,932 | Gross: $103.05M
A deranged teenager goes on a killing spree in the same fashion as many classic horror movie icons do. His peers are smarter than most of the classic victims as they have seen those movies and try not to make the same stupid mistakes.
15. Game of Death (1978)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.
Votes: 15,533 | Gross: $10.00M
A famous action star is being targeted and harassed to join a mob family. They are fed up by constantly turning them down, and he is assassinated on set of his new movie. He survives, but gets his entourage to declare himself dead. He then uses various disguises to destroy those responsible once and for all.
16. 3 Ninjas (1992)
PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.
Votes: 19,056 | Gross: $29.00M
Three young brothers are taught martial arts by their ninja grandfather. Grandpa's old business partner is a powerful crime boss who wants him back to team up against the boys' federal agent father. The man soon finds out the boys will be really hard to handle.
17. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
Votes: 121,530 | Gross: $20.81M
Two kids have two mothers as their parents. They decide to track down their birth father. When he enters the lives of all those in the family, important lessons of life, love and happiness are put to the test.
18. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
Votes: 39,254 | Gross: $1.48M
An uptight business woman is always at odds with her joker father. When he retires, he dons a funny alter ego that gets on her nerves more than ever. Her job and livelihood are on the line. But it is perhaps this extremely strange character that makes her realize the importance of family.
19. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 968,974 | Gross: $6.72M
After the death of his father in a rundown neighbourhood, a nice kid becomes the most notorious and monstrous skinhead in the country. When he is sent to prison, he is completely reformed and very different. His little brother idolized him and big brother must prevent little brother from following his same dark road that he is very ashamed of.
20. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 90,891 | Gross: $177.20M
A mean but talented actor dresses up as a woman to find work and becomes daytime's hottest star.
21. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Votes: 225,566 | Gross: $219.20M
A divorced father dresses up as a woman to be a housekeeper to spend time with his children. His alter ego makes him a better man and his family better people too.
22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 225,492 | Gross: $25.00M
Two musicians witness a violent mob hit and are bound to die too. But they dress up as women and join a traveling women's musical group to evade the mafia. Good and bad things are in store.
23. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 241,363 | Gross: $104.95M
A recent college graduate becomes the object of desire for his parents' friend who is much older than he is. He later falls in love with her daughter.
24. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 148,134 | Gross: $18.60M
The bosses in a New York banking company cheat on their wives and Jack Lemmon provides the keys to his apartment as the hideaway. Because of this, he constantly gets promotions. But he happens to fall in love with the top bosses latest mistress. To make matters worse, his boss is actually ready to divorce his wife and marry her.
25. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen, to return the briefcase to its owner.
Votes: 333,985 | Gross: $127.18M
The husband in a rich Colorado family is kidnapped for ransom. The money is intercepted by two incredibly stupid friends who travel half way across the country to bring it back. The bad guys think they are pros. But the friends fall in love with the kidnapped man's wife.
26. The Hitcher (1986)
R | 97 min | Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
Votes: 40,683 | Gross: $5.84M
A youth on his way to San Diego picks up a crazy hitchhiker. The youth in the only one to fiend off the man, thinking he had him killed in self-defense. But the killer survives and follows the young man, killing all those around them.
27. Bloodsport (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.
Votes: 70,628 | Gross: $11.81M
A young man is taught martial arts for years and is ready to fight in the Kumite. He wants to win the competition to honour his master. But when his best friend and fellow competitor is nearly killed by the undefeated champion, the young man is torn between winning out of revenge or winning for honour.
28. The Client (1994)
PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.
Votes: 55,661 | Gross: $92.12M
A boy witnesses the lawyer for a violent mafia family commit suicide and confess to knowing the whereabouts to the most sought-after body in America. Everybody knows the kid knows something, so he hires an attorney to protect him. Prosecutors try to get him to talk, the mob, tries to keep him quiet, and his lawyer will do anything to protect her client.
29. Wayne's World (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
Votes: 135,365 | Gross: $121.70M
Two young metal heads own an independent tv show. A sleazy producer buys and exploits it.
30. Rock Star (2001)
R | 105 min | Drama, Music
Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.
Votes: 39,242 | Gross: $17.01M
An office technician also fronts a tribute band of the world's biggest heavy metal band. He idolizes the lead vocalist and emulates his every move. He is offered the chance to be the replacement, which he can't believe. But he soon finds just how unfun fame really is.
31. There's Something About Mary (1998)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
Votes: 277,828 | Gross: $176.48M
A writer has a memory recall of the girl he loved in high school. He hires a sleazy private investigator to look her up. But the investigator falls in love with her too. But they must compete with several other men who want Mary too. Mary makes them feel so good about themselves, and she does the same within with the viewer.
32. Judgment Night (1993)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.
Votes: 14,386 | Gross: $12.14M
Four young men take a shortcut to a boxing match but end up in the ghetto. They witness the murder by a killer to one of his goons. The young men are then stalked throughout the urban jungle against a gang that won't stop chasing until all of them are dead.
33. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Votes: 77,119 | Gross: $27.55M
Several related stories about normal shenanigans start out dull and meaningless. But each progressively get more interesting and explodes into a climax that will leave the viewer speechless.
34. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 732,535 | Gross: $83.01M
An NYPD officer visits his wife's Christmas party that her business is holding in LA. When a group of terrorists seize hold of the building demanding millions of dollars, the cop, alone, must take on all terrorists by himself.
35. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 222,642 | Gross: $65.21M
A recently widowed cop with nothing to lose is suicidal. The other cop is old and feels out of the game. Both hate partners, but they have no other choice when they must battle a heroin ring. Along the way, a friendship is formed that rectifies their problems in life.
36. 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: 447,352 | Gross: $178.80M
A selfish yuppie finds out he has an older brother with autism. His brother has inherited a fortune from their father, and he takes his brother to get the fortune for himself. Along the way, his brother gets on his nerves and annoys the hell out of him, until he learns to love him.
37. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 80,648 | Gross: $34.60M
The KKK has been committing hate crimes in Mississippi. Two FBI agents assigned to the case investigate exactly who did it. But they just make matters worse in the town they're trying to help.
38. Serpico (1973)
R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Votes: 99,101 | Gross: $29.80M
A police officer discovers that honesty is not a part of his job. He endures scorn and ridicule among his fellow officers as he tries to put the wrong things right.
39. Blow Out (1981)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Votes: 38,737 | Gross: $13.75M
A talented sound effects technician accidentally records audio in a government assassination. After he saves the other victim, he learns that he is in store for a massive conspiracy that includes prostitution and sadistic killer.
40. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Votes: 15,906 | Gross: $5.25M
Two old friends reunite for a dinner and discuss a wide range from theatre, to life, to family.
41. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 613,338 | Gross: $4.36M
A trial where a young man is accused of murdering his father. There is so much evidence that proves he did it. When it comes time for the verdict, the decision seems to be a piece of cake. But only one juror believes the youth is innocent. He must convince the eleven other men why he thinks so as they all reexamine the evidence presented.
42. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Votes: 29,425 | Gross: $32.07M
A trashy woman is gang-raped in the back of a bar. The guys that did it get sent to prison, no problem. But she looks to further the case by putting the men that cheered behind bars too.
43. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
R | 164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 47,330 | Gross: $7.63M
Jesus Christ is presented as a human who happens to be God's son. He feels anger, grief, fear, and temptations. He then gets a hallucination about what would happen if he was never crucified and lived life like a normal man.
44. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 340,186 | Gross: $232.91M
A priest is giving up on his faith after the death of his mother and becoming an expert in a science field. Meanwhile, a young girl is possessed after playing with a ouija board. At first, medicine seems to be the most plausible cure. Then there is the debate with science and religion. The priest hears that an exorcism wishes to be done to the girl. That reawakens his beliefs and tries to save the girl from a demonic force.
45. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 339,864 | Gross: $52.29M
Four preteens, each with bad home lives, embark on a trek to find a missing dead body. They hope it will make them famous and loved, but they just learn more about who they are as individuals.
46. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Votes: 74,846 | Gross: $41.31M
Numerous guests are invited to a party at the estate of a very rich Englishman. He is found murdered later on. Everybody is a suspect because everybody had some reason of killing him.
47. Man of the Year (2002)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill is the guest of honor as the "Man of the Year". A very successful head of a large energy firm, he is a man with many dark secrets. His best friend, Stuart, hosts the party at his ritzy... See full summary »
Shot live, guests at a party are thrilled to celebrate a party dedicated to their company's man of the year. Throughout the night, secrets and truths come about and they discover he is not the man they thought he was.
48. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller