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1. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 28,524 | Gross: $8.55M

2. RocknRolla (2008)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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53 Metascore

In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton

Votes: 224,700 | Gross: $5.69M

3. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 322,938 | Gross: $25.38M

4. This Boy's Life (1993)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman

Votes: 44,087 | Gross: $4.10M

5. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 138,288

6. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 21,702 | Gross: $4.22M

7. The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

Votes: 101,512 | Gross: $65.23M

8. The Stepfather (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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33 Metascore

Michael Harding (Penn Badgely) returns home from military school to find his mother Susan (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Amber Heard

Votes: 29,209 | Gross: $29.06M

9. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 36,017 | Gross: $0.35M

10. The Voices (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.4
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58 Metascore

A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 50,203

11. The Curse (1987)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves.

Director: David Keith | Stars: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare, Cooper Huckabee

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $1.93M

12. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 53,726 | Gross: $4.97M

13. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 77,619 | Gross: $32.48M

14. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 46,980 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Manhattan Night (2016)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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44 Metascore

A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.

Director: Brian DeCubellis | Stars: Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 10,798

16. Pet Sematary II (1992)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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35 Metascore

A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother's hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton

Votes: 18,274 | Gross: $17.09M

17. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.7
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,879

18. Transamerica (2005)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Andrea James

Votes: 39,464 | Gross: $9.02M

19. Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.8
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Lovecraft visualizes 3 stories in Necronomicon: The Drowned, The Cold and Whispers, about bringing a dead wife and child back to life, extending life and aliens.

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández, Brian Yuzna

Votes: 5,210

20. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.0
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A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Directors: Richard Donner, David Mickey Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 11,874 | Gross: $4.65M

21. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

Votes: 18,946 | Gross: $14.64M

22. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,951

23. Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane

Votes: 12,406 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.0
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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.

Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: Christina Ricci, Anna Chlumsky, Polly Draper, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $6.03M

25. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,523

26. Scream for Help (1984)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Crime

5.9
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A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks, Lolita Lesheim

Votes: 778

27. Wildflower (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 1,101

28. A Girl at My Door (2014)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters ... See full summary »

Director: July Jung | Stars: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang

Votes: 2,148

29. All the Little Animals (1998)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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51 Metascore

Bobby Platt (Christian Bale) is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Thomas | Stars: John Hurt, Christian Bale, Daniel Benzali, James Faulkner

Votes: 2,550 | Gross: $0.03M

30. That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A British woman faces challenges while attempting to locate her father in India.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Prashant Prakash, Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Devaiah

Votes: 3,304

31. Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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32 Metascore

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser

Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $0.03M

32. The Insect Woman (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.5
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Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,735

33. The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Currie Graham, Amy Davidson, Ingrid Rogers

Votes: 909

34. The Space Children (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Sci-Fi

4.0
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An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Michel Ray, Adam Williams, Peggy Webber, Johnny Washbrook

Votes: 1,070

35. Story of Jen (2008)

107 min | Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A man commits suicide leaving a disturbing note. His wife and his daughter try to cope with it when the step-brother of the deceased visits them.

Director: François Rotger | Stars: Laurence Leboeuf, Marina Hands, Daniel Pilon, Tony Ward

Votes: 130

36. Chiquititas (1995–2001)

60 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

6.3
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The lives of a group of orphans that live at the manor known as Rincón De Luz are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Camila Bordonaba, Nadia Di Cello, Guillermo Santa Cruz, Alberto Fernández de Rosa

Votes: 415

37. Our Mother's Murder (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Roxanne Hart, Sarah Chalke, James Wilder

Votes: 468

38. Devil's Diary (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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When two friends, Dominique and Ursula, uncover an ancient book in a graveyard one night, they discover that the book has the supernatural power to grant any evil desire written within it. ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Alexz Johnson, Miriam McDonald, Deanna Casaluce, Magda Apanowicz

Votes: 1,182

39. The Flower of Evil (2003)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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67 Metascore

Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Benoît Magimel, Suzanne Flon, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 2,885 | Gross: $0.18M

40. Up Against Amanda (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rissi | Stars: Justine Priestley, David DeWitt, Karen Grosso, Chuck Williams

Votes: 235

41. Just, Melvin: Just Evil (2000)

96 min | Documentary

7.0
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An in-depth look at the director James Ronald Whitney's family history of incest spanning at least three generations and the devastating consequences that include drug abuse and alcoholism.

Director: James Ronald Whitney | Stars: James Ronald Whitney, Melvin Just

Votes: 1,495

42. Touchless (2013)

72 min | Drama, Thriller

3.9
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Jolana (18) is an object of her stepfather's desire. She is unable to cope, especially when her own mother turns a blind eye. Those events are heavily paid for when she finds herself ... See full summary »

Director: Matej Chlupacek | Stars: Krystof Hádek, Adrian Jastraban, Petra Lustigová, Ondrej Malý

Votes: 167

43. Siblings (2004)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.5
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SIBLINGS is a dark comedy about love, lust, murder and other issues of normal family life.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Alex Campbell, Paul Soles, Andrew Chalmers, Samantha Weinstein

Votes: 631

44. Young Love (I) (2001)

80 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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Coming of age story of the 13-year old boy who falls in love with an older girl who wants to become a model.

Director: Arto Lehkamo | Stars: Joonas Nordman, Saija Lentonen, Sari Havas, Pekka Lukka

Votes: 620

45. Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest (1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band... See full summary »

Director: David Van Taylor | Stars: K.K. Downing, Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton

Votes: 279

46. Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007 Video)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.9
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A film based on the notorious mass killer Richard Speck, who systematically tortured, raped and murdered a group of student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Corin Nemec, Amy Lyndon, Coley Feifer, Jake Riding

Votes: 762

47. Runaways (2003)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Runaways is Steve Moore's story. He's sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Bambic | Stars: Austin O'Brien, Demetrius Navarro, Arielle Paul, Esteban Powell

Votes: 114

48. Vanessa (2007 Video)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

4.1
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A young abuse victim runs away from home, eventually resorting to prostitution as a means of supporting herself while praying for the miracle that will steer her away from suicide and help ... See full summary »

Director: Bozidar D. Benedikt | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Candice Prentice, Caroline Perron, Paolo Persi

Votes: 40

49. Runaway Dreams (1989)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A young girl runs away and is forced to become a prostitute.

Director: Michele Noble | Stars: Kaitlin Hopkins, Laird Stuart, Brian Tarantina, Jefferson Black

Votes: 28

50. Sinful (2006 Video)

R | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

3.6
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An unhappily married young woman plots to steal the unborn baby of her single and pregnant next door neighbor by befriending her and waiting for the right time to act.

Director: Tony Marsiglia | Stars: Erin Brown, Erika Smith, Ron Smith, John Castine

Votes: 155



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