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1. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 153,078

2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 335,528 | Gross: $128.51M

3. The Green Inferno (2013)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

5.3
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38 Metascore

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton

Votes: 34,158 | Gross: $7.19M

4. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 378,791 | Gross: $44.59M

5. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.7
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 147,444 | Gross: $58.06M

6. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 209,591 | Gross: $53.88M

7. The Durrells in Corfu (2016– )

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 5,480

8. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 26,952

9. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 96,608 | Gross: $127.22M

10. Find Me in Paris (2018– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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A young ballet dancer from 1905 is transported into the 21st century with the power of a magical necklace. While her boyfriend looks for a way to bring her back, she must find a way to fit in and dodge the sinister time agents.

Stars: Jessica Lord, Eubha Akilade, Hannah Dodd, Rory J. Saper

Votes: 682

11. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 50,103 | Gross: $76.23M

12. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 79,174 | Gross: $12.71M

13. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 73,399 | Gross: $109.71M

14. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 47,509

15. Encino Man (1992)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

5.8
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25 Metascore

When they find a frozen caveman in their back yard, two high school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward

Votes: 35,176 | Gross: $40.69M

16. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,885

17. The Party (1968)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.6
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A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson

Votes: 35,179

18. Shutter (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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37 Metascore

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, James Kyson, Megumi Okina

Votes: 31,008 | Gross: $25.93M

19. 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: 13,177 | Gross: $8.10M

20. Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.1
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55 Metascore

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher

Votes: 19,164 | Gross: $6.60M

21. Holy Smoke (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy

5.9
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57 Metascore

Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee

Votes: 13,342 | Gross: $1.76M

22. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $5.86M

23. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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65 Metascore

A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 25,548 | Gross: $2.72M

24. Welcome to Sweden (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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New York City accountant Bruce moves to Sweden after falling in love with a Swedish woman.

Stars: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Claes Månsson

Votes: 5,014

25. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold

Votes: 9,587 | Gross: $65.65M

26. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 4,456 | Gross: $7.31M

27. Funny Story (2018)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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57 Metascore

A dramedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter when she invites him to her woodland wedding.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo

Votes: 328

28. Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus: Old Town Road (2019 Video)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Music video for Lil Nas X's song Old Town Road (Remix) feat. Billy Ray Cyrus. Old West outlaws, Nas and Cyrus, get teleported from 1889 to 2019, where they interact with baffled residents of present day Old Town Road in entertaining ways.

Director: Calmatic | Stars: Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Chris Rock, Haha Davis

Votes: 69

29. Outsourced (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.

Director: John Jeffcoat | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Asif Basra, Matt Smith

Votes: 10,846 | Gross: $0.16M

30. Magic Magic (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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59 Metascore

A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 8,850

31. Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

5.4
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The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 1,477

32. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $1.34M

33. A Royal Christmas (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.6
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Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, Jane Seymour, Katherine Flynn

Votes: 3,413

34. The Backwoods (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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An English couple's holiday in Spain is interrupted when they discover a girl imprisoned in a cabin.

Director: Koldo Serra | Stars: Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

Votes: 5,085

35. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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55 Metascore

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $4.81M

36. Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

5.8
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When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley

Votes: 227

37. Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $5.08M

38. Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Jesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. His only companion is a floating, orb-shaped robotic parole officer named Control. Doomed to stay on Earth until Jesse can ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Kove, Danny Mann, Brad Koepenick, Kent Stoddard

Votes: 287

39. India: A Love Story (2009– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, an "untouchable" man.

Stars: Juliana Paes, Laura Cardoso, Christiane Torloni, Tony Ramos

Votes: 518

40. Caitlin's Way (2000–2002)

TV-PG | Drama

7.6
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After a run-in with the law, a spoiled, rebellious teenager moves to a quaint Montana town with a rural culture that she's unaccustomed to living.

Stars: Lindsay Felton, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeremy Foley, Ken Tremblett

Votes: 412

41. Cherry Blossoms (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 5,285 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (1982–1995)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and her secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien enemy sent to retrieve the ship.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,623

43. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,160

44. Breaking Amish (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

5.0
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Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremiah Raber, Rebecca, Sabrina, Abe Schmucker

Votes: 984

45. Queen Kelly (1932)

Passed | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 2,965

46. Judgement in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.8
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Votes: 638 | Gross: $0.23M

47. War Bride (2001)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck | Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Aden Young, Loren Dean

Votes: 1,209

48. Driving Me Crazy (1991)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

3.7
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An eccentric, East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables, and produces no pollution, but he runs ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Billy Dee Williams, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle

Votes: 480

49. The Waiting City (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton, Samrat Chakrabarti, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 756

50. Leonie (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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40 Metascore

A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th century American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.

Director: Hisako Matsui | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shidô Nakamura, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 401



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