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1. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 975,814 | Gross: $659.33M

2. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 70,215 | Gross: $0.09M

3. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 179,001 | Gross: $41.60M

4. Whiplash (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 636,214 | Gross: $13.09M

5. Colossal (2016)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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70 Metascore

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 52,746 | Gross: $3.02M

6. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 373,946 | Gross: $200.82M

7. Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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High school teacher Mary Stauffer and her eight-year old daughter, Beth are held captive for 53 days by an obsessed former student. Based on a true story.

Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Corina Akeson, Reese Alexander, Caroline Chan, Paralee Cook

Votes: 72

8. F Is for Family (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.

Stars: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 22,779

9. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 746 | Gross: $2.51M

10. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 183,653

11. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,993 | Gross: $54.80M

12. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler

Votes: 14,770 | Gross: $0.90M

13. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 98,234 | Gross: $13.65M

14. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 60,755 | Gross: $34.70M

15. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 46,232 | Gross: $0.78M

16. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 80,385 | Gross: $37.74M

17. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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48 Metascore

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 46,340 | Gross: $101.60M

18. 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: 52,967 | Gross: $4.97M

19. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 18,428 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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78 Metascore

A brief fling between disc jockey Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) and obsessed female fan Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman, Tobie Williams (Donna Mills), enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 23,619 | Gross: $10.60M

21. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 48,979

22. Consequences (2018)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Zeljko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.

Director: Darko Stante | Stars: Matej Zemljic, Timon Sturbej, Gasper Markun, Lovro Zafred

Votes: 662

23. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 47,212 | Gross: $25.70M

24. The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

5.7
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49 Metascore

Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar

Votes: 6,508 | Gross: $37.02M

25. Force Majeure (2014)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren

Votes: 42,836 | Gross: $1.36M

26. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11,629

27. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

8.1
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 26,550

28. Novitiate (2017)

R | 123 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

Director: Maggie Betts | Stars: Melissa Leo, Lisa Stewart, Alyssa Brindley, Chelsea Lopez

Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $0.58M

29. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 53,913

30. The Little Death (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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46 Metascore

The secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney reveal both the fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them.

Director: Josh Lawson | Stars: Bojana Novakovic, Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany

Votes: 23,892 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The Pass (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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66 Metascore

A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

Director: Ben A. Williams | Stars: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis, Nico Mirallegro

Votes: 2,946

32. Martin (1977)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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68 Metascore

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Votes: 9,115 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 26,240 | Gross: $6.17M

34. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,165 | Gross: $11.44M

35. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 12,623 | Gross: $17.10M

36. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 15,746 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 19,022 | Gross: $8.95M

38. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 26,586 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Nina Forever (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.6
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75 Metascore

After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. Their relationship is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine | Stars: Cian Barry, Abigail Hardingham, Mandeep Dhillon, Katharine Bennett-Fox

Votes: 4,108

40. Fade to Black (1980)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.9
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54 Metascore

A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton

Votes: 2,605

41. No One Would Tell (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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Apparently, the Lifetime movie is indeed based on a true story. It follows the real life account of a 16-year-old high school student named Jamie Fuller, who murdered his 14-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Harvey | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Mira Sorvino, Matreya Scarrwener, Callan Potter

Votes: 426

42. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams, Heather McComb

Votes: 2,000

43. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

Votes: 10,574 | Gross: $0.73M

44. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 19,344 | Gross: $7.49M

45. Gulaal (2009)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Jesse Randhawa, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 12,739

46. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $3.42M

47. Nightmare Castle (1965)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné, Marino Masé

Votes: 2,013

48. Who's Watching Oliver (2017)

TV-MA | 87 min | Drama, Horror

5.1
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Who's watching Oliver tells the story of a mentally unstable loner lost in a life forced upon him. By night Oliver aimlessly wanders the streets and bars on what can only be described as a ... See full summary »

Director: Richie Moore | Stars: Russell Geoffrey Banks, Sara Malakul Lane, Margaret Roche, Cecilia Belletti

Votes: 541

49. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 12,131

50. 1:54 (2016)

106 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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46 Metascore

Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

Director: Yan England | Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin

Votes: 1,209



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