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1. The Split (2018–2020)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers, are forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Annabel Scholey, Fiona Button

Votes: 2,188

2. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 124,917 | Gross: $2.13M

3. Angel Has Fallen (2019)

R | 121 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Rocci Williams

Votes: 51,583 | Gross: $67.16M

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 524,592 | Gross: $389.81M

5. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 253,439 | Gross: $52.36M

6. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 157,811 | Gross: $5.02M

7. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 237,217 | Gross: $79.73M

8. Over the Top (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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40 Metascore

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt

Votes: 47,744 | Gross: $16.06M

9. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 103,384 | Gross: $24.34M

10. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 81,371 | Gross: $39.46M

11. Love & Mercy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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80 Metascore

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 33,575 | Gross: $12.55M

12. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 5,086 | Gross: $9.69M

13. Big Jake (1971)

GP | 110 min | Western

7.2
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57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 10,505 | Gross: $7.50M

14. Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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The King of Thieves disrupts Aladdin and Jasmine's long-anticipated wedding, looking for an oracle that will lead him to an even bigger treasure. His true identity causes trouble for Aladdin.

Director: Tad Stones | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Val Bettin

Votes: 31,210

15. Monster Trucks (2016)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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41 Metascore

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper

Votes: 14,323 | Gross: $33.37M

16. Somewhere (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson

Votes: 41,114 | Gross: $1.77M

17. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

Votes: 39,481 | Gross: $46.82M

18. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 46,278 | Gross: $1.50M

19. Life as a House (2001)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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45 Metascore

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jena Malone

Votes: 42,084 | Gross: $15.65M

20. Auto Focus (2002)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

Votes: 12,780 | Gross: $2.06M

21. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 23,374 | Gross: $3.96M

22. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 25,384 | Gross: $10.05M

23. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 57,632 | Gross: $55.39M

24. Flesh and Bone (1993)

R | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Decades after, a son of a killer falls in love with a girl, which family's horrifying murder he saw in childhood.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan, Julia McNeal

Votes: 4,679 | Gross: $9.49M

25. I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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54 Metascore

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin

Votes: 12,751

26. A Dash of Love (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When an aspiring chef lands a dream job at her idol's restaurant, she befriends the handsome executive chef. After they are both wrongly fired from there, the duo decides to open their own eatery to prove their food is better.

Director: Christie Will Wolf | Stars: Jen Lilley, Brendan Penny, Peri Gilpin, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 1,583

27. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 10,731 | Gross: $0.46M

28. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Friedrich's boxing skills gets him in an elite Nazi high school in a castle in 1942. He enrolls against his dad's wish as it promises a brighter future. It's not what he expected.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 13,806 | Gross: $0.14M

29. Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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When a troubled editor discovers that his only successful author is blocked, he knows that he needs to do something about it.

Director: John McKay | Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Gary Lewis

Votes: 4,112

30. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 19,358 | Gross: $1.34M

31. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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68 Metascore

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 4,578 | Gross: $0.09M

32. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 18,337

33. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,768

34. Smiley's People (1982)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The murder of a Soviet defector forces his old handler, British spymaster George Smiley "Sir Alec Guinness", out of retirement. His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla "Sir Patrick Stewart". This will be their final dance.

Stars: Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 3,396

35. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 16,963 | Gross: $1.35M

36. Boychoir (2014)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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51 Metascore

After his single mother dies, a young boy with an excellent voice is sent to a prestigious choir school, and has trouble adapting to the culture of the school.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McHale

Votes: 6,006

37. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

3.1
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13 Metascore

Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant, Tamala Jones

Votes: 14,965 | Gross: $13.24M

38. Operator (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Joe, a programmer and obsessive self-quantifier, and Emily, a budding comedy performer, are happily married until they decide to use one another in their work.

Director: Logan Kibens | Stars: Martin Starr, Mae Whitman, Nat Faxon, Cameron Esposito

Votes: 1,762

39. The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Anita Alberts

Votes: 1,754 | Gross: $13.98M

40. TiMER (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

Director: Jac Schaeffer | Stars: Emma Caulfield Ford, Scott Holroyd, Kali Rocha, Katherine Von Till

Votes: 12,101

41. Eve of Destruction (1991)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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A terrorist hunter is hired by a scientist to deactivate her android double, a walking, talking, murderous nuclear bomb which has gone amok in the big city and is about to explode.

Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Gregory Hines, Renée Soutendijk, Michael Greene, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 1,934 | Gross: $5.45M

42. Messiah of Evil (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

6.4
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A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Directors: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Stars: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford

Votes: 2,818

43. Eaten by Lions (2018)

95 min | Comedy

6.0
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When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar's estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughters engagement party.

Director: Jason Wingard | Stars: Antonio Aakeel, Emily Spowage, Christopher Hollinshead, George Jewell Hanson

Votes: 458

44. Lost in the Sun (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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34 Metascore

The story of John, a small-time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of... See full summary »

Director: Trey Nelson | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Josh Wiggins, Lynn Collins, Emma Fuhrmann

Votes: 3,484

45. Bad Milo (2013)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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62 Metascore

A man learns that his unusual stomach pains are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

Director: Jacob Vaughan | Stars: Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 6,601 | Gross: $0.02M

46. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 3,114 | Gross: $8.13M

47. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 2,339

48. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 714 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Perrier's Bounty (2009)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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47 Metascore

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley

Votes: 6,148 | Gross: $0.00M

50. Madhouse Mecca (2018)

72 min | Drama

4.8
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When an underwhelmed housewife meets a mischievous exotic dancer with a taste for trouble, an unlikely friendship is formed that will change their lives forever.

Director: Leonardo Warner | Stars: Kristina Ellery, Erica Jenkins, Tony Denman, Scott Evans

Votes: 85



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