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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,435,744 | Gross: $448.14M

2. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.7
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33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 100,504 | Gross: $66.18M

3. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 513,230 | Gross: $66.49M

4. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 263,949 | Gross: $76.27M

5. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 34,648 | Gross: $20.00M

6. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 54,882 | Gross: $4.02M

7. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 219,394 | Gross: $31.57M

8. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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33 Metascore

In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

Votes: 301,775 | Gross: $1.20M

9. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 45,366 | Gross: $1.09M

10. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,309

11. Shank (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.1
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An action film for the youth generation, set in a decaying future London. A gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own.

Director: Mo Ali | Stars: Kedar Williams-Stirling, Adam Deacon, Ashley Thomas, Michael Socha

Votes: 3,213

12. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 17,135 | Gross: $0.70M

13. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Votes: 9,443 | Gross: $0.35M

14. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery

Votes: 2,065

15. Mad Max (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Max Rockatansky, a former highway patrol officer known across the post apocalyptic wasteland of Australia as Mad Max, has his V8 Interceptor stolen by Immortan Joe's warlord son, Scrotus. Max goes on a bloody crusade to take it back.

Directors: Frank Rooke, Neil Huxley | Stars: Orion Acaba, Laura Bailey, Adrienne Barbeau, Chantelle Barry

Votes: 2,259

16. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,480

17. In Syria (2017)

85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas

Votes: 2,159

18. The Strange Woman (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,537

19. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

Votes: 8,981

20. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,349

21. Criminal Law (1988)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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A lawyer defends a killer, but soon after he wins, he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

Votes: 3,355 | Gross: $9.97M

22. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot

Votes: 1,244

23. Destry (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.7
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In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,088

24. Firepower (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In the near future, street gangs have their own city zones where cops can't go. Two tough cops are sent undercover in one of them to investigate an illegal cure for AIDS. But they must first fight in a deathmatch, and the match is fixed.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Chad McQueen, Gary Daniels, George Murdock, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 484

25. Salome, Where She Danced (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

5.7
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A Viennese ballerina is forced to flee to Arizona during the Franco-Prussian War, where she proceeds to vamp numerous men in order to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak

Votes: 209

26. Law and Order (1953)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol

Votes: 616

27. Two Rabbits (2012)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Thriller

7.4
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In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Fernando Alves Pinto, Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler, Marat Descartes

Votes: 4,806

28. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.7
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

Votes: 562

29. Neon City (1991)

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

5.4
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"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.

Director: Monte Markham | Stars: Michael Ironside, Vanity, Lyle Alzado, Valerie Wildman

Votes: 899

30. Horses' Collars (1935)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.6
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The stooges are private detectives in the old west trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy. Their attempts to steal the IOU from the villains wallet and then from a safe meet ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 554

31. The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.0
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Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bill Williams, Karin Booth

Votes: 546

32. Waco (1966)

Passed | 85 min | Western

5.5
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A lawless town asks the state governor to pardon an imprisoned gunfighter in order to hire him as sheriff but various factions plan to kill the new sheriff and take over the town.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Howard Keel, Jane Russell, Brian Donlevy, Wendell Corey

Votes: 226

33. Town Tamer (1965)

Approved | 89 min | Western

5.8
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A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Dana Andrews, Terry Moore, Pat O'Brien, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 176

34. Taggart (1964)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Kent Taggart's family, with their cattle stampeded, are killed by those who started it. In a fair gunfight, he kills the man's son responsible for it all and when he runs, a warrant is issued and a price put on his head.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Tony Young, Dan Duryea, Dick Foran, Elsa Cárdenas

Votes: 234

35. The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 914

36. Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Approved | 283 min | Action, Western

6.6
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The story centers about a group of vigilantes organized to protect miners in the picturesque but sinister days of the California gold strike. Jim Benton (Dick Foran) and Tombstone (Buck ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones, Charles Bickford

Votes: 61

37. Racket Busters (1938)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang's office to ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Gloria Dickson, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 442

38. Deadwood Dick (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Donald Douglas, Lorna Gray, Harry Harvey, Marin Sais

Votes: 47

39. Spawn of the North (1938)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 361

40. Badman's Country (1958)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.5
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Showdown in Abilene between lawmen Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Butch Cassidy's gang over a large shipment of money arriving by train.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: George Montgomery, Neville Brand, Buster Crabbe, Karin Booth

Votes: 162

41. Montana Belle (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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In Oklahoma, outlaw Belle Starr joins the Dalton gang but she causes a romantic rivalry and a rift between the gang members, especially on the eve of the planned robbery of a bank where a posse is secretly waiting in ambush.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jane Russell, George Brent, Scott Brady, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 359

42. King of the Pecos (1936)

54 min | Western

6.0
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Texas cattle baron Stiles killed John Clayborn's parents ten years earlier. Now a lawyer, Clayborn tries legally to break up Stiles' water monopoly and rustling operation. When that fails he must use force.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Cy Kendall, Jack Rube Clifford

Votes: 327

43. Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Bruce Kellogg

Votes: 124

44. Rustler's Round-Up (1946)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Music

7.1
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A cowboy sets out to break up a gang of rustlers.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 11

45. Oklahoma Frontier (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.2
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It's the opening of the Cherokee strip and the Rankins are after a particular section. Frazier is also after the same section and has hired outlaws to make sure he gets it. When Jeff gives ... See full summary »

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 29

46. The New Frontier (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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In 1889, pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Warner Richmond, Al Bridge

Votes: 201

47. The Law Rides Again (1943)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.0
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US government agents Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson, aka "The Trail Blazers", make a deal with captured outlaw Duke Dillon to catch crooked Indian agent John Hampton, who has been using his ... See full summary »

Director: Alan James | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Jack La Rue, Betty Miles

Votes: 86

48. Saga of Death Valley (1939)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Music, Western

6.8
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In the opening scene Roy as a boy philosophizes about marriage to his girl friend then sees his dad gunned down by bad guys who want to drive out the ranchers by cutting off their water.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day

Votes: 85

49. Flame of the West (1945)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Joan Woodbury, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 85

50. Shut My Big Mouth (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

5.8
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Wellington Holmes, a timid and very shy horticulturist, heads for Big Bluff. When the stagecoach is held up by Buckskin Bill and his men, he coincidentally knocks out three of them earning ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld

Votes: 49



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