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1. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 26,395 | Gross: $17.27M

2. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 47,435 | Gross: $29.08M

3. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 67,440 | Gross: $1.94M

4. The Cobbler (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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23 Metascore

A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Adam Sandler, Melonie Diaz, Steve Buscemi, Method Man

Votes: 49,722

5. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $1.08M

6. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 8,334 | Gross: $21.02M

7. Prime (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams

Votes: 38,729 | Gross: $22.83M

8. Pieces of April (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Votes: 19,630 | Gross: $2.53M

9. 200 Cigarettes (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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33 Metascore

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia | Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 14,313 | Gross: $6.85M

10. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 18,902

11. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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66 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 8,473 | Gross: $7.63M

12. The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.

Director: Earl McEvoy | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 934

13. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $16.26M

14. Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 3,830

15. Force of Evil (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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89 Metascore

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 5,452

16. Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,863 | Gross: $7.75M

17. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Votes: 1,177

18. The Hottest State (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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45 Metascore

A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Laura Linney, Daniel Ross Owens

Votes: 2,593 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera, Krystal Rodriguez

Votes: 5,076 | Gross: $2.07M

20. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,684

21. A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 1,010

22. Fiona (1998)

85 min | Drama

5.8
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Despite the fact that Fiona has lived apart from her mother, they lead parallel lives as bi-sexual prostitutes. The meeting of the two women spells tragedy for the mother and hope for the daughter.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, Felicia Maguire, Alyssa Mulhern, Anna Grace

Votes: 541

23. Hurricane Streets (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Brendan Sexton III, Shawn Elliott, Antoine McLean, Mtume Gant

Votes: 1,103 | Gross: $0.33M

24. Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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78 Metascore

An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career.

Director: Andrew Wagner | Stars: Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Patti Perkins, Lili Taylor

Votes: 3,064 | Gross: $0.90M

25. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.2
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A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

Votes: 327

26. City for Conquest (1940)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,998

27. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.1
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,149

28. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven, Janet Leigh

Votes: 314

29. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

5.5
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,458

30. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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40 Metascore

Miguel Pinero's creative and turbulent life was cut short at the age of forty. A Tony Award nominee who did time at Sing-Sing, a volatile urban poet whose work is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop, and a writer of hit TV shows.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

Votes: 1,261 | Gross: $1.42M

31. Law and Disorder (1974)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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In the crime-ridden 70's New York City, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands only to realize too late that they're in over their heads.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth, Anita Dangler

Votes: 224

32. Me and My Gal (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, George Walsh

Votes: 785

33. The Regeneration (1915)

Passed | 72 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rockliffe Fellowes, Anna Q. Nilsson, William Sheer, John McCann

Votes: 1,065

34. East Side Kids (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Leon Ames, Dennis Moore, Joyce Bryant, Hal E. Chester

Votes: 197

35. Clancy Street Boys (1943)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Noah Beery

Votes: 469

36. 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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The East Side Kids find a young girl in the apartment of a man who has just been murdered. Believing her to be innocent, they hide her in their clubhouse while they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 592

37. Acts of Worship (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Ana Reeder, Michael Hyatt, Christopher Kadish, Nestor Rodriguez

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Boys of the City (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Votes: 534

39. Five Feet High and Rising (2000)

29 min | Short

6.7
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Victor, a twelve year-old boy growing up on New York City's Lower East Side experiences what growing up is all about.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Carlos Santiago, Judy Marte, Daniela Rivera

Votes: 523

40. Age 7 in America (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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US take on the classic UK documentary series "Up". This first US entry follows a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds. The idea was to make followup films on them every 7 years but the project ended in 2006.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Brandon, Douglas

Votes: 78

41. Private Eyes (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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After being punched in the nose, Sach finds out that he has the ability to read minds. Slip and the gang start up a detective agency try to cash in on Sach's new powers.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Osterloh

Votes: 267

42. Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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While a cop steers a kid street-fighter away from being a public nuisance, a petty hoodlum leads a studious kid into a life of crime.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Warren Hull

Votes: 529

43. Four Walls (1928)

60 min | Drama

3.7
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While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, Vera Gordon, Carmel Myers

Votes: 280

44. Million Dollar Kid (1944)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

6.1
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The gang is befriended by a millionaire whom they save from a mugging. However, they begin to suspect that the man's son was actually one of the muggers. Knowing that the boy's father is ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 509

45. That Gang of Mine (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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A street kid has dreams of becoming a jockey. He gets his chance when he and his gang discover a poor old man who has a championship race horse. The man agrees to let the boy ride his horse... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 481

46. Lucky Losers (1950)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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To solve the death of a friend, the boys go to gambling school, then go undercover as croupiers in an illegal gambling house.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Hillary Brooke, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 256

47. Pride of the Bowery (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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New York City street principles get an East Side Kid in trouble at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Kenneth Howell, Mary Ainslee

Votes: 517

48. The Younger Generation (1929)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.4
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Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez, Rex Lease

Votes: 234

49. Mr. Wise Guy (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 463

50. Arms and the Woman (1916)

50 min | Drama

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Rozika is a Hungarian girl who can sing quite nice. She goes to the place known as the United States with her brother whose name happens to be Young Carl. Rozika marries a chap named Trevor... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Mary Nash, Lumsden Hare, H. Cooper Cliffe, Robert Broderick



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