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1. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 241,125 | Gross: $85.08M

2. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 274,609 | Gross: $215.29M

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,156,933 | Gross: $130.74M

4. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 215,593 | Gross: $119.52M

5. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 271,187 | Gross: $255.96M

6. Bluff City Law (2019– )

Drama | Announced

Lawyers at an elite Memphis law firm specialize in controversial landmark civil rights cases.

Stars: Joshua Childs, Deja Dee, Caitlin McGee, Edward Parker

7. The Rainmaker (1997)

PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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72 Metascore

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Votes: 56,701 | Gross: $45.86M

8. Vacation (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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34 Metascore

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins

Votes: 89,075 | Gross: $58.88M

9. Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 64,772 | Gross: $26.84M

10. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 108,012 | Gross: $158.35M

11. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Votes: 37,045 | Gross: $22.20M

12. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 55,420 | Gross: $92.12M

13. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 41,334 | Gross: $17.57M

14. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 117,769 | Gross: $34.58M

15. Quarry (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can't refuse - to work for him as a hitman.

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 10,269

16. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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65 Metascore

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA

Votes: 56,015 | Gross: $1.97M

17. The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 6,711 | Gross: $1.03M

18. Mystery Train (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Votes: 23,241 | Gross: $0.37M

19. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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61 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 7,636

20. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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52 Metascore

A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 49,727 | Gross: $0.87M

21. Elvis & Nixon (2016)

R | 86 min | Comedy, History

6.4
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59 Metascore

The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 12,157 | Gross: $1.03M

22. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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72 Metascore

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 12,316

23. Elvis (2005)

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Stars: Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, Camryn Manheim

Votes: 3,418

24. The First 48 (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.2
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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Dave Walker, Nathan Schilling, Ronnie Leatherman

Votes: 2,441

25. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.7
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Dick Gregory, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ernest Kubler

Votes: 1,242

26. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.4
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

Votes: 19,175 | Gross: $10.91M

27. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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54 Metascore

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 816 | Gross: $14.92M

28. The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Markell | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Will Patton, Ann-Margret

Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $0.12M

29. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 2,553

30. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 4,325

31. Memphis Beat (2010– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,286

32. Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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A fugitive Pink Lady rep hooks up with a bored ad exec as she's trying to avoid going down for the murder of several Elvis impersonators.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kim Basinger, John Corbett, Annie Potts, Sean Astin

Votes: 2,504

33. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,481 | Gross: $0.56M

34. The Poor & Hungry (2000)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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A Memphis car thief falls in love with one of his victims, an attractive cellist.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eric Tate, Lindsey Roberts, Lake Latimer, John Still

Votes: 204

35. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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74 Metascore

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren E. Burrows, Andrew Lawrence Henderson

Votes: 1,377

36. Kill Switch (2008 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.9
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A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

Director: Jeff King | Stars: Steven Seagal, Isaac Hayes, Holly Elissa, Michael Filipowich

Votes: 3,983

37. Out of Bounds (2019)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.4
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Travis Elliot, a star high school basketball player from Memphis, Tennessee must save his older brother but is torn between playing the sport that he loves or living a life of crime.

Director: SD Green | Stars: Deyonte Tatted Hunter, Tenichi Garner, Shalonda SJ Johnson, Richard Siegelman

Votes: 39

38. What Alice Found (2003)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A young woman looking to escape her life is rescued on the highway by a friendly couple in an RV. But as the miles pass the couple's motives come into question and a strange mother/daughter relationship evolves.

Director: A. Dean Bell | Stars: Emily Grace, Judith Ivey, Bill Raymond, Jane Lincoln Taylor

Votes: 928

39. I Spit on Your Grave (1959)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Joe Grant, a light-skinned African-African, heads to a small Southern town to investigate the lynching death of his brother. He draws the attention of a gorgeous heiress, who he learns may have been involved in the killing.

Director: Michel Gast | Stars: Christian Marquand, Antonella Lualdi, Fernand Ledoux, Renate Ewert

Votes: 201

40. Finding Graceland (1998)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.

Director: David Winkler | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Johnathon Schaech, Bridget Fonda, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 1,811

41. The Grace Card (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.4
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43 Metascore

Everything can change in an instant, and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love.

Director: David G. Evans | Stars: Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr., Joy Parmer Moore

Votes: 2,504 | Gross: $2.43M

42. Coffee and Cigarettes II (1989)

8 min | Short

7.2
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A brother and sister, sitting in a coffee bar, bicker mildly about whose idea it was to come to Memphis and which kind of cigarette is fresher. Danny, their waiter, comes by offering ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 1,589

43. This Is Elvis (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Music

7.5
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The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Elvis Presley, David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $2.03M

44. St. Louis Blues (1958)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 503

45. Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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69 Metascore

Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 1,126 | Gross: $0.13M

46. West of Her (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Two alienated young strangers participate in a mysterious guerilla street project, traveling the country in search of connection and answers to life's most haunting questions.

Director: Ethan Warren | Stars: Ryan Caraway, Kelsey Siepser, Halli Herzog, Cord Nash

Votes: 184

47. Two Soldiers (2003)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Drama, War

7.3
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Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Jonathan Furr, Ben Allison, Ron Perlman, David Andrews

Votes: 293

48. Lady for a Night (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 343

49. Orpheus (2005)

31 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Orpheus, a Memphis rock star, must travel to the Underworld to bring back his dead love, Eurydice. Based on the Greek myth.

Director: Joel T. Rose | Stars: Harlan T. Bobo, Eldorado Del Rey, Gregory Gray, L. Kellie Hicks

Votes: 37

50. Memphis the Musical (2011)

Not Rated | 165 min | Musical

7.5
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Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Todrick Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Paul McGill, J. Bernard Calloway

Votes: 172



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