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1. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 823,443 | Gross: $936.66M

2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,176,464 | Gross: $120.54M

3. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 133,584

4. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 173,154 | Gross: $70.11M

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 982,212 | Gross: $305.41M

6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 377,573 | Gross: $54.51M

7. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 48,166

8. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.1
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65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 252,515 | Gross: $504.01M

9. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 104,210 | Gross: $66.66M

10. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 610,248 | Gross: $138.80M

11. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 30,145

12. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 21,737

13. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 43,681 | Gross: $83.76M

14. Personal Shopper (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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77 Metascore

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie

Votes: 33,135 | Gross: $1.31M

15. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 12,575

16. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 149,305 | Gross: $1.01M

17. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 68,666 | Gross: $13.96M

18. Home Again (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander

Votes: 24,850 | Gross: $27.02M

19. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 63,180 | Gross: $82.42M

20. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner. Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

Votes: 9,626

21. What Women Want (2000)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Votes: 184,421 | Gross: $182.81M

22. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

7.2
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59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 40,028 | Gross: $2.96M

23. Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World (2011)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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37 Metascore

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard

Votes: 21,067 | Gross: $38.54M

24. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 34,329 | Gross: $17.45M

25. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 97,280 | Gross: $101.63M

26. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 19,624 | Gross: $5.90M

27. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 19,571

28. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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After their mother dies, two boys flee their mean aunt and head for Venice, Italy, where they meet Scipio, the mysterious "Thief Lord." Along with a small gang of abandoned kids, the boys start robbing the rich to support themselves.

Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

Votes: 5,614

29. Zombeavers (2014)

R | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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44 Metascore

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin | Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano

Votes: 15,376 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Empress Ki (2013– )

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hye-Rin Han, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,164

31. 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: 19,158 | Gross: $8.95M

32. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.0
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62 Metascore

Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 22,150 | Gross: $11.50M

33. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,427 | Gross: $1.19M

34. Avalon High (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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A teenage girl moves to a new high school where she slowly discovers herself involved in the reincarnation of King Arthur.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Britt Robertson, Samuel Levi, Gregg Sulkin, Joey Pollari

Votes: 5,054

35. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,748

36. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 4,223

37. The Elephant Princess (2008– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.4
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Alexandra Wilson is a regular suburban girl who suddenly discovers she is a princess of a mystical kingdom.

Stars: Miles Szanto, Siam, Emily Robins, Maddy Tyers

Votes: 777

38. Iceman (2014)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, History

4.8
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32 Metascore

An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.

Director: Wing-Cheong Law | Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang, Kang Yu

Votes: 3,202 | Gross: $0.01M

39. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Terry has an affair with his boss' wife. From his bedroom window, she sees a rape and murder attempt. Terry reports it to the police as if he saw it. Things get complicated.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 4,392 | Gross: $12.64M

40. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean

Votes: 3,334

41. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,236

42. Pustina (2016– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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In a remote village where everyone knows each other, a girl goes missing under suspicious circumstances.

Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek, Eliska Krenková, Jan Cina

Votes: 1,337

43. The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil

Votes: 20,330 | Gross: $21.47M

44. You Kill Me (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina

Votes: 17,426 | Gross: $2.43M

45. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,143

46. Woo (1998)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Duane Martin, Michael Ralph

Votes: 1,747 | Gross: $8.03M

47. Empresses in the Palace (2011– )

90 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

Stars: Li Sun, Jianbin Chen, Qian Sun, Ada Choi

Votes: 1,095

48. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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35 Metascore

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel David Moore

Votes: 11,896 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.8
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,835

50. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 1,863



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