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1. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Unhappy couples fall apart and hop into other beds with other people.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 7,519 | Gross: $4.71M

2. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A 19 year old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a shopping spree when they find the missing money.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 9,623

3. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,747 | Gross: $4.48M

4. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,514 | Gross: $1.08M

5. Music from Another Room (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Peters | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Gretchen Mol, Martha Plimpton

Votes: 4,596

6. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

Votes: 8,577 | Gross: $2.90M

7. Bad Influence (1990)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A soft and hesitant young man is in danger when tries to break toxic relationships with a mysterious stranger claiming to be his friend.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

Votes: 6,901 | Gross: $12.63M

8. Denial (1990)

R | 103 min | Drama

Michael and Sara end their turbulent love affair to avoid destruction, with Michael calling Sara his 'sickness'. Sara, or Loon, as her friends call her, tries to start anew and move on from the troubled relationship.

Director: Erin Dignam | Stars: Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Barry Primus, Christine Harnos

Votes: 192

9. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

35 Metascore

Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, John Getz, Josh Charles

Votes: 25,948 | Gross: $25.20M

10. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Frank Orsatti, Jeffrey Nordling

Votes: 1,328 | Gross: $0.92M

11. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 50,737 | Gross: $9.49M

12. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 48,656 | Gross: $2.40M

13. Playing God (1997)

R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

A disgraced surgeon leaves his former life and reinvents himself as a gunshot doctor in the criminal underworld.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie, Michael Massee

Votes: 7,031 | Gross: $4.05M

14. Sunset (1988)

R | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway

Votes: 3,678 | Gross: $4.59M

15. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Western

50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 51,457 | Gross: $45.66M

16. Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

41 Metascore

Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. They find they have a lot in common.

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Votes: 9,279 | Gross: $11.34M

17. The Thing Called Love (1993)

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

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: 6,783 | Gross: $1.03M

18. Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck

Votes: 15,381 | Gross: $1.15M

19. Kansas City (1996)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A pair of kidnappings expose the complex power dynamics within the corrupt and unpredictable workings of 1930s Kansas City.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy

Votes: 4,105 | Gross: $1.35M

20. Box of Moonlight (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

An engineer finds his first gray hair, takes 6 days off from wife, son and work, rents a car and meets different people.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount

Votes: 5,109 | Gross: $0.72M

21. The Trigger Effect (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

A blackout leaves those affected to consider what is necessary, what is legal, and what is questionable, in order to survive in a predatory environment.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 5,759 | Gross: $3.59M

22. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

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

50 Metascore

When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett

Votes: 120,629 | Gross: $127.12M

23. Goodbye Lover (1998)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 3,475 | Gross: $1.92M

24. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 19,405 | Gross: $7.29M

25. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

76 Metascore

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 46,639 | Gross: $63.27M

26. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

89 Metascore

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 27,715 | Gross: $7.27M

27. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 169,463 | Gross: $56.12M

28. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

Career thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime involving U.S. President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 47,479 | Gross: $50.01M

29. Lush (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

Lionel "Ex" Exley is a golf pro who returns to his hometown of New Orleans, where he befriends lawyer W. Firmin Carter. When Carter suddenly goes missing, however, the party's over for Ex, as he's the prime suspect.

Director: Mark Gibson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Laura Linney, Jared Harris, Laurel Holloman

Votes: 200

30. Little Odessa (1994)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,940 | Gross: $1.10M

31. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 99,238 | Gross: $52.93M

32. Molly (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane

Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 107,895 | Gross: $75.53M

34. Thursday (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The movie opens in a Los Angeles convenience store one late Monday night, where a smalltime drug dealer named Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is trying to decide what coffee brand to buy. His ex-lover... See full summary »

Director: Skip Woods | Stars: Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros

Votes: 16,369 | Gross: $0.00M

35. In the Company of Men (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards, Michael Martin

Votes: 12,667 | Gross: $2.86M

36. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8