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1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 53,903

2. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 29,222 | Gross: $30.00M

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 399,499 | Gross: $206.46M

4. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.0
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 101,515 | Gross: $0.05M

5. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 161,569 | Gross: $23.16M

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: 54,688 | Gross: $4.02M

7. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 124,496 | Gross: $12.57M

8. Funny Face (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 24,753

9. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

Votes: 73,880 | Gross: $2.87M

10. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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52 Metascore

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 37,972 | Gross: $20.30M

11. Bell Book and Candle (1958)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 8,960

12. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 24,825 | Gross: $0.30M

13. 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure (2002 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn't feel unique. When he's accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.

Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Bobby Lockwood

Votes: 7,077

14. Roma (1972)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 10,692

15. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 5,010

16. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 16,193 | Gross: $3.30M

17. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 19,818 | Gross: $1.07M

18. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 12,227 | Gross: $0.62M

19. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)

R | 92 min | Biography, Romance

5.7
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Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, John Doe

Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,542 | Gross: $7.03M

21. The Undead (1957)

Unrated | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, Val Dufour

Votes: 1,549

22. A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.7
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A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton

Votes: 5,420

23. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,817

24. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.4
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A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,071

25. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.1
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 4,247

26. Wild for Kicks (1960)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

6.0
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An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee, Gillian Hills

Votes: 796

27. Beach Party (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,730

28. Blood Bath (1966)

Not Rated | 62 min | Horror

5.1
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A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.

Directors: Jack Hill, Stephanie Rothman | Stars: William Campbell, Marissa Mathes, Lori Saunders, Sandra Knight

Votes: 630

29. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,673 | Gross: $0.41M

30. Heart Beat (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

5.7
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The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac.

Director: John Byrum | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey

Votes: 567

31. Beat (2000)

R | 93 min | Drama

5.6
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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

Director: Gary Walkow | Stars: Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Lisa Sheridan, Patricia Llaca

Votes: 1,406

32. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.5
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60 Metascore

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,941 | Gross: $0.93M

33. Dementia (1955)

Not Rated | 61 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.

Director: John Parker | Stars: Adrienne Barrett, Bruno VeSota, Ben Roseman, Richard Barron

Votes: 1,639

34. The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director: Jack Curtis | Stars: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin, Rita Morley

Votes: 932

35. The Sweet Ride (1968)

R | 110 min | Drama

5.9
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At a Malibu rented house, a tennis hustler, a surfer and a musician enjoy a Bohemian lifestyle, fall in-love with an unexpected female visitor and fight off a motorcycle punk gang.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Bob Denver

Votes: 227 | Gross: $2.60M

36. Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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67 Metascore

The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: John Goodman, Ted Rosnick, Alex Xydias, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 231

37. The Wedding (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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In 1950s Massachusetts, a wealthy black woman engaged to a poor white beatnik learns about her family history. The stories revolve around the racial and class complexities of interracial and class-based marriages.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Halle Berry, Eric Thal, Lynn Whitfield, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 435

38. Color Me Blood Red (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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A crackpot artist kills various people to use their blood as his new crimson red color for his paintings.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner, Pat Finn-Lee

Votes: 1,365

39. Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.3
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Navy frogman, Ted Jackson (Elvis Presley), balances his time between twin careers as a deep sea diver and nightclub singer. During a dive, Ted spots sunken treasure and returns with hope to retrieve it.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 1,232 | Gross: $4.25M

40. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,041

41. Untamed Youth (1957)

80 min | Drama

3.8
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Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell, Don Burnett

Votes: 844

42. The Beat Generation (1959)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain

Votes: 284

43. The Subterraneans (1960)

89 min | Drama

5.1
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A love story between two misunderstood new bohemians who don't even understand themselves.

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 250

44. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 172

45. What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Stroud, Susan Saint James

Votes: 341

46. The Party's Over (1965)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Oliver Reed, Clifford David, Ann Lynn, Katherine Woodville

Votes: 531

47. The Bachelor Party (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Don Murray, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Philip Abbott

Votes: 572

48. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

2.3
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 778

49. Blame it on Fidel (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

7.5
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74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,784 | Gross: $0.17M

50. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

G | 83 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

A homeless musician finds meaning to his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots.

Director: Judy Irving | Stars: Mark Bittner, Maggie McCall, Ivan Stormgart, Gary Thompson

Votes: 2,890 | Gross: $3.06M



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