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1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,063,444 | Gross: $116.90M

2. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 226,990 | Gross: $52.99M

3. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 223,150 | Gross: $26.40M

4. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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43 Metascore

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole

Votes: 3,617 | Gross: $25.50M

5. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 94,422

6. All the Money in the World (2017)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Votes: 63,114 | Gross: $25.11M

7. Striptease (1996)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.5
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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames

Votes: 40,570 | Gross: $33.11M

8. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 86,468 | Gross: $24.80M

9. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 103,517 | Gross: $12.71M

10. Night at the Museum (2006)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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48 Metascore

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 292,334 | Gross: $250.86M

11. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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On America's frontier, a St. Louis woman marries a New Mexico cattleman who is seen as a tyrant by the locals.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 1,795

12. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 120,874 | Gross: $106.26M

13. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,972 | Gross: $4.22M

14. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.1
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56 Metascore

In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 285,951 | Gross: $85.47M

15. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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25 Metascore

After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 36,902 | Gross: $40.01M

16. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 126,219 | Gross: $8.11M

17. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 137,281 | Gross: $40.31M

18. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

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

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 79,218 | Gross: $14.48M

19. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director: Marc Meyers | Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Zachary Davis Brown

Votes: 13,002 | Gross: $1.36M

20. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 102,879 | Gross: $19.59M

21. St. Vincent (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 90,465 | Gross: $44.13M

22. Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser

Votes: 276,585 | Gross: $139.85M

23. Thunder Road (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Director: Jim Cummings | Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer

Votes: 9,604

24. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 86,427 | Gross: $144.83M

25. Matchstick Men (2003)

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

7.3
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61 Metascore

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

Votes: 119,000 | Gross: $36.91M

26. Dark Water (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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52 Metascore

A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth

Votes: 57,686 | Gross: $25.47M

27. What They Had (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

Director: Elizabeth Chomko | Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner

Votes: 2,438 | Gross: $0.26M

28. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 14,134 | Gross: $7.50M

29. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of two ex-boyfriends - Michael, a straight-laced and formal man; and Joey, a wild artist.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley

Votes: 2,783

30. The Fan (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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32 Metascore

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo

Votes: 44,016 | Gross: $18.57M

31. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Director: Claude Barras | Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 17,933 | Gross: $0.29M

32. Two Is a Family (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A bachelor enjoys his sweet life on the French Riviera until a one-night stand tells him, he's dad to Gloria and leaves her with him. He moves to London with Gloria. Mom turns up 8 years later.

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 18,831

33. In the Shadow of Iris (III) (2016)

TV-MA | 99 min | Thriller

6.1
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Iris, young wife of a banker, disappears in Paris. Maybe a mechanic with many debts is involved in the strange affair. A really complicated job for the police.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Romain Duris, Jalil Lespert, Hélène Barbry, Charlotte Le Bon

Votes: 2,618

34. Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 34,241 | Gross: $37.49M

35. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.5
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,474 | Gross: $1.60M

36. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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25 Metascore

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks, Chuck Shamata

Votes: 6,449 | Gross: $1.70M

37. The Scandalous Lady W (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Craig Parkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Will Keen

Votes: 2,283

38. Ugly (2013)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh

Votes: 17,387

39. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 30,029

40. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 6,717 | Gross: $31.34M

41. My King (2015)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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68 Metascore

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco

Votes: 9,538 | Gross: $0.05M

42. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintegrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 14,065 | Gross: $6.30M

43. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 28,254

44. Changing Lanes (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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69 Metascore

The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette

Votes: 64,101 | Gross: $66.82M

45. What Maisie Knew (2012)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham

Votes: 25,782 | Gross: $1.07M

46. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy

6.5
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72 Metascore

An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd, LaKeith Stanfield, Noël Wells

Votes: 5,338

47. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 9,111

48. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 5,244 | Gross: $0.79M

49. And So It Goes (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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38 Metascore

A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse

Votes: 11,803 | Gross: $15.16M

50. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 4,055 | Gross: $4.31M



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