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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 865,369 | Gross: $112.00M

2. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 565,292 | Gross: $257.73M

3. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 167,158 | Gross: $62.66M

4. The Politician (2019– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Payton Hobart, a student from Santa Barbara, has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.

Stars: Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 11,217

5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 351,605 | Gross: $435.11M

6. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 253,765 | Gross: $52.36M

7. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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59 Metascore

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 64,344 | Gross: $47.14M

8. Colonia (2015)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 44,237

9. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 101,188 | Gross: $32.54M

10. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 29,744 | Gross: $34.00M

11. Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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42 Metascore

Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Votes: 23,426 | Gross: $60.05M

12. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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56 Metascore

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder, Hallie Todd

Votes: 34,192 | Gross: $42.67M

13. Shut In (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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25 Metascore

A widowed child psychologist lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Director: Farren Blackburn | Stars: Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, Oliver Platt

Votes: 11,721 | Gross: $6.88M

14. A Long Way Down (2014)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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34 Metascore

Four people meet on New Year's Eve, and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul

Votes: 30,028 | Gross: $0.01M

15. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,682

16. Horsemen (2009)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, Lou Taylor Pucci, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 21,071

17. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 14,665 | Gross: $21.20M

18. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman

Votes: 4,103

19. Skidoo (1968)

R | 98 min | Comedy

4.8
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Infamous psychedelic all-star comedy about ex-gangster Tony Banks, who's called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,299

20. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 10,261

21. Sunflower (1970)

G | 107 min | Drama, War

7.4
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An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia during WWII.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva, Galina Andreeva

Votes: 2,970

22. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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50 Metascore

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

Votes: 16,091 | Gross: $0.77M

23. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 7,396

24. Le Corbeau (1943)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey, Héléna Manson

Votes: 8,242 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,402 | Gross: $0.24M

26. Sacrifice (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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23 Metascore

After digging up a bizzarly mutilated corpse on her land, physician Tora Hamilton uncovers a lethal connection to ancient pagan rituals.

Director: Peter A. Dowling | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, David Robb

Votes: 3,998

27. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 5,625

28. Gypsy's Revenge (2018 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.4
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The story of the mother and daughter relationship of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

Director: Jesse Vile | Stars: Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 203

29. Turn the River (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.8
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55 Metascore

A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.

Director: Chris Eigeman | Stars: Famke Janssen, Jaymie Dornan, Rip Torn, Matt Ross

Votes: 1,676

30. The Honey Pot (1967)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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In Venice, a millionaire hires an actor to help him prank three greedy ex-girlfriends into thinking he's dying and leaving his fortune to one of them.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

Votes: 1,988

31. The Janky Promoters (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

5.1
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Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Jeezy, Lahmard J. Tate

Votes: 1,352

32. Art of Seduction (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Min-jun and Ji-won are first-rate "players" who are used to getting their way in the field of love and sex, until they run into each other. Let the games begin.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Il-guk Song, Sun-yeong Ahn, Bo-ra Geum

Votes: 1,317

33. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 1,391

34. Tiger Theory (2016)

107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Radek Bajgar | Stars: Jirí Bartoska, Eliska Balzerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jirí Havelka

Votes: 562

35. Seven and a Half (2006)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Everyday lives of people in Belgrade who are obsessed with their weaknesses and led by their passions. Seven independent stories on 7 deadly sins are told in a comical tone.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic | Stars: Branislav Trifunovic, Nikola Vujovic, Milos Timotijevic, Marija Karan

Votes: 3,837

36. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.3
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,439

37. Time Table (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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In Arizona, a train's baggage car is robbed of a large payroll, prompting an investigation led by a railroad official-insurance investigator team.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr, Marianne Stewart

Votes: 558

38. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,955

39. Don McKay (2009)

R | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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50 Metascore

Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.

Director: Jake Goldberger | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, Rachel Harker

Votes: 2,210

40. Deadly Revenge (2013 TV Movie)

92 min | Thriller

4.4
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Charming LA architect Harrison, also a great cook and lover, gets engaged to Cate, a San Francisco landscape architect he meets while collaborating on a major project, after they get locked... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Alicia Ziegler, Mark Hapka, Donna Mills, Constance Wu

Votes: 286

41. Sherlock Holmes (1916)

Not Rated | 116 min | Mystery

6.4
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When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters which could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case.

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding

Votes: 298

42. The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Mira Banjac, Mija Aleksic

Votes: 4,437

43. The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire.

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Shawn Lawrence, Neville Edwards

Votes: 700

44. Parvarish (1977)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A policeman adopts the son of a bandit. A misunderstanding leads the officer's own biological son to believe he is the bandit's son and he takes up a secret life of crime; meanwhile, the adopted son becomes an officer of the law.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Neetu Singh

Votes: 823

45. The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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A criminal organization, known as "O.S.O.", specializes in kidnapping high ranking U.S. representatives. Although Colonel Steve Austin has already thwarted one of their kidnappings, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Alan Oppenheimer, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 436

46. Salaud, on t'aime (2014)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A war photographer and absent father, who spends more time taking care of his camera than his four daughters, enjoys a happy life in the Alps with his new girlfriend. But his life is turned... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire, Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob

Votes: 280

47. One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance

5.7
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

Votes: 473

48. Singam (2010)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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Honest police officer Durai Singam locks horns with big-time extortionist Mayil Vaaganam.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 4,885

49. Shopworn (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 593

50. The Love Patient (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Paul is a success who has gone stale with his work and his life. He has lost the love of his life but they are still co-workers. So he decides to "get" cancer so he can be popular again ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Benjamin Lutz, John Werskey, Jackson Palmer, Madison Gray

Votes: 414



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