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1. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
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86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 293,396 | Gross: $48.98M

2. Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

7.2
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51 Metascore

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 41,427 | Gross: $2.34M

3. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

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

7.3
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50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 567,745 | Gross: $117.72M

4. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 134,748 | Gross: $62.68M

5. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 130,649 | Gross: $46.73M

6. Baptiste (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The mercurial detective, Julien Baptiste, on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, assists in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Amsterdam Chief of Police.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Tom Hollander, Anastasia Hille, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 2,983

7. The Walk (II) (2015)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc

Votes: 113,243 | Gross: $10.14M

8. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 25,908 | Gross: $0.04M

9. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 50,265

10. 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: 19,546

11. Sink or Swim (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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47 Metascore

A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle aged men.

Director: Gilles Lellouche | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 6,588

12. Much Loved (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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A group of women in Morocco make a living as prostitutes in a culture that is very unforgiving toward women in that profession.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane, Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui

Votes: 2,013

13. Green Card (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 21,497 | Gross: $29.89M

14. Silk (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina

Votes: 10,623 | Gross: $1.10M

15. Images (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Votes: 4,643

16. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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41 Metascore

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 4,131 | Gross: $5.17M

17. Nomads (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant

Votes: 3,608 | Gross: $2.28M

18. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

3.5
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When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure--now ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Miller | Stars: Catherine Annette, Grant O'Connell, Jamie Noel, Aaron Caleb

Votes: 1,187

19. The Odyssey (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 4,426

20. Eden (II) (2014)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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81 Metascore

Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Hugo Conzelmann

Votes: 3,927

21. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 6,451

22. Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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54 Metascore

Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director: Edouard Deluc | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini

Votes: 1,382 | Gross: $0.20M

23. Chinese Puzzle (2013)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 12,678 | Gross: $0.34M

24. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

7.4
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 4,352

25. That Man from Rio (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac, Jean Servais, Roger Dumas

Votes: 4,104 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Trafic (1971)

G | 96 min | Comedy

7.1
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Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comical, disastrous style.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel, François Maisongrosse

Votes: 5,289

27. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

Votes: 5,343

28. Épouse-moi mon pote (2017)

92 min | Comedy

6.1
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To avoid deportation, Yassine asks his best friend Fred to marry him.

Director: Tarek Boudali | Stars: Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau, Charlotte Gabris, Nadège Dabrowski

Votes: 2,371

29. Someone Behind the Door (1971)

GP | 97 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Anthony Perkins, Jill Ireland, Henri Garcin

Votes: 1,087

30. The Sucker (1965)

111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Criminals have chosen an ordinary man to carry drugs and jewels in his car across the border. The problem is that this man turned out too much ordinary.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Venantino Venantini, Henri Génès

Votes: 5,759

31. The Caddy (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.5
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed, Barbara Bates

Votes: 1,695

32. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 2,824 | Gross: $0.09M

33. Up to His Ears (1965)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.4
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The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ursula Andress, Maria Pacôme, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,594

34. The Last Adventure (1967)

M | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Joanna Shimkus, Serge Reggiani

Votes: 2,651

35. Moontide (1942)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang | Stars: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,308

36. Captain Conan (1996)

129 min | Drama, War

7.2
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The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich

Votes: 1,805

37. Napoleon (1955)

190 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.2
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From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 440

38. Witches' Brew (1980)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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This remake of Fritz Leiber's novel "Conjure Wife" (previously filmed as 1944's "Weird Woman" and 1962's "Night of the Eagle" AKA "Burn, Witch, Burn") is more of a horror spoof, as three ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Shorr, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Teri Garr, Richard Benjamin, Lana Turner, James Winkler

Votes: 172

39. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.3
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Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,854

40. A Couch in New York (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A psychoanalyst in NYC exchanges apartment with a woman in Paris. When his patients show up, they talk to her and then pay. He returns early to NYC and becomes a patient.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Stephanie Buttle, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 1,736

41. Je l'aimais (2009)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Someone I loved (Je L'Aimais) is based on the best-selling novel by Anna Gavalda. It's the story of Pierre (Daniel Auteuil), who takes his daughter-in-law, Chloe (Florence Loiret Caille) ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret Caille, Christiane Millet

Votes: 1,147

42. The Proud and the Beautiful (1953)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.

Directors: Yves Allégret, Rafael E. Portas | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Carlos López Moctezuma

Votes: 728

43. Taxi for Tobruk (1961)

95 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.

Director: Denys de La Patellière | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Lino Ventura, Maurice Biraud, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 1,422

44. Monkey Money (1966)

83 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Fulbert is a sidewalk artist who is duped into working for a counterfeiter. He accompanies a woman posing as a grieving widow on a trip to Spain in a hearse. Unaware she is the mistress of a notorious gangster, Fulbert is chased by thugs.

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Robert Hirsch, Sylva Koscina, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Alberto Closas

Votes: 31

45. Love Is a Funny Thing (1969)

GP | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Filming in the USA, Henri and Françoise meet and fall in love with each other.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Annie Girardot, Maria Pia Conte, Marcel Bozzuffi

Votes: 358

46. Let's Get Those English Girls (1976)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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After failing their exam, Jean-Pierre and Alain are sent to England. But all they want are girls.

Director: Michel Lang | Stars: Rémi Laurent, Stéphane Hillel, Véronique Delbourg, Sophie Barjac

Votes: 457

47. The White Knights (2015)

112 min | Drama

6.0
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At the head of his NGO Move For Kids, Jacques Arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of Africa "to take in" orphan children. The operation is transformed in a panic.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb

Votes: 529

48. Liquid Bridge (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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Nick McCallum is mechanic who trades in his wrench for a surfboard, going against the wishes of his father-- a former surfing legend who lost his ability to walk after a horrible accident on the water.

Director: Phillip Avalon | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Simone Kessell, Jarrod Dean, Jeremy Sims

Votes: 180

49. Le Rapace (1968)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Lino Ventura, Rosa Furman, Aurora Clavel, Enrique Lucero

Votes: 341

50. Let My People Go! (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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37 Metascore

At Passover, Reuben, a French-Jewish man living in Finland with his Nordic boyfriend, finds himself back in Paris with his zany family after a lovers' quarrel.

Director: Mikael Buch | Stars: Nicolas Maury, Carmen Maura, Jean-François Stévenin, Amira Casar

Votes: 577 | Gross: $0.02M



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