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1. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 547,087 | Gross: $700.06M

2. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.6
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 150,359 | Gross: $7.99M

3. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 114,349 | Gross: $32.22M

4. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 70,030 | Gross: $24.88M

5. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 166,432 | Gross: $48.69M

6. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.5
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79 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 106,332 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 886,687 | Gross: $380.84M

8. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 32,555 | Gross: $0.06M

9. Leatherface (2017)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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40 Metascore

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse

Votes: 17,236

10. Society (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

6.5
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An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Billy Warlock, Concetta D'Agnese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards

Votes: 11,997

11. Monsters University (2013)

G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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65 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren

Votes: 298,774 | Gross: $268.49M

12. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 95,161 | Gross: $59.95M

13. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 20,114

14. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 66,496 | Gross: $1.94M

15. The Hollywood Knights (1980)

R | 91 min | Comedy

6.4
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Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school ... See full summary »

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julius Averitt, Steve Ballard

Votes: 3,907 | Gross: $10.00M

16. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 5,026 | Gross: $5.00M

17. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 7,303 | Gross: $13.09M

18. South Central (1992)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 4,544 | Gross: $1.37M

19. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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87 Metascore

Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 44,117 | Gross: $1.58M

20. Pledge (2018)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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54 Metascore

A group of college freshmen pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there's more at stake than they could have ever imagined.

Director: Daniel Robbins | Stars: Zachery Byrd, Phillip Andre Botello, Zack Weiner, Aaron Dalla Villa

Votes: 1,870

21. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,829

22. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 13,623 | Gross: $2.31M

23. Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.9
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Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel | Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 9,497

24. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 8,754 | Gross: $24.47M

25. The Skulls (2000)

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

5.6
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24 Metascore

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb

Votes: 29,840 | Gross: $35.01M

26. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 12,663 | Gross: $4.75M

27. The Initiation (1984)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.

Directors: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane | Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read

Votes: 2,531

28. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,288 | Gross: $18.97M

29. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

Votes: 1,566 | Gross: $0.68M

30. 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: 1,179

31. The Contender (2000)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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59 Metascore

Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for U.S. Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to derail her confirmation.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Votes: 22,077 | Gross: $17.87M

32. One Dark Night (1982)

PG | 89 min | Horror

5.7
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As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights

Votes: 2,223

33. Virgin Witch (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.8
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Christine gets her big chance at modeling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a house in the country for the weekend for a photo ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

Votes: 944

34. Ill Manors (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes are explored.

Director: Plan B | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Lee Allen, Mem Ferda

Votes: 9,815

35. Total Frat Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

4.3
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Three years after getting his fraternity revoked, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the greatest rush event to recruit a new pledge class and reinstate their frat.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Justin Deeley, Jamie Johnston, Steven Yaffee, Alex House

Votes: 683

36. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 15,543

37. Palindromes (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber

Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $0.55M

38. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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26 Metascore

Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 6,472 | Gross: $3.33M

39. Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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49 Metascore

At first, gas station attendant Poet is happy when the Hell's Angels gang finally accepts him. But he's shocked when he learns just how brutal they are.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson, Sabrina Scharf, Jana Taylor

Votes: 1,982

40. Pledge Night (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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As a silly frat boy prank, Young Sid is boiled in a tub of acid. Years later he returns to wreak havoc on the new generation of brothers in his old fraternity.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Todd Eastland, Dennis Sullivan, Craig Derrick, David Neal Evans

Votes: 444

41. The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 698

42. The Wound (2017)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni

Votes: 1,420 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Book of Love (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Chris Young, Keith Coogan, Aeryk Egan, Josie Bissett

Votes: 980 | Gross: $1.38M

44. Invitation to Hell (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci, Joe Regalbuto

Votes: 1,094

45. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,478

46. The Initiation of Sarah (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Mika Boorem, Summer Glau, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 1,616

47. Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

4.3
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Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine

Votes: 789

48. Death Tunnel (2005)

R | 97 min | Horror

2.7
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For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the "white plague". Deep under the hospital is the "Death Tunnel" which once were used to secretly remove the dead from the grounds.

Director: Philip Adrian Booth | Stars: Steffany Huckaby, Melanie Lewis, Yolanda Pecoraro, Kristin Novak

Votes: 4,818

49. The Cheerleaders (1973)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Sport

5.5
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A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.

Director: Paul Glickler | Stars: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Brandy Woods

Votes: 1,082

50. The Skulls II (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Thriller

4.6
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After a college student is tapped to join the elite secret Skulls fraternity, he witnesses a girl's death and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Robin Dunne, Nathan West, Ashley Tesoro, Lindy Booth

Votes: 2,786



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