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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: 1,073,572 | Gross: $116.90M

2. Heavyweights (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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42 Metascore

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, David Goldman

Votes: 23,499 | Gross: $17.69M

3. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 41,204 | Gross: $17.54M

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 709,983 | Gross: $1.48M

5. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 417,514 | Gross: $59.89M

6. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 274,766 | Gross: $22.46M

7. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 316,599 | Gross: $97.69M

8. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 305,282 | Gross: $83.82M

9. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 191,237 | Gross: $49.88M

10. Anomalisa (2015)

R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman | Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Votes: 60,071 | Gross: $3.76M

11. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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61 Metascore

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 11,535 | Gross: $32.65M

12. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But the job might not be as legitimate as it first appeared to be.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 47,090 | Gross: $16.94M

13. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.1
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73 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 31,921 | Gross: $2.22M

14. Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 20,448

15. Antitrust (2001)

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

6.1
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31 Metascore

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani

Votes: 27,719 | Gross: $10.97M

16. You, Me and Dupree (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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46 Metascore

A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas

Votes: 75,882 | Gross: $75.63M

17. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Chris Coppola

Votes: 21,796 | Gross: $18.01M

18. Love Happens (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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33 Metascore

A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.

Director: Brandon Camp | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Dan Fogler, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 29,382 | Gross: $22.93M

19. Chaos Theory (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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44 Metascore

The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 30,662 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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History of Apple and Microsoft.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 22,883

21. Larger Than Life (1996)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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43 Metascore

A motivational speaker discovers that the inheritance his father left for him is in the form of an elephant.

Director: Howard Franklin | Stars: Bill Murray, Matthew McConaughey, Jerry Adler, Richard Alan Baker

Votes: 6,450 | Gross: $8.29M

22. Woodlawn (2015)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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57 Metascore

A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 6,207 | Gross: $14.39M

23. Smart People (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page

Votes: 22,025 | Gross: $9.50M

24. The Promotion (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.6
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51 Metascore

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

Director: Steve Conrad | Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Chris Conrad, Rick Gonzalez

Votes: 17,635 | Gross: $0.41M

25. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,892 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Mama's Boy (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.

Director: Tim Hamilton | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris

Votes: 5,339

27. Since You've Been Gone (1998 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Philip Rayburn Smith, Joey Slotnick, Joy Gregory, Laura Eason

Votes: 1,388

28. Britannic (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Daniels

Votes: 1,187

29. The Omega Code (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.6
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14 Metascore

Ancient codes hidden within the Torah reveal the secrets of global events, past (i.e., Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, the Gulf War), present, and future. One man (York) is after the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside

Votes: 4,930 | Gross: $12.61M

30. Salesman (1969)

G | 91 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 4,295

31. A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)

PG-13 | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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70 Metascore

A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.

Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo | Stars: Lizzie Velasquez, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 428

32. The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Reiner | Stars: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, Carl Reiner, Nancye Ferguson

Votes: 655

33. The Fourth Dimension (2012)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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"Fawns" is a polish chapter of the feature-length anthology film titled "The Fourth Dimension". The other two chapters of the movie were directed by Harmony Korine and Aleksei Fedorchenko.

Directors: Harmony Korine, Jan Kwiecinski, Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Val Kilmer, Rachel Korine, Igor Sergeev, Darya Ekamasova

Votes: 437

34. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Director: Luke Ricci | Stars: Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Laura Regan, George Wyner

Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Darklight (2004 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.5
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Inspired by an ancient myth, Darklight stars Shiri Appleby as the immortal Lilith, long hunted by a secret society known as the Faith. Her true nature concealed by a powerful spell, Lilith ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Platt | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Richard Burgi, John de Lancie, David Hewlett

Votes: 1,034

36. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Christina Applegate, Dave Attell

Votes: 2,213

37. Deadly Force (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Wings Hauser, Joyce Ingalls, Paul Shenar, Al Ruscio

Votes: 247 | Gross: $1.71M

38. BuzzKill (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

4.4
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A struggling writer, Ray Wyatt, acquires fame in an unusual way when a notorious serial murderer, named the Karaoke Killer, steals his car and the newest draft of his script.

Director: Steven Kampmann | Stars: Daniel Raymont, Krysten Ritter, Darrell Hammond, Reiko Aylesworth

Votes: 185

39. Enlighten Us (2016)

93 min | Documentary

6.2
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ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY is the story of the motivational rock star's meteoric rise, fall and return to the $11 billion self-help industry after his negligent ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Carchman | Star: James Arthur Ray

Votes: 521

40. Joni (1979)

G | 75 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Joni Eareckson Tada, Bert Remsen, Katherine De Hetre, Cooper Huckabee

Votes: 206

41. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti

Votes: 2,689

42. Gun-shy (2003)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Dito Tsintsadze's drama focuses on a loner whose life changes dramatically, when he gets to know a beautiful, but strange girl. Lukas, a young man doing "meals on wheels" instead of ... See full summary »

Director: Dito Tsintsadze | Stars: Fabian Hinrichs, Lavinia Wilson, Johan Leysen, Ingeborg Westphal

Votes: 505

43. The Rose Technique (2002)

97 min | Crime, Drama

3.7
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The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV.

Director: Jon C. Scheide | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Sally Kirkland, Jason Brooks, Kari Wuhrer

Votes: 150

44. Crossing the Line (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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When former college basketball star Laura Mosbach moves to a small town to assist legendary coach Tommy Holliday with his high school championship girls' basketball team, all is not what it seems.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Terry Farrell, Adrian Pasdar, Sumela Kay, Sherry Miller

Votes: 145

45. It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A rich and famous self-help guru's controversial philosophy of extreme selfishness is put to the ultimate test when his only daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Chris Craddock | Stars: Alan Thicke, Quinton Aaron, Leah Doz, Valerie Planche

Votes: 150

46. Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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A house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching.

Director: Will Prescott | Stars: Dalton Leeb, Anil Margsahayam, Christopher B. Duncan, Abby Miller

Votes: 117

47. Reverse Angle (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 89 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Aspiring journalist Eve Pierson survives a devastating car crash but is left with complete amnesia. Remembering nothing, she must depend on a variety of characters to figure out who she is.

Director: Philippe Gagnon | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Anthony Lemke, Alain Goulem, David Patrick Green

Votes: 216

48. Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy Story (2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 74 other countries worldwide.

Director: Nick Nanton | Stars: Brian Tracy, Richard Tyler

Votes: 10

49. Jana (I) (2018)

90 min | Thriller

7.0
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A misguided young woman with harsh life experiences is chased by a criminal cult.

Director: Federico Segarra | Stars: Melissa Pagan, Romeo Acosta, Jafreisi Adames, Carlos Canelo Jaquez

Votes: 17

50. Meat Market 2 (2001 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Horror

3.9
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Three diverse characters wander the zombie-infested wastelands until they are captured by a militaristic cult of brainwashed madmen.

Director: Brian Clement | Stars: Bettina May, Alison Therriault, Stephan Eng, Terra Thomsen

Votes: 128



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