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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,194,534 | Gross: $120.54M

2. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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80 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 831,049 | Gross: $936.66M

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 988,276 | Gross: $305.41M

4. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 137,007

5. Beauty and the Beast (I) (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.1
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65 Metascore

A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 256,131 | Gross: $504.01M

6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 390,157 | Gross: $54.51M

7. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 49,020

8. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 616,526 | Gross: $138.80M

9. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 22,101

10. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 106,022 | Gross: $66.66M

11. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 174,418 | Gross: $70.11M

12. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 44,421 | Gross: $83.76M

13. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 35,282 | Gross: $17.45M

14. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 63,859 | Gross: $82.42M

15. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 30,483

16. Medium (2005–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 24,881

17. What Women Want (2000)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Votes: 185,761 | Gross: $182.81M

18. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 12,817

19. Personal Shopper (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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77 Metascore

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie

Votes: 34,115 | Gross: $1.31M

20. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A teenager meets a man in order to expose him under the suspicion that he abducts underage girls.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 150,075 | Gross: $1.01M

21. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner. Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

Votes: 9,700

22. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 69,644 | Gross: $13.96M

23. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 98,089 | Gross: $101.63M

24. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 20,049 | Gross: $5.90M

25. The Empress Ki (2013– )

Action, Drama, History

8.5
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A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hye-Rin Han, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,242

26. Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World (2011)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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37 Metascore

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard

Votes: 21,386 | Gross: $38.54M

27. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 19,767

28. Zombeavers (2014)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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44 Metascore

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin | Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano

Votes: 15,593 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.0
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62 Metascore

Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 22,457 | Gross: $11.50M

30. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,535 | Gross: $1.19M

31. Avalon High (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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A teenage girl moves to a new high school where she slowly discovers herself involved in the reincarnation of King Arthur.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Britt Robertson, Samuel Levi, Gregg Sulkin, Joey Pollari

Votes: 5,124

32. The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!

Director: Robert Shaye | Stars: Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil

Votes: 20,400 | Gross: $21.47M

33. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Terry has an affair with his boss' wife. From his bedroom window, she sees a rape and murder attempt. Terry reports it to the police as if he saw it. Things get complicated.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 4,480 | Gross: $12.64M

34. The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean

Votes: 3,358

35. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,257

36. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 4,296

37. The Princess Weiyoung (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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After managing to escape from death, Northern Liang's princess takes on the identity of her saviour, Li Wei Young, in order to seek revenge against her enemies who destroyed her kingdom.

Stars: Yan Tang, Jin Luo, Hsin Ai Lee, Vanness Wu

Votes: 334

38. The Elephant Princess (2008–2011)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Alexandra Wilson is a regular suburban girl who suddenly discovers she is a princess of a mystical kingdom.

Stars: Miles Szanto, Siam, Emily Robins, Maddy Tyers

Votes: 788

39. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 19,238 | Gross: $8.95M

40. Spoor (2017)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,955

41. You Kill Me (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina

Votes: 17,490 | Gross: $2.43M

42. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

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

5.9
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35 Metascore

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel David Moore

Votes: 11,964 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Never Too Young to Die (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.

Director: Gil Bettman | Stars: John Stamos, Vanity, Gene Simmons, George Lazenby

Votes: 1,407

44. Pustina (2016– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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In a remote village where everyone knows each other, a girl goes missing under suspicious circumstances.

Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek, Eliska Krenková, Jan Cina

Votes: 1,414

45. Empresses in the Palace (2011– )

90 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Grand story of the inner workings of the harem of classic China.

Stars: Li Sun, Jianbin Chen, Qian Sun, Ada Choi

Votes: 1,138

46. The Treasure (2017)

157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The events revolve around four eras, namely the Pharaonic and Abbasid era and the Kingdom era. The events revolve around corruption and the level of some clerics through the ages on power ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Hind Sabri, Mohammed Saad, Mohamad Ramadan, Khaled El-Sawi

Votes: 1,134

47. Woo (1998)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Duane Martin, Michael Ralph

Votes: 1,763 | Gross: $8.03M

48. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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After their mother dies, two boys flee their mean aunt and head for Venice, Italy, where they meet Scipio, the mysterious "Thief Lord." Along with a small gang of abandoned kids, the boys start robbing the rich to support themselves.

Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

Votes: 5,657

49. Great Queen Seonduk (2009)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Story of Queen Seondeok who was born a princess, brought up among commoners and overcame many trials to become the ruler of Silla.

Stars: Woong-in Jeong, Jeong-hyeon Kim, Dam Ryu, Yo-won Lee

Votes: 823

50. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.1
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22 Metascore

DETENTION SUCKS BUT IT'S KILLER FUN: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Browder | Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Colby Arps, Sophia Ali, Erika Daly

Votes: 2,394



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