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1. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,117,275 | Gross: $132.38M

2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 300,554 | Gross: $45.51M

3. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 109,098 | Gross: $22.24M

4. Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 83,395 | Gross: $3.43M

5. Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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54 Metascore

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 6,976 | Gross: $0.30M

6. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 133,129 | Gross: $9.60M

7. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 45,906 | Gross: $129.80M

8. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,631

9. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 62,631 | Gross: $1.51M

10. Romeo Must Die (2000)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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52 Metascore

An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong

Votes: 64,454 | Gross: $55.97M

11. Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Votes: 26,394

12. Needful Things (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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43 Metascore

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 21,250 | Gross: $15.19M

13. Suburra (2015)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Elio Germano, Claudio Amendola, Alessandro Borghi

Votes: 15,878

14. Young Adam (2003)

NC-17 | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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67 Metascore

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 12,898 | Gross: $0.77M

15. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 28,388 | Gross: $3.19M

16. The Ledge (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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34 Metascore

A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

Director: Matthew Chapman | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler

Votes: 18,080 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 10,598

18. Raw Justice (1994)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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Mayor Stiles' daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior | Stars: David Keith, Robert Hays, Pamela Anderson, Leo Rossi

Votes: 1,090

19. White Noise (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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30 Metascore

An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Chandra West

Votes: 46,018 | Gross: $56.39M

20. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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While investigating the disappearance of a chemist, a detective uncovers a larger conspiracy to unsettle Calcutta.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Neeraj Kabi, Divya Menon

Votes: 14,844 | Gross: $0.58M

21. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 11,917

22. Mafia II (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The chronicles of Vito Scalletta, a young Italian immigrant who joins the Italian mafia, but soon gets in over his head when illegal drug dealing and deception take place.

Stars: Rick Pasqualone, Robert Costanzo, Ray Iannicelli, Roger Rose

Votes: 8,098

23. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.2
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,313

24. Topkapi (1964)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to steal a jewelled dagger.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,911

25. Broken Blossoms (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

Votes: 8,878

26. Cannery Row (1982)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Votes: 3,211 | Gross: $5.30M

27. The Detective (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman

Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $14.30M

28. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,591 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Force of Evil (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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89 Metascore

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 5,422

30. Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 2,181

31. Intacto (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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59 Metascore

An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that they cannot afford to be without luck as they ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Mónica López

Votes: 12,432 | Gross: $0.30M

32. Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A seductive woman who left her small fishing town long ago, after being caught with another woman's husband, returns to shake up the place by seducing everyone, including the woman and her girlfriends.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Mary Mendum, Jennifer Jordan, Eric Edwards, Jamie Gillis

Votes: 354

33. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler

Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $1.01M

34. Money for Nothing (1993)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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An unemployed man finds a money bag of $1.2 million after it dropped off an armored car.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Madsen, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 3,576 | Gross: $1.04M

35. Night Waitress (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Margot Grahame, Gordon Jones, Vinton Hayworth, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 165

36. The Spirit (1987 TV Movie)

74 min | Action

5.3
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A legally dead police detective decides to battle crime as a masked superhero.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Nana Visitor, Bumper Robinson, Garry Walberg

Votes: 180

37. Shadows on the Stairs (1941)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.7
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Occupants of a London boarding house become suspects as a string of murders are discovered.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester

Votes: 472

38. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Votes: 2,165

39. The Mob (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett

Votes: 1,096

40. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,663

41. The Intruder (2004)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama

6.9
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85 Metascore

An emotionally cold man leaves the safety of his Alpine home to seek a heart transplant and an estranged son.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Yekaterina Golubeva, Bambou

Votes: 1,621 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 1,004

43. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 407

44. Everybody Wins (1990)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey

Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $1.37M

45. 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: 1,311

46. Proteus (1995)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.1
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Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment. One of the results is ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Keen | Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Toni Barry, William Marsh, Jennifer Calvert

Votes: 1,006

47. The Hard Way (1943)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Embittered, ambitious Helen Chernen sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,014

48. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Passed | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

Votes: 2,300

49. The Brute Man (1946)

Unrated | 58 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Rondo Hatton, Tom Neal, Jan Wiley, Jane Adams

Votes: 1,124

50. The Cape Town Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Brolin, Jacqueline Bisset, Claire Trevor, Bob Courtney

Votes: 352



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