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1. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 805,068 | Gross: $44.02M

2. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

5.5
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55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 11,443 | Gross: $3.49M

3. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 166,295 | Gross: $17.80M

4. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 254,871 | Gross: $57.39M

5. London Fields (2018)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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16 Metascore

Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.

Director: Mathew Cullen | Stars: Amber Heard, Theo James, Cara Delevingne, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 3,756 | Gross: $0.25M

6. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 500,039 | Gross: $79.25M

7. Sex and Lucía (2001)

R | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Elena Anaya

Votes: 33,490 | Gross: $1.49M

8. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,394 | Gross: $19.44M

9. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 176,680 | Gross: $6.39M

10. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 153,995

11. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 249,540 | Gross: $52.36M

12. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 203,768 | Gross: $100.32M

13. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 209,711 | Gross: $40.14M

14. By the Sea (2015)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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44 Metascore

A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 16,712 | Gross: $0.53M

15. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 167,244 | Gross: $22.25M

16. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 172,426 | Gross: $48.02M

17. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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30 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 23,791

18. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.0
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 100,892 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Nine (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sandro Dori

Votes: 41,119 | Gross: $24.00M

20. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 91,911 | Gross: $2.54M

21. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 106,015 | Gross: $6.15M

22. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 39,946 | Gross: $10.11M

23. Stuck in Love. (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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49 Metascore

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 79,750 | Gross: $0.08M

24. The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

Votes: 28,354 | Gross: $4.43M

25. Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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59 Metascore

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 60,095 | Gross: $11.88M

26. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 9,743 | Gross: $5.68M

27. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 59,212 | Gross: $19.39M

28. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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40 Metascore

A struggling horror writer visiting a small town on a book tour gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 9,932

29. The End of the Tour (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

Votes: 26,535 | Gross: $2.99M

30. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,321

31. Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she ... See full summary »

Director: John McKay | Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Gary Lewis

Votes: 4,003

32. Black Butterfly (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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43 Metascore

A hot altercation followed by a gallant rescue gets a lonely screenwriter a front-row seat to a tense backwoods drama when he decides to take in an ex-con drifter. Now, he is bent on making his host a better man. Will this nightmare end?

Director: Brian Goodman | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo, Vincent Riotta

Votes: 10,884

33. Paper Man (2009)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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37 Metascore

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 17,511 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Prozac Nation (2001)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche

Votes: 16,453

35. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 14,118 | Gross: $70.53M

36. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 47,362 | Gross: $75.97M

37. Shadows in the Sun (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

Director: Brad Mirman | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani, Giancarlo Giannini, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 3,735

38. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 40,268 | Gross: $10.69M

39. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 14,325 | Gross: $0.73M

40. Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.9
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50 Metascore

A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 52,850 | Gross: $9.69M

41. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,810 | Gross: $8.41M

42. Losing Control (1998)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

4.4
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Kim is suffering from writer's block. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger opens her to a world of risky sexual experimentation. However, she becomes worried when he refuses to say anything about himself.

Director: Julie Jordan | Stars: Kira Reed Lorsch, Doug Jeffery, Anneliza Scott, Clay Greenbush

Votes: 304

43. The Adderall Diaries (2015)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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42 Metascore

Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Jim Parrack

Votes: 3,661 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 21,412 | Gross: $6.75M

45. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 31,125 | Gross: $9.46M

46. October Road (2007–2008)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.

Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Warren Christie, Brad William Henke

Votes: 4,133

47. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,910 | Gross: $0.74M

48. Rock Dog (2016)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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48 Metascore

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Director: Ash Brannon | Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black

Votes: 4,169 | Gross: $9.40M

49. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,255 | Gross: $6.10M

50. Cabin by the Lake (2000 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A screenwriter, who lives in a cabin by the lake near Los Angeles, drowns young women, then goes back to visit their bodies and do their laundry.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Judd Nelson, Hedy Burress, Michael Weatherly, Susan Gibney

Votes: 2,163



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