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1. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 27,151 | Gross: $3.21M

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 285,832

3. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 61,908 | Gross: $3.33M

4. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Votes: 13,321

5. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 69,822 | Gross: $6.17M

6. Northfork (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

64 Metascore

Set in 1955, the residents of a small Montana community are forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Duel Farnes, Nick Nolte, Anthony Edwards, James Woods

Votes: 5,215 | Gross: $1.42M

7. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,245,754 | Gross: $28.34M

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 79,420 | Gross: $12.80M

9. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 40,640 | Gross: $6.00M

10. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 285,530 | Gross: $15.32M

11. Lost in Siberia (2012)

100 min | Comedy

A comedy about a shy logistician of a German mail order company who is send to Kemerovo in Siberia from his boss to accomplish a German work flow system in the Russian subsidiary company.

Director: Ralf Huettner | Stars: Katja Riemann, Vladimir Burlakov, Joachim Król, Armin Rohde

Votes: 603

12. Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Ignacio Huang, Carolina Hsu, Muriel Santa Ana

Votes: 16,636

13. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 37,278 | Gross: $1.08M

15. The Foster Boy (2011)

107 min | Drama

A Swiss-German rural peasant family takes Max, a crude 15-year-old boy, into a foster situation of constant bullying. Soon, a foster girl is added to the mix.

Director: Markus Imboden | Stars: Katja Riemann, Stefan Kurt, Maximilian Simonischek, Max Hubacher

Votes: 1,281

16. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 684,025 | Gross: $33.23M

17. The Hairdresser (2010)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

After being turned down to work at a hair salon because of her figure, a financially struggling hair dresser works to open her own shop.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Natascha Lawiszus, Ill-Young Kim, Christina Große

Votes: 925

18. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 258,173 | Gross: $52.36M

19. Playing Doctor (2014)

95 min | Comedy

Andi has had an inferiority complex since childhood and not only has to deal with it, but also with girls, feelings and genitalia in different sizes

Director: Marco Petry | Stars: Merlin Rose, Lisa Vicari, Max von der Groeben, Jannis Niewöhner

Votes: 1,235

20. Eine Insel namens Udo (2011)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

Udo is invisible - no one ever seems to notice him. He makes the most of it, working as a department store detective and living off other people's lives as they never notice him tagging along. Until he meets the one woman who sees him.

Director: Markus Sehr | Stars: Kurt Krömer, Fritzi Haberlandt, Bernd Moss, Kari Ketonen

Votes: 482

21. Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara

Votes: 23,204 | Gross: $3.76M

22. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 20,700 | Gross: $7.00M

23. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 123,726 | Gross: $50.82M

24. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

Votes: 126,530 | Gross: $35.05M

25. Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

29 Metascore

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jean Reno

Votes: 43,983 | Gross: $1.12M

26. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 89,113 | Gross: $32.75M

28. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A 6 y.o. Inuit boy runs off a snowy roof in Copenhagen and dies. Smilla, a half Inuit who lives in the building and knows the boy, looks into it. What makes an acrophobic boy run up on the roof? The clues take her to Greenland.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Julia Ormond, Jens Jørgen Fleischer, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field

Votes: 13,498 | Gross: $2.22M

29. Monsieur Hire (1989)

PG-13 | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms

Votes: 5,743 | Gross: $1.42M

30. Detachment (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu

Votes: 73,689 | Gross: $0.07M

31. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 46,788 | Gross: $3.50M

32. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt

Votes: 175,212 | Gross: $32.37M

33. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 19,638 | Gross: $0.55M

34. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 18,823 | Gross: $21.93M

35. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 33,937 | Gross: $15.28M

36. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 38,621 | Gross: $20.78M

37. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

89 Metascore

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 76,592 | Gross: $40.16M

38. Gaming Instinct (2013)

102 min | Drama

A tangled drama of cruelty and manipulation, attraction and love.

Director: Gregor Schnitzler | Stars: Michelle Barthel, Jannik Schümann, Maximilian Brückner, Ulrike Folkerts

Votes: 369

39. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 645,665 | Gross: $132.09M

40. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 104,992 | Gross: $2.28M

41. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 21,391

42. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

Votes: 79,272 | Gross: $32.13M

43. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 35,222 | Gross: $1.04M

44. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

TV-14 | 83 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 13,398

45. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 455,411 | Gross:<