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1. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.6
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 150,729 | Gross: $7.99M

2. Polar (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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19 Metascore

A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren

Votes: 61,872

3. The Highwaymen (2019)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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58 Metascore

The untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 54,998

4. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 122,354 | Gross: $0.19M

5. Road Trip (2000)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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55 Metascore

Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo

Votes: 150,721 | Gross: $68.54M

6. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 320,214 | Gross: $25.38M

7. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 103,242 | Gross: $19.59M

8. Grindhouse (2007)

R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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77 Metascore

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.

Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie | Stars: Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Zoë Bell

Votes: 172,299 | Gross: $25.03M

9. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 17,951 | Gross: $12.32M

10. Song to Song (I) (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 16,286 | Gross: $0.44M

11. The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.9
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24 Metascore

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter | Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 32,401 | Gross: $28.97M

12. Faking It (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

Stars: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Gregg Sulkin, Bailey De Young

Votes: 13,186

13. Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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45 Metascore

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

Votes: 16,493 | Gross: $20.22M

14. 6 Years (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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53 Metascore

A young couple, bound by a seemingly ideal love, begin to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.

Director: Hannah Fidell | Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 10,423

15. Whip It (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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68 Metascore

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director: Drew Barrymore | Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel

Votes: 61,779 | Gross: $13.04M

16. The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 6,761 | Gross: $1.03M

17. The Duel (I) (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Western

5.8
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42 Metascore

A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Alice Braga, Emory Cohen

Votes: 8,796 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 18,445 | Gross: $1.23M

19. 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: 16,485

20. Open Windows (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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47 Metascore

A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero

Votes: 12,975

21. Fandango (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush

Votes: 7,004 | Gross: $0.09M

22. Manglehorn (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina

Votes: 6,719 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Social Animals (I) (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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37 Metascore

A childless, single, broke, stoner attempts to salvage her failing business and love life while falling in love for the first time with a married man.

Director: Theresa Bennett | Stars: Carly Chaikin, Josh Radnor, Samira Wiley, Aya Cash

Votes: 1,255

24. Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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73 Metascore

After a loved one falls ill, 25 year old struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Director: Noël Wells | Stars: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda

Votes: 2,089

25. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.0
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45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,356

26. D.O.A. (1988)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern

Votes: 9,042 | Gross: $12.71M

27. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 4,236 | Gross: $0.02M

28. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Christoff Colas, Rebecca Lord, Lindsey Tjian

Votes: 3,106 | Gross: $0.11M

29. Red White & Blue (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

Votes: 5,340

30. Longhorns (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Back in 1982, a Texas University student who was curious about the male sex fantasies he had been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus.

Director: David Lewis | Stars: Jacob Newton, Derek Efrain Villanueva, Dylan Vox, Kevin Held

Votes: 1,301

31. Dead Man's Walk (1996)

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

7.2
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,403

32. Tower (2016)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

8.0
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92 Metascore

Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

Director: Keith Maitland | Stars: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Monty Muir

Votes: 6,741 | Gross: $0.09M

33. Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Musical

4.9
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Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Michael McKean, Bronson Pinchot, Cheech Marin, Jackie Welch

Votes: 671

34. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,318 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Tarnation (2003)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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87 Metascore

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8 film, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more - culled from nineteen years of his life.

Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis

Votes: 6,145 | Gross: $0.59M

36. The Deadly Tower (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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The infamous story of Charles Whitman, "America's favourite sniper" (in Stephen King's words), is told here once again.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Richard Yniguez, Ned Beatty, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 878

37. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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A nameless young character goes into travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers as well, having banal conversations, dedicating his existence into daily mundane ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, James Goodwin, Dan Kratochvil, Linda Finney

Votes: 666

38. The Lawless Breed (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Western

6.4
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After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle, John McIntire

Votes: 968

39. Eggshells (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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Experimental allegorical story about a group of hippie students in Austin, Texas, who move into an old big house in the woods. However, something else is there and it's influencing them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Mahlon Foreman, Ron Barnhart, Amy Lester, Kim Henkel

Votes: 259

40. Reversing Roe (2018)

99 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 760

41. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 621

42. Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ellen Drew, John Howard, Akim Tamiroff, May Robson

Votes: 144

43. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.7
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An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

Votes: 550

44. Pineapple (2008)

R | 86 min | Drama

3.6
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Andrew, an Austin, Texas publishing executive, who's on the wagon and in A.A., walks in on his wife in bed with another man, and in the nasty divorce that follows, Andrew falls hard off the... See full summary »

Director: Damian Skinner | Stars: Steven Chester Prince, Eliza Swenson, Lee Tergesen, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 172

45. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

Votes: 717

46. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, James Drescher, Lucky Lehrer

Votes: 3,134 | Gross: $0.28M

47. Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate 2000 Bernaola Twins (2000 Video)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

4.5
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Director: Scott Allen | Stars: Darlene Bernaola, Carol Bernaola, Deanna Brooks, Vanessa Gleason

Votes: 33

48. Acquasanta Joe (1971)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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A gang of robbers armed with a union army cannon rob the bank holding bounty Killer Acquasanta Joe's earnings to date. He pursues, crossing and double crossing along the way.

Directors: Mario Gariazzo, Richard Harrison | Stars: Lincoln Tate, Ty Hardin, Richard Harrison, Silvia Monelli

Votes: 187

49. (A)sexual (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Romance

6.0
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Facing a sex obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, asexuals - people who experience no sexual attraction - struggle to claim their identity.

Director: Angela Tucker | Stars: Aliza, Antonia, Barb, Joy Behar

Votes: 690

50. Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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69 Metascore

Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 1,131 | Gross: $0.13M



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