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1. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 619,381 | Gross: $192.73M

2. Succession (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 20,396

3. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 314,128

4. Mom (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.

Stars: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall

Votes: 25,563

5. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 228,062

6. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 113,921

7. Twin Peaks (2017)

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

8.5
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Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse, Chrysta Bell

Votes: 48,101

8. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 94,871 | Gross: $21.02M

9. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.4
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 32,083 | Gross: $23.44M

10. Death Becomes Her (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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56 Metascore

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 96,983 | Gross: $58.42M

11. Movie 43 (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.3
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18 Metascore

A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Directors: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 95,598 | Gross: $8.83M

12. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

Votes: 310,339 | Gross: $93.77M

13. StartUp (2016–2018)

Not Rated | 44 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord, and a Cuban-American hacker are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream - organized crime 2.0.

Stars: Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Kristen Ariza

Votes: 10,782

14. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 96,172 | Gross: $14.56M

15. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 108,863 | Gross: $6.22M

16. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 65,068 | Gross: $78.87M

17. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 226,415 | Gross: $82.58M

18. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 81,740 | Gross: $36.79M

19. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 51,613 | Gross: $1.90M

20. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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44 Metascore

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 45,489 | Gross: $46.91M

21. Gloria Bell (2018)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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79 Metascore

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Caren Pistorius, Michael Cera

Votes: 7,007 | Gross: $5.61M

22. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 89,576 | Gross: $17.00M

23. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 37,429 | Gross: $42.72M

24. Keeping the Faith (2000)

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

6.3
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 48,557 | Gross: $37.05M

25. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 81,086 | Gross: $39.46M

26. Hardcore (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Votes: 7,835

27. 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: 60,507 | Gross: $11.88M

28. Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A drama about three couples and the therapist they share.

Stars: Michelle Borth, Tim DeKay, Aislinn Paul, Adam Scott

Votes: 3,268

29. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

Votes: 39,577 | Gross: $0.17M

30. The Quiet (2005)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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29 Metascore

Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behaviour of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan

Votes: 14,939 | Gross: $0.38M

31. The Party (I) (2017)

R | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 15,002 | Gross: $0.75M

32. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

3.3
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8 Metascore

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Votes: 10,374 | Gross: $7.89M

33. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 34,920

34. You Can Count on Me (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan, Michael Countryman

Votes: 26,626 | Gross: $9.18M

35. An Unfinished Life (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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49 Metascore

Desperate to provide care for her daughter, down-on-her-luck Jean moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas

Votes: 27,899 | Gross: $8.59M

36. Love & Sex (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.2
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44 Metascore

Kate's fired from a women's magazine for writing about BJs, based on own experience as requested. She gets a last chance - 2500 happy, perky words on finding/keeping that perfect man. She tells about her relationships.

Director: Valerie Breiman | Stars: Famke Janssen, Jon Favreau, Noah Emmerich, Ann Magnuson

Votes: 5,045 | Gross: $0.55M

37. London (I) (2005)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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24 Metascore

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Hunter Richards | Stars: Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, Joy Bryant

Votes: 21,558 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 38,405 | Gross: $72.01M

39. The Real L Word (2010–2012)

TV-MA | Reality-TV

6.0
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A nine episode one-hour series that follows a group of real-life Los Angeles lesbians as they go about their daily lives, at work and play.

Stars: Whitney Mixter, Kelsey Grace Chavarria, Alyssa Morgan, Kacy Boccumini

Votes: 1,002

40. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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36 Metascore

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 9,296 | Gross: $57.02M

41. Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Damian de Montemas

Votes: 7,051 | Gross: $0.09M

42. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 17,441 | Gross: $20.47M

43. The Servant (1963)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama

7.9
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93 Metascore

Upper-class Tony hires servant Hugo Barrett, who turns out to have a hidden agenda.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox

Votes: 8,417 | Gross: $0.04M

44. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 2,233 | Gross: $11.02M

45. Brakes (I) (2016)

88 min | Comedy

4.9
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Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Director: Mercedes Grower | Stars: Julian Barratt, Kelly Campbell, Seb Cardinal, Juliet Cowan

Votes: 180

46. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 3,625

47. The Anniversary Party (2001)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Stars: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline

Votes: 7,899 | Gross: $4.01M

48. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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63 Metascore

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

Votes: 1,573 | Gross: $0.02M

49. Anything Else (2003)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Danny DeVito

Votes: 28,691 | Gross: $3.20M

50. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,750



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