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1. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 414,408 | Gross: $33.08M

2. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Votes: 256,211 | Gross: $169.11M

3. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 419,951 | Gross: $59.89M

4. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 129,183 | Gross: $13.24M

5. Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 90,360 | Gross: $61.40M

6. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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38 Metascore

A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 102,673 | Gross: $59.69M

7. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.7
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45 Metascore

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

Votes: 31,382 | Gross: $18.84M

8. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 55,383 | Gross: $4.60M

9. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

2 men drag-racing across the U.S., in a '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson's the mechanic, James Taylor's the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson

Votes: 10,605

10. The Indian Runner (1991)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.0
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A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 8,015 | Gross: $0.19M

11. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 12,357

12. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,732 | Gross: $12.21M

13. Bernard and Doris (2006)

TV-14 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 3,482

14. Malibu Hot Summer (1981)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

2.6
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A fabulous Malibu beach house is the setting for sin in sun, as a trio of lovely ladies find love in Los Angeles over one sizzling summer.

Director: Richard Brander | Stars: Terry Congie, Lesley Brander, Roselyn Royce, Robert Acey

Votes: 641

15. The Monolith Monsters (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 2,597

16. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock

Votes: 852

17. What Alice Found (2003)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A young woman looking to escape her life is rescued on the highway by a friendly couple in an RV. But as the miles pass the couple's motives come into question and a strange mother/daughter relationship evolves.

Director: A. Dean Bell | Stars: Emily Grace, Judith Ivey, Bill Raymond, Jane Lincoln Taylor

Votes: 933

18. Highway Dragnet (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley

Votes: 467

19. The Cold Lands (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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66 Metascore

When his self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, Atticus flees deep into the forests surrounding his Catskills home. Wandering the woods in shock, relying on what meager food and shelter he ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gilroy | Stars: Lili Taylor, Silas Yelich, Maggie Low, Deb Monteith

Votes: 454

20. The Threat (1949)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom State Prison and follows through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who convicted him.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop

Votes: 868

21. The Jesus Trip (1971)

GP | 84 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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When the police discover that their motorcycles are concealing heroin, Waco (Robert Porter) and his motorcycle gang hides out in a desert convent. A highway patrolman (Billy 'Green' Bush) ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Tippy Walker, Robert Porter, Billy Green Bush, Diana Ivarson

Votes: 55

22. Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Thriller

6.4
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A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, John Quade

Votes: 400

23. Highway West (1941)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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ClaIre Foster (Brenda Marshall) discovers that her respectable-businessman husband George Foster (Arthur Kennedy) isn't respectable and isn't a businessman, but a gunman in this remake-version of "Heat Lightning".

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Brenda Marshall, Arthur Kennedy, William Lundigan, Olympe Bradna

Votes: 113

24. Spy Smasher (1942)

Passed | 215 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Alan Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher, battles a Nazi villain known as The Mask, who heads a gang of saboteurs determined to spread destruction across America.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint, Hans Schumm

Votes: 230

25. Four Girls in White (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Four student nurses cope with life and career problems while interning at a major hospital.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Florence Rice, Una Merkel, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard

Votes: 206

26. Born to Be Wild (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Doris Weston, Ward Bond, Robert Emmett Keane

Votes: 56

27. Gas House Kids Go West (1947)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

5.8
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The Gas House Kids take a job delivering an automobile to California, unaware that it is a stolen car. Upon their arrival, they discover a hot-car ring run by a crooked ranch foreman with ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Emory Parnell, Chili Williams, Vince Barnett, William Wright

Votes: 31

28. 75 Degrees in July (2000)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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The film is set against the sweltering beauty of the Texas countryside, at a family ranch estate of a well-to-do family.

Director: Hyatt Bass | Stars: Shirley Knight, William R. Moses, Karen Sillas, Heidi Swedberg

Votes: 82

29. Step on It (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.9
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A cop is fired from the force, attempts to solve a string of truck holdups.

Director: Harry S. Webb | Stars: Richard Talmadge, Lois Wilde, Roger Williams, George Walsh

Votes: 38

30. Interstate

Thriller

A rookie Highway State Trooper becomes a target by his colleagues after discovering a high ranking superior is connected to a series of murders occurring along his interstate.

31. Caution, Danger Ahead (1952)

Approved | Short

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This is the story of the roads of America and of the cars and people that travel on them, The necessity for more, better and safer streets and highways is urgent. There is no uniform method... See full summary »

Director: Jay Bonafield | Star: Harry Wismer

32. State Trooper (1949)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Crime

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This entry of RKO's "This is America" series (production number 03-103)tells the story of how a state trooper/highway patrolman is trained and equipped to fight crime. It follows a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry W. Smith | Star: Dwight Weist

33. Roswell (1999–2002)
Episode: 285 South (1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A book entitled "Among Us" leads the gang to a geodesic dome where they discover information that may reveal Max, Isabel and Michael's origins.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 272

34. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)
Episode: Above the Law (1998)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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The investigation into the rape and murder of 23-year old Robin Bishop on a Californian highway in January 1982. Highway patrolman George Michael Gwaltney is the prime suspect, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Lucy Longhurst, Frank Archino, Don Bartlett, Ken Bell

Votes: 30

35. FBI: The Untold Stories (1991–1993)
Episode: Killer Patrol (1992)

Crime

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The case of 23-year old Robin Bishop who was raped and murdered on a Californian highway in January 1982.

Directors: Winrich Kolbe, Craig Anderson | Stars: Pernell Roberts, Nicholas Mele, Lee Arenberg, Peter Fox



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