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1. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 310,310 | Gross: $165.36M

2. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Votes: 2,451 | Gross: $10.90M

3. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.4
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75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 47,886 | Gross: $1.66M

4. War of the Worlds (2019– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Stars: Léa Drucker, Gabriel Byrne, Adel Bencherif, Natasha Little

Votes: 5,195

5. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 449,514 | Gross: $35.55M

6. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 502,026 | Gross: $250.69M

7. The Terminal (2004)

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

7.4
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55 Metascore

An Eastern European tourist unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 390,523 | Gross: $77.87M

8. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 154,915 | Gross: $41.19M

9. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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66 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 412,406 | Gross: $54.58M

10. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.3
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62 Metascore

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 24,535 | Gross: $0.18M

11. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 93,551

12. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 410,770 | Gross: $93.05M

13. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 282,967 | Gross: $34.30M

14. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

Votes: 70,524 | Gross: $17.24M

15. Unknown (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 243,016 | Gross: $63.69M

16. Circle (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Directors: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione | Stars: Allegra Masters, Aimee McKay, Ashley Key, Autumn Federici

Votes: 38,236

17. A Bigger Splash (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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74 Metascore

The vacation of a famous rock star and her boyfriend in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson

Votes: 25,683 | Gross: $1.98M

18. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 76,659 | Gross: $42.04M

19. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 187,357 | Gross: $26.59M

20. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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63 Metascore

Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 230,436 | Gross: $35.74M

21. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 104,397 | Gross: $24.34M

22. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 103,854 | Gross: $54.93M

23. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 43,361 | Gross: $58.17M

24. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 61,914 | Gross: $3.34M

25. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 83,832 | Gross: $5.10M

26. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 149,678 | Gross: $130.44M

27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 72,907 | Gross: $1.70M

28. Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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62 Metascore

A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

Votes: 27,911 | Gross: $41.29M

29. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 77,046 | Gross: $43.02M

30. Instructions Not Included (2013)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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55 Metascore

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

Votes: 28,204 | Gross: $44.47M

31. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 47,627 | Gross: $24.40M

32. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 27,263 | Gross: $13.27M

33. Three Burials (2005)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

Ranch foreman Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones

Votes: 38,098 | Gross: $5.02M

34. Sin Nombre (2009)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado

Votes: 30,512 | Gross: $2.53M

35. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

Undocumented immigrants Okwe and Senay work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster or freedom.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 39,848 | Gross: $8.11M

36. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 22,346 | Gross: $0.45M

37. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

When the attempt to kill a professor goes wrong, a series of violent events are triggered which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 17,759

38. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 39,802 | Gross: $15.54M

39. Alibi.com (2017)

90 min | Comedy

6.5
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Greg founded a company called Alibi.com that creates any type of alibi. With his associate, Augustin, and Medhi his new employee, they devise unstoppable stratagems and stagings to cover ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lacheau | Stars: Philippe Lacheau, Élodie Fontan, Julien Arruti, Tarek Boudali

Votes: 6,767

40. The Corruptor (1999)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 17,126 | Gross: $15.16M

41. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,950 | Gross: $9.42M

42. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

7.9
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Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 9,822 | Gross: $0.11M

43. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 30,029 | Gross: $0.74M

44. Desierto (2015)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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51 Metascore

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño

Votes: 8,869 | Gross: $1.83M

45. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 33,324 | Gross: $3.77M

46. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 13,443 | Gross: $6.93M

47. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 11,337 | Gross: $0.10M

48. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 19,595 | Gross: $0.61M

49. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 11,276

50. The Puffy Chair (2005)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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73 Metascore

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Julie Fischer

Votes: 4,777 | Gross: $0.19M



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