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1. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

TV-MA | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman as he runs from his captors, the law and his past.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker

Votes: 151,044

2. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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88 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 887,142 | Gross: $422.78M

3. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 721,244 | Gross: $409.01M

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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76 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 590,120 | Gross: $424.67M

5. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

A longtime thief, planning his next job, tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to an earlier heist, and a hell bent F.B.I Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 333,322 | Gross: $92.19M

6. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

7.7
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61 Metascore

A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 214,808 | Gross: $47.21M

7. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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47 Metascore

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 109,713 | Gross: $16.20M

8. 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: 311,554 | Gross: $93.77M

9. Jacob's Ladder (2019)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.4
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31 Metascore

After his brother returns home from war, Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Guy Burnet

Votes: 1,913

10. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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42 Metascore

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 20,101 | Gross: $20.10M

11. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

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

Votes: 150,663 | Gross: $144.73M

12. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | 169 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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65 Metascore

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 37,573 | Gross: $75.38M

13. We Own the Night (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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59 Metascore

A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch

Votes: 82,192 | Gross: $28.56M

14. Universal Soldier (1992)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 79,538 | Gross: $36.30M

15. A Perfect Murder (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife. Planned to detail, it seems like a perfect murder.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

Votes: 75,664 | Gross: $67.64M

16. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 47,480 | Gross: $0.01M

17. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

4.7
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21 Metascore

The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 65,827 | Gross: $40.00M

18. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 56,617 | Gross: $92.12M

19. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 46,929 | Gross: $55.00M

20. Hereafter (2010)

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

6.4
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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: 88,532 | Gross: $32.75M

21. Sudden Impact (1983)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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52 Metascore

A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 38,512 | Gross: $67.64M

22. White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

Votes: 20,385 | Gross: $10.30M

23. Nurse Betty (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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69 Metascore

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 32,271 | Gross: $25.17M

24. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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67 Metascore

When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 8,220 | Gross: $22.48M

25. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 15,969 | Gross: $42.31M

26. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.8
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An emotionally fractured Vietnam vet returns to his family in rural Mississippi, counseling his kids when they have to fight their own neighborhood battle. From the director of Fried Green Tomatoes.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $16.55M

27. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,231

28. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

R | 102 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Michael Dobson, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh, Moneca Stori

Votes: 14,331 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Descent (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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45 Metascore

A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

Director: Talia Lugacy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 2,861 | Gross: $0.13M

30. Graduation (2016)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Mãlina Manovici

Votes: 11,122 | Gross: $0.18M

31. Enduring Love (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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61 Metascore

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Bill Weston

Votes: 9,672 | Gross: $0.36M

32. Closure (2007)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Danny Dyer, Gillian Anderson, Adam Rayner, Antony Byrne

Votes: 6,535

33. Fragments (2008)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning

Votes: 6,771

34. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,896 | Gross: $7.19M

35. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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87 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 6,349 | Gross: $0.20M

36. Recovery (II) (2019)

82 min | Horror

5.6
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The patients and staff of a secluded heroin treatment center must do battle with more than their own demons as a mysterious killer begins picking them off one-by-one.

Director: John Liang | Stars: Stephanie Pearson, Hope Quattrocki, Liz Fenning, Arielle Hader

Votes: 938

37. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.9
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »

Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 2,816

38. Child's Pose (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her power to set her child free.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 7,432 | Gross: $0.09M

39. Normal (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.9
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A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie, Andrew Airlie

Votes: 1,105

40. The Haunted Airman (2006 TV Movie)

R | 68 min | Drama, Thriller, War

4.6
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An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to lose his mind

Director: Chris Durlacher | Stars: Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Ainsleigh

Votes: 1,864

41. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 1,958

42. The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020)

124 min

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In 1972, young women looking for a fresh start in life endure isolated captivity in a true 98-day human experiment studying the effects of marijuana on females.

Director: Craig Pryce | Stars: Tymika Tafari, Julia Sarah Stone, Morgan Kohan, Brittany Bristow

43. Tell Tale (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox, Bea Miller

Votes: 4,690

44. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,443 | Gross: $0.07M

45. Woh Lamhe (2006)

Not Rated | 156 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Based upon the life of actress Parveen Babi, this film describes the life of a schizophrenic actress Sana Azim, and the love of her life - Aditya Garewal.

Director: Mohit Suri | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja, Shaad Randhawa, Purab Kohli

Votes: 1,132

46. Eureka (2000)

217 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki, Yôichirô Saitô

Votes: 3,173 | Gross: $0.05M

47. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.4
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie

Votes: 1,812

48. Fury to Freedom (1985)

Not Rated | 78 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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The true story of Raul Ries. Raul abused his wife and hated his father. His name stood for fear, for fighting, and for fury. To his high school friends, he was a violent, dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Jacobson | Stars: Tom Silardi, Joy Vogel, Gil Gerard, Jaime Alba

Votes: 79

49. Dead On: Relentless II (1992 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Marc Poppel

Votes: 306

50. Courage of Lassie (1946)

G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

6.3
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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,303



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