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1. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,039,350 | Gross: $128.01M

2. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 119,651 | Gross: $132.42M

3. Dirty Grandpa (2016)

R | 102 min | Comedy

5.9
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21 Metascore

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

Director: Dan Mazer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 105,254 | Gross: $35.59M

4. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 71,716 | Gross: $100.77M

5. They Live (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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54 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 100,347 | Gross: $13.01M

6. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 227,136 | Gross: $25.00M

7. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 184,581 | Gross: $100.29M

8. Holiday Engagement (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Afraid to tell her family she's been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' house.

Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Bonnie Somerville, Shelley Long, Jordan Bridges, Sam McMurray

Votes: 3,351

9. Paddington 2 (2017)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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88 Metascore

Paddington (Ben Whishaw), now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's (Imelda Staunton's) 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 50,065 | Gross: $40.44M

10. Jett (2019– )

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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World-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen

Votes: 2,695

11. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 103,206 | Gross: $40.49M

12. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 139,376 | Gross: $2.34M

13. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 130,211 | Gross: $46.73M

14. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.1
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38 Metascore

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 6,016

15. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,299 | Gross: $11.44M

16. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 32,999 | Gross: $15.28M

17. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.2
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Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Shizuka Itô, Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

Votes: 13,358

18. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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60 Metascore

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland

Votes: 59,365 | Gross: $38.04M

19. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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60 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

Director: Ian Samuels | Stars: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo

Votes: 30,097

20. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 47,600

21. Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 66,506 | Gross: $2.96M

22. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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31 Metascore

A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

Votes: 37,854 | Gross: $4.00M

23. Leprechaun (1993)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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17 Metascore

An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton

Votes: 21,537 | Gross: $8.56M

24. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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78 Metascore

A brief fling between disc jockey Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) and obsessed female fan Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman, Tobie Williams (Donna Mills), enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 23,792 | Gross: $10.60M

25. Teenage Cocktail (2016)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Director: John Carchietta | Stars: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Michelle Borth

Votes: 4,718

26. Maniac (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse

Votes: 859

27. The Bedroom Window (1987)

R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Terry has an affair with his boss' wife. From his bedroom window, she sees a rape and murder attempt. Terry reports it to the police as if he saw it. Things get complicated.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar

Votes: 4,324 | Gross: $12.64M

28. Christmas Dance (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Romance

6.2
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Jack (Andrew McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firms president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating ... See full summary »

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden, Stephanie Anne Mills, Mary Long

Votes: 679

29. Madame (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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45 Metascore

Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Sthers | Stars: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma, Michael Smiley

Votes: 5,231

30. The Perfect Man (2005)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.5
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27 Metascore

A lonely mother begins receiving romantic e-mails from a secret admirer, unaware that this perfect man is really a creation of her daughter who is trying to cheer her up.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Aria Wallace, Chris Noth

Votes: 27,251 | Gross: $16.25M

31. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 42,052 | Gross: $1.33M

32. Sorority Boys (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.5
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25 Metascore

Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and dress up in drag to live in the DOG house, where the girls deemed unattractive live.

Director: Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 13,351 | Gross: $10.20M

33. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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41 Metascore

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 4,110 | Gross: $5.17M

34. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 19,080 | Gross: $8.95M

35. A Stolen Life (1946)

Approved | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Votes: 2,839

36. Highway to Hell (1991)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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An eloping bride is taken into Hell, and her fiancé must pursue.

Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Adam Storke, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 3,530

37. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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57 Metascore

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Votes: 2,066

38. Don't Hang Up (2016)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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An evening of some drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.

Directors: Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot | Stars: Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Bella Dayne, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 11,255

39. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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52 Metascore

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas

Votes: 17,736

40. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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After his sickly wife dies suddenly of an asthma attack, an unscrupulous doctor discovers that she has a doppelgänger in the form of a burlesque dancer, who is one part of an intricate insurance scam being weaved around him.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,619

41. Total Frat Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

4.3
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Three years after getting his fraternity revoked, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the greatest rush event to recruit a new pledge class and reinstate their frat.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Justin Deeley, Jamie Johnston, Steven Yaffee, Alex House

Votes: 689

42. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 3,212

43. Hunk (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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A computer nerd makes a deal with the Devil and gets a new beefcake body.

Director: Lawrence Bassoff | Stars: John Allen Nelson, Steve Levitt, Deborah Shelton, Rebeccah Bush

Votes: 1,175 | Gross: $1.75M

44. Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 3,233 | Gross: $9.35M

45. Miracle Beach (1992)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A down-on-his luck beach bum asks a cute female genie to help him seduce the woman of his dreams only to realize that he might be looking in the wrong place.

Director: Skott Snider | Stars: Dean Cameron, Ami Dolenz, Felicity Waterman, Brian Perry

Votes: 1,264

46. Bad Johnson (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.5
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25 Metascore

A charismatic womanizer receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.

Director: Huck Botko | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung, Katherine Cunningham, Casey Tutton

Votes: 4,668

47. The Running Man (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance company for a disallowed claim fakes his own death in order but an insurance investigator starts snooping around.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 964

48. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 6,453 | Gross: $16.94M

49. Yes, God, Yes (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.

Director: Karen Maine | Stars: Natalia Dyer, John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz

Votes: 860

50. The Cat and the Canary (1978)

98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Horror

5.6
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A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 1,092



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