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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 665,330 | Gross: $28.26M

2. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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89 Metascore

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 298,519 | Gross: $23.38M

3. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 59,270

4. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 47,989 | Gross: $7.63M

5. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

R | 121 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames

Votes: 60,202 | Gross: $16.64M

6. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 149,039 | Gross: $1.24M

7. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 38,091 | Gross: $3.45M

8. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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62 Metascore

A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Votes: 18,026 | Gross: $7.00M

9. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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57 Metascore

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

Votes: 19,988 | Gross: $23.00M

10. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 26,290 | Gross: $56.70M

11. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 25,204 | Gross: $14.30M

12. The Canyons (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

3.8
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36 Metascore

When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks

Votes: 10,136 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Dog Eat Dog (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Thriller

4.7
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53 Metascore

A crew of ex-cons are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook, Omar J. Dorsey

Votes: 7,057

14. 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: 7,717

15. Rolling Thunder (1977)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

A returning war veteran loses his family to a violent home invasion and decides to seek and retaliate against those responsible.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best

Votes: 6,878

16. Light Sleeper (1992)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon

Votes: 4,995 | Gross: $1.05M

17. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

Votes: 25,250 | Gross: $2.92M

18. Auto Focus (2002)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

Votes: 12,620 | Gross: $2.06M

19. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $0.44M

20. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintegrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 14,171 | Gross: $6.30M

21. Dying of the Light (2014)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.4
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31 Metascore

When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the C.I.A., he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim, Irène Jacob

Votes: 9,097

22. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams

Votes: 8,088 | Gross: $1.00M

23. Dark (II) (2017)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Irène Jacob, Anton Yelchin

Votes: 20

24. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Ben Warheit

Votes: 5,336

25. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

Votes: 18,717 | Gross: $20.20M

26. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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55 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

Votes: 9,947 | Gross: $0.25M

27. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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61 Metascore

A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue - where their darkest desires are in reach.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren

Votes: 4,070 | Gross: $1.24M

28. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 7,026

29. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 6,397

30. The Card Counter

Thriller | Pre-production

The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader | Star: Oscar Isaac

31. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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55 Metascore

A pair of siblings must choose whether to pursue their dream of touring with their rock band or support their family and stay in Cleveland, Ohio.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

Votes: 2,375 | Gross: $10.49M

32. The Jesuit

105 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

A man nicknamed "the Jesuit," is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. When his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped and taken to Mexico, he devises an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his son and avenge the murder.

Director: Alfonso Pineda Ulloa | Stars: Paz Vega, Brian Cox, Shannyn Sossamon, Ron Perlman

33. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $1.22M

34. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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51 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 5,074 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Forever Mine (1999)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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44 Metascore

An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Laresca

Votes: 2,160

36. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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56 Metascore

At the discovery of his ability to work miracles, Juvenal becomes a media sensation, but now he's prone to those who want to exploit him.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

Votes: 2,172 | Gross: $0.41M

37. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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58 Metascore

In the aftermath of World War II, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,592

38. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,703

39. Relaxer (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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82 Metascore

With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.

Director: Joel Potrykus | Stars: Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland, Mahfuz Rahman

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Nine Men from Now

Western | Pre-production

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Director: Paul Schrader | Star: Willem Dafoe

41. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Music, Talk-Show

2.9
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Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with today's big names in film and television and introduces you to up-and-coming bands and musicians that rock.

Stars: Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney, Brian McCarthy

Votes: 1,117

42. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)

R | 101 min | Documentary

6.3
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Documentary about the way sex was and is deliberately used in cinema to influence and manipulate human behaviour and development. This documentary uses real examples including the decline ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Burns, Steven C. Smith | Stars: Brandy Snow, Shannon Tweed, Richard Roeper, Paul Verhoeven

Votes: 383

43. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 5,186 | Gross: $0.30M

44. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 854

45. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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77 Metascore

A portrait of the work and life of controversial film critic Pauline Kael, and her battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business.

Director: Rob Garver | Stars: Woody Allen, Lili Anolik, Alec Baldwin, Carol Baum

Votes: 140

46. Witch Hunt (1994 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

5.7
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In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Bogosian, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Votes: 1,076

47. Old Boyfriends (1979)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.4
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When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her former boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way.

Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Belushi

Votes: 222

48. Milius (2013)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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59 Metascore

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: John Milius, Ethan Milius, Amanda Milius, Walter Murch

Votes: 1,734

49. Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

7.0
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.

Stars: Lacey Rose, Stephen Galloway, Matt Belloni, Stacey Wilson Hunt

Votes: 78

50. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,434 | Gross: $0.03M



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