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1. The Book of Ruth (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

The tensions that arise when a newlywed has her new husband move into the home of her oppressive mother.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Christine Lahti, Nicholle Tom, Evan Jones, Teryl Rothery

Votes: 313

2. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Votes: 93,299 | Gross: $70.00M

3. She Fought Alone (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A girl finds herself shamed in her small rural town after being raped by a football player. Her boyfriend, her mother and her lawyer all try their best to protect her, but will the local high school put a stop to the harassment?

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, Brian Austin Green, Isabella Hofmann, David Lipper

Votes: 1,301

4. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 49,263 | Gross: $1.40M

5. Fear (1996)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 38,556 | Gross: $20.75M

6. Fine Things (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 150 min | Drama, Romance

Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.

Director: Tom Moore | Stars: D.W. Moffett, Tracy Pollan, Judith Hoag, G.W. Bailey

Votes: 353

7. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 74,103 | Gross: $35.82M

8. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 14,028 | Gross: $13.99M

9. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley, Bart Burns

Votes: 6,649 | Gross: $5.00M

10. Ashley (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Matthew Ronalds | Stars: Jennifer Taylor, Michael Madsen, Holly Taylor, Nicole Arianna Fox

Votes: 829

11. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 606,082 | Gross: $56.67M

12. Gimme Shelter (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

37 Metascore

A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

Director: Ron Krauss | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,949 | Gross: $1.36M

13. All Hallows' Eve (2013)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A babysitter finds a VHS tape which features various sinister murders performed by a psychotic clown.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Katie Maguire, Catherine A. Callahan, Marie Maser, Kayla Lian

Votes: 5,262

14. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek) hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,996 | Gross: $0.74M

15. Child of Rage (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and a sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Mel Harris, Dwight Schultz, Ashley Peldon, Rosanna DeSoto

Votes: 658

16. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 30,970

17. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 95,616 | Gross: $7.00M

18. Funny Games (2007)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

44 Metascore

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet

Votes: 86,868 | Gross: $1.29M

19. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 30,928 | Gross: $3.10M

20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Passed | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 47,372 | Gross: $4.05M

21. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 46,154 | Gross: $86.89M

22. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 159,869 | Gross: $33.80M

23. American Mary (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror

46 Metascore

The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren

Votes: 21,243

24. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 78,272

25. Martyrs (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael

Votes: 4,949

26. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 52,320 | Gross: $1.90M

27. The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Thriller

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked, fascinated by her beauty.

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens | Stars: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Albert Carbó, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 4,316

28. Mad Love (1995)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Richard Chaim

Votes: 5,958 | Gross: $15.45M

29. Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

34 Metascore

An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.

Director: Luke Moran | Stars: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 2,014

30. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 80,548 | Gross: $12.71M

31. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 80,548 | Gross: $12.71M

32. Begotten (1989)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

Presented in a surreal, gory and entirely visual manner, Begotten tells of the death of religion, the abuse of nature by Man and a nihilistic outlook on what life ultimately is.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

Votes: 9,414

33. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

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

52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 73,050 | Gross: $35.75M

34. She's Too Young (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Drama

Halifax is hit with an outbreak of STD's among high-school students. Among them is Hannah Vogul, and her horrified mother tries to find out the story of why this is happening.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Alexis Dziena, Mike Erwin, Miriam McDonald, Megan Park

Votes: 2,260

35. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 30,527 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Secretary (2002)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 79,983 | Gross: $4.06M

37. Nell (1994)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 26,360 | Gross: $33.68M

38. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,150,900 | Gross: $96.90M

39. Dying Young (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A nurse falls in love with a terminally ill man.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 14,338 | Gross: $33.67M

40. Casino (1980 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

Mike Connors is a suave gambler who owns a floating hotel/casino which takes a turn when the passengers are stalked by a saboteur during the casino ship's maiden voyage.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Mike Connors, Barry Van Dyke, Gene Evans, Hedley Mattingly

Votes: 37

42. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 730,177 | Gross: $3.64M

43. Showgirls (1995)

NC-17 | 128 min | Drama

16 Metascore

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer

Votes: 59,296 | Gross: $20.30M

44. Selena (1997)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra

Votes: 23,360 | Gross: $35.42M

45. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 39,558

46. Benny & Joon (1993)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance