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1. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

75 Metascore

Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 867,945 | Gross: $164.62M

2. Whiplash (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music

88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 750,109 | Gross: $13.09M

3. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 361,162 | Gross: $6.53M

4. Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama

A writer takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart, a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Nicola Duffett, Claire-Louise Cordwell

Votes: 10,760

5. The Crossing (I) (2014)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-Kyo, Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 1,604

6. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

79 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 455,490 | Gross: $27.30M

7. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 887,836 | Gross: $74.28M

8. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,313,254 | Gross: $120.54M

9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 942,587 | Gross: $112.00M

10. Black Mass (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 171,331 | Gross: $62.58M

11. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 303,235 | Gross: $255.96M

12. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 205,426 | Gross: $43.48M

13. A World Without Thieves (2004)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Andy Lau, Rene Liu, Baoqiang Wang, You Ge

Votes: 4,784

14. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 39,856 | Gross: $0.64M

15. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

A controlling, manipulative father locks his three adult offspring in a state of perpetual childhood by keeping them prisoner within the sprawling family compound.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 87,478 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Alps (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed

Votes: 10,958 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,054,197 | Gross: $46.84M

18. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 945,667 | Gross: $2.83M

19. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 588,377 | Gross: $18.35M

20. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shu Qi, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 16,095 | Gross: $0.61M

21. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Votes: 21,602 | Gross: $4.57M

22. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 7,070 | Gross: $0.02M

23. I Killed My Mother (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 28,575

24. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A sex addict's carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

Votes: 187,704 | Gross: $4.00M

25. Guns and Roses (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Bursting out of the L.A. glam scene in the late 1980's, Guns N' Roses have gone on to epitomise everything that a rock band should be. Now, some 15 years later and with only one original ... See full summary »

Director: Hao Ning | Stars: Yuanyuan Cheng, Lifan Dong, Wei Fan, Tao Guo

Votes: 598

26. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,426,954 | Gross: $28.34M

27. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,679,909 | Gross: $134.97M

28. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,165,936 | Gross: $57.30M

29. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Martin Donovan

Votes: 11,168 | Gross: $3.69M

30. Late Autumn (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

An adulterous wife, in prison for killing her husband, learns her mother has passed away in Seattle. Officials grant her a 3-day furlough to attend her funeral, when on the bus she meets a man who doesn't have enough money to for his fare.

Director: Tae-yong Kim | Stars: Tang Wei, Hyun Bin, James C. Burns, Jun Kim

Votes: 1,709

31. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 36,867 | Gross: $0.85M

32. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 8,455 | Gross: $0.59M

33. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

Votes: 12,712 | Gross: $1.28M

34. The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High (2008 Video)

87 min | Musical

The story of a woman in the period before the Chinese Civil War, which began in the late 1920s. She becomes one of the wives of a lord and struggles with the rules of her new home.

Director: Yimou Zhang

Votes: 68

35. Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance

Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Xuejian Li, Taishen Cheng, Dongyu Zhou, Rina Sa

Votes: 2,918

36. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 50,716 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Coming Home (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Gong Li, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Tao Guo

Votes: 5,690 | Gross: $0.38M

38. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Shenyang Xiao, Honglei Sun

Votes: 3,092 | Gross: $0.19M

39. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 109,230 | Gross: $11.05M

40. Keep Cool (1997)

93 min | Comedy

A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Rong Chang, Xudong Du, Qingzhuo Fang, Biao Fu

Votes: 1,764

41. Feng huang qin (1993)

90 min | Drama

A heart-warming but yet funny story of a hi-school where boys and girls are merged to study in the same class for the first time.

Director: Qun He | Stars: Baotian Li, Xue Ju, Xueqi Wang, Zongdi Xiu

Votes: 108

42. By the Sea (2015)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance