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1. Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario-Quebec border.

Director: Erik Canuel | Stars: Michel Beaudry, Patrice Bélanger, Pierre Boudreau, Sarain Boylan

Votes: 12,465

2. Meatballs (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham

Votes: 20,813 | Gross: $43.05M

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 126,146 | Gross: $241.44M

4. The Art of War (2000)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko

Votes: 29,563 | Gross: $30.21M

5. Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 45,402 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Barney's Version (2010)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman, Macha Grenon

Votes: 24,678 | Gross: $7.50M

7. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 165,568 | Gross: $6.86M

8. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 95,960 | Gross: $17.00M

9. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

55 Metascore

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Brian Downey

Votes: 45,402 | Gross: $0.70M

10. Goon (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

64 Metascore

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

Votes: 85,844 | Gross: $4.17M

11. Enemy (2013)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 182,411 | Gross: $1.01M

12. What If (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver

Votes: 74,622 | Gross: $3.45M

13. Into the Forest (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Elliot Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie

Votes: 20,221 | Gross: $0.01M

14. My Life Without Me (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo, Leonor Watling

Votes: 24,745 | Gross: $0.40M

15. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Eva Bourne, Michael J Rogers, Scott Hylands, Rondel Reynoldson

Votes: 14,465 | Gross: $0.06M

16. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 20,547 | Gross: $5.67M

17. Antiviral (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 13,159

18. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

57 Metascore

A red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 32,635 | Gross: $9.47M

19. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

61 Metascore

Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 222,685 | Gross: $0.50M

20. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 37,582 | Gross: $4.05M

21. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 33,729

22. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

63 Metascore

A dramatization of the 1989 Montréal Massacre, during which several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 15,597

23. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 19,965 | Gross: $2.01M

24. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 28,934 | Gross: $3.43M

25. Maelstrom (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern, Pierre Lebeau

Votes: 5,424 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 12,553

27. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

36 Metascore

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Director: Robert Longo | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Ice-T

Votes: 69,683 | Gross: $19.08M

28. Most Wanted (2020)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

62 Metascore

In 1989, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail.

Director: Daniel Roby | Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Josh Hartnett, Stephen McHattie, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 4,192

29. Night Hunter (2018)

R | 98 min | Thriller

31 Metascore

A weathered Lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who's linked to years of female abductions and murders.

Director: David Raymond | Stars: Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 18,485

30. Edge of Winter (2016)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.

Director: Rob Connolly | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Percy Hynes White, Tom Holland, Rachelle Lefevre

Votes: 3,974

31. Bad Date Chronicles (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Leigh runs the website "Bad Date Chronicles," which allows people to anonymously post horrible date experiences. When rival blogger Conner becomes the subject of one of her posts, they ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Merritt Patterson, Justin Kelly, Lanie McAuley, Giles Panton

Votes: 884

32. Christmas on Holly Lane (2018 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

Sarah, Riley, and Cat, three childhood friends with fond memories of Christmas at Sarah's house, come together as adults to save Sarah's home so they can have many more beautiful Christmases together.

Director: Michael M. Scott | Stars: Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness, Gina Holden, Jaime M. Callica

Votes: 738

33. Little Italy (2018)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

A young couple must navigate a blossoming romance, amidst a war between their families' competing pizza restaurants.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello, Andrea Martin

Votes: 13,569 | Gross: $0.99M

34. A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Alice is set to meet her future in-laws for the first time, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jonathan Wright | Stars: Alicia Witt, Mark Wiebe, Lawrence Dane, Scott Gibson

Votes: 3,474

35. Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn

Votes: 9,542

36. In the Tall Grass (2019)

TV-MA | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson, Will Buie Jr.

Votes: 52,350

37. Carolina Moon (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons, and finds both danger and love.

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Claire Forlani, Oliver Hudson, Chad Willett, Jonathan Scarfe

Votes: 2,319

38. The Colony (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

28 Metascore

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan

Votes: 44,651

39. Daughter of the Wolf (2019)

R | 88 min | Action, Thriller

36 Metascore

A military veteran hunts the men who kidnapped her son.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: Gina Carano, Richard Dreyfuss, Brendan Fehr, Sydelle Noel

Votes: 6,189

40. Aurore (2005)

115 min | Drama

After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.

Director: Luc Dionne | Stars: Marianne Fortier, Serge Postigo, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, Yves Jacques

Votes: 1,557

41. Wolves (2014)

R | 91 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

37 Metascore

A boy is trying to find out about his family history and stumbles upon a town of lycans.

Director: David Hayter | Stars: Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Merritt Patterson

Votes: 8,994

42. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 396,824 | Gross: $14.68M

43. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father's values.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 32,137

44. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

A teenager who dies during childbirth leaves clues in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Votes: 236,199 | Gross: $17.11M

45. 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: 21,930 | Gross: $4.57M

46. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance