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1. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 171,504 | Gross: $57.23M

2. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 59,150 | Gross: $9.40M

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 270,149 | Gross: $45.51M

4. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 450,616 | Gross: $228.78M

5. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 38,996 | Gross: $6.05M

6. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 108,495 | Gross: $6.22M

7. Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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39 Metascore

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn

Votes: 60,315 | Gross: $104.30M

8. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 40,352 | Gross: $30.50M

9. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 12,380

10. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson (Meryl Streep), for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 67,422 | Gross: $71.52M

11. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 65,509 | Gross: $103.37M

12. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 54,687 | Gross: $4.02M

13. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 130,191 | Gross: $75.33M

14. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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72 Metascore

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 12,600

15. Mississippi Grind (2015)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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77 Metascore

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard

Votes: 18,091 | Gross: $0.13M

16. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 30,429 | Gross: $14.92M

17. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

Votes: 30,270 | Gross: $13.98M

18. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.1
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55 Metascore

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 13,210 | Gross: $5.84M

19. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,393 | Gross: $8.75M

20. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Eddie Deezen

Votes: 7,845 | Gross: $11.66M

21. Remember My Name (1978)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson

Votes: 786

22. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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53 Metascore

A West Texas Deputy Sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 32,142 | Gross: $0.21M

23. Dear White People (2014)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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79 Metascore

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 23,721 | Gross: $4.40M

24. Ideal Home (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A bickering gay couple must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jesse Luken, Evan Bittencourt

Votes: 6,868

25. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 18,762 | Gross: $8.20M

26. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,777 | Gross: $0.13M

27. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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61 Metascore

During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,384

28. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kamryn Johnson, Rikki McKinney, Alan T. Coleman

Votes: 3,684

29. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.5
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 6,376

30. Stoned (2005)

R | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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41 Metascore

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

Director: Stephen Woolley | Stars: Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 3,745

31. Memphis Beat (2010– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,302

32. Yes (I) (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $0.40M

33. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,165

34. Mars Needs Women (1967 TV Movie)

Unrated | 83 min | Sci-Fi

3.3
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Dop leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Dop proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Dr. Marjorie Bolen.

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Yvonne Craig, Byron Lord, Roger Ready

Votes: 854

35. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 10,616

36. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,322 | Gross: $0.70M

37. Still Smokin (1983)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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4 Metascore

Cheech and Chong fly to the marijuana capital of the world, Amsterdan, for a film festival where they take Dolly Parton and Burt Reynold's place in a limo, suite, press conference and performance. They throw in some sketches as well.

Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Hans Man in 't Veld, Carol van Herwijnen

Votes: 6,954 | Gross: $14.75M

38. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,673 | Gross: $0.41M

39. Django (2017)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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49 Metascore

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.

Director: Etienne Comar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein

Votes: 1,166 | Gross: $0.05M

40. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)

112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton

Votes: 698

41. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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74 Metascore

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren E. Burrows, Andrew Lawrence Henderson

Votes: 1,387

42. Up Against Amanda (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rissi | Stars: Justine Priestley, David DeWitt, Karen Grosso, Chuck Williams

Votes: 235

43. Gospel Hill (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

5.4
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A former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Casey Belville

Votes: 828

44. Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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69 Metascore

Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $0.13M

45. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, James Brodhead

Votes: 446

46. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, José Iturbi

Votes: 675

47. Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch

Votes: 661

48. The Soul of a Man (2003)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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The dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of director Wim Wenders's favorite blues artists.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown, James Hughes, David F. Hughes

Votes: 772

49. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.20M

50. This Is Elvis (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Music

7.5
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The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Elvis Presley, David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $2.03M



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