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1. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 164,375 | Gross: $140.22M

2. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 166,659 | Gross: $56.63M

3. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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94 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 107,797 | Gross: $12.71M

4. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

A young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 54,837 | Gross: $0.51M

5. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 75,757 | Gross: $40.16M

6. Cam (2018)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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71 Metascore

Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

Director: Daniel Goldhaber | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid

Votes: 21,951

7. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 101,477 | Gross: $32.54M

8. The Love Witch (2016)

Unrated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.2
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82 Metascore

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

Director: Anna Biller | Stars: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys

Votes: 11,075 | Gross: $0.23M

9. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 44,835 | Gross: $3.57M

10. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 38,372 | Gross: $20.78M

11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 28,609

12. Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 42,655 | Gross: $19.07M

13. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 13,204 | Gross: $5.29M

14. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 11,186 | Gross: $0.98M

15. Elles (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

5.6
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50 Metascore

On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

Votes: 6,188 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) is raised by aristocratic Great-uncle Lord William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in eighteenth century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 26,931 | Gross: $10.73M

17. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

Votes: 22,572 | Gross: $3.12M

18. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck

Votes: 14,274

19. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.3
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82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 11,115 | Gross: $1.03M

20. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Not Rated | 202 min | Drama

7.8
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Votes: 6,367 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

7.4
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová, Julius Albert, Jan Klusák

Votes: 9,063

22. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 17,195 | Gross: $1.35M

23. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 7,723

24. Spoor (2017)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,944

25. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

Votes: 7,865 | Gross: $0.39M

26. M.F.A. (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack

Votes: 5,580

27. The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

Votes: 4,138

28. Wanda (1970)

GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Wanda, a lonely housewife, drifts through mining country until she meets a petty thief who takes her in.

Director: Barbara Loden | Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes, Peter Shupenes

Votes: 2,866 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Gas Food Lodging (1992)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $1.35M

30. Real Women Have Curves (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Cardoso | Stars: America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez

Votes: 6,796 | Gross: $5.84M

31. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for 'The New Yorker' on the trial of the Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 9,864 | Gross: $0.71M

32. Smithereens (1982)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

Votes: 1,468

33. Je Tu Il Elle (1974)

86 min | Drama

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'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion

Votes: 1,600

34. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Votes: 3,497

35. The Secret Life of Words (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Javier Cámara

Votes: 11,637 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Variety (1983)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

5.4
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A woman becomes obsessed with pornography and the mysterious rich patron of the Times Square porn theater called Variety where she works selling tickets. This awakens her sexuality, which confuses her worried boyfriend.

Director: Bette Gordon | Stars: Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, Richard M. Davidson, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 402

37. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 7,897 | Gross: $4.82M

38. Girlfriends (1978)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

Director: Claudia Weill | Stars: Melanie Mayron, Eli Wallach, Adam Cohen, Anita Skinner

Votes: 1,181

39. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 10,177

40. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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81 Metascore

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 1,861 | Gross: $1.64M

41. One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own identity in 1970s France.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès, Mona Mairesse

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Under the Skin (1997)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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A woman explores her sexuality to cope with the passing of her mother, leading her to profound revelations about herself and the people closest to her.

Director: Carine Adler | Stars: Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook, Rita Tushingham, Christine Tremarco

Votes: 1,305

43. Sweetie (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

Votes: 3,140 | Gross: $0.94M

44. The Headless Woman (2008)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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81 Metascore

After hitting something with her car, a bourgeois Argentine woman's life slowly descends into paranoia and isolation, as she fears she may have killed someone.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón

Votes: 4,237 | Gross: $0.10M

45. The Meetings of Anna (1978)

128 min | Drama

7.4
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Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 1,253

46. News from Home (1977)

85 min | Documentary

7.5
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Impersonal but beautiful images of Akerman's life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Star: Chantal Akerman

Votes: 1,271

47. Marianne & Juliane (1981)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler, Doris Schade

Votes: 1,764

48. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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74 Metascore

A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 941

49. The Student Nurses (1970)

R | 89 min | Drama

5.4
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Sexy young nurses apply special therapy in their daily rounds.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Elaine Giftos, Karen Carlson, Brioni Farrell, Barbara Leigh

Votes: 267

50. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 1,056



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