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1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.4
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94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 575,186 | Gross: $83.47M

2. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 662,843 | Gross: $403.71M

3. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.1
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 693,327 | Gross: $148.10M

4. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 263,833 | Gross: $148.48M

5. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Votes: 278,259 | Gross: $53.61M

6. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But the job might not be as legitimate as it first appeared to be.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 47,613 | Gross: $16.94M

7. Warlock (1959)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 5,121 | Gross: $3.71M

8. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,963

9. The Bravados (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail, but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi

Votes: 4,480

10. Heaven with a Gun (1969)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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In a frontier town, gunslinger-turned-preacher Jim Killian is caught in the middle of a violent range war between cattlemen and sheep-men.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey, John Anderson

Votes: 728

11. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams

Votes: 7,321

12. Man of the West (1958)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.1
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A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 6,322

13. The Far Country (1954)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.2
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 6,288

14. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,845

15. Impact (1949)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,842

16. Les misérables (2000– )

90 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 4,063

17. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 9,498

18. House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own troubles.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 4,534

19. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 1,659

20. Son of Dracula (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 4,283

21. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,577

22. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 668

23. Dangerous (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,655

24. David and Goliath (1960)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.9
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King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king.

Directors: Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Ivica Pajer, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Serato

Votes: 570

25. Sun Alley (1999)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

Votes: 6,035

26. Face to Face (1967)

R | 111 min | Western

7.2
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A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, William Berger, Jolanda Modio

Votes: 2,463

27. Down River (2018)

70 min | Action, Thriller, War

6.0
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Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.

Director: Alexander Raye Pimentel | Stars: Nicholas Winand, Cody Poirot, Alexander Raye Pimentel, Zachary Greene

Votes: 770

28. Vengeance (1977)

R | 94 min | Western

4.9
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Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, John Marley, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 463

29. Blue (1968)

TV-14 | 113 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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A young American who was raised by Mexican bandits, now must choose sides when his Mexican gang carries out violent murderous raids into U.S. border towns.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, Stathis Giallelis

Votes: 438

30. Guru (1997)

136 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Situations turn a man who believes in secularism into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery where the survivors of a riot take refuge.

Director: Rajiv Anchal | Stars: Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Madhupal, Kaveri

Votes: 2,381

31. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.3
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 592

32. L'ennemi intime (2007)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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61 Metascore

A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing, Marc Barbé

Votes: 3,136

33. Five Came Back (1939)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited by cannibals.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine

Votes: 1,745

34. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,570 | Gross: $0.70M

35. Mashaal (1984)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.4
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A chain of events changes Vinod's life - from honest journalist to black marketer to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 581

36. Jimmy the Gent (1934)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 1,513

37. Monsieur Batignole (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.0
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In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Jules Sitruk, Gérard Jugnot, Michèle Garcia, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 3,045

38. Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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An aggressive young man is reformed due to Visu, a kind man who eventually leaves him in charge of his business. Karthik, Visu's son, is irked by this and seeks revenge by luring the man's daughter.

Director: S.P. Muthuraman | Stars: Rajinikanth, Radhika Sarathkumar, Karthik, Tulasi

Votes: 177

39. Virtue (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Carole Lombard, Pat O'Brien, Mayo Methot, Jack La Rue

Votes: 605

40. You Are So Beautiful (2005)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. In quest of a new spouse, he goes to Romania where he meets Elena.

Director: Isabelle Mergault | Stars: Michel Blanc, Medeea Marinescu, Wladimir Yordanoff, Benoît Turjman

Votes: 2,792

41. The Show (1927)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Connelly

Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.40M

42. Kahani Kismat Ki (1973)

131 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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A thief vows to go straight after one short prison term but severe monetary need forces him to commit a robbery on behalf of his employer, which leads to him being framed for a murder.

Director: Arjun Hingorani | Stars: Dharmendra, Rekha, Ajit, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 83

43. Quantez (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Crime, Romance

6.2
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Gang of robbers heads for Mexican border, meets unexpected opposition along the way.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone, James Barton, Sydney Chaplin

Votes: 370

44. Beyond Dream's Door (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film.

Director: Jay Woelfel | Stars: Nick Baldasare, Rick Kesler, Susan Pinsky, Norm Singer

Votes: 282

45. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Drama

6.7
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Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 430

46. Before Snowfall (2013)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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A sixteen-year-old boy gets wrapped in plastic, and lowered into a tank truck full of crude oil. That's how Hisham Zaman's long awaited feature film debut begins.

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 512

47. Dead Men Ride (1971)

103 min | Western

7.1
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Roy escapes from a work camp and receives help from a miner. The miners are held hostage by the local boss Mr. Redfield. Roy starts to help the miners and also to settle some scores for a friend from the work camp.

Director: Aldo Florio | Stars: Fabio Testi, Charo López, José Calvo, Ben Carra

Votes: 256

48. The Witch's Curse (1962)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Kirk Morris, Hélène Chanel, Vira Silenti, Angelo Zanolli

Votes: 367

49. Chor Sipahee (1977)

138 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Reformist Bombay Police Inspector Shankar Kumar would like to try a new approach to tackle crime - make new leaves of criminals by making them change their ways. He tries this on Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Prayag Raj | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 35

50. The Regeneration (1915)

Passed | 72 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rockliffe Fellowes, Anna Q. Nilsson, William Sheer, John McCann

Votes: 1,072



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