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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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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: 2,106,482 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 334,348 | Gross: $52.29M

3. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.8
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,683,932 | Gross: $37.03M

4. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,008,869 | Gross: $128.01M

5. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 517,543 | Gross: $100.55M

6. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 629,054 | Gross: $27.00M

7. Pain and Glory (2019)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia

Votes: 3,777

8. The Name of the Rose (2019– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

Stars: John Turturro, Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 1,121

9. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 177,089 | Gross: $40.53M

10. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 335,706 | Gross: $101.01M

11. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 236,099 | Gross: $100.92M

12. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 32,202 | Gross: $3.31M

13. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 155,996 | Gross: $40.90M

14. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 140,465 | Gross: $0.55M

15. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 115,634 | Gross: $0.52M

16. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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82 Metascore

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 50,858

17. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,315 | Gross: $54.80M

18. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 104,586 | Gross: $6.15M

19. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

7.6
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35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 44,647 | Gross: $3.50M

20. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 30,990

21. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 94,780 | Gross: $45.01M

22. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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49 Metascore

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 167,369 | Gross: $50.34M

23. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 61,663 | Gross: $0.62M

24. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 11,359 | Gross: $16.55M

25. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.7
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 27,083 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.5
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 16,250

27. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

Votes: 13,812 | Gross: $0.86M

28. Palm Beach (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Frances Berry, Ryan Bown, Bryan Brown, Matilda Brown

Votes: 24

29. Breaking and Entering (2006)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga, Martin Freeman

Votes: 21,273 | Gross: $0.93M

30. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 13,160

31. Sea of Shadows (2019)

104 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, Matthew Podolsky | Stars: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Andrea Crosta

Votes: 76

32. Standing Up for Sunny (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand up comedy.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: RJ Mitte, Sam Reid, Barry Humphries, Felix Williamson

Votes: 21

33. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 15,297 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Psycho-Pass: The Movie (2015)

TV-MA | 113 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.2
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In this sequel to Psycho-Pass TV show, Inspector Tsunemori is sent to a neighboring war-torn nation, where the Sibyl System is being introduced as an experiment, to find Shinya Kogami, her former enforcer who went rogue three years ago.

Directors: Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Bryn Apprill, Major Attaway, Z. Charles Bolton, Cole Brown

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.14M

35. The Sky Crawlers (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

Votes: 5,078

36. Lost Song (2018– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Rin, a young girl blessed with the power of song goes through on a journey trying to get to the capital to sing, little does she know, there's another girl who also has the power of song named finis.

Stars: Konomi Suzuki, Yukari Tamura, Kira Buckland, Reba Buhr

Votes: 161

37. Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)

Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The night before the school festival, things seem to be repeating themselves. Gradually, all the world functions come to a stop, the only ones that are not affected are a select group of student friends.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Akira Kamiya, Kazuko Sugiyama

Votes: 1,495

38. Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.

Director: Kaku Arakawa | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Yuhei Sakuragi, Yukinori Nakamura

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.19M

39. The Human Face (2001– )

200 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.9
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 528

40. Soft Fruit (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer.

Director: Christina Andreef | Stars: Jeanie Drynan, Linal Haft, Russell Dykstra, Geneviève Lemon

Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Sepideh (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Berit Madsen | Stars: Sepideh Hooshyar, Sedigheh Hooshyar, Asghar Kabiri, Hadi Hooshyar

Votes: 200

42. Breathing Under Water (1992)

78 min | Drama

7.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Susan Murphy Dermody | Stars: Anne-Louise Lambert, Maeve Dermody, Kristoffer Greaves, David Argue

Votes: 16

43. My Pretty Pony (2009)

5 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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My Pretty Pony is a story telling about time and what the old man believes time is telling him. He believes this pony represents time and he must fufill it.

Director: Mikhail Tank | Stars: Paul Marin, Mikhail Tank

Votes: 28

44. My Enemy, My Brother (2015)

PG-13 | 18 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

8.4
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MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER is the real life story about two former enemies who become blood brothers for life: Zahed Haftlang was an Iranian boy who ran away from home to join the army. Najah ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Shin

Votes: 66

45. The Shattering

Short, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

When a burglary goes horribly wrong, a bereaved spouse decides to take action.

Director: Nathan Wishart | Stars: Robin Nicolle, Dale Wesley Johnson-Green, Gareth James

46. Off Beat Cinema (1993– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Beatnik late-night-movie hosts wax philosophical at the Hungry Ear Coffeehouse, with the main topic of conversation being tonight's movie. Movie offerings range from B-movie schlock to ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Billoni, Constance Caldwell, Eddy Dobosiewicz, Jeffery Roberts

Votes: 25

47. Ladder of Philosophy

Documentary, History | Announced

Four philosophers - an atheist, an agnostic, a Christian, and a Hindu - settle down to discuss life, reason, faith, and whatever else comes to mind.

Director: Martin Horlacher | Star: Martin Horlacher

48. How to Quit (2019)

Short, Comedy, Drama

An examination of one man's particularly serious existential midlife crisis.

Director: Liviu Monsted | Stars: Liviu Monsted, Damien McGuiness

49. The Prince and the Coral Sea (2000 Video)

26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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On Okinawa Island, a boy named Ray is determined to use a magical gift he received from a kind and beautiful mermaid to protect the island's nature and its people, no matter what he has to give.

Director: Wendee Lee

50. Fear of Life (II)

Documentary | Announced

A documentary looking at one of Australia's biggest and deadliest killers - suicide.

Director: Martin Horlacher | Stars: Garry McDonald, Matthew Reilly, Charlotte Dawson, Paul Hester



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