151 Best Movies You Have Never Seen (Maltin)

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1. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,313 | Gross: $7.19M

2. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 11,383 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Aurora Borealis (2005)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father.

Director: James C.E. Burke | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Steven Pasquale

Votes: 1,552 | Gross: $0.06M

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4. Baadasssss! (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

Mario Van Peebles' half-documentary/half-homage to his father Melvin Van Peebles' movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971).

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Nia Long, Joy Bryant, Ossie Davis

Votes: 4,419 | Gross: $0.37M

5. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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After being thrown out of her home, a young woman decides to disguise herself as a man to survive the ruthless Wild West.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen, David Chung

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.54M

6. Better Than Sex (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: David Wenham, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade

Votes: 2,013 | Gross: $0.09M

7. The Big Hit (1998)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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31 Metascore

Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Avery Brooks

Votes: 26,049 | Gross: $27.05M

8. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,273 | Gross: $1.08M

9. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 91,068 | Gross: $2.06M

10. Brødre (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,045 | Gross: $0.38M

11. Bubba Ho-tep: Fit for a King (2004 Video)

Documentary, Short

6.6
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Stars: Shelley Kay, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 40

12. Career Girls (1997)

R | 83 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

Votes: 4,428 | Gross: $2.51M

13. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

Votes: 47,359 | Gross: $11.29M

14. Chop Shop (2007)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzales, Rob Sowulski, Carlos Zapata

Votes: 3,750 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Citizen Ruth (1996)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 6,375 | Gross: $0.15M

16. Connie and Carla (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.3
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44 Metascore

A mob mix-up in Chicago sends two chanteuses screaming for L.A., where they score a perfect gig: posing as drag queens on the dinner theater/cabaret circuit. Things get extra-weird when a guy falls for one of the girls.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 7,254 | Gross: $8.05M

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

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

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

Votes: 29,114

18. Criminal (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Mullan

Votes: 9,391 | Gross: $14.69M

19. Crush (I) (2001)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

Three female friends behave badly.

Director: John McKay | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton, Anna Chancellor, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 3,377 | Gross: $1.08M

20. Dark Days (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer | Star: Marc Singer

Votes: 5,839 | Gross: $0.43M

21. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,177 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 53,318 | Gross: $0.75M

23. Diamond Men (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A thirty-years traveling diamond salesman must mentor a brash young replacement when his company downsizes him.

Director: Dan Cohen | Stars: Robert Forster, Donnie Wahlberg, Bess Armstrong, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 1,486

24. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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65 Metascore

Two girls wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

Votes: 16,834 | Gross: $6.24M

25. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

7.7
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73 Metascore

To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 32,435 | Gross: $4.07M

26. Dinner Rush (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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79 Metascore

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno

Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.11M

27. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 13,627 | Gross: $2.25M

28. Teacher's Pet (2004)

PG | 73 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

5.8
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74 Metascore

Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue.

Director: Timothy Björklund | Stars: Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, David Ogden Stiers, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $6.49M

29. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,127 | Gross: $3.84M

30. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,029 | Gross: $0.24M

31. Temporada de patos (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $0.15M

32. East Is East (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 15,534 | Gross: $4.17M

33. Everything Put Together (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

6.5
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63 Metascore

The story of a Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jacqueline Heinze

Votes: 624

34. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary that explores the careers of four unrelated professionals: a lion tamer, a robotics expert, a topiary gardener, and a naked mole rat specialist.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Dave Hoover, George Mendonça, Rodney Brooks, Raymond A. Mendez

Votes: 3,338 | Gross: $0.83M

35. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 44,894 | Gross: $24.40M

36. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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65 Metascore

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 29,950 | Gross: $1.17M

37. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 3,691 | Gross: $0.78M

38. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Votes: 73,769 | Gross: $0.05M

39. La femme de Gilles (2004)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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82 Metascore

Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Clovis Cornillac, Laura Smet, Colette Emmanuelle

Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Go Tigers! (2001)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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69 Metascore

"Go Tigers!" is a rare behind-the-scenes chronicling of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played out in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth A. Carlson | Stars: Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore, Joe Paterno, Danny Studer

Votes: 769 | Gross: $0.15M

41. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 2,385 | Gross: $26.87M

42. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 12,522 | Gross: $0.75M

43. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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55 Metascore

In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.

Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas, James Paxton

Votes: 24,272 | Gross: $15.33M

44. The Hard Word (2002)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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51 Metascore

Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Roberts | Stars: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton, Damien Richardson

Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $0.42M

45. The Harmonists (1997)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Heinrich Schafmeister

Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $0.48M

46. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 28,103 | Gross: $3.03M

47. Hidalgo (2004)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 71,366 | Gross: $67.29M

48. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 12,527 | Gross: $1.03M

49. Casa de Areia (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge

Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $0.53M

50. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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35 Metascore

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Kelan Pannell

Votes: 63,848 | Gross: $2.78M

51. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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72 Metascore

A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marián Labuda

Votes: 6,665 | Gross: $0.62M

52. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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66 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Votes: 121,165 | Gross: $0.44M

53. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 5,860 | Gross: $1.13M

54. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 12,837 | Gross: $0.32M

55. Innocent Blood (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, David Proval

Votes: 8,036 | Gross: $4.97M

56. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 14,223 | Gross: $0.90M

57. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,677

58. Julia (2008)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait.

Director: Erick Zonca | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould

Votes: 5,302 | Gross: $0.00M

59. Keeping Mum (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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53 Metascore

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 30,160 | Gross: $1.62M

60. Kill Me Later (2001)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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34 Metascore

Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Lustig | Stars: Selma Blair, Max Beesley, O'Neal Compton, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 2,091

61. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

Votes: 20,669 | Gross: $0.26M

62. Bian Lian (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Li Chen, Zhaoji Jia, Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao

Votes: 2,892 | Gross: $1.10M

63. King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History

7.6
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86 Metascore

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen

Votes: 6,398 | Gross: $1.30M

64. Kontroll (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Sándor Csányi, Eszter Balla, Zoltán Mucsi, Csaba Pindroch

Votes: 21,612 | Gross: $0.24M

65. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

Director: David Riker | Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Cuevas

Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.24M

66. La petite Lili (2003)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ludivine Sagnier

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.03M

67. La Promesse (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 6,032 | Gross: $0.45M

68. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy

7.5
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,065

69. The Last Shot (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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47 Metascore

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

Director: Jeff Nathanson | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 3,903 | Gross: $0.46M

70. Lawless Heart (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.

Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Clémentine Célarié

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.33M

71. Levity (2003)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Solomon | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Holly Hunter

Votes: 5,941 | Gross: $0.21M

72. Look Both Ways (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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64 Metascore

During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

Director: Sarah Watt | Stars: Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clarke, Daniela Farinacci, Robbie Hoad

Votes: 2,845 | Gross: $0.10M

73. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 53,280 | Gross: $4.60M

74. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 3,555 | Gross: $2.54M

75. Mad Money (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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41 Metascore

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson

Votes: 18,098 | Gross: $20.67M

76. The Maltese Falcon (1931)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel

Votes: 2,406

77. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, Olivia Williams

Votes: 3,845 | Gross: $1.43M

78. Man Push Cart (2005)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza

Votes: 2,769

79. Marvin's Room (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A leukemia patient attempts to end a twenty-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Votes: 22,150 | Gross: $12.78M

80. The Matador (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Arlin Miller

Votes: 41,802 | Gross: $12.59M

81. Matchstick Men (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

Votes: 113,500 | Gross: $36.91M

82. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,269 | Gross: $1.68M

83. Maybe Baby (2000)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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46 Metascore

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester

Votes: 5,184 | Gross: $0.01M

84. The Merry Gentleman (2008)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Keaton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy

Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $0.35M

85. Metroland (1997)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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53 Metascore

The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $0.30M

86. A Midnight Clear (1992)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

7.2
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This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 7,479 | Gross: $1.53M

87. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,160 | Gross: $2.64M

88. Millions (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Lewis McGibbon

Votes: 22,980 | Gross: $6.58M

89. Mirrormask (2005)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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55 Metascore

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

Director: Dave McKean | Stars: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee

Votes: 21,131 | Gross: $0.86M

90. Moonlighting (1982)

PG | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

Votes: 2,148

91. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 2,983 | Gross: $4.01M

92. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper, Robert Lang

Votes: 2,844 | Gross: $0.07M

93. My First Mister (2001)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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48 Metascore

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Director: Christine Lahti | Stars: Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Rutanya Alda, Natasha Braisewell

Votes: 5,106 | Gross: $0.62M

94. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

PG | 78 min | Documentary

7.8
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir

Votes: 1,595 | Gross: $0.27M

95. Nine Lives (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.8
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80 Metascore

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 6,130 | Gross: $0.48M

96. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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64 Metascore

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett

Votes: 32,768 | Gross: $0.00M

97. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 70,763 | Gross: $32.48M

98. Off the Map (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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68 Metascore

An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director: Campbell Scott | Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $1.31M

99. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 27,614 | Gross: $2.20M

100. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

Votes: 38,699 | Gross: $46.15M