SLEEPER MOVIES YOU MUST SEE (1980-2000) (MY LIST)

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1. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 17,380 | Gross: $5.90M

2. Panic (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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77 Metascore

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell | Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 7,465 | Gross: $0.78M

3. Things Change (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston

Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $3.53M

4. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 17,691 | Gross: $2.59M

5. 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: 73,402 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 32,002 | Gross: $0.22M

7. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Death and violence anger a 12-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 10,468 | Gross: $8.09M

8. Trees Lounge (1996)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley

Votes: 12,044 | Gross: $0.70M

9. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,419 | Gross: $14.82M

10. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 28,477 | Gross: $9.47M

11. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 4,176 | Gross: $2.14M

12. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 78,366 | Gross: $28.01M

13. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 18,834 | Gross: $7.00M

14. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 17,115 | Gross: $15.26M

15. Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, David Caruso

Votes: 18,321 | Gross: $11.08M

16. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 67,935 | Gross: $24.94M

17. Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 14,007 | Gross: $16.58M

18. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 7,963 | Gross: $4.10M

19. Bowfinger (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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71 Metascore

When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski

Votes: 60,090 | Gross: $66.38M

20. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 56,935 | Gross: $19.39M

21. Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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66 Metascore

A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 20,186 | Gross: $0.38M

22. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,684 | Gross: $29.60M

23. Deep Cover (1992)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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A cynical drug enforcement agent uses an uniform cop to go undercover and infiltrated a drug smuggling ring.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa

Votes: 7,276 | Gross: $16.64M

24. Homicide (1991)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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84 Metascore

A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro, J.J. Johnston

Votes: 5,105 | Gross: $2.97M

25. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 71,479 | Gross: $43.02M

26. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 75,725 | Gross: $3.31M

27. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay

Votes: 19,609 | Gross: $10.20M

28. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 60,242 | Gross: $27.78M

29. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

Votes: 18,992 | Gross: $6.92M

30. Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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71 Metascore

An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne

Votes: 4,323 | Gross: $3.39M

31. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

Votes: 17,558 | Gross: $6.14M

32. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 4,592 | Gross: $0.77M

33. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis

Votes: 73,833 | Gross: $24.36M

34. Cutter's Way (1981)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

Votes: 4,081 | Gross: $1.73M

35. Noises Off... (1992)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

7.5
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A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 8,855 | Gross: $2.28M

36. Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen

Votes: 3,724 | Gross: $22.03M

37. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,113 | Gross: $2.42M

38. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

7.3
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73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 2,820 | Gross: $4.80M

39. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 4,172 | Gross: $7.31M

40. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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78 Metascore

An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle

Votes: 14,644 | Gross: $16.03M

41. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 74,941 | Gross: $44.89M

42. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.8
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68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 215,211 | Gross: $10.82M

43. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

Votes: 61,944 | Gross: $16.84M

44. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 171,207 | Gross: $7.27M

45. The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.5
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70 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 18,893 | Gross: $5.88M

46. The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 13,180 | Gross: $2.85M

47. Twilight (1998)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 8,872 | Gross: $15.03M

48. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 109,534 | Gross: $40.57M

49. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 169,027 | Gross: $14.38M

50. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 11,811 | Gross: $2.35M

51. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 9,035 | Gross: $17.10M

52. Suicide Kings (1997)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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43 Metascore

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Votes: 23,660 | Gross: $1.69M

53. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 25,880 | Gross: $16.12M

54. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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46 Metascore

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe

Votes: 23,583 | Gross: $0.53M

55. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A NYC film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 16,702 | Gross: $21.46M

56. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 98,471 | Gross: $22.24M

57. Flirting with Disaster (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.8
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81 Metascore

A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 15,933 | Gross: $14.89M

58. Spanking the Monkey (1994)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling ... See full summary »

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Alberta Watson, Elizabeth Newett, Benjamin Hendrickson

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $1.36M

59. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 49,802 | Gross: $2.88M

60. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 28,411 | Gross: $4.77M

61. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 185,933 | Gross: $9.17M

62. Dead Man (1995)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

7.7
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62 Metascore

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 78,641 | Gross: $1.04M

63. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 242,604 | Gross: $41.91M

64. Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.1
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Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

Votes: 2,434 | Gross: $3.08M

65. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

Votes: 41,439 | Gross: $50.13M

66. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Votes: 2,075 | Gross: $2.17M

67. Jesus' Son (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks, Dierdre Lewis

Votes: 6,468 | Gross: $1.28M

68. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

Votes: 19,099 | Gross: $2.10M

69. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 25,613 | Gross: $7.27M

70. Once Around (1991)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 3,626 | Gross: $14.85M

71. Lucas (1986)

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

6.8
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 12,523 | Gross: $8.20M

72. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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67 Metascore

When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 7,527 | Gross: $22.48M

73. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 6,405

74. Bound (1996)

R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 44,189 | Gross: $3.80M

75. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 69,814 | Gross: $6.20M

76. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 60,739 | Gross: $2.50M

77. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 54,047 | Gross: $25.81M

78. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 22,664 | Gross: $7.94M

79. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 12,806 | Gross: $6.30M

80. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 6,631 | Gross: $0.35M

81. Gridlock'd (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 12,826 | Gross: $5.48M

82. Rush (1991)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich

Votes: 6,783 | Gross: $7.24M

83. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,336 | Gross: $11.21M

84. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A womanizing, crooked cop on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Wallace Wood, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 11,551 | Gross: $3.28M

85. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 12,227 | Gross: $22.66M

86. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 212,326 | Gross: $5.54M

87. You Can Count on Me (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin

Votes: 24,703 | Gross: $9.18M

88. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,140 | Gross: $4.74M

89. Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton

Votes: 4,378 | Gross: $14.90M

90. Thief (1981)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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78 Metascore

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Votes: 18,918 | Gross: $11.49M

91. Light Sleeper (1992)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon

Votes: 4,121 | Gross: $1.05M

92. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 83,175 | Gross: $2.84M

93. 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: 11,334 | Gross: $0.04M

94. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 64,517 | Gross: $32.42M

95. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner

Votes: 17,913 | Gross: $18.20M

96. My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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35 Metascore

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 16,522 | Gross: $23.59M

97. L.A. Story (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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66 Metascore

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 26,590 | Gross: $28.86M

98. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 66,341 | Gross: $21.13M

99. Beautiful Girls (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 28,219 | Gross: $10.60M

100. A Perfect World (1993)

PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther

Votes: 62,762 | Gross: $31.16M