Lesser known movies you should check out

by Karl_Childers | created - 20 Jun 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Here's some really good stuff that deserves more recognition

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1. Kapò (1960)

116 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanuelle Riva, Didi Perego

Votes: 1,417

2. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

6.5
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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,192

3. Short Eyes (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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53 Metascore

A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Bruce Davison, José Pérez, Nathan George, Don Blakely

Votes: 860

4. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

8.1
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 4,530

5. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 6,213 | Gross: $0.33M

6. Man on the Train (2002)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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75 Metascore

A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin, Charlie Nelson

Votes: 6,334 | Gross: $2.54M

7. Neo Ned (2005)

97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his ... See full summary »

Director: Van Fischer | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gabrielle Union, David E. Allen, Blaine Gray

Votes: 1,423

8. Fingers (1978)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 1,942

9. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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57 Metascore

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders, Michel Mongeau

Votes: 2,891

10. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,466 | Gross: $0.44M

11. 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: 10,011 | Gross: $0.38M

12. Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

GP | 114 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.0
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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 2,951

13. 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: 6,469 | Gross: $1.28M

14. Take (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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22 Metascore

The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.

Director: Charles Oliver | Stars: Minnie Driver, Jeremy Renner, Bobby Coleman, Adam Rodriguez

Votes: 1,282 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 6,307 | Gross: $4.19M

16. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,450 | Gross: $0.39M

17. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.41M

18. Innocent Voices (2004)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.9
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66 Metascore

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 6,597 | Gross: $0.84M

19. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

Votes: 9,290

20. Warlock (1959)

Approved | 122 min | Western

7.3
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A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

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

Votes: 4,172 | Gross: $3.71M

21. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,083

22. Monument Ave. (1998)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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71 Metascore

A small-time hoodlum is divided between his conscience and loyalty to his boss when his cousin is murdered.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Ian Hart, Jason Barry, Lenny Clarke

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $0.33M

23. The Brotherhood (1968)

PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irene Papas, Luther Adler

Votes: 637

24. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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87 Metascore

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach

Votes: 8,223 | Gross: $1.54M

25. What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Schnitzler | Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Til Schweiger, Martin Feifel, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 3,289

26. 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: 4,122 | Gross: $1.05M

27. Shotgun Stories (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr.

Votes: 8,475 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,633

29. Ostrov (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

8.0
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 9,306

aka "Ostrov"

30. The Zookeeper (2001)

108 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In the midst of a fictional devastating civil war in an Eastern European country, a disillusioned ex-Communist is left behind to take care of the animals in the capital's zoological gardens until a U.N. rescue force arrives.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Sam Neill, Gina McKee, Ulrich Thomsen, Om Puri

Votes: 4,110

31. The Square (2008)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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75 Metascore

A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Peter Phelps

Votes: 4,866 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Jerichow (2008)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke

Votes: 1,798 | Gross: $0.05M

33. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 7,151 | Gross: $1.21M

34. Open Hearts (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 8,555 | Gross: $0.12M

35. Lonesome Jim (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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54 Metascore

Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Corrigan

Votes: 7,188 | Gross: $0.15M

36. Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri, Lee Purcell

Votes: 5,981

37. The War at Home (1996)

R | 123 min | Drama

7.1
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Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 2,017 | Gross: $0.04M

38. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 6,685

39. 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: 7,466 | Gross: $0.78M

40. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 7,520 | Gross: $0.02M

41. 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: 4,515 | Gross: $0.11M

42. Goodbye Solo (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams

Votes: 5,187 | Gross: $0.87M

43. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 6,015

44. The Boston Strangler (1968)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin

Votes: 6,672

45. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.0
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A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

Votes: 138

46. No Way Home (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo | Stars: Tim Roth, Deborah Kara Unger, James Russo, Joseph Ragno

Votes: 1,229

47. Bad Company (1972)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.1
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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston

Votes: 2,919

48. Too Late the Hero (1970)

GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama

6.8
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A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,793

49. Essex Boys (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Winsor | Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean, Gareth Milne, Alex Kingston

Votes: 3,383

50. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 3,657

51. Scream of Fear (1961)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis, Christopher Lee

Votes: 2,778

52. Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 4,340 | Gross: $0.02M

53. Arven (2003)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young man is torn between his individual hopes and his sense of duty when his father dies and he is expected to take over the family industry.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Lisa Werlinder, Ghita Nørby, Karina Skands

Votes: 4,334

54. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Fourteen-year-old Tolly Devlin sees four hoods beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the killers have risen to the top of the crime syndicate and Tolly has a plan for revenge.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

Votes: 1,973

55. Poolhall Junkies (2002)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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36 Metascore

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

Director: Mars Callahan | Stars: Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 8,922 | Gross: $0.56M

56. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,435 | Gross: $0.62M

57. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run.

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 6,110 | Gross: $9.90M

58. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,968 | Gross: $0.88M

59. Frygtelig lykkelig (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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74 Metascore

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Lars Brygmann

Votes: 4,714 | Gross: $0.07M

60. The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Gert van den Bergh, Ken Gampu, Patrick Mynhardt

Votes: 4,232

61. Trojan Eddie (1996)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story of Eddie, a small town ex-con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Stephen Rea, Richard Harris, Stuart Townsend, Aislín McGuckin

Votes: 242

62. The Plague Dogs (1982)

PG-13 | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 5,280

63. Nobi (1959)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 3,612

64. Brute Force (1947)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 7,213

65. Walking and Talking (1996)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne

Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $1.28M

66. All the Little Animals (1998)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Thomas | Stars: John Hurt, Christian Bale, Daniel Benzali, James Faulkner

Votes: 2,408 | Gross: $0.03M

67. Molokai (1999)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, David Wenham, Jan Kleinejan, Michael W. Perry

Votes: 1,016

68. 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: 1,484

69. The Mountain (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest

Votes: 1,490

70. The Long Day's Dying (1968)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The saga of three British soldiers and their German captive as they trek through the European countryside. Based on the novel by Alan White.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: David Hemmings, Tony Beckley, Tom Bell, Alan Dobie

Votes: 380

71. Reconstruction (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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60 Metascore

A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.

Director: Christoffer Boe | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Krister Henriksson, Klaus Mulbjerg

Votes: 6,542 | Gross: $0.07M

72. Shussho Iwai (1971)

131 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, a gangster gets released early - only to find that his ex-gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, bloodshed is bound to begin anew.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 365

73. Big Fan (2009)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A hard-core New York Giants fan struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

Director: Robert D. Siegel | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz

Votes: 8,349 | Gross: $0.23M

74. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 9,269 | Gross: $0.52M

75. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 10,276

76. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 7,279

77. 44 Inch Chest (2009)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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47 Metascore

A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.

Director: Malcolm Venville | Stars: Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 6,129

78. Te doy mis ojos (2003)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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74 Metascore

One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 5,343 | Gross: $0.03M

79. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 6,993

80. Farewell, Friend (1968)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director: Jean Herman | Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot

Votes: 2,235

81. Rapt (2009)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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71 Metascore

A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $0.05M

82. Prag (2006)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father evolves into the story of a break-up. In the wake of the events that follow, secrets gradually emerge which threaten to destroy their marriage.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Borivoj Navrátil, Jana Plodková

Votes: 2,544

83. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

Votes: 2,301

84. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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40 Metascore

A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman

Votes: 2,402 | Gross: $0.25M

85. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,737 | Gross: $9.20M

86. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,289

87. Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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49 Metascore

When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Scott Anton, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 5,638 | Gross: $1.84M

88. Ulzana's Raid (1972)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,179

89. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

7.2
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61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 2,888 | Gross: $0.19M

90. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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68 Metascore

Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 3,951 | Gross: $3.77M

91. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 4,768

92. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

8.1
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A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed Aryan controller of a Jewish widow's store.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Hana Slivková, Martin Hollý

Votes: 6,727

93. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | Western

7.1
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64 Metascore

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 8,134 | Gross: $23.00M

94. Pathfinder (1987)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Nils Utsi, Henrik H. Buljo

Votes: 4,285

95. Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall, Freya Stafford

Votes: 2,645

96. Red Sun (1971)

PG | 112 min | Action, Western

7.0
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In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a man hunt to retrieve it.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Votes: 6,206

97. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,751 | Gross: $0.01M

98. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 9,033 | Gross: $0.12M

99. 12 and Holding (2005)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 6,341 | Gross: $0.10M

100. Manic (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.4
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60 Metascore

Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Melamed | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Bacall, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle

Votes: 8,706 | Gross: $0.07M