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1. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 223,047 | Gross: $32.53M

Cameron Crowe firmó la que,hasta hoy día,es su mejor obra.Una deliciosa mirada atrás a la época dorada del rock,contada con la delicadeza y la frescura de quien conoce y ama esta música seminal del siglo XX.

Imprescindible,como siempre en los trabajos de Crowe,ese buenrollismo típico del cine indie americano,acompañado,eso sí, de la fascinante facilidad del director de "Singles" para sintetizar los postulados esenciales de la sociedad americana en un momento dado de su historia.

No faltan tampoco los clichés que siempre han acompañado al mundo del rock,así como las servidumbres que inexorablemente se han de sufrir en la búsqueda del éxito y la fama en el competitivo mundo del entertainment americano, todo ello ágilmente desarrollado en una comedia refrescante a modo de road movie setentera sobre los avatares de un adolescente aprendiz de periodista musical (Patrick Fugit) que acompaña a una joven y semidesconocida banda de hard rock en un tour por todo el país.

Especialmente destacable la presencia de Kate Hudson como groupie amante del líder del grupo,interpretado aquí por Billy Crudup.Altamente recomendable si amas el rock'n'roll y no te molestan las comedias de iniciación a la vida adulta tan en boga en los ochenta.

2. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 72,969 | Gross: $4.60M

Notable panégirico del conflicto padres-hijos y la ausencia de referentes morales y vitales de una juventud desubicada y hedonista,magníficamente interpretada por Holly Hunter,Evan Rachel Wood y Nikki Reed.

3. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

Votes: 92,130 | Gross: $15.23M

4. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 482,529 | Gross: $18.35M

Emocionante,intensa,imprescindible,agotaría todos los calificativos positivos si con ello os convenciera para que os adentrarais en la fascinante vida y obra de Christopher McCandless,un héroe,o lo más cercano a un héroe que se puede encontrar hoy día y merezca esta calificación.

Sean Penn,esta vez en su faceta de director,se acerca con enorme acierto y evidente fascinación a la experiencia vital de un recién graduado universitario (Emile Hirsch) que,hastiado del role que supuestamente ha de interpretar en su confortable pero previsible futuro,abandona a su familia,posesiones y hasta su identidad para viajar por todo el país mochila al hombro,sobreviviendo de trabajos esporádicos allá por donde transita,y con el objetivo preclaro de llegar a Alaska,donde ha planeado confundirse con el entorno y así gozar de la vida salvaje,con la sola compañia de la fauna del lugar y refugiándose en un vetusto y abandonado autocar escolar en la inmensidad de la estepa incógnita.

Entre uno y otro momento,Penn acompaña a nuestro héroe en su viaje espiritual y de redescubrimiento y,de paso,nos invita a cuestionarnos los endebles valores de nuestra programada e insustancial sociedad moderna,fosilizada y sin capacidad para el cambio,anquilosada por mor del Welfare State del progresismo en ciertos parámetros que anulan al individuo y le transforma en un ser acrítico,complaciente y desnaturalizado.

Un alegato en favor de la libertad individual,un arma de infinitas posibilidades y a disposición del hombre común que anhela hacer de su vida algo extraordinario,una vida que merezca ser vivida,y así como dijo el genial Henry David Thoreau,no descubrir,en el umbral de la muerte,que no se había vivido.

5. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 211,686 | Gross: $50.93M

Extraordinaria adaptación de la novela de Ian McEwan sobre la necesidad de sopesar las consecuencias de nuestros actos y el modo en como éstos influyen en las vidas de los demás.Magnífica ambientación y puesta en escena de un Joe Wright en estado de gracia,junto a la soberbia actuación de la jóven actriz Saoirse Ronan.

6. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 422,057 | Gross: $40.22M

Duelo interpretativo soberbio entre Daniel Day Lewis y Paul Dano en, no cabe duda, una de las películas de la década.Anderson nos muestra con una crudeza sorda y oleaginosa la degradación paulatina de un hombre en pos de un sueño embadurnado de resina,amén de los cadáveres cobrados por el camino.Los ojos encendidos de odio del personaje protagonizado por Lewis es uno de los momentos cinematográficos más espeluznantes jamás rodados.

7. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 97,540 | Gross: $24.34M

8. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 276,889 | Gross: $87.34M

9. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

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

7.7
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76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 414,998 | Gross: $32.39M

10. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 537,959 | Gross: $257.73M

11. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 531,540 | Gross: $96.96M

12. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 304,588 | Gross: $18.34M

13. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,666,146 | Gross: $292.58M

14. Cemetery Junction (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan

Votes: 18,475

15. Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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42 Metascore

Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 46,478 | Gross: $6.92M

16. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 288,640 | Gross: $35.01M

17. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,277,691 | Gross: $448.14M

18. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 214,648 | Gross: $182.21M

19. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 469,769 | Gross: $66.49M

20. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 428,667 | Gross: $228.78M

21. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 111,993 | Gross: $13.24M

22. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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67 Metascore

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the Biblical Apocalypse.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 339,957 | Gross: $101.47M

23. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.5
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76 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 543,887 | Gross: $424.67M

24. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,133,227 | Gross: $188.02M

25. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 349,152 | Gross: $337.14M

26. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Comedy

6.6
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52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 270,805 | Gross: $6.11M

27. The Walk (II) (2015)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

7.3
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70 Metascore

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc

Votes: 100,169 | Gross: $10.14M

28. The Night Before (II) (2015)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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58 Metascore

On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 51,645 | Gross: $43.04M

29. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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65 Metascore

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 221,334 | Gross: $281.72M

30. Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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68 Metascore

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 187,490 | Gross: $158.85M

31. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 99,347 | Gross: $21.59M

32. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 36,440 | Gross: $20.55M

33. Everest

Biography, Drama, History | Announced

British mountain climber, George Mallory, makes multiple attempts to scale Mt. Everest throughout the 1920s.

34. Robopocalypse

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising.

35. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A man, who suddenly realizes that he has no memory of what he does during the day, hires a husband and wife detective agency to follow him. The truth takes a dark turn as their investigation leads to a series of frightening revelations.

Director: Alex Proyas