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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,195,792 | Gross: $57.30M

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 589,559 | Gross: $261.99M

3. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 454,850 | Gross: $95.86M

4. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 529,804 | Gross: $107.51M

5. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 619,431 | Gross: $227.47M

6. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 312,210 | Gross: $8.49M

7. Richard Jewell (2019)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Security guard Richard Jewell is an instant hero after foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but his life becomes a nightmare when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the case.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley, Ryan Boz

Votes: 77,313

8. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 343,907 | Gross: $5.51M

9. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 96,213 | Gross: $8.04M

10. Crisis (2021)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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41 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, stories of an undercover cop, a professor, and a grieving mother collide in this dramatic thriller from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 8,227

11. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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97 Metascore

San Francisco private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette, with the stakes rising after his partner is murdered.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 154,431 | Gross: $2.11M

12. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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73 Metascore

When Stan Marsh and his friends go see an R-rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 199,386 | Gross: $52.04M

13. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 93,293

14. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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59 Metascore

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 77,236 | Gross: $35.00M

15. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 59,591 | Gross: $0.55M

16. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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57 Metascore

A young girl who has an amazing ability to communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 25,307

17. Speak (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

7.2
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.

Director: Jessica Sharzer | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Richard Hagerman, Allison Siko

Votes: 25,919

18. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 51,345 | Gross: $27.15M

19. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 22,502

20. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 56,612 | Gross: $0.30M

21. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

5.3
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30 Metascore

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter

Votes: 12,429

22. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 30,833 | Gross: $11.09M

23. The Club (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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73 Metascore

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso

Votes: 10,700 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Gong Li, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 31,476 | Gross: $2.60M

25. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 142,609 | Gross: $21.58M

26. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 10,149 | Gross: $4.18M

27. The Good Detective (2020)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A drama about the race between people who want to get closer to the truth and those who want to cover it up.

Stars: Son Hyeon-ju, Seung-jo Jang, Elliya Lee, Seung-Hyeon Ji

Votes: 588

28. 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: 3,598 | Gross: $3.53M

29. The Innocent Man (2012)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Kang Ma-Ru is a promising medical student, until he takes the blame for a crime he didn't commit. When he finds an opportunity for revenge, he takes it, using Seo Eun-Gi. Ma-Ru soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-Won, Si-yeon Park, Kwang-Soo Lee

Votes: 1,716

30. The Guardians (2017)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

6.7
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81 Metascore

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours

Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $0.18M

31. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 7,185 | Gross: $6.54M

32. Most Wanted (1997)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Robert Kotecki, Rick Cramer

Votes: 5,970 | Gross: $6.32M

33. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When the estranged widow of a millionaire receives a massive payout following his death, an insurance investigator works to determine any irregularities in the policy, but soon finds himself suspected of her murder.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Janine Reynaud

Votes: 2,932

34. Chill Factor (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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33 Metascore

A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

Director: Hugh Johnson | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer

Votes: 9,594 | Gross: $11.23M

35. Slam Dance (1987)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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48 Metascore

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 1,517 | Gross: $0.41M

36. The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

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

Votes: 2,881

37. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Elizabeth Hinton, Nelson George, Alan Charles, Felipe Luciano

Votes: 3,015

38. Panique (1946)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

Votes: 1,865 | Gross: $0.04M

39. Manorama: Six Feet Under (2007)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Satyaveer accepts money from Manorama, wife of an irrigation minister, to collect evidence against her husband for having an extra-marital affair. He accepts, unaware that he too is being deceived.

Director: Navdeep Singh | Stars: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Sarika

Votes: 7,898

40. Necromancy (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror

4.7
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Mr. Cato is the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Lori Brandon to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 900

41. The Front Page (1931)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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76 Metascore

A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 2,796

42. American Hot Wax (1978)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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The story of Alan Freed, the pioneering disc jockey who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock 'n' roll in the 1950s.

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

Votes: 1,243

43. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

Votes: 3,780

44. Brother (2019)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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Because he wanted to protect his little brother from a father too violent, Teddy, a young man without history, is accused of the murder of his father and is sent to a closed educational ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Abraham | Stars: MHD, Darren Muselet, Aïssa Maïga, Jalil Lespert

Votes: 1,006

45. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 9,894

46. The Walking Dead (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 2,618

47. Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992)

152 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Raju comes to Bombay chasing his dreams, but keeps losing out on opportunities. His love, Renu helps him find a job. Success goes to his head until one day a tragic accident destroys his reputation.

Director: Aziz Mirza | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nana Patekar, Amrita Singh

Votes: 7,561

48. The Kovak Box (2006)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's been lured into a trap.

Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lucía Jiménez, David Kelly, Georgia Mackenzie

Votes: 4,076

49. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 3,544

50. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied piper (Donovan) to lure rats away with his magic pipe, but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett, Paul Hennen

Votes: 747



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