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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,798,983 | Gross: $134.97M

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 328,684

3. 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: 1,239,176 | Gross: $57.30M

4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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81 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,603,626 | Gross: $28.34M

5. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 364,547

6. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 193,017

7. Dark (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Lisa Vicari, Maja Schöne

Votes: 359,929

8. WandaVision (2021)

TV-PG | 350 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU, in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision - two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives - begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 298,688

9. Encanto (2021)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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75 Metascore

A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo

Votes: 203,766 | Gross: $96.09M

10. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 1,169,003 | Gross: $210.61M

11. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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80 Metascore

A starship crew in the 23rd century goes to investigate the silence of a distant planet's colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 48,993 | Gross: $3.00M

12. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,126,069 | Gross: $46.84M

13. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 2,011,808 | Gross: $330.25M

14. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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After her husband leaves her, young mother of two Miriam "Midge" Maisel discovers that she has a talent for stand-up comedy. Could this be her calling?

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 110,335

15. The Queen's Gambit (2020)

TV-MA | 395 min | Drama

8.6
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Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp, Marcin Dorocinski

Votes: 414,842

16. Grease (1978)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 265,552 | Gross: $188.76M

17. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 9,109

18. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

An English professor falls for a minor, and has to face the consequences of his actions.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 58,310 | Gross: $1.40M

19. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 56,348

20. West Side Story (2021)

PG-13 | 156 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.2
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85 Metascore

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez

Votes: 74,423

21. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,267,514 | Gross: $128.01M

22. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 395,810 | Gross: $52.29M

23. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 409,590 | Gross: $244.08M

24. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to late 1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann

Votes: 26,005

25. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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96 Metascore

The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 769,210 | Gross: $4.36M

26. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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94 Metascore

Hitman Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 375,359 | Gross: $7.00M

27. 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: 543,917 | Gross: $107.51M

28. Doom Patrol (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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The adventures of an idealistic mad scientist and his field team of superpowered outcasts.

Stars: Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser

Votes: 50,296

29. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton, Jack Deam

Votes: 11,427

30. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 81,310

31. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

While trying to lead a quiet suburban life, a family of undercover superheroes are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 716,652 | Gross: $261.44M

32. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Paris restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 711,034 | Gross: $206.45M

33. Luca (2021)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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71 Metascore

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo

Votes: 152,871

34. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 915,367 | Gross: $170.74M

35. 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: 476,175 | Gross: $95.86M

36. Dirty Dancing (I) (1987)

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

7.0
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 227,057 | Gross: $0.62M

37. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 258,044 | Gross: $52.99M

38. Grantchester (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth

Votes: 13,653

39. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 638,775 | Gross: $127.51M

40. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

A group of teenagers in California's central valley spend one final night after their 1962 high school graduation cruising the strip with their buddies before they pursue their varying goals.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 89,183 | Gross: $115.00M

41. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 437,236 | Gross: $66.26M

42. Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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32 Metascore

The bodyguard, Michael Bryce, continues his friendship with assassin, Darius Kincaid, as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 86,656

43. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 309,319 | Gross: $22.46M

44. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 6,227 | Gross: $2.49M

45. Respect (2021)

PG-13 | 145 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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61 Metascore

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

Director: Liesl Tommy | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess

Votes: 13,081

46. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 574,266 | Gross: $64.62M

47. The Girl Next Door (2007)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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29 Metascore

Follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Director: Gregory Wilson | Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker, Kevin Chamberlin

Votes: 26,240

48. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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81 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 172,932 | Gross: $134.22M

49. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Tom Wilson

Votes: 438,153 | Gross: $87.73M

50. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.3
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69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 170,514 | Gross: $96.37M



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