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1. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,479

2. A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

David Portnoy, a fifteen-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Meyer | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender, Katie Chang

Votes: 1,953

3. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Family

72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 17,514 | Gross: $18.81M

4. Night Plane from Chungking (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Otto Kruger, Steven Geray

Votes: 33

5. Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesiser instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument.

Director: Steven M. Martin | Stars: Leon Theremin, Robert Moog, Clara Rockmore, Nicolas Slonimsky

Votes: 899 | Gross: $0.19M

6. Moog (2004)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, History, Music

51 Metascore

Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created. This "compelling documentary portrait of a provocative, thoughtful and deeply ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Fjellestad | Stars: Charlie Clouser, Herbert Deutsch, Keith Emerson, Woody Jackson

Votes: 568

7. Ballet Boys (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Sport

Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet.

Director: Kenneth Elvebakk | Stars: Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Syvert Lorenz Garcia, Torgeir Lund

Votes: 257

8. Gasolina (2008)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama

Three middle-class teenagers out on a high-octane ride to hell outside the safety of their "colonia".

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón | Stars: Jose Andres Chamier, Carlos Dardon, Francisco Jacome, Carlos del Valle

Votes: 143

9. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 17,698 | Gross: $0.04M

10. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,165

11. X-Ray (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

While receiving a routine check-up, a woman finds herself stranded on the hospital's eighth floor, while someone dressed as a doctor is intent on her never leaving, even if it means killing any staff member who comes into contact with her.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness, John Warner Williams

Votes: 1,758

12. Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2007)

85 min | Documentary

A turbulent century, a grand romance, and a passionate search for artistic independence come alive.

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: Edward Biberman, Herbert J. Biberman, Alexander Calder, Joan Crawford

Votes: 48

13. The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: Van Alexander, Bruce Barnes, Louie Bellson, Rocky Carroll

Votes: 17

14. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Votes: 24,756 | Gross: $0.70M

15. Espionage in Tangiers (1965)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A secret agent is assigned to capture a criminal gang that is threatening to destroy Earth with a death ray.

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Luis Dávila, José Greci, Perla Cristal, Tomás Blanco

Votes: 74

16. Hans Richter: Everything Turns, Everything Revolves (2013)

Documentary

Dadaist, radical provocateur, surrealist painter, pioneering filmmaker and visionary educator - Hans Richter was a major force in redefining art in the 20th Century, yet he remains largely ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Davidson | Stars: Timothy R. Benson, Aram Boyajian, Sheila Conrad, Alex Haspas

Votes: 7

17. Ktown Cowboys (2015)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

Based on the wildly successful web-series of the same name, KTOWN COWBOYS is a bro-mantic dramedy that follows a group of ball-busting, hard-partying friends wrestling with their evolution ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Park | Stars: Rhonda Aldrich, Steve Byrne, Stefanie Carpenter, Herson Chavez

Votes: 78 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Gold of the Seven Saints (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Western

In Seven Saints, Utah, McCracken's outlaw gang is vying for fur trappers Jim Rainbolt and Shaun Garrett's gold nugget fortune that also catches the eye of Mexican bandit Gondora and his caballeros.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Votes: 466

19. The Hangman (1959)

Not Rated | 87 min | Western

U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive, but the whole town seems determined to prevent the Marshal from doing his job.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

Votes: 642

20. Casa Grande (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy.

Director: Fellipe Barbosa | Stars: Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Thales Cavalcanti, Clarissa Pinheiro

Votes: 1,848

21. Woman of the Lake (1966)

102 min | Drama

A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Keiko Natsu

Votes: 526

22. Kisses (1957)

74 min | Drama, Romance

Story of a young couple whose fathers are prison bound.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Aiko Mimasu, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 386

23. By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie (2014 Video)

56 min | Documentary

Behind-the-scenes documentary about the Veronica Mars (2014) Kickstarter campaign, the making of the film, and the fans role in making that possible.

Director: Viet Nguyen | Stars: Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas, Jeff Jensen, Alan Sepinwall

Votes: 16

24. Oil Rocks: City Above the Sea (2009)

54 min | Documentary

"Oil Rocks" - behind the enigmatic name lies the first and largest offshore oil-platform ever built, a vast city in the middle of the Caspian Sea, built by Stalin in 1949. 60 years on, "Oil... See full summary »

Director: Marc Wolfensberger

Votes: 26

25. Measuring the World (2012)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Baldanpurev Sambuu, Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu, Karl Markovics

Votes: 2,521

26. Java Heat (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

35 Metascore

A Muslim detective teams with an American posing as a graduate student to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia.

Director: Conor Allyn | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Verdi Solaiman, Mickey Rourke, Ario Bayu

Votes: 4,553

27. Sandakan 8 (1974)

120 min | Drama, History, War

A journalist interviews an old woman who was forced into prostitution, just like many other Japanese women working in Asia outside of Japan during the first half of the 20th century. She worked in a Malaysian brothel called Sandakan 8.

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Komaki Kurihara, Yôko Takahashi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Takiko Mizunoe

Votes: 458

28. While the City Sleeps (1928)

66 min | Crime, Drama

A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 140

29. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 116,302 | Gross: $37.96M

30. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 16,363

31. North Face (2008)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Based on a true story, North Face is a survival drama film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 13,908 | Gross: $0.71M

32. Murder Without Crime (1950)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In London, a man is blackmailed by his landlord-neighbor after he accidentally kills, in his flat, a woman he picked up in a nightclub.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Dennis Price, Derek Farr, Patricia Plunkett, Joan Dowling

Votes: 123

33. The Yellow Balloon (1953)

76 min | Drama

One of two young boys accidentally falls to his death when playing in a bombed-out London neighborhood. Frankie, the survivor feels guilty about his friend's death. Len, a petty thief who ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Andrew Ray, Kathleen Ryan, Kenneth More, Bernard Lee

Votes: 184

34. Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Ray

Votes: 398

35. No Trees in the Street (1959)

96 min | Drama

Surrounded by new 1950s East End high-rise flats, a London detective thinks back to how different things were in the late 1930s. Then it was an area of overcrowded tenements teeming with ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Ronald Howard, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 142

36. I Aim at the Stars (1960)

107 min | Biography, Drama

The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala

Votes: 162

37. Kings of the Sun (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, History

On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Basehart

Votes: 1,548

38. Return from the Ashes (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom

Votes: 707

39. Eye of the Devil (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Workers employed at a French vineyard quietly follow old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis owner to save his crops during dry seasons.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Sharon Tate, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,980

40. South of Pico (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama

"South of Pico" is an emotionally charged drama in which four strangers witness an unimaginable tragedy and are catapulted into the defining moment of their lives. Set present day in Los ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Gossner | Stars: Kip Pardue, Henry Simmons, Gina Torres, Soren Fulton

Votes: 404

41. The Scavengers (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns The reformed smuggler Stuart Allison finds his missing wife Marion in Hong Kong. Marion has fallen in with a bad crowd and is involved with ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Vince Edwards, Carol Ohmart, Richard Loo, Tamar Benamy

Votes: 61

42. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

Story about three German refugees during World War II who are always hiding, always in fear of deportation.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 329

43. Cry Vengeance (1954)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs

Votes: 411

44. Run for Cover (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Western

Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,196

45. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror