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1. Elite (2018– )

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

7.5
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When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Stars: Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Álvaro Rico, Arón Piper

Votes: 21,693

2. Rocketman (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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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: 65,512 | Gross: $96.37M

3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 162,896

4. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 106,674

5. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

123 min | Drama

6.2
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28 Metascore

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Gadon

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $0.13M

6. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 161,467 | Gross: $18.10M

7. Five Feet Apart (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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53 Metascore

A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.

Director: Justin Baldoni | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Votes: 22,000 | Gross: $45.73M

8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 128,865 | Gross: $52.70M

9. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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99 Metascore

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 234,822 | Gross: $27.85M

10. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 36,065

11. Truth or Dare (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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35 Metascore

A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto

Votes: 35,968 | Gross: $40.72M

12. Boy Erased (2018)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe

Votes: 22,029 | Gross: $6.79M

13. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 94,104

14. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.7
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81 Metascore

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

Votes: 597,360 | Gross: $304.36M

15. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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

7.1
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68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise 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: 212,855 | Gross: $158.85M

16. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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61 Metascore

A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 43,890

17. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 39,943 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 51,418 | Gross: $0.51M

19. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 45,713

20. They Live (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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54 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 98,589 | Gross: $13.01M

21. Horns (2013)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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46 Metascore

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson

Votes: 71,288 | Gross: $0.16M

22. Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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A follow-up to the film Iron Sky (2012) in which Nazis plan to take over the world after lying dormant in a secret military base on the moon.

Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov, Kit Dale, Julia Dietze

Votes: 4,573

23. Dirty Grandpa (2016)

R | 102 min | Comedy

5.9
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21 Metascore

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

Director: Dan Mazer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 103,617 | Gross: $35.54M

24. Wild Hogs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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27 Metascore

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, William H. Macy

Votes: 110,008 | Gross: $168.27M

25. Live by Night (2016)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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49 Metascore

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina

Votes: 48,063 | Gross: $10.38M

26. Be Cool (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

5.6
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37 Metascore

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 65,139 | Gross: $56.05M

27. Kingdom (2014– )

43 min | Drama

8.4
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A retired MMA fighter turned trainer juggles keeping his mixed martial arts gym running and keeping his family united.

Stars: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker

Votes: 9,300

28. Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Director: Ken Scott | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor

Votes: 71,568 | Gross: $30.66M

29. Young & Hungry (2014– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A well-off young tech entrepreneur hires a feisty young food blogger to be his personal chef.

Stars: Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley

Votes: 12,994

30. What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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54 Metascore

A family of 5 is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated and hope their 3 kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with and will do anything for granddad.

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

Votes: 17,677

31. The Skeleton Twins (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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74 Metascore

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Votes: 37,182 | Gross: $5.28M

32. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 36,856

33. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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44 Metascore

At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 46,233 | Gross: $40.90M

34. Reno 911! (2003–2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in Reno, Nevada's Police Department.

Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 15,518

35. The Gay Deceivers (1969)

R | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Kevin Coughlin, Brooke Bundy, Lawrence P. Casey, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 402

36. Crank (2006)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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57 Metascore

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Votes: 223,867 | Gross: $27.83M

37. Matthias & Maxime (2019)

119 min | Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Harris Dickinson, Anne Dorval, Alexandre Bourgeois

Votes: 285

38. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,065 | Gross: $42.72M

39. Entourage (2015)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.6
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38 Metascore

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.

Director: Doug Ellin | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 72,262 | Gross: $32.36M

40. Perfect Strangers (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 47,347

41. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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50 Metascore

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel

Votes: 47,923 | Gross: $6.53M

42. StageFright (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

Votes: 6,031

43. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 60,454 | Gross: $1.21M

44. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 87,921 | Gross: $2.04M

45. A Very English Scandal (2018)

TV-14 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 7,232

46. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 129,542 | Gross: $46.73M

47. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 31,564

48. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 21,164 | Gross: $0.06M

49. The Wedding Ringer (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy

6.6
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35 Metascore

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

Director: Jeremy Garelick | Stars: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Affion Crockett

Votes: 67,505 | Gross: $64.46M

50. The Happy Prince (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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64 Metascore

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Rupert Everett

Votes: 3,523 | Gross: $0.47M



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