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1. Whiplash (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 631,697 | Gross: $13.09M

2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

Votes: 107,948 | Gross: $31.97M

3. The Wild One (1953)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

6.8
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

Votes: 13,564

4. Sideways (2004)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Votes: 171,134 | Gross: $71.50M

5. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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96 Metascore

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 92,675 | Gross: $8.00M

6. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 66,626 | Gross: $71.52M

7. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 59,842 | Gross: $19.52M

8. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 43,305 | Gross: $2.54M

9. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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68 Metascore

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Votes: 15,072 | Gross: $25.93M

10. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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62 Metascore

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 16,467 | Gross: $16.40M

11. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 161 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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95 Metascore

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 54,845 | Gross: $11.90M

12. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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54 Metascore

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 29,003 | Gross: $32.95M

13. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,151

14. The Comedian (2016)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco

Votes: 6,063 | Gross: $1.66M

15. The Gauntlet (1977)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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59 Metascore

A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Votes: 19,463 | Gross: $35.40M

16. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

Votes: 25,198 | Gross: $12.29M

17. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 931

18. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 22,326

19. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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85 Metascore

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Votes: 20,488 | Gross: $18.10M

20. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 20,961 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Alfie (1966)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Votes: 12,562 | Gross: $18.87M

22. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 10,054 | Gross: $16.15M

23. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 37,987

24. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 18,632 | Gross: $0.11M

25. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Passed | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 8,811

26. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,840

27. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 5,300

28. Shadows (1958)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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86 Metascore

Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 9,176

29. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,370 | Gross: $9.60M

30. Afterglow (1997)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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68 Metascore

A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jonny Lee Miller

Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $2.44M

31. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,338

32. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 7,369

33. Bernard and Doris (2006)

TV-14 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 3,427

34. Cop (1988)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

Votes: 4,013 | Gross: $1.88M

35. Stormy Monday (1988)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $1.79M

36. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,239

37. 'Round Midnight (1986)

R | 133 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips

Votes: 4,338 | Gross: $3.27M

38. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 6,151 | Gross: $2.74M

39. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,803

40. Kansas City (1996)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.4
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57 Metascore

A pair of kidnappings expose the complex power dynamics within the corrupt and unpredictable workings of 1930s Kansas City.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy

Votes: 4,066 | Gross: $1.35M

41. Let's Get Lost (1988)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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85 Metascore

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Weber | Stars: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker, Paul Baker

Votes: 1,664

42. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)

106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

Votes: 1,119

43. Mirror (1970)

33 min | Short, Drama

4.3
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Director: Jon Schorstein | Stars: Michael Bolland, Bill Forsyth, Alison Mackenzie, Alex McCall

Votes: 18

44. Sweet Deceptions (1960)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Francesca, a 17-year old school girl, has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico, a 37-year old divorced architect and family friend. She turns her dream into reality by meeting Enrico during a regular school day.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Christian Marquand, Catherine Spaak, Jean Sorel, Milly

Votes: 187

45. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.4
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A late entry in the television Western boom of the late 1950s. Shotgun Slade was unlike other show heroes. He wasn't a Marshal, Sheriff, or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Andy Clyde

Votes: 76

46. Fiona (1998)

85 min | Drama

5.8
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Despite the fact that Fiona has lived apart from her mother, they lead parallel lives as bi-sexual prostitutes. The meeting of the two women spells tragedy for the mother and hope for the daughter.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, Felicia Maguire, Alyssa Mulhern, Anna Grace

Votes: 534

47. Eva (1962)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi, James Villiers

Votes: 1,029

48. All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Votes: 876

49. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.4
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In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee

Votes: 971

50. Mickey One (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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After the mob tries to kill him for an unknown reason, a comedian steals the identity of a homeless man and goes on the run.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,282



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