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1. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.7
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73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 692,344 | Gross: $277.32M

2. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 205,114 | Gross: $9.17M

3. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Votes: 220,098 | Gross: $17.11M

4. The Rover (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field

Votes: 42,606 | Gross: $1.11M

5. 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: 131,308 | Gross: $46.73M

6. The Oxford Murders (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Jim Carter

Votes: 26,768 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 91,654 | Gross: $0.21M

8. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

Votes: 31,926 | Gross: $10.32M

9. The Ringer (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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46 Metascore

A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, Brian Cox, Jed Rees

Votes: 34,432 | Gross: $35.42M

10. Trick 'r Treat (2008)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 77,123

11. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 32,910 | Gross: $41.20M

12. Little Dorrit (2008)

420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 8,103

13. Champions (I) (2018)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.2
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A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Athenea Mata, Juan Margallo, José de Luna

Votes: 7,596

14. Almost Heroes (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

5.9
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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Bokeem Woodbine, Barry Del Sherman

Votes: 15,100 | Gross: $6.11M

15. 13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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A man experiences a supernatural occurrence at his newly purchased apartment; a soap opera being telecast exclusively on his TV, which shows the future of his family.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Poonam Dhillon, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 5,106 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell, who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 30,917 | Gross: $34.10M

17. Fierce People (2005)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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54 Metascore

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans

Votes: 6,241 | Gross: $0.09M

18. Bro's Before Ho's (2013)

87 min | Comedy

6.4
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Two brothers have their friendship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same beautiful girl.

Directors: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Raymond Thiry, Huub Smit, Jennifer Hoffman

Votes: 5,697

19. Tim (1979)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuses his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.

Director: Michael Pate | Stars: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison

Votes: 2,996

20. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

The director of a foster home is forced to move her kids from Philadelphia to Seattle in a broken down bus - driven by a fast-talking parolee assigned to the task. A hilarious road trip adventure.

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,651 | Gross: $31.26M

21. Little Accidents (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

5.8
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56 Metascore

In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Randy Springer, Jacob Lofland, Beau Wright

Votes: 3,362

22. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 4,637

23. Snow Cake (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

Votes: 12,018 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Arthur returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors' prison.

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 980 | Gross: $1.03M

25. The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

Director: Hans Alfredson | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson, Per Myrberg

Votes: 2,769

26. Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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51 Metascore

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Director: William Sullivan | Stars: Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku, Polly Draper

Votes: 1,909

27. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadne Welter

Votes: 4,444

28. Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)

158 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A man embarks on journey to find his love in Dubai, only to learn she has different suitors and admirers.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Rimi Sen

Votes: 4,212 | Gross: $0.36M

29. Cognitio (2018)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Tobias makes friends with Emil during a spell in psychiatric hospital.

Director: Rebecca Emcken | Stars: Lasse Steen Jensen, Lior Cohen, Mikkel Rishøj, Sanne Kristensen

Votes: 163

30. Bambina (1974)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio, a lawyer gets engaged to Clotilde, her mentally-disturbed and sex-obsessed ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Gigi Proietti, Irene Papas, Teresa Ann Savoy, Bruno Cirino

Votes: 175

31. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish

Votes: 410

32. Best Laid Plans (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.3
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David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the ... See full summary »

Director: David Blair | Stars: Stephen Graham, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David O'Hara, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 1,481

33. Cruel Summer (2016)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That's all about to change when enraged teens Nicholas, Calvin and Julia find him, each with their own agenda for wanting to see Danny suffer.

Directors: Phillip Escott, Craig Newman | Stars: Danny Miller, Reece Douglas, Natalie Martins, Gary Knowles

Votes: 732

34. The Trygon Factor (1966)

M | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Scotland Yard Superintendent Cooper-Smith investigates the suspicious looking Emberday estate where the Emberday family and an order of nuns reside.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Stewart Granger, Susan Hampshire, Cathleen Nesbitt, James Culliford

Votes: 294

35. 491 (1964)

110 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named "Guesthouse Objectivity" (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lars Lind, Leif Nymark, Stig Törnblom, Lars Hansson

Votes: 284

36. All Hat (2007)

R | 89 min | Western

5.2
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In southwestern Ontario, ex-baseball player Ray Dokes, upon being released from jail, returns to his rural hometown to stay temporarily with his deceased father's Texan friend, small time ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Farlinger | Stars: Luke Kirby, Keith Carradine, Noam Jenkins, Lisa Ray

Votes: 494

37. The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Alex's high opinion of himself isn't backed up by reality as he is unemployed and having trouble with his girlfriend. When he finally gets a job with the local council/municipality of ... See full summary »

Director: Lena Koppel | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Vanna Rosenberg, Mats Melin, Theresia Widarsson

Votes: 1,839

38. Black Ribbon (2007)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.0
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A writer buys a typewriter which brings out his deepest and darkest desires.

Director: John Orrichio | Stars: Tony Rugnetta, Jacki Vogel, Rudy J. Altenor, Berenice Di Piazza

Votes: 168

39. 6ixtynin9 (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas, Sirisin Siripornsmathikul

Votes: 1,892

40. Alpine Fire (1985)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.0
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Thomas Nock, Johanna Lier, Dorothea Moritz, Rolf Illig

Votes: 747

41. The Marsh (2002)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Two social outcasts in 19th century Eastern Europe, Alexandre and Ulysse, become friends and settle down to live alone on the edge of a marsh that is reputedly haunted by demons, monsters ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Gregory Hlady, Paul Ahmarani, Gabriel Gascon, Jennifer Morehouse

Votes: 197

42. Ooru naito rongu: Sanji (1995)

68 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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In downtown Japan, a lonely computer nerd tries to maintain a peaceful existance while being stalked by a gang of deviant homosexuals who want to use him for their brutal S&M activities.

Director: Katsuya Matsumura | Stars: Masashi Endô, Ryôka Yuzuki, Masahito Takahashi, Takamitsu Ôkubo

Votes: 450

43. Requiem for a Maiden (1992)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Fourteen-year-old Marika was placed in a social care institution after being raped by her own father, and her mother died when she was four. By an administrative mistake, however, the girl ... See full summary »

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Barbora Hrzánová, Sona Valentová, Eva Holubová

Votes: 288

44. Love Under the Elms (1975)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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During a vacation, a teenager couple falls in love. Then their single parents fall in love too.

Director: Gianluigi Calderone | Stars: Anne Heywood, Claudio Cassinelli, Mark Lester, Monica Guerritore

Votes: 60

45. Macho que ladra no muerde (1984)

93 min | Comedy

5.2
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Directors: Víctor Manuel Castro, Damián Acosta Esparza | Stars: Alfonso Zayas, Rebeca Silva, Maribel Guardia, Alberto Rojas

Votes: 17

46. The Trial (I) (2014)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.9
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A mentally-challenged guy was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher. And as Amanda, Julian, and Ronald try to mount a convincing defense, they discover soon that they're all connected in more ways than just the case.

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, Jessy Mendiola

Votes: 57

47. My Brother the Vampire (2001)

94 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Josh is about to turn 30; he's intellectually disabled, and likes to play at being a vampire. His sister Nicole is 15, and dealing with her impending womanhood; middle brother Mike is the "... See full summary »

Director: Sven Taddicken | Stars: Roman Knizka, Hinnerk Schönemann, Marie-Luise Schramm, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 482

48. Bluebird (2004)

77 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Merel, a talented young girl, is suddenly getting bullied at school.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Elske Rotteveel, Kees Scholten, Elsie de Brauw, Jaap Spijkers

Votes: 528

49. Pura vida Ibiza (2004)

83 min | Comedy

3.8
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Three high school graduates thinking to party all summer take jobs as hosts in a vacation club on Ibiza, the Mediterranean hot spot for oversexed boys and underdressed girls. Instead of sun... See full summary »

Director: Gernot Roll | Stars: Kristian Kiehling, Tom Wlaschiha, Michael Krabbe, Julia Dietze

Votes: 592

50. The Truth About Average Guys (2009)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.6
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An insecure man has his dimwitted actor friend pose as his mentally challenged brother in order to get to know a beautiful co-worker who has a mentally challenged sister.

Directors: Ken Gayton, Jason W. Schaver | Stars: Ken Gayton, Jason W. Schaver, Erika Walter, Adam Breske

Votes: 356



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