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1. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 714,626 | Gross: $1.48M

2. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 130,015 | Gross: $2.20M

3. The Equalizer 2 (2018)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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50 Metascore

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean

Votes: 113,787 | Gross: $102.08M

4. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 26,459 | Gross: $0.46M

5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively

Votes: 26,094 | Gross: $44.09M

6. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia (Deborah Kerr) and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero (Sir Peter Ustinov).

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 12,785 | Gross: $24.29M

7. Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005)

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

6.9
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A teenage girl is visited by God, disguised as everyday people, and is given assignments and tasks that eventually have a positive outcome on people's lives.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Ritter

Votes: 8,630

8. Permanent (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Permanent is a comedy about bad hair, adolescence, and socially awkward family members. It involves life-altering permanents and poorly-made toupees. Obstacles to daily survival ensue.

Director: Colette Burson | Stars: Alexis Leggett, Kaleigh Jo Keller, Kira McLean, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 1,646 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Little Men (2016)

PG | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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86 Metascore

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García, Theo Taplitz

Votes: 6,471 | Gross: $0.70M

10. My Masterpiece (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Arturo is an unscrupulous art dealer and Renzo his socially-awkward painter and longtime friend. Willing to risk it all, they develop an extreme and ludicrous plan to save themselves.

Director: Gastón Duprat | Stars: Andrea Acatto, Lucas Aranda, Raúl Arévalo, Mahmoud Azim

Votes: 3,444

11. Summer in February (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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22 Metascore

A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens, Jane Cussons

Votes: 3,689

12. Lowriders (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.7
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57 Metascore

A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir, Theo Rossi, Tony Revolori

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $6.16M

13. Peep World (2010)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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27 Metascore

Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Lewis Black

Votes: 3,532 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Bongwater (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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An indolent artist in Portland, Oregon becomes addicted to marijuana, prompting his girlfriend to flee to New York City with a heroin addict.

Director: Richard Sears | Stars: Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, Amy Locane, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 3,303

15. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 3,426

16. Everything You Want (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A visionary and artistic young woman finds her love torn between her imaginary boyfriend and a real boy from one of her classes.

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Nick Zano, Alexandra Holden, Orlando Seale

Votes: 1,443

17. Local Color (2006)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic ... See full summary »

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ray Liotta, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,417 | Gross: $0.05M

18. What I Did for Love (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Call him a city slicker. Call him a tenderfoot. But don't call him a member of the family--yet. Rising L.A. lawyer James White is going home for the holidays with his fiancée, Sadie Ryder, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Jeremy London, Dorie Barton, James Gammon, Steve Monroe

Votes: 425

19. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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83 Metascore

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Director: Zachary Heinzerling | Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

Votes: 4,392 | Gross: $0.20M

20. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,369

21. Follow (I) (2015)

TV-MA | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A man who receives an early Christmas present from his girlfriend blacks out only to wake up in a terrifying nightmare.

Director: Owen Egerton | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Noah Segan, Don Most, Olivia Grace Applegate

Votes: 606

22. The Last Big Thing (1996)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zukovic | Stars: Dan Zukovic, Susan Heimbeinder, Mark Ruffalo, Pamela Dickerson

Votes: 373 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Graffiti Artist (2004)

PG-13 | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Adrift in a lush, nocturnal urban landscape, Nick is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle ... See full summary »

Director: James Bolton | Stars: Ruben Bansie, Pledgure Duoshun, Zachary S. Smalls, Robert D. Heath Jr.

Votes: 738

24. Behold the Monkey (2016 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A well-intentioned parishioner restores a church fresco in a small Spanish town, which leads him to become a global overnight internet sensation.

Director: Adam Wimpenny | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Imma Colomer, Assumpta Serna, Amparo Moreno

Votes: 79

25. At Home with the Webbers (1993 TV Movie)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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The Webbers are your average American family. So average, in fact that they are selected by a television station to be the stars of their own TV show "At Home with the Webbers". They are ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Marlowe | Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Jennifer Tilly, David Arquette, Rita Taggart

Votes: 244

26. Swim Little Fish Swim (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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54 Metascore

When a bubbly young artist moves into a couple's tiny Chinatown apartment, their already fragile balance is upset even further.

Directors: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis | Stars: Lola Bessis, Dustin Guy Defa, Brooke Bloom, Anne Consigny

Votes: 699

27. The Inside Story (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Marsha Hunt, William Lundigan, Charles Winninger, Gail Patrick

Votes: 157

28. Lost Behind Bars (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 83 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A reporter tracing the effect of the death penalty stumbles across a murder mystery and a potentially innocent man set for execution.

Director: Scott Williams | Stars: Paget Brewster, Antonio Cupo, Meg Roe, Robert Wisden

Votes: 187

29. Pointman (1994 TV Movie)

88 min | Action

6.1
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Arbitrageur Constantine "Connie" Harper is sentenced to a maximum security prison for fraud and decking the DA at his trial. Upon his release, one of his cellmates asks him to bodyguard his... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Jack Scalia, Roxann Dawson, Bruce A. Young, Robert Knepper

Votes: 156

30. Fresh Air (1999)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Director: Neil Mansfield | Stars: Marin Mimica, Nadine Garner, Bridie Carter, Simon Lyndon

Votes: 92

31. Via Margutta (1960)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The lives, loves and disappointments of a group of artist friends living in the same neighborhood in Rome, Via Margutta, a mecca for young artists, each struggling to be a success.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Antonella Lualdi, Gérard Blain, Franco Fabrizi, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 36

32. A Dog of Flanders (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

6.7
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Tentative adaptation of Ouida's sentimental classic about a poor Flemish boy (Frankie Thomas) whose ambition is to become a painter.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Frankie Thomas, O.P. Heggie, Helen Parrish, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 92

33. The Big Broadcast (1962)

Comedy, Musical

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Two teenagers gatecrashed in a movie studio to see their idols who promised to choose them as their next leading lady.

Director: Tony Cayado | Stars: Dolphy, Panchito, Amalia Fuentes, Jose Mari

34. The Love Within (2006)

Unrated | 14 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Three college students - Ethan, Meg and Josh - share an intense friendship that turns emotionally cataclysmic when unspoken attractions come to light. The inescapable truths of the heart ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Ziemniak | Stars: Rory Kozoll, Charlene Amoia, Vartan Latyre

Votes: 77

35. The Elevator Operator (2005)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jonathan Skurnik | Star: Eugene Sheiman

36. Grasshopper (2003)

17 min | Drama, Short

5.9
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A doctor and his wife are very different people. He is all about his work and she is into every form of experimental art and the people who make it. When they agree to host the artists for ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Alcott | Stars: Heather Riordan, Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Paul Boocock

Votes: 16

37. How to Relax (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Dimwit, the dopey dog, is a harried office worker and chain-smoking, gulping coffee and bottles of aspirin tablets does nothing to settle his jangling nerves. His doctor advises him to take... See full summary »

Director: Connie Rasinski | Stars: Dimwit, Tom Morrison

Votes: 10

38. Allison (2006)

18 min | Short, Drama

8.3
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Director: Alex Ranarivelo | Stars: Tara De Rogatis, Brandon Ray Olive, James Baker, Christyn Garrett

Votes: 19

39. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Design for Living (1979)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Rula Lenska, Clive Arrindell, John Steiner, John Bluthal

Votes: 31

40. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Something to Treasure (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The widow of a miner hires Hetty to discover his treasure map showing where valuable gemstones he stole from the mine owners are hidden.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 34

41. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Stuck on You (2006)

TV-14 | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Danny and Lindsey investigate the death of a music promoter and enter the world of ad posting wars between up-and-coming bands. A billionaire playboy is found impaled on a billboard with a model after throwing a party for an artist.

Director: Jonathan Glassner | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

Votes: 189

42. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Swanson and Valentino (1980)

52 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Two great careers are profiled: ambitious and beautiful Gloria Swanson and the tragic Latin lover, Rudolph Valentino.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Agnes Ayres, Vilma Bánky, Viola Dana

Votes: 38

43. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: The Borgia Bull (2012)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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The King of France revenges himself on King Alfonso of Naples for the plague, and after finding pornographic frescoes the Pope decides to revive Roman bacchanalia.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 489

44. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Unfinished Painting (1995)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

9.3
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An aspiring young artist apprentices under the owner of a studio/gallery who is actually a witch, who traps victims inside paintings.

Director: David Winning | Stars: Jewel Staite, Joel Keller, Vivian Reis, Jessica Reed

Votes: 695



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