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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 17min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 9,077 votes)

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Jumanji: The Next Level(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 3,423 votes)

As the gang return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

Bohemian Rhapsody(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Music, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 7,194 votes)

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Scarface(1983)

R
| 2h 50min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 4,522 votes)

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Friday the 13th(2009)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 988 votes)

A group of young adults visit a boarded up campsite named Crystal Lake where they soon encounter the mysterious Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

The Evil Dead(1981)

NC-17
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,441 votes)

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Cry Macho(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Western, Drama
3.1/5 (with 294 votes)

Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man's young son home from Mexico.

Directed by Clint Eastwood - With Dwight Yoakam, Fernanda Urrejola, Clint Eastwood, Natalia Traven

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,997 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

American Made(2017)

R
| 1h 55min | Action, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,794 votes)

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Doctor Sleep(2019)

R
| 2h 32min | Horror, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,627 votes)

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the 'shine'. Instinctively recognising that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers.

Children of the Corn(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 364 votes)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Mr. Popper's Penguins(2011)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 1,207 votes)

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

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Evil Dead(2013)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 1,788 votes)

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one-by-one.

Bloodsport(1988)

R
| 1h 32min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 634 votes)

U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?

Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 1,102 votes)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

No Country for Old Men(2007)

R
| 2h 2min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 4,800 votes)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

Boogie Nights(1997)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,230 votes)

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 59min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 1,046 votes)

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Hands of Stone(2016)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 144 votes)

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Blow(2001)

R
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,806 votes)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

The Dirt(2019)

1h 48min | Drama, Music, History
3.8/5 (with 474 votes)

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Casino(1995)

R
| 2h 59min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,228 votes)

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Jobs(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 1,049 votes)

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

The Final Countdown(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | War, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 215 votes)

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Red Sea Diving Resort(2019)

2h 10min | Drama, Thriller, History
3.5/5 (with 325 votes)

Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake diving resort by the Red Sea.

Directed by Gideon Raff - With Chris Evans

The Red Sea Diving Resort(2019)

The incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.

Directed by Gideon Raff - With Chris Evans

The Blues Brothers(1980)

R
| 2h 13min | Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,670 votes)

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

A River Runs Through It(1992)

2h 3min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 395 votes)

A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920's.

A Taxi Driver(2017)

2h 18min | Action, Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 326 votes)

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

Argo(2012)

R
| 2h | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 3,479 votes)

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

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