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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(2001)

PG
| 2h 32min | Adventure, Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 10,174 votes)

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Captain America: Civil War(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 27min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 9,060 votes)

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

A Walk Among the Tombstones(2014)

R
| 1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 1,087 votes)

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

One Day(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,561 votes)

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Long Shot(2019)

R
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 953 votes)

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter—much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

Straight Outta Compton(2015)

R
| 2h 27min | Drama, Music
3.9/5 (with 1,420 votes)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,854 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York(1992)

3.3/5 (with 3,468 votes)

Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he's determined to foil their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas eve.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 4,077 votes)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.

Jarhead(2005)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 1,012 votes)

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

Veronica(2017)

R
| 1h 45min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 628 votes)

Madrid, June 1991. After celebrating a session of Ouija with her friends, Verónica is besieged by dangerous supernatural presences that threaten to harm her entire family.

Boyz n the Hood(1991)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 588 votes)

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

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Zodiac(2007)

R
| 2h 37min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 3,673 votes)

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Face/Off(1997)

3.5/5 (with 1,890 votes)

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?(2018)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 471 votes)

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

The Big Lebowski(1998)

R
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 4,195 votes)

Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

Into the Wild(2007)

R
| 2h 28min | Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 3,806 votes)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Don't Say a Word(2001)

R
| 1h 53min | Thriller
3.1/5 (with 306 votes)

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..

Spy Game(2001)

R
| 2h 6min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 731 votes)

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.

Three Kings(1999)

R
| 1h 54min | Action, Comedy, War
3.3/5 (with 733 votes)

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

The Perfect Storm(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 787 votes)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

Remember Me(2010)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 1,474 votes)

Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes(1972)

PG
| 1h 28min | Action, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 282 votes)

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar—the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira—surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Escobar: Paradise Lost(2014)

PG-13
| 2h | Thriller, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 306 votes)

For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

Cape Fear(1991)

R
| 2h 8min | Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,131 votes)

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

Hot Summer Nights(2018)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 223 votes)

A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Striking Distance(1993)

R
| 1h 42min | Crime, Action, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 261 votes)

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.

Sexmission(1984)

3.8/5 (with 85 votes)

Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, World War III breaks out and life has been wiped off the surface of Earth. When they wake up, it turns out that not only 50 years have passed but also that they are the only living specimens of the male sex in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Black Christmas(2006)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 175 votes)

An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.

Freejack(1992)

R
| 1h 50min | Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 104 votes)

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

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