45. Almost Famous (2000)
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10 (279,276 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (325,177 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (174 reviews)
> Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Director Cameron Crowe revisited his past as a teenage rock journalist in this beloved coming-of-age dramedy. Patrick Fugit stars as Crowe stand-in William Miller, who hits the road with rock band Stillwater and their loyal followers (aka “band aids”). While Stillwater was the name of an actual band, Crowe reportedly based their depiction on groups such as Led Zeppelin and the Allman Brothers Band.
44. The Imitation Game (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10 (774,531 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (104,116 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (285 reviews)
> Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a career-defining performance as mathematician Alan Turing in this historical biopic. At the height of WWII, Turing and his team must race against time to crack Germany’s elusive Enigma code. From this effort and the work that followed came the foundations for modern computing.
43. The French Connection (1971)
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10 (124,768 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 87% (44,428 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 98% (83 reviews)
> Directed by: William Friedkin
William Friedkin’s seminal crime drama tells the story of a vast drug-trafficking scheme and the operation tasked with bringing it down. It pits a flawed detective (Gene Hackman) against a suave heroin dealer (Roy Scheider) and features one of the most famous car chases in movie history. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
42. The Killing Fields (1984)
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10 (56,341 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (10,000 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 93% (43 reviews)
> Directed by: Roland Joffé
This British biographical drama recounts the experiences of real-life journalists Dith Pran (played by Haing S. Ngor) and Sydney Schanberg (played by Sam Waterston). Both men are trapped in Cambodia during a genocidal campaign under the new Khmer Rouge regime. It won three Academy Awards.
41. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10 (492,320 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (92,983 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 92% (264 reviews)
> Directed by: Jean-Marc VallÃ©e
Actor Matthew McConaughey lost 47 pounds for the role of real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in this heralded biopic. As the epidemic spreads, Woodroof oversees an illegal treatment program in 1980s Texas. McConaughey and co-star Jared Leto won two of the movie’s three Academy Awards.
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