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    361 Movie Recommendations For Literally Any Mood You're In

    From rom-coms to creepy documentaries.

    Throughout the years, we've asked the BuzzFeed Community for their top movie recommendations. Here's your new go-to list, featuring everything from underrated rom-coms, to creepy documentaries, to Netflix hidden gems.

    52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

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    Ex Machina (2015) – This has to be the only movie where I did not predict the ending... and, boy, did that ending fuck me over. It really does make you think about what makes a human a human.

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    The Skin I Live In (2011) – It's in Spanish, so be prepared for subtitles if you aren't fluent, but it's one of the most incredible mind-fuck movies I've ever seen. I kept replaying it over and over again and spent hours on the internet reading everything I could get my hands on about it.

    —Emily Brouwer, Facebook

    33 Mind-Blowing Documentaries You Need To Watch Right Now

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    Blackfish (2013) – It made me cry so badly at one point that I had to take a break from watching. It changed the opinion of millions regarding the captivity of killer whales and resulted in SeaWorld stopping their breeding program.

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    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) – Hands down the most incredible, emotionally heart-wrenching documentary I've ever seen. Full of twists and turns you would not see coming. I had to pause in the middle just to sit on my couch and cry for a bit.

    —Jessica Leone, Facebook

    32 Movies Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Every Time

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    Clue (1985) – Each line of dialogue is perfect, and the movie really keeps you on your toes. A must-watch if you're having a bad day.

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    19 Underrated Horror Movies You Need To See ASAP

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    Jacob's Ladder (1990) – It's an excellent psychological thriller that gives you the creeps with its believability. Very Hitchcock-esque.

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    A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) – Brilliantly scary, honestly terrifying, gorgeously shot, and it has such a great twist ending.

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    24 Movies You Absolutely Must Watch Before You Turn 30

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – It's one of the best films about love that has ever been made.

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    Into the Wild (2007) – This movie will change the way you think about life. It'll also remind you that it's okay to turn back, ask for help, and admit defeat.

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    27 "Shitty" Movies That Are Actually 100% Very, Very Good

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    White Chicks (2004) — The fact that it didn't receive an Oscar nomination (and has a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes) is probably one of the worst tragedies of the last 50 years.

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    A Cinderella Story (2004) — Maybe it's because I used to love it as a kid, but, damn, I was heartbroken when I saw it only had an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes! I made an account just to rate it myself!

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    19 Documentaries About Serial Killers That’ll Scare You Shitless

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    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) — Aileen Wuornos was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder (you might recognize her story from the movie Monster, in which Charlize Theron won an Oscar for portraying the serial killer). This documentary focuses on Aileen's sanity, ending with her chilling last words: "I'm sailing with the Rock, and I'll be back. Like Independence Day with Jesus, June 6, like the movie, big mothership and all. I'll be back."

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    Confessions of a Serial Killer: Jeffrey Dahmer (1994) — MSNBC sat down with the man who raped, murdered, and ate 17 men from the late ’70s to the early ’90s. The scariest part? His overall calmness when discussing the reasons behind his actions.

    —Debbie Ann, Facebook

    27 Totally Underrated Rom-Coms You Need To Watch Right Now

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    TiMER (2009) — It's set in a future or a different universe where (almost) everyone in the world wears a device that counts down to the day they meet their soulmate.

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    The 10 Year Plan (2014) – It's about two gay friends who make a pact at age 25 to become a couple if they don't find anyone by 35. Ten years later, they're still best friends, but they may or may not have feelings for each other.

    —Mary Grace Buckley, Facebook

    37 Underrated Netflix Hidden Gems You Should Already Be Watching

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    The Way He Looks (2014): In this Brazilian movie, the protagonist is a blind teenager who searches for independence and tries to balance everything after developing feelings for a new male classmate.

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    Okja (2017): In the not-to-distant future, Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal play bad guys who try to kidnap and execute a little girl's best friend: her super pig that was unknowingly raised for slaughter. This film might change the way you see this world.

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    19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

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    Child of Rage (1992) – An interviewer sits down with a 6-year-old girl who was abused as a child and adopted by a new family. The young girl has an attachment disorder and calmly explains that she wants her family to die.

    —Markku Naukkarinen, Facebook

    36 Of The Most Romantic Films Of All Time

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    Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) – Here's a romantic line from the movie: "Can't you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that little girl on the bridge, was to bring me closer to you."

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946) – Here's a romantic line from the movie: "What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."

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    And 36 Feel-Good Films Guaranteed To Make You Happy Every Time

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    Last Holiday (2006) – It’s a sweet reminder to live your life the way YOU want to.

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    Freaky Friday (2003) – The facial expressions, the dialogue, the Britney Spears throwback, the terrible fashion, and the feel-good storyline. I love it! Definitely the opposite of a fun-sucker!

    —Katie van Vuuren, Facebook

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