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1. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Maja Schöne

Votes: 142,692

2. Riverdale (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 94,289

3. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 157,948

4. World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.9
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66 Metascore

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,777 | Gross: $70.28M

5. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 85,729 | Gross: $49.20M

6. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 100,611 | Gross: $0.23M

7. MotherFatherSon (2019)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Billy Howle, Helen McCrory, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,505

8. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 76,354 | Gross: $3.24M

9. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

Votes: 128,879 | Gross: $6.53M

10. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,874 | Gross: $54.80M

11. Evan Almighty (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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37 Metascore

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 132,129 | Gross: $100.46M

12. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

8.1
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86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 13,429 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 20,559

14. Come Undone (2010)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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61 Metascore

One day at a colleague's going away party, Anna meets Domenico, a virile, slightly older chap who's married with two small kids. Passion's flames are rapidly kindled and result in steamy encounters.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino, Teresa Saponangelo, Giuseppe Battiston

Votes: 2,351

15. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 10,184 | Gross: $63.26M

16. Firstborn (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim

Votes: 1,983 | Gross: $6.25M

17. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

Votes: 19,188 | Gross: $50.02M

18. Borgman (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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66 Metascore

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

Votes: 14,853 | Gross: $0.06M

19. The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

5.7
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49 Metascore

Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar

Votes: 6,492 | Gross: $37.02M

20. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,905

21. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,750 | Gross: $0.13M

22. Imaginary Heroes (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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53 Metascore

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams

Votes: 9,170 | Gross: $0.23M

23. Story of a Girl (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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When a compromising video of thirteen year old Deanna Lambert hits social media, her teenage life is changed forever. Overcoming bullies, hurtful school-yard taunts and the enduring rage ... See full summary »

Director: Kyra Sedgwick | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Sosie Bacon, Tyler Johnston, Sarah Grey

Votes: 387

24. Don't Look Back (2009)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception.

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Di Stefano, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 6,084

25. Before and After (1996)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon

Votes: 7,770 | Gross: $8.80M

26. Leaving (I) (2009)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office.

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal, Bernard Blancan

Votes: 3,840 | Gross: $0.17M

27. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Votes: 8,001 | Gross: $0.01M

28. What's in a Name? (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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66 Metascore

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte | Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquédec

Votes: 13,945

29. Red Christmas (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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52 Metascore

A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

Director: Craig Anderson | Stars: Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, David Collins, Janis McGavin

Votes: 1,549 | Gross: $0.00M

30. The Banishment (2007)

157 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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59 Metascore

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie, Aleksandr Baluev, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 6,745

31. War and Peace (2007– )

394 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812

Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 1,756

32. Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche

Votes: 2,925

33. Surviving (1985 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

7.7
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Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Zach Galligan, Marsha Mason

Votes: 494

34. Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole, Roxana Zal

Votes: 486

35. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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59 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 3,824

36. Springfield Rifle (1952)

Approved | 93 min | War, Western

6.7
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Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,563

37. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind

Votes: 5,166 | Gross: $0.24M

38. The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.4
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76 Metascore

An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney

Votes: 3,266 | Gross: $3.71M

39. The Forgotten Mountain (2018)

94 min | Drama

9.6
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Rikard, after being swindled out of his home by his own son, relies on the kindness of his daughter, Ema, and her husband, Lorenc who offer him a cabin dwelling in the 'Accursed Mountains.'

Director: Ardit Sadiku | Stars: Xhevat Qorraj, Fatlume Bunjaku, Agron Shala, Kastriot Shehi

Votes: 7

40. Yol Ayrimi (2017)

150 min | Drama

6.7
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He is a boss who dedicates his life to grow up the textile empire he inherited from his father and does not hesitate to follow ruthless methods for it. He decides to choose a different life after a heavy traffic accident.

Director: Yavuz Turgul | Stars: Sener Sen, Çigdem Selisik Onat, Rutkay Aziz, Nihal Yalcin

Votes: 3,105

41. Sand Castles (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose | Stars: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor

Votes: 3,380

42. Resurrected (1989)

96 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Surviving soldier is accused of cowardice and desertion. His former comrades-in-arms decide to judge him bypassing the law.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Bell, Rita Tushingham, David Thewlis, Rudi Davies

Votes: 295

43. After Love (2016)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller, Jade Soentjens

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Night of the Hunter (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

3.8
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A false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man's family to find where he hid the money from a robbery.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Diana Scarwid, Amy Bebout, Reid Binion

Votes: 284

45. Family Life (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 1,323

46. Who Will Love My Children? (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Frederic Forrest, Cathryn Damon, Donald Moffat

Votes: 510

47. Daddy or Mommy (2015)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Florence and Vincent Leroy are successful in business, marriage and children. Today, it's their divorce they want to succeed in. But when they both receive the promotion they've always ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Marina Foïs, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Anna Lemarchand

Votes: 3,682

48. Excision (2008)

18 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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A neglected teen takes refuge in the dreams that used to haunt her and orchestrates a shocking plan to prove her worth to her disapproving parents.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: Tessa Ferrer, Karen Tiegren, Paul Fahrenkopf, Carly Hobson

Votes: 440

49. Inheritance (I) (2012)

88 min | Drama

6.0
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As a new conflict opposes Israel and Lebanon, Hajar, a young Palestinian student, returns to her native village in Galilee on the occasion of a wedding in the family. Just before the ... See full summary »

Director: Hiam Abbass | Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Ali Suliman

Votes: 121

50. Midnight Runner (2018)

92 min | Drama

6.1
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A young chef and long distance runner is tormented by the loss of his brother not too long ago. He focusses on his running, his girlfriend and his work. But when he believes he is not ... See full summary »

Director: Hannes Baumgartner | Stars: Max Hubacher, Annina Euling, Sylvia Rohrer, Christophe Sermet

Votes: 115



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