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1. The Fosters (2013–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert

Votes: 23,520

2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 63,812 | Gross: $82.42M

3. Under the Dome (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too.

Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford

Votes: 98,858

4. The L Word (I) (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of gay women living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 23,237

5. This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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44 Metascore

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver

Votes: 68,378 | Gross: $34.29M

6. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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15 year old Amy ends up pregnant after one night at band camp, throwing her whole life upside down. It doesn't help that she's now going to school with that guy.

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Mark Derwin

Votes: 18,885

7. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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83 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 126,197 | Gross: $45.70M

8. Kicking & Screaming (2005)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.6
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45 Metascore

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Josh Hutcherson, Mike Ditka

Votes: 34,887 | Gross: $52.58M

9. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 122,838 | Gross: $20.81M

10. Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie

Votes: 18,121

11. A Perfect Ending (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Rebecca has a very unusual secret, one that not even her best friends know about. The last person on earth she expects to reveal it to is a high priced escort named Paris.

Director: Nicole Conn | Stars: Barbara Niven, Bryan Mordechai Jackson, Jessica Clark, John Heard

Votes: 3,644

12. Concussion (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

Director: Stacie Passon | Stars: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Ben Shenkman

Votes: 4,027 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Eye for an Eye (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette

Votes: 12,814 | Gross: $26.79M

14. Elena Undone (2010)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.

Director: Nicole Conn | Stars: Necar Zadegan, Thunderbird Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks, Sam Harris

Votes: 5,006

15. Fun Size (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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37 Metascore

Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.

Director: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 13,303 | Gross: $9.40M

16. Just Before I Go (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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24 Metascore

On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends.

Director: Courteney Cox | Stars: Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh

Votes: 17,160 | Gross: $0.01M

17. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 6,407

18. Sisters (1991–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois.

Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward, Elizabeth Hoffman

Votes: 1,732

19. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 27,055 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 21,560 | Gross: $6.75M

21. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 8,790 | Gross: $1.31M

22. The Real L Word (2010–2012)

TV-MA | Reality-TV

5.9
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A nine episode one-hour series that follows a group of real-life Los Angeles lesbians as they go about their daily lives, at work and play.

Stars: Whitney Mixter, Kelsey Grace Chavarria, Alyssa Morgan, Kacy Boccumini

Votes: 1,017

23. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Votes: 32,989 | Gross: $2.28M

24. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,918 | Gross: $0.93M

25. Two Mothers (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

5.7
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Two Mothers is a drama about a lesbian married couple, Katja and Isabella, who decided to have a child in Germany, a country that imposes so many legal issues, high fees and other obstacles... See full summary »

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached | Stars: Karina Plachetka, Sabine Wolf, Florian Weber, Maarten Van Santen

Votes: 460

26. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 20,032 | Gross: $1.07M

27. Two of Us (2019)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.

Director: Filippo Meneghetti | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain

Votes: 173

28. Chinese Puzzle (2013)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 12,798 | Gross: $0.34M

29. The String (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche, Driss Ramdi

Votes: 1,830

30. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 7,901 | Gross: $4.82M

31. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 4,914 | Gross: $2.51M

32. 101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

Will the 30 y.o. Hlynur ever move out of his mother's apartment in Reykjavík? Social welfare keeps him passive but things change when his mother's Spanish friend, Lola, arrives and stays through Xmas and New Year's Eve.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

Votes: 9,164 | Gross: $0.01M

33. A Christmas Tale (2008)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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84 Metascore

The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny

Votes: 6,419 | Gross: $1.06M

34. The Good Father (1985)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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Bill (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife, so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Frances Viner

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.42M

35. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,456 | Gross: $0.07M

36. You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Alex wants to adopt a charming 5-year old little girl Miley, who lives in Thailand. But according to the laws of this country adoptive parents need to be a registered couple. Alex inciting ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Clavier | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Héléna Noguerra

Votes: 1,359

37. Seven Girlfriends (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A guy proposing is told that he has no idea how to have a relationship. On the way to the funeral of another ex, he goes on a road trip to find out what went wrong with the 7 girlfriends in his life by contacting them.

Director: Paul Lazarus | Stars: Laura Leighton, Tim Daly, Olivia d'Abo, Neal Lerner

Votes: 1,097

38. Heat (1972)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady, Lydia, to reduce his rent, and then tries to exert his influence on Sally ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Sylvia Miles, Andrea Feldman, Pat Ast

Votes: 1,626

39. An Unexpected Love (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

6.0
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An unhappily married housewife and mother of two children (Leslie Hope) seperates from her husband and gets a new job where she developes a mutual attraction to her female boss (Wendy Crewson).

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Leslie Hope, Wendy Crewson, D.W. Moffett, Alison Pill

Votes: 800

40. Seed (2013–2014)

Comedy

5.6
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SEED follows Harry, a likable bachelor and bartender whose previous foray into sperm donation has resulted in offspring he was unaware of - until now.

Stars: Adam Korson, Carrie-Lynn Neales, Amanda Brugel, Stephanie Anne Mills

Votes: 1,120

41. Lianna (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

Votes: 1,498 | Gross: $1.50M

42. A Different Story (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A homosexual woman marries a gay male friend to prevent his deportation, but they soon fall in love.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Perry King, Meg Foster, Valerie Curtin, Peter Donat

Votes: 313

43. DTLA (2012– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The relationships and sex lives of eight friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations that work and live in the vibrant community of Downtown Los Angeles.

Stars: Darryl Stephens, Ernest Pierce, Marshelle Fair, Matthew Stephen Herrick

Votes: 402

44. Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine, Anne De Salvo, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 365 | Gross: $0.62M

45. Flesh (1968)

R | 89 min | Drama

5.9
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A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and hustlers.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'Arbanville, Candy Darling

Votes: 2,193

46. Cloudburst (2011)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Michael McPhee

Votes: 1,781

47. Same Sex America (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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A look at same sex marriage through the eyes of several couples facing dilemmas raised by the uncertain state of American laws in this regard.

Director: Henry Corra | Stars: Matthew Cummings, Eliza Skinner

Votes: 99

48. Dealin' with Idiots (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

5.5
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43 Metascore

Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, famous comedian Max Morris decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Garlin | Stars: Jeff Garlin, Steve Agee, Gina Gershon, Jami Gertz

Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.02M

49. King of the Jungle (2000)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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45 Metascore

Seymour's happy New York existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the murder of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. When he finds a firearm in the home of his best friend, he embarks on a deranged quest for revenge.

Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Cliff Gorman, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Julie Carmen

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Okay (2002)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A bittersweet comedy with dogma star Paprika Steen in the strong leading role.

Director: Jesper W. Nielsen | Stars: Paprika Steen, Troels Lyby, Ole Ernst, Nicolaj Kopernikus

Votes: 1,433



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