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1. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 18,514

2. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 153,942 | Gross: $28.87M

3. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 166,503 | Gross: $62.66M

4. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 376,607 | Gross: $1.59M

5. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 78,285 | Gross: $2.50M

6. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 295,904 | Gross: $60.36M

7. Youth (I) (2015)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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64 Metascore

A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda

Votes: 67,216 | Gross: $2.70M

8. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 157,693 | Gross: $34.30M

9. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 104,009 | Gross: $2.40M

10. Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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59 Metascore

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 15,258

11. The Family (I) (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

Votes: 105,451 | Gross: $36.92M

12. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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The Korean War, and a long lost letter, separate the lives of young lovers Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 3,574

13. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 151,414 | Gross: $15.54M

14. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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56 Metascore

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 16,630 | Gross: $2.00M

15. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 98,912 | Gross: $18.59M

16. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 2,360

17. Memoir of a Murderer (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Nam-gil Kim, Seol-Hyun Kim, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 4,620 | Gross: $0.09M

18. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.6
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 46,754

19. The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror

3.7
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27 Metascore

A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis

Votes: 33,943 | Gross: $29.51M

20. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 32,892

21. Fellini's Casanova (1976)

R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The myth of Giacomo Casanova, the notorious womanizer is presented as a pitiable and terrifying figure. A sex scandal lands him in prison, but an escape to Paris provides him a new lease of life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta

Votes: 6,526

22. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.5
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34 Metascore

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 12,127 | Gross: $3.39M

23. Auntie Mame (1958)

Approved | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 9,804 | Gross: $23.30M

24. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

Votes: 4,924 | Gross: $0.43M

25. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

Votes: 10,977

26. Any Human Heart (2010)

Drama, Romance

7.9
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 1,954

27. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Votes: 6,401

28. Zero Effect (1998)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens

Votes: 13,500 | Gross: $1.98M

29. Madison (2001)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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43 Metascore

A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta.

Director: William Bindley | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Mary McCormack, Jake Lloyd, Bruce Dern

Votes: 1,174 | Gross: $0.51M

30. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Anthony J. Robinow, Michael McGill

Votes: 4,758 | Gross: $0.39M

31. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Maria Porter

Votes: 6,689 | Gross: $1.34M

32. Boom! (1968)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward, Joanna Shimkus

Votes: 1,275

33. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,491

34. The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud, Geneviève Fontanel

Votes: 5,729

35. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 5,738 | Gross: $1.71M

36. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $1.16M

37. The Nun (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

6.5
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51 Metascore

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 1,452

38. Elvis and Me (1988 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of Priscilla Presley's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Susan Walters, Dale Midkiff, Linda Miller, Jon Cypher

Votes: 652

39. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.0
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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

Votes: 2,914 | Gross: $0.49M

40. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,515

41. Telling Lies in America (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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65 Metascore

A loner befriends a local celebrity, Billy Magic, but he soon begins to tell lies in order to maintain the friendship and the newfound status.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Calista Flockhart

Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.25M

42. El Presidente (2012)

162 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.

Director: Mark Meily | Stars: Jorge Estregan, Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, Cristine Reyes

Votes: 97

43. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 795

44. Under the Hood (2009 Video)

PG | 38 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

Director: Eric Matthies | Stars: Ted Friend, Stephen McHattie, William S. Taylor, Glenn Ennis

Votes: 1,451

45. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama

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His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a co-guardian by PS's feckless,... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

Votes: 663

46. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $1.00M

47. In Custody (1994)

PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth

Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.09M

48. Perhaps Love (2005)

108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung, Jin-hee Ji

Votes: 2,276

49. Buzz (2019)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

5.2
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Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and author, Buzz Bissinger, experiences a sexual awakening while collaborating with Caitlyn Jenner on her tell-all memoir.

Director: Andrew Shea | Stars: Buzz Bissinger, Caitlyn Jenner, James 'Boobie' Miles, Lisa Smith

Votes: 127

50. My Dog Tulip (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

Directors: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Gerety

Votes: 1,491 | Gross: $0.25M



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