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1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 488,490 | Gross: $532.18M

2. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 163,149 | Gross: $93.44M

3. Home Again (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander

Votes: 23,769 | Gross: $27.02M

4. What Women Want (2000)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

Votes: 182,266 | Gross: $182.81M

5. Level 16 (2018)

102 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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46 Metascore

In a highly regimented boarding school, a pair of students discover that things are not as they seem.

Director: Danishka Esterhazy | Stars: Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, Sara Canning, Peter Outerbridge

Votes: 2,766

6. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 33,052 | Gross: $17.45M

7. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 147,963 | Gross: $1.01M

8. The Hurricane Heist (2018)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.1
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35 Metascore

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson

Votes: 16,226 | Gross: $6.12M

9. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 90,516 | Gross: $106.59M

10. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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69 Metascore

Arthur spends his time with booze and whores. His dad has a wife lined up for him that he keeps rejecting - until it's her or being cut off from $750,000,000. Then he goes shopping where he falls in love with a shoplifter.

Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 24,233 | Gross: $95.46M

11. Zombeavers (2014)

R | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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44 Metascore

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin | Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano

Votes: 15,075 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Pimp (2018)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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44 Metascore

An urban love story set on the hard streets of the Bronx. A struggling female Pimp, named Wednesday, grows up learning the game from her dad. Once he's gone she's left to look out for her prostitute mother and girlfriend Nikki.

Director: Christine Crokos | Stars: Keke Palmer, Vanessa Morgan, Edi Gathegi, Haley Ramm

Votes: 586

13. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,601 | Gross: $4.74M

14. Moment by Moment (1978)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

2.9
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A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

Director: Jane Wagner | Stars: Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Andra Akers, Bert Kramer

Votes: 993 | Gross: $10.96M

15. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 4,129

16. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.5
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 16,511

17. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,246

18. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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69 Metascore

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 6,289

19. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,597

20. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,339

21. 1,000 Times Good Night (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

7.1
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57 Metascore

Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis

Votes: 6,950 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Zombie High (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A woman goes to a previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over time, she... See full summary »

Director: Ron Link | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Richard Cox, Kay E. Kuter, James Wilder

Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

3.5
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When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure--now ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Miller | Stars: Catherine Annette, Grant O'Connell, Jamie Noel, Aaron Caleb

Votes: 1,173

24. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 7,303

25. Intimate Enemy (2018)

108 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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Andrej, a programmer, is developing his project of an intelligent home. To make his program perfect he moved with his wife Zuzana to the test house. He is striving to implement a bonus into... See full summary »

Director: Karel Janák | Stars: Gabriela Marcinková, Vojtech Dyk, Zuzana Porubjaková, Ondrej Malý

Votes: 127

26. Chastity Bites (2013)

TV-MA | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still... See full summary »

Director: John V. Knowles | Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eddy Rioseco

Votes: 835

27. Milada (2017)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.

Director: David Mrnka | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Robert Gant, Daniel Rchichev, Karina Rchichev

Votes: 659

28. Sex, Marriage and Infidelity (2015)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Charles is a middle aged successful CEO with a beautiful wife and teenage daughter. He has been happily married for 17 years, but as sometimes happens, he begins an office romance with his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Finger | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Charlie O'Connell, Sophie Simmons, Gary Raymond

Votes: 41

29. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

Votes: 1,976 | Gross: $0.44M

30. Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2016)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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49 Metascore

Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.

Director: Marie Noëlle | Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling, Izabela Kuna

Votes: 906

31. Lea to the Rescue (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Family

4.9
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Born for adventure, Lea Clark heads deep into the Brazilian rainforest, where her most exciting story awaits.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Hallie Todd, Storm Reid, Laysla De Oliveira

Votes: 234

32. Cold Hell (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A vicious serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Vienna, Austria. A tough young woman from Turkey, who works as a taxi driver, witnesses one of the murders and becomes a target. The police are of no help, so she must stop him herself.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Sammy Sheik, Friedrich von Thun

Votes: 1,207

33. Maria Theresa (2017)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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In time of absolute monarchies, political intrigue and diplomacy through marriage love is not a word associated with marriage. And a ruling Empress? Not even imaginable. But there is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie-Luise Stockinger, Vojtech Kotek, Zuzana Stivínová, Fritz Karl

Votes: 282

34. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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1958. After the events of BioShock Infinite (2013) and on the eve of the civil war that will destroy the underwater city, Elizabeth goes to Rapture to find Booker DeWitt and offers him her help to investigate the disappearance of an orphan girl.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: Troy Baker, Michael Navarra, Courtnee Draper, Kimberly Brooks

Votes: 1,241

35. A Different Story (1978)

R | 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: 294

36. I, Olga (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

"My verdict is : I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

Directors: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká

Votes: 1,888

37. A Matter of Time (1976)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.1
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A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Spiros Andros

Votes: 482

38. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 890

39. Black Journal (1977)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 299

40. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 808

41. Womanlight (1979)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel's wife is incurably ill. They had agreed that she would take her life on ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Romolo Valli, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 653

42. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)

76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavrel

Votes: 973

43. Should a Schoolgirl Tell? (1969)

R | 67 min | Comedy

4.4
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Schoolgirl Josefine learns from an early age to use sex to gain advantages. The school's gym teacher is arrested and accused of indecent behavior but the court dismisses the case when ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Cziffra | Stars: Barbara Capell, Karl Lieffen, Rolf Eden, Ivano Davoli

Votes: 44

44. Burning Bush (2013– )

231 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach, Vojtech Kotek

Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $0.01M

45. The Lady Terorist (2019)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Director: Radek Bajgar | Stars: Sára Affasová, Ondrej Bauer, Tereza Bílková, Tereza Dockalova

Votes: 77

46. Don't Talk to Strangers (1994 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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After Jane's first marriage collapses, she and her new husband Patrick Brody attempt to build a new life and move to a new state. However, her ex-husband follows them with a view to revenge.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Shanna Reed, Terry O'Quinn, Keegan MacIntosh

Votes: 626

47. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Votes: 1,113

48. Women on the Run (2019)

Comedy

7.3
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Women on the Run. Vera has lived a wonderful life with Jindrich, and she is fully determined to fulfill his last wish - running a marathon. The emancipated and spirited mother of three ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Horský | Stars: Zlata Adamovská, Jenovéfa Boková, Samuel Gyerták, Martin Hofmann

Votes: 94

49. Vodník (2019)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Stars: Klára Melísková, Václav Neuzil, Alena Doláková, Jaroslava Pokorná

Votes: 36

50. Ice Mother (2017)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Crushing family dynamics have crushed Hana, an old-fashioned, respectable Czech mother, and a recent widow. The arrival of Brona and his sometimes depressed chicken changes the life of everyone, including Brona.

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 479



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