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1. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )
Episode: Inappropriate Adult (2014)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Rae is hanging out with Liam, who is now single, but her mum sees them smoking pot and grounds her. With Finn dating a twenty-four year old and Chloe also hanging out with twenty somethings... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Bidwell | Director: Vanessa Caswill | Stars: Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Keith Allen, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen

2. Boardwalk Empire (2010– )
Episode: Bone for Tuna (2012)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the Church. Gyp makes a deal with Nucky. Van Alden regrets trying to socialize with his co-workers; Margaret takes her pitch to... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Winter, Chris Haddock, Nelson Johnson | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

3. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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52 Metascore

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Sara Gruen | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

4. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano, Nicholas Sparks | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

5. Idlewild (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.2
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55 Metascore

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »

Writer: Bryan Barber | Director: Bryan Barber | Stars: Big Boi, Terrence Howard, André Benjamin, Paula Patton

6. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Best Friends (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An old truck is found in a river with human remains inside, leading the team to re-open the case of a girl who disappeared in 1932. When the girl's former best friend is interviewed, questions arise: just best friends, or forbidden love?

Writers: Meredith Stiehm, Liz W. Garcia | Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

7. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

8. History Lessons (2000)

65 min | Documentary, Adult, History

6.8
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41 Metascore

A montage of film clips and stills calling all lesbians to come out and celebrate who they are. Weaving together clips social guidance and classroom shorts from the fifties, a World War II ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Hammer | Stars: Ann Maguire, Jane Fine, Cocoa Fusco, David Del Tredici

9. Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993)

85 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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Documentary about American blues musicians.

Writers: Ralph Meyers, Toby Byron, Ken Mandel | Director: Ken Mandel | Stars: Keith David, Albert Murray, Robert Palmer, Albert Ammons

10. The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

Writers: Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen

11. Die Schauspielerin (1988)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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The film is set in the 1930s in Germany. Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal, two young actors working in a small theater, are in love with each other. Their love affair is interrupted by Nazi ... See full summary »

Writers: Regine Kühn, Siegfried Kühn, Hedda Zimmer | Director: Siegfried Kühn | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, André Hennicke, Michael Gwisdek, Blanche Kommerell

12. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Writers: William Hjortsberg, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

13. 'Round Midnight (1986)

R | 133 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from ... See full summary »

Writers: David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra Reaves-Phillips

14. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

5.5
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A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

Writer: Stanley Shapiro | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

15. Rich and Famous (1981)

R | 117 min | Drama

5.9
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Ayres, John Van Druten | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Hart Bochner

16. Lucky Lady (1975)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trios after business hours.

Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Lewis

17. Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

6.1
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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman.

Writer: Philippe Mora | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews, Fred Astaire

18. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Earthquake II (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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An earthquake shakes up the Sanfords, and the threat of an even bigger quake sparks Fred to sell the house and seek shelter in Las Vegas.

Writers: Jerry Ross, Ray Galton, Alan Simpson | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

19. St. Louis Blues (1929)

16 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.5
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In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and ... See full summary »

Writer: Dudley Murphy | Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir