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1. The Host (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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35 Metascore

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger

Votes: 100,489 | Gross: $26.63M

2. Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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33 Metascore

A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 31,315 | Gross: $36.92M

3. P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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39 Metascore

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 183,198 | Gross: $53.70M

4. Dan in Real Life (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

Votes: 90,901 | Gross: $47.64M

5. Letters to Juliet (2010)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet".

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave, Marcia DeBonis

Votes: 81,383 | Gross: $53.03M

6. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 25,257 | Gross: $10.16M

7. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 77,404 | Gross: $24.41M

8. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 829,078 | Gross: $75.60M

9. October Baby (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

6.8
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32 Metascore

A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 6,622 | Gross: $5.36M

10. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 28,846 | Gross: $16.80M

11. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy

7.7
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52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 659,734 | Gross: $210.61M

12. Enchanted (2007)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey

Votes: 156,051 | Gross: $127.81M

13. Flywheel (2003)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Rosetta Harris Armstrong, Lisa Arnold, Blake Bailey, Jansen Barnes

Votes: 3,373

14. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 698,496 | Gross: $138.43M

15. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 190,374 | Gross: $188.76M

16. Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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30 Metascore

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 41,705 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Facing the Giants (2006)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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38 Metascore

A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea

Votes: 13,559 | Gross: $10.18M

18. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 248,420 | Gross: $255.96M

19. Touchback (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Director: Don Handfield | Stars: Brian Presley, Kurt Russell, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas

Votes: 3,450 | Gross: $0.20M

20. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 129,561 | Gross: $131.56M

21. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 270,754 | Gross: $70.14M

22. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.4
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51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 162,172 | Gross: $144.13M

23. Ella Enchanted (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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53 Metascore

Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 53,166 | Gross: $22.92M

24. Fireproof (2008)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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28 Metascore

In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan

Votes: 18,595 | Gross: $33.46M

25. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.2
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 103,067 | Gross: $33.52M

26. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 175,120 | Gross: $115.65M

27. The Recruit (2003)

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

6.6
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56 Metascore

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 120,314 | Gross: $52.80M

28. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 39,114 | Gross: $9.42M

29. Hackers (1995)

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

6.2
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46 Metascore

This movie is about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 58,652 | Gross: $7.56M

30. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

Votes: 4,099 | Gross: $19.60M

31. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 268,430 | Gross: $148.81M

32. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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50 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 517,033 | Gross: $145.00M

33. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 37,736 | Gross: $16.67M

34. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 118,685 | Gross: $12.57M