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1. Politiki kouzina (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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48 Metascore

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Tamer Karadagli

Votes: 11,041

2. 4 Tage im Mai (2011)

97 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A group of Russian soldiers are sent into Northern Germany at the tail-end of WWII, where they occupy a children's home in close proximity to a larger German unit. Against these odds, a ... See full summary »

Director: Achim von Borries | Stars: Pavel Wenzel, Aleksey Guskov, Ivan Shvedoff, Andrey Merzlikin

Votes: 629

3. Young@Heart (2007)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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75 Metascore

A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

Directors: Stephen Walker, Sally George | Stars: Joe Benoit, Helen Boston, Louise Canady, Elaine Fligman

Votes: 3,675 | Gross: $3.96M

4. Les femmes du 6e étage (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

7.1
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52 Metascore

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura

Votes: 8,507 | Gross: $0.72M

5. Tatie Danielle (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky

Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $0.60M

6. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 696,806 | Gross: $141.32M

7. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 31,551 | Gross: $0.27M

8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 108,607 | Gross: $241.44M

9. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 590,286 | Gross: $13.18M

10. Vaya con Dios (2002)

106 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.0
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Three monks are making their way from Germany to a monastry in Italy, because they cannot afford the rent for their facility any longer.

Director: Zoltan Spirandelli | Stars: Michael Gwisdek, Daniel Brühl, Traugott Buhre, Matthias Brenner

Votes: 909

11. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 964,997 | Gross: $760.51M

12. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,249 | Gross: $11.53M

13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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64 Metascore

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 506,566 | Gross: $317.58M

14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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87 Metascore

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 618,106 | Gross: $381.01M

15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 374,553 | Gross: $295.98M

16. El sistema (2008)

120 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A film by Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier. Venezuela's unique system of music education takes children from violent slums and turns some of them into world-class musicians. El Sistema ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Smaczny, Maria Stodtmeier | Stars: Jose Antonio Abreu, Gustavo Dudamel

Votes: 76

17. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

Votes: 70,254 | Gross: $5.36M

18. Keeping Score (2004–2011)

Documentary, Music

7.5
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Add a Plot

Star: Michael Tilson Thomas

Votes: 10

19. Vratné lahve (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová, Pavel Landovský, Tatiana Vilhelmová

Votes: 3,995

20. Die Fremde (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora, Settar Tanriögen

Votes: 4,736 | Gross: $0.02M

21. La tête en friche (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 5,933

22. Die Spätzünder (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

6.5
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A greater Vienna seniors home is run like a prison by the stuck up female executive and staff. Hipie type rebel Rochus 'Rocco' Siwak incurs a community service to be spent there as orderly.... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Jan Josef Liefers, Ursula Strauss, Joachim Fuchsberger, Bibiane Zeller

Votes: 209

23. Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns (2000)

82 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.6
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A woman, obsessed with tracking down the man who she claims killed her husband, targets her eldest grandson as her instrument of revenge.

Director: John Tatoulis | Stars: Lakis Lazopoulos, Zoe Carides, John Bluthal, Claudia Buttazzoni

Votes: 556

24. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 550,554 | Gross: $138.80M

25. Mein bester Feind (2011)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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43 Metascore

A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss, Marthe Keller

Votes: 1,287

26. 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: 245,436 | Gross: $255.96M

27. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 28,612 | Gross: $21.08M

28. Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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36 Metascore

A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy

Votes: 252,454 | Gross: $69.95M

29. Bal (2010)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Ayse Altay

Votes: 5,787

30. The Angels' Share (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 20,139 | Gross: $0.30M

31. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 71,332 | Gross: $34.60M

32. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 72,187 | Gross: $10.30M

33. Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade (2008)

105 min | Drama

8.1
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The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, Bai Dan, embarks on a journey in search of his real self.

Director: Stephan Komandarev | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Carlo Ljubek, Hristo Mutafchiev, Ana Papadopulu

Votes: 5,126

34. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah

Votes: 3,850

35. The Color of Freedom (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

Votes: 10,711

36. The Color of Freedom (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

Votes: 10,711

37. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,407 | Gross: $15.14M

38. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Unrated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 16,935

39. Unfinished Song (2012)

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

7.0
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57 Metascore

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,251 | Gross: $1.70M

40. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 16,930 | Gross: $18.39M

41. Paulette (2012)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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40 Metascore

Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.

Director: Jérôme Enrico | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Carmen Maura, Dominique Lavanant, Françoise Bertin

Votes: 5,747 | Gross: $0.03M