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1.
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
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Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend... (85 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
2.
Shades of Ray (2008)
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Ray's half Pakistani and half white. When his parents' marriage dissolves, Ray's perspective of Ms. Right falls deeply into question. (86 mins.)
Director: Jaffar Mahmood
 
3.
The Lather Effect (2006)
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On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school... (95 mins.)
Director: Sarah Kelly
 
4.
Stuck in Love (2012)
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An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
5.
The Longest Week (2014)
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Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and... in love. (86 mins.)
Director: Peter Glanz
 
6.
Paris-Manhattan (2012)
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A romantic comedy centered on a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist and her would-be lover. (77 mins.)
 
7.
NY-LON (2004 Mini-Series)
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Filmed in London and on location in New York's Lower East Side, NY-LON follows the troubled romance between a bohemian New York record store clerk, Edie, and London stock broker Michael, after their chance meeting in his city. (65 mins.)
 
8.
The Life of Fish (2010)
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At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years... (84 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
9.
Arthur Newman (2012)
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A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind. (93 mins.)
Director: Dante Ariola
 
10.
I Really Hate My Job (2007)
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'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant... (90 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
11.
Party of Five (1994 TV Series)
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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver... (60 mins.)
 
12.
Collaborator (2011)
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A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con. (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Donovan
 
13.
Blank City (2010 Documentary)
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During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking. (94 mins.)
Director: Celine Danhier
 
14.
The Wedding Party (2010)
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When Steve's secret marriage of convenience is discovered by his family, he finds himself at the centre of the world's most farcical wedding, the only problem is, he is in love with somebody else. (97 mins.)
Director: Amanda Jane
 
15.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
16.
Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. (84 mins.)
Director: Jon Jones
 
17.
Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne... (93 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
 
18.
Loving Leah (2009 TV Movie)
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A quirky love story revolving around the unexpected wedding and unconventional married life of a 26-year-old widow and her late husband's brother, a handsome 30-year-old cardiologist. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
19.
The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations. (94 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
20.
Sense & Sensibility (2008 Mini-Series)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... (59 mins.)
 
21.
Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
22.
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011 Mini-Series)
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch. (274 mins.)
 
23.
Lost in Austen (2008 Mini-Series)
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. (180 mins.)
 
24.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
26.
Little Dorrit (2008 Mini-Series)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father... (30 mins.)
 
27.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
 
28.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories. (480 mins.)
 
29.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 Mini-Series)
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. (240 mins.)
 
30.
Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
31.
Casanova (2005 Mini-Series)
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette. (174 mins.)
 
32.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
 
33.
Daniel Deronda (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness. (210 mins.)
 
34.
Doctor Zhivago (2002 Mini-Series)
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives... (226 mins.)
 
35.
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 TV Series)
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress. (53 mins.)
 
36.
Fanny Hill (2007 Mini-Series)
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther... (60 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
 
37.
As You Like It (2006)
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Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick... (127 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
38.
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
39.
Young Goethe in Love (2010)
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After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man. (102 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
40.
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012 TV Series)
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The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
Director: Ciaran Donnelly
 
41.
Parade's End (2012 Mini-Series)
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Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette. (287 mins.)
 
42.
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
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In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.
Director: Nick Laughland
 
43.
The Painting (2011)
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Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it. (76 mins.)
 
44.
Anna Karenina (2000 Mini-Series)
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(360 mins.)
 
45.
Booky's Crush (2009 TV Movie)
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The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Moss
 
46.
Our Mutual Friend (1998 Mini-Series)
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London. (350 mins.)
 
47.
New Low (2010)
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A neurotic twenty-something struggles to figure out which girl he really belongs with: the best one he's ever known, or the worst. (82 mins.)
Director: Adam Bowers
 
48.
Love in a Cold Climate (2001 Mini-Series)
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A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars... (150 mins.)
 
49.
A Simple Heart (2008)
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Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master... (105 mins.)
Director: Marion Laine
 
50.
Fly Away (2011)
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The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism... (85 mins.)
Director: Janet Grillo
 
51.
The Corrections (2012 TV Movie)
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Three generations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family meet at the family home for what will be the last Christmas gathering there.
 
52.
Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)
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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on. (180 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
53.
Wide Sargasso Sea (2006 TV Movie)
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The first Mrs. Rochester recalls how she met her future husband and eventually came to be imprisoned in the attic at Thornfield Hall. (84 mins.)
Director: Brendan Maher
 
54.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
55.
Disconnect (2012)
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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. (115 mins.)
 
56.
Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
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Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself. (111 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
57.
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
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In this delightful comedy Justine (Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent) flits from one boyfriend to the next while her immature father secretly befriends them all. (98 mins.)
 
58.
Holy Smoke (1999)
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While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru... (115 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
59.
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
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An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare. (144 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
60.
Lantana (2001)
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The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney. (121 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
61.
With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)
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Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done. (100 mins.)
 
62.
Three Times (2005)
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Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story. (132 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
63.
Be with Me (2005)
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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died... (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
64.
See Girl Run (2012)
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A young adult woman decides to revisit her past relationships in order to find some guidance in her current life. (89 mins.)
Director: Nate Meyer
 
65.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
66.
The Blacklist (2013 TV Series)
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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. (43 mins.)
 
67.
Dracula (2013 TV Series)
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Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (43 mins.)
 
68.
Hostages (2013 TV Series)
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A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent. (42 mins.)
 
69.
Sparkhouse (2002 Mini-Series)
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The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights (180 mins.)
 
70.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)