The best 40 Movies

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1. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 370,638 | Gross: $191.47M

Bella Swan moves from Florida to live with her father in Forks Washington when she meets this guy named Edward Cullen he is a vampire

2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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

4.7
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44 Metascore

Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Christina Jastrzembska

Votes: 234,907 | Gross: $296.62M

In the second installment Edward decides for Bella's sake he will leave her for good and this boy Jacob Black starts to fall in love with her in till he finds out he is a werewolf and werewolves hate vampires.

3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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58 Metascore

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 198,285 | Gross: $300.53M

In the third installment Edward insists on marrying Bella until this newborn army attacks and comes after Bella

4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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45 Metascore

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 195,499 | Gross: $281.29M

In the fourth installment Edward and Bella get married when they are on their honeymoon they end up being pregnant with a half vampire half human child

5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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52 Metascore

After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli

Votes: 200,322 | Gross: $292.30M

In the fifth installment Edward and Bella have to protect their little baby from the Volturia they get vampires from all around the world to help including the wolves

6. The Back-up Plan (2010)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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34 Metascore

A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 43,755 | Gross: $37.49M

Zoe really wants to have a baby and she thinks her getting married is to late by getting pregnant with artificial insemination and gets twins when she ends up meeting the man of her dreams.

7. What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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41 Metascore

Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, J. Todd Smith, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 62,019 | Gross: $41.15M

A story about five inter-conned couples who are experiencing the joy of pregnecy

8. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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34 Metascore

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba

Votes: 101,545 | Gross: $110.49M

If you want to know what happens on Valentines day all around Los Angles with make-ups and break-ups this is the movie

9. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 72,412 | Gross: $54.54M

If you want to know what happens on New Years Eve all around New York with teens and adults this s the movie to see

10. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 150,605 | Gross: $80.28M

Joy McNally and Jack Fuller are compelled to live with each other when they ended up getting married after being drunk in Vegas to split a large sum of money but end up like being married

11. Just Married (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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28 Metascore

A young newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow

Votes: 61,205 | Gross: $56.13M

A young Newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe and they have tons of obstacles to face to sustain marriage

12. Beauty Shop (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

5.5
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53 Metascore

A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Djimon Hounsou, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 14,444 | Gross: $36.35M

Gina is is a hair stylist when she quits her job she buys and manages her own Beauty shop

13. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 246,200 | Gross: $155.33M

In a twist to a classic fairy tale this story is for you if you are not the type to like fairy tales

14. Monster-in-Law (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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31 Metascore

The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 48,132 | Gross: $82.93M

The love life of a couple is being watched by the mother of the son of the couple and that is why the story is called Monster in Law

15. Rumor Has It... (2005)

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

5.5
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35 Metascore

Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner

Votes: 44,789 | Gross: $43.00M

Sarah is the girl she has had sex with the same man that her mother and grandmother did to Beau Burroughs this is a really cool movie so check it out

16. Catch That Kid (2004)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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33 Metascore

A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sam Robards, Jennifer Beals, Corbin Bleu

Votes: 8,610 | Gross: $16.70M

Maddy and her 2 friends decide to rob a bank to save her father buy paying for an expensive care treatment

17. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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34 Metascore

While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Michael Douglas

Votes: 73,135 | Gross: $55.25M

Conner is haunted by his ex-girlfriends while he is attending his younger brothers Paul wedding

18. Sleepover (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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33 Metascore

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jane Lynch

Votes: 13,574 | Gross: $9.44M

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

19. Two Weeks Notice (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey

Votes: 92,996 | Gross: $93.35M

Lucy the lawyer decides that she is used to much like a nanny by her boss so she walks out on him

20. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 328,736 | Gross: $37.52M

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

21. 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: 80,952 | Gross: $53.03M

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

22. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 76,360 | Gross: $29.26M

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space because of the board game they are playing.

23. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 75,286 | Gross: $103.86M

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

24. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.8
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57 Metascore

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

Votes: 95,857 | Gross: $101.70M

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

25. Zoom (2006)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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26 Metascore

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private academy.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin

Votes: 16,301 | Gross: $11.63M

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

26. Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 32,712 | Gross: $37.49M

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

27. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 122,113 | Gross: $71.32M

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

28. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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20 Metascore

In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

Votes: 36,963 | Gross: $36.43M

When Clark Griswold puts his mind to something, we soon realize he hasn't got one. Still, nothing stops him when the vacation bug hits. This time, he's chosen Las Vegas, the new family

29. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 79,474 | Gross: $61.40M

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

30. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,819 | Gross: $49.40M

The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

31. LOL (2012)

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

4.3
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As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 48,606 | Gross: $0.05M

Now this may sound like laugh out loud but it is Lots of Love As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

32. Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.9
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A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a valentine mascarade ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle

Votes: 22,198

A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew.

33. A Cinderella Story (2004)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.9
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25 Metascore

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Byrd

Votes: 69,632 | Gross: $51.44M

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

34. A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011 Video)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.1
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Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17 year old Katie (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings' bidding ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Lucy Hale, Freddie Stroma, Missi Pyle, Megan Park

Votes: 10,074

Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17 year old Katie (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings'

35. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 75,657 | Gross: $64.94M

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

36. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 92,396 | Gross: $112.72M

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

37. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 50,069 | Gross: $85.85M

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

38. Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.2
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57 Metascore

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 45,006 | Gross: $111.76M

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

39. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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37 Metascore

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard

Votes: 17,682 | Gross: $38.54M

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

40. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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47 Metascore

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenaged daughter.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Votes: 184,566 | Gross: $148.31M

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.