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1. Still Alice (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 90,656 | Gross: $18.66M

2. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.6
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To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

Votes: 22,106 | Gross: $91.26M

3. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 36,908 | Gross: $7.52M

4. The Object of My Affection (1998)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell

Votes: 15,796 | Gross: $29.11M

5. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,743 | Gross: $10.10M

6. Songcatcher (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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63 Metascore

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin, Gregory Russell Cook

Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $3.05M

7. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 16,650 | Gross: $4.46M

8. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 2,769 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

3.7
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20 Metascore

Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Ben Stein, Lili Asvar, Peter Atkins, Hector Avalos

Votes: 11,295 | Gross: $7.50M

10. Camouflage (1977)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 627

11. American Friends (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years ... See full summary »

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Michael Palin, Alfred Molina

Votes: 540

12. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 559

13. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,803

14. Butley (1974)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An English professor finds his life crumbling around him.

Director: Harold Pinter | Stars: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

Votes: 528

15. Ladder of Philosophy (2019)

Documentary | Announced

Four philosophers - an atheist, an agnostic, a Christian, and a Hindu - settle down to discuss life, reason, faith, and whatever else comes to mind.

Director: Martin Horlacher | Star: Martin Horlacher

16. Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987)

Drama

8.1
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Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Manohar Singh, Habib Tanvir, B.M. Shah, Pankaj Kapur

Votes: 32

17. The Letters

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Announced

Coastal California, 1978. To the horror of his pregnant wife, a bright young teacher begins to unravel after the suicide of his wayward twin brother.

Director: Todd Fjelsted | Star: Jon Paul Phillips

18. Adultolescence (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

9.3
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LEA, a young Chinese-American woman, once disowned by her immigrant mother and now struggling to make peace, goes through a painful, sometimes comedic, journey that has her teetering between a breakdown and breakthrough.

Directors: Diep Bui, Vicky Shen | Stars: Jeanne Sakata, Vicky Shen, Clementine Ngo Anh, Michael Yama

Votes: 14

19. The Italian Character (2013)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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The story of a great italian Orchestra

Director: Angelo Bozzolini

Votes: 7

20. Unearthed & Understood (2014)

20 min | Short, History

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Film commissioned by the President's Commission on Slavery and University at the University of Virginia. Premiered at the October symposium, 2014.

Director: Eduardo Montes Bradley | Stars: Julian Bond, Rita Dove, Alex Johnson Jr., Stanton Lucia

21. Antistrofi metrisi (1984)

94 min | Drama

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Director: Panos Papakyriakopoulos | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Kitty Arseni, Kostas Koukios, Nikos Papakonstantinou

22. Solidarios: Iker Casillas (2007)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Ricardo Moges, Alvaro Ripoll, Flor Paola Rodríguez

23. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Apples on the Lilac Tree (1956)

26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A married couple's living arrangement has the town abuzz--he prefers to stay at home and do the housework, while she's out spending the day at her job.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Joan Caulfield, Edgar Stehli, Eleanor Audley

Votes: 29

24. Days of Revolt (2015– )
Episode: Militarizing Education (2015)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Alexa O'Brien

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Last Enemy (1989)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A headless, armless, footless body of a murdered academic is found in Oxford Canal and his investigation leads to petty hatred and jealousy among the local academia.

Director: James Scott | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Barry Foster

Votes: 257

26. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.

Votes: 494