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1. Avatar (2009)

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

7.9
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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.

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

2. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

3. Latter Days (2003)

R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Writer: C. Jay Cox | Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

4. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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28 Metascore

Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students. But can her secrets stay buried, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Travis, Rebecca Sonnenshine | Director: Mickey Liddell | Stars: Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Jake Weber, Shannon Woodward

5. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public ... See full summary »

Writers: John B. Keane, Jim Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

6. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

7. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether G-d has went against the holy covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

8. Buddenbrooks (2008)

151 min | Drama

5.8
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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Mann, Heinrich Breloer, Horst Königstein | Director: Heinrich Breloer | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben, Jessica Schwarz, August Diehl

9. Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

8.9
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

10. 1981 (2009)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Writer: Ricardo Trogi | Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Mikahel Turcot-Beauchemin, Sandrine Bisson

11. The Matriarch (2007)

Comedy, Drama

5.6
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The heart of the film is the Koppelo family. Worn out after a number of travels, but united and strong... See full synopsis »

Writer: Markku Pölönen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Peter Franzén, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Samuel Vauramo, Jenni Banerjee

12. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

13. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

6.5
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Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamem--er, Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving ... See full summary »

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Eugene O'Neill | Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou

14. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Western

6.7
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41 Metascore

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »

Writer: Milcho Manchevski | Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet

15. White Teeth (2002– )

240 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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In 1970's England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. ... See full summary »

Stars: Om Puri, Philip Davis, Naomie Harris, Archie Panjabi

16. Who Do You Think You Are? (I) (2008– )

Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Australian celebrities play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Travel around Australia and the world with Jack Thompson, Kate Ceberano,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Mellick, Ita Buttrose, Kate Ceberano, Dennis Cometti

17. Mr. Klein (1976)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Morandi, Franco Solinas | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

18. Souls of Zen (2012)

89 min | Documentary

8.8
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This documentary presents perspectives on Buddhism as practiced by clergy and millions of families in Japan today by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork about prayer practice and mortuary ... See full summary »

Writer: Tim Graf | Directors: Tim Graf, Jakob Montrasio | Stars: Tomonori Abe, The Dalai Lama, Taio Kaneta, Toshiaki Kimura

19. Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Sergeant Cortez is on a mission back in time to save all of humanity...if time doesn't end up killing him first. Sent to undo the TimeSplitter threat before the threat manifests in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Lawson | Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Sarah Mennell, Wayne Forester, Les Spink

20. Black Kiss (2004)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the ... See full summary »

Writer: Macoto Tezuka | Director: Macoto Tezuka | Stars: Reika Hashimoto, Kaori Kawamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Masanobu Andô

21. Thoth (2002)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.2
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Director: Sarah Kernochan | Star: S.K. Thoth

22. Vera (2003)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and... See full summary »

Writer: Francisco Athié | Director: Francisco Athié | Stars: Urara Kusanagi, Marco Antonio Arzate

23. Sôryûden (1991– )

45 min | Animation

7.6
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Stars: Paul Bailey, Curt Gebhart, Dan Green, Jeff Harding

24. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »

Writer: Queenae Taylor Mulvihill | Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira

25. The Wedding in Monaco (1956)

31 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.0
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A tribute to the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco, with lots of music, ballet, and fireworks.

Director: Jean Masson | Stars: Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Tamara Toumanova

26. My Family Tree (2013)

Drama, Family, History

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Sixteen year old student Janis has been given an interesting home work assignment - to draw his family tree and tell about it. The film follows the story of the Latvian boy's family tree.

Writers: Una Celma, Matiss Kaza | Director: Una Celma | Stars: Ilze Akmentina, Marija Berzina, Andris Berzins, Juris Circenis

27. Himmlerin kanteleensoittaja (2014)

56 min | Documentary, History

6.2
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A documentary film about Finnish student, who decides to leave University of Sorbonne and walk from Paris to Helsinki in the spring of 1935.

Writer: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen | Director: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen | Stars: Aki Cederberg, Martin Edholm, Simo Hakalisto, Wolfram Sievers

28. Utah Wagon Train (1951)

Passed | 67 min | Romance, Western

6.7
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Rancher Rex Allen (Rex Allen) receives a summons from his uncle (Forrest Taylor), an old time frontiersman, that he is in trouble. The uncle has been hired to lead a modern-day band of ... See full summary »

Writer: John K. Butler | Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Penny Edwards, Buddy Ebsen

29. Kriss (1932)

Passed | Fantasy, Romance

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The story of two young men, one a prince of royal Bali-blood and the other defined as a coolie, and they are both in love with Dasnee, a slave girl possessing the sensuous charms for which ... See full summary »

Writer: Andre Roosevelt | Directors: Armand Denis, Andre Roosevelt

30. Double Lives (1992)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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31. Finding Mary March (1988)

100 min | Drama, History

7.8
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Writer: Ken Pittman | Director: Ken Pittman | Stars: Rick Boland, John Budden, Jacinta Cormier, Austin Davis

32. Golden Afternoons (2009)

63 min | Drama, Romance

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Kitty still loved her husband in spite of his name. In spite of the orchard that called him away from her. Once she thought they might relive dreams under sun drenched trees. Once she ... See full summary »

Writer: Alicia Peterson | Director: Alicia Peterson | Stars: Nellie Barnett, Tom O'Connell, Jessica Kaplan, Wesley Stiller

33. Toto La Momposina

Documentary | Filming

Toto La Momposina embodies that fertile ground where Colombia's African, Indigenous Indian and Spanish cultures mingle to create a unique musical tradition. Her entire life she has ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Roman Lopez | Stars: Lila Downs, Edgard Tenenbaum, Toto La Momposina

34. Forgive - Don't Forget (2014)

Documentary | Post-production

A documentary about returning a surrendered sword from World War II.

Writers: Brad J. Bennet, Paul D. Ufema | Director: Paul D. Ufema | Stars: Edward Hicks, Kailene Falls, Takeshi Watanabe, Yujin Yaguchi

35. Distant Voices (2002 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

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36. Royal Heritage (1952)

Approved | 28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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A preview of the (then) upcoming coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. It explains how the young queen is carrying on a tradition unbroken in 250 years by the British sovereignty, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dermot Morrah | Director: Diana Pine | Stars: Robert Donat, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth II

37. The Quest (I) (1915)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Drama

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John Douglas, a high-society playboy, is a cynic concerning the women of his social set, and has a pictured ideal of the girl of his dreams. Wising to avoid the upcoming social season, he ... See full summary »

Writer: F. McGrew Willis | Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Harry A. Pollard, Lucille Ward, Joseph Singleton, Nan Christy

38. Paramount Pictorial (P7-10) (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short

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A three-segment mixture travelogue beginning on the eastern shore of Maryland showing the inhabitants sailing picturesque sailboats down the Chesapeake as they were sailed by their ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Alois Havrilla, David Ross, Ward Wilson

39. The Day We Surrender to the Air (2009)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Surrendering to the air means floating. It means unlimited movement, and this is precisely what director Antonio Jose Guzman does in his project The Day We Surrender to the Air. Guzman got ... See full summary »

Writer: Antonio Jose Guzman | Director: Antonio Jose Guzman | Stars: Paps Champs, Femi Dawkins, Susana Nieto de Jaramillo, Antonio Jose Guzman

40. Tracing My Family Line (2007 TV Mini-Series)

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Stars: Steven L. Anderson, Helen Anderson

41. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
Episode: Ancient Roots (2014)

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Henry Louis Gates explores the Greek ancestry of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.

Writer: Henry Louis Gates | Director: Josh Gleason | Stars: Tina Fey, Henry Louis Gates, David Sedaris, George Stephanopoulos

42. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
Episode: Born Champions (2014)

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The families of three of America's greatest athletes are explored by Henry Louis Gates.

Writer: Henry Louis Gates | Director: Josh Gleason | Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King, Rebecca Lobo

43. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Image of the Fendahl: Part One (1977)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Archeologists near a reputedly haunted woods use a time scanner to explore the history of a sinister 12 million year old skull, creating a hole in time that attracts the Doctor's attention.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: George Spenton-Foster | Stars: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham, Daphne Heard

44. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
Episode: In Search of Our Fathers: Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance (2014)

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Henry Louis Gates explores the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance.

Writer: Henry Louis Gates | Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Stephen King, Gloria Reuben, Courtney B. Vance

45. Israel Moment (2014– )
Episode: Mathematical Proof That We All Descend from Israel (2014)

15 min | Short

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Star: Steven L. Anderson

46. The Adventures of Tintin (1991–1992)
Episode: The Secret of the Unicorn: Part 1 (1991)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Crime

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Tintin gets more than he bargained for when he buys a model of a sailing ship that Capt. Haddock is unexpectedly familiar with and others will kill to get.

Writers: J.D. Smith, Christophe Poujol, Robert Réa, Hergé | Director: Stéphane Bernasconi | Stars: Colin O'Meara, Thierry Wermuth, David Fox, Christian Pellissier

47. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski (1985)

56 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Writer: Jean Shepherd | Director: Fred Barzyk | Stars: Jeff Yonis, Barbara Bolton, George Coe, Armen Garo