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1. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their ... See full summary »

Creator: Shawn Ryan | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Writers: Eric Roth, Jonathan Safran Foer | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

3. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.1
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Writer: Billy Bob Thornton | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

4. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.

Writer: Peter Hedges | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

5. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

6. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Writers: Jamie Linden, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

7. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

8. Deliverance (1972)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Writer: James Dickey | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

9. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Writers: Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson | Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

10. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

Writer: Christopher Smith | Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

11. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Writers: André Bijelic, Vincenzo Natali, Graeme Manson | Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

12. Touch (2012–2013)

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Active

7.4
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A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen.

Creator: Tim Kring | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas

13. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Writers: Temple Grandin, Margaret Scariano, Christopher Monger, Merritt Johnson | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

14. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.9
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer, Peter Baynham | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

15. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Writers: Donald A. Wollheim, Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

16. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

17. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Writers: Beverly D'Onofrio, Morgan Ward | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

18. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Writers: Shibani Bathija, Niranjan Iyengar | Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

19. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy

8.0
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Writer: Jerzy Kosinski | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

20. Junebug (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.

Writer: Angus MacLachlan | Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, David Kuhn, Alicia Van Couvering

21. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Writer: Max Mayer | Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

22. Nell (1994)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.5
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

Writers: Mark Handley, William Nicholson | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini

23. Rose Red (2002 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

24. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

25. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

26. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Writers: Napalee, Chookiat Sakveerakul | Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

27. Breaking and Entering (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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56 Metascore

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Writer: Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga, Martin Freeman

28. Magnificent 7 (2005 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.

Writer: Sandy Welch | Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas Redford, Christopher Parkinson, Joshua Thurston

29. Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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73 Metascore

New experiences help a young girl learn the differences between sex and love.

Writer: Cate Shortland | Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Damian de Montemas

30. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Writers: Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

31. Margot at the Wedding (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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66 Metascore

Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

Writer: Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flora Cross, Zane Pais

32. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal.

Writers: Anurag Basu, Tani Basu, Sanjeev Dutta | Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana, Saurabh Shukla

33. The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Writers: Elissa Down, Jimmy Jack | Director: Elissa Down | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson

34. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Thriller, Horror

6.2
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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Jordi Galceran | Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones

35. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Writer: Nick Castle | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

36. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean R. Koontz, John Shiban | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

37. The Story of Luke (2012)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.

Writer: Alonso Mayo | Director: Alonso Mayo | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Jayne Eastwood, Pam Hyatt, Cary Elwes

38. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.0
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17 Metascore

Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one ... See full summary »

Writers: Cathy Cash Spellman, Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

39. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Mills, Shonda Rhimes, Scott Abbott | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé

40. Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

Writers: Christine Coyle Johnson, Julie Prendiville Roux, David Higgins | Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf

41. Mozart and the Whale (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley

42. Snow Cake (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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54 Metascore

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Writer: Angela Pell | Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

43. The Safety of Objects (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a ... See full summary »

Writers: A.M. Homes, Rose Troche | Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Kay Place, Patricia Clarkson

44. Dark Floors (2008)

R | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.5
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A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters.

Writers: Pekka Lehtosaari, Lordi, Pete Riski, Howard Brodsky, Aretta Vähälä, Mika Karttunen, Harri Virtanen | Director: Pete Riski | Stars: William Hope, Leon Herbert, Ronald Pickup, Philip Bretherton

45. Fly Away (2011)

85 min | Drama

6.1
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66 Metascore

The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to... See full summary »

Writer: Janet Grillo | Director: Janet Grillo | Stars: Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Aramazd Stepanian, Promotion

46. Silent Fall (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

Writer: Akiva Goldsman | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh

47. Miracle Run (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Maples | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis

48. Ocean Paradise (2010)

96 min | Drama

7.7
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.

Writer: Xiao Lu Xue | Director: Xiao Lu Xue | Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Lun Mei Gwei, Yuanyuan Zhu

49. House of Cards (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Lessac, Robert Jay Litz | Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina, Shiloh Strong

50. Ben X (2007)

Not rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Writer: Nic Balthazar | Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schrijver