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1. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 311,437 | Gross: $35.89M

2. Testament of Youth (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West

Votes: 19,336 | Gross: $1.82M

3. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 355,324 | Gross: $107.10M

4. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 152,554 | Gross: $62.66M

5. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 70,056 | Gross: $80.57M

6. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

Votes: 94,602 | Gross: $2.70M

7. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

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 (1957).

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

Votes: 75,471 | Gross: $14.60M

8. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

TV-MA | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

Votes: 12,352

9. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 40,924 | Gross: $9.53M

10. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 11,987 | Gross: $19.03M

11. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 20,612 | Gross: $6.75M

12. What Just Happened (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn

Votes: 24,554 | Gross: $1.09M

13. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 25,899 | Gross: $7.44M

14. Toast (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott

Votes: 7,818

15. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 24,936 | Gross: $9.18M

16. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 23,038 | Gross: $0.52M

17. Cross Creek (1983)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.20M

18. Being Flynn (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 14,899 | Gross: $0.53M

19. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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How real-life British-American author Christopher Isherwood and his German boyfriend Heinz met and fell in love during the 1930s and the rise of Nazism.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan, Perry Millward

Votes: 3,324

20. Rosewater (2014)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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67 Metascore

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

Director: Jon Stewart | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer

Votes: 9,188 | Gross: $3.13M

21. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 2,756

22. 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.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

Votes: 3,719 | Gross: $1.07M

23. Murder on the Home Front (2013 TV Movie)

91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant, Emerald Fennell, James Fleet

Votes: 1,090

24. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

Votes: 2,178 | Gross: $0.33M

25. Borstal Boy (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 2,115 | Gross: $0.09M

26. The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The story of the 1960 hostile extraction of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, by the Mossad to Israeli justice.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Robert Duvall, Arliss Howard, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Laufer

Votes: 590

27. Die Trapp-Familie (1956)

106 min | Family, Romance, Comedy

6.4
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A novice nun, Maria, is sent to care for the unruly children of a weathy Baron. The Baron and Maria fall in love, Maria leaves the convent and they marry. Under Maria's guidance the family ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt, Maria Holst, Josef Meinrad

Votes: 207

28. My Dog Tulip (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.

Directors: Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Gerety

Votes: 1,360 | Gross: $0.25M

29. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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57 Metascore

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders, Michel Mongeau

Votes: 2,862

30. Faith of My Fathers (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Base on the memoir of the same title.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Joe Chrest, Chi Muoi Lo

Votes: 482

31. Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère... (1976)

130 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Director: René Allio | Stars: Claude Hébert, Jacqueline Millière, Joseph Leportier, Annick Géhan

Votes: 230

32. Suburban Memoir (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

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A mesmerizing account of how the world's largest suburb was created.

Directors: Zane Johnson, Mark Maris, Lauren Marie Morrison | Stars: Mageina Tovah, Jim Parrack, Miles Elliot, Jason Stuart

33. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (1984– )

Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Gentle drama series about the Warwickshire schoolteacher whose nature diary became a best seller

Stars: Pippa Guard, Isabelle Amyes, Brian Rawlinson, Allyson Rees

Votes: 27

34. Mark Twain and Me (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Dorothy Quick, a young girl, befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans, during the final years of his life.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jason Robards, Talia Shire, R.H. Thomson, Fiona Reid

Votes: 97

35. Chateaubriand (2010 TV Movie)

102 min | Biography

5.9
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The film is based on real events in the life of the famous French writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand.

Director: Pierre Aknine | Stars: Frédéric Diefenthal, Armelle Deutsch, Annelise Hesme, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 34

36. Kertomus kadonneesta saaresta (1993)

33 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Maunu Kurkvaara | Stars: Robert Ahlbäck, Ulla Eklund, Fred Negendanck

37. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Contact (1985)

67 min | Drama

7.8
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Drama about a platoon of British paratroopers on patrol in Northern Ireland

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Sean Chapman, Steve Sweeney, Gary Hailes, Graham Fletcher-Cook

Votes: 136

38. The Campbells (1986–1990)
Episode: The Elusive Mr. Smith

Drama

Neil arrives at Logan's Inn accompanied by High Sheriff Bates from New Brunswick. They are looking for the notorious thief and escape artist, Henry More Smith. Smith befriends Thomas Logan and uses him to help him escape.

Director: Carlo Liconti | Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Amber Lea Weston, Eric Richards, Cedric Smith