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1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

2. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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53 Metascore

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

3. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

4. The Illusionist (2006)

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

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Writers: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

6. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

7. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.9
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85 Metascore

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

8. 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.

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

9. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

10. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

11. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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45 Metascore

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Writers: Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff

12. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Writers: Sébastien Japrisot, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

13. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

14. White Oleander (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

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61 Metascore

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Writers: Janet Fitch, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright, Alison Lohman

15. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

16. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

17. Moby Dick (1956)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Writers: Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

18. Creation (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

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51 Metascore

English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work.

Writers: John Collee, Jon Amiel, Randal Keynes | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry

19. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

20. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Writer: Rafael Yglesias | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

21. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Writers: Steven Fechter, Nicole Kassell | Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Mos Def, David Alan Grier

22. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Writers: Steve James, Eugene Corr | Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

23. The Mother (2003)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

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72 Metascore

A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.

Writer: Hanif Kureishi | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Anna Wilson-Jones, Anne Reid, Peter Vaughan

24. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy

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A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their ... See full summary »

Writers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

25. Poolhall Junkies (2002)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

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36 Metascore

A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.

Writers: Mars Callahan, Chris Corso | Director: Mars Callahan | Stars: Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum, Ricky Schroder

26. The Nativity Story (2006)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family

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52 Metascore

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Writer: Mike Rich | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass

27. Daddy and Them (2001)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

Writer: Billy Bob Thornton | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston

28. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 TV Movie)

83 min | Fantasy, Family

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A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass' written by Lewis Carol, which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time ... See full summary »

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Nick Vivian | Director: John Henderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Charlotte Curley, Penelope Wilton, Geoffrey Palmer

29. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Cameron Menzies, Lewis Carroll | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

30. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, John Van Druten, Kathryn Forbes | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

31. Joshua (I) (2002)

G | 91 min | Drama

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38 Metascore

"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Writers: Joseph F. Girzone, Brad Mirman, Keith Giglio | Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards

32. The Hammer (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

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57 Metascore

Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Hench, Adam Carolla | Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo, Heather Juergensen, Harold House Moore

33. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

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Writer: Albert Ross | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

34. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

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At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Writer: Robert Farrar | Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill

35. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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67 Metascore

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

36. Man Push Cart (2005)

87 min | Drama

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71 Metascore

A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

Writer: Ramin Bahrani | Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza

37. A Moment to Remember (2004)

117 min | Drama, Romance

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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Writers: Yeong-ha Kim, John H. Lee | Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek, Sun-jin Lee

38. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Writers: Gustave Flaubert, Claude Chabrol | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

39. The Gorgon (1964)

Approved | 83 min | Horror

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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Writers: John Gilling, J. Llewellyn Devine | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

40. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Writers: William Trevor, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann

41. Leonie (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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40 Metascore

A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.

Writers: Masayo Duus, Hisako Matsui, David Wiener | Director: Hisako Matsui | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Shidô Nakamura, Christina Hendricks

42. Sand Castles (2014)

93 min | Drama

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In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Writers: Jordon Hodges, Bugs Moran | Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose | Stars: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor

43. Love in the Time of Money (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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30 Metascore

New York serves as a backdrop for a cast of characters in search of love, lust or lucre including a woman who makes awkward moves on the man renovating her SoHo loft, an embezzler, a sleazy... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Mattei | Director: Peter Mattei | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jill Hennessy, Malcolm Gets

44. So Much So Fast (2006)

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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79 Metascore

A man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure.

Writers: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Stars: Jesse Abbott-Dallamora, Robert Bonazoli, Tyler DiVittorio, Benjamin Heywood

45. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

46. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

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Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

47. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a ... See full summary »

Writer: Majid Majidi | Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

48. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | Drama

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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

49. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama

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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

Writer: Sterling Anderson | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker, George Newbern

50. The Son (2002)

103 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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86 Metascore

A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Nassim Hassaïni