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1. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

2. Night at the Museum (2006)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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48 Metascore

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Milan Trenc | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

3. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

4. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

5. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Writers: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

6. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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56 Metascore

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Writers: John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Jeremy Leven, Richard Matheson | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

7. 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

8. Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Writers: Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere

9. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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46 Metascore

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Writers: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy

10. What Maisie Knew (2012)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.

Writers: Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright, Henry James | Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham

11. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Writer: Kurt Kuenne | Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

12. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.

Writers: Avery Corman, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

13. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

14. Striptease (1996)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Writers: Carl Hiaasen, Andrew Bergman | Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames

15. Matchstick Men (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Writers: Eric Garcia, Nicholas Griffin, Ted Griffin | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell, Bruce Altman

16. The Fan (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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32 Metascore

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.

Writers: Peter Abrahams, Phoef Sutton | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo

17. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.7
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Writers: Sarah Polley, Michael Polley | Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

18. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

19. JCVD (2008)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mabrouk El Mechri, Frédéric Benudis, Frédéric Taddeï, Vincent Ravalec, Christophe Turpin | Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Valérie Bodson, Hervé Sogne, Rock Chen

20. Changing Lanes (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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69 Metascore

The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Writers: Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette

21. Dark Water (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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52 Metascore

A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Hideo Nakata, Takashige Ichise, Rafael Yglesias | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth

22. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Pender | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

23. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather, two fathers - Michael, a straight and formal man; and Joey, a wild... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Jacobs | Stars: Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley

24. Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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29 Metascore

A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.

Writers: Lewis Colick, William S. Comanor, Gary Drucker | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Travolta, Nick Loren, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney

25. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Writers: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom | Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

26. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.6
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Writers: Seth Margolis, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

27. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

28. A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Writers: George Eliot, Steve Martin | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara

29. Gary Unmarried (2008–2010)

30 min | Comedy | Active

6.8
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Newly divorced after fifteen years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend.

Creator: Ed Yeager | Stars: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Ryan Malgarini, Kathryn Newton

30. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Ken'ichi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nakamura | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

31. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Bernard Rose | Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

32. For Ellen (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.0
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61 Metascore

A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

Writer: So Yong Kim | Director: So Yong Kim | Stars: Paul Dano, Margarita Levieva, Jon Heder, Jena Malone

33. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Writers: Russell Banks, Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

34. Titanic (1953)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

35. The Next Best Thing (2000)

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

4.6
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25 Metascore

Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.

Writer: Tom Ropelewski | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas

36. The Good Mother (1988)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

Writers: Michael Bortman, Sue Miller | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy

37. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.

Writers: Brian Garfield, Michael Colleary, Allan A. Goldstein | Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks, Chuck Shamata

38. A Summer Place (1959)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Writers: Sloan Wilson, Delmer Daves | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

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. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.7
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Writer: Scott Spencer | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

41. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Writer: Bo Goldman | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen

42. Million Dollar Murder (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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After multi-millionaire Ted Ammon is found bludgeoned to death at his East Hampton estate, the fingers point to his estranged wife, Generosa Rand, and her lover, an electrician named Danny Pelosi.

Writers: Robert L. Freedman, Michael Shnayerson | Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Poppy Montgomery, David Sutcliffe, Peter Outerbridge, Donna Goodhand

43. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Anita Loos | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken, Mary Alden

44. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

Writers: Peter Nelson, Jud Kinberg | Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

45. Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

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This fact-based Lifetime drama follows one mother's,(Tiffany Rubin played by Taraji P. Henson) nightmarish struggle to retrieve the 7-year-old son,(Kobe played by Drew Davis)her ex-husband ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Bortman | Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, David Haydn-Jones, Beverly Todd

46. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Richard Brooks, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

47. Return (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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63 Metascore

A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.

Writer: Liza Johnson | Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam

48. A.C.A.B. (2012)

112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

Writers: Carlo Bonini, Daniele Cesarano, Barbara Petronio, Leonardo Valenti | Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Filippo Nigro, Marco Giallini, Andrea Sartoretti

49. Anna Karenina (1948)

139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

50. The Gay Sisters (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Stephen Longstreet | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp