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1. The Babadook (2014)

Not rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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86 Metascore

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Writer: Jennifer Kent | Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 57,058

2. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped 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

Votes: 112,337

3. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Writer: David Berenbaum | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 128,444

4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 26,021

5. Along Came Polly (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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44 Metascore

A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.

Writer: John Hamburg | Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 98,563

6. Young Adult (2011)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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71 Metascore

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.

Writer: Diablo Cody | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 59,748

7. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 54,352

8. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Writers: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden | Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 65,598

9. Arthur (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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36 Metascore

A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Gordon | Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 42,868

10. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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84 Metascore

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 29,868

11. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

Votes: 26,762

12. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »

Writers: Jay Cronley, Jeffrey Boam | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

Votes: 13,968

13. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 22,133

14. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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55 Metascore

A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Writers: Mark Polish, Michael Polish | Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Max Thieriot

Votes: 18,848

15. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Writers: Philip Dunne, R.A. Dick | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 10,491

16. Ceremony (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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40 Metascore

Two friends are off on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is to re-establish their friendship, but Sam has ulterior motives in mind as he crashes the wedding of a woman he still loves.

Writer: Max Winkler | Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace

Votes: 3,339

17. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Writer: Lukas Moodysson | Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 16,303

18. Irresistible (2006)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Writer: Ann Turner | Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 4,392

19. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Writers: Robert Towne, John Fante | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 7,554

20. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Writer: Michael McGowan | Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

Votes: 8,772

21. Dedication (2007)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.

Writer: David Bromberg | Director: Justin Theroux | Stars: Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Christine Taylor

Votes: 6,024

22. Neverwas (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Writer: Joshua Michael Stern | Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte

Votes: 5,306

23. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Writers: John Irving, Tod Williams | Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 12,852

24. Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 3,094

25. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

8.2
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Writers: Margaret Edson, Emma Thompson, Mike Nichols | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

Votes: 6,917

26. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sheridan's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Greenburg, Stephen Volk, William Friedkin | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 3,177

27. Trust the Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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43 Metascore

After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.

Writer: Bart Freundlich | Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 7,573

28. Full Moon in Paris (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Writer: Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thévenet

Votes: 1,755

29. Since You've Been Gone (1998 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate.

Writer: Jeff Steinberg | Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Philip Rayburn Smith, Joey Slotnick, Joy Gregory, Laura Eason

Votes: 1,240

30. The Witnesses (2007)

112 min | Drama

6.9
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75 Metascore

Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.

Writers: André Téchiné, Laurent Guyot, Viviane Zingg, Michel Canesi, Jamil Rahmani | Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart, Sami Bouajila, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,057

31. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Writers: François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 4,625

32. Universal Signs (2008)

Drama

6.1
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After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.

Writer: Ann Calamia | Director: Ann Calamia | Stars: Anthony Natale, Sabrina Lloyd, Lupe Ontiveros, Margot Kidder

Votes: 124

33. Red Bear (2002)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrián Caetano, Romina Lanfranchini, Gabriela Speranza | Director: Adrián Caetano | Stars: Julio Chávez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Machín, Agostina Lage

Votes: 1,416

34. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,572

35. Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Writers: Hirohito Goto, Nobuhiro Monma, Tetsuya Nakashima | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 376

36. God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)

94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.

Writers: Kazuo Umezu, Yoshinori Matsugae | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Asuka Shibuya, Tsubasa Kobayashi, Ai Maeda, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 91

37. In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.8
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Writers: Judith Kelman, Adam Greenman | Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Joan Van Ark, Chris Noth, Rick Springfield, Dey Young

Votes: 76

38. Eyelids (2008)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Pal, a young artist, falls in love with the prettiest girl in his art class, Iris. He daydreams of living on the inside of her eyelids so she would have to notice him.

Writer: Brad Bischoff | Director: Brad Bischoff | Stars: Alex Ruzicka, Chelsea Trantham, Brad Bischoff, Paulina Thornton

Votes: 9

39. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

7.2
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Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Director: Sam Cameron | Stars: Alan Arkin, Robert Osborne

Votes: 6

40. The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations (2012)

56 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

5.9
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Explores the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most universally beloved children's books of our time.

Director: Hannah Jayanti | Stars: Eric Carle, Jason Epstein, Jules Feiffer, Adam Gopnik

Votes: 7

41. The Growing Summer (1968– )

30 min | Family

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Stars: Hoagy Davies, Laura Hartong, Zuleika Robson, Mark Ward

42. Die Reise nach Sundevit (1966)

75 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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Writers: Benno Pludra, Heiner Carow, Gudrun Deubener | Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Ralf Strohbach, Siegfried Höchst, Ralph Borgwardt, Fritz Bartholdt

Votes: 36

43. The Big Sleaze (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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Chuck Peterson is a young slacker with big dreams. Disowned by his family and ignored by his peers, he diligently pursues his dreams of writing a fantastic children's book to become famous ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Fredianelli | Director: Michael Fredianelli | Stars: Michael Fredianelli, Sabrina Machado, Robert Amstler, Michael Nosé

Votes: 26

44. The Two of Us (1966 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Unsold pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom concerns the adventures of a young boy who lives with his widowed mother a writer/illustrator of children's books. He relates better to the imaginary ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Julian | Director: Claudio Guzmán | Stars: Bill Mumy, Pat Crowley, Mary Jane Croft, Barry Livingston

46. Ration Bored (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.9
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Woody Woodpecker tries to steal gasoline from a car, not realizing it belongs to a police officer.

Writer: Ben Hardaway | Directors: Emery Hawkins, Milt Schaffer | Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers

Votes: 59

47. Queer Spawn (2006)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Queer Spawn allows young people stemming from homo-parental families to express their ideas, feelings, concerns and questions.

Director: Anna Boluda

Votes: 7

48. Prizemyavane (1987)

113 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young lady - a famous writer - is enjoying her favorable life. A tragic accident makes her revise her busy life and a semi-love, a semi-marriage, and a semi-friendship come to the surface.

Writer: Nevelina Popova | Director: Rumyana Petkova | Stars: Plamena Getova, Detelina Lazarova, Vassil Mihajlov, Ivaylo Hristov

Votes: 7

49. The Tippy Story (2006)

120 min | Drama

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A two month old Maltese pup sits quietly in a Boca Raton Pet Store having no knowledge or what life could be like beyond the walls of her little cage. A stranger walks in, picks up the pup,... See full summary »

Writer: Evie Litwok | Director: Evie Litwok | Star: Donna Coney Island

50. ? Aldow (2009)

9 min | Short, Adventure

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Lee Bruce is trying to get into Berkeley but there's just one problem: His teacher has just assigned a critical thinking paper on random events for him to write. First off, nothing ever ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron John Tao, Winston Titus Tao | Director: Winston Titus Tao | Stars: Aaron John Tao, Chad Sterbens, Bree Shaffer, Tyler Shaffer