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1. 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.

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

Votes: 165,747 | Gross: $173.40M

2. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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86 Metascore

A widowed 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.

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

Votes: 145,638 | Gross: $0.92M

3. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 42,391 | Gross: $76.20M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 129,604 | Gross: $40.31M

5. 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.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 33,922

6. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 33,842 | Gross: $3.49M

7. 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.

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

Votes: 112,476 | Gross: $88.10M

8. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 76,184 | Gross: $2.69M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 68,541 | Gross: $16.31M

10. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 14,015 | Gross: $3.84M

11. Arthur (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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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.

Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 47,287 | Gross: $33.04M

12. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

Votes: 16,489 | Gross: $25.54M

13. November Christmas (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.7
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A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen

Votes: 1,151

14. 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.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 59,826 | Gross: $66.64M

15. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 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.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 25,264 | Gross: $2.98M

16. 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.

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

Votes: 20,712 | Gross: $11.00M

17. 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.

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

Votes: 31,074 | Gross: $2.28M

18. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

8.1
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

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

Votes: 7,890

19. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 12,862

20. Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 3,796

21. 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.

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

Votes: 8,443 | Gross: $0.74M

22. Tillsammans (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

It is the 70s and a group of very different individuals live together as a community. One of the members sister, Elisabeth needs a new place to stay with her children after having had ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 18,575 | Gross: $1.07M

23. 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.

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

Votes: 10,361

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 6,020

25. 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.

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

Votes: 7,980 | Gross: $1.53M

26. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 4,068 | Gross: $17.04M

27. 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.

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

Votes: 3,777 | Gross: $0.02M

28. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 5,704

29. Dedication (2007)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 6,373 | Gross: $0.09M

30. 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.

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

Votes: 5,123

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

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 1,337

32. Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 2,486 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Les témoins (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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75 Metascore

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

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart, Sami Bouajila, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $0.08M

34. The Monkey's Uncle (1965)

G | 87 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 590

35. E tanta paura (1976)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Corinne Cléry, Michele Placido, Quinto Parmeggiani, Edoardo Faieta

Votes: 401

36. Un oso rojo (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 »

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano | Stars: Julio Chávez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Machín, Agostina Lage

Votes: 1,785

37. Universal Signs (2008)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

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

Votes: 123

38. The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Rue McClanahan, Charles Haid

Votes: 414

39. 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: 1,917

40. Pako to mahô no ehon (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 419

41. Kami no hidarite akuma no migite (2006)

94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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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.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Asuka Shibuya, Tsubasa Kobayashi, Ai Maeda, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 101

42. The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations (2012)

56 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.0
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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: 6

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

120 min | Drama

5.7
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There are a bunch on children in a suburban neighborhood getting hurt in unusual ways. One mother's child gets hurt and she goes looking for answers and finds them but its with twist no one would expect.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Joan Van Ark, Chris Noth, Rick Springfield, Dey Young

Votes: 81

44. Eyelids (2008)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 10

45. Die Reise nach Sundevit (1966)

75 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Ralf Strohbach, Siegfried Höchst, Ralph Borgwardt, Fritz Bartholdt

Votes: 38

46. The Growing Summer (1968– )

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Stars: Wendy Hiller, Hogan Davies, Laura Hartong, Zuleika Robson

47. The Big Sleaze (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 25

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

8.2
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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: Robert Osborne, Alan Arkin

Votes: 14

49. Prizemyavane (1987)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 8

50. Ration Bored (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Woody Woodpecker tries to steal gasoline from a car, not realizing it belongs to a police officer.

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

Votes: 76