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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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97 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 342,022

2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 188,573

3. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Writers: Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 110,482

4. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Writers: Jack Kerouac, Jose Rivera | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 29,671

5. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Writers: Davis Grubb, James Agee | Directors: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 56,500

6. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 44,313

7. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 16,174

8. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 6,837

9. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

7.4
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46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 17,259

10. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 8,293

11. Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

Writers: Wanda Tuchock, Gregory La Cava, Eugene Thackrey | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Pert Kelton

Votes: 465

12. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.5
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 4,428

13. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 1,863

14. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.7
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In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Writers: Stephen King, John Esposito | Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 6,240

15. The Little Foxes (1941)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 6,767

16. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 3,916

17. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Writers: William Faulkner, Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 1,925

18. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Writers: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Lewis E. Ciannelli

Votes: 853

19. Home from the Hill (1960)

Approved | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch, William Humphrey | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Votes: 1,930

20. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Writers: Chester Himes, Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis | Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,058

21. Mandinga (1976)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

3.2
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An Old South plantation owner lusts after his female slaves.

Writer: Tecla Romanelli | Director: Mario Pinzauti | Stars: Antonio Gismondo, Serafino Profumo, Maria Rosaria Riuzzi, Paola D'Egidio

Votes: 100

22. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

Writer: Paul Morrison | Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

Votes: 924

23. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

8.2
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Writer: Marie-Monique Robin | Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,290

24. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Writers: Harry Brown, Francis Gwaltney | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 766

25. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Writers: Wanda Tuchock, Richard Schayer, Ransom Rideout, King Vidor | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,034

26. The Southerner (1945)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Writers: George Sessions Perry, Hugo Butler, Jean Renoir | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 1,648

27. Men in Black (1934)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges become doctors at a large hospital where they disrupt patients and staff alike.

Writer: Felix Adler | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Carmen Andre

Votes: 783

28. The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | 109 min | Drama

6.5
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself ... See full summary »

Writer: Philip Railsback | Director: James Keach | Stars: Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 620

29. The Tempest (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

4.7
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Writer: James S. Henerson | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 293

30. London Kills Me (1991)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »

Writer: Hanif Kureishi | Director: Hanif Kureishi | Stars: Justin Chadwick, Steven Mackintosh, Fiona Shaw, Brad Dourif

Votes: 451

31. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, John Twist, Joel Sayre, Bouck White, Matthew Josephson | Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 660

32. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

6.4
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Writer: Russell S. Hughes | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

Votes: 435

33. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Writers: Luther Davis, Adria Locke Langley | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 409

34. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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52 Metascore

THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolff | Stars: Charles Maddox, Tommy Dietsch, Ed Herlihy, George Roth

Votes: 50

35. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

7.1
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Writers: Paul Green, Harry Harrison Kroll | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 930

36. LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

8.0
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78 Metascore

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles | Stars: LaLee Wallace, Reggie Barnes

Votes: 175

37. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, John Taintor Foote | Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 311

38. The Land (1969)

130 min | Drama

8.2
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A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Writers: Abderrahman Charkawi, Hassan Fuad | Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Yehia Chahine, Ezzat El Alaili, Tewfik El Dekn

Votes: 511

39. Purlie (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

8.7
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In the early days of the civil rights movement, a Southern plantation owner holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.

Writers: Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, Peter Udell | Director: Rudi Goldman | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore

Votes: 72

40. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Writer: Reginald Berkeley | Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 222

41. Gone Are the Days! (1963)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is ... See full summary »

Writer: Ossie Davis | Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes

Votes: 114

42. Jesse James Rides Again (1947)

Approved | 180 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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Outlaw Jesse James and his friend, on the run from Missouri, ride into a town where a gang is trying to drive area ranchers off their land because there's oil underneath it. They take ... See full summary »

Writers: Franklin Adreon, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Sol Shor | Directors: Fred C. Brannon, Thomas Carr | Stars: Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, John Compton

Votes: 115

43. Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.8
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Living on a Southern plantation before the Civil War, a young slave girl secretly learns how to read and write, and determines to teach others.

Writers: Patricia C. McKissack, Ron Stacker Thompson, Ashley Tyler | Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Shadia Simmons, Alison Sealy-Smith, Erica Luttrell, Jason Burke

Votes: 45

44. The Damned Rain (2009)

Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Gabhricha Paus was released on 29th January 2009. Produced by Prashant Penthe & directed by Satish Manwar. The plot of the movie is based on simple aspirations, the undying urge in the human race to live and to live against all odds.

Writer: Satish Manwar | Director: Satish Manwar | Stars: Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Jyoti Subhash, Aman Attar

Votes: 150

45. Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall (2013 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for a missing woman and investigates ghost sightings at an old southern plantation.

Writers: Nik Blahunka, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Keri Healey, Sharon Yamada-Heidner, Jeff Allen Pierce

Votes: 16

46. Fatima Buen Story (1994)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A story based on the actual case of Fatima Buen.

Writer: Frank Rivera | Director: Mario O'Hara | Stars: Kris Aquino, Zoren Legaspi, John Regala, Janice de Belen

Votes: 11

47. The Quest for Freedom (1992 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.8
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She was 29 years old, and a slave. She'd never been to school and could not read or write. She had been beaten, abused, and humiliated. Except for the few square miles around her home, she ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Holmes | Director: Fred Holmes | Stars: Summer Selby, David King, Reg Grant, Chris Messersmith

Votes: 5

48. Turksib (1929)

57 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: Yakov Aron, Aleksandr Macheret, Viktor Shklovsky, Victor A. Turin | Director: Victor A. Turin

Votes: 167

49. Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)

Passed | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.9
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Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 431

50. The River (1938)

Unrated | 31 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.4
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This short Depression-era documentary describes the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States. It laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress, ... See full summary »

Writer: Pare Lorentz | Director: Pare Lorentz | Star: Thomas Chalmers

Votes: 385