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1. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Writer: David Nicholls | Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 88,928

2. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Writers: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Kaui Hart Hemmings | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 190,414

3. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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69 Metascore

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Writers: Max Landis, Josh Trank | Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 182,320

4. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 26,147

5. I Want You (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The sequel of Three Meters Above The Sky, starts with the return of H to his hometown where reconnecting with the past means struggle and also a new love.

Writers: Federico Moccia, Ramón Salazar | Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, María Valverde, Marina Salas

Votes: 7,108

6. Boy A (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.

Writers: Jonathan Trigell, Mark O'Rowe | Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 31,461

7. Pieces of April (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Writer: Peter Hedges | Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Votes: 17,413

8. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Olive Higgins Prouty | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 10,121

9. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Writers: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion | Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 5,015

10. Love Exposure (2008)

237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 6,006

11. Liebestraum (1991)

R | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Two affairs, a generation apart. Nick, a professor of architecture in upstate New York, comes to an Illinois town to be with his birth mother in the final days of her illness; he was ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Figgis | Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 1,232

12. Days of Darkness (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Writer: Denys Arcand | Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard, Caroline Néron

Votes: 2,247

13. None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

Writers: Clifford Odets, Richard Llewellyn | Director: Clifford Odets | Stars: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez

Votes: 1,522

14. The Dry Land (2010)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.6
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47 Metascore

A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.

Writer: Ryan Piers Williams | Director: Ryan Piers Williams | Stars: Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter

Votes: 443

15. Petrang kabayo (2010)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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Peter Kasimsiman was once a submissive son to his parents. But losing his mother at a tender age, left him with an abusive father who only knew of tending to his carriage horse, Brown ... See full summary »

Writers: Pablo S. Gomez, Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario, Wenn V. Deramas | Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano, Gloria Romero, Eugene Domingo

Votes: 52

16. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Writer: Daniel MacIvor | Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil

Votes: 1,123

17. Alone (I) (2007)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister

Writers: Aummaraporn Phandintong, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Sopon Sukdapisit, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan, Rachanu Boonchuduang, Hatairat Egereff

Votes: 3,705

18. Peas at 5:30 (2004)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

Writers: Lars Büchel, Ruth Toma | Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Fritzi Haberlandt, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Tina Engel, Harald Schrott

Votes: 888

19. Little Sparrows (2010)

88 min | Drama

5.4
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Simple and sincere, celebrating life and the unconditional love of a mother.

Writer: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen | Director: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen | Stars: Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Lyons

Votes: 153

20. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Writers: Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 443

21. 9 meter (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sport

7.7
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The 16-year-old Daniel is a huge long jumping talent who constantly breaks his own records. For Daniel, breaking records is a way for him to keep his dying mother alive. She is in a coma, ... See full summary »

Writer: Anders Walter | Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Benjamin Gabrielsen, Oliver Methling Søndergaard, Thomas Baldus, Christine Albeck Børge

Votes: 97

22. Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A story about a group of estranged Chinese-American siblings who reunite after the death of their mother.

Writer: Donald Martin | Director: Anna Chi | Stars: Bai Ling, Steph Song, Talia Shire, Russell Wong

Votes: 418

23. Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

74 min | Comedy

7.2
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A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home. The newlywed couple rush there to discover the other sons neglecting their ... See full summary »

Writers: Manuel Altolaguirre, Luis Buñuel, Juan de la Cabada, Manuel Reachi, Lilia Solano Galeana | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Lilia Prado, Esteban Márquez, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Manuel Dondé

Votes: 794

24. Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.5
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52 Metascore

A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

Writers: Stéphane Bouquet, Sébastien Lifshitz | Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine, Josiane Stoléru

Votes: 814

25. Holiday Camp (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Writers: Godfrey Winn, Sydney Box, Muriel Box, Peter Rogers, Mabel Constanduros | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Hazel Court

Votes: 187

26. Maria My Love (2011)

99 min | Drama

6.3
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A young woman named Ana is struggling to deal with her mother's death and her father's mistakes. In an effort to feel better, she reconnects with her half-sister Grace, (Lauren Fales) and, ... See full summary »

Writers: Lauren Fales, Jasmine McGlade | Director: Jasmine McGlade | Stars: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger, Lauren Fales

Votes: 40

27. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

72 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the ... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Maddin | Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, Angela Heck, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 976

28. Loving (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Writers: Slawomir Fabicki, Marek Pruchniewski | Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 180

29. Guadalupe the Virgin (2011)

Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Lupe, an innocent young Mexican woman in LA, works two jobs to support her terminally-ill mother when she meets Benny, a handsome but troubled young man who draws her into a scheme to solve... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathon Goodsell | Director: Victoria Giordana | Stars: Gregory Berger-Sobeck, Diana García, Mel Jones, Kimberly Jürgen

Votes: 6

30. Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)

96 min | Drama

6.6
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Turn from playing the piano to playing with swords, and you will get blood on your hands.

Writers: Denis Dercourt, Jacques Sotty | Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Vincent Perez, Jérémie Renier, Gabriella Wright, Anne Marivin

Votes: 315

31. Heyday! (2006 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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It's 1945, and 16-year-old Terry dreams of waiting tables at the Airlines Hotel in Gander, "Gateway to the World at War!". When his mother becomes ill and their house is quarantined, Terry conjures up the hotel world to keep his fears at bay, complete with a spy mystery and a romance with the vivacious Laurie Dwyer. But with a war outside and death upstairs, Terry must choose between boyhood ... See full summary »

Writer: Gordon Pinsent | Director: Gordon Pinsent | Stars: Adam Butcher, Peter MacNeill, Joanne Kelly, Tom McCamus

Votes: 29

32. Les pieds dans le vide (2009)

Romance

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Director: Mariloup Wolfe | Stars: Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Éric Bruneau, Laurence Leboeuf, Vincent Bolduc

Votes: 172

34. Une chanson pour ma mère (2013)

95 min | Comedy

5.1
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Writers: Joel Franka, Gladys Marciano, Benoît Mariage | Director: Joel Franka | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Sylvie Testud, Dave, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 80

35. Die Gezeichneten (1922)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Aage Madelung | Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Vladimir Gajdarov, Polina Piekowskaja, Sylvia Torf

Votes: 192

36. Wagons Westward (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Western

6.1
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Republic, in pre-production trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role,... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Moncure March, Harrison Jacobs | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anita Louise, Buck Jones, Ona Munson

Votes: 17

37. Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (2010)

125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Writer: Aloy Adlawan | Director: Michael Tuviera | Stars: Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, John Lapus, Pokwang

Votes: 21

38. All Will Be Well (2007)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Robert Brutter, Rafal Szamburski, Tomasz Wiszniewski | Director: Tomasz Wiszniewski | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Adam Werstak, Beata Kawka, Izabela Dabrowska

Votes: 331

39. Real Fiction (2008)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Zach, a gifted writer, devoted son, and life-partner to his boyfriend AJ, is as ambitious as he is impatient. Success in his business seems impossibly elusive after trying every avenue ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas Lam | Director: Nicholas Lam | Stars: Michael Garbe, Adam Hale, Michael Gregory, Matthew Rimmer

Votes: 38

40. Meine böse Freundin (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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Writer: Hannah Hollinger | Director: Maris Pfeiffer | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Alice Dwyer, August Zirner, Barbara Auer

Votes: 78

41. The Doubt (1954)

107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Writers: Ulises Petit de Murat, Jaime Salvador | Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Rosita Quintana, Francisco Petrone, Víctor Parra, Magda Guzmán

42. Secrets of a Model (1940)

61 min | Crime, Drama

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Pretty girl in need of money for her dying mom's operation poses for a sculpture. Later she gets involved with drunken playboys and gets pregnant.

Writers: Sherman L. Lowe, Arthur St. Claire | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Cheryl Walker, Harold Daniels, Julian Madison, Phyllis Barry

43. Across the Plains (1928)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Western

4.4
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Helen Williams, lured to a wild cattle-town on the promise of a job learns that the job she has is not the kind she thought she had, and finds herself selling drinks and dancing with drunk ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert J. Horner | Director: Robert J. Horner | Stars: Ted Wells, Ione Reed, Jack Richardson, Martha Barclay

Votes: 14

44. What Grown-Ups Know (2004)

30 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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A bizarre love triangle between a teenage boy, his childlike, ailing mother, and the lonely manager of a desolate caravan park.

Writers: Alex Joseph, Jonathan Wald | Director: Jonathan Wald | Stars: Stephen James King, Susie Lindeman, Daniel Roberts

Votes: 83

45. Sangre (I) (2003)

124 min | Drama

7.6
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A film director looks for inspiration as he deals with his sick mother and his younger brother.

Writers: Miguel Bonifacio César, Pablo César, Juana Falcón, Agustín Oroz | Director: Pablo César | Stars: Ivonne Fournery, Emiliano Alonso, Guillermo Pfening, Juan Carlos Calabró

Votes: 18

46. Anak dalita (1956)

119 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Writer: Rolf Bayer | Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Joseph de Cordova, Vic Silayan

Votes: 28

47. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013– )
Episode: Bad Blood (2013)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Alice learns her father is in Wonderland and they start healing their relationship; young Jafar is distressed by his mother's death.

Creators: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin, Jane Espenson | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 145

48. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Cannon of Ethics (1987)

Drama

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Kelsey takes her dilemma concerning Dr. Warren to a retired DA. Meanwhile, Brackman assigns another associate to the Rohner vs. Gradinger case. Abby helps a dying Mrs. Stulwicz set up a ... See full summary »

Creators: Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher | Director: John Patterson | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 9

49. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013– )
Episode: Dirty Little Secrets (2014)

TV-14 | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Cyrus remembers the events that led to the binding price he and his brothers have to pay; the Red Queen and the Knave are faced with the Jabberwocky.

Creators: Jane Espenson, Zack Estrin, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis | Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 138

50. River Monsters (2009– )
Episode: Jungle Terminator (2014)

Documentary

7.4
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Biologist and freshwater detective Jeremy Wade continues his year of Amazon exploration, investigating three mysterious deaths in three separate countries: Peru, Colombia and Brazil. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Bingham | Star: Jeremy Wade

Votes: 7