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1. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 213,597 | Gross: $82.58M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 116,283 | Gross: $13.84M

3. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | 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.

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

Votes: 216,361 | Gross: $64.58M

4. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 30,557 | Gross: $44.59M

5. Tengo ganas de ti (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, María Valverde, Marina Salas

Votes: 10,842

6. Ai no mukidashi (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 8,514

7. 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.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 5,870 | Gross: $10.20M

8. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 34,393 | Gross: $0.11M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 18,526 | Gross: $2.53M

10. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 12,205

11. The Eye of the Storm (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Maria Theodorakis, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Timony

Votes: 1,347 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro

Votes: 393

13. 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.

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

Votes: 448

14. 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.

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

Votes: 1,808

15. Liebestraum (1991)

R | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,321 | Gross: $0.13M

16. L'âge des ténèbres (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.

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

Votes: 2,503

17. Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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52 Metascore

A transgender woman 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.

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

Votes: 892 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Mad Women (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

6.4
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30 Metascore

A mother of three daughters (one died at the age of three) commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lipsky | Stars: Reed Birney, Kelsey Lynn Stokes, Ashley Blankenship, Dave Bobb

Votes: 18

19. 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.

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

Votes: 450 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Alone (I) (2007)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt surviving sister

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Marsha Wattanapanich, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan, Rachanu Boonchuduang, Hatairat Egereff

Votes: 4,350

21. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 1,176

22. Petrang kabayo (2010)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.9
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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 »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano, Gloria Romero, Eugene Domingo

Votes: 89

23. Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

74 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Lilia Prado, Esteban Márquez, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Manuel Dondé

Votes: 939

24. Holiday Camp (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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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.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Flora Robson, Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Hazel Court

Votes: 227

25. Little Sparrows (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.6
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Simple and sincere, celebrating life and the unconditional love of a mother.

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

Votes: 162

26. Maria My Love (2011)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 41

27. The Hoodlum (1951)

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

6.3
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 548

28. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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 »

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

Votes: 1,101

29. 9 meter (2012)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Sport

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 129

30. Erbsen auf halb 6 (2004)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 965

31. Vipère au poing (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Catherine Frot, Jacques Villeret, Jules Sitruk, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 722

32. Sa'yo lamang (2010)

Drama

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Director: Laurice Guillen | Stars: Lorna Tolentino, Christopher De Leon, Bea Alonzo, Coco Martin

Votes: 33

33. Ambulance (2005)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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"Ambulance" is a psychological thriller based on 3 rules: 1. The entire film must take place in only ONE LOCATION; an ambulance 2. The story must be in REAL TIME; a 80 minute ride 3. There must be only 4 CHARACTERS on the ride.

Director: Laurits Munch-Petersen | Stars: Thomas Bo Larsen, Paw Henriksen, Helle Fagralid, Torbjørn Hummel

Votes: 1,064

34. Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (2010)

125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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A fallen angel (John Lapus) and a tiyanak (Elijah Alejo) join forces to create a superhero whose good deeds will be the two creatures' ticket back to heaven. They have their eyes on Inday (... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuviera | Stars: Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, John Lapus, Pokwang

Votes: 23

35. Die Gezeichneten (1922)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the 1918 novel 'Elsker hverandre' by Aage Madelung, the film follows various lives, one of which is Jewish girl Hanne Liebe, as she grows up, and experiences the pains of living as a Jew in Russia, leading to a revolution.

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

Votes: 269

36. Milosc (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 234

37. Anak dalita (1956)

119 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Joseph de Cordova, Vic Silayan

Votes: 31

38. 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: 192

39. Demain dès l'aube (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.

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

Votes: 342

40. Wagons Westward (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Western

6.5
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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 »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anita Louise, Buck Jones, Ona Munson

Votes: 15

41. Wszystko bedzie dobrze (2007)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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A teenage boy, whose mother is terminally ill, and his alcohol-addicted sports teacher set out on a pilgrimage to Czestochowa.

Director: Tomasz Wiszniewski | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Adam Werstak, Beata Kawka, Izabela Dabrowska

Votes: 412

42. What Grown-Ups Know (2004)

30 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 104

43. Une chanson pour ma mère (2013)

95 min | Comedy

5.0
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Director: Joel Franka | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Sylvie Testud, Dave, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 91

44. Heyday! (2006 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 30

45. Guadalupe the Virgin (2011)

Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 7

46. La duda (1954)

107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Rosita Quintana, Francisco Petrone, Víctor Parra, Magda Guzmán

47. Sangre (I) (2003)

124 min | Drama

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

Director: Pablo César | Stars: Ivonne Fournery, Emiliano Alonso, Guillermo Pfening, Juan Carlos Calabró

Votes: 17

48. Real Fiction (2008)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 44

49. Meine böse Freundin (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Maris Pfeiffer | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Alice Dwyer, August Zirner, Barbara Auer

Votes: 78

50. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)
Episode: Bad Blood (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | 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.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 180