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1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 452,945 | Gross: $262.03M

2. This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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44 Metascore

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver

Votes: 54,519 | Gross: $34.29M

3. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 76,278 | Gross: $37.71M

4. Fanboys (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Sam Huntington

Votes: 50,032 | Gross: $0.69M

5. The Ultimate Legacy (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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A self-absorbed young man is challenged to grow a conscience and change his ways in order to receive an inheritance.

Director: Joanne Hock | Stars: Raquel Welch, Doug Jones, Brian Dennehy, Lee Meriwether

Votes: 134

6. Deadfall (1993)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

3.7
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After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Coppola | Stars: Michael Biehn, Sarah Trigger, Nicolas Cage, James Coburn

Votes: 2,275

7. Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 2,704 | Gross: $17.60M

8. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 1,720

9. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,513 | Gross: $0.19M

10. The Viking Queen (1967)

91 min | Adventure

5.0
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To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Don Murray, Carita, Donald Houston, Andrew Keir

Votes: 628

11. All Mine to Give (1957)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

Votes: 756

12. The Ride (I) (1997)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Michael Biehn, Brock Pierce, Charles Young, Clarence Felder

Votes: 334 | Gross: $0.19M

13. The Blue Butterfly (2004)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Adventure

6.3
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A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Marc Donato, William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Raoul Max Trujillo

Votes: 1,342

14. The Last Request (I) (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy

3.6
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Pop's last request is for his sons to continue the family name. When his brother dies trying, Jeff leaves the seminary and encounters crazy women and odd ball characters.

Director: John DeBellis | Stars: T.R. Knight, Danny Aiello, Mario Cantone, Frank Vincent

Votes: 169

15. Erik the Conqueror (1961)

81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.1
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In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler, George Ardisson

Votes: 366

16. Soft Fruit (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer.

Director: Christina Andreef | Stars: Jeanie Drynan, Linal Haft, Russell Dykstra, Geneviève Lemon

Votes: 476 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Wish 143 (2009)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out.

Director: Ian Barnes | Stars: Samuel Holland, Rory Kinnear, Kieran Hardcastle, Lizzie Roper

Votes: 462

18. The Sun Was Setting (1951 TV Short)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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A woman is dying in her apartment. Two friends visit her and she tells them she wants to go to Chinatown. They convince her not to go, and then leave themselves. Unable to stand her ... See full summary »

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Angela Stevens, Tom Keene, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 66

19. The Deceased (1965)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Woman who is obsessed with death wants a first-class burial for herself, and even buys a luxury coffin beforehand.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Paulo Gracindo, Ivan Cândido, Nelson Xavier

Votes: 141

20. The Great Role (2004)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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43 Metascore

When a famous American film director, Rudolph Grichenberg, comes to Paris to cast a Yiddish version of 'The Merchant of Venice,' Maurice Kurtz and his friends try out for the role of ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Suissa | Stars: Stéphane Freiss, Bérénice Bejo, Peter Coyote, Paola Perez

Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Ulybka Boga, ili Chisto odesskaya istoriya (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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A determined student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather. He has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, and bring back his grandfather's cat.

Director: Vladimir Alenikov | Stars: Ivan Zhidkov, Mariya Gorban, Antonina Sutyagina, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 100

22. He Is Gone (2007 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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A dying man sends his fiancée a final love letter.

Director: Richard Poche | Stars: Trish Christensen, Cliff Poche

23. The Dating Guy (2009– )
Episode: A Taste of Wang (2009)

23 min | Animation, Comedy

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V.J. falls for Lily and becomes involved in illegal fish fighting to win her from her gangster boyfriend.

Director: Joseph Sherman | Stars: Fab Filippo, Sean Francis, Lauren Ash, Anand Rajaram

24. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Better Angels (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A Marine sergeant, Dawson, dies of gunfire during an alleged armed robbery of a men's clothing store in Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate; while at the scene Gibbs receives a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray

Votes: 329

25. Rescue Me (2004–2011)
Episode: Control (2009)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Comedy

8.1
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Tommy and Mike must lay their differences aside when a roadblock puts a dangerous halt to a routine call. Sheila uses her leverage to control Tommy's drinking, while Lou refuses to give in to the allure of an old flame.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Denis Leary, Adam Ferrara, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale

Votes: 62

26. Metalocalypse (2006– )
Episode: Dethkids (2006)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.2
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Toki grows tired of his childish persona and turns demonic. A terminally ill little girl makes a video for him.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 92

27. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5307 (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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The wedding ceremony begins. But will Eric say "I do"?

Director: Michael Stich | Stars: Brianna Bandy, Eileen Davidson, Lisa Dondlinger, Patrick Duffy

28. Lost Girl (2010– )
Episode: Fae Day (2010)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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The Fae are celebrating their holiest day called La Shoshain. In the middle of the partying at Trick's bar, a Banshee calls out the impending death of one of the people there. Bo becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland

Votes: 211

29. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)
Episode: Home (2013)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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In flashback, we learn about Cyrus' origin story while Alice seeks out the White Rabbit for answers involving his actions in Wonderland

Director: Romeo Tirone | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 189

30. Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)
Episode: I Love Darling's Sincerity (1985)

Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Ataru agrees to help the ghost of a young girl fulfill her dying wish so she can go to Heaven. Her wish was to have Ataru wear the sweater she made for him, and to go on a date with Ataru... much to Lum's annoyance.

Directors: Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Kazuo Yamazaki | Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Ichirô Nagai, Shigeru Chiba

31. Testees (2008– )
Episode: Kicking the Bucket List (2008)

21 min | Comedy

7.0
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It isn't until Ron and Peter face their deaths that they realize they've never really lived.

Director: Ian Ross MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Kassel, Steve Markle, Joe Pingue, Kim Schraner

Votes: 36

32. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
Episode: Mother (2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A young Ed and Al are determined to bring back their dead mother, who was their pillar of strength in light of their absent father and war struck country.

Directors: Shingo Kaneko, Seiji Mizushima, Yasuhiro Irie, Norimitsu Suzuki | Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Travis Willingham, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 178

33. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Pa'a Ka 'ipuka I Ka 'Upena Nananana (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Five-0 captures a seriously wounded Gabriel Waincroft and prepare to bring him in, but Michelle Shioma wants him for herself to avenge the death of her father, and her men will stop at nothing to get him for themselves.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 167

34. Magpakailanman (2012– )
Episode: Sa kamay ni misis (2014)

Drama

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Director: Argel Joseph | Stars: Mel Tiangco, Rodjun Cruz, Kris Bernal, Steven Silva

35. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Stanley's Cup (2006)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Stan Marsh has hit rock bottom. He's got no job, no bicycle and his only way out of a bad situation, is to coach the local pee wee hockey team. Once a hotshot pee wee hockey player himself,... See full summary »

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Lance Ho, Kathryn Howell

Votes: 1,606

36. Sophie (2008– )
Episode: Stolen Kisses (2009)

Comedy

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Director: Michel Poulette | Stars: Natalie Brown, Sebastian Spence, Jeff Geddis, Catherine Bérubé

37. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: The Banker and the Bum (1985)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A big-hearted bum and a cold-hearted tycoon switch bodies and walk a mile in the other man's shoes.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Eve Roberts, Joel Colodner

Votes: 22

38. The Big C (2010–2013)
Episode: The Darkest Day (2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Cathy, Paul and Adam are getting ready to head to Italy for the Christmas holidays using Paul's cut from the electronics store thefts. They still haven't found Sean, but they feel they need... See full summary »

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 101

39. The Foundation (2009– )
Episode: The Face of Hope (2009)

Comedy

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The Selkirk Foundation bounces a check, which was meant to help a dying girl see her idol: the rock star Apollo.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Mike Wilmot, Rebecca Northan, Martin Sims, Sylvie Boucher

40. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Long Hunt (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Fleeing sore losers, Bret is saved from death by stage robber Lefty Dolan who obligates Bret with a dying wish - free the man wrongly convicted in another heist, instead of Lefty. Lefty ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: James Garner, Joan Vohs, Richard Webb, James Anderson

Votes: 49