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1. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 356,613 | Gross: $0.02M
2. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 222,440 | Gross: $255.95M
3. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
Votes: 75,413 | Gross: $33.69M
4. Freaks of Nature (2015)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror
In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
5. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
6. The Wave (2008)
107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
7. Jack (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.
Votes: 46,499 | Gross: $58.59M
8. Big Fat Liar (2002)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.
Votes: 28,948 | Gross: $47.81M
9. The History Boys (2006)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
Votes: 17,743 | Gross: $2.71M
10. Crossing Over (2009)
R | 113 min | Drama
Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,559 | Gross: $0.45M
11. Like Minds (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.
12. The Idiots (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
Votes: 24,097 | Gross: $0.01M
13. The Last Station (2009)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
Votes: 15,323 | Gross: $6.62M
14. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
Votes: 17,423 | Gross: $0.83M
15. Flicka (2006)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.
Votes: 6,087 | Gross: $21.00M
16. The Ledge (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.
Votes: 15,483 | Gross: $0.01M
17. Before the Fall (2004)
110 min | Drama, Sport, War
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,000 | Gross: $0.14M
19. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 29,205 | Gross: $3.77M
20. Real Women Have Curves (2002)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,993 | Gross: $5.84M
22. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Unrated | 126 min | Drama, Family
At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.
Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $21.30M
23. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 15,882 | Gross: $2.01M
24. Senior Week (1987)
R | 98 min | Comedy
Everett and his party-hungry buddies embark on an all-night road-trip to the Florida beaches, for a week of fun, sun, and beautiful women. Mayhem ensues when 2 jealous girl-friends show up ... See full summary »
25. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
G | 120 min | Drama, Family
A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.
Votes: 1,465 | Gross: $1.60M
26. My American Uncle (1980)
PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a ... See full summary »
28. Class of '96 (1993– )
60 min | Drama
"Class of '96" is the FOX series directed by Peter Horton (of "thirtysomething" fame). The show deals with the story of 7 friends who attend Havenhurst College, a fictitious Ivy League ... See full summary »
29. Future X-Cops (2010)
99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cop travels back in time to take on a corporation that's out to eliminate a doctor who has created a new technology which can break up the monopoly on a energy resources.
30. You'll Get Over It (2002 TV Movie)
Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.01M
32. In Praise of Love (2001)
PG | 97 min | Drama
In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,328 | Gross: $0.25M
33. Visions of Europe (2004)
140 min | Comedy, Drama
An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.
Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Fatih Akin, Barbara Albert, Sarunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermoso, Ágnes Hranitzky, Arvo Iho, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulík, Malgorzata Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh | Stars: Johanna Troell, Safia Aggoune, Abel Alves, Benzirar Baroudi
34. The Perfect Gift (2009)
89 min | Drama
A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
35. Alan & Naomi (1992)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Family
Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.
Votes: 334 | Gross: $0.26M
36. The Designated Mourner (1997)
R | 94 min | Drama
Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's ... See full summary »
39. The Scribe (2012)
15 min | Short, Drama, Family
A college dropout-turned-professional essay writer assumes the impossible task of writing a thesis paper in one weekend and, along the way, discovers that he no longer wants to perfect others' lives while neglecting his own.
44. Lonely Child (2005)
50 min | Drama
William is constantly shooting video journals of his life to have as souvenirs for himself. Feeling the end of his relationship with Médéric, his young lover, William spends two days ... See full summary »
47. Láska (1973)
88 min | Romance
Sixteen-year-old students of a grammar school are supposed to write essays on "Love". The class best student Andrea (Jaroslava Schallerová) writes about a patriotic love to a country as she... See full summary »
48. JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (1994)
62 min | Documentary, Drama
Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art.