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1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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64 Metascore

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

2. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

3. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz | Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

4. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

5. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

7. The Covenant (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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19 Metascore

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

Writer: J.S. Cardone | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Taylor Kitsch

8. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

Writers: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg | Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

9. United States of Tara (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family.

Creator: Diablo Cody | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

10. Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.6
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51 Metascore

A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Writer: Dean Craig | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David, Loretta Devine

11. Kyle XY (2006–2009)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Active

7.6
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A family takes in a formerly institutionalized teen savant (Dallas) who is missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy and love.

Creators: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson

12. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 124 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

13. In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Straight-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Writers: Jennifer Weiner, Susannah Grant | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount

14. The Gates (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Active

7.2
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A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural entities reside.

Creators: Grant Scharbo, Richard Hatem | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols, Luke Mably

15. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Writers: Brent Monahan, Courtney Solomon | Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

16. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

17. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

18. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Robert Penn Warren | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

19. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Writers: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

20. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

21. Perfect Stranger (2007)

R | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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31 Metascore

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Writers: Todd Komarnicki, Jon Bokenkamp | Director: James Foley | Stars: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Portnow

22. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night... See full summary »

Writer: Kasi Lemmons | Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

23. Beyond the Sea (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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46 Metascore

A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).

Writers: Kevin Spacey, Lewis Colick | Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins

24. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

25. Little Dorrit (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Romance

8.4
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

26. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond De Felitta | Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

27. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Writers: Sarah Polley, Michael Polley | Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

28. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

29. Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs | Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine

30. Tetro (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Writers: Mauricio Kartun, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez

31. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Bernbaum, Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

32. The Prince of Tides (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama

6.7
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A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Writers: Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan

33. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Ward, Newton Thornburg | Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lowe

34. Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

Writer: Michelle Morgan | Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Eva Amurri Martino, Anton Yelchin, Willa Holland, Susan Sarandon

35. Margot at the Wedding (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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66 Metascore

Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

Writer: Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flora Cross, Zane Pais

36. The Hamiltons (2006)

R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, Adam Weis | Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Joseph McKelheer, Mackenzie Firgens

37. Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.

Writers: John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, Marryam Modell | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, Martita Hunt

38. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Writers: Barney Cohen, Kathryn Wallack, Nicholas Factor | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin

39. The War Zone (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

Writer: Alexander Stuart | Director: Tim Roth | Stars: Ray Winstone, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, Tilda Swinton

40. Empire Falls (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Writer: Richard Russo | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman

41. Beautiful (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Comedy

5.3
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23 Metascore

Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

Writer: Jon Bernstein | Director: Sally Field | Stars: Minnie Driver, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner

42. Haunted (1995)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Herbert, Timothy Prager, Bob Kellett, Lewis Gilbert | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud

43. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Writer: Gal Uchovsky | Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

44. Gemini (2005)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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A domineering mother with a seemingly perfect family in Argentina is unaware of a taboo relationship happening with her youngest children.

Writers: Albertina Carri, Santiago Giralt | Director: Albertina Carri | Stars: Cristina Banegas, Daniel Fanego, Maria Abadi, Lucas Escariz

45. Malice in Wonderland (2009)

R | 87 min | Fantasy

6.1
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.

Writer: Jayson Rothwell | Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer, Matt King, Nathaniel Parker

46. Angels and Insects (1995)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British aristocrats.

Writers: A.S. Byatt, Belinda Haas, Philip Haas | Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Jeremy Kemp

47. Father of My Children (2009)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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76 Metascore

A film producer struggles with suicidal despair.

Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve | Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alice Gautier

48. Daylight (2013)

114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Some family secrets cannot bear the daylight.

Writers: Philip Delmaar, Marion Pauw, Diederik Van Rooijen, Simone Kome van Breugel | Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Stars: Derek de Lint, Maartje van de Wetering, Fedja van Huêt, Monique van de Ven

49. Lost Souls (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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16 Metascore

A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierce Gardner, Betsy Stahl | Director: Janusz Kaminski | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall

50. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

7.2
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In Los Angeles, after a violent drug rip-off, the Los Angeles Police Department detectives find the identity of the trio - the sadistic I.Q. of 150 and college graduate Lenny "Pluto" ... See full summary »

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach