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1. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

2. Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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42 Metascore

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Writer: Tamzin Rafn | Director: Niall MacCormick | Stars: Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond

3. October Road (2007–2008)

43 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke, Geoff Stults

4. Impromptu (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

7.1
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Writer: Sarah Kernochan | Director: James Lapine | Stars: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters

5. Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story (2011 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.7
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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Writers: Jeffrey Berman, Tony Caballero, Sean Smith | Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes, Antonio Cupo, Janet Kidder

6. The Callback Queen (2013)

Comedy, Romance

7.2
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In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.

Writer: Graham Cantwell | Director: Graham Cantwell | Stars: Amy-Joyce Hastings, Mark Killeen, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Kate Braithwaite

7. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

Writers: Barbara Branden, Howard Korder, Mary Gallagher | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda

8. Chameleon (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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While cleaning offices at night, George learns a lot about the employees by examining what they leave behind, carefully choosing his targets, always disillusioned women whom he seduces, ... See full summary »

Writers: Réka Divinyi, Krisztina Goda | Director: Krisztina Goda | Stars: Ervin Nagy, Gabriella Hámori, Zsolt Trill, János Kulka

9. Deadly Sanctuary (1969)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.

Writer: Harry Alan Towers | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

10. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview ... See full summary »

Writer: Mary McDonagh Murphy | Director: Mary McDonagh Murphy | Stars: Mary Badham, Jane Beasley, Rick Bragg, Tom Brokaw

11. Molière (1978)

260 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »

Writer: Ariane Mnouchkine | Director: Ariane Mnouchkine | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Frédéric Ladonne, Odile Cointepas

12. Cet amour-là (2001)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing ... See full summary »

Writers: Yann Andréa, Josée Dayan, Marguerite Duras, Gilles Taurand | Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Aymeric Demarigny, Christiane Rorato, Sophie Milleron

13. La Maison de la radio (2013)

99 min | Documentary

6.5
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56 Metascore

Twenty-four hours in the life of Radio France, from one dawn to another. Along its corridors, inside its recording studios, with its producers, presenters, journalists and various guests. ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicolas Philibert | Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Jean-François Achilli, Evelyne Adam, Jean-Claude Ameisen, Arno

14. Mark Twain and Me (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Dorothy Quick, a young girl, befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans, during the final years of his life.

Writers: Dorothy Quick, Cynthia Whitcomb | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jason Robards, Talia Shire, R.H. Thomson, Fiona Reid

15. Olhos nos Olhos (2008– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Creator: Rui Vilhena | Stars: Paulo Pires, José Wallenstein, Bárbara Norton de Matos, Nuno Távora

16. East of Eden: Art in Search of Life (2005 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Stars: Susan Schillinglaw, Thomas Steinbeck, Richard Schickel, Elia Kazan

17. Dirty Books, Dirty Movies: Barney Rosset on Henry Miller (2002 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Barney Rosset talks about running Grove Press, his various censorship battles, and his friendship with Henry Miller.

Director: Gary Hertz | Star: Barney Rosset

18. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1958)
Episode: Ayn Rand (1959)

Talk-Show

8.2
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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand on her self-made philosophy, which Wallace calls Randism, but which Rand herself prefers to call Objectivism.

Director: Max Miller | Stars: Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand

19. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's New Friend (1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Maude's new male friend is gay, and Maude thinks she is being very liberal in understanding him. She learns a few truths about herself.

Writers: Norman Lear, Rod Parker | Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain