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1. In the Land of Women (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors.

Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Keel

Votes: 27,801 | Gross: $11.04M

2. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 16,536 | Gross: $7.29M

3. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.4
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 13,949 | Gross: $0.54M

4. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Votes: 4,640 | Gross: $1.40M

5. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 5,909

6. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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Three American woman working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,203

7. Marie's Story (2014)

95 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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54 Metascore

Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire, Brigitte Catillon, Noémie Churlet

Votes: 946 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

Votes: 1,256

9. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.6
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

Votes: 668

10. Wooly Boys (2001)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

6.3
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A sheep rancher's visit to the big city triggers a mischevious adventure with his teenage computer-whiz grandson.

Director: Leszek Burzynski | Stars: Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Joseph Mazzello, Keith Carradine

Votes: 558

11. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 1,916

12. Naked Harbour (2012)

123 min | Drama

6.5
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Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee, Deogracias Masomi

Votes: 2,094

13. Satan's Brew (1976)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,280

14. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, François Cluzet

Votes: 4,903 | Gross: $1.88M

15. Endure (2010)

R | 92 min | Thriller

5.2
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After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lane must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.

Director: Joe O'Brien | Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Devon Sawa, Judd Nelson, Tom Arnold

Votes: 744

16. Invitation (1952)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman, Louis Calhern

Votes: 375

17. Land Without Bread (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 3,737

18. Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

9.0
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A woman, who had left home 20 years previously under acrimonious circumstances, finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Ford Rainey, Donald Moffat

Votes: 481

19. Strange Relations (2001 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl, George Wendt

Votes: 682

20. India (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Harather | Stars: Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Maria Hofstätter, Roger Murbach

Votes: 2,316

21. Snowflake (II) (2014)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Aurore is dying and Claire is at her side, waiting for the inevitable end to come. But Aurore has a final gift for her: a diary where she tells the story of their love. With the snowflakes ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Roder | Stars: Ele Keats, Tracy Middendorf, Lorenzo Balducci, Dayvin Turchiano

Votes: 16

22. The Birch Tree (1967)

92 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Beautiful but ailing girl is married to a harsh man who doesn't care for her. Only after she dies does he realize that he actually loves her.

Director: Ante Babaja | Stars: Manca Kosir, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Nela Erzisnik

Votes: 411

23. ABC Africa (2001)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Abbas Kiarostami, Seyfolah Samadian

Votes: 537

24. Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.1
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A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crab tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Aurore Clément

Votes: 405

25. Nine Days of One Year (1962)

111 min | Drama

7.8
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Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Lavrova, Nikolai Plotnikov

Votes: 632

26. Three Wise Men (2008)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Kari Heiskanen, Pertti Sveholm, Timo Torikka, Irina Björklund

Votes: 426

27. The Last Mitterrand (2005)

116 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jalil Lespert, Philippe Fretun, Anne Cantineau

Votes: 904

28. Enfances (2007)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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an anthology film based on the childhoods of famous film directors.

Directors: Ismaël Ferroukhi, Corinne Garfin, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Isild Le Besco, Yann Le Gal, Safy Nebbou | Stars: Maurice Antoni, Octave Arveiller, Grégoire Azouvy, Anne Benoît

Votes: 104

29. Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Viktoria von Ballasko, Raimund Schelcher

Votes: 40

30. Umur (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Director: Kai Lehtinen | Stars: Heikki Rantanen, Minna Turunen, Juhani Niemelä, Rea Mauranen

Votes: 238

31. Twisted Roots (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.1
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In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he... See full summary »

Director: Saara Saarela | Stars: Pertti Sveholm, Milka Ahlroth, Niko Saarela, Emma Louhivuori

Votes: 152

32. Tod eines Keilers (2006 TV Movie)

Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Director: Urs Egger | Stars: Joachim Król, Friedrich von Thun, Lale Yavas, Stefan Kurt

Votes: 106

33. Mama (III) (2015)

Short, Drama

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A college drop-out, Abigail tries to pursue an acting career despite her mother's (Carol) wishes. Abigail constantly fights with her mom and one day says a terrible thing to her - she ... See full summary »

Director: Alia Azamat | Stars: Sini Hill, Veronica Järvi, Sini Kangasmaki, Elena Weintraub

34. In Praise of Love (1976 TV Movie)

Drama

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An egotistical book critic attempts to shield his wife from the truth about her fatal illness.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Claire Bloom, Kenneth More

35. Die Zeit mit Euch (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Stefan Krohmer | Stars: Ulrike Kriener, Herbert Knaup, Leslie Malton, Henry Hübchen

Votes: 32

36. Pikajuna pohjoiseen (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The destinies of different kind of people encounter in a passenger train that is traveling from Helsinki to the Norht.

Director: Roland af Hällström | Stars: Ansa Ikonen, Leif Wager, Tauno Majuri, Aku Korhonen

Votes: 43

37. Einmal leben (2000 TV Movie)

87 min

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Director: Franz Xaver Bogner | Stars: Kathi Leitner, Elmar Wepper, Werner Rom, Andreas Nickl

38. Viimeiset sanani (2013– )

30 min | Documentary

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39. A Life Worth Living: Pushing the Limits of Duchenne (2012)

94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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Jon Hastie has Duchenne - a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. Prognosis - paralysis, 24 hour ventilation and an early death. Time is precious. Time is not for wasting. Jon decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Annie Perkins

40. No Kind of Life (2009 Video)

72 min | Drama

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One night, Jeff decided to kill himself. When his four friends show up the following day to deal with his loss, they learn that he had invited each of them over before he died to tell them ... See full summary »

Director: George Willson | Stars: Natalia Alia, Donnie Avants, Cevin Behe, Allison Kirkpatrick

41. Stof (2003)

Drama, Short

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On a motor trek through South Africa, a man stops at a service station and meets a man young enough to be his son. When the young man becomes his traveling companion, memories of the man's troubled relationship with his son resurface.

Director: Jacobus Roos | Stars: Renier Basson, Lieb Bester, Stephen Simm, Xavier Van Vuuren

42. Leo (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Gisela Schneeberger, Elmar Wepper, August Zirner, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 53

43. The Day of the Triffids (1981– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1981)

27 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Bill is kidnapped and forced to be the eyes for a group of blind people.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: John Duttine, Maurice Colbourne, John Hollis, John Benfield

Votes: 35

44. Wide Country (1962–1963)
Episode: My Candle Burns at Both Ends (1962)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Both Mitch and Andy fall for the same young woman, but she falls more for Mitch, to Andy's disappointment. What neither brother knows is that her zest for life and adventure masks the fact that she is dying of leukemia.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Laura Devon, Roy Roberts

45. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Peter (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.4
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Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,072

46. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Remember Me: Part 1 (1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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A woman of strong faith, widow Julia Sanderson is unafraid of Doc Baker's diagnosis of incurable cancer, but knows she must help her three children cope with the news of her imminent death ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 88

47. Perception (2012–2015)
Episode: Shiver (2014)

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

8.0
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After a young victim with a developmental disorder is taken hostage in a bank robbery, Moretti brings in Pierce to interview the boy. When they finally track down the culprits, they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 106

48. The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Episode: The Frame (1962)

30 min | Western

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Isobel Stewart, an old flame of Pat's, stops in Lincoln with her husband, Henry, who is dying of a rare disease. Unbalanced after receiving a medical opinion that his illness is fatal and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Harry Townes, Mark Tapscott, Hal K. Dawson

49. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Saga of Dr. Davis (1967)

Western

7.2
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Dr. William Davis is asked by his current partner Jenny to replace her with young Tad in his magic act. Everything is fine until they need to perform for some rengade Indians.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Joby Baker, Judi Meredith, Mark Anthony, Robert Taylor

Votes: 6