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1. Horns (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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46 Metascore

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Writers: Keith Bunin, Joe Hill | Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson

2. In the Land of Women (2007)

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

6.6
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L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough after his actress girlfriend dumps him to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Kasdan | Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Elena Anaya

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Writers: William Blinn, Gale Sayers, Al Silverman | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

5. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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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 »

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

6. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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American girls dream of finding romance in Rome, but there is none for secretaries, Anita tells her replacement at the USDA. But Maria soon meets Prince Dino de Cessi at a party at her ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, John H. Secondari | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

7. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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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.

Writers: Gale Sayers, Al Silverman, William Blinn, John Gray, Allen Clare | Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

8. 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.

Writers: Max Enscoe, Annie DeYoung, Glen Stephens, George 'Buck' Flower, Ed Hansen | Director: Leszek Burzynski | Stars: Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Joseph Mazzello, Keith Carradine

9. 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 »

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

10. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a young boy, Apu, and life in his small Indian village. His parents are quite poor - his father Harihar, a writer and poet, gave away the family's fruit orchard to settle his ... See full summary »

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

11. 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.

Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Nina Companeez, Jean Giono, Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, François Cluzet

12. Endure (2010)

R | 92 min | Thriller

5.3
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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.

Writer: Joe O'Brien | Director: Joe O'Brien | Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Devon Sawa, Judd Nelson, Clare Kramer

13. Marie's Story (2014)

95 min | Biography

7.4
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Writers: Jean-Pierre Améris, Philippe Blasband | Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire, Brigitte Catillon, Noémie Churlet

14. Satan's Brew (1976)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

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 »

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

15. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical

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.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

16. 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.

Writers: Mikko Kouki, Aku Louhimies, Niina Repo | Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee, Deogracias Masomi

17. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 96 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.

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

18. 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.

Writers: Luis Buñuel, Rafael Sánchez Ventura, Pierre Unik | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

19. 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 »

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

20. The Birch Tree (1967)

92 min | Drama

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.

Writers: Ante Babaja, Slavko Kolar, Bozidar Violic | Director: Ante Babaja | Stars: Manca Kosir, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Fabijan Sovagovic, Nela Erzisnik

21. Nine Days of One Year (1962)

111 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

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

22. Snowflake (II) (2014)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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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 »

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

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

88 min | Drama

8.9
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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 »

Writer: Michael De Guzman | Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Ford Rainey, Donald Moffat

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 »

Writers: Jean-François Chauvel, Pierre Schoendoerffer | Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Aurore Clément

25. Three Wise Men (2008)

105 min | Drama

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

26. Le promeneur du champ de Mars (2005)

116 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

Writers: Georges-Marc Benamou, Gilles Taurand | Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jalil Lespert, Philippe Fretun, Anne Cantineau

27. ABC Africa (2001)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

7.0
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73 Metascore

Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda.

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

28. Twisted Roots (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

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

29. Enfances (2007)

80 min | Drama

6.3
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an anthology film based on the childhoods of famous film directors.

Writer: Yann Le Gal | 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

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

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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Writers: Hellmuth Unger, Lotte Neumann, Gerhard Menzel, Walter Wassermann, Paul Josef Cremers | Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Viktoria von Ballasko, Raimund Schelcher

31. Umur (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

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

32. Leo (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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

33. Tod eines Keilers (2006 TV Movie)

Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Writers: Felix Mettler, Nils-Morten Osburg | Director: Urs Egger | Stars: Joachim Król, Friedrich von Thun, Lale Yavas, Stefan Kurt

34. Pikajuna pohjoiseen (1947)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The destinies of different kind of people encounter in a passenger train that is traveling from Helsinki to the Norht.

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

35. 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.

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

36. 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 »

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

37. Viimeiset sanani (2013– )

30 min | Documentary

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38. Einmal leben (2000 TV Movie)

87 min

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

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

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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Bill is kidnapped and forced to be the eyes for a group of blind people.

Writers: John Wyndham, Douglas Livingstone | Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: John Duttine, Maurice Colbourne, John Hollis, John Benfield

40. 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.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Claire Bloom, Kenneth More

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

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Writers: Mark Rodgers, June Randolph | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Laura Devon, Roy Roberts

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

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

9.3
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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.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

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

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
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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 »

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

44. 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 »

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