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1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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82 Metascore

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,267,405 | Gross: $329.69M

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 463,341 | Gross: $127.49M

3. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 194,483 | Gross: $50.92M

4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 647,110 | Gross: $141.32M

5. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 300,872

6. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 154,426 | Gross: $11.99M

7. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 26,472 | Gross: $3.03M

8. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 27,099

9. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 9,962 | Gross: $5.29M

10. Zelig (1983)

PG | 79 min | Comedy

7.8
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Votes: 31,997 | Gross: $11.80M

11. Going Postal (2010 TV Mini-Series)

185 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Stars: Steve Pemberton, Tamsin Greig, Madhav Sharma, Jimmy Yuill

Votes: 6,201

12. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,970

13. Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,309

14. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 5,494

15. The Corn Is Green (1945)

115 min | Drama

7.7
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams

Votes: 1,810

16. Sweet Music (1935)

Passed | 100 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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College band-leader "Skip" Houston keeps his band together after graduation, they turn professional, and they are a big hit on the radio and in nightclubs. He falls in love with Bonnie ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Ann Dvorak, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan

Votes: 98

17. Wish You Were Here (1987)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »

Director: David Leland | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Trudi Cavanagh, Clare Clifford, Barbara Durkin

Votes: 2,055 | Gross: $3.28M

18. Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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The South Essex regiment arrives in Spain,led by the cowardly,stupid Simmerson with his nephew Gibbons and friend Berry to whom Sharpe takes an instant dislike. Due to Simmerson's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,270

19. Sharpe's Justice (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 1,315

20. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,921

21. Fiona (1977)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

4.5
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Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Fiona Richmond, Anthony Steel, David Cole, Neil Cunningham

Votes: 149

22. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.2
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Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 1,682

23. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,979

24. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

G | 135 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

Directors: Henry Levin, George Pal | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,111

25. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.5
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Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 1,621

26. Sharpe's Sword (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 1,616

27. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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 »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

Votes: 3,430

28. Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

84 min | Comedy, War

5.0
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In this irreverent parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and/or traitors. Hitler moves into Buckingham palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Antony Sher, Christian Slater, Harry Enfield

Votes: 2,128

29. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 1,655

30. Words and Music (1948)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 850

31. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,331

32. The Great Impostor (1961)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Karl Malden, Edmond O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 739

33. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,348

34. Sharpe's Battle (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 1,593

35. Entropy (I) (1999)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Holly

Votes: 1,860

36. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.4
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 2,740

37. Song of Love (1947)

119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker, Henry Daniell

Votes: 738

38. The Adventures of Picasso (1978)

88 min | Comedy

7.6
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Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Hans Alfredson, Margaretha Krook, Lena Olin

Votes: 2,400

39. Thérèse (1986)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Catherine Mouchet, Hélène Alexandridis, Aurore Prieto, Clémence Massart-Weit

Votes: 645

40. Alexandria... New York (2004)

128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.5
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Yehia, an Egyptian director from Alexandria goes to New York where he is reunited with Ginger, a women he dated forty years ago.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Mahmoud Hemida, Ahmed Yehia, Youssra, Yousra El Lozy

Votes: 364

41. The Child I Never Was (2002)

86 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... See full summary »

Director: Kai S. Pieck | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ulrike Bliefert, Walter Gontermann

Votes: 443

42. Sentimental Education (I) (2013)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Áurea is a sentimental older woman, who befriends teenager Áureo. They like each other, so she talks to him about herself, her spirituality, mysticism and existence itself. They become inseparable, so his jealous mother confronts her.

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Josi Antello, Bernardo Marinho, Débora Olivieri

Votes: 79

43. For Hope (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

Director: Bob Saget | Stars: Dana Delany, Polly Bergen, Harold Gould, Tracy Nelson

Votes: 183

44. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Clip show that represents a biography of sorts of the now late grate Inspector Morse. Chief Superintendent Strange fills in the blanks in between the clips with his first hand testimony about the man.

Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 43

45. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

Votes: 668 | Gross: $0.15M

46. The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Garner, John Amos, Joe Santos, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 110

47. Sharpe: The Legend (1997 Video)

Drama, War

8.1
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An overview of Richard Sharpe's career, from being raised in the ranks, to the battle at Waterloo, as depicted by fellow rifleman, Cooper.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Sean Bean, Simón Andreu, David Ashton, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 368

48. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

Votes: 540

49. Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio Gassman, Robert Alda, Anne Vernon

Votes: 133

50. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert, Philip Frost, Diana Wynyard

Votes: 250