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1. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 444,799 | Gross: $143.50M

2. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 54,046 | Gross: $25.81M

3. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 13,301 | Gross: $19.99M

4. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 42,552 | Gross: $0.01M

5. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.4
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 45,344 | Gross: $1.90M

6. The Dead (1987)

PG | 83 min | Drama

7.4
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Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

Votes: 6,064 | Gross: $4.37M

7. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

NC-17 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 5,274

8. American Pop (1981)

R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 3,490 | Gross: $6.00M

9. Bound for Glory (1976)

PG | 147 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland

Votes: 4,002

10. Songcatcher (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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63 Metascore

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael Harding, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin

Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $3.05M

11. Song of Granite (2017)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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68 Metascore

Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in THE SONG IN GRANITE, an audacious exploration of the man and his music... See full summary »

Director: Pat Collins | Stars: Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker, Alain Goulem

Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Paheli (2005)

140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 10,750 | Gross: $1.41M

13. Grbavica (2006)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic

Votes: 5,310 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Ashug-Karibi (1988)

73 min | Drama

7.4
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze | Stars: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov

Votes: 1,279

15. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,260

16. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.62M

17. Misty (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Mary Mendum, Jennifer Jordan, Jamie Gillis, Jennifer Welles

Votes: 45

18. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Alan Manson

Votes: 398

19. Tovarich (1937)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.3
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Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, Anita Louise

Votes: 433

20. Hating kapatid (2010)

Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Rica (Judy Ann Santos) and Cecil (Sarah Geronimo) are sisters who grow up with their Lola Amor (Gina Pareño) while their parents (Tonton Gutierrez & Cherry Pie Picache) work abroad. Rica ... See full summary »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Gina Pareño, Tonton Gutierrez

Votes: 32

21. Passion (1999)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.0
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The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Barbara Hershey, Emily Woof, Claudia Karvan

Votes: 211

22. Zonda: folclore argentino (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Musical

6.7
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66 Metascore

Poetic, riveting and moving, Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Pedro Aznar, Juan Falú, Marian Farías Gómez, Gabo Ferro

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Commune (2005)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

6.7
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74 Metascore

A documentary on the Black Bear Ranch Commune, an alternative living community founded in 1968 in the remote North Californian wilderness.

Director: Jonathan Berman | Stars: Mahaj Seeger, Peter Coyote, Cedar Seeger, Mel Kramer

Votes: 364

24. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Ploning (2008)

106 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Ploning, is a story of one mans search for the enigmatic woman who has deeply wounded him in the past. Having grown up in an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel, Rodrigo (30 years old) returns... See full synopsis »

Director: Dante Nico Garcia | Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Gina Pareño, Mylene Dizon, Meryll Soriano

Votes: 106

26. The Singing Revolution (2006)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of ... See full summary »

Directors: James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty | Stars: Heiki Ahonen, Gustav Ernesaks, Linda Hunt, Mari-Ann Kelam

Votes: 547 | Gross: $0.33M

27. Oi thalassies oi hantres (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A rich girl causes problems in a traditional, folk neighborhood of Athens when she opens a shop that plays modern music.

Director: Giannis Dalianidis | Stars: Zoi Laskari, Kostas Voutsas, Martha Karagianni, Faidon Georgitsis

Votes: 408

28. Snegurochka (1969)

90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.1
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A Russian fairy tale about a maiden named Snegurochka, who is made out of snow.

Director: Pavel Kadochnikov | Stars: Eugenia Filonova, Evgeniy Zharikov, Irina Gubanova, Boris Khimichev

Votes: 170

29. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.7
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65 Metascore

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

Votes: 172 | Gross: $0.09M

30. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.05M

31. ...a pozdravuji vlastovky (1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Viera Strnisková, Július Vasek, Václav Helsus

Votes: 112

32. Geraldine (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Janey Edwards, working for Cambria Records, is managing the personal appearance tour of sobbing songster Billy Weber, and Janey is disgusted when Billy leaves her at Santa Fe College with ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: John Carroll, Mala Powers, Jim Backus, Stan Freberg

Votes: 9

33. Neurosia: Fifty Years of Perversion (1995)

Unrated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Neurosia is the autobiography of the director Rosa von Praunheim. The movie begins with Rosa presenting his autobiography in a movie theater. Before the film begins, he is shot. But - his ... See full summary »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Désirée Nick, Lotti Huber, Evelyn Künneke, Luzi Kryn

Votes: 121

34. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981)

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie

Votes: 180

35. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Danilo Mattei, Carmen Scarpitta, Giovannella Grifeo

Votes: 401

36. Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)

98 min | Comedy

7.7
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An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz

Votes: 1,157

37. Astro Mayabang (2010)

90 min | Comedy

6.0
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Astro is Filipino and he is proud of it. He flaunts it through his clothes, accessories, and collections of CDs, posters, and post cards of the Filipino achievers he idolizes. He comes ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana | Stars: Arron Villaflor, Megan Young, John Lapus, Marco Morales

Votes: 5

38. Yunost Maksima (1935)

92 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism and revolutionary boiling in the days of 1907. ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg | Stars: Boris Chirkov, Valentina Kibardina, Mikhail Tarkhanov, Stepan Kayukov

Votes: 186

39. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

108 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.4
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Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 111

40. Zemaljski dani teku (1979)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An old sea captain has lived on his own as long as he has been able to. Between his pension and the portraits he paints for a little spending money, he has done all right. However, the day ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Dimitrije Vujovic, Obren Helcer, Sarlota Pesic, Mila Keca

Votes: 70

41. Seitsemän laulua tundralta (2000)

90 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Anatoli Hudi, Igor Hudi, Tajuda Hudi, Vitalina Hudi

Votes: 142

42. Le merle (1958)

4 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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Cut out animation set to the French-Canadian nonsense song 'Le merle' (The Blackbird)

Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 401

43. Glamour Girl (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Virginia Grey, Michael Duane

Votes: 6

44. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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Mr. Tsurujiro is a Japanese folk singer assisted by Ms. Tsuruhachi on the shamisen. The pair is popular, but he nitpicks often on her music and so they split. She marries a benefactor, but after a joint show, feels music is above marriage.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara, Heihachirô Ôkawa

Votes: 101

45. Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz (1981)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A short illustrating a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration for the agility for her boyfriend, the log driver.

Director: John Weldon | Stars: Anna McGarrigle, Kate McGarrigle

Votes: 342

46. Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors (1973)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.9
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Stompin' Tom performs live at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. in Toronto.

Director: John C.W. Saxton | Stars: Stompin' Tom Connors, Kent Brockwell, Sharon Lowness, Chris Scott

Votes: 39

47. Kang ding qing ge (2010)

Drama

5.6
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This romantic drama, named for the famous Kangding folk song, focuses on the lasting love between Li Sujie, a young Han Chinese engineer, and Dawa, a Tibetan serf. The couple meet in 1950 ... See full summary »

Director: Ping Jiang | Stars: Alec Su, Wenpei Ju, Purba Rgyal, Wen Ting Yuan

Votes: 21

48. Metallica: Whiskey in the Jar (1999 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Metallica, Jason Newsted

Votes: 10

49. Ayúdeme usted compadre (1968)

115 min | Musical

5.9
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A select group of immortal Chilean songs, from folklore and pop, that show us the beauty and diversity of this country. A must-see for every Chilean, and for every music lover.

Director: Germán Becker | Stars: Los Perlas, Los Huasos Quincheros, Pedro Messone, Fresia Soto

Votes: 14

50. The Bus (1965)

62 min | Documentary

7.0
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The struggle for civil rights has been one of the most important issues of American life for the last fifty years. In August of 1963, groups from all over the country journeyed to ... See full summary »

Director: Haskell Wexler

Votes: 28