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1. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 398,968

2. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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71 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 48,867

3. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Writers: Forrest Carter, Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 48,237

4. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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46 Metascore

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 37,172

5. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 42,289

6. 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.

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

Votes: 10,785

7. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

X | 112 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.

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

Votes: 4,404

8. 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 »

Writer: Maggie Greenwald | Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael Q. Davis, Michael Goodwin, Gregory Russell Cook

Votes: 2,751

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.

Writers: Robert Getchell, Woody Guthrie | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland

Votes: 3,532

10. 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.

Writers: Tony Huston, James Joyce | Director: John Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly

Votes: 5,407

11. 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.

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

Votes: 2,986

12. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Wanda Tuchock, Richard Schayer, Ransom Rideout, King Vidor | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,107

13. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Writers: Rikki Beadle Blair, Martin Duberman | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,125

14. Ashik Kerib (1988)

73 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Gia Badridze, Mikhail Lermontov | Directors: Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze | Stars: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov

Votes: 1,021

15. Paheli (2005)

140 min | 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.

Writers: Vijayadan Detha, Sandhya Gokhale, Amol Palekar | Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 9,382

16. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 340

17. Esma's Secret - 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.

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

Votes: 4,887

18. 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.

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

Votes: 340

19. Misty (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 35

20. War Dance (2007)

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

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 1,042

21. 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: 369

22. Zonda: folclore argentino (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Musical

6.8
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Writer: Carlos Saura | Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Pedro Aznar, Juan Falú, Marian Farías Gómez, Gabo Ferro

Votes: 44

23. Passion (1999)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.1
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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.

Writers: John Bird, Rob George, George Goldsworthy, Peter Goldsworthy, Don Watson | Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Barbara Hershey, Emily Woof, Claudia Karvan

Votes: 211

24. 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 »

Writers: Jacques Deval, Casey Robinson, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, Anita Louise

Votes: 397

25. The Singing Revolution (2006)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 511

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 343

27. Snegurochka (1969)

90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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A Russian fairy tale about a maiden named Snegurochka, who is made out of snow.

Writers: D. Del, Pavel Kadochnikov, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy | Director: Pavel Kadochnikov | Stars: Eugenia Filonova, Evgeniy Zharikov, Irina Gubanova, Boris Khimichev

Votes: 130

28. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.8
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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: 164

29. 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.

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

Votes: 788

30. And Give My Love to the Swallows (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 »

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

Votes: 98

31. 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 »

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

Votes: 114

32. The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 67

33. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

108 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.7
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Writer: T. Minh-ha Trinh | Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 98

34. The Irish Rovers (1971–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.3
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Irish folk songs, and comedy skits featuring the boys as mischievous leprechauns. A multitude of guest stars. Filmed in-studio and on location throughout Canada.

Stars: The Clancy Brothers, Jim Ferguson, The Irish Rovers, Tommy Makem

Votes: 20

35. Ploning (2008)

106 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Ploning, is a story of one mans search for the enigmatic woman who has deeply wounded him in the past... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 103

36. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1982)

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.

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

Votes: 173

37. C'est l'aviron (1944)

4 min | Short, Animation

6.3
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An illustration of a traditional French Canadian song in the form of progressing cutouts and still pictures.

Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 373

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 »

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

Votes: 155

39. The Blue Beads from Greece (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Writer: Giannis Dalianidis | Director: Giannis Dalianidis | Stars: Zoe Laskari, Kostas Voutsas, Martha Karagianni, Faidon Georgitsis

Votes: 275

40. A Velha a Fiar (1964)

6 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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The short illustrates a Brazilian folk song in which a being or entity is always predating another being, but is in its turn predated by some other animal, until the circle closes. It ... See full summary »

Director: Humberto Mauro | Star: Mateus Colaço

Votes: 108

41. Hating kapatid (2010)

Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Writer: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario | Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Sarah Geronimo, Gina Pareño, Tonton Gutierrez

Votes: 26

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

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Stompin' Tom performs live at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. in Toronto.

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

Votes: 37

43. Ordered to Forget (2014)

86 min | Drama, History, War

5.3
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As the mass deportations of the Chechen and Ingush peoples begin in 1944, young Daud and Seda escape to the mountains. When they get back to their native village, however, they witness a horrifying war crime.

Writer: Ruslan Kokonaev | Director: Hussein Erkenov | Stars: Shamkhan Mitraev, Kheda Akhmadova, Timur Badalbeyli, Roza Khayrullina

Votes: 18

44. Kang ding qing ge (2010)

Drama

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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 »

Writer: Ping Zhu | Director: Ping Jiang | Stars: Alec Su, Wenpei Ju, Qixing Aisin-Gioro, Zhengjun He

Votes: 20

45. 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 »

Writer: Haskell Wexler | Director: Haskell Wexler

Votes: 29

46. The Blackbird (1958)

4 min | Animation, Short

7.6
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Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 342

47. Geraldine (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Peter Milne, Doris Gilbert, Frank Gill Jr. | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: John Carroll, Mala Powers, Jim Backus, Stan Freberg

Votes: 10

48. Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz (1979)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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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: 244

49. Glamour Girl (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.5
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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 »

Writers: M. Coates Webster, Lee Gold | Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Virginia Grey, Michael Duane

Votes: 8

50. Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000)

90 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Writer: Anastasia Lapsui | Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Anatoli Hudi, Igor Hudi, Tajuda Hudi, Vitalina Hudi

Votes: 141