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1. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.9
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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Writers: Geefwee Boedoe, Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts, Victor Hugo, Sue C. Nichols, Christine Blum, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Jim Capobianco, Brenda Chapman, Francis Glebas, Ed Gombert, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Harkey, Burny Mattinson, Floyd Norman, Denis Rich, Jeff Snow, Kelly Wightman, James Fujii, John Sanford | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Tom Hulce, Mary Kay Bergman

3. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Writers: Jon Bernstein, Michelle Bochner, Don Hall, Nathan Greno, Aurian Redson, Joseph Mateo, Stephen J. Anderson, William Joyce, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Shirley Pierce | Director: Stephen J. Anderson | Stars: Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry

4. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.1
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48 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Writers: Jules Feiffer, E.C. Segar | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

5. Littleman (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.2
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26 Metascore

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans | Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon

6. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

7. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Writers: James Lyons, Todd Haynes | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

8. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Writers: Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

9. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Writers: Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, Emily Brontë | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

10. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Animation, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Writers: Satoshi Kon, Keiko Nobumoto | Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Iizuka

11. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Writer: Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

12. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Albert McCleery | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

13. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Frank Joslyn Baum, Leon Lee, Larry Semon | Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

14. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Ring Lardner Jr., Jerome Cady, Kathleen Winsor | Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

15. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

4.9
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Writers: Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin | Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

16. Naked Childhood (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

7.7
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A 10-year-old boy feels unwanted when his mother places him in a home for wayward children. He goes to a foster home where a family of workers finds him to be too much for them. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat | Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque

17. Together with You (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Writers: Kaige Chen, Xiao Lu Xue | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Hong Chen, Zhiwen Wang

18. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Krasna, Felix Jackson | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

19. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.8
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Writers: David Belasco, Tom Cushing, Joseph Farnham, Elizabeth Meehan | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

20. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Loos, Ralph Wheelwright | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

21. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

22. The Painted Desert (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Western

5.3
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Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Buckingham, Howard Higgin | Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald

23. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Jacques Théry | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

24. The Inheritors (1998)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. ... See full summary »

Writer: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Simon Schwarz, Sophie Rois, Lars Rudolph, Tilo Prückner

25. Misty (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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

26. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bernard-Luc, Jean Anouilh | Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

27. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Writers: Lance Nolley, Ted Berman | Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

28. Samantha (1992)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.4
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Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

Writers: John Golden, Stephen La Rocque | Director: Stephen La Rocque | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Dermot Mulroney, Hector Elizondo, Mary Kay Place

29. Jaanwar (1999)

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Sultan (Shakti Kapoor) adopted an orphan and named him Badshah (Akshay Kumar). Badshah grows up to be a criminal and his life was made difficult by Inspector Pradhan (Ashish Vidyarthi). ... See full summary »

Writers: Robin Bhatt, Ravi Shankar Jaiswal, K.K. Singh | Director: Suneel Darshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Mohnish Bahl

30. The Silent One (1985)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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This is a story of a South Seas island village. The villagers find a baby that had been set adrift. The villagers are warned of the dangers of keeping the child. The young boy is ridiculed ... See full summary »

Writers: Joy Cowley, Ian Mune | Director: Yvonne Mackay | Stars: George Henare, Pat Evison, Teraki Tokorangi, Turi Tama

31. Baby Buggy Bunny (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.8
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Baby-faced Finster robs a bank, but the baby carriage with the money in it goes down Bugs' rabbit hole.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

32. Awful Orphan (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

33. Sally (1929)

TV-G | 103 min | Musical

6.5
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Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Bolton, Waldemar Young | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes

34. Doctor, Beware (1941)

92 min | Comedy

6.8
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A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell... See full summary »

Writers: Vittorio De Sica, Gherardo Gherardi, Margherita Maglione, Franco Riganti, Rezsö Török | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Adriana Benetti, Irasema Dilián, Guglielmo Barnabò

35. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

36. Every Child (1979)

6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.6
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An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »

Writers: Derek Lamb, Bernard Carez, Raymond Pollender | Director: Eugene Fedorenko | Stars: Bernard Carez, Sophie Cowling, Raymond Pollender

37. The Kid from Kokomo (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Writers: Richard Macaulay, Dalton Trumbo, Jerry Wald | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, Joan Blondell, May Robson

38. Down with Misery (1945)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »

Writers: Mario Monicelli, Nicola Fausto Neroni, Gennaro Righelli | Director: Gennaro Righelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Nino Besozzi, Virgilio Riento, Marisa Vernati

39. Forty Little Mothers (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Yost, Ernest Pagano, Jean Guitton | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Judith Anderson, Ralph Morgan, Rita Johnson

40. Sal of Singapore (1928)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Dale Collins, Pierre Gendron, Howard Higgin, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Phyllis Haver, Alan Hale, Fred Kohler, Noble Johnson

41. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.3
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Writers: John Rathmell, Barney A. Sarecky, Ted Parsons, Tracy Knight | Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

42. Banty Raids (1963)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.6
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A horny hipster rooster, attracted to the hens in Foghorn Leghorn's barnyard, disguises himself as a baby foundling on Foghorn's doorstep. Foghorn adopts the girl-crazy rooster as his son, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert McKimson, Nick Bennion | Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

43. Bearly Asleep (1955)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Park ranger Donald sends his bears off to hibernate, but Humphrey would rather stay in his hammock, run out for a glass of water, etc., than sleep; when he does get to sleep, his snoring ... See full summary »

Writers: Al Bertino, David Detiege | Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

44. Papà per una notte (1939)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Writers: Michele Galdieri, Tomaso Smith, Jean de Letraz | Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Sergio Tofano, Clelia Matania, Carlo Romano, Leonardo Cortese

45. Rose of the Bowery (1927)

Passed | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Some of the stories of the six-million citizens of New York City are depicted her, including: a Judge, sworn to protect society, has to send his own son to prison; a tenement girl is ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter L. Griffin, Bertram Bracken | Director: Bertram Bracken | Stars: Edna Murphy, Johnnie Walker, Crauford Kent, Mildred Harris

46. Strife with Father (1950)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.1
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Two English sparrows adopt the homely hayseed, Beaky Buzzard. Later, his adoptive father tries to teach the dolt to catch chickens.

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce, Marian Richman

47. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

48. Two Gophers from Texas (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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A theatrical dog decides to answer the call of the wild and hunt for his food. He targets two polite twin gophers as his first conquest and tries to kill them with a falling-rock trap ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Scott, Lloyd Turner | Director: Arthur Davis | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

49. Little Mary Sunshine (1916)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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Just after Bob's fiancée breaks off their engagement, he meets young Mary, whose mother has just died, and the two of them comfort each other.

Writer: Daniel F. Whitcomb | Director: Henry King | Stars: Marie Osborne, Henry King, Marguerite Nichols, Andrew Arbuckle

50. The Grouch (1952)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A grumpy old man finds a baby on his doorstep and decides to adopt it, much to the amazement of the people in his neighborhood.

Writer: Yorgos Javellas | Director: Yorgos Javellas | Stars: Orestis Makris, Mimis Fotopoulos, Dinos Iliopoulos, Georgia Vasileiadou