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1. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 104,965 | Gross: $40.57M

2. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 34,350 | Gross: $1.55M

3. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 52,819 | Gross: $80.10M

4. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 18,154

5. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Approved | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 87,755 | Gross: $93.60M

6. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 53,860 | Gross: $0.62M

7. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 31,576 | Gross: $19.28M

8. Laurel Canyon (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.5
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61 Metascore

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 13,219 | Gross: $3.66M

9. Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

3.4
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All Mitch Snider wants for his family is a traditional holiday feast with the relatives. The problem is that he doesn't have any. That is until he gets an invitation in the mail from his ... See full summary »

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Judge Reinhold, Penelope Ann Miller, Hallie Todd

Votes: 818

10. Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré

Votes: 1,893

11. Holiday (1938)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

Votes: 10,888

12. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

Votes: 1,682

13. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.8
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 1,907

14. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda

Votes: 1,265

15. Le Bonheur (1965)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful, the sun shines and the birds sing. One day, Francois meets Emilie, they ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot

Votes: 2,398

16. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Laila Eloui, Mahmoud Hemida

Votes: 1,916

17. Further Tales of the City (2001 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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This third installment to "Tales of the City" finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality, while Michael Tolliver is playing the field after his ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Paul Hopkins, Laura Linney, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 722

18. Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Colin Ferguson, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 869

19. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.21M

20. L'allée du roi (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

8.0
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Drama centering around the life at the court of Louis XIV and the role of the Marquise de Maintenon.

Stars: Dominique Blanc, Didier Sandre, Valentine Varela, Raphaëline Goupilleau

Votes: 231

21. Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Edward Asner, Ben Bagdikian, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 76

22. Much Ado About Something (2001)

70 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.0
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66 Metascore

Did Christopher Marlowe write the works of Shakespeare?

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Michael Rubbo, Bill Browning, Jonathan Bate, John Michell

Votes: 70

23. Godless in America (2006 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary on atheism in contemporary America, framed around the story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of American Atheists, who was murdered in 1995 at age 76.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Charlie Boy, Donna Cowling, Phil Donahue, Don Friend

Votes: 69

24. Good Riddance (2011)

85 min | Documentary

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A documentary about 'The Most Hated Woman in America,' the man that kidnapped and brutally killed her, and the men who unraveled the mystery.

Director: Tr Young | Stars: Phil Donahue, John MacCormack, Tr Young, Ed Martin

25. The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today (2010)

56 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Jay Rosenstein | Stars: Ed Dessen, Bruce Dierenfield, Walter Feinberg, Dan McCollum

Votes: 20

26. Arte, Ordem e Caos (2008)

54 min | Documentary

6.8
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The process of creating an art form through the eyes of the creator. Several artists talk about their process, how they create their films, books, concepts. The boundaries between thought ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Zimmermann | Stars: Eva Schul, Mauro Fuke, Moacyr Scliar, Vagner Cunha

Votes: 17

27. Arroba (2008)

54 min | Documentary

8.3
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In a world made of links and the crossing of cultural references what are the real boundaries of the future? A visual experiment on the social bearances of technology on our cultural relationships.

Director: Hique Montanari | Stars: Luc Ferry, Peter Burke, Mark Dery, Donaldo Schüler

Votes: 16

28. Transversais (2008)

54 min | Documentary

7.2
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Different forms of seeing the world. The boundaries formed between social and cultural differences. Religion, politics and behavior on the day to day basis through the eyes of political analysts and chosen individuals.

Director: Guilherme Castro | Stars: Guy Sorman, Jorge Castañeda, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Patrick Dixon

Votes: 29

29. A Dança do Pensamento (2008)

54 min | Documentary

8.7
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The cosmos, human beings and the city. The quest for a conversation with the universe from the myths of creation, to philosophy, to the actual narratives.

Director: Marta Biavaschi | Stars: Charles Melman, Henri-Pierre Jeudy, Jean-Pierre Lebrun, Marcelo Gleiser

Votes: 13

30. Understanding Our World: An Interview with Ayn Rand (1961 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stars: James V. McConnell, Ayn Rand

Votes: 13

31. Feast of Titans (2008)

8 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.3
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Fernando Arrabal speaks about mythology, politics and art, searching for the ways of the modern man through the theater and scientific development.

Director: Fernando Belens | Stars: Fernando Arrabal, Rai Alves, Eliene Benício, Juliana Ferrari

Votes: 10

32. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1958)
Episode: Ayn Rand (1959)

Talk-Show

8.3
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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand on her self-made philosophy, which Wallace calls Randism, but which Rand herself prefers to call Objectivism.

Director: Max Miller | Stars: Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand

Votes: 12

33. Any Human Heart (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

71 min | Romance

7.4
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Elderly Logan Mountstuart recalls his life as recorded in his many journals. In 1926 as an Oxford student he is keen to race his friends Peter and Ben to losing their virginity but the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Conor Nealon, Matthew Macfadyen, Sam Claflin

Votes: 47

34. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Fighting Creeping Creationism (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | News, Talk-Show

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The onslaught of creationism and the challenges of free thinking in America.

Stars: Susan Jacoby, Zack Kopplin, Vashti McCollum, Bill Moyers

35. Brief History of Disbelief (2004– )
Episode: Noughts and Crosses (2004)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Richard Denton | Stars: Bernard Hill, Jonathan Miller, Simon Schaffer

Votes: 5

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: You Can't Take It with You (1984)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

Votes: 96