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1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Writers: George Hurdalek, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Ernest Lehman | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

2. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith, John August, Dan Curtis | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

3. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Moira Buffini | Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

4. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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59 Metascore

Emma Thompson stars as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Writers: Emma Thompson, Christianna Brand | Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

5. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son?

Writer: David Seltzer | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Writers: Du Lu Wang, Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

7. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Robin Swicord | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

8. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio | Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

9. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Writers: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, Winifred Watson | Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

10. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Writers: Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

11. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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74 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Writers: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

12. Jane Eyre (2006 TV Mini-Series)

230 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

13. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

14. Hogfather (2006 TV Movie)

189 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

7.6
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Writers: Sarah Conroy, Vadim Jean, Terry Pratchett | Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, David Warner

15. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks... See full summary »

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, Josep Llurba | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

16. The Buccaneers (1995 TV Mini-Series)

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

17. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Writers: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

18. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Writers: Joan Lindsay, Cliff Green | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

19. The Thirteenth Tale (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Follows aging novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Diane Setterfield | Director: James Kent | Stars: Janet Amsden, Alice Barlow, Isabel Barlow, Emily Beecham

20. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Writers: Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty

21. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Bernard Rose | Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

22. Jane Eyre (1983 TV Mini-Series)

239 min | Romance

8.2
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A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.

Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Carol Gillies, James Marcus

23. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

24. Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Richard Hawley, Kay Mellor, Peter Wight | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Sowden

25. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.6
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich a remote area of late 18th century Gemany.

Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu, Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, Michael Style | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing

26. Heidi (1937)

G | 88 min | Family, Drama

7.3
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Writers: Johanna Spyri, Walter Ferris, Julien Josephson | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

27. Dark Shadows (1991– )

341 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.6
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Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange, Gothic world of vampires, ghosts and a ... See full summary »

Creator: Dan Curtis | Stars: Ben Cross, Joanna Going, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jim Fyfe

28. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Franz Werfel | Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

29. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Writers: Rémi Waterhouse, Michel Fessler, Eric Vicaut | Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

30. Angels and Insects (1995)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British aristocrats.

Writers: A.S. Byatt, Belinda Haas, Philip Haas | Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Jeremy Kemp

31. The Wild Child (1970)

G | 83 min | Drama

7.6
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In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who can not walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.

Writers: François Truffaut, Jean Gruault, Jean Itard | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner, Jean Dasté

32. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

33. Dragonwyck (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Writers: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

34. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

35. Anna Karenina (1948)

139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

36. A Woman Rebels (1936)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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The story revolves around Pamela, as a woman in late-1800's England who has no intention of marriage and wishes to be her own person. After a great deal of difficulty in finding a job, she ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Vajda, Netta Syrett | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Elizabeth Allan, Donald Crisp

37. The Nightcomers (1971)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.

Writers: Michael Hastings, Henry James | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

38. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family ... See full summary »

Writer: Sandra Goldbacher | Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

39. North West Frontier (1959)

129 min | Adventure, Drama

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In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Patrick Ford, Will Price, Robin Estridge | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White

40. Heidi (1993 TV Movie)

G | 193 min | Family, Drama

7.1
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After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.

Writers: Johanna Spyri, Jeanne Rosenberg | Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Jason Robards, Jane Seymour, Patricia Neal, Siân Phillips

41. Vanity Fair (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, David Ross

42. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Field, Casey Robinson | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

43. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Harrald, Steve Szilagyi, Nick Willing | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

44. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

45. Heidi (1968 TV Movie)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

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A lovely little girl lives with her grumpy grandfather in Swiss Alps. One day she is taken and lead to town to work as a servant. Her worried grandpa goes to town to look for her.

Writers: Earl Hamner Jr., Johanna Spyri | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons

46. Talk of Angels (1998)

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

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This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930'... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Guedes, Frank McGuinness, Kate O'Brien | Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Polly Walker, Vincent Perez, Franco Nero, Frances McDormand

47. House of Dark Shadows (1970)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.

Writers: Sam Hall, Gordon Russell | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

48. The Chalk Garden (1964)

106 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! ... See full summary »

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Enid Bagnold | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Edith Evans

49. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Writers: Luis Buñuel, Eduardo Ugarte, Rodolfo Usigli | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter

50. Lady Audley's Secret (2000 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

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Wealthy estate owner sir Michael Audley willingly marries a gold-digger, his only daughter Alicia's governess Lucy née Gray. Sir Michael's dashing, in-living orphaned nephew Robert 'Bob' ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Donald Hounam | Director: Betsan Morris Evans | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Neve McIntosh, Juliette Caton, Melanie Clark Pullen