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1. 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

2. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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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

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. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

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

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. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

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

5.7
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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

11. 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

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. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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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. North West Frontier (1959)

129 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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

19. The Thirteenth Tale (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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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 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

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. 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

23. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. In a Dark Place (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry James, Peter Waddington | Director: Donato Rotunno | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Tara Fitzgerald, Christian Olson, Gabrielle Adam

38. 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

39. The Turn of the Screw (2009 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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A naive and sexually repressed young governess is haunted by the ghosts of previous occupants of a mansion.

Writers: Henry James, Sandy Welch | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Dockery, Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay, Dan Stevens

40. Vanity Fair (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

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Add a Plot

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

41. The Turn of the Screw (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Writers: Nick Dear, Henry James | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Caroline Pegg, Jodhi May, Colin Firth, Pam Ferris

42. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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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

44. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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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

45. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier and aunt Helen announces that she will never marry and plans on having a career ... See full summary »

Writers: Miles Franklin, Eleanor Witcombe | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

46. Talk of Angels (1998)

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

6.1
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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. The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »

Writers: Anton Chekhov, Mihalis Kakogiannis | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale

48. 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

49. Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.4
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54 Metascore

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

Writer: Charles Busch | Director: Mark Rucker | Stars: Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley, Angela Paton

50. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Thriller, Drama

7.2
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Writers: Francis de Croisset, Donald Ogden Stewart, Elliot Paul | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen