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1. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

2. Rocky (1976)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

3. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

4. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

5. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Writer: Zoe Kazan | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

6. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Writers: Allan Knee, David Magee | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

7. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Writers: Anthony Peckham, John Carlin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

9. Billy Elliot (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Writer: Lee Hall | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

10. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Writers: Tracy Chevalier, Olivia Hetreed | Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

11. Babe (1995)

G | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Writers: Dick King-Smith, George Miller, Chris Noonan | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

12. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Writers: Eiko Kadono, Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

13. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Writers: Ethan Canin, Neil Tolkin | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

14. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Creator: John Masius | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

15. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Writer: Doug Atchison | Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

16. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Writers: Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca | Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

17. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Writers: Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang, Min Hun Fung, Chi Keung Fung, Wei Lu | Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-fei Wong, Man Tat Ng

18. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama

7.8
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Writers: Muriel Spark, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

19. Total Eclipse (1995)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

Writer: Christopher Hampton | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc

20. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.0
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Writers: Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

21. Barfly (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Henry Chinaski never cared for the American dream, the thought of needing to become 'something' and fit into the system disgusts him. He believes that life is free and yours to live like ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Bukowski | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

22. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Greenhalgh, Carlo De Boutiny, Jan Kounen | Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

23. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Writer: Daniel Barnz | Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman

24. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

25. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

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A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from... See full summary »

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Aoi Hiiragi, Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt | Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Youko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

26. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

27. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

Writer: Jay Bulger | Director: Jay Bulger | Stars: Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland

28. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Drama, History

7.1
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Writers: Irving Stone, Philip Dunne | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

29. Bare Knuckles (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.2
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Can a determined single mom go the distance and win the tournament that could ultimately lead to a better life for her and her daughter?

Writer: Robert Redlin | Director: Eric Etebari | Stars: Jeanette Roxborough, Martin Kove, Louis Mandylor, Bridgett Riley

30. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

31. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Biography, Drama

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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Writers: John Logan, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon | Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

32. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

33. Cole (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.

Writer: Adam Zang | Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Richard de Klerk, Kandyse McClure, Sonja Bennett, Chad Willett

34. A Man Called Peter (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Catherine Marshall | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond

35. The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

G | 97 min | Family

6.2
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A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.

Writers: Cindy Kelley, Michael Landon Jr., Margery Williams | Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, Ellen Burstyn, Matthew Harbour

36. Conversations with God (2006)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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35 Metascore

Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

Writers: Eric DelaBarre, Neale Donald Walsch | Director: Stephen Deutsch | Stars: Henry Czerny, Vilma Silva, T. Bruce Page, Ingrid Boulting

37. Rizal in Dapitan (1997)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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Writers: Jose F. Lacaba, Vic Torres, Noel Vera, Lualhati Bautista, Mirana Medina-Bhunjun, Tikoy Aguiluz | Director: Tikoy Aguiluz | Stars: Albert Martinez, Amanda Page, Roy Alvarez, Jaime Fabregas

38. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, A.P. Herbert | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

39. A Bear Named Winnie (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama, War

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It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant... See full summary »

Writers: Simon Vaughan, John Goldsmith, John Kent Harrison | Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry

40. Satin (2011)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

4.3
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A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Olness, Hamilton von Watts | Director: Christopher Olness | Stars: Hamilton von Watts, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Cudlitz, Robert Guillaume

41. Daphne (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Set during the years between the "Rebecca" trial and the writing of Du Maurier's short story "The Birds", including her relationship with her husband Frederick 'Boy' Browning, and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Forster, Amy Jenkins | Director: Clare Beavan | Stars: Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer, Andrew Havill

42. Nobody (2009)

PG-13 | Comedy

6.9
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Lindeman, 25 year old art student, struggles to find his inspiration, finding himself in one ridiculous situation after the other.

Writers: Rob Perez, Ryan Miller | Director: Rob Perez | Stars: Sam Rosen, Mark Margolis, Helena Mattsson, Beth Riesgraf

43. Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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57 Metascore

A painter struggling for inspiration finds an unexpected muse after he accepts a teaching position in a small town and becomes the caregiver to Eddie, a seemingly docile art student with a rare sleepwalking condition.

Writers: Boris Rodriguez, Jonathan Rannells, Alex Epstein | Director: Boris Rodriguez | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith, Paul Braunstein

44. Mistral's Daughter (1984 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson

45. Summer's Shadow (2014)

102 min | Drama, Family | Completed

6.9
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Bright and independent 12-year-old Summer Larsen rescues a sweet, stray dog and will stop at nothing to save him. And it's her determination that ultimately impacts those around her.

Writers: Liz Franke, Steve Franke | Director: Steve Franke | Stars: Belle Shouse, Todd Terry, Liz Franke, Mark Hanson

46. Love on a Horse (1973)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

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An Egean artist sees his younger wife and his son (from a previous marriage) making incestuous love, decides to paint such a beautiful scene on a canvas, especially with them riding her ... See full summary »

Writers: Vangelis Serdaris, George Zervoulakos | Director: Vangelis Serdaris | Stars: Anna Fonsou, Christo Spyropoulos, Giannis Argyris, Kostas Karagiorgis

47. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Writer: Mark Monroe | Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

48. Jagadam (2007)

Action, Romance, War

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Writer: Sukumar | Director: Sukumar | Stars: Ram, Isha Sahani, Prakash Raj, Pradeep Singh Rawat

49. Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure

6.8
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Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

Writer: Carroll Young | Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves, Lita Baron

50. Heart of a Soul Surfer (2007)

31 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.5
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Bethany Hamilton, a 13-year-old girl destined for a successful surfing career, lost her arm to a 14-foot tiger shark on Oct. 31, 2003. The attack didn't cause this determined Soul Surfer to... See full summary »

Director: Becky Baumgartner | Stars: Ben Aipa, Alana Blanchard, Byron Blanchard, Holt Blanchard