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1. McFarland, USA (2015)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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60 Metascore

A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Writers: Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts

Votes: 10,707

2. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Writers: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Bob Peterson | Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 411,317

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 378,073

4. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

Writer: Steve Conrad | Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 301,114

5. Apollo 13 (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Writers: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger, William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 189,988

6. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 355,043

7. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Writers: Kevin Jarre, Lincoln Kirstein, Peter Burchard, Robert Gould Shaw | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 96,274

8. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 164,899

9. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come.

Writers: W.P. Kinsella, Phil Alden Robinson | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 79,852

10. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Writer: Adam Elliot | Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Votes: 101,107

11. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 55,846

12. 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

Votes: 126,233

13. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 107,013

14. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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79 Metascore

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Writers: Keir Pearson, Terry George | Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 234,599

15. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Writers: Carlo Collodi, Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia | Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 76,069

16. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 43,837

17. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Writer: Alfred Uhry | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 64,127

18. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 88,319

19. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 102,040

20. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 60,244

21. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Writers: Laura Hillenbrand, Gary Ross | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 54,814

22. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their ... See full summary »

Writer: Ernest Thompson | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Votes: 19,879

23. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 36,184

24. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 44,707

25. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Writers: Fred Waitzkin, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 22,021

26. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Writer: Angelo Pizzo | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 31,803

27. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 55,155

28. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A photographer is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 39,594

29. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 10,315

30. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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79 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Writers: Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff, Walter Farley | Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 7,929

31. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 68,817

32. 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

Votes: 11,457

33. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.8
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Writers: Barry Reed, David Mamet | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Votes: 23,714

34. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Writer: William Gibson | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 11,241

35. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Writers: James Bridges, John Jay Osborn Jr. | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 5,222

36. Mary Kom (2014)

122 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Writers: Saiwyn Qadras, Ramendra Vasishth, Karan Singh Rathore | Director: Omung Kumar | Stars: Robin Das, Priyanka Chopra, Zachary Coffin, Shubham Gaur

Votes: 5,966

37. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Anne Frank | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 9,015

38. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

Writers: Thomas Rickman, Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens

Votes: 12,138

39. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 11,261

40. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Writers: Enid Bagnold, Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 4,644

41. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, War

7.6
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Writers: Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Rudyard Kipling | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 8,122

42. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Writers: Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Jan Struther | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty

Votes: 10,373

43. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.2
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 4,832

44. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

7.7
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Writers: James Poe, William E. Barrett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

Votes: 6,048

45. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Paul Gallico, Damon Runyon | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 7,273

46. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Writers: Richard Connell, Robert Presnell Sr., Robert Riskin | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 8,459

47. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »

Writers: John Meehan, Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 3,672

48. The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

G | 113 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Hatch, Louis Pelletier | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Fred Clark

Votes: 558

49. One More Round (I) (2015)

Documentary | Filming

Twenty years ago, at the height of his amateur boxing career, underdog contender David Waknine walked away from the sport. Two years ago, the death of his coach, the one man who had always ... See full summary »

Director: David Danino