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1. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 746,689 | Gross: $380.84M

2. Madagascar (2005)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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57 Metascore

Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath | Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 284,997 | Gross: $193.14M

3. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 198,295 | Gross: $34.18M

4. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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45 Metascore

A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 71,237 | Gross: $93.82M

5. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 15,626

6. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 49,814 | Gross: $58.88M

7. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,249

8. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 9,267

9. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 53,812 | Gross: $13.00M

10. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 10,840 | Gross: $2.64M

11. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 3,568 | Gross: $0.33M

12. Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 1,637

13. La source des femmes (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 3,123

14. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, Western, Action

6.4
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A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 1,722

15. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,065 | Gross: $4.20M

16. Dragon Seed (1944)

Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 888

17. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,491

18. Nightjohn (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

6.9
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Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the plantation of Clel Waller are serving at table, spitting tobacco juice on... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Beau Bridges, Carl Lumbly, Bill Cobbs, Kathleen York

Votes: 291

19. The Italian (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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74 Metascore

Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Nikolay Spiridonov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Nikolay Reutov, Yuriy Itskov

Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $0.55M

20. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

Drama

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In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

Votes: 346

21. Al-mohager (1994)

129 min | Drama

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The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Youssra, Khaled Nabawy, Mahmoud Hemida, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 607

22. The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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Jesse Hallam, an illiterate coal miner from Kentucky, moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Johnny Cash, Brenda Vaccaro, Ben Marley, Eli Wallach

Votes: 246

23. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main

Votes: 376

24. Palunku (2006)

Drama

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Director: Blessy | Stars: Mammootty, Lakshmi Sharma, Nazriya Nazim, Nivedita

Votes: 181

25. Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.9
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Living on a Southern plantation before the Civil War, a young slave girl secretly learns how to read and write, and determines to teach others.

Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Shadia Simmons, Alison Sealy-Smith, Erica Luttrell, Jason Burke

Votes: 46

26. Out of Print (2013)

55 min | Documentary, Family, History

8.1
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Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Writers, publishers, readers... See full summary »

Director: Vivienne Roumani

Votes: 33

27. Manoro (2006)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

6.4
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The plot of the film surrounds Jonalyn and her father's journey to look for Apong Bisen- her grandfather who went hunting in the forest and had not returned to cast his vote for the ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Jonalyn Ablong, Edgar Ablong, Carol Ablong, Carlito Ablong

Votes: 23

28. Sa pusod ng dagat (1998)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to ... See full summary »

Director: Marilou Diaz-Abaya | Stars: Jomari Yllana, Elizabeth Oropesa, Chin Chin Gutierrez, Pen Medina

Votes: 40

29. Green Screen Adventures (2007– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

6.4
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Actors in front of a green screen act out stories written by children.

Stars: Jessica Honor Carleton, Kierra Bunch, Brendan Buckley, Ariel Coleman-Turner

Votes: 17

30. Nous, princesses de Clèves (2011)

69 min | Documentary

7.0
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Has 1558 anything in common with 2009 ? Have nobles of King Henri III's court anything to do with today's young people from poor neighborhoods, most of whom immigrants'children ? Is there ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Sauder | Stars: Abou Achoumi, Laura Badrane, Morgane Badrane, Manel Boulaabi

Votes: 23

31. The Delivery (I) (2008)

30 min | Short, Fantasy

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A reluctant-reader teen's quest for a solution to an due-yesterday English Lit assignment leads her discovering the value of the audio book. She encounters temperament, talent and a glimpse... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle DeCuir | Stars: J. Paul Boehmer, Scott Brick, Emily Janice Card, Orson Scott Card

32. Alefbay-e afghan (2002)

45 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by Taliban regime.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Ghafour Barahouyi, Maryam Ozbak, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Votes: 181

33. The Ad and the Ego (1997)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Intercutting thousands of contemporary and classic television commercials with insights by Stuart Ewen, Jean Kilbourne, Sut JhalIy and others, this film scrutinizes late 20th century ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Boihem

Votes: 39

34. Butterfly Dreams (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama, Family

8.0
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A nine-year-old girl in rural India, exploited by child labor, must find a way to pursue her dream - how to read and write. She has one last chance when an educated man comes to town.

Director: Venkat Krishnan | Stars: Basheera Banu, Ganapathy Murugesan, P.T. Arasu Kalathilvenrar, Sowmya

Votes: 40

35. Emily (VII) (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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When the recently widowed Gwen discovers that there was another woman in her husbands life, she sets out to find the truth about the mysterious Emily.

Director: Eddie Diamandi | Stars: Francesca Waters, Diana Glenn, Alison Whyte, Philip Cristian Claassen

36. Sharbat (2014)

23 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A young Indian girl, with an insatiable thirst for knowledge in a stifling patriarchal society, is forced to take a decision that will change her life forever when she realizes what her father has planned for her future.

Director: Jayesh Hariharan | Stars: Seema Adhikari, Seema Alimchand, Dharamvir Dhingra, Usha Hariharan

37. Everyday Heroes (2001)

109 min | Documentary

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Directors: Abby Ginzberg, Rick Goldsmith | Star: Dori Rosenthal

38. A Tale of Two Schools (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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A look at the efforts to teach reading to elementary school students in Mississippi and Texas.

Director: Christian Lindstrom | Stars: Jim Barksdale, Reggie Barnes, Leonard Brasfield, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 8

39. Rafael Alcides (2015– )

5 min | Documentary

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Cuban Writer and poet Rafael Alcides on several subjects.

Stars: Rafael Alcides, Lynn Cruz, Fidel Castro

40. Comic Book Literacy (2009)

71 min | Documentary

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Comic books are a medium as diverse as movies and encourage more thought than video games. Yet this misunderstood medium has always been the dirty little secret of the literature world. ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Kent | Stars: Kat Amano, Marc Andreyko, George Blasing, Paul Dini

41. Tina in Mexico (2002)

77 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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Using reenactments, newsreel footage, and photographs, Longfellow tells the story of Tina Modotti (1896-1942), from 1920 when she's living in LA with artist Robo Richey to the assassination... See full summary »

Director: Brenda Longfellow | Stars: Allegra Fulton, Karl Pruner, Arturo Fresolone, Tanja Jacobs

Votes: 17

42. Reading Blaster Kindergarten (1999 Video Game)

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Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Gough, Jennifer Hale

43. A Dança do Pensamento (2008)

54 min | Documentary

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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

44. The Book Lady (2009)

Documentary

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Director: Natasha Ryan | Stars: Kurt Browning, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Harmer, Natalie McMaster

Votes: 12

45. Pedaling to Freedom (2007)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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In one of the poorest parts of the world, 230,000 people learned to read and write. Over 100,000 women learned to cycle. Wages jumped up 1000% It happened in the space of just one year and cost about a dollar per person.

Director: Vijay S. Jodha

46. Improve Your Spelling (1948)

11 min | Drama, Short

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Tommy, a poor speller, is assigned by his teacher to write an article for the school paper, but is told that if even one word is misspelled, the article will be rejected. Later, while ... See full summary »

Star: Mike Wallace

47. Letter TV (1999– )

5 min | Animation, Family

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Stars: Greg Harpold, Jim Wolfe

48. Pare. Olhe. Escute. (2009)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at a remote town in the Northeast of Brazil where despite high levels of illiteracy, a group of teenagers scored the highest test scores in the nation in creative writing. When ... See full summary »

Director: Juliana Lima Dehne

49. Harriet Van Meter: A Life Extraordinary (2006 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary

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After observing lines of people in India, waiting for the chance to read a book, Harriet Van Meter began collecting, packing and shipping books to those who requested them from around the world. Working our of her basement, she started the International Book Project, a volunteer organization, which today has shipped more than 5 million books worldwide.

Directors: Kiley Lane Parker, Arthur Rouse | Star: Linda Ellerbee

Votes: 6

50. Franchir le silence (1993)

56 min

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Director: Claudette Jaiko