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1. The Buccaneers (1995– )

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

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

Votes: 1,820

2. The Group (1966)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.6
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In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

Votes: 1,044

3. Les misérables (1995)

R | 175 min | Drama, History

7.5
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A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Boujenah, Alessandra Martines, Salomé Lelouch

Votes: 3,321 | Gross: $1.04M

4. Derrida (2002)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.5
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73 Metascore

Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia.

Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering | Stars: Jacques Derrida, Marguerite Derrida, René Major, Chantal Major

Votes: 747 | Gross: $0.16M

5. High Society (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Smart, Mary McDonnell, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo

Votes: 115

6. Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947)

137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The most faithful of all the major film versions of Cervantes' novel.

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Juan Calvo, Fernando Rey, Manolo Morán

Votes: 115

7. Don Quijote de la Mancha (1991–1992)

310 min | Comedy

7.4
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Miniseries version of the first half of Cervantes' famous novel.

Stars: Fernando Rey, Alfredo Landa, Francisco Merino, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 137

8. Books Du Jour (2014– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Books du Jour introduces a brand new literary program with a simple premise. Every week, the host invites three authors to lunch to discuss their work and their main concerns about life at ... See full summary »

Stars: Frederic Colier, Andre Aciman, Christopher Beha, Henry Chang

9. Party Girl (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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A spinoff of the cult film, Christine Taylor stars as Mary, a girl whose mother has passed away, leaving her to find herself in the clubs and parties of New York City. She is finally given ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine Taylor, John Cameron Mitchell, Merrin Dungey, Matthew Borlenghi

Votes: 15

10. Le tartuffe (1984)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning French man, brings the poor and insincere Tartuffe into his home and arranges for his daughter to marry him. Various members of the family attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out.

Director: Gérard Depardieu | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, François Périer, Yveline Ailhaud, Paule Annen

Votes: 131

11. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.

Director: Anna Broinowski | Stars: Norma Khouri, Malcolm Knox, Rana Husseini, Caroline Overington

Votes: 539

12. Kew Gardens (2017)

Short, Drama | Post-production

A cinematic adaptation of Virginia Woolf's short story, 'Kew Gardens.'

Director: Nick Cohen | Stars: Imogen Stubbs, Natasha Wightman, Simon Wilson, Leo Wringer

13. Innocenza (1986)

90 min | Drama

5.6
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Lucia, the beautiful new teacher, arrives in a small, traditional village in Switzerland. Luca immediately falls in love with her... until he realizes that his best friend receives as much ... See full summary »

Director: Villi Hermann | Stars: Enrica Maria Modugno, Alessandro Haber, Ivan Verda, Teco Celio

Votes: 11

14. The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (2011 TV Movie)

History

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Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Cassandra Hodges, Andrew Davies, Colin Firth, Katie Halsey

Votes: 15

15. Dead River (2015)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A biographer of a renowned crime writer finds real darkness behind the fiction.

Director: Jason DeBoer | Stars: Morse Bicknell, Eb Lottimer, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Staci Robbins

Votes: 6

16. The Oval Portrait (1997)

25 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A man discovers that in his former life he was an artist that killed his newlywed wife by painting her soul into an Oval Portrait. The dead wife reappears in the present to haunt and kill him for his crime.

Director: Phillip A. Boland | Stars: Jeanne Bates, Sam Bologna, Laura Erlich, Danny Grossman

Votes: 6

17. Moreau (2014)

Thriller

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Director: Christopher James Cramer | Stars: Theodore Bouloukos, Jasmine Brotzman, Gigi Cesarè, Joanna Haffner

18. The Blue Men (1990)

Short

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On a small summer island, May and her grandson Bomber count the days. May's son, Bomber's father, is on Death Row. At Dawn, on September 1st, he will be executed. May retreats from this sad... See full summary »

Director: Denise McKenna | Stars: Teresa Bowman, David Bruhn, Randy Burr, Leanna Buster

Votes: 20

19. SlamNation (1998)

100 min | Documentary

7.9
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Various competitors of the National Poetry Slam are profiled with their poetry readings.

Director: Paul Devlin | Stars: Mychele Dee, Craig muMs Grant, Bill MacMillian, Taylor Mali

Votes: 112

20. Arte, Ordem e Caos (2008)

54 min | Documentary

6.8
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The process of creating an art form through the eyes of the creator. Several artists talk about their process, how they create their films, books, concepts. The boundaries between thought ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Zimmermann | Stars: Eva Schul, Mauro Fuke, Moacyr Scliar, Vagner Cunha

Votes: 17

21. Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man (2003)

52 min | Documentary

8.3
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In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty beds to poor literati, cutting his ... See full summary »

Directors: Gonzague Pichelin, Benjamin Sutherland | Stars: James Baldwin, John Baxter, Sylvia Beach, Gary Brown

Votes: 44

22. Counseling the Classics (2007)

Short, Comedy

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Vignette #1: "Hamlet, Interrupted" -As Dr. Hawkins, on the phone, talks Sylvia Plath down off the proverbial cliff, Hamlet and Ophelia enter with a host of premarital issues to work through... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn McCray | Stars: Timothy Greenwood, Ben Hopkin, Jeremy Kent Jackson, Ana Kelly

23. Beside the Manor Selby (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

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Beside the Manor Selby is a period drama starring cult film actor Conrad Brooks taking place in the Edwardian era inspired by the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Daphne du Maurier, ... See full summary »

Director: Ellsworth Hall | Stars: Conrad Brooks, E. Warren Hopf, Hal L. Rothwells, Joseph M. Dwyer

24. A Writer Named Phil Hall (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Short

3.8
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Phil Hall talks about his career in the media. He discusses his three books, his work for the internet magazine Film Threat, and his experiences in public relations.

Director: Leszek Drozd | Star: Phil Hall

Votes: 16

25. In the Spotlight (2007)

11 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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An aspiring author is offered the chance to be the front person for a literary hoax and discovers a far worse fate than rejection.

Director: Hilary Goldberg | Stars: Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner, Clint Catalyst, Steven Reigns

Votes: 13

26. Lasst uns frei fliegen über den Garten (1974 TV Movie)

40 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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Director: Stanislaw Latallo | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Yurek Bogayevicz, Asja Lamtiugina, Jerzy Bossak

Votes: 8

27. Harry Hooton (1969)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Directors: Arthur Cantrill, Corinne Cantrill | Stars: Nigel Buesst, Ivor Cantrill, Fiona Colin., Harry Hooton

28. An Arrest (1997 Video)

15 min | Short, Drama

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A man waiting to be hanged, escapes by killing his jailer and flees deep into the woods where he is capture by the jailer's ghost.

Director: Phillip A. Boland | Stars: Harry Bennett, Danny Grossman, Zale Morris, John Paul Saurine

29. Sleep in a Nest of Flames (2001)

118 min | Documentary, Biography

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Charles Henri Ford was an openly gay poet/writer/filmmaker/magazine publisher who led a long and interesting life. He started by reading his poetry in one of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. ... See full summary »

Directors: James Dowell, John Kolomvakis | Stars: Eric M. Cole, Val Oisteneau, Rich Bernatovech, Paul Bowles

30. The Bookwallah (2013)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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What happens when you put two Australian and three Indian writers together into close confinement for almost a month in often grueling circumstances, crossing south India by train? Risking ... See full summary »

Director: Catriona Mitchell

31. Televiteatros (1993– )

Drama, History, Mystery

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Stars: Alpha Acosta, Susana Alexander, Ernesto Alonso, Marta Aura

32. Postcards from Earth's Whisper (2011– )

30 min | Documentary

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In spring 2011, poets and writers Joshua Ferris, Eliza Griswold, Bob Holman, Nathalie Handal and Christopher Merrill traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and UAE as part of a literary ... See full summary »

Stars: Eliza Griswold, Nathalie Handal, Bob Holman, Joshua Ferris

33. Neveroyatnyy Iyegudiil Khlamida (1969 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, History

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Director: Nikolay Lebedev | Stars: Afanasi Kochetkov, Oleg Basilashvili, Mikhail Ivanov, Aleksandr Demyanenko

34. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Burroughs (1983)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: William S. Burroughs Jr., Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 127