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1. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home.

Writers: Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

2. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Writer: Leigh Whannell | Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

3. 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

4. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.1
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

5. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

6. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.

Writer: Charlie Kaufman | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

7. 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

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

X | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Writers: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

9. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

10. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Writers: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza | Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

11. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

12. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Writers: Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo | Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

13. Powder Blue (2009)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.4
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Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Writers: Timothy Linh Bui, Stephane Gauger | Director: Timothy Linh Bui | Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta

14. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure

6.3
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Writers: Robert M. Young, Alexander Key | Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

15. Blue Like Jazz (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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48 Metascore

Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

Writers: Donald Miller, Ben Pearson, Steve Taylor | Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn

16. Max (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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56 Metascore

A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.

Writer: Menno Meyjes | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker

17. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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Weronika lives in Poland. Véronique lives in Paris. They don't know each other. Weronika gets a place in a music school, works hard, but collapses and dies on her first performance. At this... See full summary »

Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz | Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

18. The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)

30 min | Family

8.3
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Creator: E. Roger Muir | Stars: Bob Smith, Nick Nicholson, Bill LeCornec, Lew Anderson

19. Strings (2004)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.

Writers: Naja Marie Aidt, Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Stars: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi

20. The Errand Boy (1961)

92 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond | Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson

21. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Writers: Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

22. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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86 Metascore

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Writers: Hsiao-Hsien Hou, François Margolin | Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

23. The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)

107 min | Family

5.4
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Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and... See full summary »

Writers: Richard A. Doyon, Jane Beaumont Hall | Director: Jane Beaumont Hall | Stars: Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Suzanne Marie Doyon

24. Bluebeard (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Horror

6.1
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Writers: Arnold Phillips, Werner H. Furst, Pierre Gendron | Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel

25. Silent Wedding (2008)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

Writers: Adrian Lustig, Horatiu Malaele | Director: Horatiu Malaele | Stars: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea

26. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Christopher Wicking, Henry Slesar | Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

27. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Writers: Neil Berkeley, Chris Bradley, Kevin Klauber | Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

28. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

Writers: Kaylie Jones, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

29. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

4.4
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Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Writers: George Worthing Yates, Bert I. Gordon | Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

30. The Magic Toyshop (1987)

107 min | Fantasy

7.1
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After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but ... See full summary »

Writer: Angela Carter | Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Caroline Milmoe, Tom Bell, Kilian McKenna, Patricia Kerrigan

31. Lesson Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Christopher Marlowe, Jan Svankmajer | Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

32. The Spirit of Christmas (1950 TV Short)

27 min | Family, Short

8.5
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In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

Writer: Mabel Beaton | Director: Mabel Beaton | Stars: Mabel Beaton Marionettes, Alexander Scourby

33. The House (1997)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Sharunas Bartas, Yekaterina Golubeva | Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Leos Carax, Micaela Cardoso, Oksana Chernych

34. Protagonist (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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68 Metascore

Jessica Yu's documentary explores the relationship between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure by weaving together the stories of four men: German terrorist, a bank robber, an "ex-gay" evangelist, and a martial arts student.

Writer: Jessica Yu | Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Hans-Joachim Klein, Mark Salzman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Joe Loya

35. Dick Tracy (I) (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Writers: Chester Gould, Barry Shipman, Winston Miller, Morgan Cox, George Morgan | Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

36. The Nomi Song (2004)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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71 Metascore

Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper, he would serenade the staff after the 'real' performances were over)... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Horn | Director: Andrew Horn | Stars: Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson, David Bowie, Gabriele Lafari

37. The Forbidden Street (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, History

6.4
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Writers: Margery Sharp, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara, Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton

38. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)

95 min | Comedy

7.0
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CHE COSA SONO LE NUVOLE (by Pier Paolo Pasolini) Durante la rappresentazione dell'Otello in uno spettacolo di marionette, il pubblico si ribella alla malvagità di Jago ed invade il palco ... See full summary »

Writers: Roberto Gianviti, Agenore Incrocci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Furio Scarpelli, Steno, Bernardino Zapponi, Cesare Zavattini | Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi | Stars: Totò, Ugo D'Alessio, Regina Seiffert, Dante Maggio

39. The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (2010)

22 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured.

Creator: Rachel Klein | Directors: Sean Gill, Rachel Klein | Stars: Abigail Hawk, Michael Porsche, Elizabeth Stewart, Preston Burger

40. Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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The lovable Unico the Unicorn still sought after by jealous gods. Is taken to the forest by the West Wind and forgets everything from his earlier fantastic adventure. Unico wonders ... See full summary »

Writers: Mami Sugino, Osamu Tezuka | Director: Moribi Murano | Stars: Katsue Miwa, Iruka, Chieko Baishô, Sumi Shimamoto

41. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

5.8
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Three attendees at a puppet theater don various roles in order to sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, all while hippies and other eccentrics cavort about them.

Writers: Eric Blau, Mort Shuman, Jacques Brel | Director: Denis Héroux | Stars: Elly Stone, Mort Shuman, Joe Masiell, Jacques Brel

42. Ángel de fuego (1992)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Alma (Evangelina Sosa) es una joven adolescente de 13 años que se ha criado en el circo con su padre... See full synopsis »

Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura, Farnesio de Bernal, Noé Montealegre

43. A String of Blue Beads (1953 TV Movie)

27 min | Drama

6.0
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A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Alexander Greendale | Director: Alan Dinehart | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Ellen Cobb-Hill, Margaret Hamilton, Elaine Lynn

44. Ruka (1966)

18 min | Animation, Short

8.0
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »

Writer: Jirí Trnka | Director: Jirí Trnka

45. Ekkusu bonbâ (1980– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

8.2
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As the year 3000 approaches, a war-torn Solar System is invaded by the Imperial Alliance in search of a supreme being, the F-01. The experimental X Bomber spacecraft with its young crew ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

46. The Regard of Flight (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy

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A performer/artist with a bag of vaudeville tricks and the help of his trusty piano player must prove to a critic that there is still a way to present New Theatre without relying on devices... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, Doug Skinner | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, Doug Skinner

47. Doktor Faustus (1982)

179 min | Drama

7.2
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A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan.

Writers: Thomas Mann, Franz Seitz | Director: Franz Seitz | Stars: Jon Finch, André Heller, Hanns Zischler, Margot Hielscher

48. Spidarlings

Comedy, Horror, Musical | Filming

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days, but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Writer: Salem Kapsaski | Director: Salem Kapsaski | Stars: Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski, Gypsy Lee Pistolero, Rusty Goffe

49. Don't Laugh at My Romance (2007)

137 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Writers: Iguchi Nami, Yuka Honcho, Naocola Yamazaki | Director: Iguchi Nami | Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yû Aoi, Shûgo Oshinari

50. Las Palmas (2011)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Prizewinning short about a baby placed in a virtual doll environment Las Palmas, getting drunk and goes bananas like any other uncivilized tourist would do.

Writer: Johannes Nyholm | Director: Johannes Nyholm | Star: Helmi Hellrand Nyholm