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1. Roseanne (1988–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

Creator: Matt Williams | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 24,435

2. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Writer: Dario Poloni | Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 31,462

3. Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011– )

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill, Paddy Houlihan

Votes: 4,776

4. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 41,157

5. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 8,445

6. The Grand (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Warriner, Rebecca Callard, Susan Hampshire, Tim Healy

Votes: 376

7. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Writers: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera | Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 12,858

8. Dinotopia (II) (2002 TV Mini-Series)

250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns ... See full summary »

Stars: David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige

Votes: 3,965

9. The Krays (1990)

R | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Writer: Philip Ridley | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell

Votes: 4,861

10. Two Moon Junction (1988)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Writers: Zalman King, MacGregor Douglas | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives

Votes: 3,658

11. The Conqueror (1956)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History

3.3
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Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Writer: Oscar Millard | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,255

12. La Ciénaga (2001)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

Writer: Lucrecia Martel | Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

Votes: 2,793

13. Wild River (1960)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Writers: Paul Osborn, William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

Votes: 2,609

14. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Bradbury, Stella Gibbons | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 5,394

15. Sordid Lives (2000)

R | 111 min | Comedy

6.9
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47 Metascore

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Writer: Del Shores | Director: Del Shores | Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger

Votes: 2,230

16. The Little Foxes (1941)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 6,642

17. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.7
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 1,807

18. Beyond Rangoon (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »

Writers: Alex Lasker, Bill Rubenstein | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray

Votes: 3,961

19. A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,480

20. Cookie's Fortune (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

Writer: Anne Rapp | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell

Votes: 10,654

21. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Writers: François Ozon, Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Grédy | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 7,571

22. The King and Four Queens (1956)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

6.0
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Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

Writers: Richard Alan Simmons, Margaret Fitts | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 827

23. A Woman of Substance (1984 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

Votes: 608

24. Mama Flora's Family (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Writers: Alex Haley, Carol Schreder, David Stevens | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood, Queen Latifah

Votes: 377

25. The Matriarch (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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The heart of the film is the Koppelo family. Worn out after a number of travels, but united and strong... See full synopsis »

Writer: Markku Pölönen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Peter Franzén, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Samuel Vauramo, Jenni Banerjee

Votes: 548

26. May Fools (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Bruno Carette

Votes: 1,751

27. Service (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their ... See full summary »

Writers: Armando Lao, Boots Agbayani Pastor | Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Coco Martin

Votes: 1,034

28. The Intended (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.

Writers: Kristian Levring, Janet McTeer | Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: JJ Feild, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 269

29. Naming Number Two (2006)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

Writer: Toa Fraser | Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Ruby Dee, Mia Blake, Rene Naufahu, Miriama McDowell

Votes: 525

30. Further Tales of the City (2001 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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This third installment to "Tales of the City" finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality, while Michael Tolliver is playing the field after his ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Paul Hopkins, Laura Linney, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 667

31. The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Rogers, Jon Boothe, George Sherman | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Ruth White

Votes: 228

32. Track of the Cat (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family dynamics play out against the backdrop of the first big snowstorm of winter and an ... See full summary »

Writers: A.I. Bezzerides, Walter Van Tilburg Clark | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,211

33. Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama

8.1
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In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Colin Ferguson, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 816

34. Carne de tu carne (1983)

94 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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August 6, 1956 during the military dictatorship of Rojas Pinilla. Explosions in central Cali military convoy destroy much of the traditional buildings of the city and exposing the roots of ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlos Mayolo, Jorge Nieto, Elsa Vásquez | Director: Carlos Mayolo | Stars: Adriana Herrán, David Guerrero, Santiago García, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 104

35. Killer Bees (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

4.5
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A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard.

Writers: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Edward Albert, Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Roger Davis

Votes: 275

36. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Bill MacIlwraith | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

Votes: 1,436

37. Cover Up (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

6.3
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Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, ... See full summary »

Writers: David McGillivray, Pete Walker | Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,255

38. Hold the Dream (1986 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula, as well ... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Taylor Bradford | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins, Deborah Kerr, James Brolin

Votes: 219

39. Aswang (1994)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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A young, unwed, pregnant girl is made an offer she can't refuse. Marry a rich young man with a wealthy estate to please his dying mother, and she'll be well taken care of. What she doesn't ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank L. Anderson, Wrye Martin, Barry Poltermann | Directors: Wrye Martin, Barry Poltermann | Stars: Norman Moses, Tina Ona Paukstelis, John Kishline, Flora Coker

Votes: 391

40. Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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A story about a group of estranged Chinese-American siblings who reunite after the death of their mother.

Writer: Donald Martin | Director: Anna Chi | Stars: Bai Ling, Steph Song, Talia Shire, Russell Wong

Votes: 417

41. XXL (1997)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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Writer: Florence Quentin | Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Michel Boujenah, Gérard Depardieu, Elsa Zylberstein, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 257

42. Kalyug (1981)

152 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Girish Karnad, Shyam Benegal, Satyadev Dubey | Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 314

43. Fresno (1986 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Comedy

7.8
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A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Harrison, Teri Garr

Votes: 283

44. Junglee (1961)

150 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

7.3
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A humorless and pompous businessman goes wild when he falls in love. Now if only his domineering mother could understand his new lease on life.

Writers: Agha Jani Kashmiri, Subodh Mukherji | Director: Subodh Mukherji | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar

Votes: 282

45. Monstrosity (1963)

Unrated | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.6
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A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman.

Writers: Vy Russell, Sue Dwiggins, Dean Dillman Jr. | Directors: Joseph V. Mascelli, Jack Pollexfen | Stars: Marjorie Eaton, Frank Gerstle, Frank Fowler, Erika Peters

Votes: 1,849

46. Harriet Craig (1950)

94 min | Drama

7.0
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Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Froelich, James Gunn, George Kelly | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 896

47. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Writer: George Baxt | Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas, Freda Jackson

Votes: 320

48. Charms for the Easy Life (2002 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

6.6
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The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.

Writers: Kaye Gibbons, Angela Shelton | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mimi Rogers, Susan May Pratt, Geordie Johnson

Votes: 341

49. Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.7
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Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Laurence Stallings, Richard H. Landau | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Loretta Young, Arthur Hill, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard

Votes: 230

50. You Can Thank Me Later (1999)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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This family drama examines a controlling mother through the eyes of her three deflated children, each of whom has sought therapy for the grief she's put them through

Writer: Oren Safdie | Director: Shimon Dotan | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Plummer, Ted Levine, Mark Blum

Votes: 167