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1. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Writers: Susanna Kaysen, James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

2. The Family (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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42 Metascore

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Writers: Luc Besson, Michael Caleo, Tonino Benacquista | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

3. Call the Midwife (2012– )

60 min | Drama | Active

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The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.

Creator: Heidi Thomas | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Bryony Hannah, Helen George, Jenny Agutter

4. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

5. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

6. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

7. Betty Blue (1986)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day Betty ... See full summary »

Writers: Philippe Djian, Jean-Jacques Beineix | Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

8. The Ghost (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

9. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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34 Metascore

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Writers: Robert Frost, Dennis Lee | Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss

10. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

11. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

12. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

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Lionel and Jean were lovers many years ago at the time of the Korean War. They are separated by a misunderstanding but meet again by chance when Lionel needs a secretary from Jean's firm. ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

13. Madison (2005)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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43 Metascore

A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta.

Writers: William Bindley, Scott Bindley | Director: William Bindley | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Mary McCormack, Jake Lloyd, Bruce Dern

14. Any Human Heart (2010– )

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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

15. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Writer: Michael McGowan | Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

16. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History

6.1
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42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Writer: John Sweet | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

17. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Patrick Dennis | Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

18. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

19. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Writers: Makoto Shinkai, Steven Foster, Alex Von David | Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

20. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talent-less novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Maria Porter

21. Zero Effect (1998)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!

Writer: Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens

22. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama

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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Writers: Amy Fox, Chris Terrio | Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

23. Russian Dolls (2005)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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67 Metascore

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

Writer: Cédric Klapisch | Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

24. Hopscotch (1980)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy

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Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.

Writers: Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

25. Fellini's Casanova (1976)

R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?

Writers: Giacomo Casanova, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta

26. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Writers: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Robert B. Weide | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Bernard Behrens

27. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Writers: Jean Renoir, Carl Koch | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

28. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Writers: Truman Capote, Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis | Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

29. Elvis and Me (1988 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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The story of Priscillia's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.

Writers: Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon, Joyce Eliason | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Susan Walters, Dale Midkiff, Linda Miller, Jon Cypher

30. Telling Lies in America (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music

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65 Metascore

Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Calista Flockhart

31. Boom! (1968)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noel Coward, Joanna Shimkus

32. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas Mosley | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

33. Touching Home (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

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52 Metascore

The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

Writers: Logan Miller, Noah Miller | Directors: Logan Miller, Noah Miller | Stars: Ed Harris, Brad Dourif, Ishiah Benben, Kris Butler

34. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama

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Family jealousies. His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lily and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a ... See full summary »

Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Michael Jenkins | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

35. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Scott Swanton | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

36. The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved. Flashback : Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Fermaud, Suzanne Schiffman, François Truffaut | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud, Geneviève Fontanel

37. Cider with Rosie (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Laurie Lee, John Mortimer | Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Dashiell Reece, Joe Roberts, David Troughton

38. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Writers: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

39. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Nucéra, Marcel Pagnol, Yves Robert, Jérôme Tonnerre | Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

40. Perhaps Love (2005)

108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Writers: Oi Wah Lam, Raymond To | Director: Peter Chan | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung, Jin-hee Ji

41. Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother who was unable to give him the love he needed, to his ... See full summary »

Writer: Didier Decoin | Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Virna Lisi

42. Along the Way (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama

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A powerful memoir of the summer of 1996 and the events that shattered the lives of four close friends.

Writers: Andrew Bowen, John McLoughlin | Director: Andrew Bowen | Stars: Briel DiCristofaro, Andrew Bowen, Michael Cade, John McLoughlin

43. Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

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Two friends chase after the girls of their dreams. Through a series of events, each guy gets with the other's girl.

Writers: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo | Directors: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo, Charlie Anderson | Stars: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo, Greg Bell, Whitney Nielsen

44. In Custody (1994)

PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Desai, Shahrukh Husain | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth

45. She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

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Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem,... See full summary »

Writers: Virginia Van Upp, John Jacoby, Sarett Tobias, László Görög, Wilhelm Thiele | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Charles Winninger

46. The President (1961)

110 min | Thriller

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At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Simenon, Michel Audiard, Henri Verneuil | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Renée Faure, Henri Crémieux

47. The Proprietor (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama

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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Marie Besset, George W.S. Trow, Andrew Litvack | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Sean Young, Sam Waterston, Christopher Cazenove

48. Monsieur N. (2003)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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65 Metascore

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Writers: René Manzor, Pierre Kubel | Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein

49. Ang tanging ina mo: Last na 'to! (2010)

105 min | Comedy

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Writer: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario | Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Eugene Domingo, Marvin Agustin, Nikki Valdez

50. 15 Amore (1998)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father ... See full summary »

Writer: Maurice Murphy | Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Lisa Hensley, Steve Bastoni, Domenic Galati, Tara Jakszewicz