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1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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

8.0
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An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl.

Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

2. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam, Mitch Cullin | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

3. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »

Writer: Astrid Lindgren | Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman

4. Cinderella (I) (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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Cinderella (named Zezolla) and her family live mid 20th century, where fashion is practically everything. As her father is won over by a selfish woman named Claudette, Cinderella must keep ... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Dear | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Katrin Cartlidge, David Warner, Jane Birkin

5. Running on Karma (2003)

93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

Writers: Ka-Fai Wai, Nai-Hoi Yau, Kin-Yee Au, Tin-Shing Yip | Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Wong Chun

6. Black XXX-Mas (1999)

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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"Little Red Riding Hood" set in an urban jungle in the not-too-distant future. It's Christmas time, and Earth is God's Gameboy. Little Red puts on provocative clothing and heads for a night... See full summary »

Writer: Pieter Van Hees | Director: Pieter Van Hees | Stars: Don Warrington, Rochelle Gadd, Manou Kersting, Hilde Wils

7. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.

Writers: Christa Kozik, Gabriele Herzog, Jürgen Brauer, Bettina von Arnim, Gisela von Arnim | Director: Jürgen Brauer | Stars: Nadja Klier, Hermann Beyer, Suher Saleh, Fred Delmare

8. Criminal (II) (2011)

6 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Writers: Chris Marrs Piliero, Britney Spears | Director: Chris Marrs Piliero | Stars: Britney Spears, Jason Trawick, Freddy Bradshaw, Carmelle Rudder

9. Mister Blot's Academy (1984)

166 min | Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Writers: Jan Brzechwa, Krzysztof Gradowski | Director: Krzysztof Gradowski | Stars: Piotr Fronczewski, Slavek Wronka, Leon Niemczyk, Bronislaw Pawlik

10. Blue Moon (2002)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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After screwing up a money exchange a Viennese small-time crook accompanied by a Russian hostess hits the road to the East.

Writer: Andrea Maria Dusl | Director: Andrea Maria Dusl | Stars: Josef Hader, Victoria Malektorovych, Detlev Buck, Ivan Laca

11. Pinocchio (2015)

Family, Fantasy | Post-production

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Writers: Carlo Collodi, Stepán Gajdos | Director: Stepán Gajdos | Stars: Vica Kerekes, Marie Ludvíková, Pavel Reznícek, Miloslav Marsálek

12. Puss in Boots (1982 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Writer: Sharon Holland | Directors: John Clark Donahue, John Driver | Stars: Garry Q. Lewis, Jason McLean, George Muschamp, Nancy Wagner

13. Der kleine Prinz (1966 TV Movie)

77 min | Fantasy

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Writers: Angel Vagenshtain, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Christel Bodenstein, Eberhard Esche, Inge Keller, Klaus Piontek

14. Catching the Stars (2000)

Short

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Abdou, a young Berber boy, is haunted by the question: "Where did this world come from?". To answer that question he leaves his village. In the Cairo Public Library he meets a girl helping ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolai Karo | Stars: Anil Douglas, Leader Hawkins, Amina Khalil, Sannah Laawani

15. Hinterm Vorhang (2015)

Drama | Post-production

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Writer: Anna Lekies | Director: Anna Lekies | Stars: Kim Guliyew, Baris Öztürk, Ruzica Hajdari, Stefan Lampadius

16. Wangzi bian qingwa (2005– )

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A ruthless and wealthy heir becomes a kindhearted person after he lost his memory and falls in love with a poor girl with wealthy aspirations.

Stars: Joe Chen, Ming Dow, Shao-wei Wang, Joyce Chao

17. The Present (I) (2005)

96 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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Rachel and her unborn baby were murdered ten years ago. David could change that--all of it. If he could just outplay the watchers in a game of cosmic chess.

Writer: Peter Shanelaris | Director: Peter Shanelaris | Stars: Maura Anderson, Jose Angullo, Greg Athans, Josh Brehm

18. The Incredible Happenings of Avery Goodman (2007)

23 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

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Dig Dug Industries specializes in the removal of earth from the ground in order to replenish that earth to the location of its original location. Avery Goodman is Senior Manager of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Brandon McCormick, Billy Wilkerson | Director: Brandon McCormick | Stars: Randy McDowell, John Curran, Billy Wilkerson, Dale Williams

19. Snow White and the 7 Bachelors (1960)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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In this modern version of the "Snowhite" tale, we see a young girl escaping her home and finding refuge in a secluded house which is inhabited by seven middle-aged bachelors.

Writers: Iakovos Kabanellis, Giorgos Lazaridis | Director: Iakovos Kabanellis | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Andreas Barkoulis, Vasilis Avlonitis, Christos Efthimiou

20. Rotkäppchen (1953)

85 min | Family

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Writers: Fritz Genschow, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Renée Stobrawa | Director: Fritz Genschow | Stars: Daniela Maris, Werner Stock, Rita-Maria Nowottnick, Else Ehser