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1. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 249,272 | Gross: $5.50M

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 142,416 | Gross: $41.57M

3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 21,849

4. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 12,569 | Gross: $32.86M

5. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.9
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,091 | Gross: $22.84M

6. Mother of Tears (2007)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.1
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52 Metascore

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias

Votes: 7,207 | Gross: $0.05M

7. The Rapture (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Darwyn Carson, Patrick Bauchau

Votes: 4,120 | Gross: $1.28M

8. The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton

Votes: 1,258

9. Daisy Diamond (2007)

94 min | Drama

6.1
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A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Thure Lindhardt, Benedikte Hansen, Morten Kirkskov

Votes: 860

10. Medea (1969)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

Votes: 2,888

11. The Calling (2000)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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A woman is used as a pawn to bring to fruition the rule of the Antichrist.

Director: Richard Caesar | Stars: Laura Harris, Richard Lintern, Francis Magee, Alex Roe

Votes: 1,567

12. Baby Blues (2008 Video)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his siblings from the mother they have always known and loved.

Directors: Lars Jacobson, Amardeep Kaleka | Stars: Colleen Porch, Aiden Kersh, Ridge Canipe, Sean Johnson

Votes: 1,857

13. Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995 TV Movie)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 1,494

14. Mother India (1957)

172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

8.1
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53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 5,199

15. Phobia 2 (2009)

125 min | Horror

6.9
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Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films. A teenager who committed a crime goes to a sacred place for meditation and ... See full summary »

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Visute Poolvoralaks, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Ray MacDonald, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Apasiri Nitibhon

Votes: 1,422

16. Macabre (1980)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse

Votes: 1,465

17. The Girl in a Swing (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.3
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A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Meg Tilly, Rupert Frazer, Nicholas Le Prevost, Elspet Gray

Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.75M

18. Flesh Eating Mothers (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A venereal disease turns an entire town of two-timing mothers into cannibals!

Director: James Aviles Martin | Stars: Robert Lee Oliver, Donatella Hecht, Neal Rosen, Valorie Hubbard

Votes: 581

19. Now (2003)

29 min | Drama, Short

6.4
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A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that's what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night. They have no idea what to do with each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Erland Josephson, Mikael Persbrandt, Henning Moritzen

Votes: 324

20. Silk (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading ... See full summary »

Director: Chao-Bin Su | Stars: Chen Chang, Yôsuke Eguchi, Kar Yan Lam, Barbie Hsu

Votes: 2,643

21. Beware: Children at Play (1989)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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A mentally-disturbed teenager kidnaps and brainwashes children into cannibalistic psychopaths - but not when the adults intervene.

Director: Mik Cribben | Stars: Michael Robertson, Rich Hamilton, Robin Lilly, Lori Romero

Votes: 797

22. Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.4
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Bill Thurman, Anna Chappell, Will Mitchell, Virginia Loridans

Votes: 825

23. Unholy Women (2006)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Unholy Women (Kowai onna), is a composite of three unrelated half-hour horror movies. The first segment... See full synopsis »

Directors: Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Yûko Kobayashi, Riko Suzuki, Miharu Morina

Votes: 454

24. In Your Hands (2004)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Anna is a recent graduate theologian who are in search of a job. When she is offered a temporary job as a priest at a women's prison, she sees no reason to say no. There she meets Kate, a ... See full summary »

Director: Annette K. Olesen | Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Sonja Richter

Votes: 971

25. The Crying Woman (1933)

73 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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In modern day Mexico, a man on the street is supernaturally killed after hearing the eerie sound of a wailing woman. We then arrive at the manor of an upper class family, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Ramón Peón | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Virginia Zurí, Carlos Orellana, Adriana Lamar

Votes: 62

26. The President (1919)

75 min | Drama

6.0
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The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman, Halvard Hoff

Votes: 509

27. A Very Short Life (2009)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A female police commissioner tries to investigate the murder of an 11-year-old girl at the hands of her mother.

Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Leila Tong, Maggie Siu, Pinky Cheung, Samuel Pang

Votes: 93

28. Medea (I) (1983 TV Movie)

Drama

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Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason.

Director: Mark Cullingham | Stars: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Anderson, Mitchell Ryan, Jacqueline Brookes

Votes: 40

29. Kaivo (1992)

109 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Director: Pekka Lehto | Stars: Petri Aalto, Ludowica Eklund, Chris af Enehielm, Harri Fröberg

Votes: 71

30. Hush (I) (2006)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Some time after miscarrying, the psychologically traumatized Fay Malony finds herself accused of kidnapping. In the course of police investigation, the detective assigned to the case ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Delfino | Stars: Jacquelyn Knabusch, Tony Pratt, Winona Yellowhammer, Sean Barnes

Votes: 7

31. Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)

80 min | Horror

5.9
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Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death. Upon discovering her child is the image of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John, Hans Mierendorff

Votes: 58

32. Medea (II) (1983 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Pål Løkkeberg

33. Sakani 79 (1930)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Zakaria Berishvili | Stars: Nutsa Chkheidze, Nikoloz Mamulashvili, Kokhta Karalashvili, Shalva Khoneli

34. A Mother's Vengeance (1992 Video)

76 min | Horror, Thriller

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A single mother takes justice into her own hands as she tracks down the man who sexually abused her daughter.

Director: Mick McCleery | Stars: Christine McCleery, Rutger Powell, Paul Federico

35. Medium (2005–2011)
Episode: A Taste of Her Own Medicine (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Allison and Det. Lee Scanlon are asked by DA Devalos to look into the disappearance of Meredith Burnes, the daughter of a local councilman. She is married to Don Burnes and has a young ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald L. Schwary | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 92

36. Deadly Women (2008– )
Episode: Bad Medicine (2008)

45 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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Deadly Women examines cases where women use medicine to kill including nurse Beverley Allitt who kills multiple infants with medical overdoses, Stella Nickell who poisoned medicine capsules... See full summary »

Director: John Mavety | Stars: Janis Amatuzio, Matthew Benns, Candice DeLong, Mike Dunbar

Votes: 12

37. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 2,654

38. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Justice Is Served (2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Catherine gets emotionally involved while investigating the death of a six-year old girl at a carnival. Grissom, Nick and Warick take on the case of a jogger who was apparently attacked by an animal who knows how to use a scalpel.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 549

39. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Little Creatures Who Run the World (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Star: E.O. Wilson

Votes: 8

40. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Episode: No One Mourns the Wicked (2013)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When someone begins to stage copycat murders presented at a symposium on serial killers, detectives believe the suspect is one of the meeting participants.

Director: Steve Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges

Votes: 165