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1. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.5
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90 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz | Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

2. 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

3. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Writers: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

4. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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48 Metascore

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley | Director: McG | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Bernie Mac

5. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

6. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

7. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Howard, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

8. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Writers: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

9. Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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22 Metascore

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Writers: Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet

10. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | War, Action, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

11. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

12. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Writer: Joseph Howard | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

13. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

5.9
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53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.

Writers: William Davies, William Osborne, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

14. Bitch Slap (2009)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.5
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19 Metascore

Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

Writers: Rick Jacobson, Eric Gruendemann | Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst

15. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford.

Writers: Christina Crawford, Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

16. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Gabriel García Márquez | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Gina Bernard Forbes

17. The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | 112 min | Comedy

7.4
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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Jane Trahey | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

18. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

19. Spy Hard (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Action

5.2
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25 Metascore

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, Rick Friedberg, Dick Chudnow | Director: Rick Friedberg | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

20. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Writers: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

21. The Devils (1971)

X | 111 min | Drama, History

7.8
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Writers: Ken Russell, John Whiting, Aldous Huxley | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

22. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Creators: Harry Ackerman, Max Wylie | Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood, Alejandro Rey

23. Virgin Territory (2007)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

4.8
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Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.

Writer: David Leland | Director: David Leland | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton, Ryan Cartwright, Christopher Egan

24. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Musgrave, Richard Claus, Cornelia Funke | Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

25. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

26. Phenomena (1985)

X | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

27. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Writer: James Goldman | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

28. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1930, in Belgium, Gabrielle van der Mal is the stubborn daughter of the prominent surgeon Dr. Pascin Van Der Mal that decides to leave her the upper-class family to enter to a convent, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Anderson, Kathryn Hulme | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

29. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Writers: George Seaton, Franz Werfel | Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

30. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

7.7
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Writers: James Poe, William E. Barrett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

31. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

G | 138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Sabotage efforts damage an international air race.

Writers: Jack Davies, Ken Annakin | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi

32. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

8.0
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

Writers: Rumer Godden, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

33. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.2
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Writers: Julio Alejandro, Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, José Calvo

34. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Alexandre Dumas père | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain

35. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.

Writers: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole | Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

36. Change of Habit (1969)

G | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.8
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An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

Writers: James Lee, S.S. Schweitzer, Eric Bercovici, John Furia, Richard Morris | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Jane Elliot

37. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Approved | 137 min | Drama

7.4
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Nunnally Johnson, A.J. Cronin | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

38. George and the Dragon (2004)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

Writers: Tom Reeve, Michael Burks | Director: Tom Reeve | Stars: James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan

39. Sacred Flesh (2000)

75 min

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Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Writer: Nigel Wingrove | Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

40. Agnes of God (1985)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.

Writer: John Pielmeier | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak

41. Audrey Rose (1977)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Writer: Frank De Felitta | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift

42. Hawk the Slayer (1980)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.

Writers: Terry Marcel, Harry Robertson | Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson

43. Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman

44. Bruno (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »

Writer: David Ciminello | Director: Shirley MacLaine | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise, Joey Lauren Adams

45. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

46. Bluebeard (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy

6.3
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73 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

Writers: Charles Perrault, Catherine Breillat | Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Dominique Thomas, Lola Créton, Daphné Baiwir, Marilou Lopes-Benites

47. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

48. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome.

Writers: J.P. Gallagher, David Butler | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone

49. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Writers: Robert Nathan, Leonardo Bercovici, Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

50. The Convent (2000)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.

Writer: Chaton Anderson | Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Joanna Canton, Richard Trapp, Dax Miller, Renée Graham