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1. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 237,279 | Gross: $57.39M

2. The Words (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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37 Metascore

A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 64,849 | Gross: $11.49M

3. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

Votes: 45,688 | Gross: $0.75M

4. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 45,638 | Gross: $0.60M

5. Sliding Doors (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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59 Metascore

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 55,619 | Gross: $11.88M

6. In a Better World (2010)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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65 Metascore

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

Votes: 34,606 | Gross: $1.01M

7. The Weight of Water (2000)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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45 Metascore

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley, Elizabeth Hurley

Votes: 8,003 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Het Meisje en de Dood (2012)

127 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Dieter Hallervorden, Renata Litvinova, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 614

9. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright

Votes: 1,836

10. The River Why (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, William Hurt, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 2,598

11. An... (2012)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Athens, Greece, The age of Economic crisis. Demetris is a highly independent man, living a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When the moment arrives, his choice will ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Papakaliatis | Stars: Christopher Papakaliatis, Marina Kalogirou, Giorgos Konstadinou, Maro Kodou

Votes: 6,056

12. Enter the Matrix (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The game's story picks up just before The Matrix Reloaded and runs parallel to that of the film. Play either Niobe or Ghost as they bend the rules of the Matrix with martial arts, pilot the... See full summary »

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Mary Alice, Christine Anu, Steve Bastoni, Don Battee

Votes: 2,689

13. Dark Corners (2006)

92 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

5.1
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As Susan Hamilton sleeps she dreams that she is another person in an alternative reality as her greatest fears are acted out she is pursued by the notorious serial killer known as the Night Stalker.

Director: Ray Gower | Stars: Thora Birch, Toby Stephens, Christien Anholt, Joanna Hole

Votes: 2,301

14. Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

4.7
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Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura

Votes: 714

15. Noah's Ark (1928)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 498 | Gross: $1.37M

16. L'enfer (2005)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain, Guillaume Canet

Votes: 2,213

17. Autumn Ball (2007)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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A film about the loneliness, despair and hope of six people who all live in a bleak Soviet-era apartment complex in Tallinn, Estonia.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa, Juhan Ulfsak, Sulevi Peltola

Votes: 1,694

18. Zivi i mrtvi (2007)

87 min | Fantasy, War, Horror

6.3
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In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans. On the way they met some supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Kristijan Milic | Stars: Filip Sovagovic, Velibor Topic, Slaven Knezovic, Marinko Prga

Votes: 749

19. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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Travel throughout Middle-earth, forming a fellowship of heroes as you go (or, unlock areas where you can fight for Sauron). As you fight to destroy the one ring, you will interact with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Chris Edgerly, Lori Phillips

Votes: 888

20. Feel (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

5.4
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Over the course of a single day, four different men visit a massage parlor looking for some kind of emotional or physical connection. Simultaneously, the film explores the complex emotional experiences of the women who work there.

Director: Matt Mahurin | Stars: William Baldwin, Elena Beloff, Tom Bower, Grant Chang

Votes: 137

21. Tan qing shuo ai (1996)

98 min | Drama, Romance

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Two parallel stories about two couples. Chivalrous tough guy Rong vows to care for secretive Min after the sudden death of her father. Young secretary Youge falls for her married boss Wenshan and becomes pregnant.

Director: Xin Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, Ya'nan Wang, Xiao Guo, Yinan Chen

22. Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Vera Fogwill, Nicolás Pauls, Fernán Mirás, Mirta Busnelli

Votes: 402

23. Sifir dedigimde (2007)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.0
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A young girl who loses a precious book and tries to remember the past through an hypnosis session encounters a mysterious man in the hypnosis world.

Director: Gokhan Yorgancigil | Stars: Oktay Kaynarca, Hazim Körmükçü, Damla Tokel, Görkem Yeltan

Votes: 468

24. The Bet (I) (2007)

85 min | Biography, Comedy

7.9
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A documentary that shows how hard is for a young filmmaker to reach his dream... And its behind-the-scenes footage that shows just the same.

Director: Alessia Pertoldi | Stars: Federica Del Col, Luca Ferri, Claudia Soberón, Sara Piersantelli

Votes: 38

25. Esti Kornél csodálatos utazása (1995)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A middle-aged writer (Kornél Esti) travels to Germany to deliver a lecture. During the long journey he recalls the memories of an other journey he made thirty years ago.

Director: József Pacskovszky | Stars: Gábor Máté, Éva Igó, Gabriella Németh, Gyula Benkö

Votes: 64

26. The Bet (2016– )

7 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

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Following the butterfly effect concept, a small idea from a film student in 2009 creates a chain of events that will change her life forever.

Stars: Federica Del Col, Francesco Roder, Iselin Mork, Cosetta Perin

27. A Question of Faith (1979)

97 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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The last days of famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy which are paralleled with one of his last stories - The Death of Ivan Ilyich - about a man who is happy with his life until he finds out he's sick and is about to die.

Director: Colin Nears | Stars: Harry Andrews, Annette Crosbie, Alan Dobie, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 7

28. 3 saisons (2009)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Three stories unfold over the course of 9 months. Two couples live at extreme opposites of each other, yet they share one commonality: an unexpected pregnancy. Carmine and Sasha live in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Caroline Néron, Romano Orzari, Frank Schorpion, Carinne Leduc

Votes: 49

29. Pryamokhozhdenie (2005)

94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Director: Yevgeny Yufit | Stars: Aleksandr Anikeyenko, Sergey Chernov, Stanislav Ilyukhin, Valeri Krishtapenko

Votes: 93

30. Alas and Alack (1915)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.2
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A fishwife tells her young daughter a fairy story about a princess imprisoned by a hunchback in a seashell, a story that parallels her own life.

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Cleo Madison, Arthur Shirley, Mary Kearnen, Lon Chaney

Votes: 55

31. Voorbijgangers (2011)

Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An intimate and confronting portrait of a couple of individuals who struggle with the dark side of their lives, placed in an everyday and recognizable context.

Director: Fabian van Dongen | Stars: Amanda Smits, Anne van Lieshout, Arno van Koolwijk, Babette Holtmann

Votes: 11

32. Prosta historia o milosci (2010)

77 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Director: Arkadiusz Jakubik | Stars: Magdalena Poplawska, Rafal Mackowiak, Bartlomiej Topa, Jacek Lenartowicz

Votes: 46

33. The Debridement of Rome (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, History

7.1
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Vignettes of Empire; history as doomed love affair.

Director: Felix Else | Stars: Dov Halpern, Khris Lewin, Catrin Hedström, Lorna Haughton

Votes: 7

34. Jam: A Comedy in Three Movements (2014)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Director: Roberto Villar | Stars: Luis Arrieta, Dan Elefant, Judd Sarao, Julian Vistan