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1. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 99,772 | Gross: $56.44M

2. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 82,606 | Gross: $17.00M

3. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 144,752 | Gross: $13.30M

4. Upside Down (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Director: Juan Solanas | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 61,927 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Erased (2012)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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34 Metascore

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Nick Alachiotis, Liana Liberato, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 24,816

6. La danseuse (2016)

108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto | Stars: Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp

Votes: 974

7. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

A light-hearted story of two working-class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup

Votes: 9,949 | Gross: $5.85M

8. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 19,061 | Gross: $0.08M

9. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

110 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 10,115

10. Flash of Genius (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Votes: 15,028 | Gross: $4.23M

11. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.0
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 7,573 | Gross: $11.54M

12. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 18,767 | Gross: $1.88M

13. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 9,866

14. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 9,020

15. Cash McCall (1960)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger

Votes: 888

16. Merveilleuse Angélique (1965)

105 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.8
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In the second of the Angélique series, the heroine joins a group of bandits, rescues her children, becomes a successful businesswoman, and once again becomes entangled in politics and matters of the heart.

Director: Bernard Borderie | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Claude Giraud, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 1,129

17. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Leland I. Anderson, John Jacob Astor

Votes: 778

18. Edison, the Man (1940)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,248

19. Broken Trust (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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An attorney tries to rescue a kidnapped mentor while also taking on a case against a major pharmaceutical company.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Shawn Roberts, Sonya Salomaa, Sean Allan

Votes: 221

20. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

Votes: 812

21. The Water Engine (1992 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

6.6
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In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy, John Mahoney

Votes: 229

22. Swedenhielms Family (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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The Swedenhielms is an old aristocratic family. The head of the family is professor Rolf Swedenhielm. His three children Bo, Julia and Rolf Jr also live in the house. They also have an ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Björn Berglund, Håkan Westergren, Tutta Rolf

Votes: 158

23. Three Pests in a Mess (1945)

15 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 232

24. Scotland's First Oil Rush (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Geologist Professor Iain Stewart tells the fascinating story of the shale oil industry in Scotland and its impact on the people, landscape and culture of West Lothian.

Director: Brian Ross | Stars: Iain Stewart, Tina Doyle, David Darling, Sybil Cavanagh

25. Oil for the Lamps of China (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.4
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An American, working for his oil company in China, disregards all but the company's interests. " The characters and the institution portrayed in the story are not actual but the product of ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutchinson, Jean Muir, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 194

26. Turn Me On: The History of the Vibrator (2001)

17 min | Documentary, Short

5.0
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Turn Me On explores the history of the vibrator. Through a group of sexpert characters, the documentary uncovers the socially camouflaged sex toy - hidden in the underwear drawer since it ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Chauchat | Stars: Sarah Ward, Megan Hicks, Lee Hopman, Karen Jackson

Votes: 27

27. The Rag Man (1925)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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Tim Kelly is an orphan who runs away after his orphanage burns down. Presumed to be killed in the fire, he is able to roam the streets of New York freely. He meets Max Ginsberg, an old ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Lydia Yeamans Titus, Ethel Wales, Robert Edeson, William Conklin

Votes: 262

28. The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lucile Watson, Reginald Owen

Votes: 146

29. Bunker Bean (1936)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Bunker Bean, a meek office clerk, has grandiose dreams but seems destined to remain forever in his lowly station. He seeks out the help of a fortune- teller, who tells him he is the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy | Stars: Owen Davis Jr., Louise Latimer, Robert McWade, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 52

30. Carl & Bertha (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Director: Till Endemann | Stars: Felicitas Woll, Ken Duken, Hansjürgen Hürrig, Michou Friesz

Votes: 125

31. Åsa-Nisse i full fart (1957)

98 min | Comedy

4.0
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Director: Ragnar Frisk | Stars: John Elfström, Artur Rolén, Helga Brofeldt, Mona Geijer-Falkner

Votes: 117

32. The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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The Thanhouser Company was a trail-blazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released over 1,000 films that were seen by audiences around the globe. This 53... See full summary »

Director: Ned Thanhouser | Stars: Ned Thanhouser, Judith Buchanan, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Randy Johnson

Votes: 49

33. Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device (2012 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates after a theoretical physicist is found electrocuted in a Colorado laboratory.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Marc Biagi, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Votes: 18

34. Patent Bending (2006– )

22 min | Reality-TV

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Patent Bending is a Canadian reality television series that premiered August 22, 2006, on the Discovery Channel. The series is based on building some of the weird, fantastical ideas ... See full summary »

35. Joe Hanrahan 'Invents' Insane-O-Vision (2014)

Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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A Failed inventor from the year 1900 travels through time to steal intellectual properties.

Director: Trevor Juenger | Stars: Joe Hanrahan, Lou Cariffe, Daniel Irwin, Joe Hammerstone

36. Six Struggling Starlets (2010 Video)

48 min | Adventure

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Stars: Emily Addison, Petula Anton, Jenni Czech, Johanna Dillon

37. The Misadventures of Sweet Gwen (1999 Video)

35 min | Short, Adventure

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Agent U-89 is once again attempted to teach her beautiful but hapless friend Gwen how to escape from bondage, but the buxom blonde can't wriggle free no matter how hard she tries. When ... See full summary »

Director: Chelsea Pfeiffer | Stars: Andrea Neal, Talia Monet

38. The Televisor Broadcast (1926 TV Short)

Short, Reality-TV

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First public television broadcast ever (as well as first known of a human being), conducted by John Logie Baird.

Director: John Logie Baird | Star: Oliver Hutchinson

39. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)

88 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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Stars: James M. Collier, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean

Votes: 6

40. Speed Madness (1925)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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To keep the old homestead from being foreclosed, a mother agrees to have her daughter marry the deep-dyed villain who hold the mortgage. However, the daughter has a race-car-driving fiancée... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Mitchell | Stars: Frank Merrill, Clara Horton, Evelyn Sherman, Garry O'Dell

41. Gabra2 (2006)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Director: Jan Karpinski | Stars: Konrad Halver, Dagmar Rahde, Sven Dahlem, Petra Dettloff

Votes: 10

42. I Am Alive Today: History of an AIDS Drug (2002)

55 min | Documentary

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The history of AZT - the first anti-HIV drug - is about fighting fate: the fate of a deadly disease, and the fate of economic inequalities. It is a scientific, legal, and human adventure ... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent Detours, Dominique Henry

43. Moving Silhouette Images Broadcast (1924 TV Movie)

Animation, Reality-TV

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A television broadcast of the moving silhouette images, one of the first known.

Director: John Logie Baird

44. The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940)

Approved | 59 min | Western

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Begin with setting the record straight for those uninformed sources that insist on tagging this film as a Producers Releasing Corporation entry. It was produced by Sigmund Neufeld's ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Bobby Clack, Earle Hodgins, Nina Guilbert, Joyce Bryant

45. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Gold Rush Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

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Examines the technology used during the gold rush, namely the evolving of mining tools, as pumps, drills, elevators or cables

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: Keith Carradine, James A.E. Fuentez, Rick Groat, Frank Lorey

46. Die Story (2000– )
Episode: Heilung unerwünscht - Wie Pharmakonzerne ein Medikament verhindern (2009)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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Director: Klaus Martens | Stars: Peter Altmeyer, Axel Gottschick, Thomas Hein, Ronald Januchowski

47. Forsthaus Falkenau (1989– )
Episode: Illusionen (2013)

44 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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To Stefan's astonishment, green mate Xaver is living in an abandoned mobile home, unable to pay the rent after 15 years of dream rate, actually a stealth-compensation for Grandle's father ... See full summary »

Director: Dominikus Probst | Stars: Hardy Krüger Jr., Gisa Zach, Manou Lubowski, Martin Lüttge

Votes: 5

48. Ripper Street (2012– )
Episode: In My Protection (2013)

TV-MA | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The murder of an elderly Jewish toymaker by a fourteen year-old by a challenged orphan is initially thought a robbery, but Reid begins to suspect "a wider purpose."

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, David Wilmot

Votes: 475

49. Masters of Science Fiction (2007– )
Episode: Jerry Was a Man (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A wealthy couple come into possession of an anthropoid named Jerry. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein.

Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Malcolm McDowell, Anne Heche, Russell Porter

Votes: 313

50. Le monde en face (2009– )
Episode: La guerre des graines (2014)

52 min | Documentary

8.5
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Directors: Clément Montfort, Stenka Quillet | Stars: René Balme, Jean-Pierre Berlan, François Boulineau, José Bové

Votes: 16