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1. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

2. EuroTrip (2004)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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45 Metascore

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

Writers: Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

3. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

4. Mary and Max (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

Writer: Adam Elliot | Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

5. Reindeer Games (2000)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain

6. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

7. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

8. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

9. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Writers: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

10. Let's Go to Prison (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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27 Metascore

When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael Patrick Jann, Jim Hogshire | Director: Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, David Koechner

11. Christmas in Boston (2005 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet. True love is found in the end for all.

Writer: Stephanie T. Baxendale | Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Patrick J. Adams, Lindy Booth, Jonathan Cherry

12. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Musical remake of 1940 "Shop Around the Corner" by Lubitch.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors, Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László | Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

13. Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance ... See full summary »

Writer: Kate Montgomery | Director: Kate Montgomery | Stars: Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca, M. Emmet Walsh

14. Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)

Unrated | 76 min | Comedy

6.4
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70 Metascore

In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

Writers: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, Olaug Nilssen | Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen | Stars: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup, Beate Støfring

15. Out of Reach (2004 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Romance

3.9
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Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Writer: Trevor Miller | Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska, Agnieszka Wagner, Matt Schulze

16. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Writers: Helene Hanff, James Roose-Evans, Hugh Whitemore | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer

17. Guncrazy (1992)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A trashy teen murders her sexually abusive step-father, then helps get her reformed prison pen-pal released on good behavior so that she can re-corrupt him.

Writer: Matthew Bright | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Le Gros, Robert Greenberg, Rodney Harvey

18. With or Without You (1999)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning ... See full summary »

Writer: John Forte | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan, Yvan Attal, Julie Graham

19. Touched by Love (1980)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

Writers: Lena Canada, Hesper Anderson | Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Diane Lane, Michael Learned, John Amos

20. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

159 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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51 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

21. Strangers in the Night (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A lonely, mentally unbalanced woman invents a fictitious daughter and has the "daughter" write to a Marine stationed in the South Pacific. When the soldier returns back to the States, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip MacDonald, Bryant Ford, Paul Gangelin | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig, Edith Barrett

22. A Letter for Evie (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. ... See full summary »

Writers: Blanche Brace, DeVallon Scott, Alan Friedman | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Carroll, Hume Cronyn, Spring Byington

23. The Red Snowball Tree (1974)

110 min | Drama

8.0
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Writer: Vasiliy Shukshin | Director: Vasiliy Shukshin | Stars: Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Vasiliy Shukshin, Ivan Ryzhov, Mariya Skvortsova

24. She Loves Me (1978 TV Movie)

105 min | Musical

8.7
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A BBC production of the 1963 Broadway musical based on "The Shop Around the Corner."

Writers: Joe Masteroff, Miklós László | Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Robin Ellis, Gemma Craven, Peter Sallis, David Kernan

25. Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

Writers: Christophe Bergeronneau, Hervé Hadmar, Philippe Haïm, Michel Muller | Director: Hervé Hadmar | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Dominique Pinon, Michel Muller

26. Love Letter (1995)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a man they knew.

Writer: Shunji Iwai | Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Miho Nakayama, Etsushi Toyokawa, Bunjaku Han, Katsuyuki Shinohara

27. Foreign Correspondents (1999)

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

6.8
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Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

Writer: Mark Tapio Kines | Director: Mark Tapio Kines | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Wil Wheaton, Corin Nemec, Yelena Danova

28. The Love Letter (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 99 min | Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.

Writers: Jack Finney, James S. Henerson | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons

29. Juloratoriet (1996)

124 min | Drama

6.0
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Il famoso direttore d'orchestra Victor fa ritorno a casa alla notizia della morte della madre. Il musicista è professionalmente impegnato con la elaborazione del "Christmas Oratorio" di ... See full summary »

Writers: Kjell-Åke Andersson, Kjell Sundstedt, Göran Tunström | Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson | Stars: Peter Haber, Johan Widerberg, Henrik Linnros, Lena Endre

30. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Tony (Charles Laughton), a successful but illiterate middle-aged grape farmer, sends the photograph of his handsome young foreman, Joe (William Gargan), instead of his own, hoping to woo ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Sidney Howard | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan, Harry Carey

31. Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft.

Writers: Arthur Sheekman, Norman Krasna | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Joan Caulfield, William Holden, Mona Freeman, Edward Arnold

32. The Book and the Rose (2001)

Unrated | 29 min | Drama, Short, Romance

7.4
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A hunky young math teacher comes across a first edition of Anna Karenina and falls in love with the previous owner based on her extensive scribblings in the margin.

Writers: Jeff Bemiss, Max Lucado | Director: Jeff Bemiss | Stars: Chris Kennedy, Patrick Tuttle, Carey Lessard, Elaine Fabyianic

33. Kadhal Kottai (1996)

Drama, Romance

7.3
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Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister and brother-in-law in Ooty and is searching for a job. While in Madras, her purse is stolen and she fears she has lost her university certificates. ... See full summary »

Director: Ahathian | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Devayani, Sabitha Anand, Karan

34. Tokyo Cowboy (1994)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.8
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No Ogawa, a young Japanese man, loves American western movies. What little English he does know he learned from these movies. When he is fired from his latest job at a fast food restaurant,... See full summary »

Writer: Caroline Adderson | Director: Kathy Garneau | Stars: Anna Ferguson, Sharon Heath, Christianne Hirt, Hiromoto Ida

35. Felix Austria! (2013)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Compelled by the inheritance of a mysterious box of letters, American aesthete Felix Pfeifle begins the journey of a lifetime to reach the source of the correspondence: the last heir of the... See full summary »

Director: Christine Beebe | Stars: Felix Pfeifle, Otto von Habsburg, Tatyana Yassukovich, Robert von Dassanowsky

36. Pas de répit pour Mélanie (1990)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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Two girl pen pals and a simple summer in the country. They befriend a woman rumored to be a witch, and end up as amateur detectives when her pet pig is stolen.

Writers: Jean Beaudry, Stella Goulet | Director: Jean Beaudry | Stars: Marie-Stéphane Gaudry, Kesnamelly Neff, Madeleine Langlois, Vincent Bolduc

37. Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (2010 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to Japan and investigates ghost sightings at a traditional inn.

Writers: Nik Blahunka, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Kira Lauren, Mikano Fukaya, Walayn Sharples

39. Type kita... Walang kokontra (1999)

Action, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Writers: Tammy Bejerano, Henry Nadong | Director: Toto Natividad | Stars: Cesar Montano, Dayanara Torres, Bayani Agbayani, John Regala

40. Close Harmony (1981)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.8
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A chorus of 4th- and 5th-graders at the Brooklyn Friends School and a chorus of elderly retirees at a Brooklyn Jewish seniors' center combine to give an annual joint concert. Practicing ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Noble

41. Hunted in Holland (1961)

61 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

7.4
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Tim (Sean Scully) comes over to Amsterdam to visit his penfriend Piet (Jacques Verbrugge). An Englishman operating as a tourist guide is a diamond-smuggler and the boys foil his plans in a boat chase.

Writers: Ian Dalrymple, Derek Williams | Director: Derek Williams | Stars: Sean Scully, Jacques Verbrugge, Sandra Spurr, Walter Randall

42. The Grocer's Wife (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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Mrs. Friendly, the grocer's wife, tries to seduce Tim Midley, who lives with his bossy mother, and works monitoring the pollution from a large smokestack. One night his mother is taken to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Pozer | Director: John Pozer | Stars: Simon Webb, Susinn McFarlen, Nicola Cavendish, Jay Brazeau

43. Happy Voyage (1954)

85 min | Comedy, Music

4.7
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Writers: Max Bertuch, Paul Helwig, Kurt Schwabach, Herbert Witt | Director: Thomas Engel | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Inge Egger, Paul Klinger, Peer Schmidt

44. Ananymous (2012)

30 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A handicapped teenager begins to exchange letters with an anonymous woman. As time progresses, they quickly develop a strong and mutual friendship. The young man begins to show affection ... See full summary »

Writer: Andres Delzo | Director: Andres Delzo | Stars: Guillermo Guerra, Giovanni Arce, Miriam Germán Karst

45. Das Klassenbuch (1999)

79 min | Documentary

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Writer: Astrid Gabler | Director: Astrid Gabler | Stars: Rosel Zech, Dagmar Dempe, Michael Hochhaus, Frank Schönemeyer

46. We Are All One People (1980)

Documentary

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A documentary film about minority children from the United States visiting their pen pals of eight years in Israel.

Director: Gabor Kalman

47. Letters from Africa (1997 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

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Young pen pals from Colorado and Malawi exchange letters, pictures and videos.

Directors: Krysia Carter-Giez, Carlyle Kyzer, Greg Poschman

48. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Beyond the Sea of Death (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An heiress finally finds a young man who loves her for herself instead of her money. After he dies in a Bolivian mine explosion, she tries to regain contact with him through an Indian mystic.

Writers: Miriam Allen DeFord, William D. Gordon, Alfred Hayes | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Mildred Dunnock, Diana Hyland, Jeremy Slate

49. Elementary (2012– )
Episode: Dead Clade Walking (2014)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When Joan revisits one of Sherlock's cold cases, she discovers an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Sherlock finds himself in uncharted territory when ... See full summary »

Creator: Robert Doherty | Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

50. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Dearest Albert, I'll Miss You (1980)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.5
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Albert becomes a pen pal with a paraplegic girl.

Writers: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Michael Landon | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Greenbush