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1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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33 Metascore

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West

Votes: 107,368 | Gross: $31.17M

2. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

4.8
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The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 31,574 | Gross: $28.06M

3. The Raven (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 72,996 | Gross: $16.01M

4. The Falling (2014)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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71 Metascore

It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Maxine Peake, Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Anna Burnett

Votes: 3,556

5. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

Votes: 65,582 | Gross: $2.87M

6. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.3
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The show revolves around the lives of the members of an Uber Wealthy - High Society Gujarati family of Cuffe Parade - South Bombay, whose daughter-in-law is from a middle class Delhi background.

Stars: Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak, Sumeet Raghvan, Rupali Ganguly

Votes: 7,589

7. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 20,026 | Gross: $6.75M

8. The Last Keepers (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Family, Fantasy

5.4
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When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Zosia Mamet, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 1,273

9. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 19,463 | Gross: $3.58M

10. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 10,739 | Gross: $0.62M

11. The Divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

Votes: 9,707 | Gross: $9.07M

12. Reaching for the Moon (2013)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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44 Metascore

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi

Votes: 1,891 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Losers' Club (2011)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Kaan and Mete, co-hosts of a mid 1990s radio show called Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers' Club), struggle to deal with their daily lives after their show becomes an instant hit. Kaan meets ... See full summary »

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Nejat Isler, Yigit Özsener, Ahu Türkpençe, Idil Firat

Votes: 13,440

14. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

Votes: 220

15. Dear Wendy (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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33 Metascore

A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Chris Owen, Bill Pullman

Votes: 9,017 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Broken Tower (2011)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.2
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A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller, Richard Abate

Votes: 998

17. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Western

7.1
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,761

18. A Fine Madness (1966)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist... and his beautiful wife.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 846

19. Honey (2010)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Ayse Altay

Votes: 5,214

20. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 12,267 | Gross: $0.31M

21. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $0.30M

22. Pyaasa (1957)

146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.5
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

Votes: 3,566

23. Perfect Romance (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance, Comedy

6.1
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The mother of a young divorcee places an ad on her daughter's behalf on a lonely hearts internet website but the person who responds fits her own ideal of a suitable partner. The daughter is still hung up on her musician ex-husband.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Lori Heuring, Henry Ian Cusick, Michael Trucco

Votes: 568

24. Poetry (2010)

Unrated | 139 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 6,876 | Gross: $0.36M

25. Joe Gould's Secret (2000)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.6
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74 Metascore

Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Ian Holm, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Sarah Hyland

Votes: 1,373 | Gross: $0.64M

26. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,058

27. Rome & Juliet (2006)

Drama, Romance

6.7
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ROME AND JULIET follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Macatuno | Stars: Andrea Del Rosario, Mylene Dizon, Rafael Rosell, Tessie Tomas

Votes: 205

28. High School (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 1,122

29. Reuben, Reuben (1983)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A drunken Scottish poet, who has not written a word in years, feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis, Roberts Blossom, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 762

30. The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1987)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

8.6
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Linda Lee Bukowski, Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 301

31. Def Poetry (2002– )

28 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice

Votes: 184

32. Chinese Eye (2004)

104 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A look at how two young lovers from totally different background cope with family and social pressure.

Director: Yasmin Ahmad | Stars: Choo Seong Ng, Sharifah Amani, Linus Chung, Mei Ling Tan

Votes: 462

33. Delivered (1999)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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College droupout Will Sherman works as a pizza delivery boy. One night he delivers a pizza at the house where the guy who ordered pizza was just killed. The murderer, Reed, soon realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Ron Eldard, David Strickland, Leslie Stefanson, Scott Bairstow

Votes: 203

34. My Tehran for Sale (2009)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »

Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi, Mobina Karimi

Votes: 1,392

35. Working Girls (1984)

118 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Gina Pareño, Rio Locsin, Chanda Romero

Votes: 25

36. Death Will Have Your Eyes (1974)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Louisa is a young and attractive woman who wants to make a living for herself in Rome, but soon falls prey to some very shady characters that force her into prostitution.

Director: Giovanni d'Eramo | Stars: Marisa Mell, Farley Granger, Francisco Rabal, Helga Liné

Votes: 35

37. My Bestfriend's Girlfriend (2008)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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After an awkward yet memorable encounter at a stag party, Evo (Richard Gutierrez) and Grace (Marian Rivera) thought they would never see each other again. Little did they know that Grace is... See full summary »

Director: Mark A. Reyes | Stars: Richard Gutierrez, Marian Rivera, JC de Vera, Ehra Madrigal

Votes: 205

38. Das ist ja das Leben selbst! (2012)

59 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Björn Last | Stars: Stefan Sandrock, Arijana Antunovic, Kaya Marie Möller, Karolina Lodyga

Votes: 18

39. Clothing Optional (2008)

99 min | Comedy

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Director: Will Faeber | Stars: Joseph Baker, Gary Barton, Jordana Berliner, Mike Burnell

40. Bukowski at Bellevue (1995)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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In the Spring of 1970 CHARLES BUKOWSKI, then little known, packed his overnight bag, locked the door of his tumbledown East Hollywood apartment behind him, and took his first plane ride to ... See full summary »

Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 88

41. Gen Silent (2011)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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LGBT people who fought the earliest battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination, or worse, in health care/long-term care that they hide their past lives, are afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Stu Maddux

Votes: 46

42. How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)

90 min | Comedy

5.6
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Director: Michel Audiard | Stars: Jean Carmet, Stéphane Audran, Jane Birkin, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 263

43. The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A teenage girl runs away from home and her very strict mother, becomes a prostitute and drug-addict, which she writes a book about.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Sandra Oh, Harrison Liu, Yan Cui, Cai Red

Votes: 70

44. SlamNation (1998)

100 min | Documentary

7.9
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Various competitors of the National Poetry Slam are profiled with their poetry readings.

Director: Paul Devlin | Stars: Mychele Dee, Craig muMs Grant, Bill MacMillian, Taylor Mali

Votes: 110

45. Coffee (2004)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Some people take their coffee straight, others take it with a little cream and sugar.

Director: Todd Bartoo | Stars: Christy Geslain, Alison Haislip, Cameron Northey, Tito Leon

Votes: 70

46. È arrivato mio fratello (1985)

89 min | Comedy

5.9
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Ovidio Ceciotti is a teacher, he is plump and he is not a man of character. He is treated badly by his school-master, by his students, by Lidia, his girl and even by his dog. One day his ... See full summary »

Directors: Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia | Stars: Renato Pozzetto, Carin McDonald, Armando Bandini, Beatrice Palme

Votes: 334

47. El pájaro de la felicidad (1993)

115 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Pilar Miró | Stars: Mercedes Sampietro, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, José Sacristán, Carlos Hipólito

Votes: 105

48. Evidently... John Cooper Clarke (2012)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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A look at the life of John Cooper Clarke. From from his rise as a 'punk poet', through his heroin addiction, and finally to his comeback.

Director: John Ross | Stars: John Cooper Clarke, Plan B, Bill Bailey, Clint Boon

Votes: 29

49. Born Into Sh*t (2006)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.5
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Son Tomás Vohnout is a 13-year-old kid who's got a girlfriend named Madonna. While on a date together, he spots his father through the plate-glass windows of a café sitting with a gay man. ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Bystron | Stars: Nela Boudová, Jirí Vohnout, Dana Cerná, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 68

50. La vie de bohème (1945)

92 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: María Denis, Louis Jourdan, Giselle Pascal, Alfred Adam

Votes: 43