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1. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 7,317 | Gross: $0.49M

2. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 67,370

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds

Votes: 2,184

4. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 66,120 | Gross: $6.17M

5. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 38,495 | Gross: $6.00M

6. Where the Truth Lies (2005)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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47 Metascore

Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

Votes: 15,808 | Gross: $0.87M

7. American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow, Jonathan Adams

Votes: 2,607

8. Le tout nouveau testament (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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70 Metascore

Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens

Votes: 22,533 | Gross: $0.09M

9. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 9,381

10. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 25,077 | Gross: $12.99M

11. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Votes: 5,762 | Gross: $16.90M

12. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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55 Metascore

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West

Votes: 10,160 | Gross: $6.37M

13. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 924

14. The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Belinda Montgomery, Nan Martin

Votes: 806 | Gross: $34.67M

15. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,222 | Gross: $0.10M

16. War Bride (2001)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck | Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Aden Young, Loren Dean

Votes: 1,144

17. End of the Spear (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.

Director: Jim Hanon | Stars: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza

Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $11.97M

18. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,358 | Gross: $1.52M

19. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,311

20. You gui zi (1976)

84 min | Horror

5.5
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A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: Danny Lee, Ping Chen, Lily Li, Lun Hua

Votes: 417

21. The Affair (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 200

22. Sister Kenny (1946)

Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama

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An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale

Votes: 754

23. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 520

24. The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

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When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Colin Buchanan, Jayne Ashbourne, Hermione Norris, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 285

25. Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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During the Second World War, a young man, with the help of some animated puppets, must stop the Nazis who attacked his family and kidnapped his girlfriend.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Levi Fiehler, Jenna Gallaher, Taylor M. Graham, Tom Sandoval

Votes: 1,027

26. Ma saison préférée (1993)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga, Jean-Pierre Bouvier

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $0.76M

27. Never Fear (1950)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

6.5
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A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Hugh O'Brian, Eve Miller

Votes: 221

28. Interrupted Melody (1955)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 753

29. Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family

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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Brian Krause, Nancy Stafford, Danielle C. Ryan, Heather Beers

Votes: 265

30. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen

Votes: 917

31. All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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During a Day of the Dead celebration, the dead come to life to prey upon the living.

Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Marisa Ramirez, Travis Wester, Nichole Hiltz, Laz Alonso

Votes: 1,314

32. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,255

33. Frida Still Life (1983)

108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook

Votes: 411

34. Eleanor and Franklin (1976– )

203 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.

Stars: David Huffman, Mackenzie Phillips, Lilia Skala, Ed Flanders

Votes: 278

35. Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure

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Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves, Lita Baron

Votes: 639

36. The Walking Stick (1970)

GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: David Hemmings, Samantha Eggar, Emlyn Williams, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 404

37. The Fireball (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

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Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler, James Brown

Votes: 216

38. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.

Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell

Votes: 256

39. Paperback Romance (1994)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his... See full summary »

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Robyn Nevin

Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.12M

40. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

Votes: 239

41. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Eva Griffith

Votes: 137

42. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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64 Metascore

This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.

Director: Jim Tushinski | Stars: Peter Berlin, Armistead Maupin, John Waters, Jack Wrangler

Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.06M

43. The Magnet (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

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A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, James Fox, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 302

44. Green Light (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

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A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Errol Flynn, Anita Louise, Margaret Lindsay, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 371

45. Benda Bilili! (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of ... See full summary »

Directors: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye | Stars: Leon Likabu, Roger Landu, Coco Ngambali, Cubain Kabeya

Votes: 716

46. Teenage Thunder (1957)

78 min | Drama

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Eighteen-year-old Johnnie, chafing under his father's authority, seeks to get a job, buy a hot-rod, woo his girl, and stand up to the local bully.

Director: Paul Helmick | Stars: Chuck Courtney, Melinda Byron, Robert Fuller, Tyler McVey

Votes: 40 | Gross: $1.00M

47. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Tanaquil Le Clerq, Jacques d'Amboise, Barbara Horgan, Randall Bourscheidt

Votes: 170 | Gross: $0.17M

48. La piscina (2011)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

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During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.

Director: Carlos Quintela | Stars: Raúl Capote, Mónica Molinet, Carlos Javier Martinez, Felipe García

Votes: 41

49. Inhumanities (1989 Video)

70 min | Documentary

4.1
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Compilation of newsreel footage of real death scenes.

Director: Harvey Keith | Star: Marc Andrews

Votes: 34

50. Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)

Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Portrait of writer Mark O'Brien, who contracted polio as a child and spent much of his life in an iron lung.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Mark O'Brien, Elizabeth Duvall, Ian Berzon

Votes: 123