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1. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 97,122

2. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 188,301 | Gross: $119.52M

3. Dark Places (2015)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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39 Metascore

Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 27,059

4. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Votes: 237,394 | Gross: $53.57M

5. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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74 Metascore

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

Votes: 110,084 | Gross: $82.23M

6. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois

Votes: 3,926

7. The Brave One (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

Votes: 425

8. The Client List (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

5.8
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A young woman takes a job at a massage parlor to support her family when her husband is unable to work, and soon finds her life spiraling out of control.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Teddy Sears, Sonja Bennett, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 4,939

9. Frozen River (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 21,722 | Gross: $2.51M

10. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 6,079 | Gross: $4.81M

11. The Oblongs (2001–2002)

TV-14 | 284 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Pamela Adlon, Jean Smart, Randy Sklar

Votes: 6,630

12. A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 2,509

13. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $4.79M

14. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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36 Metascore

Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo | Stars: Evan Ross, Stephanie Lugo, Maurice Blake, Omar Regan

Votes: 1,566

15. Santa Claus (1959)

94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

2.4
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With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Director: René Cardona | Stars: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky', Armando Arriola

Votes: 3,637

16. Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

7.5
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix, Ricky Tomlinson

Votes: 3,125 | Gross: $0.09M

17. Last Train Home (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhan, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 2,844 | Gross: $0.29M

18. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

Votes: 489

19. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 422 | Gross: $1.30M

20. Placido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 1,713

21. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Thomas, Edward Asner, Charles Bronson, Massimo Bonetti

Votes: 385

22. A Boy's Life (2003)

77 min | Documentary

8.1
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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

Directors: Rory Kennedy, Nick Doob

Votes: 155

23. Mall Girls (2009)

77 min | Drama

5.5
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Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.

Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec | Stars: Anna Karczmarczyk, Dagmara Krasowska, Dominika Gwit, Magdalena Ciurzynska

Votes: 1,156

24. Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Pelosi

Votes: 154

25. Native Son (1951)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Richard Wright, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtis, Nicholas Joy

Votes: 68

26. If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.5
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Life in a black ghetto isn't easy for 14-year-old Billie Jean Sims, who has a father in jail, a blind grandmother, and a brother with a drug habit. Growing up among drug pushers, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Donna M. Bryan, Georgia Burke, Laurence Fishburne, Sonny Jim Gaines

Votes: 22

27. Un rincón cerca del cielo (1952)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Pedro Infante, Marga López, Andrés Soler, Antonio Aguilar

Votes: 135

28. The Mother and the Law (1919)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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A re-edited version of the 'modern' story from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis

Votes: 99

29. Conta-me Como Foi (2007– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.8
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The life of a family during the last days of the Salazar dictatorship and beyond.

Stars: Miguel Guilherme, Rita Blanco, Luís Ganito, Catarina Avelar

Votes: 570

30. Skint (2013– )

Documentary

6.4
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A true account of life on an English housing estate. With those on Government handouts, drugs, booze & long-term unemployment.

Star: Ralph Ineson

Votes: 32

31. Magdana's Donkey (1956)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.

Directors: Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Dudukhana Tserodze, L. Moistsrapishvili, Mikho Borashvili, Nani Chikvinidze

Votes: 281

32. Al-Kahira thalatin (1966)

132 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Soad Hosny, Ahmed Mazhar, Hamdy Ahmed, Ahmed Taufiq

Votes: 179

33. Dil Aur Deewaar (1978)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Vijay (Jeetendra) is a Crime Reporter and very often helps the police in apprehending criminals. When his stepmother (Kamini Kaushal) passes away, she asks him to look after his ... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika

Votes: 19

34. Fliegende Fische müssen ins Meer (2011)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Güzin Kar | Stars: Meret Becker, Elisa Schlott, Barnaby Metschurat, Hanspeter Müller

Votes: 146

35. Zhenitba Balzaminova (1965)

90 min | Comedy, History

7.7
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Director: Konstantin Voinov | Stars: Georgiy Vitsin, Lyudmila Shagalova, Lidiya Smirnova, Ekaterina Savinova

Votes: 362

36. The Scrapper (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Fed up with caprices of her employer's wife, Lia becomes a driver of architect Giorgi. Soon she falls in love with him, but different social status is an obstacle for their relationship.

Director: Nikoloz Sanishvili | Stars: Leila Abashidze, Tengiz Mushkudiani, Gogi Gegechkori, Marine Tbileli

Votes: 40

37. Valparaiso My Love (1969)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Aldo Francia | Stars: Sara Astica, Liliana Cabrera, Hugo Cárcamo, Marcelo

Votes: 85

38. Five Little Peppers at Home (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

6.5
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Ever since the poor Pepper family - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - warmed the once cold heart of wealthy businessman J.H. King, they have ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Edith Fellows, Dorothy Anne Seese, Clarence Kolb, Dorothy Peterson

Votes: 78

39. How the Other Half Live (2009– )

48 min | Reality-TV

7.3
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Stars: Dean Lennox Kelly, Susan Cookson, Tatiana Chipondaminga

Votes: 16

40. The Begger (1983)

120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Hassanein is a poor illiterate man who leaves his village and moves to the city to live with his maternal uncle and his family. However, he fails to keep a job and has no choice but to ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed El-Sabawy | Stars: Adel Imam, Essad Youniss, Zakaria Mouafi, Sayed Zayan

Votes: 149

41. Quiet as Kept (2007)

6 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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A teenager boy leaves a moment of boredom while his father works on his old car, and the mother wishes to go out for a stroll around the block. One more relocated family post Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Nathaniel Lee Sr., Sharial C. Lee, Daniel Curtis Lee

Votes: 45

43. Bitter Bread (1951)

83 min | Drama

7.9
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Lymberis, a poor builder, has three sons: disabled Antonis, who lost both his hands during the German occupation, from a grenade explosion, bad-tempered Giagos, desperately seeking for a ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoris Grigoriou | Stars: Eleni Zafeiriou, Inta Hristinaki, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Alkis Papas

Votes: 22

44. El hijo de nadie (1946)

118 min | Drama, Comedy

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Director: Miguel Contreras Torres | Stars: Manuel Medel, Andrés Soler, Meche Barba, Emma Roldán

45. Pasang krus (2009)

Drama

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Director: Neal 'Buboy' Tan | Stars: Rosanna Roces, Joross Gamboa, Ketchup Eusebio, Empress Schuck

46. Children Only Once (1996)

50 min | Documentary

9.6
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This is a documentary about child labor in the Philippine provinces. The directors recorded small children working under excruciating conditions in slaughterhouses, sugarcane fields, and ship docks in order to add to their family income.

Directors: Sadhana Buxani, Ditsi Carolino

Votes: 7

47. Miracle of the White Suit (1956)

93 min | Drama

6.4
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Seven year old Marcos' only illusion is to have his First Communion in a white suit.

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Miguel Gil, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Julia Martínez, Julio Núñez

Votes: 18

48. Tower Block of Commons (2010– )

Documentary

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Stars: Mark Bazeley, Tim Loughton, Austin Mitchell, Mark Oaten

Votes: 8

49. Woman Rebel (2010)

37 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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40% of the rebel army over the course of a ten year revolution in Nepal were women. Woman Rebel follows the incredible story of one such woman (codename 'Silu') from the jungles all the way to the halls of Parliament.

Director: Kiran Deol

Votes: 22

50. Qian Wang (2002–2003)

Biography, Drama

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Wang Chi, from Yunnan, became one of the richest merchants during the end of the Qing dynasty.

Stars: Winston Chao, Tu Ba, Long Chen, Chong Fu