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1. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Writers: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

2. Role Models (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Writers: Timothy Dowling, W. Blake Herron, Paul Rudd, David Wain, Ken Marino | Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

3. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Writers: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, Lionel Shriver | Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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56 Metascore

The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in Middle School, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.

Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney | Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

5. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Writers: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin | Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

6. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

7. In the Land of Women (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough after his actress girlfriend dumps him to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Kasdan | Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Elena Anaya

8. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.8
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59 Metascore

A father and daughter isolated on an island off the East Coast and living on a once thriving commune grapple with the limits of family and sexuality.

Writer: Rebecca Miller | Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Camilla Belle, Ryan McDonald

9. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Joseph Fields, Anita Loos | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

10. Swing Vote (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Writers: Jason Richman, Joshua Michael Stern | Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll

11. My Life as a Dog (1985)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy

7.8
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Writers: Reidar Jönsson, Lasse Hallström, Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman

12. Smart People (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Writer: Mark Poirier | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page

13. Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Writer: Nicole Holofcener | Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash, Emily Mortimer

14. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin.

Writer: Tennessee Williams | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

15. Houseguest (1995)

PG | 113 min | Comedy

5.9
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In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

Writers: Michael J. Di Gaetano, Lawrence Gay | Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Kim Greist, Chauncey Leopardi

16. Off the Map (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.

Writer: Joan Ackermann | Director: Campbell Scott | Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, Amy Brenneman

17. The Soul Keeper (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Writers: Aldo Carotenuto, Gianni Arduini, Giampiero Rigosi, Hugh Fleetwood, Alessandro Defilippi, Roberto Faenza, François Cohen-Séat, Elda Ferri | Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson, Caroline Ducey

18. Whirlygirl (2006)

R | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A studious student finds adventure when he follows a mysterious woman to New York.

Writer: Pete McCormack | Director: Jim Wilson | Stars: Monet Mazur, Julian Morris, J.A.Q., Johnny Pruitt

19. Nearing Grace (2005)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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62 Metascore

In the shadow of a family loss, the youngest son develops interest in an attractive high school classmate, paying little mind of her athletic boyfriend or of his own female best friend.

Writers: Scott Sommer, Jacob Aaron Estes | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Gregory Smith, Jordana Brewster, Ashley Johnson, David Moscow

20. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

21. Blame it on Fidel (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Writers: Domitilla Calamai, Arnaud Cathrine, Julie Gavras | Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

22. The Woodmans (2010)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art.

Director: Scott Willis | Stars: Francesca Woodman, George Woodman, Betty Woodman, Charles Woodman

23. Valentin (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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52 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Writer: Alejandro Agresti | Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti, Julieta Cardinali, Carmen Maura

24. Angela (1995)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the... See full summary »

Writer: Rebecca Miller | Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Miranda Rhyne, Charlotte Eve Blythe, Anna Levine, John Ventimiglia

25. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Writer: Adriana Maggs | Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

26. Second Best (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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Graham Holt is a lonely middle-aged man who runs a postal substation in a small village in England. He decides to adopt a son. James is the troubled youth he gets with the assistance of ... See full summary »

Writer: David Cook | Director: Chris Menges | Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles

27. Autism: The Musical (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

Director: Tricia Regan | Stars: Hillary Aaron, Joe Aaron, Adam, Conroe Brooks

28. The Art of Crying (2006)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his ... See full summary »

Writers: Bo Hr. Hansen, Erling Jepsen | Director: Peter Schønau Fog | Stars: Jannik Lorenzen, Jesper Asholt, Julie Kolbech, Hanne Hedelund

29. L'enfant d'eau (1995)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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A small plane crashes in the Caribbean, leaving only two survivors: a precocious teenage girl and a simple-minded grown-up. They end up on a desert island, with no inhabitants and no rescue... See full summary »

Writer: Claire Wojas | Director: Robert Ménard | Stars: David La Haye, Marie-France Monette, Gilbert Sicotte, Danielle Proulx

30. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary

7.7
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

31. The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Helen Levitt | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin

32. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Nucéra, Marcel Pagnol, Yves Robert, Jérôme Tonnerre | Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

33. Eclipse (1994)

95 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A round of unerotic sexual couplings in Toronto, interspersed with interviews about an impending total eclipse.

Writer: Jeremy Podeswa | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Von Flores, John Gilbert, Pascale Montpetit, Manuel Aranguiz

34. Jacob Two-Two (2003– )

Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The adventures of a precocious young boy in Montreal who has a habit of repeating himself.

Stars: Dwayne Hill, Jeff Berg, Billy Rosemberg, Harvey Atkin

35. No et moi (2010)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth form, two years ahead of the other students, but she has no friends. At home, she does ... See full summary »

Writers: Delphine de Vigan, Zabou Breitman, Agnès de Sacy | Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nina Rodriguez, Antonin Chalon, Bernard Campan

36. Bach et bottine (1986)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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Writers: André Mélançon, Bernadette Renaud | Director: André Mélançon | Stars: Mahée Paiement, Doris Blanchet-Vasiloff, Denis Bernard, Véronique Lavoie

37. Luminous Motion (1998)

91 min | Drama

5.9
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60 Metascore

A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Bradfield, Robert Roth | Director: Bette Gordon | Stars: Deborah Kara Unger, Terry Kinney, Eric Lloyd, Jamey Sheridan

38. Bust Out (1973)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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The Browns take their Catholic high school students on a picnic. As one student sneaks to her boyfriend, two others seduce escaped convicts who rape the fourth. Mrs. Brown and her husband fall victims to their prudence.

Writer: Edward M. Wingfield | Director: John Hayes | Stars: Ric Lutze, Ralph Wain, Myron Griffin, Candy Samples

39. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Paxton | Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

40. Wear (I) (2014)

128 min | Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

The lives of four generations of Southern women are explored through the eyes of a peculiar young boy with a wild imagination.

Writer: Felix Else | Director: Felix Else | Stars: Rachel Lynn Jackson, Julian Murdoch, Mary Ellen Ashley, Chris Kerson

41. Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A repressed 40-year old man from a small conservative southern town finally leaves his home and travels to Atlanta to be openly gay only to find that his low self-esteem constantly causes ...

Writer: Leslie Jordan | Director: Julia Jay Pierrepont III | Stars: Leslie Jordan, Erin Chandler, Mark Pellegrino, John Ritter

42. Les bons débarras (1979)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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A woman is overwhelmed with having to deal with her emotionally unstable daughter, mentally-challenged brother and two suitors while simultaneously trying to run her small firewood business.

Writer: Réjean Ducharme | Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Marie Tifo, Germain Houde, Louise Marleau

43. Play Dead (2001)

79 min | Comedy

5.6
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Writer: Jeff Jenkins | Director: Jeff Jenkins | Stars: Diva Zappa, Nathan Bexton, Sherrie Rose, Jessica D. Stone

44. Little Lambkin (1940)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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A precocious toddler, wanting to return to his watermelon patch and a pair of animal friends in the country, tampers with the electronic gadgets in his new city home and creates chaos.

Writer: Joe Stultz | Director: Dave Fleischer

45. La vie continue (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writers: Rachel Fabien, Moshé Mizrahi | Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Pierre Dux, Michel Aumont