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1. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

2. Jericho (2006–2008)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Creators: Stephen Chbosky, Josh Schaer, Jonathan E. Steinberg | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

3. Detroit Rock City (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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33 Metascore

A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Writer: Carl V. Dupré | Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington

4. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Writers: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

5. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

6. Four Lovers (2010)

103 min | Romance

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39 Metascore

What are adult love affairs ? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through.

Writers: Antony Cordier, Julie Peyr | Director: Antony Cordier | Stars: Marina Foïs, Élodie Bouchez, Roschdy Zem, Nicolas Duvauchelle

7. A Long Way Off (2014)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.4
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A modern day version of The Prodigal Son Parable

Writers: Jon Macy, Gerald McGlothlin | Directors: Michael Davis, John Errington | Stars: Robert Davi, Edie McClurg, John Diehl, Zoe Myers

8. The Cake Eaters (2007)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed.

Writer: Jayce Bartok | Director: Mary Stuart Masterson | Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Jayce Bartok, Bruce Dern, Miriam Shor

9. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Musical, Romance

7.6
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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Writers: Saratchandra Chatterjee, Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff

10. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

11. Surviving Picasso (1996)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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55 Metascore

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.

Writers: Arianna Huffington, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland

12. Normal (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.1
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A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

Writer: Travis McDonald | Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie, Andrew Airlie

13. Track 29 (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

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A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp

14. In My Father's Den (2004)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A disillusioned war journalist's return home is blighted when he becomes implicated in the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl he has befriended.

Writers: Maurice Gee, Brad McGann | Director: Brad McGann | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Otto, Emily Barclay, Colin Moy

15. Booloo (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.2
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A young-stiff-upper-lipped British officer, Robert Rogers writes a book about a white tiger and sacrifices of native girls by the Sakai tribe in Malaya. But the critics ridicule the book. ... See full summary »

Writers: Clyde E. Elliott, Robert E. Welsh | Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Colin Tapley, Jayne Regan, Mamo Clark, Herbert De Souza

16. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »

Writers: Rajinder Singh Bedi, Saratchandra Chatterjee, Nabendu Ghosh | Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

17. Erskineville Kings (1999)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home.

Writer: Marty Denniss | Director: Alan White | Stars: Marty Denniss, Hugh Jackman, Andrew Wholley, Aaron Blabey

18. Dirty Laundry (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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48 Metascore

A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years.

Writer: Maurice Jamal | Director: Maurice Jamal | Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Loretta Devine, Jenifer Lewis, Terri J. Vaughn

19. Around the Fire (1998)

R | 106 min | Drama

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Around the Fire is the deeply resonant story of a boy named Simon, who despite being raised in an upper-class Manhattan household with all its privileges--and restrictions--is haunted by ... See full summary »

Writers: John W. Comerford, Tommy Rosen | Director: John Jacobsen | Stars: Devon Sawa, Bill Smitrovich, Tara Reid, Eric Mabius

20. The Prodigal (1955)

112 min | Drama

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A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well.

Writers: Joseph Breen, Samuel James Larsen, Maurice Zimm | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom, Louis Calhern, Audrey Dalton

21. The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Western

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Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that ... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald N. Lund, Matt Whitaker | Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll

22. Confessions of a Prodigal Son (2014)

Drama | Completed

A modern retelling of the Prodigal Son story.

Writer: Nathan Clarkson | Director: Allan Spiers | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tanya Chisholm, Michael Bolten, Creagen Dow

23. Prodigal Sons (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »

Director: Kimberly Reed | Stars: Kimberly Reed, Carol McKerrow, Marc McKerrow, Claire Jones

24. Mullet (2001)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

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A dark-sheep type of man returns to his hometown after a prolonged absence. While he's been gone ludicrous rumours have spread about his whereabouts. Is he a big footy player or is he a ... See full summary »

Writer: David Caesar | Director: David Caesar | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Susie Porter, Andrew S. Gilbert, Belinda McClory

25. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer

26. Father and Son (2003)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

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64 Metascore

A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. ... See full summary »

Writer: Sergei Potepalov | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Neymyshev, Aleksandr Razbash, Fyodor Lavrov

27. Breaking the Press (2010)

PG | Drama

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A contemporary retelling of the parable of the prodigal son set in the world of Texas high school basketball.

Writers: William Langlois, Andrew Stevens | Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Drew Waters, Farah White, Tom Maden, Chad Halbrook

28. To the Left of the Father (2001)

163 min | Drama

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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

Writers: Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Raduan Nassar | Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho | Stars: Selton Mello, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Simone Spoladore

29. The Prodigal (1983)

PG | 109 min | Drama

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Writer: James F. Collier | Director: James F. Collier | Stars: John Hammond, Hope Lange, John Cullum, Morgan Brittany

30. Veggietales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 47 min | Animation

7.6
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Meet Darby (Junior Asparagus), the son of a Kansas floss farmer who, more than anything else in the world, just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land Of Ha's - an ... See full summary »

Writers: Phil Vischer, J. Chris Wall | Director: Brian Roberts | Stars: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer

31. Itlog (2002)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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Writer: Jerry Gracio | Director: Francis Posadas | Stars: Diana Zubiri, Celso Ad. Castillo, Rodel Velayo, Allona Amor

32. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (1957)

110 min | Comedy

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Set in the last few years of the shogun's rule, this period/ensemble movie depicts the lives of the young and the restless at a whorehouse. The protagonist is Saheiji, a resourceful, witty ... See full summary »

Writers: Shôhei Imamura, Yûzô Kawashima, Keiichi Tanaka | Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Sachiko Hidari, Yôko Minamida, Yûjirô Ishihara

33. In Search of the Brontës (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

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Writer: Juliet Barker | Director: Samira Osman | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Patrick Malahide, Victoria Hamilton, Elizabeth Hurran

34. The Prodigal Son (1988 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Biography

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The Prodigal Son, Jacob, leaves his father's farm to seek his fortune in the city. Encountering many temptations, Jacob squanders his inheritance. Reduced to living with animals, he decides... See full summary »

Writer: Orson Scott Card | Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Ivan Crosland, Glen Camomille, Christopher P. Angelos, Jared Davis

35. Biyaya ng lupa (1959)

111 min | Drama

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A young married couple, Maria and Jose (Rosa Rosal and Tony Santos) start life together creating a lanzones orchard in the countryside. They have four children - Miguel (Leroy Salvador), ... See full summary »

Writers: Celso Al. Carunungan, Pablo Naval | Director: Manuel Silos | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Leroy Salvador, Carmencita Abad

36. Praybeyt Benjamin (2011)

Comedy

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Writers: Wenn V. Deramas, Keiko Aquino | Director: Wenn V. Deramas | Stars: Vice Ganda, Eddie Garcia, Derek Ramsay, Jimmy Santos

37. Midnight Intruder (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A former actor poses as the son of a wealthy man and gets involved in a murder in which the real son is a suspect.

Writers: Channing Pollock, Lester Cole, George Waggner | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Louis Hayward, Eric Linden, J.C. Nugent, Barbara Read

38. The Prodigal (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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Writers: Bess Meredyth, Wells Root | Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Esther Ralston, Roland Young, Cliff Edwards

39. Beyond the Ropes (2011)

17 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.4
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Jesse, the black sheep of the family, tries to gain his father's acceptance by boxing.

Writers: Johnny D. Kirk, Carlos Paguaga | Director: Johnny D. Kirk | Stars: Stewart Flores, Jose Yenque, Jose Luis Casillas, Juan Escobedo

40. The Cyclone Ranger (1935)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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A trio of former cattle rustlers try to go straight, but find that they can't shake off their reputations and trouble follows them.

Writer: Oliver Drake | Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Bill Cody, Nina Quartero, Eddie Gribbon, Soledad Jiménez

41. Born to Gamble (1935)

Passed | 63 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A wealthy man relates how gambling had tragic consequences for his family.

Writers: Edgar Wallace, E. Morton Hough | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Onslow Stevens, H.B. Warner, Maxine Doyle, Eric Linden

42. Brother Drop Dead (2012)

77 min | Comedy

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A hillbilly family revolts on their youngest brother after he writes a best selling memoir about them.

Writer: Ansel Faraj | Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Linden Chiles, Nathan Wilson, Seth Lovett, Audrey Stanzler

43. Kelsey's Son (1983 TV Movie)

49 min | Western

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T.V. Special about a father and prodigal son's last chance at establishing a relationship.

Writer: William W. Lewis | Director: Robert Halmi Jr. | Stars: Chuck Connors, John Crowder, Patrick O'Neal, Mark Patton

44. Voices (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama

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Voice of the Prodigal is the story of a brother and a sister who grew up as preacher's children in a south Georgia town. When Greg Matthews wanders far from God, his sister Katherine is ... See full summary »

Writers: Lisa Arnold, Beth Joiner, Katie Newsome, Peabo Powell | Director: Beth Joiner | Stars: Taylor Andrews, Lisa Arnold, Annaliese Ashley, Chris Baltenberger

45. Father's Son (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

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Writers: Booth Tarkington, Hope Loring | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leon Janney, Lewis Stone, Irene Rich, John Halliday

46. Workers, Peasants (2001)

123 min | Drama

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A group of men and women of all generations have been brought together in the course of their travels after World War II, when Italy regained its national unity. Amid the ruins of this ... See full summary »

Writer: Elio Vittorini | Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Stars: Angela Nugara, Giacinto Di Pascoli, Gianpaolo Cassarino, Enrico Achilli

47. L'enfant prodigue (1909)

18 min | Short, Drama

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A father has two sons, the older one serious and hard-working, the younger one spendthrift and pleasure-seeking. The latter rejects his father's authority and leaves home. It is not long ... See full summary »

Writer: Henri Lavedan | Director: Georges Berr | Stars: René Alexandre, Les Danseuses de l'Opéra, Jean Dehelly, Henry Sylvain

48. State Police (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The state police try to break up racketeering in a coal mining town.

Writer: George Waggner | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, William Lundigan, Constance Moore, Larry J. Blake

49. Tombstone Terror (1935)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.1
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Jimmy Dixon, pursued by a band of Mexicans, changes clothes with a tramp, who takes off on his horse. Four miles later, Jimmy walks onto the Double-O Ranch, from which he had been thrown ... See full summary »

Writer: Perry Murdock | Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Kay McCoy, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Earl Dwire

50. El robo (1957)

Action, Drama

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Writers: Solano Gaudite, Dominador Ad. Castillo | Director: Manuel Conde | Stars: Armando Goyena, Delia Razon, Carlos Padilla Jr., Jose Vergara