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1. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 203,726 | Gross: $15.29M

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 352,989 | Gross: $17.74M

3. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 285,723 | Gross: $27.10M

4. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 505,745 | Gross: $138.80M

5. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

Votes: 131,686 | Gross: $16.03M

6. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 87,084 | Gross: $59.90M

7. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 36,735 | Gross: $50.00M

8. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 34,938

9. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 80,282 | Gross: $32.74M

10. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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29 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 16,291

11. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 76,705 | Gross: $108.20M

12. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 87,513 | Gross: $31.66M

13. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 30,471 | Gross: $0.58M

14. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 17,400 | Gross: $17.41M

15. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 60,436 | Gross: $7.36M

16. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 57,767 | Gross: $120.15M

17. Rose Red (2002 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 270 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 17,681

18. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 61,551 | Gross: $60.33M

19. Murder in the First (1995)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 21,733 | Gross: $17.38M

20. Cry_Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 23,078 | Gross: $10.04M

21. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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48 Metascore

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Director: Shainee Gabel | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 22,183 | Gross: $0.16M

22. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,296 | Gross: $8.12M

23. Flash of Genius (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Votes: 14,327 | Gross: $4.23M

24. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 10,711 | Gross: $7.74M

25. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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19 Metascore

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 17,405 | Gross: $11.20M

26. The Uninvited (1944)

Passed | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 6,750

27. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotesman

Votes: 5,998 | Gross: $2.22M

28. Daddy and Them (2001)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston

Votes: 1,802

29. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 1,985

30. 8 ½ Women (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette

Votes: 3,347 | Gross: $0.42M

31. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $1.56M

32. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 3,996

33. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

Votes: 1,790 | Gross: $0.07M

34. Eighteen (2005)

106 min | Drama

6.5
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Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bell | Stars: Paul Anthony, Brendan Fletcher, Clarence Sponagle, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 518

35. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 908

36. It's Christmas, Carol! (2012 TV Movie)

Family, Fantasy

5.9
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The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive, Carol Huffman, who on Christmas eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher, Olivia Cheng, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 360

37. Twist (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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39 Metascore

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 1,171

38. Dinner at Eight (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat oblivious to the health and financial problems of her husband.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: John Mahoney, Marsha Mason, Stacy Edwards, Charles Durning

Votes: 116

39. Nancy, Please (2012)

83 min | Drama

5.6
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76 Metascore

NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Semans | Stars: Will Rogers, Eleonore Hendricks, Rebecca Lawrence Levy, Santino Fontana

Votes: 179

40. Surprise, Surprise (2010)

83 min | Drama

4.8
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A closeted TV star and his recently disabled, much younger lover find the older man has a troubled, streetwise, 15-year-old homophobic son he never knew existed to add to their already strained household.

Director: Jerry Turner | Stars: Travis Michael Holder, Deborah Shelton, John Brotherton, Lucas Elliot Eberl

Votes: 123

41. Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies (2014 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates a series of thefts from a museum in Greece.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Julia Stockton, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Beau Prichard

Votes: 17

42. Papa, Mama, the Maid and I (1954)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois | Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Fernand Ledoux, Gaby Morlay, Nicole Courcel

Votes: 169

43. Fast Company (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery

6.7
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A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, Claire Dodd, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 210

44. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)

25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

5.9
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke

Votes: 143

45. Much Ado About Something (2001)

70 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.0
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66 Metascore

Did Christopher Marlowe write the works of Shakespeare?

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Michael Rubbo, Bill Browning, Jonathan Bate, John Michell

Votes: 70

46. Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)

66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Blackie is implicated in a murder when he accidently sells a phony Charles Dickens first edition at an auction.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane, Frank Sully

Votes: 202

47. Il mio amico Babbo Natale (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Family, Fantasy

5.6
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At the North Pole there's isn't just one Santa Claus, but hundreds of them, each one responsible for a small area of the world.. and for the goodness of its inhabitants. The levels of ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Gerry Scotti, Lino Banfi, Vittoria Belvedere, Gianluca Grecchi

Votes: 62

48. Theories of Human Development (2002 Video)

720 min | Documentary

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Professor Malcolm W. Watson introduces six theories of human development, a field that is in large part about child development, and the people who devised each theory.

Director: Tom Dunton | Star: Malcolm W. Watson

49. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

50. Humphrey and Renshaw - Warning: May Contain Nuts (2007 Video)

100 min | Comedy

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Director: Abigail Williams | Stars: Alicia Bennett, Benjamin Humphrey, Simon Renshaw, Abigail Williams