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1. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

2. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

3. Psycho (1960)

TV-14 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

4. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

5. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell | Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

6. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Writer: Pete Chiarelli | Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

7. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home, suspecting he is a pedophile, in order to expose him.

Writer: Brian Nelson | Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

8. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

9. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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65 Metascore

Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids.

Writers: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson | Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

10. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

11. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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48 Metascore

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos

12. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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66 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

13. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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72 Metascore

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

14. American Wedding (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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43 Metascore

It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister.

Writer: Adam Herz | Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy

15. Teen Wolf (1985)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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25 Metascore

A struggling high school student with problems discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

Writers: Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman | Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine

16. My Fair Lady (1964)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

17. The Eagle (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Writers: Jeremy Brock, Rosemary Sutcliff | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

18. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

19. Overboard (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

20. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Creators: Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

21. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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After he's laid off, a husband and wife switch roles with her returning to the work force and he becoming a stay at home dad, a role to which he doesn't have a clue.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

22. Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks.... See full summary »

Writers: Dennis Feldman, Jeff Franklin | Director: Lisa Gottlieb | Stars: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne, Toni Hudson

23. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A sexist, chauvinist pig gets his just desserts when his angry ex-girlfriends murder him and he is reincarnated as a woman.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

24. Nine to Five (1980)

PG | 110 min | Comedy

6.6
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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Writers: Patricia Resnick, Colin Higgins | Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

25. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.5
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As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Writers: Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

26. Wish Upon a Star (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

Writer: Jessica Barondes | Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Donnie Jeffcoat, Scott Wilkinson

27. Oscar (1991)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Magnier, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland | Director: John Landis | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche, Peter Riegert

28. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

29. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Richard Connell | Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

30. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

Writer: Leora Barish | Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum

31. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

32. Garfield 2 (2006)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.0
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37 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle travels to the United Kingdom, and he brings his cat, Garfield, along for the trip. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle, but his reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis , who has designs on the estate.

Writers: Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Jim Davis | Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray

33. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Writer: Mary Rodgers | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

34. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, I.A.L. Diamond, Harry Segall | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

35. My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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35 Metascore

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Melanie Mayron

36. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Marcelle Maurette, Guy Bolton | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

37. Black Adder the Third (1987)

180 min | Comedy, History

8.8
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In the 19th century Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson-Wood

38. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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35 Metascore

Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, Miguel Sandoval

39. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Writers: F. Anstey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

40. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Writer: Carol Black | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

41. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Writers: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor | Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

42. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.1
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by... See full summary »

Writer: Donald Cammell | Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

43. Sommersby (1993)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carrière, Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Shaffer, Sarah Kernochan | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones

44. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Writer: Kar Wai Wong | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong

45. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.5
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

Writer: Craig Lucas | Director: Norman René | Stars: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty

46. All of Me (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Writers: Edwin Davis, Henry Olek, Phil Alden Robinson | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne

47. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Writers: René Fauchois, Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

48. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Olive Higgins Prouty | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

49. Repossessed (1990)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the devil from little Nancy Aglet, but now Nancy has grown up and has a family, the demon returns and repossesses Nancy. With ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Logan | Director: Bob Logan | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke

50. Swept Away (1974)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. The sailor, Gennarino, who is a communist, does not like this woman but has to bear with ... See full summary »

Writer: Lina Wertmüller | Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli