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1. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

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A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

2. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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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

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

4. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Carmine Infantino | Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

5. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

6. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Writers: Jane Austen, Deborah Moggach | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

7. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

8. The Outsiders (1983)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama

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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

Writers: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

9. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz | Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

11. The Woman in Black (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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62 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Writers: Susan Hill, Jane Goldman | Director: James Watkins | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey

12. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

13. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

14. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

15. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Western

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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

16. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

17. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

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Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.

Writer: Peter Hedges | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

18. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

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A naive prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

Writers: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

19. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

20. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Romance

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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Writers: Jane Austen, Emma Thompson | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

21. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Writer: Bob Nelson | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

22. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Bryan Singer, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

23. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama | Filming

Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father ... See full summary »

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Heida Reed, Kyle Soller

24. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Writers: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

25. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Writers: Joanne Harris, Robert Nelson Jacobs | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

26. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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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.

Writers: Jeff Stockwell, David Paterson, Katherine Paterson | Director: Gabor Csupo | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

27. Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV Mini-Series)

327 min | Romance, Drama

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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

28. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin | Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

29. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Writers: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Daniel Woodrell | Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

30. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Writer: Michael Blake | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

31. Footloose (1984)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Writer: Dean Pitchford | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

32. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Creator: Gy Waldron | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

33. The Waltons (1971–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

34. The Village (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard

35. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

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Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

36. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Stephen King | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

37. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

38. What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Writers: Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

39. Happy Valley (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama | Active

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Catherine is a no-nonsense police sergeant who heads up a team of officers in a rural Yorkshire valley. When a staged kidnapping spirals out of control turning into a brutal series of ... See full summary »

Creator: Sally Wainwright | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, George Costigan, James Norton, Charlie Murphy

40. Deliverance (1972)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Writer: James Dickey | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

41. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

42. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Writer: Mark Childress | Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

43. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

44. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Writers: Scott Kosar, Ray Wright, George A. Romero | Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

45. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Writer: Bryan Bertino | Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

46. Lake Placid (1999)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

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A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine.

Writer: David E. Kelley | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson

47. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

48. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

49. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

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After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Writers: Truman Capote, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

50. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

Writer: Jonathan R. Betuel | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason