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1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

2. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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59 Metascore

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

Writers: Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni | Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

4. Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.4
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16 Metascore

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bradley Whitford

5. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Writer: Nia Vardalos | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

7. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Writers: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

8. Valentine's Day (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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34 Metascore

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Writers: Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba

9. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.

Writers: Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

10. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.1
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Writers: Catherine Ryan Hyde, Leslie Dixon | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

11. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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85 Metascore

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Writers: Tim McCanlies, Brad Bird, Ted Hughes | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

12. The Birds (1963)

TV-PG | 119 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Evan Hunter | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy

13. Iron Sky (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

Writers: Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola | Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier

14. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy

7.3
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Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children ... See full summary »

Creators: Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock | Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

15. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Writers: Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

16. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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81 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

17. Sleepover (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

5.2
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33 Metascore

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Writer: Elisa Bell | Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jane Lynch

18. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

19. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Action, Comedy

7.3
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A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Writer: Jamie Uys | Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

20. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.8
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71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Writers: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

21. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

22. The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

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An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

23. Anna and the King (1999)

PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.

Writers: Anna Leonowens, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton

24. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama

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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Writers: Muriel Spark, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

25. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Writers: Brent Monahan, Courtney Solomon | Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

26. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

27. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Writers: Ethan Canin, Neil Tolkin | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

28. Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.

Creator: Kieran Prendiville | Stars: Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan

29. The Beguiled (1971)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls boarding school, a Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts.

Writers: Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp, Thomas Cullinan | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris

30. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama

6.7
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Writers: Judith Rossner, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

31. Inherit the Wind (1960)

TV-PG | 128 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

32. Anne of Avonlea (1987 TV Movie)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Writers: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse

33. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Writer: Daniel Barnz | Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman

34. Picnic (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, William Inge | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

35. Cat Ballou (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.9
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A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Writers: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, Roy Chanslor | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

36. Rooster Cogburn (1975)

PG | 108 min | Western

6.8
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Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

Writers: Charles Portis, Martha Hyer | Director: Stuart Millar | Stars: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan

37. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

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65 Metascore

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

Writers: Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

38. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

Writers: John Bryson, Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

39. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Two animated adaptions of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

Writers: Washington Irving, Kenneth Grahame, Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves | Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

40. Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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49 Metascore

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

Writers: Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Hugh Grant, Jeanne Tripplehorn, James Caan, Burt Young

41. Book of Love (2004)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.

Writer: Alan Brown | Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Simon Baker, Gregory Smith, Bryce Dallas Howard

42. The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | 112 min | Comedy

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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Jane Trahey | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

43. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Anthony Veiller, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

44. The Hunter (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

6.3
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The story of professional bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson.

Writers: Ted Leighton, Peter Hyams | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton

45. Manon of the Spring (1986)

PG | 113 min | Drama

8.1
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father's land caused his death years earlier.

Writers: Claude Berri, Gérard Brach, Marcel Pagnol | Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot

46. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Writer: Tina Andrews | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

47. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.

Writers: Buck Henry, Mason Hoffenberg, Terry Southern | Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

48. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Writers: Heinrich Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller, Robert Liebmann | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

49. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

50. Lassie Come Home (1943)

TV-G | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home.

Writers: Hugo Butler, Eric Knight | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Dame May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn