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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 280,050

2. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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

8.0
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72 Metascore

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

Votes: 178,989

3. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 49,840

4. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Writer: John Irving | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 77,391

5. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 60,939

6. The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 23,986

7. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Writer: Scott B. Smith | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 49,277

8. The Shining (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 11,579

9. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 40,435

10. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.3
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A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

Votes: 15,777

11. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Writer: Ayn Rand | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 7,058

12. Children of the Corn (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

3.9
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While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

Writers: Donald P. Borchers, Stephen King | Director: Donald P. Borchers | Stars: David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Daniel Newman, Preston Bailey

Votes: 4,248

13. Rambling Rose (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall ... See full summary »

Writer: Calder Willingham | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas

Votes: 3,864

14. Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)

Passed | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan. On the way back to town the two develop a curiously close relationship - ... See full summary »

Writer: Clair Huffaker | Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson, John McIntire

Votes: 424