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1. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder | Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

2. Terminator Salvation (2009)

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

6.7
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52 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris | Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

3. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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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.

Writers: Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro | Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

4. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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90 Metascore

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

5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Writers: Brett Halliday, Shane Black | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

6. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Creator: Daniel Knauf | Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

7. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

8. Rumor Has It... (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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35 Metascore

Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner

9. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Writers: Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden, Sara Driver | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

10. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Susan Minot | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

11. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Writers: H. Rider Haggard, Gene Quintano, James R. Silke | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

12. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Writers: Clark Gregg, Chuck Palahniuk | Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

13. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

14. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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62 Metascore

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

Writers: Pete Hamill, Erin Dignam | Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne

15. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Writers: Elena Soarez, Paulo Morelli | Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

16. Summer's Moon (2009)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A family of serial killers stalk a young woman out to find the father she's never known.

Writers: Travis Stevens, Sean Hogan, Christine Conradt | Director: Lee Demarbre | Stars: Ashley Greene, Peter Mooney, Barbara Niven, Stephen McHattie

17. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

PG | 101 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.

Writer: Jeanne Rosenberg | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan

18. Least Among Saints (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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32 Metascore

A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption.

Writer: Martin Papazian | Director: Martin Papazian | Stars: Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Laura San Giacomo, Azura Skye

19. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

272 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Writers: Camilo Castelo Branco, Carlos Saboga | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

20. Dog Tags (2008)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited... See full summary »

Writer: Damion Dietz | Director: Damion Dietz | Stars: Paul Preiss, Amy Lindsay, Candy Clark, Hoyt Richards

21. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Marion Fairfax | Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

22. The King (2005)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

A troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met.

Writers: Milo Addica, James Marsh | Director: James Marsh | Stars: Gael García Bernal, William Hurt, Laura Harring, Derek Weston

23. House of Angels (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a cottage.

Writer: Colin Nutley | Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rikard Wolff, Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson

24. Big Shots (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky

25. Élisa (1995)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Becker, Fabrice Carazo | Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Sekkou Sall

26. Agata and the Storm (2004)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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In Genoa, Agata runs her bookstore and, without meaning to, causes light bulbs and appliances to burn out. At the same time that a younger man declares his attraction to her, her brother ... See full summary »

Writers: Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Silvio Soldini | Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Licia Maglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Emilio Solfrizzi, Marina Massironi

27. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

28. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Writers: Sabina Murray, Lingard Jervey | Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

29. Daughter of Darkness (1990 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.3
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The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Laskos | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds, Dezsö Garas

30. 1 chance sur 2 (1998)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Writers: Patrick Dewolf, Serge Frydman, Patrice Leconte, Jean-Marc Paland, Marc Pécas, Bruno Tardon | Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Vanessa Paradis, Eric Defosse

31. Simple Men (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »

Writer: Hal Hartley | Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas

32. The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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72 Metascore

With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how... See full summary »

Writers: Dicky Dahl, Aiyana Elliott | Director: Aiyana Elliott | Stars: Jack Elliott, Gil Gross, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson

33. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

127 min | Drama

8.0
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Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanassis Valtinos | Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

34. Al otro lado (2004)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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This drama follows the stories of three children who have a longing to find their absent fathers. One story takes place in Mexico where a boy's father has gone to the United States to look ... See full synopsis »

Writer: Gustavo Loza | Director: Gustavo Loza | Stars: Carmen Maura, Héctor Suárez, Vanessa Bauche, Susana González

35. Tristesse Club (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Good news for Léon and Bruno, their (unworthy) father has just died! The two brothers, very different from each other, are reunited in some dead loss in the Savoie for the funeral. But at ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Mariette, Vincent Poymiro | Director: Vincent Mariette | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Laurent Lafitte, Vincent Macaigne, Noémie Lvovsky

36. The Adventures of Felix (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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63 Metascore

A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot

37. Shot in the Dark (2002)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary Filmmaker Adrian Grenier documents his attempt to reunite with his estranged father.

Director: Adrian Grenier | Stars: Carl Dunbar, Debbie Dunbar, Esther Dunbar, John Dunbar

38. Layla Fourie (2013)

105 min | Thriller

5.7
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Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.

Writers: Horst Markgraf, Pia Marais | Director: Pia Marais | Stars: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks, Terry Norton

39. That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A British woman faces challenges while attempting to locate her father in India.

Writers: Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Prashant Prakash, Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Devaiah

40. Luna Park (1992)

111 min | Drama

6.6
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Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian ... See full summary »

Writer: Pavel Lungin | Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Andrei Gutin, Natalya Egorova, Nonna Mordyukova

41. Away from Home (2001)

110 min | Drama

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After several years of numbly mourning his parents death, 26 year old Selim (Cevik) takes a chance on the US lottery for passports and wins. He decides to sell the family olive grove to ... See full summary »

Writers: Özden Cankaya, Selim Kaplanoglu, Serpil Kirel | Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Tolga Çevik, Erol Keskin, Anna Bielska, Yalçin Akçay

42. For Sale (1998)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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Writer: Laetitia Masson | Director: Laetitia Masson | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Sergio Castellitto, Jean-François Stévenin, Aurore Clément

43. Not of This World (1999)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.

Writers: Giuseppe Piccioni, Gualtiero Rosella, Lucia Maria Zei | Director: Giuseppe Piccioni | Stars: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Carolina Freschi, Maria Cristina Minerva

44. The Journey (1992)

R | 142 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.

Writer: Fernando E. Solanas | Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

45. Christmas (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza | Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Manuela Martelli, Diego Ruiz, Alicia Rodríguez

46. Initiation (1987)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going... See full summary »

Writer: James Barton | Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Rodney Harvey, Arna-Maria Winchester, Miranda Otto

47. Our Father (2002)

84 min | Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family. They are Amine, about eight years old, ... See full summary »

Writer: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun, Mounira Khalil

48. Starlight Hotel (1987)

PG | 93 min | Drama

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It is Depression era New Zealand and school-kid Kate is missing her father badly. The temptation to seek him out leads her into diverse and intense encounters with fate.

Writer: Grant Hindin-Miller | Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Greer Robson-Kirk, Peter Phelps, Bruce Phillips, Alice Fraser

49. Teen Dreams (1994)

70 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Adawna, Frank Cardon, Charles Cooper, Peter Kinoy, La Traun Parker, Ilan Ziv | Stars: Adawna, Frank Cardon, La Traun Parker

50. Gotita de amor (1998– )

60 min | Drama, Family

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A six year old girl named Isabel escapes from an orphanage to search for the man she believes is her father. the only thing she has to go by is a fake birth certificate (forged by two other... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Flores, Alejandro Ibarra, Mercedes Molto, Andrea Lagunes