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1. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 157,720 | Gross: $75.28M

2. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 39,345 | Gross: $6.40M

3. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, 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 »

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

Votes: 21,364 | Gross: $4.57M

4. North (1994)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.4
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Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 11,733 | Gross: $7.14M

5. Daniel Deronda (2002– )

210 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 3,525

6. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 4,278

7. The Search (1948)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 3,012

8. Zwei Leben (2012)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,465 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Insensibles (2012)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Medina | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart, Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart

Votes: 2,786

10. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, P.S. Keerthana, Nandita Das

Votes: 4,807

11. Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.6
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Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth, will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Steinberg | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 1,992 | Gross: $0.76M

12. Why Would I Lie? (1980)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Treat Williams, Lisa Eichhorn, Gabriel Macht, Susan Heldfond

Votes: 187

13. Fresno (1986– )

360 min | Comedy

7.9
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A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.

Stars: Charles Grodin, Luis Avalos, Pat Corley, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 308

14. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

5.9
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Also known as "Run Stranger Run", this small film centres round an adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother... See full synopsis »

Director: Darren McGavin | Stars: Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin, Tessa Dahl

Votes: 106

15. S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai (1989)

76 min | Drama

7.1
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Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Aleksandr Bureyev, Svetlana Gaytan, Vladimir Kosyrev, Kseniya Nazarova

Votes: 205

16. Commune (2005)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

6.7
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74 Metascore

A documentary on the Black Bear Ranch Commune, an alternative living community founded in 1968 in the remote North Californian wilderness.

Director: Jonathan Berman | Stars: Mahaj Seeger, Peter Coyote, Cedar Seeger, Mel Kramer

Votes: 358

17. Longing (2003)

Unrated | 80 min | Romance, Drama, Adventure

3.6
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Cyrus, Tim and Erik were high school buddies and meet again ten years later. They spend the summer together in Brazil. All of them are occupied in dealing with experiences from their past ... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Brüning | Stars: Hendrik Scheider, Aldri Anunciação, Tarik Qazi, Daniel Bätscher

Votes: 201

18. Les terres froides (1999 TV Movie)

62 min | Drama

6.8
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Djamel is a 20 something French youth man of arab heritage looking for his father. When he finds him and comes forward as his son the man rebuffs him and to get his revenge Djamel involves his half brother. The man's closeted gay son.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Yasmine Belmadi, Bernard Verley, Valérie Donzelli, Sébastien Charles

Votes: 95

19. Como un relámpago (1996)

105 min | Drama

7.0
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Miguel Hermoso's Like Lightning offers a fresh take on a familiar scenario, the teenaged boy searching for his unknown father. Pablo is a typical teen, with a fondness for football and ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Hermoso | Stars: Santiago Ramos, Assumpta Serna, Eloy Azorín, Héctor Cantolla

Votes: 128

20. Les jumeaux oubliés (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

8.0
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Mathieu Bretagne, an abandoned child who has been brought up by foster parents, has become a petty criminal. One day he incidentally discovers that he has a twin brother, Adrien, who is the... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Clément Sibony, Isabelle Renauld, Christian Charmetant, Gabriele Barialai

Votes: 32

21. La traversée (2001)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Star: Stéphane Bouquet

Votes: 44

22. Red (1996)

26 min | Short, Drama

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Set in 1976 following a young Chinese woman's journey to England to find her estranged parents. Red is a fable about love, freedom and Elvis.

Director: Rosa Fong | Star: Jennifer Lin

23. Mojeong (1983)

97 min | Drama

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After being falsely accused of adultery, Mi-sun's mother leaves home and her father remarries. The new stepmother abuses Mi-sun and her younger siblings and, when their father dies, she ... See full summary »

Director: Jun-shik Kim | Stars: Hie-jeong Kim, Dong-jin Lim, Yun-jeong Kim, Seok-ok Kim

24. Zoë (1996)

Drama

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Director: Nicole van Kilsdonk | Stars: Carola Arons, Mariëtte Zabel, Thomas de Bres, Ronald Top

25. Safar (1972)

34 min | Short

7.5
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Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Sirrus Hassanpur, Abbas Dastranj, Jamshid Layegh, Parvaneh Massoumi

Votes: 40

26. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Birthmarks (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

9.0
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House tries every delaying tactic available when Wilson forces him to attend his father's funeral. Meanwhile, the team tries to find the cause of a young woman's abdominal pain and hemorrhage that occurred in China.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,714

27. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Episode: Black Friday (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Dr. Lightman and Dr. Foster help an angry teen find his birth parents, while Eli and Ria try to figure out who was responsible for a fatal "Black Friday" trampling incident at an electronics store.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 436