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1. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, 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.

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

Votes: 136,996

2. 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

Votes: 19,737

3. 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.

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

Votes: 35,648

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.

Writers: Alan Zweibel, Andrew Scheinman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 11,141

5. 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.

Writers: Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys | Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 3,644

6. Daniel Deronda (2002 TV Mini-Series)

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: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Jodhi May

Votes: 3,118

7. Two Lives (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."

Writers: Georg Maas, Christoph Tölle, Ståle Stein Berg, Judith Kaufmann, Hannelore Hippe, Änne Tröster | Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,101

8. The Search (1948)

Passed | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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In the Post-War Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy to find his mother.

Writers: Richard Schweizer, David Wechsler, Paul Jarrico | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 2,679

9. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,939

10. A Peck on the Cheek (2002)

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, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.

Writers: Mani Ratnam, Sujatha | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Prakash Raj, Nandita Das

Votes: 3,668

11. Painless (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 »

Writers: Luiso Berdejo, Juan Carlos Medina | Director: Juan Carlos Medina | Stars: Àlex Brendemühl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart, Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart

Votes: 2,509

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 »

Writers: Hollis Hodges, Peter Stone | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Treat Williams, Lisa Eichhorn, Gabriel Macht, Susan Heldfond

Votes: 188

13. Fresno (1986 TV Mini-Series)

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: Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Harrison, Teri Garr

Votes: 295

14. 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.

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

Votes: 340

15. Saudade (2003)

80 min | Romance, Drama, Adventure

3.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 191

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 101

17. Freedom Is Paradise (1989)

76 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 192

18. Cold Lands (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.

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

Votes: 94

19. Forgotten Twins (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 »

Writers: Jean-Luc Estebe, Laetitia Poli | Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Clément Sibony, Isabelle Renauld, Christian Charmetant, Gabriele Valensi

Votes: 33

20. The Crossing (2001)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: Stéphane Bouquet, Sébastien Lifshitz | Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Star: Stéphane Bouquet

Votes: 44

21. Como un relámpago (1996)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 112

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.

Writer: Rosa Fong | Director: Rosa Fong | Star: Jennifer Lin

23. Safar (1972)

34 min | Short

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

Votes: 41

24. 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 »

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

25. Zoë (1996)

Drama

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

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

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

9.1
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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.

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

Votes: 1,408

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

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

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 362