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1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan

Votes: 141,422 | Gross: $11.90M

2. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 150,276 | Gross: $47.78M

3. Anne of Avonlea (1987 TV Mini-Series)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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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.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 6,626

4. Being Human (1994)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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33 Metascore

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Robin Williams, John Turturro, Kelly Hunter, Maudie Johnson

Votes: 3,341 | Gross: $1.52M

5. Lady in the Lake (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Votes: 3,663

6. Fun Size Horror: Volume One (2015)

86 min | Horror

4.6
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Like a bag of Halloween candy after a night of trick or treating, Fun Size Horror: Volume One delivers an unexpected variety of frightful flavors all told in bite size pieces.

Directors: Bryan Chojnowski, Lisa J. Dooley, Ned Ehrbar, Mali Elfman, Dick Grunert, Max Isaacson, Anthony Lund, Michael May, Glen Murakami, Grant Olin, Ali Presley Paras, Eric Pereira, Zeke Pinheiro, Jerry Pyle, Anisa Qureshi, Ben Rekhi, Erin Stegeman, Josh C. Waller | Stars: Lani Akuna, Curtis Andersen, Sheldon Anderson, Brett W. Bachman

Votes: 184

8. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 2,887 | Gross: $0.30M

9. SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama

6.6
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The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Tina North, Paul Lazar

Votes: 1,124

10. The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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Internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster ("New York Trilogy", "The Book of Illusions", "Man in the Dark") explores the art of writing in the darkly comical THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Auster | Stars: David Thewlis, Irène Jacob, Michael Imperioli, Sophie Auster

Votes: 568 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Am I Beautiful? (1998)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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German people having trouble with love and identity.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Marie Zielcke, Carla Weindler, Julian Messner, Suzanne von Borsody

Votes: 1,093

12. Queen for a Day (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson, Melanie York

Votes: 30

13. The Gift of the Magi (2001)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A romantic tale of a young married couple who have little money to buy each other Christmas presents. And so she cuts off and sells her beautiful hair.

Directors: Scott Mansfield, Bert Van Bork | Stars: Rosemary Deleonardis, Kiah Gordon, David A. Silverstein, Linda Stiegler

Votes: 24

14. One for the Road (I) (2016)

Short, Horror

Two old men help a stranger stranded in the snow, but must travel dangerously close to Salem's Lot.

Director: Jacob Norlin | Stars: Kelli R. Culbertson, Rudy Frias, Bill Koruna, Ron Morrison

15. Knoflíkári (1997)

102 min | Comedy

7.6
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Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Pavel Zajicek, Jan Haubert, Seisuke Tsukahara, Motohiro Hosoya

Votes: 1,374

16. Sorry, Right Number (2005)

19 min | Short, Thriller

7.2
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Katie receives a distressing phone call from an unknown source that is abruptly disconnected. Fearing someone is in danger, she desperately tries to contact family members. Based on the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Berkowitz | Stars: Barbara Weetman, Darrin Stevens, Karla Droege, Michael Brady

Votes: 53

17. Rasskazy (2012)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Segal | Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Darya Nosik, Andrey Petrov, Igor Ugolnikov

Votes: 936

18. Ten from the Twenties (1975– )

Drama

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A series of short plays, all originally written in the 1920s.

Stars: Ronald Herdman, Celia Bannerman, George Chakiris, Roland Culver

19. Walls (2006)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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It's midnight at The Court, a dirty ashtray of a rock club, and the tension is high. Music is blaring, beer is flowing and singer Keith Waters is about to get decked. "You didn't have to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Roberts | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Tischa Culver, Kelli Giddish, Greg Haberny

Votes: 44

20. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Harlan Ellison, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Edie Adams

Votes: 505

21. Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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We were hurdling through space, five of us living, each going to a separate and irrevocable fate.

Director: Eric Tozzi | Stars: Brett Stimely, Nathaniel Freeman, Leonard Kelly-Young, Michael Cline

Votes: 79

22. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)

37 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 35

23. The Fountain of Youth (1958 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Romance

7.8
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A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House, Rick Jason

Votes: 326

24. David & Dee (2004)

18 min | Short, Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Imagine for a moment, you're a child again. You find a note from your mother. It reads, she won't be coming home tonight. Would you call up all your friends and throw a party? Would you ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Vara | Stars: Bailey Hughes, Lily Goff, Kenneth Bower, VictoriaRegina

Votes: 41

25. Dinner at Eight (2007)

26 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Molly-Sue is the perfect wife and soon-to-be mother. Granted, she's a little peeved at the small annoyances in life... but she can always count on dinner at eight.

Director: Qoolio Chigurh | Stars: Amy Paffrath, Vincent Morrone, Patricia Place, Emmanuel Todorov

Votes: 44

26. Crainquebille (1922)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

7.2
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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Maurice de Féraudy, Félix Oudart, Jean Forest, Marguerite Carré

Votes: 234

27. Juego peligroso (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Two stories set in Río de Janeiro. The first one (HO) is about a man who picks up a couple of newlyweds on the highway to Río. The couple's car is wrecked and the man offers his help to ... See full summary »

Directors: Luis Alcoriza, Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Julissa, Milton Rodríguez, Leonardo Villar

Votes: 20

28. Chinese Dream (2004)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

7.7
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A dishwasher feels confined in his world and longs for the glamour of New York.

Director: Victor Quinaz | Stars: Keith Chen, Evan Lai, James Taku Leung, Yu Lew

Votes: 46

29. The Reach

Short, Drama | Announced

Stella Flanders, the oldest resident of Goat Island, has just celebrated her 95th birthday. She has never crossed the reach.

Director: Ranjeet S. Marwa

30. Literary Visions (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

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Add a Plot

Stars: Mary Poovey, Gregory L. Ulmer, Benjamin De Mott, Marjorie Perloff

31. Saul Goodman (2006)

R | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Midnight in an empty rail station, and two strangers await the last train out of Boston. One, a retired politico with an endless supply of crude jokes, anecdotes and campaign war stories, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Connell | Stars: John Cammarata, Eric Scheiner, Angel Connell, Paul Connell

Votes: 30

33. Hoodlore (2006)

Short, Drama

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Eddie Evans is forced to make a choice between his two girlfriends. Maria Malcolm the woman he's been living with, and the loaded pistol that he's been sleeping with since he was a kid.

Director: Leslie Ducena | Stars: Nyahale Allie, Javier Carcamo, Tommy Chin, Brea Cola

34. Nabokov on Kafka (1989 TV Short)

30 min | Short

7.6
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Vladimir Nabokov, widely considered one of the world's greatest writers for such works as _Lolita_, was also a remarkable professor at Cornell University. Here, Plummer portrays the witty ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Casey Brown, Melissa Koval

Votes: 31

35. Good Star (2015)

7 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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A story about a girl going through a break up, finding a primal understanding with her Dalmatian dog.

Director: Felipe Osorio | Stars: Dalmatian Chloe, Annabell Osorio, Felipe Osorio, Hayley Pendergrass

36. The Oval Portrait (1997)

25 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A man discovers that in his former life he was an artist that killed his newlywed wife by painting her soul into an Oval Portrait. The dead wife reappears in the present to haunt and kill him for his crime.

Director: Phillip A. Boland | Stars: Jeanne Bates, Sam Bologna, Laura Erlich, Danny Grossman

Votes: 5

37. The Enormous Radio (2006)

9 min | Short, Drama

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Irene and Jim are a wealthy couple that realize the radio they purchased allows them to hear into the apartments of their neighbors. As they become obsessed with listening into the lives of... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Smukalla | Stars: Adam Glenn, Austin Griffith, Alex Horn, David J. Lind

38. Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull (2007 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew and her best friend Bess Marvin travel to New Orleans and search for a missing crystal skull rumored to make its owner immortal.

Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Scott Carty, Jason Sharp

Votes: 44

39. Nightmares from the Mind of Poe (2006)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.0
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As depicted in the film, Edgar Allan Poe was plagued with nightmares and the deaths of those he loved throughout his life. Those nightmares and his tragic life were many times the basis for... See full summary »

Director: Ric White | Stars: James R. Anderson, David Ballasso, David Bayer, Dave Bielawski

Votes: 17

40. Lyhyitä erikoisia (1985– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A comedic anthology series based on short stories by a renowned Finnish author Veikko Huovinen. The series examines the way the Finnish people live and think from "a wider perspective" as is stated at the beginning of each episode.

Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Aapo Vilhunen, Kari Virtanen, Kirsti Kemppainen

Votes: 31

41. Magnificent Max (2007)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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The uplifting coming-of-age/identity crisis dramedy revolving around the second coming of a 48-year old pro wrestling has-been.

Director: Jack Price | Stars: Charley Rossman, Ira Katz, Logan O'Troy, Bradley Steven Perry

Votes: 37

42. Don't Gag Me (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Dental Hygienist turns Dominatrix in a nervous patients fantasy.

Director: Jeffrey Cohen | Stars: Carolena Sabah, Jeremy Sean, Gerrence George, Jodi Rosenthal

Votes: 6

43. Business Johnson (2007)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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It's business as usual for six friends, hangin' on the porch, tellin' lies.

Directors: Casper Frank, Talia Raine | Stars: Alonzo Bodden, Reggie De Morton, Jerod Mixon, Rodney Perry

Votes: 18

44. Solar (2007)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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A tale of the sun, moon and two characters who inhabit a world that relies on day and night perhaps more than it would seem.

Directors: Ian Wharton, Edward Shires

Votes: 16

45. Hot Summer Daze (2006)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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A whimsical piece about kids trying to stay cool when the weather gets warm. Based on the silent film model, we follow two young girls as they struggle with financial woes, transportation ... See full summary »

Director: C.C. Stinson | Stars: Gabriela Stinson, Alexis Danford, Dominik Chilleri, John Chilleri

Votes: 11

46. Be Your Own Boss (2005)

15 min | Short, Horror

6.4
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Five people on the hunt for a job wind up at the same interview. However, soon they realize they'll be fighting for their lives.

Director: Matthew Bielecki | Stars: Tyhr Trubiak, Lisa Lorteaux, Stephen Washen, Clayton T. Stewart

Votes: 13

47. Clive Hole (2008 TV Movie)

35 min | Comedy

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Clive Hole is the head of commissioning at the BBC, but the pressure is getting to him, so he decides not to make any more television. Incredibly he seems to be getting away with it, until ... See full summary »

Director: James Carter-Johnson | Stars: Alakija Ayodeji, Christian Boorman, Kenneth Collard, Clive Dancey

48. Truth or Dare (2007)

6 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A coming of age film about two best friends, Melborne and Wichalski, who spy on a girl at the beach as she sunbathes topless.

Director: Vee Vitanza | Stars: Brennan Bailey, Mathew Vigil, Emily J. Miller

Votes: 37

49. Elevator (I) (2007)

19 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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Two men are stuck in an elevator. One thinks he is going up and the other thinks he is going down. For each, the elevator is on an endless trip in his direction until they question the reasons that led them to meet each other.

Director: Aliocha | Stars: John B. McCann, Joseph Raven

Votes: 17

50. Dragonrage (2005)

30 min | Short, Action, Thriller

8.5
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A profesional hitman wants to retire. The "Boss" does not allow that and instead of the payoff he orders his kill. But the kill fails and the hitman is out to get revenge.

Director: Ivica Pusticki | Stars: Asja Boros, Ivan Butorac, Krunoslav Combaj, Jakov Eres

Votes: 37