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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.

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

2. Being Human (1994)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

5.2
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33 Metascore

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

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

3. Anne of Avonlea (1987 TV Movie)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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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.

Writers: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse

4. Lady in the Lake (1947)

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

6.7
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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.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Raymond Chandler | Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

5. 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

6. The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.0
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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 »

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

7. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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64 Metascore

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

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

8. Short Stories (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

9. Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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We were hurdling through space, five of us living, each going to a separate and irrevocable fate.

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

10. Am I Beautiful? (1998)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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German people having trouble with love and identity.

Writers: Doris Dörrie, Rolf Basedow, Ruth Stadler | Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Marie Zielcke, Carla Weindler, Julian Messner, Suzanne von Borsody

11. Buttoners (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 »

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

12. Queen for a Day (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Faith Baldwin, John Ashworth, Dorothy Parker, Seton I. Miller | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson, Melanie York

13. 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 »

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

14. The Fountain of Youth (1958 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Romance

7.4
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Writers: John Collier, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House, Rick Jason

15. The Gift of the Magi (2001)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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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.

Writers: O. Henry, Scott Mansfield | Director: Bert Van Bork | Stars: Rosemary Deleonardis, Kiah Gordon, David A. Silverstein, Linda Stiegler

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

37 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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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.

Writers: Mark Harris, Calvin Skaggs, Mark Twain | Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen

17. Dinner at Eight (2007)

26 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Writer: Momphelio Santalana | Director: Momphelio Santalana | Stars: Amy Paffrath, Vincent Morrone, Patricia Place, Emmanuel Todorov

18. Sorry, Right Number (2005)

19 min | Short, Thriller

7.1
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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 »

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

19. Juego peligroso (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Luis Alcoriza, Fernando Galiana, Gabriel García Márquez | Directors: Luis Alcoriza, Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Julissa, Milton Rodríguez, Leonardo Villar

20. Magnificent Max (2007)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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.

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

21. Nightmares from the Mind of Poe (2006)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

5.5
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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 »

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

22. Pizza Amore (2005)

15 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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Hannes, rejected from his Ex-girlfriend for the second time, finds himself lost in the streets. His rescue seems to be the idea of a Pizza delivery to his house he taking the ride with it- ... See full summary »

Writer: Christian Krämer | Director: Achim Wendel | Stars: Jessica Franz, Thomas Garatwa, Ygal Gleim, Björn Gödde

23. Coster Bill of Paris (1922)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

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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.

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

24. Literary Visions (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

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

25. 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 »

Writer: Jonathan Vara | Director: Jonathan Vara | Stars: Bailey Hughes, Kenneth Bower, Lily Goff, Jenna Morrison

26. Saul Goodman (2006)

R | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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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 »

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

27. Chinese Dream (2004)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

8.0
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A dishwasher feels confined in his world and longs for the glamour of New York.

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

28. Don't Gag Me (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Dental Hygienist turns Dominatrix in a nervous patients fantasy.

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

29. 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.

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

30. Nabokov on Kafka (1989 TV Short)

30 min | Short

7.4
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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 »

Writer: S.A.J. Thomas | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Casey Brown, Melissa Koval

31. 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.

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

32. The Night of the Falcon (2005)

17 min | Short, Comedy

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In this fast-paced comedy, a frustrated director (Paul Byrne) must deal with a chaotic set, a high maintenance actress (Margaret Easley) and an actor (Brian J. Singer), who has succumbed to the cult of a bad acting coach.

Writer: Ted Mills | Director: Ted Mills | Stars: Paul Byrne, Margaret Easley, Brian J. Singer, Mikhail Blokh

33. The Candid Kid (1938)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

5.3
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Singer Josephine Huston is featured as a member of a Candid Camera Club. The club stages a contest, in which each member is assigned to go out and get some difficult and unusual picture. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Josephine Huston, Phil Silvers, Nadine Gae, John Preston

34. Chlorine Dreams (1998)

10 min | Short

6.8
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A young girl finds a ghost-like boy lives in her pool.

Director: Sofya Gollan | Stars: Trilby Beresford, Eoin McMillan, Jennifer Kent, Sean O'Shea

35. Lyhyitä erikoisia (1985– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Aapo Vilhunen, Kari Virtanen, Kirsti Kemppainen

36. Creepy Tales (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.5
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3 tales of madness and horror hosted by THE PROFESSOR

Writers: Jayson Palmer, Michael P. Russin | Director: Michael P. Russin | Stars: David Benson, Joe Heffernan, Nathan Lanman, Gene Moore

37. 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 »

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

38. Welcome to Juliette (2007)

11 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

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A talkative grandmother and her family encounter a killer who calls himself "The Misfit".

Directors: Todd J. Phelps, Paul Whitehead | Stars: Sam P. Whitehead, Sheridan Cole, Laura Rogers, Victoria Murad

39. Be Your Own Boss (2005)

15 min | Short, Horror

6.1
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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.

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

40. Hot Summer Daze (2006)

Short, Comedy

7.7
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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 »

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

41. B-Class: Dangerous Girl (2011)

8 min | Short, Music

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Writer: Zernul R. Shackelford | Director: Zernul R. Shackelford | Star: Darryl Villacorta

42. Ten from the Twenties (1975– )

Drama

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

Stars: Celia Bannerman, Isabel Dean, Polly James, Mary Morris

43. On the Lot (2007)

GP | 10 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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Come inside a studio office and see how movies almost don't get made.

Writer: Colin Patrick Lynch | Directors: Vincent Duvall, Colin Patrick Lynch | Stars: Ron Becks, Christopher Blacksmith, Vincent Duvall, Colin Patrick Lynch

44. Autumn Leaves (2005)

9 min | Short, Drama

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In an autumnal setting, this short film shows an old man for whom the pressures of this era become too much to take, while his wife has gone shopping.

Writers: Miguel Russo Hart, Arash Tagarian | Director: Arash Tagarian | Stars: Rafat Hojjati, Aman Rasouli

45. Elevator (I) (2007)

19 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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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.

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

46. Truth or Dare (2007)

6 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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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.

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

47. Smart Work (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A young man must overcome a lifetime of sins of his father to put his life on the right track.

Writer: Kelly-Marie Murtha | Director: Kelly-Marie Murtha | Stars: Mandy May Cheetham, Paul Nicholls, Travis H. Stone

48. Compartment (II) (2005)

10 min | Short

6.8
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As a train charges through dark suburbs on a stormy night, a troubled guard witnesses an incident forcing him into a tough dilemma

Writer: Darren Heath | Director: Milan Babic | Stars: Stephen Bent, Charlie Condou, Paul Danan, Jonathon Finlay

49. Solar (2007)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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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.

Writers: Edward Shires, Ian Wharton | Directors: Ian Wharton, Edward Shires

50. Ex Voto (2004 Video)

16 min | Short, Fantasy

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Writer: Dustin L. Nelson | Director: Dustin L. Nelson | Stars: Abigail Faulkner, Jess Grover, David Jacobs