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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, 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. 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

5. 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

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. Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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

8. Short Stories (2012)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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. 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

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. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

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. Coster Bill of Paris (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.

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

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. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Literary Visions (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

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

23. 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

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 »

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

25. 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

26. Nabokov on Kafka (1989 TV Short)

30 min | Short

7.5
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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

27. 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

28. Don't Gag Me (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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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. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. Lyhyitä erikoisia (1985– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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

37. 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

38. 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

39. Etgar Keret What Animal R U? (2012)

59 min | Documentary

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The Director, follows his friend and most appreciated writer Etgar Keret around the big apple on a book promotion tour, during which they don't stop talking, a bit about writing and a lot about the rest.

Director: Gur Bentwich | Star: Etgar Keret

40. 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

41. Elroy: The Potato Head Boy (2006)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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A charming and poignant tale following the quest of the rejected Daniella DuPrey's yearn for her parents affection. She does whatever it takes only to be pushed aside by her 'brother'. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Flockhart, Ben Lock | Director: Ben Lock | Stars: Anne Wittman, Lani Minella, Marc Biagi, Michael Law

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. 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 »

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

44. 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

45. Liefs uit de Linnaeusstraat (2005)

10 min | Short

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An 11-eleven year old girl goes in search of new family members in the same street where a well-known Dutch filmmaker was murdered.

Writer: Oene Kummer | Director: Barbara Bredero | Stars: Lisa Smit, Erik van Muiswinkel, Nicole van Nierop

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. 6 Down (2008)

25 min | Short, Romance

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Daily bus journeys to work provide the modern battle lines that two potential lovers, Daniel and Sophie, must cross in order to get that all important first date. Their friends offer advice... See full summary »

Writers: Emma Hawkins, Andrew R. Macdonald | Directors: Emma Hawkins, Andrew R. Macdonald | Stars: Jennifer Deane, Pamela Donald, Ian Haig, Hayley Horbatowska

50. The Letter (IV) (2014)

5 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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A short story about endless love. As the couple look into each others eyes they see the happiest moments together. We occasionally over look these moments and take them for granted. What does it mean to love someone?

Writer: Ky Kenyon | Director: Ky Kenyon | Stars: Daniel Bears, Esha Hassan, Chloe Heim, Cody Lee