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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

Votes: 120,825

2. 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

Votes: 5,597

3. Being Human (1994)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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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

Votes: 3,118

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

Votes: 2,498

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

Votes: 3,078

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

Votes: 534

7. 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

Votes: 648

8. 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

Votes: 29

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

Votes: 1,269

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

Votes: 1,070

11. The Fountain of Youth (1958 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Romance

7.8
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Writers: John Collier, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House, Rick Jason

Votes: 298

12. Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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

Votes: 78

13. 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.

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

Votes: 484

14. Walls (2006)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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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

Votes: 40

15. 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

Votes: 50

16. The Gift of the Magi (2001)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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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

Votes: 22

17. Nightmares from the Mind of Poe (2006)

93 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

5.3
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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

Votes: 22

18. Chinese Dream (2004)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 45

19. 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

Votes: 6

20. 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 »

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

Votes: 30

21. 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

Votes: 32

22. 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

Votes: 225

23. Chlorine Dreams (1998)

10 min | Short

7.1
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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

Votes: 17

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

Votes: 41

25. Saul Goodman (2006)

R | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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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

Votes: 32

26. 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

27. Solar (2007)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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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

Votes: 16

28. 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.

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

Votes: 36

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

E | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

9.1
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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.

Writers: Tim Burke, Anne Collins, Mike Paganini, Robert Riedl | Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Scott Carty, Jason Sharp

Votes: 35

30. Don't Gag Me (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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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

Votes: 7

31. 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

Votes: 37

32. Lyhyitä erikoisia (1985– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Aapo Vilhunen, Kari Virtanen, Kirsti Kemppainen

Votes: 24

33. Juego peligroso (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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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

Votes: 20

34. Literary Visions (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

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

35. Hot Summer Daze (2006)

3 min | 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

Votes: 12

36. 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

37. 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: Travis H. Stone, Paul Nicholls, Mandy May Cheetham

38. 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

39. 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.

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

Votes: 44

40. Pizza Amore (2005)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 25

41. Creepy Tales (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.8
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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

Votes: 11

42. 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

Votes: 18

43. Elroy: The Potato Head Boy (2006)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 15

44. Duplicity (2007)

8 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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An introverted teen falls in love but is repeatedly ignored. Unable to handle the constant rejection, he ends up making a horrible mistake.

Writer: Kunitaro Ohi | Director: Kunitaro Ohi | Stars: Charles Bevan, Alaina Hart, Gayland Hethcoat

45. 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

Votes: 23

46. Whiskey Trail (2006)

13 min | Short, Western

8.6
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William hires Sam as his part-time trail guide, but when Sam intimidates, bullies, then assaults William, he finally decides to stand up for himself.

Writer: Jay Pulk | Director: Jay Pulk | Stars: Dave Daniels, James Arthur Lewis

Votes: 11

47. Tatitos (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Star: Tatitos

Votes: 11

48. Dragonrage (2005)

30 min | Short, Action, Thriller

8.6
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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.

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

Votes: 35

49. Los Señalados de Dios (2008)

30 min | Short, Drama

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After being bitten by a snake, a man sails down the river in search for help, and is rescued by a family torn apart by deep running grudges. He will witness the tragic unfolding of the family's final act.

Writers: Juma Fodde, Horacio Quiroga | Director: Juma Fodde | Stars: Micaela Gatti, Sergio Gorfain, Sergio Mautone

50. 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

Votes: 14