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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 690,500 | Gross: $112.00M
3. The O.C. (2003–2007)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
5. Freaks of Nature (2015)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
6. Hollyoaks (1995– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance
Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.
8. Brother Bear (2003)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.
Votes: 71,726 | Gross: $85.33M
10. Cartel Land (2015)
R | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Votes: 12,071 | Gross: $0.70M
12. Corrina, Corrina (1994)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,110 | Gross: $20.16M
13. Bobby (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, History
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.
Votes: 38,282 | Gross: $11.20M
14. Mia Madre (2015)
R | 106 min | Drama
Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Votes: 4,609 | Gross: $0.29M
15. Man of Marble (1977)
160 min | Drama
In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »
16. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 67,153 | Gross: $24.53M
18. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
19. The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
90 min | Documentary
Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a raw model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish ... See full summary »
Director: Erik Gandini
22. The Paper (1994)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,641 | Gross: $38.82M
23. The River (1984)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
A farming family battles severe storms, a bank is threatening to repossess their farm, and there are other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Votes: 4,957 | Gross: $8.80M
24. Les Misérables (2000 TV Mini-Series)
90 min | Drama, History
The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »
25. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...
26. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »
27. The Last Laugh (1924)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.
28. The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Unrated | 151 min | Drama
At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,478 | Gross: $0.09M
29. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime
Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
Votes: 6,023 | Gross: $0.01M
31. My Name Is Joe (1998)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Votes: 6,266 | Gross: $0.35M
32. Face (I) (1997)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job ... See full summary »
33. Jai Ho (I) (2014)
135 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-army officer initiates a unique idea of propagating social responsibility among ordinary people and in doing so, crosses paths with a powerful political family.
Votes: 12,816 | Gross: $0.84M
34. Raining Stones (1993)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,175 | Gross: $0.09M
35. Knock on Any Door (1949)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »
36. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.
37. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
Votes: 5,121 | Gross: $1.51M
38. The Spirit of '45 (2013)
94 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
39. TV 101 (1988–1989)
60 min | Drama
Kevin Keegan is a recently divorced TV news photographer who quits his job and returns to Roosevelt High School to teach the kids how to make a weekly cable TV show. Principal Steadman ... See full summary »
41. The Strawberry Statement (1970)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Simon is a student at a college in San Francisco. He is content to be on the rowing team and remain as just a casual observer to the on-campus unrest, demonstrations and protests. However, ... See full summary »
43. You Only Live Once (1937)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.
44. Welcome (I) (2009)
110 min | Drama
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,047 | Gross: $0.01M
45. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, Romance
Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,808 | Gross: $0.67M
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
49. Mujeres Infieles (2004)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
A television survey says over sixty percent of women in Chile are unfaithful. True or not, this movie presents some interesting answers.
50. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)
131 min | Drama
Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »