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1. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 87,325 | Gross: $33.08M

2. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Writer: Bert V. Royal | Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 275,512 | Gross: $58.40M

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Writers: Robert Gordon, Daniel Handler | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 156,223 | Gross: $118.63M

4. Romance (1999)

R | 84 min | Drama

5.3
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49 Metascore

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly ... See full summary »

Writer: Catherine Breillat | Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi

Votes: 7,961 | Gross: $1.28M

5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 53,581

6. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

Writer: Andrew Dodge | Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Rohan Chand

Votes: 38,252 | Gross: $7.76M

7. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 28,293 | Gross: $38.80M

8. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Writer: Doug Atchison | Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,292 | Gross: $18.81M

9. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 44,017 | Gross: $31.67M

10. The Client List (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

5.8
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A young woman takes a job at a massage parlor to support her family when her husband is unable to work, and soon finds her life spiraling out of control.

Writer: Suzanne Martin | Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Teddy Sears, Sonja Bennett, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 4,925

11. Fire with Fire (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.

Writers: Bill Phillips, Warren Skaaren, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin | Director: Duncan Gibbins | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen, Jon Polito, J.J. Cohen

Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $4.64M

12. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey

Votes: 4,851

13. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

6.6
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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 503

14. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,028 | Gross: $5.73M

15. Wendigo (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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63 Metascore

George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Fessenden | Director: Larry Fessenden | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan, John Speredakos

Votes: 3,209 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Maria Porter

Votes: 5,979 | Gross: $1.33M

17. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Writers: Myla Goldberg, Naomi Foner | Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 5,991 | Gross: $1.18M

18. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

7.0
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Writers: Chuck Jones, Sam Rosen, Norton Juster | Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 2,233

19. The River (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.

Writers: Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields

Votes: 4,097

20. The Kentuckian (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Felix Holt | Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Votes: 1,647

21. Child Bride (1938)

62 min | Drama

4.5
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Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.

Writer: Harry Revier | Director: Harry Revier | Stars: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond, Diana Durrell

Votes: 560

22. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

Votes: 853

23. Running on Empty (1982)

83 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Tomblin | Director: John Clark | Stars: Terry Serio, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Richard Moir

Votes: 269

24. Fitzwilly (1967)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke! Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from... See full summary »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Poyntz Tyler | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, John McGiver, Edith Evans

Votes: 840

25. Split Image (1982)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Mark Kamen, Robert Kaufman, Scott Spencer | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods

Votes: 415

26. Murder by Phone (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

5.6
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A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack, John Kent Harrison, George Armondo, James Whiton | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, John Houseman, Sara Botsford, Robin Gammell

Votes: 358

27. Heavenly Bodies (1984)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.

Writers: Lawrence Dane, Ron Base | Director: Lawrence Dane | Stars: Cynthia Dale, Richard Rebiere, Walter George Alton, Laura Henry

Votes: 499

28. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Writer: Peter Duncan | Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,079 | Gross: $0.83M

29. Stella (2008)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Paris, 1977. Eleven year old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar.

Writer: Sylvie Verheyde | Director: Sylvie Verheyde | Stars: Léora Barbara, Mélissa Rodriguès, Laëtitia Guerard, Karole Rocher

Votes: 1,273

30. Kiss or Kill (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

Writer: Bill Bennett | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters, Julie Wood

Votes: 1,181 | Gross: $0.73M

31. Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

7.3
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

Writers: Albert Sidney Fleischman, James Street | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 504

32. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.2
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The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Van Druten, S.N. Behrman, Elsie T. Schauffler | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 293 | Gross: $1.58M

33. It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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53 Metascore

As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures ... See full summary »

Writers: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy | Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 749 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Booky's Crush (2009 TV Movie)

G | 89 min | Drama

6.5
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The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. It's... See full summary »

Writers: Tracey Forbes, Bernice Thurman Hunter | Director: Peter Moss | Stars: Rachel Marcus, Megan Follows, Stuart Hughes, Dylan Everett

Votes: 101

35. Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's ... See full summary »

Writers: James Defelice, Max Braithwaite | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar, Chris Wiggins, Gary Reineke

Votes: 311

36. Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Writers: Anonymous, John Gardner, Alex Stitt | Director: Alex Stitt | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam, Ed Rosser

Votes: 126

37. Fast Talking (1984)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.

Writer: Ken Cameron | Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Steve Bisley, Tracy Mann, Peter Hehir, Denis Moore

Votes: 59

38. Spell-Mageddon (2013– )

60 min | Game-Show

5.2
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The show's format combined a spelling bee with obstacle courses similar to Wipeout.

Stars: Sean L. Malin, Susan Norton, Alfonso Ribeiro, Marissa Floro

Votes: 21

39. Virgil Bliss (2001)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Virgil Bliss is a man obsessed with living a normal life, finding a good job, marrying a decent woman, and building a family of his own. But as a recently paroled career thief with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Maggio | Director: Joe Maggio | Stars: Clint Jordan, Kirsten Russell, Anthony Gorman, Greg Amici

Votes: 220 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Gently Down the Stream (1981)

14 min | Short

5.3
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GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM is constructed from fourteen dreams taken from eight years' worth of my journals. The text is scratched directly on to the film so that you hear your own voice as you... See full summary »

Writer: Su Friedrich | Director: Su Friedrich

Votes: 47

41. Spelling Bee (1938– )

Game-Show

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A spelling bee in which contestants competed against well-known television personalities.

Stars: F.H. Grisewood, E. Powys Mathers

42. The Lion King Activity Center (1995 Video Game)

Animation, Family

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Activity center game based on Disney's The Lion King (1994). Play simple mini-games and put together simple puzzles, practice spelling or watch clips with popular songs from the movie and sing along.

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts | Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

43. Countdown: Championship of Champions (1984– )

Game-Show

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Add a Plot

Stars: Nick Hewer, Rachel Riley, Susie Dent, Gloria Hunniford

44. Stung (2014– )

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Add a Plot

Star: Tony Hinchcliffe

45. Jack and Old Mac (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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Two stylized nursery rhymes are shown. First is "The House That Jack Built" as told with a variety of characters composed of letters that spell out their names (Example: the cow is made up ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Kinney, Roy Williams | Director: Bill Justice

Votes: 119

46. The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2017 Video)

110 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Mr. H.M. Wogglebug T.E. is brought into New York City via an accident of transportation. Thus he begins teaching the scientist, who brought him there, to value his two young daughters as the most important people to his life.

Writer: Cynthia Hanson | Director: Cynthia Hanson | Stars: Richard Poshard, Richard Priest, Joe Harp, Lucinda McNary

47. Tien voor taal (1990– )

Game-Show

6.5
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Two teams of usually well-known professionals from one sphere of life, one Dutch and one Flemish, play for points in a number of games -the set changes per season- testing their mastery of ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Long, Jef Geeraerts, Ingrid De Vos, Frida Balk

Votes: 45

48. Improve Your Spelling (1948)

11 min | Drama, Short

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Tommy, a poor speller, is assigned by his teacher to write an article for the school paper, but is told that if even one word is misspelled, the article will be rejected. Later, while ... See full summary »

Star: Mike Wallace

49. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

50. Carmen Sandiego Word Detective (1997 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Simple game that helps kids practice spelling. Solve simple puzzles that revolve around spelling to find the code to deactivate master thief Carmen Sandiego's brainwashing machine that keeps one of your agents hostage. Part of a series.

Writers: Cary Bates, Carina Chocano, Bruce Ford, Melinda Ford | Director: Jenean Estigoy | Stars: Mohammed Bilal, James Cranna, Mari Devon, Pat Fraley

Votes: 7