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1. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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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

2. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, 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

3. Lemony Snicket's 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

4. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | 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

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

9. 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

10. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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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

11. Fire with Fire (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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

12. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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

13. 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 ... See full summary »

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

14. Wendigo (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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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

15. 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

16. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Kelly, a prostitute, finds redemption in the town of Grantville, where she arrives working as a medium-time seller. There, she meets Griff, the police captain of the town, with whom she ... See full summary »

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

17. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

18. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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

19. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

7.1
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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Cathy Hytner

20. Running on Empty (1982)

83 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Heavenly Bodies (1984)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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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

24. 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

25. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary

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

26. 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, John McIntire

27. 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

28. 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 H. Street | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

29. 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 Sobotta

30. 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

31. 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

32. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.1
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The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to free his country from English rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis ... 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

33. Booky's Crush (2009 TV Movie)

G | 89 min | Drama

7.1
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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

34. Virgil Bliss (2001)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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

35. Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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

36. Fast Talking (1984)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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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

37. Jack and Old Mac (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.0
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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

38. A Leak in the Dike (1965)

Approved | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Jacky's Whacky World presents the story of the little Dutch boy who put his finger in the dike.

Writer: Jack Mendelsohn | Director: Jack Mendelsohn | Star: Bob McFadden

39. Spell-Mageddon (2013– )

60 min | Game-Show

5.0
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Stars: Susan Norton, Marissa Floro, Alfonso Ribeiro

40. Spelling Bee (1938– )

Game-Show

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

Star: F.H. Grisewood

41. Stung (2014– )

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Star: Tony Hinchcliffe

42. The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2015 Video)

94 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy | Filming

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

43. Gently Down the Stream (1981)

14 min | Short

5.0
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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

44. 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

45. Tien voor taal (1990– )

Game-Show

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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

46. Spelling Night in Canada (2011 TV Movie)

45 min | Game-Show

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From over 250,000 thousand entries from across Canada, the 21 regional winners compete to see who will be crowned the 2011 Postmedia Canspell champion.

Writers: Matt Kippen, Kevin Wallis | Director: Shelagh O'Brien | Stars: Don Cherry, Jim Hughson, Paul Loeffler, Ron MacLean

47. Test the Nation: Watch Your Language (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.0
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Romance Novelists, English Teachers, Word Gamers, Fraternities and Sororities, Ad Agents, Comedians and Celebrities are pitted against each other in a challenge of the English language.

Creator: Katherine Barber | Stars: Brent Bambury, Wendy Mesley, Andrew Coyne, Cathy Jones

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. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )
Episode: 15 Chefs Compete (2011)

TV-14 | Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Stars: Gordon Ramsay, James Lukanik, Scott Leibfried, Andrea Van Willigan

50. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)
Episode: A Distant Echo (1987)

Drama

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Writer: Tony Morphett | Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Robert Grubb, Lenore Smith, Peter O'Brien, Bruce Barry