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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Writer: Gillian Flynn | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

2. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.2
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

3. The Gift (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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62 Metascore

A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi

4. W.E. (2011)

R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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37 Metascore

The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Writers: Madonna, Alek Keshishian | Director: Madonna | Stars: Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac

5. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Writers: Michael Seitzman, Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

6. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Writer: Allan Loeb | Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman, David Duchovny

7. Boy Wonder (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

Writer: Michael Morrissey | Director: Michael Morrissey | Stars: Caleb Steinmeyer, Zulay Henao, Bill Sage, Daniel Stewart Sherman

8. The Merry Gentleman (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Lazzeretti | Director: Michael Keaton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes, Kareem Bandealy

9. Mortal Thoughts (1991)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

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Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically ... See full summary »

Writers: William Reilly, Claude Kerven | Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow

10. China Moon (1994)

R | 99 min | Romance, Thriller

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Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Carlson | Director: John Bailey | Stars: Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Charles Dance, Patricia Healy

11. Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael J. Murray, Jamie Pachino | Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening, W. Earl Brown, Michael Gross

12. The Other Woman (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

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Jill is confronted by her husband, Derek's, young and sexy coworker, who states that she plans to marry Derek. Derek denies the affair, but as the pair began as lovers while Derek was married, Jill may now face the other side of betrayal.

Writers: Joy Fielding, Dave Schultz | Director: Jason Priestley | Stars: Josie Bissett, Ted Whittall, MacKenzie Porter, Lisa Marie Caruk

13. Independence Day (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring ... See full summary »

Writer: Alice Hoffman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

14. Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)

94 min | Drama

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Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel B. Appleby | Director: Daniel B. Appleby | Stars: Ginger Lynn, Karen Black, Chris Denton, Elizabeth Saltarrelli

15. The House Next Door (2006 TV Movie)

86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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Walker Kennedy and his wife Col are a happy, voluntarily childless suburban couple. Then the thing they fear the most happens: part of their green surrounding is turned into a building site... See full summary »

Writers: Suzette Couture, Anne Rivers Siddons | Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Colin Ferguson, Noam Jenkins, Julie Stewart

16. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Writers: Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin | Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

17. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rona Munro | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

18. Behind the Wall (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

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Maine coastal town Harrison Bay is broke, so deputy mayor Drew Cabot arranges a deal with a contractor to develop the abandoned lighthouse for tourism. Father Hendry fails to convince the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Bafaro, Anna Singer | Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Lindy Booth, Lawrence Dane, James Thomas, Andy Jones

19. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Writers: Asghar Farhadi, Mani Haghighi | Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

20. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

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The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on ... See full summary »

Writer: Terence Davies | Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

21. Pineapple (2008)

R | Drama

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Andrew, an Austin, Texas publishing executive, who's on the wagon and in A.A., walks in on his wife in bed with another man, and in the nasty divorce that follows, Andrew falls hard off the... See full summary »

Writers: John A. O'Connell, Steven Chester Prince, Ryan Wickerham | Director: Damian Skinner | Stars: Steven Chester Prince, Eliza Swenson, Lee Tergesen, Skye McCole Bartusiak

22. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Writers: Greg Louganis, Eric Marcus, Alan Hines | Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek, Rosemary Dunsmore

23. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Writer: Heng Liu | Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

24. I Eat Your Skin (1971)

GP | 84 min | Horror

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A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Del Tenney | Director: Del Tenney | Stars: William Joyce, Heather Hewitt, Walter Coy, Dan Stapleton

25. Twice a Woman (2010)

94 min | Drama

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The story of Catherine, who, after her violent husband puts her life in serious danger one night, decides to run away with her son and start a new life under a fresh identity.

Writer: François Delisle | Director: François Delisle | Stars: Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Marie Brassard, Isabelle Quintin

26. Blue Ridge Fall (1999)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

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In Jefferson Creek, North Carolina, the colors of autumn signal Friday night lights, and high-school quarterback Danny Shepherd is the main event. He and his friends, Shane and Taz, live ... See full summary »

Writer: James Rowe | Director: James Rowe | Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Eastman, Chris Isaak

27. Men Don't Tell (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.

Writers: Selma Thompson, Jeff Andrus | Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Peter Strauss, Judith Light, James Gammon, Noble Willingham

28. No Way Out (2008)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

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Joaquin (Polo Ravales), an unassuming fisherman, is forced to confront his homosexuality when his sex-starved wife Cynthia (Althea Vega) returns from her overseas job eager to get pregnant.... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Lamangan, Manny Valera, Enrique Ramos | Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Polo Ravales, Joseph Bitangcol, Emilio Garcia, Jean Garcia

29. Our Time Is Up (2004)

14 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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When therapist Dr. Leonard Stern discovers he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.

Writer: Rob Pearlstein | Director: Rob Pearlstein | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Frankie J. Allison, Vivian Bang, Michael Cornacchia

30. Living the Dream (2006)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

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Living the Dream" is a docudrama about two friends who after being bullied as children become corrupt when growing up because they have been conditioned to believe that they need to achieve... See full summary »

Writers: Christian Schoyen, Luis Fernandez Reneo | Directors: Allan Fiterman, Christian Schoyen | Stars: Sean Young, Christian Schoyen, Danny Trejo, Marília Pêra

31. A Judgment in Stone (1986)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

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An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rendell, Elaine Waisglass | Director: Ousama Rawi | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ross Petty, Shelley Peterson, Jonathan Crombie

32. Caresses (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Eleven episodes portray different encounters in Barcelona during the course of a single night towards the end of the millennium.

Writers: Sergi Belbel, Ventura Pons | Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: David Selvas, Laura Conejero, Julieta Serrano, Montserrat Salvador

33. Framed for Murder (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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When a woman falsely accused of murdering her husband is released from prison after eight years, she hires a private investigator, determined to find out who framed her. However, she does not realize that the killer is about to do it again.

Writers: Richard Dana Smith, Christine Conradt | Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Elisa Donovan, Susan Walters, Perry King, Claire Brosseau

34. The Rounders (1914)

Unrated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

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Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Phyllis Allen, Minta Durfee

35. Stranger in My Bed (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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To escape her abusive spouse, Sarah fakes her own death and flees. Seems like a good plan, right? Sadly, it doesn't take her estranged husband long to get wise and hunt her down. This game between them will turn deadly and it looks like only one will survive.

Writers: George Erschbamer, Barbara Fixx, Jeffrey Barmash | Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Jamie Luner, Chris Kramer, L. Harvey Gold, Ivan Cermak

36. Mysteries of Lisbon (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

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Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Stars: Adriano Luz, Ricardo Pereira, Maria João Bastos, João Arrais

37. Under Your Skin

Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production

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Writer: Sridhar Ranganath | Director: Sridhar Ranganath

38. Advocates II (1992 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Peter Barber-Fleming | Stars: Jonathan Battersby, Isla Blair, Robert Carlyle, James Fleet

39. Victim (II) (2010)

11 min | Short, Thriller

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A stalker picks on the wrong woman.

Writer: Matthew A. Brown | Director: Matthew A. Brown | Stars: Jonathan Steen, Christoph Kottenkamp, Nils Adolf Schulz, Julia Wilfert

40. Zi bei ke (1967)

Romance

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Writers: Lei Pan, Yao Qiong | Director: Lei Pan | Stars: Feng Chiang, Yun Ling, Chun Ku, Ming Lei

41. Push (II) (2012)

Short, Drama

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A young married couple is spiraling out of control as a result of spousal abuse.

Writer: Phil Stevens | Directors: Ron Dawson, Phil Stevens | Stars: Shaun Clay, Maia Osman

42. Sintoma (2001)

6 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

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A dark recollection reproduces in the mind of a man on having come to his house.

Writer: José Gabriel Fernández | Director: Iván Casado | Stars: Omar Ocampo, Amanda Baqué, Juan C. Garrido, Jaime Schwartz

43. The Power of Men Is the Patience of Women (1978)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

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Writer: Cristina Perincioli | Director: Cristina Perincioli | Stars: Elisabeth Walinski, Eberhard Feik, Dora Kürten, Christa Gehrmann

44. My Name Is Rocky (2001)

Documentary

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Director: Bahman Moshar

45. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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After serving half her sentence for the murder of her husband and neighbor's son, new evidence suggests that Annie Keel could be innocent.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

46. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: A.T. The Abusive Terrestrial (2007)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

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Roger finds another neighborhood kid to be his best friend, but winds up getting in an abusive relationship. Meanwhile, Stan and Francine become obsessed with saving Mr. Pibb after they find out that it is being discontinued.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Director: Joseph Daniello | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

47. Dangerous Persuasions (2013– )
Episode: American Nightmare (2013)

Documentary, Drama

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Director: Russell Eatough | Stars: Krista Bridges, Jason Weinberg, Jacob Switzer, Nicholas Bode

48. Flashpoint (2008–2012)
Episode: Asking for Flowers (2008)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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The SRU pulls out all the stops to rescue a cop taken hostage on his boat, but soon learn that the captor is his battered wife's older sister.

Creators: Mark Ellis, Stephanie Morgenstern | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Chandra West, Kenneth Mitchell, Meredith Henderson, Trevor Hayes

49. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: Bad Blood (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Foyle investigates the a mysterious disease affecting local farm animals and looks into the arrest of a pacifist accused of stabbing a war hero.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Peter Sandys-Clarke, Ben Meyjes, Philip Franks, Honeysuckle Weeks

50. The Last Detective (2003– )
Episode: Christine (2004)

69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Dangerous investigates the arson murder of a former lotto winner who is burned to death while drunk in a locked room.

Writers: Richard Harris, Leslie Thomas | Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Peter Davison, Tony Maudsley, Marc Small, Marlon Yearwood