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1. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

2. Melancholia (2011)

R | 130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

3. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home.

Writers: Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

4. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón | Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

5. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Writer: Alex Garland | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh

6. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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70 Metascore

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Writers: David Howard, Robert Gordon | Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

7. Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Creators: Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright | Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa

8. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

10. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Writers: Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

11. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, Don Hall, E.D. Baker, Chris Ure, Jared Stern, Dean Wellins, Will Csaklos, Ralph Eggleston | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

12. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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42 Metascore

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Writers: Michael Showalter, David Wain | Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

13. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.0
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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

14. My Fair Lady (1964)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

15. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

16. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.1
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64 Metascore

After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Writer: Kerry Conran | Director: Kerry Conran | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

17. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

18. All About Eve (1950)

TV-PG | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

19. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Writer: Charles M. Schulz | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

20. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

Writers: Alan Swyer, John Goldrosen, Robert Gittler | Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis

21. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

22. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

23. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

24. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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48 Metascore

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Writer: John Logan | Directors: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson | Stars: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

25. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Writers: Margery Sharp, Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Vance Gerry, David Michener, Ted Berman, Fred Lucky, Burny Mattinson, Dick Sebast | Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

26. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Writers: Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

27. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Writer: Christopher Gore | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

28. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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35 Metascore

As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching, Scott Murphy, George Lucas | Director: Dave Filoni | Stars: Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein

29. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.3
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45 Metascore

A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of ... See full summary »

Writers: William Blinn, Albert Magnoli | Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

30. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.5
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52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

31. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980's Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Writer: James Merendino | Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

32. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

33. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Writer: Max Mayer | Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

34. Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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67 Metascore

As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert.

Writer: Sebastián Silva | Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, Agustín Silva

35. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Writers: William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

36. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott, Fannie Hurst | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

37. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Writers: Chris Fuhrman, Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni | Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

38. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

Writers: Thomas Rickman, Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens

39. Sparkle (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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54 Metascore

In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

Writers: Mara Brock Akil, Joel Schumacher, Howard Rosenman | Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke

40. Evening (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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45 Metascore

A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. Harris is the man Ann loves in the 1950s and never forgets.

Writers: Susan Minot, Michael Cunningham | Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Patrick Wilson

41. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.8
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Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »

Writer: Roger Aylward | Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour, Romano Orzari, Alain Goulem

42. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Writers: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

43. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

44. Millions (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Lewis McGibbon

45. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jules-Eugène Legris, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon

46. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Writer: Julian Barry | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

47. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Writers: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty

48. Il giovane favoloso (2014)

137 min | Biography, History

7.0
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Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Writers: Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo | Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis

49. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get ... See full summary »

Writer: Laura Esquivel | Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

50. Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Once upon a time a little girl went out to find the Christmas star.

Writer: Kamilla Krogsveen | Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Vilde Zeiner, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Agnes Kittelsen, Stig Werner Moe