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1. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 127,418 | Gross: $4.86M

2. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 112,077 | Gross: $21.49M

3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 84,422 | Gross: $70.00M

4. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.5
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 40,515 | Gross: $57.32M

5. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 12,167 | Gross: $19.03M

6. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 4,909 | Gross: $0.76M

7. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989– )

165 min | Drama

7.7
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »

Stars: Cathryn Bradshaw, Emily Aston, Pam Ferris, Celia Imrie

Votes: 823

8. Ikki tousen (2003– )

TV-MA | 325 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.2
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Seven schools are constantly "at war" with each other, and the students have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange ... See full summary »

Stars: Masumi Asano, Satoshi Hino, Kikuko Inoue, Hunter Mackenzie Austin

Votes: 766

9. Junglee (1961)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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A humorless and pompous businessman goes wild when he falls in love. Now if only his domineering mother could understand his new lease on life.

Director: Subodh Mukherji | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar

Votes: 380

10. Mot i brøstet (1993–1997)

25 min | Comedy

6.2
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A business man gets a new "family" in his house.

Stars: Arve Opsahl, Nils Vogt, Sven Nordin, Siw Anita Andersen

Votes: 762

11. Zirneklis (1991)

98 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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Nubile shut-in agrees to model for a strange artist as Virgin Mary. His sinister influence corrupts her repressed sexual urges causing her to have delusions and nightmares about a giant spider raping her. A priest tries to save her.

Director: Vasili Mass | Stars: Romualds Ancans, Aurelija Anuzhite, Saulius Balandis, Liubomiras Laucevicius

Votes: 105

12. Le torrent (2012)

152 min | Drama, Family, History

6.1
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A young man, born out of wedlock to his abusive mother Claudine, whose hopes he will become a priest are dashed when he refuses to enter the seminary.

Director: Simon Lavoie | Stars: Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Laurence Leboeuf, Dominique Quesnel, Anthony Therrien

Votes: 87

13. Un coeur simple (2008)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Laine | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Marina Foïs, Pascal Elbé, Patrick Pineau

Votes: 291

14. Epitaph (1987)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

3.8
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A family must keep moving from town to town because the mother is a psychotic axe murderer who keeps flipping out and murdering people.

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Natasha Pavlovich, Delores Nascar, Jimmy Williams, Flint Keller

Votes: 171

15. My Monster Mom (2008)

98 min | Comedy

4.5
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Single-mom Esme gives her daughter for adoption to her elder brother who immediately goes to America. Twenty-seven years later, daughter Abby goes back to the Philippines to meet her real ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Javier Reyes | Stars: Rhian Ramos, Cherrie Madrigal, Richard Gutierrez, Ces Aldaba

Votes: 24

16. Veronica and Her Dunce (1958)

18 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A careless mother hires a young tutor to bring up her son's marks, as bad in mathematics as in French language. The young woman tries to teach the boy the easiest things in the curriculum, ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Nicole Berger, Stella Dassas, Alain Delrieu

Votes: 634

17. Cain at Abel (1982)

112 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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A modern-day version of the biblical legend on Cain and Abel. Strong-willed matriarch Señora Pina favors her younger son Ellis over the older Loren whom she blames for the death of her husband.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Christopher De Leon, Phillip Salvador, Carmi Martin, Cecille Castillo

Votes: 38

18. Tatlo, dalawa, isa (1974)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

7.6
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(Tagalog with English subtitles) Filipino cinema lenged, Lino Brocka, directs this compilation of three intimate stories about the perseverance of hope featuring a drug addict, an abandoned daughter and a repressed catholic.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Jay Ilagan, Perla Bautista, Laurice Guillen, Soxy Topacio

Votes: 36

19. Nummisuutarit (1957)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Martti Kuningas, Lauri Leino, Alice Lyly, Ernest Ervasti

Votes: 54

20. One Bad Choice (2015– )
Episode: Belle Knox (2015)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

7.6
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When faced with the possibility of dropping out of college, a studious girl solves her tuition problems through the adult industry.

Director: Jeremiah Crowell | Stars: Belle Knox, Abbi Snee, Deepa Purohit, Ian Blackman

Votes: 9

21. Wagas (2013– )
Episode: Danny & Fredes Love Story (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Fredes admits that Danny is her first love but after being separated for almost 15 years, will the two of them still end up with each other?

Director: Michael Christian Cardoz | Stars: Sef Cadayona, Kim Rodriguez, Dennis Padilla, Melissa Mendez

22. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 4 February 2010 (2010)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Lee Salisbury | Stars: Preeya Kalidas, Marc Elliott, Nina Wadia, Patsy Palmer

23. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Man-Beast/Ole Island Oprey (1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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David Tabori learns that his recurring nightmares have been telling him that he's a werewolf; and Jennie Rowlands, whose father Charlie wants her to be a country music star, would rather be a photographer.

Director: George W. Brooks | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Jimmy Dean, Anne Francis

Votes: 24

24. The Mick (2017– )
Episode: The Sleepover (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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A popular kid in Chip's class arrives for a sleepover - as well as a dead drunk girl whose angry father is looking for her. Mickey comes up with a plan to get rid of both her and dad. Alba tries to help Ben overcome his fear of monsters.

Director: Silver Tree | Stars: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca

Votes: 202