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1. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

2. Billy Elliot (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Writer: Lee Hall | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

3. The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport

6.5
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30 Metascore

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Writer: Vince McKewin | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

4. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy

8.6
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

5. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Writers: Milan Kundera, Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

7. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Writers: Ayn Rand, John Aglialoro, Brian Patrick O'Toole | Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

8. Happiness (1998)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

9. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

10. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

11. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.8
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Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

12. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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26 Metascore

Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Writers: Duke Sandefur, Brian Patrick O'Toole, Duncan Scott, Ayn Rand | Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

13. Only You (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N ... See full summary »

Writer: Diane Drake | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Joaquim de Almeida

14. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

15. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

16. The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

Writer: Todd Graff | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide

17. Swing Vote (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Writers: Jason Richman, Joshua Michael Stern | Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll

18. Life or Something Like It (2002)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

A reporter interviews a psychic, who tells her that she's going to die and her life is meaningless.

Writers: John Scott Shepherd, Dana Stevens | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane

19. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

20. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, H.W. Hanemann, Anita Loos | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

21. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

22. Going Postal (2010 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Writers: Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle, Terry Pratchett | Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Claire Foy, Andrew Sachs

23. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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94 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Writers: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas | Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

24. Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008 Video)

R | 104 min | Comedy

5.2
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Melinda loves her fiancé Ron. Her brother Todd, doesn't approve of his upcoming brother-in-law. He wants Melinda to cancel the wedding, but for her to do that, he must get Ron to mess up. ... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Jay Longino, Bob Israel | Director: James Ryan | Stars: Josh Cooke, Michael Dean Russell Jr., Harland Williams, Greg Pitts

25. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Writers: D.W. Griffith, Anita Loos | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken, Mary Alden

26. Red Desert (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.7
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Cold, rain, and fog surround a plant in Ravenna. Factory waste pollutes local lakes; hulking anonymous ships pass or dock and raise quarantine flags. Guiliana, a housewife married to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

27. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Writers: Edward Bunker, John Steppling | Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

28. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

29. The Out of Towners (1970)

G | 101 min | Comedy

7.1
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George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara

30. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.

Writers: Peter Clifton, Michael Thomas | Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton

31. Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

GP | 114 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.0
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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Writers: Ken Kesey, John Gay | Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

32. The Source (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

Writers: Radu Mihaileanu, Alain-Michel Blanc, Catherine Ramberg | Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Saleh Bakri

33. Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000)

75 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, ... See full summary »

Writers: Vicky Funari, Julia Query | Directors: Vicky Funari, Julia Query | Stars: Stephanie Batey, Darrell Davis, Julia Query, Joyce Wallace

34. Lady Chatterley (2006)

R | 168 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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80 Metascore

A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

Writers: Roger Bohbot, Pascale Ferran, D.H. Lawrence, Pierre Trividic | Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis

35. Swimming Upstream (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.

Writers: Anthony Fingleton, Diane Fingleton | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

36. The River (1984)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

6.3
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Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.

Writers: Robert Dillon, Julian Barry | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch

37. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Writer: Charles Wood | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

38. Jet Lag (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

Writers: Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson | Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López, Scali Delpeyrat

39. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

40. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

41. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal. Ryan, who's about 12, drowns during a play fight with his neighbor, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lynne Ramsay | Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

42. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Desmond Nakano | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

43. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Gulick, John Gay | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

44. HK: Forbidden Super Hero (2013)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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High school student Kyosuke Shikijo (Ryohei Suzuki) is the most talented member of the school's martial arts of the fist club. His late father was detective and Kyosuke share his father's ... See full summary »

Writers: Keishû Andô, Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri | Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase

45. Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

Writer: Stephen Mazur | Director: Jim Fall | Stars: John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville, Sean Maher

46. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

Writer: Paul Morrison | Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

47. The Funeral (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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New York City, the 1930s. A powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses. Against this turbulent backdrop, the family's three ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas St. John | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini

48. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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67 Metascore

Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

49. Goodbye First Love (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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80 Metascore

A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.

Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve | Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton

50. Mrs. Santa Claus (1996 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Saltzman | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann, Lynsey Bartilson