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1. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

2. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

3. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

4. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Writer: Will Reiser | Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

5. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Writer: Mike Mills | Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

6. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

7. Out of Time (I) (2003)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Writer: David Collard | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain

8. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

9. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

TV-PG | 108 min | Drama

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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

10. S1m0ne (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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49 Metascore

A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Benjamin Salisbury

11. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Writers: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki | Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

12. Third Star (2010)

92 min | Drama

7.7
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James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.

Writer: Vaughan Sivell | Director: Hattie Dalton | Stars: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson

13. Burning Man (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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53 Metascore

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

Writer: Jonathan Teplitzky | Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis

14. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

15. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical L.A.homicide detective investigates the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Writers: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion | Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

16. Empire Falls (2005 TV Movie)

197 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Writer: Richard Russo | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman

17. The New York Ripper (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

18. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

19. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

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67 Metascore

Romain is a very successful fashion photographer who's diagnosed with terminal cancer. He copes by being cruel and nasty to those he loves, until a visit with his grandmother changes his outlook. But, his boyfriend's moved out, now what?

Writer: François Ozon | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

20. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Writers: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Mario Foglietti | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

21. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006 TV Movie)

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Writer: Frank Deasy | Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

22. The Only Thrill (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Ketron | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane, Robert Patrick

23. Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Jacquelyn Helton | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro

24. All Our Desires (2011)

120 min | Drama

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Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Writers: Emmanuel Carrère, Emmanuel Courcol, Philippe Lioret | Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

25. Hawks (1988)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

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Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

Writers: Barry Gibb, David English, Roy Clarke | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Anthony Edwards, Janet McTeer, Camille Coduri

26. Louise-Michel (2008)

94 min | Comedy

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What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »

Writers: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Benoît Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel

27. Donkeys (2010)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

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Alfred is 64. He's lost touch with his family and a threat to his health makes him realise he wants to make amends. The more he tries to do right, the more he does wrong, and as his past ... See full summary »

Writers: Colin McLaren, Lone Scherfig | Director: Morag McKinnon | Stars: James Cosmo, Kate Dickie, Martin Compston, Natalie Press

28. Kings & Queen (2004)

Unrated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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84 Metascore

Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape.

Writers: Arnaud Desplechin, Roger Bohbot | Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Geoffrey Carey, Thierry Bosc, Olivier Rabourdin

29. Chanto tsutaeru (2009)

109 min | Drama

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Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Akira, Eiji Okuda, Ayumi Itô, Keiko Takahashi

30. Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997)

94 min

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The story of 6 friends who journey to an island off the coast of Australia for the weekend. Two of them (Emma and Harry) announce that they intend to get married, but have made no plans, ... See full summary »

Writers: David Giles, Graeme Rattigan | Director: Graeme Rattigan | Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Naomi Watts, Philip Holder

31. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

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An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Sidney Kingsley | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

32. Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime (1987)

Documentary, Crime

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Writer: Ken Ausubel | Director: Ken Ausubel | Stars: Peter Barry Chowka, Max Gail

33. The Movie Poster (2011)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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A man tries to cheer up his terminally ill friend with a poster for "American Pie Presents The Book of Love."

Stars: A. Worthless Cat, Brett Mounce, Mike Peterson

34. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Matter of Time (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Teen Lisl Gilbert (Karlene Crockett) finds inner strength when she learns her mother (Rosemary Forsyth) is dying of cancer.

Writer: Paul W. Cooper | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Karlene Crockett, Rosemary Forsyth, Kate Zentall, Wayne Heffley

35. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Blacklist (Featuring Grave Digger) (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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The case of a cyber killer, who appears to be targeting medical health-care workers, turns personal when the suspect invokes the name of Mac's father who had died nearly two decades earlier.

Writers: Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Peter M. Lenkov | Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

36. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Hollow Man (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Barnaby donates time to the local amateur when Joyce is cast in a revival of "Amadeus," but complications arise when the leading man is murdered onstage.

Writers: Caroline Graham, Peter Shaffer | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

37. The Syndicate (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (I) (2012)

Drama

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Accompanied by sons,Yuppy Pete and slobbish Matt,Bob and partner Annie attend hospital,to be told that the cancer is inoperable. Later a tearful Stuart visits and confesses the truth about ... See full summary »

Writer: Kay Mellor | Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Lorraine Bruce, Matthew Lewis, Matthew McNulty, Joanna Page

38. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.6226 (2011)

TV-G | Drama

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Kyle and Jade are healthy again, with him still ignoring her crush on him. Sonya gets her to admit it and urges she must act, but her attempt to seduce him with a sexy outfit fails as he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Eloise Healey, Shaun Topp | Director: Lucas Testro | Stars: Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher, Eve Morey, Gemma Pranita

39. Misfits (2009– )
Episode: Episode #4.5 (2012)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Using old photographs Finn tracks down his real father,Dan,who has terminal cancer but is being kept alive by his daughter Grace,using the power she got in the storm. Dan tells Finn that he... See full summary »

Creator: Howard Overman | Director: Jonathan van Tulleken | Stars: Karla Crome, Joseph Gilgun, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe

40. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 January 2012 (2012)

TV-PG | 70 min | Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Jennie Darnell | Stars: Pam St. Clement, Michael French, Patsy Palmer, Sid Owen

41. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 December 2011 (2011)

TV-PG | Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Jennie Darnell | Stars: Pam St. Clement, Sid Owen, Patsy Palmer, Jessie Wallace

42. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 November 2001 (2001)

TV-PG | Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Martin Kemp, Doug Allen, Perry Fenwick, Tamzin Outhwaite

43. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 7 September 2000 (2000)

TV-PG | Drama

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Writer: Simon Ashdown | Director: Francesca Joseph | Stars: Gretchen Franklin, June Brown, Wendy Richard, Leonard Fenton

44. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 8 August 2000 (2000)

TV-PG | Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Emma Bridgeman-Williams | Stars: Gretchen Franklin, June Brown, Shaun Williamson, Dean Gaffney

45. Inspector Lewis (2007– )
Episode: Expiation (2007)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When an Oxford housewife is found hanged in her home, Lewis and Hathaway unearth a far darker murder case than the initial suicide verdict suggests.

Writers: Colin Dexter, Guy Andrews | Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Emma Croft, Eva Sayer, James Wilby, Julia Joyce

46. Cold Squad (1998–2005)
Episode: Girlfriend in a Closet (2004)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Wanda takes Len to work, and he unexpectedly finds his bags packed in the trunk of the car. Steve Baker, a suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl three years ago, requests police protection after someone shoots into his house.

Writer: Peter Mitchell | Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Julie Stewart, Matthew Bennett, Garry Chalk, Joely Collins

47. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Harm Done (2000)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Wexford copes with two abductions of teen-aged girls, the disappearance of a 3 year old from her bedroom, and the return of a paroled pedophile to the town.

Writers: Ruth Rendell, Christopher Russell | Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

48. Living Proof (1982–1999)
Episode: Hope for Helen (II) (1998)

Documentary

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Star: Helen Rollason

49. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Idle Hands (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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With the new Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital up and running smoothly, everyone is happy about the new changes. Meredith worries about the health of her baby while Bailey tries to get the board... See full summary »

Writers: Shonda Rhimes, Gabriel Llanas | Director: David Greenspan | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

50. The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
Episode: Last Lap (2002)

TV-14 | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A man with a terminal illness and his best friend take one final lap in their race car. An accident unexpectedly cures his illness, but leaves him haunted by the death of his friend.

Writers: Rod Serling, Rob Hedden | Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Greg Serano, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Gina Gallego