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1. Big Fish (2003)

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

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 365,600 | Gross: $66.26M

2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 36,001

3. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 282,665 | Gross: $34.96M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 174,170 | Gross: $73.10M

5. 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.

Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

Votes: 73,998 | Gross: $30.69M

6. Out of Time (I) (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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63 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 48,413 | Gross: $40.91M

7. 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.

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

Votes: 77,693 | Gross: $5.78M

8. Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

Votes: 49,512 | Gross: $91.03M

9. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 73,256 | Gross: $5.10M

10. Space Cowboys (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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73 Metascore

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Votes: 62,979 | Gross: $90.45M

11. S1m0ne (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

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

Votes: 53,609 | Gross: $9.68M

12. Ma ma (2015)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.3
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31 Metascore

In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Teo Planell

Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $0.05M

13. 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.

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

Votes: 32,995 | Gross: $5.01M

14. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

Votes: 8,974 | Gross: $10.01M

15. Empire Falls (2005– )

TV-14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Stars: Robin Wright, Aidan Quinn, Joanne Woodward, Dennis Farina

Votes: 4,600

16. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 5,785

17. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 10,067

18. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

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

Votes: 7,487 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Decoding Annie Parker (2013)

R | 91 min | Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.

Director: Steven Bernstein | Stars: Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones

Votes: 2,541 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 4,997 | Gross: $15.74M

21. The New York Ripper (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 7,110

22. Third Star (2010)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 5,759

23. Mum's List (2016)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from ... See full summary »

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy, William Stagg

Votes: 148

24. 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.

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

Votes: 3,192

25. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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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?

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

Votes: 5,201

26. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006– )

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 2,064

27. Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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GRIFFIN AND PHOENIX is a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle that may stand between them and a last chance at love.

Director: Ed Stone | Stars: Amanda Peet, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown

Votes: 6,553

28. 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.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

Votes: 3,688 | Gross: $1.07M

29. The Only Thrill (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 510

30. Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro

Votes: 387

31. Kings & Queen (2004)

Unrated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 3,312 | Gross: $0.29M

32. The Heart of Christmas (2011 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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The Locke family are devastated when they learn their 2-year-old son, Dax, has leukemia.

Director: Gary Wheeler | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Jeanne Neilson, Christopher Shone, Nicholas Shone

Votes: 675

33. Yu wo wakasuhodo no atsui ai (2016)

125 min | Comedy

7.6
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A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to... See full summary »

Director: Ryôta Nakano | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Hana Sugisaki, Tarô Suruga, Aoi Itô

Votes: 318

34. Delhi-6 (2009)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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45 Metascore

A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $0.88M

35. Hawks (1988)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Anthony Edwards, Janet McTeer, Camille Coduri

Votes: 845

36. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 458

37. Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997)

94 min

5.8
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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 »

Director: Graeme Rattigan | Stars: Aden Gillett, Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Naomi Watts

Votes: 390

38. Louise-Michel (2008)

94 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,120

39. Toutes nos envies (2011)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

Votes: 677

40. Hanachan no misoshiru (2015)

118 min | Drama

7.2
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Chie, who is a recent college graduate, becomes engaged to a man. Her life, however, takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The ensuing treatment should render... See full summary »

Director: Tomoaki Akune | Stars: Ryôko Hirosue, Ken'ichi Takitô, Yo Hitoto, Mahiru Konno

Votes: 136

41. Chanto tsutaeru (2009)

109 min | Drama

7.0
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Shiro is twenty-seven years old and is tormented by his father's terminal cancer diagnosis. He copes by communicating his care and love to his father. We see the father and son relationship... See full summary »

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

Votes: 331

42. Donkeys (2010)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: Morag McKinnon | Stars: James Cosmo, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie, Natalie Press

Votes: 198

43. 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

44. Mama (III) (2015)

Short, Drama

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A college drop-out, Abigail tries to pursue an acting career despite her mother's (Carol) wishes. Abigail constantly fights with her mom and one day says a terrible thing to her - she ... See full summary »

Director: Alia Azamat | Stars: Sini Hill, Veronica Järvi, Sini Kangasmaki, Elena Weintraub

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

Documentary, Crime

7.8
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Director: Ken Ausubel | Stars: Peter Barry Chowka, Max Gail

Votes: 36

46. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 13 June 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017)

26 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Lucy Meacock, Gemma Nuttall, Helen Sproates

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

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Teen Lisl Gilbert (Karlene Crockett) finds inner strength when she learns her mother (Rosemary Forsyth) is dying of cancer.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Karlene Crockett, Rosemary Forsyth, Kate Zentall, Wayne Heffley

Votes: 15

48. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Babes Behind Bars (2000)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Yvonne corrals the girls into joining her new money-making scheme: the "Babes Behind Bars" phone sex hot line. Zandra's medical test results are revealed. Shell's mum comes to visit.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Joe Shaw, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Nathan Constance, Lara Cazalet

Votes: 15

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

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

8.1
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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.

Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

Votes: 145

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

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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C.I. Barnaby donates time to the local amateur dramatic society when his wife Joyce is cast in a revival of "Amadeus," but complications arise when the leading man is murdered onstage.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 473