Most Popular "Understanding" Titles
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1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 756,394 | Gross: $293.50M
3. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.
Votes: 181,718 | Gross: $9.17M
4. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
5. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 13,069 | Gross: $13.99M
6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
8. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Votes: 24,977 | Gross: $7.27M
9. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
10. Iris (I) (2001)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 15,337 | Gross: $1.29M
11. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
Votes: 18,588 | Gross: $16.82M
12. Black Widow (1987)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.
Votes: 7,021 | Gross: $25.21M
13. Sister My Sister (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.
Votes: 2,684 | Gross: $0.22M
14. Lady in White (1988)
R | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.
Votes: 5,081 | Gross: $1.71M
16. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 8,525 | Gross: $0.24M
17. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A U.S. Japanese fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Votes: 12,667 | Gross: $14.38M
18. King of the Hill (1993)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History
A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.
Votes: 6,212 | Gross: $1.30M
22. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »
Votes: 1,620 | Gross: $0.21M
24. Love Field (1992)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive at Love Field... See full summary »
Votes: 3,073 | Gross: $1.95M
26. Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
27. Carried Away (1996)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged school-teacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.16M
28. Dark Harbor (1998)
R | 96 min | Thriller, Drama
A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much ... See full summary »
29. September (1987)
PG | 82 min | Drama
At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Votes: 7,516 | Gross: $0.49M
30. The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004 TV Movie)
172 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to... See full summary »
31. The Haunting of Julia (1977)
R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
32. Mindwalk (1990)
PG | 112 min | Drama
A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,447 | Gross: $0.77M
34. A Case of Rape (1974 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, ... See full summary »
35. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
88 min | Documentary, Animation
A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $0.13M
36. Pelísky (1999)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »
37. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,507 | Gross: $2.54M
38. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
PG | 110 min | Drama
His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a co-guardian by PS's feckless,... See full summary »
39. Death Takes a Holiday (1971 TV Movie)
90 min | Fantasy, Drama
Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.
40. Sophie & Sheba (II) (2010)
PG | 100 min | Family
A seventeen year old girl growing up in the zoo her family operates, focuses on her love of ballet and animals. Her parents are forced to sell Sheba the elephant to a traveling circus in ... See full summary »
41. Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »
42. Nightjohn (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama
Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the plantation of Clel Waller are serving at table, spitting tobacco juice on... See full summary »
44. A Dark Adapted Eye (1994– )
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This psychological mystery/thriller, adapted from Ruth Rendell's novel of the same name, depicts a family on the edge. Two sisters, the elder obsessive Vera, and the younger, manipulative ... See full summary »
45. Lord, Save Us from Your Followers (2008 Video)
PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary
Why is the Gospel of Love Dividing America? Filmmaker and follower Dan Merchant donned his Bumpersticker Man suit and set out across America in this funny and moving look at the collision of faith and culture.
46. The Turn of the Screw (1992)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what... See full summary »
47. Solo Sunny (1980)
100 min | Drama, Music
Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »
48. Dodson's Journey (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Drama
A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
50. The Welts (2004)
91 min | Drama
Wiktor, who was mistreated by his father as a child, is now a tormented grown-up. He meets beautiful Tania and wants to settle down but it's not easy to get rid of childhood traumas.