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1. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 68,267 | Gross: $14.48M

2. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 58,889 | Gross: $1.51M

3. The Book of Love (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

5.9
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27 Metascore

Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.

Director: Bill Purple | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 2,258

4. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 4,198 | Gross: $16.48M

5. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,287

6. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp, Arthur Howard

Votes: 7,815

7. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,234

8. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.8
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »

Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 2,209

9. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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55 Metascore

A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Mounïm Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra

Votes: 2,211

10. Year of the Carnivore (2009)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A romantic comedy about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she's bad in bed, so she goes out to get more "experience".

Director: Sook-Yin Lee | Stars: Cristin Milioti, Mark Rendall, Ali Liebert, Kevin McDonald

Votes: 500

11. The Mudlark (1950)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 561

12. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,221

13. Alien Abduction (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.6
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After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.

Director: Eric Forsberg | Stars: Megan Lee Ethridge, Griff Furst, Marissa Morse, Patrick Thomassie

Votes: 1,149

14. Tom Sawyer (1930)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 120 | Gross: $11.00M

15. The Man of the Year (2003)

105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.

Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Natália Lage, Jorge Dória

Votes: 2,454

16. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.

Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell

Votes: 252

17. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 247

18. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.8
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Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Mel Blanc, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 716

19. Our Time Is Up (2004)

14 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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When therapist Dr. Leonard Stern discovers he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.

Director: Rob Pearlstein | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Frankie J. Allison, Vivian Bang, Michael Cornacchia

Votes: 805

20. The Shoemaker and the Elves (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

4.9
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A homeless waif, staggering through a roaring snow storm, wanders into a small town. and no one except a poor shoemaker will give the little boy shelter from the storm. That night, the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis

Votes: 8

21. Bad Little Angel (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

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A bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Ian Hunter

Votes: 209

22. Valerie (2010)

87 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

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Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Franka Potente, David Brezman, Pasquale Cassalia, Nicole Fantl

Votes: 36

23. Crainquebille (1922)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Maurice de Féraudy, Félix Oudart, Jean Forest, Marguerite Carré

Votes: 260

24. Poor Cinderella (1934)

Passed | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 383

25. The Salvation Hunters (1925)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson

Votes: 261

26. Orphans of the Street (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Orphaned Tommy Ryan is informed that the money from his father's estate has run out, and he will have to leave the Holbrook Military Academy. Bunting, the dour superintendent,forces Tommy ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Tommy Ryan, Robert Livingston, June Storey, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 5

27. The Fairy and the Waif (1915)

50 min | Drama

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Major Drayton, an Englishman living in America with his daughter Viola, goes to England on business leaving Nevinson, his attorney, to care for Viola. When war is declared, Drayton joins ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Hubert Frohman, George Irving | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Percy Helton, Will Archie, William T. Carleton

28. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 522

29. Something Always Happens (1934)

TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Unemployed car salesman Peter is encouraged by his girlfriend Cynthia to approach the head of a petrol company with his plan for making petrol stations more attractive to customers. When ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Ian Hunter, Nancy O'Neil, Peter Gawthorne, John Singer

Votes: 201

30. Young Fugitives (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.4
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A young man befriends the last surviving Civil War veteran, intending to rob him of $50,000.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Robert Wilcox, Dorothea Kent, Harry Davenport, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 27

31. Jinx (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The circus comes to town, and the town's orphans are treated to a day at the circus. The circus troupe's 'Jinx' girl causes so many problems for the performers and performances that, to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Mabel Normand, Florence Carpenter, Ogden Crane, Cullen Landis

32. Almost Human (I) (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Romance

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John Livingston is a rich mama's-boy, who owns a blooded dog named Paul. Paul meets Maggie Mutt, and Paul, being a pedigree canine and somewhat of a cad, lures trusting Maggie to the barn ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Vera Reynolds, Kenneth Thomson, Majel Coleman, Claire McDowell

Votes: 325

33. Pawn Ticket 210 (1926)

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Harris Levi ( Fred Warren ) brings up Meg ( Shirley Mason ), who was left in his father's pawnshop by her mother. Anxious that she have a good environment, Harris takes her to live with his... See full summary »

Director: Scott R. Dunlap | Stars: Shirley Mason, Robert Agnew, Irene Hunt, Jacob Abrams

34. The Twin Triangle (1916)

Drama

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Director: Harry Harvey | Stars: Jackie Saunders, Mollie McConnell, Ruth Lackaye, Ed Brady

35. Freckles (1917)

Drama

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Little one-armed waif Freckles ( Jack Pickford ), who lives at the orphanage, has no remembrance of either his father or mother. The object of the other children's jokes, Freckles finally ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Hobart Bosworth, Lillian Leighton

36. From the Valley of the Missing (1915)

Adventure, Crime, Drama

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A baby is left on the Brimecomb's yacht, while they were sailing up the Hudson River, and they adopt him and name him Everett. They are neighbors of Governor Floyd Vandecar whose twin ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Jane Miller, Vivian Tobin, Harry Spingler, William Bailey

37. The Little Shoes (1917)

Drama

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Rosalind, whose papa is rich, first meets David Noel when, she is about ten years old. He is a shivering little beggar boy who is seeking the scant warmth emitted from a sidewalk grating at... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Mary Charleson, Mary McAllister, Ullrich Haupt

38. Face Value (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Mae Murray, Clarissa Selwynne, Florence Carpenter, Wheeler Oakman

39. Call of the Coyote: A Legend of the Golden West (1934)

Approved | 50 min | Western

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A cowboy protects a little girl whose father was murdered by bandits after his gold mine, and now they are after her.

Director: Pat Carlyle | Stars: Pat Carlyle, Merrill McCormick, Marie Bracco, Sally Darling

40. Cy Whittaker's Ward (1917)

Drama

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Director: Ben Turbett | Stars: William Wadsworth, Shirley Mason, W.H. Burton, Carter B. Harkness

41. Charity Rewarded (1909)

Short, Drama

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In this pretty drama we see a little girl, the daughter of very wealthy people, out walking with her nurse, and as they pass a little barefooted girl leading an old blind street musician ... See full summary »

Director: Camille de Morlhon | Stars: Maria Fromet, Jacques Normand

42. Dropouts (1999)

105 min | Drama

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Dennis, Stefan and Gina are homeless and on the run from the ghosts of their pasts. Individually they each try to survive the hardships of Amsterdam. As a counterpoint to the story the ... See full summary »

Director: Will Wissink | Stars: Peter Gorissen, Zebi Damen, Ashwin Mohanpersad, Miguel Stigter

Votes: 78

43. The Sleeping Lion (1919)

Western

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Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Monroe Salisbury, Pat Moore, Rhea Mitchell, Herschel Mayall

44. One Man in a Million (1921)

60 min | Drama

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Director: George Beban | Stars: George Beban, Helen Jerome Eddy, Irene Rich, Lloyd Whitlock

45. Jean and the Waif (1910)

Drama, Short

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Director: Laurence Trimble | Stars: William Humphrey, Adele DeGarde, Leah Baird, Jean

46. Little Miss Optimist (1917)

Drama

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Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Vivian Martin, Tom Moore, Charles West, Ernest Joy

47. Jane Eyre (1983)
Episode: Beggarwoman to Teacher (1983)

TV-Y | 27 min | Romance

8.0
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Jane wanders the moors, poor, starving, and heartbroken, until she is rescued.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Zelah Clarke, Timothy Dalton, Colin Jeavons, Andrew Bicknell

Votes: 23

48. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1975)

50 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Ross determines to put Nampara back on track and get his mine Wheal Leisure running again. Ross also decides to take young Demelza Carne into his house as a servant.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis

Votes: 20

49. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
Episode: Reunion in Berlin (1953)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Cannon's chance meeting with a West Berlin street urchin sends him to the Communist side of the border to meet with the boy's father, a famous rocket scientist who is trapped behind the Iron Curtain.

Director: Hans Lagerkvist | Stars: Jerome Thor, Eva Dahlbeck

50. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962–1963)
Episode: The Fork in the Road (1962)

Comedy

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A Korean child barges in the Smith home because she wants to meet the Senator. When she learns that Eugene sits in the U.S. Congress and isn't a major league baseball player, the youngster is extremely disappointed.

Stars: Fess Parker, Philip Ahn, Cherylene Lee, Sandra Warner