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1. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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.

Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Guillaume Laurant | Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 51,704

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

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Three women makes 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 »

Writers: Stewart Harding, Jean LaFleur, David Preston, Edith Rey, Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 3,460

4. Prime Suspect 3 (1993 TV Mini-Series)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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: 1,606

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

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 6,490

6. 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.

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

Votes: 1,113

7. 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".

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

Votes: 454

8. La Boheme (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Writers: Fred De Gresac, Henri Murger, Ray Doyle, Harry Behn, William M. Conselman, Ruth Cummings | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,067

9. 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 little crimes, prostitution, etc

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

Votes: 4,189

10. The Man of the Year (2003)

113 min | Action, Crime

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.

Writers: Felipe Braga, Rubem Fonseca, Patrícia Melo | Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Natália Lage, Jorge Dória

Votes: 2,203

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

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 197

12. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied.... See full summary »

Writers: Fiona McHugh, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell

Votes: 243

13. 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 »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Theodore Bonnet | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 491

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

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.

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

Votes: 1,843

15. Sundays and Cybele (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.9
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After killing a child on a routine bombing mission in Vietnam, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a young ... See full summary »

Writers: Serge Bourguignon, Antoine Tudal, Bernard Eschassériaux | Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 1,681

16. 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.

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

Votes: 742

17. Tom Sawyer (1930)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Sam Mintz, Mark Twain | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 100

18. Small Lights (2010)

87 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

4.5
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Writer: Roger Willemsen | Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Franka Potente, David Brezman, Pasquale Cassalia, Nicole Fantl

Votes: 38

19. Coster Bill of Paris (1922)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 225

20. The Salvation Hunters (1925)

65 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson

Votes: 153

21. 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 | Star: Bonnie Poe

Votes: 308

22. Almost Human (I) (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Richard Harding Davis, Clara Beranger | Director: Frank Urson | Stars: Vera Reynolds, Kenneth Thomson, Majel Coleman, Claire McDowell

Votes: 333

23. Bad Little Angel (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

7.0
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A bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

Writers: Margaret Turnbull, Dorothy Yost | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Ian Hunter

Votes: 158

24. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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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 | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 435

25. 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 »

Writers: Grace Miller White, Clara Beranger | Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Jane Miller, Vivian Tobin, Harry Spingler, William Bailey

26. Freckles (1917)

Drama

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Writers: Gene Stratton-Porter, Marion Fairfax | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Hobart Bosworth, Lillian Leighton

27. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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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: 321

29. Young Fugitives (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.2
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A young man befriends the last surviving Civil War veteran, intending to rob him of $50,000.

Writers: Edward James, Ben Grauman Kohn, Charles Grayson | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Robert Wilcox, Dorothea Kent, Harry Davenport, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 19

30. 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 »

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

Votes: 165

31. The Shoemaker and the Elves (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

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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 »

Writer: Arthur Davis | Director: Arthur Davis

32. Orphans of the Street (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Earl Felton, Eric Taylor, Jack Townley, Olive Cooper | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Tommy Ryan, Robert Livingston, June Storey, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 8

33. Dropouts (1999)

105 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 79

34. 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 »

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

35. Jinx (1919)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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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 »

Writers: Shannon Fife, Gerald C. Duffy | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Mabel Normand, Florence Carpenter, Ogden Crane, Cullen Landis

Votes: 6

36. Little Miss Optimist (1917)

Drama

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

37. The Sleeping Lion (1919)

Western

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Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Bernard McConville | Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Monroe Salisbury, Pat Moore, Rhea Mitchell, Herschel Mayall

39. Jean and the Waif (1910)

Drama, Short

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

40. Cy Whittaker's Ward (1917)

Drama

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

41. Face Value (1917)

50 min | Drama

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

42. 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 »

Writers: Eleanor M. Ingram, Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Arthur Berthelet | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Mary Charleson, Mary McAllister, Ullrich Haupt

43. 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.

Writer: Robert Emmett Tansey | Director: Pat Carlyle | Stars: Pat Carlyle, Merrill McCormick, Marie Bracco, Sally Darling

44. One Man in a Million (1921)

60 min | Drama

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

45. The Twin Triangle (1916)

Drama

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

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

50 min | Drama, 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.

Writers: Winston Graham, Jack Pulman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis

Votes: 16

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

Drama

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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

48. 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.

Creator: Hal Stanley | Stars: Fess Parker, Philip Ahn, Cherylene Lee, Sandra Warner

49. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of Highway 13 (2000)

Not Rated | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Two friends fix up a wrecked V8 from a junkyard and get caught up in a dark deal with a group of ghosts from the 1960s.

Writers: Ted Elrick, D.J. MacHale | Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Matthew Lemche, Benjamin Plener, Adam MacDonald, Adam Kenneth Wilson

Votes: 33