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1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Writers: Paul Haggis, F.X. Toole | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

2. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Writers: Michael Seitzman, Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

3. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.4
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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Writers: Luigi Bartolini, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

4. Freeway (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.

Writer: Matthew Bright | Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

5. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.

Writers: Russell Banks, Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

6. Claudine (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.

Writers: Lester Pine, Tina Pine | Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell

7. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx | Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

8. Freedomland (2006)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.0
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43 Metascore

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.

Writer: Richard Price | Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard

9. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

10. 1981 (2009)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Writer: Ricardo Trogi | Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Mikahel Turcot-Beauchemin, Sandrine Bisson

11. The Van (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper', depicts the hilarious yet poignant adventures of Bimbo. Upon being ... See full summary »

Writer: Roddy Doyle | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rothwell

12. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, David Keating | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

13. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, ... See full summary »

Writer: Abe Polsky | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

14. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy

7.4
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59 Metascore

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Writer: Ken Scott | Director: Jean-François Pouliot | Stars: David Boutin, Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Dominik Michon-Dagenais

15. Parked (III) (2010)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets ... See full summary »

Writer: Ciaran Creagh | Director: Darragh Byrne | Stars: Colm Meaney, Colin Morgan, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham

16. Putney Swope (1969)

R | 84 min | Comedy

6.8
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Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Downey Sr. | Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell

17. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Richard Powell | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

18. 101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he ... See full summary »

Writers: Hallgrímur Helgason, Baltasar Kormákur | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

19. The Wog Boy (2000)

92 min | Comedy

5.8
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Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for employment, he finds himself on national television branded as ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Anastassiades, Nick Giannopoulos | Director: Aleksi Vellis | Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Lucy Bell, Vince Colosimo, Geraldine Turner

20. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

21. Trash (1970)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

5.6
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The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Morrissey | Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Andrea Feldman

22. Cinderella Liberty (1973)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.

Writer: Darryl Ponicsan | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach

23. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Paul Boon, François Chevallier, Stijn Coninx, Addy Weijers | Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

24. Drawing Flies (1996)

76 min | Comedy

5.5
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A young man, with the help of his unsuspecting roommates, hikes through the Canadian wilderness in search of Sasquatch.

Writers: Malcolm Ingram, Matthew Gissing | Directors: Matthew Gissing, Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jason Lee, Renée Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Carmen Llywelyn

25. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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40 Metascore

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Writer: Leon Ichaso | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

26. The Yarn Princess (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Margaret, who has certain mental disabilities, struggles when her husband, Jake, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and the authorities wish to take her children away from her. She has to ... See full summary »

Writer: Dalene Young | Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Jean Smart, Robert Pastorelli, Dennis Boutsikaris, Justin Burnette

27. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

28. American Hollow (1999)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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This film tells the tale of a close-knit Appalachian family that has changed little in the last 100 years.

Writer: Mark Bailey | Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Bascum Bowling, Clint Bowling, Edgar Bowling, Iree Bowling

29. Broken Wings (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Writer: Nir Bergman | Director: Nir Bergman | Stars: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz, Daniel Magon

30. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.1
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Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Harris | Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

31. Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak | Stars: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

32. Amy (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music

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40 Metascore

Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by ... See full summary »

Writer: David Parker | Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Alana De Roma, Rachel Griffiths, Ben Mendelsohn, Nick Barker

33. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »

Writer: H.M. Walker | Directors: George Marshall, Ray McCarey, Harry Black, Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Don Dillaway, Jackie Lyn Dufton

34. Storm (II) (2009)

82 min | Drama, Family

5.8
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Freddy saves a dog from its volatile owner and hides him in his room. When Freddy's dad discovers the dog he insists on handing him back to the owner. A terrified Freddy convinces his father they must buy the dog.

Writers: Giacomo Campeotto, Jesper N. Christiansen, Ib Kastrup, Jørgen Kastrup, Gitte Løkkegaard | Director: Giacomo Campeotto | Stars: Marcus Rønnov, Kenzo, Kirsten Lehfeldt, Troels Lyby

35. Les Bougon: C'est aussi ça la vie (2004–2006)

30 min | Comedy

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An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"

Stars: Rémy Girard, Louison Danis, Claude Laroche, Antoine Bertrand

36. The Life of Jesus (1997)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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A social movie about life nowadays in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They try to pass away the time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruno Dumont | Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf, Sébastien Delbaere

37. Runaway Father (1991 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman's husband leaves her and their three daughters. Years later she sets out to find him and get him to pay back child support.

Writers: Richard Rashke, Stephanie Liss | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Donna Mills, Jack Scalia, Chris Mulkey, Jenny Lewis

38. Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Leslie Moore, William Rankin, Jo Swerling | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong

39. Kevin Spencer (1999–2005)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

5.7
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Kevin Spencer is a sociopath addicted to cough syrup/booze and cigarettes. He is guided primarily by emotion and will go to any lengths to satisfy his needs with no worries about future ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Lawrence, Thomasin Langlands, Mike Wetmore, Dave Bigelow

40. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Shipman, John Rathmell, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Morgan Cox | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: John Carroll, Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo

41. Evil Spirits (1990)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.6
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A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks ... See full summary »

Writer: Mikel Angel | Director: Gary Graver | Stars: Karen Black, Arte Johnson, Virginia Mayo, Michael Berryman

42. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.3
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77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

43. Runaway Slave (2012)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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A perpetual state of welfare exists in the U.S., creating a form of modern slavery for a large percentage of African-Americans. Rev. C.L. Bryant presents an insightful and compelling look at how freedom can be restored.

Writer: Pritchett Cotten | Director: Pritchett Cotten | Stars: Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart, C.L. Bryant, Herman Cain

44. Chafed Elbows (1966)

63 min | Comedy

6.7
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A welfare recipient marries his mother.

Writer: Robert Downey Sr. | Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: George Morgan, Elsie Downey, Lawrence Wolf, Tom O'Horgan

45. Me and Veronica (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A woman must get the kids of her estranged dead beat irresponsible jailed sister back from sister's latest trailer park boyfriend and also try to cope with the fact that her sister may have serious self-destructive mental issues.

Writer: Leslie Lyles | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Patricia Wettig, Michael O'Keefe, John Heard

46. Welfare (1975)

167 min | Documentary

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Director: Frederick Wiseman

47. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Crime

6.5
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Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe's partner. Joe loots the club's ... See full summary »

Writers: Milton Holmes, Orin Jannings | Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland, Beulah Bondi

48. Horsey (1997)

94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.6
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Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and ... See full summary »

Writer: Kirsten Clarkson | Director: Kirsten Clarkson | Stars: Holly Ferguson, Todd Kerns, Ryan Robbins, Victoria Deschanel

49. Cunnamulla (2000)

82 min | Documentary

7.0
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Cunnamulla, 800 kilometres west of Brisbane, is the end of the railway line. In the months leading up to a scorching Christmas in the bush, there's a lot more going on than the annual ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis O'Rourke

50. Public Housing (1997)

200 min | Documentary

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Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes an intimate and nuanced look at the Ida B. Wells housing project in the south side of Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Frederick Wiseman