Highest Rated Feature Films Released 1994-01-01 to 1994-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,801,052 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Aguner Poroshmoni (1994)

123 min | Drama, War

9.1
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In the middle of the 1971;curfew is going on all over the Bangladesh. The liberation army is operated as effective guerrilla force - Badiul Alam is one them. Alam plans for starting ... See full summary »

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Bipasha Hayat, Asaduzzaman Noor, Abul Hayat, Dolly Johur

Votes: 1,718

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,409,900 | Gross: $107.93M

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,349,682 | Gross: $329.69M

5. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 777,302 | Gross: $32.35M

6. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 6,656

7. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 695,283 | Gross: $422.78M

8. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.3
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 38,359

9. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 12,393 | Gross: $2.33M

10. Yang guang can lan de ri zi (1994)

134 min | Drama, History

8.3
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A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yu Xia, Xiaogang Feng, Le Geng, Dong Han

Votes: 2,678

11. Chungking Express (1994)

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

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 43,649 | Gross: $0.60M

12. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 67,089 | Gross: $4.04M

13. Before the Rain (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska

Votes: 11,718 | Gross: $0.76M

14. Thenmavin Kombath (1994)

164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.1
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Best friends fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Shobana

Votes: 1,157

15. Kolah ghermezi va pesar khale (1994)

92 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A boy travels a long way from his village to Tehran to work as a showman in a kid's show; but finds it harder than he thought.

Director: Iraj Tahmasb | Stars: Morteza Ahmadi, Akbar Doodkar, Farokhlagha Hushmand, Hamid Jebeli

Votes: 1,299

16. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 11,716 | Gross: $2.62M

17. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in love with Aana but Aana loves Chris; when Sunil finds out about this he decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri

Votes: 13,598

18. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 146,765 | Gross: $5.89M

19. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 26,563 | Gross: $2.20M

20. Clerks (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.8
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

Votes: 187,693 | Gross: $3.15M

21. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang

Votes: 14,551 | Gross: $7.29M

22. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $0.20M

23. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 4,060 | Gross: $0.04M

24. La cité de la peur (1994)

93 min | Comedy

7.8
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A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian | Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia, Gérard Darmon

Votes: 6,170

25. Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice (1994)

60 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.8
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An unusual snow storm hits the town and the Sailor Scouts discover that an evil snow queen Kaguya, wants to freeze the entire earth. It's up to the Inner Sailor Scouts along with the Outers... See full summary »

Director: Hiroki Shibata | Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa, Emi Shinohara

Votes: 1,214

26. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 47,103 | Gross: $1.46M

27. Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 27,366 | Gross: $21.84M

28. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Death and violence anger a 12-year-old drug courier, who puts his employer's against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 10,093 | Gross: $8.09M

29. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 142,066 | Gross: $50.69M

30. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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59 Metascore

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 249,745 | Gross: $105.26M

31. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

7.6
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74 Metascore

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui

Votes: 36,150 | Gross: $11.55M

32. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jet Li, Shinobu Nakayama, Siu-Ho Chin, Billy Chow

Votes: 19,167

33. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)

206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Prem, a top student, is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and his uncle Kailashnath, a big industrialist. In another town, Nisha is studying computer science and... See full summary »

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane

Votes: 13,650

34. Bandit Queen (1994)

119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,526 | Gross: $0.40M

35. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,306 | Gross: $0.92M

36. Lamerica (1994)

116 min | Drama

7.6
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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli

Votes: 1,795 | Gross: $0.44M

37. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 118,285 | Gross: $66.53M

38. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 38,458 | Gross: $11.06M

39. Quiz Show (1994)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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88 Metascore

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield

Votes: 56,001 | Gross: $24.82M

40. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 19,461 | Gross: $14.35M

41. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 30,639 | Gross: $13.38M

42. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 14,077 | Gross: $2.02M

43. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,207 | Gross: $6.10M

44. War of the Buttons (1994)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble... See full summary »

Director: John Roberts | Stars: Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton, Brendan McNamara

Votes: 3,362

45. The Monster (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 7,994 | Gross: $0.64M

46. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer

Votes: 3,546 | Gross: $1.75M

47. Gau ban ji ma goon ji baak min bau ching tin (1994)

106 min | Comedy

7.5
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Pao Lung-Sing, a descendant of the famous Judge Pao Ching Tient, is a 9th degree corrupt judge (lowest degree) who changes his tune when he tries to champion a woman Chi Siu-Lin, who was ... See full summary »

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Man-Tat Ng, Christy Chung

Votes: 2,203

48. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.5
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

Votes: 2,506 | Gross: $0.15M

49. Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 2,876

50. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 51,941 | Gross: $3.05M