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1. She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt

Votes: 13,961 | Gross: $15.35M

2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 319,019 | Gross: $124.74M

3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 92,368 | Gross: $9.60M

5. Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Alice Washington, a middle-aged mother of two, decides to complete her college education at Smith College. She and her 20-year-old roommate... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Corri English, Pat Crawford Brown, Al Sapienza

Votes: 276

6. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,870

8. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from Congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys, Steve and Danny. Katy is hired and her common sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

Votes: 189

9. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 94,209 | Gross: $56.44M

10. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 11,605

11. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 147,393 | Gross: $23.16M

12. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 92,078 | Gross: $30.02M

13. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 67,915 | Gross: $63.86M

14. The Ant Bully (2006)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

Votes: 32,944 | Gross: $28.14M

15. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 76,614 | Gross: $64.94M

16. Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror

A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Shanley Caswell, Maureen McCormick, Eric Roberts, Tim Abell

Votes: 660

17. Habanastation (2011)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy

Directed mainly for kids, the film speaks of a Havana that "reveals two distinct faces, from the everyday life of a couple of kids", according to the film's official synopsis.

Director: Ian Padrón | Stars: Claudia Alvariño, Rubén Araujo, Blanca Rosa Blanco, René de la Cruz Jr.

Votes: 176

18. You Can't Curry Love (2009)

23 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A handsome South Asian from London visits India, falls for a local guy, encounters a transgender 'hijra', and discovers a country he only thought he knew.

Director: Reid Waterer | Stars: Ashwin Gore, Rakshak Sahni, Russell Reynolds, Upasana Beharee

Votes: 257

19. Carry on Teacher (1959)

86 min | Comedy

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,683

20. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,665

21. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 481

22. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

102 min | Adventure, Drama

An Englishman takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam and his own bad health.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, Barbara Murray

Votes: 454

23. Me and the Colonel (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens, Nicole Maurey, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 527

24. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar", directed by a young Orson Welles.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

Votes: 9,962 | Gross: $1.19M

25. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 725

26. The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried with the damage that the judge ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Jane Wyman, Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 150

27. Leap Year (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

Votes: 80,710 | Gross: $25.92M

28. The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Family

33 Metascore

Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she... See full summary »

Director: Peter Skillman Odiorne | Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 458

29. The Incredible Journey (1963)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed, Sandra Scott

Votes: 3,251

30. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 37,179 | Gross: $41.83M

31. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels

Votes: 11,879 | Gross: $49.14M

32. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 2,147

33. The Worst Witch (1998–2001)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

"The Worst Witch" series is based on the first four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Duchêne, Carrie Finlay, Emma Brown, Clare Coulter

Votes: 1,191

34. Weirdsister College (2001– )

318 min | Drama, Fantasy

Set a few years after The Worst Witch, Mildred Hubble now attends the prestigious Weirdsister College in London.

Stars: Georgina Sherrington, Sacha Dhawan, Abeille Gélinas, Felicity Jones

Votes: 158

35. The New Worst Witch (2005– )

25 min | Family, Fantasy

The new worst witch carries on from the original series The Worst Witch based on books by Jill Murphy. This time at Cackles Academy, it's no longer Mildred 'Millie' Hubble but her cousin ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline O'Neill, Stephanie Lane, Alice Connor, Francesca Isherwood

Votes: 109

36. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 16,387

37. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–2000)

24 min | Mystery, Family

The grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes, Shirley, lives in Canada and solves crime after local crime with the assistance of her boyfriend, Bo Sawchuk, and meeting opposition from Molly Hardy.

Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Annick Obonsawin, Blair Slater

Votes: 303

38. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

79 Metascore

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 58,537 | Gross: $77.70M

39. Free Willy (1994)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

After the first movie, Jesse and Willy reunite for animated adventures.

Stars: Andrew Sabiston, Zachary Bennett, Alyson Court, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 100

40. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

Votes: 14,496 | Gross: $30.08M

41. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

16-year-old Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry

Votes: 7,995 | Gross: $3.52M

42. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010 Video)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Kirra, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.

Director: Will Geiger | Stars: Bindi Irwin, Beau Bridges, Bongolethu Mbutuma, Siyabulela Ramba

Votes: 1,542

43. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 56,453 | Gross: $57.11M

44. Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile

Votes: 21,988 | Gross: $53.35M

45. Beethoven (1994)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

Beethoven is a dog, who was first discovered by Emily Newton in her bedroom one morning.

Stars: Joel Murray, Dean Jones, Kath Soucie, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 138

46. Beethoven's 3rd (2000 Video)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes ... See full summary »

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 4,375

47. Beethoven's 4th (2001 Video)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Michaela Gallo

Votes: 3,062

48. Beethoven's 5th (2003 Video)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

Sara Newton and Beethoven spends summer with Freddy Kablinski in Quicksilver, a weird town.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Dave Thomas, Faith Ford, Daveigh Chase, Tom Poston

Votes: 2,469

49. Beethoven's Big Break (2008 Video)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family