My personal favourites

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1. Have Had (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Grace and Adam had never met--until their mother died. To Grace he was a stranger. To Adam she was everything. Now, they have to uncover what they will mean to each other: whether they are family, or just strangers in passing.

Director: Jack Turits | Stars: Imogen Poots, Ben Rosenfield

Votes: 25

Kurzfilmdrama

2. This Is Love (2009)

106 min | Drama

Since her husband left her 16 years ago Maggie has lost her faith in love. Then Chris comes into her life.

Director: Matthias Glasner | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Jens Albinus, Duyen Pham, Jürgen Vogel

Votes: 350

Drama

3. When the Starlight Ends (2016)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An eccentric writer must choose between his work and the love of his life. Looking back, he reflects on whether he has made the right decision.

Director: Adam Sigal | Stars: Sam Heughan, Arabella Oz, David Arquette, Sean Patrick Flanery

Votes: 184

Liebesmelodram

4. A Country Called Home (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

46 Metascore

After rudderless 26 year old Ellie learns that her estranged, alcoholic father has died, her world is disrupted and she begins a journey that takes her to small-town Texas, where she finds ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Axster | Stars: Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Mary McCormack, Ryan Bingham

Votes: 926

Drama

5. Into My Heart (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

34 Metascore

Two childhood best friends grow up and go to Columbia University together where they meet a young woman at the local bar. One marries her. After several failed relationships and a bad ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Smith, Anthony Stark | Stars: Rob Morrow, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Jayne Brook

Votes: 286

Drama

6. Hold the Dark (2018)

TV-MA | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough

Votes: 28,466

Mysterythrillerdrama

7. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 37,536 | Gross: $6.05M

Drama

8. Somewhere Slow (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

When Anna Thompson gets mixed up in a convenience store robbery, she makes a split-second decision to walk out of her life and into the unknown. On her travels, she meets Travis, a teenage drifter on his own journey of self-discovery.

Director: Jeremy O'Keefe | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Kelly Schumann, Kim Yarbrough, Tamara Lynn Davis

Votes: 237

Roadmovie

9. Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director: Paddy Considine | Stars: Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, Jag Sanghera, Mike Fearnley

Votes: 28,889 | Gross: $0.02M

Drama

10. Savage Youth (2018)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

Six young lives collide in the most horrific and twisted of ways. Based on true events.

Director: Michael Curtis Johnson | Stars: Grace Victoria Cox, Tequan Richmond, Will Brittain, Chloë Levine

Votes: 210

Biographisches Jugenddrama

11. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 150,349 | Gross: $7.99M

Jugendkomödie

12. Girl Asleep (2015)

77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.

Director: Rosemary Myers | Stars: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Matthew Whittet

Votes: 2,304 | Gross: $0.05M

Coming-of-Age-Fantasykomödie

13. Demolition (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis

Votes: 80,413 | Gross: $1.98M

Drama

14. When the Lights Went Out (2012)

86 min | Horror

Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

Director: Pat Holden | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Steven Waddington, Craig Parkinson, Andrea Lowe

Votes: 4,373

Horrorbiographie

15. I Stand Alone (1998)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

Votes: 18,550 | Gross: $0.05M

Schwarzes Komödiendrama

16. Back to Burgundy (2017)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot

Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $0.26M

Familie

17. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 447,676 | Gross: $32.39M

Romantikkomödiendrama

18. The Girl Next Door (2004)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant

Votes: 192,695 | Gross: $14.59M

Romantische Teeniekomödie

19. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 54,294 | Gross: $1.43M

Teenageliebesdrama

20. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

Votes: 30,571 | Gross: $33.77M

Drama

21. Goodbye Berlin (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 7,250

Roadmovie

22. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,718,242 | Gross: $37.03M

Thriller

23. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

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

Votes: 1,654,893 | Gross: $330.25M

24. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 137,338 | Gross: $40.31M

25. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 12,135

Dramathriller

26. The Worst Year of My Life (2015)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

One week before proposing to his girlfriend, Kyle, a down-on-his-luck romantic, discovers that she's been sleeping with another man. Unemployed, saddled with debt, and depressed, Kyle ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Smith | Stars: Trevor St. John David, Amy Vorpahl, Cate Beehan, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 144

Komödiantisches Beziehungsdrama

27. A Perfect World (1993)

PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther

Votes: 68,946 | Gross: $31.16M

Roadmovie

28. Dead Man (1995)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

62 Metascore

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 85,057 | Gross: $1.04M

Antiwestern

29. Speedway Junky (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then ... See full summary »

Director: Nickolas Perry | Stars: Richard Balin, Jaime Bergman, Jesse Bradford, Jordan Brower

Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $0.02M

Jugenddrama

30. Berlin Blues (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck, Janek Rieke

Votes: 6,230

Tragikomödie

31. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 40,357 | Gross: $0.18M

Drama

32. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 704,805

Science-Fiction-Psychokrimidrama

33. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 27,270 | Gross: $12.40M

Boxfilm

34. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 950,868 | Gross: $19.50M

Krimithrillerdrama

35. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 295,243 | Gross: $70.14M

Komödie

36. Storm of the Century (1999– )

PG-13 | 257 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A dangerous blizzard hits an isolated town and brings along a mysterious stranger intent on terrorizing people for his own desires.

Stars: Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin, Adam LeFevre

Votes: 18,780

Fantasyhorrorthrillerdrama

37. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 83,912 | Gross: $39.39M

38. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Sport

43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 72,732 | Gross: $24.94M

39. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 72,971 | Gross: $32.42M

Coming-of-Age-Sportkomödie

40. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 380,653 | Gross: $44.59M

Komödiendrama

41. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 277,908 | Gross: $55.69M

42. Paulie (1998)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Paulie, a talking parrot, recounts his travels looking for his original owner to a Russian janitor who helps him to the end of his journey.

Director: John Roberts | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Bruce Davison

Votes: 13,589 | Gross: $27.01M

43. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,006,373 | Gross: $130.10M

Drama

44. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

68 Metascore

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 49,880 | Gross: $43.44M

Drama

45. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 413,904 | Gross: $285.76M

46. Night of the Living Dorks (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

Three not-so-cool school friends decide to try a old voodoo ritual. Later, they die in a car accident, but live on as zombies. But being a zombie has advantages, too...

Director: Matthias Dinter | Stars: Tino Mewes, Manuel Cortez, Thomas Schmieder, Collien Ulmen-Fernandes

Votes: 2,570

47. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel

Votes: 48,031 | Gross: $6.53M

Drama

48. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

31 Metascore

A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

Votes: 37,656 | Gross: $4.00M

Teeniehorrorkomödie

49. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9