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1. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,866 | Gross: $10.14M

2. The Pride and the Passion (1957)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 2,178 | Gross: $8.75M

3. Little Orphant Annie (1918)

57 min | Drama

Surrounded by a group of children, poet James Whitcomb Riley narrates the story of Little Orphant Annie, who loses her mother at an early age and is sent to an orphanage. Annie charms the ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Tom Santschi, Harry Lonsdale, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 34

4. Little Orphan Annie (1932)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

Daddy Warbucks has to go on a long trip, leaving Annie alone. While wandering the street, Sandy leads Annie to discover Mickey, who is crying. Mickey's grandmother recently died, and he is ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Mitzi Green, Buster Phelps, May Robson, Matt Moore

Votes: 41

5. Little Orphan Annie (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Sport

Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan, (based on Harold Gray's comic strip but who is at no point in the film called 'Little Orphan Annie), is befriended by a fight manager, 'Pop' Corrigan (J. ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Ann Gillis, Robert Kent, June Travis, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 22

6. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 34,368 | Gross: $57.06M

7. Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995 TV Movie)

G | 92 min | Family, Musical

Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 519

8. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Annie (1999)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald

Votes: 4,564

9. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

Votes: 23,194 | Gross: $27.40M

10. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 5,999 | Gross: $0.97M

11. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 268,930 | Gross: $2.38M

12. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 36,918 | Gross: $28.70M

13. Starman (1986–1987)

60 min | Sci-Fi

An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Patrick Culliton

Votes: 572

14. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 32,686 | Gross: $28.73M

15. Underclassman (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

19 Metascore

A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Shawn Ashmore, Kelly Hu, Nick Cannon

Votes: 5,107 | Gross: $5.65M

16. Dancing Ninja (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An orphaned boy who dreams of being a ninja arrives in Hollywood to try and find his birth parents, where he gets mixed up in a crime.

Directors: Mitchell Klebanoff, Kelly Sandefur | Stars: Lucas Grabeel, David Hasselhoff, Judy Jung-hwa Kang, Bree Turner

Votes: 106

17. Shergar (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.

Director: Dennis C. Lewiston | Stars: Alan Barker, Billy Boyle, Stephen Brennan, Gary Cady

Votes: 385

18. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 64,030 | Gross: $0.49M

19. Shôrin shôjo (2008)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

A Shaolin-trainer young woman returns to Japan to resuscitate her grandfather's defunct martial arts school.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Tôru Nakamura, Yuqi Zhang, Kai Man Tin

Votes: 581

20. True Blue (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Sport

The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Johan Leysen, Dominic West, Dylan Baker, Geraldine Somerville

Votes: 345

21. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 107,528 | Gross: $22.00M

22. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 21,003 | Gross: $21.30M

23. The King and I (1999)

G | 87 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

29 Metascore

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson

Votes: 3,302 | Gross: $11.96M

25. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,878

26. Anna and the King (1972– )

30 min | Comedy, Romance

A stern schoolteacher clashes with an aristocratic 19th-century king.

Stars: Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Keye Luke, Eric Shea

Votes: 347

27. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Anna and the King: The Real Story of Anna Leonowens (1999)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

A biography of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who was hired to educate the children of the King of Thailand (then called Siam), and upon whose life the play and film "Anna and the King of Siam" were based.

Director: Steven Smith | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Ted Chapin, Jodie Foster, Sara Karloff

Votes: 57

28. Anna and the King (1999)

PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance

56 Metascore

The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton

Votes: 33,110 | Gross: $39.26M

29. Anna and the King (2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation

As teacher of the royal children of Siam, Anna Leonowens finds that her most difficult pupil is the Prince. It is up to Anna's son to educate the Prince and through this process both boys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ric Herbert, Joanna Moore, Lee Perry

Votes: 20

30. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Drama

Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,875

31. Her Twelve Men (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Robert Ryan, Barry Sullivan, Richard Haydn

Votes: 302

32. Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant marine and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 724

33. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,437

34. The Parent Trap (1961)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

73 Metascore

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 16,006

35. The Parent Trap II (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 81 min | Family, Comedy

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 1,658

36. Parent Trap III (1989 TV Movie)

86 min | Comedy, Family

When Jeff plans to marry again, his triplet daughters Megan, Lisa and Jessie try to bring him together with Susan.

Director: Mollie Miller | Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Ray Baker, Patricia Richardson

Votes: 554

37. Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet ... See full summary »

Director: Mollie Miller | Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Joy Creel, Leanna Creel

Votes: 491

38. The Parent Trap (1998)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 100,205 | Gross: $66.31M

43. Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Drama

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 359

44. Madame Curie (1943)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 2,157

45. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 6,563

46. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,635

47. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,680

48. Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984– )

30 min

The story of a master at a British public school from last years of the 19th century to the years between the two World Wars.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Anne Kristen, George Baker, Jill Meager

Votes: 39

49. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama

In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Martin Clunes, Victoria Hamilton, Conleth Hill, John Wood

Votes: 642

50. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 75,465 | Gross: $113.09M

51. Grand Champion (2002)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family

4.4