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1. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 8,629 | Gross: $0.74M

2. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

Votes: 16,950 | Gross: $25.54M

3. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 34,297 | Gross: $30.04M

4. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 163,085 | Gross: $48.02M

5. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 14,797 | Gross: $25.84M

6. The Best of Everything (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Romance

An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer

Votes: 1,463

7. Neverwas (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte

Votes: 6,133

8. Message in a Bottle (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A woman discovers a tragic love letter in a bottle on a beach, and is determined to track down its author.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman, John Savage

Votes: 32,149 | Gross: $52.88M

9. Navigating the Heart (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

An unlikely romance between a cosmopolitan career woman and a small town fisherman.

Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tim Matheson, David Andrews, Tantoo Cardinal

Votes: 259

10. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 18,904

11. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 12,656

13. Dash and Lilly (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Sam Shepard, Judy Davis, Bebe Neuwirth, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 253

14. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 337,551 | Gross: $95.86M

15. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 7,680

16. Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

44 Metascore

Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 1,037



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