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1. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin

Votes: 62,078 | Gross: $5.74M

2. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 70,835 | Gross: $6.20M

3. Off the Map (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

68 Metascore

An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director: Campbell Scott | Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 3,096 | Gross: $1.31M

4. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

Director: Winston Hibler | Stars: Ron Brown, Brian Russell, Linda Wallace, Jim Wilson

Votes: 626

5. O'Horten (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan

Votes: 3,520 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 16,050 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 14,540

8. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

Votes: 47,379 | Gross: $5.13M

9. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 614,099 | Gross: $13.18M

10. Robot & Frank (2012)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

Director: Jake Schreier | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler

Votes: 57,080 | Gross: $3.33M

11. Blue Ruin (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack

Votes: 53,913 | Gross: $0.26M

12. Aloft (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

34 Metascore

A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin

Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Friends with Money (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack

Votes: 22,113 | Gross: $13.37M

14. Cyrus (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener

Votes: 31,710 | Gross: $7.46M

15. Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

45 Metascore

An uptight New York City lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff

Votes: 6,988 | Gross: $0.54M

16. Please Give (2010)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 10,344 | Gross: $4.03M

17. Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 6,361 | Gross: $4.19M

18. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 23,695 | Gross: $2.72M

19. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

62 Metascore

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

Votes: 121,424 | Gross: $16.17M

20. The Upside of Anger (2005)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood

Votes: 19,992 | Gross: $18.76M

21. Darling Companion (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 2,867 | Gross: $0.79M

22. Enough Said (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette

Votes: 53,640 | Gross: $17.54M

23. Mita Tova (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon | Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar

Votes: 1,624 | Gross: $0.17M

24. Eldfjall (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 1,121

25. Il capitale umano (2013)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

63 Metascore

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Guglielmo Pinelli

Votes: 9,617 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 100,839 | Gross: $17.65M

27. Before We Go (I) (2014)

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

31 Metascore

Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

Director: Chris Evans | Stars: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, John Cullum

Votes: 37,826 | Gross: $0.04M

28. October Gale (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

48 Metascore

A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, Aidan Devine

Votes: 1,801

29. Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth

Votes: 3,558

30. Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama

Jesse investigates the grim works of a serial killer in Boston and becomes concerned with a wayward teen in Paradise.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Leslie Hope

Votes: 1,612

31. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 17,528

32. Two Men in Town (2014)

R | 120 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 1,640

33. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 4,856 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 76,510 | Gross: $3.31M

35. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 158,876 | Gross: $17.61M

36. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 49,615 | Gross: $0.32M

37. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 24,641 | Gross: $17.45M

38. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 64,842 | Gross: $24.80M

39. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 219,072 | Gross: $54.48M

40. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 39,358 | Gross: $30.35M

41. Afternoon Delight (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to... See full summary »

Director: Jill Soloway | Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor, Juno Temple, Jane Lynch

Votes: 8,415 | Gross: $0.17M

42. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 68,405 | Gross: $2.38M

43. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 13,156 | Gross: $4.22M

44. The Family Fang (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Maryann Plunkett

Votes: 6,170 | Gross: $0.24M

45. The End of the F***ing World (2017– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 58,867

46. The Florida Project (2017)

R | 111 min | Drama

92 Metascore

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Rivera

Votes: 44,774 | Gross: $5.90M

47. Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 7,245 | Gross: $0.96M

48. On Body and Soul (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy

Votes: 13,405