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1. Colette (I) (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh

Votes: 14,020 | Gross: $5.14M

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 242,048 | Gross: $128.08M

3. The Little Hours (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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69 Metascore

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 16,317 | Gross: $1.65M

4. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 190,353 | Gross: $108.39M

5. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 130,590 | Gross: $0.33M

6. The Quiet Man (1952)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 32,238 | Gross: $10.55M

7. Borgia (2011–2014)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 5,469

8. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.0
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 20,616

9. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 15,064 | Gross: $4.53M

10. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.4
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72 Metascore

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: 22,407 | Gross: $21.30M

11. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,493 | Gross: $25.54M

12. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 31,542 | Gross: $0.85M

13. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

Votes: 39,262 | Gross: $0.75M

14. Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.1
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55 Metascore

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher

Votes: 19,164 | Gross: $6.60M

15. Anna and the King (1999)

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

6.7
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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: 34,393 | Gross: $39.26M

16. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 20,039

17. City of Joy (1992)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

6.5
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Independent of each other, the Pal family - parents Hazari and Kamla, and their three offspring Amrita, Shambu and Manooj - and Max Lowe arrive in Calcutta, their initial dealings there ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 4,464 | Gross: $14.68M

18. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,490

19. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 14,313 | Gross: $1.81M

20. Before the Frost (2018)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Clara Rosager, Magnus Krepper, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 339

21. Désirée (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie

Votes: 2,354

22. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.8
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,431

23. Hatred (2016)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Michalina Labacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba

Votes: 3,808

24. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 8,299

25. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,945

26. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 4,016 | Gross: $2.96M

27. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 4,701

28. The Soul Keeper (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson, Caroline Ducey

Votes: 1,523

29. The Nun (1966)

GP | 140 min | Drama

7.4
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,197

31. Fandry (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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It is about a teenager from a Dalit (Oppressed caste) family, who lives at the village fringe, and falls in love with an upper caste girl.

Director: Nagraj Manjule | Stars: Somnath Awghade, Rajeshwari Kharat, Suraj Pawar, Kishore Kadam

Votes: 1,667

32. Tango Charlie (2005)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Tarun Chauhan, a rookie army officer undergoes ups and downs in his mission and learns the true meaning of 'war' to overcome his weaknesses.

Director: Mani Shankar | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 1,468

33. Hot Blood (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical

6.0
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Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 382

34. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)

99 min | Drama

7.7
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A disturbing saga about male chauvinism and mistreatment of women in India.

Director: Manish Jha | Stars: Tulip Joshi, Sudhir Pandey, Sushant Singh, Pankaj Jha

Votes: 1,838

35. Million Dollar American Princesses (2015– )

History

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These are the true stories of American heiresses who travelled to England to marry titled English men in the late 1800s.

Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Jennings, Clive Aslet, Fiona Herbert 8th Countess of Carnarvon

Votes: 94

36. Call Me Madam (1953)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Votes: 1,082

37. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied piper (Donovan) to lure rats away with his magic pipe, but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett, Paul Hennen

Votes: 516

38. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,470

39. Bell' Antonio (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur, Rina Morelli

Votes: 1,154

40. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,785

41. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western

7.6
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Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Votes: 1,395

42. Pyar Ka Devta (1990)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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After the death of their parents, Vijay takes it upon himself to look after his sisters Sharda, Sujata and Sangeeta until they became old enough to take care of the house while working as a... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Madhuri Dixit, Bharat Bhushan, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 90

43. Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A story of Gullu, a Hyderabadi girl frustrated with dowry-seeking men and Taru (a charming Lucknawi cook), who crush old-fashioned world-view.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, Karan Wahi

Votes: 5,079

44. Dream Wife (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair.

Director: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, Betta St. John

Votes: 1,585

45. Lajja (2001)

Not Rated | 202 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn

Votes: 2,338 | Gross: $0.38M

46. Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.4
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Adi Chachu faces a dilemma - and it's a big one! What if YOU were told by the God of Death himself you had only 15 minutes of life left? What would YOU do?!

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi

Votes: 1,862

47. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Vijayakumar

Votes: 7,661

48. Ethelontis ston erota (1971)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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A kind accountant meets the statuesque owner of a boutique who comes up with a double proposal: apart from bookkeeping, he has to help her with her fiancé. As deeper feelings take over, will this brave volunteer of love emerge victorious?

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Kostas Voutsas, Elena Nathanail, Rika Dialyna, Elsa Rizou

Votes: 78

49. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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64 Metascore

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati

Votes: 2,358 | Gross: $0.00M

50. Ghulam-E-Musthafa (1997)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A gangster shuns the path of crime after his lover is killed by his rivals but soon he is dragged by his boss once again in the criminal world to do one last job.

Director: Partho Ghosh | Stars: Nana Patekar, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, Aruna Irani

Votes: 1,008



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