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1. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 703,655 | Gross: $1.48M

2. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl

Votes: 10,857 | Gross: $10.76M

3. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 102,288 | Gross: $2.28M

4. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 74,160 | Gross: $41.90M

5. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 29,834 | Gross: $10.02M

6. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 56,289 | Gross: $3.05M

7. Harvey (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Votes: 50,314

8. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 7,233

9. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.0
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A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Directors: Richard Donner, David Mickey Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 11,710 | Gross: $4.65M

10. The Singing Detective (1986)

415 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

8.6
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall

Votes: 3,920

11. The Singing Detective (2003)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

5.6
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45 Metascore

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 7,868 | Gross: $0.34M

12. Mirrormask (2005)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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55 Metascore

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

Director: Dave McKean | Stars: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee

Votes: 21,794 | Gross: $0.86M

13. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 12,453 | Gross: $7.33M

14. Try Seventeen (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.

Director: Jeffrey Porter | Stars: Elijah Wood, Franka Potente, Mandy Moore, Chris William Martin

Votes: 5,790

15. Days of Darkness (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard, Caroline Néron

Votes: 2,745

16. Griff the Invisible (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Director: Leon Ford | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier, Patrick Brammall

Votes: 4,530

17. What's the Matter with Gerald? (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A hypochondriac irks his partner by embracing the advice of an eccentric healer.

Director: Matt Riddlehoover | Stars: Jacob York, Kathy Cash, Jonathan Everett, Angel Luis

Votes: 1,059

18. Crave (I) (2012)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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19 Metascore

A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman, Edward Furlong

Votes: 1,032

19. Chiquititas (1995–2001)

60 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

6.3
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The lives of a group of orphans that live at the manor known as Rincón De Luz are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Camila Bordonaba, Nadia Di Cello, Guillermo Santa Cruz, Alberto Fernández de Rosa

Votes: 404

20. Afraid of the Dark (1991)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.

Director: Mark Peploe | Stars: James Fox, Fanny Ardant, Paul McGann, Clare Holman

Votes: 1,019

21. Guilty Conscience (1985 TV Movie)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Blythe Danner, Swoosie Kurtz, Donegan Smith

Votes: 758

22. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

4.9
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A cute, openly gay latin boy's hormones go into overdrive when his hunky cousin (Angel) arrives for an extended stay. The two explore the young and sometimes dangerous gay scene in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ela Troyano | Stars: Irwin Ossa, John Bryant, Jenifer Lee Simard, Alexis Artiles

Votes: 283 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Chiquititas (2013–2015)

Drama, Family, Musical

5.6
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The lives of a group of orphans who live in a manor known as Raio De Luz are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Mauricio Machado, João Gabriel Vasconcellos, Silmara Volpi, Bruna Thedy

Votes: 79

24. Crisis (I) (2017)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A ghost writer, a piano player and a clerk, three characters united by frustration, who will have to fight to get out of their crises, facing their insecurities, repressions and bad memories in a world of fantasies and mysteries.

Director: Martin Pizarro Veglia | Stars: Paulina Moreno Vivanco, Juan Pablo Troncoso, Willy Semler, Gabriel Barraza

Votes: 15

25. Tempo (II) (1996)

88 min | Comedy

6.1
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A bicycle messenger in Vienna thinks his life is a series of adventures, until his overactive fantasy life and reality start to get too close for comfort. A fairly light comedy with some action and dramatic themes.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Xaver Hutter, Anne Mertin, Simon Schwarz, Michou Friesz

Votes: 59

26. In Search of the Brontës (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Director: Samira Osman | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Patrick Malahide, Victoria Hamilton, Elizabeth Hurran

Votes: 51

27. The Bad Intentions (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A young girl convinces herself that she will die on the same day that her brother will be born.

Director: Rosario Garcia-Montero | Stars: Fatima Buntinx, Katerina D'Onofrio, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Kani Hart

Votes: 397

28. Chiquititas Brasil (1997–2001)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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The lives of a group of orphans, residents of the manor known as Raio De Luz, are touched and changed by a sweet-hearted, dedicated young woman.

Stars: Flávia Monteiro, Álex Benn, Aretha Oliveira, Fernanda Souza

Votes: 93

29. Thinking Speed (2014)

Unrated | 111 min | Horror

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A Reader becomes trapped in an evolving autobiography of an executed killer.

Director: Lisa Menzel | Stars: Lisa Menzel, Patrick Holly, Adam Fallon, Nick Doetsch

30. Gdje pingvini lete (2008)

42 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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On the same day several interrelated characters try to change their own lives and, in the process, change the lives of others.

Director: Josip Vujcic | Stars: Ljubomir Kerekes, Silvio Vovk, Mirjana Rogina, Mirna Medakovic

Votes: 62

31. Jane's Paradise (2009)

80 min | Biography

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First time director Dee Wills tells the story of her fight against a deep-rooted depression and discovers the healing powers of filmmaking. The result is a documentary/drama: about one girl, made by just that girl.

Director: Dee Wills | Star: Dee Wills

32. Eyes Open Nevermore (2015)

42 min | Short, Drama

9.8
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A remorseful fugitive and a disgraced psychiatrist meet on a bridge where they have both come to commit suicide.

Director: Jordan Lannan | Stars: Emily Dabney, Anthony Ingruber, Jordan Lannan, Abby Ramsay

Votes: 12

33. Mirta uci statistiku (1991)

20 min | Short

7.7
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A law student lives at home with her mother and father. She is fascinated by statistical information and therefore often lists interesting information about everything and anything.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Natasa Dorcic, Ljubica Jovic, Sven Medvesek, Boris Miholjevic

Votes: 130

34. Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes (2005 Video)

14 min | Short

7.2
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Directors: Diana Enders, Anna Seegers Krückeberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Bernard Hill, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen

Votes: 17

35. The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Director: George Melford | Stars: Lila Lee, Harrison Ford, Raymond Hackett, William Brunton

36. Éclosion (2006)

9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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In an uncertain time and place, a group of animated shy rock cubes come out from the anonymity of their quarry to mate. Powerful and indescribable forces made them move towards others in ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Boulbès

Votes: 32

37. Matador (2008)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Alex, a young boy living in London with his mother and aunt, dreams of being a Matador like his father. However, when his father comes home for the first time in years, Alex must find out ... See full summary »

Director: Nic Wassell | Stars: Oliver Conte, Montserrat Roig de Puig, Montserrat Gili, Pedro de Senna

38. Kissproof (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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A young woman decides to take a different approach to meeting the man of her dreams.

Director: Dominic Johnson | Stars: Esme Brand, David Wayman

39. Billy Liar (1973–1974)
Episode: Billy and the Lost Weekend (1973)

Comedy

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Director: Stuart Allen | Stars: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden

40. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: Decision for a Hero (1957)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama

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A scrawny, bespectacled college student exerts himself too much and he dies. Another student, the school's star athlete, is advised the boy's grieving mother has been led to believe, by his... See full summary »

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Wade Cagle, Patrick Clement, Hooper Dunbar, John Ericson

41. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: Shopping Spree (2001)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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Lisa Manderach and her daughter Devon left their home to go shopping, but didn't come back home at the expected time. Lisa's husband Jimmy called police in a panic to report their ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Thomas, Bruce Castor, Caleb Fairley, John Fallon

Votes: 41



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