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1. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 176,047 | Gross: $44.07M

2. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 109,079 | Gross: $0.79M

3. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 248,047 | Gross: $36.26M

4. Wild Rose (2018)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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80 Metascore

A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson, Lesley Hart

Votes: 4,063 | Gross: $1.64M

5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 96,854 | Gross: $127.22M

6. Lights Out (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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58 Metascore

Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke

Votes: 104,130 | Gross: $67.27M

7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 125,511 | Gross: $58.70M

8. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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On America's frontier, a St. Louis woman marries a New Mexico cattleman who is seen as a tyrant by the locals.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 1,796

9. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 25,637 | Gross: $1.49M

10. Don't Knock Twice (2016)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.1
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45 Metascore

A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan, Nick Moran

Votes: 11,244

11. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 35,968 | Gross: $24.36M

12. Fish Tank (2009)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths

Votes: 55,587 | Gross: $0.37M

13. Laggies (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber

Votes: 39,488 | Gross: $0.44M

14. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.2
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18 Metascore

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 33,838 | Gross: $53.26M

15. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

Votes: 4,468

16. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,238 | Gross: $32.86M

17. Much Loved (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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A group of women in Morocco make a living as prostitutes in a culture that is very unforgiving toward women in that profession.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane, Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui

Votes: 1,944

18. Mothers and Daughters (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.0
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29 Metascore

Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.

Directors: Paul Duddridge, Nigel Levy | Stars: Selma Blair, Luke Mitchell, Symmetry, Gilles Marini

Votes: 2,624 | Gross: $0.03M

19. 33 Postcards (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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33 Metascore

Dean Randall has sponsored Mei Mei, a young Chinese orphan, for many years. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Pauline Chan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, Elaine Jin

Votes: 934

20. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 21,770

21. Tin Man (2007)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 12,688

22. An Impossible Love (2018)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure

Votes: 705

23. And So It Goes (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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38 Metascore

A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse

Votes: 11,807 | Gross: $15.16M

24. Fedora (1978)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

Votes: 3,172 | Gross: $2.20M

25. At the Devil's Door (VI) (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

4.8
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47 Metascore

A real-estate agent finds herself caught up in something sinister when she has to sell a house with a dark past and meets the troubled teen who used to live there.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Ashley Rickards, Nick Eversman, Michael Massee, Mark Steger

Votes: 6,589

26. Lost Paradise (2012)

93 min | Drama

5.7
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Lucie lives with her father Hugo. Her mother has been gone for a year and the abscence brought father and daughter even closer. However, when the mother returns, Hugo's taken by ... See full summary »

Director: Ève Deboise | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Olivier Rabourdin, Florence Thomassin, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 162

27. The Second Mother (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 11,209 | Gross: $0.38M

28. This Happy Breed (1944)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Votes: 2,647

29. Jai Ho (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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An ex-army officer initiates a unique idea of propagating social responsibility among ordinary people and in doing so, crosses paths with a powerful political family.

Director: Sohail Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu, Danny Denzongpa

Votes: 15,829 | Gross: $1.25M

30. Crisis (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Inga Landgré, Stig Olin, Marianne Löfgren, Dagny Lind

Votes: 2,129

31. Heaven Will Wait (2016)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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At 17, Sonia almost left her family to go jihad. She was convinced that this was the only way for her and her family to go to heaven. She finally came back to reason. Unlike Mélanie, 16 ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Naomi Amarger, Sandrine Bonnaire, Clotilde Courau

Votes: 670

32. OK Kanmani (2015)

Unrated | 139 min | Romance

7.4
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Two young lovers are compatible in every way - they even agree that marriage is futile. However, their emotions are not so easily managed, especially when they witness the unconditional love of the older couple with whom they live.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson

Votes: 4,251

33. 52 Tuesdays (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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71 Metascore

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer, Del Herbert-Jane

Votes: 1,269

34. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

6.6
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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Helene Joy, Tatiana Maslany, Kristopher Turner

Votes: 531

35. Betty (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.0
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A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty wanders through bars and meets a man that drives her to a restaurant outside Paris called Le Trou (The Hole). She meets the middle-aged ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Stéphane Audran, Jean-François Garreaud, Yves Lambrecht

Votes: 1,223

36. Shirley (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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In 1938 mixed race baby Shirley Bassey, her mother and eight siblings are living in a poor area of Cardiff after her father is imprisoned for sexual offences. The teen-aged Shirley will ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Teague | Stars: Ruth Negga, Lesley Sharp, Babou Ceesay, Victoria Pugh

Votes: 151

37. Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

5.5
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Jane McCoy, a recent college graduate, much to her parent's dismay, decides to scrap her plans for law school to pursue an acting career full-time. Struggling to make ends meat, she meets a... See full summary »

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Sarah Carter, Corbin Bernsen, Rachel Hunter

Votes: 392

38. Sparkle (2007)

100 min | Comedy

6.0
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Sam is a charming, young chancer who moves to London. His best laid plans for success suffer a real setback when true love turns his world upside down in the most unexpected of circumstances.

Directors: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter | Stars: Lesley Manville, John Shrapnel, Bob Hoskins, Peter Gordon

Votes: 858

39. Everything Put Together (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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63 Metascore

The story of a Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jacqueline Heinze

Votes: 637

40. Fire-Eater (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Elina Hurme, Tiina Weckström, Elena Leeve, Elsa Saisio

Votes: 312

41. Princess (2010)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen's redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked in to Finland's Kellokoski Psychiatric Hospital in 1945.

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Katja Küttner, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen, Peter Franzén

Votes: 1,038

42. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

Votes: 253

43. Der russische Geliebte (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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When Julia, a frustrated professor for literature, gets the opportunity to teach in Paris for one year, the dream of her life comes true. Living in a small, but charming hotel room, she ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Stark | Stars: Iris Berben, Ronald Zehrfeld, Anne Weinknecht, Anna Brüggemann

Votes: 38

44. Girl 27 (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn | Stars: Patricia Douglas, Baby Peggy, Richard W. Bann, Kelly Brown

Votes: 778

45. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.3
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86 Metascore

The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Fleischner | Stars: Jesus Sanchez-Velez, Andrea Suarez Paz, Azul Zorrilla, Tenoch Huerta

Votes: 431

46. Headfirst (2014)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A single mother tries to rescue her daughter from state custody with the help of a teacher and a stranger with bad drinking habits.

Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen | Stars: Armi Toivanen, Eero Ritala, Kai Lehtinen, Mimosa Willamo

Votes: 522

47. Falling Angels (2008)

102 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Elena Leeve, Tommi Korpela, Elina Knihtilä, Oiva Lohtander

Votes: 251

48. The Painting Sellers (2010)

58 min | Drama

6.7
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It's almost Christmas but these three people are still on the road. The products don't sell, the car is a wreck and the weather is freezing. Moreover there is a problem: how to cope with an emerging friendship?

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Teppo Manner, Auli Mantila, Tuomas Airola, Marketta Immonen

Votes: 157

49. Cleaverville (2007 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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A woman, involved in a life-time of crime, steals diamonds and is on the run. She seeks help from her mother, who introduced her to this life-style and has to face her teenager daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Ever Carradine, Gabrielle Rose, Jeff Wincott, Leela Savasta

Votes: 111

50. Häräntappoase (1989)

145 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Allu wants to travel to Stockholm after finishing school, but his mother arranges for him to spend the summer in the heart of the Finnish countryside.

Stars: Santeri Kinnunen, Outi Alanen, Antti Majanlahti, Maija-Liisa Majanlahti

Votes: 389



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