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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,942,928 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Heartland (II) (2007– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.

Stars: Amber Marshall, Shaun Johnston, Chris Potter, Graham Wardle

Votes: 6,323

3. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 314,138 | Gross: $52.29M

4. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 29,711

5. Haven (2010–2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

Votes: 31,450

6. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Votes: 247,683 | Gross: $25.59M

7. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 600,064 | Gross: $256.39M

8. Adoration (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 27,519 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 86,448 | Gross: $14.56M

10. Enemy Mine (1985)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus

Votes: 37,842 | Gross: $4.27M

11. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 21,379

12. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 49,733 | Gross: $23.65M

13. The Carmilla Movie (2017)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

8.4
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It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bona fide mortal human. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto; Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Maybee | Stars: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Votes: 1,285

14. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Votes: 21,388 | Gross: $3.01M

15. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

Votes: 31,585 | Gross: $8.84M

16. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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55 Metascore

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

Votes: 32,843 | Gross: $24.19M

17. A Good Marriage (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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43 Metascore

After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang, Cara Buono

Votes: 7,717

18. Carmilla (2014–2016)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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Small town girl Laura Hollis has just finally moved out to go to Silas University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on ... See full summary »

Stars: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Votes: 2,385

19. Blood Ties (2007)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Vicki Nelson, a former homicide detective turned private investigator, and Henry Fitzroy, a 470-year-old vampire, form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.

Stars: Christina Cox, Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid, Gina Holden

Votes: 5,741

20. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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63 Metascore

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack, Julia Ormond

Votes: 5,085 | Gross: $17.66M

21. Youth Without Youth (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke

Votes: 12,079 | Gross: $0.24M

22. First Name: Carmen (1983)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.6
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent

Votes: 2,675

23. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, History

6.1
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51 Metascore

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross

Votes: 6,621

24. The Resurrected (1991)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 2,866

25. Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different. She is the archtypical Jewish American Princess, very emotionally involved... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $22.94M

26. La princesse de Montpensier (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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78 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,116 | Gross: $0.34M

27. The Butcher of Prague (2011)

126 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Nikolaev | Stars: Karel Roden, Zuzana Fialová, Zuzana Bydzovská, Roman Luknár

Votes: 1,045

28. A Month by the Lake (1995)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman, Alida Valli

Votes: 1,945 | Gross: $2.20M

29. The Blue Umbrella (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains ... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal, Rahul Kumar

Votes: 1,483

30. Le Amiche (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 2,044 | Gross: $0.05M

31. Agostino (1962)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Agostino is a 13-year-old boy on vacation in Venice with his widowed mother. When a local stud seduces her, jealous Agostino joins a local group of juvenile delinquents out of protest. They force him to face his budding sexuality.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Paolo Colombo, Mario Bartoletti, Aldo Bussaglia

Votes: 118

32. Dean Spanley (2008)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 3,062

33. Kratki izlet (I) (2017)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Stola has been spending his summer in the sweltering haze of festival parties. But one day, he runs into Roko, an old acquaintance, who is on a mission to discover medieval frescoes at a ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Bezinovic | Stars: Ante Zlatko Stolica, Mladen Vujcic, Zeljko Beljan, Iva Ivsic

Votes: 155

34. The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.6
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Based on "The Kreutzer Sonata" by Leo Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Danny Huston, Elisabeth Röhm, Matthew Yang King, Julia Sandberg Hansson

Votes: 262

35. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

7.6
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Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 410

36. To agistri (1976)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Kostas is an all-powerful tycoon, in love with his beautiful wife, Iro, who, however, is cheating on him with a young playboy, Nikos. The two lovers are planning to kill Kostas, and believe... See full summary »

Director: Erricos Andreou | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Günther Stoll, Robert Behling, Sofia Roubou

Votes: 112

37. Notes from Underground (1995)

88 min | Drama

6.6
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Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Walkow | Stars: Henry Czerny, Seth Green, Sheryl Lee, Vic Polizos

Votes: 345

38. Backwater (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.2
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Cannes Film Festival winner Shinji Aoyama creates a chilling atmosphere in this adaptation of an award-winning novel. A young man tries to fight the deadly influence of his violent, abusive... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Masaki Suda, Yûko Tanaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Yukiko Shinohara

Votes: 225

39. Des souris et des hommes (1971 TV Movie)

Drama

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George est petit, pas très musclé, mais rusé comme un singe. Son ami Lennie, au contraire, est un colosse ayant l'âge mental d'un enfant de cinq ans. Les deux s'engagent dans un ranch pour ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Blouin | Stars: René Caron, Jean Duceppe, Benoît Girard, Jacques Godin

Votes: 29

40. Things That Hang from Trees (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama

5.8
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St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The... See full summary »

Director: Ido Mizrahy | Stars: Cooper Musgrove, Peter Gerety, Laila Robins, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 199

41. Metamorphosis (1976)

Fantasy

8.2
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A young man wakes up one morning and discovers that he has been transformed into a beetle. Soon he becomes hated by all.

Director: Ivo Dvorák | Stars: Peter Schildt, Ernst Günther, Gunn Wållgren, Inga-Lill Carlsson

Votes: 18

42. Dan Oniroku gensaku: Jogakusei (2005 Video)

4.3
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Billionaire Mr Sam is an experimental film maniac dreaming of making a true private SM movie. He holds a production meeting with SM novelist Eden and unemployed porn film director Justin ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kawasaki | Stars: Masahiko Miyabi, Shôji Mori, Shô Nishino, Mayuko Sasaki

Votes: 26

43. Grand Star (2007– )

Sci-Fi

5.9
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"Grand Star", formerly known as "Ice Corp.", is a futuristic, action-adventure series based on the saga by French novelist Georges J. Arnaud. In the latter part of the 21st century, there ... See full summary »

Stars: Tyler Johnston, Tammy Hui, Kyle Labine, James Gerard

Votes: 101

44. Vidheyan (1994)

112 min | Drama

8.0
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Thommy is a loyal and obedient slave of his aggressive and tyrannical master Bhaskara. He serves his master so faithfully that he goes to the extent of killing Bhaskara's wife on his orders.

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Stars: M.R. Gopakumar, Mammootty, Tanvi Azmi, Sabitha Anand

Votes: 342

45. Nachuraru ûman 2010 (2010)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Yoko and Hanayo fell in love while working together as manga artist at their university newspaper. The intensity of their affair was such that for years after their breakup Yoko avoided ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichi Nomura | Stars: Ayano, Erena, Ayumi Kinoshita, Riki Miura

Votes: 13

46. Too Loud a Solitude (2007)

Animation, Drama

7.3
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Based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal, and containing all the magic still present in the twisted streets of Old Town Prague, TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE spins a tale of passion, beauty, ... See full summary »

Director: Genevieve Anderson | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Frank Dwyer

Votes: 17

47. Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Nightbreed (1990) video game adaptation in the form of an interactive visual novel. Aaron Boone must stop a sadistic serial killer known as 'The Mask'. In the process, he meets Nightbreed, a mutant species of humanoids.

Star: David Cronenberg

48. Fareler ve insanlar (1975 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Tülay Eratalay | Stars: Bozkurt Kuruç, Nuri Altinok, Gülsen Alniaçik, Ahmet Demirel

Votes: 13

49. Ot 180 i vyshe (2005)

104 min | Comedy

5.6
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Administrator of a Fitness-Club Kostya thinks that having a woman taller than 180sm by a man's side is a symbol of his prosperity and success. But he can only dream of having a 180sm beauty... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Strizhenov | Stars: Darya Korepanova, Ekaterina Guseva, Ekaterina Teyze, Ekaterina Malikova

Votes: 468

50. Une trop bruyante solitude (1996)

Fantasy

5.6
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Director: Véra Caïs | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Menzel

Votes: 41