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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 329,143 | Gross: $95.86M

2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 252,285 | Gross: $38.18M

3. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 33,570 | Gross: $20.97M

4. Liberal Arts (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 32,482 | Gross: $0.32M

5. My Bodyguard (1980)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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67 Metascore

When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Paul Quandt

Votes: 7,610 | Gross: $22.48M

6. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 14,089

7. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 14,643 | Gross: $25.84M

8. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

NC-17 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 5,347

9. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 6,797 | Gross: $3.82M

10. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

PG | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,453

11. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 6,559

12. So Fine (1981)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.0
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While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jack Warden, Mariangela Melato, Richard Kiel

Votes: 904

13. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,102

14. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 8,362 | Gross: $4.55M

15. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer

Votes: 6,475 | Gross: $1.08M

16. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,474 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Under the Sand (2000)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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86 Metascore

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 7,257 | Gross: $1.45M

18. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,964 | Gross: $2.54M

19. The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action

4.7
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At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Treat Williams, David Jensen, Barbara Jane Reams, Brian Simpson

Votes: 1,353

20. Tenure (2008)

R | 89 min | Comedy

6.1
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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

Director: Mike Million | Stars: Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol, David Koechner, Sasha Alexander

Votes: 2,337

21. Of Time and the City (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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81 Metascore

A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.

Director: Terence Davies | Star: Terence Davies

Votes: 1,657 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Lakeboat (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.2
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59 Metascore

Film adaptation of David Mamet's comic play Lakeboat about a grad student who takes a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and sees life through the eyes of his low-brow crew members.

Director: Joe Mantegna | Stars: Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary, Robert Forster

Votes: 572

23. Butley (1974)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

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An English professor finds his life crumbling around him.

Director: Harold Pinter | Stars: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

Votes: 553

24. Is There Life Out There? (1994 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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A young mom, with a perfect family, wants to go back and finish college to find life outside of her family. The family supports her, but her student life gets hectic fast.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Reba McEntire, Keith Carradine, Genia Michaela, Mitchell Anderson

Votes: 134

25. The Designated Mourner (1997)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.1
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Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's ... See full summary »

Director: David Hare | Stars: Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, David de Keyser

Votes: 296

26. Sam Fooi (1999)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In Hong Kong, a university student discovers his attraction to his English Literature professor, an expat British playwright who realizes that he's at a crossroads in his own life.

Director: Simon Chung | Stars: Edmund Strode, Alex Wong, Carrie Leung, Kin Wai Young

Votes: 117

28. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

Votes: 5

29. Testament of Youth (1979– )
Episode: Buxton 1913 (1979)

Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Emrys James, Jane Wenham, Rupert Frazer

30. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: Feelings (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Dorothy attracts severe criticism for refusing to pass a star football player in the high school English Literature course which she is teaching.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 147

31. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: For the Sake of Elena (2002)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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When the deaf daughter of a Cambridge professor is found brutally murdered while jogging, Lynley finds she has led a promiscuous lifestyle.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Samantha Baker, Cherie Lunghi, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small

Votes: 280

32. Prophets of Science Fiction (2011– )
Episode: H.G. Wells (2011)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

7.7
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With stories like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells established himself as a sci-fi writer of almost clairvoyant talent. But these tales of hi-tech adventure hold an ominous warning - beware the dark side of progress.

Director: Declan Whitebloom | Stars: Jonathan Adams, Sean Carroll, Ridley Scott, Terin Smith

Votes: 55

33. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Loving (1996)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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An upper class English family owns a villa in the Irish countryside. When the man of the house leaves to fight in WW2, his mother, wife, dying butler, maid and other staff's life becomes a bit hectic and some love affairs start to bloom.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Mark Rylance, Georgina Cates, Lucy Cohu, Sara Stephens

Votes: 14

34. The Adventure of English (2002– )
Episode: The Battle for the Language of the Bible (2003)

Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Joss Ackland, Melvyn Bragg, Mark Saban

Votes: 8