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1. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 9,517

2. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 17,999 | Gross: $1.58M

3. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 13,715

4. From Straight A's to XXX (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

5.2
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In order to pay her college tuition, a young woman turns to the adult film industry and must balance her personal life with a new life as porn star Belle Knox.

Director: Vanessa Parise | Stars: Haley Pullos, Sasha Clements, Judd Nelson, Jessica Lu

Votes: 1,183

5. The Bookshop (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 8,052 | Gross: $1.59M

6. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary

6.6
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Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »

Stars: James Rhine, Lena Anderson, James Bartholet, Lily Cade

Votes: 1,532

7. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 61,602 | Gross: $0.62M

8. Best in Sex: 2017 AVN Awards (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 87 min

5.2
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Considered the industry's highest honor, the AVN Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment in categories that recognize performers, directors, retailers... See full summary »

Director: Gary Miller | Stars: Amirah Adara, Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Doug Benson

Votes: 101

9. Best in Sex: 2016 AVN Awards (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 80 min

6.5
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The hottest adult stars and top adult movies are celebrated at this awards ceremony known as the "Oscars of porn" presented at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where everything ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Miller | Stars: Asa Akira, Anikka Albrite, Nadia Ali, Joanna Angel

Votes: 43

10. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 12,529 | Gross: $4.75M

11. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 25,379 | Gross: $0.51M

12. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

7.4
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In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

Votes: 2,295

13. My Brilliant Career (1979)

G | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Votes: 3,168

14. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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26 Metascore

Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $3.33M

15. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Darya Zhovnar

Votes: 1,493

16. Worlds Apart (2015)

113 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

In modern-day Greece, while socioeconomic turmoil ravages Southern Europe, three distinct stories unfold, each representing a different generation of Greeks in love with a foreigner, each story coming together in the end to form a whole.

Director: Christopher Papakaliatis | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Maria Kavoyianni, Andrea Osvárt, Christopher Papakaliatis

Votes: 7,107

17. X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time! (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

6.6
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Documentary about the best of the best in the porn industry

Director: Bryn Pryor | Stars: Mr. Skin, Asa Akira, Anikka Albrite, Monique Alexander

Votes: 77

18. Trucker (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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61 Metascore

A trucker, leading a life free of depth and on the way to nowhere, is forced to make a decision about her aggressive loner 11-year-old son whom she openly deserted ten years previously.

Director: James Mottern | Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 3,009 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Full Moon in Paris (1984)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virginie Thévenet

Votes: 2,862 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,193

21. Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Thirty-year-old Alice's occupation is rather unusual for a woman : she works as an engineer on a freighter. She loves her job and does it competently but even in a greasy blue overall a ... See full summary »

Director: Lucie Borleteau | Stars: Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati

Votes: 670 | Gross: $0.00M

22. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda

Votes: 1,384

23. Novel Romance (2006)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Skopov | Stars: Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 219

24. A Very Curious Girl (1969)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier.

Director: Nelly Kaplan | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Georges Géret, Henri Czarniak, Claire Maurier

Votes: 418

26. Road to Ruin (1991 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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Jack Sloan is a very wealthy American business man working in Paris who falls in love with a beautiful model. After a seed of doubt is planted by an associate that she is probably after his... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brändström | Stars: Peter Weller, Carey Lowell, Michel Duchaussoy, Nathalie Auffret

Votes: 152

27. My Granny the Escort (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.2
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A portrait of three of the UK's mature prostitutes who sell sex in hotel rooms and their homes.

Director: Charlie Russell | Stars: Beverly Merrindempse, Sheila Vogel-Coupe

Votes: 36

28. Back Home (1989 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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During World War II, young Rusty was sent to America for safety. It's now five years later and the spunky redhead returns to her native England. From the family she hardly remembers to ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hayley Carr, Adam Stevenson, Brenda Bruce

Votes: 121

29. Tractor Drivers (1939)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An example of a popular genre in 1930s Soviet film, the musical comedy exalting the economic and social success of Communism, inspired by but in competition with the Hollywood musicals of the same era.

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Marina Ladynina, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Boris Andreyev, Stepan Kayukov

Votes: 189

30. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.6
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In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori

Votes: 273

31. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.21M

32. Where Once We Walked (2011)

126 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.

Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

Votes: 220

33. Big Bad Mama-San: Dekotora 1 (2008)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A Female Japanese trucker trying to pay back her father's bills helps a prostitute reform by taking her under her wing while dealing with a drug trade, police, and other crazy characters.

Director: Hideo Jôjô | Stars: Toshio Ariki, Keitaro Azumi, Slappy Cortez, Mack De'erens

Votes: 25

34. Wally of the Vultures (1940)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Wally is the daughter and only child to Fender, a rich, widowed mountain farmer in the Ötztal valley in the Tyrolian Alps. She is young, beautiful, intrepid and, most of all, strong-minded.... See full summary »

Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Heidemarie Hatheyer, Sepp Rist, Eduard Köck, Winnie Markus

Votes: 78

35. Da' Booty Shop (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

2.5
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Tyrone Johnson is in jail. As a result his sister Yolanda, an exotic dancer, inherits Tyrone's struggling hair salon business. She first sees the shop as a burden and waste of her time and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Thedford | Stars: Nancy Bellany, Jemal Draco, Taleia Gilliam, Kaja Martin

Votes: 15

36. La casa delle orchidee (1983)

81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.5
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At the opening of the film we become aware that some specialized clinics in the world bring intimate sexual tendencies out of the depths of the human being for the purpose of liberation ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Ford | Stars: Ibis Gardner, Marina Miller, Sonia Otero, Elisabeth Ray

Votes: 21

37. Border Café (2005)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos, Svieta Mikalishina

Votes: 1,875

38. La Coyota (1987)

93 min | Action, Drama, War

4.5
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Director: Luis Quintanilla Rico | Stars: Beatriz Adriana, Juan Valentín, Jorge Vargas, Marco Antonio Solís

Votes: 10

39. The Adult Entertainment Expo (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, Action

6.0
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Coverage of the 2007 Adult Entertainment Exposition, a convention for the adult entertainment industry.

Director: Jesse Selwyn | Stars: Kami Andrews, Lisa Ann, Cody Bangs, Cynthia Boris

Votes: 5

40. Carmen from Kawachi (1966)

89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Like a girl runaway, Tsuyu moves to Osaka to work as a bar hostess. She meets the owner of a model school, Yoko, and seriously thinks about becoming a fashion model. Yoko tells her that she... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Yumiko Nogawa, Kôji Wada, Tamio Kawaji, Chikako Miyagi

Votes: 96

41. Colorado Avenue (2007)

120 min | Drama

5.8
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In the early 1900s, emigrant Hanna returns from Colorado to Finland. In America she was known as Dollar-Hanna, but in Finland she has to endure the Civil War and live through the prohibition. Hanna's independent spirit will guide her.

Director: Claes Olsson | Stars: Birthe Wingren, Nicke Lignell, Peter Kanerva, Ylva Ekblad

Votes: 227

42. The Politics of Fur (2002)

77 min | Drama

5.0
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Una, a controlling big shot L.A. music producer living with her pet baby tiger and her gay assistant, becomes attracted to an independent female artist called 'B' and tries to both sign her and bed her, but it's a rocky relationship.

Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Katy Selverstone, Brynn Horrocks, T. Jerram Young, Carolyn Mignini

Votes: 77

43. Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1988)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Follows the story of two lower-middle class women trying to survive with their dreams in 1980's Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Aida Riyad, Zeinab Abdo

Votes: 302

44. Three Women (2008)

94 min | Drama

5.7
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Forty-something single mother Minoo is a product of the Islamic Revolution, a generation of women repressed by changes in law under the new Islamic Republic. Her daughter Pegah is a ... See full summary »

Director: Manijeh Hekmat | Stars: Niki Karimi, Pegah Ahangarani, Babak Hamidian, Reza Kianian

Votes: 289

45. Dekotora Gal Nami 2 (2010 Video)

TV-MA | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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Nami finds herself taking care of her formal high school rival's son while she infiltrates a Yakuza drug/sex ring. Madness only ensues for both.

Director: Hideo Jôjô | Stars: Asami, Slappy Cortez, Mack De'erens, Eileen Dover

Votes: 13

46. Beware of My Love (1998)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

6.1
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Muriel, a writer nearing 50 whose older lover won't live with her in Paris, meets a man on a train - Samuel, an Arab. He's attracted to her and pursues her, dropping in, asserting himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Labrune | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Daniel Duval, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Peter Bonke

Votes: 94

47. Madam President (2012)

90 min | Documentary

5.6
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A documentary following the last year of Tarja Halonen's as the president of Finland.

Director: Aleksi Bardy | Stars: Tarja Halonen, Pentti Arajärvi, Eila Nevalainen, Heli Sariola

Votes: 176

48. I Betty pantrevetai (1961)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Beautiful and independent, Betty, the toxic neighbourhood's principled breadwinner who works as a cabaret singer to make ends meet, falls for her only friend's affluent and charming cousin. Is fortune starting to smile on her?

Director: Spyros Ziangos | Stars: Gisela Dali, Lefteris Vournas, Ioanna Mourouzi, Nikos Lykomitros

Votes: 10

49. The Twelve Pound Look (1950 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: David Markham, Ivan Samson, Iris Baker, Belle Chrystall

50. Understanding Our World: An Interview with Ayn Rand (1961 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stars: James V. McConnell, Ayn Rand

Votes: 13



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