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1. Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama | Completed

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly, Pam Ferris

2. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 466,519 | Gross: $117.24M

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: 330,029 | Gross: $52.29M

4. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 94,468 | Gross: $12.79M

5. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 188,425 | Gross: $70.27M

6. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 113,618 | Gross: $22.00M

7. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 79,989 | Gross: $2.69M

8. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 190,035 | Gross: $51.68M

9. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 116,608 | Gross: $56.45M

10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 165,673 | Gross: $132.09M

11. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 199,663 | Gross: $100.32M

12. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 168,340 | Gross: $48.02M

13. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 61,312 | Gross: $36.61M

14. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 107,961 | Gross: $66.60M

15. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 139,859 | Gross: $37.49M

16. Danny Collins (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 27,160 | Gross: $5.35M

17. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 97,540

18. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 67,745 | Gross: $11.63M

19. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 10,748 | Gross: $22.76M

20. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 38,023 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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59 Metascore

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 33,257 | Gross: $82.57M

22. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 90,366 | Gross: $2.54M

23. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 14,083 | Gross: $42.43M

24. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 67,772 | Gross: $0.49M

25. The Breadwinner (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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78 Metascore

In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Director: Nora Twomey | Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq

Votes: 13,317 | Gross: $0.31M

26. Total Eclipse (1995)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc

Votes: 12,188 | Gross: $0.34M

27. Mimi wo sumaseba (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 39,820

28. Vincent & Theo (1990)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Adrian Brine, Jean-François Perrier

Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $2.23M

29. Barfly (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Votes: 17,088 | Gross: $3.22M

30. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 17,049 | Gross: $18.81M

31. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 9,128 | Gross: $5.68M

32. Indiscretion (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.

Director: John Stewart Muller | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 742

33. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,721

34. Rock Dog (2016)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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48 Metascore

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Director: Ash Brannon | Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black

Votes: 3,816 | Gross: $9.40M

35. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 10,975 | Gross: $6.20M

36. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 5,837

37. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,898

38. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 7,317

39. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, Bill Pullman

Votes: 7,184 | Gross: $0.07M

40. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 5,818 | Gross: $1.72M

41. Conrack (1974)

PG | 106 min | Drama

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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews

Votes: 1,592

42. The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.6
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56 Metascore

With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 10,014 | Gross: $11.61M

43. Rester vertical (2016)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A film maker has to raise a child by himself whilst looking for an inspiration for his new film.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette

Votes: 1,796 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Conversations with God (2006)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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35 Metascore

Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

Director: Stephen Deutsch | Stars: Henry Czerny, Michelle Merring, Frederick Charles Canada, Bill Geislinger

Votes: 2,086 | Gross: $0.42M

45. Mistral's Daughter (1984)

390 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson

Votes: 568

46. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,100

47. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

Votes: 5,404

48. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.02M

49. Love on a Horse (1973)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A son and his stepmother, without noticing their father/husband peeping at them, make love on a horse. The father, while being a painter, gets inspired and begins a new painting that creates tension between them.

Director: Vangelis Serdaris | Stars: Anna Fonsou, Christo Spyropoulos, Giannis Argyris, Kostas Karagiorgis

Votes: 95

50. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 2,467



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