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1. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 74,262 | Gross: $60.33M

2. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 165,609 | Gross: $102.83M

3. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 250,658 | Gross: $15.32M

4. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 320,603 | Gross: $27.11M

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 412,837 | Gross: $17.74M

6. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 42,346 | Gross: $50.08M

7. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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19 Metascore

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 20,122 | Gross: $11.66M

8. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 578,291 | Gross: $138.80M

9. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 93,204 | Gross: $59.95M

10. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 97,567 | Gross: $31.66M

11. Denial (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott

Votes: 15,415 | Gross: $4.07M

12. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 32,494 | Gross: $0.58M

13. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 88,322 | Gross: $108.19M

14. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ledgin

Votes: 144,816 | Gross: $16.03M

15. Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic

Votes: 86,191 | Gross: $32.75M

16. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 44,544

17. Playing It Cool (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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30 Metascore

Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.

Director: Justin Reardon | Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 22,118

18. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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54 Metascore

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater

Votes: 57,674 | Gross: $10.51M

19. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 19,854

20. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 62,301 | Gross: $120.28M

21. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 68,197 | Gross: $7.36M

22. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 24,636 | Gross: $10.05M

23. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 19,084 | Gross: $17.41M

24. Murder in the First (1995)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 24,287 | Gross: $17.38M

25. Dans la maison (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 26,674 | Gross: $0.35M

26. Viceroy's House (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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53 Metascore

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 4,992 | Gross: $1.11M

27. It's Christmas, Carol! (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Family, Fantasy

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The story of driven, heartless, publishing executive Carol Huffman, who on Christmas Eve is visited by the ghost of her former boss, Eve. Eve tells Carol that she has lost sight of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Carrie Fisher, Olivia Cheng, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 580

28. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotesman

Votes: 7,148 | Gross: $2.22M

29. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,760 | Gross: $8.12M

30. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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48 Metascore

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Director: Shainee Gabel | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 23,703 | Gross: $0.16M

31. The Freshman (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A NYC film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

Votes: 17,215 | Gross: $21.46M

32. Daddy and Them (2001)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston

Votes: 1,981

33. Flash of Genius (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Votes: 15,598 | Gross: $4.23M

34. The Uninvited (1944)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 8,264

35. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 11,439 | Gross: $7.74M

36. Slipstream (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.9
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In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Bob Peck, Mark Hamill, Kitty Aldridge, Bill Paxton

Votes: 2,152

37. 8 ½ Women (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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36 Metascore

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette

Votes: 3,602 | Gross: $0.42M

38. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 2,572

39. A Handful of Dust (1988)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Beale, Jackson Kyle

Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $1.56M

40. Killing for Love (2016)

130 min | Documentary, Crime, Romance

7.1
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The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger | Stars: Imogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Jens Söring, Chuck Reid

Votes: 1,101

41. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 4,710

42. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

Votes: 2,027 | Gross: $0.07M

43. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

6.1
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke

Votes: 199

44. Sand Castles (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose | Stars: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor

Votes: 3,367

45. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,647

46. Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.3
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52 Metascore

An in-depth portrait of MANOLO BLAHNIK, self-confessed 'cobbler' and the man regarded by most influential fashion figures as 'the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries. A film for ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Roberts | Stars: Manolo Blahnik, David Bailey, Mary Beard, Lucy Burley

Votes: 305 | Gross: $0.06M

47. Twist (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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39 Metascore

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 1,281

48. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. Gerald Bull, agreed to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, when the U.S. cut his funding for the experiment, and how it attracted the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 981

49. After Words (2015)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

6.5
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35 Metascore

A librarian facing a mid-life crisis travels to Costa Rica.

Director: Juan Feldman | Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Huguette Urhausen, Ron Canada, Yvette Thor

Votes: 637

50. Eighteen (2005)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.5
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Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bell | Stars: Paul Anthony, Brendan Fletcher, Clarence Sponagle, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 559



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