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1. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.1
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 633,651 | Gross: $148.10M

2. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,758

3. The Croods (2013)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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55 Metascore

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 167,898 | Gross: $187.17M

4. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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44 Metascore

A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook

Votes: 65,087 | Gross: $22.53M

5. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 79,426 | Gross: $43.98M

6. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 33,009 | Gross: $80.50M

7. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 91,903 | Gross: $2.20M

8. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

8.2
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 38,274

9. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 10,571 | Gross: $40.22M

10. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 46,856 | Gross: $37.05M

11. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 7,727 | Gross: $7.63M

12. Bar Bahar (2016)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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78 Metascore

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud | Stars: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.11M

13. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 3,783 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Le dernier loup (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

During China's Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: William Feng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Zhusheng Yin

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.21M

15. Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 22,985

16. Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,992 | Gross: $16.26M

17. Les saveurs du Palais (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 5,121 | Gross: $0.21M

18. Big Man Japan (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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62 Metascore

An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Votes: 2,960 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Baabul (2006)

Unrated | 169 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.4
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Babul tells the tale of a man (Bachchan) who tries to bring happiness back into his daughter-in-law (Mukherjee)'s life after his son (Salman)'s death.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hema Malini, John Abraham

Votes: 2,505

20. The Big City (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.3
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Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee

Votes: 2,493

21. Mutluluk (2007)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

Director: Abdullah Oguz | Stars: Talat Bulut, Özgü Namal, Murat Han, Mustafa Avkiran

Votes: 6,913 | Gross: $0.04M

22. The Indian Tomb (1959)

102 min | Adventure, Romance

6.8
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A German architect runs away with the maharajah of Eschnapur's fiancee but is caught and thrown in the dungeon, while his relatives arrive from Europe looking for him and the maharajah's brother is scheming to usurp the throne.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm

Votes: 1,760

23. L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (1972)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner, Johnny Hallyday

Votes: 1,805

24. Noces (2016)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.

Director: Stephan Streker | Stars: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 881

25. They Wait (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jaime King, Terry Chen, Pei-Pei Cheng, Henry O

Votes: 2,906

26. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially ... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.74M

27. The Cabbage Soup (1981)

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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2 buddy farmers are visited by aliens who like their domestic cabbage soup.

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean Carmet, Jacques Villeret, Claude Gensac

Votes: 6,095

28. 678 (2010)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Bushra, Maged El Kedwany, Bassem Samra

Votes: 3,407

29. Un dimanche à la campagne (1984)

G | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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An elderly painter whose son visits with his family on the weekends, is also surprised by a visit from his still-single daughter.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azéma, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $2.41M

30. Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti, Ugo Attanasio

Votes: 1,891 | Gross: $0.40M

31. Bosta (2005)

142 min | Musical, War

6.6
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Fifteen years after a traumatic explosion in his native Beirut, Kamal Maf'ouss returns from France, where he was nationalized and become a composer-choreographer. He reassembles youth ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Aractingi | Stars: Rodney El Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Nada Abou Farhat, Liliane Nemri

Votes: 495

32. Rokland (2011)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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The tragicomic story of lone rebel Boddi Steingrimsson who lives in a small town in Northern Iceland. Boddi hates materialistic modern society in its entirety and on his blog-page he ... See full summary »

Director: Marteinn Thorsson | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir

Votes: 365

33. Susanna (1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Before her brutal death, Susanna had been engaged to marry Moroccan immigrant Said. Before that, the confused recovering drug-addict had been involved with wine salesman Alex, an arrangement set up by her boss to repay a debt to him.

Director: Antonio Chavarrías | Stars: Àlex Casanovas, Eva Santolaria, Said Amel, Joan Dalmau

Votes: 89

34. Alma gitana (1996)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young man who wants to become a professional dancer falls in love with a gypsy girl and gets in conflict with her totally different cultural background. But love can overcome these ... See full summary »

Director: Chus Gutiérrez | Stars: Amara Carmona, Pedro Alonso, Peret, Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo'

Votes: 78

35. Marami ka pang kakaining bigas (1994)

Action

5.9
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After the death of his partner, Tikoy, a seasoned police officer armed with years of experience was forced to team up with Jun, an idealistic cop fresh from Academy.

Director: Jun Aristorenas | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Bb Gandanghari, Gloria Diaz, Michelle Aldana

Votes: 7

36. College Girl (1960)

Drama, Romance

5.7
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Add a Plot

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Om Prakash, Raj Mehra, Achala Sachdev, Leela Mishra

Votes: 12

37. L'eau vive (1958)

96 min | Drama

7.0
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Old Félix, a prosperous land owner in Haute Provence, will be expropriated because a dam is being built on the River Durance and his estate is to be flooded. He receives thirty million ... See full summary »

Director: François Villiers | Stars: Pascale Audret, Charles Blavette, Henri Arius, Odette Barencey

Votes: 45

38. Mohamed (2001)

4 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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It seems that everyone blames Mohamed, a Moroccan immigrant in Spain, because of his origins. Ignorance is the worst disease.

Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Mohamed Bouachmir, Lavinia Hervás, Mingo Ràfols, Carlos Buetas

Votes: 7

39. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 135

40. Hayat sevince güzel (1971)

94 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Turkish Pollyanna's story.

Director: Temel Gürsu | Stars: Zeynep Degirmencioglu, Semra Sar, Metin Serezli, Ömercik

Votes: 636

41. Las cartas de Alou (1990)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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Alou, an illegal African inmigrant, send letters to his parents talking about his new life in Spain.

Director: Montxo Armendáriz | Stars: Mulie Jarju, Eulàlia Ramon, Ahmed El-Maaroufi, Akonio Dolo

Votes: 160

42. Walking with Wolves (2014 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

6.4
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A look at the enduring relationship between the nomadic shepherds and the Indian wolf, who both defy the pressures of the modern world, in the south central plains of India.

Director: Senani Hegde | Star: Joseph Raja K.

Votes: 16

43. LuQman (2017)

92 min | Drama

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A poet of national renown, Luqman is challenged by the presence of a younger man, as he struggles for both his wife and his art.

Director: Mahadi J. Murat | Stars: Syed Mohamad Fuad Al-Atas, Josiah Hogan, Raja Ilya, Nurjannah Mohd Saleh

44. Mogholha (1973)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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A director of a television series on the history of cinema, who has been grappling with the screenplay of his first feature film, receives an assignment to oversee the installation of a ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Kimiavi | Stars: Fahimeh Rastkar, Parviz Kimiavi, Aqa Seyyed, Ali Mirza

Votes: 90

45. Back and Forth (I) (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Back and Forth brings modern Bedouin life to the screen in the form of four stories intertwined with rare archived footage, which sheds light on the history of Israel's Bedouin minority. ... See full summary »

Directors: Yusra Abu Kaff, Kamla Abu-Zeila, Mai Al-Farouna, Morad Al-Farouna

46. Zhi guo yuan (1922)

30 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

6.6
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Cheng the fruit seller is in love with the daughter of his neighbor the doctor, but the good doctor won't let him marry her unless Chang finds him more patients. With some creative ... See full summary »

Director: Shichuan Zhang | Stars: Zhegu Zheng, Zhengqiu Zheng, Ying Yu

Votes: 157

47. Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (2010 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to Japan and investigates ghost sightings at a traditional inn.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Kira Lauren, Mikano Fukaya, Walayn Sharples

Votes: 27

48. Old Smokey (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.2
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Engine Co. No. 1 is replacing faithful fire horse Old Smokey with a new engine, which Der Captain is very proud of. He soon gets a chance to test it, when his panicked wife calls; ... See full summary »

Director: William Hanna | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 130

49. Connie (2004)

1 min | Short, Drama, Music

5.1
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Connie walks alone along the New York sidewalks, trying to come to terms with something we all have to face sooner or later: the final goodbye to certain memories.

Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Ellie Foumbi, Chris Convery

Votes: 8

50. Both a friend and a reason to smile (2011)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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This story begins with Rachel and her new life in Catalonia, after having left her native Brazil along with her brother Kevin and her grandparents, in order to be reunited with her mother here in Catalonia.

Director: Sergi Rubió | Stars: Yailin Cruz Espinal, Sandra Mateo Martínez, Ahmed Akhtari, Raúl Campillo Romero