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1. Small Axe (2020– )
Episode: Alex Wheatle (2020)

TV-MA | 1 hr 6 min | Drama

Rated on 18 Jan 2021

Alex Wheatle follows the true story of award-winning writer, Alex Wheatle (Sheyi Cole), from a young boy through his early adult years. Having spent his childhood in a mostly white ... See full summary »

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Sheyi Cole, Robbie Gee, Jonathan Jules, Elliot Edusah

Votes: 1,064

2. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

PG | 1 hr 44 min | Comedy, Romance

Rated on 17 Jan 2021

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, Joan Cusack

Votes: 74,629

3. Jallikattu (2019)

Not Rated | 1 hr 35 min | Action, Crime

Rated on 16 Jan 2021

A portrait of a remote village where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, Jaffer Idukki

Votes: 5,741

4. One Night in Miami (2020)

R | 1 hr 54 min | Drama

Rated on 16 Jan 2021

One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Director: Regina King | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Votes: 5,124

5. This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2019)

2 hr | Drama

Rated on 14 Jan 2021

When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | Stars: Mary Twala, Jerry Mofokeng, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng

Votes: 369

6. Undine (2020)

Unrated | 1 hr 31 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Rated on 13 Jan 2021

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 2,597

7. Another Round (2020)

Not Rated | 1 hr 57 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 13 Jan 2021

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 28,704

8. Herself (2020)

R | 1 hr 37 min | Drama

Rated on 11 Jan 2021

This is the story of young mother Sandra who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Molly McCann, Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O'Hara, Ian Lloyd Anderson

Votes: 893

9. Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)

1 hr 41 min | Drama, War

Rated on 09 Jan 2021

Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Bosnian Serb army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Jasna Djuricic, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrovic

Votes: 1,113

10. Pieces of a Woman (2020)

R | 2 hr 6 min | Drama

Rated on 09 Jan 2021

When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 15,077

11. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 1 hr 49 min | Documentary

Rated on 08 Jan 2021

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan, Tedy Ursuleanu

Votes: 2,687

12. Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

1 hr 53 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 06 Jan 2021

Zhenia, a Russian-speaking Ukrainian immigrant works as a masseur in Poland and becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community of his clients.

Directors: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert | Stars: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati

Votes: 322

13. Small Axe (2020– )
Episode: Red, White and Blue (2020)

TV-MA | 1 hr 20 min | Drama

Rated on 05 Jan 2021

Spotlights the true story of Leroy Logan, who at a young age saw his father assaulted by two policemen, motivating him to join the Metropolitan Police and change their racist attitudes from within.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: John Boyega, Steve Toussaint, Joy Richardson, Antonia Thomas

Votes: 1,518

14. His House (2020)

TV-14 | 1 hr 33 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rated on 02 Jan 2021

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Director: Remi Weekes | Stars: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith

Votes: 21,984

15. All the Vermeers in New York (1990)

1 hr 27 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 30 Dec 2020

Anna, a French actress, is approached by financial broker Mark in the Vermeer room of a New York gallery. However, romance does not ensue.

Director: Jon Jost | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Stephen Lack, Katie Garner, Grace Phillips

Votes: 637

16. The Kingmaker (2019)

R | 1 hr 41 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Rated on 28 Dec 2020

An extraordinary look into the political career of Imelda Marcos, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful leader whose questionable sense of reality divided the Philippines.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Imelda Marcos, Etta Rosales, Ferdinand Marcos, George Bush

Votes: 1,661

17. Small Axe (2020– )
Episode: Lovers Rock (2020)

TV-MA | 1 hr 10 min | Drama

Rated on 27 Dec 2020

A single evening at a house party in 1980s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward, Shaniqua Okwok, Kedar Williams-Stirling

Votes: 2,516

18. Working Girl (1988)

R | 1 hr 53 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 26 Dec 2020

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 51,710

19. Flower (I) (2017)

R | 1 hr 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 25 Dec 2020

A sexually curious teen forms an unorthodox kinship with her mentally unstable stepbrother.

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott

Votes: 7,313

20. The Midnight Sky (2020)

PG-13 | 1 hr 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Rated on 24 Dec 2020

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall

Votes: 58,562

21. Small Axe (2020– )
Episode: Mangrove (2020)

TV-MA | 2 hr 7 min | Drama

Rated on 23 Dec 2020

Mangrove tells this true story of The Mangrove Nine, who clashed with London police in 1970. The trial that followed was the first judicial acknowledgment of behavior motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Gary Beadle, Darren Braithwaite, Richie Campbell, Ben Caplan

Votes: 3,001

22. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

R | 1 hr 34 min | Drama, Music

Rated on 19 Dec 2020

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo

Votes: 18,088

23. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

R | 2 hr 34 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Rated on 19 Dec 2020

Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis

Votes: 37,348

24. Instant Family (2018)

PG-13 | 1 hr 58 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 17 Dec 2020

A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Merced, Gustavo Escobar

Votes: 86,582

25. Beats (II) (2019)

Not Rated | 1 hr 41 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Rated on 16 Dec 2020

Two teenage boys in Scotland in 1994, best friends with no control over their lives, risk everything to attend an illegal rave, hoping for the best night of their boring lives.

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald, Laura Fraser, Brian Ferguson

Votes: 3,140

26. The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

R | 2 hr 3 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 15 Dec 2020

Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater in order to find her true voice.

Director: Radha Blank | Stars: Radha Blank, Peter Kim, Oswin Benjamin, Imani Lewis

Votes: 2,729

27. The Prom (2020)

PG-13 | 2 hr 10 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Rated on 14 Dec 2020

A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington

Votes: 18,952

28. Wolfwalkers (2020)

PG | 1 hr 43 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Rated on 14 Dec 2020

A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Stars: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney

Votes: 9,797

29. Time (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 1 hr 21 min | Documentary

Rated on 13 Dec 2020

Fox Rich fights for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.

Director: Garrett Bradley | Stars: Rob Rich II, Fox Rich, Freedom Rich, Justus Rich

Votes: 1,843

30. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

R | 1 hr 44 min | Comedy

Rated on 13 Dec 2020

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 44,669

31. The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 1 hr 24 min | Documentary

Rated on 11 Dec 2020

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Romulo Aitken, Sergio Chamy

Votes: 596

32. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 1 hr 58 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Rated on 09 Dec 2020

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 26,566

33. Holidate (2020)

TV-MA | 1 hr 44 min | Comedy, Romance

Rated on 09 Dec 2020

Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Frances Fisher

Votes: 43,019

34. Nova Lituania (2019)

Not Rated | 1 hr 36 min | Drama

Rated on 08 Dec 2020

It's late 1930's. Foreseeing the upcoming war in Europe, Lithuanian geographer Feliksas Gruodis comes up with an idea to save his country by establishing a Lithuanian colony overseas. The ... See full summary »

Director: Karolis Kaupinis | Stars: Aleksas Kazanavicius, Vaidotas Martinaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Rasa Samuolyte

Votes: 493

35. Sound of Metal (2019)

R | 2 hr | Drama, Music

Rated on 08 Dec 2020

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Director: Darius Marder | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff

Votes: 22,429

36. The Painter and the Thief (2020)

1 hr 46 min | Documentary

Rated on 06 Dec 2020

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Karl Bertil-Nordland, Barbora Kysilkova, Øystein Stene

Votes: 1,365

37. Queen of Hearts (2019)

2 hr 7 min | Drama

Rated on 06 Dec 2020

A successful lawyer jeopardizes her career and threatens to tear her family apart after engaging in an affair with her teenage stepson.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 7,709

38. Mank (2020)

R | 2 hr 11 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Rated on 06 Dec 2020

1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 32,903

39. Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

R | 1 hr 56 min | Drama

Rated on 03 Dec 2020

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett

Votes: 21,333

40. The Life Ahead (2020)

PG-13 | 1 hr 34 min | Drama

Rated on 02 Dec 2020

In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her.

Director: Edoardo Ponti | Stars: Sophia Loren, Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri, Iosif Diego Pirvu

Votes: 6,461

41. Happiest Season (2020)

PG-13 | 1 hr 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 02 Dec 2020

A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.

Director: Clea DuVall | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber

Votes: 24,616

42. When I'm Done Dying (2020)

1 hr 37 min | Drama

Rated on 30 Nov 2020

An aspiring young rapper living in the Istanbul slum of Karacinar is addicted to a cheap drug, bonzai, which threatens his career ambitions and his relationship with an upper class DJ.

Director: Nisan Dag | Stars: Hayal Köseoglu, Oktay Çubuk, Müfit Kayacan, Ushan Çakir

Votes: 38

43. Summer Hours (2008)

Not Rated | 1 hr 43 min | Drama, Family

Rated on 30 Nov 2020

Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob

Votes: 7,155

44. Jules and Jim (1962)

Not Rated | 1 hr 45 min | Drama, Romance

Rated on 26 Nov 2020

Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

Votes: 37,482

45. Phases of Matter (2020)

1 hr 12 min | Documentary

Rated on 21 Nov 2020

Phases of Matter follows living and inanimate residents of a teaching hospital in Istanbul, moving from the operating room to the morgue, be- tween life and other states, the real and the virtual.

Director: Deniz Tortum

Votes: 70

46. One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977)

Not Rated | 2 hr | Drama, History

Rated on 05 Nov 2020

The lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own identity in 1970s France.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès, Mona Mairesse

Votes: 1,368