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1. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 29,260

2. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 86,884 | Gross: $16.12M

3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler

Votes: 17,073 | Gross: $0.90M

4. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 135,463 | Gross: $5.97M

5. Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A drama about three couples and the therapist they share.

Stars: Michelle Borth, Tim DeKay, Aislinn Paul, Adam Scott

Votes: 3,327

6. Passengers (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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40 Metascore

A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher

Votes: 33,384 | Gross: $0.27M

7. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 6,415

8. Tiptoes (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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The story of a peculiar love triangle involving two brothers.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Peter Dinklage, Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 4,414

9. Hesher (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Director: Spencer Susser | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 49,769 | Gross: $0.38M

10. Anesthesia (2015)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol

Votes: 4,167 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 38,755 | Gross: $72.01M

12. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 35,918

13. Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

PG | 283 min | Drama

8.4
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Ten years within the marriage of Marianne and Johan.

Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 14,347

14. Sex and Breakfast (2007)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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Two young couples take a swing at handling their relationship problems through psychologist-prescribed partner-swapping.

Director: Miles Brandman | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Kuno Becker, Eliza Dushku, Alexis Dziena

Votes: 4,122

15. Confetti (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.7
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57 Metascore

A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.

Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill

Votes: 4,901 | Gross: $0.23M

16. George Washington (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee, Curtis Cotton III

Votes: 7,600 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Ruby in Paradise (1993)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young woman struggles for independence and identity in a small Florida tourist town.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean

Votes: 2,323 | Gross: $1.00M

18. The Ax (2005)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: José Garcia, Karin Viard, Geordy Monfils, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 7,374

19. Animal Room (1995)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Cynical and intelligent Arnold Mosk, a known drug user, is put into a disciplinary program at his high school meant for the seriously disturbed where he becomes the main target of the psychopathic Doug Van Housen and his gang.

Director: Craig Singer | Stars: Ryan Payne Bell, Dechen Thurman, Eddie Malavarca, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 331

20. Drowning Love (2016)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Natsume - a teen fashion model from Tokyo - feels empty inside after having moved into a country town with her family. One day, she meets Koh, heir of Shinto priest family ruling the area ... See full summary »

Director: Yûki Yamato | Stars: Nazuki Amano, Mickey Curtis, Masami Horiuchi, Miwako Ichikawa

Votes: 447

21. The Grace Card (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.4
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43 Metascore

Everything can change in an instant, and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love.

Director: David G. Evans | Stars: Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr., Joy Parmer Moore

Votes: 2,627 | Gross: $2.43M

22. The Misfits Club (2014)

TV-14 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Valeria (Charlotte Vega) is a young woman who has just moved to Madrid with her mom after her parent's divorce. After getting into a fight with another student on the first day at her new ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Sedes | Stars: Charlotte Vega, Àlex Maruny, Ivana Baquero, Michelle Calvó

Votes: 1,340

23. You (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

5.7
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A recent widower looks for the balance in raising his daughter on his own and keeping the image of his wife alive in his mind.

Director: Melora Hardin | Stars: Melora Hardin, Gildart Jackson, Brenda Strong, Allison Mack

Votes: 109

24. Thin (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.4
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The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams, Polly Williams

Votes: 1,650

25. Waking (I) (2013)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A young engaged man on the verge of success meets a beautiful woman he can inexplicably connect with in his dreams.

Director: Ben Shelton | Stars: Skyler Caleb, Meg Cionni, Tim Daly, Jean Smart

Votes: 455

26. Reversing Roe (2018)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 847

27. The Truth About Marriage (2018)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.2
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This documentary follows three couples to see how things turned out several years after their weddings. The film presents challenging ideas about relationships, as it answers the question: Why is marriage so difficult?

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Pat Allen, Desiree Atwater, Robin Baker, Doris Bergquist

Votes: 21

28. Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (2008– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.0
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Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey and clinical psychologist/director Dr. Lisa Miller help psychic children and their families cope, validate, empower and understand psychic abilities.

Stars: Chip Coffey, Edy Nathan, Lisa Miller, Chris Fleming

Votes: 255

29. Hangin' In (1981–1987)

Comedy

6.6
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Teen counselors deal with a myriad of problems affecting young people at a downtown youth drop-in center.

Stars: David Eisner, Ruth Springford, Lally Cadeau, Gina Wilkinson

Votes: 64

30. Shattered Spirits (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

5.8
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When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Martin Sheen, Melinda Dillon, Matthew Labyorteaux, Lukas Haas

Votes: 261

31. The Careless Years (1957)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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High school girl from a wealthy family falls for a fellow student from a poor family. Both families disapprove, and, unable to stand the pressure, the couple quit school and flee to Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Natalie Trundy, John Larch, Barbara Billingsley

Votes: 73

32. Hounded (2006)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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Angelina Maccarone's intense drama deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Kostja Ullmann, Maren Kroymann, Moritz Grove, Sila Sahin

Votes: 501

33. Already Dead (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Otting | Stars: Ron Eldard, Til Schweiger, Patrick Kilpatrick, Geoff Pierson

Votes: 1,972

34. Next of Kin (1984)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Twenty-three year old Peter Foster, who still lives at home, used to find it entertaining to hear his parents continually argue in not liking each other very much. He no longer finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazlian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 776

35. Three Can Play That Game (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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Shante Smith is a relationship expert who uses her knowledge of the male psyche to help women get what they want.

Director: Samad Davis | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Jason George, Jazsmin Lewis, Tony Rock

Votes: 744

36. Crutch (2004)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Moretti | Stars: Eben Gordon, Rob Moretti, Juanita Walsh, Jennifer Laine Williams

Votes: 630 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Night Into Morning (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife & son.

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Ray Milland, John Hodiak, Nancy Reagan, Lewis Stone

Votes: 321

38. A Journey Home (I) (2009)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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This is a story of a man seeking forgiveness from his family, which he abandoned 20 years ago.

Director: Paul Soriano | Stars: Soliman Cruz, Joem Bascon, Toni Gonzaga, John Manalo

Votes: 37

39. Intimate Encounters (1986 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A bored suburban housewife embarks upon a series of affairs seemingly triggered by escapism and fantasy.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Mitchell Anderson, Gary Bayer, James Brolin, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 55

40. Blue Eyed (1996)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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In only 15 minutes with some 30 people Jane Elliott manages to build up a realistic microcosmos of society today with all its phenomena and feelings. As already known from the ill reputed ... See full summary »

Director: Bertram Verhaag | Stars: Jane Elliott, Martin Luther King

Votes: 395

41. Two Days, Nine Lives (2001)

94 min | Drama

4.9
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Movie producer Saul (Goss) has a drug related accident while recklessly driving his car. Saul's girlfriend, Claire (Fellner), insists that Saul check into a rehabilitation clinic. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Monjack | Stars: Luke Goss, Sienna Guillory, Simon Shepherd, Sabrina Van Tassel

Votes: 70

42. Soup of the Day (2006)

Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Brandon Craig is a regular guy who loves split pea soup and happens to be in monogamous relationships with three amazing women: Monique, his photo editor boss; Wendy, an undercover cop; and... See full summary »

Director: Scott Zakarin | Stars: Jon Crowley, Catherine Reitman, Patty Wortham, Rebecca Cardon

Votes: 46

43. Paper Boats (II) (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Why can't Rahel bring herself to sign her artwork? The visit of her high school academic triggers memories of why she is haunted by her surname, yet would not consider changing it.

Director: Gonzalo Guajardo | Stars: Semenesh Cheksa, Briana Stoakley, Samuel Gebreselassie, Merone Misikir

44. Pulupot (2010)

80 min | Drama

5.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Monti Parungao | Stars: Gio Gapas, Justine Ferrer, Justin De Leon, Echo Caceres

Votes: 22

45. Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)

Approved | 256 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright | Stars: Mala, Rex, Buck the Dog, Mamo Clark

Votes: 90

46. Reformatory (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A new inmate at a juvenile reformatory tries to organize a mass breakout.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Bobby Jordan, Charlotte Wynters, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 28

47. Walking with the Ferryman (2014)

Unrated | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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An emotional fantasy in which a grieving gay man must open disbelieving eyes to the possibility of supernatural and mythological worlds in order to gain opportunity for reconciliation with a lover lost to apparent suicide.

Director: Adrian Hume Robinson | Stars: Stefano Reali, Adrian Hume Robinson, Brigitte Millar, Ross Owen Williams

Votes: 49

48. Sex Addict (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Follows couple Mark and Connie as they battle to deal with Mark's sex addiction and explores Mark's dependency on sex to live his day-to-day life.

Director: Francine Shaw | Star: Mark Strong

Votes: 9

49. Cinderella Swings It (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Scattergood Baines, Coldriver's most popular citizen, neighborly counselor and sly old fox, entices a Broadway producer to Coldriver to see the gay musical extravaganza Baines is staging ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Gloria Warren, Helen Parrish, Dick Hogan

Votes: 20

50. Flowers of Darkness (1972)

22 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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This short films traces the history of opium and examines contemporary heroin trade and addiction in the United States.

Director: William Templeton | Stars: Paul Newman, Vernon Hann, Jack Hurst, Sherman N. Kieffer

Votes: 115



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