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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 418,664 | Gross: $285.76M

2. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 254,687 | Gross: $47.40M

3. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 159,339 | Gross: $40.90M

4. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 211,026 | Gross: $5.38M

5. Monster Trucks (2016)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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41 Metascore

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper

Votes: 14,094 | Gross: $33.37M

6. Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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59 Metascore

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill

Votes: 57,363 | Gross: $17.00M

7. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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80 Metascore

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 24,383 | Gross: $49.11M

8. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 59,376 | Gross: $19.39M

9. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,627 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 21,456 | Gross: $6.75M

11. A Moment to Remember (2004)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek, Seon-jin Lee

Votes: 20,065

12. Suburban Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.

Director: Marc Klein | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin, Maggie Grace, James Naughton

Votes: 7,166

13. Around the Bend (2004)

R | 85 min | Drama

6.4
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46 Metascore

A bitter, recently divorced man is goaded by his grandfather and son into going on a family road trip to reconcile with his estranged father.

Director: Jordan Roberts | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo

Votes: 4,074 | Gross: $0.19M

14. Turn It Up (2000)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Action

4.2
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18 Metascore

Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Adetuyi | Stars: Pras Michel, Ja Rule, Jason Statham, Vondie Curtis-Hall

Votes: 1,109 | Gross: $1.24M

15. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 10,061 | Gross: $0.71M

16. Distant Thunder (1988)

R | 114 min | Drama

5.7
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A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.16M

17. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,548 | Gross: $2.05M

18. A Reflection of Fear (1972)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A disturbed young girl starts believing that there is something very sinister at work after her estranged father visits her at her mother and grandmother's house with the woman he plans to marry.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure, Sondra Locke

Votes: 461

19. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 35

20. Clementine (2004)

100 min | Action, Drama

3.1
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Kim is a Taekwondo champion who decides to give up his fighting career for good in order to take care of his daughter Sa Rang. But when an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps Sa Rang, Kim must ... See full summary »

Director: Du-yeong Kim | Stars: Dong-jun Lee, Steven Seagal, Hye-ri Kim, Seo-woo Eun

Votes: 1,074

21. In Our Nature (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

A scheduling mistake leads to an estranged father and son sharing a vacation home with their respective girlfriends.

Director: Brian Savelson | Stars: Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 708

22. Nightbeats (2009)

89 min | Drama

6.2
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A contemporary noir set entirely at night Nightbeats is an homage to the classic noirs of the 1940's, though told as a contemporary drama, not a gumshoe satire, Nightbeats follow the lives ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Carroll | Stars: Missy Bell, Bonnie Bennett, Anthony D'Juan, Kelley DuHain

Votes: 21

23. Incident in a Small Town (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Walter Matthau and Harry Morgan star in this made-for-television drama, in which a judge in a small town discovers that the skeletons in his family closet are aired for all to see after he's named as a prime suspect in a murder.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Stephanie Zimbalist, Nick Stahl

Votes: 326

24. Scene of the Crime (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In the woods, a 13-year-old boy is grabbed by an escaped convict and told to bring money later that day. The boy does as he's told, only to be attacked by the convict's partner. A murder ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Nicolas Giraudi, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Wadeck Stanczak

Votes: 712 | Gross: $0.16M

25. Ingen kan älska som vi (1988)

101 min | Drama, Romance

4.2
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Anneli is soon to be 17 years old. She lives alone with her mother and can barely remember her father who left the family 10 years ago. One day she receive a letter from her father, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Staffan Hildebrand | Stars: Izabella Scorupco, Håkan Lindberg, Anki Lidén, Stig Engström

Votes: 329

26. The Conrad Boys (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Charlie Conrad is ready for college, but the sudden death of his mother and his long-absent father leave him saddled with the adult responsibility of raising his 9-year-old brother.

Director: Justin Lo | Stars: Justin Lo, Booboo Stewart, Nick Bartzen, Barry Shay

Votes: 850

27. Chef's Special (2008)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla | Stars: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Fernando Tejero, Benjamín Vicuña

Votes: 1,924

28. Blame It on the Night (1984)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.4
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When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Taft | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Byron Thames, Leslie Ackerman, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 158 | Gross: $0.20M

29. Shelter (I) (2008)

101 min | Drama

5.1
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With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.

Director: Chris Elston | Stars: James Casey, Chris Elston, Jennifer Pennington, Kelsey Sanders

Votes: 150

30. Gen Silent (2011)

TV-PG | 70 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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LGBT people who fought the earliest battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination, or worse, in health care/long-term care that they hide their past lives, are afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Stu Maddux

Votes: 53

31. Sunflower (2005)

129 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Bin Li

Votes: 644 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Relative Stranger (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

6.3
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After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Cicely Tyson, Michael Michele, Michael Beach

Votes: 127

33. Johnny (1999)

84 min | Drama

4.4
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Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Chris William Martin, Gema Zamprogna, Kris Lemche, Vanessa Shaver

Votes: 113

34. Twenty Dollar Star (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A successful Hollywood actress by day prowls the streets at night as a sex worker.

Director: Paul Leder | Stars: Rebecca Holden, Bernard White, Eddie Barth, Marilyn Hassett

Votes: 22

35. Armed Hands (2012)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.

Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Leïla Bekhti, Marc Lavoine, Nicolas Bridet

Votes: 488

36. Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Sophie Ware is a musician who returns to run the family farm after her father's death. She struggles with the operation and is surprised by an offer of assistance from Alex, the farm's ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Paul Gross, Marion Gilsenan, Victoria Snow

Votes: 197

37. Ruby Blue (2007)

106 min | Drama

6.7
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An elderly man's innocent friendship with an eight year old girl is tarnished by the assumptions of a community when the little girl goes missing.

Director: Jan Dunn | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Josiane Balasko, Jody Latham, Josef Altin

Votes: 197

38. The Blue Veil (1942)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1914, in the first months of World War I, Louise Jarraud loses her husband, killed on the front. Shortly after, she gives birth to a baby, who soon dies. Devastated by this double ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Stelli | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 64

39. My Pretty Baby (1989)

Drama

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Director: Leroy Salvador | Stars: Aiko Melendez, Eddie Gutierrez, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia

40. The Wyoming Bandit (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Western

6.4
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An outlaw who has been gone from home for 20 years returns to find out who killed his son.

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 53

41. Wanted: Perfect Father (1994)

Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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Director: Efren Jarlego | Stars: Dolphy, Dawn Zulueta, Edu Manzano, Babalu

Votes: 9

42. Red (1996)

26 min | Short, Drama

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Set in 1976 following a young Chinese woman's journey to England to find her estranged parents. Red is a fable about love, freedom and Elvis.

Director: Rosa Fong | Star: Jennifer Lin

43. I Work (2012)

93 min | Comedy

8.0
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A confused anarchist and his workaholic housemate set out to find an estranged parent. The two get more than they bargained for, when an accident along the way reveals wires beneath their skin.

Director: Michael Henry | Stars: Tom Bridger, Michael Henry, Charles Cromwell, Rob Smith

Votes: 23

44. Dan for Mayor (2010– )
Episode: A Cleanse Getaway (2010)

Comedy

3.8
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Director: Paul Mather | Stars: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates, Benjamin Ayres

Votes: 17

45. Good Morning Britain (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 December 2018 (2018)

News, Talk-Show

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Piers and Susanna conduct another exclusive interview with Thomas Markle; PM rules out second referendum; should humour be censored?; Piers shows off his Christmas card from Theresa May; plus Joan Collins is live in the studio.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Ranvir Singh, Ben Bradshaw

46. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Fearful Symmetry (2012)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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After a pretty graduate student moonlighting as a baby sitter is found bound on a bed and smothered, it is found that she posed for provocative bondage photos.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Abigail Hardingham, Georgia Taylor, Ciarán McMenamin, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 355

47. Future Cop (1976– )
Episode: Girl on the Ledge (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A woman perched on the ledge of a ten-story building threatens to jump unless police can convince her estranged father to talk to her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Michael Shannon, John Amos, Irene Tsu

Votes: 6

48. London Spy (2015)
Episode: If This Is a Lie (2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Danny finally discovers the shocking truth about what really happened to his lover, and what really took place that night in the attic where he died.

Director: Jakob Verbruggen | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Harriet Walter, Jim Broadbent, Zrinka Cvitesic

Votes: 293

49. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
Episode: Live Big (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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While trying to woo her back, Shirley Schimdt's ex-husband asks her to be in his upcoming wedding. Alan and Denny defend a man who killed his wife at her request. Paul reaches out to his daughter.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: James Spader, Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 201

50. Bogan Pride (2008)
Episode: The Dance Battle (2008)

25 min | Comedy, Musical

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Cassandra uses Jennie as a 'replacement mong' in order to collect the prize for the colouring-in competition. Jennie enlists Nick into her dance battle team.

Director: Peter Templeman | Stars: Rebel Wilson, Sally-Anne Upton, Lulu McClatchy, Fanny Hanusin



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