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1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.3
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89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 847,261 | Gross: $34.40M

2. The Ringer (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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46 Metascore

A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, Brian Cox, Jed Rees

Votes: 34,108 | Gross: $35.42M

3. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 316,782 | Gross: $97.69M

4. Anomalisa (2015)

R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman | Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

Votes: 60,166 | Gross: $3.76M

5. Dr. Phil (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Talk-Show

4.1
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Talk show in which Dr. Phil McGraw invites guests to confront their problems.

Stars: Phil McGraw, Robin McGraw, T.D. Jakes, Travis Stork

Votes: 2,972

6. Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

Votes: 15,142 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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57 Metascore

A comedy writer struggles to overcome his addiction to heroin.

Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

Votes: 6,692 | Gross: $1.17M

8. Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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37 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

Votes: 19,777 | Gross: $17.13M

9. Peter's Friends (1992)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 9,881 | Gross: $4.06M

10. 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: 35,043

11. Straight Talk (1992)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen

Votes: 3,201 | Gross: $21.20M

12. Reboot Camp (2020)

Comedy | Post-production

After finding out that his wife has blown their life savings on self-help gurus, Seymour teams up with his brother Danny, a filmmaker, to document how easy it is to start a fake self-help ... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Raza | Stars: David Lipper, David Koechner, Keli Price, Ed Begley Jr.

13. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.4
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Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 1,331

14. How to Be (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.

Director: Oliver Irving | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon, Powell Jones, Jeremy Hardy

Votes: 3,666

15. Truth About Men (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mads, a 34-year-old scriptwriter, goes through a crisis in life when a close friend of his has a stroke and ends up in a coma. Mads breaks up with his girlfriend for ten years and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Tuva Novotny, Rosalinde Mynster, Signe Egholm Olsen

Votes: 1,221

16. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.

Director: Tim Reid | Stars: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly

Votes: 454 | Gross: $3.38M

17. Deadly Devotion (2013– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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This season of DEADLY DEVOTION reveals a family's clash with Scientology over their son's medical treatment; the story of a Jehovah's Witness with serious cold feet; the ungodly actions of ... See full summary »

Stars: Rick Pasqualone, Keith Mackler, Jessica Shea Alverson, Justin Walker White

Votes: 100

18. The Compass (2009)

90 min | Documentary

6.0
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Biology governs 20 percent of our lives; the remaining 80 percent is up to us. With this in mind, wellness expert John Spencer Ellis set out to create a life guide to help people realize ... See full summary »

Directors: Marlowe Greenlee, Josh Stone | Stars: Perk, Craig Tyson Adams, Debbie Allen, John Assaraf

Votes: 87

19. Young & Naive (2019)

Short

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Preferring the company of none, Robin searches to find out why all her beautiful and successful friends are single. She uncovered one of the biggest secrets in the world...Child Sexual Abuse.

Directors: Tuesday Conner, Phil Tyler | Stars: Eric Roberts, Sy Richardson, Jaseida Mojica, Samuel Whitehill

20. Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

5.3
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Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives... See full summary »

Director: Paul Kampf | Stars: Neal McDonough, Patrick Wilson, Scott Michael Campbell, John Heard

Votes: 167

21. Second Honeymoon (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Newly remarried woman finds her businessman husband boring and runs into her wealthy playboy first husband.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Stuart Erwin, Claire Trevor

Votes: 344

22. How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013)

116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A messed-up life's woman buys a video tape named 'How To Use Guy with Secret Tips' that will change her life forever.

Director: Wonsuk Lee | Stars: Jeong-se Oh, Yong-Joon Ahn, Sung-Woo Bae, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 453

23. Bloody Angels (1998)

R | 100 min | Thriller

5.9
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An Oslo detective visits a hick town to investigate some murders rumored by the locals to have been the work of 'angels'. More likely, given the unsavory types he meets, vengeance and vigilantism are the very human motivations behind.

Director: Karin Julsrud | Stars: Reidar Sørensen, Jon Øigarden, Gaute Boris Skjegstad, Trond Høvik

Votes: 447

24. Maria My Love (2011)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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A young woman named Ana is struggling to deal with her mother's death and her father's mistakes. In an effort to feel better, she reconnects with her half-sister Grace, (Lauren Fales) and, ... See full summary »

Director: Jasmine McGlade | Stars: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger, Lauren Fales

Votes: 42

25. ADD & Loving It?! (2009)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.5
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Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts (some of whom have ADHD themselves!) including medical researchers, ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Green | Stars: Rick Green, Patrick McKenna

Votes: 39

26. We Need to Talk About Kieran (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Turning down an offer from Harvard, bumbling genius Kieran Edwards opts to follow his true love Juliet to The University of Nottingham. Within days of arriving, he finds her in bed with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Murphy, Daniel Smith Rowsey | Stars: Dan Morgan, James Wilby, Linda Robson, Christopher Parker

Votes: 28

27. Tapping the Source (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Dean Hamilton | Stars: Michael Beckwith, Cynthia Brian, Jack Canfield, Cathy Lee Crosby

Votes: 9

28. Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy Story (2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 74 other countries worldwide.

Director: Nick Nanton | Stars: Brian Tracy, Richard Tyler

Votes: 10

29. Feeding Mr. Baldwin (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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A house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching.

Director: Will Prescott | Stars: Dalton Leeb, Anil Margsahayam, Christopher B. Duncan, Abby Miller

Votes: 117

30. Homeboy (II) (2019)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A young man wants to travel around the world finds himself stuck in a space loop within his own house.

Director: Bryan Christian | Stars: Emeka Nwafor, Maya Allicock, Angela McKee, Greg Mays

31. Revoloution (2006)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama

5.9
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27 Metascore

A violent, street-fighting, extreme-stutterer becomes a great, powerful communicator. REVOLOUTION seems like just a great story, but it is the first movie in history to be structured around... See full summary »

Director: Bret Carr | Stars: Bret Carr, Kumar Pallana, Starla Benford, Burt Young

Votes: 85

32. Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (2012 Video)

Documentary

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Stars: Thomas Biebers, Brennan Burt, Jasmin De Main, Danny Hansen

Votes: 51

33. Hella Joof-finten (2019)

22 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Jonas Bransholm, Mathias Bransholm | Stars: Rasmus Borg, Jonas Bransholm, Mathias Bransholm, Rose Broholm

34. Dream Date (I) (2009)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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A wife tries to spice up her love life with the aid of a self-help tape.

Director: Rene Alberta | Stars: Dana Lyn Baron, Christopher Randolph

35. Teen Yoga (2008 Video)

TV-PG | 145 min | Documentary

8.0
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Celebrity Yoga master Kathleen Kastner guides teen athlete Allie LaForce through a complete Kundalini power-yoga flow routine to build strength, flexibility, endurance and mental acuity.

Director: Vivian Schilling | Stars: Kathleen Kastner, Allie LaForce, Yves Vacharresse

Votes: 6

36. Robin, Chuck, and Shirley (2008)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Ex-Convict's Guide tells the hilarious story of convicted thief and murderer Robin Sutherland who is granted house arrest by an overly lenient and out to lunch parole board.

Director: Barry W. Levy | Stars: Barry W. Levy, Patrick Gallagher, Julia Benson, Darren Daurie

Votes: 23

37. Hairapy (2014– )

5 min | Comedy

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Tools in hand and hearts on sleeve, hair stylists Fawn and Dawn show their clients--and themselves--that beauty is an inside job.

Stars: Lara Ingraham, Shauna Bloom, David Dean Bottrell, Monika Casey

38. The Keeper of the Keys (2012 Video)

G | 86 min | Documentary

6.5
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Michael Walden is down on his luck. One night, Success Coach Jack Canfield appears and says he is sending friends to help him. So begins an incredible dream that finds Michael encountering experts who share personal stories of empowerment.

Director: Scott Cervine | Stars: Jack Canfield, John Gray, Marci Shimoff, Scott Cervine

Votes: 11

39. The Brini Maxwell Show (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.3
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You've never seen a domestic goddess like Brini. The insouciant Brini (rhymes with "teeny"), is the host of The Brini Maxwell Show. She's a self-described "child prodigy in the area of ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Sander, Jennifer Cohan, Tom Brown Jr., Helen Gurley Brown

Votes: 30

40. Moving Forward (I)

Documentary, Biography | Filming

A documentary feature film made by a Domestic Violence survivor, who had become a successful Certified Hypnotherapist/Filmmaker/Martial Artist and a Business Owner after finding a way to overcome lingering effects of her past.

Director: Akasha | Stars: Akasha, Lisa Machenberg

41. Active Parenting of Teens: 3rd Edition (2008 Video)

173 min

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This set of 6 stand-alone videos provides parents with the skills they need to meet the challenges of parenting teens and preteens in today's turbulent society.

Director: Luke Livingston | Stars: Kenny Alfonso, Deena Beasley, Michael Beasley, Jessica Bosworth

42. What's My Price? (2016)

90 min | Documentary

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A rational romantic embarks on a journey to find his own worth in relationships. Logical and successful in his career, but unlucky in love, Dave decides to flip his approach. He puts his ... See full summary »

Director: Sherry Malone | Stars: Danny Bollinger, Stephanie Coontz, Dave Patzwald

43. The Gospel of Lou (2003)

72 min | Action

5.5
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A homophobic, violent, stuttering boxer transforms into a motivational speaker.

Director: Bret Carr | Stars: Michele Carlo, Bret Carr

Votes: 39

44. The Salesmen of Happiness (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

4.5
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Why are we so desperately searching for happiness in this society where things seem to be quite OK. Why are we looking for 'more and better' all the time and have the feeling that what we have is never enough?

Director: Wille Hyvönen | Stars: Wille Hyvönen, Siiri Raasakka, Martti Hyvönen, Janne Kortteinen

Votes: 59

45. Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself (2016)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

4.7
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A man loses his house, his job, his woman and his mind. In the course of 24-hours, he will only win one back!

Director: MYC Agnew | Stars: MYC Agnew, Jack Stuart, Keenan R. Carter, Ale Flores

Votes: 6

46. Stella's Search for Sanity (2003)

Short, Comedy

2.1
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Director: Peter Alessandria | Stars: Maria Bamford, Peter Tork, Solange Castro Belcher, Joe Keyes

Votes: 8

47. The Magnet (2011)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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On his 35th birthday the unsuccessful Dan Dalrymple receives a ticket to a self-help seminar from his parents promising him riches and success. After attending the seminar Dan starts ... See full summary »

Director: Gunnar Tryggvason | Stars: Helena Confortiová, Emma Denny, James Donlon, Jana Durcáková

Votes: 5

48. The Scientology Handbook: Tools for Life (2011 Video)

133 min | Documentary

4.7
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Stars: Thomas Biebers, Roz McHenry, Tanisha Rachelle

Votes: 17

49. Mind OS (2009 Video)

News, Talk-Show

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The ultimate material of personal growth, strong boundaries for becoming the man you always wanted to be - vital, passionate, alive, successful, and solid.

Director: Matt Schramer | Star: Paul Dobransky

50. Fresh Canned Help (2009)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Dr. Alice Grey struggles to cure her patients even when the craziest one accuses her of malpractice.

Director: Jeff Goldstein | Stars: Cheridy Clement, Jannese Davidson, Steve Gresser, John Sipple

Votes: 9



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