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1. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 143,967 | Gross: $83.30M

2. Santa Baby (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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Mary Class is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Ivan Sergei, George Wendt, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 1,539

3. Summertime (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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72 Metascore

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère

Votes: 3,287 | Gross: $0.04M

4. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Votes: 34,797 | Gross: $6.61M

5. Happy Tears (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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35 Metascore

Two sisters return home to deal with their ailing father, only to face some surprising situations.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn, Ellen Barkin

Votes: 1,352 | Gross: $0.02M

6. The Lake (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Linden Ashby, Stanley Anderson, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 648

7. A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

Votes: 750

8. Blue Film Woman (1969)

80 min | Drama

5.6
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A father's debt to a loan shark leads his wife and daughter to take desperate measures.

Director: Kan Mukai | Stars: Mitsugu Fujii, Ichirô Furuoka, Miki Hashimoto, Keisuke Kawahigashi

Votes: 32

9. Land Raiders (1970)

M | 101 min | Action, Western

5.3
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An outlaw committing a string of robberies and murders manages to blame the crimes on Apaches, bringing about an Indian war.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Telly Savalas, George Maharis, Arlene Dahl, Janet Landgard

Votes: 293

10. Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! (2011)

115 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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An angel is sent to Earth to convince a conman healer to change his way, only to have the conman take advantage of his angelic healing powers. The conman's road to salvation lies in ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Y. Reyes | Stars: Vic Sotto, Bea Alonzo, Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat

Votes: 38

11. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 631

12. The Code (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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44 Metascore

Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Boursinhac | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Samy Naceri, Clotilde Courau, Marie Guillard

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Halliday Brand (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff Halliday doesn't approve of his children dating or marrying half-breeds and his blind hate threatens to alienate his whole family.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Ward Bond

Votes: 352

14. Catch That Girl (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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The obstacles facing the perilous mission of 12-year-olds Ida, Sebastian and Jonas are many: a bank vault 30 meters above ground to open, secret combinations to crack, vicious guard dogs to... See full summary »

Director: Fabian Wullenweber | Stars: Julie Zangenberg, Stefan Pagels Andersen, Mads Ravn, William Haugaard Petersen

Votes: 1,025

15. Eat Sleep Die (2012)

104 min | Drama

6.5
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.

Director: Gabriela Pichler | Stars: Nermina Lukac, Milan Dragisic, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält

Votes: 2,008

16. Cloro (2015)

98 min | Drama

6.0
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Jenny is seventeen and dreams of becoming a synchronized swimmer, but her carefree adolescent life in Ostia, a seacoast town near Rome, is shaken by the sudden death of her mother. With a ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Sanfelice | Stars: Sara Serraiocco, Andrea Vergoni, Anatol Sassi, Ivan Franek

Votes: 242

17. Leonardo Delos Reyes: Alyas Waway (1993)

Action, Drama

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Director: Toto Natividad | Stars: Cesar Montano, Jun Aristorenas, Cristina Gonzales, Bembol Roco

18. Den Fremmede (2009)

26 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Daniels father is dying and after 15 years of absence Daniel is forced to return to the family farm to help. Here he is brought face to face with his sister - the main reason Daniel left. ... See full summary »

Director: Nuka Woelk | Stars: Kasper Leisner, Laura Drasbæk, Torben Zeller, Pilou Asbæk

Votes: 22

19. Ibong Adarna (1941)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Based on the popular Filipino fairytale, Ibong Adarna tells the story of an ailing king who sent his three sons to search for the Ibong Adarna "Adarna bird" as the only cure to his illness ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Salumbides | Stars: Mila del Sol, Fred Cortes, Ester Magalona, Deanna Prieto

Votes: 15

20. One Fall (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.1
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38 Metascore

The story of a man who gains healing powers after he survives a 200-foot fall.

Director: Marcus Dean Fuller | Stars: Marcus Dean Fuller, Zoe McLellan, Seamus Mulcahy, James McCaffrey

Votes: 204

21. Moon in the 12th House (2015)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.0
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When a pair of estranged Israeli sisters are reunited, they must come to terms with the circumstances that tore them apart.

Director: Dorit Hakim | Stars: Gefen Barkai, Gil Cohen, Shani Dubinchik, Abraham Horowitz

Votes: 55

22. Slave Wife (1976)

73 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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When a stuck-up and privileged lady of a wealthy family is left to fend for herself, her butler decides to teach her some overdue humility through BDSM.

Director: Akira Katô | Stars: Naomi Tani, Yû Mizushiro, Akira Takahashi, Raina Gessman

Votes: 27

23. Rose & Alexander (2002)

Unrated | 40 min | Drama, Short

7.1
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A young woman, ROSE DELONGPRE, yearns for acceptance from her mentally ill father, while struggling to break free from the clutches of her overprotective brother to whom she finds herself ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Vasquez | Stars: Laura Reilly, Brandon Ryan Puleio, Joseph Haggerty, Lindzey Sturdevant

Votes: 24

24. Lumberjacking (1988)

165 min | Drama

7.0
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Lumberjacking is a second part of saga about young author, Kalle Päätalo. It's a story about growing up and becoming a storyteller in hard times when their father was in the forced labour camp. He was a lunatic.

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Ari-Kyösti Seppo, Pirjo Leppänen, Martti Kainulainen, Leena Hyttinen

Votes: 225

25. Ken'en (2018)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Kazunari, a quiet and well-behaved young man, works at a printing company. On the other hand, his older brother, Takushi, is a short-tempered, typical troublemaker who was just released ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Yoshida | Stars: Masataka Kubota, Hirofumi Arai, Keiko Enoue, Miwako Kakei

Votes: 72

26. Pilgrim Hill (2013)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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Jimmy Walshe is a middle aged farmer living in rural Ireland with his critically ill father. Life has been tough on Jimmy over the years, but things are about to get worse, as his life hits a very rough patch on and off his farm.

Director: Gerard Barrett | Stars: Joe Mullins, Muiris Crowley, Corina Gough, Kevin McCormack

Votes: 178

27. Life's Hardy Men (1986)

142 min | Drama

6.9
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A curious and stubborn boy Kalle has to grow up fast in northern Finland in the 1920s. When his lumberjack father gets ill, Kalle has to take his place as a provider for the family.

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Martti Kainulainen, Pirjo Leppänen, Teuvo Remes, Tapio Remes

Votes: 212

28. The Promised Princess (2016 TV Movie)

106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.4
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A narrative fairy tale in which golden-haired princess Radost is promised as wife to a pirate. Will brave Jirík fulfill three tasks, defeat the suitor, keep his promise and bring Radost to his cruel prince?

Director: Ivan Pokorný | Stars: Marta Dancingerová, Jan Cina, Karel Cepek, Jitka Cvancarová

Votes: 59

29. Susie Steps Out (1946)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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When her father, Papa Russell (Percival Vivian), loses his job because of illness, adolescent Susie Russell (played by newcomer and top-billed Nita Hunter) poses as older than she is in ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: David Bruce, Cleatus Caldwell, Nita Hunter, Howard Freeman

Votes: 6

30. The Love Trader (1930)

Passed | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A woman, raised in the most-strict New England atmosphere, marries a stern, God-fearing sea captain and is thrown suddenly into the romantic, colorful and licentious atmosphere of a South ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Roland Drew, Henry B. Walthall, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 11

31. The Land of Rain Trees (I) (2015)

Drama

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Nobuyuki found a review website of his favorite book. He felt the same way as the website owner (Rika) about the book's story. Since then, he has interested in Rika with sensorineural hearingloss.

Director: Yoshishige Miyake | Stars: Mariya Nishiuchi, Yûta Tamamori, Jôji Abe, Yumi Asô

Votes: 56

32. After Klara (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.3
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Robert lacks direction and seems alienated as a young adult. He meets a handsome man who, though he gives Robert perspective for a moment, alienates him even further.

Director: Stefan Butzmühlen | Stars: Wolfram Schorlemmer, Athanasios Karanikolas, Tobias Lenel, Daniela Holtz

Votes: 14

33. Merhaba (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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When Özge Güven flew over 5,000 miles to Istanbul, Turkey to visit her father, she never expected his neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, to have progressed so quickly... See full summary »

Director: Lauren Brady | Stars: Fadik Sevin Atasoy, Sönmez Atasoy, Paxton Winters, Nursel Köse

Votes: 18

34. Minsan may isang puso (2001)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Jose Javier Reyes | Stars: Ricky Davao, Dekster Santos, Jiego Malvar, Jaclyn Jose

Votes: 5

35. Runner (2009 Video)

16 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

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A college student from a working class family vies for a track scholarship against the state's number one high school recruit in this send-up of inspirational sports movies.

Director: Patrick Bottaro | Stars: Derek Renfeld, Patrick Bottaro, Will Roberts, Alexander Thomas Scott

36. Rozruch na onkológii (1991 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama

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Director: Luba Velecká | Stars: Ingrid Timková, Ladislav Chudík, Vladimír Jedlovsky, Milan Bahúl

37. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: A Red Wheel Barrow (2013)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After new information comes to light, Carrie and Quinn pursue a key suspect in the Langley bombing. Saul deals with political backlash while Fara discovers the toll an intelligence job can take.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 2,220

38. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Episode: Daddy's Accident (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), an overbearing hostess, is stunned when her less-than-well-off sisters Daisy and Rose inform her that their father has been taken to the hospital. ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Snoad | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Josephine Tewson, Judy Cornwell, Geoffrey Hughes

Votes: 221

39. Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013–2016)
Episode: Drømme og Diamanter - del 1 (2014)

43 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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After years with no contact to her parents, Dicte's father approaches her from out of the blue. Meanwhile, a young black woman is found murdered at a nearby hotel.

Director: Kasper Barfoed | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Lars Brygmann, Lærke Winther, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 71

40. Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013–2016)
Episode: Drømme og Diamanter - del 2 (2014)

43 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Dicte and Wagner are lead into the world of prostitution and a mysterious woman helps them apprehend the killer. Dicte and Bo meet Rose's new boyfriend.

Director: Kasper Barfoed | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Lars Brygmann, Lærke Winther, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 67

41. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 September 1996 (1996)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Claire Winyard | Stars: Howard Antony, Syan Blake, Michelle Collins, Adam Woodyatt

42. Wanted Down Under Revisited (2008– )
Episode: Hanson (2019)

44 min | Reality-TV

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Mary Hanson had grown up listening to family tales of adventure Down Under. Did a trial week in 2017 (S.11 Ep.22) help husband Keith convince her Australia was somewhere they could call home?

Director: Dave Baker | Star: Nicki Chapman

43. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Honor Thy Father (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Alex's sister Charlotte turns up at the taxi office to ask him to visit their father Joe, who's seriously ill in hospital. Alex hasn't seen Joe since their mother's funeral, and hasn't spoken to him for 30 years, but eventually gives in.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 76

44. Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Episode: Maong (2007)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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A family struggles to overcome a tragedy when their father suffers from a third-degree burn.

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz | Stars: Carlo Aquino, Dick Israel, Gina Alajar, Nikka Valencia

45. Limitless (2015–2016)
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Brian Finch develops superhuman abilities after taking a mysterious drug called NZT, which finds him landing on the FBI's radar as he works to clear his name of an NZT-related murder.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 2,030

46. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
Episode: Red Crone (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The Cyber team investigates a child abduction case inspired by a myth where an abductor lures children through a cell phone app.

Director: Brad Tanenbaum | Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz

Votes: 164

47. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Thine Own Self (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.9
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Data is sent to follow a probe that has drifted off course and crashed on a primitive planet, only to crash on the planet, himself, with no memory of any event prior to crashing on the planet's surface.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,731

48. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Unification I (1991)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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Picard and Data follow Spock into Romulan space on a dangerous mission.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,012

49. Gotham (2014–2019)
Episode: Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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After Gordon is removed from protective custody, he begins to face new threats and dangers inside prison walls. In order to survive he must rely on a new friend as well as Bullock and other... See full summary »

Director: Scott White | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 2,174

50. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Episode: Year of the Monkey (1990)

46 min | Horror

6.8
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A father uses a potentially fatal test to challenge the loyalty of his children using three magical monkey statues.

Director: Rodney Charters | Stars: Louise Robey, Steve Monarque, Chris Wiggins, Robert Ito

Votes: 61



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