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1. Pinocchio (2021)

Animation, Fantasy, Musical | Pre-production

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson

2. Logan's Run

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.

3. Portal (I)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A film adaptation of the video game series.

4. Alias Grace (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 20,855

5. 1906

PG-13 | Animation, Adventure, Crime | Announced

A young man discovers a series of secrets and lies that left San Francisco highly vulnerable to the fires that engulfed it in the aftermath of the historical 1906 earthquake.

Director: Brad Bird

6. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 23,893 | Gross: $2.66M

7. Window Horses (2016)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.

Director: Ann Marie Fleming | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Navid Negahban

Votes: 407

8. Dead Slow Ahead (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

The freighter Fair Lady crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its gears reveals the continuous movement of machinery devouring its workers: the last gestures of the old sailors' trade ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Herce

Votes: 322

9. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 26,209 | Gross: $17.27M

10. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 43,384 | Gross: $16.79M

11. Euphoria (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

32 Metascore

Sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.

Director: Lisa Langseth | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,902

12. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 46,611 | Gross: $10.58M

13. Orange (2015)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto | Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Ryûsei, Hirona Yamazaki

Votes: 1,025

14. Unicorn Store (2017)

TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Kit, a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

Director: Brie Larson | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 15,270

15. Pali Road (2015)

92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

38 Metascore

A young doctor wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can't remember. Her search for the truth to her past life will lead her to question everyone around her and her entire existence.

Director: Jonathan Lim | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang, Michelle Chen, Henry Ian Cusick

Votes: 4,717

16. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 37,763 | Gross: $100.48M

17. Life in Color (I) (2015)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Out of work and with no place to live, a fired nanny and a struggling comedian are stuck house-sitting together. To get back on their feet, this odd couple reluctantly helps each other ... See full summary »

Director: Katharine Emmer | Stars: Josh McDermitt, Katharine Emmer, Adam Lustick, Jim O'Heir

Votes: 937

18. Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

45 Metascore

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert C. Kirk, Kate Winslet

Votes: 22,044 | Gross: $1.40M

19. Another Day of Life (2018)

85 min | Animation, Biography

78 Metascore

A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope ... See full summary »

Directors: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz

Votes: 1,163

20. Detective (2018)

126 min | Animation

Detective is an upcoming 2016 Bangladeshi 3D computer animated fantasy-Suspense film 3D Creations & Direction Tapan Ahmed produced by Jaaz Multimedia.The film is based on Rabindranath ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Ahmed | Stars: Arifin Shuvo, Nusraat Faria Mazhar, Eamin Haque Bobby, Aliraj

21. The Secret Scripture (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Theo James, Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana

Votes: 5,689

22. After the Storm (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky

Votes: 7,963 | Gross: $0.27M

23. The Invisible Guest (2016)

106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A successful entrepreneur accused of murder and a witness preparation expert have less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 99,153

24. If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy

Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Mauro Caiazza, Gaku Hamada, Mieko Harada, Anna Ishii

Votes: 1,843

25. The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson

Votes: 25,094 | Gross: $12.70M

26. Domain (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait in self-sustaining bunkers with a networked video interface for communication, but one by one, they start ... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Atcheson | Stars: Britt Lower, Ryan Merriman, William Gregory Lee, Sonja Sohn

Votes: 774

27. Life+1Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 7,561

28. Wolfwalkers (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Family | Post-production

In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter, ROBYN, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Stars: Sean Bean, Honor Kneafsey

29. Heartstone (2016)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 3,980

30. Sami Blood (2016)

110 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Ánne Biret Somby, Bo Lundmark

Votes: 5,310

31. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 28,727 | Gross: $2.83M

32. To the Bone (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A young woman, dealing with anorexia, meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Rebekah Kennedy, Lily Collins, Dana L. Wilson, Ziah Colon

Votes: 35,644

33. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

18 Metascore

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 8,187

34. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

R | 123 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 3,474 | Gross: $0.13M

35. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.09M

36. What Happened to Monday (2017)

TV-MA | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 91,740

37. Life Itself (2018)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 12,973 | Gross: $4.10M

38. Louise by the Shore (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Drama

Louise, an old lady, finds herself stranded in a seaside resort after the last train of the holiday season has left the station. But far from panicking, the fearless Louise decides to stay,... See full summary »

Director: Jean-François Laguionie | Stars: Diane Dassigny, Piera Degli Esposti, Dominique Frot, Antony Hickling

Votes: 731

39. Logan Lucky (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie

Votes: 114,332 | Gross: $27.78M

40. Mavka. The Forest Song

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | Pre-production

Mavka - a soul of the Forest - faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human - the talented young musician... See full summary »

Director: Oleksandra Ruban | Star: Serj

41. Shadows (VI)

Animation, History | Post-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Directors: Edgar Wright, Maria Young, Maria Young | Stars: Micheal Crowley, Olivia Shortall, Donie Walsh, Jp Eady

42. Vision (I) (2018)

109 min | Drama

Frenchwoman Joan is a world traveller and chronicler. She travels, sees, experience and writes. She lands in the forest and hills near Nara, Japan and meets Satoshi. Despite the mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, Takanori Iwata, Minami

Votes: 473

43. About Endlessness (2019)

78 min | Drama

84 Metascore

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman, Amanda Davies

Votes: 822

44. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 9,468 | Gross: $0.81M

45. The Lifeboat

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Grace Winter, a young woman on trial for murder, recounts the tale of how she survived a shipwreck at sea in a lifeboat that initially carried too many people.

Star: Anne Hathaway

46. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Mystery

88 Metascore

A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago.

Director: Gan Bi | Stars: Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee

Votes: 3,936 | Gross: $0.50M

47. Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Polish scientist) and Pierre Curie, and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard

Votes: 115

48. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 348,859 | Gross: $188.02M

49. Trouble Is My Business (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Detective Roland Drake falls for two sisters from the Montemar family. One woman is dead and the other wants to kill him.

Director: Tom Konkle | Stars: Vernon Wells, Tom Konkle, Brittney Powell, Jana Banker

Votes: 1,430

50. The Last Suit (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Solarz | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Martín Piroyansky, Natalia Verbeke

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.07M

51. Tourments d'amour (2017)

53 min | Drama

On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house, where the sweet memory of their grandmother is still ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Jules | Stars: Daniely Francisque, Stana Roumillac, Christophe Rangoly, Harry Baltus

Votes: 12

52. Arcadia (II) (2017)

78 min | Documentary

From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: Laura Rennie, Ian Sexon

Votes: 180

53. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy