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1. Blinded by the Light (2019)

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

6.9
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71 Metascore

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura

Votes: 6,684 | Gross: $11.47M

2. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 338,537 | Gross: $52.29M

3. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 397,753 | Gross: $169.71M

4. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 210,901 | Gross: $10.64M

5. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 237,326 | Gross: $32.53M

6. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 27,547 | Gross: $0.72M

7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 427,471 | Gross: $17.74M

8. Girls (2012–2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

Votes: 61,670

9. Home Again (2017)

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

5.8
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41 Metascore

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander

Votes: 23,766 | Gross: $27.02M

10. No Strings Attached (I) (2011)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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50 Metascore

A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes

Votes: 200,078 | Gross: $70.66M

11. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 108,381 | Gross: $13.62M

12. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 175,762 | Gross: $6.39M

13. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 543,281 | Gross: $124.99M

14. Wild Hogs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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27 Metascore

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road, but get more than they bargained for when they encounter a New Mexico gang called the Del Fuegos.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, William H. Macy

Votes: 110,009 | Gross: $168.27M

15. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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77 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Votes: 27,758 | Gross: $9.60M

16. Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.2
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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: 20,717 | Gross: $1.40M

17. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 182,924

18. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 99,774 | Gross: $2.40M

19. This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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51 Metascore

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Director: Simon Aboud | Stars: Mia Farkasovska, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anna Chancellor, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 6,762 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 37,725 | Gross: $30.04M

21. The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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51 Metascore

An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Whit Baldwin, Vanessa Wasche, Enid Graham

Votes: 17,039

22. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ledgin

Votes: 147,551 | Gross: $16.03M

23. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

8.1
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86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 13,397 | Gross: $0.03M

24. The Words (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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37 Metascore

A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 70,976 | Gross: $11.49M

25. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 21,164 | Gross: $0.06M

26. Sibyl (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 474

27. She's Having a Baby (1988)

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

5.9
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41 Metascore

Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

Votes: 10,656 | Gross: $16.03M

28. The Good Girl (2002)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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71 Metascore

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Deborah Rush, Mike White

Votes: 41,606 | Gross: $14.02M

29. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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49 Metascore

Eleven love stories set in one of the most loved and hated cities of the world, New York City.

Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 43,363 | Gross: $1.59M

30. 5 to 7 (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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52 Metascore

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.

Director: Victor Levin | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 17,055 | Gross: $0.12M

31. Tamara Drewe (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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64 Metascore

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam

Votes: 19,559 | Gross: $0.56M

32. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 62,082

33. Youth in Revolt (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart

Votes: 70,675 | Gross: $15.28M

34. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

3.6
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16 Metascore

A young woman who was missing reappears, but she claims to be someone else entirely.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 25,169 | Gross: $7.50M

35. Whisper of the Heart (1995)

G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family

8.0
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A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

Director: Yoshifumi Kondô | Stars: Yoko Honna, Issey Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 41,557

36. Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 19,702 | Gross: $14.88M

37. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 18,993 | Gross: $8.95M

38. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

Votes: 22,992 | Gross: $5.03M

39. The Last Five Years (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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60 Metascore

A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Tamara Mintz, Cassandra Inman

Votes: 8,836 | Gross: $0.14M

40. Jasper Jones (2017)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath

Votes: 2,628

41. The Door in the Floor (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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67 Metascore

A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Elle Fanning

Votes: 14,788 | Gross: $3.84M

42. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's play.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 10,922 | Gross: $19.28M

43. Nina Forever (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.6
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75 Metascore

After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. Their relationship is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine | Stars: Cian Barry, Abigail Hardingham, Mandeep Dhillon, Katharine Bennett-Fox

Votes: 4,091

44. Barney's Version (2010)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman, Macha Grenon

Votes: 23,217 | Gross: $7.50M

45. The United States of Leland (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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37 Metascore

A young man's experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives.

Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, Chris Klein

Votes: 21,961 | Gross: $0.34M

46. The Girl in the Book (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.1
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68 Metascore

Set in the world of New York publishing, a young book editor is forced to confront a troubling chapter from her past when a bestselling author re-enters her life.

Director: Marya Cohn | Stars: Emily VanCamp, Courtney Daniels, Jordan Lage, Ana Mulvoy Ten

Votes: 3,763 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »

Director: Navdeep Singh | Stars: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Sarika

Votes: 5,932

48. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,332 | Gross: $18.05M

49. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,188

50. Beauty & the Briefcase (2010 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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A freelance writer looking for romance sells a story to Cosmopolitan magazine about finding love in the workplace and goes undercover at a Finance Company.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Hilary Duff, Chris Carmack, Michael McMillian, Amanda Walsh

Votes: 12,354



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