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1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,634,070 | Gross: $330.25M

2. Power Rangers (2017)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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44 Metascore

A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin

Votes: 94,150 | Gross: $85.36M

3. The Good Doctor (2017– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

8.2
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Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.

Stars: Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Hill Harper

Votes: 46,627

4. The Predator (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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48 Metascore

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 99,266 | Gross: $51.02M

5. Parenthood (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 28,471

6. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 627,549 | Gross: $91.13M

7. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 199,066 | Gross: $9.17M

8. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 310,561 | Gross: $102.61M

9. Atypical (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda

Votes: 38,674

10. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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82 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 92,185

11. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 236,173 | Gross: $86.26M

12. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 444,561 | Gross: $178.80M

13. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 82,206 | Gross: $24.48M

14. Tully (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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75 Metascore

A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Asher Miles Fallica

Votes: 42,904 | Gross: $9.23M

15. A Dark Place (2018)

89 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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41 Metascore

When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Bronagh Waugh, Becky Wahlstrom

Votes: 1,763

16. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 91,257

17. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 194,289 | Gross: $0.50M

18. A Silent Voice (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.2
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78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 27,687

19. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 136,681 | Gross: $40.31M

20. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 10,865

21. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 145,273 | Gross: $1.22M

22. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 102,983 | Gross: $37.66M

23. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 105,880 | Gross: $0.33M

24. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Howie Mandel, David Morse, Christina Pickles

Votes: 3,191

25. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 60,903 | Gross: $30.18M

26. Dear John (I) (2010)

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

6.3
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 129,863 | Gross: $80.01M

27. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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92 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 10,424 | Gross: $2.42M

28. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 43,144 | Gross: $25.48M

29. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.8
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 135,019 | Gross: $60.05M

30. Instinto (2019– )

47 min | Mystery

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Marco (Mario Casas) is a young businessman who manages one of the most successful technological companies in the world, ALVA, which has just launched its latest prototype into the market - ... See full summary »

Stars: Mario Casas, Ingrid García Jonsson, Silvia Alonso, Miryam Gallego

Votes: 291

31. Fi (2017–2018)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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The story of those who pursue passion, those who fly at the expense of burning, and those who stand up against life in pain.

Stars: Ozan Güven, Serenay Sarikaya, Mehmet Günsür, Berrak Tüzünataç

Votes: 6,731

32. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 91,793 | Gross: $4.02M

33. Please Stand By (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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49 Metascore

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Alice Eve, Toni Collette, Lexi Aaron

Votes: 8,661 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 93,644 | Gross: $31.85M

35. Nell (1994)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.5
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 25,818 | Gross: $33.68M

36. Dina (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

6.9
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75 Metascore

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Dina Buno, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 20,378

38. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 25,116

39. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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37 Metascore

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 63,125 | Gross: $32.94M

40. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 25,486 | Gross: $30.17M

41. On Body and Soul (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.6
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77 Metascore

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy

Votes: 19,468

42. The Darkness (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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27 Metascore

A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry

Votes: 12,568 | Gross: $10.73M

43. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 8,931

44. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $7.18M

45. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 25,546 | Gross: $0.14M

46. Touch (2012–2013)

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas

Votes: 41,013

47. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 69,639 | Gross: $2.80M

48. Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf

Votes: 6,021

49. Witness (2019)

129 min | Thriller

7.3
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An old man suffering from depression is found dead, and his housekeeper, Mi Ran, is charged with the murder. Mi Ran's defense attorney, Soon Ho, is surprised to learn the only witness to ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee | Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Hyang-gi Kim, Kyoo-hyung Lee

Votes: 355

50. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 45,775 | Gross: $6.00M



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