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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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87 Metascore

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 702,376 | Gross: $381.01M

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 497,138 | Gross: $290.01M

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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82 Metascore

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 498,248 | Gross: $249.36M

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 433,277 | Gross: $295.98M

5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 426,260 | Gross: $301.96M

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.5
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71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 461,844 | Gross: $292.00M

7. Dumplin' (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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53 Metascore

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio

Votes: 22,184

8. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 209,594 | Gross: $71.54M

9. In the House (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 27,616 | Gross: $0.35M

10. Lassie (1994)

PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure

5.9
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Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd

Votes: 4,876 | Gross: $9.98M

11. Flowers of Evil (2013– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Takao worships the class beauty, Nanako, from afar. When he is alone in the classroom one day after school, he notices her bag of gym clothes on the floor. He can't resist picking it up. He... See full summary »

Stars: Yôko Hikasa, Mariya Ise, Patrick Mölleken, Shinichiroh Ueda

Votes: 724

12. Flowers (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A story of six women from three different generations, each living their own journeys in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930s to the present.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Yû Aoi, Kyôka Suzuki, Yûko Takeuchi, Rena Tanaka

Votes: 269

13. Yu nu qin qing (1970)

89 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Chia-Hsiang Wu | Stars: Ching Lee, Margaret Hsing Hui, Yi Ling Chen, Barry Chan

Votes: 7

14. Zao shou (1974)

92 min | Drama

5.4
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Shih Hsin-chiao (Ling Yun) is a journalist who trained under mentor Lu Tao-jan (Chin Han). Lu's daughter, Chih-pai (Tien Niu) is infatuated with the good-looking and intelligent Shih, but ... See full summary »

Director: Tsun-Shou Sung | Stars: Yun Ling, Han Chin, Tien Niu, Yue Wong

Votes: 5

15. Thomas Edison's Last Film (2009)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

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In the year 1949, an eccentric teen and his skeptical friend go on a quest to unearth the legendary final film made by the inventor Thomas Edison. The teen dreams of writing for the motion ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Shapiro | Stars: Sam Baghdad, Eli Shapiro, Stan Shapiro, Zach Shapiro

16. Dai lu nian hua (1967)

92 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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Director: Kim Chun | Stars: Peter Chen Ho, Jenny Hu, Ching Chu, Ting Li

17. Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2002)

59 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Unconventional, unflinching, and undeniably engaging, this coming-of-age story is about a provincial young woman who follows her heart--and a beautiful male impersonator--to London. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Johnny Vegas, Alexei Sayle

Votes: 74

18. Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2002)

59 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Unconventional, unflinching, and undeniably engaging, this coming-of-age story is about a provincial young woman who follows her heart--and a beautiful male impersonator--to London. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 54

19. Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Unconventional, unflinching, and undeniably engaging, this coming-of-age story is about a provincial young woman who follows her heart--and a beautiful male impersonator--to London. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 55



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