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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: 142,641 | Gross: $83.30M

2. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 179,641 | Gross: $115.82M

3. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 191,904 | Gross: $51.68M

4. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.8
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86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 37,127 | Gross: $2.00M

5. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 26,822 | Gross: $2.98M

6. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 14,407

7. 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: 14,785 | Gross: $3.84M

8. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Votes: 32,690 | Gross: $2.28M

9. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

Votes: 443

10. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 6,303

11. Straight on Till Morning (1972)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.8
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A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth

Votes: 888

12. Hiccups (2010–2011)

Comedy

4.4
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A successful children's author hires an unqualified life coach to help her with anger and social issues.

Stars: Nancy Robertson, Laura Soltis, David Ingram, Emily Perkins

Votes: 497

13. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In a drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

Votes: 2,481 | Gross: $0.26M

14. SMS für Dich (2016)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young woman whose boyfriend died is trying to find her way back into life.

Director: Karoline Herfurth | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Friedrich Mücke, Nora Tschirner, Frederick Lau

Votes: 1,540

15. Enid (2009 TV Movie)

82 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 1,304

16. The Dreamer of Oz (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Rue McClanahan, Charles Haid

Votes: 448

17. Lucía, Lucía (2003)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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51 Metascore

Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Kuno Becker, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.27M

18. Dazzle (1999)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.4
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A fairy takes on human form and enters the life of a widowed children's book author and his daughter.

Director: David Lister | Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlotte Savage, Dale Cutts, Emmanuel Castis

Votes: 333

19. Red Mercury (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Three young Muslim men, part of a terror cell, are making a bomb in a London flat, when they get a call to vacate immediately with their gear. The police have been alerted and they are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Bradley, Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Ron Silver

Votes: 263

20. No Time for Love (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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When career focused Malou meets Bohemian Simon she realizes that opposites DO attract and that it's really only when you're open to the unexpected, that you truly live and feel life.

Directors: Theis Mølstrøm Christensen, Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Tuva Novotny, Dejan Cukic, Robert Hansen, Solbjørg Højfeldt

Votes: 448

21. Murder in My House (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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A retired lawyer investigates a murder that occurred in the house he has just moved into with his daughter, unaware the killer is watching him.

Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Barbara Niven, Gary Hudson, Daniel J. Travanti, Lisa Zane

Votes: 348

22. Ed Emberley, Children's Book Illustrator (2011)

103 min | Documentary

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Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Ed Emberley is truly a national treasure, having drawn nearly 100 books. The warmth of his family and his 17th century home are an ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Erickson | Stars: Adrian Emberley, Ed Emberley, Rebecca Emberley

23. Bird in the Classroom: From the Poem by Colin Thiele (1967)

11 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Director: Garry Bickley

24. Montreal Writer (2002)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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It's 4am. Do you know who's watching your door?

Director: Seth Mendelson | Stars: Antonio Di Thomasis, Seth Mendelson

25. Carousel of Stories (1992 Video)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Warwick Cooper

26. Making Love (1983)

95 min | Drama

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Tae-hun, a rugby player and author of children's books, and Mi-hae, an art major, are the most popular couple on campus. When Mi-hae's parents decide to emigrate to the USA, the two lovers ... See full summary »

Director: Yeo-song Moon | Stars: Yong-woo Kil, Seon-a Choi, Woo-yeong Seon, Hyo-jeong Lee

27. Magpie Island (1978 Video)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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Star: Graham Evans

28. Flip-Flop and Tiger Snake (1984 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Colin Thiele

29. Ace of Cakes (2006– )
Episode: Bobble Head Baker (2009)

Reality-TV

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Elena creates a bobble head cake, while Anna works on one inspired by the Antarctic.

Director: Matthew Carr | Stars: Duff Goldman, Mary Alice Fallon Yeskey, Geoffry Manthorne, Elena Fox

30. Impossible (2017– )
Episode: Episode #4.2 (2018)

44 min | Game-Show

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The fourth series of the quiz show hosted by Rick Edwards continues. Contestants must avoid giving the impossible answer if they want to win.

Director: Richard van't Riet | Star: Rick Edwards

31. Countdown (1982– )
Episode: Episode #71.106 (2014)

Game-Show

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Director: Derek Hallworth | Stars: Nick Hewer, Rachel Riley, David Baddiel, Susie Dent

32. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
Episode: Episode dated 16 September 2003 (2003)

TV-PG | Talk-Show

4.6
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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Kyle Andrew, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 5

33. Outreach Connection (2007– )
Episode: Leisha Kelly - Children's Author (2008)

Unrated | Talk-Show

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Leisha Kelly, children's Author, sits down with Dr. Debra Peppers on the Christian Television network program "Outreach Connection".

Director: Donette Douglas | Stars: Leisha Kelly, Debra Peppers

34. Mosaic (2018)
Episode: Meet Olivia Lake (2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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[HBO] HD. 'Meet Olivia Lake.' Celebrated children's author Olivia Lake befriends a would-be artist named Joel, and connects with Eric, a con man.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Devin Ratray, James Ransone, Sharon Stone

Votes: 205

35. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Momma Mia (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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Frasier starts dating Mia Preston, a children's book author. Everyone except him realizes she is the spitting image of his and Niles's mother, Hester.

Director: Kelsey Grammer | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 443

36. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Robin Williams/Adam Ant (1984)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Sketch's include "Winter Olympics, Buddweiser Light, Rock and Roll and then some, Wild Kingdom of Heaven, Gandi and The Bandit, Firing Line, Babies In Makeup, Mime Roommate, New Bad Babies,... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Robin Williams, Jim Belushi, Robin Duke, Mary Gross

Votes: 42

37. Zoe Ball on ... (2018– )
Episode: Saturday 12 (2018)

44 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Zoe's guests this morning are singer Peter Andre, television presenter and children's author Ade Adepitan and comedian London Hughes. Former Lawson front-man Andy Brown performs live.

Director: John Adams | Stars: Zoë Ball, Ade Adepitan, Peter Andre, Andy Brown

38. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Children's Book Writer (2004)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Morgan is overwhelmed by visions of death while trying to help a children's book writer save his soul.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Chris Kramer, Carly Pope, Ellen Dubin, Shawn Macdonald

Votes: 14

39. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: The Reluctant Redhead (1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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CONTROL tries to get some KAOS files with the help of a non-professional spy.

Director: James Komack | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Julie Sommars

Votes: 92

40. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: There Was an Old Woman (1988)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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Alley Parker is a renowned author of children's books feeling no longer needed, until she meets some of her fans.

Director: Otta Hanus | Stars: Colleen Dewhurst, Maria Ricossa, Alf Humphreys, Zachary Bennett

Votes: 121

41. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Written in Blood (1998)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After a noted author speaks before a group of local Midsomer writers, the naked body of the event's host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 826

42. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Yo Leela Leela (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Against all odds, Leela manages to write a successful children story, which becomes a huge TV hit. But Leela's success comes with a secret.

Directors: Frank Marino, Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 952



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