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1. Riverdale (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 93,415

2. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 166,746 | Gross: $44.07M

3. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan

Votes: 105,809 | Gross: $174.53M

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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64 Metascore

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 577,365 | Gross: $317.58M

5. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 108,036

6. Santa Clarita Diet (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Horror

7.8
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Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

Stars: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo

Votes: 48,873

7. Palm Beach (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Frances Berry, Ryan Bown, Bryan Brown, Matilda Brown

Votes: 152

8. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 232,102 | Gross: $79.73M

9. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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: 20,712 | Gross: $2.66M

10. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 100,810 | Gross: $112.72M

11. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 70,072 | Gross: $35.82M

12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 199,204 | Gross: $10.10M

13. The Covenant (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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19 Metascore

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 44,670 | Gross: $23.29M

14. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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23 Metascore

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

Votes: 185,015 | Gross: $55.70M

15. What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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54 Metascore

A family of 5 is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated and hope their 3 kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with and will do anything for granddad.

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

Votes: 17,489

16. Kalank (2019)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Romance

3.6
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The lives of six enigmatic characters become entangled whilst in search of love, but separated by the dichotomy between the two worlds of Husnabad, a town in North India.

Director: Abhishek Varman | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit

Votes: 8,668 | Gross: $2.73M

17. Maudie (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 11,988 | Gross: $6.17M

18. Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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59 Metascore

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 14,016

19. Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.7
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51 Metascore

A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David, Loretta Devine

Votes: 42,767 | Gross: $42.74M

20. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 112,118 | Gross: $4.36M

21. 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: 103,045 | Gross: $37.66M

22. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 80,003 | Gross: $37.74M

23. In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount

Votes: 56,973 | Gross: $32.88M

24. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 88,566 | Gross: $12.90M

25. People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 39,842 | Gross: $12.41M

26. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 121,200 | Gross: $20.81M

27. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 41,124 | Gross: $17.57M

28. United States of Tara (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family.

Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

Votes: 20,545

29. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 129,777

30. The Lodgers (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.1
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52 Metascore

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The ... See full summary »

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley

Votes: 6,754

31. Perfect Stranger (2007)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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31 Metascore

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Portnow

Votes: 42,735 | Gross: $23.98M

32. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 10,698

33. Little Dorrit (2008)

420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 7,804

34. Secret Superstar (2017)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Insia is a 14 year-old from Vadodara who dreams of being a singer one day.

Director: Advait Chandan | Stars: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Aamir Khan

Votes: 17,142

35. If There Be Thorns (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Living together with their loving and happy new family, Christopher and Cathy's past come to haunt them. Their mother Corrine moves in next door.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: Heather Graham, Rachael Carpani, Jason Lewis, Mason Cook

Votes: 1,795

36. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 47,398 | Gross: $3.83M

37. Kyle XY (2006–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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A family takes in a formerly institutionalized teen savant who is missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy, and love.

Stars: Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson

Votes: 27,145

38. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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Sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, Sabrina Sawyer discovers on her 16th birthday that she's a witch.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin

Votes: 6,204

39. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 73,837 | Gross: $1.65M

40. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 34,065 | Gross: $13.42M

41. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 4,139

42. The Prince of Tides (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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65 Metascore

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 14,818 | Gross: $74.79M

43. Beautiful Kate (2009)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 3,163

44. Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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56 Metascore

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine

Votes: 9,208 | Gross: $37.30M

45. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 22,761 | Gross: $7.22M

46. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

Votes: 23,868 | Gross: $16.30M

47. The Gates (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches, and other supernatural entities reside.

Stars: Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols, Luke Mably

Votes: 7,605

48. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.5
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,362 | Gross: $1.60M

49. Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.2
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Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey and clinical psychologist/director Dr. Lisa Miller help psychic children and their families cope, validate, empower and understand psychic abilities.

Stars: Chip Coffey, Edy Nathan, Lisa Miller, Chris Fleming

Votes: 221

50. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,892 | Gross: $14.82M



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