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1. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Drama, History

7.2
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56 Metascore

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 459,767 | Gross: $133.38M

2. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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66 Metascore

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 62,005 | Gross: $171.96M

3. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 225,587 | Gross: $219.20M

4. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 49,578

5. Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Director: Matt Ross | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso

Votes: 165,452 | Gross: $5.88M

6. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 615,806 | Gross: $261.44M

7. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 415,253 | Gross: $59.89M

8. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 230,337 | Gross: $21.38M

9. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.2
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Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 23,128

10. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 277,241

11. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

7.4
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87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 92,883 | Gross: $7.00M

12. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 163,823 | Gross: $41.39M

13. Zoolander 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy

4.7
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34 Metascore

Derek and Hansel are lured into modelling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Will Ferrell

Votes: 60,948 | Gross: $28.85M

14. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips

Votes: 61,982 | Gross: $24.25M

15. 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: 137,281 | Gross: $40.31M

16. RV (2006)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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33 Metascore

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, JoJo

Votes: 53,627 | Gross: $71.73M

17. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 43,935 | Gross: $167.78M

18. Dan in Real Life (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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65 Metascore

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

Votes: 94,528 | Gross: $47.64M

19. Baby Boy (2001)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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55 Metascore

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding

Votes: 11,938 | Gross: $28.73M

20. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

Votes: 7,218 | Gross: $25.91M

21. Jersey Girl (2004)

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

6.2
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43 Metascore

After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, Betty Aberlin

Votes: 60,808 | Gross: $25.27M

22. Junior (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.6
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59 Metascore

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson, Frank Langella

Votes: 61,716 | Gross: $36.76M

23. Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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38 Metascore

A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris

Votes: 25,294 | Gross: $53.41M

24. Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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42 Metascore

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell

Votes: 17,859 | Gross: $34.52M

25. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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49 Metascore

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 8,567 | Gross: $25.31M

26. The Beaver (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

Votes: 45,603 | Gross: $0.97M

27. Instructions Not Included (2013)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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55 Metascore

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

Votes: 27,363 | Gross: $44.47M

28. Waking Ned Devine (1998)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

7.3
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71 Metascore

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch

Votes: 23,963 | Gross: $24.79M

29. Free Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 16,393

30. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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72 Metascore

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 6,309

31. Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 31,905 | Gross: $76.59M

32. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Bryn Apprill, Kumiko Asô, Morgan Berry

Votes: 17,437 | Gross: $0.45M

33. My King (2015)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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68 Metascore

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco

Votes: 9,538 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Dinotopia (II) (2002)

TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.

Stars: David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige

Votes: 5,221

35. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 18,809 | Gross: $0.28M

36. Violetta (2012– )

45 min | Drama, Family, Music

5.1
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A musically talented teenager who returns to her native Buenos Aires after living in Europe.

Stars: Diego Ramos, Martina Stoessel, Jorge Blanco, Mercedes Lambre

Votes: 1,838

37. Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.9
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As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".

Director: David Cage | Stars: Pascal Langdale, Jacqui Ainsley, Judi Beecher, Sam Douglas

Votes: 10,361

38. October Road (2007–2008)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An author returns to his hometown to face the people whom he based his book on.

Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Warren Christie, Brad William Henke

Votes: 4,132

39. Chaos Theory (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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44 Metascore

The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 30,602 | Gross: $0.24M

40. My Life (1993)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.8
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah

Votes: 9,932 | Gross: $27.48M

41. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $1.78M

42. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

Votes: 9,364

43. My Baby's Daddy (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

4.6
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23 Metascore

A trio of young men (Griffin, Anderson, and Imperioli) are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 3,398 | Gross: $17.32M

44. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 4,326

45. One Last Dance (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Three dancers are forced to reconcile their differences.

Director: Lisa Niemi | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, George De La Pena, Matthew Walker

Votes: 1,334

46. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, Lauri Peters

Votes: 4,360

47. Keane (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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79 Metascore

A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can ... See full summary »

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan, Liza Colón-Zayas

Votes: 5,154 | Gross: $0.03M

48. Gigantic (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Director: Matt Aselton | Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner

Votes: 9,214 | Gross: $0.10M

49. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.6
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

Votes: 6,315

50. Saved by Grace (2016)

85 min | Drama

6.0
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A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Remo | Stars: Catalina Rodriguez, Muse Watson, Robin Riker, Candice Michele Barley

Votes: 399



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