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1. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,917 | Gross: $49.82M

2. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 260,255 | Gross: $67.36M

3. 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: 236,581 | Gross: $79.73M

4. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 45,340 | Gross: $1.09M

5. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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49 Metascore

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 6,964

6. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

Director: Marlon Brando | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Votes: 9,122

7. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 9,879 | Gross: $14.72M

8. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 16,913 | Gross: $4.40M

9. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 19,367 | Gross: $0.55M

10. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $5.00M

11. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

Prison guard Vince tells Molly from acting class, that one inmate is his 24 y.o. love child. Vince takes him home to stay with his family - straight A son with fat girl fetish, college dropout/stripper daughter and cute wife.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 29,842 | Gross: $6.67M

12. For Those in Peril (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.4
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79 Metascore

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, Brian McCardie

Votes: 857

13. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

Directors: John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

Votes: 6,651

14. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,670 | Gross: $6.10M

15. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,584 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,433

17. Half Light (2006)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.

Director: Craig Rosenberg | Stars: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Nicholas Gleaves, James Cosmo

Votes: 12,871

18. A Girl at My Door (2014)

119 min | Drama

6.9
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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters ... See full summary »

Director: July Jung | Stars: Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang

Votes: 2,147

19. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 2,929 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Undertow (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

Votes: 6,098

21. Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A seductive woman who left her small fishing town long ago, after being caught with another woman's husband, returns to shake up the place by seducing everyone, including the woman and her girlfriends.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Mary Mendum, Jennifer Jordan, Eric Edwards, Jamie Gillis

Votes: 354

22. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 4,002

23. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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36 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancé only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Margrét Ákadóttir, Julie Anderson

Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $0.06M

24. La Pointe Courte (1955)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

7.1
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There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort, Marcel Jouet, Albert Lubrano

Votes: 2,232

25. Humanoids from the Deep (1996 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.0
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While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Yonis | Stars: Emma Samms, Robert Carradine, Justin Walker, Mark Rolston

Votes: 657

26. Schweigeminute (2016 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A minute's silence is being observed in the grammar school of Hirtshafen, a small fishing town on the Baltic shore - in memory of Stella Petersen, the school's young English teacher. For ... See full summary »

Director: Thorsten Schmidt | Stars: Julia Koschitz, Jonas Nay, Uwe Preuss, Alexander Held

Votes: 551

27. Blue Fin (1978)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Schultz, Bruce Beresford | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Greg Rowe, Liddy Clark, John Jarratt

Votes: 184

28. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy

7.4
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59 Metascore

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Director: Jean-François Pouliot | Stars: David Boutin, Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Dominik Michon-Dagenais

Votes: 4,989 | Gross: $0.49M

29. Edge of Darkness (1943)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, War

7.2
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman

Votes: 1,765

30. Shikijô ama: Fundoshi matsuri (1981)

69 min | Comedy

5.2
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A village that was once a magnet for tourists to go skin-diving has fallen on hard times, and so the mayor's son gets the idea to hire a bevy of beautiful women as diving instructors in order to lure back the tourists.

Director: Atsushi Fujiura | Stars: Eri Anzai, Kazuyo Ezaki, Maki Kawamura, Rima Aono

Votes: 43

31. Erik the Conqueror (1961)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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Two estranged brothers confront each other as rivals when war breaks out between Britain and the Vikings for control of England.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler, George Ardisson

Votes: 640

32. Cornwall: This Fishing Life (2020– )

60 min | Documentary

9.4
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Documentary series exploring life for the people of the fishing village of Mevagissey on Cornwall's south coast, which has bucked the trend that has seen the fishing industry die out in other parts of the county.

Star: Steve Robinson

Votes: 5

33. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 651 | Gross: $1.30M

34. The Seventh Stream (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A lonely widowed Irish fisherman meets a pretty mysterious woman who may just literally be the stuff of legends.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Scott Glenn, Saffron Burrows, Simon Delaney, Eddie Grimes

Votes: 342

35. Deeply (2000)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.0
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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

Director: Sheri Elwood | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Julia Brendler, Trent Ford

Votes: 1,601

36. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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71 Metascore

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told a tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the Lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, Angela Heck, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 1,183

37. Respiro (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Veronica D'Agostino

Votes: 4,390 | Gross: $1.07M

38. The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Thriller

5.8
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In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller, Gia Scala

Votes: 818

39. Terraferma (2011)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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57 Metascore

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 2,848

40. Laia (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

6.5
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"Laia" is located in the imaginary village of Sinera, a fishing village inhabited by a series of extreme characters, indiscriminately diverted to the adversities of destiny. There, Laia ... See full summary »

Director: Lluís Danés | Stars: Miranda Gas, Ivan Benet, Roger Casamajor, Miquel Fernández

Votes: 17

41. Watchtower (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.7
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A brother and sister move to a sleepy Oregon town and are befriended by a stranger with a magnetic personality on a summer sabbatical.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Tom Berenger, Rachel Hayward, Tygh Runyan, Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff

Votes: 688

42. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A violent fugitive and a mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 827

43. Desire Me (1947)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Released from a POW camp at the end of WW2, a French soldier tricks the wife of a fellow French POW into believing her husband was killed by the Germans, and seduces the grieving woman but the 'dead' husband eventually returns home.

Directors: Jack Conway, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Victor Saville | Stars: Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum, Richard Hart, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 556

44. Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching, but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

Votes: 413

45. Way Back Home (I) (2011)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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For 12 years, Jessica Santiagio (Julia Montes) has been dealing with the pain and guilt of losing her sister Joanna. Despite her efforts to please her mother Amy (Agot Isidro), Jessica ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lopez Sineneng | Stars: Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil

Votes: 61

46. Australian Rules (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas and the Nungas, come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Budge

Votes: 752

47. Anna (I) (2009)

35 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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In a small Danish fishing village, a young girl faces the challenges of puberty and first love.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Marie Boda, Daniel Stampe, Petrine Agger, Kristianna Nordoy

Votes: 144

48. Selkie (2000)

88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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When a teenaged boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them. But ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Bryan Marshall, Celine O'Leary, Shimon Moore, Elspeth Ballantyne

Votes: 81

49. School Girl's Gestation (2014)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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Yukie, Takako, Mako and others live in a rural fishing village. They are typically boisterous, but regular schoolgirls. Since the village is not doing well and the living conditions are ... See full summary »

Director: Atsushi Ueda | Stars: Karin Aiba, Kanji Furutachi, Asuka Hinoi, Natsumi Ishizaki

Votes: 7

50. Chemmeen (1965)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Karutthamma, the daughter of a Hindu fisherman, falls in love with a Muslim fish trader. However, social prejudices seem to ruin their love life and invite the wrath of their communities. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramu Kariat | Stars: Sathyan, Sheela, Madhu, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair

Votes: 440



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