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1. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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41 Metascore

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Director: Michael Chaves | Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez

Votes: 21,408 | Gross: $54.73M

2. 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: 105,632 | Gross: $174.53M

3. American Gods (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki

Votes: 64,484

4. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 157,203

5. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 243,547 | Gross: $504.01M

6. The Nun (2018)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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46 Metascore

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 96,848 | Gross: $117.44M

7. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 171,903 | Gross: $39.18M

8. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 226,850 | Gross: $120.62M

9. The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 50,545

10. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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56 Metascore

A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins

Votes: 27,223

11. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 111,147 | Gross: $37.92M

12. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, History, Music

7.6
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90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 35,698 | Gross: $4.57M

13. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 154,789 | Gross: $141.60M

14. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 299,306 | Gross: $2.38M

15. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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88 Metascore

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 35,984 | Gross: $6.05M

16. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 218,135 | Gross: $140.54M

17. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 59,757 | Gross: $25.79M

18. I Can Only Imagine (2018)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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30 Metascore

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins

Votes: 11,855 | Gross: $83.48M

19. The Golem (2018)

95 min | Drama, Horror

5.8
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63 Metascore

During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.

Directors: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz | Stars: Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan, Kirill Cernyakov, Brynie Furstenberg

Votes: 2,675

20. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,139

21. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 59,270 | Gross: $11.26M

22. Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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45 Metascore

During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 64,572 | Gross: $26.84M

23. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 39,714 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Krampus (I) (2015)

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

6.1
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49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 55,950 | Gross: $42.59M

25. Hilda (2018–2020)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Hilda follows the adventures of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants, to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she ... See full summary »

Stars: Bella Ramsey, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Oliver Nelson, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 3,880

26. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

Votes: 13,779 | Gross: $4.39M

27. Forbidden Kingdom (2014)

Not Rated | 127 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

5.3
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An eighteenth century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest.

Director: Oleg Stepchenko | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Chadov, Agniya Ditkovskite

Votes: 4,418 | Gross: $34.59M

28. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

R | 117 min | Horror

4.9
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A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Jilon VanOver, Sarah Navratil, Vangelis Mourikis

Votes: 790

29. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,165 | Gross: $32.86M

30. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)

45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director: Takahiro Ômori | Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Shinpachi Tsuji, Izumi Sawada

Votes: 10,595

31. Heaven Is for Real (2014)

PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.8
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47 Metascore

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum

Votes: 24,451 | Gross: $91.44M

32. The Darkness (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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27 Metascore

A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry

Votes: 12,572 | Gross: $10.73M

33. Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris (2019)

100 min | Animation

8.1
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Upin, Ipin and their friends come across a mystical 'keris' that opens up a portal and transports them straight into the heart of a kingdom.

Directors: Adam Bin Amiruddin, Syed Nurfaiz Khalid bin Syed Ibrahim, Ahmad Razuri bin Roseli | Stars: Asyiela Putri Bt Azhar, Mohd Amir Asyraf Bin Mohd Noor Rashid, Irfan Fahim Bin Mohd Irman, Ahmad Mawardi Bin Abdul Rahman

Votes: 339

34. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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2 skeptical reporters are sent to Transylvania to find the Frankenstein monster - or get fired. They are laughed at there but something suspicious is going on - maybe there are monsters, vampires, mummies and werewolves.

Director: Rudy De Luca | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $7.20M

35. The Hallow (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

5.7
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65 Metascore

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley

Votes: 14,044 | Gross: $0.01M

36. When They Cry (2006– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 4,007

37. November (2017)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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79 Metascore

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt

Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,376

39. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 15,660

40. The Seventh Sign (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman

Votes: 12,253 | Gross: $18.88M

41. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 17,625 | Gross: $4.00M

42. Snow Queen (2002 TV Movie)

180 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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A young woman must journey through the seasons to rescue her boyfriend who has been kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen.

Director: David Wu | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jeremy Guilbaut, Chelsea Hobbs, Robert Wisden

Votes: 2,848

43. Victor & Valentino (2019– )

TV-Y7-FV | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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The series follows two brothers, very opposite from each other who spend a summer with their grandma in Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Latin American folklore come to life.

Stars: Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen, Laura Patalano, Jason Hightower

Votes: 243

44. Last Days in the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

5.6
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67 Metascore

An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Tye Sheridan, Ayelet Zurer

Votes: 3,301

45. Subspecies (1991 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Angus Scrimm, Anders Hove, Irina Movila, Laura Mae Tate

Votes: 3,026

46. The Trump Prophecy (2018)

120 min | Drama

2.7
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A fireman and public servant Mark Taylor hears a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, hears Mark's ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Schultze | Stars: Chris Nelson, Paulette Todd, Karen Boles, Don Brooks

Votes: 1,628

47. Sacrifice (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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23 Metascore

After digging up a bizzarly mutilated corpse on her land, physician Tora Hamilton uncovers a lethal connection to ancient pagan rituals.

Director: Peter A. Dowling | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, David Robb

Votes: 3,893

48. Do You Believe? (2015)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.0
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22 Metascore

When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley

Votes: 6,539 | Gross: $12.99M

49. Slumber (I) (2017)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.

Director: Jonathan Hopkins | Stars: Maggie Q, Will Kemp, Sophia Wiseman, Kristen Bush

Votes: 3,126

50. The Encounter (I) (2010)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »

Director: David A.R. White | Stars: Bruce Marchiano, Steve Borden, Jaci Velasquez, Jamie Nieto

Votes: 2,844



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