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1. TRON: Legacy (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 302,402 | Gross: $172.06M

2. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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62 Metascore

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York

Votes: 188,297 | Gross: $213.31M

3. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 212,159 | Gross: $5.38M

4. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 43,081 | Gross: $4.54M

5. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 81,076 | Gross: $39.46M

6. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 131,959 | Gross: $4.06M

7. Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Grammatikov | Stars: Nick Pickard, Christian Bale, Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York

Votes: 4,860

8. After the Wedding (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.7
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78 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård, Neeral Mulchandani

Votes: 30,295 | Gross: $0.41M

9. Girl Most Likely (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

5.8
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38 Metascore

A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss

Votes: 14,197 | Gross: $1.38M

10. Smoke (1995)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Giancarlo Esposito, José Zúñiga

Votes: 31,915 | Gross: $8.35M

11. Dance with Me (1998)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Rafael comes to Houston from Cuba to work at John's dance studio. He meets Ruby, a cute dance instructor there. Chemistry? Will John know he's Rafael's dad?

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,544 | Gross: $15.81M

12. 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: 29,834 | Gross: $6.67M

13. Hijas de la luna (2018– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The lives of four women - all named Juana - are forever changed when they discover they are sisters from the same long-lost father.

Stars: Michelle Renaud, Danilo Carrera, Jade Fraser, Geraldine Galván

Votes: 21

14. Map of the Human Heart (1992)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, Robert Joamie

Votes: 2,967 | Gross: $2.81M

15. Crazy for Christmas (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client (Howard Hesseman) who is giving away large sums of money with the secret hope of ... See full summary »

Director: Eleanore Lindo | Stars: Andrea Roth, Howard Hesseman, Jason Spevack, Yannick Bisson

Votes: 981

16. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne

Votes: 1,411

17. Second Best (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family?

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles

Votes: 1,434 | Gross: $0.09M

18. Bullet to Beijing (1995 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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Retired British spy Harry Palmer (Sir Michael Caine) is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus called "The Red Death".

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Anatoly Kulbitsky, Shaughan Seymour, Michael Caine, Corinna Richards

Votes: 1,305

19. Daltry Calhoun (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.1
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30 Metascore

In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

Director: Katrina Holden Bronson | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Beth Grant, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Route 666 (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A federal witness runs away and a team of government agents track him down, but when they take a shortcut on the return trip, they're attacked by zombies.

Director: William Wesley | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 3,021

21. The Old Curiosity Shop (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.5
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee

Votes: 633

22. Paris 36 (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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40 Metascore

A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 2,597 | Gross: $0.85M

23. Johny Mera Naam (1970)

159 min | Action, Drama, Musical

7.3
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Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Jeevan

Votes: 657

24. Detective Pikachu (2016 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Crime, Family

6.7
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In this adventure game for Nintendo 3DS, Tim Goodman must team with Detective Pikachu to track down Tim's father and Pikachu's former owner, Henry Goodman.

Directors: Naoki Miyashita, Satoshi Tajiri, Yasunori Yanagisawa | Stars: Tôru Ohkawa, Yuma Uchida, Risa Shimizu, Yôsuke Akimoto

Votes: 38

25. Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)

Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Sunil and his father, Wilson, con a rich man into believing that Sunil is his long lost son. Only the mother, who is also separated from her husband, the rich man, can identify who her son ... See full summary »

Director: Narendra Bedi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Reena Roy, Jagdeep, Kader Khan

Votes: 116

26. The Adventures of Felix (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot

Votes: 1,689 | Gross: $0.36M

27. My Best Day (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

5.2
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Karen's life as a small town receptionist is turned upside down when the father she never knew calls for a refrigerator repair. Karen sets out to investigate, dragging along her friend ... See full summary »

Director: Erin Greenwell | Stars: Rachel Style, Ashlie Atkinson, Robert Salerno, Jo Armeniox

Votes: 172

28. Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988)

Action, Drama

4.7
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Johny, Govinda, and Iqbal Ali are three close friends who live in a small community in Bombay. The threesome get together to help each other and other needy people in the community, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kawal Sharma | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Mandakini

Votes: 115

29. Come Dance at My Wedding (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama

6.2
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Tanner Gray is shocked to learn after the death of his ex-wife Andrea that he has a 25 year-old daughter, Cyd. He and his wife had met on a cruise over 25 years ago where they both worked ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: John Schneider, Brooke Nevin, Roma Downey, Christopher Jacot

Votes: 442

30. Spanish Fly (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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A woman reporter in over her head in trying to write a book on the male machismo in Spain finds the men don't match her story's expectations. She also finds herself involved in relationships with the wrong men.

Director: Daphna Kastner | Stars: Daphna Kastner, Toni Cantó, Martin Donovan, Danny Huston

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Road North (2012)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A father who was absent for 30 years of his son's life returns and wants to bond with his son, on a road trip to the north.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Leena Uotila, Eija Vilpas

Votes: 1,880

32. Home for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Family

5.4
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An old thief befriends a young child.

Director: Peter McCubbin | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Simon Richards, Lesley Kelly, Chantellese Kent

Votes: 163

33. River Made to Drown In (1997)

98 min | Drama

5.3
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Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an... See full summary »

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Imperioli, Ute Lemper, James Duval

Votes: 300

34. Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 133

35. How I Killed My Father (2001)

98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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78 Metascore

When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Charles Berling, Natacha Régnier, Amira Casar

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Long Flat Balls (2006)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.6
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Six "regular" guys leave their home and life in Fredrikstad in order to go to the World Cup in Germany to cheer on Norway.

Directors: Bjørn Fast Nagell, Harald Zwart | Stars: Jan Edgar Fjell, Petter Jørgensen, Anders Fjell, Eirik Tobiassen

Votes: 1,591

37. Tom Brown of Culver (1932)

Passed | 82 min | Drama

6.6
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Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Tom Brown, Slim Summerville, Richard Cromwell, H.B. Warner

Votes: 110

38. Born to Love You (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Joey (Angeline Quinto) and Rex (Coco Martin) find themselves attracted to each other at a Korean wedding. They soon learn of their many differences. With Rex's emotional baggage, Joey ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Chavez Pobocan | Stars: Coco Martin, Angeline Quinto, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez

Votes: 50

39. Dead Letter Office (1998)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Alice's father left when she was a child. She continued to share her life with him in letters that she sent not realising that he never received them. Eventually, they all come back with "... See full summary »

Director: John Ruane | Stars: Alicia Banit, Tess Mornana, Mariette Carey, Miranda Otto

Votes: 400

40. Safari (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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Tour organizer, Richard Dacier, bites off more than he can chew when he loses at poker to the South African mob. Coming face to face with Africa's cruellest Godfather, Mr. Charles, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Baroux | Stars: Kad Merad, Lionel Abelanski, Valérie Benguigui, Frédérique Bel

Votes: 1,049

41. A Journey Home (I) (2009)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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This is a story of a man seeking forgiveness from his family, which he abandoned 20 years ago.

Director: Paul Soriano | Stars: Soliman Cruz, Joem Bascon, Toni Gonzaga, John Manalo

Votes: 37

42. To Love and Die (2008 TV Movie)

Action, Drama

6.2
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A young woman deals with her abandonment issues by reconnecting with her estranged dad, a contract killer who recruits her into his line of work.

Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Ivan Sergei, Kristin Dattilo, Christine Adams

Votes: 452

43. Drawn Out Love (2007)

50 min | Drama

5.8
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Felix has been raised by his grandmother and has never met his father. His father Johan, doesn't even know he exists. Felix decides to become a regular in his father's bar in Amsterdam to secretly learn more about the man he has never known.

Director: Boudewijn Koole | Stars: Victor Löw, Emiel Sandtke, Celia Nufaar, Suus ten Holt

Votes: 135

44. The Day the Ponies Come Back (2000)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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Daniel Moulin goes to New York on a business trip and decides to take advantage of his time in the Big Apple to try and locate the father he never knew. The only thing he has to go on however is an address in the Bronx that is 25 years old.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Burt Young, Monica Trombetta, Nick Sandow

Votes: 75

45. Blue de Ville (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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On board an old Cadillac, a young woman goes looking for her father with a friend and a hitchhiker.

Director: Jim Johnston | Stars: Jennifer Runyon, Kimberley Pistone, Mark Thomas Miller, Alan Autry

Votes: 52

46. Better Living (1998)

95 min | Comedy

3.6
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21 Metascore

Three grown daughters try to find their own personal ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents. The mother is an unorthodox woman with out-of-the-ordinary ideas, including one where she... See full summary »

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Scott Cohen, Olympia Dukakis, Jamie Gonzalez, Roy Scheider

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.00M

47. Holy Thursday (The Last Supper) (2013)

28 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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Jean-Christophe, 20, meets his father for the first time. In the forest where they met, the reality is transformed and takes on a fantastic story.

Director: Antony Hickling | Stars: Manuel Blanc, Gaëtan Vettier, Amanda Dawson, Gala Besson

Votes: 28

48. Teen Dreams (1994)

70 min | Documentary

7.4
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Video diaries by inner city youth in three American cities, Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, provide a rare glimpse into the inner city everyday life as it is experienced by the young people living there.

Directors: Adawna, Frank Cardon, Charles Cooper, Peter Kinoy, La Traun Parker, Ilan Ziv | Stars: Adawna, Frank Cardon, La Traun Parker

Votes: 16

49. Sweethearts on Parade (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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Cam Ellerby (Ray Middleton) brings his traveling medicine show to town and it spells glamor and excitement to young Sylvia Townsend (Eileen Christy). Her mother, Kathleen (Lucille Norman), ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Middleton, Lucille Norman, Eileen Christy, Bill Shirley

Votes: 28

50. Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 173



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