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1. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 33,070

2. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 170,965 | Gross: $7.10M

3. Demain tout commence (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 9,628

4. Ricki and the Flash (2015)

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

6.0
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54 Metascore

A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 18,490 | Gross: $26.82M

5. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 30,646 | Gross: $1.45M

6. Youngblood (1986)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter

Votes: 10,427 | Gross: $15.45M

7. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

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

Votes: 40,184 | Gross: $3.83M

8. 10,000 Saints (2015)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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62 Metascore

Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 4,248 | Gross: $0.06M

9. A Better Life (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Demián Bichir, José Julián, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio

Votes: 13,836 | Gross: $1.76M

10. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 37,552 | Gross: $0.18M

11. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 6,522 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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29 Metascore

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director: Trevor White | Stars: Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods

Votes: 4,758

13. People Places Things (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne

Votes: 6,584

14. Angel (1984)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as prostitute "Angel" on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neill | Stars: Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 1,991 | Gross: $17.49M

15. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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66 Metascore

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 28,330 | Gross: $6.67M

16. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

Votes: 5,624 | Gross: $1.48M

17. Electra (1996)

R | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.4
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Billionaire named Roach desperately seeks for the secret serum which could turn an ordinary human into a superbeing. The serum is hidden in the body of young Billy Duncan. The serum can be ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Grant | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Joe Tabb, Sten Eirik, Katie Griffin

Votes: 749

18. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 7,916

19. Low Down (2014)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.1
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58 Metascore

A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.

Director: Jeff Preiss | Stars: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 1,444 | Gross: $0.04M

20. D.O.A. (1988)

R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds... See full summary »

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern

Votes: 8,373 | Gross: $12.71M

21. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,048

22. The Devil (1972)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Maciej Englert, Michal Grudzinski, Iga Mayr

Votes: 1,127

23. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 2,997 | Gross: $0.70M

24. Primaire (2016)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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Hot on the heels of its recent January release in France, this is a vivacious and emotionally gripping story of a teacher caught between passion for her students and love for her child. ... See full summary »

Director: Hélène Angel | Stars: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi, Ghillas Bendjoudi

Votes: 137

25. Streets (1990)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Christina Applegate, David Mendenhall, Eb Lottimer, Jane Chung

Votes: 564 | Gross: $1.51M

26. Breathing (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 2,430 | Gross: $0.00M

27. No et moi (2010)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth grade, two years ahead of the other students, but she has no friends. At home, she does ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nina Rodriguez, Antonin Chalon, Bernard Campan

Votes: 416

28. The Nun (1966)

GP | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,352

29. Misty (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.

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

Votes: 40

30. Ashura (I) (2012)

76 min | Animation, History, Horror

6.7
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Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.

Director: Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Tesshô Genda, Megumi Hayashibara, Hiroaki Hirata, Yoshihiro Ike

Votes: 862

31. Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 950

32. The Miracle (1991)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.7
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The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Donal McCann, Niall Byrne, Lorraine Pilkington

Votes: 545 | Gross: $0.84M

33. Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)

111 min | Drama

7.8
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Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 1,171

34. Innocents (2000)

R | 90 min | Thriller

4.7
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A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Marquette | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Keith David, Kent Allen, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 468

35. Deep Crimson (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn, Giovanni Florido

Votes: 1,295

36. Toppuresu (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Uchida | Stars: Mina Shimizu, Erika Okuda, Aya Ohmasa, Sô Sakamoto

Votes: 61

37. The Dynamiter (2011)

73 min | Drama

6.9
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All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Gordon | Stars: William Ruffin, John Alex Nunnery, Patrick Rutherford, Ciara McMillian

Votes: 505

38. Hunky Dory (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A glam rock dilettante's life takes a dramatic turn when his ex unexpectedly drops their 11-year-old son off for the week.

Director: Michael Curtis Johnson | Stars: Tomas Pais, Edouard Holdener, Nora Rothman, Chad Borden

Votes: 63

39. Drengen der ikke kunne svømme (2011)

33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Two teen boys meet each other by chance in Copenhagen and team up to find one of the boys' mother. Will they find her or will they instead find the thing that is really missing from their lives?

Director: Anders Helde | Stars: Jonas Wandschneider, Sebastian Elkrog Sørensen, Christian Damsgaard, Danny Thykær

Votes: 426

40. Hanasaku iroha (2011– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Ohana Matsumae, a girl from Tokyo, is forced to leave her hometown to live at an inn with her grandmother whom she's never met. When she arrives, she finds out she'll have to work at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Kenji Hamada, Takako Honda, Kanae Itô

Votes: 389

41. Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »

Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven

Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.01M

42. The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura (2013– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Bullied by her classmates, a teenage psychic moves to a new school, where she makes friends and joins a club dedicated to ESP research.

Stars: Hisako Kanemoto, Jun Fukushima, Yurika Kubo, Kana Hanazawa

Votes: 266

43. Tamid oto chalom (2009– )

35 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.1
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Stars: Efi Bibi, Angel Bonanni, Lior Cohen, Maya Dagan

Votes: 199

44. Polar Bears: Ice Bear (2013)

Not Rated | 51 min

7.2
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An enthralling look at the Arctic's biggest predator on ice, capturing rarely-seen behavior, and featuring breathtaking cinematography shot over 12 months in the Canadian Arctic.

Directors: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson

Votes: 49

45. Un paraíso bajo las estrellas (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Like her mother before her, beautiful Sissy wants to be a dancer at the Tropicana, Havana's famous cabaret. But her truck driving father, Candido, forbids her to do so because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Chijona | Stars: Thais Valdés, Vladimir Cruz, Daisy Granados, Enrique Molina

Votes: 145

46. Super GALS! (2001–2010)

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

7.6
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Ran Kotobuki is the self-proclaimed world's greatest gal. She lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible, because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the midst of all of her goofing off... See full summary »

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Haruna Ikezawa, Oma Ichimura, Hiroshi Kamiya

Votes: 72

47. Nie zi (1986)

102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Ah-Ching, a young student gets cast off by his parents because he is gay. In a public park in Taipei he finds a group of other young gays and joins them to live in the house of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kan Ping Yu | Stars: Yueh Sun, Ming-Ming Su, Hsin Shao, Wei-Hsin Chen

Votes: 55

48. Magpakailanman (2012– )
Episode: Ama ko, mahal ko: The Kim Fajardo Story (2014)

Drama

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Director: Gil Tejada Jr. | Stars: Mel Tiangco, Ricky Davao, Louise de los Reyes, Mel Kimura

49. Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Episode: Bituin (2013)

Drama, Romance

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Edwin's (Gerald Anderson) cold heart changed when his nephew, JV (Bugoy Cariño was diagnosed with a disease called Thalassemia. How did a sad news about an illness remove all the anger in ... See full summary »

Director: Nuel C. Naval | Stars: Gerald Anderson, Bugoy Cariño, Alicia Alonzo, Nanding Josef

50. Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Episode: Dos por dos (2014)

Drama, Romance

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Jess (Arjo Atayde) became a mother to six kids abandoned by their parents. How can a gay man give to his "children" the love and care he was not able to have from his own mother?

Director: Raz de la Torre | Stars: Arjo Atayde, Assunta de Rossi, Ella Cruz, Felix Roco