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1. The Namesake (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

82 Metascore

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Jacinda Barrett

Votes: 18,102 | Gross: $8.66M

2. Her Name Is Tamilarasi (2009)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy

One minute in the life of a man can change the way his life shapes up. In one minute, one can take a decision, which can alter his or her life forever. This film is about a decision taken ... See full summary »

Director: Meera Kathiravan | Stars: Theodore Baskaran, Jai, 'Ganja' Karuppu, S.S. Kumaran

Votes: 52

3. Kanchivaram (2008)

117 min | Drama

A poor silk weaver promises his wife to dress their newborn daughter in a silk saree for her marriage. Facing systemic oppression and the vicissitudes of his fortune, he struggles to keep his word.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Prakash Raj, Shreya Reddy, Shammu, Sreekumar

Votes: 510

4. The Dirty Picture (2011)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 7,945

5. Beyond the Blackboard (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family

A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Emily VanCamp, Steve Talley, Timothy Busfield, Julio Oscar Mechoso

Votes: 1,812

6. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 166,012 | Gross: $17.61M

7. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 651,633 | Gross: $106.95M

8. Friends with Benefits (2011)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 318,693 | Gross: $55.80M

9. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

History of Apple and Microsoft.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 22,653

10. Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

33 Metascore

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet

Votes: 61,433 | Gross: $42.78M

11. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Roger Barclay

Votes: 111,480 | Gross: $8.31M

12. The Bounty Hunter (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Gio Perez, Joel Marsh Garland

Votes: 113,016 | Gross: $67.06M

13. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

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: 136,292 | Gross: $40.31M

14. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 114,054 | Gross: $49.55M

15. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 968,387 | Gross: $305.41M

16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 615,500 | Gross: $423.32M

17. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 559,031 | Gross: $309.42M

18. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 449,649 | Gross: $241.07M

19. Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 237,748 | Gross: $46.57M

20. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 26,161 | Gross: $38.36M

21. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,113,324 | Gross: $28.34M

22. The Tourist (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

37 Metascore

Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 207,584 | Gross: $67.63M

23. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 418,859 | Gross: $186.34M

24. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 595,942 | Gross: $138.80M

25. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

56 Metascore

An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett

Votes: 16,157 | Gross: $26.16M

26. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 168,811 | Gross: $71.51M

27. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 7,072

28. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 8,360 | Gross: $0.12M

29. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 199,012 | Gross: $7.10M

30. Ritu (2009)

138 min | Drama, Family

Sarath, Varsha and Sunny are childhood friends, who get separated due to career requirements. Later, when Sarath tries to unite with other two, he finds that they changed drastically.

Director: Shyamaprasad | Stars: Nishan, Rima Kallingal, Asif Ali, M.G. Sasi

Votes: 314

31. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 129,110 | Gross: $0.33M

32. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 557,563 | Gross: $57.60M

33. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 24,707 | Gross: $1.38M

34. Anytime, Anywhere (2011)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Amudha, a village girl visiting Chennai for the first time, falls in love with Gautham, a stranger, who shows her around the city. Kathiresan, a metal worker, is infatuated by Manimegalai, a nurse.

Director: M. Saravanan | Stars: Jai, Sharvanand, Anjali, Ananya

Votes: 1,552

35. Aadukalam (2011)

160 min | Action, Drama, Sport

In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, Jayabalan, Kishore Kumar G.

Votes: 3,866

36. Mayakkam Enna (2011)

145 min | Drama, Romance

Karthik and Yamini can't stand each other, but there lies the twist when opposites attract.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan | Stars: Dhanush, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sunder Ramu, Mathivanan Rajendran

Votes: 2,761

37. Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Vimal was sent by his father to do social service in a village. But later, he gets a good job.

Director: A. Sarkunam | Stars: Vimal, Iniya, Bhagyaraj, Ponvannan

Votes: 678

38. Mynaa (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Romance

Village boy make an affair with girl and they continue it even if they grownup. Accidentally boy happened to caught in jail. But after small time he escaped from the jail and come to the ... See full summary »

Director: Prabu Solomon | Stars: Vidharth, Amala Paul, Thambi Ramayya, Sethu

Votes: 790

39. 1999 (2009)

111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Chronicling the trials and tribulations of three young Tamil men. A bright underachiever, the impressionable 23-year old Anpu, who lives with his no-nonsense disciplinarian father. Trapped ... See full summary »

Director: Lenin M. Sivam | Stars: Lucsy Ag, Madona T. Alphonse, Ketheeswaran Ampalavanar, K.S. Balachandran

Votes: 66

40. No One Killed Jessica (2011)

136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Myra Karn, Neil Bhoopalam

Votes: 10,046 | Gross: $0.44M

41. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box.

Director: Amole Gupte | Stars: Partho A. Gupte, Numaan Sheikh, Abhishek Reddy, Sai Shara Shetty

Votes: 5,190

42. Death on a Full Moon Day (1997)

74 min | Drama

A great sinhala movie "drama", of a father( Mr.Joe Abewickrama), who refuses to believe in his son's death at war.

Director: Prasanna Vithanage | Stars: Joe Abeywickrama, Nayana Hettiarachchi, Kumara Karunananda, Mahendra Perera

Votes: 290

43. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 407,664 | Gross: $163.57M

44. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 466,454 | Gross: $144.80M

45. The Last Song (2010)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

33 Metascore

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman

Votes: 75,426 | Gross: $62.95M

46. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 477,918 | Gross: $81.00M

47. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 188,880 | Gross: $41.23M

48. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 103,529 | Gross: $28.50M