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1. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

94 Metascore

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 176,152 | Gross: $48.96M

2. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 373,580 | Gross: $44.59M

3. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 42,445 | Gross: $10.58M

4. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

120 min | Drama

50 Metascore

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhisham Sahni, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 4,483

5. The Japanese Wife (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Pen pals decide to get married and carry-on a long-term relationship.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Chigusa Takaku, Raima Sen, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 1,882

6. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

122 min | Drama, Romance

After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Jennifer Kendal, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Geoffrey Kendal

Votes: 339

7. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 11,362 | Gross: $40.22M

8. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 26,916 | Gross: $1.48M

9. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 250,437 | Gross: $95.72M

10. Suffragette (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep

Votes: 34,204 | Gross: $4.69M

11. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 30,776 | Gross: $0.85M

12. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

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

The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies

Votes: 23,835

13. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Votes: 99,057 | Gross: $32.54M

14. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 391,498 | Gross: $17.02M

15. Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

117 min | Drama

In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava | Stars: Aahana Kumra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur

Votes: 5,371

16. A Death in the Gunj (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.

Director: Konkona Sen Sharma | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Gulshan Devaiah, Ranvir Shorey

Votes: 2,924

17. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 2,919

18. Talaash (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 36,236 | Gross: $2.71M

19. Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

Yogi and Jaya, who have polar opposite personalities and sensibilities, meet via a online dating app. This encounter turns into so much more when the two travel to Rishikesh.

Director: Tanuja Chandra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy, Bajrangbali Singh, Anud Singh Dhaka

Votes: 4,301

20. Firaaq (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.

Director: Nandita Das | Stars: Inaamulhaq, Nassar, Shahana Goswami, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 1,753

21. Peepli (Live) (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media.

Directors: Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui | Stars: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffar

Votes: 10,872 | Gross: $0.75M

22. 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: 18,054 | Gross: $8.66M

23. Parched (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

67 Metascore

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav | Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan, Surveen Chawla

Votes: 4,096

24. 15 Park Avenue (2005)

116 min | Drama

An exploration of the impact of schizophrenia on a young woman and her family in today's Calcutta. The narrative pivots around the relationship of two sisters, older sister Anjali is a ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Bose, Dhritiman Chatterjee

Votes: 947

25. Mitr: My Friend (2002)

104 min | Drama

A lonely and neglected wife seeks e-friendship on the chat room while her rebellious daughter suspects her of having an affair with their neighbor.

Director: Revathy | Stars: Shobana, Nassar Abdulla, Preeti Vissa, Matt Phillips

Votes: 236

26. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two women who are abandoned by their husbands, find love and solace in each other.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

Votes: 5,339 | Gross: $0.40M

27. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 124,403 | Gross: $34.47M

28. The Meddler (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael

Votes: 10,478 | Gross: $4.27M

29. Band Aid (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

Director: Zoe Lister-Jones | Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Susie Essman

Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $0.24M

30. Malini 22 (2013)

131 min | Drama, Thriller

A wronged girl turns avenging angel.

Director: Sripriya | Stars: Nithya Menon, Krrish, Kovai Sarala, Vidyullekha Raman

Votes: 77

31. Aarohanam (2012)

90 min | Drama, Family

Every cloud has a silver lining and Aarohanam showcases the brighter side of a mental disorder, along with all the trials and turbulence of such a life. In an age where the morbidity of ... See full summary »

Director: Lakshmi Ramakrishnan | Stars: Viji Chandrashekhar, G. Marimuthu, Laju Nanwani

Votes: 103

32. Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe (2014)

114 min | Drama

A truck driver on a mysterious mission meets various people along the way.

Director: Lakshmi Ramakrishnan | Stars: Shabeer Kallarakkal, Piaa Bajpai, Sruthi Hariharan, Viji Chandrashekhar

Votes: 53

33. Saala Khadoos (2016)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sport

The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.

Director: Sudha Kongara | Stars: Madhavan, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Kaali Venkat

Votes: 10,127 | Gross: $0.08M

34. 3 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Ram and Janani's three stages of love - their attraction for each other during their school days, their love at college days, and the relationship when they mature, are explored in this romantic tale.

Director: Aishwarya Dhanush | Stars: Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Prabhu, Bhanupriya

Votes: 3,453

35. Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Comedy

When Raghuvaran declines a job offer by Vasundhara, an egoistic businesswoman, she sets out to make his life miserable. However, Raghuvaran, along with his VIP group, decide to take matters into their own hands.

Director: Soundarya R. Ashwin | Stars: Riaz Ahmed, Karrthik Ahuja, Bhai Amma, Rj Ananthi

Votes: 1,438

36. Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Votes: 18,483

37. Va: Quarter Cutting (2010)

130 min | Comedy

The Story takes place in one night, in which a man, with the help of his would-be brother-in-law, hunts for a last liquor before leaving to Saudi Arabia.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Shiva, S.P.B. Charan, Lekha Washington, John Vijay

Votes: 302



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