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1. The Very Thought of You (1998)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

43 Metascore

The lives of three life-long friends are thrown into chaos by the arrival of Martha, a beautiful young American woman who arrives in London looking to find herself. Joseph Fiennes and ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander

Votes: 4,192 | Gross: $0.09M

2. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

Votes: 125,928 | Gross: $78.05M

3. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 987 | Gross: $0.43M

4. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 5,902 | Gross: $1.72M

5. Looking for Hortense (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.

Director: Pascal Bonitzer | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré, Marin Orcand Tourrès

Votes: 759

6. A Chess Dispute (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

A stationary camera looks on as two dapper gents play a game of chess. One drinks and smokes, and when he looks away, his opponent moves two pieces. A fight ensues, first with the squirting... See full summary »

Director: Robert W. Paul | Star: Alfred Collins

Votes: 550

7. Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama

Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 348

8. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

Votes: 379

9. The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)

70 min | Crime, Mystery

The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of an artist accused of murdering his model during one of his blackout spells.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, John Litel, Dusty Anderson, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 201

10. The Black Rose (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 1,637

11. Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, John David Carson

Votes: 1,802

12. The Seventh Company Has Been Found (1975)

90 min | Comedy, War

French army's seventh company experiences severe setback during world war 2 when it gets separated from other members of the army.They disguise as army officers to escape death when they are caught by German soldiers.

Director: Robert Lamoureux | Stars: Jean Lefebvre, Pierre Mondy, Henri Guybet, Pierre Tornade

Votes: 1,269

13. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting

Votes: 6,198 | Gross: $16.79M

14. Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)

87 min | Drama

Goodbye Charlie Bright is the humorous and heart-warming story of the friendship between two teenage boys from a tough council estate. Set during a long hard summer it charts the close but volatile relationship between Charlie and Justin.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, Phil Daniels, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 1,521

16. Hoomania (1985 Video)

G | 37 min | Animation, Short, Family

Follow Kris Atwood into a land of comical game people where you'll be chased by an army of chessmen, taunted by a daffy dodo bird, tempted by goodie-gobbling sluggards, and learn about ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Garside | Stars: Danny Nash, Haskell Hal Heimlick, Jini Williams Robie, Frank Poynton

Votes: 39

17. Mirrors (2007)

14 min | Short, Drama

Julian is a melancholic teenager on holiday at the family cottage. Parents, brother, lakeside, and a world that seems out-of-place. Coming-of-age in Summertime.

Director: Etienne Desrosiers | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Stéphane Demers, Julie Beauchemin, Patrick Martin

Votes: 246

18. A Bullet for Joey (1955)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Raft, Audrey Totter, George Dolenz

Votes: 815

19. Endgame (1999)

8 min | Short, Comedy

An ordinary chess game between a man and a woman turns into a battle of the sexes.

Director: Luis Cámara | Stars: Gabrielle Galanter, Ian Abercrombie, Bobby Gaylor, Micaela Moreno

Votes: 32

20. Entrusted (2003 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Claire Keim

Votes: 638

21. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,103

22. I'm with Lucy (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman experiences five blind dates in one year, but only one of them is "Mr. Right".

Director: Jon Sherman | Stars: Monica Potter, Craig Bierko, Linda Halaska, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 3,186

23. Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 2,267 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Bishop Murder Case (1929)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Mystery

When the body of a man nicknamed "Cock Robin" is found with an arrow in the heart on an archery range along with a chess bishop as a clue, Philo Vance investigates.

Directors: David Burton, Nick Grinde | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 545

25. Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 150 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Alice (Tina Majorino) falls down a rabbit hole, and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 7,234

26. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

48 Metascore

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 22,224 | Gross: $26.10M

27. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 43,012 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 795

29. La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

After a chance meeting with avant garde writer Francoise, an elderly millionaire starts to manipulate her life, drawing in equally unsuspecting and happily married Mark. Francoise however ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Adalberto Maria Merli, Jacques Weber

Votes: 354

30. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Ian McShane, Neil Dickson

Votes: 930

31. Rowing with the Wind (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Suárez | Stars: Hugh Grant, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka, Elizabeth Hurley

Votes: 858

32. White Water Summer (1987)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ward, K.C. Martel

Votes: 4,730 | Gross: $0.30M

33. Knight Moves (1992)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Tom Skerritt, Codie Lucas Wilbee, Joshua Murray

Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $0.92M

34. Hatley High (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Tommy Linklater is an eighteen-year old magician. The magic he performs is often minor - re-directing croquet balls, making cards appear in closed purses - it is always genuine; he actually... See full summary »

Director: Phil Price | Stars: Nicolas Wright, Rachelle Lefevre, Nwamiko Madden, James A. Woods

Votes: 428

35. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $11.00M

36. Ibrahim (2007)

53 min | Drama

A boy in an asylum centre meets a kind woman who lives in a big house. But when he needs her help it's her husband who comes alone to the door.

Director: Manyar I. Parwani | Stars: Ibrahim Sesay, Jens Albinus, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Andrea Vagn Jensen

Votes: 20

37. The North Star (1943)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,119

38. Marie Galante (1934)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a café in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan

Votes: 266

39. Everything Happens at Night (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

Two competing reporters fall in love with the daughter of a Nobel Prize winner living in hiding.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Sonja Henie, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, Maurice Moscovitch

Votes: 144

40. Young Buffalo Bill (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Western

Buffalo Bill, who bears virtually no relation to the real one, gets in a fight over mining lands in New Mexico. Indians besiege a Spanish rancho and the U.S. Cavalry rides to the rescue.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Pauline Moore, Hugh Sothern

Votes: 107

41. Scared Stiff (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Comedy

The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Ann Savage, Barton MacLane, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 136

42. Mask of the Avenger (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the European revolutionary fervor of 1848, Italian Captain Renato Dimorna tries to avenge his father's death, goes against the corrupt local military governor Larocca and prevents an Austrian military invasion.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance, Arnold Moss

Votes: 240

43. Countess Dracula (1971)

PG | 93 min | Horror

In 17th-century Hungary, elderly widow Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy maintains her misleading youthful appearance by bathing in the blood of virgins regularly supplied to her by faithful servant Captain Dobi.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham

Votes: 3,232

44. The Blockhouse (1973)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director: Clive Rees | Stars: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 344

45. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

26 Metascore

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 52,392 | Gross: $21.72M

46. Guinevere (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon

Votes: 2,299 | Gross: $0.61M

47. To the Extreme (2000)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

5.5