Empowering others

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Those who are helping others to find their strength in a authentic, intelligent and loving way

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1. Ustad Hotel (2012)

151 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menon

Votes: 9,532

Kareem (by Thilakan)

2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 59,812 | Gross: $3.08M

Laila (by Katrina Kaif)

3. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 62,462 | Gross: $36.61M

"Erin Gruwell" (by Hilary Swank)

4. The Man Without a Past (2002)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 20,577 | Gross: $0.92M

Irma (by Kati Outinen)

5. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

Votes: 19,613 | Gross: $6.92M

Ann (by Rebecca Pidgeon)

6. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 305,283 | Gross: $6.53M

'Rancho' (by Aamir Khan)

7. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Family

72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 17,338 | Gross: $18.81M

Dr. Larabee (by Laurence Fishburne)

8. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 132,107 | Gross: $5.97M

Dagmar (by Patricia Clarkson)

9. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 145,422 | Gross: $1.22M

Ram Shankar Nikumbh (by Aamir Khan)

10. In July (2000)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young, insecure teacher embarks on a journey through Europe to Turkey, where he wants to see a woman again whom he believes to be his fate.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Üner

Votes: 19,613

Juli (by Christiane Paul)

11. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 132,383 | Gross: $57.49M

Chairman (by Ken Watanabe)

12. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

Director: François Dupeyron | Stars: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld

Votes: 10,405 | Gross: $2.82M

Monsieur Ibrahim (by Omar Sharif)

13. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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

59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 147,307 | Gross: $31.97M

Maya Hayes (by Abigail Breslin)

14. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man (Brad Pitt), asks a media mogul (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter (Claire Forlani).

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 197,095 | Gross: $44.62M

Joe Black (by Brad Pitt)

15. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 361,887

Clarence (Henry Travers)

16. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 119,951 | Gross: $21.49M

Hans Hubermann (by Geoffrey Rush)

17. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 17,911

Princess Marie (by Jessie Buckley)

18. Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014)

136 min | Comedy, Romance

A spirited young girl would stop at nothing to get the first love of her life, even if it takes seven years and several heartbreaks.

Director: Jude Anthany Joseph | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Vineeth Sreenivasan

Votes: 3,837

Dr. Prasad Varkey (by Vineeth Sreenivasan)

19. Pan Am (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 18,219

Colette Valois (by Karine Vanasse)

20. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Votes: 51,377 | Gross: $39.01M

Bailey (by Jenna Boyd)

21. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 138,848 | Gross: $71.58M

Mathesar (by Enrico Colantoni)

22. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

Not Rated | 176 min | Drama, Romance

A woman is made to realize that her prayers and sacrifice to save her boyfriend's life may have led him to a fate worse than death.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Anupam Kher

Votes: 48,639 | Gross: $3.05M

Akira Rai (by Anushka Sharma)

23. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 313,173 | Gross: $97.69M

Allison (by Zooey Deschanel)

24. Being Erica (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy.

Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

Votes: 8,615

Dr. Tom (by Michael Riley)

25. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Votes: 319,191 | Gross: $124.87M

Hazel (by Shailene Woodley)

26. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Visnjic, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 3,539

Irena Sendler (by Anna Paquin)

27. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 162,626 | Gross: $93.44M

Athena (by Raffey Cassidy)

28. Bangalore Days (2014)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three cousins set out to fulfill their Bangalore dreams.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 13,272 | Gross: $0.13M

Divya (by Nazriya Nazim) Sarah (by Parvathy)

29. Ishq (2012)

160 min | Comedy, Romance

Priya falls in love with rahul during a delayed flight journey but realizes that he and her brother share a past

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Nithiin, Nithya Menon, Nagineedu, Ajay

Votes: 1,421

Rahul (by Nithiin)

30. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $0.93M

Felice Schragenheim - Jaguar (by Maria Schrader)

31. The Way Way Back (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb

Votes: 133,483 | Gross: $21.50M

Owen (by Sam Rockwell)

32. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameshwaran

Votes: 14,061 | Gross: $0.18M

Malar (by Sai Pallavi)

33. Dear Zindagi (2016)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance

Kaira is a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Priyanka Moodley

Votes: 32,286 | Gross: $1.40M

Dr. Jehangir Khan (by Shah Rukh Khan)

34. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 145,422 | Gross: $1.22M

Ram Shankar Nikumbh (by Aamir Khan)

35. Mili (I) (2015)

114 min | Drama

Story of Mili, an introvert girl who grows up to be a self made woman.

Director: Rajesh Pillai | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Amala Paul, Praveena, Saikumar

Votes: 603

Naveen (by Nivin Pauly) Mili (by Amala Paul)

36. No Tomorrow (2016–2017)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Evie, a risk-averse quality-control assessor falls for free-spirited thrill seeker Xavier only to find out he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is coming.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Tori Anderson, Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue

Votes: 4,422

Xavier Holliday (by Joshua Sasse)

37. Good Girls Revolt (2015– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A look at the personal and professional lives of employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s.

Stars: Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Hunter Parrish

Votes: 4,606

oa Eleanor Holmes Norton (by Joy Bryant) and Nora Ephron (by Grace Gummer)

38. 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

Hildegard von Bingen (by Barbara Sukowa )

39. Charlie (VII) (2015)

130 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller

A young, nonconforming woman named Tessa gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase in the by-lanes of Kerala, hunting for a mysterious artist who previously lived in her apartment.

Director: Martin Prakkat | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Aparna Gopinath, Nedumudi Venu

Votes: 5,517

Charlie (by Dulquer Salmaan)

40. One Day (VI) (2016)

135 min | Drama, Romance

This is a story about an IT worker called Denchai who doesn't get along with his co-workers well.He falls in love with one of his co-worker who he thought was different from others called ... See full summary »

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun | Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nittha Jirayungyurn, Theerapat Sajakul, Prim Bulakul

Votes: 1,530

Denchai (by Chantavit Dhanasevi)

41. Gokusen (2002– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

Gokusen is the story of recently graduated Kumiko Yamaguchi, aka. Yankumi, and her life as a new high school teacher. Unlike the other new teachers at her school Kumiko gets placed with teh... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Katsuhisa Namase, Ken Utsui, Ken Kaneko

Votes: 1,012

Kumiko Yamaguchi (by Yukie Nakama)

42. My Mister (2018– )

70 min | Drama, Family

A man in his 40's withstands the weight of life. A woman in her 20's goes through different experiences, but also withstands the weight of her life. The man and woman get together to help each other.

Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Iu, Lee Ji-ah, Ho-San Park

Votes: 793

Park Dong-hoon (by Lee Sun-kyun)

43. Dream High (2011– )

70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who sings ... See full summary »

Stars: Jin-young Park, Suzy Bae, Iu, Jin-woon Jung

Votes: 1,843

Kang Oh Hyuk (by Ki-joon Uhm) and Shi Kyung Jin (by Yun-ji Lee)

44. Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019– )

Romance

Cha Eun Ho is a successful and handsome writer who is also the youngest chief editor at a publishing company. He has a calm demeanor and remains reasonable at work. He then becomes involved... See full summary »

Stars: Eu-Gene Jeong, Han-chul Jo, Ki-Doong Kang, Sun-young Kim

Votes: 1,020

Cha Eun-ho (by Jong-Suk Lee)

45. School 2013 (2012–2013)

Comedy, Drama

The iconic "School Series" that ran from 1999-2002 gets a serious reboot more than ten years later. This new installment features a cast of millenials engaging with contemporary high school... See full summary »

Stars: Jong-Suk Lee, Woo-Bin Kim, Se-young Park, Na-ra Jang

Votes: 94

Jung In Jae (by Na-ra Jang)



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