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1. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.5
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86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 88,852 | Gross: $43.66M

2. San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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43 Metascore

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes

Votes: 195,393 | Gross: $155.19M

3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 355,154 | Gross: $2.08M

4. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 47,490 | Gross: $1.40M

5. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 93,245 | Gross: $43.18M

6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 190,698 | Gross: $93.93M

7. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 219,218 | Gross: $34.19M

8. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 107,524 | Gross: $6.22M

9. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 51,384 | Gross: $39.01M

10. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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63 Metascore

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 20,209

11. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,892

12. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 38,316 | Gross: $29.13M

13. Rushmore (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore Preparatory School is put on academic probation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 158,443 | Gross: $17.11M

14. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 24,032

15. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 40,984 | Gross: $3.64M

16. The Boy Next Door (2015)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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30 Metascore

A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett

Votes: 35,155 | Gross: $35.39M

17. Lucas (1986)

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

6.9
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75 Metascore

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Director: David Seltzer | Stars: Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 13,609 | Gross: $8.20M

18. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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44 Metascore

When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 102,879 | Gross: $34.64M

19. The War Wagon (1967)

Unrated | 101 min | Western

6.9
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The story of a man who was shot, robbed and imprisoned who returns to steal a large gold shipment from the man who wronged him. The gold is transported in an armored stage coach, the War Wagon.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 8,036 | Gross: $6.00M

20. Schellebelle 1919 (2011)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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After the Great War, traumatized Yser front hero Casimir Van De Velde returns home. He's not amused to see his bitchy sister Coralie turned it into a virtual orphanage and home for other ... See full summary »

Directors: Johan Heldenbergh, Kenneth Taylor | Stars: Raouf Hadj Mohamed, Arne Vereecken, Jan Baeyens, Thomas Bauwens

Votes: 274

21. Made of Honor (2008)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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37 Metascore

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 63,720 | Gross: $46.01M

22. House Arrest (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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A group of children, desperate to keep their various parents from getting divorces, kidnap them and hold them prisoner in a basement in order to force them to reconcile.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Kyle Howard, Herbert Russell

Votes: 7,505 | Gross: $6.97M

23. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 24,901 | Gross: $14.30M

24. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.4
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While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 16,857

25. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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42 Metascore

A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 21,369 | Gross: $59.93M

26. Death Sentence (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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36 Metascore

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 66,451 | Gross: $9.53M

27. Elfen Lied (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 27,072

28. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 39,640 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Son of a Gun (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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49 Metascore

JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Brendan Kerkvliet

Votes: 24,491

30. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,109 | Gross: $2.67M

31. Margaret (I) (2011)

R | 150 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron

Votes: 14,807 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 16,293 | Gross: $8.72M

33. Shameless (2012)

81 min | Drama

5.3
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A young man entertains an unhealthy desire for his older and unstable half-sister.

Director: Filip Marczewski | Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Anna Próchniak, Maciej Marczewski

Votes: 785

34. Yogi Bear (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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35 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh

Votes: 19,117 | Gross: $100.25M

35. Crown for Christmas (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temporary gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in a castle.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry-Jones, Ellie Botterill, Pavel Douglas

Votes: 3,100

36. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 54,961 | Gross: $4.60M

37. Parental Guidance (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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36 Metascore

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 23,842 | Gross: $77.27M

38. Animal (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator.

Director: Brett Simmons | Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye

Votes: 5,926

39. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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31 Metascore

The true story of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 2,854 | Gross: $2.08M

40. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

Votes: 7,395 | Gross: $5.10M

41. Fat Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.5
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77 Metascore

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 9,693 | Gross: $0.72M

42. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

The Deep End of The Ocean is a film about a family's reaction when Ben, the youngest son is kidnapped and then found nine years later, living in the same town, where his family had just moved.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 12,147 | Gross: $13.38M

43. Skinwalkers (2006)

R | 110 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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33 Metascore

A 12 year old boy and his mother become the targets of two warring werewolf packs, each with different intentions and motives.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Natassia Malthe

Votes: 12,564 | Gross: $1.02M

44. The Good Witch's Wonder (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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Cassie looks for a lost/stolen precious family memento.

Director: Craig Pryce | Stars: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Matthew Knight

Votes: 967

45. The Color of Rain (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

6.9
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After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Warren Christie, Lacey Chabert, Callum Seagram Airlie, Seth Isaac Johnson

Votes: 906

46. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 4,743 | Gross: $0.05M

47. Rambling Rose (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.6
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A young woman who exudes sexuality battles temptation.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas

Votes: 4,375 | Gross: $6.27M

48. Admiral (2015)

TV-PG | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Barry Atsma, Lieke van Lexmond

Votes: 8,067

49. Tendres cousines (1980)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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With the outbreak of WWII, the sudden call to arms will send the men of a family's estate to the front, leaving a curious adolescent alone with the remaining women of the house, in need of a warm embrace and, possibly, a daring kiss.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Évelyne Dandry

Votes: 1,377

50. Sex, Party and Lies (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

3.8
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A youth group is preparing for what the summer of their lives will be, including secrets, lies, pickups, sex, confusion, and especially great night party. Most teenagers are not aware that ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfonso Albacete, David Menkes | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana de Armas, Yon González, Hugo Silva

Votes: 2,129



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