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1. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 769,963 | Gross: $138.43M

2. The Kissing Booth (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

Director: Vince Marcello | Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Megan du Plessis

Votes: 44,805

3. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 699,203 | Gross: $1.48M

4. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site. That would become known as Facebook but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 569,627 | Gross: $96.96M

5. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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59 Metascore

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

Votes: 166,122 | Gross: $96.52M

6. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 772,991 | Gross: $170.74M

7. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 372,947 | Gross: $217.54M

8. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 106,287 | Gross: $158.35M

9. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 18,083 | Gross: $1.58M

10. 21 (2008)

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

6.8
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48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 213,986 | Gross: $81.16M

11. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 29,411 | Gross: $19.85M

12. How High (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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29 Metascore

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

Votes: 49,977 | Gross: $31.16M

13. Spartan (2004)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Tia Texada

Votes: 28,317 | Gross: $4.43M

14. Ice Princess (2005)

G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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55 Metascore

With the help of her coach, her mom, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey (Trachtenberg) from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Trevor Blumas, Joan Cusack

Votes: 22,992 | Gross: $24.38M

15. Candy Jar (2018)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy

5.8
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Dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams.

Director: Ben Shelton | Stars: Jacob Latimore, Sami Gayle, Tom Bergeron, Helen Hunt

Votes: 3,462

16. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 22,393 | Gross: $36.85M

17. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 6,634

18. The Lady Eve (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 17,331

19. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The trials of a group of law students under the tutelage of a strict professor.

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 684

20. Stealing Harvard (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

5.1
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25 Metascore

A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Director: Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally

Votes: 12,022 | Gross: $13.97M

21. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,847

22. Harvard Man (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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49 Metascore

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrian Grenier, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 4,053 | Gross: $0.06M

23. Hair Brained (2013)

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

5.4
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48 Metascore

When 14-year old genius/outcast Eli Pettifog is rejected from Harvard, he ends up at Ivy League wannabe Whittman College. It's hate at first sight. At Whittman, Eli meets 41- year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Kent | Stars: Alex Wolff, Parker Posey, Brendan Fraser, Julia Garner

Votes: 1,838

24. Swimming Upstream (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Votes: 3,052 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Freshman Father (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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When high school sweethearts John (Seeley) and Kathy (Irvin) find out Kathy is pregnant, they decide to get married and move to Cambridge so John can fulfill his scholarship to Harvard. But... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Drew Seeley, Britt Irvin, Ryan McDonald, Julian Christopher

Votes: 636

26. A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.0
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Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker, Shelley Long

Votes: 375

27. If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Marc Singer, R.H. Thomson, Sarah Torgov, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 733 | Gross: $8.69M

28. Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.

Director: Richard Benner | Stars: Madeline Kahn, Rita Moreno, Robert Viharo, Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 131

29. Brown of Harvard (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 1,365

30. Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

203 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.

Stars: David Huffman, Mackenzie Phillips, Lilia Skala, Ed Flanders

Votes: 294

31. Roughly Speaking (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 568

32. Legal Seduction (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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New Corporate Associate Gidget Fontaine must overcome stereotypes and biases at the top 5 law firm she now works at.

Director: Francis Locke | Stars: Holly Hollywood, Chris Evans, Amber Michaels, Dino Bravo

Votes: 27

33. Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.7
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After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in 1963 for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India, found a guru and was renamed Ram Dass ("Servant of God").

Director: Mickey Lemle | Stars: Ram Dass, William Alpert, Larry Brilliant, Bhagavan Das

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.24M

34. God's Country (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.8
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Meghan Doherty is a young, talented executive who neglects her mother and close friends to focus on one goal MAKING MONEY. After closing a multi-million dollar deal Meghan is asked by Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Armstrong | Stars: Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Todd Duffey, Arlene Santana, Suzanne Ford

Votes: 283

35. The Gumshoe Kid (1990)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Clumsy but zealous Jeff Sherman has received his first case from his family's detective agency. The case turns out to be protecting an attractive lovely witness from the mob.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Jay Underwood, Tracy Scoggins, Vince Edwards, Arlene Golonka

Votes: 43

36. Spring Madness (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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In their last semester at Harvard, Sam Thatcher and his roommate, who is nicknamed "The Lippencott", have grand ideas of seeing the remote corners of the world, they having booked passage ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 201

37. Ted (1998)

85 min | Comedy

4.9
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Satrical life story of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynsky (played by Daniel Passer), is done as a pseudo-documentary and narrated by his "brother" (Paul Provenza). It follows his life from ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Ellenberg | Stars: Daniel Passer, Edie McClurg, Richard Fancy, Jeff Corey

Votes: 28

38. The Ivy League Farmer (2015)

TV-Y | Family

7.9
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After graduating from Harvard and landing his dream job on Wall Street, 23 year-old Joel Gilbert returns to the heartland to spend one final summer at home on his family's dairy farm. While... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Weber | Stars: Ashley Nicole Anderson, Tuesday Beebe, Richard Bryant, Paula D. Burke

Votes: 12

39. The Skin I'm In (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

5.8
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A young man is found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Saved by strangers, he is propelled on a global journey that explores the limits of body, mind, spirit and art.

Director: Broderick Fox | Stars: Rande Cook, Broderick Fox, Zulu Zulu

Votes: 9

40. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)

Documentary

7.9
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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.

Director: Gustave Reininger | Stars: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 21

41. Beat the House (2015)

Drama

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A young Harvard man attempts to join the most exclusive club on campus by winning a poker tournament only to find it's not quite the organization his grandfather's stories made it seem.

Director: Cody Stauffer | Stars: Brock Baker, Jared Bergenstal, Hayes Beyersdorfer, Ian Blom

42. Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.6
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A portrait of recently retired Congressman Barney Frank, one of America's most well-known and least understood political figures.

Directors: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler | Stars: Barney Frank, Spencer Bachus, Mike Barnicle, Neil Barofsky

Votes: 198

43. Hold 'Em Yale (1935)

61 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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A pretty young socialite falls for a charming but shady hustler, who abandons her when he finds that she has been disowned by her wealthy father. Three of the hustler's partners, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Patricia Ellis, Cesar Romero, Buster Crabbe, William Frawley

Votes: 9

44. MysteryDisc: Many Roads to Murder (1983 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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The second entry in the MysteryDisc duology of LaserDisc FMV games similar to Clue. The players choose which chapters of an interactive movie they want to follow to solve the murder of a rich man and get one of 16 possible endings.

Director: Hy Conrad | Stars: Obba Babatundé, Patricia Charbonneau, Kit Flanagan, Paul Gleason

45. The Adventures of Young Hillary (2015– )

Comedy

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Its 1969 back at Wellesley College, and Hillary Rodham is awkwardly navigating her social life and professional ambitions in this wildly funny satire. From the dowdy clothes to the stiff ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Bradley, Caroline Cotter, Lily Du

46. John Harvard (2007)

Drama, Family, History

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John Harvard is the fictional account of the Puritan reverend who would become Harvard University's first great benefactor and eternal namesake.

Director: Michael Van Devere | Stars: Alex Breaux, Elina Kanellopoulou, Evan D. Siegel

47. Harvard Court (2012– )

6 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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An original comedy web series which draw viewers into "Harvard Court," a dreamy and absurd rendering of a gated community of misfits in Hollywood, California.

Stars: Christian Prentice, Chelsea Spirito, Brian Zarin, Laura Lenee

Votes: 22

48. Brown of Harvard (1918)

Drama, Sport

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Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, Sidney Ainsworth, Warner Richmond

49. Between Two Friends (2013)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Invoking the manly alchemy of William James, Between Two Friends is a lyrical portrait of manhood at Harvard in 1910.

Director: Michael Van Devere | Star: Nathaniel Grant

50. Selig-Tribune, No. 21 (1916)

Short, News

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Stars: Mike Doolan, Adm. Fletcher, J.D. McDonald, Gene Packard



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