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1. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 543,367

2. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 104,718

3. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,038,576 | Gross: $116.90M

4. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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59 Metascore

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,595 | Gross: $24.62M

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: 166,071 | Gross: $96.52M

6. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 437,511 | Gross: $84.35M

7. 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: 18,070 | Gross: $1.58M

8. 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: 218,128 | Gross: $34.19M

9. The Judge (2014)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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48 Metascore

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 163,241 | Gross: $47.12M

10. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,146 | Gross: $100.77M

11. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 134,440 | Gross: $22.91M

12. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 80,471 | Gross: $4.04M

13. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 49,390 | Gross: $58.97M

14. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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64 Metascore

The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 25,832 | Gross: $10.73M

15. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 9,092 | Gross: $9.00M

16. Premium Rush (2012)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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66 Metascore

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Sean Kennedy

Votes: 105,391 | Gross: $20.28M

17. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, Winona Ryder

Votes: 12,316

18. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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93 Metascore

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 13,260 | Gross: $15.45M

19. Hellcats (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones, Heather Hemmens

Votes: 9,819

20. 1983 (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Decades after a 1983 terrorist attack, a law student and a cop uncover a conspiracy that's kept Poland as a police state and the Iron Curtain standing.

Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial, Michalina Olszanska, Andrzej Chyra

Votes: 2,866

21. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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33 Metascore

To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,027 | Gross: $27.82M

22. Gemma Bovery (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier

Votes: 5,157 | Gross: $0.19M

23. Side Out (1990)

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

5.5
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A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.

Director: Peter Israelson | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Peter Horton, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 1,674 | Gross: $0.45M

24. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,277 | Gross: $3.90M

25. Detour (I) (2016)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a hoodlum who offers to kill his stepfather - a man he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, Stephen Moyer

Votes: 4,647 | Gross: $0.00M

26. From Prada to Nada (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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39 Metascore

A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

Director: Angel Gracia | Stars: Camilla Belle, Alexa PenaVega, Kuno Becker, Tina French

Votes: 13,661 | Gross: $3.02M

27. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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54 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 12,464

28. Madame Bovary (2014)

R | 118 min | Drama

5.7
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52 Metascore

Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 6,921

29. View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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27 Metascore

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 24,002 | Gross: $15.59M

30. 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: 6,632

31. 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: 9,615 | Gross: $0.72M

32. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,970 | Gross: $1.20M

33. Les Misérables (1935)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 3,077

34. Water (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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77 Metascore

A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Sarala Kariyawasam

Votes: 13,676 | Gross: $3.22M

35. Samba (2014)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

Senegalese Samba has worked 10 years in France. He's arrested and befriends the woman helping him with legal matters as volunteer after a burnout at work. He's released after being told to leave France. Chemistry?

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izïa Higelin

Votes: 13,421 | Gross: $0.15M

36. Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.

Director: Hadi Hajaig | Stars: Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke

Votes: 19,214

37. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

G | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,781

38. Southside with You (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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74 Metascore

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Director: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear

Votes: 7,290 | Gross: $6.30M

39. 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

40. Listen to Me (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

Director: Douglas Day Stewart | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 953 | Gross: $4.30M

41. Run (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 2,348 | Gross: $4.41M

42. Three (I) (1969)

M | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Two American college friends, traveling in Europe near the Mediterranean, meet and fall for a charming English tourist. However, they agree not to test their friendship and just be friends with her. Soon, reality kicks in.

Director: James Salter | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Robie Porter, Sam Waterston, Pascale Roberts

Votes: 268

43. Hulchul (2004)

Unrated | 149 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A man and woman from feuding families each pretend to fall in love, as part of a revenge plot. Chaos ensues when their fake romance becomes a reality.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 5,543

44. Golden Time (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.

Stars: Yui Horie, Makoto Furukawa, Ai Kayano, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 1,418

45. Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

Director: Manuel Sicilia | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,250

46. New Best Friend (2002)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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13 Metascore

A North Carolina sheriff investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl, and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery.

Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams | Stars: Taye Diggs, Dominique Swain, Mia Kirshner, Meredith Monroe

Votes: 3,098 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Norte, the End of History (2013)

TV-MA | 250 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Sid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, Soliman Cruz

Votes: 1,569

48. Blood Honey (2017)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Tortured by the memory of a childhood trauma, a woman returns after a decade to her family's fly-in hunting lodge to assist her siblings with their dying father, only to find herself stuck in a life threatening nightmare.

Director: Jeff Kopas | Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Gil Bellows, Kenneth Mitchell, Don McKellar

Votes: 518

49. Beneath (V) (2013)

Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Horror

5.5
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34 Metascore

A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.

Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey

Votes: 3,936

50. Love My Life (2006)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Kawano | Stars: Rei Yoshii, Asami Imajuku, Naomi Akimoto, Miyoko Asada

Votes: 757



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