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1. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 225

2. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 364,658 | Gross: $30.86M

3. Flashpoint (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The missions and trials of a Toronto police tactical unit.

Stars: Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio

Votes: 15,802

4. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.7
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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,855

5. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 32,111

6. Riding the Bullet (2004)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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37 Metascore

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,699 | Gross: $0.10M

7. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 7,396 | Gross: $0.21M

8. The Passion of Anna (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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A recently divorced man meets an emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Votes: 7,504

9. Retro Puppet Master (1999 Video)

PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.1
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In the late nineteenth century, an Ancient Egyptian sorcerer discovers the art of transferring the souls of the dead into inanimate objects.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau, Stephen Blackehart, Jack Donner

Votes: 1,850

10. The Man Who Predicted 9/11 (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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After the planes hit on 9/11, Morgan Stanley security chief Rick Rescorla put into effect plans that he had developed years before. Rick had seen the potential for an airborne suicide ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, David Bedella, Rick Rescorla, Susan Rescorla

Votes: 80

11. The 10th Victim (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone

Votes: 3,206

12. The Big Kahuna (1999)

R | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.6
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56 Metascore

Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé.

Director: John Swanbeck | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Peter Facinelli, Paul Dawson

Votes: 13,399 | Gross: $3.15M

13. Amour Fou (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 1,244 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Eden Log (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Franck Vestiel | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao

Votes: 6,273

15. Black Irish (2007)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.0
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A teenage boy longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

Director: Brad Gann | Stars: Michael Angarano, Brendan Gleeson, Emily VanCamp, Tom Guiry

Votes: 2,400 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Zombie Honeymoon (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

4.6
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63 Metascore

Zombie Honeymoon is a gore-soaked exploration of how far the boundaries of true love can be pushed without reaching a breaking point.

Director: David Gebroe | Stars: Tracy Coogan, Graham Sibley, Tonya Cornelisse, David M. Wallace

Votes: 2,322

17. The 9/11 Surfer (2012 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: Paul McGann, Steve Fishman, Steve Zeitlin, Shiya Ribowsky

Votes: 15

18. The Inhuman Woman (1924)

Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hériat, Fred Kellerman

Votes: 611

19. London's Burning (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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The close knit members of Blue Watch, at Blackwell Fire Station, adjust to having a female firefighter join their ranks. The pilot movie for the long-running ITV series.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Gary McDonald, Mark Arden, James Hazeldine, James Marcus

Votes: 67

20. Little Heroes (1991 TV Movie)

G | 78 min | Family

5.9
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A girl named Charley Wilson and her loyal dog named "Fuzz" are 2 best friends. Charley is anxoius to make new friends. She and Fuzz are befriended by Alonzo, a gruff old farmer. Another ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Raeanin Simpson, Katherine Willis, Reta Patterson, Keith Christensen

Votes: 151

21. The Miracle of Stairway B (2006 TV Special)

Documentary

6.7
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Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: Russell Boulter, Bill Butler, Sal D'Agostino, James Efthimiades

Votes: 28

22. Whoever Was Using This Bed (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

8.5
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A married couple is woken by a mysterious phone call that begins an unsettling journey into love and fear. Jean-Marc Barr, Radha Mitchell and Jane Birkin star in an adaptation of a Raymond Carver story.

Director: Andrew Kotatko | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Radha Mitchell, Jane Birkin, Christopher Morris

Votes: 41

23. The English Surgeon (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary

8.1
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This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

Director: Geoffrey Smith | Star: Henry Marsh

Votes: 663

24. 9/11: The Firemen's Story (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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Director: Joseph Maxwell | Stars: Russell Boulter, Louie Cacchioli, Joanne Foley Gross, Danny Foley

Votes: 21

25. Possibility of an Island (2008)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A futuristic story about a man and his clone.

Director: Michel Houellebecq | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Patrick Bauchau, Jordi Dauder, Jean-Pierre Malo

Votes: 265

26. Vital Signs (2009)

88 min | Drama

6.2
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Simone leaves her lover and regular student life behind to help people who are about to die.

Director: Sophie Deraspe | Stars: Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Francis Ducharme, Suzanne St-Michel, Marie Brassard

Votes: 182

27. 9/11: Surviving the Impact (2012 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Nick Maddocks | Stars: Brian Clark, Ron DiFrancesco, Richard Fern, Alan Mann

Votes: 13

28. 9/11: The Lost Hero (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.8
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Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: David Harewood, Lorraine Douze, Theresa Golden, Allison Jimeno

Votes: 8

29. Subject Two (2006)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A doctor invents a resurrection formula and tests it by killing his assistant over and over and over again.

Director: Philip Chidel | Stars: Christian Oliver, Dean Stapleton, Courtney Mace, Jürgen Jones

Votes: 1,444

30. The Mission (1983)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Sayyad | Stars: Parviz Sayyad, Mary Apick, Houshang Touzie, Saeed Rajai

Votes: 156

31. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Votes: 95

32. Pac-Man: The Movie (2008)

5 min | Short, Action, Adventure

6.2
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The twisted tale of four ghosts trapped in a maze while being stalked by a giant yellow monster.

Directors: Stanley Wong, Tyler Russell | Stars: Dorothy Brignac, Tyler Russell, Max Salberg, William Tousignant

Votes: 84

33. Post Mortem (1999)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A mother who supports her child with a credit card scam and an accused rapist meet and form a unique bond.

Director: Louis Bélanger | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Sylvie Moreau, Hélène Loiselle, Sarah Lecomte-Bergeron

Votes: 444

34. Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane (2014 TV Special)

Documentary

8.1
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77-year-old John Wildey was a passenger in a Cessna light aircraft when his friend, the pilot, died at the controls. John was stranded 1,500ft up, in fading light, in a plane he didn't know how to fly.

Director: Chris Martin | Stars: Fi Glover, John Wildey, John Cameron, Mark Watkin

Votes: 47

35. How to Live Forever (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.4
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57 Metascore

Baby boomer Mark Wexler travels the world searching for the secrets of long life.

Director: Mark Wexler | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Phyllis Diller, Marianne Williamson, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.06M

36. A Castle in Brooklyn, King Arthur

101 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama | Completed

Once upon a time, Arthur Wood and his wife Cynthia created a magical, iconic building in a dangerous neighborhood and named it Broken Angel. Twenty eight years later, Arthur is under siege. The Fairy Tale is over.

Director: Tyler A. Chase | Stars: Brian Cox, Arthur Wood, Cynthia Wood, Angelique Abuquattam Deshield

37. Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular (1994 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

5.3
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The movie magic of behind the scenes techniques, skills, specialties and insider information, is revealed with all of the antics of the unsung heroes of Hollywood. The men and women of the ... See full summary »

Director: BJ Davis | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Caine, BJ Davis, Julia Davis

Votes: 29

38. Gatekeeper (2016)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Patrolling a popular tourist destination of steep cliffs that plummet into the Sea of Japan, a retired police officer vigilantly intercepts troubled souls looking to jump, his count of lives saved now over 500.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Misako Kawagoshi, Kenji Morioka, Yukio Shige

Votes: 45

39. News from the Good Lord (1996)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because ... See full summary »

Director: Didier Le Pêcheur | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Maria de Medeiros, Christian Charmetant, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 467

40. Chang Trai Nam Ay (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Dinh Phong, a young and happy-go-lucky singer, is diagnosed with a pituitary tumor at the peak of his prime. This life and death dilemma forever changes Phong's view of life and the people around him.

Director: Quang Huy | Stars: Bao Anh, Pham Quynh Anh, Ngoc Hung Dao, Hoai Phong Duong

Votes: 97

41. The Sinking of the Concordia: Caught on Camera (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.0
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The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized after striking an underwater rock on January 13, 2012, This is a firsthand account, including cell phone footage, from passengers of this terrifying event.

Stars: Kirsty Cheslin-Nuttall, Ian Donoff, Janice Donoff, Derek Ebbage

Votes: 20

42. Into Infinity (2019)

Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A student has created a scientific procedure that proves the existence of a life-after-death. Now she is willing to put everything on the line, including herself, to leap into the unknown and face the final frontier... But will she return?

Director: Brendan C. Campbell | Stars: Thishiwe Ziqubu, Treasure Tshabalala, Nandi Nyembe, Xolelwa 'Ollie' Nhlabatsi

43. Admissions (2011)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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Admissions is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Kakatsakis | Stars: James Cromwell, Anna Khaja, Oren Dayan, Anthony Batarse

Votes: 34

44. In His Chart (2011)

128 min | Drama

6.0
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There is a degree of realism when a professional in the field writes about his vocation and such is the case here. Adopted from a novel written by a doctor and set in Nagano, doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Mariko Kaga, Michiko Kichise, Akira Emoto

Votes: 133

45. The Forest (2009)

76 min | Drama

6.6
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The action of the film takes place in two periods of time. An old man leads his son through a forest, and is simultaneously under his care confined to bed with a deadly illness.

Director: Piotr Dumala | Stars: Stanislaw Brudny, Mariusz Bonaszewski

Votes: 102

46. The Perfect American (2013 TV Movie)

114 min | Drama, History, Musical

8.4
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Director: János Darvas | Stars: Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real, Coro Intermezzo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Dennis Russell Davies

Votes: 7

47. Planet USA (2013)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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Planet Earth. USA. 2015. The natural oil resources are running out. The hatred between East and West has spread like a plague all over the world. The planet is on the brink of World War III.

Director: Flo Lackner | Stars: Elma Alijagic, Wolfgang Bahro, Manuel Dragan, Janina Flieger

Votes: 76

48. Aayesh (2010)

28 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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Aayesh is a lonely man. He works as a morgue security guard. One day his daily routine is altered for 10 minutes, but brings about a significant change.

Director: Abdullah Al-Eyaf | Stars: Abdullah Ahmad, Abdullah Al-Ahmed, Ibrahim Al-Hasawi, Faisal Al-Omari

Votes: 100

49. Love and Death in Los Angeles (2012)

19 min | Short, Crime, Drama

8.8
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After aborting his last assignment for moral reasons, a contract killer is given a second chance to prove his loyalty. But when he learns his mark is his girlfriend's husband, he finds ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Davis Poyner | Stars: Patrick Zeller, Sarah McElligott, John Knox, P.J. Ochlan

Votes: 13

50. Snowstorm: Britain's Big Freeze (2009 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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Chronicling the snowstorms that hit Britain in February 2009; the worst snowstorm in 18 years.

Directors: Michael Beckham, Ian A. Hunt, Becky Lee | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Matthew Arnell, James Brown, Peter Cartwright



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