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1. Barney Miller (1975–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 4,244

2. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 119,861 | Gross: $31.06M

3. Genius (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

Director: Michael Grandage | Stars: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

Votes: 15,790 | Gross: $1.36M

4. Love at Second Sight (2019)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Overnight, Raphael finds himself immersed in a world where he has never met Olivia, the woman of his life. How is he going to reconquer his wife, who has become a complete stranger?

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: François Civil, Joséphine Japy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camille Lellouche

Votes: 498

5. Maggie's Plan (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 14,399 | Gross: $3.35M

6. Promise at Dawn (2017)

131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Barbier | Stars: Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,605

7. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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40 Metascore

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 9,824

8. The History of Love (2016)

134 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elliott Gould, Sophie Nélisse, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,050

9. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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45 Metascore

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri

Votes: 28,353 | Gross: $0.22M

10. Nobody Else But You (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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63 Metascore

A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 2,405 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Cezanne et Moi (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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54 Metascore

A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - ... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François

Votes: 823 | Gross: $0.26M

12. Zoom (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Director: Pedro Morelli | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alison Pill, Michael Eklund, Mariana Ximenes

Votes: 2,337

13. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

7.5
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 4,204

14. Cosmos (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

5.9
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72 Metascore

A young man, hoping to write a novel, visits a French guest-house with a friend, he but finds himself distracted by a strange mystery and the stranger inhabitants of the home.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Jean-François Balmer, Jonathan Genet, Johan Libéreau

Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Love Lasts Three Years (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage.

Director: Frédéric Beigbeder | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Gaspard Proust, Joey Starr, Jonathan Lambert

Votes: 4,273

16. House by the River (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Jane Wyatt, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 2,543

17. Redwoods (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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An unfulfilled gay man in a stagnant relationship finds his life changed forever when he meets a struggling writer visiting the Redwoods Country.

Director: David Lewis | Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Tad Coughenour, Caleb Dorfman, Brendan Bradley

Votes: 1,490

18. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Overbrook Brothers (2009)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A road movie where two brothers search for their biological parents.

Director: John E. Bryant | Stars: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett, John Jones

Votes: 188

20. Love and Fury (2016)

94 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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In 1980's Helsinki, a city about to burst with young energy and rebellion, two young writers determined to conquer the world fall madly in love. For Inka, the love affair puts everything in... See full summary »

Director: Alli Haapasalo | Stars: Laura Birn, Lauri Tilkanen, Kaija Pakarinen, Tiina Weckström

Votes: 307

21. Madrigal (2007)

112 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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"Not everything is what it seems". This is the motto of Fernando Pérez's Madrigal, an esoteric fable built, in the first part, around a handsome actor's love story with an overweight and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Pérez | Stars: Carlos Enrique Almirante, Liety Chaviano, Ana de Armas, Luis Alberto García

Votes: 103

22. Sun Kissed (2006)

92 min | Drama, Romance

4.3
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24 Metascore

Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.

Director: Patrick McGuinn | Stars: John Ort, Gregory Marcel, Laura Hofrichter, George Stoll

Votes: 365

23. Je les aime tous (2017)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Director: Guillaume Kozakiewiez | Stars: Corinne Masiero, Alice Barnole, Benjmain Morel, Paul Manaté

Votes: 7

24. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Career Day (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Phil's rival, Gil Thorpe, offers Claire a job, Lily gets a extra-generous gift from the Tooth Fairy, and Jay decides to begin working on his novel.

Director: James Alan Hensz | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,094

25. Amor en custodia (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.25 (II) (2005)

45 min | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Margarita Gralia, Sergio Basañez, Paola Nuñez, Andrés Palacios

26. Amor en custodia (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (II) (2005)

45 min | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Margarita Gralia, Sergio Basañez, Paola Nuñez, Andrés Palacios

27. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side (2008)

TV-14 | 40 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

9.0
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Missing Nathan gives Jamie nightmares about Dan, who is indeed paroled. Lucas and Lindsay decide to 'coincidentally' have separate stag and hen nights at the same place, so Nathan and Haley... See full summary »

Director: Michael J. Leone | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 208



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