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1. Breaking Barbi (2019)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A Tinder date gone astray leaves famous fitness selfie queen, Barbi, lost in the wilderness trying to survive despite Homeland Security, alien death rays and zero cell service.

Director: Edward G. Negron | Stars: Vera VanGuard, Paul Logan, Amy Johnston, Kyle Clarke

Votes: 1,259

2. Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

6.2
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52 Metascore

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 194,754 | Gross: $135.65M

3. Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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58 Metascore

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi

Votes: 41,045 | Gross: $12.23M

4. Disobedience (2017)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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74 Metascore

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser

Votes: 20,318 | Gross: $3.48M

5. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 26,366 | Gross: $36.47M

6. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 22,601 | Gross: $14.11M

7. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

A man suffering a family loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.

Director: Rob Burnett | Stars: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, Alex Huff

Votes: 50,998

8. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 50,640 | Gross: $31.87M

9. Snatched (2017)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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45 Metascore

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele, Raven Goodwin

Votes: 30,986 | Gross: $45.83M

10. Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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40 Metascore

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest, leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Director: Kelly Asbury | Stars: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 16,332 | Gross: $45.02M

11. Nine Lives (I) (2016)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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11 Metascore

A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 19,139 | Gross: $19.64M

12. Center of My World (2016)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 3,907

13. Carrie Pilby (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 5,647 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Swimming with Men (2018)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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44 Metascore

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Thomas Turgoose, Adeel Akhtar

Votes: 2,726 | Gross: $0.02M

15. If Only (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle

Votes: 30,390

16. Bare (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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52 Metascore

A young girl in Nevada becomes romantically involved with a female drifter who introduces her to a life of stripping, drugs, and metaphysical experiences that teach her what happens when real life catches up with dark fantasy.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka, Louisa Krause

Votes: 2,046

17. The Tournament (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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A tournament is watched by dozens of wealthy men betting on which one of the 30 assassins will survive the next 24 hours "kill or die" and claim the USD10,000,000 prize. It takes place in an English town with plenty of CCTVs.

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 33,262

18. Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.8
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A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

Director: Baillie Walsh | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Eve, Olivia Williams

Votes: 11,512 | Gross: $0.00M

19. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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14 Metascore

An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kate Hudson, Gael García Bernal, Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 26,761 | Gross: $0.01M

20. The Student and Mister Henri (2015)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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An elderly curmudgeon lets out a room in his large apartment rent-free to a young student - on condition that she does everything in her power to ruin his son's marriage.

Director: Ivan Calbérac | Stars: Claude Brasseur, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Noémie Schmidt, Frédérique Bel

Votes: 3,048 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 13,289 | Gross: $5.21M

22. All Nighter (2017)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she's disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Analeigh Tipton, Emile Hirsch, J.K. Simmons, Meta Golding

Votes: 5,478

23. Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz-Grillo, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 4,092

24. Waiting for Forever (2010)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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26 Metascore

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner

Votes: 19,321 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Girl (1998)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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A straight-A teen explores Portland's rock scene.

Director: Jonathan Kahn | Stars: Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix, Tara Reid

Votes: 2,600

26. Arthur Newman (2012)

R | 101 min | Drama

5.7
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42 Metascore

A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

Director: Dante Ariola | Stars: Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Anne Heche, Sterling Beaumon

Votes: 6,698

27. Have a Little Faith (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 82 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Writer Mitch Alboms reluctantly agrees to pen the eulogy of his childhood rabbi.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 421

28. One Last Dance (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Three dancers are forced to reconcile their differences.

Director: Lisa Niemi | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, George De La Pena, Matthew Walker

Votes: 1,339

29. Three Many Weddings (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ruth is a young researcher in a college. She was asking for three of her ex's weddings. Along the way she is trying to find her soulmate and for a companion to every wedding, she enlists the help of her new fellow assistant.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera | Stars: Inma Cuesta, Martiño Rivas, Quim Gutiérrez, Paco León

Votes: 4,662

30. Too Hard to Handle (2016)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Karo has lots of psychological Problems, 105 minutes of it.

Director: Laura Lackmann | Stars: Claudia Eisinger, Katja Riemann, Barbara Schöne, Laura Tonke

Votes: 374

31. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,092 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Come Early Morning (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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64 Metascore

A thirty-something southern woman searches for love, despite the burdens she carries with her.

Director: Joey Lauren Adams | Stars: Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason T. Davis

Votes: 2,495 | Gross: $0.12M

33. Forever Lulu (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A schizophrenic romantic tracks down her college sweetheart to help her find their son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago to the dismay of his new wife.

Director: John Kaye | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Penelope Ann Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 1,171

34. Dakota's Summer (2014)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Family

5.6
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Keith Carradine stars alongside a young, popular cast in this inspiring second chapter of the beloved Cowgirls 'N Angels story filled with heart, horses & high-reaching adventure.

Director: Timothy Armstrong | Stars: Haley Ramm, Bryan Dechart, Glynn Turman, Emily Bett Rickards

Votes: 779

35. Yellowbird (2014)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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A hero's journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one - That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa.

Director: Christian De Vita | Stars: Arthur Dupont, Sara Forestier, Bruno Salomone, Pierre Richard

Votes: 1,254

36. Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails (2015)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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They couldn't be more different, the members of the trio that allies in the fight against an Ancient Ice Ghost (AIG): Tom, an easily scared boy, Hetty, a professional ghosthunter and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tobi Baumann | Stars: Anke Engelke, Milo Parker, Bastian Pastewka, Karoline Herfurth

Votes: 752

37. Because of Grácia (2017)

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

7.2
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Two high-school couples explore friendship and dating along dissimilar lines, leading to courage and transformation for one teen and a personal crisis for another.

Director: Tom Simes | Stars: John Schneider, Chris Massoglia, Todd Terry, Emma Elle Roberts

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.09M

38. The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Alex's high opinion of himself isn't backed up by reality as he is unemployed and having trouble with his girlfriend. When he finally gets a job with the local council/municipality of ... See full summary »

Director: Lena Koppel | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Vanna Rosenberg, Mats Melin, Theresia Widarsson

Votes: 1,823

39. We Are from the Future (2008)

110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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My iz budushchego, or We Are from the Future, is a movie about time travel. Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battle in Russia. The movie's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Malyukov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Andrey Terentyev, Vladimir Yaglych, Dmitriy Volkostrelov

Votes: 3,284

40. Heavenly Bonds (2013– )

42 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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An outward-looking pastor and his four sons of age 10 to 22 try to live their life in accordance with their Christian faith and in so doing face challenges for their faith.

Stars: Simon Böer, Lukas Karlsch, Tom Hoßbach, Wilfried Dziallas

Votes: 67

41. Franny's Feet (2003– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Franny's Feet is about a 5 year old girl who visits her Grandfather's shoe repair shop and tries on a pair of shoes. The shoes take her on an adventure related to the shoes (for example, if... See full summary »

Stars: Phoebe McAuley, Adrian Truss, Daniel Brochu, Ronnie Corbett

Votes: 72

42. No Filter (2016)

100 min | Comedy

5.6
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When a woman visits a Chinese doctor, she discovers her pain is due to pent-up rage, and the only cure is to fully express herself, whatever may come.

Director: Nicolás López | Stars: Paz Bascuñán, Antonio Quercia, Paulo Brunetti, Lucy Cominetti

Votes: 1,808

43. Matterhorn (2013)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A lonely widower finds himself facing both his own regrets and his devout Calvinist community when he takes a deranged vagrant into his home.

Director: Diederik Ebbinge | Stars: Ton Kas, René van 't Hof, Porgy Franssen, Ariane Schluter

Votes: 1,641

44. A Fairy's Game (2018)

111 min | Adventure, Family

6.9
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Two siblings are whisked away by an intelligent fairy to become part of a real life game they must complete before coming back to the real world.

Director: Shawn Philip Nelson | Stars: Jerry Bell Jr., Bruce Davison, Angela DiMarco, Zamira Dotson

Votes: 14

45. We Can Be Heroes! (2002)

89 min | Drama, Family

5.2
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Two ten year old children struggle with their patronizing environment and their fears and find support in each other.

Director: Ulf Malmros | Stars: Ariel Petsonk, Zamand Hägg, Michael Nyqvist, Anna Pettersson

Votes: 782

46. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

TV-G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

4.9
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An animated adventure about three children who travel to a fantasy land.

Director: Rintaro | Stars: Monica Rial, Jason Douglas, Greg Ayres, David Matranga

Votes: 141

47. Lessons of a Dream (2011)

113 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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An English teacher brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th Century by teaching it to his class.

Director: Sebastian Grobler | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner, Thomas Thieme, Justus von Dohnányi

Votes: 1,869

48. Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods (2011)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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Viking village Flake's chief Halvar orders clever, tiny son Wickie to rob a knights convoy. The warriors have to take over but fail to see Wicki being abducted with a cargo of Eskimo slaves... See full summary »

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Jonas Hämmerle, Valeria Eisenbart, Waldemar Kobus, Nic Romm

Votes: 1,087

49. Love and Other Troubles (2012)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Ville, 25, is a downbeat former child star who's successfully avoided his womanizing rock 'n' roll dad for years. Everything changes when his dad moves into his flat and they both fall in love with the same American line-dancing teacher.

Director: Samuli Valkama | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Jussi Nikkilä, Ville Virtanen, Jessica Grabowsky

Votes: 905

50. The Letter Writer (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. It's a journey that will change her life forever.

Director: Christian Vuissa | Stars: Aley Underwood, Bernie Diamond, Pam Eichner, Stella McComas

Votes: 864



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