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1. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 187,071 | Gross: $19.02M

2. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A successful lawyer jeopardizes her career and threatens to tear her family apart after engaging in an affair with her teenage stepson.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 4,995

3. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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45 Metascore

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 134,174 | Gross: $35.66M

4. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 35,108 | Gross: $20.00M

5. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 42,723 | Gross: $3.36M

6. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.2
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,902

7. Detroit Rock City (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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33 Metascore

In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington

Votes: 34,309 | Gross: $4.22M

8. In a Better World (2010)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

Votes: 37,361 | Gross: $1.01M

9. Rififi (1955)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey

Votes: 24,209 | Gross: $0.06M

10. The Kingdom (1994–1997)

TV-MA | 561 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Holger Juul Hansen

Votes: 16,463 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Next Door (2005)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig

Votes: 8,453

12. Before the Frost (2018)

104 min | Drama

6.9
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As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Clara Rosager, Magnus Krepper, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 716

13. Insomnia (1997)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Maria Mathiesen, Gisken Armand

Votes: 12,524 | Gross: $0.22M

14. Daisy Diamond (2007)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Thure Lindhardt, Benedikte Hansen, Morten Kirkskov

Votes: 1,130

15. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 3,638

16. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 6,052

17. Santa Fe (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.2
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After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson

Votes: 753

18. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,812 | Gross: $0.77M

19. Pacific Liner (1939)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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The S. S. Arcturus sails from Shanghai to San Francisco, and Dr. Jim Craig takes the post of ship's physician in order to be near Ann Grayson, the ship's nurse. Chief Engineer 'Crusher" ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Chester Morris, Wendy Barrie, Alan Hale

Votes: 209

20. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Votes: 2,189

21. Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten (1980)

107 min | Comedy

7.2
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Swedes travel to the Canary Islands on a package trip.

Director: Lasse Åberg | Stars: Lasse Åberg, Lottie Ejebrant, Jon Skolmen, Kim Anderzon

Votes: 6,863

22. A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 6,436 | Gross: $0.04M

23. The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley

Votes: 3,156

24. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bungled robbery of the bank in Northfield, Minnesota.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 1,840

25. The Crawling Hand (1963)

Approved | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,482

26. Six Swedish Girls in a Boarding School (1979)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.0
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In a small Swiss girls' boarding school, which is also attended by 6 blond free-spirited Swedish girls, Greta, Inga, Kerstin, Lil, Astrid and Selma, Miss Klein leads a strict regiment. ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay, Danielle Troger

Votes: 253

27. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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69 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.25M

28. Kitchen Stories (2003)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 7,811 | Gross: $0.35M

29. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

Votes: 1,669

30. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey

Votes: 970

31. Mother of Mine (2005)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War

7.6
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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 4,132

32. Svidd neger (2003)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn colored child into the sea when he discovered that she obviously... See full summary »

Director: Erik Smith Meyer | Stars: Kingsford Siayor, Eirik Junge Eliassen, Björn Granath, Kjersti Lid Gullvåg

Votes: 1,844

33. 30° i februari (2012– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Series about people escaping their cold winter homeland looking for happiness in sunny Thailand but getting more than they hoped for.

Stars: Hanna Ardéhn, Lotta Tejle, Viola Weidemann, Kjell Wilhelmsen

Votes: 1,262

34. The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)

96 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Aslat Mahtte Gaup, Nils Peder Gaup

Votes: 2,602

35. Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019 (2019 TV Special)

251 min | Music

7.2
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The annual European music event, hosted by Israel after their victory in 2018.

Director: Yuval Cohen | Stars: Erez Tal, Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar, Lucy Ayoub

Votes: 151

36. Izzat (2005)

107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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Izzat (honor), the concept of honor in North India and Pakistan

Director: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen | Stars: Emil Marwa, Khawar Gomi Sadiq, Assad Siddique, Daud Mirza

Votes: 2,034

37. Tomme tønner (2010)

87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Three small-time criminals finally get the chance to climb the ladder - but manages to f@#% it all up in royal manners.

Directors: Leon Bashir, Sebastian Dalén | Stars: Leon Bashir, Farack Abbas, Anders Danielsen Lie, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 1,415

38. Gone with the Woman (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A woman moves into a young man's home and starts to run his life -- a process that makes him fall hopelessly in love with her.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Trond Fausa, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Peter Stormare, Louise Monot

Votes: 1,979

39. Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katharina Thalbach, Károly Eperjes, Miklós Székely B.

Votes: 905

40. Call of the Yukon (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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A fur trader guides a writer and her animals to safety in the Yukon territory when wolves are about to attack.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, John T. Coyle | Stars: Richard Arlen, Beverly Roberts, Lyle Talbot, Mala

Votes: 96

41. Second Fiddle (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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A studio publicist discovers a Minnesota skating teacher and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallee, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 377

42. Submarine Patrol (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Greene, Nancy Kelly, Preston Foster, George Bancroft

Votes: 160

43. Captain Pirate (1952)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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In 1690, pardoned pirate Captain Blood's quiet existence is shaken when the Crown re-arrests him on fresh piracy charges but the captain suspects he's being set-up.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton, Charles Irwin

Votes: 229

44. The Abdication (1974)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Queen Christina of Sweden abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic Church.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers

Votes: 244

45. Automatic at Sea (2016)

87 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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On a whim, Eve, a Swedish traveler, accepts an invitation from Peter to vacation on his family's private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Lessner | Stars: Breeda Wool, David Henry Gerson, Livia Hiselius, Evan Louison

Votes: 85

46. Fighting Father Dunne (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.7
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In 1905, a crusading priest tries to help poor newsboys.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Darryl Hickman, Charles Kemper, Una O'Connor

Votes: 192

47. The Man from Button Willow (1965)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.7
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The first undercover agent helps Western settlers.

Director: David Detiege | Stars: Dale Robertson, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Jean Wong, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 108

48. Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)

Approved | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred F. Sears | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Carol Forman, John Crawford, Michael Fox

Votes: 120

49. Night Editor (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 527

50. Brødrene Dal og mysteriet med Karl XIIs gamasjer (2005– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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26 years after their characterers first made their smash-hit debut on television, legendary Norwegian comedy trio/writers "KLM" (Trond Kirkvaag, Knut Lystad and Lars Mjøen) return as their ... See full summary »

Stars: Trond Kirkvaag, Knut Lystad, Lars Mjøen, Åsleik Engmark

Votes: 675



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