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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 392,017 | Gross: $206.46M

2. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
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33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 60,008 | Gross: $26.64M

3. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 170,257 | Gross: $39.02M

4. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 316,786 | Gross: $25.38M

5. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 234,363 | Gross: $63.90M

6. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 101,866 | Gross: $24.34M

7. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 110,740 | Gross: $49.53M

8. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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71 Metascore

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 50,772 | Gross: $22.75M

9. The Roommate (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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23 Metascore

When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Director: Christian E. Christiansen | Stars: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka

Votes: 33,237 | Gross: $37.30M

10. Stuck in Love. (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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49 Metascore

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff

Votes: 79,167 | Gross: $0.08M

11. Private Life (2018)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

An author is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Gabrielle Reid, Amy Russ

Votes: 10,500

12. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 54,866 | Gross: $4.60M

13. Youth in Revolt (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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63 Metascore

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart

Votes: 70,488 | Gross: $15.28M

14. The Object of My Affection (1998)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

A pregnant New York City social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell

Votes: 17,649 | Gross: $29.11M

15. The Tomorrow Man (2019)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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49 Metascore

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.

Director: Noble Jones | Stars: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.35M

16. You're Not You (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Stephanie Beatriz

Votes: 22,338

17. ...and justice for all. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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58 Metascore

A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 27,713

18. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 16,565 | Gross: $3.44M

19. Wakefield (2016)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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62 Metascore

A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Victoria Bruno, Ellery Sprayberry

Votes: 13,370 | Gross: $0.26M

20. Home of the Brave (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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42 Metascore

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

Votes: 10,109 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.2
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 14,558 | Gross: $62.13M

22. Pieces of April (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Votes: 19,332 | Gross: $2.53M

23. Not Fade Away (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director: David Chase | Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella

Votes: 4,105 | Gross: $0.61M

24. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 16,103 | Gross: $3.30M

25. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 19,244 | Gross: $7.49M

26. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

Director: Dean Alioto | Stars: Benz Antoine, Kristian Ayre, Gillian Barber, Michael Buie

Votes: 3,028

27. TiMER (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

Director: Jac Schaeffer | Stars: Emma Caulfield Ford, Scott Holroyd, Kali Rocha, Katherine Von Till

Votes: 11,931

28. The Oranges (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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46 Metascore

The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Allison Janney

Votes: 12,064 | Gross: $0.36M

29. Music from Another Room (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Peters | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Gretchen Mol, Martha Plimpton

Votes: 4,541

30. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,774

31. The War at Home (1996)

R | 123 min | Drama

7.1
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Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 2,127 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Return to Zero (2014)

104 min | Drama

6.5
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A couple navigate their way through a pregnancy filled with doubt, grief and trepidation.

Director: Sean Hanish | Stars: Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 862

33. All I Want for Christmas (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Romance

5.8
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Anxious to help his struggling, widowed mom SARA, 10 year old JESSIE enters a national video contest. But Jessie's winning entry, "All I Want for Christmas is a Husband for my Mom," has ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Gail O'Grady, Greg Germann, Robert Mailhouse, Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak

Votes: 910

34. Normal (2003 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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A Midwestern husband and father announces her plan to have a sex change operation.

Director: Jane Anderson | Stars: Richard Bull, Mary Seibel, Danny Goldring, Jessica Lange

Votes: 3,079

35. Fifty Pills (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Avgerinos | Stars: Diora Baird, Kristen Bell, Michael Masini, Rachel Boston

Votes: 2,531

36. What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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57 Metascore

In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers

Votes: 2,372 | Gross: $1.04M

37. Duane Hopwood (2005)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.

Director: Matt Mulhern | Stars: Daisy Ang, Bill Buell, Dick Cavett, Rachel Covey

Votes: 2,166 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Sweet November (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 912 | Gross: $2.18M

39. Family of Cops (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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A police detective's oversexed daughter is charged with murder when someone kills the wealthy married man she slept with.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Charles Bronson, Angela Featherstone, Sebastian Spence, Kate Trotter

Votes: 782

40. Battle Hymn (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore

Votes: 905

41. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,715

42. The Christmas Box (1995 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Richard Thomas, Maureen O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Kelsey Mulrooney

Votes: 1,022

43. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

6.7
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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Helene Joy, Tatiana Maslany, Kristopher Turner

Votes: 528

44. All You Need (2001)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.

Director: Randy Ser | Stars: Kayren Butler, Amy Raymond, Kellie Martin, Janet Carroll

Votes: 122

45. Death on Demand (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.4
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"Wealthy college student Richard Sachs arranges a web broadcast contest originating from a local haunted house. He entices three young couples to spend Halloween night in the abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Matalon | Stars: Jerry Broome, Suzannah Lawson Matalon, Bridget Megan Clark, Daphne Ciccarelle

Votes: 422

46. Garfield's Thanksgiving (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Finds Jon with a love interest-a veterinarian who orders Garfield on a diet-and then comes for Thanksgiving dinner!

Directors: Phil Roman, Gerard Baldwin, Bob Nesler, John Sparey | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Julie Payne

Votes: 726

47. Three Desperate Men (1951)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Western

5.7
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When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Preston Foster, Jim Davis, Virginia Grey, Kim Spalding

Votes: 51

48. Cosmopolitan (2003 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of an East Indian immigrant who turns to pop culture as he tries to reinvent his life and woo the girl next door.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Roshan Seth, Carol Kane, Madhur Jaffrey, Yolande Bavan

Votes: 82

49. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't (1972 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation

7.1
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A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Kevin Cooper, June Foray, Marilyn Mayne, Don Messick

Votes: 59

50. Side Street (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Three successful Irish brothers cross paths in a very unexpected way.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Tom Moore, Owen Moore, Matt Moore, Emma Dunn

Votes: 72



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