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1. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 136,333 | Gross: $4.86M

2. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 447,586 | Gross: $178.80M

3. Wild (I) (2014)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 112,220 | Gross: $37.88M

4. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 85,013 | Gross: $16.12M

5. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 137,335 | Gross: $40.31M

6. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 19,900 | Gross: $0.83M

7. Life Goes On (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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A modern All-American family deals with the struggles of life and love in mid-western suburbia.

Stars: Kellie Martin, Chris Burke, Patti LuPone, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 1,982

8. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 63,826 | Gross: $2.22M

9. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 71,831 | Gross: $17.51M

10. Santa Sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 17,379

11. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

An awkward seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 30,319 | Gross: $4.77M

12. The Ringer (2005)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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46 Metascore

A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, Brian Cox, Jed Rees

Votes: 33,968 | Gross: $35.42M

13. The Seventh Sign (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman

Votes: 12,350 | Gross: $18.88M

14. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 20,017

15. Wakefield (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.3
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62 Metascore

Bryan Cranston gives the performance of a lifetime as Howard Wakefield, a lawyer on the edge of madness who has decided to disassociate himself from his own life.

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

Votes: 13,757 | Gross: $0.26M

16. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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31 Metascore

The true story of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $2.08M

17. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 42,487 | Gross: $0.00M

18. All the Real Girls (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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71 Metascore

Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, Shea Whigham

Votes: 10,018 | Gross: $0.55M

19. 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: 16,241 | Gross: $0.09M

20. Running with Scissors (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 21,412 | Gross: $6.75M

21. Summer Heights High (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 13,636

22. Down Under (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Fayssal Bazzi, Chris Bunton, Michael Denkha, Harriet Dyer

Votes: 719

23. Kingdom Hospital (2004)

608 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison, Jack Coleman

Votes: 6,851

24. Café de Flore (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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53 Metascore

A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 13,960

25. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,704 | Gross: $6.38M

26. Palindromes (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber

Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $0.55M

27. Wuff (2018)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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The lives of four best friends Ella, Cecile, Lulu and Silke are turned upside down, and the dogs are involved in a decisive way.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Emily Cox, Johanna Wokalek, Marie Burchard, Maite Kelly

Votes: 127

28. The Crown Jewels (2011)

120 min | Drama

5.9
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When she's arrested for attempting to murder the son of a factory owner, Fragancia spins a tale of love and betrayal that began in her youth.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Loa Falkman, Noah Byström

Votes: 2,373

29. Shooting Fish (1997)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 7,162 | Gross: $0.30M

30. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin

Votes: 8,512 | Gross: $0.33M

31. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.20M

32. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway

Votes: 1,303

33. Coffee Town (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

6.6
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A website manager enlists the help of his two friends in order to convince the owners of his favorite coffee shop -- which doubles as his office -- not to turn their business into a bar.

Director: Brad Copeland | Stars: Jake Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Glenn Howerton, Ben Schwartz

Votes: 4,697

34. Please Give (2010)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 10,700 | Gross: $4.03M

35. Quiet Chaos (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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51 Metascore

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Director: Antonello Grimaldi | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 3,668 | Gross: $0.01M

36. What Is It? (2005)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

5.6
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What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.

Director: Crispin Glover | Stars: Michael Blevis, Carlos Richardson, Lisa Fusco, Steven C. Stewart

Votes: 831

37. Johnny Stecchino (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi

Votes: 9,259 | Gross: $0.57M

38. The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Hugh Thompson, Krystal Hope Nausbaum

Votes: 2,604

39. Touched by Grace (2014)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama

6.3
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A popular girl befriends a beautiful girl with down syndrome.

Director: Donald Leow | Stars: Stacey Bradshaw, Ben Davies, Amber House, Blakely Bunnell

Votes: 179

40. 24 Weeks (2016)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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Centered on the dilemma faced by a woman who is already six months pregnant when she learns that her unborn child will have Down's syndrome as well as a serious heart defect. Should she be ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske

Votes: 1,396

41. Jan Dara (2001)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jan Dara grows up in a house lacking in love but abundant in lust. He quickly picks up the sinful way of life of his stepfather, Khun Luang who married his mother after she became pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Eakarat Sarsukh, Suwinit Panjamawat, Kanchit Thamthong, Santisuk Promsiri

Votes: 1,865

42. My Father Die (2016)

90 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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42 Metascore

Deaf since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Brosnan | Stars: Gabe White, Chester Rushing, Trina LaFargue, Gary Stretch

Votes: 871 | Gross: $0.00M

43. The Theory of Flight (1998)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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48 Metascore

Two miserable people find happiness together: a man dreaming of flying, and a woman dreaming of living.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones, Holly Aird

Votes: 2,366 | Gross: $0.07M

44. Visitor of a Museum (1989)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina

Votes: 757

45. Set Me Free (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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80 Metascore

Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Karine Vanasse, Pascale Bussières, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Alexandre Mérineau

Votes: 866 | Gross: $0.07M

46. Neon Heart (2018)

86 min | Drama

5.8
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NEON HEART is a story about three people chasing life and each other. Laura returns home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the US. Despite the videos of her that remain online, ... See full summary »

Director: Laurits Flensted-Jensen | Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Karen Sigrid Arild Albrechtsen, Nicklas Svale Andersen, Christian Andersen Busk

Votes: 141

47. Girlfriend (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.2
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42 Metascore

A young man with Down syndrome romantically pursues a small-town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

Director: Justin Lerner | Stars: Shannon Woodward, Jackson Rathbone, Amanda Plummer, Evan Sneider

Votes: 627

48. ...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller, Titos Vandis

Votes: 320

49. 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: 1,818

50. Mermaid (2007)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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In Moscow, a young woman disappears after falling in love with a new man.

Director: Anna Melikyan | Stars: Mariya Shalayeva, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Mariya Sokova, Anastasiya Dontsova

Votes: 3,034



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