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1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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75 Metascore

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose

Votes: 336,231 | Gross: $92.03M

2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 423,948 | Gross: $163.57M

3. The Kitchen (2019)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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35 Metascore

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Director: Andrea Berloff | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 9,971 | Gross: $12.05M

4. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 73,368 | Gross: $67.41M

5. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 82,150 | Gross: $60.33M

6. Spider-Man (2018 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.3
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When a new villain threatens New York City, Peter Parker and Spider-Man's worlds collide. To save the city and those he loves, he must rise up and be greater.

Director: Ryan Smith | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Travis Willingham, William Salyers

Votes: 9,822

7. Acts of Vengeance (2017)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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49 Metascore

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Paz Vega, Cristina Serafini

Votes: 8,931

8. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 50,007 | Gross: $31.67M

9. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Votes: 99,369 | Gross: $17.14M

10. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 19,615 | Gross: $33.69M

11. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 8,895 | Gross: $21.41M

12. Do You Believe? (2015)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.1
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22 Metascore

When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley

Votes: 6,757 | Gross: $12.99M

13. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 22,772

14. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

TV-PG | 42 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

8.5
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An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg

Votes: 40,691

15. Almost Christmas (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

Director: David E. Talbert | Stars: Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Mo'Nique

Votes: 5,623 | Gross: $41.72M

16. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 14,427 | Gross: $70.53M

17. Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 11,125 | Gross: $4.60M

18. Being Flynn (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 16,187 | Gross: $0.53M

19. The Child (2005)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 17,050 | Gross: $0.65M

20. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 9,610

21. Time Out of Mind (2014)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

5.7
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75 Metascore

George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 3,733 | Gross: $0.16M

22. Submarino (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.5
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

Votes: 8,985

23. Gardens of the Night (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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43 Metascore

After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.

Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold

Votes: 4,107

24. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,458 | Gross: $0.49M

25. Beyond the Blackboard (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Emily VanCamp, Steve Talley, Timothy Busfield, Julio Oscar Mechoso

Votes: 1,871

26. Bottoms Up (2006 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

2.2
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A Midwestern bartender ingratiates himself into the Hollywood system, finding love along the way.

Director: Erik MacArthur | Stars: Jason Mewes, David Keith, Paris Hilton, Brian Hallisay

Votes: 5,856

27. Madly (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world's most visionary directors.

Directors: Bat for Lashes, Gael García Bernal, Anurag Kashyap, Sebastián Silva, Sion Sono, Mia Wasikowska | Stars: Radhika Apte, Kathryn Beck, Justina Bustos, Zoë Castle

Votes: 119

28. The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.2
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A homeless schizophrenic seeks the help of a streetwise combat veteran as they attempt to overcome cruel life on the streets.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Danny Glover, Matt Dillon, Rick Aviles, Nina Siemaszko

Votes: 2,256 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2 (1996)

R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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Henry II picks up where the original (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) left off. Henry (Neil Giuntoli) takes a thankless job at a port-o-john company where he meets husband and wife, Kai... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Penelope Milford, Neil Giuntoli, Mike Houlihan, James Otis

Votes: 797

30. Reckless (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Mia Farrow, Tony Goldwyn, Juana Barrios, Mike Heibeck

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Stone Pillow (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.8
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In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, William Converse-Roberts, Stephen Lang

Votes: 398

32. Homeless (II) (2015)

92 min | Drama

6.5
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An 18 year old boy navigates his way through life in a shelter after the passing of his grandmother.

Director: Clay Riley Hassler | Stars: Michael McDowell, Lance Megginson, Julie Dunagan, Hosanna Gourley

Votes: 153

33. Saturday Church (2017)

82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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72 Metascore

A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.

Director: Damon Cardasis | Stars: Indya Moore, Margot Bingham, Mj Rodriguez, Regina Taylor

Votes: 604

34. Night Hunter (1996)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.3
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Jack Cutter is the last in long line of vampire hunters. After killing few vampires in one L.A. restaurant, he is chased both by police and by other vampires. In the process he meets an ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Don Wilson, Melanie Smith, Nicholas Guest, Sid Sham

Votes: 539

35. Land of Plenty (2004)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub

Votes: 3,691

36. Final Days of Planet Earth (2006 TV Movie)

173 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.2
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Lloyd Walker is an anti-heroic archaeologist who, after stumbling upon an alien conspiracy, becomes enmeshed in an against-all-odds battle to save the human race. From the enigmatic Room 86... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Campbell Scott, Gil Bellows, Suleka Mathew

Votes: 1,082

37. No Place Like Home (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Christine Lahti, Jeff Daniels, Scott Marlowe, CCH Pounder

Votes: 297

38. Bartleby (2001)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 1,796 | Gross: $0.15M

39. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 286

40. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

Votes: 668

41. 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: 435

42. The Wanderings of Ivan (2018)

75 min | Drama

6.4
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Ivan is a young Russian vagrant in Paris. Rejected by all, he takes refuge in the woods of Vincennes. But this new haven of peace turns into a nightmare when Ivan tries to resist the traffic of an underworld wildlife.

Director: Claude Chamis | Stars: Aram Arakelyan, Benjamin Baclet, Camille Freychet, Franck Zerbib

Votes: 7

43. Shoelaces for Christmas (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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After an altercation with her ailing mother, Jennifer, a self-absorbed teenager inadvertently stumbles into a local homeless shelter late one evening. Upset with his daughter's selfish ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Aiden Beagley, Bryce Bishop, Bailey Chase, Austin R. Grant

Votes: 151

44. Tjuvheder (2015)

92 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The story of two women's newfound friendship and their struggles in Stockholm underworld.

Director: Peter Grönlund | Stars: Malin Levanon, Lo Kauppi, Tomasz Neuman, Jan Mattson

Votes: 1,414

45. A Stranger to Love (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Alan is a normal middleaged man with a wife and two kids. One night he is attacked and loses his memory. His family believes that he is dead when a dead body is found in the river.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Beau Bridges, Pam Dawber, Tess Harper, Erik von Detten

Votes: 206

46. Where God Left His Shoes (2007)

96 min | Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

A failed boxer (Leguizamo) struggles to find a job and an apartment for his family on Christmas Eve.

Director: Salvatore Stabile | Stars: John Leguizamo, Leonor Varela, David Castro, Samantha M. Rose

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.00M

47. Sunday (1997)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Nossiter | Stars: David Suchet, Lisa Harrow, Arnold Barkus, Jared Harris

Votes: 613 | Gross: $6.10M

48. Une époque formidable... (1991)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A working man brutally loses both his job and his wife. He suddenly discovers poverty and is thrown in the street where he will meet tramps who will help him recover what he has lost.

Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Richard Bohringer, Victoria Abril, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 1,149

49. Liebe deine Nächste! (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Two young and attractive social workers/nuns bring fresh air into a city missionary station, but are also challenged by lust and money, offered by a millionaire.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Lea Mornar, Heike Makatsch, Moritz Bleibtreu, Elsa Grube-Deister

Votes: 361

50. Kleptomania (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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Diana is a troubled, bulimic socialite who lives with her loving husband and shoplifts to get herself off. Julie is an unstable, homeless rape victim who lives with a corrupt priest and steals to survive. They form an uneasy friendship.

Director: Don Boyd | Stars: Amy Irving, Patsy Kensit, Victor Garber, Brett Snell

Votes: 138



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