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1. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 233,639 | Gross: $116.72M

2. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 118,026 | Gross: $22.00M

3. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 79,814 | Gross: $63.37M

4. Speak (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

7.3
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.

Director: Jessica Sharzer | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Richard Hagerman, Allison Siko

Votes: 23,606

5. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 24,859 | Gross: $11.54M

6. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 8,697

7. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 3,186 | Gross: $0.34M

8. Max (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.5
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56 Metascore

A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker

Votes: 6,769 | Gross: $0.53M

9. Winnebago Man (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Steinbauer | Stars: Jack Rebney, Ben Steinbauer, Keith Gordon, Nick Prueher

Votes: 4,476 | Gross: $0.18M

10. Guide (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.5
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When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 6,666

11. Body (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwala, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 1,649 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005)

112 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian ... See full summary »

Director: Jocelyn Saab | Stars: Hanan Turk, Mohamed Mounir, Fathi Abdulwahhab, Sawsan Badr

Votes: 236

13. Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Mary is in her last course of school. She'll confront sudden changes in her life, loving relatins and friendship. Based on some tweets of an anonymous girl.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Thanapob Leeratanakajorn, Chonnikan Netjui, Patcha Poonpiriya, Narissara Thanapreechakul

Votes: 674

14. Bratz the Video: Starrin' & Stylin' (2004 Video)

G | 59 min | Animation

4.7
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Cloe, Yasmin, Jade, and Sasha need to get an art project done that is about self-expression, but they need to find a way to get the project done and be able to go to the prom.

Director: Nick Rijgersberg | Stars: Ogie Banks, Soleil Moon Frye, Olivia Hack, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Votes: 139

15. Def Poetry (2002– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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This show is a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def and airing on HBO between 2002 and 2007. The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word ... See full summary »

Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice

Votes: 199

16. Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

6.2
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55 Metascore

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter | Stars: Harley K. Dubois, Marian Goodell, Larry Harvey, John Law

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.12M

17. Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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67 Metascore

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Pettigrew | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino, Dante Ferretti

Votes: 763 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Minstrel Man (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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During the early 1900's, 2 black brothers who work in a traveling minstrel have different goals; one's determined to succeed in a field which is dominated by white performers in blackface, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Glynn Turman, Ted Ross, Tonea Stewart, Stanley Bennett Clay

Votes: 51

19. Hoe overleef ik...? (2008)

100 min | Drama, Family

5.9
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Director: Nicole van Kilsdonk | Stars: Jolijn van de Wiel, Janni Goslinga, Stefan de Walle, Jesse Straatman

Votes: 276

21. Mrugajal - In The Land Of Mirage... (2019)

30 min | Short, Drama | Completed

In The Land Of Mirage - (Mrugajal) is an Independent, Live action Short Fiction Film, Written and Directed by Onkar Diwadkar. It explores the world of painting through the relationship between a Mentor and Protege.

Director: Onkar Diwadkar | Stars: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Ankita Narawanekar

22. Dust & Illusions (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

8.0
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Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains and for the past 20 years, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Bonin | Stars: Jerry James, Larry Harvey, John Law, Michael Mikel

Votes: 127

23. Color of the I (2011)

15 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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"You are an affect on the next who is the effect on the next and on the next". Ryan (Christopher Shepardson), explores his internal contradictions in order to avoid personal anarchy. He ... See full summary »

Director: Adina Doria | Star: Chris Shepardson

24. Burning Man: The Burning Sensation (2002)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

6.1
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58 Metascore

"The Burning Sensation" will scorch your senses as it takes you into the heart of the Burning Man experience. In 2001 some 20,000+ souls made a pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert to ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Nohe | Stars: Nate Foll, Larry Harvey

Votes: 52

25. Body Language (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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BODY LANGUAGE is a black & white short-film by Dorith Mous and Alexander Haessner. It tells the story of a girl, Ree, who loses love and acquires a broken heart. We follow Ree along her way... See full summary »

Directors: Alexander Haessner, Dorith Mous | Star: Dorith Mous

26. The F*N Show (2011– )

Talk-Show

6.3
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Stars: Bobbie Oben, Kyle Trudeau, Yvan Cournoyer, Robert Johnson

Votes: 11

27. I Am (I) (2018)

3 min | Short, Drama

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Follow Michael, through his journey of hopefully transitioning into a woman. Michael must overcome his own personal issues, along with the issues of society, with his own help and a push from his best friend, Frankie.

Directors: Oriana Principe, TJ Simon | Stars: Chris McVeigh, Neacy Alousi

28. United States of Tara (2009–2011)
Episode: Explosive Diorama (2010)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Kate is less than thrilled with her mother's new friendship with Lynda. Kate accuses her mother of taking away all that's important to her. Kate is also starting to connect on the Internet ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

Votes: 122

29. The F*N Show (2011– )
Episode: S1x01 (2011)

Talk-Show

9.3
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The season debut episode of the F*N show features lead actor from Idiots Product & Money 2, Robert Johnson and the F*N countdown for the top three people that you want by your side during a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Jefferson Mesidor | Stars: Robert Johnson, Bobbie Oben, Kyle Trudeau

Votes: 6

30. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Stinkbutt (1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Joe and Beth paint a self-expression mural in the lobby. Max insists that Mr. James' security consultant is an impostor. Matthew wears the same outfit as Lisa to the office.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 69

31. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Timewave (2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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The crew find themselves on the 'Enconium', a ship where criticism is illegal and all ineptitude must be tolerated. When they protest they are arrested and threatened with draining of all ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 248



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