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1. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 87,657 | Gross: $60.57M

2. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 103,677 | Gross: $2.28M

3. The Boss Baby (2017)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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50 Metascore

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Director: Tom McGrath | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 100,181 | Gross: $175.00M

4. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 75,246 | Gross: $3.73M

5. Predator 2 (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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46 Metascore

Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Rubén Blades

Votes: 139,353 | Gross: $30.67M

6. Guava Island (2019)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

Director: Hiro Murai | Stars: Donald Glover, Rihanna, Letitia Wright, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 7,509

7. Larry Crowne (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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41 Metascore

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega

Votes: 60,684 | Gross: $35.61M

8. Bullet Head (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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51 Metascore

Three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in and an even worse threat waiting inside - a nigh unstoppable killer dog.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Rory Culkin

Votes: 7,301

9. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 35,191 | Gross: $2.06M

10. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

Votes: 14,169 | Gross: $4.39M

11. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,748 | Gross: $6.00M

12. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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53 Metascore

13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

Votes: 11,932

13. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 6,487

14. The Breadwinner (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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78 Metascore

In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Director: Nora Twomey | Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq

Votes: 16,623 | Gross: $0.31M

15. The Trouble with You (2018)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A widow discovers that her husband sent an innocent man to jail to cover-up his own crimes.

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Damien Bonnard

Votes: 2,063

16. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 19,399 | Gross: $0.55M

17. Paper Man (2009)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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37 Metascore

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 17,672 | Gross: $0.02M

18. The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas

Votes: 7,929

19. Dr. Giggles (1992)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.2
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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young, Glenn Quinn

Votes: 5,474 | Gross: $8.40M

20. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Karen Conrad, Marie Devereux

Votes: 6,417

21. An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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20 Metascore

An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins

Votes: 9,228 | Gross: $7.00M

22. Hot Line (1994– )

30 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Showtime's erotic anthology series. Each episode is a story told by a caller to Rebecca, the beautiful host of a nighttime radio program about sexual fantasies.

Stars: Tanya Roberts, Shannon Tweed, Michelle Clunie, Marty Brinton

Votes: 76

23. The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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To rescue his son who was kidnapped by hunters in the Sicilian mountains, Léonce, the King of Bears, decides to invade the land of men with the help of his clan.

Director: Lorenzo Mattotti | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Thomas Bidegain, Jean-Claude Carrière, Beppe Chierici

Votes: 451

24. Perfect Nanny (2019)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides--despite the reluctance of her husband--to resume her activity in a law firm, the couple starts looking for a nanny.

Director: Lucie Borleteau | Stars: Karin Viard, Leïla Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz, Assya Da Silva

Votes: 132

25. Marguerite & Julien (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.9
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35 Metascore

An aristocratic brother and sister embrace passion and hope as they flee from society. A story of desire, love and death beyond all morality.

Director: Valérie Donzelli | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Frédéric Pierrot, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 793

26. Keep an Eye Out (2018)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy

6.7
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Police officers at a station must solve a murder case.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, Anaïs Demoustier

Votes: 2,664

27. Next of Kin (1982)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Director: Tony Williams | Stars: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson

Votes: 1,563

28. Chloe & Theo (2015)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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24 Metascore

From the northern ice comes a gentler kind of hero.

Director: Ezna Sands | Stars: Theo Ikummaq, Dakota Johnson, Ashley Springer, André De Shields

Votes: 1,422

29. Christian Mingle (2014)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

4.2
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A marketing executive tries to find Mr. Right on a Christian dating website. When impressing her dream guy ends in disaster, Gwyneth gets in touch with her spiritual side.

Director: Corbin Bernsen | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 1,401 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Lillian (II) (2019)

130 min | Drama

7.1
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An emigrant in New York decides to walk back to her home in Russia.

Director: Andreas Horvath | Star: Patrycja Planik

Votes: 166

31. The Treasure (2015)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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85 Metascore

Costi is a family man whose cash-strapped neighbor makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home in Romania and split the profits.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Radu Bânzaru

Votes: 2,458 | Gross: $0.03M

32. American Fable (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

After 11-year-old Gitty discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life and protecting her family.

Director: Anne Hamilton | Stars: Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue, Marci Miller

Votes: 3,591

33. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,918 | Gross: $0.54M

34. In the Family (2011)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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82 Metascore

When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.

Director: Patrick Wang | Stars: Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Lisa Altomare

Votes: 693 | Gross: $0.02M

35. The Woman Who Left (2016)

TV-MA | 226 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

After 30 years of wrongful imprisonment, a woman plans to take revenge on her former lover.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino

Votes: 1,092 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

4.9
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An anthology in which a group of college coeds spending a winter's night in a remote cabin pass time by telling scary stories to each other.

Director: James L. Wilson | Stars: Matt Borel, Gil Glasgow, Patrick Byers, Mary Agen Cox

Votes: 434

37. Skylab (2011)

114 min | Comedy

6.4
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In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Eric Elmosnino, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,905

38. Travelers and Magicians (2003)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

The two men embark on parallel, if separate, journeys. Their yearning is a common one--for a better and different life. Dondup, delayed by the timeless pace of his village, is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Tshewang Dendup, Gup Kado Duba, Dasho Kado, Sonam Lhamo

Votes: 2,031 | Gross: $0.51M

39. Scalene (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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65 Metascore

A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration.

Director: Zack Parker | Stars: Margo Martindale, Adam Scarimbolo, Hanna Hall, Jim Dougherty

Votes: 689

40. Meet the Parents (1992)

75 min | Comedy

6.6
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A man goes to meet his girlfriend's parent's....but that is when trouble starts.

Director: Greg Glienna | Stars: Tony Boswell, Jacqueline Cahill, Mary Ruth Clarke, John Dacosse

Votes: 149

41. Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar, Chris Wiggins, Gary Reineke

Votes: 396

42. ASMR: Autonomous Sensory Model Reading (2016 Video)

3 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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Barbara Palvin reads a short story to make your brain tingle.

Directors: Timothy Douglas, Tarik Malak | Star: Barbara Palvin

Votes: 9

43. Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The series adapted for television some true tales from press correspondents from around the world.

Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Kieron Moore, Eric Pohlmann, Leonard Sachs

Votes: 8

44. The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth: Big Mouth Gulch (1995 Video)

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Director: Rick Locke | Stars: Greg Ballora, Phil Baron, Cheryl Blaylock, Kevin Carlson

Votes: 25

45. Du leder, jeg følger (2011)

17 min | Short, Drama

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Niklas and Søren are old friends, and there is a clear division of power in the relationship: Niklas is the strong, Søren the docile. On a drunken night, Niklas decides to make a contest: ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Elmer | Stars: Marina Berg, Johan Haastrup, Sigurd le Dous

46. Le refuge de l'écureuil (2019)

13 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Chaïtane Conversat | Stars: Sophie Daull, Lucille Hordern, Justine Houdart-Anderson, Lê-Than Huquet

47. The Terrible Mother (1972)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

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In a farmhouse somewhere in Vermont, four people tell ominous stories while sitting around a table and preparing to eat.

Director: Walter Ungerer

48. The Rock Monster of Lingendar (2017)

6 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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A hungry band of warriors must defeat a giant rock monster to save the tavern keeper's daughter - and maybe finally get a meal around here.

Director: Ryan Stockstad | Stars: Bryan Forrest, Gabriel Scalone, Jason Flowers, Hayden Hiebert

49. La porte d'Anna (2015)

G | 82 min | Documentary, Drama

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A human approach for different children.

Directors: Patrick Dumont, François Hébrard

50. Telestory (1961–1962)

15 min

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In this series, a notable actor would read from a well-known book.

Stars: Gordon Glenwright, Leonard Teale



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