Once I was... ⚜by angeliki_spatki | created - 07 Aug 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 427,198 | Gross: $169.71M
Female servants in South US
2. The Servant (1970)
88 min | Drama
18-year-old small town Aline arrives in Paris and is employed as house servant in Robert and Ulla Marbois' home. Robert takes a fancy towards Aline and they begin an affair.
A maid in married couple house
3. The Servant (1963)
Unrated | 116 min | Drama
Upper-class Tony hires servant Hugo Barrett, who turns out to have a hidden agenda.
Votes: 10,239 | Gross: $0.04M
A rich man butler for all jobs
4. The Pawnbroker (1964)
Approved | 116 min | Drama
A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
A Brooklyn's NY, pawnbroker
5. Network (1976)
R | 121 min | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Woman TV channel director
6. The Butcher's Wife (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A clairvoyant impulsively marries a butcher, moves to New York City and has a positive impact on the people she meets, changing their futures...which in turn changes hers.
Votes: 6,623 | Gross: $9.69M
A successful butcher shop owner, cause of his "clairvoyant" wife
7. The Model (I) (2016)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
Emma, an emerging model, struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene and develops a dangerous obsession for fashion photographer Shane White.
A model in Paris
8. The Accused (2018)
TV-MA | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young student is the only one accused of the brutal murder of her best friend, a case that is excessively reported by the media. Cornered by the evidence, she must face her own doubts about what really happened.
A student girl accused for murder
9. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.
Votes: 52,870 | Gross: $10.67M
Being an astronaut's wife
10. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,614,289 | Gross: $134.97M
Mafia's top-headed man
11. The Slasher (1953)
Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama
The life of a juvenile delinquent is threatened by his own incessant desire for trouble.
Bandit as fact to come, looking for quarrels in his milieu society
12. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
An East European girl travels to the United States with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Votes: 102,030 | Gross: $4.18M
Emigrant in US from East Europe
13. A Matador's Mistress (2008)
Not Rated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life.
A toreador remembering his past
14. Loving Pablo (2017)
R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Votes: 18,097 | Gross: $0.02M
A drug trafficant in Guatemala
15. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)
99 min | Drama
Justine (Koo Stark) wishes to remain innocent and virginal, but instead slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and... See full summary »
A writer marquis "There never was a woman like Justine" Marquis de Sade
16. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Votes: 5,289 | Gross: $3.06M
A condemned person regrets for his acts
17. The Piano Teacher (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.
Votes: 56,097 | Gross: $1.90M
A piano teacher
18. The Lover (1992)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Votes: 19,245 | Gross: $4.90M
Wealthy lover in Indochine
19. Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.
A love affair with gardener
20. Just a Gigolo (1978)
R | 147 min | Drama
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
gigolo with no limits
21. Croupier (1998)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama
An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.
Votes: 18,237 | Gross: $6.20M
A Casino croupier story
22. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British Agent Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Cold war's spy's last mission
23. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
A fascist's violent round up of nine young persons in Italy
24. Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A woman finds a treasure and is torn between two men: one who wants to sell it and one who wants to gift it to Greece.
crook in Hydra island Greece, searching for a valuous statue
25. The White Countess (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.
Votes: 6,154 | Gross: $1.67M
Russian refugee countess working as singer in a club of Shangai
26. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
Votes: 10,375 | Gross: $3.27M
The Notre-Dame bellringer's love
27. Madamigella di Maupin (1966)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Mlle de Maupin escapes from her uncle's castle, invaded by Hungarian troops, under the guise of a clergyman named Theodore. An army recruiter forces Theodore to enlist in the King's army, ... See full summary »
knight in France
28. Castles in Spain (1954)
86 min | Drama
A bull fighter in Spain
29. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
A bookie-maker and cabaret owner
30. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
Votes: 100,792 | Gross: $44.79M
A husler "cowboy" in New-York
31. Darling (1965)
TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Beautiful but amoral model Diana Scott sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
unfaithful love affair
32. Querelle (1982)
R | 108 min | Drama
A handsome sailor is drawn into a vortex of sibling rivalry, murder, and explosive sexuality.
Once a quarreling sailor in Brest
33. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 552,574 | Gross: $188.37M
A War I soldier in Dunkirk
34. The Sandpiper (1965)
TV-14 | 117 min | Drama
A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wedded headmaster of an Episcopalian boarding school in Monterey, California.
Votes: 2,894 | Gross: $15.26M
A married school-headed-vicar love affair, in a small coastal village
35. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Votes: 70,851 | Gross: $6.17M
An engaged provincial girl love story during War I
36. The Woman in Red (1984)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?
Votes: 13,998 | Gross: $25.31M
Don Juan in New-York
37. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Votes: 49,712 | Gross: $36.14M
A widowed American man in Paris seeking for love affair
38. Havana (I) (1990)
R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.
Votes: 7,189 | Gross: $9.24M
Journalist and gambler in Havana
39. Up at the Villa (2000)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A widow finds choosing a new husband might not be her choice at all, as the actions of her various prospects confine her freedom.
Votes: 2,564 | Gross: $2.93M
Rich mansion owner in Italy
40. Il postino (2001 Video)
14 min | Documentary, Short
A short documentary about Kashikul Vicenza, a 62-year-old postman. It covers a field of 50 villages and hamlets of the picturesque interior of Istria. This documentary was shot before his ... See full summary »
Director: Cejen Cernic
Postman in South Italy
41. My Son (2006)
79 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a young boy and his over-protective mother.
42. Sons and Lovers (1960)
Approved | 103 min | Drama
A young man with artistic talent who lives in a close-knit, English coal-mining town during the early 20th Century finds himself inhibited by his emotionally manipulative, domineering mother.
Writer coal-miner in England
43. Secretary (2002)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Votes: 83,236 | Gross: $4.06M
A secretary's love affair with her lawyer boss
44. The Secretary (1971)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
secretary's love affairs
45. My Son (2017)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller
The disappearance of his child sends a man on a dark path to find the truth.
Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.01M
Searching kidnapers son's, in a mountainous distant region
46. Suburbicon (2017)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama