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1. Pinocchio (2021)

Animation, Drama, Family | Filming

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton

2. Logan's Run

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.

3. Portal (I)

Action, Adventure, Family | Announced

A film adaptation of the video game series.

4. 1906

PG-13 | Animation, Adventure, Crime | Announced

A young man discovers a series of secrets and lies that left San Francisco highly vulnerable to the fires that engulfed it in the aftermath of the historical 1906 earthquake.

Director: Brad Bird

5. Window Horses (2016)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.

Director: Ann Marie Fleming | Stars: Elliot Page, Sandra Oh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 470

6. Dead Slow Ahead (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

The freighter Fair Lady crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its gears reveals the continuous movement of machinery devouring its workers: the last gestures of the old sailors' trade ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Herce

Votes: 349

7. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 49,872 | Gross: $16.79M

8. Euphoria (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

32 Metascore

Sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.

Director: Lisa Langseth | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 3,822

9. Orange (2015)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto | Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Ryûsei, Hirona Yamazaki

Votes: 1,405

10. Pali Road (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

38 Metascore

A young doctor wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can't remember. Her search for the truth to her past life will lead her to question everyone around her and her entire existence.

Director: Jonathan Lim | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Sung Kang, Michelle Chen, Henry Ian Cusick

Votes: 4,527

11. Life in Color (I) (2015)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two depressed loners stuck house sitting together have 3 weeks to turn their lives around.

Director: Katharine Emmer | Stars: Josh McDermitt, Katharine Emmer, Adam Lustick, Jim O'Heir

Votes: 1,062

12. Another Day of Life (2018)

85 min | Animation, Biography

78 Metascore

A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola, ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope, from one day to the next.

Directors: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz

Votes: 2,060

13. The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson

Votes: 29,318 | Gross: $12.70M

14. Domain (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait in self-sustaining bunkers with a networked video interface for communication, but one by one, they start mysteriously disappearing.

Director: Nathaniel Atcheson | Stars: Britt Lower, Ryan Merriman, William Gregory Lee, Sonja Sohn

Votes: 1,038

15. Life and a Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 11,575

16. Heartstone (2016)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 4,769

17. Sami Blood (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Ánne Biret Somby, Bo Lundmark

Votes: 6,928

18. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 37,663 | Gross: $2.83M

19. To the Bone (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A young woman, dealing with anorexia, meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Rebekah Kennedy, Lily Collins, Dana L. Wilson, Ziah Colon

Votes: 43,166

20. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

18 Metascore

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 9,923

21. What Happened to Monday (2017)

TV-MA | 123 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

47 Metascore

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 111,296

22. Louise by the Shore (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Drama

In a wonderfully sweet yet poignant story, Louise, an old lady, finds herself stranded in a seaside resort after the last train of the holiday season has left the station. But far from ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-François Laguionie | Stars: Diane Dassigny, Piera Degli Esposti, Dominique Frot, Antony Hickling

Votes: 953

23. Mavka. The Forest Song (2021)

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | Pre-production

Mavka - a soul of the Forest - faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human - the talented young musician... See full summary »

Director: Oleksandra Ruban | Star: Serj

24. Shadows (VI)

16 min | Animation, Short, History | Post-production

It tells the story of an Irish father saying good bye to his daughter for the last time as she is leaving for a new life in England. On the journey they encounter people from their lives and from his hidden past.

Director: Maria Young | Stars: Olivia Shortall, Micheal Crowley, Donie Walsh, Jp Eady

25. The Lifeboat

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Grace Winter, a young woman on trial for murder, recounts the tale of how she survived a shipwreck at sea in a lifeboat that initially carried too many people.

Star: Anne Hathaway

26. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Mystery

88 Metascore

A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago.

Director: Bi Gan | Stars: Tang Wei, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee

Votes: 6,997 | Gross: $0.50M

27. Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Yvette Feuer, Mirjam Novak, Ralph Berkin

Votes: 13,489

28. The Last Suit (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Solarz | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Olga Boladz, Julia Beerhold

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.07M

29. Arcadia (II) (2017)

78 min | Documentary

From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: Laura Rennie, Ian Sexon

Votes: 233

30. Journal 64 (2018)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A series of mysterious disappearances in 2006 are eerily connected to the same institution.

Director: Christoffer Boe | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Søren Pilmark

Votes: 13,697

31. Heavy Trip (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Music

72 Metascore

Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »

Directors: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren | Stars: Johannes Holopainen, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen, Max Ovaska

Votes: 7,891 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Puzzle (II) (2018)

R | 103 min | Drama

66 Metascore

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Director: Marc Turtletaub | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler

Votes: 7,264 | Gross: $2.03M

33. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

Not Rated | 115 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

72 Metascore

Escaping war, a young girl finds a lone surviving infant and decides to raise him as her son.

Director: Mari Okada | Stars: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yôko Hikasa, Hiroaki Hirata

Votes: 4,823

34. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 292,510

35. Children of the Sea (2019)

Not Rated | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

74 Metascore

A young girl is drawn into a mystery involving sealife around the world, in which two mysterious boys are somehow involved.

Director: Ayumu Watanabe | Stars: Mana Ashida, Hiiro Ishibashi, Seishû Uragami, Win Morisaki

Votes: 2,062

36. The Weasel's Tale (2019)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of four old friends conformed by a film director, a film writer, an actress and her husband share a big house in the country. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez, Luis Brandoni, Marcos Mundstock

Votes: 2,488

37. Babylon (2022)

Drama | Pre-production

Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Brad Pitt, Max Minghella, Margot Robbie, Samara Weaving

38. Death on the Nile (2022)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Armie Hammer

39. The French Dispatch (2021)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Completed

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand

40. Bergman Island (2021)

112 min | Drama

"The picture revolves around an American filmmaking couple who retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place ... See full summary »

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Joel Spira

41. Nightmare Alley (2021)

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette

42. Truth and Justice (2019)

165 min | Drama

TRUTH AND JUSTICE is the story of an uncompromising man whose soul is corrupted by the relentless pursuit of his dream.

Director: Tanel Toom | Stars: Priit Loog, Ester Kuntu, Priit Võigemast, Maiken Pius

Votes: 3,487

43. Inu-Oh (2021)

90 min | Animation, Fantasy, History | Filming

A fictionalized depiction of the life of Inu-Oh "King Dog", a 14th-century Japanese performer of music drama at the time of its transition from the folk art of sarugaku "monkey music" into the formalized traditions of Noh and kyôgen.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

44. Akira's Flying Wheelchair

90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family | Filming

A fantasy adventure about a paralyzed track runner and a brilliant inventor seeking to return home after crash landing into a mythical forest.

Director: Marco Balsamo | Star: Marielle Clare

45. Belle: Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Drama | Filming

A teenage girl lives between modern-day Japan and a virtual world called "U."

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kaho Nakamura, Rina Izuta, Tina Tamashiro, Kôji Yakusho

46. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)

99 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

Tsuneo is a university student and Josee is a young girl who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk. The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee's grandmother taking her out for a morning walk.

Director: Kôtarô Tamura | Stars: Kaya Kiyohara, Taishi Nakagawa, Matsutera Chiemi, Kengo Kawanishi

Votes: 438

47. Love Me, Love Me Not (II) (2020)

Animation, Comedy, Drama

The love affairs of four schoolkids: a romantic, a pragmatist, an airhead and a lothario.

Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi | Stars: Eiji Akaso, Riko Fukumoto, Minami Hamabe, Megumi Han

Votes: 148

48. The Story of My Wife (2021)

169 min | Drama, Romance

A sea captain makes a bet in a cafe with a friend that he will marry the first woman who walks in.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Luna Wedler, Jasmine Trinca



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