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1. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.3
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 38,081

2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 341,423 | Gross: $124.74M

3. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 20,896

4. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 181,110

5. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 110,157 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,641 | Gross: $44.43M

7. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 45,265 | Gross: $27.37M

8. The Late Bloomer (2016)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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34 Metascore

The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Director: Kevin Pollak | Stars: Charlotte McKinney, Johnny Simmons, Blake Cooper, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 7,014

9. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 38,390 | Gross: $1.48M

10. School Spirit (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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A horny student killed in a car crash becomes a ghost who can make himself invisible or corporal at will. With the help of his perverted ghost guide, old uncle Pinky, he goes on sexcapades, takes on the principal and finds true love.

Director: Alan Holleb | Stars: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville, Roberta Collins

Votes: 606

11. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 10,966

12. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.7
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Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011)

Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Jong-hyeon Hong, Han-na Kang, Seong-gyoon Kim

Votes: 3,024

13. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 18,908 | Gross: $8.95M

14. Tomb Raider (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability, experience Lara Croft's intense origin story from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

Director: Noah Hughes | Stars: Camilla Luddington, Robin Atkin Downes, Cooper Thornton, Robert Craighead

Votes: 13,463

15. True Jackson, VP (2008–2011)

23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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The adventures of True Jackson, a 15-year-old, who becomes the VP of her favorite fashion company, Mad Style. As she dives deeper into the world of fashion, True must balance the life of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 2,590

16. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 6,308 | Gross: $16.94M

17. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 5,200

18. The Devil's Mistress (2016)

TV-14 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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A film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair.

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard, Simona Stasová

Votes: 1,300

19. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 4,825 | Gross: $2.29M

20. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 9,301

21. Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (2015)

115 min | Comedy

6.0
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Mr. Müller and his class are taking a school trip to Thailand to strengthen the reputation of their school.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Jella Haase, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann

Votes: 10,237

22. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)

112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton

Votes: 689

23. Eskimo Nell (1975)

85 min | Comedy

4.8
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Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo... See full summary »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Terence Edmond, Christopher Timothy, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 259

24. Walk of Fame (I) (2017)

93 min | Comedy

3.1
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A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.

Director: Jesse Thomas | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Malcolm McDowell, Chris Kattan, Jamie Kennedy

Votes: 741

25. Chastity Bites (2013)

TV-MA | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still... See full summary »

Director: John V. Knowles | Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eduardo Rioseco

Votes: 819

26. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,704

27. Cashmere Mafia (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A group of successful female executives who have been friends since college turn to each other for guidance as they juggle their careers with family in New York City.

Stars: Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Somerville

Votes: 2,577

28. Opposing Force (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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The commander of an Air Force camp simulates prisoner-of-war conditions for realistic training goes too far, creating all too real torture situations. He preys on the only woman in the experiment.

Director: Eric Karson | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Lisa Eichhorn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 655

29. Playback (1996)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

4.2
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The marriage of David Burgess, a senior executive, and his beautiful wife, Sara Burgess, an interior designer, is under great strain because David is in the process of putting together the ... See full summary »

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: George Hamilton, Tawny Kitaen, Shannon Whirry, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 300

30. Movie Madness (1982)

R | 89 min | Comedy

3.0
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A parody of film genres composed of three shorts, spoofing personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories.

Directors: Bob Giraldi, Henry Jaglom | Stars: Peter Riegert, Diane Lane, Candy Clark, Teresa Ganzel

Votes: 884

31. Men of Respect (1990)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Director: William Reilly | Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina, Peter Boyle

Votes: 708 | Gross: $0.14M

32. Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit (2018)

48 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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How the characters from Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape (2016) and Jurassic World (2015) got involved with the Park.

Stars: Britt McKillip, Ian Hanlin, Dhirendra, Alex Zahara

Votes: 74

33. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,949

34. The Ambitious Lover (1982)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

3.8
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A husband and his lover plan the killing of his wife.

Director: Omiros Efstratiadis | Stars: María José Cantudo, Andreas Barkoulis, Ajita Wilson, Pepe Martín

Votes: 39

35. Aitraaz (2004)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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A man is accused of sexual harassment by his former lover and he has to prove his innocence in order to restore his dignity.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri

Votes: 8,906 | Gross: $0.09M

36. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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Resentful of her small-town life, a married woman schemes to run off with a rich businessman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,976

37. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A woman's attempt to appear innocent and sweet clashes with her lover who sees through her act and the wealthy man she tries to trick into marrying her.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,781

38. The Inheritance (1976)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Quinn plays a retired bakery tycoon, alienated from his two sons and jealously guarding his vast wealth... until a cunning young beauty (Sanda) enters the picture, marries one son, seduces ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti

Votes: 687

39. Tarzan's Peril (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 444

40. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

Votes: 584

41. Shuga (2009– )

24 min | Drama

6.7
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Daring drama that follows the lives of a group of friends in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa as they encounter love, lust, and the challenges that come with being young.

Stars: Mohau Cele, Jemima Osunde, Ayanda Makayi, Given Stuurman

Votes: 78

42. Summer Storm (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 382

43. Fotograf (2015)

R | 133 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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The life and work of internationally renown provocative Czech photographer Jan Saudek.

Director: Irena Pavlásková | Stars: Karel Roden, Marie Málková, Zuzana Vejvodová, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 301

44. What a Woman! (1956)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A photographer named Corrado snaps a picture of Antonietta. When it shows up on the front page of a magazine, she wants to take him to court over it.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer, Marcello Mastroianni, Elisa Cegani

Votes: 239

45. Women on the Run (2019)

Comedy

7.3
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Women on the Run. Vera has lived a wonderful life with Jindrich, and she is fully determined to fulfill his last wish - running a marathon. The emancipated and spirited mother of three ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Horský | Stars: Zlata Adamovská, Jenovéfa Boková, Samuel Gyerták, Martin Hofmann

Votes: 82

46. The New Life of Paul Sneijder (2016)

114 min | Drama

6.7
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Following a rare accident, Paul Sneijder opened his eyes to the reality of his life as a "senior manager" in Montreal: his work no longer interested him, his wife annoyed him and deceived ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Vincent | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Géraldine Pailhas, Pierre Curzi, Guillaume Cyr

Votes: 407

47. For the First Time (2008)

TV-PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Kc conception and rechald goterez

Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Richard Gutierrez, KC Concepcion, Phillip Salvador, Eddie Gutierrez

Votes: 73

48. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous twenty-five years in his home town of Browdley. As Councilman and Newspaper Editor, George ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

Votes: 380

50. The Wayward Wife (1953)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Gemma, daughter of a lodger, is in love with her half-brother, but since she cannot marry him she ends up marrying a teacher. She doesn't love him and betrays him but is blackmailed by a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Interlenghi, Nanda Primavera

Votes: 161



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