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3. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 102,687 | Gross: $2.42M
6. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 88,306 | Gross: $5.79M
7. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 53,948 | Gross: $43.44M
8. Private Parts (1997)
R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Votes: 34,020 | Gross: $41.20M
9. Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Votes: 33,231 | Gross: $21.08M
10. Blinded by the Light (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
Votes: 19,965 | Gross: $11.90M
12. The Tale (2018)
TV-MA | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.
13. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
Votes: 6,415 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 88,984 | Gross: $4.45M
15. All Creatures Great and Small (1975 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama
The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.
17. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama
An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.
Votes: 11,807 | Gross: $2.08M
19. To Hell and Back (1955)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.
20. Desert Flower (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.
Votes: 12,574 | Gross: $0.04M
21. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
22. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 34,072 | Gross: $3.77M
23. Flashback (1990)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
At last the Feds have caught him! Infamous 60's radical Huey Walker is heading for jail. So how come it's Huey's yuptight FBI escort who ends up behind bars?
Votes: 5,012 | Gross: $6.49M
24. Fucking Berlin (2016)
94 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful girl, bored and hungry for life, takes advantage of her new-found freedom away from her parents to explore what lies beneath the surface of Berlin.
25. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.
26. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
Votes: 4,716 | Gross: $18.05M
27. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,973 | Gross: $1.43M
30. Intervista (1987)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Federico Fellini accepts the request of a television crew to be interviewed about his career, narrating memories, dreams, realities and fantasies.
Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $0.11M
31. Little Tickles (2018)
103 min | Drama
Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.
32. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.
Votes: 3,460 | Gross: $0.24M
33. Wah-Wah (2005)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
Ralph witnesses the disintegration of his parents' marriage through adultery and alcohol during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland in 1969. Ralph finds his new step-mother is the only one who understands his inner turmoil.
Votes: 2,957 | Gross: $0.23M
34. Machuca (2004)
Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.
35. I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »
Votes: 4,363 | Gross: $6.54M
36. Sorrow and Joy (2013)
107 min | Drama
In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »
37. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
38. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.
Votes: 1,592 | Gross: $18.03M
39. The Long Day Closes (1992)
PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama
A young British boy comes of age among his loving family and the austere Catholic Church as he realizes his love of cinema and his homosexuality.
Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $0.16M
40. The Devil's Playground (1976)
107 min | Drama
Fred Schepisi's first feature is this lushly photographed period drama detailing a young boy's coming-of-age in a strict Catholic seminary in 1950s Australia.
41. Blue (1993)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama
Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,024 | Gross: $1.72M
42. Joe the King (1999)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama
A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.
Votes: 2,586 | Gross: $0.06M
43. Telling Lies in America (1997)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music
A loner befriends a local celebrity, Billy Magic, but he soon begins to tell lies in order to maintain the friendship and the newfound status.
Votes: 2,100 | Gross: $0.25M
44. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Approved | 77 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The legend stars as himself in this biopic that traces his ascent from poverty to becoming the first black American to play major league baseball.
45. 1,000 Times Good Night (2013)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War
Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer.
Votes: 7,497 | Gross: $0.05M
46. My One and Only (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.
Votes: 8,527 | Gross: $2.48M
48. For a Lost Soldier (1992)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.
Votes: 4,283 | Gross: $0.39M
49. Chapter Two (1979)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off, and just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »