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1. Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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32 Metascore

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson

Votes: 788

2. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

8.0
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66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 123,759 | Gross: $132.42M

3. Coco (I) (2017)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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81 Metascore

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina | Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 321,411 | Gross: $209.73M

4. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 122,856 | Gross: $32.02M

5. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 626,782 | Gross: $261.44M

6. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Directors: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 231,499 | Gross: $219.20M

7. Eli (I) (2019)

R | 98 min | Horror

5.8
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A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living in isn't as safe as he thought.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor

Votes: 22,099

8. The Jungle Book (2016)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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77 Metascore

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Votes: 248,965 | Gross: $364.00M

9. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 161,034 | Gross: $13.30M

10. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore

Votes: 18,673 | Gross: $0.26M

11. The Jungle Book (1967)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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65 Metascore

Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, James Algar, Jack Kinney | Stars: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, Bruce Reitherman

Votes: 157,364 | Gross: $141.84M

12. The Road (I) (2009)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Votes: 213,879 | Gross: $0.06M

13. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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57 Metascore

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 39,283 | Gross: $68.55M

14. Mr. Nobody (2009)

R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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63 Metascore

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 204,830 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 42,055 | Gross: $18.56M

16. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 34,031 | Gross: $10.36M

17. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 40,074 | Gross: $41.83M

18. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 87,606 | Gross: $29.26M

19. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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28 Metascore

Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

Votes: 139,560 | Gross: $10.33M

20. Storks (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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56 Metascore

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 52,745 | Gross: $72.68M

21. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 152,046 | Gross: $1.22M

22. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 163,283 | Gross: $23.16M

23. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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70 Metascore

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 35,821 | Gross: $27.93M

24. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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58 Metascore

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Director: Peter Ramsey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine

Votes: 150,242 | Gross: $103.41M

25. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.2
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One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier

Votes: 5,065 | Gross: $15.09M

26. White Snake (2019)

99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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60 Metascore

A love story between a snake spirit and a snake hunter.

Directors: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao | Stars: Faye Mata, Vincent Rodriguez III, Matthew Moy, Stephanie Sheh

Votes: 1,291

27. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 16,255 | Gross: $0.13M

28. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 20,005 | Gross: $13.67M

29. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 56,615 | Gross: $92.12M

30. St. Vincent (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 91,815 | Gross: $44.13M

31. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 59,078 | Gross: $0.75M

32. Lucky (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.3
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80 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 16,665 | Gross: $0.96M

33. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

7.0
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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 23,491

34. 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: 87,703 | Gross: $60.57M

35. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 30,677

36. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The everyday life of Arnold (Lane Toran, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, and Alex D. Linz), a fourth-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,921

37. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A group of kids solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,168

38. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

G | 63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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74 Metascore

While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.

Directors: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall | Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, John Cleese, Bud Luckey

Votes: 20,454 | Gross: $26.69M

39. The Warning (2018)

TV-MA | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know who has come to believe that fate itself wants the boy dead and tries to prevent it.

Director: Daniel Calparsoro | Stars: Raúl Arévalo, Aura Garrido, Hugo Arbues, Belén Cuesta

Votes: 4,121

40. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,712 | Gross: $24.63M

41. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997–2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Wayne Szalinski is a clumsy genius who comes up with new gadgets and experiments all the time, but something usually goes wrong and gets Wayne and his family into trouble, danger and fantastical adventure.

Stars: Peter Scolari, Barbara Alyn Woods, Hillary Tuck, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 1,263

42. Codename: Kids Next Door (2002–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The adventures of a group of ten-year-old friends who fight for the right to do everything that adults restrict from them.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom, Cree Summer

Votes: 15,609

43. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A time traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence - next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures.

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag | Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 12,929 | Gross: $9.32M

44. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 16,895

45. Ideal Home (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A bickering gay couple must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jesse Luken, Evan Bittencourt

Votes: 7,106

46. Little Boy (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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30 Metascore

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Stars: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 21,467 | Gross: $6.42M

47. Man of the House (1995)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect. Meanwhile, disgruntled relative of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

Director: James Orr | Stars: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, George Wendt

Votes: 8,289 | Gross: $40.07M

48. Under the Same Moon (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso, Maya Zapata

Votes: 6,370 | Gross: $12.59M

49. Incarnate (2016)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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30 Metascore

A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz

Votes: 10,828 | Gross: $4.79M

50. Reckless (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.

Director: Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen | Stars: Silje Hagrim Dahl, Anneke von der Lippe, Thomas Stene-Johansen, Marcus Rix

Votes: 203



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