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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,102,949 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 515,591 | Gross: $232.64M

3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,054,120 | Gross: $290.48M

4. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 402,231 | Gross: $350.13M

5. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 304,422 | Gross: $257.76M

6. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 301,082 | Gross: $83.82M

7. Shazam! (1974–1977)

30 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, John Davey

Votes: 1,076

8. The Villainess (2017)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung, Seo-hyeong Kim

Votes: 9,252 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Everything Must Go (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.

Director: Dan Rush | Stars: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Michael Peña

Votes: 45,825 | Gross: $2.71M

10. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,712 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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45 Metascore

The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Pawarith Monkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit

Votes: 3,369 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Pat Mitchell, Jackson Katz, Jim Steyer, Marissa Mayer

Votes: 3,316

13. Maria Watches Over Us (2004– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, the most popular girl at the school as her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered because they hardly know each other.

Stars: Kana Ueda, Sarah Hauser, Candice Moore, Miki Itô

Votes: 177

14. Heroes of Dirt (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.7
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A self-focused BMX dirt rider aspires to become the next stunt champion and is forced to mentor a troubled teen.

Director: Eric Bugbee | Stars: Joel Moody, William Martinez, Vivienne VanHorn, Bill Allen

Votes: 81

15. The English Surgeon (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary

8.1
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This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.

Director: Geoffrey Smith | Star: Henry Marsh

Votes: 660

16. Not Ready (2020)

Short, Drama | Pre-production

Professor Richard Pratt works to bring closure in aspects of life as he faces death.

Director: Matthew Marshall | Stars: David Parisian, Max Steinberg, Zachary Wilson, Diane Newling

17. Walking on Water (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

6.0
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Two Surfers. One Dream. Finding Faith On The Journey Of A Lifetime.

Director: Nic McLean | Stars: Luke Davis, Tyler Hallen, Bryan Jennings, Tom Curren

Votes: 72

18. Sam Chuk (2009)

Drama

6.5
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Based on a true story, "Sam Chuk" exposes 7 teenagers in a neighborhood called Sam Chuk, whose lives are entangled with troubles and devastated by using drugs. Their local teacher is ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Paramej Noiam, Wimolrekha Sirichairawan, Theerapat Yamsri, Amnaj Buaprod

Votes: 29

19. Monkey Dance (2004)

65 min | Documentary

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MONKEY DANCE is a documentary film about three teens coming of age in Lowell, Massachusetts. Children of Cambodian refugees, they inhabit a tough, working class world shadowed by their ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Mallozzi | Stars: Samnang Hor, Linda Sou, Sochenda Uch

20. Finding the Gold Within (2014)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

8.8
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Six young black men from Akron, Ohio, enter college, determined to redefine society's images and low expectations. Despite their confidence, the stark reality of being away from home brings... See full summary »

Director: Karina Epperlein

Votes: 8

21. Dare2Draw the Series (2014– )

Game-Show

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A Reality TV-styled show spotlighting, mentoring professional and challenging aspiring comic book artists. Think of it as "American Idol" meets "Chopped" and "Shark Tank" for comic books!

Stars: Simon Fraser, Klaus Janson, Phil Jimenez, Dillard Kenly

22. Devil Plays Hardball (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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In this social experiment, four mentors - all accomplished and compassionate individuals - are challenged to help realize the hopes and dreams of four homeless individuals. The process is ... See full summary »

Director: Nijole Kuzmickas | Star: Jim Byrnes

23. Journeyman (2007)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

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Journeyman follows two at-risk teenage boys from diverse backgrounds who struggle with depression and violence. Joe's father is in jail, and Mike's father committed suicide. Both boys seem ... See full summary »

Directors: Charlie Borden, Kevin Obsatz

24. How to Make a Man (2014 TV Special)

30 min | Documentary

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In this documentary special, the editors of Esquire Magazine discuss the importance of mentoring the next generation of young men in America and incite a call to action for men everywhere ... See full summary »

Stars: Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Steve Carell

25. Laying My Past to Rest (2010)

108 min | Drama

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Lynette lost her mother to cancer and is trying to adjust to this major lifestyle change. Devante was put on probation and would have to go to jail if he doesn't graduate high school.

Director: Gerron DelValle | Stars: Carmen Simmons, Antjuan Tobias, Troy Curry, Kenya Del Valle

26. The MeToo Backfire Is Only Getting Worse for Women (2019 Video)

13 min | Short, News

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Add a Plot

Star: Tim Pool

27. Weaponizing Women (2018 Video)

20 min | Short, News

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The #MeToo movement has led to questionable allegations against men, argues Stefan Molyneux.

Star: Stefan Molyneux

28. Ballin' at the Graveyard (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

9.1
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An exploration of the unique culture and community at one urban pickup basketball court and the inspiring off-court lives of five players.

Directors: Basil Anastassiou, Paul Kentoffio | Stars: Basil Anastassiou, Gerald Malcolm, Jarming White, Mark Edmonds

Votes: 16

29. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Boston: Extended Stay - Family Jewels (2011)

44 min | Documentary, News

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While Boston, Massachusetts maintains its colonial past, it's ranked as one of the world's leading metropolitan areas for education and innovation. In the heart of downtown, however, is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Abbatessa, Corey Allen, Melissa Allen, William Allen

30. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: But Not as Cute as Pushkin (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Rory is asked to host a Chilton student for a few days at Yale, but the student is more interested in her freedoms than the responsibilities that go with them. Lorelai learns about Luke's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 438

31. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Liza Walker, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 430

32. Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Episode: Democracy (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An old colleague of Charlie's asks for help because of the untimely deaths of some coworkers, but when she also turns up dead Don and Charlie are started on a trail that may threaten the very democracy they've vowed to protect.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

Votes: 184

33. Good Witch (2015– )
Episode: Driven (2016)

TV-G | 41 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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As Sam (against Linda's wishes) mentors Grace through awkward driving lessons, several people advise Stephanie against dwelling over Abigail's business plans.

Director: Craig Pryce | Stars: Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, James Denton, Catherine Disher

Votes: 99

34. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003–2004)
Episode: Good Will Hunter (2003)

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Hunter tries being a big brother to a resistant little fatherless kid while Marah and Kapri try to retrieve Lothor's Personal Alien Manager (PAM) that they mistakenly traded on the Internet.

Director: Andrew Merrifield | Stars: Pua Magasiva, Sally Martin, Glenn McMillan, Adam Tuominen

Votes: 32

35. Schitt's Creek (2015– )
Episode: Little Sister (2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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Moira's estranged younger sister Dee Dee, whom she hasn't seen in ages, unexpectedly visits, but Moira refuses to reunite with her because she believes her little sister's on-the-surface ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy

Votes: 244

36. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Mom's in the House/Minor Monogram (2012)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.2
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Phineas and Ferb create a Perry that can go anywhere and do everything. / Phineas and Ferb invent a world full of giant leaf piles and gourds.

Directors: Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 76

37. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: Papa Does Preach (2002)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.8
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Becker treats a patient with multiple personalities. Chris and Jake annoy each other. Bob becomes a big brother to a 10-year-old boy.

Director: Chris Brougham | Stars: Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

Votes: 37

38. Roots (2016)
Episode: Part 2 (2016)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Emyri Crutchfield, Matthew Goode, Genevieve Hannelius

Votes: 331

39. Grand Designs (1999– )
Episode: The Crooked Chocolate Box Cottage, Devon (2013)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary

6.8
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Afghanistan war veteran and triple amputee John White wants to build a new house that better accommodates his physical limitations. But he has no intention of sacrificing style for ergonomics so the ergonomics have to be stylish.

Stars: Kevin McCloud, Roger Ulick Branch Westman

Votes: 16

40. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Episode: Virtual Love (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A mentoring program, a fire alarm, Angela's missing wallet, and Angela's breakup with the lieutenant distract the detectives as they track the killer of a microbrewer through cyberspace.

Director: Steve Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges

Votes: 226



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