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8.30/10
6,794 Votes
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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 128 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #1

Stand by Me (1986)

7.90/10
3,322 Votes
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After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance, Vern Tessio, Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 89 min.
  • Language: English

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Lolita (1997)

7.10/10
731 Votes
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Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

  • Country: France, French Republic, United States of America
  • Duration: 137 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #3

Bad Education (2004)

7.40/10
487 Votes
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Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are followed through the next few decades, their reunion marking life and death.

  • Country: Spain
  • Duration: 106 min.
  • Language: Spanish

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)

7.10/10
548 Votes
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In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 104 min.
  • Language: Italian, German, English

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Like #5

The Hours (2002)

7.40/10
1,005 Votes
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"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 114 min.
  • Language: English

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The Last Emperor (1987)

7.60/10
819 Votes
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A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

  • Country: China, France, French Republic, Italy, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 163 min.
  • Language: Nyanja, Chinese, English, Japanese

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The Art of Getting By (2011)

6.40/10
824 Votes
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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 83 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #8

Finding Forrester (2000)

7.10/10
611 Votes
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Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 136 min.
  • Language: English

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The Iron Giant (1999)

7.80/10
3,260 Votes
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In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 86 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #10

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

7.30/10
804 Votes
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The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 99 min.
  • Language: English, Hebrew

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The Man Without a Face (1993)

6.50/10
290 Votes
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Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town after his face is disfigured from an automobile accident ten years earlier, in which a boy was incinerated—and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Also suspected of being a paedophile, he is befriended by Chuck, causing the town's suspicions and hostility to be ignited.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 114 min.
  • Language: English

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)

7.10/10
481 Votes
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 92 min.
  • Language: English, French

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Like #13

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

7.20/10
1,375 Votes
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Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 113 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #14

Human Nature (2001)

6.20/10
135 Votes
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A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 96 min.
  • Language: English

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21 (2008)

6.60/10
2,802 Votes
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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 123 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #16

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

6.90/10
655 Votes
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Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #17

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

7.10/10
531 Votes
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Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Duration: 109 min.
  • Language: English

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Like #18

The Man from Earth (2007)

7.70/10
1,272 Votes
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 87 min.
  • Language: English

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The Tree of Life (2011)

6.60/10
1,973 Votes
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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 139 min.
  • Language: English

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Feast of Love (2007)

6.10/10
121 Votes
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A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.

  • Country: United States of America
  • Duration: 101 min.
  • Language: English

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