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1. My Name Is Khan (2010)
PG-13 | 165 min | Drama
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Votes: 95,400 | Gross: $4.02M
2. Grand Canyon (1991)
R | 134 min | Crime, Drama
The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.
Votes: 14,403 | Gross: $33.24M
3. Life as a House (2001)
R | 125 min | Drama
When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Votes: 42,310 | Gross: $15.65M
4. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 427,222 | Gross: $59.89M
6. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 218,270 | Gross: $11.99M
8. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Votes: 49,775 | Gross: $34.70M
10. Under the Sun (1998)
130 min | Drama, Romance
Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops.
Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $0.29M
13. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
Votes: 67,457 | Gross: $111.72M
14. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
Votes: 71,329 | Gross: $31.16M
16. Jesus of Montreal (1989)
R | 120 min | Drama
A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.
Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $1.60M
18. Transamerica (2005)
R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Votes: 39,751 | Gross: $9.02M
19. Mother of Mine (2005)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "... See full summary »
20. Reign Over Me (2007)
R | 124 min | Drama
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Votes: 91,756 | Gross: $19.66M
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Votes: 47,905 | Gross: $24.74M
23. Les Misérables (1995)
R | 175 min | Drama, History
A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.
Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $1.04M
24. Goodbye Bafana (2007)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
Goodbye Bafana is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
26. Alice and Martin (1998)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A young man starts an affair with a woman - his brother's friend. Their relations are being tested because of obscure secrets hidden in the past.
Votes: 1,629 | Gross: $0.50M
27. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 56,025 | Gross: $1.71M
30. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Votes: 30,957 | Gross: $9.47M