Good Movies to Watch on Netflix

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Keith (2008)

Drama Family Romance
Love is a force you can't control.

Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that Keith has something to hide. As the free-spirited Keith shows Natalie how to embrace what life offers, they grow closer -- until a secret tests the bounds of their relationship

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Vote count 123 Vote avg 70 Release date 2008-09-13

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The Kid with a Bike (2011)

Drama

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.

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Vote count 96 Vote avg 71 Release date 2011-05-18

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The King's Speech (2010)

Drama History
Find your voice.

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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Vote count 2,278 Vote avg 75 Release date 2010-09-06

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Comedy Romance Drama
The search for true love begins outside the box.

Sometimes you find love where you'd least expect it. Just ask Lars, a sweet but quirky guy who thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in a life-sized doll named Bianca. Lars is completely content with his artificial girlfriend, but when he develops feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, Lars finds himself lost in a unique love triangle, hoping to somehow discover the real meaning of true love.

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Vote count 432 Vote avg 71 Release date 2007-10-12

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Comedy Drama
An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

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Vote count 2,657 Vote avg 82 Release date 1997-12-20

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Lonesome Dove (1989)

Drama Western Adventure

Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries.

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Vote count 18 Vote avg 77 Release date 1989-02-05

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The Lorax (2012)

Animation Family
Meet The Original Force Of Nature

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

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Vote count 870 Vote avg 63 Release date 2012-03-01

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Love (2011)

Drama Science Fiction
Have you ever felt alone?...What if you truly were?

After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship.

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Vote count 66 Vote avg 52 Release date 2011-02-02

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The Machinist (2004)

Thriller Drama
A little guilt goes a long way...

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

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Vote count 977 Vote avg 73 Release date 2004-02-09

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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

Comedy Drama
A Re-Coming of Age Story.

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.

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Vote count 79 Vote avg 71 Release date 2012-07-06

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Manhattan (1979)

Comedy Drama Romance
Woody Allen's New Comedy Hit

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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Vote count 453 Vote avg 77 Release date 1979-04-25

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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Action Adventure Drama
For the honor of a king. And the destiny of a country. All for one.

Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, remains imprisoned, the Musketeers reunite to abduct Louis and replace him with Philippe.

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Vote count 819 Vote avg 63 Release date 1998-03-12

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

Adventure Fantasy Drama
The Snow White legend comes alive.

After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil...

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Vote count 903 Vote avg 55 Release date 2012-03-15

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

Thriller Drama Mystery
An actress longing to be a star. A woman searching for herself. Both worlds will collide...on Mulholland Drive

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

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Vote count 1,131 Vote avg 75 Release date 2001-05-16

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A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Comedy
Score!

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. Mistaken for high rollers, they meet their dream women, Vivica and Cambi, and resolve to open a club of their own.

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Vote count 169 Vote avg 59 Release date 1998-10-01

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Fantasy Animation Family
A ghoulish tale with wicked humor & stunning animation.

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

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Vote count 1,580 Vote avg 75 Release date 1993-10-09

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Nowhere Boy (2009)

Drama
As a boy all John Lennon needed was love.

The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood

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Vote count 170 Vote avg 70 Release date 2009-12-25

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The Nutty Professor (1996)

Fantasy Comedy Romance
Inside Sherman Klump, a party animal is about to break out.

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.

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Vote count 539 Vote avg 54 Release date 1996-06-26

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The Omen (1976)

Horror Thriller
It is the greatest mystery of all because no human being will ever solve it.

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from 1976.

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Vote count 376 Vote avg 72 Release date 1976-06-06

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Action
The Time Has Come.

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

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Vote count 481 Vote avg 61 Release date 2003-09-11

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Ordinary People (1980)

Drama
Everything is in its proper place...except the past.

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

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Vote count 116 Vote avg 74 Release date 1980-09-19

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Comedy Drama
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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Vote count 477 Vote avg 70 Release date 1987-11-26

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Platoon (1986)

Drama War Action
The first casualty of war is innocence.

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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Vote count 984 Vote avg 74 Release date 1986-12-18

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Pocahontas (1995)

Adventure Animation Drama
An American legend comes to life.

History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her change is coming, and soon she comes face to face with it in the form of Capt. John Smith.

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Vote count 1,073 Vote avg 67 Release date 1995-06-14

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The Producers (2005)

Comedy Music

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

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Vote count 128 Vote avg 60 Release date 2005-12-25

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Psycho (1998)

Horror Mystery Thriller
A new vision of a classic nightmare.

Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister and a private investigator. They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious "mother" at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in an all new version of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense… Psycho.

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Vote count 191 Vote avg 48 Release date 1998-12-04

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Rat Race (2001)

Adventure Comedy
563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems!

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer's every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.

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Vote count 412 Vote avg 60 Release date 2001-07-30

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Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Drama Romance
No ordinary love story...

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

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Vote count 115 Vote avg 73 Release date 1968-04-03

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A Room with a View (1986)

Drama Romance

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

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Vote count 132 Vote avg 69 Release date 1986-03-07

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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Horror Drama Mystery
Pray for Rosemary's Baby

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.

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Vote count 686 Vote avg 75 Release date 1968-06-12

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Serenity (2005)

Science Fiction Action Adventure
Can't stop the signal.

When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But... the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

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Vote count 1,089 Vote avg 74 Release date 2005-08-25

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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

History
Love is the only inspiration.

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

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Vote count 578 Vote avg 68 Release date 1998-12-11

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Slap Shot (1977)

Drama Comedy
Slap Shot out slaps... out swears... out laughs...

Located in the US Rust Belt, Charlestown is home of the hapless Chiefs, a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. To make money, the team's unknown owner makes its manager, Joe McGrath, do cheesy publicity much to the players' chagrin. Rumors abound among the players that if the local mill closes, the team will fold. Just before the official announcement is made, the team's aging player/coach, Reggie Dunlop, does get wind that the mill is indeed closing and that this season will be the team's last. Beyond efforts to reconcile with his wife Francine, who loves Reggie but doesn't love his career, Reggie begins to focus on how to renew interest in the team for a possible sale as he knows if the team folds, his hockey career is over. Without telling anyone of his plan, he begins a rumor that the owner is negotiating a sale with a city in Florida.

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Vote count 86 Vote avg 72 Release date 1977-02-25

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Stake Land (2010)

Drama Horror Action
The Most Dangerous Thing Is To Be Alive.

Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

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Vote count 240 Vote avg 62 Release date 2010-09-30

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The Stand (1994)

Adventure Drama Fantasy
The end of the world is just the beginning.

The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas station attendant, a rock star, a mute, a professor, a farmer, a socialite, a mildly retarded man, a judge, a teenager, a mother, and a nerd take forces.

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Vote count 133 Vote avg 67 Release date 1994-01-01

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Red Dog (2011)

Drama Comedy Family
He's Been Everywhere Mate.

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

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Vote count 70 Vote avg 71 Release date 2011-08-04

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The Switch (2010)

Comedy Romance Drama
The most unexpected comedy ever conceived.

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.

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Vote count 494 Vote avg 59 Release date 2010-05-11

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The Tall Man (2012)

Horror Mystery Thriller
Fear takes a new shape

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

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Vote count 281 Vote avg 56 Release date 2012-03-19

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Teen Wolf (1985)

Comedy Fantasy Romance
He always wanted to be special... but he never expected this!

What's a high school kid got to do to be popular? Just let down his hair and howl! Starring Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) Teen Wolf is an outrageous comedy about a shy teenager with more than a changing voice to contend with... he's a budding young werewolf! And when his new-found powers help him score at basketball - and with the popular girls - he has some pretty hairy decisions to make.

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Vote count 225 Vote avg 60 Release date 1985-08-23

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Terms of Endearment (1983)

Drama Comedy

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

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Vote count 143 Vote avg 68 Release date 1983-11-20

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The Thing (1982)

Horror Science Fiction Mystery
Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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Vote count 1,260 Vote avg 77 Release date 1982-06-25
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Comedy Music
Does for rock & roll what 'The Sound of Music' did for hills.

Legendary British rock band Spinal Tap is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. The resulting film, interspersed with powerful performances showcasing Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows the group as the difficult industry threatens to fade them into obscurity.

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Vote count 330 Vote avg 77 Release date 1984-05-04

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Tinker Bell (2008)

Animation Family Adventure
Enter the world of fairies

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."

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Vote count 240 Vote avg 66 Release date 2008-10-27

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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)

Animation Adventure Family

During a summer stay on the mainland, Tinker Bell is accidentally discovered while investigating a little girl's fairy house. As the other fairies, led by the brash Vidia, launch a daring rescue in the middle of a fierce storm, Tink develops a special bond with the lonely, little girl.

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Vote count 167 Vote avg 63 Release date 2010-08-13

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Secret of the Wings (2012)

Animation Family Fantasy
Two Worlds. One Magical Secret.

Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.

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Vote count 239 Vote avg 65 Release date 2012-08-17

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Tommy Boy (1995)

Comedy
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.

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Vote count 267 Vote avg 68 Release date 1995-03-31

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The Town (2010)

Crime Drama Thriller
Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America.

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

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Vote count 1,279 Vote avg 70 Release date 2010-09-15

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Trading Places (1983)

Comedy Drama
Some very funny business.

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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Vote count 577 Vote avg 71 Release date 1983-06-07

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Action Science Fiction Adventure
The invasion we always feared. An enemy we never expected.

Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets.

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Vote count 2,823 Vote avg 60 Release date 2011-06-28

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Treasure Planet (2002)

Adventure Animation Family
Find your place in the universe.

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

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Vote count 705 Vote avg 71 Release date 2002-11-26

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