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Drama, Comedy, Romance
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Funny, Emotional, Gripping
Theme
Relationships, Crime, Social Issue
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English, French, Hindi
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Based on
History, Book, True Story
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Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
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#1

Forrest Gump

4.3 rating from 1282 reviews
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75....
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  English, 1994, 142 min
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75....
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English, 1994, 142 min, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
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College Life, Story, History, Emotional, Comedy, Acting, War, Inspiring, Human Struggle, Relationships, Football, Music, Romance, Gripping, Script
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Language: English
Release Year: 1994
Runtime: 142 min
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
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Genre: History, Drama
Feel: Inspiring, Emotional
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#2

3 Idiots

4.3 rating from 367 reviews
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots"....
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  Hindi, 2009, 170 min
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots"....
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Hindi, 2009, 170 min, Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh
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College Life, Comedy, Story, Acting, Emotional, Music, Direction, Script, Inspiring, Relationships, Screenplay, Cinematography, School Life, Gripping, Dialogue
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Language: Hindi
Release Year: 2009
Runtime: 170 min
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Feel: Emotional, Funny
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Direction, Acting
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#3

Toy Story 3

4.3 rating from 695 reviews
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home....
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  English, 2010, 103 min
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home....
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English, 2010, 103 min, Lee Unkrich, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
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Language: English
Release Year: 2010
Runtime: 103 min
Director: Lee Unkrich
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
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Genre: Animation, Adventure
Feel: Emotional, Funny
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#4

Good Will Hunting

4.2 rating from 403 reviews
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life....
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  English, 1997, 126 min
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life....
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English, 1997, 126 min, Gus Van Sant, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
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Language: English
Release Year: 1997
Runtime: 126 min
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
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Genre: Drama, Witty
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Script, Screenplay
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#5

The Help

4.2 rating from 379 reviews
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis....
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  English, 2011, 146 min
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis....
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English, 2011, 146 min, Tate Taylor, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
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Language: English
Release Year: 2011
Runtime: 146 min
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
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Genre: Drama, History
Feel: Emotional, Inspiring
Theme: Racism, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#6

Into the Wild

4.2 rating from 742 reviews
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life....
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  English, 2007, 148 min
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life....
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English, 2007, 148 min, Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener
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Language: English
Release Year: 2007
Runtime: 148 min
Director: Sean Penn
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Feel: Inspiring, Emotional
Theme: College Life, Hippies
Highly Rated For: Direction, Story
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#7

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

4.2 rating from 313 reviews
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home....
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  English, 2009, 93 min
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English, 2009, 93 min, Lasse Hallström, Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
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Language: English
Release Year: 2009
Runtime: 93 min
Director: Lasse Hallström
Cast: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
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Genre: Drama
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, College Life
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#8

Boyhood

4.2 rating from 839 reviews
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college....
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  English, 2014, 165 min
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college....
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English, 2014, 165 min, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 165 min
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
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Genre: Drama, Documentary
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Relationships, College Life
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#9

Big Hero 6

4.2 rating from 438 reviews
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes....
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The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes....
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 102 min
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
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Genre: Animation, Superhero
Feel: Emotional, Funny
Theme: College Life, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Story, Script
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#10

The Theory of Everything

4.2 rating from 390 reviews
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife....
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  English, 2014, 123 min
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife....
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English, 2014, 123 min, James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 123 min
Director: James Marsh
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Theme: Human Struggle, Relationships
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