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1. A Steam Train Passes (1974)

21 min | Short, Documentary, Drama

9.3
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A famous steam locomotive takes a nostalgic journey into its own past.

Director: David Haythornwaite | Stars: Chris O'Sullivan, Harold Fowler

Votes: 18

2. Do I Have to Kill My Child? (1976 TV Movie)

53 min

8.9
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A young mother is lonely, cannot cope with her domestic responsibilities, and does not want her third baby. She desperately needs help but no-one will listen to her until the baby goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Willie Fennell, Brendon Lunney, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 11

3. Lonesome Dove (1989 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.8
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 14,857

4. Lonesome Dove (1989– )
Episode: On the Trail (1989)

TV-14 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.7
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With the loss of Sean O'Brien, the cook refuses to cross the river and Woodrow and Gus find themselves in their old stomping grounds of San Antonio looking for someone to prepare their ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 130

5. Bodyline (1984 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama, History, Sport

8.6
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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 546

6. Lonesome Dove (1989– )
Episode: Return (1989)

TV-14 | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.6
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Still on the trail, the men face ever increasing danger. They have an 80 mile stretch without water and the weather has turned with the onset of winter. Joshua Deets' encounter with a group... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 121

7. Lonesome Dove (1989– )
Episode: The Plains (1989)

TV-14 | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.6
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Gus and Lorena rejoin the cattle drive. Elmira makes her way to Ogallala, with July close on her heels. Jake's new partnership doesn't turn out as planned.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 122

8. The Dismissal (1983 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama, History

8.5
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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

Stars: Max Phipps, John Stanton, Bill Hunter, John Meillon

Votes: 145

9. Bodyline (1984– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1984)

Drama, History, Sport

8.4
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Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

Votes: 5

10. Lonesome Dove (1989– )
Episode: Leaving (1989)

TV-14 | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.4
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In Lonesome Dove, Texas former Texas Rangers Augustus 'Gus' McCrae and Woodrow F. Call are spending their time not doing much of anything. They have something of a reunion when old friends ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 137

11. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

12. Return to Eden (1983– )
Episode: Part 1 (1983)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.2
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Stephanie Harper marries tennis pro Greg Marsden, who already has a relationship--with her best friend. He tries to kill her and disfigures her badly. She undergoes plastic surgery and returns to civilization under a new name.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 20

13. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 547,377 | Gross: $153.63M

14. Return to Eden (1983– )
Episode: Part 3 (1983)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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Stephanie Harper, alias Tara Welles, returns to Eden, where a final, fatal confrontation plays out. Or can Dan Marshall track her down in time to save her?

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 16

15. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 185,980 | Gross: $184.21M

16. Return of the Legend: The Making of 'The Alamo' (2004 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Documentary about the making of the epic _Alamo, The (2004)_, with behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes, interviews with the cast and crew.

Stars: Curtis Akin, Larz Anderson, Larry Cashion, Michael Corenblith

Votes: 15

17. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 235,543 | Gross: $50.86M

18. Where Dead Men Lie (1971)

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Director: Keith Gow | Stars: Howie Debney, Anne Haddy, Jerome 'Jock' Levy, Sneider Brown

Votes: 6

19. Return to Eden (1983– )
Episode: Part 2 (1983)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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As "Tara Welles," Stephanie becomes a star and celebrity. In fact she is playing a dangerous game with Greg Marsden, and with Jilly Stewart, her former best friend. Her plastic surgeon also re-enters her life--for he has fallen for her.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 15

20. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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76 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 133,521 | Gross: $9.00M

21. Morning Star (1991 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 187 min | Biography, History, Western

7.5
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

Votes: 712

22. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Melba (1988)

330 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Director: Rodney Fisher | Stars: Linda Cropper, Hugo Weaving, Jon Ewing, Peter Carroll

Votes: 26

23. Return to Eden (1983 TV Mini-Series)

267 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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Wealthy but plain heiress Stephanie Harper marries handsome tennis player Greg Marsden, and thinks she has found true love. That is, until her husband makes a play for her best friend and ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 890

24. Science of the Movies (2009– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: Nar Williams, Erik Beck, Bob Beitcher, Rob Bredow

Votes: 113

25. The Clean Machine (1988 TV Movie)

90 min

7.3
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Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Steve Bisley, Grigor Taylor, Ed Devereaux, Regina Gaigalas

Votes: 36

26. Secretariat (2010)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 20,776 | Gross: $59.70M

27. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 7,461 | Gross: $2.83M

28. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 979

29. Cinematographer Style (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Director: Jon Fauer | Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III, Howard A. Anderson

Votes: 238

30. Let the Balloon Go (1976)

G | 92 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.

Director: Oliver Howes | Stars: Robert Bettles, Janet Kingsbury, John Ewart, Ben Gabriel

Votes: 23

31. Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic (2003 Video)

81 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary of the making of Dances with Wolves told through interviews with cast and crew. It describes the financial and production details, scouting locations, the buffalo hunt, the ... See full summary »

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: John Barry, Jeffrey Beecroft, Michael Blake, Tantoo Cardinal

Votes: 92

32. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 102,958 | Gross: $78.12M

33. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 251,449 | Gross: $241.41M

34. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,137

35. Undercover (1984)

100 min | Comedy, History

7.0
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True story set in the Roaring Twenties Sydney about the rise of Berlei, a popular Australian brand of women's lingerie, famous for its bras and girdles.

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Geneviève Picot, John Walton, Michael Paré, Sandy Gore

Votes: 78

36. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 42,506 | Gross: $44.73M

37. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 94,253 | Gross: $66.60M

38. Appaloosa (2008)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.8
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64 Metascore

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 50,109 | Gross: $20.21M

39. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Thriller

6.8
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After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 29,304 | Gross: $7.83M

40. Cass (1978 TV Movie)

77 min

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Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Michele Fawdon, John Waters, Judy Morris, Peter Whitford

Votes: 8

41. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 296,021 | Gross: $242.59M

42. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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45 Metascore

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker

Votes: 119,891 | Gross: $66.49M

43. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

6.7
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 39,166 | Gross: $124.03M

44. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.6
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 291

45. We Were Soldiers: Getting It Right (2002 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Stars: Harold G. Moore, Mel Gibson, Randall Wallace, Joseph L. Galloway

Votes: 166

46. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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54 Metascore

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 167,877 | Gross: $130.31M

47. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

6.4
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48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

Votes: 129,667 | Gross: $158.12M

48. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 245,874 | Gross: $137.34M

49. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Western

6.4
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In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

Votes: 23,744 | Gross: $44.14M

50. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

Votes: 46,344 | Gross: $29.80M