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1. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 12,900 | Gross: $5.23M

2. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 57,427 | Gross: $0.62M

3. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

Votes: 69,831 | Gross: $0.12M

4. The Normans (2010– )

Documentary

7.8
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British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sights and illustrated with authentic artifacts, the eventful history of the Normans, some of the Norse men (Vikings... See full summary »

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 116

5. The Plantagenets (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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The story of England's longest ruling dynasty, starting with Henry II and ending with Richard III.

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 88

6. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Ahmed Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tawfik El Deken, Omar El-Hariri

Votes: 1,545

7. Ironclad (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.2
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42 Metascore

In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

Votes: 36,382

8. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 39,953 | Gross: $5.70M

Монгол (Sep. 2007).

9. Mad Love (2001)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma

Votes: 3,294 | Gross: $0.28M

Juana la loca (Sep. 2001).

10. Wolf Hall (2015– )

360 min | Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 7,081

11. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 14,481 | Gross: $2.02M

La Reine Margot (May 1994).

12. Alatriste (2006)

145 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 10,915

13. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 48,062 | Gross: $17.22M

14. In Search of Mozart (2006)

Not Rated | 129 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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67 Metascore

The life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Frank Adams-Brown, Debbie Arnold, Sean Barrett, John Davies

Votes: 240

15. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 37,862 | Gross: $1.55M

En kongelig affære (Feb. 2012).

16. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,547 | Gross: $2.47M

17. L'Autrichienne (1990)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Last days of queen Marie Antoinette stunningly portrayed by a director who's clearly done a massive historical research. An accurate plot and a very moving rendering.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Ute Lemper, Patrick Chesnais, Daniel Mesguich, Philippe Leroy

Votes: 59

L'Autrichienne (Sep. 1990).

18. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 6,844 | Gross: $0.07M

Les adieux à la reine (Feb. 2012).

19. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When King George III goes mad, his lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 13,083 | Gross: $15.24M

20. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohamad Atef

Votes: 205

Adieu Bonaparte (May 1985).

21. Le souper (1992)

90 min | Drama, History

7.4
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France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Claude Brasseur, Claude Rich, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 433

Le Souper (Dec. 1992).

22. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 512,148 | Gross: $56.67M

23. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 18,141

Il Gattopardo (Mar. 1963).

24. Buddenbrooks (2008)

151 min | Drama

5.8
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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »

Director: Heinrich Breloer | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben, Jessica Schwarz, August Diehl

Votes: 1,299

Die Buddenbrooks (Dec. 2008).

25. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 10,529 | Gross: $6.20M

26. Berlin 1885, la ruée sur l'Afrique (2010 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Director: Joël Calmettes | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Carlo Brandt, Pierre Banderet

Votes: 24

Berlin 1885, la ruée sur l'Afrique (Dec. 2010).

27. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 19,837

28. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 24,842

29. Nuovomondo (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli, Aurora Quattrocchi

Votes: 4,389 | Gross: $1.06M

Nuovomondo (Sep. 2006).

30. The Winslow Boy (1999)

G | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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79 Metascore

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam, Nigel Hawthorne, Matthew Pidgeon

Votes: 6,693 | Gross: $3.96M

31. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 15,162 | Gross: $0.01M

Kongen av Bastøy (Dec. 2010).

32. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $0.63M

33. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 46,381 | Gross: $9.49M

34. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,658

35. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 5,552 | Gross: $1.72M

36. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 31,924 | Gross: $5.73M

37. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 109,783 | Gross: $37.31M

38. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 6,542 | Gross: $13.10M

39. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 7,116 | Gross: $3.21M

40. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 72,147 | Gross: $10.30M

La Môme (Feb. 2007).

41. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 11,239

42. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate and mysteriously disappears in 1975.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 18,376 | Gross: $24.28M

43. Hanussen (1988)

R | 140 min | Drama, History

7.3
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A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági, Walter Schmidinger

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $0.08M

44. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 8,974 | Gross: $0.12M

Nanjin Nanjin/南京!南京!(Apr. 2009).

45. Hong gao liang (1988)

91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Ji Liu

Votes: 6,352

紅高粱 (1987).

46. Invincible (2001)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, War

6.5
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55 Metascore

A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe

Votes: 3,708 | Gross: $0.08M

47. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 50,521 | Gross: $22.95M

48. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Kai Wiesinger, Valerie Niehaus, Heiner Lauterbach, Dana Vávrová

Votes: 384

Die Gustloff (Mar. 2008).

49. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 12,765 | Gross: $0.32M

Indigènes (May 2006).

50. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 43,673 | Gross: $50.80M

51. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 275,751 | Gross: $5.51M

Der Untergang (Dec. 2004).

52. Hadashi no Gen (1983)

83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 5,812

はだしのゲン (1983)

53. White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.4
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Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Harold Agnew, Shuntaro Hida, Kiyoko Imori, Morris Jeppson

Votes: 1,456

54. The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich (2012)

110 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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At the end of his life, Wilhelm Reich - psychiatrist and experimental scientist searching for the fundamentals of life - finds himself on trial, charged with deception. His dream of ... See full summary »

Director: Antonin Svoboda | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Julia Jentsch, Jeanette Hain, Jamie Sives

Votes: 144

55. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

7.2
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62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 38,429 | Gross: $1.52M

56. Hors la loi (2010)

Unrated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,177

Hors-la-loi (2010).

57. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 24,925 | Gross: $12.99M

58. Lucky Luciano (1973)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Biopic of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, covering his life from 1946 to 1962 with occasional flashbacks.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 911

59. Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur, Louise Marleau

Votes: 807

Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008).

60. Lumumba (2000)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.68M

61. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 13,559

62. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,354 | Gross: $0.04M

63. Der Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,547 | Gross: $0.01M

Der Tunnel (2001).

64. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 28,512 | Gross: $0.55M

65. Octobre (1994)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front.

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Hugo Dubé, Luc Picard, Pierre Rivard, Denis Trudel

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.35M

66. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

Votes: 159,818 | Gross: $30.03M

67. I banchieri di Dio (2002)

125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Pamela Villoresi, Giancarlo Giannini, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 294

Banchieri di Dio (2002).

68. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 25,263 | Gross: $0.28M

69. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 31,843 | Gross: $0.48M

70. Micro Men (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Martin Freeman, Edward Baker-Duly, Sam Phillips

Votes: 614

71. Pionér (2013)

R | 111 min | Thriller

6.0
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58 Metascore

A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman

Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.01M

72. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 56,816 | Gross: $0.15M

73. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 94,739 | Gross: $66.66M

74. De Heineken ontvoering (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, History, Thriller

6.5
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A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer

Votes: 4,450

75. L'affaire Farewell (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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74 Metascore

The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 5,788

L'affaire farewell (2009).

76. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 289,776 | Gross: $11.29M

Die Leben der Anderen (2006).

77. Stander (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Thomas Jane, David O'Hara, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 7,498 | Gross: $0.02M

78. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 20,190 | Gross: $2.34M

79. L'ordre et la morale (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

Votes: 2,233

L'ordre et la morale (Nov. 2011).

80. Shizumanu taiyô (2009)

202 min | Drama

6.9
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A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Erika Toda, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki

Votes: 158

沈まぬ太陽 (Shizumanu Taiyō)

81. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 1,896 | Gross: $0.67M

Die Stille nach dem Schuß (2000).

82. Show Me a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Yonkers' Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes offices in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town.

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 7,387

83. Le promeneur du Champ de Mars (2005)

116 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jalil Lespert, Philippe Fretun, Anne Cantineau

Votes: 919

Le Promeneur du champ de Mars (2005).

84. Narcos (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.9
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 225,272

85. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.3
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55 Metascore

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Votes: 2,464 | Gross: $0.01M

86. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,301 | Gross: $3.95M

Des hommes et des dieux (2010).

87. Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Jim Brown, Tony Muhammad, Kershaun Scott, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $0.07M

Crips And Bloods Made In America

88. Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 13,059 | Gross: $0.24M

89. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 92,271 | Gross: $56.44M

harrassed by a bunch of brainless/spineless ninnies

90. The Special Relationship (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization that traces former UK prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Sheen, Demetri Goritsas, Adam Godley, Marc Rioufol

Votes: 3,818

91. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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55 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

Votes: 4,815 | Gross: $0.08M

92. His Big White Self (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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15 years after his classic documentary "The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife", Nick Broomfield examines the history of the far-right AWB and its leader Eugene Terre'Blanche and ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Nick Broomfield, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, L.M. Mbambalala

Votes: 200

93. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,536 | Gross: $0.01M

94. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 18,752

95. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,339 | Gross: $0.38M