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1.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
2.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
3.
Candy (2006)
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A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair. (116 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
 
4.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. (98 mins.)
 
5.
Nil by Mouth (1997)
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman
 
6.
And Then There Was One (1994 TV Movie)
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And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama... (87 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
7.
Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (1997 TV Movie)
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Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in. (93 mins.)
 
8.
Cross of Fire (1989 TV Movie)
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Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson. (200 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
9.
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992 TV Movie)
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An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention. (100 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
 
10.
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country... (98 mins.)
 
11.
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV Movie)
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Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order... (96 mins.)
 
12.
Ted Bundy (2002)
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The story of serial killer Ted Bundy. (99 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
 
13.
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
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In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force... (97 mins.)
Director: Chuck Parello
 
14.
Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story. (92 mins.)
 
15.
Darkness Before Dawn (1993 TV Movie)
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A family struggles with a daughter's addiction. (93 mins.)
Director: John Patterson
 
16.
Stolen from the Heart (2000 TV Movie)
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A former prostitute kidnaps a baby boy at birth to satisfy her drug-dealing husband, who has told her... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Pittman
 
17.
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994 TV Movie)
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Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to... (95 mins.)
Director: Arlene Sanford
 
18.
Against Their Will: Women in Prison (1994 TV Movie)
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Behind prison walls, corruption, sex and power make criminals out of the guards and heroes out of the guarded... (91 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
 
19.
Not in My Family (1993 TV Movie)
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A new mother is haunted by postpartum depression (87 mins.)
Director: Linda Otto
 
20.
And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)
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This is the true story about a group of Romani's (gypsy) in occupied Poland during World War II as they confront the atrocities and tragedies of a forgotten holocaust. (116 mins.)
 
21.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
 
22.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
23.
Pure (2002)
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A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation. (96 mins.)
 
24.
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
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An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well. (116 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
25.
The Accused (1988)
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After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
26.
An American Crime (2007)
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. (98 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
27.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
28.
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A caring community and variety of people nation-wide come together to rescue a baby who is trapped in an abandoned water well, but they have a short time before something bad might happen. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
29.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
30.
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
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Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride... (97 mins.)
Director: Anjelica Huston
 
31.
Fire in the Sky (1993)
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An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975. (109 mins.)
 
32.
The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
33.
The War Zone (1999)
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An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Roth
 
34.
Down Will Come Baby (1999 TV Movie)
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Leah Garr wants to move from Phoenix to take a new job in Denver to help her family (Husband Marcus and Daughter Robin)... (87 mins.)
Director: Gregory Goodell
 
35.
Deadly Whispers (1995 TV Movie)
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When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way... (97 mins.)
Director: Bill Norton
 
36.
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997 TV Movie)
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A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school. (93 mins.)
Director: Michael Watkins
 
37.
A Friend to Die For (1994 TV Movie)
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When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected. (91 mins.)
 
38.
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993 TV Movie)
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The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents. (100 mins.)
Director: Jud Taylor
 
39.
Deadly Matrimony (1992 TV Movie)
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Alan Masters is a despicable businessman with his hands in organized crime. He marries Diane, a kind and gentle woman... (182 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
40.
Scum (1979)
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Uncompromising story of life in a Borstal prison, a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke