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1. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 7,168 | Gross: $1.16M

2. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)

360 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Unita Blackwell, James Hicks, Burke Marshall

Votes: 420

3. 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

4. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 2,983

5. Route One USA (1989)

255 min | Documentary

8.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Paul McIsaac, Pat Robertson

Votes: 185

6. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 37,432 | Gross: $6.11M

7. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)

119 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohen | Stars: Rolf Arsenius, Bruno Ganz, Sam Gray, Martin Bormann

Votes: 810

8. 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: 18,153

9. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 6,472 | Gross: $0.02M

10. De nens (2003)

180 min | Documentary

8.0
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The film describes the scandal of pederastria that exploded in the neighborhood of the Raval of Barcelona and the trial that took place some years afterwards. Jordà analyzes the mechanisms of the justice and of the world of the medias.

Director: Joaquim Jordà | Stars: Oscar Albaladejo, Carles Bars, Mònica Bassols, Oriol Bohigas

Votes: 84

11. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 8,351

12. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,026

13. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 16,597 | Gross: $1.23M

14. Hide and Seek (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Drama

7.0
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Mixes documentary interviews of memories of lesbian adolescence with the story of the 12-year-old girl Lou discovering her sexuality in 1960s America.

Director: Su Friedrich | Stars: Chelsea Holland, Ariel Mara, Linzy Martinelli, Sarah Jane Smith

Votes: 153

15. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

240 min | Documentary

8.1
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81 Metascore

French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Laurence Cuvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, Yves Montand

Votes: 749

16. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 15,406 | Gross: $3.17M

17. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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89 Metascore

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando

Votes: 6,523

18. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

Votes: 22,294

19. Oleanna (1994)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: William H. Macy, Debra Eisenstadt, Diego Pineda, Scott Zigler

Votes: 2,520 | Gross: $0.12M

20. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,476 | Gross: $4.19M

21. De Nuremberg à Nuremberg (1989)

240 min | Documentary

8.8
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Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale

Director: Frédéric Rossif | Star: Philippe Meyer

Votes: 165

22. El espíritu de la colmena (1973)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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87 Metascore

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

Votes: 13,463

23. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 46,951 | Gross: $4.97M

24. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel

Votes: 3,301 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 42,078

26. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,023

27. El desencanto (1976)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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This film is a documentary about the poet 'Leopoldo Panero'. His widow and his sons talk about death in general and in this special case and also about their own family problems.

Director: Jaime Chávarri | Stars: Felicidad Blanc, Juan Luis Panero, Leopoldo María Panero, Michi Panero

Votes: 436

28. The Old Memory (1979)

Documentary

8.7
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Documentary that revolves around the Spanish Civil War and the postwar period. It interchanges archive images with statements by Abad Santillán, Raimundo Fernández Cuesta, Frederic Escofet,... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Camino | Stars: Diego Abad de Santillán, Francesc Benages, Eduardo de Guzmán, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 29

29. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,932 | Gross: $0.06M

30. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

Votes: 83,196 | Gross: $10.73M

31. Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,441

32. The Mayfair Set (1999– )

240 min | Documentary

8.5
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The effects on Britains economic and political power brought by unscrupulous, reckless gamblers from the notorious gambling club in the 60s - the Clermont Club.

Stars: James Goldsmith, Tiny Rowland, Jim Slater, David Stirling

Votes: 287

33. Huey Long (1985)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

Votes: 347

34. The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate

Votes: 399

35. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 15,014

36. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 71,265 | Gross: $43.02M

37. A Special Day (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

8.1
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Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd

Votes: 8,658

38. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 26,264 | Gross: $4.54M

39. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre, who is idle and chauvinist, spends his days reading, drinking and shagging ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 3,958

40. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 792

41. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.2
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81 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 257,738 | Gross: $48.98M

42. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

8.2
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 33,049

43. Mr. Klein (1976)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

Votes: 4,130

44. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,169 | Gross: $0.56M

45. Rosetta (1999)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 10,357 | Gross: $0.26M