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1.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
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A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
2.
A Single Man (2009)
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An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
3.
AKA (2002)
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AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain... (123 mins.)
Director: Duncan Roy
 
4.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
5.
Political Target (2006 TV Movie)
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(194 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
 
6.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
7.
Baarìa (2009)
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Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. (163 mins.)
 
8.
Bangkok Hilton (1989 Mini-Series)
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand... (270 mins.)
 
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10.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian... (659 mins.)
 
11.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
12.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
13.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
 
14.
Caught (1996)
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Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
15.
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
16.
Chocolat (2000)
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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
 
17.
City of Angels (1998)
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Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
18.
In Your Hands (2010)
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An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon... (81 mins.)
Director: Lola Doillon
 
19.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
20.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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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. (137 mins.)
 
21.
The Half Hidden (2009 Mini-Series)
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(240 mins.)
 
22.
Troubled Water (2008)
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A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered. (115 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
23.
The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
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A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in. (108 mins.)
Director: Hans Alfredson
 
24.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
25.
Don't Look Now (1973)
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
26.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
 
27.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
28.
Elizabeth I (2005 Mini-Series)
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I. (223 mins.)
 
29.
Sarah's Key (2010)
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In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. (111 mins.)
 
30.
Flame and Citron (2008)
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A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. (130 mins.)
 
31.
Deliver Us from Evil (2009)
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A father returns to his old hometown with his young family. Events force him to face the small town's xenophobia. (100 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
32.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
33.
Hem till byn (1971 TV Series)
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This drama-series follows the lives of several familys in a little Swedish village. The story begins...
 
34.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
35.
The Hunters (1996)
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A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead... (113 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
 
36.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
37.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
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38.
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
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Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village. (96 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
39.
King of Devil's Island (2010)
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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? (116 mins.)
Director: Marius Holst
 
40.
Better Times (2004 TV Series)
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Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes. (58 mins.)
 
41.
The Big Picture (2010)
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Paul Exben is a success story - partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house... (114 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
42.
The Octopus (1984 Mini-Series)
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Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus")... (402 mins.)
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43.
The Prey (2011)
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Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was... (102 mins.)
Director: Eric Valette
 
44.
The Grocer's Son (2007)
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Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city... (96 mins.)
Director: Éric Guirado
 
45.
Time to Leave (2005)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
46.
Malèna (2000)
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A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. (109 mins.)
 
47.
Matador (1978 TV Series)
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank... (67 mins.)
 
48.
Match Point (2005)
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
49.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
50.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
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Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
51.
Midnight Express (1978)
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
52.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
53.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
54.
When Darkness Falls (2006)
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A gripping and intense thriller about honour, loyalty, and the courage to fight for what you believe. (133 mins.)
Director: Anders Nilsson
 
55.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
56.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
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57.
Papillon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
 
58.
Paris (2008)
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Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life... (130 mins.)
 
59.
Red Dragon (2002)
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A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. (124 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
60.
Skin (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
61.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
62.
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
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A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect. (106 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
63.
State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
64.
Sunshine (1999)
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The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century. (181 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
66.
Taken (2008)
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A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
 
67.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
68.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
69.
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
70.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
71.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
72.
The Debt (2010)
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In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. (113 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
73.
The English Patient (1996)
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At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
 
74.
The French Connection (1971)
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A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
75.
The Fugitive (1993)
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Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
76.
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992 Video)
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The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family. (583 mins.)
 
77.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
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The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (139 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
78.
The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
79.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
80.
The Mission (1986)
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
81.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)
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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy... (114 mins.)
 
82.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling. (55 mins.)
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83.
The State Within (2006 TV Series)
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After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident. (360 mins.)
 
84.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
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In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
 
85.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
“ Season 1-4 ” - dsh-572-869814
 
86.
The Young Victoria (2009)
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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
 
87.
Tre kärlekar (1989 TV Series)
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(53 mins.)
 
88.
Brotherhood (2002 TV Series)
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(88 mins.)
 
89.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
90.
Uprising (2001 TV Movie)
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943. (177 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
91.
The Emigrants (1971)
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden)... (191 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
92.
The New Land (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century (204 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
93.
Vera Drake (2004)
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
94.
Versailles: The Dream of a King (2008 TV Movie)
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Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved woman and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles. (180 mins.)
Director: Thierry Binisti
 
95.
House of Angels (1992)
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A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a mansion. (127 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
96.
The Eagle (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Ørnen, an Icelandic inspector in the Danish police force, is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime... (90 mins.)
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