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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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97 Metascore

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

Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

2. 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.

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

3. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

4. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Moira Buffini | Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

5. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Writer: Julian Fellowes | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

6. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own.

Writers: Johnston McCulley, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Randall Jahnson, John Eskow | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

7. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.2
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63 Metascore

About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

Writer: David Franzoni | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

8. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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87 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

9. Bandidas (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Dwight Yoakam

10. Moby Dick (1956)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Writers: Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

11. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

12. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

13. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

14. Cranford (2007– )

60 min | Drama

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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay

15. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Writers: Hugh Lofting, Leslie Bricusse | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

16. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

17. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Jerry Juhl | Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

18. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Writer: Jonathan Raymond | Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

19. Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Sharp, Carole Angier, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York

20. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Writers: Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland, Norman Wexler | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

21. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

22. The Heiress (1949)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Romance

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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Writers: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, Henry James | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

23. The Way West (1967)

122 min | Adventure, Western

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In 1843 a former U.S. senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

Writers: Ben Maddow, Mitch Lindemann, A.B. Guthrie Jr. | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright

24. The Donner Party (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama

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Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming ... See full summary »

Writer: Terrence J. Martin | Director: Terrence J. Martin | Stars: Crispin Glover, Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro, Mark Boone Junior

25. Dragonwyck (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Writers: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

26. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Janice Woods Windle, Christopher Lofton | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

27. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Family, Fantasy, Short

8.0
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Burny Mattinson, Tony Marino, Ed Gombert, Don Griffith, Alan Young, Alan Dinehart | Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

28. Cousin Bette (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Honoré de Balzac, Lynn Siefert, Susan Tarr | Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie

29. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An adaptation of the famous novel.

Writers: Peter Barnes, Charles Dickens | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

30. Fertile Ground (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

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Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home.

Writers: Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch | Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Leisha Hailey, Gale Harold, Chelcie Ross, JoNell Kennedy

31. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Western

5.7
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Writers: Christopher Cain, Carole Whang Schutter | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

32. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Florey, Tom Reed, Dale Van Every, John Huston | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

33. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Russell | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

34. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

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The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the audience ... See full summary »

Writers: Piet Kroon, Robert Llewellyn, Charles Dickens | Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks

35. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men.

Writers: Cécil Saint-Laurent, Max Ophüls, Annette Wademant, Jacques Natanson | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

36. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

37. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

Drama

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In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine Cookson, Gordon Hann | Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

38. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman is coerced by Otto von Bismark into impersonating a prince.

Writer: George MacDonald Fraser | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

39. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Field, Casey Robinson | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

40. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, Dan Totheroh | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

41. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

PG | 129 min | Western, Drama

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The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

42. Burn! (1969)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio | Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Norman Hill, Renato Salvatori

43. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Special)

43 min | Comedy

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Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Writers: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton | Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

44. We Believed (2010)

170 min | History

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The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.

Writers: Anna Banti, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Mario Martone | Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca, Luigi Pisani

45. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Western

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After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety

Writers: Niven Busch, Martin Rackin | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal

46. Edo Porn (1981)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Widowed woodblock artist Hokusai meets Onao and falls madly in love with her, but she disappears suddenly. One day, his daughter brings home a young girl ... See full summary »

Writers: Kaneto Shindô, Seiichi Yashiro | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi

47. Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)

R | 140 min | Romance, Drama

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Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Writers: Anne Rice, John Wilder | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben, Jennifer Beals

48. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.5
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The true story of the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Bromfield, Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

49. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Thelma Strabel, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

50. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico ... See full summary »

Writer: Milton S. Gelman | Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses