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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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 K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

2. 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

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. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. Cranford (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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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: Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay, Barbara Flynn

14. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

6.1
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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

15. The Way West (1967)

122 min | Adventure, Western

6.2
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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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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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

23. 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

24. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Honore Morrow | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

25. 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

26. Fertile Ground (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.6
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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 Morgan Harold III, Chelcie Ross, JoNell Kennedy

27. 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

28. Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)

R | 140 min | Romance, Drama

6.5
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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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing known as 'the Lady with the Lamp'.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Rose Leiman Goldemberg | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

33. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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

34. The Man with a Cloak (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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In 1848, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot, goes to New York City to see Thevenet, the grandfather of her fiance. Thevenet had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Fenton, John Dickson Carr | Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron

35. 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

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. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

5.6
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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

38. 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

39. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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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

40. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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

41. 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

42. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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

43. Edo Porn (1981)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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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

44. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Western

6.6
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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

45. Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (2005)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Writer: Gary Cook | Directors: T.C. Christensen, Gary Cook | Stars: Nathan Mitchell, Tayva Patch, Rick Macy, David Nibley

46. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Western

7.3
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A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Writer: Johnston McCulley | Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery

47. 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

48. 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

49. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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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

50. Seven Alone (1974)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.6
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A frontier family crosses the U.S. by wagon train, hoping for a better life in the Oregon Territory.

Writers: Honore Morrow, Douglas C. Stewart, Eleanor Lamb | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Dewey Martin, Aldo Ray, Anne Collings, Dean Smith