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1. Downton Abbey (2010– )

65 min | Drama

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A chronicle of the lives of the Crawley family and their servants, beginning in the years leading up to World War I.

Creator: Julian Fellowes | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

2. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

3. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Kelly Macdonald

4. The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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55 Metascore

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

6. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

8. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

9. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

10. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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63 Metascore

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.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

11. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

12. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Writers: Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis, Tarsem Singh, Valeri Petrov | Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

13. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Writers: Harry Grey, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

14. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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77 Metascore

In 1921, unfortunate circumstances drive newly arrived immigrant Ewa into a life of prostitution, and a complex, volatile relationship with two men - her conflicted pimp and his romantic cousin.

Writers: James Gray, Ric Menello | Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

15. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Writers: Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

16. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

17. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Writers: Vladimir Nabokov, Stephen Schiff | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

18. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

19. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

20. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

21. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

22. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

23. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

24. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, Don Hall, E.D. Baker, Chris Ure, Jared Stern, Dean Wellins, Will Csaklos, Ralph Eggleston | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

25. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

26. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Writer: John Irving | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

27. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

28. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.4
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

29. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Writers: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

30. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

31. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and ... See full summary »

Writer: Isobel Lennart | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

32. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

33. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

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68 Metascore

Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister--one reserved, one rebellious--grow up in rural Montana.

Writers: Norman Maclean, Richard Friedenberg | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

34. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

35. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

36. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Writers: David Scarpa, Edmund H. North | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

37. Nine (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Writers: Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella, Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston, Mario Fratti | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sandro Dori

38. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

39. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Writers: Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy | Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

40. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

41. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Writers: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

42. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

43. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

44. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

45. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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66 Metascore

The life story of singer Édith Piaf.

Writers: Isabelle Sobelman, Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

46. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

47. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Writers: Hayden Herrera, Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

48. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

49. Night of the Demons (2009)

R | 93 min | Horror

4.7
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A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Writers: Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch, Joe Augustyn | Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Tatyana Kanavka, Michael Arata, Shannon Elizabeth, Linnea Quigley

50. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken