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1. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 82,338 | Gross: $7.20M

2. Ironclad (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.2
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42 Metascore

In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

Votes: 34,590

3. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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81 Metascore

A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

Votes: 23,152 | Gross: $0.69M

4. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 23,971

5. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 6,141 | Gross: $0.07M

6. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 4,283 | Gross: $0.76M

7. Robin Hood (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Fox

Votes: 3,705

8. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 6,069 | Gross: $2.50M

9. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.5
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt attempts to overcome his hedonistic lifestyle while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner.

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

Votes: 1,547

10. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 835

11. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

91 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.3
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

Votes: 1,819

12. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

98 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li, Kara Hui

Votes: 1,839

13. Sacred Flesh (2000)

75 min

3.4
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Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

Votes: 413

14. Unmistaken Child (2008)

102 min | Documentary

7.7
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66 Metascore

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Director: Nati Baratz | Star: Tenzin Zopa

Votes: 626 | Gross: $0.30M

15. Gebissen wird nur nachts - das Happening der Vampire (1971)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo, Ingrid van Bergen

Votes: 290

16. Civilisation (1969 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.8
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Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 466

17. Shaolin chuan ren (1982)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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As the names of Chang Cheh and Liu Chia-liang became legendary, all-too-often the name of their equally valued collaborator, Tang Chia, is omitted. That may be,because, unlike the previous ... See full summary »

Director: Chia Tang | Stars: Lung Ti, Derek Yee, Jason Pai Piao, Feng Ku

Votes: 234

18. The Dark Ages (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros, Adnan Husain

Votes: 281

19. Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

7.6
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China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Khigh Dhiegh, Mako, Soon-Tek Oh, Miiko Taka

Votes: 107

20. Jasminum (2006)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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The peaceful world of a monastery, in a small town Jasmine, is destroyed by the arrival of monument restorers, Natasha, along with her daughter Eugenia. The legend associated with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Justyna Bartoszewicz, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Marta Dabrowska, Grzegorz Damiecki

Votes: 829

21. Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin (1985)

84 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

7.6
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Director: Han-Jun Li | Stars: Hai-Deng Shi, Ying-Lian Fan, Xing-You Li, Jet Li

Votes: 90

22. North Shaolin Temple (2012)

Documentary

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The 'North Shaolin Temple' documentary delves inside the secretive world of Shaolin to reveal how its ancient traditions still exist in today's world. The North Shaolin Temple in Baoding ... See full summary »

Director: Yanmin Chen | Star: Paul Lockyer

23. Brother Anna (1963)

82 min | Adventure

6.8
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Andreas, nephew of the abbot of the Monastery of Dionysios, who died eight years previously, arrives at Agion Oros (Mount Athos) with a team of smugglers of antiquities, with the intention ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoris Grigoriou | Stars: Petros Fyssoun, Byron Pallis, Mitsos Ligizos, Manos Katrakis

Votes: 34

24. Tikhaya semeyka (1969 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Les Tanyuk | Stars: Valentina Sperantova, Ivan Voronov, Mikhail Androsov, Tatyana Strukova

25. When Things Were Rotten (1975– )
Episode: Ding Dong, the Bell Is Dead (1975)

Adventure, Comedy

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Robin and crew have to stop the Sheriff and Prince John from selling to an Ethiopian prince the beloved bell they have stolen from Nottingham Abbey.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Richard Gautier, Dick Van Patten, Bernie Kopell, Richard Dimitri

26. The Ascent of Man (1973– )
Episode: Generation Upon Generation (1973)

Documentary

8.5
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Man discovers genetics.

Star: Jacob Bronowski

Votes: 19

27. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Matters of State (2008)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Henry warns Anne to stay out of state affairs, but her paranoiac fear of Catherine is only alleviated with her death and Anne's new pregnancy.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 302

28. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: Monk's Hood (1994)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When an unpleasant and cruel nobleman spites his stepson by ceding his estate to the abbey, he ends up being poisoned by one of Brother Cadfael's medications.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

Votes: 105

29. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: Power in the Land (1972)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Henry consolidates his power when Elizabeth gives birth to Prince Arthur legitimizing Henry's claim of descent from the legendary monarch.

Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson | Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Michael Johnson, James Laurenson

Votes: 8

30. Human Target (2010–2011)
Episode: Sanctuary (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Chance needs a miracle to help protect a reformed thief from his vengeful former accomplices as they race to recover priceless religious artifacts hidden in a remote Canadian monastery.

Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Sam Huntington

Votes: 202

31. Unexplained (2008– )
Episode: The Ghosts of Glastonbury (2008)

Documentary, Horror

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Director: Alexander Dunlop | Stars: Tony Robinson, Becky McCall, Chris French, Tim Hopkinson-Ball

32. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Holy Thief (1998)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Ramsey Abbey in Cambridgeshire puts in a claim for the remains of St. Winifred, whose reliquary is the object of prayer and lucrative donations to Shrewsbury Abbey.

Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

Votes: 81

33. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Leper of St. Giles (1994)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When a cruel middle-aged baron and a beautiful wealthy orphan are to be wed at the abbey, it comes as no surprise when the sadistic nobleman is found strangled to death.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

Votes: 131

34. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: The Persecution (1992)

Adventure, History

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Richard Grey rescues Rachel, a beautiful young woman, from a vengeful mob and brings her home to Covington Cross. Soon after her arrival an unusual death, violent storms and other unusual ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

35. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Potter's Field (1998)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A year after Brother Ruald answers his vocation and becomes a monk at Shrewsbury, a body, believed to be his deserted wife, is unearthed near his cottage.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

Votes: 69

36. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Raven in the Foregate (1997)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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An unpopular Puritanical priest new to Shrewsbury refuses to give a pregnant young girl absolution resulting in her apparent suicide.

Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

Votes: 84

37. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: The Schooling of Apes (1972)

49 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Henrys enemies represent commoner Lambert Simmel as the Earl of Warwick, the York pretender. The Earl of Lincoln leaves for Ireland to head the army that is forming against Henry,

Director: Prudence Fitzgerald | Stars: James Maxwell, James Laurenson, Michael Johnson, Rachel Kempson