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1. Roots (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

7.8
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Ray, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby

Votes: 3,407

2. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 58,418 | Gross: $67.33M

3. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 177,736 | Gross: $77.56M

4. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 58,296 | Gross: $91.19M

5. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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28 Metascore

A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 45,414 | Gross: $40.85M

6. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 24,705 | Gross: $50.01M

7. The Shipping News (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.8
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47 Metascore

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 28,602 | Gross: $11.41M

8. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 7,470

9. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.0
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 11,779

10. Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

9.2
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Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.

Directors: Sylvain Bernard, Patrice Desilets, Shea Wageman | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 13,675

11. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,645 | Gross: $10.10M

12. Basil (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,468

13. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 20,918 | Gross: $2.60M

14. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Passed | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 4,079

15. Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Giada Colagrande, Renato Agostini, Igino Angelini

Votes: 3,588

16. Shatterbrain (1991)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical ... See full summary »

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 2,352

17. Roots: The Next Generations (1979 TV Mini-Series)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,715

18. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 6,446

19. Lingaa (2014)

174 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 3,352

20. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 2,915

21. A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,690 | Gross: $10.12M

22. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $0.31M

23. 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.

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

Votes: 2,566

24. The Midnight Hour (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.9
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Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise

Votes: 1,009

25. Blood and Roses (1960)

74 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend's engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire. The vampire possesses her and leads her to kill and terrorise the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Annette Stroyberg, Alberto Bonucci

Votes: 771

26. House of Dark Shadows (1970)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

Votes: 1,887

27. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Antonio Cantafora

Votes: 2,270

28. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 3,691

29. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

Votes: 2,183 | Gross: $0.06M

30. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 6,803 | Gross: $4.82M

31. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,019

32. The Canterville Ghost (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: John Gielgud, Ted Wass, Andrea Marcovicci, Alyssa Milano

Votes: 548

33. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.8
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery

Votes: 1,603

34. Terror (1978)

R | 84 min | Horror

5.0
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Royal descendants feel the wrath of the curse of condemned witch Mad Dolly, who spews forth her prophecy while she is burned at the stake. The victims suffer death by having their heads ... See full summary »

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: John Nolan, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Sarah Keller

Votes: 722

35. Ten Canoes (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr | Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu

Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $0.28M

36. Close to Eden (1991)

PG | 119 min | Drama

7.8
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Babushka

Votes: 2,786

37. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 2,512

38. The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,277

39. Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

GP | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson, Lara Parker

Votes: 877

40. That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.9
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger | Stars: Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel

Votes: 446

41. Last Train Home (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhan, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 2,853 | Gross: $0.29M

42. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,395

43. Exiles (2004)

Unrated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

6.8
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Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Zouhir Gacem, Lila Makhlouf

Votes: 2,551

44. The Man in Grey (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place.

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger

Votes: 637

45. The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

2.7
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Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: David Niven, Faye Dunaway, Alan Alda, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 511

46. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 702

47. A Dream of Kings (1969)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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A Greek American father of a dying boy decides to take his son to Greece to breathe the clean air of his ancestors, in an attempt to save the boy's life. However, money is a problem.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens, Sam Levene

Votes: 301

48. Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)

PG | 88 min | Horror

4.3
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A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Gianni Medici, Diana Lorys, Rosanna Yanni

Votes: 590

49. Pavilion of Women (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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26 Metascore

With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.

Director: Ho Yim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Sau Sek, John Cho

Votes: 879 | Gross: $0.04M

50. Curse of the Devil (1973)

R | 73 min | Horror

5.7
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A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch.

Director: Carlos Aured | Stars: Paul Naschy, Fabiola Falcón, Mariano Vidal Molina, Maritza Olivares

Votes: 529