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1. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 352,714 | Gross: $186.34M

2. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, 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 everyday at midnight.

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

Votes: 304,049 | Gross: $56.82M

3. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 209,918 | Gross: $133.38M

4. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 61,965 | Gross: $63.70M

5. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 70,832 | Gross: $4.44M

6. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 17,843 | Gross: $2.71M

7. The Ant Bully (2006)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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59 Metascore

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.

Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

Votes: 30,266 | Gross: $28.13M

8. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 11,530 | Gross: $5.23M

9. Francofonia (2015)

88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 1,369 | Gross: $0.30M

10. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 6,148 | Gross: $1.66M

11. The Divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

Votes: 9,736 | Gross: $9.07M

12. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 2,893

13. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.4
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 1,684

14. Nightwatching (2007)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May

Votes: 2,311

15. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,211

16. A Good Marriage (1982)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle

Votes: 1,666

17. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (2013 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A comprehensive history of the superhero comic book fantasy genre and its influence on American culture.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Danny Fingeroth, Mark Waid, Stan Lee

Votes: 490

18. Artemisia (1997)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 1,763 | Gross: $0.38M

19. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 697

20. Civilisation (1969 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

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

Votes: 466

21. Renoir: Revered and Reviled (2016)

87 min | Documentary

6.6
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world's favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Yves Aubert, Colin Bailey, Barbara Anne Beaucar, Barbara Buckley

Votes: 14

22. Prague (2013)

109 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A city with a history of heritage, myth and superstition. A passionate architect with hang ups and delusions about love and life. A Czech gypsy girl looking for her identity and love. Add ... See full summary »

Director: Ashish R. Shukla | Stars: Chandan Roy Sanyal, Arfi Lamba, Kumar Mayank, Sonia Bindra

Votes: 270

23. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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An exploration of twenty artists and their bodies of work.

Director: Matt Riddlehoover | Stars: Derrick Barry, Ryan Basham, Rob Beyond, Adam Bouska

Votes: 221

24. Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997– )

Documentary

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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.

Star: John Romer

Votes: 153

25. David Hockney: Secret Knowledge (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.9
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Artist David Hockney discusses his theory that artists were secretly using optical devices such as mirrors and lenses in creating their work as early as the 15th century. Examples from ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Wright | Star: David Hockney

Votes: 70

26. Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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The history of the martial arts film genre.

Directors: Andrew Corvey, Andrew W. Robinson | Star: Yuri Lowenthal

Votes: 235

27. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 711

28. The Vanishing Point (2007)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau. She is persuaded that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent de Bartillat | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Jean-Pierre Marielle, James Thierrée, Agathe Dronne

Votes: 580

29. Possible Loves (2001)

98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Murilo Benício, Carolina Ferraz, Emílio de Mello, Beth Goulart

Votes: 944

30. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)

97 min | Comedy

5.3
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A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Michel Ribes | Stars: Michel Blanc, Simon Abkarian, Victoria Abril, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 362

31. Chasing Mummies (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

4.2
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A documentary filmmaker, his film crew, and a group of archaeological fellows follow renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass on his daily adventures and discoveries.

Stars: Allan Morton, David Cheetham, Derek Lincoln, Zahi Hawass

Votes: 119

32. Art of the Heist (2007– )

Documentary

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Star: Dion Graham

33. Persistence of Memory (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.7
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A young Salvador Dali from his expulsion from art school in 1926 to his New York exhibition in 1934 featuring The Persistence of Memory, as centered around his relationship with lifelong muse and future wife Gala.

Director: Candace Amiguet | Stars: Jason Nicola, Mariela Santos, Mona Johansson, Andre Champagne

Votes: 6

34. De Artificiali Perspectiva (1993)

15 min | Short

7.3
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Uses animation to explore anamorphosis, a method to put hidden images within an artwork, by distorting it using the rules of perspective.

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay | Star: Witold Scheybal

Votes: 362

35. Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

8.7
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Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit.

Director: Mark Richard Smith | Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Mark Richard Smith

Votes: 7

36. Art of Germany (2010– )

Documentary

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Star: Andrew Graham-Dixon

Votes: 54

37. Cartoon College (2012)

75 min | Documentary

7.7
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Every fall The Center for Cartoon Studies invites 20 aspiring cartoonists to White River Junction, Vermont for a no-holds-barred education in comics. Those who complete the two-year program... See full summary »

Directors: Josh Melrod, Tara Wray | Stars: Lynda Barry, Steve Bissette, Casey Bohn, Charles Burns

Votes: 24

38. The Art of Russia (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

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Star: Andrew Graham-Dixon

Votes: 36

39. Secrets of Florence (2009 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Using a thermo-camera to reveal long-lost artworks and never-before-seen architectural layers in some of the city's most famous landmarks, Art detective Maurizio Seracini reveals an unsavory history.

Director: Brando Quilici

40. Legenda o Lietajúcom Cypriánovi (2010)

108 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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Historic adventurism movie inspirited by legend about mystery monk, alchemist and healer who made the flying machine according to lost book wrote by Leodardo DaVinci in 18th century.

Director: Mariana Cengel-Solcanská | Stars: Lukács Bicskey, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Juliusz Chrzastowski, Aleksandr Domogarov

Votes: 120

41. The Muppets on Puppets (1970 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

7.3
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Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog explain the art and history of puppetry, and let the viewer in on some of the secrets in performing his own act, the Muppets.

Director: Tim Steele | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl, Don Sahlin

Votes: 7

42. Koenig's Sphere: The German Sculptor Fritz Koenig at Ground Zero (2001 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Adlon recounts the making of the sculpture, "Kugelkaryatide" the sphere that stood in the center of Tobin Plaza between the two towers of the World Trade Center. The film follows the ... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Fritz Koenig, Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, George Pataki

Votes: 12

43. Gadael Lenin (1994)

90 min | Comedy

7.5
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Seven teenagers and three teachers from a Welsh school visit Russia in a bid to rediscover themselves. On the overnight sleeper service to St Petersburg the students get separated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Endaf Emlyn | Stars: Sharon Morgan, Wyn Bowen Harries, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Steffan Trefor

Votes: 51

44. Shakin' All Over! (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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The history of Canadian popular music's coming of age in the 1960s.

Director: Gary McGroarty | Stars: Susan Aglukark, Randy Bachman, Dave Bingham, Robert Charlebois

Votes: 14

45. Aliyah DaDa (2015)

115 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary about the Jewish people in Romania and their several migrations towards Israel, across history and changing political frames - everything presented in a self-proclaimed dadaist style.

Director: Oana Giurgiu | Stars: Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara

Votes: 32

46. L'intrepido Wilson (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Stars: Davide Daluiso, Rita Rusciano, Roberto Siepi, Matteo Tosi

47. Evoé: Portrait of an Anthropophage (2011)

104 min | Documentary

8.0
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Directors: Elaine Cesar, Tadeu Jungle | Star: José Celso Martinez Corrêa

Votes: 5

48. Sir Steven Runciman: Bridge to the East (1987 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.2
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A look at Byzantium through the eyes of one of Britain's greatest historians, Sir Steven Runciman, who guides us from the mosaics of Ravenna, to the beauty of Monemvassia, to the Ecumenical... See full summary »

Director: Lydia Carras | Stars: Alan Bates, Steven Runciman

Votes: 15

49. Carrots & Peas (1969)

5 min | Short

4.2
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Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 173

50. En natt på Glimmingehus (1954)

93 min | Comedy

4.4
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Holger Broman is a senior lecturer at the university of Lund. He comes to spend the summer at the castle of Glimmingehus, uncovering medieval paintings hidden under the plaster. He ... See full summary »

Director: Torgny Wickman | Stars: Edvard Persson, Bibi Andersson, Bengt Logardt, Torsten Lilliecrona

Votes: 16