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1. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 236,264 | Gross: $255.95M
2. Suburra (2015)
130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
3. Texas Killing Fields (2011)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Votes: 15,474 | Gross: $0.05M
4. The Railway Man (2013)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Votes: 30,095 | Gross: $4.44M
5. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
8. One Chance (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).
Votes: 8,836 | Gross: $0.09M
10. Jimmy's Hall (2014)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
Votes: 4,490 | Gross: $0.56M
11. The District (2000–2004)
44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark... See full summary »
14. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011 TV Movie)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.
15. Holy Rollers (2010)
R | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.
Votes: 4,398 | Gross: $0.30M
16. Marian, Again (2005 TV Movie)
180 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
School teacher Chris Bevan is a dutiful husband to his dull wife, Josie, and ingrate daughters. His best friend knows Chris' heart always belonged to Marian, his vibrant, flippant fiancée, ... See full summary »
19. L'imbalsamatore (2002)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,631 | Gross: $0.06M
20. The Silent Service (1957– )
30 min | Action, War
Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »
21. Heartland (1979)
PG | 96 min | Western, Drama
A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.
22. Stavisky... (1974)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »
23. Love in the City (1953)
115 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.
Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini | Stars: Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu
27. Il gioiellino (2011)
110 min | Drama
Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed several of his relations to managerial positions and the firm decided quite lightly to ... See full summary »
29. The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered.
31. My Own Country (1998 TV Movie)
R | 95 min | Drama
"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »
32. Toni (1935)
81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »
35. Rome 11:00 (1952)
107 min | Drama
Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning ... See full summary »
36. La prima linea (2009)
100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
38. Cause célèbre (1989 TV Movie)
109 min | Crime, Drama
When a woman's husband is murdered by her lover, they are both tried for murder. The prosecution claims that she is the mastermind behind the crime, but she has an ace up her sleeve.
39. Children of the Night (1985 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
Fact-based drama about a sociology graduate (Kathleen Quinlan) who starts working with teen prostitutes in Hollywood. The film does not draw back on its depiction of the brutality that the ... See full summary »
40. Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI
42. Alla luce del sole (2005)
89 min | Crime, Drama
Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means ... See full summary »
43. Stille Nacht (2004)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The young woman Laura Fischer has a session with a psychologist. The session begins with Laura telling that after two years of successive rapes of female students riding bicycles in the ... See full summary »
45. Jestes Bogiem (2012)
110 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The process of creating Polish hip-hop group Paktofonika, its highs and lows and very last days of life of its frontman and co-founder Piotr (Magik) Luszcz.
46. Irène (2009)
83 min | Drama
A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
48. Corbari (1970)
90 min | Action, War
The real story of the partisan Silvio Corbari. He starts his career killing publicly one of his friends that was a fascist. Than, he set up a band of partisans in north Italy, completely ... See full summary »
49. Murder or Memory: A Moment of Truth Movie (1994 TV Movie)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mother fights to prove her 14-year-old son is innocent of a murder he confessed to under hypnosis.
94 min | Comedy
Comedy set at the time of King Umberto I of Monza (Italy) about Maria Sarti, aka Ninì Tirabusciò, actress/singer who caused a scandal with her raunchy dancing.