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1. Heart of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Benedict Fitzgerald | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaach De Bankolé, James Fox

2. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

Writers: Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn | Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher

3. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Matthew Josephson | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

4. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon

5. Tom & Viv (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton

6. Effi Briest (1974)

135 min | Drama

7.0
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »

Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Theodor Fontane | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel, Karlheinz Böhm

7. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)

109 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A romantic drama centered around a young shepherd and shepherdess and the ramifications of their forbidden affair.

Writers: Honoré d'Urfé, Eric Rohmer | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Andy Gillet, Stéphanie Crayencour, Cécile Cassel, Véronique Reymond

8. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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Hamlet is an easily distracted prince who is challenged to kill his uncle Claudius by the ghost of his recently dead dad. This bizarre sci-fi comedy features live-action characters in a colorful cartoon world.

Writers: Andrew Swant, Bobby Ciraldo, William Shakespeare | Directors: Bobby Ciraldo, Andrew Swant | Stars: Bobby Ciraldo, Robert Richard Jorge, Andrew Swant, Dustin Diamond

9. Dante's Inferno (I) (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Writer: Dante Alighieri | Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

10. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971)

X | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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Annabella marries Soranzo, when she is pregnant by her brother Giovanni. Destiny, and jealousies will expose her past, and Soranzo broods revenge. But he is not alone in that - and death will unite all.

Writers: John Ford, Alfio Valdarnini, Carlo Carunchio, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi | Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Antonio Falsi

11. A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Robert Hamilton | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Dale Midkiff, Matt Mulhern, Ann Wedgeworth

12. Hemingway (1988 TV Mini-Series)

100 min | Biography

6.7
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Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself.... See full summary »

Stars: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes

13. Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.6
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in ancient Tibet.

Writers: Tsering Dorje, Sherwood Hu, William Shakespeare, Trashidawa | Director: Sherwood Hu | Stars: Purba Rgyal, Dobrgyal, Zomskyid, Sonamdolgar

14. Hamlet_X (2003)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Writers: Herbert Fritsch, William Shakespeare | Director: Herbert Fritsch | Stars: Boris Aljinovic, Kathrin Angerer, Hendrik Arnst, Bela B.

15. The Only Journey of His Life (2001)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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As Georgios Vizneyos, one of Greece's greatest authors, degenerates in an Athens mental asylum, the tale of another story-teller, his grandfather, begins to emerge through his mad ramblings... See full summary »

Writers: Marianna Koutalou, Lakis Papastathis, Elena Pega, Giorgios Vizyenos | Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Ilias Logothetis, Fragiski Moustaki, Lazaros Andreou, Ali Emre Ates

16. Lucinda Brayford (1980– )

200 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.7
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Based on the novel by Martin Boyd (1946) this miniseries tells the story of many generations of a family who migrate from England to Australia and eventually back to England, suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Barry Quin, Edmund Pegge

17. The Scent of Burning Grass (2012)

97 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Writer: Nhuan Cam Hoang | Director: Huu Muoi Nguyen | Stars: To Tuan Dang, Le Chi Kein, Le Chi Kien, Van Thom Lê

18. Berenice (2005)

24 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Writers: Anna Karinne Ballalai, Augusto Dos Anjos, Bruno Duarte, Luciana Penna, Edgar Allan Poe | Directors: Bruno Duarte, Luciana Penna | Stars: Fernando Eiras, Cristina Flores, Afonso Henriques Neto

19. Macbeth (2011 Video)

16 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Macbeth, noble and honored, located three witches who prophesy honors and the title of king. Influenced by his wife and by his own ambition, kills King Duncan and becomes king of Scotland. ... See full summary »

Writers: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, William Shakespeare | Director: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata | Stars: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, Alicia Ávalos, Jorge López, Marcelo López