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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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaach De Bankolé, James Fox

Votes: 1,436

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

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 3,673 | Gross: $2.14M

3. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 5,014

4. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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In a small Georgia town in the 1950s, bigoted store owner Paris Trout kills a young black girl when his brother refuses to pay his debts.

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

Votes: 1,222

5. Tom & Viv (1994)

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

6.5
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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 »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton

Votes: 1,299 | Gross: $0.54M

6. Dante's Inferno (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.

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

Votes: 1,223

7. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)

109 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A romantic drama centered around a young shepherd and shepherdess and the ramifications of their forbidden affair.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Andy Gillet, Stéphanie Crayencour, Cécile Cassel, Véronique Reymond

Votes: 1,129

8. Effi Briest (1974)

135 min | Drama, History

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,675

9. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 72

10. 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

Votes: 82

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

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Dale Midkiff, Matt Mulhern, Ann Wedgeworth

Votes: 156

12. The Only Journey of His Life (2001)

85 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Ilias Logothetis, Fragiski Moustaki, Lazaros Andreou, Ali Emre Ates

Votes: 97

13. Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.8
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in ancient Tibet.

Director: Sherwood Hu | Stars: Purba Rgyal, Dobrgyal, Zomskyid, Sonamdolgar

Votes: 67 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Lucinda Brayford (1980 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.6
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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

Votes: 17

15. The Scent of Burning Grass (2012)

97 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Director: Huu Muoi Nguyen | Stars: To Tuan Dang, Le Chi Kein, Le Chi Kien, Van Thom Lê

Votes: 23

16. Berenice (2005)

24 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Directors: Bruno Duarte, Luciana Penna | Stars: Fernando Eiras, Cristina Flores, Afonso Henriques Neto

17. 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 »

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