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1. Gold (I) (2016)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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49 Metascore

Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll

Votes: 5,155 | Gross: $7.02M

2. Aftermath (IV) (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller | Completed

Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.

Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers, Hannah Ware

3. Patriots Day (2016)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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69 Metascore

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman

Votes: 14,972 | Gross: $30.97M

4. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 70,924 | Gross: $52.82M

5. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

7.2
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59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 19,939 | Gross: $2.96M

6. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 93,589 | Gross: $56.44M

7. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 332,196 | Gross: $26.90M

8. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Follows Connecticut farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for ... See full summary »

Stars: Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Jamie Bell, Kevin McNally

Votes: 13,709

9. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 25,493 | Gross: $12.19M

10. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 190,540

11. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 44,421

12. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,414

13. 3096 Tage (2013)

111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 6,200

14. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 67,054 | Gross: $77.09M

15. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | Action, Biography, Thriller | Completed

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

16. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 47,070 | Gross: $1.04M

17. The Wave (2008)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich, Jürgen Vogel

Votes: 84,343

18. Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.3
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39 Metascore

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge

Votes: 7,292 | Gross: $0.03M

19. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 18,890 | Gross: $2.34M

20. El hombre de las mil caras (2016)

123 min | Biography, Thriller

7.2
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The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: José Coronado, Eduard Fernández, Miquel García Borda, Santiago Molero

Votes: 1,591

21. The Scandalous Lady W (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Shaun Evans, Will Keen

Votes: 1,763

22. Finding Altamira (2016)

97 min | Drama, History

5.8
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57 Metascore

Life and events of the man who realized one of the most important discoveries of the 19th century: Altamira's caves.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Clément Sibony, Rupert Everett, Javivi, Irene Escolar

Votes: 1,109

23. Harlots (2017– )

Drama | Post-production

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Stars: Bronwyn James, Alexa Davies, Dorothy Atkinson, Jessica Brown Findlay

24. L.A. Noire (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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You play a LAPD detective in late 1940s Los Angeles as you discover dark goings on in the city.

Director: Brendan McNamara | Stars: Aaron Staton, Michael McGrady, Adam Harrington, Sean McGowan

Votes: 11,195

25. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 16,042 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Journey (III) (2016)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Toby Stephens, John Hurt, Timothy Spall

Votes: 65

27. Summer in February (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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22 Metascore

A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens, Jane Cussons

Votes: 3,083

28. También la lluvia (2010)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 10,252 | Gross: $0.56M

29. Jimmy's Hall (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby

Votes: 4,388 | Gross: $0.56M

30. 1000 Ways to Die (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Several different deaths based on true stories.

Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders

Votes: 2,462

31. Beautiful & Twisted (2015 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.

Director: Christopher Zalla | Stars: Rob Lowe, Paz Vega, Candice Bergen, Seychelle Gabriel

Votes: 1,439

32. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History

5.9
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 11,729 | Gross: $0.49M

33. Requiem (2006)

93 min | Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier

Votes: 4,961 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $2.29M

35. Life in Squares (2015– )

171 min | Drama

6.6
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An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.

Stars: Eve Best, Ed Birch, Phoebe Fox, Andrew Havill

Votes: 363

36. The Great Fire (2014– )

Drama, History

5.7
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An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.

Stars: Polly Dartford, Andrew Buchan, Trixiebell Harrowell, Joey Price

Votes: 396

37. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 6,385

38. Jack the Ripper (1988– )

190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 3,477

39. Freistatt (2015)

104 min | Drama

7.2
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A young free mind German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather intentifies him as an competitor and let him bring into a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Brummund | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Alexander Held, Stephan Grossmann, Max Riemelt

Votes: 486

40. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.2
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Captured French Resistance fighter Lieutenant Fontaine awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison. Facing malnourishment and paralyzing fear, he must engineer an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 12,716

41. Arthur & George (2015– )

60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali, Charles Edwards, Art Malik

Votes: 792

42. Death Game (1977)

R | 91 min | Thriller

5.2
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Two young girls come to the home of a businessman whose family is away on his birthday. They seduce him and afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him and trash his house.

Director: Peter S. Traynor | Stars: Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Seymour Cassel, Beth Brickell

Votes: 512

43. Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

Directors: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká

Votes: 861

44. Interlude in Prague (2017)

Biography, Drama, Romance | Post-production

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Director: John Stephenson | Stars: James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard, Samantha Barks, Ruby Bentall

45. Ai Hen Lan (2011)

83 min | Drama

4.4
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Love Actually... Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an ... See full summary »

Director: Scud | Stars: Osman Hung, Linda So, Haze Leung, John Tai

Votes: 232

46. A Mother's Instinct (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Thriller

4.8
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When a boy goes missing, clues lead his sister and mother to believe their asocial neighbor was involved in the abduction; forcing them to take the law into their own hands.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Josie Bissett, Sarah Grey, Richard Harmon, Vincent Gale

Votes: 270

47. Ya tayr el tayer (2015)

100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem

Votes: 872

48. Buster (1988)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

5.8
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This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Director: David Green | Stars: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence

Votes: 2,701 | Gross: $0.54M

49. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 3,273

50. Call Girl (2012)

140 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Director: Mikael Marcimain | Stars: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund, Pernilla August

Votes: 3,661