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1. The Longest Day (1962)

G | Action, Drama, History

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

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

2. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )

60 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Follows New York 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: Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind

3. 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.

Writers: Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

4. The Great Fire (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama | Active

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A fascinating insight into what really happened on the night of Sunday 2nd of September 1666, the Great fire of London in which parts of the city burned for 3 days the fire started in a ... See full summary »

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

5. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

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

6. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | History, Thriller, War

5.8
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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.

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

7. 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

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

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

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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You play a LAPD detective in late 1940s Los Angeles as you discover dark goings on in the city.

Writers: Rupert Humphries, Daniel McMahon, Brendan McNamara, Michael Unsworth | Director: Brendan McNamara | Stars: Aaron Staton, Michael McGrady, Adam Harrington, Sean McGowan

9. A Haunting (2005–2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

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Stars: Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren, Christopher Adsit

10. 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 »

Writers: Jacques Renoir, Gilles Bourdos, Jérôme Tonnerre, Michel Spinosa | Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

11. Call Girl (2012)

140 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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.

Writer: Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten | Director: Mikael Marcimain | Stars: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund, Pernilla August

12. 3096 Days (2013)

111 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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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.

Writers: Ruth Toma, Bernd Eichinger, Natascha Kampusch, Peter Reichard | Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon, Trine Dyrholm

13. Even the Rain (2010)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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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.

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

14. Country (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama

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Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Writer: William D. Wittliff | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark

15. Play (I) (2011)

118 min | Drama

7.0
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An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Erik Hemmendorff, Ruben Östlund | Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Johan Jonason, Kevin Vaz, Lisbeth Caspersson, Roland Persson

16. The Manson Family (2003)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.5
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56 Metascore

If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Van Bebber | Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Marcelo Games, Marc Pitman, Leslie Orr, Maureen Allisse

17. Stoic (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.

Writer: Uwe Boll | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Edward Furlong, Shaun Sipos, Sam Levinson, Steffen Mennekes

18. 37 Days (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | History

8.1
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A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

19. Titanic (1943)

TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

Writers: Herbert Selpin, Walter Zerlett-Olfenius | Directors: Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler | Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer

20. Love & Rage (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.4
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Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the coast of Northern Ireland. When she begins a passionate ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Lynch, James Carney | Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond

21. Marie Curie, une femme sur le front (2014 TV Movie)

History

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Writers: Marie-Noëlle Himbert, Yann Le Gal, Alain Brunard | Director: Alain Brunard | Stars: Dominique Reymond, Laurent Bateau, Patrick Descamps, Olivier Massart

22. Barracuda (2013)

Action, Adventure

5.5
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Based on actual events, Barracuda is an original, vengeance themed story and fresh take on sexual perversions, the lives it affects and the pursuit of it. When we first meet Summer, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Christy Oldham, Shane Woodson | Directors: Christy Oldham, Shane Woodson | Stars: Christy Oldham, Shane Woodson, Pippa Hinchley, Elina Madison

23. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of ... See full summary »

Writers: John Fasano, John Gray | Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

24. Lidice (2011)

126 min | Drama, History, War

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At the beginning of the story Lidice is just one of many small Czech villages trying to survive the war as best as it can... See full synopsis »

Writers: Zdenek Mahler, Alice Nellis | Director: Petr Nikolaev | Stars: Karel Roden, Zuzana Fialová, Zuzana Bydzovská, Roman Luknár

25. Omar Killed Me (2011)

85 min | Crime, Drama

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In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. ... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Gorce, Roschdy Zem, Omar Raddad, Sylvie Lotiron, Jean-Marie Rouart, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou, Salomé Stévenin

26. Requiem (2006)

89 min | Drama

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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.

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

27. Guilty (2011)

102 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Hubert Delarue, Serge Frydman, Vincent Garenq, Alain Marécaux | Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémie Lvovsky, Raphaël Ferret

28. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Wilson | Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

29. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Writers: Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Mortezaeiyan, Roxana Saberi | Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

30. The Conquest (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography

6.3
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62 Metascore

A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

Writers: Patrick Rotman, Xavier Durringer | Director: Xavier Durringer | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti

31. Stavisky... (1974)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Writer: Jorge Semprún | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer, Anny Duperey

32. Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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16 years after the 'deaths' of the two boy Princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his claim to the throne as the rightful King Richard. Did the younger brother survive? Is ... See full summary »

Writer: Tina Pepler | Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Mark Umbers, John Castle, Roger Hammond, Sally Edwards

33. Littekens (2014)

94 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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In her search for her biological father, after a long journey eastbound, Suzanne discovers a shrouded and horrifying part of her own past, that turns her greatest dream into a dark nightmare.

Directors: Martin Beek, Patrick Huiberts | Stars: André Dashorst, Kimberley Dekker, Chantal Demming, Roger Hendriks

34. All Our Desires (2011)

120 min | Drama

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Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Writers: Emmanuel Carrère, Emmanuel Courcol, Philippe Lioret | Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

35. Socrates (1971 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, History

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Writers: Roberto Rossellini, Marcella Mariani, Jean-Dominique de la Rochefoucauld | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean Sylvère, Anne Caprile, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Ricardo Palacios

36. Fortapàsc (2009)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Writers: Marco Risi, James Carrington, Andrea Purgatori | Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino, Massimiliano Gallo

37. The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Writers: Julio Rojas, Marcela Said | Director: Marcela Said | Stars: Gregory Cohen, Francisca Walker, María Izquierdo, Emilia Lara

38. Manson Family Movies (1984 Video)

88 min | Horror

4.9
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In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »

Writer: John Aes-Nihil | Director: John Aes-Nihil | Stars: Rick the Precious Dove, John Aes-Nihil, Katie Lazarus, Knarly Dana

39. Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

82 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.

Writer: Kurt Raab | Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven

40. Saving the Titanic (2012 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.

Writer: Lyall B. Watson | Director: Maurice Sweeney | Stars: Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Ciarán McMenamin, Owen McDonnell

41. Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (1978 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Biography, Drama

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Stars: Ian McShane, Rosemary Leach, Mary Peach, Brett Usher

42. 10i entoli (2004–2007)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Stories of ordinary people that at a crucial point of their lives cross the limits in a socking way.

Stars: Antonis Antoniou, Hristos Tripodis, Yorgos Souxes, Isavela Kogevina

43. Highway 301 (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Writer: Andrew L. Stone | Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

44. The Dominici Affair (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Claude Bernard-Aubert, Daniel Boulanger, Louis-Emile Galey | Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jeanne Allard, Max Amyl, Michel Bertay, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

45. The Lady Banker (1980)

131 min | Drama

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Writers: Georges Conchon, Francis Girod | Director: Francis Girod | Stars: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier, Claude Brasseur

46. All the Beautiful Things (2014)

97 min | Drama

6.4
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John betrayed his life-long best friend Barron, an act that almost put Barron in jail for life. Ten years later, John and Barron meet to talk and reach some type of resolution and forgiveness.

Writer: John D. Harkrider | Director: John D. Harkrider | Stars: John D. Harkrider, Barron Claiborne, Lynn Hill, Jeremy Pelt

47. Las niñas Quispe (2013)

83 min | Drama

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Based on a true story occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, sheperds in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. A visitor brings news about... See full summary »

Writer: Sebastián Sepúlveda | Director: Sebastián Sepúlveda | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Francisca Gavilán, Digna Quispe, Catalina Saavedra

48. The Man Inside (1990)

PG | Drama

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Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity... See full summary »

Writers: Bobby Roth, Günter Wallraff | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Coyote, Nathalie Baye, Dieter Laser

49. Surrealissimo: The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In 1934, Salvador Dali was put on trial by his fellow Surrealists for offences against the movement. This surreal comedy-drama examines the trial and the events that led up to it.

Writer: Matthew Broughton | Director: Richard Curson Smith | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Julian Barratt

50. Médecin-chef à la Santé (2012 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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Writer: Jean-Luc Estebe | Director: Yves Rénier | Stars: Mathilde Seigner, Samuel Labarthe, Youssef Hajdi, Jérôme Robart