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1. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

2. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

5. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 184 min | Drama

8.1
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

6. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Douglas McGrath | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

7. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Writers: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, Emily Brontë | Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

8. Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Ronald Harwood | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice

9. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Writers: Billy Hayes, William Hoffer, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

10. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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48 Metascore

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Writers: William B. Breuer, Hampton Sides, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

11. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

12. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.5
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13 Metascore

An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

Writers: Tom Green, Derek Harvie | Director: Tom Green | Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas

13. Made in Dagenham (2010)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Writer: William Ivory | Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone

14. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Adrian Hodges | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

15. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Stanley Haynes | Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

16. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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85 Metascore

On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

Writer: Ki-duk Kim | Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

17. If.... (1968)

X | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Writers: David Sherwin, John Howlett | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

18. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Paul Monash, Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

19. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Musical, Romance

7.6
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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Writers: Saratchandra Chatterjee, Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff

20. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... See full summary »

Writer: John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp

22. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

23. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Gordon, Brian Godawa | Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

24. Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

Writers: Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr, Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East

25. Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.7
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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hughes, Ashley Pharoah | Director: David Moore | Stars: Julian Wadham, Alex Pettyfer, Stephen Fry, Jemma Redgrave

26. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.2
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Goldsmith | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

27. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Writer: Julian Mitchell | Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

28. Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Goldsmith | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

29. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North, Frank Tilsley | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

30. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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A humorous look at life for a loser in love.

Writer: Chris Waitt | Director: Chris Waitt | Stars: Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench, Chris Waitt, Hilary Waitt

31. Les nuits brûlantes de Linda (1975)

76 min | Drama

5.8
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A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman ... See full summary »

Writers: Jesús Franco, Nicole Guettard | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Alice Arno, Lina Romay, Pierre Taylou, Paul Muller

32. Gisela: Herskerinne av Victoria Terrasse (2014)

75 min | Comedy, Horror, War

6.0
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The year is 1943. An all-female and top-secret department of the SS, run by the notorious Gisela Nussbaum in a secret Gestapo headquarters, conducts medical and biotechnolocical experiments... See full summary »

Director: Gaute Lo | Stars: Susanne Ingdal, Bjørnar Stuen, Gaute Lo, Nora Alexa Aurstad

33. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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Family jealousies. His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lily and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a ... See full summary »

Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott, Michael Jenkins | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

34. P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

7.2
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The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Rosenthal | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: John Albasiny, Alison Steadman, Abigail Cruttenden, Maurice Dee

35. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.2
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Writer: Zdenek Sverák | Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

36. Will to Die (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

2.5
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In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

Writers: Eric Norden, Carl Monson | Director: Carl Monson | Stars: Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, Norman Bartold, Ivy Bethune

37. The Happy Valley (1987 TV Movie)

Drama

7.4
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In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder.

Writer: David Reid | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Holly Aird, Kathryn Pogson, Michael Byrne

38. Burke & Hare (1972)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.5
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Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Writer: Ernle Bradford | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, Glynn Edwards, Yootha Joyce

39. The King and the Clown (2005)

119 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

Writers: Seok-Hwan Choi, Tae-woong Kim | Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-yeong Jeong, Seong-Yeon Kang, Jun-ki Lee

40. The Big Night (1951)

75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.5
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A teenager comes of age while seeking revenge on the man who beat up his father.

Writers: Stanley Ellin, Joseph Losey, Hugo Butler, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Preston Foster, Joan Lorring, Howard St. John

41. Nicholas Nickleby (1977 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama

7.7
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After the death of his father, Nicholas Nickleby along with his sister Kate and their mother find themselves in difficult conditions. They relocate to London in the hope that Uncle Ralph ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Peter Bourke, Derek Godfrey, Robert James

42. I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son ... See full summary »

Writers: Jahnu Barua, Sanjay Chauhan | Director: Jahnu Barua | Stars: Anupam Kher, Urmila Matondkar, Parvin Dabas, Rajit Kapoor

43. Female Inquisitor (1987)

70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Writer: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Keiko Asano, Saeko Kizuki, Ayu Kiyokawa, Ryôta Sakanishi

44. Jumping Over Puddles (1971)

91 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Writers: Ota Hofman, Karel Kachyna, Alan Marshall | Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Lubos Vraspír, Bozena Böhmová

45. The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.2
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A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

Writers: Rex Beach, Wallace Smith | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

46. Detention Room (1986)

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Two naughty schoolgirls, Penny and Jane, are sent to the Detention Room for punishment where they meet the Headmaster and School governor Mr. Elliot, who warns them their behavior will not ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Bell, John Hotten | Director: Alan Bell | Stars: Alan Bell, John Hotten

47. De vlaschaard (1985)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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In a part of Flanders where flax is the main crop, farmer Vermeulen rules his estate like an 'old school' patriarch, stern and authoritarian, nobody else's word is ever taken seriously, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Gruyaert, Stijn Streuvels | Director: Jan Gruyaert | Stars: Vic Moeremans, Rene Van Sambeek, Marc Peeters, Dirk Celis

48. Wij, heren van Zichem (1969– )
Episode: Ba, ja ik, zei dat kwezelke (1969)

Family, Drama

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Lewie counsels his rascal mate, who is likely to be caned in class for the first time, like Lewie for the umpteenth, to stuff his trousers, but an overdose of hay results in an over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Luc Philips, Robert Marcel, Dora van der Groen, Bob Storme

49. Sliders (1995–2000)
Episode: Dead Man Sliding (1996)

Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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The Sliders arrive in a world virtually crime free. What criminals there are perform on a game show where they play for their lives. Mallory is captured due to previous convictions by his ... See full summary »

Creators: Tracy Tormé, Robert K. Weiss | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, Cleavant Derricks, John Rhys-Davies

50. Sparrowhawk (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

Adventure

5.3
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Britanny, 17th century. the count of Kermellec and his steward disapprove of their spoiled daughter Agnes viz. indomitable son Yann growing up as friends turning into lovers, however hard ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrice Pellerin, Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris, Stéphane Clavier, Emmanuelle Sardou, Vincent Solignac | Director: Stéphane Clavier | Stars: Aurélien Wiik, Fanny Valette, Lou Doillon, Thibault de Montalembert