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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,013,905 | Gross: $162.80M

2. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama, History

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 392,802 | Gross: $40.22M

3. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 36,222

4. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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38 Metascore

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 42,433 | Gross: $21.20M

5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 234,154 | Gross: $45.51M

6. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 125,044

7. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 91,290 | Gross: $19.59M

8. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 34,692 | Gross: $15.68M

9. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 55,162 | Gross: $75.90M

10. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

4.6
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When their transfer bus crashes in a West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter who is on the run from cannibalistic hillbillies who have murdered her friends.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras

Votes: 17,771

11. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,465

12. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 18,912

13. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 9,931

14. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 4,604

15. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson

Votes: 1,593

16. Take the Money and Run (1969)

M | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

Votes: 23,574

17. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis

Votes: 9,344

18. Bite the Bullet (1975)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson

Votes: 3,884

19. Happy, Texas (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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62 Metascore

Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity... See full summary »

Director: Mark Illsley | Stars: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Ally Walker

Votes: 8,797 | Gross: $1.94M

20. Fled (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke

Votes: 7,222 | Gross: $17.10M

21. Route 666 (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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A federal witness runs away and a team of government agents track him down, but when they take a shortcut on the return trip, they're attacked by zombies.

Director: William Wesley | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 2,638

22. Adiós Amigo (1976)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western

4.2
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A cowboy's crimes are blamed on another man.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Robert Phillips

Votes: 161

23. Bikini Chain Gang (2005 Video)

80 min | Comedy

4.3
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Jessie, a waitress in a sleazy bar, is framed for robbing the place and gets a five-year stretch in prison. The prison is run by a corrupt warden and a butch-lesbian head guard, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Beverly Lynne, Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo, John Henry Richardson

Votes: 340

24. A Thief of Time (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Mystery

7.1
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Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Gary Farmer, Adam Beach, Ernest Tsosie III, Wes Studi

Votes: 506

25. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,178

26. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,359

27. Convicts (1991)

93 min | Drama

5.9
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, James Earl Jones, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 478

28. Black Cat Run (1998 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Peter Greene, Amelia Heinle, Russell Means

Votes: 469

29. The Emperor Jones (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.5
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Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.

Directors: Dudley Murphy, William C. de Mille | Stars: Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges, Frank H. Wilson, Fredi Washington

Votes: 666

30. The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987 TV Movie)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Val Kilmer, Charles Durning, Sonia Braga, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 513

31. Huo shao dao (1990)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 2,530

32. Martini Ranch: Reach (1988 Video)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.1
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Music video for Bil Paxton's band Martini Ranch where an outlaw biker arrives at a rough small western town to visit his gal in the local brothel. What he doesn't know is that an all-female posse of bounty hunters is coming for him.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Kathryn Bigelow, Bobbie Brat, Bud Cort, Jenette Goldstein

Votes: 80

33. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)

R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller, Western

6.7
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A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent | Stars: Claudio Undari, Emma Cohen, Alberto Dalbés, Antonio Iranzo

Votes: 712

34. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Callow | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.18M

35. Hellbound Train (1930)

60 min | Drama

5.4
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If you listen to jazz, you will go to Hell, where the scorching fires of torment are mighty and endless.

Director: James Gist

Votes: 21

36. Two for Texas (1998 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Western

6.2
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In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Scott Bairstow, Irene Bedard, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 211

37. The Badlanders (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 817

38. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 380 | Gross: $0.05M

39. Judge Priest (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,429

40. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, History

6.7
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Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 476

41. Don Quixote (1933)

73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio

Votes: 230

42. The Devil's 8 (1969)

PG-13 | 98 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Christopher George, Fabian, Tom Nardini, Leslie Parrish

Votes: 172

43. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.

Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Douglas A. Blackmon, Mary Ellen Curtin

Votes: 105

44. Cellmates (2011)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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20 Metascore

Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Baget | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Stacy Keach, Kevin P. Farley, Héctor Jiménez

Votes: 499

45. Mean Dog Blues (1978)

R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

6.1
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When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise

Votes: 175

46. One More Train to Rob (1971)

GP | 108 min | Western

5.8
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After taking the fall for a train robbery, Harker Flet is released from prison and exacts revenge on his former partners who cheated him out of his share.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

Votes: 282

47. The Killing Zone (1991)

83 min | Action

3.7
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Convict is recruited from a chain gang to help capture a Mexican drug lord.

Director: Addison Randall | Stars: Deron McBee, Armando Silvestre, James Dalesandro, Melissa Moore

Votes: 101

48. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

Votes: 145

49. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

Votes: 381

50. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 432