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1. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.6
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61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Writers: Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

2. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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30 Metascore

A woman goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. Based on the video game.

Writer: Roger Avary | Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

3. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Writers: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-Li | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

4. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

Writers: Keith R. Clarke, Slavomir Rawicz, Peter Weir | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

5. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.

Writers: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, John Beaird, Stephen A. Miller | Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

6. Billy Elliot (2000)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Writer: Lee Hall | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

7. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Writers: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

8. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

9. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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42 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, David Newman, Leslie Newman | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

10. Beneath (V) (2013)

89 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.

Writers: Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano | Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey

11. A Touch of Sin (2013)

133 min | Drama

7.2
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77 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Writer: Zhangke Jia | Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

12. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

13. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas, Bob Green | Director: Ron Fricke

14. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Writer: Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

15. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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84 Metascore

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Writers: Eric Knight, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

16. Dear Wendy (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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33 Metascore

A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Chris Owen, Bill Pullman

17. Songcatcher (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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63 Metascore

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »

Writer: Maggie Greenwald | Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael MicQuick Davis, Michael Goodwin, Gregory Russell Cook

18. The Rainbow (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A young woman deals in her own personal way with the trials of adolescence and young adulthood in early 1900s England.

Writers: Ken Russell, Vivian Russell, D.H. Lawrence | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Sammi Davis, Amanda Donohoe, Paul McGann, Christopher Gable

19. As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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As prisoner of war Clemens Forell, a German soldier during WW II, is sentenced to a labor camp in far east Siberia. After four years working in the mines he escapes from the camp (in 1949) ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef Martin Bauer, Bastian Clevé, Hardy Martins, Bernd Schwamm | Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

20. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira | Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

21. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

22. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Joe May, Curt Siodmak, Lester Cole | Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

23. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Writer: Ken Loach | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Terry Teague

24. Victory (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Mark Peploe, Frederick Seidel | Director: Mark Peploe | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob, Rufus Sewell

25. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

Writer: Paul Morrison | Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

26. Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking ... See full summary »

Writers: Sheldon Currie, Gerald Wexler, Mort Ransen | Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik

27. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Writers: Trevor Armbrister, Scott Spencer | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

28. Germinal (1993)

R | 160 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.

Writers: Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann, Émile Zola | Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

29. Railroad Man (1999)

112 min | Drama

7.3
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A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited... See full summary »

Writers: Jirô Asada, Yoshiki Iwama | Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shinobu Ôtake, Ryôko Hirosue, Hidetaka Yoshioka

30. Pit Pony (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Heather Conkie, Joyce Barkhouse | Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ben Rose-Davis, Richard Donat, Jennie Raymond, Andrew Keilty

31. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Writers: Joseph E. Davies, Howard Koch | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

32. Dust in the Wind (1987)

109 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone ... See full summary »

Writers: T'ien-wen Chu, Nien-Jen Wu | Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Shufang Chen, Lawrence Ko, Tianlu Li, Ju Lin

33. Larks on a String (1990)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

34. Blind Shaft (2003)

Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident, and extort money from the boss to keep the incident ... See full summary »

Writer: Yang Li | Director: Yang Li | Stars: Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai

35. Solino (2002)

124 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town.... See full summary »

Writer: Ruth Toma | Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Barnaby Metschurat, Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Tasche, Tiziana Lodato

36. The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

G | 104 min | Family, Drama

7.1
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When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

Writers: Burt Kennedy, Rosemary Anne Sisson | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne, Susan Tebbs

37. The Stars Look Down (1940)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to ... See full summary »

Writers: A.J. Cronin, J.B. Williams, A. Coppel | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

38. Harlan County War (2000 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

6.5
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A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.

Writer: Peter Silverman | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson

39. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

40. Big Bad John (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

Writers: Joseph Berry, Burt Kennedy, C.B. Wismar | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jimmy Dean, Jack Elam, Ned Beatty, Romy Windsor

41. Iron Man (1951)

81 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, George Zuckerman, Borden Chase | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson

42. Enthusiasm (1931)

67 min | Documentary

7.1
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How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov

43. Comradeship (1931)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of french miners rescued by german colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Writers: Peter Martin Lampel, Karl Otten, Gerbert Rappaport, Ladislaus Vajda, Léon Werth | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

44. Roses Are for the Rich (1987 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama

6.7
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In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonell Lawson, Judith Paige Mitchell | Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Bruce Dern, Joe Penny, Richard Masur

45. Rote Erde (1983– )

History, War

8.4
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Stars: Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Vera Lippisch, Karin Neuhäuser, Angelika Bartsch

46. The Devil's Messenger (1961)

72 min | Horror

4.7
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In this feature version of the Swedish TV series "13 Demon Street," a 50,000-year-old woman is found frozen in an ice field, and a man's death is foretold in dreams.

Writer: Leo Guild | Directors: Herbert L. Strock, Curt Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Karen Kadler, Michael Hinn, Ralph Brown

47. My Son, My Son! (1940)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A self-made success is determined to give his son the lavish upbringing he himself was denied. Not surprisingly, the son grows up to be spoiled rotten, causing grief and pain to everyone who loves him.

Writers: Howard Spring, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Brian Aherne, Louis Hayward, Laraine Day

48. Smierc jak kromka chleba (1994)

116 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and... See full summary »

Writer: Kazimierz Kutz | Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Trela, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Mariusz Benoit

49. Hillbilly: The Real Story (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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The history and culture of the legendary inhabitants (the "hillbillies") of Appalachia.

Writers: David Huntley, Dennis Kleinman, Melissa Martin, Julie Pryor, Jenette Restivo, Terry Shelton | Director: David Huntley | Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Popcorn Sutton, Tim Smith, Roddy Moore

50. Whaledreamers (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Writer: Kim Kindersley | Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley