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1. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 129,083

2. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 240,152 | Gross: $57.39M

3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 126,152 | Gross: $57.49M

4. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.0
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Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choudhury, Indira Varma, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 8,913 | Gross: $4.11M

5. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 42,602 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 13,730 | Gross: $4.53M

7. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 27,022 | Gross: $6.59M

8. Gigi (1958)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 16,338

9. Chéri (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 9,477 | Gross: $2.71M

10. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 19,988 | Gross: $5.22M

11. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Drama, 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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 30,793 | Gross: $3.50M

12. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 7,082

13. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.43M

14. Cousin Bette (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 2,300 | Gross: $1.20M

15. Camille (1936)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 6,170 | Gross: $1.15M

16. The Last Mistress (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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78 Metascore

Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute

Votes: 3,041 | Gross: $0.79M

17. Miss Hokusai (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Directors: Keiichi Hara, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas | Stars: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck, Richard Epcar

Votes: 1,700 | Gross: $0.22M

18. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

6.8
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A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 2,107

19. Vatel (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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44 Metascore

Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Julian Glover

Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,437

21. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.4
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Votes: 2,239 | Gross: $0.09M

22. Zui hao de shi guang (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 4,638 | Gross: $0.15M

23. La storia vera della signora dalle camelie (1981)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gian Maria Volontè, Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 475

24. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 4,742

25. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,018 | Gross: $0.11M

26. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 11,433

27. Camille (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 393

28. Di Renjie: Shen du long wang (2013)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

Votes: 3,362 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Félvilág (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.2
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The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: Patricia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus, Laura Döbrösi, János Kulka

Votes: 1,837

30. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.4
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A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khote

Votes: 4,930 | Gross: $0.16M

31. American Courtesans (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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American Courtesans is a feature documentary that takes you into the lives of American sex workers.

Director: James Johnson | Stars: Norma Jean Almodovar, Stephen Ardain, Karen M. Barnes, Pearl Callahan

Votes: 286

32. Het Meisje en de Dood (2012)

127 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Dieter Hallervorden, Renata Litvinova, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 624

33. Swann in Love (1984)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti, Alain Delon, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 1,416

34. PremGranth (1996)

156 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Professionally qualified as a lawyer, Somen lives a wealthy lifestyle with his mom, Parvati, and dad, Dharam Bhushan, who presides over the town of Shripuri as an upper caste Hindu Priest. ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Kapoor | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher

Votes: 341

35. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 8,144 | Gross: $0.87M

36. Stealing Heaven (1988)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 584

37. The Bobo (1967)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Rossano Brazzi, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 580

38. Sakuran (2006)

111 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A young girl is sold into a red-light district brothel and tries to adapt to life as an oiran (courtesan).

Director: Mika Ninagawa | Stars: Anna Tsuchiya, Kippei Shîna, Yoshino Kimura, Hiroki Narimiya

Votes: 1,437

39. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Votes: 814

40. Siddhartha (1972)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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80 Metascore

The story of a young Indian who embarks upon a journey to find the meaning of existence. Based on the novel by Hermann Hesse.

Director: Conrad Rooks | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma, Pinchoo Kapoor

Votes: 990

41. A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 632

42. Insaniyat (1994)

Action, Crime, Drama

3.2
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A Police officer seeks the help of two gangsters to combat terrorism.

Director: Tony Juneja | Stars: Tom Alter, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 213

43. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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61 Metascore

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Dafne Fernández, Eulàlia Ramon

Votes: 1,488 | Gross: $0.72M

44. Nana (1983)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

4.4
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In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman | Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni, Mandy Rice-Davies

Votes: 340

45. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Musical

8.4
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A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

Director: Abrar Alvi | Stars: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,233

46. Double Suicide (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 1,649

47. Khilona (1970)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. ... See full summary »

Director: Chander Vohra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Durga Khote, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 256

48. Mahal (1949)

165 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiancée died shortly after it was built.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, M. Kumar, Vijayalaxmi

Votes: 287

49. Jeet (1996)

180 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Tells the story of a feared hit man named Karan, who kills for the mobster Gajraj. On one assignment, Karan meets and falls madly in love with Kajal, the beautiful daughter of an associate.... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu

Votes: 1,666

50. A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Toby Jones, Zoë Tapper, Sophie Thompson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 221