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1. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 10,535 | Gross: $5.90M

2. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 2,037

3. Tex Granger: Midnight Rider of the Plains (1948)

Approved | 270 min | Action, Western

6.9
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Columbia's 36th sound-era serial (following "Brick Bradford" and preceding "Superman") was based on the character featured in "Calling All Boys Magazine" (comic book) and finds Tex Granger ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Robert Kellard, Peggy Stewart, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Smith Ballew

Votes: 18

4. Boss of Bullion City (1940)

61 min | Crime, Western

5.5
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A lawman sets out to disrupt the operations of a crooked town boss.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Maria Montez

Votes: 21

5. Law of the Ranger (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Western

5.0
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Working undercover, Rangers Bob and Wally arrive to take up ranching. Out to stop them is Bill Nash and his men. When Bob plans to file on a ranch, Nash finds out and heads for the Registrar ahead of him.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Allen, Elaine Shepard, John Merton, Hal Taliaferro

Votes: 21

6. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Rage for Vengeance (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.4
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Bret agrees to serve as the bodyguard for a woman traveling with $200,000 in cash to a small Montana town. En route, he discovers that the money in the suitcase he's guarding is all counterfeit.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: James Garner, John Russell, Catherine McLeod, Gage Clarke

Votes: 56