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1. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

2. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

3. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Writers: Milan Kundera, Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

5. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

6. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Writers: Edmonde Charles-Roux, Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine | Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

7. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Writers: Jennifer Friedes, Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer | Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

8. Quo Vadis (1951)

Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

9. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

7.4
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46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

10. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

11. The Heiress (1949)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Writers: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, Henry James | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

12. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Janice Woods Windle, Christopher Lofton | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

13. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker

14. The Proposition (1998)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and ... See full summary »

Writer: Rick Ramage | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Robert Loggia

15. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine Jr., Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

16. Dream Wife (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Herbert Baker, Alfred Lewis Levitt | Director: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, Betta St. John

17. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.3
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In mediaeval 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.

Writers: Ogai Mori, Fuji Yahiro, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

18. Day of the Wacko (2002)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

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24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Writer: Marek Koterski | Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Janina Traczykówna, Andrzej Grabowski, Michal Koterski

19. Julie Johnson (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A woman attempts to realize the dreams she never knew she had.

Writers: Wendy Hammond, Bob Gosse | Director: Bob Gosse | Stars: Lili Taylor, Courtney Love, Noah Emmerich, Mischa Barton

20. Follow Me Home (1996)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

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Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Bratt | Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Jesse Borrego, Salma Hayek, Calvin Levels

21. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner, where he oversees a highly mechanized ... See full summary »

Writer: René Clair | Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

22. La révolution française (1989)

360 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the ... See full summary »

Writers: David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger, Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Fred A. Wyler | Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

23. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)

TV-PG | 144 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

Writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harvey F. Thew, A.P. Younger, Walter Anthony | Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe, George Siegmann

24. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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.

Writer: Sheila Curran Bernard | Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Turron Kofi Alleyne, Douglas A. Blackmon, Mary Ellen Curtin, Pete Daniels

25. My Talk with Florence (2015)

129 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama | Completed

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A minimalist interview-film, dealing with one of the most disturbing life-stories from the twentieth Century. An oral history about abuse, resistance and survival.

Writer: Paul Poet | Director: Paul Poet | Stars: Paul Poet, Florence Burnier-Bauer

26. Thunder Rock (1942)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.9
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A cynical, embittered newspaperman is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned.

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Jeffrey Dell, Bernard Miles | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Lilli Palmer

27. Dance of the Wind (1997)

85 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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The mother of the Indian female singer Pallavi (Kitu Gidwani) is at the end of her life. She was master and teacher for her daughter for the art of Indian singing. But she will not be able ... See full summary »

Writers: Rajan Khosa, Robin Mukherjee | Director: Rajan Khosa | Stars: Ami Arora, Roshan Bano, Kitu Gidwani, Bhaveen Gosain

28. Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom (2006)

90 min | Documentary

6.0
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The Single Bloodiest Day in American History It's September 17, 1862 and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and end slavery in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Child | Director: Robert Child | Stars: Chad O. Allen, Benjamin F. Black, Cindy Brinkerhof, Mike Brown

29. Allein unter Frauen (1991)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Tom is a perfect macho, whose prejudices are challenged when he loses his job, his apartment and his girlfriend and has to move in into a house with three feminists. Without his knowing the... See full summary »

Writer: Philipp Weinges | Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Thomas Heinze, Jennifer Nitsch, Carin C. Tietze, Meret Becker

30. Die dressierte Frau (1972)

88 min | Drama, Comedy

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Writer: Günther Heller | Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Astrid Frank, Esther Konrad, Heimo van Borg, Hansi Linder

31. The Dancing Forest (2008)

76 min | Documentary

6.6
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The people from Baga are refusing to be the next victims of a global system of dependence and inequality. Taking their life into their own hands, they're offering us a story of pain, survival, and ultimately, hope.

Director: Brice Lainé | Stars: Pierre Agbonounotor, Eric Assilawa, Afiwa Bakelo, Wessira Bakpena

32. Personne ne m'aime (1994)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Several lives intersect when a middle-aged woman is left by her husband, and she decides to trek him down with the help of her equally troubled sister.

Writers: Nicolas Errèra, Marion Vernoux | Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, Lio, Michèle Laroque

33. Dear Emily (2001)

7 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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In this short film, a girl named Sara recalls her senior year of high school and the intense crush she had on another girl.

Director: Katherine Brooks | Stars: Katherine Brooks, Nicole Nieth, Natalie Canerday, Alix Koromzay

34. The Tomboy (1936)

95 min | Drama

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The eponymous garçonne or flapper is Monique Lerbier, an emancipated French woman who leaves home to escape a marriage of convenience to a man she does not love which her parents have ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Dieudonné, Victor Margueritte, Jacques Natanson | Director: Jean de Limur | Stars: Marie Bell, Arletty, Henri Rollan, Jean Worms

35. Felix (I) (1988)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Within four episodes ("Er am Ende", "Muss ich aufpassen", "Eva" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" ) are being told adventures of love sick Felix. On Sylt he meets two nymphomaniac women, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Christel Buschmann, Silvo Lahtela, Helke Sander, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Pit Schröder, Margarethe von Trotta | Directors: Christel Buschmann, Helke Sander, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Auer, Eva Mattes, Danuta Lato

36. Louise (1939)

83 min | Musical

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Louise, a young seamstress, has fallen in love with Julien, her neighbor, a composer who lives a Bohemian life with his friends, artists like him. Her over-possessive working class parents ... See full summary »

Writers: Gustave Charpentier, Roland Dorgelès, Abel Gance, Steve Passeur | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, André Pernet, Suzanne Desprès

37. Killing the Devil (1970)

77 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Writer: Ester Krumbachová | Director: Ester Krumbachová | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Vladimír Mensík, Ljuba Hermanová, Helena Ruzicková

38. Lena Rais (1979)

121 min | Drama

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Writer: Manfred Grunert | Director: Christian Rischert | Stars: Krista Stadler, Tilo Prückner, Kai Fischer, Tana Schanzara

39. Shadows of the Rainbow (1993)

112 min | Drama

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Lives of 3 women in Bhubhaneshwar.

Writers: Debdas Chotray, Sushant Misra | Director: Sushant Misra | Stars: Anjana Chowdhury, Deba Das, Robin Das, Vijayani Mishra

40. Dariko (1936)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Siko Dolidze, Egnate Ninoshvili | Director: Siko Dolidze | Stars: Tamari Tsitsishvili, Nutsa Chkheidze, Sergo Zakariadze, Natia Anjaparidze

41. Between Two-Spirit: Becoming a Woman at Sixty (2012)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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A management professor, about to turn 60, takes the plunge - a year in which Chris becomes Christa.

Writer: Laurence Périgaud | Directors: Laurence Périgaud, Laurence Périgaud | Star: Christa Muth

42. Biz (2010 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

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Esin and Serkan are trying to live their own new happy married life, but soon they encounter the strong traditions and rules that apply in Serkans family.

Writer: Jolein Laarman | Director: Janice Pierre | Stars: Mustafa Duygulu, Fatma Genç, Ferdi Stofmeel, Hatice Uyanik

43. Wedding Night in the Rain (1967)

105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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Young hairdresser Gabi from the Baltic coast desperately wants to be a jockey. One day, she packs her bags, drives to Hoppegarten and is soundly rejected by the head coach. She doesn't want... See full summary »

Writers: Karl-Heinz Lennartz, Horst Seemann | Director: Horst Seemann | Stars: Traudl Kulikowski, Frank Schöbel, Gerhard Bienert, Günter Junghans

44. Bewunderungen (2006)

7 min | Short, Drama

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About the tightrope walk between emancipation and adaptation.

Writer: Melanie Riesle | Director: Melanie Riesle | Stars: Luisa Wolke, Andrea Christina Furrer, Anna Hirschmann, Diana Hartleben

45. America's Most Unwanted (2011)

21 min | Short

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AMERICA'S MOST UNWANTED, the newest short-form documentary from award-winning filmmaker Shani Heckman... See full synopsis »

Director: Shani Heckman | Star: Tom Riska

46. Pedaling to Freedom (2007)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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In one of the poorest parts of the world, 230,000 people learned to read and write. Over 100,000 women learned to cycle. Wages jumped up 1000% It happened in the space of just one year and cost about a dollar per person.

Writer: Vijay S. Jodha | Director: Vijay S. Jodha

47. Scars in Concrete (2010)

30 min | Short, Drama

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Anna is completely overburdened with bringing up her three children. Since her husband has an affair with another woman, she has fallen deeper and deeper into an emotional state of ... See full summary »

Writer: Juliane Engelmann | Director: Juliane Engelmann | Stars: Carmen Simone Birk, Stefan Riedner, Lisa Altenpohl, Gabriele Domschke

48. Emancipation, Revelation, Revolution (2006)

90 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the history of the civil rights movement in America, the role that both major political parties have played in it, and the voting habits of Blacks in America today.

Writer: Nina May | Director: Nina May

49. Schandtaten (2011)

28 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

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A woman moves on all fours through breathtaking nature of an autumn forest in Austria, living out her inner animal in a playful and sensual way - until she meets up with her husband, who treats her like an old woman.

Writer: Jo Danieli | Director: Jo Danieli | Stars: Michael Smrz, Gina Werweiss

50. Ett dockhem (1956)

78 min | Drama

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Writers: Kathrine Aurell, Tage Aurell, August Strindberg | Director: Anders Henrikson | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Gunnel Broström, George Fant, Hjördis Petterson