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1. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Lewis Carroll | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

2. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

3. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

4. The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.9
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Writers: Karin Howard, Michael Ende | Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

5. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

6. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

7. Titus (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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57 Metascore

This film is an adaptation of the Shakespeare play "Titus Andronicus." Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. Who says revenge is sweet?

Writers: William Shakespeare, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi

8. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

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

3.6
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14 Metascore

Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress.

Writers: Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright | Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Zoe McLellan, Bruce Payne

9. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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70 Metascore

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Writers: Yu Cao, Yimou Zhang | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

10. Attila (I) (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Cochran | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe, Simmone Mackinnon, Reg Rogers

11. 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

12. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Writers: Boris Khaimsky, Anatoli Nikiforov, Svetlana Proskurina, Aleksandr Sokurov | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

13. Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Writers: Chia-lu Chang, Kuo-fu Chen, Lin Qianyu | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li

14. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

15. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, Wilson Barrett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

16. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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70 Metascore

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Writers: Tin Nam Chun, Junli Guo, Jiping He, Jianxin Huang, Yuet-Jan Hui, Oi Wah Lam, Lan Xu, James Yuen | Directors: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

17. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

91 min | Biography, Drama

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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Hinds | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

18. The NeverEnding Story

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

Writer: Michael Ende

19. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

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 »

Writers: Chia-lu Chang, Kuo-fu Chen, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

20. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Writers: Gangjian Qiu, William Shakespeare, Heyu Sheng | Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

21. Sissi (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Writer: Ernst Marischka | Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

22. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S.Army Major Matt Lewis aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Writers: Robert Hamer, Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

23. The Sun (2005)

110 min | Drama, History

7.4
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85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Writers: Yuriy Arabov, Jeremy Noble | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

24. The Black Rose (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, History, War

6.3
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A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Thomas B. Costain | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins

25. Blade of Kings (2004)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry.

Writers: Kin Chung Chan, Suet Lam, Roy Szeto, Peter Tsi, Michelle Tsui | Directors: Patrick Leung, Corey Yuen | Stars: Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Ying Qu, Jaycee Chan

26. Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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The final film in a highly romanticized trilogy about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria finds the young empress traveling throughout Europe.

Writer: Ernst Marischka | Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

27. Ludwig (1972)

R | 235 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him, in love with his cousin ... See full summary »

Writers: Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano

28. An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Writers: James Yuen, Tan Cheung, Tin Nam Chun | Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Kelly Chen, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xiaodong Guo

29. Attila (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.

Writers: Ennio De Concini, Richard C. Sarafian, Primo Zeglio | Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Claude Laydu

30. Raspoutine (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.0
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A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.

Writers: Vincent Fargeat, Philippe Besson, Pierre Aknine | Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Vladimir Mashkov, Filipp Yankovskiy

31. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine II, Manuel Komroff | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

32. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Writers: Wen Jiang, Haiying Li, Xing Liu, Jianquan Shi, Ping Shu, Fengwei You | Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Yihong Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

33. The King Maker (2005)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

3.4
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow ... See full summary »

Writer: Sean Casey | Director: Lek Kitaparaporn | Stars: Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies, Cindy Burbridge, Dom Hetrakul

34. Empress Ki (2013– )

Drama, History, Romance

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The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This ... See full summary »

Stars: Hye-Rin Han, Ji-won Ha, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-wook Ji

35. Shadow Magic (2000)

PG | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance

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66 Metascore

Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Zhang-Lun Chen, Ann Hu, Dan Huang, Huaizhuo Liu, Bob McAndrew, Kate Raisz, Louyi Tang, Shiqiang Zuo | Director: Ann Hu | Stars: Jared Harris, Yu Xia, Yufei Xing, Peiqi Liu

36. Aleta: Vampire Mistress (2012)

Action, Fantasy, Horror

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The revelry of an upscale Halloween party is shattered by gunshots as two armed robbers attempt to fleece the well-to-do patrons of their money and jewels.

Writers: Phil Condit, Ange Maya | Director: Phil Condit | Stars: Ange Maya, Tom Cochran, Beau Nelson, Laura Cotenescu

37. Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997– )

Documentary

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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.

Star: John Romer

38. Magic Temple (1996)

106 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

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The magical world of "Samadhi" is threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal and Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Jubal, Sambag and Omar, each with their own ... See full summary »

Writers: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes, Erik Matti | Directors: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes | Stars: Jason Salcedo, Junell Hernando, Marc Solis, Anna Larrucea

39. Wu Zetian mi shi (2011– )

Drama, History

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Stars: Winston Chao, Jiming Chen, Gillian Chung, Chong Ding

40. The Chess Player (1927)

135 min | Drama, Fantasy

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In 1776, an inventor conceals a Polish nobleman in his chess-playing automaton, a machine whose fame leads it to the court of the Russian empress.

Writers: Raymond Bernard, Henry Dupuis-Mazuel, Jean-José Frappa | Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dullin, Édith Jéhanne, Camille Bert

41. Cat and Mouse (2003)

92 min | Romance, Comedy, Action

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Writers: Felix Chong, Gordon Chan | Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Donglin Guo

42. Sui Tang yingxiong (2012– )

Action, Drama, History

6.1
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Stars: Winston Chao, Shaoqun Yu, Dicky Cheung, Zhiguo Du

43. Wei Xiao Bao: Feng zhi gou nv (1993)

94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Writers: Matt Chow, Yan Lei, Joe Ma, Clarence Yip | Director: Blackie Shou Liang Ko | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Dicky Cheung, Veronica Yip, Jacqueline Ng

44. Eye of the Empress: The Great Escape (2014)

Short, Action

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After her failed attempt with El Chico Malo, action heroine Skylar, aided by Max Holtz, fights an epic battle with the Mexican Narco King and his henchmen and finally escapes.

Writer: Sanjini Bhakta | Director: Sanjini Bhakta | Stars: Eliza Agudelo, Cooper Steve Anderson, Sanjini Bhakta, Ian C. Glover

45. Palace of Desire (2000– )

Drama, History

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Stars: Ya-Lei Kuei, Hong Chen, Winston Chao, Biao Fu

46. Beauties of the Emperor (2012– )

Drama, History, Romance

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Stars: Joe Chen, Xiao Chen, Siu-Ho Chin, Siu-Wong Fan

47. While Nero Fiddled (1944)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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A pair of Jolly Jack Tars on shore leave take a Wren (lady sailor) to Stonehenge and get caught in a time warp finishing up in ancient Rome.

Writers: Angus MacPhail, Diana Morgan | Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Frances Day, Sonnie Hale, Francis L. Sullivan

48. Sisi: The Whole Truth (2012)

84 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mario Vinci | Director: Mario Vinci | Stars: Anna Berg, Karlheinz Böhm, Jessica Franz, Florentín Groll

49. The Mad Empress (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Biography, Drama, War

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Writers: Jerome Chodorov, Jean Bart, Miguel Contreras Torres | Director: Miguel Contreras Torres | Stars: Medea de Novara, Lionel Atwill, Conrad Nagel, Guy Bates Post

50. Legend of Black Lotus (2016)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

After a Queen has a vision that she will give birth to a great warrior who will unite the divided kingdom she is shocked when she gives birth to a girl...who is black! The King condemns the... See full summary »

Writers: Angelo Bell, Nicole Sessions