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1. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

2. 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

3. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

4. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

5. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

6.1
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Writers: Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland, Norman Wexler | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

6. The Scalphunters (1968)

102 min | Comedy, Western

6.9
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Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

Writer: William W. Norton | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Ossie Davis

7. 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

8. Captain from Castile (1947)

Approved | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Samuel Shellabarger | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb

9. Journey to Shiloh (1968)

101 min | Drama, War, Western

5.7
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At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Writers: Heck Allen, Gene L. Coon | Director: William Hale | Stars: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott, Don Stroud

10. The Tempest (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

4.7
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Writer: James S. Henerson | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau, Katherine Heigl

11. Mosafere rey (2001)

115 min | Action, Drama, History

6.0
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Writer: Davood Mir-Bagheri | Director: Davood Mir-Bagheri | Stars: Amir Yal Arjmand, Dariush Arjmand, Vishka Asayesh, Enayat Bakhshi

12. Verekivi (1972)

Adventure, History

7.4
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A landlord chases his escaped serf but some town takes the refugee under its protection. That leads to a serious confrontation. Based on a true story.

Writers: Madis Ojamaa, Lembit Remmelgas | Director: Madis Ojamaa | Stars: Antanas Barcas, Mikk Mikiver, Galina Fedotova, Andres Ild

13. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Bread and Circuses (1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The Enterprise crew investigates the disappearance of a ship's crew on a planet that is a modern version of the Roman Empire.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Smithers

14. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )
Episode: Compassion (1996)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Emile Zigrodny, a classmate Zach barely knows, loses his house in a fire, and Zach is hesitant to show him support since their first meeting would be his giving charity. Plato and the ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce D. Johnson | Director: Joanna Romersa | Stars: Darleen Carr, Tara Strong, Jim Cummings, Keene Curtis

15. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )
Episode: Faith (1997)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Annie is saddened when her faith-devoted neighbor and friend Ruth passes away, and wonders whether faith is really wroth it because of that. Plato tries to convince her that it is very much... See full summary »

Writers: William J. Bennett, Bruce D. Johnson, Michael Maurer, Mark Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Cummings, Tony Jay

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Color Yellow (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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While searching for an admirable ancestor for a class project, Lisa discovers the story of a relative named Eliza Simpson, who may or may not have helped a slave escape to freedom.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

17. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: The Liberators (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Writer: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Robert Carradine, Larry B. Scott, Cynthia Dale, Renée Jones

18. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Slave Traders (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.6
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The travelers decide to take a holiday near ancient Rome, but after a month the Doctor gets restless. He and Vicki determine to visit Rome, and while they are gone Ian and Barbara are ... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

19. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Wrong Path (1995)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Hera kills the family of her stepson Hercules, and he decided to take revenge of her by destroying her temples. Meanwhile, Iolaus becomes a stone statue by a she-demon.

Creator: Christian Williams | Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Clare Carey, Mick Rose

20. Hyakujû-ô Goraion (1981– )
Episode: Yûsha shirogane otôto (1981)

Animation, Action, Adventure

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Amue is saved from execution at the last moment by a young man named Ryô Shirogane, the younger brother of original Blue Lion pilot Takashi Shirogane. From Amue, Ryô learns his brother was ... See full summary »

Creator: Saburo Yatsude | Directors: Hiroji Namisato, Katsuhiko Taguchi | Stars: Kazuhiko Inoue, Yû Mizushima, Tesshô Genda, Masako Nozawa