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1. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed

Votes: 13,103

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 906,341 | Gross: $290.16M

3. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,560

4. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,663

5. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 27,751

6. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,620

7. The Thorn Birds (1983– )

460 min | Drama

8.0
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,432

8. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

Votes: 17,649 | Gross: $6.27M

9. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

2.4
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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get home to Chewie's family to celebrate Life Day, which includes various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 9,432

10. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,545 | Gross: $5.10M

11. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | Biography, History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,103

12. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 3,735

13. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 12,462 | Gross: $2.33M

14. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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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 »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,769

15. Midnight's Children (2012)

146 min | Drama

6.2
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56 Metascore

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan

Votes: 2,397 | Gross: $0.14M

16. Roots: The Next Generations (1979– )

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,879

17. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)

273 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 1,609

18. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama

8.7
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 739

19. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 622

20. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 1,031

21. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,396 | Gross: $7.70M

22. Täällä Pohjantähden alla (2009)

193 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A new film-adaptation of Väinö Linna's famous book here Beneath the North Star.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 470

23. Lieksa! (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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The heart of the film is the Koppelo family. Worn out after a number of travels, but united and strong... See full synopsis »

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Peter Franzén, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Samuel Vauramo, Jenni Banerjee

Votes: 604

24. Tang shan da di zhen (2010)

135 min | Drama

7.6
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Yi Lu, Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 7,542

25. Accidents Happen (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lancaster | Stars: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 2,392

26. And Quiet Flows the Don (2006– )

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.1
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With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »

Stars: Rupert Everett, Delphine Forest, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 401

27. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,485

28. Serbis (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Coco Martin

Votes: 1,172 | Gross: $0.06M

29. The Family (1987)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli, Emanuele Lamaro

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.35M

30. The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)

107 min | Family

5.3
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Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and... See full summary »

Director: Jane Beaumont Hall | Stars: Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Suzanne Marie Doyon

Votes: 215

31. Master of the Game (1984– )

413 min | Drama

7.4
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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harry Hamlin, Ian Charleson, Cliff De Young

Votes: 345

32. Bryggeren (1996–1997)

55 min | Drama

6.1
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Story of the development of the Carlsberg brewery.

Stars: Nis Bank-Mikkelsen, Frits Helmuth, Jens Jørn Spottag, Cecilia Zwick-Nash

Votes: 260

33. Hold the Dream (1986 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins, Deborah Kerr, James Brolin

Votes: 263

34. Oro, plata, mata (1982)

194 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A tale set in World War II Philippines about how a rich family copes with the war and how the people change amidst violence and death

Director: Peque Gallaga | Stars: Manny Ojeda, Liza Lorena, Sandy Andolong, Cherie Gil

Votes: 158

35. Lady for a Night (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 295

36. Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001– )

312 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Monica Bleibtreu, Jürgen Hentsch, Veronica Ferres

Votes: 583

37. Noce i dnie (1975)

632 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.

Director: Jerzy Antczak | Stars: Jadwiga Baranska, Jerzy Binczycki, Emir Buczacki, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 264

38. Adam Had Four Sons (1941)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray

Votes: 684

39. Mo li hua kai (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

Votes: 688

40. Där vi en gång gått (2011)

126 min | Drama

6.0
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Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.

Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

Votes: 199

41. Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen (2013)

120 min | Drama

5.9
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Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Marie Bäumer, Meret Becker

Votes: 207

42. Act of Will (1989– )

240 min | Drama

5.9
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The story of three generations of women, from 1926 to the present day.

Stars: Serena Gordon, Melanie Jessop, Lynsey Baxter, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 95

43. On the Black Hill (1988)

117 min | Drama

6.5
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The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Aled Baker, Rhys Baker, Iona Banks, Nicola Beddoe

Votes: 102

44. Kim Soo Ro (2010– )

History, Romance

7.4
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This drama charts the life of Kim Soo Ro, legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya, the ruling city-state of the Gaya confederacy, which dominated sea trade and iron working during the Three ... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Hyung Il, Dong-jik Jang, Won-jong Lee, Oh-seong Yu

Votes: 34

45. Die Buddenbrooks (1979– )

614 min | Drama

8.2
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Family saga set in 19th century Germany, chronicling the lives of three generations of the Buddenbrook family, the owners of a family business in the northern town of Luebeck. Based on the novel by Thomas Mann.

Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Carl Raddatz, Katharina Brauren, Martin Benrath

Votes: 86

46. Raza (1942)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

2.8
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When the Spanish Republic is declared in 1931, three brothers go separate ways. One, a priest, is killed by leftists. One, a member of the government, betrays his family's traditional ...

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal, José Nieto, Blanca de Silos

Votes: 474

47. Aiven Raula Pai Gaya (2012)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Director: Atharv Baluja | Stars: Ravinder Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, B.N. Sharma, Jaswinder Bhalla

Votes: 80

48. Täällä Pohjantähden alla II (2010)

138 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Continues to follow the life of a Finnish family from aftermath of the Finnish Civil War to the Second World War which unites the country. But at what cost?

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 231

49. A halálba táncoltatott leány (2011)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.

Director: Endre Hules | Stars: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Deborah Kara Unger, Zsolt László

Votes: 96

50. Jauche und Levkojen (1978– )

90 min | History

7.7
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Stars: Ulrike Bliefert, Arno Assmann, Edda Seippel, Herbert Steinmetz

Votes: 27