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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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78 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.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Drama | Active

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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 »

Creator: Tom Fontana | Stars: John Doman, Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes

3. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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

Writers: Edna Ferber, Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

4. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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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. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

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

6. The Thorn Birds (1983 TV Mini-Series)

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

7. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

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

8. 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

9. Poldark (2015– )

Drama | Filming

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Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Heida Reed, Kyle Soller

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

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

2.6
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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.

Writers: Pat Proft, Leonard Ripps, Bruce Vilanch, Rod Warren, Mitzie Welch | Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

11. North and South, Book II (1986 TV Mini-Series)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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

12. 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.

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

13. Roots: The Next Generations (1979 TV Mini-Series)

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

14. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994 TV Mini-Series)

273 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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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

15. Accidents Happen (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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 »

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

16. The Camomile Lawn (1992 TV Mini-Series)

258 min | Drama

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Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered ... See full summary »

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

17. Aftershock (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.

Writers: Wu Si, Ling Zhang | Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Chen Li, Yi Lu, Fan Xu

18. Hold the Dream (1986 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writer: Barbara Taylor Bradford | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins, Deborah Kerr, James Brolin

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

107 min | Family

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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 »

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

20. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, War

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Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that ... See full summary »

Writers: Wei Lu, Hua Yu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

21. The Matriarch (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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 »

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

22. The Forsyte Saga (1967 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

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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

23. The Family (1987)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Graziano Diana, Ruggero Maccari, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola | Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli, Emanuele Lamaro

24. Master of the Game (1984 TV Mini-Series)

413 min | Drama

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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

25. Catch the Dream (2013)

135 min | Drama

5.5
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The story of Denmark's most famous racehorse and the family behind it.

Writers: Thorvald Lervad, Jesper N. Christiansen | Director: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis | Stars: Bjarne Henriksen, Kirsten Lehfeldt, Henrik Vestergaard, Iben Dorner

26. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

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73 Metascore

It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge ... See full summary »

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

27. Act of Will (1989 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

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

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

60 min | Biography, Drama

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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-leol Jeon

29. Where Once We Walked (2011)

126 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Jimmy Karlsson, Kjell Westö | Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

30. Aiven Raula Pai Gaya (2012)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Writers: Bobby Sandhu, Atharv Baluja, Rahul Deveshwar | Director: Atharv Baluja | Stars: Ravinder Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, B.N. Sharma, Jaswinder Bhalla

31. Lady for a Night (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Romance

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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Garrett Fort | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

32. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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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 »

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

33. Adam Had Four Sons (1941)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Early 1905, French governess Emilie Gallatin (Ingrid Bergman) is hired to care of a luxurious family mansion and the four sons of wealthy Adam Stoddard (Warner Baxter) and his wife, Molly ... See full summary »

Writers: William Hurlbut, Michael Blankfort, Charles Bonner | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray

34. Jasmine Flower (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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

Writers: Yong Hou, Su Tong, Xian Zhang | Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

35. The Manns (2001 TV Mini-Series)

312 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

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

36. Sunflower (2005)

129 min | Drama, Romance

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64 Metascore

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Writers: Shangjun Cai, Xin Huo, Yang Zhang | Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Wang Haidi

37. The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

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

38. Service (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Armando Lao, Boots Agbayani Pastor | Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Kristoffer King

39. Saan darating ang umaga? (1983)

116 min | Drama

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A family's source of joy becomes the cause of all their grief. After years of trying to have a son, a couple finally decides to adopt one. While Shayne their only child is receptive at ... See full summary »

Writer: Fanny Garcia | Director: Maryo J. De Los Reyes | Stars: Nida Blanca, Nestor de Villa, Maricel Soriano, Jaypee De Guzman

40. Under the North Star (2009)

193 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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A new film-adaptation of Väinö Linna's famous book here Beneath the North Star.

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

41. Der Laden (1998 TV Mini-Series)

273 min | Drama, War

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Stars: Ole Brandmeyer, Bastian Trost, Arnd Klawitter, Carmen-Maja Antoni

42. Bryggeren (1996 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Drama

6.0
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Story of the development of the Carlsberg brewery.

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

43. Raza (1942)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

2.7
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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 ...

Writers: Francisco Franco, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, Antonio Román | Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal, José Nieto, Blanca de Silos

44. On the Black Hill (1988)

117 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

45. Noce i dnie (1975)

632 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Writers: Jerzy Antczak, Maria Dabrowska | Director: Jerzy Antczak | Stars: Jadwiga Baranska, Jerzy Binczycki, Emir Buczacki, Stanislawa Celinska

46. Jauche und Levkojen (1979– )

90 min | History

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Stars: Ulrike Bliefert, Wolfried Lier, Raymond Faubel, Monika Goll

47. Lautarii (1972)

140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Leader of a traveling gypsy band from the steppes of Bessarabia (now Moldova), Toma Alistar is a skilled violinist whose fame takes him on tours around European capitals and royal courts. ... See full summary »

Writer: Emil Loteanu | Director: Emil Loteanu | Stars: Sergei Lunkevich, Dumitru Hãbãsescu, Jenea Rolko, Galina Vodnyatskaya

48. Colorado Avenue (2007)

120 min | Drama

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Writers: Erik Norberg, Lars Sund | Director: Claes Olsson | Stars: Birthe Wingren, Nicke Lignell, Peter Kanerva, Ylva Ekblad

49. Täällä Pohjantähden alla II (2010)

138 min | Drama, War

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

50. History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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Writer: Jan Jakub Kolski | Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Bartosz Opania, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Franciszek Pieczka