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1. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Writers: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman, Bryan Burrough | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo, David Wenham

Votes: 213,445

2. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Writers: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 139,013

3. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.6
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 835

4. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 73,753

5. Hercules in New York (1969)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.1
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Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

Writer: Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Arnold Stang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, James Karen

Votes: 13,791

6. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Writers: Robert Drewe, John Michael McDonagh | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 20,244

7. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Writers: Bill L. Norton, Bill Fries | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

Votes: 10,380

8. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Writer: James Goldman | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 8,337

9. Money for Nothing (1993)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca, Carol Sobieski | Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Madsen, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 3,011

10. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Writers: Charles A. Lindbergh, Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, Charles Lederer | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 5,142

11. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Writer: Dana Brown | Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August

Votes: 2,244

12. Miles from Home (1988)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy, Jason Campbell

Votes: 1,029

13. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

Votes: 2,796

14. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2014– )

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.6
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A teenage Robin of Locksley and his outlaw friends fight back against the tyrannical plots of a young Prince John.

Stars: Eli James, Sarah Natochenny, David Nelson, Jake Paque

Votes: 9

15. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.1
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Writers: Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone | Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 3,792

16. Madame Satã (2002)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro.

Writers: Karim Aïnouz, Marcelo Gomes, Sérgio Machado, Mauricio Zacharias | Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Fellipe Marques

Votes: 1,811

17. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994 TV Movie)

Fantasy, Action, Adventure

6.4
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Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world's fire are fast going out. Hercules' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two.

Creator: Christian Williams | Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Tawny Kitaen, Kevin Atkinson

Votes: 1,063

18. Last Hero in China (1993)

111 min | Action, Comedy, History

6.8
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Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!

Writer: Jing Wong | Directors: Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Dicky Cheung, Pak-Cheung Chan

Votes: 2,276

19. 12 Paces without a Head (2009)

108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

5.4
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East Fresia 1401: the era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon... See full summary »

Writers: Matthias Pacht, Sven Taddicken | Director: Sven Taddicken | Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Matthias Schweighöfer, Oliver Bröcker, Hinnerk Schönemann

Votes: 329

20. Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)

101 min | Action

6.1
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Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong ... See full summary »

Writers: Kee-To Lam, Tai-Mok Lau, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Kent Cheng

Votes: 521

21. Where's Jack? (1969)

G | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London. Jack is working as an apprentice to a clockmaker when his brother Tom is ... See full summary »

Writers: David Newhouse, Rafe Newhouse | Director: James Clavell | Stars: Tommy Steele, Stanley Baker, Alan Badel, Dudley Foster

Votes: 110

22. Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)

95 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.9
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A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.

Writers: Edoardo G. Conti, Mario Guerra, Alberto De Martino, José Mallorquí, Mario Caiano | Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Richard Harrison, Anna Ranalli, Arturo Dominici, Elisa Cegani

Votes: 173

23. The Captain from Köpenick (1956)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Zuckmayer, Helmut Käutner | Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth, Willy A. Kleinau

Votes: 1,021

24. Gunmen of Rio Grande (1964)

85 min | Western

5.3
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Famed marshal Wyatt Earp is sent to clean up a lawless mining town on the Mexican border.

Writers: Tulio Demicheli, Guy Lionel, Gene Luotto, Chen Morrison, Giovanni Simonelli, Natividad Zaro, Italo Zingarelli | Director: Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Guy Madison, Fernando Sancho, Madeleine Lebeau, Gérard Tichy

Votes: 38

25. Stepping Razor: Red X (1993)

103 min | Documentary

7.7
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On a fall night in 1987, three men forced their way into Peter Tosh's home in Kingston, Jamaica. Inside, they drew guns and forced their way upstairs where they confronted Tosh and some ... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas Campbell | Director: Nicholas Campbell | Stars: Edward 'Bigs' Allen, Lloyd 'Rocky' Allen, Andrea Davis, Sandra Dkiror

Votes: 118

26. The Fury of Hercules (1962)

97 min | Adventure

4.5
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In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

Writers: M. D'Amiens, Arpad DeRiso, John Davis Hart, Larry Madison, Gianfranco Parolini, Giovanni Simonelli, Sergio Sollima | Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni, Elke Arendt

Votes: 108

27. Kidnapped (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Sonya Levien, Eleanor Harris, Ernest Pascal, Edwin Blum | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger | Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 196

28. Ilya and the Robber (2007)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Ilya Muromets has to rescue his trusty horse Burushka and Kiev treasury from the greedy hands of famous bandit, Solovey-Razboynik.

Writers: Aleksandr Boyarskiy, Maksim Sveshnikov | Director: Vladimir Toropchin | Stars: Valeriy Solovyov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Oleg Tabakov, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Votes: 482

29. Hercules Against Rome (1964)

87 min | Adventure, History

5.2
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Hercules comes from Greece to Ravenna, Italy, because a friend from childhood days has sent for him: Hercules should help the Roman Emperor who is in danger because of an intrigue lead by ... See full summary »

Writers: Arpad DeRiso, Piero Pierotti, Nino Scolaro | Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Sergio Ciani, Wandisa Guida, Livio Lorenzon, Daniele Vargas

Votes: 37

30. Hereward the Wake (1965– )

25 min | Drama

8.6
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Hereward, son of Duke Leofric and Lady Godiva, fought a long and ultimately hopeless guerilla war against the invading forces of William the Conqueror in the fens of Lincolnshire, betrayed not only by his allies but by his own weaknesses.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bryan Pringle, Yvonne Furneaux, John Carson

Votes: 8

31. Tell (2007)

96 min | Comedy

3.5
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William Tell, the number one "Swiss" hero is about to rock the screens. In reality, he's an Austrian dreaming of the Swiss passport. When noblemen send him on a mission to free the country ... See full summary »

Writer: Jürgen Ladenburger | Director: Mike Eschmann | Stars: Mike Müller, Axel Stein, Christian Tramitz, Ellenie Salvo González

Votes: 213

32. The Stopwatch Gang (2012)

Documentary, Crime

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The FBI coined the name, "The StopWatch Gang," for the stopwatch worn during their bank robberies ranging from California to Florida. Using outrageous disguises such as wigs, sunglasses and... See full summary »

Writer: Karin Rownd Kwiatkowski | Director: Karin Rownd Kwiatkowski | Stars: Stephen Chenoweth, Richard Hubbell, Robert Kittredge, Blaine D. McIlwaine

33. The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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The last solo-starring feature film Bill Elliott made for Columbia, as his next eight westerns for Columbia featured Tex Ritter as his co-star. Young Dave Crockett and his sidekick ... See full summary »

Writer: Lambert Hillyer | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 21

34. The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde (1968)

75 min | Drama, Crime

5.0
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Writer: Larry Buchanan | Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Burl Ives, Jo Enterentree, Frank Hamer, Floyd Hamilton

Votes: 52

35. Gaspard le bandit (2006 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Gaspard de Besse and his gang of highwaymen escaped the law for years in old monsieur de Morières's jurisdiction in rural, Ancient Régime France. When Gaspard is badly injured trough ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Gardel | Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Natacha Régnier, Jean-Pierre Jorris, Vladimir Consigny

Votes: 42

36. Adventures in Bokhara (1943)

80 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.7
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Writers: Yakov Protazanov, Leonid Solovyov, Viktor Vitkovich | Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Lev Sverdlin, M. Mirzakarimova, K. Mikhajlov, Emmanuil Geller

Votes: 42

37. Violence: An American Tradition (1995 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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Star: Julian Bond

Votes: 22

38. Donnerwetter! Donnerwetter! Bonifatius Kiesewetter (1969)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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Popular cheeky character from 19th century German literature, Bonifatius Kiesewetter, is a magnet for the ladies, but he has his eyes set on the Baroness, her daughters and her estate.

Writers: Bodo Baumann, Theo Maria Werner | Director: Helmut Weiss | Stars: Vladimír Klos, Paul Dahlke, Loni Heuser, Petra Perry

Votes: 14

39. The Avenger (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.

Writers: George Morgan, Jack Townley | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Otto Hoffman, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 21

40. Jean Galmot, aventurier (1990)

Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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Writers: Santiago Amigorena, Alain Maline, François Migeat, Daniel Saint-Hamont, Anne Théron | Director: Alain Maline | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Roger Hanin, Désirée Nosbusch, Jean-Michel Martial

Votes: 55

41. Le sang du flamboyant (1981)

Drama

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Writer: François Migeat | Director: François Migeat | Stars: Sanvi Panou, Emilie Benoît, Jacques Perrin, Jean-Marc Henchoz

42. María Cano (1990)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Colombia 1920's. The country receives compensation for the separation of Panama and is open to foreign credit to undertake major development works. Growing mass of workers but not improve ... See full summary »

Writers: Felipe Aljure, Luis González, Camila Loboguerrero | Director: Camila Loboguerrero | Stars: María Eugenia Dávila, Frank Ramírez, Maguso, Diego Vélez

Votes: 26

43. The Outlaw Lewis Redmond (2009)

TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Storytellers, folklorists, historians and descendants recover the memory of the 'American Robin Hood,' 'Major' Lewis Redmond, at one time the most famous outlaw in the United States.

Director: Neal Hutcheson | Stars: Jerry Alexander, Gary Carden, Joseph Dabney, Milton Higgins

Votes: 5

44. Da dao Li Shi Ke (1988)

88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Writer: Chien-Ping Li | Director: Chien-Wei Li | Stars: Ma Wu, Shu-Yuan Hsu, Fu-Chien Chang, Pin Chin

45. Muppet Babies (1984–1991)
Episode: Buckskin Babies (1990)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

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The Babies learn about early American folk heroes.

Creators: Jim Henson, Jeffrey Scott | Director: Karen Peterson | Stars: Greg Berg, Dave Coulier, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

46. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Davy Crockett Goes to Congress (1955)

Unrated | 53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The second of five programs about Davy Crockett involves him being bored with life, so he and Georgie plan to resettle their families and file their claims. In town, Davy wins a gunfight ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas W. Blackburn | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell

Votes: 47

47. Firefly (2002–2003)
Episode: Jaynestown (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.0
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Mal and the crew of Serenity land to pick up some contraband In Canton, a township on Higgins' Moon, where labor is provided under servitude run by the local magistrate. Jayne had once ... See full summary »

Creator: Joss Whedon | Director: Marita Grabiak | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 2,281