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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.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 247,416 | Gross: $97.10M

2. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 35,683 | Gross: $126.74M

3. 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.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 23,130 | Gross: $0.07M

4. 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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 158,909 | Gross: $61.65M

5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.9
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81 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 87,762

6. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin

Votes: 23,312

7. 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: 1,242

8. 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.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

Votes: 12,533 | Gross: $45.00M

9. Hercules in New York (1970)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.2
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Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.

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

Votes: 15,046

10. 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.

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

Votes: 9,622

11. Money for Nothing (1993)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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An unemployed man finds a money bag of $1.2 million after it dropped off an armored car.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Madsen, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $1.04M

12. 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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,210

13. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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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.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,564

14. Miles from Home (1988)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.19M

15. 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.

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

Votes: 2,422 | Gross: $3.67M

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

91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,555

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

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Kent Cheng

Votes: 657

18. 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.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Fellipe Marques

Votes: 2,185 | Gross: $0.20M

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

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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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: Marc Thompson, Eli James, Billy Bob Thompson, David Nelson

Votes: 36

20. Where's Jack? (1969)

G | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

6.5
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The adventures and the exploits of notorious English thief and prison-breaker Jack Sheppard in 1720s London.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Tommy Steele, Stanley Baker, Alan Badel, Dudley Foster

Votes: 113

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,256

22. Last Hero in China (1993)

Not Rated | 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!

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

Votes: 2,729

23. 12 Meter ohne Kopf (2009)

108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

5.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 371

24. Kidnapped (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In 1747, young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle Ebenezer who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger | Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 223

25. The Fury of Hercules (1962)

97 min | Adventure

4.8
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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.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni, Elke Arendt

Votes: 128

26. Perseo l'invincibile (1963)

95 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Richard Harrison, Anna Ranalli, Arturo Dominici, Leo Anchóriz

Votes: 247

27. Hereward the Wake (1965– )

25 min | Drama

9.1
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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: 7

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

75 min | Drama, Crime

5.1
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Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Burl Ives, Jo Enterentree, Frank Hamer, Floyd Hamilton

Votes: 52

29. Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboynik (2007)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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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.

Director: Vladimir Toropchin | Stars: Valeriy Solovyov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Oleg Tabakov, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Votes: 888

30. Hercules Against Rome (1964)

87 min | Adventure, History

5.4
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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 »

Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Sergio Ciani, Wandisa Guida, Livio Lorenzon, Daniele Vargas

Votes: 50

31. Stepping Razor: Red X (1992)

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 »

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

Votes: 125

32. 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 »

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

Votes: 217

33. Gunmen of Rio Grande (1964)

85 min | Western

5.2
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Famed marshal Wyatt Earp is sent to clean up a lawless mining town on the Mexican border.

Director: Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Guy Madison, Fernando Sancho, Madeleine Lebeau, Gérard Tichy

Votes: 44

34. 1809 Andreas Hofer - Die Freiheit des Adlers (2002 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The story of Tyrolean folk hero Andreas Hofer, who led his people in their resistance against the occupation of their country by Bavarian troops in the year 1809.

Director: Xaver Schwarzenberger | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Franz-Xaver Kroetz, Martina Gedeck, Julia Stemberger

Votes: 171

35. John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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In this George Pal Puppetoon (production number U5-6), John Henry (voice of Rex Ingram), legendary figure of American folklore, goes to work for the C.& O. Railroad, which, shortly ... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Star: Rex Ingram

Votes: 194

36. Donnerwetter! Donnerwetter! Bonifatius Kiesewetter (1969)

90 min | Comedy

8.7
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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.

Director: Helmut Weiss | Stars: Vladimír Klos, Paul Dahlke, Loni Heuser, Petra Perry

Votes: 13

37. Adventures in Bokhara (1943)

80 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.6
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Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Lev Sverdlin, M. Mirzakarimova, Konstantin Mikhaylov, Emmanuil Geller

Votes: 73

38. The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 24

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

Documentary

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Star: Julian Bond

Votes: 22

40. The Avenger (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Romance, War, Western

6.2
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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.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Otto Hoffman, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 23

41. Jean Galmot, aventurier (1990)

Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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Director: Alain Maline | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Roger Hanin, Désirée Nosbusch, Jean-Michel Martial

Votes: 61

42. María Cano (1990)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: Camila Loboguerrero | Stars: María Eugenia Dávila, Frank Ramírez, Maguso, Diego Vélez

Votes: 33

43. The Outlaw Lewis Redmond (2009)

TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary, Short

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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

44. 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 »

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

45. Gaspard le bandit (2006 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 43

46. Da dao Li Shi Ke (1988)

88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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

47. Le sang du flamboyant (1981)

Drama

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

48. Janosik (1954)

Animation, History

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Polish version of the story of highwayman and folk hero, Juraj Janosik.

Directors: Halina Bielinska, Wlodzimierz Haupe

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

TV-Y | Animation, Family

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The Babies learn about early American folk heroes.

Director: Karen Peterson | Stars: Greg Berg, Dave Coulier, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

50. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
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 »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell

Votes: 57