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1. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 97,184 | Gross: $53.27M

2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 149,925 | Gross: $27.20M

3. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 120,291

4. The Railway Man (2013)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 28,018 | Gross: $4.44M

5. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 38,452 | Gross: $4.54M

6. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 42,177 | Gross: $34.60M

7. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 22,132 | Gross: $4.89M

8. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 13,744 | Gross: $0.01M

9. The Professional (1981)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Votes: 9,443

10. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey

Votes: 4,643

11. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 3,949

12. Trafficked (I) (2016)

104 min | Drama, Thriller | Post-production

In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.

Director: Will Wallace | Stars: Elisabeth Röhm, Ashley Judd, Sean Patrick Flanery, Anne Archer

13. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 3,717

14. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 10,254

15. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 5,676

16. The Mole People (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Votes: 2,231

17. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 4,837

18. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 1,688 | Gross: $0.41M

19. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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87 Metascore

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 5,616 | Gross: $0.20M

20. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.3
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 4,719 | Gross: $0.26M

21. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in a small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 260

22. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 368

23. The Last Days (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.42M

24. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang

Votes: 3,792 | Gross: $0.67M

25. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | 76 min | Action, War, Adventure

7.0
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Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle with plans to conquer her people and take their wealth. Tarzan, the isolationist, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 1,705

26. The Blue Kite (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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On Dry Well Lane in Beijing in 1953, Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong marry. A year later their son, nicknamed Tietou (Iron Head), is born. The Party is everywhere: Mao's photograph, ... See full summary »

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

Votes: 2,003 | Gross: $0.36M

27. The Ninth Day (2004)

98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau

Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.07M

28. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 308

29. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,073

30. Risttuules (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.8
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 751

31. Gefangene Frauen (1980)

80 min | Adventure, Action

4.8
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A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Lynn Monteil, France Lomay

Votes: 239

32. Kuruvi (2008)

150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

3.7
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Vijay is a honest and kind guy who lives with a huge family and his friend Vivek. One day, he is approached by a person who tells him that his father owes him some money and he is to return... See full summary »

Director: Dharani | Stars: Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 2,203

33. For the Term of His Natural Life (1983 TV Mini-Series)

520 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee, Samantha Eggar, Diane Cilento

Votes: 149

34. The Missing Picture (2013)

92 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,242 | Gross: $0.05M

35. China Cry: A True Story (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Votes: 409 | Gross: $4.21M

36. Fate of a Man (1959)

103 min | Drama, War

8.1
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The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavel Volkov

Votes: 1,726

37. Missiles from Hell (1958)

104 min | Drama, War

5.5
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This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Milly Vitale, David Knight

Votes: 176

38. Mandela (1987 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

6.3
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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Danny Glover, Tam Mpofu, Priscilla Mundawarara, Mike Davey

Votes: 173

39. The Island of the Bloody Plantation (1983)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A women's prison on a tropical island is a hellhole where the inmates are raped, tortured and otherwise abused by the evil commandant and brutal guards. However, one of the guards falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Raab | Stars: Udo Kier, Barbara Valentin, Tet Antiquiera, Karl-Otto Alberty

Votes: 87

40. The Manhunt (1984)

91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Ethan Wayne, Henry Silva, Bo Svenson, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 106

41. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal, Folco Lulli, Chelo Alonso

Votes: 149

42. I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure

4.9
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Jim Brown, Christopher George, Richard Ely, James Luisi

Votes: 217

43. The Vengeance of Ursus (1961)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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Sira shall marry Zagro, King of Licia, for political reasons.

Director: Luigi Capuano | Stars: Samson Burke, Wandisa Guida, Livio Lorenzon, Nadia Sanders

Votes: 64

44. Sex in a Cold Climate (1998 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Interlocking interviews of 4 women interred in various Magdalene asylums and/or orphanages because of out-of-wedlock pregancies, being sexually assaulted, or just being "too pretty" (believe it or not).

Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Martha Cooney, Christina Mulcahy, Phyllis Valentine

Votes: 289

45. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt, Friedrich Kühne

Votes: 328

46. The Red Dance (1928)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Note: Contains Spoilers The story, set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, focuses on the relationship between three characters: Tasia (Dolores del Rio)... See full synopsis »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Charles Farrell, Ivan Linow, Boris Charsky

Votes: 69

47. Chu Chin Chow (1934)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, Anna May Wong, John Garrick

Votes: 93

48. 4 Dollars of Revenge (1966)

89 min | Western

5.5
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Bandits ambush Capt. Roy Dexter of the U.S. Cavalry while he and his men escort a fortune in Confederate gold coins. Only Dexter survives the attack. He's subsequently sentenced to life in ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Jesús Balcázar | Stars: Robert Woods, Dana Ghia, Angelo Infanti, Antonio Casas

Votes: 96

49. Samson in King Solomon's Mines (1964)

92 min | Action

4.2
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Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine.

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Reg Park, Wandisa Guida, Bruno Piergentili, Eleonora Bianchi

Votes: 85

50. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.

Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Douglas A. Blackmon, Mary Ellen Curtin

Votes: 97