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1. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, 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: 128,210

2. 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: 101,575 | Gross: $53.27M

3. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 12,855

4. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 64,758 | Gross: $6.17M

5. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 8,141

6. Solarbabies (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz, Jason Patric, Lukas Haas

Votes: 3,343 | Gross: $1.58M

7. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 6,573 | Gross: $0.37M

8. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,780 | Gross: $2.16M

9. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 19,389

10. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 6,571

11. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Western

7.1
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,935

12. Risttuules (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.7
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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: 974

13. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether God has gone against the Holy Covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

Votes: 2,160

14. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,751

15. Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated | 137 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 4,267

16. Kray (2010)

124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Anjorka Strechel, Yuliya Peresild, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,491

17. Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya (1975)

167 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Irina Kupchenko, Aleksey Batalov, Natalya Bondarchuk, Oleg Strizhenov

Votes: 445

18. 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: 428 | Gross: $4.21M

19. The Girl from Monday (2005)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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45 Metascore

A comic drama about a time in the near future when citizens are happy to be property traded on the stock exchange.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Tatiana Abracos, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 881

20. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 977

21. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

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In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar, Evald Schorm

Votes: 909

22. Proteus (2003)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

An interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa about two men -- a black prisoner living in a Cape Town penal colony and a Dutch sailor -- who weather injustices as a result of their affair.

Directors: John Greyson, Jack Lewis | Stars: Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson

Votes: 561

23. A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Toby Jones, Zoë Tapper, Sophie Thompson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 193

24. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

Votes: 148

25. The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010)

46 min | Documentary, News

7.5
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In the cocoa plantations of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, children aged from 7 to 15 years old, with the promise of paid work, they are forced into slave labour. Does the world know about the dark side of chocolate?

Directors: Miki Mistrati, U. Roberto Romano | Stars: Diamoutene Bakary, David Bateson, Henri Blemin, Mieke Callebaut

Votes: 276

26. The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Eventually he was wrongfully accused and tried and convicted as a member of the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Susan Sullivan, Richard Dysart, Michael McGuire

Votes: 122

27. Jeene Do (1990)

Action, Drama

4.7
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For years powerful landlords have held sway over the poor illiterate farmers, keeping them impoverished, making them work as bonded laborers for paltry loans they had taken years ago, but ... See full summary »

Director: Rajesh Seth | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Farha Naaz, Sonam

Votes: 23

28. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,871

29. Minnesota Clay (1964)

90 min | Action, War, Western

6.1
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Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Georges Rivière, Ethel Rojo, Diana Martín

Votes: 460

30. Changhen ge (2005)

115 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Sammi Cheng, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu, Daniel Wu

Votes: 365

31. Up in the World (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.6
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A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson, Jerry Desmonde, Michael Caridia

Votes: 473

32. Island of Lost Souls (1974)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Director: René Cardona | Stars: Mario Almada, Eric del Castillo, Wolf Ruvinskis, Alejandro Ciangherotti

Votes: 62

33. The Little Convict (1979)

77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.2
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After failing to sell any of his paintings at a funfair, an artist begins to tell his granddaughter about the origins of his paintings. We are then transported on board a British convict ... See full summary »

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Rolf Harris, Paul Bertram, Ronald Falk, Gary Files

Votes: 66

34. Maha'lai muang rae (2005)

111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Set in 1950 and based on the series of autobiographical short stories by Archin Panjabhan, the beginning finds Archin (Pijaya Vachajitpan) expelled from Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University ... See full summary »

Director: Jira Maligool | Stars: Pijaya Vachajitpan, Donlaya Mudcha, Sonthaya Chitmanee, Anthony Howard Gould

Votes: 256

35. Prison Farm (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A young woman falls in love with with an armed robber. She gets arrested while visiting him in prison, and winds up in prison herself.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 22

36. Syberiada polska (2013)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.7
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Mass deportations to Siberia of the 1940s as seen through eyes of a young boy called Staszek Dolina. His family members are among the 2 million Polish citizens, who are sent to the cruel Siberian work camps.

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Adam Woronowicz, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Andriy Zhurba, Pawel Krucz

Votes: 190

37. Implosion (2011)

Drama, Romance

6.8
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Thomas is a German young boy who is spending his holiday with his father in the Catalan Coast. Unexpectedly he meets Djamile, a Congolese young girl who has arrived illegally to the country... See full summary »

Director: Sören Voigt | Stars: Sven Gielnik, Eye Haidara, Carolina Clemente, Hans-Jochen Wagner

Votes: 47

38. Preku ezeroto (1997)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A true story about tragic love of the couple who found themselves at the different sides of the border in 1948.

Director: Antonio Mitrikeski | Stars: Agnieszka Wagner, Nikola Ristanovski, Marija Atanasovska, Ekrem Ahmeti

Votes: 102

39. Pioneers of the West (1940)

Approved | 56 min | Western

7.0
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This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteer" series, that skipped back forth in time much like Brick Bradford in his "Time Top" machine, finds the Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

Votes: 17

40. Pepe Saclao: Public Enemy No. 1 (1986)

Action, Drama

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Director: Pepe Marcos | Stars: Ramon Revilla, Dante Rivero, Dang Cecilio, Olivia Ortiz

41. Fugitive at Large (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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George Storm is a reputable construction engineer but his life changes the moment a bandit trio holds up the company payroll car. And that is because the daring holdup is successful because... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Patricia Ellis, Stanley Fields, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

42. Aguila sa Puting Bato (1983)

Action, Drama

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Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Lito Lapid, Carmi Martin, Corrie Henson, Philip Gamboa

43. Fortress in the Sun (1975)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Maria is an idealistic, independent-minded woman who returns to her father's hacienda in the Phillipines after a long stay in a US college. Her father is a cruel landowner, who beats and ... See full summary »

Director: George Rowe | Stars: Nancy Kwan, Tony Ferrer, Fred Galang, Logan Clarke

44. 39 Stripes (1979)

61 min | Drama

4.8
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The true story of Ed Martin, former chain gang convict who converted to Christianity in prison in 1944 and formed the HopeAglow Prison Ministries. Ron Ormond's dramatized version of Ed's ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Ormond | Stars: Tim Ormond, Nancy Harper, Craig Cortney, Duane Hahn

Votes: 9

45. The Outcast (1934)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.2
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When the box-office manager takes off with all the money belonging to a traveling theatre-troupe, the show's promoters and leading performers, Bill Potter and Jim Truman, have to sell off ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Leslie Fuller, Mary Glynne, Hal Gordon, Jane Carr

Votes: 9

46. Daumier's Law (1992)

15 min | Animation, Short, Crime

7.0
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Paul McCartney's sketched short based on the works of artist Honoré Daumier. A man in a bookstore reads an allegorical story about a wrongfully convicted man, who must feed a giant called Gargantua until salvation comes.

Director: Geoff Dunbar

Votes: 12

47. The Price of Silence (1917)

Passed | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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U. S. Senator Frank Deering has spent his life trying to alleviate the misery of child labor. Judge Vernon, his closest friend, aids him in this struggle. Unexpected circumstances force ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: William Farnum, Frank Clark, Vivian Rich, Brooklyn Keller

48. Dzien za dniem (1989)

16 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Irena Kamienska

Votes: 6

49. Der eiserne Weg (1984–1985)

60 min

7.6
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Stars: Horst Kummeth, Arthur Brauss, Michaela Geuer, Eva-Maria Hagen

Votes: 7

50. Lars Hård (1948)

95 min | Drama

5.5
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Young drifter tells his story in flashback from prison.

Director: Hampe Faustman | Stars: George Fant, Adolf Jahr, Elsa Widborg, Eva Dahlbeck

Votes: 22