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1. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 341,431 | Gross: $217.54M

2. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 157,591 | Gross: $71.31M

3. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 230,087 | Gross: $133.38M

4. Denial (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott

Votes: 9,619 | Gross: $4.07M

5. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.5
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 144,989 | Gross: $34.29M

6. Meg (2018)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Jessica McNamee

7. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 108,939 | Gross: $78.03M

8. Timeline (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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28 Metascore

A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 54,770 | Gross: $19.48M

9. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 47,693

10. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,289 | Gross: $0.67M

11. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 12,157

12. Archangel (2005 TV Movie)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A British college professor working in Russia investigates certain mysteries surrounding the life and death of Joseph Stalin.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov

Votes: 4,195

13. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 28,217

14. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 3,142

15. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 4,223

16. Elizabeth I (2017)

180 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Docu-drama starring Lily Cole as a young Elizabeth I, featuring dramatic reconstructions of key moments in her life. Presented by historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones.

Stars: Lily Cole, Vincent Kerschbaum, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones

Votes: 43

17. The Little Prince (1974)

G | 88 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.5
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Clive Revill

Votes: 2,759

18. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 3,451

19. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

Votes: 2,148

20. The Thanksgiving House (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Drama

6.6
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When a Boston lawyer inherits a house in Plymouth from her late aunt, she has no idea she may have inherited a historical treasure. Her initial desire to sell the house is supported by her ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Emily Rose, Justin Bruening, Julia Jones, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 550

21. The Order (2001)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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Van Damme plays Rudy whose father, Oscar is an archaeologist. His father goes to Israel. When his father disappears, he goes to Israel to find him. The chief of police claims that his ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sofia Milos, Charlton Heston, Brian Thompson

Votes: 6,850

22. Countess Dracula (1971)

PG | 93 min | Horror

6.0
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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham

Votes: 2,718

23. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary, History

6.3
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 1,761

24. Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

5.7
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Michael has written a scholarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 2,283 | Gross: $14.21M

25. Intent to Destroy (2017)

115 min | Documentary

8.8
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Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 203

26. Beloved Sisters (2014)

138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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66 Metascore

The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner

Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008– )

60 min | History, War

7.9
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A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is ... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Anders, Paul Bicknell, Andre de Nesnera, Rome Knight

Votes: 460

28. 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: 162

29. Same Old Song (1997)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri, André Dussollier

Votes: 3,436 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Life After People (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.7
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What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble ... See full summary »

Stars: James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton, Tanya Wattenburg Komas

Votes: 965

31. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »

Director: David de Vries | Stars: Struan Rodger, John Anderson, David Brin, Bill Bruninga

Votes: 2,695

32. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,108 | Gross: $0.83M

33. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

82 min | Horror

6.0
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Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor;Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula Davis, José Campos

Votes: 456

34. Les châteaux de sable (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eleanor, thirties, has just lost her father. He bequeathed his house in Brittany in the Cotes d'Armor. She is a photographer, has had some success but business no longer work as before. It ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jahan | Stars: Emma de Caunes, Yannick Renier, Jeanne Rosa, Alain Chamfort

Votes: 250

35. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

89 min | Documentary

6.4
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54 Metascore

A documentary about the impact of the newspaper comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson.

Director: Joel Allen Schroeder | Stars: Berkeley Breathed, Jef Mallett, Stephan Pastis, Seth Green

Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $0.01M

36. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 143

37. Girl 27 (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

6.5
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn | Stars: Patricia Douglas, Baby Peggy, Richard Bann, Kelly Brown

Votes: 733

38. Vlad's legacy (2016)

Horror

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Filmmaker John Gillespie and his crew travel to Turkey to document the legend of Vlad The Impaler, only to find themselves caught up in a centuries old conspiracy in a village nestled on the outskirts of Istanbul.

Director: Patricio Valladares | Stars: Gianni Capaldi, Natalie Burn, Selma Ergeç, Guillermo Iván

Votes: 40

39. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

Votes: 229

40. My Little Friend (2011)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Two friends reunite in after ten years and one has a secret waiting to come out.

Director: Dee Herlihy | Stars: Dee Herlihy, Jessica Pierson, Ryan Andrew Balas, Alex Herlihy

Votes: 33

41. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,337 | Gross: $0.05M

42. Zabil jsem Einsteina, panove (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

6.9
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This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 333

43. Ztraceni v Mnichove (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Martin Mysicka, Tomás Bambusek, Vladimír Skultéty, Stanislas Pierret

Votes: 365

44. Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992– )

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Three-part mini-series about Gerald Middleton, an aging historian, who reflects on his youth, relationships (especially the one with his best friends girl), career (shadowed by a scandal) and current issues like his marriage and kids.

Stars: Richard Johnson, Douglas Hodge, Elizabeth Spriggs, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 114

45. The Great Fire: In Real Time (2017– )

180 min | Documentary, History

6.3
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Historians Rob Bell, Dan Jones and Suzannah Lipscomb take a fresh look at the Great Fire of London in 1666 by walking the route the fire took across the city, street-by-street.

Stars: Rob Bell, Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb

Votes: 6

46. The Burning Court (1962)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Jean-Claude Brialy, Perrette Pradier, Edith Scob

Votes: 267

47. Dalva (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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When she was a teenager, a woman got pregnant and wound up giving up the baby up for adoption. Now, 30 years later, she sets out to find her now-grown child.

Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Peter Coyote, Rod Steiger, Carroll Baker

Votes: 111

48. Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997– )

208 min | Documentary

8.1
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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice.

Star: John Romer

Votes: 169

49. John Ford Goes to War (2002)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, War

5.6
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When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Ward Bond, Michael Curtiz, Jane Darwell

Votes: 102

50. Max Is Missing (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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12-year-old Max accompanies his family on a vacation to ancient Incan ruins. While there he discovers an ancient and valuable mask. Suddenly the trip becomes lots more exciting, and dangerous.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Lane Toran, Víctor Rojas, Charles Napier, Matthew Sullivan

Votes: 147