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1. 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.

Writers: Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 127,686

2. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Writers: David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman, Dan Brown | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 181,437

3. 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.

Writers: Joanne Harris, Robert Nelson Jacobs | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 136,311

4. Timeline (2003)

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

5.6
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28 Metascore

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Jeff Maguire, George Nolfi | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 49,839

5. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, 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.

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

Votes: 39,717

6. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western

7.7
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63 Metascore

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

Writers: Thomas Berger, Calder Willingham | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 24,421

7. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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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: 8,712

8. The Little Prince (1974)

G | 88 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

Writers: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Clive Revill

Votes: 2,194

9. 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 »

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

Votes: 5,947

10. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary

6.5
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

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

Votes: 1,508

11. 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.

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

Votes: 3,894

12. 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 »

Writers: Jeremy Paul, Alexander Paal, Peter Sasdy, Gabriel Ronay | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham

Votes: 2,146

13. Beloved Sisters (2014)

138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 446

14. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.9
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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, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,593

15. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,780

16. Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

5.7
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Michael has written a schollarly 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 »

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

Votes: 2,074

17. Life After People (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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: 716

18. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ...

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

Votes: 2,036

19. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,368

20. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

89 min | Documentary

6.3
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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: 1,148

21. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Special)

240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Writers: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 658

22. 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: 1,253

23. The Thanksgiving House (2013 TV Movie)

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 »

Writers: Jean Abounader, J.B. White | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Emily Rose, Justin Bruening, Julia Jones, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 296

24. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small village called Whitewood. He... See full summary »

Writers: George Baxt, Milton Subotsky | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 3,217

25. 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.

Writers: Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, John Wexley | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,609

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

60 min | History, War

7.8
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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: 252

27. Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997– )

Documentary

8.2
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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: 141

28. The Adams Chronicles (1976 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.4
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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 »

Creator: Virginia Kassel | Stars: David Elliott, Albert Stratton, Michael Tolan, John Beal

Votes: 132

29. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

82 min | Horror

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Tonino Valerii, Ernesto Gastaldi | Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula Davis, José Campos

Votes: 333

30. Maharana Pratap: The First Freedom Fighter (2012)

145 min | Action, War

7.8
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Maharana Pratap's clashes with Akbar and Man Singh I, which caused the battle of Haldighati.

Director: Pradeep Kumawat | Stars: Narayan Singh Sisodia, Kuldeep Chaturvedi, Payal Kumawat, Naveen Jinger

Votes: 64

31. 42 Up (1998 TV Movie)

139 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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86 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

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

Votes: 1,691

32. Same Old Song (1997)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 3,074

33. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

78 min | Documentary

7.4
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65 Metascore

The life and times of Howard Zinn: the historian, activist, and author of several classics including "A Peoples History of the United States". Archival footage, and commentary by friend, colleagues and Zinn himself.

Directors: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller | Stars: Matt Damon, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker

Votes: 646

34. Castle in the Desert (1942)

62 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert.

Writers: John Larkin, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan, Richard Derr, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 881

35. The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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A panel of experts examines the five main suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders and determines which of them is the most likely to have committed the crimes.

Writers: Joshua Alper, John Cosgrove, Mike Mathis | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Paul Begg, Regis Cordic, John Douglas, William Eckert

Votes: 56

36. Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

7.2
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Stars: Terry Jones, Ronald Hutton, John Davies, Richard Moore-Colyer

Votes: 8

37. Rise and Fall of the Spartans (2002 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History, War

8.0
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The history of the great militaristic Ancient Greek city state.

Star: Travis Wojcik

Votes: 48

38. Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writer: Jane Austen | Stars: Jeanice Brooks, Hilary Davidson, Ivan Day, Olivia Lewis

Votes: 32

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.

Writers: Dwight Mitchell Wiley, Harry Segall | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

Votes: 193

40. 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (2012)

68 min | Documentary

6.4
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100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it - from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today.

Writer: Bryan Verot | Director: Brad Crawford | Stars: Brian Ashcraft, Daigo Umehara, Aaron Chmielowiec, Mike Ross

Votes: 97

41. Dalva (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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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.

Writers: Jim Harrison, Judith Paige Mitchell | Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Peter Coyote, Rod Steiger, Carroll Baker

Votes: 110

42. Max Is Missing (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Writers: Gordon Cassidy, Mark Griffiths | Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Toran Caudell, Víctor Rojas, Charles Napier, Matthew Sullivan

Votes: 140

43. I'm No Dummy (2009)

Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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Explores and examines the world of ventriloquism through clips, photos and interviews with many of the greatest vents from today and yesterday, illustrating that this perceived novelty act is truly an extraordinary art form.

Writer: Bryan W. Simon | Director: Bryan W. Simon | Stars: Kelly Asbury, Allan Blumenstyk, Burt Dubrow, Jeff Dunham

Votes: 107

44. 1809 Andreas Hofer - Die Freiheit des Adlers (2002 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Writer: Felix Mitterer | Director: Xaver Schwarzenberger | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Franz-Xaver Kroetz, Martina Gedeck, Julia Stemberger

Votes: 144

45. The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (2011 TV Movie)

History

6.9
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Writer: Amanda Vickery | Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Cassandra Foster, Andrew Davies, Colin Firth, Katie Halsey

Votes: 14

46. Endurance: The Story of Ernest Shackleton (2015)

Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

When Ernest Shackleton is given the ship Endurance to reclaim the record for the furthest south expedition, his journey is cut short when his ship becomes trapped in the ice pack and begins... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel Warn | Director: Randell Seymour

47. The Other Sport (2013– )

44 min | Documentary, Sport

8.7
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The Other Sport (Swedish: Den andra sporten) is a three-part documentary series zooming in on the often harsh conditions of women's football/soccer in Sweden since the first clubs got ... See full summary »

Stars: Anette Börjesson, Hanna Ljungberg, Mattias Löw, Lotta Schelin

Votes: 735

48. The Presidents (2005 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A historical compendium of the 42 men who have served as the chief executive of the United States taking us from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each segment discusses the highlights and often lowlights of the men who have served.

Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

Votes: 189

49. Down by the Riverside (2007)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.1
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New Zealand 1920. Five pregnant, unwed girls are sent to a country house to have their children. Twenty years later, the horrific truth is discovered.

Writers: Brad Davison, Joe Hitchcock, Marama Killen | Directors: Brad Davison, Marama Killen | Stars: Shane Burns, Jo Eggleton, Lydia Farley, Jordan-Leigh Foulds

Votes: 36

50. Confessional (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A documentary filmmaker from Manila sets out to cover the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, but gets in over his head when he meets a retired, corrupt politician who is ready to tell all. Mixing ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerrold Tarog | Directors: Ruel Dahis Antipuesto, Jerrold Tarog | Stars: Publio Briones III, Jerrold Tarog, Greg Fernandez, Owee Salva

Votes: 19