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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 8,402

2. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,438

3. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 922 | Gross: $3.34M

4. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 3,313

5. Elizabeth R (1971– )

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,247

6. Sitting Bull (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Western

5.7
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A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel

Votes: 438

7. Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart (2010)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.71M

8. St. Paul (2000 TV Movie)

170 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew Reuben, who ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Johannes Brandrup, Thomas Lockyer, Barbora Bobulova, Ennio Fantastichini

Votes: 560

9. The Long Duel (1967)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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To protest against British oppression and tyranny a tribal leader becomes a bandit.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Andrew Keir

Votes: 389

10. 7th Cavalry (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Western

5.9
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

Votes: 802

11. Billy the Kid (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.7
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 750

12. Agi Murad il diavolo bianco (1959)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel, Renato Baldini

Votes: 195

13. Last of the Buccaneers (1950)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, History

5.3
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Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth, Mary Anderson

Votes: 107

14. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Western

6.9
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The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Karen Black, Richard Masur

Votes: 97

15. Samson and Delilah (1986 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.9
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The Old Testament story of Samson & Delilah.

Director: Ray Patterson | Stars: Perry King, Linda Purl, Darleen Carr, Jerry Dexter

Votes: 29

16. Dickens, the Movie

Biography, Drama | Announced

In the spirit of 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Finding Neverland', and 'Capote', 'DICKENS ~ THE MOVIE' will entertain audiences by exploring the life and times of famed author Charles Dickens.

17. Ceské století (2013–2014)

Drama, History

7.5
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Czech Century brings the key moments of the history of the Czech nation from 1918 to 1989.

Stars: Martin Finger, Jirí Vyorálek, Monika Fingerová, Jan Budar

Votes: 20

18. Il Mercante Double Cross (2016)

Short, History

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In eighteen century Rome papaline, a young woman decides to live as a man, and "as a man" reaches power, prestige and the confidence of the middle class world as the Merchant of horses for the Pope "King".

Directors: Giacomo Del Colle Lauri Volpi, Francesco Ciccone, Marina Polla De Luca | Stars: Gloria Carovana, Adriano Demicheli, Rodolfo Maria Zippari, Polla Avogadri Martina

19. 1893: L'Inchiesta (2014)

63 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

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Director: Nella Condorelli | Star: Federico Price Bruno

20. Sun Zhongshan (2001– )

Biography, History

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Stars: Winston Chao, Xiaofei Chen, Shanxu Han, Kai Jiang

21. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Davy Crockett Goes to Congress (1955)

Unrated | 53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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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: 54

22. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Johnny Shiloh: Part 1 (1963)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Brian Keith, Kevin Corcoran, Darryl Hickman, Skip Homeier

Votes: 127

23. Animated Stories from the New Testament (1987– )
Episode: The Miracles of Jesus (1989)

30 min | Animation

6.4
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Jesus calms the storm, walks on water, heals the sick, the lame and the blind and even raises the dead- all miracles demonstrating his love and teaching his disciples the miraculous power ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Ivan Crosland, John Nicolaysen, John Runnels, Bruce Nielsen

Votes: 52