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1. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 101,156 | Gross: $56.51M

2. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 96,355 | Gross: $101.22M

3. 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: 28,031

4. The Leopard (1963)

Approved | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 17,465

5. The Great Train Robbery (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 12,305

6. Waxwork (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

6.2
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A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker

Votes: 8,483 | Gross: $0.81M

7. The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Yu-Hang To, Yi Huang, Biao Yuen, Siu-Wong Fan

Votes: 27,410

8. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 10,923

9. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as an gladiator A slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 4,895

10. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.0
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 7,535 | Gross: $11.54M

11. Solomon and Sheba (1959)

141 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,188

12. Su Qi-er (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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62 Metascore

Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Xun Zhou, Andy On, Xiaodong Guo

Votes: 7,634

13. Gulliver's Travels (1996– )

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.

Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Robert Hardy

Votes: 5,466

14. Jian guo da ye (2009)

138 min | Drama, History, War

5.0
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Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Guoqiang Tang, Guoli Zhang, Qing Xu, Jin Liu

Votes: 2,503

15. Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 2,390

16. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,498

17. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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In this sequel, a couple must use a portal through time to defeat evil.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 3,247

18. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

Votes: 2,783

19. Ssang-hwa-jeom (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 2,683

20. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,109

21. David (1997 TV Movie)

190 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy, Sheryl Lee

Votes: 637

22. Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

160 min | Drama, History

5.9
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director: Charlton Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

Votes: 566

23. Abraham (1993– )

175 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Simona Ferraro

Votes: 1,052

24. Prince of Foxes (1949)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti

Votes: 1,120

25. The Return of Frank James (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western

6.7
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Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,218

26. Kong Zi (2010)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

Director: Mei Hu | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Xun Zhou, Jianbin Chen, Quan Ren

Votes: 3,123

27. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)

95 min | Drama, History

7.5
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 5,263

28. 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

29. Captain Kidd (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,159

30. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 127

31. Comanche Territory (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

5.7
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White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer, Charles Drake

Votes: 369

32. 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

33. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999 Video)

96 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.3
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It's 1916, and Indiana Jones is living with his dad in Princeton, New Jersey. Spring break is fast approaching, and all Indy can think of is taking his girlfriend Nancy (daughter of ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Johnston, Carl Schultz | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Lloyd Owen, Ronny Coutteure, Robyn Lively

Votes: 451

34. The Iron Mistress (1952)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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The life of nineteenth-century pioneer Jim Bowie is portrayed.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 544

35. Pancho Villa (1972)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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A double-cross in an arms deal prompts Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to raid a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, New Mexico.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Chuck Connors, Anne Francis

Votes: 446

36. 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

37. Last Hero in China (1993)

111 min | Action, Comedy, History

6.8
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Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!

Directors: Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Dicky Cheung, Pak-Cheung Chan

Votes: 2,628

38. Frontier Marshal (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Western

6.7
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Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Cesar Romero, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 390

39. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 390

40. The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Rob Morrow, Lance Henriksen, Donna Murphy, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 310

41. Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.3
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When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 544

42. Partizanska eskadrila (1979)

130 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Rados Bajic

Votes: 503

43. Herod the Great (1959)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.7
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Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him.

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Sylvia Lopez, Massimo Girotti, Sandra Milo

Votes: 125

44. Beau Brummel (1924)

135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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George Bryan Brummel, a British military officer, loves Lady Margery, the betrothed of Lord Alvanley. Despite her own desperate love for Brummel, she submits to family pressure and marries ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Carmel Myers

Votes: 294

45. Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

4.0
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The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Nostro | Stars: Dan Vadis, Helga Liné, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Giovanni Vari

Votes: 154

46. Lawman (2016)

13 min | Short, Action, Crime

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Based on True Events. 1875, Indian Territory. Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy arrests an outlaw and brings him toward encampment. A battle of wills arises between them as the outlaw tries to escape.

Director: Matthew Gentile | Stars: Tory Kittles, Lance Reddick, Erica Tazel

47. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

Votes: 212

48. Sadat (1983– )

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.

Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 199

49. The First Texan (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joel McCrea, Felicia Farr, Jeff Morrow, Wallace Ford

Votes: 247

50. 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