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1. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 100,153 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 184,922 | Gross: $83.08M

3. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 60,271

4. The Far Country (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 4,782

5. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 10,245

6. Burning Palms (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.4
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33 Metascore

A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty

Votes: 2,276

7. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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: 1,982

8. Goliath Awaits (1981 TV Movie)

PG | 200 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama

6.5
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During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Mark Harmon, Christopher Lee, Eddie Albert, John Carradine

Votes: 732

9. Land of the Blind (2006)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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32 Metascore

A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.

Director: Robert Edwards | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Lara Flynn Boyle

Votes: 3,228

10. M (1951)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 913

11. A Separate Peace (1972)

PG | 104 min | Drama

5.2
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick, Peter Brush

Votes: 375

12. Defense of the Realm (1986)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.6
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.75M

13. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett, Paul Hennen

Votes: 405

14. Love at Stake (1987)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.2
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In this spoof inspired by the Salem witch trials the town's mayor and the judge agree to sentence several innocent townspeople to death for witchcraft in order to confiscate their land for themselves. However, sexy real witches show up.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Georgia Brown, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 392

15. Mistrial (1996 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A community activist charged with the of killing two cops, one of them his ex-wife, is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. The arresting detective takes the judge, jury, and defendant... See full summary »

Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Bill Pullman, Robert Loggia, Blair Underwood, Leo Burmester

Votes: 445

16. Texas Trail (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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During the Spanish-American War, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders are short of horses, and Hopalong Cassidy and his Bar-20 friends are detailed to round up a bunch of wild horses, but... See full summary »

Director: David Selman | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Judith Allen

Votes: 68

17. Apartheid Slave-Women's Justice (1997)

R | 83 min | Drama

2.0
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After a slave uprising, 10 black mistresses of a white landowner decide to capture their master after he refuses to turn over his ill-gained wealth.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Jennifer Dove, Rachel Powell, Ted V. Mikels, Sandra Young

Votes: 104

18. Luna Park (1992)

111 min | Drama

6.5
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Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Andrei Gutin, Natalya Egorova, Nonna Mordyukova

Votes: 350

19. Reckless Indifference (2000)

94 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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Reckless Indifference examines the tragic chain of events that led to the murder of a Los Angeles teenager who was also the son of an LAPD officer. At the end of an heated and emotional ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Robert Derham, Alan M. Dershowitz, Dick Detrich, Jim Farris Sr.

Votes: 119

20. The Gunman (1952)

52 min | Western

6.4
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Dan Forester, a small town New Mexico newspaper editor, spots an outlaw wanted for murder. He sends word to Whip Wilson, a Texas lawman anxious to make an arrest. When Wilson arrives, he ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Whip Wilson, Fuzzy Knight, Rand Brooks, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 9

21. Counterblast (1948)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 136

22. Mob Town (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young street kid idolizes his brother, a gangster who was sent to death row for murder. Frank, a local cop, tries to ensure that the boy and his gang don't wind up the same way as his ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall

Votes: 17

23. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty

Votes: 44

24. Captured Alive (1997)

R | 90 min | Action

4.0
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Charter pilot Nick Baskin takes 5 strangers on a flight that is shot down. Taken by hillbillies in West Virginia, they are used to help transport toxic waste.

Director: Chris McIntyre | Stars: Dan Pinto, Dawn Lambing, Pat Morita, John Mouganis

Votes: 40

25. Prozess 20. Juli 1944 vor dem Volksgerichtshof (1944)

45 min | Documentary

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The show trial of eight men accused of conspiring in the 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. All eight, whose guilt was decreed before the trial even began, were found guilty and executed.

Stars: Robert Bernardis, Roland Freisler, Erich Hopener, Friedrich Karl Klausing

27. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )
Episode: Anne Boleyn (1970)

88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.6
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Queen Catherine is dead and now Anne Boleyn is Queen, but now two years after her marriage her promise to give Henry a son remains unfulfilled and the outcome will lead more than one person to the scaffold.

Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Dorothy Tutin, Anne Stallybrass, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 52

28. Under the Dome (2013–2015)
Episode: Curtains (2013)

TV-14 | 40 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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As Barbie's fate is sealed by Big Jim, the dome blackens and the identity of the Monarch is revealed.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson

Votes: 1,166

29. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Dark Verdict (1959)

60 min | Western

9.2
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Jess's friend John MacLean is being chased by a posse for the murder of the sheriff and another man. They try to lynch him but Slim and Jess force a trial but the court is illegal. When John is lynched by them, Jess wants justice.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 32

30. Air America (1998–1999)
Episode: Engraved Danger (1999)

Action, Adventure

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Communist rebels acquire currency plates from an armored-car robbery. While investigating this theft, Rio and Wiley's copter is shot down. They're captured by the rebels who torture them prior to a scheduled execution.

Director: Rex Piano | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Scott Plank, Diana Barton, Tony Amendola

31. Justice (1954–1956)
Episode: Flight from Fear (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: William Prince, Jack Warden, Biff McGuire, Cameron Prud'Homme

32. Cowboy G-Men (1952– )
Episode: Hang the Jury (1953)

30 min | Western

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Pat and Stoney are sent to Oklahoma to assist the state authorities to investigate a hanging judge. Stoney's plan to go undercover backfires when he is framed for murder himself.

Director: Reg Browne | Stars: Russell Hayden, Jackie Coogan, Morris Ankrum, Tristram Coffin

33. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: Hang the Men High (1960)

60 min | Adventure, Western

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Based on a statement allegedly made by a dying man, a lynch mob forces two passengers to leave the enterprise and face murder charges before a kangaroo court. Clay Holden doesn't cotton to ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Darren McGavin, Stephen McNally, Karen Steele, Jack Lambert

34. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)
Episode: Immoral Mathematics (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his deadly actions. Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness, as Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott

Votes: 600

35. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Zebulon (1964)

60 min | Western

8.4
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A Zebulon vigilante group takes Johnny Larkin away for murder. Favor follows to protect Johnny. However, Johnny is hanged and Favor is horsewhipped. Favor returns there alone with revenge on his mind looking for the man called the Major.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 16

36. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Inmate 78 (1998)

Action, Western

9.2
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Chris is falsely arrested in a backwater town and sentenced to five years hard labor in a private prison. The rest of the Seven attempt to trace his movements and effect a rescue.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 40

37. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)
Episode: Jagged Sledge (1987)

Action, Comedy

7.7
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Sledge is on trial for the cold-blooded murder of racketeer Hugo Victor. Serving as his own attorney, Sledge sets out to prove his innocence in the face of overwhelming evidence of his guilt.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 51

38. Once a Thief (1996–1998)
Episode: Kangaroo Court (1998)

R | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Ivan Sergei, Sandrine Holt, Nicholas Lea, Jennifer Dale

Votes: 9

39. Lost Girl (2010– )
Episode: La Fae Époque (2013)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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After the Una Mens has taken Dyson because he broke a Fae law, Bo has to travel back into Dyson's memory in order to prove his innocence and to stop his execution.

Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer

Votes: 131

40. Masters of Science Fiction (2007– )
Episode: Little Brother (2007)

44 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the future, courtrooms exist without human judges or juries, and automated justice is the law of the land.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Kimberly Elise, Clifton Collins Jr., Garwin Sanford

Votes: 170

41. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Miracle at Pot Hole (1958)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.1
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Randall brings a suspected murderer to Pot Hole, but fears the man won't receive a fair trial when he finds the townspeople in the grip of a power-mad bully who serves as the hanging judge over a kangaroo court.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Steve Brodie, Anthony Caruso, Claire Carleton

Votes: 54

42. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)
Episode: Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973)

75 min | Western

7.7
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Hec pursues a check forger to Santa Rita, New Mexico, where Hec meets and rekindles an old flame. Hec plays attorney to free a friend being framed for murder, which puts him afoul of Henry T. Madden, a tyrant who holds the town in fear.

Director: Douglas Benton | Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Diana Muldaur, Claude Akins

Votes: 11

43. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Outlaw Warning (1954)

30 min | Western

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After Pat's testimony sends Corey Fordham to prison, the murderous outlaw threatens to kill Pat and Judge Lockwood. Pat happily contemplates spending the reward money he's earned until ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Myron Healey

44. Tombstone Territory (1957– )
Episode: Revenge Town (1957)

30 min | Western

6.6
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After Clay kills a cattle baron who forced a gunfight, he receives an urgent telegram ordering him to attend a meeting of Arizona sheriffs. The telegram turns out to be a ruse; part of a ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Robert J. Wilke, Jean Howell

Votes: 9

45. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Salute the Soldier Briefly (1965)

22 min | Western

8.6
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While looking for work, Jason comes upon some miners performing a Kangaroo court on a man who they believed killed a fellow miner after a poker game went sour the night before. But Jason ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Jim Davis, John Pickard

Votes: 9

46. The Californians (1957–1959)
Episode: The Alice Pritchard Case (1958)

30 min | Western

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Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Adam Kennedy, Sean McClory, Lilian Bond, Don Haggerty

47. Shane (1966– )
Episode: The Big Fifty (1966)

51 min | Western

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After one of Ryker's hands is shot, Shane is blamed. They find him guilty in a mock jury trial where Ryker's the judge and his men are the jury. Ben sneaks away to warn Tom and Marian about... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Christopher Shea

48. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: The Court Martial of Major Mars (1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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The stagecoach in which Bat Masterson, Major Mars and pretty Lottie Tremaine are traveling is waylaid by a vengeful gang led by an Indian whose family was slain when the Major's men wiped out a village. Bat is forced to defend the Major.

Director: Elliott Lewis | Stars: Gene Barry, John Anderson, Barry Russo, Glen Gordon

Votes: 15

49. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: The Empire's Border: Part I - A Policy of Death (2016)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Fleischman, Chelsea Halstead, Abby Martin, Maryada Valley

50. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Gamble (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.6
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Little Joe is his family's only hope when he escapes from a kangaroo court that has framed the Cartwrights for a bank robbery and sentenced them all to hang.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 38