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1. 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.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

2. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

3. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Musical

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

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

4. Burning Palms (2010)

R | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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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.

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

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.

Writers: Kenneth G. Ross, Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford, Kit Denton | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

6. Land of the Blind (2006)

R | 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.

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

7. Defense of the Realm (1986)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.7
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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.

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

8. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

7.5
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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 G-d has went against the holy covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

9. 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 »

Writers: John Knowles, Fred Segal | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick, Peter Brush

10. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Jacques Demy, Andrew Birkin, Mark Peploe | Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Jack Wild, Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Donovan

11. The Far Country (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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.

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

12. 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.

Writers: Leo Katcher, Norman Reilly Raine, Waldo Salt | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

13. Luna Park (1992)

111 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

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

14. 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 »

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

15. Border Patrol (1943)

65 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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When three Texas Rangers try to investigate kidnapped Mexicans being used as forced labor in the mines of Silver Bullet, they are framed for murder by the town's corrupt sheriff.

Writers: Michael Wilson, Clarence E. Mulford | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Russell Simpson

16. Reckless Indifference (2000)

94 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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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.

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

R | 83 min | Drama

2.8
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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.

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

18. Captured Alive (1997)

R | 90 min | Action

3.9
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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.

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

19. Devil's Plot (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.

Writers: Guy Morgan, Jack Whittingham | Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Margaretta Scott

20. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008 Video)

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 »

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

21. The Gunman (1952)

52 min | Western

5.9
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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 »

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

22. Mob Town (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Walter Doniger, Brenda Weisberg | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall

24. 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

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

Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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Queen Catherine is old and can never give Henry a male heir. The king becomes captivated with the sensual and spirited noble woman Anne Boleyn the outcome will shake the nation to its very roots.

Writers: Maurice Cowan, Nick McCarty | Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Keith Michell, Dorothy Tutin, Anne Stallybrass, Patrick Troughton

26. Under the Dome (2013– )
Episode: Curtains (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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As Barbie's fate is sealed by Big Jim, the dome blackens and the identity of the Monarch is revealed.

Creator: Brian K. Vaughan | Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson

27. 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.

Creator: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Director: Rex Piano | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Scott Plank, Diana Barton, Tony Amendola

28. 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.

Writers: Henry B. Donovan, Orville H. Hampton | Director: Reg Browne | Stars: Russell Hayden, Jackie Coogan, Morris Ankrum, Tristram Coffin

29. 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 »

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

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

TV-14 | Drama, Western

8.0
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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.

Creators: Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton | Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott

31. 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.

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

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

Western

8.6
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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.

Creators: John Watson, Pen Densham | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

33. 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.

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

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

R | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Writers: Steven Barwin, Gabriel David Tick | Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Ivan Sergei, Sandrine Holt, Nicholas Lea, Jennifer Dale

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

Crime, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Creator: M.A. Lovretta | Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer

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

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.

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

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

Approved | Western

7.7
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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.

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

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

75 min | Western

8.1
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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.

Creator: Harold Jack Bloom | Director: Douglas Benton | Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Diana Muldaur, Claude Akins

39. 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 »

Writers: Robert Schaefer, Eric Freiwald | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Myron Healey

40. 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 »

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

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

22 min | Action, Western

8.4
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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 »

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

42. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Sound of a Drum (1968)

Western

7.1
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Sergeant Clay Tice a free-wheeling cavalry veteran, clashes with his Sergeant-Major Chambers, a by-the-book disciplinarian. When the Sergeant-Major catches Tyce courting Dulcey at the ... See full summary »

Creator: Christopher Knopf | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

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

30 min | Western

6.7
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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.

Writers: Richard O'Connor, Joseph Stone, Paul King | Director: Elliott Lewis | Stars: Gene Barry, John Anderson, Barry Russo, Glen Gordon

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

60 min | Western

7.2
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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.

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

45. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: The Night of the Faceless Men (1960)

60 min | Adventure, Western

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Needing a supply of wood, Clay Holden docks his riverboat to a small town only to find no one will sell him any. Upon further investigation, he discovers the town is being run by a gang of ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Duncan, Wanda Duncan | Director: William Witney | Stars: Darren McGavin, Patricia Medina, Jocelyn Brando, Jack Lambert

46. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Skulls (1966)

60 min | Western

7.5
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Jim pretends to kill Arte. Now, posing as a wanted man, Jim infiltrates a murderous clan, where he uncovers a plot to assassinate President Grant.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Donald Woods, Lisa Gaye

47. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Underground Terror (1968)

60 min | Western

7.3
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During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, agents West and Gordon look for the cruelest former commander of a Civil War prison who has been a fugitive from justice for the abuse of prisoners. They ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Garrison | Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Nehemiah Persoff, Jeff Corey

48. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: The Police (1990)

85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A group of schoolchildren set up a police force to stand up to their hated headmaster.

Writer: Arthur Ellis | Director: Ian Knox | Stars: Guy Faulkner, Oliver Ford Davies, Michael Bell, Paul Collins

49. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Prisoner: Part 1 (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After John Jackson was accused of murdering Rudy Chambers, Matlock travels to prison to defend him. He also meets Tiny, who'll keep up with him, at all times.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

50. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Prisoner: Part 2 (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While Matlock finds the weapon that indicates the deaths of both Rudy Chambers's and Lenny Marcus's in jail, Conrad works outside of jail to clear the guard and to keep Matlock safe.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars, Clarence Gilyard Jr.