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1. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 289,205

2. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Writers: Tab Murphy, Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale, Joss Whedon, Bryce Zabel, Jackie Zabel, David Reynolds | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, James Garner

Votes: 63,304

3. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Writer: Patrick Marber | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

Votes: 158,837

4. My Fair Lady (1964)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 61,107

5. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Writer: Nicholas Kazan | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 53,607

6. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)

77 min | Documentary

3.6
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65 Metascore

An upcoming documentary about the stereotype of the "gay voice".

Director: David Thorpe | Stars: David Thorpe, George Takei, Tim Gunn, David Sedaris

Votes: 354

7. Forbidden Planet (1956)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Writers: Cyril Hume, Irving Block, Allen Adler | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 31,265

8. A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple ... See full summary »

Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Warwick

Votes: 367

9. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.1
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Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Leonard Spigelgass, Hagar Wilde, Henri Rochard | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart

Votes: 5,513

10. Too Late the Hero (1970)

GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama

6.8
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A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Writers: Robert Aldrich, Lukas Heller, Robert Sherman | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,422

11. The Discovery of Heaven (2001)

150 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Mulisch, Edwin de Vries | Director: Jeroen Krabbé | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Will Bowden, Jeroen Krabbé, Stephen Fry

Votes: 3,449

12. Sherman's March (1985)

157 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.5
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »

Writer: Ross McElwee | Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 1,712

13. Jungle Child (2011)

131 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Writers: Natalie Scharf, Beth Serlin, Florian Schumacher, Richard Reitinger, Roland Suso Richter, Pia Hart, Sabine Kuegler | Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Stella Kunkat, Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Sina Tkotsch

Votes: 697

14. Joy of Learning (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 462

15. The Statue (1971)

R | 84 min | Comedy

5.3
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Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S... See full summary »

Writers: Alec Coppel, Denis Norden | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: David Niven, Virna Lisi, Robert Vaughn, Ann Bell

Votes: 116

16. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,361

17. Camouflage (1977)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »

Writer: Krzysztof Zanussi | Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Mariusz Dmochowski

Votes: 534

18. God's Outlaw (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.

Writer: Ben Steed | Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Roger Rees, Bernard Archard, Keith Barron, Kenneth Gilbert

Votes: 120

19. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Murfin, Harry Ruskin, Katharine Brush, Aurania Rouverol | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 299

20. Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love

Votes: 215

21. The Lover (2002)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Gennadiy Ostrovskiy | Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Sergey Garmash, Andrey Smirnov, Vera Voronkova

Votes: 374

22. The Linguists (2008)

65 min | Documentary

7.6
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David and Greg are "The Linguists," who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.

Writer: Daniel A. Miller | Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | Stars: Gregory D.S. Anderson, K. David Harrison

Votes: 160

23. On Top of the Whale (1982)

90 min | Fantasy

6.8
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A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying ... See full summary »

Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jean Badin, Fernando Bordeu, Herbert Curiel

Votes: 119

24. A Mere Mortal (1991)

85 min | Thriller

6.8
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A young man, a researcher in ancient languages, begins to receive strange radio messages in a language only he knows. The messages ask him for very bizarre missions. Eventually, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Pierre Jolivet | Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Philippe Volter, Christophe Bourseiller, Nathalie Roussel, Roland Giraud

Votes: 195

25. Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949)

Not Rated | 167 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The female leader of an international crime ring steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Basil Dickey, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Rosemary La Planche, Roy Barcroft, Carol Forman

Votes: 191

26. Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion (2014 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

7.4
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to New Zealand to compete in a reality TV competition and ends up investigating the strange mishaps that are causing the show to spiral out of control.

Writers: Nik Blahunka, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Sofia Rybin, Shiromi Arserio

Votes: 14

27. Target Risk (1975 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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A professional courier's girlfriend is abducted, and the kidnappers threaten to kill her unless the courier helps them fake a diamond robbery.

Writers: Don Carlos Dunaway, Giles Tippette | Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Meredith Baxter, John P. Ryan, Bo Svenson, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 8

28. Cunning Linguist (2010)

32 min | Short

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Brian and Gina are strapped for cash, and Brian has a plan to get out of this rut. Will he and his crazy friends go through with this plan?

Writers: Chris Andersen, Mitch Ebert | Director: Mitch Ebert | Stars: Brett Blackham, Michael Brown, Kayla Nash, Chuck Prater

29. Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Writers: Henry Blankfort, Cy Endfield, Ham Fisher | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Marcel Journet

Votes: 14

30. Kim jest ten czlowiek? (1985)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.9
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The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his ... See full summary »

Writer: M.H. Gromar | Directors: Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski | Stars: Henryk Talar, Ewa Szykulska, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Krzysztof Chamiec

Votes: 18

31. Golden Hands of Kurigal (1966 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min

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Yet another truncated version of a 12 episode serial "re-edited" into feature length form for television distribution. This time it's Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949).

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Basil Dickey, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Rosemary La Planche, Roy Barcroft, Carol Forman

32. Secrets of the Dead (1999– )
Episode: Battle for the Bible (2007)

Documentary, History, Mystery

8.1
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Three men of the Middle Ages dare to circulate English-language translations of the Bible and pay dearly for their heresy.

Writer: Michael Berk | Director: David Wilson | Stars: Liev Schreiber, John Higgins, Simon Williams, Graham Turner

Votes: 15

33. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.3
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An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the alien's language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man".

Creator: Rod Serling | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, Susan Cummings, Richard Kiel, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,608

34. History Specials (2010– )
Episode: Who Really Discovered America? (2010)

89 min | History, War

7.7
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Did other explorers beat Columbus to our shores? New evidence suggests that America may have been discovered -- and rediscovered -- by Asian, Celtic, and Polynesian tribes, among others. ... See full summary »

Votes: 16