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1. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

2. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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21 Metascore

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Writer: Tommy Wirkola | Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.4
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Writers: Harper Lee, Horton Foote | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

4. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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58 Metascore

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

Writers: Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, Nechama Tec | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Writers: Homer, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

6. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

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

8.2
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79 Metascore

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Writers: Keir Pearson, Terry George | Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

7. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

8. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

9. Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge.

Writers: Mary Shelley, Steph Lady, Frank Darabont | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

10. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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38 Metascore

In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.

Writers: Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

11. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

12. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

13. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

14. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.5
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Writer: Nick Cave | Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

15. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.8
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Writers: Toni Morrison, Akosua Busia, Richard LaGravenese, Adam Brooks | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

16. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Writer: Darnell Martin | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

17. Diggstown (1992)

R | 98 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Wise, Steven McKay | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

18. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.8
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Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Writers: Shawn Slovo, Louis de Bernières | Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

20. Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | 114 min | Western

7.0
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When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

Writers: Leonard Freeman, Mel Goldberg | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

21. The Claim (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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62 Metascore

A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski

22. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Western

8.1
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When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Walter Van Tilburg Clark | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

23. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

24. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Writer: Thomas McGuane | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

25. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Writer: Gregory Poirier | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

26. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

27. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Don McGuire, Howard Breslin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

28. Strangeland (1998)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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The place is Helverton, Colorado, a town of about 350,000 people. 15-year-old Genevieve Gage and her best friend Tiana Moore are typical teenagers who spend a lot of time surfing the ... See full summary »

Writer: Dee Snider | Director: John Pieplow | Stars: Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Dee Snider, Brett Harrelson

29. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Writers: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

30. Law and Order (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.8
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Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Inez Cocke, John Bagni, Gwen Bagni, D.D. Beauchamp | Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol

31. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

6.9
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In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave.

Writers: J.D. Feigelson, Butler Handcock | Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

32. Agneepath (2012)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge.

Writers: Ila Bedi Dutta, Karan Malhotra, Piyush Mishra | Director: Karan Malhotra | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor

33. Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, History, Western

6.3
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Klein, Frank Military, Susan Rhinehart | Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield, Gabriel Casseus

34. Jamaica Inn (1939)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Crime

6.3
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In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, J.B. Priestley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

35. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

36. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Writers: Charles Lang, Jonas Ward | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery

37. Rough Night in Jericho (1967)

104 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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A former deputy and a strong-willed widow determine to stop a ruthless town boss.

Writers: Marvin H. Albert, Sydney Boehm | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Dean Martin, Jean Simmons, George Peppard, John McIntire

38. Bad Company (1972)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Western

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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston

39. The Journey of August King (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »

Writer: John Ehle | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake, Sam Waterston

40. Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)

G | 105 min | Western

5.6
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A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal army prison.

Writer: Herman Hoffman | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Monte Markham, Reni Santoni

41. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.2
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Writer: Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

42. 5 Card Stud (1968)

PG | 103 min | Western, Mystery

6.5
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The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Writers: Marguerite Roberts, Ray Gaulden | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall

43. Back to Bataan (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The US Army's defense of its Philippines colony and the allied Malay countries/colonies behind it counted on its island fortress of Corregidor on Luzon -and a few others- but loses it in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Richard H. Landau, Æneas MacKenzie, William Gordon | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Fely Franquelli

44. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved | 85 min | History, Western

6.4
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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Duff, Robert Buckner, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Wally Kline | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp

45. Firecreek (1968)

Approved | 104 min | Western

6.8
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A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood

46. They All Must Die! (1998 Video)

85 min | Horror

5.0
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Three black street thugs sexually assault and torture a white woman who moves into their neighborhood.

Writer: Sean Weathers | Director: Sean Weathers

47. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

48. The Moonlighter (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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Writer: Niven Busch | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond, William Ching

49. Aakrosh (2010)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The Central Bureau of Investigation deputes an Officer to investigate the disappearance of three medical students.

Writers: Robin Bhatt, Aditya Dhar, Irshad Kamil, Akash Khurana | Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Jaideep Ahlawat

50. 1914-1918 (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, History, Sport

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Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York