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1. The Last Castle (2001)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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43 Metascore

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away.

Writers: David Scarpa, Graham Yost | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton

Votes: 53,063

2. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 92,391

3. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 21,857

4. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 2,835

5. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

7.5
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Lajos Biró | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 3,158

6. The Hurricane (1937)

Passed | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall | Directors: John Ford, Stuart Heisler | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 1,622

7. Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)

240 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.

Writers: T.R. Bowen, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 2,901

8. Les Miserables (1952)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Victor Hugo | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, Debra Paget, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 682

9. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)

86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.1
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Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.

Writer: Charles K. Peck Jr. | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 162

10. Bill Cracks Down (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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When William Reardon, a steel magnate, dies and leaves a strange will. When his spineless and dandified heir and son returns home from living in Paris, he finds "Tons' Walker, a strong and ... See full summary »

Writers: Morgan Cox, Owen Francis, Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Grant Withers, Beatrice Roberts, Ranny Weeks, Judith Allen

Votes: 38

11. A Bell for Adano (1967 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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A U.S. army officer, the military governor of an Italian town during World War II, tries to reintroduce democracy, but his efforts are hindered by his commanding general. Placing his career... See full summary »

Writers: John Hersey, Roger O. Hirson, Paul Osborn | Director: Mel Ferber | Stars: John Forsythe, Dick Balduzzi, Peter Brandon, Robert Ellenstein

Votes: 7

12. The River Wolves (1934)

Passed | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.4
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In a drama of treachery, intrigue and love beside the dark waters of the Thames, two men come together in the sinister shadows of Dockland. The paths of the international criminal and a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Dignon, Geoffrey Swaffer, Terence Egan | Director: George Pearson | Stars: Helga Moray, Michael Hogan, John Mills, Ben Welden

Votes: 5

13. Shock (1934)

70 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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Captain Bob Hayworth, his brother Lieutenant Gilroy Hayworth and Captain Derek Marbury are in a World-War 1 trench on the front-lines in France. Bob Hayworth resents Marbury greatly as the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Pomeroy, Madeleine Ruthven | Director: Roy Pomeroy | Stars: Ralph Forbes, Gwenllian Gill, Monroe Owsley, Reginald Sharland

Votes: 27

14. Boy of Mine (1923)

70 min | Family, Drama

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A wealthy banker is a strict disciplinarian with his nine-year-old son Bill. Finally the day comes when neither Bill nor his mother can put up any more with the father's relentlessness and ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring, Lex Neal, Booth Tarkington | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Ben Alexander, Rockliffe Fellowes, Henry B. Walthall, Irene Rich

15. The War Is Over (1978)

28 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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A group of soldiers has difficulties adjusting to the end of the fighting after World War I.

Writers: Douglas Bowie, Jamie Brown | Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Richard McKenna, Robin Gammell, Duncan Regehr, François Pratte

Votes: 5

16. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Autocrats (1980)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode.

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Agnes de Mille, Valerie Germonprez

Votes: 18

17. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: By Dawn's Early Light (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Burr DeBenning, Madeleine Sherwood

Votes: 1,121

18. Bearcats! (1971– )
Episode: Dos Gringos (1971)

60 min | Adventure

7.5
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A Mexican revolutionary is in the US raising funds for his efforts to overthrow the Mexican government. The Mexican army sends an officer to the US to kill him.

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Eric Braeden, Catherine Ferrar

Votes: 6

19. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Duty and Honour: Part 1 (2008)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A mummified hand is discovered in the woods and linked to a military academy in the area that trains mercenaries to fight in Iraq.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 48

20. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Enemy Fire (2004)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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February 1941: When a manor house is commandeered as a special burn unit for treating injured RAF pilots, Foyle is called in to investigate a series of accidents.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Wood, Sandra Voe, Bill Paterson, Jonathan Slinger

Votes: 234

21. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: Fort Epitaph (1960)

48 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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In the absence of Captain Holden, Captain Brad Turner takes a cargo of military supplies to an outpost on the Little Missouri River - in the middle of Sioux country and must use the cannon ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Morgan | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jack Lambert, Bart Patton, Michael McGreevey

Votes: 8

22. Jungle Jim (1955– )
Episode: The Deadly Idol (1955)

30 min | Adventure

9.0
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Jungle Jim agrees to guide Commissioner Morrison's new assistant to a meeting with the Maku tribe.

Writer: Terence Maples | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Huston, Dean Fredericks, John Dodsworth

Votes: 10

23. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Deserter (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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Lucas sets out to save the life of a young soldier who has deserted from the army and is now scheduled to be executed.

Writer: Albert Aley | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 36

24. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: The General's Boots (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A martinet of a general, one of his former officers, and a middle aged plane passenger find themselves in a liferaft with only one canteen of water.

Writer: John Q. Copeland | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Basil Rathbone, John Dehner, Melville Cooper, Robin Hughes

Votes: 5

25. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950–1955)
Episode: The Iron Major (1954)

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

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A martinet refuses to grant the space cadets liberty when their ship lands after a long voyage.

Stars: Frankie Thomas, Jan Merlin, Al Markim