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1. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 307,709 | Gross: $39.83M

2. Emma (1996)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 28,943 | Gross: $22.20M

3. Emma (1996 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong, Samantha Bond

Votes: 4,304

4. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,453 | Gross: $5.10M

5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, History

6.1
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42 Metascore

A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Bingbing Li, Ji-hyun Jun, Vivian Wu, Russell Wong

Votes: 3,125 | Gross: $1.35M

6. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,868

7. Shipwrecked (1990)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch

Votes: 2,039

8. Linhas de Wellington (2012)

151 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Sarmiento | Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, John Malkovich

Votes: 1,109

9. The Whip and the Body (1963)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

6.9
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In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, Ida Galli

Votes: 2,402

10. Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)

272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 2,609 | Gross: $0.11M

11. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In Tokyo in 1888, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adoptive son of an important actor, discovers that he is praised for his acting only because he is his father's heir, and that the troupe complains ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kôkichi Takada, Ryôtarô Kawanami, Kinnosuke Takamatsu

Votes: 2,194

12. Collections privées (1979)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He ... See full summary »

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Just Jaeckin, Shûji Terayama | Stars: Roland Blanche, Laura Gemser, Catherine Gandois, Marpessa Djian

Votes: 230

13. The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.1
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This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which ... See full summary »

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Alan Feinstein, Linda Gray

Votes: 556

14. Emma (1972– )

240 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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This BBC production, set in the small town of Highbury depicts the often hilarious attempts of Miss Emma Woodhouse to make proper marital matches for all of her friends. Though often ... See full summary »

Stars: Doran Godwin, John Carson, Donald Eccles, Constance Chapman

Votes: 402

15. Heller in Pink Tights (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Western

6.1
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Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest

Votes: 875

16. Conceiving Ada (1997)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary, Karen Black

Votes: 349

17. Burke & Hare (1972)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.5
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Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Paul Luty, Roy Macready, Derren Nesbitt, Susan Coates

Votes: 255

18. Time at the Top (1999)

96 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.0
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14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kaufman | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Elisha Cuthbert, Gabrielle Boni, Matthew Harbour

Votes: 495

19. First Love (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Dominique Sanda, Maximilian Schell, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 115

20. She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley

Votes: 1,655

21. Passage de Venus (1874)

Documentary, Short

7.0
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Series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun in 1874.

Director: P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 481

22. Tierra del fuego (2000)

108 min | Drama

5.5
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Mancano pochi minuti alla fine dell'Ottocento e, davanti alla cattedrale di Santiago del Cile, un mendicante sente che sta per lasciare questo mondo. Decide così di raccontare la sua storia... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Ornella Muti, Tamara Acosta, Nelson Villagra

Votes: 136

23. Os Maias (2001– )

Romance

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Stars: Fábio Assunção, Ana Paula Arósio, Walmor Chagas, Leonardo Vieira

Votes: 315

24. Historia kina w Popielawach (1998)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Bartosz Opania, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Franciszek Pieczka

Votes: 216

25. A Home Out West

90 min | Drama, History | Post-production

The story of the first generation of Americans to settle the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska, told in their own words. In evocative black and white, it combines documentary and dramatic techniques in a unique fashion.

Director: Steven Schechter | Stars: Susanna Thompson, Don McManus, Henry Brown, Donzaleigh Abernathy

26. Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth -The Animation (2011– )

TV-PG | Animation, Drama

7.5
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In the late 19th century, a young Japanese girl comes to France for the first time.

Stars: Nao Tôyama, Takashi Kondô, Hideyuki Tanaka, Aoi Yuki

Votes: 42

27. Caliche Sangriento (1969)

128 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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The plot takes place in 1879 through 1880 during the War of the Pacific. The film decries the cruelty and absurdity of war and the disunity among the peoples of Latin America.

Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: Hector Duvauchelle, Patricia Guzmán, Jorge Guerra, Jaime Vadell

Votes: 65

28. KonTiki Project (2018)

Documentary, Biography, History | Filming

An archaeological excavation in the ancient Museum of Human Anatomy in Pisa, Italy.

Directors: Beatrice Barberis, Valentina Gravili | Stars: Pasquale Barile, Maria Longhena, Ramona Melli, Stefania Zampetti

29. Frontier (1968– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Gary Bond, Paul Eddington, James Maxwell, Patrick O'Connell

Votes: 5

30. Vera, un cuento cruel (1974)

90 min | Drama

5.4
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Southern France, nineteenth century: Alfredo de Quiroga, a Spanish gentleman in exile, is unable to accept the idea that Vera, his wife, has died. He is so concerned that everything in the ... See full summary »

Director: Josefina Molina | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Mel Humphreys, Víctor Valverde, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 20

31. The Homefront (1985)

89 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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The Homefront tells the story of the American people during World War II.

Director: Steven Schechter | Star: Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 10

32. Maria Graham: Diary of a Residence in Chile (2014)

118 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

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A true story of passion and political intrigue in early nineteenth century Chile, based on the memoirs of the intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham.

Director: Valeria Sarmiento | Stars: Sean O'Callaghan, Miriam Heard, Daniel Guillón, Viviana Herrera

33. Il Ritorno del Cigno (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, History

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A documentary on the life of the great composer Gioachino Rossini.

Director: Ettore Florio | Stars: Bruno Praticò, Alessandro Gimelli, Angela Pascucci, Paola Antonucci

34. Old Natchez on the Mississippi (1939)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Music

5.3
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This Traveltalks short focuses on the city's preservation of the architecture, apparel, and customs of the antebellum South.

Stars: James A. FitzPatrick, Aunt Jenny, Uncle Mose, Uncle Ned

Votes: 29

35. Si mis campos hablaran (1947)

77 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: José Bohr | Stars: Chela Bon, Armando Bo, Carlo Bon, Humberto Onetto

Votes: 9

36. Betta, the Gipsy (1918)

48 min | Drama, Romance

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In Wales, a gypsy queen changes her sister's dead baby for one by the same father. The child grows up to marry her daughter.

Director: Charles Raymond | Stars: Marga Rubia Levy, Malvina Longfellow, George Foley, Edward Combermere

37. John Singer Sargent Project

Biography, Drama, History | Announced

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38. Diario de mi residencia en Chile: María Graham (2013– )

Biography, Drama, History

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Historical drama based on the diary of British travel-writer Maria Graham, who spent nine months in Chile in 1822 as the country was becoming independent from Spain. She befriends the ... See full summary »

Stars: Miriam Heard, Daniel Guillón, Sean O'Callaghan, Pablo Krögh

39. The Moviemakers (I) (1968)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Promotional short for the feature film Oliver! (1968).

Director: Ronald Saland | Stars: Johnny Green, Carol Reed, Onna White

Votes: 7

40. Pioneers of Modern Painting (1971– )

40 min | Family

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Stars: Kenneth Clark, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet

41. Song of the Land (2014 Video)

3 min | Short, Musical

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This short features time travel breathtaking panoramas of New York City's splendid Central Park, designed by the genius, nineteenth century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Since... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fanelli | Stars: William Dembaugh, Sean Dineen, Finn McNany, Mary McNany

Votes: 9

42. Back in 1873 (2014 Video)

4 min | Short, Musical

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This short, musical film recounts the construction chronology of New York City's magnificent Central Park, 1857 - 1873. It incorporates nineteenth century images contrasted with time travel... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fanelli | Stars: Miella Bedell, William Dembaugh, Sean Dineen, Hannah Fanelli

Votes: 10

43. A Poor Gentleman (1965– )

30 min | Family

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Stars: Ewan Hooper, Meg Wynn Owen, John Thaw, David Burke

44. Tierra quemada (1968)

105 min | Drama, Western

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Director: Alejo Álvarez | Stars: Alejo Álvarez, Julita Pou, Pepe Rojas, Lucho Córdova

45. Singapore and Jahore (1938)

Documentary, Short

6.2
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A visit to Singapore, an essential port city in Britain's empire, established in 1813 when Raffles negotiated its separation from the independent Malay state of Jahor. The camera observes ... See full summary »

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 27

46. Transandino (2011)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Kamil Kaczmarek, Kasper Piasecki

47. Girls Before Swine (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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A woman contemplates her great-great grandmother's sordid past.

Directors: Sean Gill, Rachel Klein | Stars: Aimee Delong, Jillaine Gill, Meghan Holland, Joe Stipek

48. The Silent Question (2005)

15 min | Short, Drama, History

6.4
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Lyrically abstract in style, The Silent Question is based on the American gothic short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Director: Stephanie Busby | Stars: Alexandra McTavish, Tom Sambrook

Votes: 9

49. Boum-Boum (1957 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Stars: Rudolph Offenbach, Tita Dane, Michael Anthony, Roy Malcolm

50. Frontera sin ley (1971)

87 min | Action, Drama, History

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Director: Luis Margas | Stars: Raúl Rivera, Rubén Ubeira, Jorge Yáñez, Andrés Rojas Murphy