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1. Outlander (2014– )

64 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

8.8
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix

2. The Goldbergs (2013– )

22 min | Comedy | Active

7.9
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Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he ... See full summary »

Creator: Adam F. Goldberg | Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Sean Giambrone

3. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

4. Belle (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Writer: Misan Sagay | Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Writers: Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, Patrick Süskind | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

6. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own.

Writers: Johnston McCulley, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Randall Jahnson, John Eskow | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

7. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind

8. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, John Kerr | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

9. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

10. Great Expectations (2012)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: David Nicholls, Charles Dickens | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins

11. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Writer: Julian Fellowes | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

12. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Writers: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin | Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

13. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

14. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

15. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Thomas Hardy | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

16. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Writers: Bodil Steensen-Leth, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel | Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

17. Scrooge (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, H. Fowler Mear | Director: Henry Edwards | Stars: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Robert Cochran, Mary Glynne

18. Testament of Youth (2014)

129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.

Writers: Vera Brittain, Juliette Towhidi | Director: James Kent | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Alicia Vikander

19. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

20. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Writers: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, Emily Brontë | Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

21. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Writers: Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler | Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

22. Detroit Rock City (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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33 Metascore

A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Writer: Carl V. Dupré | Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington

23. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Writer: Doug Wright | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

24. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Writers: Gabriella Prekop, John Banville, Glenn Close, George Moore, István Szabó | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

25. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

26. The Forsyte Saga (2002 TV Mini-Series)

423 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, Amanda Root, Alistair Petrie

27. Cranford (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Creators: Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin | Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

28. Poldark (2015– )

Drama | Filming

Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father ... See full summary »

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Heida Reed, Kyle Soller

29. Lost in Austen (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Florence Hoath

30. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

31. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.9
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

32. Dracula 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

3.6
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25 Metascore

Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.

Writers: Dario Argento, Enrique Cerezo, Stefano Piani, Bram Stoker, Antonio Tentori | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde

33. Wives and Daughters (1999 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.3
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

34. The Great Fire (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama | Active

5.8
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A fascinating insight into what really happened on the night of Sunday 2nd of September 1666, the Great fire of London in which parts of the city burned for 3 days the fire started in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Dartford, Andrew Buchan, Trixiebell Harrowell, Joey Price

35. Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.2
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Writer: Maggie Wadey | Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill, Tara Berwin

36. Lords of London (2014)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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Man wakes up in Italy and doesn't know why or how.

Writer: Antonio Simoncini | Director: Antonio Simoncini | Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti, Giovanni Capalbo

37. Emma (1996 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Andrew Davies | Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong, Samantha Bond

38. Anne of Avonlea (1987 TV Movie)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Writers: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller, Frank Converse

39. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
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60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Writer: Sarah Kernochan | Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

40. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Greenhalgh, Carlo De Boutiny, Jan Kounen | Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

41. The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Creator: Cyril Abraham | Stars: Peter Gilmore, Jessica Benton, Howard Lang, Mary Webster

42. The Crimson Field (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, War

8.0
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One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin, Marianne Oldham

43. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

44. 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

45. The Way We Live Now (2001 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

46. The Woman in Red (2015 TV Movie)

Drama | Post-production

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Writers: David Eldridge, Hallie Rubenhold | Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Shaun Evans, Peter Sullivan

47. To the Ends of the Earth (2005 TV Mini-Series)

267 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

48. Matador (1978–1982)

50 min | Drama

9.2
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »

Stars: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

49. 37 Days (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | History

8.2
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A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

50. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 102 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one ... See full summary »

Writers: Karen Blixen, Gabriel Axel | Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle