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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 525,397 | Gross: $91.12M

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 716,997 | Gross: $112.00M

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 352,433 | Gross: $294.98M

4. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 38,609 | Gross: $33.31M

5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 248,095 | Gross: $78.62M

6. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 180,681 | Gross: $46.98M

7. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 55,877

8. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 89,446 | Gross: $9.17M

9. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 147,405

10. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 25,350

11. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 55,112 | Gross: $0.62M

12. Before Night Falls (2000)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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85 Metascore

Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido

Votes: 21,309 | Gross: $4.22M

13. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 62,608 | Gross: $4.56M

14. Labyrinth (2012– )

180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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The series follows two women-medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay), who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres in medieval France, and modern-day Alice Tanner (... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Tom Felton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tony Curran

Votes: 2,586

15. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 9,823

16. Quo Vadis (1951)

Approved | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 10,392

17. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 25,102 | Gross: $4.54M

18. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Prabhleen Sandhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur

Votes: 8,315

19. Chinmoku (1971)

129 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsurô Tamba, Mako

Votes: 625

20. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,835 | Gross: $10.10M

21. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 12,813 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Amen. (2002)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 11,497 | Gross: $0.27M

23. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 12,794 | Gross: $0.74M

24. Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 4,706 | Gross: $11.31M

25. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.2
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 3,761

26. Wolf's Rain (2003– )

TV-14 | 701 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.1
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama, Crispin Freeman, Joshua Seth

Votes: 5,917

27. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,803 | Gross: $0.60M

28. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,575

29. Poison (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 2,614 | Gross: $0.61M

30. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,741 | Gross: $1.32M

31. The Magic Flute (2006)

135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, René Pape, Lyubov Petrova

Votes: 964

32. Sebastiane (1976)

X | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable.

Directors: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman | Stars: Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Richard Warwick

Votes: 1,950

33. Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.4
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British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

Votes: 3,889

34. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror

3.6
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A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

Director: James Bryan | Stars: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown

Votes: 2,014

35. Persecuted (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

3.6
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11 Metascore

An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.

Director: Daniel Lusko | Stars: Dean Stockwell, James Remar, Bruce Davison, Raoul Max Trujillo

Votes: 1,310 | Gross: $1.56M

36. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.3
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.

Directors: Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky | Stars: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks

Votes: 110

37. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,329

38. Eskalofrío (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Santi, a young high-school student with a serious physical reaction to sunlight, is forced by his health to move with his single mother to a shadowy, isolated village in the mountains of ... See full summary »

Director: Isidro Ortiz | Stars: Junio Valverde, Francesc Orella, Mar Sodupe, Jimmy Barnatán

Votes: 2,911

39. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,575

40. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 399

41. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann, Asa Briggs

Votes: 852

42. Witchhammer (1970)

103 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr, Sona Valentová

Votes: 1,103

43. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 853

44. Mudhalvan (1999)

169 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 3,756

45. The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)

Not Rated | 95 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Gregory Snegoff, Gorô Naya, Michael McConnohie

Votes: 2,092

46. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 751

47. The Rape of the Vampire (1968)

95 min | Horror

5.7
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After a psychoanalyst unsuccessfully tries to convince four sisters that they are not 200 year old vampires, the Queen of the Vampires promulgates the cause of the Undead.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Solange Pradel, Bernard Letrou, Ariane Sapriel, Eric Yan

Votes: 742

48. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

6.3
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Anabel Sims is determined to find the perfect husband. She thinks she's found her man in Madison Brown, a handsome pediatrician. She then prepares an elaborate scheme to trap him into marriage.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn

Votes: 1,721

49. American Dreamer (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.7
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Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

Votes: 1,181

50. The Crusades (1935)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 768