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1. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Votes: 35,556

2. Versailles (2015– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 5,383

3. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 122,400

4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 557,946 | Gross: $380.26M

5. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 79,371

6. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 79,017 | Gross: $30.01M

7. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 23,692

8. No Way Out (1987)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton

Votes: 27,877 | Gross: $35.51M

9. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,550

10. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 23,169 | Gross: $57.75M

11. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 35,630 | Gross: $4.46M

12. The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Votes: 24,173 | Gross: $0.02M

13. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 11,956

14. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 44,987

15. Hostages (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.

Stars: Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro, Sandrine Holt

Votes: 8,714

16. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

8.3
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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald J. Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 2,264

17. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 14,127 | Gross: $2.02M

18. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,830

19. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 7,540

20. The Warlords (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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70 Metascore

It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip | Stars: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 23,573 | Gross: $0.13M

21. Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Votes: 5,301 | Gross: $0.28M

22. Wiedzmin 2: Zabójcy królów (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.1
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Geralt must track down a mysterious kingslayer, who appears to have the powers of a witcher. Perhaps he was been employed by the leaders of a non-human rebellion - or perhaps there is more to this mystery.

Directors: Adam Badowski, Elzbieta Kopocinska-Bednarek, Maciej Kowalski | Stars: Doug Cockle, Jacek Rozenek, Adam Bauman, Alexander Morton

Votes: 2,651

23. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 14,792

24. Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 12,563 | Gross: $0.24M

25. Topaz (1969)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor

Votes: 13,355

26. Masada (1981– )

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 1,732

27. Arabesque (1966)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore

Votes: 4,900

28. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,246

29. Skammerens datter (2015)

96 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Allan Hyde, Roland Møller, Søren Malling

Votes: 1,939

30. Sabotage (1936)

Approved | 76 min | Thriller

7.1
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A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 11,713

31. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,021

32. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,207

33. An American Affair (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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31 Metascore

In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.

Director: William Olsson | Stars: Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Cameron Bright, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 1,775

34. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,648

35. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

Votes: 4,060

36. The Feminine Touch (1995 Video)

R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama

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Her boyfriend John procures the ambitious journalist Jennifer Barron an interview with the Democratic presidential candidate Michael Ashton. But before she can talk to him, he twice becomes... See full summary »

Director: Conrad Janis | Stars: Paige Turco, Dirk Benedict, George Segal, Elliott Gould

Votes: 136

37. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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King Henry II meets with Eleanor of Aquitaine at Christmastide 1183 to choose one of his sons as his successor.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Glenn Close, Andrew Howard, Antal Konrád, John Light

Votes: 1,837

38. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,383

39. The Looking Glass War (1970)

M | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 738

40. Year of the Gun (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino, John Pankow

Votes: 1,946 | Gross: $1.18M

41. Mary of Scotland (1936)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Directors: John Ford, Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton

Votes: 1,826

42. I... comme Icare (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Jean-Pierre Bagot

Votes: 2,686

43. Etiquette for Mistresses (2015)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Five successful women named Georgia, Chloe, Stella, Ina, and Charley who share the same secret - they all have an affair with a married man.

Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Claudine Barretto, Iza Calzado

Votes: 89

44. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 628

45. Quelques jours en septembre (2006)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Amigorena | Stars: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley

Votes: 1,587

46. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alec McCowen

Votes: 252

47. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Adelheid Arndt

Votes: 869

48. The Death of Yugoslavia (1995– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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This captivate documentary covers the struggles of the Yugoslavian people dudurinthe collapse of their country, and the subsequent wars to finally find hope with the signing of the Final Peace Accords.

Stars: Blagoje Adzic, Jasushi Akashi, Milan Aksentijevic, Madeleine Albright

Votes: 626

49. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 976

50. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )

750 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 146