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1. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 33,970

2. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama

8.0
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In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Paul Osborn | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 28,057

3. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 48,996

4. Chéri (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Colette | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 8,438

5. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

Votes: 5,314

6. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 9,949

7. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)

PG | 102 min | Thriller

6.6
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The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Robson, John Buchan | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 1,560

8. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,464

9. Spies (1928)

Unrated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

7.7
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lien Deyers

Votes: 1,980

10. Manor House (2002 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

8.3
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21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...

Stars: Tristan Aldrich, Avril Anson, Ellen Beard, Charlie Clay

Votes: 352

11. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Writers: James Dearden, Barry Unsworth | Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 734

12. Séraphine (2008)

Unrated | 125 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

Writers: Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost | Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 4,546

13. Young Torless (1966)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, History

7.4
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At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Musil, Herbert Asmodi, Volker Schlöndorff | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Fred Dietz

Votes: 1,484

14. Colonel Redl (1985)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Writers: István Szabó, Péter Dobai, John Osborne | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 1,808

15. Anne and Muriel (1971)

120 min | Romance, Drama

7.5
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Writers: Henri-Pierre Roché, François Truffaut, Jean Gruault | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 3,296

16. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Anna Manahan, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 121

17. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

7.9
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An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Jirí Schmitzer, Jaromír Hanzlík, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 1,435

18. Four Flights to Love (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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In pre-World Ward I in Paris, a budding artist, Pierre LeBlanc, falls in love and marries Janine, a dressmaker's assistant. Pierre has a flair for designing clothes, and he and his bride ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Than, Steve Passeur, Abel Gance, Herman G. Weinberg | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme, Monique Rolland

Votes: 83

19. Villa des roses (2002)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She ... See full summary »

Writers: Christophe Dirickx, Willem Elsschot, Frank Van Passel | Director: Frank Van Passel | Stars: Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwall, Harriet Walter, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 355

20. Passion (1999)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.0
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The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

Writers: John Bird, Rob George, George Goldsworthy, Peter Goldsworthy, Don Watson | Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Barbara Hershey, Emily Woof, Claudia Karvan

Votes: 211

21. The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.6
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A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.

Writers: Joseph Maurer, Debra Frank, Steve L. Hayes | Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Jason Alexander, Kelly Rowan, Ari Cohen, C. David Johnson

Votes: 348

22. Loving Couples (1964)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.

Writers: David Hughes, Mai Zetterling, Agnes von Krusenstjerna | Director: Mai Zetterling | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gio Petré, Anita Björk

Votes: 303

23. Zmory (1979)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Emil Zegadlowicz, Pavel Hajný, Wojciech Marczewski | Director: Wojciech Marczewski | Stars: Piotr Lysak, Tomasz Hudziec, Hanna Skarzanka, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 124

24. The Wars (1983)

120 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels ... See full summary »

Writer: Timothy Findley | Director: Robin Phillips | Stars: Richard Austin, Judd Bankert, Rodger Barton, Paul Batten

Votes: 37

25. Absent (2010)

Documentary

7.0
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Documentary on the social pandemic of fatherlessness afflicting today's societies.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Robin Decker, John Eldredge, Mark Garcia, James Hetfield

Votes: 54

26. Atlantic City (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.

Writers: Arthur Caesar, Doris Gilbert, Frank Gill Jr., George Carleton Brown | Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Constance Moore, Stanley Brown, Charley Grapewin, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 45

27. Appointment in Bray (1971)

90 min | Drama, Music, War

7.2
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In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter ... See full summary »

Writer: Julien Gracq | Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Anna Karina, Mathieu Carrière, Roger Van Hool, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 264

28. The Last Express (1997 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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1914: Innocent fugitive Robert Cath boards the Orient Express three days before the outbreak of WW1 and must stay alive until "the end of the line".

Writers: Jordan Mechner, Tomi Pierce | Director: Jordan Mechner | Stars: David Svensson, Dunya Djordjevic, Karl-Heinz Teuber, Mujahid Abdul-Rashid

Votes: 187

29. Gigolo (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.4
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The heir to a family business travels to Paris to try to stop his youth-obsessed mother from squandering the family fortune with her new husband, who's married her for her money. After he ... See full summary »

Writers: Edna Ferber, Garrett Fort, Marion Orth, John W. Krafft | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Louise Dresser, Jobyna Ralston, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 8

30. Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen (1990)

93 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Writers: David Antony, Hans Koningsberger, Peter Patzak | Director: Peter Patzak | Stars: Reuben Pillsbury, Christopher Chaplin, Robert Munic, Sinolicka Trpkova

Votes: 36

31. Blood on the Balcony (1962)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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Writers: Enzo Biagi, Sergio Zavoli | Director: Pasquale Prunas | Stars: Galeazzo Ciano, Engelbert Dollfuss, Francisco Franco, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 10

32. Private Izzy Murphy (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Isadore "Izzy" Goldberg changes his name to I. Patrick Murphy because his store is in an Irish-neighborhood in New York City. He meets Eileen Cohannigan, the daughter of a meat-packer, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond L. Schrock, Edward Clark, Philip Lonergan | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Jessel, Patsy Ruth Miller, Vera Gordon, Nat Carr

33. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

5.5
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Writers: André-Paul Antoine, Pierre Benoît, René Champigny, Mrs. Dreyfus, Léonce Perret | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

Votes: 46

34. Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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Writers: Jirí Menzel, Oldrich Vlcek | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vladimír Mensík, Jirí Menzel, Vlasta Fabiánová

Votes: 149

35. Love Me and the World Is Mine (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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In Old Vienna in the days prior to The Great War, a beautiful woman, Hannerl, has her choice of two men; the first is a dashing young army officer who can provide blazing romance and little... See full summary »

Writers: Rudolph Hans Bartsch, Imre Fazekas, Ewald André Dupont, Paul Kohner, Albert DeMond, Walter Anthony | Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Betty Compson, Henry B. Walthall

36. Rose of the Tenements (1926)

Passed | Drama, Romance, War

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Rose Rosetti, the orphaned daughter of a New York gangster, and Danny Lewis, another orphan, have been brought up by Sara and Abraham Kamisnsky, an elderly Jewish couple with an ... See full summary »

Writers: John A. Moroso, J. Grubb Alexander | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Shirley Mason, John Harron, Evelyn Selbie, Sidney Franklin

37. Forever After (1926)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

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From the day they first met in the schoolhouse in a small New England town, Theodore Wayne, son of a respected lawyer, and Jennie Clapton, daughter of wealthy parents, have been sweethearts... See full summary »

Writers: Owen Davis, Julien Josephson, Paul Gangelin | Director: F. Harmon Weight | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Mary Astor, Hallam Cooley, David Torrence

38. Jean Jaurès: vie et mort d'un socialiste (1980 TV Movie)

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Writer: Ange Casta | Director: Ange Casta | Stars: Bernard Fresson, Alain Mottet, Jacques Dacqmine, Maud Rayer