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1. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

Writers: Keith R. Clarke, Slavomir Rawicz, Peter Weir | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

2. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Writer: David Benioff | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

3. Bully (2001)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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45 Metascore

Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

Writers: Jim Schutze, David McKenna, Roger Pullis | Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

4. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker | Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

5. Revolver (2005)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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25 Metascore

Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

Writers: Luc Besson, Guy Ritchie | Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, André Benjamin

6. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

7. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

The story of two criminals (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

8. Secret Smile (2005 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »

Writers: Kate Brooke, Sean French, Nicci Gerrard | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Kate Ashfield, David Tennant, Claire Goose, Jill Baker

9. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.

Writer: Garry Michael White | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

10. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

11. Sugar Rush (I) (2005– )

24 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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From the beginning of the series, main character Kim is adamant that she is sexually obsessed with her best friend... See full synopsis »

Creator: Katie Baxendale | Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Lenora Crichlow, Richard Lumsden, Sara Stewart

12. South Central (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Writers: Stephen Milburn Anderson, Donald Bakeer | Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

13. American Swing (2008)

81 min | Documentary

6.3
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59 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of 1970s New York City nightclub Plato's Retreat.

Writer: Jon Hart | Directors: Jon Hart, Mathew Kaufman | Stars: Bryce Britton, Irwin Corey, William Davidson, Dan Dorfman

14. Family Business (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a... See full summary »

Writer: Vincent Patrick | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto

15. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Writers: Edward Bunker, John Steppling | Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

16. Clubbed (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

Writer: Geoff Thompson | Director: Neil Thompson | Stars: Mel Raido, Colin Salmon, Shaun Parkes, Scot Williams

17. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

18. Few Options (2011)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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When a convicted drug smuggler leaves prison after 22 years for one youthful mistake, he just wants to start over and obey the law. But, unable to find work, he's forced to take a ... See full summary »

Writer: George A. Pappy Jr. | Director: George A. Pappy Jr. | Stars: Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, David Marciano, Brad Dourif

19. Honest (2008– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Amanda Redman is to star in a new six-part series for ITV1 about a mother trying to keep her family on the straight and narrow. Called Honest, the comedy drama will see Redman play Lindsay ... See full summary »

Creators: James Griffin, Rachel Lang | Stars: Amanda Redman, Matthew McNulty, Amit Shah, Sean Pertwee

20. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Writers: Philippe Mora, Margaret Carnegie | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

21. Caesar Must Die (2012)

76 min | Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Writers: William Shakespeare, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

22. Guilt by Association (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Hines | Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, Alberta Watson, Alex Carter, Karen Glave

23. Aakrosh (2010)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The Central Bureau of Investigation deputes an Officer to investigate the disappearance of three medical students.

Writers: Robin Bhatt, Aditya Dhar, Irshad Kamil, Akash Khurana | Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Jaideep Ahlawat

24. The Pornographers (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Mr. Ogata lives a complicated life: he is a pornographer making two skin flicks per day and trying to stay beneath the radar screen of the local mob; he deeply loves his ailing wife Haru ... See full summary »

Writers: Shôhei Imamura, Akiyuki Nosaka, Koji Numata | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Ganjirô Nakamura, Chôchô Miyako

25. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

120 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Writers: Sriram Raghavan, Pooja Ladha Surti | Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava

26. Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.4
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45 Metascore

This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »

Writers: Joonas Neuvonen, Sadri Cetinkaya, Venla Varha | Director: Joonas Neuvonen

27. A Sense of Freedom (1979)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Writers: Peter McDougall, Jimmy Boyle | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Alex Norton

28. The Graveyard (2006 Video)

R | 83 min | Horror

3.2
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The friends Jack, Allie, Sarah, Charlie, Michelle and Eric go to the Placid Pines Cemetery to play hide and seek in the tombs. Meanwhile their friend Bobby dresses like a masked killer to ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Hurst | Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Christopher Stewart, Sam Bologna, Trish Coren, Eva Derrek

29. To the Last Man (1933)

70 min | Western

6.5
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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.

Writers: Zane Grey, Jack Cunningham | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Buster Crabbe

30. Brimstone (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.6
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A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Writers: Thames Williamson, Norman S. Hall | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker

31. The Hills Run Red (1966)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Western

5.9
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After the Civil War ends, two soldiers return home with a cache of stolen money. They are caught by Union troops. One escapes, but the other is sent to prison for five years. When he gets ... See full summary »

Writer: Piero Regnoli | Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Thomas Hunter, Henry Silva, Dan Duryea, Nicoletta Machiavelli

32. Unraveled (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Marc Dreier, the once-prominent Manhattan attorney who was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted over 700 million dollars from hedge funds.

Director: Marc H. Simon | Star: Marc Dreier

33. Proteus (2003)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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47 Metascore

An interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa about two men -- a black prisoner living in a Cape Town penal colony and a Dutch sailor -- who weather injustices as a result of their affair.

Writers: John Greyson, Jack Lewis | Directors: John Greyson, Jack Lewis | Stars: Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson

34. Khuda Gawah (1993)

193 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir, a member of a rival clan who has defeated him in a game of buzkashi. Benazir will not marry him unless he brings back the head of her father's ... See full summary »

Writers: Rajkumar Bedi, Santosh Saroj | Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shilpa Shirodkar

35. The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why.

Writers: Georges Simenon, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Denis, Yves Afonso

36. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary, War

7.6
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With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Matthew O'Neill

37. Stir (1980)

101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.

Writer: Bob Jewson | Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, Max Phipps, Dennis Miller, Gary Waddell

38. Bastard Brood (1996)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Writers: Jacky Cukier, Tonie Marshall | Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Anémone, Nathalie Baye, François Cluzet, Molly Ringwald

39. Framed (1975)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison.

Writers: Mort Briskin, Art Powers, Mike Misenheimer | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley

40. Prison Break (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ... See full summary »

Writers: Norton S. Parker, Dorothy Davenport | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell, Paul Hurst, Constance Moore

41. Count the Hours (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Crime

6.2
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Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of 2 murders.

Writers: Doane R. Hoag, Karen DeWolf | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran, Adele Mara

42. The Black Widow (1947)

Approved | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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The Daily Clarion hires detective story writer Steve Colt to investigate the deaths of a group of scientists working on an atomic rocket development project. Behind the killings is fortune ... See full summary »

Writers: Franklin Adreon, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Sol Shor | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Bruce Edwards, Virginia Lee, Carol Forman, Anthony Warde

43. Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

Approved | 68 min | Action, War, Western

5.4
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A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.

Writer: Polly James | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Steve Cochran, Diane Brewster, Leo Gordon, Gale Robbins

44. Thunder Rock (1942)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.9
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A cynical, embittered newspaperman is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned.

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Jeffrey Dell, Bernard Miles | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Lilli Palmer

45. Cloportes (1965)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ... See full summary »

Writers: Alphonse Boudard, Albert Simonin, Michel Audiard | Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Charles Aznavour, Irina Demick, Maurice Biraud

46. Rio (1939)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A crazed man escapes from prison to kill his wife's lover.

Writers: Aben Kandel, Edwin Justus Mayer, Frank Partos, Stephen Morehouse Avery, Jean Negulesco | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Victor McLaglen, Sigrid Gurie, Robert Cummings

47. For You I Die (1947)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals. They ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Presnell Sr. | Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: Cathy Downs, Paul Langton, Mischa Auer, Roman Bohnen

48. Mama Dolores (1971)

100 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Writers: Edmundo Báez, Tito Davison | Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Eusebia Cosme, Carlos Bracho, Blanca Sánchez, Rosario Gálvez

49. Jericho (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure

6.2
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American deserter joins African tribe to avoid punishment.

Writers: George Barraud, Walter Futter, Robert N. Lee, Peter Ruric | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Kouka

50. Ganja Queen (2007)

120 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the trial of Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling marijuana into Indonesia.

Director: Janine Hosking