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1. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Not Rated | 161 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

4. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Writer: William Monahan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

5. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

6. 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.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

7. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.7
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80 Metascore

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Charles Portis | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

8. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Writers: Kevin Reynolds, John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

9. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Writers: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-Li | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

10. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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64 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Writers: Mike Judge, Etan Cohen | Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

11. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

5.6
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24 Metascore

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Writers: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes

12. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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63 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Writers: Lorenzo Semple Jr., Michael Allin, Alex Raymond | Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

13. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

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A Salem woman accuses her ex-lover's wife of witchcraft.

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

14. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Writer: Dario Poloni | Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

15. Anna and the King (1999)

PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.

Writers: Anna Leonowens, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton

16. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

17. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.5
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Writer: Nick Cave | Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

18. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

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50 Metascore

A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, ... See full summary »

Writers: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Freidoune Sahebjam | Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

19. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

20. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Writers: Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

21. Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

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A bartender awakens in a scientific facility. Two secretive scientists explain that he must relive his genetic memories of a 12th century assassin ancestor Altair through a machine called Animus, if he wants his freedom back.

Writers: Corey May, M. Dooma Wendschuh | Directors: Patrice Desilets, Simon Peacock, Amanda Wyatt | Stars: Philip Shahbaz, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Phil Proctor

22. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

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49 Metascore

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Chan, Chi-Sing Cheung, Koon-nam Lui, Frankie Tam | Director: Wai-keung Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

23. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

24. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)

205 min | Drama, History

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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu, Clémence Poésy, Tadeusz Pasternak

25. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

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A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov

26. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

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A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Writers: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Mario Foglietti | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

27. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)

M | 80 min | Horror, Mystery

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In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of ... See full summary »

Writers: Manfred R. Köhler, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Christopher Lee, Carl Lange

28. Four of the Apocalypse (1975)

87 min | Western

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Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit.

Writers: Ennio De Concini, Bret Harte | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Michael J. Pollard, Harry Baird

29. Long Live Death (1971)

90 min | Drama, War

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At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is ... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Arrabal, Claudine Lagrive | Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch, Ivan Henriques

30. The Asphyx (1973)

PG | 83 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

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English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Writers: Christina Beers, Laurence Beers, Brian Comport | Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

31. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

32. The Black Arrow (1948)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, History

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Yong nobleman Richard Shelton returns from the War of the Roses to find his father murdered, a fugitive family friend blamed, and his uncle occupying his estates.

Writers: Richard Schayer, David P. Sheppard, Tom Seller | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Louis Hayward, Janet Blair, George Macready, Edgar Buchanan

33. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, History

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

34. A King for Burning (1993 TV Mini-Series)

197 min

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The 1530s. Many are convinced that the Day of Judgement is at hand. A protest movement is making the heart of Europe beat faster and louder: it is a protest against the dissipation of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mario Adorf, Christoph Waltz, Veronika Bellová, Omero Antonutti

35. Damon and Pythias (1962)

99 min | Adventure

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Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to ... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Marx, Franco Riganti, Paola Ojetti, Bridget Boland, Barry Oringer | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Guy Williams, Don Burnett, Ilaria Occhini, Liana Orfei

36. 11 Flowers (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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Writers: Ni Lao, Lao Ni, Xiaoshuai Wang | Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Gang Cao, Shiping Cao, Wenqing Liu, Yihao Lou

37. Beg (1971)

196 min | Drama, History, War

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The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksandr Alov, Mikhail A. Bulgakov, Vladimir Naumov | Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Aleksey Batalov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Tatyana Tkach

38. The Tree of Guernica (1975)

110 min | Drama, War

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The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, ... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Arrabal, Francesco Cinieri | Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri, Rocco Fontana

39. Banned from Television (1998 Video)

54 min | Documentary

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40. Banned! In America (1998 Video)

46 min | Documentary

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"Banned In America" shows video clips of the darkest elements of human nature, society, and life; the very things that bring fear and disgust into our collective existences... See full synopsis »

Stars: Daniel V. Jones, Lee Chapman, Jeff Doucett, R. Budd Dwyer

41. Crucifixion (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | History

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This program examines the history and physiology of crucifixion. Though generally associated with the Roman Empire, it began with impalement, a method of public execution by torture, in the... See full summary »

Writer: Sarah Kass | Director: Jon Taylor | Stars: Sarah Stroup, David Smith-Christopher, Jonathan Reed, Robert M. Norris

42. WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2000 TV Movie)

171 min | Documentary, War

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Stars: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler

43. The Seven Tasks of Ali Baba (1962)

90 min | Adventure

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A wizard summons Ali Baba to transport a sacred crown to a nearby country. An evil ruler has taken over the land, and the crown is needed to free the people from his influence.

Writers: Benito Ilforte, Ambrogio Molteni, Emimmo Salvi | Director: Emimmo Salvi | Stars: Bella Cortez, Salvatore Furnari, Omero Gargano, Iloosh Khoshabe

44. Death: The Ultimate Horror (1995 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

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Stars: Frank Tempest, R. Budd Dwyer, Maritza Martin Munoz, Emilio Nunez

45. Bödeln och skökan (1986 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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Writers: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Ivar Lo-Johansson | Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Niklas Ek, Stephanie Sunna Hockett, Kjell Bergqvist, Per Oscarsson

46. The Horrors of War (1992 Video)

70 min | Documentary, War

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Writer: Paul Kiener | Director: Paul Kiener | Stars: Joe Lyons, Shaikh Saud Nasir Al-Sabah, George Bush, Michael Dugan

47. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe (2014 TV Movie)

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Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Beatrice Behlen, Shaun Cole, Meredith Etherington-Smith

48. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: Baelor (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

49. Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010– )
Episode: Dead Man Walking (2010)

22 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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Death has three more murders listed to commit before he leaves Shuckton. One of those is Ricky, who has been one of his targets since he arrived in town. Death reveals why he has been after... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce McCulloch, Dave Foley | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

50. La huella del crimen (1985)
Episode: El crimen de la calle Fuencarral (1985)

53 min | Crime

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July 1, 1888. The body of a woman is discovered during a house fire, but the examination reveals that she died victim of a stabbing, not the flames. Her maid and pet dog are found drugged in another room.

Writers: Pedro Costa, Carlos Pérez Merinero | Director: Angelino Fons | Stars: Carmen Maura, Rafael Alonso, Antonio Medina, Carlos Piñeiro