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1. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

2. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Writers: Bob Kane, Daniel Waters, Sam Hamm | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

3. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Writers: Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

5. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Kimberly Simi, Michael Cristofer | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

6. Mansfield Park (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Patricia Rozema | Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon

7. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Writer: Doug Wright | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

8. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Gabriel García Márquez | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Gina Bernard Forbes

9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Writers: Sonya Levien, Bruno Frank, Victor Hugo | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

10. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.8
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Writer: Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

11. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Writers: Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-Claude Carrière, Milos Forman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

12. Mozart's Sister (2010)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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71 Metascore

A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Writer: René Féret | Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

13. Elizabeth I (2005 TV Mini-Series)

223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

14. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sei Shonagon, Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

15. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of a spaniel dear to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Tremain, Rupert Walters | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

16. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History

6.1
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42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Writer: John Sweet | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

17. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ferenc Molnár, John Dighton | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

18. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Writers: Gangjian Qiu, William Shakespeare, Heyu Sheng | Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

19. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

20. 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.

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

21. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Family, Fantasy, Short

8.0
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Burny Mattinson, Tony Marino, Ed Gombert, Don Griffith, Alan Young, Alan Dinehart | Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

22. A New Kind of Love (1963)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

Writer: Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor

23. The Honey Pot (1967)

150 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Knott, Thomas Sterling, Ben Jonson, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

24. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

25. Clarissa (1991– )

156 min | History

7.3
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Saskia Wickham, Lynsey Baxter, Hermione Norris, Frances Viner

26. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

7.1
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Writers: John Farrow, Jesse Lasky Jr., Clements Ripley | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

27. Deadly Sanctuary (1969)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.

Writer: Harry Alan Towers | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

28. Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette (1974)

PG | 89 min | Horror

3.2
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Brazzi plays mad Dr. Frankenstein, Dunn is an evil dwarf and Lugosi (no relation to Bela) is a Neanderthal man. Add a monster named Hulk, and some nude women for sexploitation value.

Writers: Mario Francini, William Rose, Mark Smith, Roberto Spano | Director: Dick Randall | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Michael Dunn, Edmund Purdom, Gordon Mitchell

29. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Writers: Robert Ardrey, Gustave Flaubert | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

30. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bernard-Luc, Jean Anouilh | Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

31. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Writers: María Luisa Bemberg, Antonio Larreta, Octavio Paz | Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

32. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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63 Metascore

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Writers: Serge Bramly, Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret | Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin

33. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Robert Bolt | Stars: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills

34. Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother who was unable to give him the love he needed, to his ... See full summary »

Writer: Didier Decoin | Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Virna Lisi

35. Corridors of Blood (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.

Writer: Jean Scott Rogers | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie

36. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.

Writer: Karl Tunberg | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis

37. Carnival in Flanders (1935)

95 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.6
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Writers: Charles Spaak, Bernard Zimmer | Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, Jean Murat, Louis Jouvet

38. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Dickens, John Dighton | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Merrall, Sally Ann Howes

39. Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writer: Jane Austen | Stars: Jeanice Brooks, Hilary Davidson, Ivan Day, Stuart Marsden

40. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Writers: Vítezslav Nezval, Hans Christian Andersen, Jirí Brdecka, Phyllis McGinley, Jirí Trnka | Directors: Jirí Trnka, Milos Makovec | Stars: Helena Patockova, Jaromir Sobotoa, Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, Boris Karloff

41. In Search of the Brontës (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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Writer: Juliet Barker | Director: Samira Osman | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Patrick Malahide, Victoria Hamilton, Elizabeth Hurran

42. George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography

7.5
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Writers: Steve Attridge, George Eliot | Director: Mary Downes | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Harriet Walter, John Sessions, James Wilby

43. The Man with No Shadow (2004)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.1
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A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a ... See full summary »

Writer: Adelbert von Chamisso | Director: Georges Schwizgebel

44. Henpecked Rooster (1944)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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A henpecked rooster and a streetwise mouse team up to thwart the fowl's foul wife.

Writers: Jack Mercer, Jack Ward | Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Jack Mercer, Arnold Stang

45. Maple Town (1986–1987)
Episode: Ai wo yobu tegami (1986)

TV-Y | Adventure, Animation, Family

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After catching the cold, Mayor Lion writes a letter to his daughter, Mrs. Françoise Miguel.

Writer: Chifude Asakura | Director: Jun'ichi Satô | Stars: Rebecca Forstadt, Keiko Han, Chiyoko Kawashima, Steve Kramer

46. The Strauss Family (1972– )
Episode: Emilie (1972)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: David Reid | Director: David Giles | Stars: Eric Woofe, Stuart Wilson, Anne Stallybrass, Barbara Ferris

47. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1996)

Drama

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Writers: Anne Brontë, David Nokes | Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Toby Stephens, Pam Ferris, Paloma Baeza, Joe Absolom

48. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )
Episode: Friends & Enemies (2000)

Adventure, Drama

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Percy's disinterest in science and chemistry takes a sudden turn when he learns that a French scientist is being imprisoned in France under threat of the guillotine until he can develop a ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Whiting, Baroness Emmuska Orczy | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Richard E. Grant, John McEnery, Joanna Roth, Anton Lesser

49. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: Horrible Conspiracies (1971)

Biography, Drama

8.4
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It is 1586 and Mary Queen of Scots has been imprisoned in England for nearly 20 years, Walsingham is determined to strike Mary and the catholic faction down. Elizabeth tries to protect her ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Vivian Pickles, Stephen Murray, Hamilton Dyce

50. Stroker and Hoop (2004–2005)
Episode: Quiller Instinct (2005)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

6.4
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Creators: Chris 'Casper' Kelly, Jeffrey G. Olsen | Directors: Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim | Stars: Jon Glaser, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, Paul Christie, Curtis Armstrong