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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

2. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Writers: Leslie Dixon, Alan Glynn | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.

Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle | Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

5. Rome (2005 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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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

6. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

7. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Creator: Daniel Knauf | Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

8. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

9. 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.

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

10. The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 366 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one lead by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

11. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 TV Mini-Series)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Stockard Channing, Jena Malone, Julianna Margulies

12. Evita (1996)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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45 Metascore

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Writers: Tim Rice, Alan Parker, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

13. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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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

14. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

15. The Black Donnellys (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

Creators: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

16. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Writers: Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit | Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

17. Richard III (1995)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Ian McKellen, Richard Loncraine | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr.

18. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Writers: Harry Colomby, Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff, Norman Steinberg | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

19. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

20. The Take (2009 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Kierston Wareing

21. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.

Writers: George Orwell, Alan Janes, Martyn Burke | Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

22. Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Writers: Johnny Ferguson, Louis Mellis, David Scinto | Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

23. Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13 | 142 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 »

Writers: Chris Bryant, David Edgar | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

24. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

25. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Writers: Robert Penn Warren, Robert Rossen | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

26. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

27. The Oscar (1966)

Approved | 119 min | Drama

5.1
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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for Best actor at the Academy Awards.

Writers: Richard Sale, Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker

28. Guru (2007)

166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Writers: Mani Ratnam, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Anurag Kashyap, Sujatha, Suhasini | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

29. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »

Writer: John Goldsmith | Director: John Erman | Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, Diana Rigg

30. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Writer: Jeremy Larner | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

31. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.

Writer: Margaret Nagle | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

32. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine II, Manuel Komroff | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

33. Animal Farm

Drama | Announced

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Writers: George Orwell, John R. Smith | Director: Andy Serkis

34. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, John W. Considine Jr., Gerrit J. Lloyd | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

35. Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.6
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

Writers: Keith Glover, Fantasia Barrino | Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Fantasia Barrino, Loretta Devine, Viola Davis, Kadeem Hardison

36. Sinatra (1992 TV Movie)

250 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.

Writers: William Mastrosimone, Abby Mann | Director: James Steven Sadwith | Stars: Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon

37. The Battle of Mary Kay (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see.

Writer: Patricia Resnick | Director: Ed Gernon | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, R.H. Thomson, Barry Flatman, Rachael Crawford

38. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Winston Churchill, Carl Foreman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines

39. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

40. Nayakan (1987)

145 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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A small boy (Ratnavelu) from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Balakumaran, Rajasri, Mani Ratnam | Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Janagaraj, Tinnu Anand

41. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Stephen Longstreet, Dean Riesner, Oscar Saul | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

42. The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

95 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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Straightforward biography of the Russian empress, up to her assumption of the throne.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Marjorie Deans, Melchior Lengyel, Arthur Wimperis | Directors: Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gerald du Maurier

43. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Writers: Warren Duff, Seton I. Miller | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

44. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at ... See full summary »

Writer: Dore Schary | Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen

45. Malice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintence of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (... See full summary »

Writers: Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler, George Eells | Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Alexander, Richard Dysart, Joyce Van Patten

46. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Biography, History

7.3
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1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »

Writers: Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, Silvagni, Katharina Renn

47. Uncle Saddam (2000)

Unrated | 63 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

6.4
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Writer: Scott Thompson | Director: Joel Soler | Stars: Qusay Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Uday Hussein, Wallace Langham

48. The Hitler Gang (1944)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Kurt Neumann | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Bobby Watson, Roman Bohnen, Martin Kosleck, Victor Varconi

49. Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

6.4
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Directors: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson | Stars: Lawrence Bull Jr., Lacie Madison, David McArdle, Bruce Williamson

50. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

6.9
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Writers: Howard Spring, Nigel Balchin | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, Carla Lehmann