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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.

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

Votes: 1,158,930 | Gross: $134.82M

2. Black Mass (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 116,550 | Gross: $62.56M

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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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.

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

Votes: 793,246 | Gross: $57.30M

4. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 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

Votes: 113,670

5. 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.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 420,272 | Gross: $79.24M

6. 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.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 404,681 | Gross: $176.74M

7. Macbeth (2015)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

6.8
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71 Metascore

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, Frank Madigan

Votes: 34,569

8. 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.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 298,749

9. The Stand (1994– )

Unrated | 361 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 led 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

Votes: 24,724

10. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

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

8.5
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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.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 34,080

11. 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.

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

Votes: 76,103 | Gross: $30.01M

12. 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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 64,052 | Gross: $48.17M

13. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 23,840 | Gross: $47.62M

14. 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.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 78,457 | Gross: $2.08M

15. 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.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 29,256 | Gross: $49.99M

16. 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: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 17,199

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

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.0
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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

Votes: 11,019

18. 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

Votes: 4,971

19. 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.

Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

Votes: 12,818

20. 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.

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

Votes: 7,325

21. 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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

Votes: 23,963 | Gross: $38.97M

22. 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.

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

Votes: 11,641 | Gross: $2.60M

23. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 9,731

24. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, 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.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 11,100

25. 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.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond

Votes: 4,762

26. 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 »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

Votes: 5,126 | Gross: $0.28M

27. 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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

Votes: 14,125 | Gross: $2.09M

28. 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.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 11,025 | Gross: $0.03M

29. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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.

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

Votes: 9,826

30. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 4,660

31. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 2,535

32. The Pallisers (1974 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 299

33. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 818

34. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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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 »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,209

35. 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 the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Ronald Hines

Votes: 1,482

36. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.

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

Votes: 2,182

37. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

Votes: 510

38. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,036

39. 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 the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 786

40. Nayakan (1987)

145 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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The aging patriarch of an organized mafia dynasty looks out for a way to die with minimum pain and maximum repletion.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 6,660

41. Sinatra (1992– )

250 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon

Votes: 310

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

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 354

43. Animal Farm

Drama | Announced

The animals on a farm attempt to take over the farm.

Director: Andy Serkis

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 »

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

Votes: 786

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

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.7
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

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

Votes: 544

46. Malice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintance of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Alexander, Richard Dysart, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 195

47. 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 »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 909

48. 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.

Directors: Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gerald du Maurier

Votes: 399

49. The Princess' Man (2011– )

Drama

8.4
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A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess ... See full summary »

Stars: Chae-won Moon, Shi-hoo Park, Jong-ho Song, Soo-hyun Hong

Votes: 211

50. TED: Rising (2016)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When a young student decides to take control over his school and friends, things go horribly wrong and it's up to a newcomer to stop the villainous Yigit from enacting his terrible plans.

Director: Bartu Atabek | Stars: Onat Yigit, Mert Sayar, Nevzat Özdemir, Okan Güzel

Votes: 21