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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. Hitman (I) (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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35 Metascore

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.

Writer: Skip Woods | Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper

3. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

4. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

5. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

6. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

R | 111 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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30 Metascore

Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

Writers: Pascal Mercier, Greg Latter, Ulrich Herrmann | Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck

7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2009)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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60 Metascore

Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Writers: Stieg Larsson, Ulf Ryberg | Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin

8. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama, History

7.4
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81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Writers: Pedro Peirano, Antonio Skármeta | Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

9. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura, Tsunehiko Kamijô

10. The Conformist (1970)

R | 111 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Writers: Alberto Moravia, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

11. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

7.7
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A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe, whose father is a prisoner in Germany and whose mother dates ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

12. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Writers: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud | Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

13. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Writer: Gaston Leroux | Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

14. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Writers: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki | Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

15. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Horror

6.4
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Writers: Wade Davis, Richard Maxwell, Adam Rodman | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

16. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

17. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Andy McNab | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Steve Nicolson, Rick Warden, Richard Graham

18. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

Writer: Paris Qualles | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson

19. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Writer: Paul Monash | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

20. Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Action, Comedy

7.5
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Chicago cops hunt monsters.

Creator: Evan Katz | Stars: Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant, Danny Woodburn

21. Joy Division (2006)

105 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.

Writers: Rosemary Mason, Reg Traviss | Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Tom Schilling, Bernadette Heerwagen, Bernard Hill

22. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Writer: Fred Breinersdorfer | Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

23. Delta of Venus (1995)

NC-17 | 102 min | Drama

4.4
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.

Writers: Anaïs Nin, Elisa M. Rothstein, Patricia Louisianna Knop | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Audie England, Costas Mandylor, Eric Da Silva, Raven Snow

24. Hitman: Blood Money (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A larger more powerful agency are systematically eliminating assassins in a series of hits, who are all from Agent 47's contract killing firm, The Internatonal Contract Agency (ICA). ... See full summary »

Writers: Rasmus Højengaard, Morten Iversen, Greg Nagan | Directors: Peter Fleckenstein, Rasmus Højengaard | Stars: David Bateson, Vivienne McKee, David Andriole, Barbara Bernad

25. The Exam (2011)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game.

Writer: Norbert Köbli | Director: Péter Bergendy | Stars: Zsolt Nagy, János Kulka, Péter Scherer, András Balogh

26. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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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

27. An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.

Writer: Éva Gárdos | Director: Éva Gárdos | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Raffaella Bánsági, Tony Goldwyn

28. Sun Alley (1999)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Brussig, Leander Haußmann, Detlev Buck, Heike Sperling | Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

29. Black Snake (1973)

R | 82 min | Thriller

5.1
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Story of a slave revolt on a 19th-century Caribbean island.

Writers: Russ Meyer, Leonard Neubauer, Anthony-James Ryan | Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Anouska Hempel, David Warbeck, Percy Herbert, Thomas Baptiste

30. Tyranny (2008– )

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

7.9
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Tyranny is about a young artist and mathematician, Daniel McCarthy, who, after volunteering in a brain mapping experiment... See full synopsis »

Creator: John Beck Hofmann | Stars: John Beck Hofmann, Kieren van den Blink, Olga Kurylenko, Mikael Forsberg

31. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

6.4
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Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.

Writer: John McGreevey | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

32. Journey Into Fear (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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A Navy engineer, returning to the U.S. with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the ... See full summary »

Writers: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Eric Ambler | Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

33. Imortal (2010–2011)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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300 years ago, a group of powerful clan came to this island. They were known as vampires or blood drinkers. They quickly grew in numbers and their violence increased. Unknown to them ... See full summary »

Stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Angel Locsin, Maricar Reyes, Jake Roxas

34. Death of a Pilgrim (2013 TV Mini-Series)

232 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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DEATH OF A PILGRIM A Nordic crime mini-series on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and... See full synopsis »

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena af Sandeberg, Jonas Karlsson, Ellen Mattsson

35. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Writers: Ryszard Bugajski, Janusz Dymek | Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland

36. Das Versprechen (1995)

R | 115 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Schneider, Felice Laudadio, Margarethe von Trotta | Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, August Zirner, Anian Zollner

37. El Presidente (2012)

Action, Biography, Drama

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Add a Plot

Writer: Mark Meily | Director: Mark Meily | Stars: Jorge Estregan, Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, Cristine Reyes

38. From Beijing with Love (1994)

94 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.2
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An incompetent 007-wannabe is sent to locate a stolen dinosaur skull.

Writers: Roman Cheung, Stephen Chow, Vincent Kok, Lik-Chi Lee | Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen, Pauline Chan, Kar-Ying Law

39. The Oak (1992)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her ... See full summary »

Writers: Ion Baiesu, Lucian Pintilie | Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Dorel Visan

40. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Æneas MacKenzie | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

41. To Kill a Priest (1988)

R | 117 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.2
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A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.

Writers: Michael Cooper, Agnieszka Holland, Jean-Yves Pitoun | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ed Harris, Joss Ackland, Tim Roth

42. Chekist (1992)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Baynac, André Milbet | Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Igor Sergeev, Aleksey Poluyan, Mikhail Vasserbaum, Sergei Isavnin

43. Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow. The movie is set at the beginning of the NEP (New ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolai Batalov

44. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)

88 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.4
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The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.

Writers: Gareth Jones, Eric Till | Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Johanna Klante, Robert Joy, R.H. Thomson

45. Invisible Agent (1942)

81 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, War

6.0
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The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Curt Siodmak | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

46. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Leo Birinsky, Doris Anderson, Gilbert Emery | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

47. Don't Drink the Water (1969)

G | 100 min | Comedy

5.8
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The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of ... See full summary »

Writers: R.S. Allen, Woody Allen, Harvey Bullock | Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell, Joan Delaney

48. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

125 min | Romance, Drama, War

7.3
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72 Metascore

Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of ... See full summary »

Writers: Max Färberböck, Rona Munro | Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

49. Hôtel Terminus (1988)

267 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and his life after the war.

Writer: Marcel Ophüls | Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Klaus Barbie, Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophüls, Johannes Schneider-Merck

50. The Spy (2012)

99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.

Writers: Nikolay Kulikov, Vladimir Valutskiy | Director: Aleksey Andrianov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Fedor Bondarchuk, Anna Chipovskaya, Sergey Gazarov