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1. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 50,288 | Gross: $11.00M

2. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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95 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 71,110

3. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In 1926, an US naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna

Votes: 11,208

4. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for post-war Germany represents a microcosm of 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 4,234

5. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 9,581

6. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

3.7
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A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Taylor Cole, Josh Henderson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joe Egender

Votes: 3,392

7. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,396

8. Balibo (2009)

111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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War correspondent Roger East and the young Jose Ramos-Horta travel to East Timor to investigate the murders of the Balibo Five in 1975.

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins, Ana Rosa Mendoça

Votes: 2,161

9. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing, known as "the Lady with the Lamp".

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

Votes: 263

10. Europe '51 (1952)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 2,356

11. Shree 420 (1955)

168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Nadira, Raj Kapoor, Nemo

Votes: 2,057

12. The Lawless (1950)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick

Votes: 315

13. Ggotip (1996)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country's takeover by the military the year ... See full summary »

Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Jung-hyun Lee, Seong-kun Mun, Yeong-ran Lee, Sang-mi Choo

Votes: 294

14. 1 Giant Leap (2002)

155 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto | Stars: Asha Bhosle, Whirimako Black, Tim Booth, Duncan Bridgeman

Votes: 359

15. Not Just a Game (2010 Video)

62 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism.

Director: Jeremy Earp | Star: Dave Zirin

Votes: 68

16. Followed (2011)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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A socially conscious monster movie in which zombies symbolize society's disadvantaged and oppressed.

Director: James Kicklighter | Stars: Erryn Arkin, Edith Ivey, Abigail de los Reyes, Sylvia Boykin

Votes: 174

17. The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (2003)

76 min | Documentary

8.1
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On May 26, 2002, we watched the Colombian presidential elections from Bogotà's regal Plaza de Bolivar. We had come to Colombia to document the campaign of controversial presidential ... See full summary »

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes

Votes: 53

18. Havana Curveball (2014)

56 min | Documentary, Family, Sport

6.8
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Mica, is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An earnest kid, he takes to heart his ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider

Votes: 15

19. Oi vaseis ki i Vasoula (1975)

99 min | Drama

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Director: Dinos Dimopoulos | Stars: Nora Valsami, Notis Peryalis, Christos Zorbas, Eleni Theofilou

Votes: 56

20. Torpedoed (1937)

66 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.9
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Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul, Brant. Rebels, led by Diego De Costa, the trusted "Minister of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Robert Douglas, Richard Cromwell, Hazel Terry, H.B. Warner

Votes: 22

21. The Agreement (II) (2006)

11 min | Short, Drama

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An executive finds a murdered girl in a car park, the killer returns and the agreement is made.

Directors: Jason Munn, Jason Munn | Stars: Rhiannon Owen, Guy O'Donnell, Andrew Cienciala

22. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A House Divided (1973)

51 min | Drama

8.9
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News of the Titanic disaster arrives at Eaton Place, and the entire household anxiously await word of Lady Marjorie's fate.

Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Meg Wynn Owen

Votes: 59

23. Morgen hör ich auf (2016– )
Episode: Schöner Schein (2016)

59 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Martin Eigler | Stars: Bastian Pastewka, Susanne Wolff, Janina Fautz, Moritz Jahn

Votes: 82