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1. Hercules (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure

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47 Metascore

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Writers: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Steve Moore | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

4. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

5. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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53 Metascore

A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

6. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Writers: Cory Goodman, Min-Woo Hyung | Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

7. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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49 Metascore

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Writers: Gene Brewer, Charles Leavitt | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

8. Sarah's Key (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War

7.5
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59 Metascore

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Writers: Tatiana De Rosnay, Serge Joncour, Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot

9. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Writers: Philippe Falardeau, Evelyne de la Chenelière | Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

10. Anand (1971)

122 min | Drama

8.9
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The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Writers: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, D.N. Mukherjee, Bimal Dutta | Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

11. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »

Writer: Queenae Taylor Mulvihill | Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira

12. Adversary (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Pre-production

An alternate reality of the American Old West, where science fiction and the supernatural co-exist as one. In this world, humanity is not portrayed for what it could be, but rather, for what it is.

Stars: Shawn C. Hansen, Jason Markiewitz, Ryan Andrew Smith, Mic Tre

13. Wintertochter (2011)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young German girl searches for her Russian sailor father in Poland.

Writers: Michaela Hinnenthal, Thomas Schmid, Nora Lämmermann, Butz Ulrich Buse, Johannes Schmid | Director: Johannes Schmid | Stars: Nina Monka, Ursula Werner, Leon Seidel, Dominik Nowak

14. The Cat Lady (2012 Video Game)

Horror

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Writer: Remigiusz Michalski | Director: Mark J. Lovegrove | Stars: Margaret Cowen, David Firth, Lynsey Frost, Klemens Koehring

15. Retratos en un mar de mentiras (2010)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Carlos Gaviria | Director: Carlos Gaviria | Stars: Paola Baldion, Ana María Arango, Carolina Lizarazo, Ramses Ramos

16. Dead Souls (2010)

87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Cyrus Mack has been hired to hunt and capture a supernatural being known as Raven Sky.

Writer: Korea Black | Director: Korea Black | Stars: Ryan Andrew Smith, Nicolani Mendoza, Rose Robertson, Eric Pardee

17. Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (2004 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

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Teen detective Nancy Drew is invited to an old manor in England to figure out why the woman living there has been acting strangely.

Writer: Anne Collins | Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Amy Broomhall, Conni Ellern, Jenn Ruzumna

18. The Blackening (2015)

Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

The Six Four Soldiers were a criminal organization that preyed upon "the corrupt" and "the innocent" of society. Their rise and fall from power, brought about, a revelation of events known as "The Blackest Days".

Writer: Korea Black | Director: Korea Black | Stars: Rose Robertson, Arthur Gregory Pugh, David Ryan Turoczy, Addyson Medley

19. Hush (I) (2006)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Some time after miscarrying, the psychologically traumatized Fay Malony finds herself accused of kidnapping. In the course of police investigation, the detective assigned to the case ... See full summary »

Writer: LaTrecesa LeSure | Director: Tom Delfino | Stars: Jacquelyn Knabusch, Tony Pratt, Winona Yellowhammer, Sean Barnes

20. Dead Souls: Apocrypha Black (2015)

Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Filming

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Writer: Korea Black | Director: Korea Black | Stars: Ryan Andrew Smith, Addyson Medley, Jillian Petrelli, Mic Tre

21. The Blackest Sun (2015)

Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

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Writer: Korea Black | Director: Korea Black | Star: Shawn C. Hansen