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1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 186,268 | Gross: $370.78M

2. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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69 Metascore

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Director: Nate Parker | Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 12,201 | Gross: $15.86M

3. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 30,309 | Gross: $0.51M

4. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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31 Metascore

Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting on April 20,1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $2.08M

5. Devil's Knot (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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42 Metascore

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick

Votes: 15,321

6. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 35,807

7. Riphagen (2016)

131 min | War

7.1
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The story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself. He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Kay Greidanus, Lisa Zweerman, Huub Smit

Votes: 2,203

8. David and Goliath (2015)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.9
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The epic movie follows young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds. Filmed in North Africa and London.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Miles Sloman, Jerry Sokolosky, Paul Hughes, Joseph Emms

Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.32M

9. The Secret (2016– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick O'Kane, Nina Woods

Votes: 1,125

10. Éperdument (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Based on a true story, the impossible love between a prison director and one of its female inmates.

Director: Pierre Godeau | Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Guillaume Gallienne, Stéphanie Cléau, Aliénor Poisson

Votes: 547 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier

Votes: 199

12. Au nom de ma fille (2016)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. After 27 years of investigation to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze, Christelle Cornil

Votes: 637

13. Code of a Killer (2015– )

130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Stars: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 1,625

14. Cain Hill (2017)

82 min | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A group of documentary filmmakers are filming a TV special about the events which occurred at the famous and mysterious abandoned Cain Hill asylum many years earlier, and the unexplained ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fallaize | Stars: Gemma Atkinson, Michael Parr, Alex Zane, Hannah Jacobs

15. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by lacing his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with heroin at a dinner party ... See full summary »

Director: Sotiris Dounoukos | Stars: Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, Josh McConville

Votes: 111

16. Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Follows the abduction of 16 year old girl in California in 2013.

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Jessica Amlee, Scott Patterson, Brian McNamara, Jay Pickett

Votes: 286

17. Don't Tell (2017)

110 min | Drama | Post-production

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett | Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths

18. Drawing Home (2017)

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Boston in the 1920s. A young East Coast debutante is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Rupprecht | Stars: Julie Lynn Mortensen, Juan Riedinger, Kate Mulgrew, Kristin Griffith

19. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,263 | Gross: $1.10M

20. La dictadura perfecta (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 3,178

21. The Brooke Ellison Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

Director: Christopher Reeve | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Slattery, Lacey Chabert, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 1,374

22. Jie jiu Wu xian sheng (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by four unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. Will he get rescued?

Director: Ding Sheng | Stars: Andy Lau, Ye Liu, Qianyuan Wang, Ruofu Wu

Votes: 1,425 | Gross: $0.09M

23. In a Child's Name (1991– )

Not Rated | 192 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Ontkean, Timothy Carhart, David Huddleston

Votes: 425

24. Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening, W. Earl Brown, Michael Gross

Votes: 1,008

25. Thornwell (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing. He was wrongfully accused of the theft, brutally interrogated and given drugs... See full summary »

Director: Harry Moses | Stars: Glynn Turman, Vincent Gardenia, Craig Wasson, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Votes: 26

26. No Child of Mine (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

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A woman accustomed to always having the last word in every situation, finds herself trying to "rescue" her grandson, Jesse, from being signed away to grow up in an institution for Down's Syndrome children.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Patty Duke, Tracy Nelson, G.W. Bailey, Susan Blakely

Votes: 121

27. Vanished Without a Trace (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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A woman (Long) simply refuses to accept the kidnapping of her 13 year old daughter (Berman) and relentlessly pursues the villain's capture.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Shelley Long, William R. Moses, Jennifer Jostyn, Joshua Peace

Votes: 283

28. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Vernon Johns, a brilliant man coupled with an eloquent speaker, upsets his community through his radical ideas on social change and economic independence of blacks. From his pulpit, he ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

Votes: 240

29. Deep Water (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Blue | Stars: Shane Brown, Mitchell Butel, Dr. Allan Cala, Susie Elelman

Votes: 15

30. Pueblo (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, War

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Cold War incident, told in flashbacks, regarding the capture of American spy ship USS Pueblo and its crew by North Korean naval units off the Korean coast on 23rd of January 1968.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ronny Cox, Andrew Duggan, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 103

31. Red Ink (I) (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama

Fearing the wrath of Stalin if he fails, Gideon tries to purchase a packet of SAOs for the dictator. As other shoppers keep him from his important task, Gideon's anxieties escalate and every decision leads to a tragic end.

Director: Alex Ryan | Stars: Oscar Redding, Genevieve Hegney, Kaan Guldur, Jordan Cowan

32. Maligno (2016)

87 min | Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A bloodcurdling legend becomes reality when a mysterious hole opens in the main hospital of a city, and a dark presence is released.

Directors: Paco Bardales, Martin Casapía Casanova | Stars: Sofía Rocha, Fiorella Pennano, Gino Pesaressi, Sylvia Majo

Votes: 13

33. De Zaak Menten (2016– )

Drama, Thriller

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The story of Dutch journalist Hans Knoop's 1970s struggle to uncover the truth about World War II war criminal Pieter Menten.

Stars: Hannah Van Steenbergen, Guy Clemens, Aus Greidanus, Noortje Herlaar

Votes: 163

34. SIDA (2006)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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In a hospital in Burkina Faso, a man infected by HIV.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Star: Dieudonne Ilboudo

Votes: 125

35. For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

4.6
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16 years old Anissa is suffering from leukemia and will have to die if they will not find a bone marrow donor suitable for her. In order to help their daughter the parents give life to ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Priscilla Lopez, Tony Perez, Robin Thomas, Danny Nucci

Votes: 91

36. Video

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Bengal's first found footage re-construction thriller, Video, based on true incidents, revolves around experiences of a group of over-enthusiastic college-goers Richanshu, Sandy, Tatha, ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Basu | Stars: Ena Saha, Deboprasad Halder, Richanshu Basu, Sutapa Das

37. Britt

Drama, Mystery | Announced

The true story of film and television star Brittany Murphy's life and untimely death. In her career, Brittany Murphy portrayed unusual characters and colorful lives. Her own life and death ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Davis | Star: Annette Walter

38. Gage (2014)

Short, Drama, History

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A western about Doctor John Harlow, a man with severe anxiety problems that must overcome his issues to save the famed Phineas Gage from viciousness of his local community.

Director: Keith Wilhelm Kopp | Stars: Brian Sutherland, Hannah Barefoot, Todd A. Robinson, Glen Baggerly

Votes: 8

39. The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Romance, Western

5.1
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Billy the Kid is forced to kill for the woman he loves, and is ultimately brought to justice by his old friend Pat Garrett.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, Betta St. John, James Griffith, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 89

40. The Switch (1993 TV Movie)

91 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Gary Cole, Craig T. Nelson, Kathleen Nolan, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 65

41. Stones (2016)

90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.8
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Alexander McKay is relaunching his career as a singer songwriter when his girlfriend, Jen, sick of his excessive drinking, throws him out. He winds up on the street, homeless and hung over,... See full summary »

Director: Roydon Turner | Stars: Alexander McKay, Kirsten Hazel Smith, Mark Homer, Elizabeth Croft

Votes: 10

42. A Voice from the White Horse

Passed | 120 min | Drama | Announced

A true story of a little girls survival from the Cambodian genocide of the 1970's at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and it's sadistic leader Pol Pot.

Stars: Anthony Snow, Cali T. Rossen, Gary Palmer, Mony Pal

43. Het dagboek van Anne Frank (1985 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, War

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Directors: Jeroen Krabbé, Hank Onrust | Stars: Jip Wijngaarden, Jeroen Krabbé, Truus te Selle, Edith Andriesse

Votes: 62

44. The Accursed (2014– )

60 min | Drama

9.1
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The Accursed is a five-part series created by Hagai Levi. Through a combination of documentary footage and reenactments, the series follows four Israeli iconic artists: Author Pinchas Sadeh... See full summary »

Stars: Hagai Levi, Yehuda Almagor, Itay Barnea, Moshe Kroy

Votes: 9

45. Devil's Dandruff (2018)

Crime | Pre-production

The rise of a petty drug dealer to his eventual involvement in some of the most notorious and infamous real life Robberies and Gangland Executions and Drug Deals of recent times.

Star: Virginia Hey

46. Rebirth the Cost of Freedom

120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

A womanizing artist finds love that changes his life, only to risk it all In a fight for freedom against religious terrorism and political tyranny that alters the fate of nations. Based on a provocative true story.

47. I (Almost) Got Away with It: What Would Kenda Do? (2014– )

60 min | Crime

7.5
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Investigation Discoveries resident homicide hunter Lt. Joe Kenda, re-visits some of his most popular cases featured on the hit series Homicide Hunter, and he offers his expertise into each ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Kenda, Bill Ratner, Gary Nohealii, Steven Anderson

Votes: 11

48. Lost and Found (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

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People, places, things lost and now found.

Stars: Kristi Abrams, Rachel Bernstein, Gina Evans, Anita Grant

49. Luther (1928)

Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Director: Hans Kyser | Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Rudolf Lettinger, Elsa Wagner, Livio Pavanelli

Votes: 10

50. Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Announced

On a typical dark and cloudy day in 1943 Hagley, England, poachers discover a human skeleton crammed in the trunk of a tree. Being the time of WWII, there is no time for investigation. ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Pearce