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1. Code of a Killer (2015 TV Mini-Series)

130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama | Active

7.8
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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: 838

2. The Perfect Dictatorship (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 »

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

Votes: 2,256

3. The Message (1977)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in ... See full summary »

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Tewfik El-Hakim, A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar, A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi, Mohammad Ali Maher | Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 23,233

4. Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Follows the abduction of 16 year old girl in California in 2013.

Writers: Jeffrey Schenck, Peter Sullivan, Hanz Wasserburger | Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Jessica Amlee, Scott Patterson, Brian McNamara, Jay Pickett

Votes: 141

5. David and Goliath (I) (2015)

PG | 92 min | Drama

7.9
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Follows young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds.

Writer: Timothy A. Chey | Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Miles Sloman, Jerry Sokolosky, Makenna Guyler, Paul Hughes

Votes: 307

6. Drawing Home (2015)

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance | Completed

Boston in the 1920s. Young debutante Catharine Robb of Concord is dating the wealthiest bachelor at the time, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set -- a dream life in the upper ... See full summary »

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

7. 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 »

Writers: Janet Frame, Laura Jones | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 4,718

8. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)

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

6.2
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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.

Writers: Benita Garvin, Katherine Kotaw, Ellen Singer | Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier

Votes: 100

9. Kalinka (2015)

Drama | Completed

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 »

Writers: Vincent Garenq, Julien Rappeneau | Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Sebastian Koch, Audrey Quoturi

10. The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer ... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Timothy Bottoms, Nan Martin, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 235

11. A Chequer Board of Nights (2015)

Short, Action, History | Post-production

The true accounts of one crew's tour in an Avro Lancaster Bomber WWII. The film is based on Bill McCrea's book 'A Chequer-Board of Nights'.Chapter 6, 'A Sitting Duck' We follow one raid, at a time when any raid could be their last.

Writers: Samantha Allen, Doug Kirby, Bill McCrea | Director: Doug Kirby | Stars: Chris Wilson, Philip Harvey, Ankur Sengupta, Jake Unsworth

12. Love Me Haiti (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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A woman struggles to free her husband after he's kidnapped and trapped in a prison cell. What she encounters would become one of the greatest true stories ever told.

Writers: Alexander Stuart, Joyce Mccauley-benner, Joe Vetromile, Hugues Gentillon, Alix Charles | Director: Hugues Gentillon | Stars: Aurelia Khazan, Pierre-louis Dieufaite, Deoud Gentillon, François Meknes

Votes: 2,253

13. The Californians (2017)

Drama | Announced

In 1853 Los Angeles is a chaotic, lawless, brawling pueblo of 1600 Mexican, Black, Indian, and American souls. California is a new state and the Mexican-American War is over. It's Horace ... See full summary »

Creators: Elizabeth Baldwin Knight, Steven W. Knight

14. Il giovane Mussolini (1993 TV Mini-Series)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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The story starts at the point in Benito Mussolini's life when, at the age of nineteen, he gave up being a schoolmaster, left his home town of Forli and, as a guest worker on a building-site... See full summary »

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Ivano Marescotti, Toni Bertorelli, Valentina Lainati

Votes: 160

15. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Leslie Lee, Kevin Arkadie | Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

Votes: 222

16. PVC Major Shaitan Singh (2017)

War | Pre-production

Based on the story of Major Shaitan Singh, who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his 'C' company's dig-in at Rezang La pass during the Sino-India conflict of 1962.

Writer: Pankaj Sehgal | Director: Pankaj Sehgal | Stars: Behzaad Khan, Vikas Shrivastav

17. Britt

Drama, Mystery | Pre-production

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 »

Writers: Julia Davis, Angelo Bertolotti | Director: Julia Davis | Star: Annette Walter

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

60 min | Crime

7.4
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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, Steven Anderson, Mark Andrews

Votes: 10

19. The Accursed (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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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 »

Creator: Hagai Levi | Stars: Hagai Levi, Yehuda Almagor, Itay Barnea, Emanuel Levi

20. 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 »

Writer: Ishika Mukherjee | Director: Rick Basu | Stars: Ena Saha, Deboprasad Halder, Debopriyo Mukherjee, Richanshu Basu

21. Unwanted (II) (2015)

Action

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Immigrants cross the border to live the American dream but later their dreams turn into a nightmare.

Writer: Pablo Esparza | Director: Armando Suarez | Stars: Maria Alexandra, Adrian Barboza, Ermalinda Chavarria, Rykys El Pantera

22. 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

23. Tiger, Tiger (2015)

Drama | Announced

Set against a striking backdrop of Siberian Tigers in the Far East, a crashed American pilot is unjustly imprisoned as a spy. Seven years later, he is released to a life of exile and forced... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Stouffer, Dennis S. Johnson | Director: Mark Stouffer

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

140 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Mies Bouhuys | Directors: Jeroen Krabbé, Hank Onrust | Stars: Jip Wijngaarden, Jeroen Krabbé, Truus te Selle, Edith Andriesse

Votes: 58

25. 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.

Writers: Keith Wilhelm Kopp, Bernard Untalan | Director: Keith Wilhelm Kopp | Stars: Hannah Barefoot, Todd A. Robinson, Brian Sutherland, Dennis Fitzpatrick

26. Stones (II) (2015)

Drama | Post-production

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 »

Writer: Don Macnab-Stark | Director: Roydon Turner | Stars: Alexander McKay, Kirsten Hazel Smith, Mark Homer, Elizabeth Croft

27. Hours of Light (2004)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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A prisoner is accused of several murders.

Writers: José Ángel Esteban, Carlos López, Manolo Matji | Director: Manolo Matji | Stars: Alberto San Juan, Emma Suárez, José Ángel Egido, Vicente Romero

Votes: 202

28. Last Floor (2013)

84 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Psychological portrait of a dismissed army captain gradually plunging deeper and deeper into his nationalist paranoia.

Writers: Witold Beres, Dominika Hilszczanska, Tadeusz Król, Wieslaw Paluch | Director: Tadeusz Król | Stars: Janusz Chabior, Joanna Orleanska, Barbara Garstka, Wojciech Zielinski

Votes: 33

29. The Legacy of Gaston Leroux: The Man Behind the Mask (2015)

Biography, Mystery | Pre-production

A flamboyant figure in 1920s Parisian society, Gaston (a respected lawyer who becomes the world's first investigative journalist) turns to novel writing after squandering his inherited ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynn Santer, Pamela Jaye Smith

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

Approved | 72 min | Western

5.0
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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.

Writers: Bernard Gordon, John T. Williams, Janet Stevenson, Philip Stevenson | Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, Betta St. John, James Griffith, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 85

31. Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In this suspenseful crime thriller, Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by six unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. The story is based on the 2004 real-life celebrity kidnapping case in China.

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

32. Boxer on the Wilderness (2014)

8 min | Short, Drama, Sport

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It's 1919. A boxer and his opponent fight in the ring and we see and feel the physical and emotional pain of the young man returned from WW1 who must win at all costs.

Writer: Alexandra Boyd | Director: Alexandra Boyd | Stars: Matt Casey, Peter Law, Jim McDonnell, Stuart Ryan

33. Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knoller's War (2015)

59 min | Documentary

7.8
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Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller talks about being a young Jewish man during WWII.

Director: Simon Winchcombe | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Freda Knoller, Freddie Knoller

Votes: 19

34. Under the Salton Sea (2013)

Short, Drama

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A reporter discovers a zombie living in the ghost town that exists under the Salton Sea.

Writer: Victoria Goring | Director: Victoria Goring | Stars: Carson Goring, Victoria Goring

35. Rebirth

120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

In a bloody fight for freedom, heretics question the corruption of popes, commands of kings and fight against intolerance. They speak their conscience and risk death or dungeon to further the renaissance.

Writer: T.L. Lewis

36. Cease Fire (2015)

21 min | Short, Drama, History

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Amongst the hell of WWI, a seasoned veteran must put aside his hate and work with the enemy to save the life of a young injured comrade.

Writer: Darrell Langolf Jr. | Director: Darrell Langolf Jr. | Stars: Jason Caplin, Nicholas A. Goldreich, Jesse O'Neill, Richard Remppel

37. Surrender (III) (2015)

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

Life is all about choices.

Writers: Michael Barrett Jr., Justice Singleton

38. Luther (1928)

Biography, Drama, History

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Writers: Domfarrer D. Döhring, Hans Kyser | Director: Hans Kyser | Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Rudolf Lettinger, Elsa Wagner, Livio Pavanelli

Votes: 9

39. Child of the Forest (2015)

Drama | Announced

Child of the Forest chronicles the extraordinary true-life story of Charlene Schiff (Shulamit Perlmutter), affectionately known as "Musia." Musia's harrowing journey takes her from a loving... See full summary »

Director: Susan Rohrer

40. Three-Minute Fuse (1939)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

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This entry in the Floyd Gibbons' series of "Your True Life Adventures" tells the story of Oklahoma well-digger Clair Bigler when, after lighting a three-minute fuse and the well bottom to ... See full summary »

Writer: Floyd Gibbons | Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Floyd Gibbons, Edward Andrews, Alexander Cross, Draja Dryden

41. A Done Deal (2013)

Short, Drama

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Dylan is one of those great guys who make all of the wrong choices that lead him on a path of self-destruction. His escape is meth, which results in no job, no money, and ultimately no hope... See full summary »

Writers: Jeff Alderson, Chad Tailor | Director: Chad Tailor | Stars: Domenic Derose, Juan Carlos Huguenin, Nikki Lee Kriszta, Jesse Nobess

42. The Visit (II) (2009)

4 min | Animation, Short

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The story of a native Cree family's strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words.

Writer: Lisa Jackson | Director: Lisa Jackson | Stars: Barry Ahenakew, Kimowan Ahenakew

43. Operation Jungle Jewel

90 min | War | Announced

During the Invasion of Panama, a Green Beret learns of a missing WW II plane's crash site and leads a dangerous mission to locate the missing aviators and bring them home.

Writers: Dan Barrios, Ron Celli | Director: Dan Barrios

44. A Time for Resistance (2013 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary

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What three German teenagers did to become the youngest resistance group in Nazi Germany, and how, fifty years later, their story inspired the film "Resistance Movement."

Directors: Kathryn Lee Moss, Nathan D. Lee | Stars: Joseph Paul Branca, Caleb Jenson, Dashiell Wolf

45. Love (X) (2012)

Short, Romance

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A beautiful story about a wife's love for her sick husband of 24 years. Leanne tells of her experiences with marriage to husband Steve, and what it was like to first fall in love. A sad and... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Kovac | Star: Leanne Kovac

47. Ipaglaban mo (2014– )
Episode: Abot hanggang sukdulan (2015)

Drama

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Writers: Michael A. Transfiguracion, Arlene Tamayo | Director: Jojo Saguin | Stars: Jose Sison, Jopet Sison, Noni Buencamino, Dianne Medina

48. Ipaglaban mo (2014– )
Episode: Akin ang anak ko (2014)

Drama

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Writers: Karen Ramos, Arlene Tamayo | Director: Rechie del Carmen | Stars: Jose Sison, Jopet Sison, Jason Abalos, Helga Krapf

49. Ipaglaban mo (2014– )
Episode: Akin ang anak mo (2015)

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Writers: Mel Abaygar, Arlene Tamayo | Director: Jerome Chavez Pobocan | Stars: Jose Sison, Jopet Sison, Precious Lara Quigaman, Nikki Valdez

50. Ipaglaban mo (2014– )
Episode: Akin ang asawa mo (2014)

Drama

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Writers: Gina Marissa Tagasa, Arlene Tamayo | Director: Lyan Suiza | Stars: Jose Sison, Jopet Sison, Allan Paule, Diana Zubiri