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1. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

2. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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46 Metascore

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

3. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.8
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73 Metascore

A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937.

Writers: Holly Gent Palmo, Robert Kaplow, Vincent Palmo Jr. | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

4. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.8
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Writer: Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

5. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Susan Butler, Mary S. Lovell | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

6. City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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57 Metascore

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Writers: Florian Gallenberger, Erwin Wickert | Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny

7. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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76 Metascore

"Nanking" tells the story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese.... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Elizabeth Bentley | Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

8. Good (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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40 Metascore

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Writers: C.P. Taylor, John Wrathall | Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh

9. City of Life and Death (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Writer: Chuan Lu | Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

10. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Writer: Álex de la Iglesia | Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

11. Shanghai Surprise (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

2.9
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Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic... See full summary »

Writers: John Kohn, Robert Bentley, Tony Kenrick | Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths

12. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

13. The Girl Was Young (1937)

Unrated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Writers: Josephine Tey, Charles Bennett, Edwin Greenwood, Anthony Armstrong, Gerald Savory, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

14. The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

Writer: Ken Scott | Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton, Philip Craig

15. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Comedy

7.9
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

16. Before the Rains (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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47 Metascore

A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj.

Writers: Cathy Rabin, Dan Verete | Director: Santosh Sivan | Stars: Linus Roache, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle

17. Cottonwood (2014)

Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Two families are thrown together by tragedy and the binds of racial injustice.

Writers: Decker, Joseph T. Spence | Director: Louis Gossett Jr. | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ethan Suplee, Louis Gossett Jr., Alison Eastwood

18. Hindenburg (2011 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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About the supposed conspiracy that led to the catastrophic deadly crash of the Hindeburg zeppelin in 1937.

Writers: Johannes W. Betz, Philip LaZebnik, Martin Pristl | Director: Philipp Kadelbach | Stars: Maximilian Simonischek, Lauren Lee Smith, Stacy Keach, Greta Scacchi

19. As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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As prisoner of war Clemens Forell, a German soldier during WW II, is sentenced to a labor camp in far east Siberia. After four years working in the mines he escapes from the camp (in 1949) ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef Martin Bauer, Bastian Clevé, Hardy Martins, Bernd Schwamm | Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

20. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Writers: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Jon Else, Nicole Newnham, Lynn Nicholas | Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

21. The Death of a Heart (1987 TV Movie)

109 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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Writers: Elizabeth Bowen, Derek Mahon | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Daniel Chatto, JoJo Cole, Judith Davis

22. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Writers: Joseph E. Davies, Howard Koch | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

23. Nan Jing 1937 (1995)

120 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In December 1937, during the Second Japanese-Sino War, a Chinese doctor, his Japanese pregnant wife, their teenage daughter and their young son travel from Shanghai to Nanjing seeking ... See full summary »

Writers: Jesse Hung, Xiaosheng Liang, Tiansheng Xu | Director: Ziniu Wu | Stars: Han Chin, Ai Saotome, Rene Liu, Tao Bai

24. Billy Graham: God's Ambassador (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary

6.6
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The life and times of the evangelist Billy Graham are the subject of this documentary.

Writer: Henry O. Arnold | Director: Michael Merriman | Stars: John Akers, Cliff Barrows, Ralph Bell, Richard Bewes

25. Innenansichten - Deutschland 1937 (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writer: Michael Kloft | Director: Michael Kloft | Star: Matthias Brandt

26. River Voices: A Portrait of an American River Community (2002 Video)

56 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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Survivors recall both the devastation and the outpouring of community strength caused by the great 1937 Ohio River flood in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Writer: Nathan Lorentz | Director: Nathan Lorentz | Star: Noah Adams

27. Parklawn

Drama, History, Romance | Announced

In 1937 Milwaukee, widowed Irishwoman Sara Flannigan and her five children meet German-born Nick Souter and they become one family in a public housing project called "Parklawn".

Writer: Sue C. Cummings

28. Nerovnoe dykhanie (2005)

30 min | Short, Drama

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A retired NKVD officer in late 1970s meets relatives of somebody whom he sentenced to death in 1937.

Writer: Ilya Severov | Director: Ilya Severov | Stars: Boris Leonov, Ekaterina Shvagireva, Galina Saburova, Vsevolod Tsurilo

29. Der Fall Tuchatschewskij (1968 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.8
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Writers: Wolfgang Bretholz, Hermann Kugelstadt | Director: Rudolf Jugert | Stars: Helmut Wildt, Addi Adametz, Peter Kuiper, Dietrich Frauboes

30. Vote + fusil (1970)

70 min

7.3
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Writer: Helvio Soto | Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: Leonardo Perucci, Marcelo Romo, Patricia Guzmán, Jorge Guerra

31. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Appointment with Death (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.4
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While accompanying her husband on an archaeological dig in 1937 Syria, overbearing, abusive Lady Boynton is found stabbed to death.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Guy Andrews | Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: David Suchet, Tim Curry, Jawad Elalami, Christina Cole

32. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Darth Pawn (2011)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

7.7
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Rick has trouble pricing some World War Two paraphernalia even the Old Man can't identify, a Nintendo-virtual-boy, and life size Star Wars figurines. But he has no trouble pricing a violin that may be a Stradivarius.

Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

33. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Encore (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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In order to solve a cold case the IMF and scores of actors go to extreme lengths to convince one of the killers, Thomas Kroll, that he is reliving the day of the murder - June 30, 1937.

Writers: Bruce Geller, Harold Livingston | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

34. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: Flying Tigers (2006)

Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The story and battles of the famed US Government supported American mercenary fighter pilots who flew in China in early World War II.

Creators: Cynthia Harrison, Jason McKinley, Brooks Wachtel | Director: Robert Kirk | Star: Phil Crowley

35. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Let It Bleed (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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Bobby tells Dean and Sam that Castiel has stolen the Moishe Campbell Diary, but he has a copy. They read the journal and discover that in 1937, H.P. Lovecraft had opened a gate to Purgatory... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble | Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver

36. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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After Poirot pays a routine visit to his dentist, the doctor apparently shoots himself to death a short time later. Chief Inspector Japp appropriately recruits the detective as both witness and consultant.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Joanna Phillips-Lane, Peter Blythe

37. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Plane Crazy (2009)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

6.8
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Rick is asked to buy an airplane, A motorcycle, and a map of Boston from 1735...also Chumlee is quizzed on artwork.

Director: Emerson St. John | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

38. Deadly Women (2005– )
Episode: Predators (II) (2008)

Documentary, Crime

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Deadly Women examines cases of predatory women including Aileen Wuornos who shot and killed seven men in Florida over a period of two years, Dorothea Puente who killed and buried at least ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Farrell, Paul Hawker | Director: John Mavety | Stars: Lynnanne Zager, Dawn Botkins, John Cabrera, Merle Cannonball

39. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Sad Cypress (2003)

94 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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Elinor Carlisle seems to be the obvious murderer of her ailing aunt and the beautiful romantic rival who broke up her engagement, but Poirot uncovers darker motives.

Writers: Agatha Christie, David Pirie | Director: David Moore | Stars: David Suchet, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kelly Reilly

40. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Wise Guys (2011)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

7.0
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Sellers get some rude surprises when they learn their items are worth what they expected. But a rare gold coin and a World War Two armored scout car look promising.

Writers: Brian Greene, Greg Volk | Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell