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1. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, an enigmatic hotel and a sinister farmhouse in Roanoke, North Carolina.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 197,973

2. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 31,593 | Gross: $27.55M

3. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 79,654 | Gross: $38.32M

4. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 797,909 | Gross: $127.97M

5. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 64,491 | Gross: $0.25M

6. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 111,469 | Gross: $75.31M

7. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 76,857 | Gross: $37.71M

8. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.1
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A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 31,726

9. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 5,813

10. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan, Perry Millward

Votes: 2,982

11. Queen & Country (2014)

114 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.03M

12. The Scapegoat (2012)

108 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Anton Lesser, Jodhi May

Votes: 3,087

13. I Am David (2003)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.3
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47 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Ben Tibber, Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 6,162 | Gross: $0.28M

14. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen

Votes: 2,736 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Glen or Glenda (1953)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

4.1
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

Votes: 6,686

16. The Last Ride (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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45 Metascore

At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.

Director: Harry Thomason | Stars: Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cuoco

Votes: 669

17. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 8,408 | Gross: $1.62M

18. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,199

19. If These Walls Could Talk (1996 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

Directors: Cher, Nancy Savoca | Stars: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London

Votes: 3,195

20. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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67 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 880 | Gross: $0.25M

21. 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.

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

Votes: 4,422

22. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Drama

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A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 3,873 | Gross: $1.13M

23. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 4,872

24. Lilies (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,296 | Gross: $0.22M

25. The Quiet American (1958)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 1,171

26. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.1
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Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacLeod Phillips | Stars: Jerry Hoffman, Jennifer Aguilar, Michael Ashcraft, Michael Ashcroft

Votes: 748 | Gross: $23.55M

27. The Confessional (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.58M

28. The Sergeant (1968)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A story of a brilliant master sergeant with a great career behind him and transferred to yet another post, his attraction to a younger man eventually overrides him, to a point where his latent homosexuality, finally emerges.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law, Ludmila Mikaël, Frank Latimore

Votes: 385

29. The Walking Hills (1949)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.7
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 348

30. Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.

Director: Juan Carlos Desanzo | Stars: Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas, Pepe Novoa

Votes: 334

31. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.8
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Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.

Director: Michael Stevens | Star: Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 451

32. The Dominici Affair (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jeanne Allard, Max Amyl, Michel Bertay, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

Votes: 394

33. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Jamie Maclachlan, Christopher Plummer, Shaun Smyth, Amy Rutherford

Votes: 338

34. An Ordinary Execution (2010)

105 min | Drama, History

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Moscow, 1952. Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles.

Director: Marc Dugain | Stars: André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 381

35. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.1
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 418

36. The Devil's Ballad (1977)

144 min | Mystery

7.0
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Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Keiko Kishi, Akiko Nishina, Kôji Kita

Votes: 124

37. How Life Began (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.0
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Was life triggered by some event, like lightning hitting a pond full of amino acids? Earth was teeming with life billions of years before the dinosaurs existed. Single celled organisms ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Ellis | Stars: Robert Hazen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marcelo Gleiser, George Coyne

Votes: 26

38. The Shadow Spirit (2007)

133 min | Crime

6.2
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Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Kippei Shîna, Hiroyuki Miyasako

Votes: 79

39. Casa di Angeli (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History | Post-production

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Stars: Catalina Saavedra, Tiago Correa, Francisco Reyes, Daniel Muñoz

40. Muistojen kisakesä 1952 (1954)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.3
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Star: Matti Tamminen

Votes: 6

41. Olympiaradio 1952 (1952)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Harry Lewing | Star: Carl-Erik Creutz

42. The Secret of High Peak Farm (1953 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Mystery

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Stars: Oliver Burt, Alaric Cotter, Pearl Dadswell, Ilona Ference

43. Maailmat kohtaavat - XV Olympiakisat Helsingissä 1952 (1952)

99 min | Documentary, Sport

6.7
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Part one of the official film of XV Olympics in Helsinki 1952.

Director: Hannu Leminen | Stars: Carl-Erik Creutz, Reino Palmroth, Usko Santavuori, Trygve Lie

Votes: 13

44. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Ahead of His Time (1952)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The world in 2052 is a pretty wonderful place - no wars, no poverty, no famines - but all humankind is about to be destroyed because of a small miscalculation in a scientific experiment a ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Tripp, Ruth Enders, Theo Goetz, Joy Hathaway

Votes: 27

45. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: Backstage Pass (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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When Jackie says she doesn't want to do it in the car, Kelso offers to have a romantic day, she stretches it to a week. Donna got concert tickets as a bonus at the radio station where she ... See full summary »

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson

Votes: 316

46. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Blood Bath (2014)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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The freaks mourn the death of one of their own, while Elsa welcomes a new performer. Penny and her new friends get revenge on her father.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,662

47. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Bullseye (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Elsa prepares for her television show by bringing out a new act. Meanwhile, Paul pursues romance and the twins settle in to their new home.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,685

48. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Curtain Call (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Dandy prepares for his debut performance. The Tattlers contemplate marriage, while in Hollywood, Elsa discovers she's further from love than ever before.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,996

49. Dekalog (1989–1990)
Episode: Decalogue Eight: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness (1989)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

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"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour". A Polish-American researcher visits Warsaw and attends a lecture about ethics. Afterwards, she approaches Zofia, the lecturer, and... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Maria Koscialkowska, Teresa Marczewska, Artur Barcis, Tadeusz Lomnicki

Votes: 2,035

50. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Edward Mordrake: Part 1 (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Elsa defies superstition to rehearse on Halloween, summoning the spirit of Edward Mordrake and his ghostly band of freaks.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 2,154