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1. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 49,584 | Gross: $1.21M

2. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 80,547 | Gross: $0.25M

3. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 52,585 | Gross: $3.05M

4. Archangel (2005 TV Movie)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A British college professor working in Russia investigates certain mysteries surrounding the life and death of Joseph Stalin.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov

Votes: 4,238

5. 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: 117,558 | Gross: $75.31M

6. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 78,319 | Gross: $5.78M

7. 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: 1,065 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 13,994

9. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 26,321 | Gross: $6.59M

10. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis

Votes: 970

11. Glen or Glenda (1953)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

4.2
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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: 6,963

12. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 5,162

13. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 4,662

14. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 7,500 | Gross: $2.48M

15. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

Votes: 5,591 | Gross: $1.37M

16. Lootera (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Votes: 11,599 | Gross: $0.38M

17. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 8,827

18. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,896

19. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | War, Drama, Action

7.1
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 3,491

20. The Rack (1956)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 917

21. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

Votes: 786

22. Union City (1980)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A man is so obsessed with finding the person responsible for stealing his milk bottles that he ignores his beautiful young wife, who has other ideas on her mind.

Director: Marcus Reichert | Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Debbie Harry, Sam McMurray, Terry Walsh

Votes: 311

23. The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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After the general Soviet gulag amnesty of 1953 former political inmates Sergei and Nikolai arrive in a remote Siberian village where 8 pardoned common criminals terrorize the inhabitants.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Valeriy Priyomykhov, Anatoliy Papanov, Viktor Stepanov, Nina Usatova

Votes: 1,414

24. Nihon no yoru to kiri (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: 447

25. Captain Johnno (1988 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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A deaf boy befriends an Italian fisherman in his village.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: John Waters, Damien Walters, Rebecca Sykes, Michele Fawdon

Votes: 58

26. Matka Królów (1987)

127 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Magda Teresa Wójcik, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Franciszek Pieczka, Boguslaw Linda

Votes: 179

28. Konets epokhi (2014)

38 min | Short, Drama

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Young doctor Irina Mikhaylovna works in Soviet province and has to hire ex-con Lyuba as baby tender for her daughter. When anti-Semitic company starts in Soviet Union and danger is threatening Irina, Lyuba stays her only devoted friend.

Director: Sofya Chernyshova | Stars: Polina Pakhomova, Nina Loshchinina, Elena Tokmakova-Gorbushina, Mark Lihanov

29. Dead Connection (1992 Video Game)

Action, Crime

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Directors: Ichiro Fujisue, Masaki Ogata, Fujiwaran X.

30. Krinitsy (1965)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Iosif Shulman | Stars: Eduards Pavuls, Lev Zolotukhin, Oleg Zhakov, Igor Pushkaryov

31. Battle History of the Air Force (2003– )

War

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The United States Air Force grew out of the Army Air Corps to become a crucial branch of the American military. This program chronicles the challenges and blunders overcome the made it the world's unchallenged preeminent air force.

32. Gwiazdy musza plonac (1954)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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Directors: Witold Lesiewicz, Andrzej Munk | Stars: S. Halama, Gustaw Holoubek, P. Kania, Bernard Krawczyk

Votes: 21

33. Wir wollen freie Menschen sein! Volksaufstand 1953 (2013)

43 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Freya Klier | Stars: Peter Kloeppel, Thomas Arnold, Britta Steffenhagen, Franz Faulhaber

34. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: A Single Drop of Rain - September 7, 1953 (1991)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Sam leaps into a rainmaker who returns to his drought-stricken hometown and has to keep his family together.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Phyllis Lyons, Patrick Massett

Votes: 142

35. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Another Chance (1953)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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The mysterious Dr. Borrow transports cornered petty thief Harold back in time to avoid both capture and his wife leaving him. Borrow's price is right for the shattered Harold: a stolen ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Virginia Vincent, Robert Middleton

Votes: 32

36. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Apocrypha (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Mulder uncovers clues about a cover-up involving an alien entity and a sunken World War II aircraft. Scully pursues the man who murdered her sister.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, John Neville

Votes: 2,208

37. HaYehudim Baim (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2014)

Comedy, History

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Director: Kobi Havia | Stars: Moni Moshonov, Yael Sharoni, Yaniv Biton, Ido Mosseri

38. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Gold Diggers (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Reality-TV

7.5
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Customers arrive with unusual items to sell including; scrip coins, baseball field passes, a gold bar from a sunken treasure, and a B-29 bomber part.

Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Mel King

Votes: 39

39. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Inside North Korea (2007)

Documentary, History

7.7
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Posing as a medical coordinator, Lisa Ling gains access to North Korea offering viewers a chance to see inside the "Hermit Kingdom".

Director: Peter Yost | Stars: Michael Breen, Brian Green, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-il

Votes: 244

40. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: Jet vs. Jet (2007)

Documentary, History, War

6.7
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Mission turns to ambition as top Saber pilots vie for the title of jet ace during the Korean war.

Director: Jason McKinley | Star: Phil Crowley

Votes: 10

41. Kreml-9 (2001–2006)
Episode: Lavrentiy Beriya: Ot aresta do rasstrela (2001)

Documentary

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Documentary about the arrest and execution of Lavrentiy Beria.

Stars: Pavel Konyshev, Aleksey Pimanov

42. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: MIG Alley (2006)

44 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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Robinson Risner flew an F-86 Saber in Korea at the dawn of the jet age. There, with a hunter's persistence, he pursued his prey whether Korean, Chinese or Russian leading to some dramatic ... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Weiss, Robert Kirk | Stars: Phil Crowley, Frederick Blesse, Ralph Parr, Robinson Risner

Votes: 18

43. Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey (2009– )
Episode: Machine Guns (2009)

45 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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In this episode of "Lock N' Load with R Lee Ermey" the gunny examines one of the deadliest weapons on the modern battlefield; the machine gun. He shows us the rapid fire destruction the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wilkinson | Star: R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 19

44. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.1
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Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, ... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Bruce McGill, John D'Aquino

Votes: 351

45. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: Night Fighters (2007)

Documentary, History, War

7.0
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Famous nighttime dogfights.

Director: Jason McKinley | Star: Phil Crowley

Votes: 10

46. Torchwood (2006–2011)
Episode: Out of Time (2006)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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When a passenger plane from 1953 arrives in Cardiff in 2007 due to the Rift, the Torchwood team try to help three temporal immigrants adapt a new life in the city.

Director: Alice Troughton | Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori

Votes: 798

47. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Peaches & Pinups (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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Chumlee is excited about test firing a crossbow until an expert explains the risks. Peaches gets to price a stack of Playboy magazines. Rick buys a complete US Army Air Corps uniform and tries to close a couple sales.

Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Danielle Rainey

Votes: 46

48. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Sam leaps into a private detective who looks just like Humphrey Bogart.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Claudia Christian, Willie Garson

Votes: 268

49. Kreml-9 (2001–2006)
Episode: Poslednie dni Stalina (2004)

Documentary

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Documentary about the last days of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Stars: Pavel Konyshev, Aleksey Pimanov

50. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )
Episode: Presidential Transports (2012)

44 min | Documentary

7.3
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They are the most advanced and heavily protected vehicles ever built--operated by technicians prepared for the worst. But behind the bullet proof glass and armored plating of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Barry Aird, W. Ralph Basham, George W. Bush

Votes: 23