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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

2. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

3. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

5. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

6. Ray (I) (2004)

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

7.8
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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.

Writers: Taylor Hackford, James L. White | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

7. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

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

8. Porky's (1982)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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40 Metascore

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Writer: Bob Clark | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson

9. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

10. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Writers: Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

11. Common Ground (2000 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »

Writers: Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally, Harvey Fierstein | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Erik Knudsen, Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Margot Kidder

12. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

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This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

13. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

14. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Writer: George Stevens Jr. | Director: Michael Stevens | Star: Laurence Fishburne

15. Desperately Seeking Seka (2002 TV Special)

83 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Writer: Christian Hallman | Directors: Christian Hallman, Magnus Paulsson | Stars: Seka, Ashlyn Gere, Al Goldstein, Veronica Hart

16. Diên Biên Phú (1992)

125 min | Drama, War

6.0
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and ... See full summary »

Writer: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Patrick Catalifo, Jean-François Balmer, Ludmila Mikaël

17. The Phenix City Story (1955)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Writers: Crane Wilbur, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

18. La 317ème section (1965)

100 min | War

7.4
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In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

Writer: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo

19. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

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

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

20. Tito and Me (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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The story of a ten years old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. In his school, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Goran Markovic | Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic, Anica Dobra

21. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.2
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As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Writers: Nicolas von Hoffman, David Franzoni | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

22. The Dominici Affair (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Claude Bernard-Aubert, Daniel Boulanger, Louis-Emile Galey | Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jeanne Allard, Max Amyl, Michel Bertay, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

23. Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989)

Biography, Drama

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Writers: Denis Amar, Marie Devort | Director: Denis Amar | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Hirsch, Antoine Vitez

24. The Light (II) (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama, History | Completed

Merle is an officer in an anti-communist 'Red Squad' during the McCarthy Red scare. Rounding up the suspects, curbing the 'pinko threat' is surely the thing to do, just part of the job. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Simon James Cookson | Director: Simon James Cookson | Stars: Daniel Street-Brown, Margot Mount, Liam Tims, Tim Wellings

25. Ch. P. - Chrezvychainoe proisshestvie (1958)

88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The crew of a soviet cargo falls prey to an act of piracy in waters between China and Taiwan, and are taken to Taiwan where they are pressured into stating they chose to go into the free world.

Writers: Vitali Kalinin, Grigori Koltunov, Dmitri Kuznetsov | Director: Viktor Ivchenko | Stars: Aleksandr Anurov, Aleksandr Barushnoy, Giuli Chokhonelidze, Dmitriy Kapka

26. Original Pride: The Satyrs Motorcycle Club (2005)

56 min | Documentary

7.4
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The Satyrs Motorcycle Club was formed in 1954. As such it is one of the oldest gay motorcycle clubs in the world.

Writer: Scott Bloom | Director: Scott Bloom

27. The Ultimate Guide: Submarines (2000 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

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This program provides an overview of many aspect of submarine technology including; the various types of submarines, their missions, design considerations, history, operations, training, rescue methods and new design concepts.

Writer: Martin Vaughn Cook | Director: Martin Vaughn Cook | Star: Will Lyman

28. The Ultimate Guide: Planes (2000 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

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This program explains the most important innovations in the history of powered flight leading to the enormous airliners and high performance jet fighters in service today.

Writer: Martin Vaughn Cook | Director: Nigel Ashcroft | Star: Will Lyman

29. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part One (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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After four attractive women are found strangled in and around the local river, the free-spirited wife of a London doctor is killed while on an extramarital assignation.

Writers: Geoffrey Case, Ruth Rendell | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Caroline Bliss, Robin Summers, Keith Barron, Ronald Pickup

30. Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey (2009– )
Episode: Bunker Busters (2009)

Documentary, History, War

6.4
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Host "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey shows us how bunker busting siege weapons evolved throughout history. Gunny gets to demonstrate how various examples of the bunker busting weapons work.

Director: French Horwitz | Star: R. Lee Ermey

31. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Honor Thy Father (2011)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

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Customers want to sell some items that are unusual even to collectors; a Martin Luther King LP, a recalled Star Wars movie poster with an alternative title and technical errors and an die ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Greene, Greg Volk | Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Mark Hall Patton

32. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Sink or Sell (2009)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

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Big Hoss buys a classic Chris Craft that needs a "little" work. Dad doesn't approve. But Dad gets taken on a Colt revolver that the owner cleaned to the point of destruction.

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

33. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Sputnik Declassified (2007)

Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Nova examines the goals of the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik. The Eisenhower Administration's covert objectives in space gave the impression that the Soviets had a commanding lead in space technology.

Writer: Rushmore DeNooyer | Director: Rushmore DeNooyer | Star: Neil Ross

34. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Killer's Trail: The Story of Dr. Sam Sheppard (1999)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The real case what inspired one of the more famous TV series of all times, "The Fugitive".

Writers: Marian Marzynski, Joel Olicker | Directors: Marian Marzynski, Joel Olicker | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Sam Reese Sheppard, Samuel Sheppard, Terry Gilbert

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Waxwork (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A writer must spend a night in a wax museum's murderer's gallery, to make good a gambling debt knowingly paid with a bad check to a testy Englishman. The museum's owner is so obsessed with ... See full summary »

Writers: A.M. Burrage, Casey Robinson | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barry Nelson, Everett Sloane, Shaike Ophir

36. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: The World's Biggest Bomb (2011)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.3
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Secrets of the Dead chronicle's the development of more and more powerful nuclear weapons through with the surprises and miscalculations.

Writer: Andy Webb | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Richard Rhodes, Harold Agnew, Boris Altshuler