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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,734,969 | Gross: $28.34M

2. 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: 811,694 | Gross: $127.97M

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.

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

Votes: 189,990 | Gross: $14.99M

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.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 177,542 | Gross: $10.10M

5. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 58,817 | Gross: $3.15M

6. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 44,892 | Gross: $8.27M

7. 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: 112,563 | Gross: $75.31M

8. Born to Be Blue (2015)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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64 Metascore

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo

Votes: 3,219 | Gross: $0.67M

9. Porky's (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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40 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 31,726 | Gross: $105.50M

10. 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: 50,892 | Gross: $3.05M

11. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 30,125 | Gross: $9.13M

12. Loin des hommes (2014)

101 min | Drama, War, Western

7.3
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74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 4,364

13. 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.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 8,960

14. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

6.0
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25 Metascore

SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 1,089 | Gross: $0.04M

15. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.

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

Votes: 6,592 | Gross: $1.20M

16. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 5,834 | Gross: $3.73M

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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,579

18. Tito i ja (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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 »

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

Votes: 3,898

19. 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 »

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Erik Knudsen, Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Margot Kidder

Votes: 883

20. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 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.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,136

21. China Gate (1957)

97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.5
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In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat 'King' Cole, Paul Dubov

Votes: 460

22. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

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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: 461

23. Diên Biên Phú (1992)

125 min | Drama, War

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 393

24. La 317ème section (1965)

100 min | War

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 604

25. L'affaire Dominici (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jeanne Allard, Max Amyl, Michel Bertay, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

Votes: 400

26. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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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

Votes: 374 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Desperately Seeking Seka (2002 TV Special)

83 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Directors: Christian Hallman, Magnus Paulsson | Stars: Seka, Veronica Hart, Peter North, Nina Hartley

Votes: 78

28. 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: 337

29. The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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John Huston, who directed Monroe in her first major film and her last completed role, pays tribute to the life and career of the tragic actress.

Director: Terry Sanders | Stars: John Huston, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Gladys Baker

Votes: 109

30. Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989)

Biography, Drama

6.2
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France experienced one of the most chilling winters in 1954.It was during that harsh weather that a catholic priest L'Abbé Pierre wrote an open letter to minister of housing to provide shelter to numerous homeless people.

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

Votes: 174

31. 1954 Alcatraz (2014 Video Game)

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Director: Gene Mocsy | Stars: Heidi Kobara, Reg Clay, Butch Engle, Brian R. Davis

Votes: 5

32. Inches from the Ground (2016)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A border post in Bulgaria, 1954. The mind of little Michael is full of kaleidoscopic panoramas of naïve Socialism, Balkan Stalinism and the Cold War. His father is a strong lieutenant ... See full summary »

Director: Maxim Genchev | Stars: Simeon Filipov, Tsuki Angel, Desislava Chuturkova, Ivaylo Asparuhov

Votes: 9

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

56 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

Director: Scott Bloom

Votes: 15

34. Lyudoyed (1991)

169 min | Drama

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Kazakhstan, 1954. Riot among the prisoners, who fight against their inhuman held in prison.

Director: Gennadi Zemel | Stars: Vladimir Talashko, German Kachin, Pyotr Derbenev, Oleg Gushchin

Votes: 9

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

88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Viktor Ivchenko | Stars: Aleksandr Anurov, Aleksandr Barushnoy, Giuli Chokhonelidze, Dmitriy Kapka

Votes: 37

36. The Keep (1962 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: John Dexter | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glyn Owen, Jessie Evans, Tenniel Evans

37. The Light (II) (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama, History

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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 »

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

38. 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.

Director: Nigel Ashcroft | Star: Will Lyman

39. La terre tremble dans le Chéliff (1954)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este | Stars: Roger Léonard, François Mitterrand

40. 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.

Director: Martin Vaughn Cook | Star: Will Lyman

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Caroline Bliss, Robin Summers, Keith Barron, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 42

42. Telephone Time (1956–1958)
Episode: Bullet Lou Kirn (1957)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Don Taylor | Stars: John Nesbitt, Alan Baxter, Harold J. Stone, Herbert Rudley

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

45 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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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

Votes: 8

44. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Episode: Hate on Your Dial (1989)

46 min | Horror

7.2
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A racist uses a cursed antique car radio to travel back to 1954 and tries to prevent the arrest and death of his father, a member of the KKK.

Director: Allan Eastman | Stars: Louise Robey, Steve Monarque, Chris Wiggins, Michael Rhoades

Votes: 51

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Reality-TV

7.3
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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 »

Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Mark Hall Patton

Votes: 28

46. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993)

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

7.7
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While impersonating the King, Elvis Presley, Sam must save a Memphis Belle from a bad marriage.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, John Scott Clough

Votes: 116

47. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 (1990)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Sam leaps into an old pool playing acquaintance of Al's and must win a pool game so that his granddaughter doesn't lose her bar.

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Shari Headley, J.W. Smith

Votes: 167

48. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 (1990)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Aboard the RMS Queen Mary, Sam must prevent the marriage of his host's ex-wife.

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Beverly Leech, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 153

49. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 (1991)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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Sam leaps into a patient at a Mental Hospital and undergoes electroshock therapy. The treatment causes Sam to act like other people he's been. It also weakens his link to Al. Al must find a... See full summary »

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, David Proval, Bruce A. Young

Votes: 182

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

TV-PG | 21 min | Reality-TV

6.9
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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

Votes: 52