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1. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 141,070 | Gross: $169.39M

2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Votes: 350,304 | Gross: $352.39M

3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 112,899 | Gross: $13.24M

4. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.2
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An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 28,635 | Gross: $15.17M

5. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 130,806 | Gross: $83.30M

6. The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 96,553 | Gross: $116.63M

7. An Education (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams

Votes: 118,624 | Gross: $12.57M

8. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 91,188 | Gross: $59.95M

9. 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: 120,555 | Gross: $75.33M

10. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

Votes: 6,779

11. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 96,466 | Gross: $43.00M

12. The Parent Trap (1961)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.1
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Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 15,884

13. The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)

TV-MA | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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41 Metascore

The life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the outspoken activist and founder of American Atheists.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Melissa Leo, Brandon Mychal Smith, Juno Temple, Michael Chernus

Votes: 2,353

14. Experimenter (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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81 Metascore

In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: John Palladino, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 13,999 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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America, 1961. Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left.

Directors: Fredrik Ljungdahl, Jens Matthies, Tom Keegan | Stars: Brian Bloom, Alicja Bachleda, Gideon Emery, A.J. Trauth

Votes: 1,730

16. White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

Votes: 19,122 | Gross: $10.30M

17. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 6,798

18. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 16,488

19. Southside with You (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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74 Metascore

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Director: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear

Votes: 6,338 | Gross: $6.30M

20. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 5,887

21. Sweet Dreams (1985)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon

Votes: 3,530 | Gross: $9.09M

22. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 12,268

23. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Directors: Liz Garbus, Hal Tulchin | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 8,816

24. That Night (1992)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Romance

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In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn't quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot. Her heroine is anyway Sheryl, the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Bolotin | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver, Eliza Dushku

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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58 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,287

26. Command and Control (2016)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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77 Metascore

Documentary of 1980's near-launch of a nuclear missile from Arkansas, based on Eric Shlosser's award-winning book of the same name.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Harold Brown, Allan Childers, Bill Clinton, Greg Devlin

Votes: 503 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Zappa (1983)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Denmark, 1961. Bjørn, a middle-class boy in his early teens, wants to be accepted by Steen, a bullying peer of his with wealthy but freezingly cold parents. Bjørn's other good friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Adam Tønsberg, Peter Reichhardt, Morten Hoff, Lone Lindorff

Votes: 2,075

28. Beauregard (2009 TV Movie)

185 min | Drama

6.6
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1961, in French Savoie. Pierre Hautefort, a teacher's literature, is head of the Beauregard youth school, located in the mountains. However, the arrival of young science teacher Julien ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Louis Lorenzi | Stars: Jean-François Balmer, Pierre Boulanger, Anne Jacquemin, Joyce Bibring

Votes: 18

29. Bumazhnyy soldat (2008)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Sheveleva, Aleksandr Glebov

Votes: 742

30. Pack of Lies (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Sammi Davis, Ronald Hines

Votes: 272

31. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill

Votes: 466

32. L'insoumis (1964)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 510

33. 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: 395 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Matter of Heart (1986)

107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Documentary on the famous Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, featuring interviews with those who knew him and archive footage of Jung.

Director: Mark Whitney | Stars: Carl Gustav Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Barbara Hannah, Liliane Frey-Rohn

Votes: 89

35. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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64 Metascore

This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.

Director: Jim Tushinski | Stars: Peter Berlin, Armistead Maupin, John Waters, Jack Wrangler

Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Così ridevano (1998)

124 min | Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

Turin at the end of the fifties: two brothers have emigrated there from Sicily and the older works very hard to let the younger study and free himself from poverty through culture. The boy ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Francesco Giuffrida, Enrico Lo Verso, Fabrizio Gifuni, Calogero Caruana

Votes: 639 | Gross: $0.04M

37. A Tour of the White House (1962 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charles Collingwood, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy

Votes: 63

38. Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: John Goodman, Ted Rosnick, Alex Xydias, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 210

39. El beso que me diste (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.8
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A story of romance and suspense in Puerto Rico, year 2006. Angela, star reporter of Teledigital TV Network, is married to Armando and they have an 8-year old son, Ivan. When their marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Sonia Fritz | Stars: Maricarmen Avilés, Jimmy Navarro, Humberto González, René Monclova

Votes: 41

40. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.0
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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 209

41. Mille bolle blu (1993)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The movie tells the little stories of a group of families who live in the same building in Rome as seen from the eyes of Sandrino, a little kid who is awaiting for a total eclipse of the ... See full summary »

Director: Leone Pompucci | Stars: Carla Benedetti, Matteo Fadda, Giacomo Fadda, Stefano Masciarelli

Votes: 147

42. The Hummingbird (I) (2013)

15 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A team of filmmakers receive an unexpected call while documenting The Cosmonaut, a film about Soviet lost cosmonauts, in Latvia and Lithuania.

Director: Rafael Pavon | Stars: Alex Marx, Olegar Fedoro, Ty Glaser, Vera Horton

Votes: 43

43. Smutek paní Snajderové (2008)

104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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It is 1961 and an Albanian student (Nik Xhelilaj) of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, together with a group of Czech students, is shooting his graduate movie on a motorcycle ... See full summary »

Directors: Eno Milkani, Piro Milkani | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Nik Xhelilaj, Barbora Stepánová, Tomás Töpfer

Votes: 94

44. Control (I) (2018)

48 min | Drama | Post-production

"Control" is the story of the changing perception of women in America and the presence of adopting a new attitude on how women see themselves and their role in society. This spawns a new ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Owen, Michael Patrick Owen | Stars: Mark Kochanowicz, Matthew Rosvanis, Seregon O'Dassey, Carleen Rack

45. Grass Is Greener: Cuba, Baseball and the United States (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

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Director: Aaron Wolf | Stars: Rene Arocha, Fidel Castro, Adrian Hernandez, Tommy Lasorda

46. The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Harrison Engle | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hugh Auchincloss, Dai Bao, Lem Billings

Votes: 30

47. Thornwell (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing. He was wrongfully accused of the theft, brutally interrogated and given drugs... See full summary »

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Glynn Turman, Vincent Gardenia, Craig Wasson, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Votes: 28

48. The Limit

Drama, Sport | Announced

Rival Grand Prix race car drivers Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips compete against each other in the 1961 Drivers Championship.

49. Dukla 61 (2018)

Drama, History | Active

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Stars: Václav Neuzil, Martha Issová, Marek Taclík, Martin Mysicka

50. Ici on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961 (2011)

90 min | Documentary

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In response to the call of the Front de libération nationale (F.L.N., the National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its surroundings march on October 17, 1961, to ... See full summary »

Director: Yasmina Adi

Votes: 25