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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.

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

2. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.9
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85 Metascore

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

3. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

4. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle.

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

6. 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

7. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

8. 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

9. Mermaids (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Writers: Patty Dann, June Roberts | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling

10. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A dramatization of the conception, birth and early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

11. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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71 Metascore

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Writers: Tetsurô Sayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, Chizuru Takahashi | Director: Goro Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

12. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

13. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision.

Writer: Jacques Demy | Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

14. 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.

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

15. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Writer: Ann Peacock | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

16. A Real Young Girl (1976)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

5.5
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55 Metascore

August, 1963; Alice, 14, an only child, and physically well developed, is home for vacation. She's moody, silent, keeps a diary, and explores tactile sensations with broken eggs, candle wax... See full summary »

Writer: Catherine Breillat | Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Charlotte Alexandra, Hiram Keller, Rita Maiden, Bruno Balp

17. Skipped Parts (2000)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.

Writer: Tim Sandlin | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mischa Barton, Bug Hall

18. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future.

Writer: John Varley | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

19. Set Me Free (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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80 Metascore

Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Huston, Monique H. Messier, Léa Pool, Isabelle Raynault | Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Karine Vanasse, Pascale Bussières, Predrag Manojlovic, Alexandre Mérineau

20. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.1
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Writer: Shawn Slovo | Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

21. 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

22. Stealing Sinatra (2003)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Writer: Howard Korder | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: David Arquette, William H. Macy, James Russo, Ryan Browning

23. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Devlin | Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald

24. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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In the early 1960s, an interracial couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Writers: Hesper Anderson, Jake Justiz, John G. Fuller, S. Lee Pogostin | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill

25. Peppermint Soda (1977)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Writers: Diane Kurys, Alain Le Henry | Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam

26. 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 »

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

27. Cosmonaut (2009)

85 min | Comedy

6.5
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Late '50s to early '60s, when the space war between the Soviet and US was fiercely going on, a fifteen-year-old member of the communist party, Luciana, develops her ideals while living with... See full summary »

Writers: Teresa Ciabatti, Susanna Nicchiarelli | Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli | Stars: Miriana Raschillà, Claudia Pandolfi, Sergio Rubini, Pietro Del Giudice

28. Eunice (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Based on characters from "The Carol Burnett Show," this was the film which led to the series "Mama's Family."

Stars: Carol Burnett, Ken Berry, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence

29. Four Days in November (1964)

122 min | Documentary

6.3
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From more than eight million feet of newsreels, amateur footage, tape-recordings and more, David L. Wolper presents a priceless detailed account of the time and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Writer: Theodore Strauss | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Richard Basehart, John Brewer, Raymond Buck, John Connally

30. Oswald's Ghost (2007)

83 min | Documentary

6.7
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62 Metascore

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Writer: Robert Stone | Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Hugh Aynesworth, David Bellin, Hale Boggs, Judith Campbell Exner

31. Did the Mob Kill JFK? (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

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32. Amazing Earth (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Documentary

7.1
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Catastrophic events alter the planet's appearance.

Director: Brian Skilton | Star: Patrick Stewart

33. Uvidet Parizh i umeret (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A Russian stage mother will let nothing stand in the way of her son's promising career as a concert pianist.

Writer: Georgi Branev | Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Tatyana Vasileva, Dmitriy Malikov, Stanislav Lyubshin, Vladimir Steklov

34. Keiji ichidai: Hiratsuka Hachibei no Shôwa jiken shi (2009– )

230 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Katsumi Takahashi, Masato Hagiwara, Kôtarô Koizumi

35. A Life for Kennedy (2014)

13 min | Short, Drama

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Secret service agent Clint Hill struggles to move with his life after failing to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Writer: Thomas M. Bennett | Director: Thomas M. Bennett | Stars: Peter Brooke, Al Gregg, Lindsey Readman

36. The Pettifogger (2011)

65 min | Animation

4.3
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The Pettifogger follows a year in the life of a minor con man whose life is falling apart in the early 1960s. It has a loose narrative, which illustrates the Pettifogger's greed, his calculating nature, and his love of gambling with cards.

Writer: Lewis Klahr | Director: Lewis Klahr

37. Les ludions (1965)

23 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Anne Claire Poirier | Stars: Jean-Luc Bastien, Isabelle Claude, John Colicos, Jean Gascon

38. One Night in March (2013)

39 min | Short, Sport

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In 1963, a basketball game captured the national imagination and influenced a state -- and sport -- for years to come. This is the story of an unwritten rule that fostered prejudice and ... See full summary »

Writer: Robbie Coblentz | Director: Robbie Coblentz | Star: Rick Worthy

39. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Dark Blue Perfume (1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A middle-aged man is still haunted by a love affair from his youth which almost ended in murder.

Writers: Peter Ransley, Ruth Rendell | Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Susannah York, John Castle, David Ryall, Peter Helmer

40. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Boy Crazy (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Samantha Randall, prefers to go go by the name of 'Sam' and also prefers to dress like a boy. But in high school circa 1963 that just is not done. She runs afoul of both the guys and girls ... See full summary »

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

41. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Deathwatch: Part 1 (2002)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A deathbed confession appears to link the hanging of an East End gangster and the assassination of the jury that found him guilty.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

42. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Deathwatch: Part 2 (2002)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Expatriate gangster Frank Sutton returns to Britain and recruits reporter Graham Barker to gather enough evidence and publish the truth about his brother Charles, who was framed and hung for murder.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

43. Pan Am (2011– )
Episode: Eastern Exposure (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama, History

7.1
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After a last minute change sends the crew on a flight to Rangoon, a routine courier mission for Kate turns harrowing as she struggles to make a drop by the deadline. Meanwhile, Maggie takes... See full summary »

Creators: Nancy Hult Ganis, Jack Orman | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

44. The X-Files (1993–2002)
Episode: Fire (1993)

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

7.4
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Mulder is approached by a former love interest, Scotland Yard Inspector Phoebe Green, who needs help on a case. To date, three British politicians have spontaneously combusted, burning to a... See full summary »

Creator: Chris Carter | Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Pays, Mark Sheppard

45. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Fortune in Flames (2010)

TV-PG | Reality-TV

7.1
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Chumlee goes to his first auction to buy a fortune teller machine. Rick looks at a pepper box and a Baja Bug. Once again, Chumlee is on the box to test fire an old gun.

Writers: Brian Greene, Greg Volk | Directors: Jairus Cobb, Guy Fiorita | Stars: Tony Dee, Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison

46. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006– )
Episode: Freedom Summer (2006)

60 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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The murder of three civil rights activists in Mississippi galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement.

Writer: Charles Olivier | Director: Marco Williams | Star: Mark Riccadonna

47. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )
Episode: Iceland (2009)

Documentary, History

7.4
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The confluence of two geological forces created and continues to build the island of Iceland. They also keep the geology active with global implications. For now the massive, but retreating, glaciers are keeping the glaciers in check.

48. Pan Am (2011– )
Episode: Ich Bin Ein Berliner (2011)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History

7.6
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When the crew gets a flight taking journalists to Berlin to cover an important speech by President Kennedy, Maggie, who campaigned for him, is determined to meet JFK no matter what. ... See full summary »

Creators: Nancy Hult Ganis, Jack Orman | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

49. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: John Lewis Marches On (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America?

Stars: Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Bill Moyers, Bayard Rustin

50. The Beatles Anthology (1995– )
Episode: July '40 to March '63 (1995)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Among the topics, The Beatles discuss in this episode are: their childhoods, their early musical influences, how they met, their time in Hamburg, and their early recordings.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr