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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

Votes: 1,493,892

2. 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

Votes: 281,951

3. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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69 Metascore

The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Writers: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein | Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 124,421

4. 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

Votes: 239,796

5. 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

Votes: 126,983

6. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 37,035

7. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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89 Metascore

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Writer: Paul Webb | Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 42,919

8. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 265,203

9. 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

Votes: 167,409

10. 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

Votes: 93,582

11. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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85 Metascore

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

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

Votes: 142,434

12. 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

Votes: 99,957

13. 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

Votes: 20,500

14. 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: Gorô Miyazaki | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Chris Noth, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 15,315

15. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

R | 124 min | History

7.4
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A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Writers: Elisabeth Bartel, Giulio Ricciarelli, Amelie Syberberg | Director: Giulio Ricciarelli | Stars: Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch

Votes: 1,361

16. 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

Votes: 27,278

17. 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

Votes: 4,074

18. 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

Votes: 13,799

19. 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

Votes: 2,426

20. 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

Votes: 4,277

21. 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

Votes: 4,996

22. An American Affair (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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31 Metascore

In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.

Writer: Alex Metcalf | Director: William Olsson | Stars: Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Cameron Bright, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 1,640

23. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 663

24. The Smell of Success (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

5.2
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A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America.

Writers: Mark Polish, Michael Polish | Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni, Mark Polish, Ed Helms

Votes: 825

25. Buster (1988)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

5.7
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This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.

Writer: Colin Shindler | Director: David Green | Stars: Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence

Votes: 2,488

26. 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

Votes: 2,723

27. Skipped Parts (2000)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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

Votes: 2,671

28. 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

Votes: 553

29. Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue | Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth, Marion Dougherty

Votes: 807

30. 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

Votes: 1,106

31. 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

Votes: 736

32. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 728

33. 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

Votes: 514

34. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 382

35. 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

Votes: 361

36. Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

7.9
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The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy.

Director: Abraham Zapruder | Stars: Charles Brehm, Howard Brennan, John Connally, Nellie Connally

Votes: 1,686

37. Eunice (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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, Betty White

Votes: 120

38. 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

Votes: 573

39. 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

Votes: 311

40. 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

Votes: 333

41. Oswald's Ghost (2007)

83 min | Documentary

6.6
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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

Votes: 174

42. The Pettifogger (2011)

65 min | Animation

5.1
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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

Votes: 14

43. 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

Votes: 49

44. 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

Votes: 41

45. One Night in March (2013)

39 min | Short, Sport

8.2
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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 »

Writers: Bonnie Coblentz, Robbie Coblentz | Director: Robbie Coblentz | Star: Rick Worthy

Votes: 6

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

Documentary, History

5.5
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Votes: 18

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. The Passing Show of 1963 (1963 TV Movie)

65 min | Musical

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Director: Jean-Christophe Averty | Stars: Jean-Bernard Audric, David Bassett, Michel Carlier, Nicole Croisille