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1. Kaptaan

Biography | Filming

The story follows the lifetime of Imran Khan. He won the 1992 Cricket tournament changing into a national hero of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He engineered a cancer hospital when his ... See full summary »

Stars: Sonya Jehan, Saeeda Imtiaz, Naveed Akbar, Mohi-Uddin Abro

a Pakistani film based on the life of Imran khan

2. Empire State (2013)

R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller

Two childhood friends plan to rob an armored car depository. An NYPD officer stands in their way.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Michael Angarano, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 17,407

based on two childhood friends who plan to rob an armored car depository

3. The Look of Love (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots

Votes: 6,039 | Gross: $0.02M

based on the life of Paul Raymond

4. Mandela's Children

Documentary, Drama | Post-production

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Directors: Kemal Akhtar, Kweku Mandela | Star: Nelson Mandela

based on the 1994 autobiography by Nelson Mandela

5. Diana (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar, Charles Edwards

Votes: 17,152 | Gross: $0.33M

based on the two last year of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

6. Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama

44 Metascore

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas

Votes: 86,747 | Gross: $16.12M

based on the life of Steve Jobs

7. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 181,539 | Gross: $49.88M

based on kidnapping, exortion, torture and murder of several victims by The Sun Gym Gang

8. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 373,150 | Gross: $137.40M

based on disturbing events in a farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971

9. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 52,105 | Gross: $1.63M

Hindi film based on life of Indian Athlete Milkha Singh

10. Celluloid (2013)

129 min | Biography, Drama

The story of J C Daniel, who made the first ever Malayalam film 'Vigathakumaran' in 1928, resulting in his exile and eventual downfall.

Director: Kamal | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas, Chandini

Votes: 1,170

Malayalam movie based on the life story of J.C. Daniel, father of Malayalam cinema

11. Attahaasa (2013)

171 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller

Veerappan has been a subject of great mystery and inquisitive character among the journalistic society. His life has been marked with various twists and turns that has always left a common ... See full summary »

Director: A.M.R. Ramesh | Stars: Kishore Kumar G., Arjun, Raai Laxmi, Vijayalakshmi

Votes: 108

Kannada biopic film based on the notorious forest brigand Veerappan

12. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 378,411 | Gross: $26.95M

based on the true story of the formula one season of 1976 with the unforgettable battle for the championship with James Hunt and Niki Lauda and Lauda's remarkable recovery from a near death accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix

13. The A.R.K. Report (2013)

30 min | Short, Sci-Fi

In a bleak future where the Naarym child army has crushed nearly the entire world, can young Karmi help a secret government agency find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, and unlock the ... See full summary »

Director: Shmuel Hoffman | Stars: Katy Castaldi, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Ayden Crispe

Votes: 9

based on the search for the hidden Ark of the Covenant

14. The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime, History

The real story of ten terrorists, who sail to Mumbai and wage war on the populace for the next 72 hours.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Nana Patekar, Atul Kulkarni, Ganesh Yadav, Ferzad Jehani

Votes: 4,006 | Gross: $0.25M

based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks

15. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 74,185 | Gross: $42.93M

based on the drug dealer

16. The Bling Ring (2013)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien

Votes: 75,989 | Gross: $5.84M

based on the Bling Ring's breaking into Hollywood Hills homes

17. 42 (2013)

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

62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 75,293 | Gross: $95.00M

based on the Jackie Robinson's breaking of the "color barrier" of Major League Baseball in the 1940s

18. Haunted (II) (2013)

R | 90 min | Horror

If you Like "Ghost" reality shows, you should get a kick out of this one... Realm of horror, Dare you venture into the most haunted place in the world. A TV crew will film a paranormal ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven M. Smith, Zane Casablanca, Svenja Quazzani, Zane Quazzani | Stars: Jon-Paul Gates, Vivien Creegor, Freddie Fuller, Gemma Gurvitz

Votes: 206

story of divorced man and his son who rent a haunted house

19. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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

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: 134,274 | Gross: $83.30M

based on the untold true story of Walt Disney adaptation of P.L. Travers book Marry Poppins

20. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 50,444

based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert Hansen

21. Ivan Megharoopan (2012)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Ivan Megharoopan is conceived as the eventful life journey of poet laureate K.P. Madhavan Nair, a character drawn from the life story of the great Malayalam poet P. Kunhiraman Nair.

Director: P. Balachandran | Stars: Prakash Bare, Padmapriya, Shweta Menon, Ramya Nambeeshan

Votes: 26

Malayalam film based on the life of Malayalam poet P. Kunhiraman Nair

22. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 222,663 | Gross: $182.21M

based on the final four months of Lincoln's life and his efforts for the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution

23. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 65,000

Indian crime movie based on true story what happend in Wasseypur, India

24. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 63,565 | Gross: $1.94M

life of notorious Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski

25. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 11,915 | Gross: $3.35M

investigation of the role of Emperor Hirohito in World War II

26. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 20,954 | Gross: $2.34M

based on unpublished play El Plebiscito, focusing on advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns

27. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 242,929 | Gross: $95.72M

28. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 171,016 | Gross: $19.02M

29. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 519,034 | Gross: $136.03M

30. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

45 Metascore

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson | Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 28,371 | Gross: $6.00M

31. When the Lights Went Out (2012)

86 min | Horror

Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

Director: Pat Holden | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Steven Waddington, Craig Parkinson, Andrea Lowe

Votes: 4,239

32. Won't Back Down (2012)

PG | 121 min | Drama

42 Metascore

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 5,762 | Gross: $5.31M

33. The Vow (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange

Votes: 168,161 | Gross: $125.01M

34. People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 38,758 | Gross: $12.41M

35. Last Flight to Abuja (2012)

81 min | Action

Mid-air difficulties forces a Nigerian commercial plane into an emergency landing with devastating consequences.

Director: Obi Emelonye | Stars: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Jim Iyke, Anthony Monjaro

Votes: 90

36. Kazhugu (2012)

Comedy, Thriller

The film revolves round the lives, joys and sorrows of three friends, whose profession has to do with handling corpses.

Director: Sathyasiva | Stars: Krishna Sekhar, Bindhu Madhavi, Karunas, Thambi Ramayya

Votes: 176

37. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 19,375

38. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 27,940 | Gross: $0.32M

39. Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Thriller

Vikram Pandit (Arunoday Singh) a student of the Indian Institute of Business becomes the blue-eyed boy of Professor Jamshed Batki (Anupam Kher). Under Batki's influence Vikram starts public... See full summary »

Director: Vivek Agnihotri | Stars: Aanchal Dwivedi, Mahie Gill, Pallavi Joshi, Anupam Kher

Votes: 1,479

40. Big Miracle (2012)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 17,031 | Gross: $20.11M

41. Aravaan (2012)

143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A murder causes severe enmity between two villages and spells the doom for an innocent young man.

Director: Vasanthabalan | Stars: Aadhi, Pasupathy, Dhansika, Archana Kavi

Votes: 314

42. Act of Valor (2012)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

40 Metascore

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh | Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Rorke Denver

Votes: 62,764 | Gross: $70.01M

43. Silent House (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences.

Directors: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Chan

Votes: 20,414 | Gross: $12.56M

44. Traffic (2011)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away.

Director: Rajesh Pillai | Stars: Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Sudip Joshy, Rahman

Votes: 3,227

45. Bernie (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Votes: 52,487 | Gross: $9.20M

46. Megan Is Missing (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator.

Director: Michael Goi | Stars: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer

Votes: 7,373

47. Yugapurushan (2010)

153 min | Drama

7.2