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1. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 38,336 | Gross: $31.60M

Walter Scott - Rob Roy

2. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong

Votes: 174,616 | Gross: $24.15M

John le Carré - Tinker tailor soldier spy

3. The Deerslayer (1957)

78 min | Adventure, War, Western

In colonial America, wanderer Deerslayer gets involved with Tom Hutter, a bigoted trapper, and his two contrasting daughters.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Rita Moreno, Forrest Tucker, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 234

James Fenimore Cooper - The Deerslayer

4. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 69,881 | Gross: $100.77M

John Grisham - The pelican brief

5. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 96,730 | Gross: $118.91M

Tom Clancy - The sum of all fears

6. A Painted House (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Family

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 873

John Grisham - A painted house

7. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 371,461 | Gross: $217.54M

Dan Brown - Da Vinci code

8. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 474,371 | Gross: $121.66M

Robert Ludlum - The Bourne identity

9. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 406,662 | Gross: $176.24M

Robert Ludlum - The Bourne supremacy

10. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 578,931 | Gross: $227.47M

Robert Ludlum - The Bourne ultimatum

11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 25,982 | Gross: $28.20M

Jules Verne - Vingt mille lieues sous les mers

12. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 120,107 | Gross: $54.23M

Alexandre Dumas - Le Comte de Monte-Cristo

13. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 10,553

James Clavell - Shōgun

14. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 112,635 | Gross: $53.27M

Henri Charriere - Papillon

15. The Moromete Family (1987)

142 min | Drama

The story of a family: Problems, marriage, taxes, revenge, friendship, army and much more.

Director: Stere Gulea | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Luminita Gheorghiu, Gina Patrichi, Dorel Visan

Votes: 3,366

Marin Preda - Moromeţii

16. Forest of the Hanged (1965)

154 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1916 as an officer in the Habsburg Army ethnic Romanian Apostol Bologa is torn between remaining loyal to the Habsburgs or deserting to the Romanian Army across enemy lines.

Director: Liviu Ciulei | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Liviu Ciulei, Stefan Ciubotarasu, György Kovács

Votes: 999

Liviu Rebreanu - Pădurea spânzuraţilor

17. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,168

Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary

18. Bitter Moon (1992)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote

Votes: 31,327 | Gross: $1.86M

Pascal Bruckner - Lunes de fiel

19. Daddy (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

After twenty years of marriage, a man starts over with his children after his wife leaves him in order to "find herself."

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Kate Mulgrew, John Anderson, Ben Affleck

Votes: 549

Danielle Steel - Daddy

20. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 718,579 | Gross: $303.00M

John R. R. Tolkien - The hobbit or There and back again

21. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 564,444 | Gross: $258.37M

22. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 437,479 | Gross: $255.12M

23. Crime and Punishment (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell

Votes: 1,503

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and punishment (Prestupleniye i nakazaniye)

24. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 113,075 | Gross: $30.00M

Raffaello Giovagnoli - Spartacus

25. Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López

Votes: 3,121

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

26. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveller the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 14,866

Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights

27. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,505,298 | Gross: $315.54M

John R. R. Tolkien - The lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring

28. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,346,643 | Gross: $342.55M

John R. R. Tolkien - The lord of the rings: The two towers

29. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,489,300 | Gross: $377.85M

John R. R. Tolkien - The lord of the rings: The return of the king

30. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 252,190 | Gross: $133.38M

Dan Brown - Angels and demons

31. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 64,365 | Gross: $87.10M

Karen Blixen - Out of Africa

32. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 155,786 | Gross: $33.40M

Pierre Boulle - La planète des singes

33. Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch

Votes: 3,757 | Gross: $3.36M

Daniel Defoe - Moll Flanders

34. Bel Ami (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

42 Metascore

A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.

Directors: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci

Votes: 17,021 | Gross: $0.12M

Guy de Maupassant - Bel-Ami

35. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 59,870 | Gross: $8.40M

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four

36. The Trial (1962)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Votes: 17,219

Franz Kafka - Der Prozess

37. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 91,940 | Gross: $43.18M

Jane Austen - Sense and sensibility

38. Znachor (1982)

128 min | Drama, Romance

Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon starts drinking, hurts his head and loses his memory. His medical knowledge gradually resurfaces and he becomes a village healer, not remembering who he is.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Jerzy Binczycki, Anna Dymna, Tomasz Stockinger, Bernard Ladysz

Votes: 1,983

Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz - Znachor

39. The Secret Garden (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Family, Drama

When a spoiled English girl living in nineteenth century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The Lord is a strange old ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Grint | Stars: Gennie James, Barret Oliver, Jadrien Steele, Michael Hordern

Votes: 1,391

Frances Hodgson Burnett - The secret garden

40. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

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

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 17,674

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

41. A Study in Scarlet (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Thriller

In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 706

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A study in scarlet

42. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 2,949

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The sign of four

43. The Adventures of Gerard (1970)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 234

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The adventures of Brigadier Gerard

44. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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

52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 45,903

Edgar Allan Poe - The system of Doctor Tarr and professor Fether

45. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror

59 Metascore

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 273,721 | Gross: $105.26M

Anne Rice - Interview with the vampire

46. Master i Margarita (2005– )

500 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The devil and his attendants visit Moscow at the times of the Stalin regime. Official atheistic ideology confronts with a series of supernatural events.

Stars: Aleksandr Abdulov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vano Miranyan, Semyon Furman

Votes: 3,281

Mikhail Bulgakov - The master and Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита)

47. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's (Keanu Reeves') fiancée Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 173,033 | Gross: $82.52M

Bram Stoker - Dracula

48. Where Eagles Dare (1968)

PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War

Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 47,373

Alistair MacLean - Where eagles dare

49. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8