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1. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Michael Sheasby, Maya Christie, Addison Christie

Votes: 18,997 | Gross: $0.39M

2. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

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A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 19,047

3. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 71,107 | Gross: $87.10M

4. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, History

6.8
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89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 5,346 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Playing Beatie Bow (1986)

Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

5.8
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A discontented Sydney teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children's game.

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Imogen Annesley, Peter Phelps, Mouche Phillips, Nikki Coghill

Votes: 221

6. The Last of the Mohicans (1971)

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.3
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Three trappers protect a British colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Stars: Andrew Crawford, Tim Goodman, Kenneth Ives, John Abineri

Votes: 187

7. Dragonard (1987)

R | 93 min | Drama

4.4
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On an 18th century Caribbean island run by debauched colonial plantation owners, an enslaved Scotsman joins a slave revolt.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne | Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Annabel Schofield, Claudia Udy

Votes: 312

8. The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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While the Nazi regime subjugates European Nations, in the Belgian Congo, Doctor Rachel Cade tries to cure those troubled people. Colonel Derode falls in love with her, but a young American injured pilot upsets his plans.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Angie Dickinson, Peter Finch, Roger Moore, Errol John

Votes: 420

9. Haunted by Her Past (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

5.4
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The evil spirit of one of her ancestors possesses a young woman who inadvertently comes into possession of a haunted mirror.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Susan Lucci, Marcia Strassman, Robin Thomas, Finola Hughes

Votes: 114

10. O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936)

60 min | Adventure, History

6.7
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The Armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers Brazil.

Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Alvaro Costa, João de Deus, Manoel Rocha, Alfredo Silva

Votes: 98

11. Desmundo (2002)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570.

Director: Alain Fresnot | Stars: Simone Spoladore, Osmar Prado, Caco Ciocler, Berta Zemel

Votes: 453

12. Fort Algiers (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Raymond Burr, Leif Erickson

Votes: 148

13. Samar (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

6.0
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In 1870, in the Spanish Philippines, the commandant of an island penal colony, aided by an American doctor and local villagers, decides to relocate his coastal camp to a fertile valley inland but the arduous trek is fraught with dangers.

Director: George Montgomery | Stars: George Montgomery, Gilbert Roland, Ziva Rodann, Joan O'Brien

Votes: 75

14. Brazil: An Inconvenient History (2008)

47 min | Documentary

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At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Sean Barrett, Joao Jose Reis, John Hemming, Hakim Adi

Votes: 29

15. Ganga Zumba (1963)

100 min | Drama, History

6.6
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The life of a runaway slave who founded the Quilombo dos Palmares, an outlaw community of Brazilian slaves.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Antonio Pitanga, Léa Garcia, Eliezer Gomes, Luiza Maranhão

Votes: 93

16. The Search for Michael Rockefeller (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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Documentary about the 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, the young scion of the Rockefeller family, in the waters of Papua New Guinea and the 1969 attempt of journalist Milt Machlin to locate him in case he might still be alive.

Directors: Fraser C. Heston, Milt Machlin | Stars: Miron Ashkenazy, J.O. Brew, Neil Dickson, Ken Dresser

Votes: 142

17. November 1828 (1979)

140 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A group of Javanese villagers are driven to revolt against the Dutch colonialists in this historical drama, which revolves around the themes of loyalty and treachery.

Director: Teguh Karya | Stars: Slamet Rahardjo, Rachmat Hidayat, Sardono W. Kusumo, El Manik

Votes: 29

18. Looking at Lisbon (1953)

8 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.9
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This Traveltalks entry explores the local architecture, history, and culture of seafaring Portugal in its capital, the port city of Lisbon, and the suburbs of Cascais, Estoril, and Vila Franca.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 17

19. Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters (2017)

92 min | Documentary

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Meet Beau Dick gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada's greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art.

Directors: Natalie Boll, LaTiesha Fazakas | Stars: Bruce Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Eric Angus, Roy Arden

Votes: 16

20. Earthquake in Chile (1975 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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1647, Santiago, Chile. Don Henrico banishes his daughter, Josepha, to a convent when he learns she loves Jeronimo, a mestizo who's a teacher in the household. The lovers meet in secret, a ... See full summary »

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms | Stars: Julia Peña, Maddalena Kerrh, Víctor Barrera, Fred Maire

Votes: 25

21. Fachoda (1977– )

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Stars: Robert Etcheverry, Serge Martina, Max Vialle, Patrick Floersheim

22. Victoria II (2010 Video Game)

History

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Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century.

Votes: 13

23. The Buried Mirror (1994– )
Episode: Conflict of the Gods (1994)

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

24. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Good Hunting (2019)

TV-MA | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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The son of a spirit hunter forges a bond with a shape-shifting huli jing.

Director: Oliver Thomas | Stars: Elaine Tan, Matthew Yang King, Gwendoline Yeo, Maddox Henry

Votes: 11,009

25. Docs interdits (2011– )
Episode: La France est Notre Patrie (2015)

Documentary

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Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 29

26. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Jonathan's nagging wife Pamela, whom he killed after years of being pushed around by her, haunts him. / In 1915, Allied ship finds a confused man in a lifeboat from the Titanic. / British Army Colonel Masters fights his niece's evil doll.

Directors: Richard Benedict, Rudi Dorn, Gene Levitt | Stars: Phyllis Diller, John Astin, John Colicos, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 325

27. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
Episode: Shivers (1989)

24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A divorced father and his children move into a house haunted by a Revolutionary War-era troublemaker and his girlfriend.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Mark Lindsay Chapman, James Eckhouse, Courtney Gains

28. The Buried Mirror (1994– )
Episode: The Age of Gold (1994)

69 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

29. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Paul Koch agrees to a unique solution that might help his hideously ugly son find acceptance. / A woman asks a couple for directions only to realize they represent her future. / A witch doctor is suspected of murdering an explorer.

Directors: John Meredyth Lucas, Jeff Corey, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dana Andrews, Sandra Dee, Patrick Macnee, Monica Lewis

Votes: 203

30. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: The Doll of Death (1973)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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During the colonial era in the British West Indies, bitter plantation owner Alex Brandon uses voodoo to try to get revenge on his runaway bride Sheila Trent's ex lover Raphael, after she elopes with Raphael.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Alejandro Rey, Murray Matheson, Barry Atwater

Votes: 130

31. The Buried Mirror (1994– )
Episode: The Price of Freedom (1994)

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

32. The Buried Mirror (1994– )
Episode: The Virgin and the Bull (1994)

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

33. The Buried Mirror (1994– )
Episode: Unfinished Business (1994)

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes



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