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1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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66 Metascore

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler

Votes: 382,839 | Gross: $234.04M

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 433,422 | Gross: $17.74M

3. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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74 Metascore

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 470

4. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 610,046 | Gross: $138.80M

5. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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52 Metascore

In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 372,443 | Gross: $155.44M

6. Harlots (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama

7.7
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Brothel owner Margaret Wells struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Stars: Lesley Manville, Kate Fleetwood, Holli Dempsey, Eloise Smyth

Votes: 5,519

7. Apostle (2018)

TV-MA | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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62 Metascore

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner

Votes: 35,404

8. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 122,749 | Gross: $31.09M

9. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 342,886 | Gross: $39.87M

10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 145,259 | Gross: $37.52M

11. K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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In the 1970s, a fierce rebel rises against brutal oppression and becomes the symbol of hope to legions of downtrodden people.

Director: Prashanth Neel | Stars: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois

Votes: 27,918

12. Rules Don't Apply (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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60 Metascore

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Steve Tom

Votes: 8,462 | Gross: $3.65M

13. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 29,089 | Gross: $28.35M

14. First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross

Votes: 64,773 | Gross: $37.60M

15. Hollywoodland (2006)

R | 126 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman (1952).

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 31,892 | Gross: $14.42M

16. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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69 Metascore

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Director: Nate Parker | Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 18,982 | Gross: $15.86M

17. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The story of Nan Astley who falls in love with three different women on her journey to stardom and happiness in 1887 Victorian England.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 7,201

18. This is Not Berlin (2019)

TV-MA | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

In the 1980s, an outsider gets invited to a mythical nightclub where he's unleashed to punk, sexual liberty and drugs.

Director: Hari Sama | Stars: Xabiani Ponce de León, José Antonio Toledano, Mauro Sanchez Navarro, Klaudia Garcia

Votes: 483

19. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.5
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74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 29,783 | Gross: $14.79M

20. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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73 Metascore

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,832 | Gross: $1.68M

21. Madame Bovary (2014)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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52 Metascore

Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 7,177

22. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Ewen Leslie, Sam Neill

Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2

Action, Fantasy | Announced

After killing the dark evil witch, the brother and sister Hansel and Gretel think that they are safe. But what they don't know is, there is another dark force striking them soon.

Director: Bruno Aveillan

24. Dragon (2011)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li

Votes: 13,175 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 3,257

26. The Long Ships (1964)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices", a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn, Rosanna Schiaffino

Votes: 2,289

27. The Battleship Island (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ji-seob So, Joong-Ki Song, Jung-hyun Lee

Votes: 4,941

28. Onegin (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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59 Metascore

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: Martha Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey

Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.21M

29. Assassin's Creed 2

Action, Adventure, History | Announced

Plot unknown. Planned sequel for the 2016 film 'Assassin's Creed', based on the video game.

30. Corto Maltese

Action, Adventure | Announced

At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese secret society to steal Russian gold carried on an armored train travelling at fast speed through Siberia.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Mark Dacascos, Tom Hughes, James Thierrée

31. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)

TV-MA | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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58 Metascore

Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Mark Chao, Carina Lau, Shaofeng Feng, Ethan Juan

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.26M

32. Mary Reilly (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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44 Metascore

A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich) and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Edward Hyde.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon

Votes: 13,518 | Gross: $5.60M

33. The Moonstone (2016)

TV-G | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A diamond goes missing after a party at an English country house, and numerous suspects have a motive for its disappearance.

Stars: Joshua Silver, Leo Wringer, Terenia Edwards, Nisa Cole

Votes: 366

34. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 15,440

35. The Valachi Papers (1972)

PG | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $20.27M

36. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,683

37. Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Frustrated at being marginalized at work, Peggy Carter goes on an unauthorized solo field mission.

Director: Louis D'Esposito | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Tim Trobec

Votes: 7,354

38. 1921 (2018)

Not Rated | 144 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.3
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In 1920s England, a pianist enlists the help of a ghost whisperer to cleanse the unclean spirit that is haunting him.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Zareen Khan, Karan Kundrra, Vikram Bhatt, Angela Krislinzki

Votes: 840

39. Macario (1960)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez

Votes: 2,245

40. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 5,597

41. May Fools (1990)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Bruno Carette

Votes: 2,416 | Gross: $1.58M

42. Action Replayy (2010)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A young man tries to revive his parents' wilting marriage in a unique manner - travel to the 1970s when their romance was budding and make it bloom. This is more complex than he expects.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Om Puri, Kiron Kher

Votes: 5,163

43. Vangaveeti (2016)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.2
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The life story of slain legislator Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao who was assassinated during the NT Rama Rao regime in 1989.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ram Gopal Varma, Naina Ganguly, Sandeep Madhav, Vamsee Chaganti

Votes: 218

44. Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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In this third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Parker | Stars: Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás, Velibor Topic, Laurentiu Possa

Votes: 2,019

45. The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western

5.5
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At the turn-of-the-century, Miss Rose Gillray (Ginger Rogers) and ex-showbiz friend Molly Wade (Carol Channing) get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets, they ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Barry Nelson, Carol Channing, David Brian

Votes: 550

46. Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.9
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While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Pasco

Votes: 1,038

47. A Real Man (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.9
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An unusual role for Vicente Fernandez who plays a complicated man, out of touch with his feelings due to a childhood incident which left him "damaged" as well as the people who love him.

Director: Rafael Villaseñor Kuri | Stars: Vicente Fernández, Amparo Muñoz, Felipe Arriaga, Yolanda Ciani

Votes: 21

48. The Classified File (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A detective and a fortune teller join forces to find a kidnapped child whom none expects to be alive.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Hae-jin Yoo, Bong-sik Hyun, Ji-Geon Jang

Votes: 616

49. The Revenge (2002)

100 min | Comedy

5.7
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A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Figura

Votes: 1,340

50. The Children Nobody Wanted (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Fredric Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matt Clark, Noble Willingham

Votes: 213



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