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

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

8.1
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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: 17,509

2. 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: 64,046 | Gross: $87.10M

3. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

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: 3,844 | Gross: $0.20M

4. Haunted by Her Past (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

6.2
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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: 82

5. The Last of the Mohicans (1971)

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.5
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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: 176

6. Dragonard (1987)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 295

7. Playing Beatie Bow (1986)

Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

5.9
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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: 197

8. Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Abdee, the formerly enslaved Scottish nobleman living on the lush 18th century colonial Caribbean island of St. Joseph's, is framed for murder and forced to lead a new rebellion.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne | Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Herbert Lom, Kimber Sissons

Votes: 301

9. The Search for Michael Rockefeller (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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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: 138

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

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: 9

11. Earthquake in Chile (1975 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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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: 22

12. Fachoda (1977– )

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

13. November 1828 (1979)

140 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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: 26

14. 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: 15

15. Victoria II (2010 Video Game)

History

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

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

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

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

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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: 6,325

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

Documentary

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Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 28

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

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

7.6
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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: 278

20. 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

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

69 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

22. 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: 183

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

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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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: 120

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

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

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

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes

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

60 min

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Director: Peter Newington | Star: Carlos Fuentes



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