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1. Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A group of ten young friends hide out from a deadly disease in the countryside during the 1300's.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti

Votes: 665

2. The Mill and the Cross (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, History

80 Metascore

The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin

Votes: 3,533 | Gross: $0.31M

3. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 29,724 | Gross: $0.76M

4. Dorian Gray (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, John Hollingworth

Votes: 58,020

5. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 5,740

6. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 265,513 | Gross: $198.68M

7. The Moon and Sixpence (1942)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

Loosely inspired by Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-class life, his family, and his duties to start painting, as he has ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore

Votes: 686

8. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 20,154 | Gross: $20.71M

9. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 19,605 | Gross: $0.74M

10. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale

Votes: 26,003 | Gross: $13.99M

11. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)

109 min | Drama

In a small village in Latin America, Santiago Nasar is killed in the morning, which surprises nobody. The Vicario brothers were openly declaring they would kill him to regain the lost honor... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volontè, Irene Papas

Votes: 966

12. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance

When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 27,430 | Gross: $38.90M

13. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 83,294 | Gross: $9.25M

14. Les Misérables (1958)

210 min | Drama

Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, René Fleur, Julienne Paroli

Votes: 1,223

15. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 40,043

16. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,949

17. The Merchant of Venice (2004)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 33,124 | Gross: $3.77M

18. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

61 Metascore

Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 23,329 | Gross: $16.07M

19. Notre-Dame de Paris (1998 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier Phoebus.

Director: Gilles Amado | Stars: Hélène Ségara, Daniel Lavoie, Bruno Pelletier, Garou

Votes: 1,341

20. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 201,762 | Gross: $100.32M

21. 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: 2,181

22. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 53,646 | Gross: $3.27M

23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

96 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 81,304 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Othello (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 6,812

25. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,744

26. The Glass Menagerie (1987)

PG | 134 min | Drama

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton

Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $0.90M

27. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 7,260

28. The Prince and the Pauper (1996– )

171 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A poor boy named Tom Canty and Edward, the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Stars: Philip Sarson, John Bowe, Peter Jeffrey, Richenda Carey

Votes: 91

29. The Illustrated Man (1969)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins

Votes: 2,550

30. Hard to Be a God (2013)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Aleksandr Chutko, Yuriy Tsurilo, Evgeniy Gerchakov

Votes: 4,077

31. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,756 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Generation P (2011)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia.

Director: Victor Ginzburg | Stars: Vladimir Epifantsev, Mikhail Efremov, Andrey Fomin, Sergey Shnurov

Votes: 3,376 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Belaya gvardiya (2012– )

47 min | Drama

The protagonist, Alex Turbin - military medic, who had seen and lived through a lot in three years of World War I. He is one of the thousands of officers who, after the revolution faced a difficult choice.

Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Evgeniy Dyatlov, Andrey Zibrov

Votes: 180

34. Zamok (1994)

120 min | Drama

The story of Kafka's Castle.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Nikolay Stotskiy, Svetlana Pismichenko, Anvar Libabov, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 469

36. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 70,143

38. King Lear (1970)

PG | 140 min | Drama

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 1,290

39. Bratya Karamazovy (1969)

232 min | Drama

Three brothers, one spiritual and living at a monastery, the other - a gambler, and the third - an intellectual, work out their problems in 19th century Russia.

Directors: Kirill Lavrov, Ivan Pyrev, Mikhail Ulyanov | Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Lionella Pyryeva, Kirill Lavrov, Andrey Myagkov

Votes: 564

40. Viy (1967)

77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 4,702

41. War and Peace (1966)

GP | 422 min | Drama, History, Romance

Eight-hour epic based on the book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,540 | Gross: $0.13M

42. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,266

43. Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (1961 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.

Director: Sergey Kolosov | Stars: Lyudmila Kasatkina, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Blagoobrazov, Olga Krasina

Votes: 80

44. The Overcoat (1959)

G | 75 min | Drama

Soviet film of Nikolay Gogol's classic tale.

Director: Aleksey Batalov | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Aleksandra Yozhkina, Elena Ponsova

Votes: 193

45. Belye nochi (1960)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A Dreamer, living in a big city for a few years and all the time he is alone. But one summer in St. Petersburg's White Nights on the Neva, he meets Nastya.

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Lyudmila Marchenko, Oleg Strizhenov, Anatoli Fedorinov, Svetlana Kharitonova

Votes: 56

46. The Idiot (1958)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Yuliya Borisova, Nikita Podgorny, Vera Pashennaya

Votes: 502