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2. The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 3,533 | Gross: $0.31M
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.
6. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
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 »
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.
Votes: 19,605 | Gross: $0.74M
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 »
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.
17. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
R | 131 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 33,124 | Gross: $3.77M
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.
20. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
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.
23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Passed | 129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30. Hard to Be a God (2013)
Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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 »
31. Faust (III) (2011)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.
Votes: 4,756 | Gross: $0.06M
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.
36. Solaris (1972)
PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
49. Kreytserova sonata (1987)
158 min | Drama, Romance