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1. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 623,595 | Gross: $183.64M

2. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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78 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: Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi, Ewen Leslie

Votes: 525

3. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 108,939 | Gross: $25.02M

4. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 338,380 | Gross: $51.97M

5. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief (Antonio Banderas), seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 156,897 | Gross: $94.10M

6. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,081

7. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 54,086 | Gross: $11.00M

8. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.4
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The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field

Votes: 7,232

9. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 19,445 | Gross: $16.14M

10. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 10,283

11. Great Expectations (2011–2012)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone, David Suchet

Votes: 6,661

12. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Votes: 2,695

13. Paradise (1982)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Romance

4.9
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In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock

Votes: 2,226 | Gross: $5.59M

14. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 22,697 | Gross: $3.96M

15. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 21,716 | Gross: $9.91M

16. Burke and Hare (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, History

6.2
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46 Metascore

A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley, Tim Curry

Votes: 18,464 | Gross: $0.00M

17. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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46 Metascore

In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,564

18. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 20,416

19. The Kentuckian (1955)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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41 Metascore

A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Votes: 2,170

20. Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.1
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,242

21. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 7,232 | Gross: $3.82M

22. Les Misérables (1935)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 3,078

23. Children of Paradise (1945)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 16,803

24. 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: 7,074 | Gross: $0.21M

25. Jamaica Inn (2014– )

177 min | Drama

6.5
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A young woman moves in with her aunt and uncle and soon discovers unsavory happenings in her new home.

Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 1,382

26. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

6.6
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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $34.56M

27. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

Votes: 12,322 | Gross: $0.35M

28. Man in the Wilderness (1971)

GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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Left for dead after a bear attack, a fur-trapper recuperates and pursues his former companions through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Votes: 2,452

29. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared 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: 15,020

30. The Liberator (2013)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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51 Metascore

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

Director: Alberto Arvelo | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Erich Wildpret, María Valverde, Juana Acosta

Votes: 4,631 | Gross: $0.11M

31. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Patrice Valota, Vania Vilers

Votes: 734

32. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.57M

33. The Work and the Glory (2004)

PG | 118 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Holt | Stars: Sam Hennings, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Brenda Strong

Votes: 946 | Gross: $3.35M

34. The Children of the Century (1999)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A story of doomed passion between two genius writers of 19th century - novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset.

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci

Votes: 1,546 | Gross: $0.05M

35. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.35M

36. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,658

37. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, History

5.5
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President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Franchot Tone

Votes: 929 | Gross: $1.46M

38. Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (2005)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed ... See full summary »

Directors: T.C. Christensen, Gary Cook | Stars: Nathan Mitchell, Tayva Patch, Rick Macy, David Nibley

Votes: 690

39. Vendetta (1950)

PG | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The daughter of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.

Directors: Mel Ferrer, Stuart Heisler, Max Ophüls, Preston Sturges, Paul Weatherwax | Stars: Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 54

40. Scarlet and Black (1993– )

238 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects in 19th century France.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Fulford, Alice Krige, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 417

41. The Conspirators (1969)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Hossein

Votes: 541

42. Bitten: Victoria's Shadow (2001)

80 min | Horror

7.3
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A young woman named Victoria is bitten by a vampire and is entombed in a mausoleum by her husband. 120 years later, her tomb is disturbed by two hoodlums. She then awakens and goes on a murderous rampage.

Director: Grant Austin Waldman | Stars: Brinke Stevens, Bill Rodd, Joe Schofield, Matt Oppy

Votes: 78

43. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Michael Burgess, Akosua Busia

Votes: 147

44. Manto Mavrogenous (1971)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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As the war for the independence of Greece in the early-1820s rages on, the fervent patriot and fearless commander, Mando Mavrogenous, engages herself in an intense relationship with Prince Demetrios Ypsilantis.

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Petros Fyssoun, Alkis Giannakas, Eleni Erimou

Votes: 210

45. Young Chopin (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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A story of the formative years in Chopin's life between 1825 and 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe, of rising nationalism, and of cries for reform. Chopin, an outstanding ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Czeslaw Wollejko, Zbigniew Lobodzinski, Józef Nieweglowski, Jerzy Duszynski

Votes: 40

46. The Painted Stallion (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor, William Witney | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 143

47. Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Vuissa | Stars: Matthew Bellows, Dalton Blaine, Sean Bott, Brandon Luke Bringhurst

Votes: 68

48. Sati (1989)

140 min | Drama

7.0
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Close to the holy River Ganga, an ancient tree provides shelter and comfort to Uma, a mute, orphan, Brahmin girl. Treated like a drudge by her cruel aunt, Uma is also cursed by a horoscope ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Arun Bannerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Pradip Mukherjee

Votes: 81

49. The Erotomaniac Daimyo (1972)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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Kiyohime, a daughter of Tokugawa Ienari is married-off to Tadateru Ogura, the lord of a Kyushu clan. However, the lord's sexual inexperience and Kiyohime's strict morals lead to significant... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Audrey Cruise, Ryôko Ema, Kaya Hozumi, Sandra Julien

Votes: 73

50. Sonatas (1959)

103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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"Ugly, Catholic and sentimental", Javier de Montenegro is best known for the noble title he holds: that of Marqués de Bradomín. Rid of dying on the gallows thanks to Captain Casares, ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: María Félix, Francisco Rabal, Aurora Bautista, Fernando Rey

Votes: 56



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