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1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 601,824 | Gross: $56.67M

2. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 385,421 | Gross: $77.81M

3. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

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

Votes: 161,416 | Gross: $94.10M

4. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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34 Metascore

After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 8,071 | Gross: $13.52M

5. Alias Grace (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 21,084

6. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 77,430 | Gross: $11.24M

7. A Christmas Carol (2019)

TV-MA | 173 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A television adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge.

Stars: Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 6,451

8. 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: 55,375 | Gross: $11.00M

9. Bandidas (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 33,055

10. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 9,124

11. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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56 Metascore

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 17,498 | Gross: $46.50M

12. Black '47 (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox

Votes: 8,352 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 35,188 | Gross: $2.06M

14. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 59,451 | Gross: $0.80M

15. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

Votes: 430

16. Dragonwyck (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

Votes: 3,455

17. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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50 Metascore

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 11,586 | Gross: $31.68M

18. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 938

19. 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: 23,368 | Gross: $3.96M

20. Dickensian (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 2,582

21. The Way West (1967)

Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.2
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42 Metascore

In 1843, a former U.S. Senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright

Votes: 2,251

22. Cranford (2007–2010)

TV-PG | 469 min | Drama

8.3
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 8,117

23. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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An 1840s slaveowner trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

Votes: 3,171

24. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,426

25. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, The Great Gonzo, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 45,589 | Gross: $27.28M

26. Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York

Votes: 1,821 | Gross: $1.61M

27. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

Votes: 436

28. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,751

29. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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: 7,448 | Gross: $3.82M

30. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 4,324 | Gross: $0.29M

31. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,917

32. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 2,030

33. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.11M

34. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.3
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Composer and pianist Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) attempts to overcome his hedonistic life-style while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas).

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

Votes: 2,129

35. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.5
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After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal

Votes: 1,625

36. Dead Man's Walk (1996)

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

7.2
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,431

37. The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

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A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure, Amy Barrett

Votes: 987

38. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 3,466

39. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.5
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Ne'er-do-well Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) is coerced by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) into impersonating a Prince.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,866

40. Texas Across the River (1966)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth, Joey Bishop

Votes: 1,285

41. The Donner Party (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama

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Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming ... See full summary »

Director: Terrence Martin | Stars: Crispin Glover, Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 952

42. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Directors: Burny Mattinson, Richard Rich | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 9,510 | Gross: $21.00M

43. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

Votes: 1,608

44. Tai-Pan (1986)

R | 127 min | Adventure

5.7
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Historical fiction set against the backdrop of Hong Kong in its early years of British rule.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee

Votes: 1,498 | Gross: $4.01M

45. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 1,048

46. The Sign of Zorro (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Romney Brent

Votes: 633

47. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Votes: 2,817 | Gross: $1.07M

48. Lady of the Camelias (1981)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gian Maria Volontè, Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 543

49. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 156

50. The Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 667



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