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1. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 81,231 | Gross: $96.37M

2. Harriet (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters

Votes: 3,595

3. Vita & Virginia (2018)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.5
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43 Metascore

It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

Director: Chanya Button | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 1,133 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.9
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71 Metascore

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florence Garland, John Cassisi

Votes: 14,920 | Gross: $2.78M

5. Pad Man (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor, Jyoti Subhash

Votes: 17,402 | Gross: $1.66M

6. Saand Ki Aankh (2019)

146 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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Both over the age of 60, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar inspire other women in India when they demonstrate their expert sharpshooting skills.

Director: Tushar Hiranandani | Stars: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Prakash Jha, Viineet Kumar

Votes: 2,015

7. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

Directors: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Kangana Ranaut | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rimi Sen, Anil George, Danny Denzongpa

Votes: 7,454

8. Thackeray (2019)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

5.1
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Biographical account of Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray.

Director: Abhijit Panse | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao, Sanjay Narvekar, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 2,351

9. Soorma (2018)

PG-13 | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Soorma is the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 3,919 | Gross: $0.39M

10. Manto (2018)

112 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto's life and is set in 1940s India.

Director: Nandita Das | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Nazma Ali Shaikh

Votes: 2,983

11. Mahanati (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin | Stars: Keerthi Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Deverakonda

Votes: 7,751

12. PM Narendra Modi (2019)

Not Rated | 136 min | Biography, Drama

3.3
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Biography of India's Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Director: Omung Kumar | Stars: Boman Irani, Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi, Darshan Kumaar

Votes: 4,509

13. Lakshmi's NTR (2019)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

7.3
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The life of iconic politician Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao (NTR) after meeting Lakshmi Parvathi, his second wife.

Directors: Agasthya Manju, Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Rajsekhar Aningi, Avanthika, Surya Babu, Balu

Votes: 474

14. Daddy (III) (2017)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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From the rough streets and back alleys of Central Mumbai comes the sensational true story of Arun Gawli, a man who scripted his own destiny, eventually going on to become one of India's most feared gangsters. Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry criminal for some and the respected "Daddy" or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighborhood he belongs to... See full summary »

Director: Ashim Ahluwalia | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nishikant Kamat, Rajesh Shringarpore

Votes: 1,375

15. Azhar (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.8
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Biographical sports drama based on the life of former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin

Director: Anthony D'Souza | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Lara Dutta

Votes: 4,900

16. Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders (2019)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

4.2
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Famed rock and roll guitarist Johnny Thunders arrives in New Orleans to get his life together after a toll of hardships, but instead falls into a dark journey and trail of events that are ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Cordero Caballero, Vicente Cordero | Stars: Leo Ramsey, Devin McGregor Ketko, Timothy Lee DePriest, Jason Lasater

Votes: 125

17. Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (2020)

Biography | Filming

Based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who is a well-known mathematical genius and calculating progidy from India. She has been nicknamed 'Human Computer' because of her extraordinary talent ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Menon | Stars: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Ty Hurley, Stephen Samson

18. Running Scared (2019)

Not Rated | Short, Drama

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'Running Scared' is a short film that tells the story a life-altering "moment in time" on the football field for one young boy that changed his life.

Director: Zac Gates | Stars: Carter Harcek, Jivan Xander Ramesh, Jesse Schratz, River Mason Eromosele

19. Bhai - Vyakti Ki Valli (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama

8.4
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Biopic of Marathi comedian, India's first stand-up comedian P. L. Deshpande.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Satish Alekar, Sunil Barve, Padmanabh Bind, Sagar Deshmukh

Votes: 262

20. Pureza (2019)

101 min | Drama

In the '90s, a mother looks for her missing son and finds farms with slave labor practices in the Amazon region.

Director: Renato Barbieri | Stars: Dira Paes, Matheus Abreu, Mariana Nunes, Claudio Barros

21. The Iron Empress (2009)

Drama, History

6.2
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Empress Chun Chu makes great personal sacrifices as she uses her inherited wisdom to fight against enemies of the Goryeo dynasty.

Stars: Shi-ra Chae, Hyo-jeong Ban, Cheol-ho Choi, Jae-Sung Choi

Votes: 23

22. Mommie Dearest: Joan Lives On (2006 Video)

15 min | Short

6.9
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Rutanya Alda, Jocelyn Brando, Joan Crawford, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 15

23. King Geunchogo (2010–2011)

Biography, Drama, History

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The story of King Geunchogo, warrior king of Baekje. Under his reign, the kingdom experienced its glory days, with military conquests that saw him controlling most of the Korean peninsula ... See full summary »

Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Ji-Soo Kim, Jong-Won Lee, Ji-Hoon Lee

Votes: 29

24. Getúlio (2014)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »

Director: João Jardim | Stars: Tony Ramos, Drica Moraes, Thiago Justino, Clarisse Abujamra

Votes: 862

25. Triptych (II) (2018)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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TRIPTYCH reflects on the nature of time and memory based on the lived experience of the director's mother and grandfather escaping the build up to the 1952 Slansky Trials: the first explicitly anti-Semitic show trial in Eastern Europe.

Director: Katia Lom | Stars: Lisa Diveney, Simon Stephens

26. Mikhaylo Lomonosov (1986– )

663 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A biographical epic about the legendary Russian scientist, historian, linguist and writer Mikhailo Lomonosov and his lifelong search for truth.

Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Viktor Stepanov, Boris Belyakov, Olegar Fedoro

Votes: 292

27. Cardelinas (2020)

21 min | Short, Drama | Post-production

August 1936. After being separated from her family by the Falangists, Concha Monrás spends her last days in a prison cell. With her young cellmate Adela, she reconstructs her relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Generelo | Stars: Fernando Ramos, Carmen Barrantes, Elisa Hipólito, Josan Gimeno

28. Anatoly Krupnov. He Was (2019)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Daria Ivankova | Stars: Yury Alekseev, Vladimir Krupnov, Alina Krupnova, Maria Krupnova

29. L'amatore (2016)

90 min | Documentary

6.2
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The film l'Amatore (the Amateur) is a journey within the intimate folds of a well-known architect, Piero Portaluppi, who worked during the twenty years of Fascism, through the discovery of ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Mauti | Stars: Giulia Lazzarini, Piero Portaluppi

Votes: 16

30. I taràssachi (1990)

65 min | Drama

6.1
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Directors: Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, Rocco Mortelliti, Fulvio Ottaviano | Stars: Athina Cenci, Sergio Castellitto, Laurentina Guidotti, Nini Salerno

Votes: 9

31. Zhu De & Agnes Smedley (1985)

83 min | Biography, Drama, History

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American journalist Smedley visits Zhu De and is attracted by his personality.

Directors: Jun Li, Jilie Zhao | Stars: Huaizheng Liu, Elisabeth Kunamay, David Crowley, Gumei Li

32. Play it again, Nam (1991)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean-Paul Fargier

33. Tawatha (2018)

40 min | Documentary

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Director: Michelle Harden | Stars: Minner Bonner, Mabyn Coleman, Beau Cruz, KeyKey Eleby

34. Ninomiya Sontoku no shonen jidai (1957)

57 min | Drama

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Director: Shinji Murayama | Stars: Kaku Hamada, Yoshimi Katô, Akiko Kazami, Eijirô Kusunoki

35. Politics Live (2018– )
Episode: Episode #1.47 (2018)

44 min | News, Talk-Show

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The Information Commissioner's select committee appearance discussing disinformation and fake news, the American mid-term elections, knife crime and the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin are discussed.

Director: Claire Bellis | Stars: Jo Coburn, Manveen Rana, Carole Cadwalladr, Liam Halligan

36. Impossible Celebrities (2018– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2019)

48 min | Game-Show

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Strictly Come Dancing (2004) professional dancer Oti Mabuse joins the panel of celebrity contestants in the game show hosted by Rick Edwards.

Director: Richard van't Riet | Stars: Rick Edwards, Michelle Ackerley, Jordan Banjo, Eyal Booker

37. Thomas Sanders (2013– )
Episode: Historic Heroes: On a Holiday (2019)

Comedy, Music

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Dahlia tells the story of legend of music Billie Holiday and presents some facts about her life and the struggles of being black and a woman back in the middle of last century.

Director: Quil Cauchon | Stars: Thomas Sanders, Dahlia Johnson, Adri White, Camden Foote

38. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Michelangelo Revealed (2009)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.4
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Art historian Antonio Forcellino investigates whether Michelangelo was part of the Spirituali, an influential theological group within the Catholic church that tried to bring reforms to the Vatican and avoid the war with the Protestants.

Director: Fabrizio Ruggirello | Stars: Giulio Baraldi, Antonio Forcellino, Valerio Malorni, Frederic Matthieu

Votes: 18

39. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Renoir, My Father (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A play about the life and work of the artist Auguste Renoir, based on the book by his film director son, Jean Renoir.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Richard O'Callaghan, Peggy Aitchison, Ian Bamforth, Brigid Erin Bates

40. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Grass Arena (1992)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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The Grass Arena is a biopic based on the autobiography of John Healy. Raised in an ultra religious family, with an abusive father, young Johnny soon learns that he has to learn to defend ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Mark Rylance, Pete Postlethwaite, Lynsey Baxter, Marian McLoughlin

Votes: 98



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