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1. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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66 Metascore

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 16,586

2. Harriet (I) (2019)

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

6.2
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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: 7,132

3. 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: 92,086 | Gross: $96.37M

4. Chhapaak (2020)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

4.6
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The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.

Director: Meghna Gulzar | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey, Vishal Dahiya, Madhurjeet Sarghi

Votes: 18,665

5. 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: 15,108 | Gross: $2.78M

6. Saand Ki Aankh (2019)

146 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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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: 2,886

7. 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: 1,385 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Lindenberg! Mach dein Ding (2020)

139 min | Biography, Music

6.6
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Udo Lindenberg - Do your thing.

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Jan Bülow, Jesse Hansen, Julia Jentsch, Benjamin Friedhoff

Votes: 134

9. 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: 17,813 | Gross: $1.66M

10. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.4
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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, Danny Denzongpa, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 7,654

11. 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: 3,051

12. 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: 3,981 | Gross: $0.39M

13. 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, Barkha Bisht, Manoj Joshi

Votes: 4,654

14. 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: 7,961

15. 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, Radha Sagar, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 2,427

16. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,477

17. 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: 1,394

18. 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: 4,921

19. 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, Jake Francis, Ty Hurley

20. Lakshmi's NTR (2019)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 510

21. 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: 127

22. 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: 271

23. 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

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: 881

25. Aloïse (1975)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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The unsuccessful Swiss artist Aloïse Corbaz finds work at the court of the German emperor and gets infatuated. Showing frank symptoms of insanity she is hospitalized.

Director: Liliane de Kermadec | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Delphine Seyrig, Marc Eyraud, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 59

26. 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

27. 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: Logan Preston Hale, Carter Harcek, Jesse Schratz, Jack Corrigan

28. Bitter Years (2019)

112 min | Biography, Drama

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A drama film based on the life of Mario Mieli, a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s.

Director: Andrea Adriatico | Stars: Lorenzo Balducci, Matteo Andrea Barbaria, Adriana Barbieri, Giuseppe Brunetti

29. The Iron Empress (2009)

Drama, History

6.3
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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: 24

30. 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: 297

31. Pureza (2019)

101 min | Drama

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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

32. 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

33. Cardelinas (2020)

20 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: Carmen Barrantes, Fernando Ramos, Josan Gimeno, Elisa Hipólito

34. Anatoly Krupnov. He Was (2019)

72 min | Documentary

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

35. Balloon Man (2020)

100 min | Documentary | Post-production

The rubber met the road in the early 1970s for Bill Costen. After being drafted by the Buffalo Bills and later being sent to a Buffalo farm team in Hartford, CT, a life-threatening tragedy ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Potter | Stars: Joe Kittinger, Alfred Theodore, Chantal Potter, Jarrell Costen

36. 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

37. Tawatha (2018)

40 min | Documentary

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

38. 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

39. 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

40. Play it again, Nam (1991)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean-Paul Fargier

41. Ninomiya Sontoku no shonen jidai (1957)

57 min | Drama

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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

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

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.5
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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: 20

46. 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

47. 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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