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1. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans

Votes: 69,700

2. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor in this action drama.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 532,702 | Gross: $35.06M

3. Colony (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order.

Stars: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles

Votes: 26,056

4. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 45,954

5. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 39,529 | Gross: $105.49M

6. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 215,763 | Gross: $11.49M

7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.7
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Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 13,983

8. Red Dawn (2012)

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

5.4
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31 Metascore

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

Votes: 70,568 | Gross: $44.81M

9. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 148,544 | Gross: $0.45M

10. Suite Française (2014)

107 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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63 Metascore

During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Eric Godon

Votes: 20,890

11. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

7.2
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59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 39,446 | Gross: $2.96M

12. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 43,185 | Gross: $1.83M

13. Zulu (1964)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 33,818

14. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.3
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69 Metascore

The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-Hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 31,297 | Gross: $0.13M

15. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 17,615 | Gross: $5.80M

16. The Dentist (1996)

R | 92 min | Horror

5.3
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An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree

Votes: 7,701

17. Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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70 Metascore

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the ... See full summary »

Director: Sameh Zoabi | Stars: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.45M

18. TRON: Uprising (2012–2013)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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In the computer world of the Grid, a young program joins Tron's fight against their world's tyranny.

Stars: Elijah Wood, Tricia Helfer, Charlie Bean, Elizabeth Ho

Votes: 7,287

19. SS-GB (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.

Stars: Sam Riley, James Cosmo, Rainer Bock, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 2,596

20. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.8
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73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 6,727

21. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 25,203

22. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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During WWII, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 10,425

23. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

Votes: 3,148

24. The Tiger (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Seok-won Jeong, Ji-so Jung

Votes: 3,884

25. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 23,298 | Gross: $1.31M

26. Island at War (2004)

540 min | Drama, War

7.6
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During the Second World War, a quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford, Clare Holman

Votes: 1,136

27. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 5,765

28. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 6,263

29. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 12,606 | Gross: $3.35M

30. Two Women (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Votes: 8,320

31. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 21,579 | Gross: $1.45M

32. Timbuktu (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, War

7.1
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92 Metascore

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

Votes: 15,035 | Gross: $1.08M

33. The Far Pavilions (1984)

315 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Story of forbidden love in 1800s India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.

Stars: Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy

Votes: 668

34. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 6,522

35. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,986

36. Tuntematon sotilas (2018–2019)

270 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Stars: Aku Hirviniemi, Andrei Alen, Jussi Vatanen, Hannes Suominen

Votes: 272

37. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 8,203 | Gross: $0.28M

38. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.8
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.18M

39. The Guilty (2000)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone

Votes: 3,031

40. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,830

41. Enemy at the Door (1978–1980)

650 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, try to cope with the German occupation.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, Antonia Pemberton, Simon Cadell

Votes: 188

42. Hatred (2016)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Michalina Labacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba

Votes: 3,900

43. Oorlogswinter (2008)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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66 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen, Raymond Thiry

Votes: 11,673 | Gross: $0.54M

44. This Land Is Mine (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,568

45. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 3,131 | Gross: $0.38M

46. Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance (2006– )

26 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance is an online series that aims to fill in the gaps between seasons two and three of the Re-imagined Series. The webisodes can be viewed through the ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Zamprogna, Aaron Douglas, Michael Hogan, Christian Tessier

Votes: 9,709

47. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1920s Ireland, I.R.A. members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan (James Cagney), as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Votes: 1,067

48. The Magus (1968)

R | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.7
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A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina

Votes: 1,464

49. Lemon Tree (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.4
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74 Metascore

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $0.57M

50. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,943 | Gross: $1.43M



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