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1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 552,953 | Gross: $83.47M

2. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 650,702 | Gross: $291.05M

3. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 141,794 | Gross: $41.19M

4. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 446,779 | Gross: $228.78M

5. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 163,648 | Gross: $75.47M

6. The Expendables 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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35 Metascore

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 157,333 | Gross: $39.32M

7. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 21,660 | Gross: $17.61M

8. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes

Votes: 7,768 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 37,361 | Gross: $30.04M

10. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 196,935

11. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 314,743 | Gross: $23.53M

12. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 61,322 | Gross: $31.18M

13. Final Score (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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53 Metascore

After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass destruction.

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Aaron McCusker

Votes: 6,772

14. In Darkness (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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59 Metascore

A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.

Director: Anthony Byrne | Stars: Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein, Natalie Dormer, Joely Richardson

Votes: 9,917

15. Hannibal Rising (2007)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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35 Metascore

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Li Gong, Aaran Thomas

Votes: 98,100 | Gross: $27.67M

16. American Renegades (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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33 Metascore

A team of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley, Sylvia Hoeks

Votes: 7,327

17. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 118,099 | Gross: $78.03M

18. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 52,844 | Gross: $21.71M

19. The November Man (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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38 Metascore

An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 59,508 | Gross: $24.98M

20. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

8.2
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60 Metascore

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 62,307

21. The Keeper (2018)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling

Votes: 405

22. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 27,333 | Gross: $16.12M

23. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 68,327 | Gross: $6.17M

24. The Railway Man (2013)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 34,746 | Gross: $4.44M

25. The Stranger (1946)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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76 Metascore

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 19,453

26. Killing Season (2013)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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25 Metascore

Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin

Votes: 33,771 | Gross: $0.03M

27. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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40 Metascore

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 23,685 | Gross: $19.00M

28. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 23,581

29. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.8
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, Holocaust survivor Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) and Nazi officer Max (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who tortured her, resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 10,187

30. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

Votes: 33,316 | Gross: $8.84M

31. Armed Response (2017)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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13 Metascore

A team of highly trained operatives find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its AI is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific ... See full summary »

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Colby Lopez

Votes: 1,750

32. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.8
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62 Metascore

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 5,895 | Gross: $0.41M

33. An Ordinary Man (2017)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.4
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52 Metascore

A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world, his maid.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz, Robert Blythe

Votes: 1,329

34. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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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: 23,173 | Gross: $1.31M

35. The Hunting Party (2007)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Gordana Vukres

Votes: 23,850 | Gross: $0.97M

36. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute and German Agent is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three Generals, and Major Grau (Omar Sharif) of German Intelligence seeks justice which ends up taking decades.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 6,512

37. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

Drama

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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 941

38. Rendel: Dark Vengeance (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A Finnish superhero, a masked vigilante Rendel seeks for revenge and fights against VALA, the huge criminal organization.

Director: Jesse Haaja | Stars: Kristofer Gummerus, Rami Rusinen, Renne Korppila, Matti Onnismaa

Votes: 1,242

39. Crawlspace (1986)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Talia Balsam, Barbara Whinnery, Carole Francis

Votes: 2,712

40. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,112

41. In a Glass Cage (1986)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Günter Meisner, David Sust, Marisa Paredes, Gisèle Echevarría

Votes: 3,698

42. Music Box (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $6.26M

43. Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 4,224

44. Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Ann Bell

Votes: 4,622 | Gross: $0.02M

45. Zombie Lake (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

3.0
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

Directors: Jean Rollin, Julian de Laserna | Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 2,801

46. The Eichmann Show (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous Nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman

Votes: 3,880

47. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Anthony J. Robinow, Michael McGill

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.39M

48. Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)

195 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles

Votes: 2,303

49. Night Gallery (1969 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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A seemingly haunted painting drives a greedy man insane. A rich blind woman gets a new pair of eyes that allow her to see for only one brief ironic moment. An idyllic painting gives a Nazi war criminal in hiding some fleeting comfort.

Directors: Boris Sagal, Barry Shear, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Richard Kiley, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 1,416

50. The House on Carroll Street (1987)

PG | 101 min | Thriller

6.1
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In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $0.46M



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