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1. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 544,733 | Gross: $57.14M

2. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 18,271 | Gross: $17.96M

3. Pretty Baby (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Votes: 9,049 | Gross: $5.79M

4. The Happiest Millionaire (1967)

Approved | 141 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 1,623

5. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 37,403

6. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 33,493

7. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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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: 68,563 | Gross: $6.17M

8. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 53,998 | Gross: $3.27M

9. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 19,320 | Gross: $40.38M

10. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,247 | Gross: $14.04M

11. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 5,398

12. Five Children and It (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 4,697

13. Dragon (2011)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li

Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 10,082

15. Doctor Zhivago (2002)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,665

16. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,059 | Gross: $0.93M

17. Chocolat (2016)

119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality.

Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 5,893

18. Midnight's Children (2012)

TV-14 | 146 min | Drama

6.2
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56 Metascore

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan

Votes: 2,765 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,166

20. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 5,005 | Gross: $0.62M

21. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,473

22. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,869 | Gross: $3.24M

23. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,388

24. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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60 Metascore

The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

Votes: 2,311 | Gross: $0.03M

25. King & Country (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Votes: 1,712

26. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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In World War I, the high casualty rate amongst the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 2,181

27. Rasputin (1981)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line, Alisa Freyndlikh

Votes: 1,117

28. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,160

29. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,347

30. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Votes: 2,121

31. The Spy in Black (1939)

77 min | Thriller, War

6.9
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,781

32. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello

Votes: 929

33. Forever and a Day (1943)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

7.1
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During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

Votes: 508

34. Battalion (2015)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev | Stars: Lesya Andreeva, Mariya Antonova, Mariya Aronova, Nikolay Auzin

Votes: 1,127

35. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,988

36. The Wipers Times (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | War

7.0
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Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Ben Chaplin, Patrick FitzSymons, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Oram

Votes: 980

37. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,074

38. Death of a Shadow (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Van Avermaet | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laura Verlinden, Peter Van den Eede, Benjamin Ramon

Votes: 1,643

39. Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003– )

TV-MA | 175 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.

Stars: Clare Stone, Max Morrow, Paul Doucet, Lynne Griffin

Votes: 291

40. At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Yuriy Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov, Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,436

41. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

Votes: 240

42. The Fear (2015)

93 min | Drama, War

5.4
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A young soldier testifies of his thoughts about the first world war, between disillusion, fear and hate, following his path through the letters he sends to his lover.

Director: Damien Odoul | Stars: Nino Rocher, Pierre Martial Gaillard, Théo Chazal, Eliott Margueron

Votes: 213

43. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chips Rafferty, Pat Twohill

Votes: 126

44. British Agent (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan, Phillip Reed

Votes: 417

45. Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for Germany during the First World War.

Director: Jean-Louis Richard | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Rich, Henri Garcin

Votes: 279

46. So This Is Love (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Biography, Music, Musical

6.3
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Biopic of opera star Grace Moore, who was killed in a plane crash in 1947.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Merv Griffin, Joan Weldon, Walter Abel

Votes: 149

47. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.3
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A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,351

48. Lenin: The Train (1988 TV Movie)

198 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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March 1917. World War I is already three years in. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to St. Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Leslie Caron, Dominique Sanda, Jason Connery

Votes: 261

49. Godovshchina revolyutsii (1918)

119 min | Documentary

6.8
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The history of the October revolution told in images, starting from the uprising of 25 February up to the first anniversary of the revolution. The uprisings, the civil wars and the soviet life and leaders are shown in panoramic images.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Aleksandr Kerensky, V.I. Lenin, Leon Trotsky

Votes: 35

50. Company K (2004)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

5.4
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World War I troubled veteran Joe Delaney attempts to compile a history of his U.S. Marines company but nightmares about the German soldier he killed haunt him still.

Director: Robert Clem | Stars: Ari Fliakos, Terry Serpico, Steve Cuiffo, Joe Delafield

Votes: 274



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