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1. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 17,529

2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 274,642 | Gross: $78.62M

3. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 621,380 | Gross: $91.13M

4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 833,014 | Gross: $112.00M

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 425,909 | Gross: $295.98M

6. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Horror

6.6
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31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 202,581 | Gross: $46.98M

7. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 99,461 | Gross: $9.17M

8. The Great Dictator (1940)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 181,647

9. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 68,885 | Gross: $7.86M

10. Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (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: 12,765

11. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 40,120

12. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 48,524 | Gross: $33.31M

13. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 61,603 | Gross: $0.62M

14. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 38,925 | Gross: $0.10M

15. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 67,638 | Gross: $4.56M

16. Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

Director: Andrew Hyatt | Stars: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 5,681 | Gross: $17.56M

17. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,367 | Gross: $10.10M

18. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 7,998 | Gross: $1.06M

19. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 12,263 | Gross: $24.29M

20. Labyrinth (2012)

Not Rated | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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This mini-series follows two women, medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay), who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres in medieval France, and modern-day Alice ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Tom Felton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tony Curran

Votes: 2,828

21. Before Night Falls (2000)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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85 Metascore

The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovani Florido

Votes: 22,843 | Gross: $4.22M

22. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 13,007

23. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 4,639

24. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 28,257 | Gross: $4.54M

25. Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 5,496 | Gross: $11.31M

26. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 13,607 | Gross: $0.74M

27. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 14,255 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Amen. (2002)

Not Rated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 12,621 | Gross: $0.27M

29. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,800

30. Poison (1991)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A boy shoots his father and flies out the window. A man falls in love with a fellow inmate in prison. A doctor accidentally ingests his experimental sex serum, wrecking havoc on the community.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 3,501 | Gross: $0.61M

31. Sebastiane (1976)

X | 86 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable.

Directors: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman | Stars: Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Richard Warwick

Votes: 2,290

32. The Nun (1966)

GP | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,722 | Gross: $0.03M

33. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,461 | Gross: $0.60M

34. Wolf's Rain (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 701 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.0
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Darren Pleavin, Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 6,661

35. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

3.7
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A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

Director: James Bryan | Stars: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown

Votes: 2,378

36. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 1,167

37. Stealing Heaven (1988)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 662

38. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

GP | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,664

39. Pig (2018)

104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn't the killer after him?

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 871

40. Two Men in Town (1973)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

Votes: 3,369

41. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,855

42. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $1.32M

43. Golgo 13: The Professional (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Gorô Naya, Toshiko Fujita, Kôsei Tomita

Votes: 2,376

44. American Dreamer (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.7
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Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne

Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $5.02M

45. Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 5,136

46. The Rape of the Vampire (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

5.6
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After a psychoanalyst unsuccessfully tries to convince four sisters that they are not 200 year old vampires, the Queen of the Vampires promulgates the cause of the Undead.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Solange Pradel, Bernard Letrou, Catherine Deville, Ursule Pauly

Votes: 897

47. The Magic Flute (2006)

135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Ben Davis, Silvia Moi

Votes: 1,047

48. Mausam (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.8
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A war, religious conflicts, and misunderstandings create obstacles for a couple of different faiths.

Director: Pankaj Kapur | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 4,909 | Gross: $0.73M

49. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 457

50. Back from Eternity (1956)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 1,115



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