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1. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 212,001 | Gross: $146.88M

2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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65 Metascore

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 26,551

3. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 153,190 | Gross: $16.22M

4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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87 Metascore

British POWs build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, oblivious of the Allies' plans to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 191,721 | Gross: $44.91M

5. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,773 | Gross: $34.70M

6. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 115,792 | Gross: $53.27M

7. First They Killed My Father (2017)

TV-MA | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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72 Metascore

Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak

Votes: 12,096

8. Colonia (2015)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 43,867

9. 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: 35,526 | Gross: $4.44M

10. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 43,075 | Gross: $4.54M

11. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 46,368 | Gross: $47.48M

12. Trafficked (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.

Director: Will Wallace | Stars: Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Röhm, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brian Thompson

Votes: 952

13. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

8.2
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88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 21,055

14. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey

Votes: 5,829

15. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 16,905 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 25,062 | Gross: $4.89M

17. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,355 | Gross: $0.37M

18. Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Phyllis Davis, Ellaraino, Timothy Brown, Pamela Collins

Votes: 482

19. Beneath Us (I) (2019)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Undocumented workers are lured into a wealthy woman's home with the promise of work, only to discover the terrifying fate she has in store for them.

Director: Max Pachman | Stars: Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, Josue Aguirre, James Tupper

Votes: 643

20. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 13,168

21. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 5,617

22. The Professional (1981)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Votes: 12,070

23. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 6,324

24. 13 Minutes (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $0.16M

25. I Am Not A Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda

Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $0.05M

26. At War (2018)

113 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jacques Borderie, David Rey

Votes: 1,173 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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87 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 6,330 | Gross: $0.20M

28. The Mole People (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Votes: 2,859

29. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 7,148 | Gross: $10.80M

30. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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During a road trip, two UCLA coeds end up in a Southern prison farm on trumped-up charges brought on by a small town sex-crazed corrupt sheriff.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 349

31. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $0.41M

32. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 717

33. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.2
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,346 | Gross: $0.26M

34. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,405

35. Caged Women (1980)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Action

4.7
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A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay

Votes: 326

36. Why We Fight (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,743

37. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $0.05M

38. The Blue Kite (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.6
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

Votes: 2,489 | Gross: $0.36M

39. Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action

6.8
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56 Metascore

A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-won Gang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho

Votes: 2,814 | Gross: $0.28M

40. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal, Folco Lulli, Chelo Alonso

Votes: 196

41. The Ninth Day (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Kuruvi (2008)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

3.7
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Vetrivel and his friend engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a don named Koccha, to find his lost father.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 2,826

43. For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)

520 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee, Samantha Eggar, Diane Cilento

Votes: 172

44. The Last Days (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana

Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $0.42M

45. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,847

46. The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Based on the true story of Melanija Vanaga, this film is a brutally realistic and terrifying account of the mass deportation of residents of Soviet-occupied Latvia that took place in June 1941.

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Edvins Mekss, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zarina

Votes: 685

47. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.6
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,353

48. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 598

49. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu, Shuangbao Wang

Votes: 4,146 | Gross: $0.67M

50. China Cry: A True Story (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Votes: 473 | Gross: $4.21M



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