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1. Messiah (2020– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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When a CIA officer investigates a man attracting international attention and followers through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global, high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist.

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley

Votes: 28,088

2. Aladdin (2019)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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53 Metascore

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 187,099 | Gross: $354.87M

3. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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60 Metascore

A spy organisation recruits a promising street kid into the agency's training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine

Votes: 564,550 | Gross: $128.26M

4. The Cave (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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83 Metascore

Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.

Director: Feras Fayyad | Stars: Amani Ballour, Salim Namour

Votes: 1,399

5. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 57,955 | Gross: $45.50M

6. The Spy (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Yael Eitan, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 20,634

7. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 347,180 | Gross: $217.35M

8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 657,909 | Gross: $197.17M

9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 252,736 | Gross: $44.82M

10. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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81 Metascore

When a 12 year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 345,813 | Gross: $232.91M

11. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.3
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80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 132,678 | Gross: $6.86M

12. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 78,617 | Gross: $48.17M

13. The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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34 Metascore

An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

Votes: 163,768 | Gross: $80.10M

14. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 203,418 | Gross: $47.40M

15. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 256,777 | Gross: $47.40M

16. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Votes: 374,140 | Gross: $352.39M

17. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

5.5
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54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 183,089 | Gross: $100.02M

18. Deep State (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

Stars: Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Anastasia Griffith, Alistair Petrie

Votes: 4,120

19. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 204,919 | Gross: $39.39M

20. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 49,903 | Gross: $41.41M

21. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 139,294 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 9,215

23. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 61,304 | Gross: $3.34M

24. Tyrant (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Stars: Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias

Votes: 21,602

25. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 122,695 | Gross: $50.82M

26. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 12,885 | Gross: $5.29M

27. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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64 Metascore

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning

Votes: 12,721

28. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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63 Metascore

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 44,626 | Gross: $41.51M

29. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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53 Metascore

When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 48,278 | Gross: $75.97M

30. Beirut (2018)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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69 Metascore

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra, Ania Josse

Votes: 16,804 | Gross: $5.02M

31. Hidalgo (2004)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 75,217 | Gross: $67.29M

32. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,730 | Gross: $0.28M

33. Not Without My Daughter (1991)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth

Votes: 11,765 | Gross: $14.79M

34. A Hologram for the King (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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58 Metascore

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 37,890 | Gross: $4.20M

35. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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37 Metascore

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 17,874 | Gross: $17.77M

36. In the Loop (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

7.4
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83 Metascore

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Harry Hadden-Paton

Votes: 52,463 | Gross: $2.38M

37. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,445 | Gross: $18.97M

38. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 11,238 | Gross: $0.27M

39. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.5
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41 Metascore

A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 12,783 | Gross: $24.16M

40. Best Defense (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

3.8
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29 Metascore

A military weapons engineer struggles to do his job responsibly, while a hapless tank commander has to live with the consequences in combat years later.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

Votes: 5,299 | Gross: $19.27M

41. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

When a terrorist bombing in North Africa kills 19 incl. an American, an Egyptian chemical engineer flying from South Africa to his wife in USA, is arrested upon arriving USA. He disappears. His wife asks senator for help.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

Votes: 53,013 | Gross: $9.74M

42. Shock and Awe (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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47 Metascore

A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 4,397 | Gross: $0.08M

43. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 60,167 | Gross: $9.03M

44. Navy Seals (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

A battle-hardened Seal Team sets off on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley, Rick Rossovich

Votes: 15,079 | Gross: $25.07M

45. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Not Rated | 142 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 18,072

46. The Honourable Woman (2014)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Centres on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 9,203

47. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 34,295 | Gross: $0.48M

48. Damascus Cover (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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36 Metascore

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Director: Daniel Zelik Berk | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow, Igal Naor

Votes: 1,871

49. Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 7,030

50. Appointment with Death (1988)

PG | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud

Votes: 3,475 | Gross: $0.96M



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