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1. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 261,451

2. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,048,258 | Gross: $128.01M

3. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 58,018 | Gross: $27.55M

4. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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88 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 121,897 | Gross: $38.32M

5. The Nun (2018)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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46 Metascore

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 103,917 | Gross: $117.45M

6. The Age of Adaline (2015)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker

Votes: 144,601 | Gross: $42.48M

7. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 106,013 | Gross: $12.71M

8. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, History, Music

7.6
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90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 40,189 | Gross: $4.57M

9. Tell It to the Bees (2018)

TV-MA | 108 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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50 Metascore

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.

Director: Annabel Jankel | Stars: Billy Boyd, Gregor Selkirk, Anna Paquin, Euan Mason

Votes: 2,073

10. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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80 Metascore

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

Votes: 34,340 | Gross: $11.28M

11. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 51,006 | Gross: $9.49M

12. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 131,254 | Gross: $75.33M

13. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 97,894 | Gross: $8.18M

14. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 39,151 | Gross: $29.13M

15. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 29,611 | Gross: $6.59M

16. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 90,588 | Gross: $37.71M

17. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 93,146 | Gross: $16.76M

18. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,980

19. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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84 Metascore

An old British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 26,465 | Gross: $12.99M

20. Glen or Glenda (1953)

PG | 65 min | Drama

4.2
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

Votes: 7,685

21. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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How real-life British-American author Christopher Isherwood and his German boyfriend Heinz met and fell in love during the 1930s and the rise of Nazism.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan, Perry Millward

Votes: 3,810

22. Tea With the Dames (2018)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.3
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85 Metascore

Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith

Votes: 1,587 | Gross: $0.87M

23. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $0.03M

24. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen

Votes: 3,609 | Gross: $0.02M

25. If These Walls Could Talk (1996 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

Directors: Cher, Nancy Savoca | Stars: Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London

Votes: 3,842

26. The Scapegoat (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, Anton Lesser, Jodhi May

Votes: 3,815

27. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 7,499

28. 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: 6,330

29. The Last Ride (2011)

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

5.8
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45 Metascore

At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio.

Director: Harry Thomason | Stars: Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cuoco

Votes: 750

30. The Confession (1970)

GP | 139 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.9
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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Vitold

Votes: 3,364

31. The Fencer (2015)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Liisa Koppel

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.10M

32. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 4,655 | Gross: $1.13M

33. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,161

34. The Rocket (2005)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton, Philip Craig

Votes: 4,851

35. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 9,722 | Gross: $1.62M

36. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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69 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 1,245 | Gross: $0.25M

37. The Quiet American (1958)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 1,549

38. Lilies (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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When a bishop comes to a prison to hear the confession of an old friend he is forced to watch a play, performed by the inmates, about their youth together, love and betrayal.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,535 | Gross: $0.22M

39. Chattahoochee (1989)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

Votes: 1,735 | Gross: $0.26M

40. Afterimage (2016)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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75 Metascore

The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 2,264 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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64 Metascore

The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.

Director: Mark Mori | Stars: Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Olivia de Berardinis, Dita Von Teese

Votes: 1,275 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.

Director: Juan Carlos Desanzo | Stars: Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas, Pepe Novoa

Votes: 404

43. The Sergeant (1968)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A story of a brilliant master sergeant with a great career behind him and transferred to yet another post, his attraction to a younger man eventually overrides him, to a point where his latent homosexuality, finally emerges.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law, Ludmila Mikaël, Frank Latimore

Votes: 498

44. The Dominici Affair (1973)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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This film explores the ins and outs of the Dominici Affair that made the headlines back in 1952. As a result of the case, a family man named Gaston Dominici was sentenced to death for the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jean Gabin, Victor Lanoux, Henri Vilbert, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 510

45. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.

Director: Michael Stevens | Star: Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 498

46. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 554

47. The Confessional (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.58M

48. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Jamie Maclachlan, Christopher Plummer, Shaun Smyth, Amy Rutherford

Votes: 348

49. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.0
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Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacLeod Phillips | Stars: Jerry Hoffman, Liev Schreiber, Jennifer Aguilar, Michael Ashcraft

Votes: 899 | Gross: $23.55M

50. Target Zero (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Set during the Korean War, a unit of American soldiers, together with three British Tank Crew, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, Charles Bronson, Richard Wyler

Votes: 222



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