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51. Tom & Viv (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton

Votes: 1,473 | Gross: $0.54M

52. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

7.8
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,879

53. Hamlet (1969)

G | 117 min | Drama

6.9
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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet (Williamson) mourns his father's death and his mother's (Judy ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 678

54. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett

Votes: 3,196 | Gross: $0.20M

55. Cleopatra (1934)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 3,156

56. Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth (1976)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.2
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From his childhood in Hong Kong to his rise to movie stardom, the life of Bruce Lee is revealed in this film.

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: David Chow, Kuei Chang, Chi-Min Chin, Little Unicorn

Votes: 351

57. Omar Khayyam (1957)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

6.0
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During the 11th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam's lover marries the Shah but the Shah, whose life is threatened by a sect of assassins, appoints Omar royal advisor.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, John Derek

Votes: 263

58. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli, Richard Bustillo

Votes: 3,487

59. Up to His Ears (1965)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.4
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The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ursula Andress, Maria Pacôme, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,583

60. Crazy (2000)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Tom Schilling, Oona-Devi Liebich, Julia Hummer

Votes: 3,836

61. The History of Time Travel (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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A fictional documentary about the creation of the worlds first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.

Director: Ricky Kennedy | Stars: Stephen Adami, Krista Ales, Valerie Black, Ryan Blackburn

Votes: 450

62. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $0.06M

63. The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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58 Metascore

A Princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young Prince with whom she falls in love.

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Stirling, Jay Rodan

Votes: 1,444 | Gross: $0.45M

64. Confucius (2010)

TV-MA | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

Director: Mei Hu | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Xun Zhou, Jianbin Chen, Quan Ren

Votes: 3,449

65. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 680

66. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann, Asa Briggs

Votes: 969

67. Joe Gould's Secret (2000)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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74 Metascore

Around 1940, The New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character, who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund, and who is writing a... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Ian Holm, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Sarah Hyland

Votes: 1,432 | Gross: $0.64M

68. Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag, Heide Kipp

Votes: 487

69. Losing Ground (1982)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Sara, a cold college professor, and her husband, an ecstatic painter, spend a summer away from the city, straining their rocky relationship.

Director: Kathleen Collins | Stars: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen

Votes: 269

70. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $0.33M

71. Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.7
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Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Eddie Byrne, Jane Barrett, Robert Brown, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 187

72. Socrates (1971 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, History

7.2
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A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean Sylvère, Anne Caprile, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Ricardo Palacios

Votes: 616

73. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,436 | Gross: $0.04M

74. Gripsholm (2000)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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The summerly adventures of Kurt (Tucholsky) and girl friend staying in a Swedish castle whilst the political changes in Germany in the thirties.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Ulrich Noethen, Heike Makatsch, Jasmin Tabatabai, Marcus Thomas

Votes: 351

75. Incorrigible (1975)

100 min | Comedy

6.7
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Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold, Julien Guiomar, Charles Gérard

Votes: 1,204

76. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.4
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43 Metascore

Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »

Director: Kayvan Mashayekh | Stars: Adam Echahly, Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.22M

77. Orpheus & Eurydice (2000)

124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.7
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Retelling one of the most famous Greek myths, Orpheus and Eurydice is considered the ultimate tragic love story. Orpheus, believed to be the son of Apollo, fell in love with beautiful Eurydice. However, their love was not meant to last.

Director: Paul Pissanos | Stars: Andrew Bullock, Carolina Liriti, David Bowles, Oliver Reed

Votes: 319

78. Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak | Stars: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.01M

79. Confucius (2011– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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A student working on a thesis explores the life of Confucius and the impact of his teachings on modern society.

Stars: Winston Chao, Fa Gao, Issei Ishida, Lai-Kit Kwan

Votes: 6

80. Derrida (2002)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.5
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73 Metascore

Documentary about French philosopher (and author of deconstructionism) Jacques Derrida, who sparked fierce debate throughout American academia.

Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering | Stars: Jacques Derrida, Marguerite Derrida, René Major, Chantal Major

Votes: 840 | Gross: $0.16M

81. Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000)

24 min | Documentary

8.3
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A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

Star: Alain de Botton

Votes: 286

82. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

6.0
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'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

Votes: 423

83. Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)

R | 91 min | Drama, Action

5.6
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Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!

Directors: Chi Chang, Hua Chen | Stars: Bruce Li, Carter Wong, Kuei Chang, Chi-Min Chin

Votes: 224

84. Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973)

85 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary that examines the life and the untimely death of superstar Bruce Lee.

Director: Shih Wu | Stars: Mei Wang, Bruce Lee, Linda Lee Cadwell, George Lazenby

Votes: 208

85. Thunder Rock (1942)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.7
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Cynical, embittered newspaperman David Charleston (Sir Michael Redgrave) is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Barbara Mullen, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 574

86. Louis XV, le soleil noir (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | History

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Thierry Binisti | Stars: Vinciane Millereau, Stanley Weber, François Berland, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 177

87. The Death of Socrates (2010)

84 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.6
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This is the story of the first martyr of free speech. Socrates is on trial for his life. He will be put to death. 2,500 years later we remember his words.

Directors: Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Matias Basso, Jonathan Beckhardt, Jessiline Berry, Nancy Buchanan, John Church, Stev Elam, Stephen Gill, Terrance Grace, Jasna Hribernik, Andrew David Irvine, Nancy Kiang, Ruby Kobayashi, Kadet Kuhne, Zmago Lenardic, Angelo Libri, Paolo Marescotti, Denis O'Brien, Walter Romeo, Marco Romero, Wallace Zane, Wilson Stiner | Stars: Ray Abruzzo, Jayne Anderson, Kilin Aska, Massimo Ajmone Basso

Votes: 24

88. Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015)

125 min | Documentary

7.3
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66 Metascore

A documentary about the life and work of hannah arendt, the prolific and unclassifiable thinker,political theorist, moral philosopher and polemicist, and with her encounter with the trial of Eichmann a high ranking nazi.

Director: Ada Ushpiz | Stars: Hannah Arendt, Jury Andruchowytsch, Aharon Appelfeld, Steven Asheim

Votes: 151

89. Carnage (2002)

Unrated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

After a bull dies in an arena, its remains are transported throughout Belgium, France, and Spain, where various characters cross its path.

Director: Delphine Gleize | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Ángela Molina, Raphaëlle Molinier, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 670 | Gross: $2.55M

90. Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi (2000)

90 min | Biography

6.5
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This film was made as a tribute to Bruce Lee's Game of Death. It uses archive footage from the original film and recreated scenes with stand-ins and the plotline of Bruce's screen notes to ... See full summary »

Directors: Toshi Ohgushi, Toshikazu Ôgushi | Stars: Bruce Lee, James Tien, Yuan Chieh, Dan Inosanto

Votes: 125

91. Linnan juhlat (2017 TV Movie)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.9
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The history of 100 year old Finlands told through philosopher Bruno which moved to Lapland to cure his writer's block. When invited to the great royal ball, he'll have to take a 1200 km road trip through Finland with taxi.

Director: Tapio Piirainen | Stars: Ville Myllyrinne, Kai Lehtinen, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Seela Sella

Votes: 147

92. Monsoon (1952)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Romance

4.5
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A young woman named Julia brings her fiance and his mother to a village in India to meet her father and brother. Hospitality proves in short supply and things take a turn for the worse when Julia's seductive younger sister arrives.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Ursula Thiess, Diana Douglas, George Nader, Ellen Corby

Votes: 46

93. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 529 | Gross: $0.21M

94. C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia Readers and fans worldwide know the land of Narnia and the magical beings who dwell there. But few know the genius who created this beloved fantasy. Now meet C.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora, John Franklyn-Robbins, Peter Banks

Votes: 99

95. The Diviners (2019)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

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In these day-to-day moments, I emphasize gender implication, thereby not giving an assessment of reality. The situation is like a moment we no longer return to like Instagram stories.

Director: Roman Bordun

96. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.6
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The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Eric Berry

Votes: 45

97. Flight from Destiny (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After philosophy Professor Todhunter is told he has 6 months left to live, he is barred from teaching by his college so there won't be a scandal if he drops dead in class. Discussing a ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Jeffrey Lynn, James Stephenson

Votes: 170

98. Li Xiao Long yu wo (1976)

R | 87 min | Biography, Drama

4.1
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A movie on the life of the renowned Bruce Lee, especially his relationship with his mistress (played by Betty Ting Pei, who was Lee's mistress in real life and in whose apartment he died).

Director: Mar Lo | Stars: Betty Ting Pei, Danny Lee, Sha Wang, Chun-Ku Lu

Votes: 131

99. Keep Walking (1983)

171 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Alberto Fumagalli, Antonio Cucciarrè, Eligio Martellucci, Renzo Samminiatesi

Votes: 109

100. Journey of the Universe (2011)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

6.7
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The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Kennard, Patsy Northcutt | Star: Brian Thomas Swimme

Votes: 176



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