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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,106,654 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 70,349 | Gross: $67.41M

3. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 9,968

4. Bent (1997)

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

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,236 | Gross: $0.37M

5. As If I Am Not There (2010)

109 min | Drama

7.2
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A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »

Director: Juanita Wilson | Stars: Natasha Petrovic, Fedja Stukan, Jelena Jovanova, Sanja Buric

Votes: 989

6. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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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: 6,253 | Gross: $0.20M

7. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 4,061 | Gross: $0.33M

8. Laugh or Die (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 436

9. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 2,222

10. The Emperor of Taste (2008–2009)

490 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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When her 80-year-old husband George dies, Helena asks her granddaughter to delve into the mystery surrounding George's friend Alfred's early demise. Alfred died in a WWII prison camp where ... See full summary »

Stars: Katelijne Damen, Laura Verlinden, Marijke Pinoy, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 264

11. Making 'Camp X-Ray' (2015 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Stars: Lane Garrison, John Carroll Lynch, Payman Maadi, Peter Sattler

12. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
Episode: They Have Taken Over (1970)

Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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In 1990, the United States government is controlled by a youthful administration who decrees that middle-aged people are a drain on resources and orders them into detention camps, where ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Linda De Coff, Jack Gilford, Carmen Mathews, Robert McLane

Votes: 5



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