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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: 2,105,891 | Gross: $28.34M

2. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 108,570 | Gross: $81.90M

3. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 63,573 | Gross: $8.04M

4. 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: 33,803 | Gross: $4.57M

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 198,131 | Gross: $10.10M

6. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 77,844 | Gross: $35.18M

7. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 195,723 | Gross: $46.00M

8. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 202,681 | Gross: $77.59M

9. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 77,617 | Gross: $14.48M

10. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 37,910 | Gross: $0.72M

11. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

Votes: 25,361 | Gross: $35.11M

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: 127,872 | Gross: $75.33M

13. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 31,678 | Gross: $41.82M

14. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 86,786 | Gross: $0.21M

15. The Keeper (2018)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling

Votes: 385

16. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 25,627 | Gross: $8.60M

17. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 6,069

18. 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: 6,066

19. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 12,055 | Gross: $1.51M

20. Barbary Coast (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,344

21. Chinese Wine (2016)

100 min | Drama

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The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.

Director: Jiangbo Song | Stars: Van Fan, Yi Huang, Tianlai Hou, Zhaoqi Shi

22. Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue | Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth, Marion Dougherty

Votes: 1,361 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar, Evald Schorm

Votes: 1,096

24. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,346

25. Newsfront (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History

7.1
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In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Bill Hunter, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood

Votes: 642

26. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 790 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Eye Witness (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 112

28. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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: 346

29. Happy New Year (1986)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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The story of two brothers of different orientation and fate. The drama takes place in an atmosphere of tension and fear, during the conflict of Yugoslav Communist Party with the Stalinism, ... See full summary »

Director: Stole Popov | Stars: Svetozar Cvetkovic, Meto Jovanovski, Vladislava Milosavljevic, Aco Djorcev

Votes: 182

30. Came a Hot Friday (1985)

PG | 101 min | Comedy

6.9
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Set in post-war (1949) rural New Zealand, this film traces the efforts of two con men to run a betting scam in a small town (Tainuea) already rife with illegal gambling corruption, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Peter Bland, Phillip Gordon, Michael Lawrence, Billy T. James

Votes: 173 | Gross: $0.01M

31. 3 Seasons in Hell (2009)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him, and instead lives a bohemian life with sexually liberated girls. There he... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Masín | Stars: Krystof Hádek, Karolina Gruszka, Martin Huba, Jan Kraus

Votes: 355

32. Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Anthony Bate, Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Bernard Archard

Votes: 53

33. Where the Wind Settles (2015)

126 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A company commander of KMT army leads two of his team members to sea port, picks up an orphan on the way, and helps two sisters. They get to Taiwan by ship and start new lives there.

Director: Tung Wang | Stars: Tony Yo-ning Yang, George Hu, Amber Kuo, Chia-Yen Ko

Votes: 56

34. The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

4.5
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This is the untold story of The Exorcist, a chronicle of true events based on the priest's secret diary the world was not to see.

Directors: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth | Stars: Keith Age, Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth, William Bradshaw

Votes: 137

35. The Winter of Three Hairs (1949)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Three Hairs was the name of a popular comic character, a street urchin with a bald head save for three thin stalks sticking straight up towards the sky. After a night on the streets, Three ... See full summary »

Directors: Gong Yan, Ming Zhao | Stars: Zhen Li, Hongda Guan, Chen Huang, Cheng Mo

Votes: 123

36. Pure Life (2014)

93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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1949, a French explorer goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved.

Director: Jeremy Banster | Stars: Stany Coppet, Aurélien Recoing, Elli Medeiros, Daniel Duval

Votes: 39

37. The Conception of My Younger Brother (2000)

Drama, Comedy

4.6
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Director's memoirs of his childhood in a lively tenement house, in particular one hot summer day in 1949 when all tenants gathered to celebrate the wedding of the landlord's daughter. Small... See full summary »

Director: Vladimír Drha | Stars: Dana Vávrová, Jirí Bartoska, Vladimír Dlouhý, Miroslava Babúrková

Votes: 41

38. Sonnensucher (1972)

116 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Ulrike von Zerboni, Günther Simon, Erwin Geschonneck, Manja Behrens

Votes: 116

39. Guningtou da zhan (1980)

Drama, War

5.6
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Director: Tseng-Chai Chang | Stars: Jimmy Wang Yu, Don Wong, Kuo Wang, Hsiu-Shen Liang

Votes: 9

40. No Strangers Here (1950)

49 min | Drama

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A family from an unnamed European country move to a town in Australia.

Director: Doc K. Sternberg | Stars: Ailita Blaumanis, John Fernside, Eric Reiman

41. The New China (1951)

105 min | Documentary

5.4
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Directors: Ivan Dukinsky, Sergey Gerasimov, Eduard Volk | Star: Feng Zhou

Votes: 7

42. The Birth of New China (1989)

163 min | Drama, History

5.1
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In the spring and summer of 1949, the People's Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing was liberated on ... See full summary »

Directors: Qiankuan Li, Guiyun Xiao | Stars: Yue Gu, Fazeng Guo, Kai Huang, Huaizheng Liu

Votes: 33

43. A Photo of Me (2017)

11 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: Dennis Tupicoff | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Ruben Ray

44. Inaugural Ceremonies for President Truman, 1949 (Air Force Version) (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.Footage provided by the United ... See full summary »

Star: Harry S. Truman

45. C'est un village d'Algérie... (1949)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

46. Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun (1999)
Episode: Age of Kalashnikov's AK 47 (1999)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Lawrence Bayne, Jack Blum, John Bolton, George Bush

47. I Am the Night (2019)
Episode: Aloha (2019)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery

8.1
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With an address in hand, Fauna (India Eisley) and Jay (Chris Pine) head to Hawaii to find Tamar. Fauna in the hope of finding some answers about who she is, Jay hoping to find answers about... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser

Votes: 251

48. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )
Episode: Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe (2017)

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy's first pin-up.

Director: Richard Lopez | Stars: Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 74

49. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Dark Cousin (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel has descended on Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,009

50. Bohéma (2017)
Episode: Dvojí tváre (2017)

94 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Robert Sedlácek | Stars: Michal Dlouhý, Vladimír Javorský, Jaroslav Plesl, Sasa Rasilov



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