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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,254,047 | Gross: $162.81M

2. The Sisters Brothers (2018)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 41,085 | Gross: $3.14M

3. 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: 71,999 | Gross: $67.41M

4. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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56 Metascore

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 17,316 | Gross: $46.50M

5. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 111,886 | Gross: $25.02M

6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.3
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Votes: 328,510 | Gross: $52.90M

7. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

5.6
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To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith | Stars: Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 16,039

8. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,978

9. The Riot Club (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay

Votes: 20,227

10. North & South (2004)

TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 27,889

11. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 26,134

12. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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75 Metascore

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe, and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 26,678 | Gross: $47.74M

13. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 59,722 | Gross: $73.28M

14. The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega and his wife, Elena, to take action.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes

Votes: 88,115 | Gross: $46.46M

15. Princess Cyd (2017)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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72 Metascore

Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cone | Stars: Marika Mashburn, Jessie Pinnick, Rebecca Spence, Paul Brian Fagen

Votes: 2,371

16. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 11,008 | Gross: $1.59M

17. Shipwrecked (1990)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch

Votes: 2,291

18. Sissi (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Votes: 7,153

19. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

Votes: 8,903 | Gross: $1.23M

20. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 11,050

21. Chinese Zodiac (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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29 Metascore

A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Xingtong Yao, Sang-Woo Kwon

Votes: 19,929

22. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

Votes: 422

23. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

6.5
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The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 438

24. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.4
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38 Metascore

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 8,115 | Gross: $9.35M

25. Comanche Moon (2008)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson, Wes Studi

Votes: 2,681

26. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

8.0
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 4,928

27. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $21.75M

28. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,299

29. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,206

30. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.7
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Dick Gregory, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ernest Kubler

Votes: 1,270

31. Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, War

5.7
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28 Metascore

Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Michael Krebs, Jake Lawson, Sean Marquette, David Arquette

Votes: 1,483

32. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 2,010

33. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,976

34. 17 Miracles (2011)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, History

6.3
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The Mormon pioneers trek across the plains.

Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Jasen Wade, Emily Wadley, Jason Celaya, Natalie Blackman

Votes: 1,256

35. Before the Frost (2018)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Clara Rosager, Magnus Krepper, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 456

36. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 8,893 | Gross: $0.87M

37. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Catherine Sloper (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin), but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, Dr. Austin Sloper (... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 3,041 | Gross: $1.71M

38. Walker (1987)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka

Votes: 3,037 | Gross: $0.26M

39. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 4,226

40. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

Votes: 3,330 | Gross: $1.94M

41. The Brontë Sisters (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory

Votes: 823

42. The Sower (2017)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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76 Metascore

Violette is old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the repression that followed the republican uprising of December 1851. For the... See full summary »

Director: Marine Francen | Stars: Pauline Burlet, Géraldine Pailhas, Alban Lenoir, Iliana Zabeth

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.04M

43. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 2,567

44. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 3,221 | Gross: $4.01M

45. The Water Babies (1978)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.1
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This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 1,134

46. The Woman in White (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young

Votes: 1,212

47. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,499 | Gross: $0.11M

48. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,835

49. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,433

50. The Last Sin Eater (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato, Soren Fulton

Votes: 1,720 | Gross: $0.38M



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