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1. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 27,752

2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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81 Metascore

During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 31,368 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,537 | Gross: $7.14M

4. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

5.9
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25 Metascore

Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 1,364 | Gross: $0.04M

5. All's Faire in Love (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy

5.0
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17 Metascore

Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.

Director: Scott Marshall | Stars: Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Ann-Margret, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)

89 min | Western, Horror

3.9
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A mutant sheep is on the move near a ranch in the American West.

Director: Fredric Hobbs | Stars: Christopher Brooks, Stuart Lancaster, E. Kerrigan Prescott, Peggy Browne

Votes: 513

7. Wake the Witch (2010 Video)

R | 114 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.6
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One hundred years ago, an angry mob, intent on justice for their murdered children, hung the woman they believed was the murderer. They branded her a witch, wraped her body in chains and ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Booraem | Stars: Stefanie Tapio, Rachel Lien, Karis Yanike, Martin Kenna

Votes: 340

8. The Ghosts of Angela Webb (2005 Video)

90 min | Horror

5.6
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Angela Webb believes her house is haunted. Psychics Alexander Stewart and Bernadette Fieldstone are contacted to try to uncover the secrets hidden within her home. What they experience is ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Petry | Stars: Deana Demko, Michael R. Thomas, June Marlowe, Duke Snyder

Votes: 65

9. Verurteilt 1910 (1974 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Crime

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Director: Jörg A. Eggers | Stars: Heinz Trixner, Klausjürgen Wussow, Heinrich Schweiger, Heinrich Eis

10. Fall Regine Krause (1970 TV Movie)

83 min | Crime

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Director: Jörg A. Eggers | Stars: Louise Martini, Walter Kohut, Gertraud Jesserer, Brigitte Swoboda

11. The Adelaide Story (1982 TV Movie)

159 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Peter Vaughton | Star: Dennis Olsen

12. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: Chicken or Beef? (2003)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Lorelai needs to get permits approved before they can move forward with the inn and learns that business also involves back room deals. Rory runs into Dean who invites her to his wedding.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 451

13. Year of the Rabbit (2019– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2019)

24 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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London is being terrorised by a mysterious killer taking the guise of the "Brick Man", a mythical figure from London folklore who comes out of brick walls on Brick Night and stabs people - except this time its real and people are dying.

Director: Ben Taylor | Stars: Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 77

14. Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways (2012– )
Episode: On the Xmas Express (2016)

44 min | Documentary

7.9
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In a special festive edition, Chris Tarrant embarks upon an epic journey through Scandinavia, starting out on the South-West coast of Norway and travelling to Rovaniemi in Finland - known as Santa's home town.

Director: Jeff Morgan | Star: Chris Tarrant

Votes: 9

15. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
Episode: Pittura Infamante (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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After the mysterious death of an art restorer at the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society soirée, Ichabod and Katrina are reminded of a dear friend from their past -Abigail Adams. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter

Votes: 478

16. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell (2008)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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In order to get Paddy's recognized by the city as a historical landmark, Mac, Dennis, and Charlie flash back to 1776 to tell the tale of the Paddy's crew's involvement in the cracking of the Liberty Bell.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,680

17. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: To Live and Let Diorama (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Luke volunteers to help convert old man Twickum's house into a museum just to see if he can buy it. Meanwhile with the help of some Founder's day punch, Lane, Paris and Rory commiserate ... See full summary »

Director: Jackson Douglas | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson

Votes: 419



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