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1. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 208,229 | Gross: $146.88M

2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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65 Metascore

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 25,125

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 189,394 | Gross: $44.91M

4. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 114,688 | Gross: $53.27M

5. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 151,362 | Gross: $16.22M

6. The Colony (2015)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 43,163

7. First They Killed My Father (2017)

TV-MA | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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72 Metascore

Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak

Votes: 11,368

8. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 42,763 | Gross: $4.54M

9. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,224 | Gross: $34.70M

10. Trafficked (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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38 Metascore

In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.

Director: Will Wallace | Stars: Madison Wolfe, Elisabeth Röhm, Ashley Judd, Sean Patrick Flanery

Votes: 877

11. The Railway Man (2013)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 35,133 | Gross: $4.44M

12. Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Phyllis Davis, Ellaraino, Timothy Brown, Pamela Collins

Votes: 463

13. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 24,914 | Gross: $4.89M

14. Bent (1997)

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

7.2
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In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

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

Votes: 7,316 | Gross: $0.37M

15. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 12,897

16. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey

Votes: 5,690

17. Beneath Us (2019)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Undocumented workers are lured into a wealthy woman's home with the promise of work, only to discover the terrifying fate she has in store for them.

Director: Max Pachman | Stars: Lynn Collins, Rigo Sanchez, Josue Aguirre, James Tupper

Votes: 487

18. The Mole People (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Votes: 2,821

19. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,378

20. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 5,424

21. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 16,615 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 7,063 | Gross: $10.80M

23. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 2,065 | Gross: $0.41M

24. I Am Not A Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure

Votes: 2,305 | Gross: $0.05M

25. 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: 6,198

26. 13 Minutes (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 7,489 | Gross: $0.16M

27. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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During a road trip, two UCLA coeds end up in a Southern prison farm on trumped-up charges brought on by a small town sex-crazed corrupt sheriff.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 339

28. The Professional (1981)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Votes: 11,910

29. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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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: 6,292 | Gross: $0.20M

30. Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action

6.8
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56 Metascore

A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-won Gang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho

Votes: 2,750 | Gross: $0.28M

31. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 705

32. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,693

33. Fate of a Man (1959)

103 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavel Volkov

Votes: 2,454

34. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 588

35. The Blue Kite (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.6
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

Votes: 2,450 | Gross: $0.36M

36. Caged Women (1980)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Action

4.7
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A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay

Votes: 323

37. The Ninth Day (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate, Bibiana Beglau

Votes: 1,663 | Gross: $0.07M

38. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,798

39. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,852 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Shanghai Lil (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

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Add a Plot

Directors: Ching-Yun Chu-Ko, Ching-Chen Yang | Stars: Szu Shih, Han Chin, Yuan Yi, Fei Lung

Votes: 22

41. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.6
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,304

42. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal, Folco Lulli, Chelo Alonso

Votes: 192

43. For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)

520 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee, Samantha Eggar, Diane Cilento

Votes: 171

44. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.2
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,297 | Gross: $0.26M

45. The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Based on the true story of Melanija Vanaga, this film is a brutally realistic and terrifying account of the mass deportation of residents of Soviet-occupied Latvia that took place in June 1941.

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Edvins Mekss, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zarina

Votes: 648

46. China Cry: A True Story (1990)

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

6.7
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Votes: 469 | Gross: $4.21M

47. The Last Days (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana

Votes: 1,787 | Gross: $0.42M

48. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History

6.6
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The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt, Friedrich Kühne

Votes: 420

49. I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Jim Brown, Christopher George, Richard Ely, Richard Rust

Votes: 320

50. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.4
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As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the secret city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can the powerful King of the Jungle and his trusted companions--Cheeta, and Buli--save them?

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $3.27M



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