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1. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 419,472 | Gross: $176.04M

2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 585,986 | Gross: $56.67M

3. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 267,719 | Gross: $198.68M

4. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 89,086 | Gross: $21.02M

5. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 76,205 | Gross: $0.65M

6. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 133,248 | Gross: $95.64M

7. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama, War

7.4
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85 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 34,951

8. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 61,447 | Gross: $24.38M

9. 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: 38,148 | Gross: $0.72M

10. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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69 Metascore

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Director: Nate Parker | Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 18,726 | Gross: $15.86M

11. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 21,237 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 6,237

13. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 9,524 | Gross: $34.90M

14. Padman (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor, Jyoti Subhash

Votes: 16,747 | Gross: $1.66M

15. 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: 1,240

16. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.1
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,481

17. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 9,615 | Gross: $2.19M

18. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

Votes: 3,111

19. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 9,374

20. 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: 2,901

21. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 2,550

22. 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: 1,955

23. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,297 | Gross: $0.70M

24. Home from the Hill (1960)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dramatic story of the influential Hunnicutt family set in Texas during the late 1950s.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

Votes: 2,662 | Gross: $2.18M

25. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,549

26. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $0.67M

27. Men in Black (1934)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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The stooges become doctors at a large hospital where they disrupt patients and staff alike.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Carmen Andre

Votes: 1,085

28. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A sharecropper decides to become a preacher after falling for a vamp from the city.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,430

29. London Kills Me (1991)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »

Director: Hanif Kureishi | Stars: Justin Chadwick, Steven Mackintosh, Fiona Shaw, Brad Dourif

Votes: 506 | Gross: $0.17M

30. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 1,036

31. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 284

32. The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck "oil man", Mr. Cox, finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 672 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, James Brodhead

Votes: 445

34. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

6.8
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,318

35. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 878

36. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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58 Metascore

A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

Votes: 1,096 | Gross: $0.30M

37. Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Pert Kelton

Votes: 646

38. The Land (1970)

130 min | Drama

8.2
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A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Mahmoud Al Meleji, Nagwa Ibrahim, Ezzat El Alaili, Hamdy Ahmed

Votes: 1,126

39. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.4
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 430

40. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

8.0
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,662

41. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 532

42. The Tempest (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

4.6
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 328

43. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

6.5
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

Votes: 634

44. Purlie (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

8.7
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In the early days of the civil rights movement, a Southern plantation owner holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.

Director: Rudi Goldman | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore

Votes: 84

45. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.8
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52 Metascore

THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolff | Stars: Charles Maddox, Tommy Dietsch, Ed Herlihy, George Roth

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.00M

46. Turksib (1929)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.1
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Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia... See full summary »

Director: Victor A. Turin

Votes: 303

47. Gone Are the Days! (1963)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An idealistic young man returns to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. He brings his fiancée Lutiebelle, but hopes to convince the plantation owner that she is really his cousin ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes

Votes: 130

48. Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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Mammy Two-Shoes replaces Tom with a younger cat who is a lightning-quick mouser. Tom and Jerry form an alliance in order to get rid of this dangerous newcomer.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 864

49. LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles | Stars: LaLee Wallace, Reggie Barnes

Votes: 204

50. The Damned Rain (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Farmers held hostage by the weather often despair, and yet there is resilience to be found in the communities that depend on the damned rain.

Director: Satish Manwar | Stars: Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Jyoti Subhash, Aman Attar

Votes: 215



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