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1. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 42,169 | Gross: $16.79M

2. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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92 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 10,886 | Gross: $2.42M

3. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 50,298 | Gross: $0.58M

4. The Grandmaster (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 29,208 | Gross: $6.59M

5. Calamity Jane (1953)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 7,869

6. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,566

7. The Illusionist (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 32,101 | Gross: $2.23M

8. Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

Votes: 15,036 | Gross: $0.06M

9. Female Agents (2008)

TV-MA | 117 min | Drama, War

6.8
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London, 1944: SOE's section for French ops parachute 4 women into France, plus a woman there, to free an English geologist and kill SS colonel Heindrich.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Gillain

Votes: 6,511

10. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 9,049 | Gross: $0.23M

11. Haute Cuisine (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 5,559 | Gross: $0.21M

12. 150 Milligrams (2016)

128 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Charlotte Laemmel, Isabelle de Hertogh

Votes: 895

13. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )

Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.0
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The fantastic steampunk adventures of the future science fiction writer and his friends, the Foggs and Passepartout.

Stars: Francesca Hunt, Michel Courtemanche, Chris Demetral, Michael Praed

Votes: 250

14. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 9,028 | Gross: $1.03M

15. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Frank Orsatti, Jeffrey Nordling

Votes: 1,321 | Gross: $0.92M

16. Swords of Blood (1962)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

6.6
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In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Jess Hahn, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 1,988

17. The Disguiser (2015– )

Action, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of resistance, espionage, familial ties, friendship and romance in the Japanese-occupied Shanghai.

Stars: Ge Hu, Kai Wang, Mintao Liu, Dong Jin

Votes: 268

18. Declaration of War (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.

Director: Valérie Donzelli | Stars: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix, Gabriel Elkaïm

Votes: 4,785 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Three Seats for the 26th (1988)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.1
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A pseudo-documentary on the life of Yves Montand, who plays himself, in this tribute to his long career. During a musical tour, Montand returns to Marseille and revisits the many highlights... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Patrick Fierry, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 307

20. The Lady Banker (1980)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings.

Director: Francis Girod | Stars: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier, Claude Brasseur

Votes: 644

21. Je vous aime (1980)

105 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu, Serge Gainsbourg

Votes: 351

22. Loving You (1995)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A tale of a man re-evaluating his life and being given a second chance. Liu (Ching Wan Lau) plays a cop whose personality leaves much to be desired. His neglect pushes his wife (Carmen Lee)... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Carman Lee, Tsung-Hua To, Ruby Wong

Votes: 266

23. Win Win (2013)

97 min | Comedy

6.0
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A Swiss mayor and a Chinese watchmaker living in the Jura decide to organize the semi-finals of Miss China in Switzerland.

Director: Claudio Tonetti | Stars: Jean-Luc Couchard, Xiaoxing Cheng, Anne Comte, Guy Lecluyse

Votes: 29

24. In Praise of Love (1976 TV Movie)

Drama

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An egotistical book critic attempts to shield his wife from the truth about her fatal illness.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Claire Bloom, Kenneth More

25. Magic City (2012–2013)
Episode: ...And Your Enemies Closer (2013)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Ike's deal to run Castro's Havana hotels fractures his relationship with Victor. Stevie starts a new job with The Butcher, while Judi tells Danny a deadly secret. Klein swears to destroy ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

Votes: 128

26. Magic City (2012–2013)
Episode: Crime and Punishment (2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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As hotelier Ike Evans sits in jail under arrest for murder, wife Vera, son Stevie and the Miramar Playa team scramble to raise bail money and, in the process, discover the secret of Ike's ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

Votes: 172

27. Magic City (2012–2013)
Episode: The Sins of the Father (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Ike and Ben's future hangs in the balance as the casino gambling bill comes to a final vote. Ike makes Klein a tempting offer, and Sy makes a final decision about Ben. Victor recognizes a ... See full summary »

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

Votes: 142

28. Magic City (2012–2013)
Episode: World in Changes (2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Ike and Meg grow closer as Meg uses her connections to fight the gambling bill, while Vera must face reality about her dancing future. Danny's relationships with both Klein and Mercedes ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais

Votes: 124



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