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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: 1,227,177 | Gross: $162.81M

2. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans

Votes: 67,913

3. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 101,742 | Gross: $40.49M

4. 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: 23,861

5. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 481,799 | Gross: $1.02M

6. This Means War (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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31 Metascore

A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.

Director: McG | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger

Votes: 168,430 | Gross: $54.76M

7. Das Boot (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, War

7.4
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An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Stars: Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont, August Wittgenstein

Votes: 3,314

8. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

8.3
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 44,435

9. Transit (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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83 Metascore

Set in seemingly contemporary times, a man who belongs to a persecuted minority attempts to escape from fascist-run France to America but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman

Votes: 3,764 | Gross: $0.82M

10. The 12th Man (2017)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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70 Metascore

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen

Votes: 13,093

11. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Votes: 226,640 | Gross: $51.40M

12. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 47,670 | Gross: $50.80M

13. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Votes: 76,156 | Gross: $2.18M

14. The Keeper (2018)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling

Votes: 499

15. Styx (I) (2018)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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78 Metascore

"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

Director: Wolfgang Fischer | Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda, Inga Birkenfeld

Votes: 1,764 | Gross: $0.07M

16. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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73 Metascore

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

Votes: 62,289 | Gross: $45.30M

17. The Colony (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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: 42,371

18. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 49,490 | Gross: $39.10M

19. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 32,537

20. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 32,718 | Gross: $17.45M

21. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 38,647 | Gross: $1.48M

22. Generation War (2013)

TV-MA | 270 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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57 Metascore

Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Miriam Stein

Votes: 22,152 | Gross: $0.09M

23. Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph

Votes: 28,387 | Gross: $0.08M

24. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 72,099 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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57 Metascore

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 20,872

26. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 9,987 | Gross: $3.76M

27. Salt and Fire (2016)

98 min | Thriller

4.1
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44 Metascore

A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski

Votes: 2,070

28. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War | Completed

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands

29. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Horror

6.1
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44 Metascore

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus

Votes: 16,044

30. Feardotcom (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

3.4
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16 Metascore

A New York City detective investigates mysterious deaths occurring 48 hours after users log onto a site named feardotcom.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier

Votes: 18,958 | Gross: $13.21M

31. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 18,209 | Gross: $0.74M

32. Au Pair Girls (1972)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.0
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Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake, Me Me Lai

Votes: 583

33. Hunk (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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A computer nerd makes a deal with the Devil and gets a new beefcake body.

Director: Lawrence Bassoff | Stars: John Allen Nelson, Steve Levitt, Deborah Shelton, Rebeccah Bush

Votes: 1,154 | Gross: $1.75M

34. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 18,161 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Things to Come (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 10,154 | Gross: $0.28M

36. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

8.0
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Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, goes on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 14,285

37. The King's Choice (2016)

133 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 5,756 | Gross: $0.11M

38. I Was, I Am, I Will Be (2019)

120 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Ilker Çatak | Stars: Anne Ratte-Polle, Ogulcan Arman Uslu, Godehard Giese, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 30

39. Fado (I) (2016)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Young doctor Fabian travels to Lisbon to win back his ex-girlfriend Doro. While the two of them are gradually getting closer again they are being haunted by their fears. Fabian's jealousy once again puts their relationship to the test.

Director: Jonas Rothlaender | Stars: Golo Euler, Luise Heyer, Albano Jerónimo, Pirjo Lonka

Votes: 169

40. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

Drama

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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 947

41. Hot Dog (I) (2018)

100 min | Action, Comedy

3.5
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A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.

Director: Torsten Künstler | Stars: Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighöfer, Anne Schäfer, Lisa Tomaschewsky

Votes: 1,022

42. USA High (1997–1999)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Six friends (4 Americans, a Brit and a German) are enrolled at "The American Academy of Paris" boarding school in Paris, France, which is run by a stuffy English principal.

Stars: Josh Holland, Elena Lyons, Thomas Magiar, Marquita Terry

Votes: 449

43. Rome, Open City (1945)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 20,702

44. The Collini Case (2019)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Franco Nero, Alexandra Maria Lara, Elyas M'Barek, Jannis Niewöhner

Votes: 691

45. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, Fiona Hutchison, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.11M

46. Nico, 1988 (2017)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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75 Metascore

The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek

Votes: 1,113 | Gross: $0.07M

47. April 9th (2015)

93 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

Director: Roni Ezra | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Simon Sears

Votes: 3,995

48. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $0.13M

49. Fox and His Friends (1975)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young West German working-class man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 4,503

50. My Best Fiend (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $0.10M



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