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1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Fantasy

6.6
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50 Metascore

A young fugitive Prince and Princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 258,708 | Gross: $90.76M

2. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 156,006 | Gross: $34.30M

3. The Physician (2013)

R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby

Votes: 33,547

4. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 8,880

5. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 10,474

6. Wishmaster (1997)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon

Votes: 18,303 | Gross: $15.72M

7. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 83,183 | Gross: $4.45M

8. Arabian Nights (1974)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Ancient Arabia. A youth is chosen by a beautiful slave girl to be her new master; she is kidnapped and they must search for each other. Stories are told within stories; love, travel and the whims of destiny.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 6,428

9. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 33,906 | Gross: $0.48M

10. One Night with the King (2006)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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38 Metascore

In Biblical times, a girl disguises her Jewish origins when the Persian king comes looking for a new bride among his subjects.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble, Omar Sharif

Votes: 6,484 | Gross: $13.40M

11. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

7.8
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,465

12. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 547

13. Genghis Khan (1965)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.9
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During the thirteenth century, the shy Mongol boy Temujin (Carlo Cura) becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan (Omar Sharif), who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Omar Sharif, James Mason, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,852 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Farouk Omar (2012– )

Biography, Drama, History

9.1
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The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.

Stars: Fethi Haddaoui, Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud

Votes: 3,021

15. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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69 Metascore

In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

Director: François Dupeyron | Stars: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld

Votes: 10,424 | Gross: $2.82M

16. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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A proud yet innocent prince is being chased by The Dahaka (Guardian of Time) as a consequence of his actions. He seeks aid from The Empress of Time to escape from the notion that he cannot change his fate.

Directors: Keith Arem, Richard M Dumont, David Jankowski, Felix Rocque | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Claudia Besso, Thor Bishopric, Mark Camacho

Votes: 3,187

17. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The Prince of Persia makes his way home to Babylon, bearing with him Kaileena, the enigmatic Empress of Time, and unspeakable scars from the Island of Time.

Director: Kun Chang | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Rick Miller, Sarah Carlsen, Helen King

Votes: 2,836

18. Equinox (1970)

GP | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.3
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Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.

Directors: Jack Woods, Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee | Stars: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher

Votes: 2,648

19. Son of Sinbad (1955)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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Legendary pirate and adventurer Sinbad is in single-minded pursuit of two things: beautiful women and a substance called Greek Fire--an early version of gunpowder.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Dale Robertson, Vincent Price, Sally Forrest, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 439 | Gross: $1.00M

20. Marco Polo (1982–1983)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

Votes: 1,010

21. The Book of Esther (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

4.2
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Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews?

Director: David A.R. White | Stars: Jen Lilley, Linda Bisesti, John Clement, Kass Connors

Votes: 933

22. Samson and Delilah (1996)

172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.9
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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal, Michael Gambon

Votes: 839

23. Esther (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 789

24. Omar Khayyam (1957)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

6.0
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During the 11th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam's lover marries the Shah but the Shah, whose life is threatened by a sect of assassins, appoints Omar royal advisor.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, John Derek

Votes: 259

25. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 6,544 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

8.5
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A young prince with expert fighting skills acquires the Dagger of Time, and unknowingly releases the powerful Sands of Time with it. Now he is trapped in a palace with sand creatures and must undo the unfortunate deed he has done.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Joanna Wasick, Barry Dennen, William Frederick Knight

Votes: 4,257

27. Prince of Persia (2008 Video Game)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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After meeting Elika, a princess, in the desert, the Prince is tasked with cleansing a corrupted land with the help of his new companion, all the while unraveling the power of dark lord Ahriman.

Director: Andrew S. Walsh | Stars: Tam Evans, Nolan North, Kari Wahlgren, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 2,028

28. The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Thomas Gomez, Amanda Blake

Votes: 421

29. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $3.71M

30. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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43 Metascore

Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »

Director: Kayvan Mashayekh | Stars: Adam Echahly, Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 627 | Gross: $0.22M

31. Babes in Bagdad (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

5.2
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Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles

Votes: 69

32. A Cube of Sugar (2011)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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The story happens in an old house in an old city of Iran. Because of the wedding of the youngest sister, Pasandide, all of her sisters come to their old house to help their mother.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Reza Kianian, Negar Javaherian, Farhad Aslani, Saeed Poursamimi

Votes: 3,098

33. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

7.8
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 878

34. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.

Director: Denis Dyack | Stars: Michael Bell, Earl Boen, Cam Clarke, Neil Dickson

Votes: 682

35. Prince of Persia (1989 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

8.2
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In ancient Persia, the sultan's vizier, Jaffar, seizes power. With his only obstacle to the throne being the sultan's daughter, he locks her up. In order to free her, you must escape dungeons, get to the palace tower and defeat Jaffar.

Directors: Jordan Mechner, Keisuke Yasaka

Votes: 987

36. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 477

37. Reign: The Conqueror (1997– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Alexander the Great was the world's most powerful warrior. Reign is a 21st century science-fiction retelling of the legend of this Macedonian king. A visual masterpiece, Reign tells the ... See full summary »

Stars: John DeMita, Michael Sorich, Beau Billingslea, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Votes: 433

38. Ajooba (1991)

178 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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The evil Vizier of Baharistan kills the royal family and takes power himself but the real crown prince, who has survived his machinations, returns to his homeland to avenge his parents as a masked vigilante 'Ajooba'.

Directors: Shashi Kapoor, Gennadiy Vasilev | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam

Votes: 1,064

39. Behind That Curtain (1929)

Passed | 91 min | Mystery

4.9
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Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, Gilbert Emery, Claude King

Votes: 358

40. Lost in Siberia (1991)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A political drama about Stalin's prison-camp system in Russia.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Vladimir Ilin, Elena Mayorova, Irina Mikhalyova

Votes: 262

41. Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (1992 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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The Prince of Persia has been thrown out of the palace by the impostor Prince who orders his arrest, he escapes on a ship. Meanwhile Jaffer puts the Princess to sleep. Can the Prince defeat Jaffar and rescue the Princess once again?

Director: Jordan Mechner

Votes: 227

42. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (2016 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Reza Shirazi, an aspiring photojournalist, who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As he becomes more involved in the events of the Revolution, Reza is forced to make decisions in order to survive.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Navid Negahban, Bobby Naderi, Farshad Farahat, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 35

43. Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002 Video)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme. He begins with Pope John Paul ... See full summary »

Director: Anastasia Pappas | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 1,839

44. The Guns and the Fury (1981)

PG | 90 min | Action, Drama

3.6
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Two turn of the Century fortune hunters (Peter Graves and Cameron Mitchell) discover oil in Persia and attempt to claim it. Serious resistance is met.

Director: Tony Zarindast | Stars: Peter Graves, Albert Salmi, Cameron Mitchell, Shaun Curry

Votes: 55

45. Alexander the Great (1941)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Sohrab Modi, Prithviraj Kapoor, Vanamala, Meena Shorey

Votes: 54

46. Halaku (1956)

122 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Halaku (Pran), the powerful emperor of Iran, rules the country wisely and with an iron hand. When he comes upon one of his subjects, Niloufer (Meena Kumari), he stakes his claim on her and ... See full summary »

Director: D.D. Kashyap | Stars: Pran, Meena Kumari, Ajit, Raj Mehra

Votes: 36

47. The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Mr. Moto goes undercover to find out who has been blowing up oil wells and trying to gain total control of all the oil leases from a petroleum-rich Middle Eastern country.

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Henry Silva, Terence Longdon, Suzanne Lloyd, Marne Maitland

Votes: 170

48. Prince of Persia: Epilogue (2009 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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Following on directly from the events in Prince of Persia, Epilogue takes the Prince and Elika into an underground Palace, chased by Ahriman, wrapped in doubt, will they emerge from the darkness?

Director: Francois Emery | Stars: Sebastien Croteau, Nolan North, Kwasi Songui, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 138

49. He Married His Wife (1940)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.2
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Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Nancy Kelly, Roland Young, Mary Boland

Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.05M

50. Queen Esther (1948)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: John T. Coyle | Stars: Ottilie Kruger, Michael Ansara, Charles Evans, Richard Hale

Votes: 5



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