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1. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

9.4
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In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 699,238

2. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.4
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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: 75,249

3. The Americans (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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At the height of the Cold War, two Russian agents pose as the average American couple, complete with family.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

Votes: 96,484

4. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 542,143 | Gross: $107.51M

5. The Courier (2020)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

Businessman Greville Wynne is asked by a Russian source to try to help put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Vladimir Chuprikov

Votes: 55,779

6. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 409,799 | Gross: $63.86M

7. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

The U.S. space program's development from the breaking of the sound barrier to selection of the Mercury 7 astronauts, from a group of test pilots with a more seat-of-the-pants approach than the program's more cautious engineers preferred.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 60,886 | Gross: $21.50M

8. Firebird (I) (2021)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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49 Metascore

Firebird follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charismatic fighter pilot on a Soviet Air Force Base at the height of 1970's Communist rule.

Director: Peeter Rebane | Stars: Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, Jake Henderson

Votes: 6,087

9. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In the west mountains of America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 56,621 | Gross: $38.38M

10. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain, in a new undetectable sub, violates orders and heads for the U.S. The American CIA and military must quickly determine: Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 195,796 | Gross: $122.01M

11. The Journey (1959)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover and a group of Westerners, as the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, finds herself the obsession of an enigmatic Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,649

12. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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88 Metascore

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 100,873 | Gross: $8.04M

13. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 98,729 | Gross: $79.57M

14. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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61 Metascore

James Bond and the Japanese Secret Service must find and stop the true culprit of a series of space hijackings, before war is provoked between Russia and the United States.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 107,920 | Gross: $43.08M

15. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. agent whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 107,270 | Gross: $46.80M

16. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 306,762 | Gross: $72.31M

17. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama, 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: 258,781 | Gross: $51.40M

18. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 117,486 | Gross: $66.66M

19. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 104,578 | Gross: $67.90M

20. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.4
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 70,681 | Gross: $1.21M

21. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 201,628 | Gross: $127.87M

22. Compartment Number 6 (2021)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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80 Metascore

As a train weaves its way up to the arctic circle, two strangers share a journey that will change their perspective on life.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Seidi Haarla, Valeriy Nikolaev, Yuliya Aug

Votes: 7,296

23. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 14,743

24. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 311,246 | Gross: $118.31M

25. Mr. Jones (2019)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 11,336

26. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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68 Metascore

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 53,976 | Gross: $64.38M

27. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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53 Metascore

A joint USA-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn exactly what happened to the "Discovery" and its H.A.L. 9000 computer.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 52,997 | Gross: $40.20M

28. The Omega Man (1971)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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56 Metascore

Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 31,322 | Gross: $8.72M

29. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Albert Speer, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman

Votes: 25,180

30. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 58,494 | Gross: $34.59M

31. Spies Like Us (1985)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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22 Metascore

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Stewart, Sean Daniel

Votes: 49,242 | Gross: $60.09M

32. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 15,910

33. Hannibal Rising (2007)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.1
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35 Metascore

After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter moves in with his beautiful aunt and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's death.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Gong Li, Aaran Thomas

Votes: 109,534 | Gross: $27.67M

34. Mirror (1975)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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80 Metascore

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 45,712 | Gross: $0.18M

35. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 22,760 | Gross: $40.38M

36. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 70,139 | Gross: $34.99M

37. Firefox (1982)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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44 Metascore

A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke

Votes: 27,274 | Gross: $46.71M

38. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 144,990 | Gross: $4.06M

39. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.9
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 14,457 | Gross: $0.49M

40. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 97,561 | Gross: $31.50M

41. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 62,961 | Gross: $35.17M

42. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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After awakening from a nine year coma, Big Boss forms a new mercenary group called, Diamond Dogs, and teams up with his former rival, Ocelot, to track down the men responsible for the destruction of MSF.

Directors: Hideo Kojima, Junji Tago | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robin Atkin Downes, Troy Baker, Stefanie Joosten

Votes: 7,304

43. Gotcha! (1985)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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38 Metascore

Jonathan plays Gotcha with fellow college students, testing ability as assassin or mark, using paintball guns on campus. He flies to Paris on vacation and, with a woman taking his virginity, on to Berlin, where the game/ammo gets real.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino, Jsu Garcia, Alex Rocco

Votes: 8,803 | Gross: $10.81M

44. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.2
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36 Metascore

When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.

Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Piper Perabo, Jason Alexander

Votes: 20,283 | Gross: $26.00M

45. White Nights (1985)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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46 Metascore

A Russian American ballet dancer's airplane is forced to land in USSR, where he's "repatriated". He stays with an American man married to a Russian. Will the American help him flee USSR?

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren

Votes: 7,415 | Gross: $42.16M

46. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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Former Marine Captain and CIA operative Alex Mason, upon interrogation by an unknown party, recounts his violent experiences with the Bay of Pigs, a radical Soviet conspiracy, and the Vietnam war.

Director: Dave Anthony | Stars: James C. Burns, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ice Cube, Ed Harris

Votes: 18,841

47. Fail Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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75 Metascore

A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 22,011

48. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 12,215

49. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 19,769

50. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 6,128



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