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1. Nightmare Alley (2021)

R | 150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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69 Metascore

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 13,425

2. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

The third installment of the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

3. The Imitation Game (2014)

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

8.0
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71 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 735,084 | Gross: $91.13M

4. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 790,023 | Gross: $32.57M

5. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 268,403 | Gross: $50.93M

6. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 666,161 | Gross: $57.60M

7. The Dig (2021)

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

7.1
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73 Metascore

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 69,178

8. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 664,418 | Gross: $138.80M

9. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

7.5
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53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 132,523 | Gross: $21.49M

10. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 39,548 | Gross: $17.61M

11. A Hidden Life (2019)

PG-13 | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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78 Metascore

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser

Votes: 22,638

12. 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: Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 47,402

13. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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61 Metascore

A middle-aged unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost supernatural talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 47,684 | Gross: $47.95M

14. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 101,915 | Gross: $59.95M

15. Stagecoach (1939)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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93 Metascore

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 47,358

16. Tender Cousins (1980)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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With the outbreak of WWII, the sudden call to arms will send the men of a family's estate to the front, leaving a curious adolescent alone with the remaining women of the house, in need of a warm embrace and, possibly, a daring kiss.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Évelyne Dandry

Votes: 1,701

17. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before WWII, an Englishwoman who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscapes.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 122,802 | Gross: $49.55M

18. The Nightingale (2023)

Drama, History, War | Pre-production

The lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II. Based on Kristin Hannah's novel 'The Nightingale'.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning

19. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

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As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

Votes: 16,059

20. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 50,660 | Gross: $8.80M

21. Puppet Master (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, Irene Miracle, Jimmie F. Skaggs

Votes: 10,625

22. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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50 Metascore

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Daryl Gilley, Candy Devine

Votes: 40,484 | Gross: $27.10M

23. Resistance (2020)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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53 Metascore

The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Félix Moati

Votes: 6,439

24. Submission (1976)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

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In wartime France, pharmacist Eliane begins an affair with her shop assistant Armand, but she soon becomes dominated by him. He demands more and more from her, humiliating her and putting her family at risk.

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Franco Nero, Lisa Gastoni, Raymond Pellegrin, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 442

25. The Adolescent (1979)

PG | 90 min | Drama

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In the summer of 1939, 13-year-old Marie goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Moreau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Francis Huster, Laetitia Chauveau, Edith Clever

Votes: 218

26. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.0
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64 Metascore

After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Director: Kerry Conran | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 84,129 | Gross: $37.76M

27. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, War

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86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 35,086

28. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

Votes: 27,927 | Gross: $12.29M

29. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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88 Metascore

On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 20,225 | Gross: $3.48M

30. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

Votes: 9,412 | Gross: $0.38M

31. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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86 Metascore

Bill, a young boy living on the outskirts of London experiences the exhilaration of World War II. During this period, Bill learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the faults of adults as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

Votes: 13,308 | Gross: $10.02M

32. Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 24,334

33. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 45,072 | Gross: $5.48M

34. Ninotchka (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

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A stern Soviet woman sent to Paris to supervise the sale of jewels seized from Russian nobles finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 20,610 | Gross: $1.19M

35. Dawn of War (II) (2020)

100 min | History, Thriller

7.1
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A spy thriller about an Estonian intelligence officer, who has to track down a mysterious Soviet double agent on the eve of WWII.

Director: Margus Paju | Stars: Priit Võigemast, Kaspars Znotins, Agnese Budovska, Elmo Nüganen

Votes: 709

36. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

6.4
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31 Metascore

The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,982

37. 13 Minutes (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 9,007 | Gross: $0.16M

38. Glorious 39 (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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The adopted daughter of a privileged British politician uncovers a family secret in the weeks leading up to World War II.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Toby Regbo

Votes: 5,420

39. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

PG | 93 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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35 Metascore

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot the film like a classic 1930s musical. It tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 4,611 | Gross: $0.28M

40. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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55 Metascore

The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West

Votes: 11,728 | Gross: $6.37M

41. The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $24.65M

42. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, when her father fights in the Second Boer War. Later, when he is presumed dead she is forced to become a servant.

Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 6,020

43. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A series of mysterious crimes threatens the existence of a new radio network.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 3,627 | Gross: $1.30M

44. The Camomile Lawn (1992)

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 828

45. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 7,373

46. Love Affair (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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91 Metascore

A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman

Votes: 5,037

47. 1939 (1989)

193 min | Drama, War

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World War II through the eyes of a Stockholm waitress.

Director: Göran Carmback | Stars: Helene Egelund, Helena Bergström, Per Morberg, Ingvar Hirdwall

Votes: 766

48. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 13,708

49. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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81 Metascore

Deputy sheriff Destry tames the town of Bottle Neck, including saloon singer Frenchy.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Votes: 11,178 | Gross: $0.35M

50. The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

6.0
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42 Metascore

While travelling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off of their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom

Votes: 2,641



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