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1. Poldark (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed

Votes: 15,117

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 931,550 | Gross: $290.48M

3. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,715

4. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 28,402 | Gross: $35.00M

5. Vår tid är nu (2017– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stockholm, the day of peace in Europe 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers, during the celebration at Kungsgatan, will have major consequences.

Stars: Suzanne Reuter, Hedda Stiernstedt, Mattias Nordkvist, Rasmus Troedsson

Votes: 84

6. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,873

7. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,091

8. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

2.3
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Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get home to Chewie's family to celebrate Life Day, which includes various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 9,828

9. The Thorn Birds (1983– )

460 min | Drama

8.0
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,594

10. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

Votes: 18,030 | Gross: $6.27M

11. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,937

12. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,723 | Gross: $5.10M

13. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 12,740 | Gross: $2.33M

14. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 3,845

15. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | Biography, History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,181

16. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,812

17. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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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: 635

18. Midnight's Children (2012)

TV-14 | 146 min | Drama

6.2
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56 Metascore

A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Vansh Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher, Neha Mahajan

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)

273 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 1,658

20. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,431 | Gross: $7.70M

21. Bryggeren (1996–1997)

55 min | Drama

6.1
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Story of the development of the Carlsberg brewery.

Stars: Nis Bank-Mikkelsen, Frits Helmuth, Jens Jørn Spottag, Cecilia Zwick-Nash

Votes: 268

22. Accidents Happen (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lancaster | Stars: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 2,421

23. Master of the Game (1984)

413 min | Drama

7.4
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Elderly Kate Blackwell looks back at her family's life beginning with her Scottish father Jamie McGregor's journey to South Africa to make his fortune in diamonds. The family history is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Harry Hamlin, Ian Charleson, Cliff De Young

Votes: 353

24. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

Votes: 759

25. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 1,096

26. Aftershock (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Yi Lu, Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang

Votes: 7,686 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,531

28. Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)

194 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A tale set in World War II Philippines about how a rich family copes with the war and how the people change amidst violence and death

Director: Peque Gallaga | Stars: Manny Ojeda, Liza Lorena, Sandy Andolong, Cherie Gil

Votes: 165

29. The Family (1987)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli, Emanuele Lamaro

Votes: 1,631 | Gross: $0.35M

30. And Quiet Flows the Don (2006– )

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.1
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With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »

Stars: Rupert Everett, Delphine Forest, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 408

31. Hold the Dream (1986 TV Movie)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins, Deborah Kerr, James Brolin

Votes: 267

32. The First Republic (2014– )

52 min | Family, History

7.0
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A story of a family living in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the period between World Wars,in Czech better known as "The First Republic". A lost son returns from the war to investigate the events that led to his abrupt departure 8 years ago.

Stars: Ján Koleník, Markéta Plánková, Jirí Vyorálek, Veronika Arichteva

Votes: 45

33. Service (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Coco Martin

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.06M

34. On the Black Hill (1988)

117 min | Drama

6.5
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The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Aled Baker, Rhys Baker, Iona Banks, Nicola Beddoe

Votes: 106

35. Die Buddenbrooks (1979– )

614 min | Drama

8.2
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Family saga set in 19th century Germany, chronicling the lives of three generations of the Buddenbrook family, the owners of a family business in the northern town of Luebeck. Based on the novel by Thomas Mann.

Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Carl Raddatz, Katharina Brauren, Martin Benrath

Votes: 89

36. Noce i dnie (1975)

632 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.

Director: Jerzy Antczak | Stars: Jadwiga Baranska, Jerzy Binczycki, Emir Buczacki, Stanislawa Celinska

Votes: 276

37. The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)

107 min | Family

5.2
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Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and... See full summary »

Director: Jane Beaumont Hall | Stars: Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Suzanne Marie Doyon

Votes: 219

38. Jasmine Flower (2004)

130 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties.

Director: Yong Hou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Joan Chen, Wen Jiang, Ye Liu

Votes: 693

39. Under the North Star (2009)

193 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A new film-adaptation of Väinö Linna's famous book here Beneath the North Star.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 499

40. The Manns (2001– )

312 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Monica Bleibtreu, Jürgen Hentsch, Veronica Ferres

Votes: 592

41. Catch the Dream (2013)

135 min | Drama

5.4
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The story of Denmark's most famous racehorse and the family behind it.

Director: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis | Stars: Bjarne Henriksen, Kirsten Lehfeldt, Henrik Vestergaard, Iben Dorner

Votes: 250

42. Adam Had Four Sons (1941)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray

Votes: 691

43. Act of Will (1989– )

240 min | Drama

5.9
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The story of three generations of women, from 1926 to the present day.

Stars: Serena Gordon, Melanie Jessop, Lynsey Baxter, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 98

44. Raza (1942)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

2.9
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When the Spanish Republic is declared in 1931, three brothers go separate ways. One, a priest, is killed by leftists. One, a member of the government, betrays his family's traditional ...

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal, José Nieto, Blanca de Silos

Votes: 481

45. Lady for a Night (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 303

46. Aiven Raula Pai Gaya (2012)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Director: Atharv Baluja | Stars: Ravinder Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, B.N. Sharma, Jaswinder Bhalla

Votes: 80

47. Where Once We Walked (2011)

126 min | Drama

5.9
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Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.

Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

Votes: 208

48. A Borrowed Life (1994)

167 min | Drama

7.3
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Autobiographical story about the life of a poor family in the Taiwanese countryside during the 1940s and 1950s as the Japanese rule of the island ends and nationalist forces of Kwomintang arrive when the Communists take the mainland.

Director: Nien-Jen Wu | Stars: Akio Chen, Jun Fu, Yung-Feng Lee, Ing-How Tan

Votes: 179

49. The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)

120 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Marie Bäumer, Meret Becker

Votes: 217

50. Sunflower (2005)

129 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century. The father, a painter by profession, interned in a labor camp for "re-education" and ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Joan Chen, Zhang Fan, Ge Gao, Wang Haidi

Votes: 621 | Gross: $0.02M