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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 1,388
User ratings: 256,864
Average rating: 7.5
A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.
Episodes: 9
Metascore: 1,279
User ratings: 244,112
Average rating: 6.7
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 1,029
User ratings: 147,009
Average rating: 7.2
Episodes: 16
Metascore: 917
User ratings: 123,745
Average rating: 6.8
Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it's up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.
Episodes: 31
Metascore: 648
User ratings: 71,181
Average rating: 5.9
Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.
Episodes: 6
Metascore: 592
User ratings: 45,491
Average rating: 7.7
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 529
User ratings: 38,812
Average rating: 7.2
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 524
User ratings: 38,691
Average rating: 7.1
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China. When Aunt Yee arrives back from America totally westernised, Wong Fei-Hung assumes the role of her protector. This proves to be difficult when his martial arts school and local militia become involved in fierce battles with foreign and local government. As violence escalates even Aunt Yee has to question her new western ideals, but is it possible to fight guns with Kung Fu?
Episodes: 6
Metascore: 483
User ratings: 34,767
Average rating: 6.7
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 459
User ratings: 30,033
Average rating: 7.0
The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 453
User ratings: 27,023
Average rating: 7.6
The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Episodes: 9
Metascore: 427
User ratings: 29,397
Average rating: 6.2
An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 373
User ratings: 20,420
Average rating: 6.8
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 349
User ratings: 20,254
Average rating: 6.0
In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 335
User ratings: 16,521
Average rating: 6.8
An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 303
User ratings: 14,091
Average rating: 6.5
After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.
Episodes: 4
Metascore: 280
User ratings: 12,255
Average rating: 6.4
This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant, recently moved to Canton. Her father, in an attempt to gain influence in the region and thus improve his business, offers his daughter in marriage to the winner of a kung-fu contest. Some interesting gender role-reversals take place during a 'comedy of errors.'
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 276
User ratings: 10,590
Average rating: 7.2
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 274
User ratings: 11,048
Average rating: 6.8
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 270
User ratings: 11,187
Average rating: 6.5
A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 261
User ratings: 12,634
Average rating: 5.4
It is the middle of the 19th century. A young couple, Kristina and Karl-Oskar, live in Smaland - a small rural community in southern Sweden. They survive on a small plot of infertile land. Times are difficult: there is bad weather, the harvests are poor and hunger prevails. Hunger forces the couple's first-born child to secretly eat food that was not ready for eating. This leads to the child's death and convinces the mother to accept the decision of the father to emigrate to the US. They are joined by another family running away from religious persecution and a man running away from a troublesome wife. The rest of the film traces their difficult journey on a rickety sailing ship that takes ten weeks to make it across the Atlantic and the inland journey to what is now Minnesota where the emigrants that survived the journey would start their new life in the New World.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 250
User ratings: 7,829
Average rating: 8.0
In 1941 Finland attacks the Soviet Union to regain the territory that the Soviet Union occupied after the Winter war 1939-1940. Among the Finnish soldiers are Anttero, Wolf Paw, Koskela and Hietanen. Under great hardships and deaths of comrades in arms they manage to come as far as Lake Onega before the losses become too great.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 229
User ratings: 6,973
Average rating: 7.5
In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 224
User ratings: 6,779
Average rating: 7.4
Eight-hour epic based on the book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the "Great Patriotic War" of 1812 against the invading Napoleon's Armies. The people of Russia from all classes of society stand up united against the enemy. The 500,000 strong Napoleon's army moves through Russia and causes much destruction culminating in the battle of Borodino. The Russian army has to retreat. Moscow is occupied, looted and burned down, but soon Napoleon loses control and has to flee. Both sides suffer tremendous losses in the war, and Russian society is left irrevocably changed.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 223
User ratings: 6,118
Average rating: 8.1
The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 222
User ratings: 6,660
Average rating: 7.4
During the Punic Wars in the third century B.C. the little girl Cabiria, and her nurse Croessa, are abducted during the confusion caused by an eruption of Mount Etna. Cabiria is sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in the temple of Moloch. Fulvio Axilla, a Roman spy, and his slave, Maciste, rescue her and she ends up in the care of Queen Sophonisba. Ten years later, after many wars and alliances, Carthage falls to the Romans and Cabiria returns home with Fulvio.
Episodes: 27
Metascore: 214
User ratings: 9,331
Average rating: 4.9
Shows James' joining of the Quantrill's raiders, a guerrilla force which fought against union sympathizers during the Civil War. James takes allegiance to the Black Flag, the raiders' banner. After the war he recieves kind treatment from a judge concerning his acts of crime and later meets and falls in love with Zee, with whom he wishes to live a peaceful life.
Episodes: 7
Metascore: 210
User ratings: 6,492
Average rating: 6.8
In the later years of the Ming dynasty, a kung-fu manual known as the sacred scroll is stolen from the Emperor's library, triggering off a power struggle to retrieve it. A young swordsman and his fellow disciple are accidentally drawn into the chaos when they help their teacher deliver a package to the man who stole the scroll. Also involved are a clan of highlanders who use black magic, a sect of sailors, a martial arts school, and court officials. Ultimately, the true colours of the characters are revealed as the story unfolds into a web of betrayal, love, honour, integrity, and friendship which ends with a showdown between the teacher and his eldest disciple.
Episodes: 5
Metascore: 203
User ratings: 7,664
Average rating: 5.4
A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 202
User ratings: 5,301
Average rating: 7.7
In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 181
User ratings: 4,808
Average rating: 6.8
The three Mesquiteers try to recover the gold stolen by a gang in its effort to ruin the banker/mayor who ordered them to leave town.
Episodes: 51
Metascore: 166
User ratings: 3,995
Average rating: 6.9
A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.
Episodes: 8
Metascore: 158
User ratings: 4,108
Average rating: 6.1
Tarkan who is a fearless and loyal warrior of Attila the Hun enters into a bloody struggle to capture the sword of Mars which is believed to promote ownership of whole word whom possess.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 158
User ratings: 3,787
Average rating: 6.6
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 156
User ratings: 3,683
Average rating: 6.6
This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 155
User ratings: 3,602
Average rating: 6.7
A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 146
User ratings: 3,691
Average rating: 5.8
An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 122
User ratings: 3,446
Average rating: 4.3
In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 119
User ratings: 2,866
Average rating: 4.9
Margelatu, the feared criminal helps the Romanian resistance to fight the dictatorial authorities.
Episodes: 6
Metascore: 113
User ratings: 1,713
Average rating: 7.4
A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more as a warrior than a saint (all cliches are avoided), with only her faith for strength.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 84
User ratings: 947
Average rating: 7.4
In the second movie the Naval Cadets are guarding the princess coming from Germany to marry a Russian prince.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 73
User ratings: 863
Average rating: 6.2
This the first of what would prove to be only a limited number of films produced in the Cinerama wide-screen projection process developed by Fred Waller. Hosted and narrated by Lowell Thomas the wide-screen projection is meant to provide an inclusive experience for the viewer. Beginning with an introduction by Thomas where he give a short history of film, he then says 'This is Cinerama' and the viewers find themselves practically seated on a wild roller coaster ride. Broad vistas and swelling music were hallmarks of all Cinerama films.
Episodes: 5
Metascore: 73
User ratings: 704
Average rating: 7.5
A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism and revolutionary boiling in the days of 1907. Picture is one of the Soviet prize winners and has particular merits in realistic performance, photography and movement, plus some musical touches in way of folk songs."
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 54
User ratings: 449
Average rating: 6.6
Based on the novel by Mór Jókai, the film revolves around several decades of life of a noble family Karpati, during the first half of the XVIII century.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 54
User ratings: 401
Average rating: 7.3
An English tourist poses as his royal double to foil revolutionary kidnappers
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 54
User ratings: 438
Average rating: 6.6
In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 52
User ratings: 445
Average rating: 6.1
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him with a family in the nearest village. After a search for his parents, the family adopts him, giving him the name Wend Kuuni (God's Gift) and a loving sister with whom he bonds. Wend Kuuni regains his speech only after witnessing a tragic event that prompts him to reveal his own painful history.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 49
User ratings: 352
Average rating: 6.9
Historical epic about the legendary Russian naval commander of the 18th century, admiral Fyodor Ushakov, and his fight for Crimea during the Russo-Turkish War.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 43
User ratings: 258
Average rating: 7.1
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 40
User ratings: 226
Average rating: 7.0
Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their mentor and trainer - Resius - and then must rescue Lidia, Resius' beautiful niece, from death on the cross.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 38
User ratings: 316
Average rating: 4.6
The story of Queen Victoria from her coronation, focused on her meeting and marriage to Prince Albert and the way they established shared responsibilities until his death.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 35
User ratings: 188
Average rating: 6.7
14th July 1789. While the wedding of her older unprepossessing sister Louise to a wealthy aristocrat is being celebrated, sixteen-year old beauty Caroline falls in love with an attractive young libertine. But Gaston won't hear of marriage and out of spite she weds Georges Berthier, a politician. Two years later she meets Gaston again and once again it is love at first sight. But her husband being declared an outlaw Caroline must go into hiding.Gaston gives her a helping hand but someone gives her away and she gets arrested. Miraculously saved she must hide again and tries to flee to England. But it is now the Chouans who arrest her.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 33
User ratings: 215
Average rating: 5.2
The story is based on the popular novel developed from folk legend. It goes that the Manchurian emperor Qianlong of China (circa 18th Century) was actually the son of a Han Chinese, the subject ethnicity. His brother of blood, Chen Jialuo just happened to be the chief of the Red Flower Society, an anti-Manchu secret society. Chen, a learned scholar, thought he could get his brother turn his back on the Manchu and restore the Han Chinese reign. But the story was ended by brutal clearence of the society members. It reflects one of the dark pages in Chinese culture, that ethics and humanity always become impotent when countered with power.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 28
User ratings: 108
Average rating: 7.2
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 18
User ratings: 52
Average rating: 6.2
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 14
User ratings: 29
Average rating: 6.7

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