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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: 1,380
User ratings: 254,060
Average rating: 7.5
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: 1,020
User ratings: 144,496
Average rating: 7.2
Episodes: 16
Metascore: 908
User ratings: 121,194
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: 639
User ratings: 69,284
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: 587
User ratings: 44,772
Average rating: 7.7
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 524
User ratings: 38,185
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: 517
User ratings: 38,238
Average rating: 7.0
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: 477
User ratings: 33,998
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: 455
User ratings: 29,556
Average rating: 7.0
The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 447
User ratings: 26,277
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: 422
User ratings: 28,788
Average rating: 6.2
An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 367
User ratings: 19,854
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: 347
User ratings: 19,780
Average rating: 6.1
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: 330
User ratings: 16,024
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: 300
User ratings: 13,824
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: 277
User ratings: 12,007
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: 274
User ratings: 10,400
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: 270
User ratings: 10,721
Average rating: 6.8
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 267
User ratings: 10,949
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: 260
User ratings: 12,494
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: 246
User ratings: 7,559
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: 227
User ratings: 6,848
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: 221
User ratings: 6,624
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: 220
User ratings: 5,982
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: 218
User ratings: 6,425
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: 211
User ratings: 9,088
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: 207
User ratings: 6,304
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: 201
User ratings: 7,504
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: 200
User ratings: 5,182
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: 179
User ratings: 4,702
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: 163
User ratings: 3,916
Average rating: 6.8
A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.
Episodes: 8
Metascore: 156
User ratings: 4,009
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: 154
User ratings: 3,606
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: 153
User ratings: 3,622
Average rating: 6.5
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: 150
User ratings: 3,339
Average rating: 6.7
A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 145
User ratings: 3,607
Average rating: 5.8
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: 117
User ratings: 2,796
Average rating: 4.9
Margelatu, the feared criminal helps the Romanian resistance to fight the dictatorial authorities.
Episodes: 6
Metascore: 111
User ratings: 1,676
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: 83
User ratings: 936
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: 72
User ratings: 847
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: 71
User ratings: 681
Average rating: 7.5
An English tourist poses as his royal double to foil revolutionary kidnappers
Episodes: 3
Metascore: 54
User ratings: 435
Average rating: 6.6
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: 53
User ratings: 431
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: 53
User ratings: 392
Average rating: 7.2
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: 436
Average rating: 6.2
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: 48
User ratings: 332
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: 255
Average rating: 7.1
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 40
User ratings: 224
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: 310
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: 184
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: 213
Average rating: 5.1
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: 106
Average rating: 7.2
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 18
User ratings: 52
Average rating: 6.2
Episodes: 2
Metascore: 11
User ratings: 18
Average rating: 7.0

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