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1. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 285,727

2. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 932,859 | Gross: $46.84M

3. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher

Votes: 66,120 | Gross: $120.63M

4. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 406,742 | Gross: $33.08M

5. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 324,066 | Gross: $127.00M

6. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 543,698 | Gross: $136.03M

7. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 332,703 | Gross: $66.67M

8. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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80 Metascore

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

Votes: 32,236 | Gross: $11.28M

9. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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65 Metascore

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 87,522 | Gross: $22.49M

10. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 101,381 | Gross: $2.40M

11. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 65,690 | Gross: $21.20M

12. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 72,896 | Gross: $24.94M

13. Ballon (2018)

125 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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Balloon is a German thriller that deals with the crossing of the inner German border of the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany with a homemade hot-air balloon.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg

Votes: 4,565 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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26 Metascore

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 53,694 | Gross: $21.72M

15. End of Days (1999)

R | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 101,712 | Gross: $66.89M

16. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 66,627 | Gross: $1.94M

17. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $0.51M

18. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 290,772 | Gross: $22.49M

19. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 129,775 | Gross: $75.33M

20. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 33,995 | Gross: $5.66M

21. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy

6.3
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61 Metascore

With the 1970s behind them, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 159,329 | Gross: $127.35M

22. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.9
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 23,773

23. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six-year romance between megastar singer Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 38,482

24. Soul Plane (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

4.5
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33 Metascore

Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions.

Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: Dwayne Adway, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart

Votes: 20,708 | Gross: $13.92M

25. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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65 Metascore

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Julie Walters

Votes: 7,247 | Gross: $1.03M

26. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

After a journalist discovers his identity, a former Weather Underground activist goes on the run.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

Votes: 30,131 | Gross: $5.13M

27. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 32,573 | Gross: $41.20M

28. Knife+Heart (2018)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.3
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69 Metascore

Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.

Director: Yann Gonzalez | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet

Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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22 Metascore

A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 12,881

30. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 56,796 | Gross: $1.61M

31. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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69 Metascore

H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 14,331

32. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | 116 min | Comedy

6.0
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To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,311

33. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.9
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 15,489

34. Marjorie Prime (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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82 Metascore

A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Stephanie Andujar, Hana Colley, Geena Davis, Hannah Gross

Votes: 4,964 | Gross: $0.18M

35. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Margie Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay, José Gras

Votes: 4,275

36. Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Thriller

6.1
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16 Metascore

Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Salma Hayek, Adrien Brody, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gabriella Wright

Votes: 3,448

37. Seed (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

3.0
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After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Michael Paré, Will Sanderson, Ralf Moeller, Jodelle Ferland

Votes: 6,513

38. Au nom de la terre (2019)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at... See full summary »

Director: Edouard Bergeon | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon, Rufus

Votes: 145

39. Nightmare City (1980)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 5,167

40. Dalida (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Niels Schneider

Votes: 2,246

41. Shadow People (II) (2013)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

Director: Matthew Arnold | Stars: Dallas Roberts, Alison Eastwood, Mattie Liptak, Anne Dudek

Votes: 2,920

42. La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2016–2018)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A TV series following the story of the movie by the same title. Also in this case Pif tells the story of a young boy in the city of Palermo during the roaring seventies, when the mafia was not around, officially.......

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Anna Foglietta, Francesco Scianna, Edoardo Buscetta

Votes: 483

43. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 5,022 | Gross: $2.08M

44. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,553 | Gross: $0.20M

45. Golden Youth (2019)

118 min | Drama

4.9
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Rose, 16, is a young girl from the DDASS. With his fiancee Michel, 22, they live their first big and innocent love story in Paris in 1979, at the heart of the Palace years. They are part of... See full summary »

Director: Eva Ionesco | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Galatéa Bellugi, Melvil Poupaud, Lukas Ionesco

Votes: 181

46. The Warriors (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Thriller

9.0
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The Warriors, a gang from Coney Island, go to a gang leader's meeting, when suddenly the gang leader is shot and killed. Framed for this murder, they must travel all the way back to Coney with 60,000 gang members standing in their way.

Stars: James Remar, Ephraim Benton, Dorsey Wright, David Harris

Votes: 1,470

47. Season of the Devil (2018)

Not Rated | 234 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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73 Metascore

A young and fearless doctor opens a clinic for a poor community in a remote village of the Phillipines. However, she disappears without a trace. Her husband, a poet and teacher seeks the truth of her vanishing.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Bituin Escalante, Pinky Amador

Votes: 262

48. Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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68 Metascore

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru | Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov, Tania Popa

Votes: 4,653

49. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

Director: Cédric Anger | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam

Votes: 2,277 | Gross: $0.00M

50. The Third Generation (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Votes: 1,745



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