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1.
Satyakam (1969)
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The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence... (175 mins.)
“ never lied in a life that caused him ” - djkirn87
 
2.
Sujata (1960)
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The movie basically revolves around the caste system that is prevelant in India even to this day. It also raises interesting questions regarding family ties and how deep they can be. (161 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
3.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
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The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition. (186 mins.)
 
4.
Baran (2001)
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In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
“ touching your heart story ” - djkirn87
 
5.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
6.
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
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When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams... (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
“ family needs ” - djkirn87
 
7.
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
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A distressed woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece. (114 mins.)
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
“ true story ” - djkirn87
 
8.
Bandini (1963)
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During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter. (157 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
“ story of a girl who discover the world ” - djkirn87
 
9.
Mere Apne (1971)
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Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun... (164 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
“ story of a unemployed person who discover his life ” - djkirn87
 
10.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
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The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India. (155 mins.)
“ Bhagat was born in British India during the year 1908. As a child he witnessed numerous atrocities committed on fellow Indians by their British rulers
true story ” - djkirn87
 
11.
Pinjar (2003)
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In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn. (188 mins.)
“ Hindustan (Urdu name for India) used to a vast territory and countries' like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangla Desh, and Bhutan were all it's provinces. All this changed when the British established their rule over India, and promoted their policy of hatred, and division - mainly between the Hindus and the Muslims. After their departure in 1947, the celebrations of a independent India were short-lived, and the divisions created by the British stayed on and flourished with extremists from both sides ready to kill anyone from the other side. While the Muslims under Jinnah wanted a separate country, which they would like to call Pakistan, the Hindus wanted the Muslims to leave this country and go to Pakistan. Clashes followed, millions fled, millions more were killed, Very little is known of mankind's heinous behavior in this circumstances, such as looting, raping, and kidnapping. Lajjo was one such woman who was recently married to Ramchand, and then abducted by a man named Rashid, who gets her to Pakistan, where she is to be second wife of an abusive and controlling male. Her sister-in-law, Puro, distraught at losing her Bhabhi in such short a time, sets out to search for her, encouraged by her brother, but cautioned by her parents, who would not prefer to lose another child. Puro begins her task of locating Lajjo and calls herself Hamida, ironically assisted by none other than a much changed and remorseful Rashid, and goes from door to door as a petty saleswoman and cleaner. Then one day she finds Lajjo. Not quite the fun-loving and exuberant Lajjo she knew, but a much subdued one - trapped and under the 24/7 control of "Amma" and her alcoholic husband. Puro does get to speak to her in private, and both conspire to escape, hopefully back to her husband and their family. The question remains will Puro be successful in getting Lajjo to escape, or will she herself be entrapped in a hopeless situation. ” - djkirn87
 
12.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal. (160 mins.)
“ Two conmen competing for the hand of a heiress get drawn into love - and into trying to save her from an evil criminal. ” - djkirn87
 
13.
In the Name of God (2007)
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The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'. (168 mins.)
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
 
14.
Ghayal (1990)
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Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed. (163 mins.)
 
15.
Damini (1993)
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After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice. (175 mins.)
 
16.
Arjun (1985)
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Arjun Malvankar after his graduation thrives to get job. The corruption and injustice taking place in... (154 mins.)
Director: Rahul Rawail
 
17.
Ramchand Pakistani (2008)
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A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them. (103 mins.)
Director: Mehreen Jabbar
 
18.
Border (1997)
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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force. (176 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
19.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
20.
The Father (1996)
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Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family. (91 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
21.
The Lizard (2004)
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to. (115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
22.
The Willow Tree (2005)
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Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before? (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
23.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
24.
Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
25.
The Circle (2000)
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Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran. (90 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
26.
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school. (83 mins.)
 
27.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
28.
Offside (2006)
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. (93 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
29.
Bol (2011)
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A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media. (165 mins.)
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
 
30.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
 
31.
I Am Kalam (2010)
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An impoverished boy forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman. (88 mins.)
 
32.
Osama (2003)
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The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things... (83 mins.)
Director: Siddiq Barmak
 
33.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be. (59 mins.)