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1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Writers: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani | Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

2. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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74 Metascore

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

3. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Writers: Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

4. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

Writers: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

5. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

97 min | Comedy

7.1
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A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Writers: Philippe de Chauveron, Guy Laurent | Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun

6. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Writers: Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

7. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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79 Metascore

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Writers: Keir Pearson, Terry George | Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

8. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

9. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

10. Rush Hour 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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44 Metascore

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Ross LaManna | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada

11. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

12. Soul Plane (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

4.2
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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.

Writers: Bo Zenga, Chuck Wilson | Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: Dwayne Adway, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart

13. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

15. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Writer: Thomas McCarthy | Director: Thomas McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

16. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

17. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

18. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Writers: John Orloff, Mariane Pearl | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

19. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Creators: Patrice Garcia, Georges Bouchelagem, Philippe Rouchier, Nicolas Fructus | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

20. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Romance, War

8.0
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In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Writers: C.S. Forester, James Agee, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

21. In a Better World (2010)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.7
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65 Metascore

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier, Per Nielsen | Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

22. Thirst (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Writers: Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park, Émile Zola | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-suk Kim, Ha-kyun Shin

23. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Writers: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

24. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.8
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Wayne Kramer | Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

25. The Limits of Control (2009)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Óscar Jaenada

26. Rose Red (2002 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

27. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Creator: Ted Turner | Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

28. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around a Sunday dinner of soul food. When diabetes hospitalizes her, the dinners stop and tensions among her three daughters ... See full summary »

Writer: George Tillman Jr. | Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

29. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Writers: George Miller, Nick Enright | Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

30. The Wild Geese (1978)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but ... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Rose, Daniel Carney | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

31. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Writers: Gary DeVore, George Malko, Frederick Forsyth | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

32. The Mummy (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

7.3
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A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Writers: Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, John L. Balderston | Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

33. The Grand Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, War

8.2
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Writers: Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

34. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

35. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

6.1
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Writers: Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland, Norman Wexler | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

36. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Writer: Ann Peacock | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

37. Beyond the Gates (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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71 Metascore

In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest ... See full summary »

Writers: David Wolstencroft, Richard Alwyn, David Belton | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney

38. Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

39. Burning Palms (2010)

R | Comedy, Thriller

5.3
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33 Metascore

A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate.

Writer: Christopher Landon | Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jamie Chung, Rosamund Pike, Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty

40. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas | Director: Ron Fricke

41. Kaminey: The Scoundrels (2009)

130 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

Writers: Cajetan Boy, Supratik Sen, Abhishek Chaubey, Sabrina Dhawan, Vishal Bhardwaj | Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deb Mukherjee, Shivkumar Subramaniam

42. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

Writers: Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rebecca Morrison | Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

43. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

44. Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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54 Metascore

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN ... See full summary »

Writers: Smita Bhide, Waris Dirie, Sherry Hormann, Cathleen Miller, Wüstenblume | Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

45. Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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48 Metascore

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Writer: Joshua Goldin | Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K. Williams, Philip Baker Hall

46. Shaka Zulu (1986 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

47. I Am Slave (2010)

82 min | Thriller

6.7
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A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom.

Writer: Jeremy Brock | Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Wunmi Mosaku, Isaach De Bankolé, Lubna Azabal, Igal Naor

48. London River (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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67 Metascore

Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Zoé Galeron, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Francis Magee, Sami Bouajila

49. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Writers: Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau | Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

50. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.0
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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Writers: André P. Brink, Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow