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1. Shinjuku Incident (2009)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu

Votes: 9,203

2. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

Votes: 19,878 | Gross: $0.26M

3. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,360 | Gross: $0.44M

4. Terraferma (2011)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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57 Metascore

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 2,474

5. A Story of Yonosuke (2013)

160 min | Drama

7.7
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Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Gô Ayano

Votes: 804

6. Eyyvah Eyvah 2 (2011)

106 min | Comedy

6.9
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A clarinetist from a village in Turkey's Thracian region tries to reach his fiancé, who works as a nurse in a village near Çanakkale, to give her a ring to win back her heart.

Director: Hakan Algül | Stars: Demet Akbag, Ata Demirer, Özge Borak, Salih Kalyon

Votes: 9,721

7. Go Back to Where You Came From (2011– )

171 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.4
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Whether we like it or not, Australia has an image problem overseas, and theres one country that has a poorer view of Australians than any other... See full synopsis »

Stars: Angry Anderson, Allan Asher, Imogen Bailey, Catherine Deveny

Votes: 99

8. Drifters (2003)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Yihong Duan, Yan Shu, Zhi-Liang Wang, Yiwei Zhao

Votes: 204

9. Das Rauschen des Meeres (2010)

27 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.5
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An African refugee, whose identity is unknown, is being interrogated in prison. He refuses to speak and eat, seems traumatized. When the prison guard, who is looking after the prisoner, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ana R. Fernandes, Torsten Truscheit | Stars: Tyron Ricketts, Sven Pippig, Ronnie Janot, Mayra Andrade

Votes: 15

10. We Can Keep You Forever (1988 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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Evidence for the existence of MIAs in Vietnam and Laos.

Director: Christopher Olgiati | Stars: Vincent Arnone, Lars Arvling, Liam Atkins, Mrs. Christos Bogiages

Votes: 21

11. Canne amère (1983)

75 min | Documentary

6.5
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Six years in the making and filmed clandestinely under the Duvalier dictatorship, Bitter Cane is a timeless documentary classic about the exploitation and foreign domination of the Haitian ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Arcelin

Votes: 6

12. Return to Sender (II) (2008)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Imagine, three thousand boats, filled with 125,000 people, sailing over a small 90-mile patch of sea that might as well have spanned thousands of miles. On this sea, refugees sailed between... See full summary »

Directors: Emma Bailin, Sarah Bailin

Votes: 8

13. If We Knew Their Stories (2007)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Doctors in three North American cities give us a glimpse into the lives of their refugee patients. The stories told here by the doctors - and by the refugees themselves - shed new light on ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Newberry

14. Atigya Koraa or It Has Backfired (2010)

47 min | Documentary, Drama

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Castel Volturno Italy, 2010. Bits of life of Castel Volturno's Black inhabitants, contemporary Argonauts, who crossed the Mediterranean sea on rubber boats, following their European dream. ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Hetzl | Stars: Abdulkarim Ali, Alhaji Kasim Appiah, Orhan Bayindir, Bismark Bediako

15. In Other Times (2000– )
Episode: Bootvluchtelingen (2004)

25 min | Documentary, History

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In the morning of June 23rd, 1979, the crew of a Dutch oil-exploring ship Neddrill 2, saw a small Vietnamese boat packed with passengers mooring on one of its anchor cables on the South ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Uittenbogaard | Stars: Hans Goedkoop, Ly Le Hong, Thi Ay Nguen

16. World in Action (1963–1998)
Episode: Sea of Despair (1983)

Documentary

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Investigates piracy and rape claims by Thai fishermen against the Vietnamese boat people.