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1. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 65,813 | Gross: $27.55M

2. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 15,466 | Gross: $31.91M

3. Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy

6.0
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All about the citizens of Putnam's Landing and their reactions to an army missile base in their back yard.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson

Votes: 922

4. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.5
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 280 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Classified X (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 53 min | Documentary

7.0
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

Director: Mark Daniels | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Margaret Barker, Joanna Barnes, Ethel Barrymore

Votes: 190 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Power Trip (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Corruption, assassination and street rioting surround the story of the award-winning film, Power Trip, which follows an American multi-national trying to solve the electricity crisis in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Devlin | Stars: Dennis Bakke, Piers Lewis, Butch Mederos, Bill O'Reilly

Votes: 197 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Smash the Kitty (2003)

16 min | Short, Comedy

8.7
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A satirical fable on the clash of rural idealism and urban amorality, exemplified by a recklessly ambitious newspaper intern. The conniving small-town would-be reporter ultimately commits a... See full summary »

Director: Brian David Cange | Stars: Hedley Harlan, Jason Ritter, Jon Avner, Michael Locascio

Votes: 24

8. I Married a Doctor (1936)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutchinson, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 86

9. Untitled Martin Luther King Jr. Project

Biography, Drama | Announced

The life story of legendary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10. Climate of Change (2010)

TV-G | 86 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

Director: Brian Hill | Star: Tilda Swinton

Votes: 37

11. Penalty of Justice (2013)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

9.4
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Life is wonderful until the sportsman falls a victim to a corrupted criminal system. Losing all, he doesn't give up: thanks to his father and good lawyer, he seeks justice at the European Court of Human Rights.

Director: Slavik Bihun | Stars: Bohdan Savitskyy, Roman Kotyk, Tetyana Zhuravel

Votes: 52

12. Between Hell and Paradise (2017)

Documentary, Short, Drama

9.6
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A family settles in a picturesque place. Next, a living monster grows next to their house: a 60-meter-high burning slag-heap, an ecological bomb. The fight for their rights brings them to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Directors: Slavik Bihun, Dmytro Tiazhlov | Stars: Alla Vakiv, Yaryna Ostapyk, Nazar Kulchytskyy, Yelyzaveta Alekseyeva

Votes: 34

13. Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2010)

86 min | Documentary

8.1
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The theme of the sixth story of seven is money: how a grassroots movement cuts the South African government off from the taproot of its success, its sustaining financial connections to the ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Shadi Chauke, Tony Bloom, Sampie Terreblanche, Cheryl Carolus

Votes: 8

14. Mi kivernitikes organoseis (2005– )

30 min | Documentary

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15. Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance (2010)

65 min | Documentary

7.0
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This first story in a seven part series covers almost twenty years of history. It is a story of escalating violence and repression, one nation on a collision course with the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Shadi Chauke, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu

Votes: 10

16. Squat! (2002)

82 min | Documentary

6.2
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For two months during the summer 2001 mayoral campaign, a group of protesters occupy an abandoned building in order to draw attention to the housing crisis in Montréal.

Director: Ève Lamont | Star: Mathieu Grondin

Votes: 9

17. Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Hell of a Job (2010)

57 min | Documentary

7.4
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In part two of this seven part series Oliver Tambo is sent abroad to run the ANC after it is banned in South Africa in 1960. This episode traces Tambo's efforts to bring the injustice of ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Shadi Chauke, Oliver Tambo, Ronald Segal, Frene Ginwala

Votes: 9

18. Oulu palaa - kaupunki joka katosi (1998)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Mika Ronkainen

Votes: 5

19. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Marlon Brando: The Agony of Genius (2005)

Documentary, Biography

8.8
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The life and times of legend icon Marlon Brando, who known for his performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Guys and Dolls", "On the Waterfront" and "The Godfather" and his family tragedy.

Stars: Patricia Bosworth, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 88