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1. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

2. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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53 Metascore

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.

Writers: Lawrence Wright, Menno Meyjes, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

3. Rendition (2007)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.

Writer: Kelley Sane | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin

4. A Better Life (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Writers: Eric Eason, Roger L. Simon | Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Demian Bichir, José Julián, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio

5. 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

6. Trade (I) (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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42 Metascore

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

Writers: Jose Rivera, Peter Landesman | Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

7. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Writer: Frank Whaley | Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

8. Walking Across Egypt (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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An elderly widow befriends an orphaned juvenile delinquent.

Writers: Clyde Edgerton, Paul Tamasy | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Forrest, Ellen Burstyn, Judge Reinhold, Mark Hamill

9. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rona Munro | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

10. Illégal (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested. Mother and son ... See full summary »

Writer: Olivier Masset-Depasse | Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse | Stars: Anne Coesens, Alexandre Gontcharov, Milo Masset-Depasse, Natalia Belokonskaya

11. Scum (1977 TV Movie)

78 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Minton | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight

12. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

113 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Hriday Lani, Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

13. Terror in the Family (1996 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

5.7
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Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregory Goodell | Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Hilary Swank, Andrew Kavovit

14. Girlhood (2003)

82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

15. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc

Writers: José Louzeiro, Hector Babenco, Jorge Durán | Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

16. Trans (1998)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Ryan Kazinski, 16, is in juvenile detention in Fort Myers, Florida. He gets away one day, and the world is all before him: where should he go, what should he do? Should he try to find his ... See full summary »

Writers: Julian Goldberger, Michael A. Robinson, Martin Garner | Director: Julian Goldberger | Stars: Lynn Boyd, Jon Daugherty, Ryan Daugherty, Stephanie Davis

17. Maple Palm (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1.6
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A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert J. Feldman, Ralph Torjan | Director: Ralph Torjan | Stars: Deborah Stewart, Taymour Ghazi, Andrea Carvajal, Robert J. Feldman

18. Boys in Brown (1949)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.

Writers: Reginald Beckwith, Montgomery Tully | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley

19. 7 Women from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

5.0
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Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.

Writers: Jesse Lasky Jr., Pat Silver | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Patricia Owens, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Margia Dean

20. Women Without Names (1950)

89 min | Drama, War

7.5
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This is the sad story of several desperate ladies incarcerated somewhere in Italy in a camp for displaced women after the end of World War II. Among them, Anna, a Yugoslav, who has seen her... See full summary »

Writers: Géza von Radványi, Corrado Alvaro, Liana Ferri | Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Simone Simon, Vivi Gioi, Françoise Rosay, Irasema Dilián

21. Caged (1988)

106 min | Drama

5.4
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Writer: Barbara Sass | Director: Barbara Sass | Stars: Krzysztof Jedrysek, Maria Ciunelis, Katarzyna Figura, Jan Englert

22. Psychodrama (1972)

Documentary, Short

8.1
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Director: Marek Piwowski

23. Seeking Asylum (2002 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary

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24. Himilsbach. Prawdy, bujdy, czarne dziury (2002)

53 min | Documentary

6.9
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Writer: Stanislaw Manturzewski | Directors: Malgorzata Lupina, Stanislaw Manturzewski | Star: Jan Himilsbach

25. Los Ulises (2011)

83 min | Documentary

5.9
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Writers: Alberto García Ortiz, Agatha Maciaszek | Directors: Alberto García Ortiz, Agatha Maciaszek

26. Out of Fear (2003)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Out of Fear is a 21-minute experimental documentary that conveys the personal experiences of five people who have traveled to Australia seeking asylum. Structured as a poetic essay, the ... See full summary »

Director: Bettina Frankham

27. Adrenalina (2003)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Krzysztof Lang

28. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Jack discovers a top secret detention center houses someone from his past. Tony takes Teri back to CTU as Kim finds herself in jail. Andre Drazen and his soldiers raid the detention center.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert

29. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2002)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Jack is captured by Victor Drazen and Andre when they escape the detention center. Palmer learns he is dominating the California polls. Drazen's men capture Kim after she is released from jail.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert

30. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Four more "suitcase nukes" are out there, and Jack's only lead takes him to the home of his brother.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

31. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jack finds himself confronting his father while the lead terrorist needs help if he's to explode the remaining bombs.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

32. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 6: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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While Jack has problems with Curtis, CTU discovers a nuclear threat and raids a terrorist warehouse, and a shocking explosion shakes LA.

Creators: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran | Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, D.B. Woodside, James Morrison

33. Justified (2010– )
Episode: Riverbrook (2010)

TV-MA | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Raylan hunts an escaped prisoner who is determined to reunite with his ex-wife...and his stashed fortune.

Creator: Graham Yost | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts