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1. In Time (2011)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
2. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
3. The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.
4. Zabriskie Point (1970)
R | 110 min | Drama
An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »
5. Brave New World (1980 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future society based on pleasure without moral worries, love is prohibited but casual sex, now called 'engaging', is strongly encouraged. Everyone is kept happy with a legal drug, soma... See full summary »
6. Punishment Park (1971)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »
7. The Journey (1959)
126 min | Drama, History, Romance
A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer.
8. The Third Generation (1979)
111 min | Comedy, Crime
A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »
9. Dangerous Moves (1984)
100 min | Drama, Thriller
Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies. The veteran Akiva is a Soviet Jew and ferocious Communist, master of his game but also ... See full summary »
10. China Cry: A True Story (1990)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »
11. The Nada Gang (1974)
110 min | Thriller
A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »
12. Larks on a String (1990)
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.
13. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
14. The Cold Room (1984 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A girl brought to modern Germany experiences events that occurred during the World War II era.
15. Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File (2007)
105 min | Documentary
This documentary follows ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko from his forced exile from Russia, to his death from poisoning in November of 2006.
16. Twist Again in Moscow (1986)
89 min | Comedy
Igor, who manages a fancy hotel and is on the take, has to juggle several problems at once. He has a two-hour window to get his ill-got gain out of the hotel, he must misdirect and obstruct... See full summary »
18. Largo Desolato (1990 TV Movie)
Political prisoner awaits in his jail cell to learn what his faith will be. Based on a play by Czechoslovakian political prisoner turned president Vaclav Havel.
19. Burma Soldier (2010)
70 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of Myo Myint, a political prisoner, who made the transformation from being a soldier in Burma's junta to a pro-democracy activist.
21. Code Name: Caesar (2014)
Short, Biography, Drama
A crime scene photographer in the military police assigned to the Syrian Regime sets out on an undercover mission with a revolutionary leader to release highly-classified footage of humanitarian crimes committed by the army.
23. Shadow of the Holy Book (2007)
90 min | Documentary
A look at how multinational corporations curried favor with Saparmurat Niyazov (1940-2006), the despot of oil- and gas-rich Turkmenistan, primarily through translating "Ruhnama," his ... See full summary »
58 min | Documentary
29. Spinoase-s caile iubirii (1983)
In a furniture cooperative, the executive manipulates the love-relationships among his employees, fitting his own nepotist interests.
30. The Baltic Love (1992)
96 min | Drama
Three episodes from three Baltic nations, all about lost love. In Estonia a political prisoner is set free. Meanwhile his best friend had stolen his girl and now defends his political ... See full summary »
31. The Theory of Happiness (2014)
82 min | Documentary
Deep in the Ukrainian countryside, the filmmaker becomes a participant of a radical group trying to discover happiness through mathematical formulas. Can they succeed, or do dreams of utopia turn into a veritable nightmare?
34. Gulag Vorkuta (2014)
18 min | Short, Drama, History
Gulag Vorkuta, 1964, USSR. Two dissidents arrive at a Gulag transit camp. They are interrogated and resist the de-humanization of the Marxist USSR Gulag system.
38. An Urgent Announcement from the GCPFRC (2008)
5 min | Short
This is an urgent announcement from the Global Conflict Prevention and Fiscal Responsibility Commission regarding a new international mandate known as The New World Plan. The New World Plan... See full summary »
39. Rosa y Rojo (2014)
29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Two Cuban plainclothes police officers demonstrate their loyalty to Fidel Castro's dictatorship by arresting dissidents, journalists, prostitutes and drag queens. Resistant citizens ... See full summary »
The World at War (1973– )
Inside the Reich: Germany - 1940-1944
Documentary, History, War
Germany is jubilant after the surrender of France. Then the unsuccessful expansion of the war to include Russia and England gradually turns German morale from joy to fatalism. Even der ... See full summary »
P.O.V. (1988– )
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers