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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

2. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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76 Metascore

In 1921, unfortunate circumstances drive newly arrived immigrant Ewa into a life of prostitution, and a complex, volatile relationship with two men - her conflicted pimp and his romantic cousin.

Writers: James Gray, Ric Menello | Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

3. Hitch (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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58 Metascore

While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.

Writer: Kevin Bisch | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta

4. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

5. Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Greg Norberg, Michael McManus | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges, Billy Burke

6. Sweet Land (2005)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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75 Metascore

In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

Writers: Will Weaver, Ali Selim | Director: Ali Selim | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith, Patrick Heusinger, Stephen Pelinski

7. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

8. The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992 Video)

R | 583 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro

9. Golden Door (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »

Writer: Emanuele Crialese | Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa

10. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Micklin Silver, Abraham Cahan | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

11. Little City (1997)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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Adam is a painter who works as cab driver and blames his difficulties with women on his former girlfriend Kate who left him for lesbian Anne. As a result he doesn't pay much attention to ... See full summary »

Writer: Roberto Benabib | Director: Roberto Benabib | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Penelope Ann Miller, Josh Charles, Annabella Sciorra

12. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America,

Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

13. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Edward Herrmann, Gene Jones

14. Ellis Island (1984 TV Mini-Series)

420 min | Drama, History

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The lives and struggles of some of the countless immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island during the 19th century in search of the American Dream.

Stars: Mike Kent, Robert Rietty, Peter Riegert, Gregory Paul Martin

15. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.3
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When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Art Arthur, Robert Harari | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle

16. Across the Sea of Time (1995)

G | 51 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Gellis | Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Peter Reznick, John McDonough, Avi Hoffman, Victor Steinbach

17. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Writers: Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Ralph Bushman

18. Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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58 Metascore

A documentary about the "King of B-Movies", Edgar G. Ulmer. It includes interviews with well-known filmmakers Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, Wim Wenders, Joe Dante, and Ulmers's daughter, Arianne Ulmer.

Writer: Michael Palm | Director: Michael Palm | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Christian Cargnelli, John Carradine, Robert Clarke

19. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Writers: King Vidor, Herbert Dalmas, William Ludwig | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

20. The Immigrant Experience: The Long Long Journey (1972)

28 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.6
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A family of Polish immigrants has a difficult time adjusting to life in the United States. The story centers on the son, named Janek, who has trouble fitting in at school and with his family.

Writer: Joan Micklin Silver | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: John Kowalczyck, Thomas Kubiak, Joan Kendall, Jane McCloud

21. Romance in Manhattan (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

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Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.

Writers: Jane Murfin, Edward Kaufman, Norman Krasna, Don Hartman | Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl, Jimmy Butler

22. This Is Heaven (1929)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Hope Loring, Arthur Mantell, George Marion Jr. | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Vilma Bánky, James Hall, Fritzi Ridgeway, Lucien Littlefield

23. The Italian (1915)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

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An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas H. Ince, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke, Leo Willis

24. That Girl from Paris (1936)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Nikki Martin, a parisian opera star, takes off in search of adventure and true-love leaving her arranged husband to be at the alter. While hitchhiking, Nikki meets handsome American ... See full summary »

Writers: W. Carey Wonderly, Jane Murfin, Joseph Fields, P.J. Wolfson, Dorothy Yost | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Lily Pons, Jack Oakie, Gene Raymond, Herman Bing

25. The Mating Call (1928)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

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A WWI vet takes on the KKK when he loses his wife to a womanizing Klansman.

Writers: Rex Beach, Walter Woods, Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée, Alan Roscoe

26. My Boy (1921)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

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An orphan escapes immigration officials at Ellis Island and goes to live with an old ship's master who can't find work and can't pay the rent.

Writers: Max Abramson, Victor Heerman, Shirley Vance Martin | Directors: Albert Austin, Victor Heerman | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Claude Gillingwater, Mathilde Brundage, Patsy Marks

27. Ellis Island (1936)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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It opens in 1926 when three bank robbers, Theodore Kedrich, Jan Imarski, and Petra Lonelli, stage a daring daylight bank robbery and get away with a million dollars in cash. They are soon ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur T. Horman | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Donald Cook, Peggy Shannon, Jack La Rue, Joyce Compton

28. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

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Santa Fe begins where Corti's 1982 film God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore leaves off. In 1940, a ship arrives in New York harbor filled with exhausted Jewish immigrants desperate to begin ... See full summary »

Writers: Axel Corti, Georg Stefan Troller | Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

29. Ellis Island (1982)

23 min | Short

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Writer: Meredith Monk | Directors: Meredith Monk, Bob Rosen

30. Italians in America (1998 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary, History

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The rich history of the Italian-American experience and its contributions to American culture are explored.

Stars: Joseph Campanella, Anthony Arricale, Philip V. Cannistraro, Joe DiMaggio

31. Living in a Metropolis (1952)

Approved | 20 min | Short, History, News

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This look at New York City shows it as a hub of transportation, and its citizens are shown in their thousands on varied occupations, trades, industries and the arts---all of them shown as ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis De Rochemont | Director: Louis De Rochemont | Star: Jackson Beck

32. Mariutch (1930)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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An Italian immigrant discovers his wife is a hootchy-kootchy dancer. Later, the audience is invited to follow the bouncing ball and sing along to "Mariutch Down at Coney Island."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Billy Murray

33. Crashing the Gate (1933)

20 min | Musical, Short

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Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Ruth Etting, Roy Atwell

34. One More American (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Olga Printzlau, William C. de Mille | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: George Beban, Marcia Manon, Mae Giraci, Helen Jerome Eddy

35. Arrival of Emigrants, Ellis Island (1906)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Immigrants and boats departing and arriving at Ellis Island.

36. Monumental Mysteries (2013– )
Episode: Ellis Island, Sailing Stones, Alamo Treasure (2013)

TV-PG | Biography, History, Mystery

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Stars: Don Wildman, Burl Burlingame, Rusty Busby, Lance Charnow

37. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)
Episode: The Great American Melting Pot (1977)

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Musical

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A look at the Democratic recipe that built America.

38. Project XX (1954–1970)
Episode: The Island Called Ellis (1967)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Richard Hanser | Director: Donald B. Hyatt | Star: José Ferrer