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1. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 105,497

2. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 532,543 | Gross: $138.80M

3. Revolutionary Road (2008)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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69 Metascore

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Roumie

Votes: 159,220 | Gross: $22.88M

4. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

Votes: 11,685 | Gross: $4.56M

5. Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton

Votes: 20,239 | Gross: $31.01M

6. An Unmarried Woman (1978)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 3,545

7. Miss Representation (2011)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker, Krystal Ball

Votes: 2,812

8. Waste Land (2010)

99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,536 | Gross: $0.19M

9. We Were Here (I) (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,577

10. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,113 | Gross: $0.12M

11. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

115 min | Documentary

7.2
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley

Votes: 767 | Gross: $0.48M

12. Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.3
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Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey and clinical psychologist/director Dr. Lisa Miller help psychic children and their families cope, validate, empower and understand psychic abilities.

Stars: Chip Coffey, Edy Nathan, Lisa Miller, Chris Fleming

Votes: 185

13. Chillar Party (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aarav Khanna, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Divji Handa, Irfan Khan

Votes: 4,648 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Vici (2016)

Short, Action, Drama

8.8
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A young woman looks to overcome her haunting past through the means of a boxing match.

Director: Johnny D. Kirk | Stars: Jenna Kanell, Eddie Ramos, Ramsey Luke, Karina Noelle

Votes: 10

15. The Portrait's Secret

Drama | Announced

A multi-true story tale which denounces various violations of gay human rights, incest, child abuse, political and economic exploitation, corruption within the government and religious institutions in America.

Director: Janet Alvarez Gonzalez | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Karen Lynn Gorney, Taylor Dooley, Louis Gossett Jr.

16. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

234 min | Music, Sport

7.2
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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as over 78,000 people gather to watch an elaborate show of dance, music and unity.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Daniela Thomas, Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Gisele Bündchen, Michael Phelps, Judi Dench, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 201

17. Made in L.A. (2007)

70 min | Documentary

7.5
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Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a ... See full summary »

Director: Almudena Carracedo

Votes: 57

18. Dreadtime Stories (2014)

105 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A party turns bizarre when a malevolent book makes its way into the hands of the attendees who reveal its tales of monsters, madmen and the supernatural.

Director: Jacob Grim | Stars: Jordan Bruster, Cary Cadena, Autumn Caro, Max Caruso

Votes: 54

19. Maryellen and the Brightest Star (2015)

G | 16 min | Short, Family

8.6
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When stargazer Maryellen learns that a rocket scientist will visit her classroom and be introduced by the student who writes the best essay on "The Wonder of Space," she can't wait to enter... See full summary »

Director: Maya Rudolph | Stars: Harlie Galloway, Ashton Smiley, Jordan Alveran, Francesco Galante

Votes: 12

20. I Am a Girl (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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Six girls coming of age, ready to become something extraordinary.

Director: Rebecca Barry

Votes: 84

21. The Goddess Project (2016)

Documentary

9.3
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A documentary sharing the stories of inspiring women from different walks of life who are overcoming their fears and pursuing the lives of their dreams.

Directors: Sara Landas, Holli Rae

Votes: 10

22. The Hand That Feeds (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Drama, News

8.3
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63 Metascore

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

Directors: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears | Stars: Virgilio Arán, Benjamin Dictor, Diego Ibañez, Gonzalo Jiménez

Votes: 36

23. Flying Colors (2016)

84 min | Drama

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A 15 year old mute village girl runs away from home due to problems, lands in Mumbai city. Initially she struggles to cope up with the big city, but fights her way forward to survive and achieve freedom overcoming obstacles.

Director: Raja Krishna | Stars: Bhavna Mali, Eknath Kamble, Pawan, Akshay

24. One Peace at a Time (2009)

83 min | Documentary

7.2
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Filmed in 20 countries, with the insights of Nobel Laureates: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve Chu (Nobel Prize Physics and President Obama's Secretary of Energy) & Desmond Tutu (... See full summary »

Director: Turk Pipkin | Stars: Donna Berber, Philip Berber, Caroline Boudreaux, Steve Chu

Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Becoming Belle Knox (2014)

Documentary, Short

5.0
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Stars: Nina Hartley, Ron Jeremy, Belle Knox, Mia Malkova

Votes: 5

26. Blossoms of Fire (2001)

75 min | Documentary

7.0
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58 Metascore

Blossoms of Fire is a dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic and fierce ... See full summary »

Directors: Maureen Gosling, Ellen Osborne | Star: The people of Juchitán Oaxaca

Votes: 30 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Stronger Than Pretty Proof of Concept (2017)

Short, Drama

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A young mother's "American Dream" turns into a living nightmare, until she finds the inner strength to listen to a voice she hadn't heard before: her own.

Director: Marjorie LeWit | Stars: Kate Amundsen, Anthony Ficco, Cate Gragnani, Diane Kelber

28. Growing Strong (2015)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

8.7
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Physically and emotionally abused girl escapes home in an attempt to find refuge at her free-spirited grandmother's horse farm.

Director: Rita Ciolek | Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Doane, Daniel Bruington, Andrzej Krukowski

Votes: 11

29. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 132

30. The Shape of Water (2006)

70 min | Documentary

7.7
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THE SHAPE OF WATER (narrator: Susan Sarandon) Interweaves the intimate and powerful stories of Khady, Oraiza, Bilkusben, Dona Antonia, Gila - living in Senegal, Brazil, India, and Jerusalem... See full summary »

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Votes: 9

31. Girls Rock! (2007)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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62 Metascore

A documentary about four girls who transform their lives at the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls.

Directors: Arne Johnson, Shane King

Votes: 149 | Gross: $0.16M

32. Two Feet Tall (2016)

8 min | Short, Drama

9.5
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Two Feet Tall' is a modern-day fairy-tale of empowerment - at ground-level. We follow a downtrodden office worker as she negotiates life's obstacles - entirely from the perspective of her feet.

Director: Andy Robinson | Stars: Helen Bovey, Hannah Brooks, Simeon Costello, Rhys Denton

Votes: 20

33. Climate of Change (2010)

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

34. Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective (2005)

86 min | Drama

7.4
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A thought-provoking and genre-bending look behind the scenes of what might be the world's only underground DIY anarcho-feminist porn collective.

Director: One Tiny Whale | Stars: Hugh Jorgen, Muffy LaRue, Nerdgirl, J.D. Superstar

Votes: 46

35. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (2008)

81 min | Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Alan Dater, Lisa Merton | Stars: Larisa Eryomina, Njogu Kahare, Leah Kisomo, Kinyanjui Kiuno

Votes: 46

36. Stripped (2001)

74 min | Documentary

5.0
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Nonfiction filmmaker Jill Morley documents her exploration of the exotic dancer (stripper) experience. Through tactfully selected and edited sequences, you get an insider's view into the ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Morley | Stars: Beth Schakatt, Susan Walsh

Votes: 131

37. The Keeper of the Keys (2012 Video)

G | 86 min | Documentary

6.7
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Michael Walden is down on his luck. One night, Success Coach Jack Canfield appears and says he is sending friends to help him. So begins an incredible dream that finds Michael encountering experts who share personal stories of empowerment.

Director: Scott Cervine | Stars: Jack Canfield, John Gray, Marci Shimoff, Scott Cervine

Votes: 7

38. Timepiece (1995 Video)

96 min | Drama, Romance

4.1
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Seven men get together at a party to discuss group-sex, coming-out, etc.

Directors: Brian Petraska, Kenn Sprenkel | Stars: Eric Brizee, Markas O'Donnell, Brian Petraska, Colman Domingo

Votes: 7

39. Coffee Klatch

Drama | Announced

COFFEE KLATCH, is a sisterhood story, love story, feel good story. It centers around these four women, who are a breath of fresh air, as they journey through life's trials, accomplishments and lessons - gathering each week to have coffee.

Stars: Karen Malina White, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Crystal R. Fox, Charnele Brown

40. Black & Gold (2001)

75 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.9
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"Black and Gold offers a potent portrait of bootstraps idealism in an embattled community ... this energetically packaged documentary deserves to be seen." -Dennis Harvey, VARIETY

Directors: Rick Rowley, Jacqueline Soohen

Votes: 14

41. Isang Lahi: Pearls from the Orient (2009)

Documentary, Adventure, Family

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How does one live a happy life? This innovative docu-drama film shows us how we can. Inspired by the principles from the internationally-acclaimed and best-selling book and documentary ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. Tanchanco | Stars: Boy Abunda, Edwina Beech, AJ Dee, Marissa Delgado

42. My Salvation (2012 TV Short)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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As the most busy year of Wendell's life comes to an end, he must question what it all means.

Director: Wendell Charles NeSmith | Star: Wendell Charles NeSmith

43. Change Your Life (2005 Video)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Gary Null

44. Be the Change (2010 TV Short)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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The passionate story of Free the Children and their epic once a year event called: We Day.

Stars: Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger, Scott Dallen, Michel Chikwanine

45. A Family Matter (2008)

5 min | Short, Drama

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The end of a relationship.

Director: John Whitney | Stars: Jennifer Ann Hickey, Kristina Kopf, Meredith Moore, Ron Kennard

46. 01:05:12. Una carrera de fondo (2015)

51 min | Documentary

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Can the world be changed with just your legs? The victories of hundreds of Kenyan and Ethiopian female athletes are transforming the socioeconomic landscape in two traditionally macho ... See full summary »

Directors: Rubén San Bruno, Javier Triana | Stars: Bekele Adu, Renato Canova, Nancy Chepkoge, Caroline Chepkwony

47. Curve (I) (2002)

Documentary

5.2
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Directors: David DeBenedetto, Constantine Valhouli | Stars: Emme, Kathy Najimy, Simon Doonan, Katy Hansz

Votes: 5

48. Pedaling to Freedom (2007)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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In one of the poorest parts of the world, 230,000 people learned to read and write. Over 100,000 women learned to cycle. Wages jumped up 1000% It happened in the space of just one year and cost about a dollar per person.

Director: Vijay S. Jodha

50. Tuany (2016)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Growing up in Complexo do Alemao Tuany, 22, managed to find her way out via competing as a ballerina. In spite of reaching certain recognition, she could not afford to continue her training... See full summary »

Director: Ayelet Vardi | Star: Tuany Nascimento