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1. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

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89 Metascore

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Writer: Paul Webb | Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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97 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

4. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres

5. Never Let Me Go (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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69 Metascore

A love triangle develops between three friends who came of age at a mysterious, secluded boarding school and are destined to lead brief lives.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex Garland | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small

6. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Writers: Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding, Josh Singer | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

7. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

8. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

9. Beyond Paradise (2015)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student flees Iran and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Writer: J.J. Alani | Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Ryan Guzman, Spencer Grammer, Daphne Zuniga, Francia Raisa

10. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Æneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

11. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.2
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63 Metascore

About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

Writer: David Franzoni | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

12. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

13. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Writers: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden | Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

14. 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

15. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

16. The 6th Day (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Writers: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker

17. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary

8.1
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

18. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Writer: Peter Mullan | Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

19. Real Humans (2012– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Active

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In a parallel present the artificial human has come into its own. Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it ... See full summary »

Creator: Lars Lundström | Stars: Lisette Pagler, Pia Halvorsen, Johan Paulsen, Natalie Minnevik

20. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

21. Fingersmith (2005 TV Mini-Series)

181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

22. The Overnighters (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Drama

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89 Metascore

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

Writer: Jesse Moss | Director: Jesse Moss | Stars: Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards

23. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

8.0
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82 Metascore

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

24. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko.

Writers: John Briley, Donald Woods | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

25. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

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The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

26. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.

Writer: Robert King | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann

27. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

28. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime

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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Writers: Moisés Kaufman, Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh | Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

29. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police ... See full summary »

Writers: André P. Brink, Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

30. Missing (1982)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

Writers: Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart, Thomas Hauser | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

31. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »

Writers: Antjie Krog, Ann Peacock | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

32. Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

Writer: E. Max Frye | Director: E. Max Frye | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin

33. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

34. Shahid (2012)

129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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An account of slain Human Rights lawyer Shahid Basheer, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Writers: Sameer Gautam Singh, Hansal Mehta | Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Prabhleen Sandhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur

35. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

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A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov

36. I Witness (2003)

95 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

5.7
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Writers: Colin Greene, Robert Ozn | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

37. Kim Jong-Il's Comedy Club (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

38. The Mark of Cain (2007)

R | 87 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Uses detailed research and explosive new testimonies by soldiers who have served in Iraq to tell an emotional fictional story of two young men very much out of their depth.

Writer: Tony Marchant | Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Gerard Kearns, Matthew McNulty, Naomi Bentley, Elliot Cowan

39. Titicut Follies (1967)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

40. Tabu (I) (2012)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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78 Metascore

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Writers: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo | Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Hortêncílio Aquina, Américo Mota

41. Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

98 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a ... See full summary »

Writers: Aseem Arora, Manu Rishi Chadha, Gulzar, Pratham Jolly, Sandeep Sinha | Directors: Vijay Raaz, Karan Arora | Stars: Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi Chadha, Rajendranath Zutshi, Vishwajeet Pradhan

42. The Clonus Horror (1979)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.

Writers: Ron Smith, Bob Sullivan, Myrl A. Schreibman, Robert S. Fiveson | Director: Robert S. Fiveson | Stars: Peter Graves, Rick DiAngelo, Eugene Robert Glazer, Eileen Dietz

43. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Writers: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno | Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

44. Bandit Queen (1994)

119 min | Biography, Drama

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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ranjit Kapoor, Mala Sen | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

45. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

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A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only ... See full summary »

Writer: Radha Bharadwaj | Director: Radha Bharadwaj | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Alan Rickman

46. Private (2004)

90 min | Drama, War

7.0
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61 Metascore

A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.

Writers: Saverio Costanzo, Sayed Kashua, Camilla Costanzo, Alessio Cremonini | Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Lior Miller, Hend Ayoub, Tomer Russo

47. Virginity (2014)

Drama

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Three women struggle in their social and cultural environments and face unforeseeable crises. Based on true events.

Writer: Saeed Khoze | Director: Saeed Khoze | Stars: Michelle Farivar, Jessica Hendrickson, Bobak Bakhtiari, Farhad Barahmand

48. What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Dähnert, Anne Wild | Director: Gregor Schnitzler | Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Til Schweiger, Martin Feifel, Sebastian Blomberg

49. They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012)

84 min | Documentary, History, News

7.0
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68 Metascore

Shot clandestinely over a two year period, this film provides a rare look into the second most isolated country on the planet held in a stasis by a brutal military regime for almost a half ... See full summary »

Writer: David Kossack | Director: Robert H. Lieberman | Star: Aung San Suu Kyi

50. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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What would happen if a country of 97 million people were taught at a young age that the boogie man was real. In the Philippines for the last 400 years, the 'aswang' has been used as ... See full summary »

Writer: Jordan Clark | Director: Jordan Clark | Stars: Jordan Clark, Peque Gallaga, Maricel Soriano