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1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price if he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

2. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Writer: Robert Mark Kamen | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

3. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

4. A.C.O.D. (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.

Writers: Ben Karlin, Stu Zicherman | Director: Stu Zicherman | Stars: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch

5. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

6. December 7th (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.3
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the ... See full summary »

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

7. War (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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36 Metascore

An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

Writers: Lee Anthony Smith, Gregory J. Bradley | Director: Philip G. Atwell | Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, John Lone

8. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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44 Metascore

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Writers: David Guterson, Ronald Bass, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

9. The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin H. Knopf, Edith Fitzgerald | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson

10. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Writer: Amy Berg | Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

11. Ask the Dust (2006)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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58 Metascore

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Writers: Robert Towne, John Fante | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins

12. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Writer: Daniel Pyne | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

13. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, David Seidler | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

14. Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008 Video)

59 min | Horror

3.3
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Libidinous sexually frustrated jerk Nick convinces his frigid virginal girlfriend Amy to go with him to the remote woodland swingers resort The Pleasure Mountain Adult Retreat. However, the... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Manzione | Director: Joseph R. Kolbek | Stars: Julia Morizawa, Andy McGuinness, Dan Petit, Niki Rubin

15. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Don McGuire, Howard Breslin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

16. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Gordon, Joe Haldeman | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

17. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »

Writer: James R. Silke | Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Virgil Frye, Arthur Roberts

18. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon

19. Cry for Happy (1961)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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U.S. Navy photographic team uses Tokyo geisha house as its home.

Writers: Irving Brecher, George Campbell | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, Miiko Taka, James Shigeta

20. Blunt Movie (2013)

Comedy

6.8
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Sketch comedy in the tradition of "Kentucky Fried Movie". Several TV commercial and movie parodies, sex, politics and crazy-humor sketches.

Writer: Jason Bunch | Director: Jason Bunch | Stars: Angie Everhart, Dennis Rodman, Pat Morita, Michael Winslow

21. Rain Fall (2009)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Writers: Barry Eisler, Max Mannix | Director: Max Mannix | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa, Misa Shimizu

22. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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The author of a scandalously racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity from her provincial small town neighbors who'd be scandalized if they knew.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Mary McCarthy | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall

23. I'll Remember April (2000)

90 min | Drama, Family, War

6.4
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Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

Writer: Mark Sanderson | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Pat Morita, Trevor Morgan, Pam Dawber, Haley Joel Osment

24. Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »

Writers: Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mei Lin Mark | Director: Kayo Hatta | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Akira Takayama, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tamlyn Tomita

25. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Writer: Robert Pirosh | Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

26. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Writers: Kiyoko Murata, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

27. Model Minority (2012)

Drama

7.8
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Written and directed by ER (1994) castmember Lily Mariye, this gritty, sexually frank coming-of-age story has won 11 awards. Set in inner-city Los Angeles. Stars the immensely sympathetic ... See full summary »

Writer: Lily Mariye | Director: Lily Mariye | Stars: Nichole Bloom, Courtney Mun, Jessica Tuck, Chris Tashima

28. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Writer: Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

29. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

30. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Walter Roeber Schmidt, Gil Doud | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

31. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

32. Pearl (1978 TV Mini-Series)

278 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The lives of several personnel and residents at and around the Pearl Harbor naval base are changed forever on December 6, 1941.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren

33. Under the Blood-Red Sun (2014)

99 min | Drama, Family, History

8.4
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December 7, 1941 - On a Sunday morning, TOMIKAZU (TOMI) NAKAJI and his best friend BILLY DAVIS are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise... See full summary »

Writer: Graham Salisbury | Director: Tim Savage | Stars: Kalama Epstein, Chris Tashima, Lisa Barnes, Lisa Goto

34. American Pastime (2007)

105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.

Writers: Desmond Nakano, Tony Kayden | Director: Desmond Nakano | Stars: Aaron Yoo, Olesya Rulin, Carlton Bluford, Sami Roe

35. Only the Brave (2006)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

5.5
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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »

Writer: Lane Nishikawa | Director: Lane Nishikawa | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Greg Watanabe, Mark Dacascos

36. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Writer: Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

37. Blue Tiger (1994)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Writers: Takashige Ichise, Joel Soisson | Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Tôru Nakamura, Dean Hallo, Ryo Ishibashi

38. Bionic Six (1987– )

22 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A family of cyborg superheroes fights evil around the world.

Stars: Norman Bernard, Carol Bilger, Bobbie Block, Alan Oppenheimer

39. Immortal Combat (1994)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure

4.1
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Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sonny Chiba battle an army of immortal ninja warriors.

Writers: Robert Crabtree, Dan Neira | Director: Dan Neira | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Roddy Piper, Meg Foster, Deron McBee

40. The Criminal Code (1931)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Writers: Martin Flavin, Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

41. Idaten Jump (2005– )

Animation

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The show follows the exciting adventures of Sho Yamato, a boy who loves to race his Idaten bike and ends up getting lost, along with his friends, in a mysterious place called the X-Zone. ... See full summary »

Stars: Akeno Watanabe, Michael Sorich, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Yuri Lowenthal

42. Mr. T and Tina (1976– )

30 min | Comedy

4.4
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Stars: Susan Blanchard, Pat Suzuki, Ted Lange, Miriam Byrd-Nethery

43. Unfinished Business (1986)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, History, War

6.3
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Spring, 1942: F.D.R. signs executive order 9066, and more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, most of them U.S. citizens, are sent to internment camps. Three young men - Min Yasui, an attorney... See full summary »

Writers: Laura Ide, Jane Kaihatsu, Steven Okazaki, Kei Yokomizo | Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Amy Hill, Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu, Min Yasui

44. Age 7 in America (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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An adaption of the British TV series, this documentary chronicles the lives of a group of economically, racially & socially diverse 7-year olds living throughout America in 1990. The ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Brandon, Douglas

45. Why Not? (1981)

151 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Shôhei Imamura, Ken Miyamoto | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Kaori Momoi, Masao Kusakari, Ken Ogata

46. The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)

74 min | Documentary

8.3
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73 Metascore

Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor,... See full summary »

Director: Linda Hattendorf | Stars: Linda Hattendorf, Jimmy Mirikitani

47. Dreams of Glass (1970)

GP | 83 min | Drama

6.1
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Writer: Robert Clouse | Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: John Denos, Caroline Barrett, Joe Lo Presti, Paul Micale

48. Day of Independence (2003)

27 min | Short

7.0
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The creators of Visas and Virtue (1997) (1997 Academy Award Winner, Best Live Action Short Film) bring you another important historical narrative. This dramatic film, set in a Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Tashima, Tim Toyama | Director: Chris Tashima | Stars: Derek Mio, Marcus Toji, Alan Muraoka, Keiko Kawashima

49. Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Seven maps, when found and put together, reveal the location of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Writers: Wyllis Cooper, Norman Foster, John P. Marquand | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Thomas Beck, Pauline Frederick, Jayne Regan

50. Slaying the Dragon (1988 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

5.9
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A highly critical documentary about the history of Asian-American actresses in Hollywood. Features interviews with pioneering Asian-American actresses and clips from classic films such as "... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Gee | Stars: Herb Wong, Amy Hill, Jaime Kibben, John Korty