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1. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

3. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

4. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

5. Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Writers: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

6. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

7. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

8. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Writers: Hiu-Yan Choi, Chan Tai-Li, Edmond Wong | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

9. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

10. Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

5.9
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49 Metascore

In this sequel, George Banks deals not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

11. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.4
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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Writers: Luigi Bartolini, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

12. New in Town (2009)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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29 Metascore

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

Writers: Ken Rance, C. Jay Cox | Director: Jonas Elmer | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon, J.K. Simmons

13. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

14. Ax Men (2008– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

5.5
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Four logging crews in the Pacific Northwest battle the elements and poor market conditions in an attempt to make a living.

Stars: Thom Beers, Jay Browning, Jesse Browning, Mike Pihl

15. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

16. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, Edith R. Sommer | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

17. F.I.S.T (1978)

PG | 145 min | Drama

6.4
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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Eszterhas, Sylvester Stallone | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon

18. Triumph of the Will (1935)

110 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Writers: Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Ruttmann, Eberhard Taubert | Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

19. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

20. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

21. The Pajama Game (1957)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee ... See full summary »

Writers: George Abbott, Richard Bissell | Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr.

22. The Molly Maguires (1970)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur H. Lewis, Walter Bernstein | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

23. 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

24. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

25. Undertow (2009)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Writer: Javier Fuentes-León | Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

26. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

27. The Efficiency Expert (1992)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.

Writers: Max Dann, Andrew Knight | Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Alwyn Kurts, Bruno Lawrence

28. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.3
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Writers: Frank Henenlotter, Robert Martin | Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

29. The Promised Land (1975)

179 min | Drama

8.0
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Andrzej Wajda | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka

30. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

31. Tout va bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

32. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

33. Man of Marble (1977)

160 min | Drama

7.9
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Writer: Aleksander Scibor-Rylski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

34. The Slingshot (1993)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.5
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Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Writers: Åke Sandgren, Roland Schütt | Director: Åke Sandgren | Stars: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman, Niklas Olund

35. Bound for Glory (1976)

PG | 147 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.

Writers: Robert Getchell, Woody Guthrie | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland

36. Le Trou (1960)

Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

Writers: José Giovanni, Jacques Becker, Jean Aurel | Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin, Philippe Leroy

37. Liam (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

A family falls into poverty during the Depression.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anthony Borrows, Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, David Hart

38. Mac (1992)

R | 117 min | Drama

6.2
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

Writers: John Turturro, Brandon Cole | Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto, Nicholas Turturro

39. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch | Stars: Angelo, Régis Debray, Jacques, Jean-Pierre

40. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.9
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Mike Kinney

41. Among Giants (1998)

R | 93 min | Romance, Comedy

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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Simon Beaufoy | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton, Lennie James

42. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner, where he oversees a highly mechanized ... See full summary »

Writer: René Clair | Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

43. Chatrapathi (2005)

158 min | Action

7.6
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Displaced Sri Lankas in a Vizag port are ruled by a local rowdy. This is the story of Chatrapati Sivaji who overcomes this oppression and how he reunites with his long lost mother and brother.

Writers: Vijayendra Prasad, Vijenydra Prasad, S.S. Rajamouli, M. Rathnam | Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Bhanupriya, Shriya Saran, Shafi

44. Man of Iron (1981)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History

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A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

Writer: Aleksander Scibor-Rylski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania, Wieslawa Kosmalska

45. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Paul Boon, François Chevallier, Stijn Coninx, Addy Weijers | Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

46. A Man Called Hero (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts ... See full summary »

Writers: Wing-Shing Ma, Manfred Wong | Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Qi Shu, Kristy Yang, Nicholas Tse

47. Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret (2008)

85 min | Documentary

8.1
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Enter the world of undisturbed birth as 11 couples share their intimate personal journeys, facing their fears and moving through pain into the ecstasy of birth. Orgasmic Birth poses the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths.

Director: Debra Pascali-Bonaro | Star: Mary Jackson

48. Fire of Conscience (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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Centers on Captain Manfred who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice. He must solve a brutal murder to prove his partner's innocence and unearth the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dante Lam, Wai Lun Ng | Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Leon Lai, Richie Ren, Baoqiang Wang, Vivian Hsu

49. The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »

Writers: Mel Brez, Ethel Brez | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: David Dukes, Tovah Feldshuh, Lauren Frost, Janet Margolin

50. A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

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A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected ... See full summary »

Writers: Rodolfo Sonego, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada