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1. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Writers: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Daniel Woodrell | Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

2. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

3. Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.0
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42 Metascore

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

Writers: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick | Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Ben Davies

4. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

5. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.4
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A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.

Writers: Aditya Chopra, Javed Siddiqui | Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

6. Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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45 Metascore

What could have been a sad journey turns joyful for Rahul when he falls in love with a woman en route to submerging his grandfather's ashes.

Writers: K. Subhash, Yunus Sajawal, Robin Bhatt, Farhad, Sajid | Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Satyaraj, Nikitin Dheer

7. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own... See full summary »

Writers: Karan Johar, Sheena Parikh | Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

8. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary

6.7
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Writer: Jan-Willem Breure | Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

9. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Writer: Robert Orr | Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

10. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok's extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother ... See full summary »

Writer: Deepa Mehta | Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

11. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Writers: Valentin Chernykh, Vladimir Menshov | Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Irina Muravyova, Aleksey Batalov, Raisa Ryazanova

12. Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)

98 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the ... See full summary »

Writer: Yamina Benguigui | Director: Yamina Benguigui | Stars: Fejria Deliba, Rabia Mokeddem, Amina Annabi, Anass Behri

13. Kadosh (1999)

110 min | Drama

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70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Writers: Eliette Abecassis, Amos Gitai | Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Barda, Uri Klauzner

14. It's a Girl! (2012)

64 min | Documentary

7.5
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Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

Director: Evan Grae Davis

15. Hulchul (2004)

Action, Comedy, Drama

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A man and woman from feuding families each pretend to fall in love, as part of a revenge plot. Chaos ensues when their fake romance becomes a reality.

Writers: K.P. Saxena, Siddique, Neeraj Vora | Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal

16. Virdzina (1991)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

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"Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that ... See full summary »

Writer: Srdjan Karanovic | Director: Srdjan Karanovic | Stars: Miodrag Krivokapic, Ina Gogálová, Slobodan Milovanovic, Mirko Vlahovic

17. Closed Doors (1999)

107 min | Drama

6.7
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Writer: Atef Hetata | Director: Atef Hetata | Stars: Mahmoud Hemida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi, Manal Afifi

18. Larger Than Life (2001)

105 min | Drama

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A movie production company wants to make a film based on a newspaper report of a man convicted of raping his granddaughter. The producer and director interview the girl and her mother, ... See full summary »

Writer: Armando Lao | Director: Jeffrey Jeturian | Stars: Ina Raymundo, Klaudia Koronel, Jaclyn Jose, Irma Adlawan

19. The Paternal House (2012)

97 min | Drama

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Writer: Kianoush Ayari | Director: Kianoush Ayari | Stars: Ainaz Azarhoush, Nazanin Farahani, Mojdeh Hamrang, Mehdi Hashemi

20. Everybody's Woman (1934)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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Gaby is expelled from school after a married teacher commits suicide after telling her he can't live without her. Though she has done nothing, she is punished for his act.

Writers: Curt Alexander, Salvatore Gotta, Max Ophüls, Hans Wilhelm | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Isa Miranda, Memo Benassi, Tatyana Pavlova, Friedrich Benfer

21. Absent (2010)

Documentary

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Documentary on the social pandemic of fatherlessness afflicting today's societies.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Robin Decker, John Eldredge, Mark Garcia, James Hetfield

22. Spin the Bottle (2000)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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When five childhood friends reunite for a weekend in the country, old jealousies resurface, sexual debauchery ensues, and it quickly becomes clear that time may not heal all wounds...

Writers: Amy Sohn, Jamie Yerkes | Director: Jamie Yerkes | Stars: Heather Goldenhersh, Michael Conn, Jessica Faller, Allison Gervais

23. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Writers: Kambuzia Partovi, Jafar Panahi | Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

24. Sound of Tears (2014)

15 min | Short, Action, Drama | Completed

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A young woman trapped in a forced marriage must relinquish forbidden love in a matter of Family Honor.

Writer: Dorothy Atabong | Director: Dorothy Atabong | Stars: Dorothy Atabong, Edsson Morales, Eugene Paul, Rhoma Spencer

25. Guardians of the Flutes (1994 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

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Writer: Gilbert Herdt | Star: Christian Rodska

26. Black./Womyn.:Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent (2008)

97 min | Documentary

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black./womyn.:conversations... is a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent from various backgrounds. The documentary is structured by ... See full summary »

Writer: Tiona McClodden | Director: Tiona McClodden | Stars: Staceyann Chin, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Parkerson, Aishah Shahidah Simmons

27. Mountain Justice (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Stalwart Appalachian woman finds romance as she struggles to better herself and her people amid prejudice and familial abuse.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Luci Ward | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Brent, Josephine Hutchinson, Guy Kibbee, Mona Barrie

28. The Geography of Fear (2000)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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When her sister is mugged and raped, Oili, a young female forensic dentist, meets a group of abused women who have taken matters to their own hands to make the living in fear and just letting it happen stop.

Writers: Auli Mantila, Anja Snellman | Director: Auli Mantila | Stars: Tanjalotta Räikkä, Leea Klemola, Kari Sorvali, Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen

29. Fatma (2001)

124 min

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Writer: Khaled Ghorbal | Director: Khaled Ghorbal | Stars: Awatef Jendoubi, Nabila Guider, Bagdadi Aoum, Amel Safta

30. The Gods of Our Fathers (1994)

51 min | Documentary

6.1
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Writer: Gwynne Dyer | Director: Anne Henderson | Star: Gwynne Dyer

31. Stars in Broad Daylight (1988)

105 min | Drama

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In his debut feature film, director Muhammad explores the inexorable dissolution of a family, ironically during the planning of a wedding, the kind of ritual that ought to bond family ... See full summary »

Writer: Ossama Mohammed | Director: Ossama Mohammed | Stars: Zuhair Abdulkarim, Sabah As-Salem, Saad Eddin Baqdoones, Fuad Ghazi

32. Deborah 13: Servant of God (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Unlike other British teens, 13-year-old Deborah Drapper has never heard of Britney Spears or Victoria Beckham. She has been brought up in a deeply Christian family and her parents have ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Brusasco

33. To Stay Alive (2002)

95 min | Drama

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A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.

Writers: Dariush Mehrjui, Vahidéa Mohammadi | Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Neda Aghaei, Masoumeh Bakhshi, Mohammad Habibian, Ghader Heydari

34. Women Without Wings (2002)

109 min | Drama, Romance

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In 1997, Marije lives with her mother in Canada. When her grand-father dies, she goes to the funerals in the mountains of Albania and steps into a past of blood feud and ancient customs. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Chubb, Nicholas Kinsey | Director: Nicholas Kinsey | Stars: Katya Gardner, Micheline Lanctôt, Lowell Gasoi, Besa Imami

35. Swaham (1994)

141 min | Drama

7.3
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The owner of a little tea house in a remote Indian village dies in an accident. The family, wife, son and daughter, get into financial troubles. Their only hope, it seems, is getting the ... See full summary »

Writers: Shaji N. Karun, S. Jayachandran Nair, Reghunath Paleri | Director: Shaji N. Karun | Stars: Aswani, Hari Dass, Gopi, Mullanezhi

36. Lotus (II) (2012)

89 min | Drama

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Writer: Liu Shu | Director: Liu Shu | Stars: Wu Hongfei, Luo Kang, Xu Mingzhe, Zhuo Tan

37. Arabialaiset nilkkarenkaat (1994 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Leena Virtanen | Director: Anna-Leena Mäki-Penttilä | Stars: Liisa Kuoppamäki, Sirkka Seittu

38. Woman with a Movie Camera (2012 Video)

Short

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A succinct and compelling evaluation of the current position of women in film and its consequences.

Writer: Donna Don | Director: Donna Don | Stars: Julie Bertuccelli, Iman Kamel, Yaelle Kayam, Kadija Leclere

39. Eyes of Stone (1990)

94 min | Documentary

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A journey into the life and circumstances of a young woman believed to be possessed by spirits in rural Rajasthan, India. A portrait of ritual and healing in a rigidly patriarchal society.

Director: Nilita Vachani

40. As Is Their Wont (2007)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Galina Adamovich

41. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Apples on the Lilac Tree (1956)

26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A married couple's living arrangement has the town abuzz--he prefers to stay at home and do the housework, while she's out spending the day at her job.

Writers: Lee Loeb, Phil Shuken | Director: John Rich | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Joan Caulfield, Edgar Stehli, Eleanor Audley

42. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Foul Play in the Senate and Today's Abortion Debate (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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Public support and political hate behind the modern abortion rights debate.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Jessica González-Rojas, Bill Moyers, Lynn Paltrow

43. HuffPost Live (2012– )
Episode: The 'Duke Porn Star' Live (2014)

Short, News

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Writer: Ricky Camilleri | Stars: Ricky Camilleri, Belle Knox, Piers Morgan

44. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: The Virgin Daughters (2008)

48 min | Documentary

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An look at America's purity movement. The purity movement involves girls pledging to remain a virgin until their wedding day.

Director: Jane Treays