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1. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 40,177 | Gross: $1.21M

2. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 112,296 | Gross: $38.12M

3. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 258,490 | Gross: $11.28M

4. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 145,289 | Gross: $17.61M

5. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 33,244

6. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden

Votes: 22,703

7. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Votes: 17,400 | Gross: $19.60M

8. Afterschool (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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66 Metascore

An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Desperate Living (1977)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.2
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A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey

Votes: 3,658

10. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,374

11. Closet Land (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,139 | Gross: $0.26M

12. The Gorgon (1964)

Approved | 83 min | Horror

6.5
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 3,348

13. Kamikaze 89 (1982)

106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Director: Wolf Gremm | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Günther Kaufmann, Boy Gobert, Arnold Marquis

Votes: 349 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Repentance (1984)

PG | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Ia Ninidze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ketevan Abuladze

Votes: 2,724 | Gross: $0.22M

15. Daughter of Darkness (1990 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.3
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The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds, Dezsö Garas

Votes: 511

16. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.5
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,088 | Gross: $0.18M

17. The Third Part of the Night (1971)

105 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.5
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Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski

Votes: 1,060

18. Revelation: Dawn of Global Government (2016)

106 min | Documentary

8.9
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Looming world government, a world "elite", The United Nations...loss of American sovereignty! The light of our "shining city on the hill" dims. Dissecting America under judgment, Lieutenant... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Untersee | Stars: Chuck Baldwin, Jerry Boykin, Mark Collins, Charlie Daniels

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Parasite Eve (1997)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.9
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Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura

Votes: 863

20. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,138

21. Abaddon (2018)

96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Filming

A sassy bounty hunter and her convict boyfriend free a society from the clutches of a repressive theocratic police state.

Director: Blake Fitzpatrick | Stars: Armin Shimerman, Eric Edwards, Fernanda Urrejola, Kaylee Williams

22. Crime Zone (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.0
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Helen and Bone live in a repressive futuristic dystopian society they badly want to escape from. Mysterious Jason hires them to steal a disc for him. It's practically a suicide mission, but he claims he can smuggle them out, in return.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: David Carradine, Peter Nelson, Sherilyn Fenn, Michael Shaner

Votes: 321

23. The Lawless Land (1988)

R | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

5.0
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Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Jsu Garcia, Leon, Xander Berkeley, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 58

24. It Happened Here (1965)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.8
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In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo | Stars: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh

Votes: 715

25. 1984

Drama | Announced

A man struggles to keep his autonomy under an oppressive regime that monitors his every move.

26. Tambourine (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Bakhtavar | Stars: Baran Kosari, Saber Abar, Hamed Behdad, Afarin Chitsaz

Votes: 1,355

27. Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (2012)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

8.7
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A documentary chronicling liberty activist Derrick J Freeman's exciting first year of activism in The Shire.

Director: Derrick J. Freeman | Stars: Kate Ager, Rich Angell, Ed Burke, Jed Butterfield

Votes: 53

28. But Forever in My Mind (1999)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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59 Metascore

Silvio, sedici anni, sembra più interessato alle ragazze che alla politica e, quando il liceo che frequenta viene occupato, cerca di cogliere l'occasione giusta per trovare l'anima gemella.... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Silvio Muccino, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Giulia Steigerwalt, Giulia Carmignani

Votes: 1,256

29. Centrespread (1981)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.

Director: Tony Paterson | Stars: Kylie Foster, Paul Trahair, Mark Watson, Ivor Louis

Votes: 38

30. Journey to the Sun (1999)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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72 Metascore

Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan, Ara Güler

Votes: 1,005 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, Paul Lukas, Carl Esmond

Votes: 236

32. Women in Bondage (1943)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Gail Patrick, Nancy Kelly, William Henry, Tala Birell

Votes: 31

33. The Wife of an Important Man (1987)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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When Mona marries the seemingly decent police officer Hisham, she finds out there is more into him than what he shows to the people.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Mervat Amin, Abdel Halim Hafez, Hassan Hosny, Ahmed Zaki

Votes: 360

34. Prostitution: Behind the Veil (2004)

58 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Director: Nahid Persson | Star: Nahid Persson

Votes: 200

35. Aktenzeichen XY ungelöst (1967– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.7
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Stars: Eduard Zimmermann, Joachim Höppner, Peter Hohl, Rudi Cerne

Votes: 95

36. Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Peter Breck, Germain Houde, Jello Biafra, Mark Bennett

Votes: 117

37. Bread and Circus (2003 Video)

75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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One man's courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.

Director: Martin Loke | Stars: Oliver Boullet, Miriam Johansson, Martin Loke, Magne Jahrestein

Votes: 230

38. NWO (2014– )

Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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A new digital series by Michael McQueen. New World Order "NWO" The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an tyrannical future where government has spiraled out of control.

Votes: 15

39. Trahir (1993)

103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Johan Leysen, Alexandru Repan, Mireille Perrier, Razvan Vasilescu

Votes: 80

40. We Are the Bus People (1979)

138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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Adel Imam and neighbour Abdel Moneim Madbouly are taken to a Police station after an altercation with a bus conductor. They are mistakenly arrested with a group of suspected terrorists and taken to a maximum security jail.

Director: Hussein Kamal | Stars: Adel Imam, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, Said Abdel Ghani, Essad Youniss

Votes: 237

41. The Mongols (1973)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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A director of a television series on the history of cinema, who has been grappling with the screenplay of his first feature film, receives an assignment to oversee the installation of a ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Kimiavi | Stars: Fahimeh Rastegar, Parviz Kimiavi, Aqa Seyyed, Ali Mirza

Votes: 69

42. Manuscripts don't burn (1997)

79 min | Documentary

5.0
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The Movie explores the life of few soviet writers under the dictatorship of comrade Joseph Stalin. Some of these writers under severe censorship include Mikhail Bulgakov the author of The ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Allamehzadeh | Stars: Reza Allamehzadeh, Martin Andersen Nexø, Jean Richard Bloch, Emma Gershtein

Votes: 11

43. Tantsy nasmert (2016)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Moscow, 2070s. In a sealed bunker in the post-apocalyptic ruins of Moscow, young people struggle against each other in a deadly dancing tournament. Only the winners will live.

Director: Andrey Volgin | Stars: Agnia Ditkovskite, Lukerya Ilyashenko, Ivan Zhvakin, Denis Shvedov

44. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

108 min | Documentary, History, Romance

6.7
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Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 98

45. The Only Real Game (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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69 Metascore

Manipur, a volatile border state in northeast India, defies gun violence, trafficking and HIV/AIDS through love of America's National Pastime - or as Babe Ruth called it "the only real game in the world."

Director: Mirra Bank | Stars: Melissa Leo, Bame, Bhanu, Jeff Brueggemann

Votes: 14 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Karawane

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | Post-production

Four friend's lives are turned upside down when they find a decapitated body in a bathtub.

Director: Nils Eidvall | Stars: Patrick Saxe, Johan Wester, Rasmus Luthander, Ida Karolin Johansson

47. Singularity (III) (2008)

22 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.7
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In the near future, a deadly plague leads to the creation of a police-state as the government installs surveillance systems to prevent the virus' spread. When 'carriers' have been ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Stone | Stars: Jonathan Charis, Wyatt Denny, Sinta Weisz

Votes: 18

48. Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution (2006 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Stars: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Bahram Beizai, Farokh Ghafari, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 109

49. Tomorrow's Child (1957 TV Movie)

66 min | Comedy

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Comedy play set in a police state.

Stars: Queenie Ashton, Bernard Barber, Lola Brooks, James Condon

50. To Stay Alive (2002)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.

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

Votes: 107