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1. The Colony (2015)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 18,438

2. Suffragette (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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67 Metascore

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep

Votes: 21,446 | Gross: $4.69M

3. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 22,547

4. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 172,531

5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 27,049 | Gross: $10.01M

6. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 138,172 | Gross: $60.65M

7. Before Night Falls (2000)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido

Votes: 20,882 | Gross: $4.22M

8. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

102 min | Documentary

8.4
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79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh, Pavlo Dobryanskyy

Votes: 6,944

9. Z (1969)

M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 17,953 | Gross: $0.08M

10. As I Open My Eyes (2015)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She ... See full summary »

Director: Leyla Bouzid | Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi

Votes: 324

11. All Three of Us (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Director: Kheiron | Stars: Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 855

12. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.8
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,752

13. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

Votes: 7,647

14. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

7.9
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 3,451

15. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.5
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73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

Votes: 1,374 | Gross: $0.26M

16. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,695 | Gross: $1.32M

17. Privates Lives (2001)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

5.8
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Carmen Uranga is a 42 year-old woman who after 20 years jurisdiction of her native country (Argentina), she returns to solve a family problem related with the inheritance that her sick ... See full summary »

Director: Fito Páez | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Gael García Bernal, Luis Ziembrowski, Chunchuna Villafañe

Votes: 1,042

18. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

115 min | Documentary

7.1
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley

Votes: 655 | Gross: $0.48M

19. Backdoor (2000)

105 min | Drama

6.4
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Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos | Stars: Konstandinos Papadimitriou, Alexandriani Sikelianou, Haris Sozos, Ieroklis Michaelidis

Votes: 358

20. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,391

21. The Herd (1979)

129 min | Drama

8.3
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Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara. During their long train ride, bribes must be ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Ökten | Stars: Tarik Akan, Melike Demirag, Erol Demiröz, Levent Inanir

Votes: 2,215

22. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

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In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 1,688

23. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

80 min | Drama, War

7.7
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78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 5,344 | Gross: $0.70M

24. Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, War

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Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,247

25. Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005 TV Movie)

186 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Malgorzata Bela, Ken Duken, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 1,601

26. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Adelheid Arndt

Votes: 810

27. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

9.8
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I Want to Live is documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugee from Syria, living refugees camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (Islamic ... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 41

28. According to Pereira (1995)

104 min | Drama

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Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the Lisboa, an unaffiliated evening paper. There is civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniel Auteuil, Stefano Dionisi

Votes: 982

29. The Sign of Zorro (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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In this film, edited from eight episodes of Disney's hit TV series, Don Diego returns home to find his town under the heel of a cruel dictator, Capitan Monastario. Diego dons the mask of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Romney Brent

Votes: 400

30. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

191 min | Documentary

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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 701

31. Gasland Part II (2013)

125 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Al Armendariz, Kindra Arnesen, Lon Burnam, Lois Capps

Votes: 1,309

32. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 567

33. Kilometre Zero (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.2
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Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Eyam Ekrem, Belçim Bilgin, Ehmed Qeladizeni

Votes: 353

34. Journey to the Sun (1999)

104 min | Drama

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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: 1,015 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Big Man, Little Love (2001)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!

Director: Handan Ipekçi | Stars: Sükran Güngör, Dilan Erçetin, Füsun Demirel, Yildiz Kenter

Votes: 1,028

36. The Yogis of Tibet (2002 Video)

Documentary

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For the first time, the reclusive and secretive Tibetan monks agree to discuss aspects of their philosophy and allow themselves to be filmed while performing their ancient practices.

Director: Jeffrey M. Pill | Stars: Jeffrey Gibson, Geshe Yeshi Chophel, The Dalai Lama, Ani Konchok Khandro

Votes: 108

37. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

88 min | Documentary

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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 542

38. The Man with the Carnation (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Kostas Kazakos, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 311

39. Behind the Mask (2006)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 156

40. In Nowhere Land (2002)

90 min | Drama

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Sükran who works at pay box of Haydarpasa is around 40 ages. She has a son whose name is Veysel. He works in a factory. She suffered from her husband's political actions, so she wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu | Stars: Zuhal Olcay, Michael Mendl, Parkan Özturan, Meral Okay

Votes: 326

41. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.58M

42. The War Between Us (1995)

93 min | Drama, History

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Two Canadian families run into conflict when the Japanese one is interned as official enemy aliens during World War II.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Shannon Lawson, Mieko Ouchi, Robert Wisden, Ian Tracey

Votes: 73

43. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.6
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An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 184

44. Jiyan (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

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Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Kurdo Galali, Pirshang Berzinji, Choman Hawrami, Enwer Shexani

Votes: 92

45. On the Way (2005)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Erden Kiral | Stars: Yesim Buber, Halil Ergün, Mehmet Esen, Israfil Köse

Votes: 45

46. Bamboo in Winter (1991)

58 min | Drama

7.1
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Choi returns from Chinese university to her village, wondering where the government will place her and what her life will be... See full synopsis »

Director: Bill Myers | Stars: Roy Chiao, Dennis Chan, Crystal Kwok, Sai-Kit Yung

Votes: 38

47. The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)

108 min | Drama, Family, War

6.7
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Memo doesn't speak anymore, he's angry about his father's decision to move his family to The Netherlands.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Erçan Orhan, Halsho Hussain, Brader Musiki, Husna Killi

Votes: 74

48. Stars in Broad Daylight (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 43

49. 80 Hussars (1978)

124 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Mail author for translation. 1848. Európa forrong. A Lengyelországban állomásozó, osztrák kötelékhez tartozó magyar huszárok egy csoportja a szabadság- harc kitörésének hírére hazaindul. A ... See full summary »

Director: Sándor Sára | Stars: László Dózsa, György Cserhalmi, Jácint Juhász, József Madaras

Votes: 144

50. Khake ashena (2008)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Bahman Farmanara | Stars: Reza Kianian, Babak Hamidian, Maryam Boubani, Bita Farahi

Votes: 146