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2. Won't Back Down (2012)
PG | 121 min | Drama
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
3. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
4. Not Today (2013)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
While on vacation with friends in Hyderabad, India, Caden Welles - a privileged young man with the world at his disposal - takes an unexpected turn in life after initially refusing to help a starving man and his daughter.
6. The Bodyguard (2004)
105 min | Action, Comedy
A hapless bodyguard is fired from his client's son for the death of his clients father. The son is then hunted by assassins who do not want him to inherit his fathers company.
7. Sand Castles (2014)
93 min | Drama
In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
8. Our Gang (1922)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Family
An unethical merchant moves into town and steals customers from the widowed owner of an established store; the gang steps in to help.
9. Red Beard (1965)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
10. Sintel (2010)
14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
The film follows a girl named Sintel who is searching for a baby dragon she calls Scales. A flashback reveals that Sintel found Scales with its wing injured and helped care for it, forming ... See full summary »
11. Children Underground (2001)
104 min | Documentary
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.
12. The Citadel (1938)
Passed | 110 min | Drama
Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »
14. Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home... See full summary »
16. The Joyless Street (1925)
125 min | Drama
Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »
18. The Naked Dawn (1955)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Western
Santiago, a jolly modern bandito, has just lost his partner when he happens on the isolated farm of young Manuel and Maria Lopez. Manuel's aid is enlisted in what develops into a violent ... See full summary »
21. Calcutta (1969)
105 min | Documentary
With minimal narration by the director and very little context this is a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals from Calcutta, a city of 8,000,000 in the late 1960's: rich and poor, exotic and ... See full summary »
22. White Mama (1980 TV Movie)
105 min | Drama
A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her ... See full summary »
24. The Middle of the World (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job.
26. Isle of Flowers (1989)
13 min | Documentary, Short
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
28. Butterfly Dreams (2013)
23 min | Short, Drama, Family
A 9-year-old girl in rural India, exploited by child labor, must find a way to pursue her dream - how to read and write. She has one last chance when an educated man comes to town.
29. Love Is a Ball (1963)
111 min | Comedy, Romance
Etienne makes a good living out of marrying off poor but titled young men to rich but untitled young ladies. Millicent is now in his sights on the Riviera, and Grand Duke Gaspar is the bait... See full summary »
31. A Poor Kid's Guide to Success (2007)
R | 77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Michael Maerd is leaving his torrid past and moving to Beverly Hills, home to the rich, talented and successful. Sometimes to achieve a dream, you have to chase it until you lose control.
34. The American Clock (1993 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama
This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class ... See full summary »
35. Black River (1957)
114 min | Drama
Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S. military bases following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a ... See full summary »
36. My Bestfriend's Girlfriend (2008)
115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After an awkward yet memorable encounter at a stag party, Evo (Richard Gutierrez) and Grace (Marian Rivera) thought they would never see each other again. Little did they know that Grace is... See full summary »
37. The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
Unrated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
This documentary is about what happened to the Great Plains of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled farming destroyed the soil and led to the Dust Bowl.
38. Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »
40. Desire Street (2011)
82 min | Comedy, Drama
The story follows three family members (mother, daughter and son) as they try to survive their loneliness and obsessions by going through different sexual experiences and relationships with a prostitute.
Biography | Announced
Banker to the poor tells the enthralling story of Muhammad Yunus, who set up the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh to lend tiny sums to the poorest of the poor, who were shunned by ordinary banks.... See full summary »
42. The Overcoat (1952)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »
Writers: Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Giordano Corsi, Enzo Curreli, Luigi Malerba, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia
43. Legacy (2000)
90 min | Documentary
A documentary that tracks five years and three generations of a Chicago family's life in public housing. The murder of a family member has an immediate impact, but eventually changes them toward a more positive outlook on life in the end.
44. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom.
45. The Inside Story (1948)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is ... See full summary »
46. Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
182 min | Drama, History, War
Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »
49. Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
R | 89 min | Drama
Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his ... See full summary »
50. Noy (2010)
104 min | Drama
Desperate to find means of support for his family, Noy (Coco Martin) fakes his credentials to get a job as a TV journalist. His assignment is to come up with a documentary on the 2010 ... See full summary »