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1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 644,292 | Gross: $141.32M

2. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 6,681 | Gross: $2.08M

3. India: A Love Story (2009– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.

Stars: Juliana Paes, Laura Cardoso, Christiane Torloni, Bruno Gagliasso

Votes: 351

4. The Moon in the Gutter (1983)

R | 137 min | Drama

6.0
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He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they?

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Victoria Abril, Bertice Reading

Votes: 973

5. Horses of God (2012)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Abdelhakim Rachi, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani

Votes: 1,072 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Shor in the City (2011)

112 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.

Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru | Stars: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Preeti Desai

Votes: 2,766

7. Thanks Maa (2009)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.

Director: Irfan Kamal | Stars: Master Shams, Master Salman, Master Jaffer, Master Fayaaz

Votes: 580

8. Insiang (1976)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez

Votes: 353

9. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 508

10. The Secret History of My Family (2016 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Documentary series exploring social history via the family trees of ordinary families, tracing the family forward through history to their modern descendants.

Stars: David Morrissey, Natalie Martins

Votes: 5

11. The Journey: A Story of Urban Poverty (2009)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Filmmaker Justin de Leon examines life in a third-world, urban squatter village; collecting stories of both hardship and humanity in the often unseen world of extreme poverty and urban slum-dwelling.

Director: Justin De Leon

12. African Request (2007)

57 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jordi Oliver, Anna SanMartí