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1. Two Weeks Notice (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey

Votes: 88,801 | Gross: $93.31M

2. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 111,687 | Gross: $0.44M

3. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 141,030 | Gross: $31.84M

4. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

Votes: 114,586 | Gross: $33.57M

5. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 79,662 | Gross: $70.00M

6. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 78,615 | Gross: $50.67M

7. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 41,890 | Gross: $63.27M

8. La belle saison (2015)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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72 Metascore

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère

Votes: 1,712 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,093 | Gross: $13.30M

10. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 6,061 | Gross: $0.33M

11. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 2,680 | Gross: $4.80M

12. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,057 | Gross: $0.12M

13. Hi, Mom! (1970)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Charles Durning

Votes: 3,293

14. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter

Votes: 588

15. Amos & Andrew (1993)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »

Director: E. Max Frye | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin

Votes: 7,419 | Gross: $9.75M

16. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy

6.6
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Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.22M

17. The Big One (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Elaine Bly, Dan Burns, Chip Carter

Votes: 7,116 | Gross: $0.65M

18. Higashi no Eden (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.8
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 2,611

19. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $0.49M

20. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,250 | Gross: $0.62M

21. Aarakshan (2011)

164 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A decision by India's supreme court tests a man's friendships and loyalty.

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone

Votes: 3,864 | Gross: $0.34M

22. Czlowiek z marmuru (1977)

160 min | Drama

7.9
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 2,870

23. Waste Land (2010)

99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,476 | Gross: $0.19M

24. Boycott (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.3
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 665

25. Welcome (I) (2009)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi

Votes: 6,186 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Unita Blackwell, James Hicks, Burke Marshall

Votes: 403

27. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.9
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

Votes: 1,744

28. Life Support (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Drama

6.9
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

Director: Nelson George | Stars: Queen Latifah, Vianca Mercedes, Anna Deavere Smith, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 970

29. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

345 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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90 Metascore

In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau, Maylis Bouffartigue

Votes: 750

30. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall, Chris Makepeace, Rosalind Chao

Votes: 405

31. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 380 | Gross: $0.05M

32. The Harvest/La Cosecha (2011)

80 min | Documentary

7.2
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55 Metascore

The story of the children who work 12-14 hour days in the fields without the protection of child labor laws. These children are not toiling in the fields in some far away land. They are working in America.

Director: U. Roberto Romano

Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Mathieu Demy, Jacques Bonnaffé, Valérie Bonneton

Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.01M

34. TV Nation (1994–1995)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

6.3
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Micheal Moore presents a humorous newsmagazine that focuses primarily on wrongdoing by big business, privileged society and right-wing politicians.

Stars: Michael Moore, Bruce Brown, Louis Theroux, Karen Duffy

Votes: 476

35. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,296 | Gross: $0.31M

36. Drop Squad (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama

4.5
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Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an ... See full summary »

Director: David C. Johnson | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ving Rhames, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.73M

37. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.03M

38. SexTV (1998–2008)

30 min | Documentary

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Add a Plot

Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Carol Queen, Ziggy Lorenc, Tristan Taormino

Votes: 78

39. To Be Takei (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,319 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

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Fact-based story about Mitch Snyder (Martin Sheen), a Washington crusader for the homeless, who took their case to Congress. Working for the Community for Creative Non-violence, Snyder ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Martin Sheen, Roxanne Hart, Joe Seneca, Stan Shaw

Votes: 69

41. Mighty Times: The Children's March (2004)

40 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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The children of Baltimore, Maryland take to the streets for civil rights in 1963.

Director: Robert Houston | Stars: Dominiqua Alexis, Rico E. Anderson, Josh Evans, Sir Fappington

Votes: 71

42. Mythic Journeys (2009)

93 min | Documentary

7.1
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An inventive fusion of documentary, story, artwork and animation. Despite the fact that myth has always existed, surprisingly few people today are aware of even the classic myths or the ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Boe, Whitney Boe | Stars: Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Lance Henriksen, Steven Aizenstat

Votes: 117

43. The Butch Factor (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

6.2
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A multicultural examination of modern gay male society and how masculinity is expected, defined, accepted, and expanded.

Director: Christopher Hines | Stars: Christopher Hines, Jason Hefley, H.T. Bennett, Junior Buendia

Votes: 175

44. Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (2006– )

Biography, Drama

8.3
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A mini-series based on the work of Canadian political icon Tommy Douglas.

Stars: Kristin Booth, George Alexander, Ryland Alexander, Kent Allen

Votes: 174

45. Underground (1976)

87 min | Documentary

6.7
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It's the mid 1970s and the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), a radical (and violent) offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, explains to leftist filmmakers the difficulties... See full summary »

Directors: Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson, Haskell Wexler | Stars: Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, Emile de Antonio, Bernardine Dohrn

Votes: 114

46. Freedom on My Mind (1994)

105 min | Documentary

7.7
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Chronicles the Mississippi voter registration drive from 1961- 64.

Directors: Connie Field, Marilyn Mulford | Star: Ronnie Washington

Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006)

61 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Director: Byron Hurt | Stars: Carmen Ashurst-Watson, Yasiin Bey, Chuck D., William Jelani Cobb

Votes: 244

48. Nimeh-ye penhan (2001)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes ... See full summary »

Director: Tahmineh Milani | Stars: Niki Karimi, Mohammad Nikbin, Atila Pesiani, Soghra Obeisi

Votes: 644

49. Crossing Arizona (2006)

77 min | Documentary

8.1
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A collection of personal accounts stemming from Arizona's illegal immigration crisis.

Directors: Dan DeVivo, Joseph Mathew

Votes: 86

50. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 131