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1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Writers: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 387,576

2. Crank (2006)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Votes: 176,179

3. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 59,866

4. BASEketball (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

Writers: David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Lewis Friedman, Jeff Wright | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth

Votes: 46,191

5. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown, Joel Schumacher | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 9,784

6. From Prada to Nada (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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39 Metascore

A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

Writers: Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro, Craig Fernandez, Jane Austen | Director: Angel Gracia | Stars: Camilla Belle, Alexa PenaVega, Kuno Becker, Tina French

Votes: 10,646

7. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.8
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Wayne Kramer | Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 18,491

8. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Writers: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, David Kirschner | Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 33,607

9. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Sergi López

Votes: 32,245

10. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Writers: Jennifer Friedes, Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer | Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 4,414

11. The Tailor of Panama (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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66 Metascore

A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.

Writers: John le Carré, Andrew Davies, John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela

Votes: 22,226

12. Smart People (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Writer: Mark Poirier | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page

Votes: 20,059

13. Real Women Have Curves (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »

Writers: Josefina Lopez, George LaVoo | Director: Patricia Cardoso | Stars: America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez

Votes: 5,783

14. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Writers: Robert Daley, Oliver Stone, Michael Cimino | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 9,455

15. The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.3
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41 Metascore

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Writer: Jonathan Kesselman | Director: Jonathan Kesselman | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 4,022

16. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Creators: Mark Achbar, Joel Bakan, Thomas Shandel | Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 16,744

17. Best Seller (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right,... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

Votes: 3,055

18. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 1,962

19. Hester Street (1975)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Writers: Joan Micklin Silver, Abraham Cahan | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh

Votes: 859

20. The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

7.1
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, William Demarest

Votes: 717

21. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Writers: Gouverneur Morris, Charles Kenyon | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,278

22. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 4,781

23. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Writers: Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, Arthur Symons | Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 745

24. Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005)

72 min | Documentary

7.4
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57 Metascore

This examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life-cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and to art galleries in New York City.

Director: David Redmon | Star: Roger Wong

Votes: 227

25. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

Writer: David Riker | Director: David Riker | Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Cuevas

Votes: 294

26. Made in L.A. (2007)

70 min | Documentary

7.5
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Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo, Lisa Leeman | Director: Almudena Carracedo

Votes: 53

27. Last Train Home (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhan, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 2,622

28. What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

PG | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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60 Metascore

An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from... See full summary »

Director: Rob VanAlkemade | Stars: Adetola Abiade, Paul Allen, Paul Norman Allen, Paul Norman Allen

Votes: 1,079

29. David Macaulay: Mill Times (2001)

Documentary, Animation, History

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Travel back to late 18th century Lowell, MA, now infamous for its textile mills and its "Lowell Girls," the poor, barely-educated waifs who helped turn those mills into sweatshops.

Writer: David Macaulay | Star: David Macaulay

30. Deliverance (1919)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The true story of Helen Keller, who lost her vision and hearing at the age of two, was considered a hopeless case, but who through the diligent aid of teacher Anne Sullivan became a ... See full summary »

Writer: Francis Trevelyan Miller | Director: George Foster Platt | Stars: Etna Ross, Tula Belle, Edith Lyle, Betty Schade

Votes: 35

31. Border Street (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Jan Fethke, Aleksander Ford, Ludwik Starski | Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Jerzy Leszczynski, Wladyslaw Godik, Wladyslaw Walter

Votes: 114

32. Blood, Sweat & T-Shirts (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Six Western, relatively spoiled English youths visits underdeveloped places overseas where some of the luxury goods or crucial components are produced they take for granted. They not only ... See full summary »

Votes: 19

33. Prison Farm (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A young woman falls in love with with an armed robber. She gets arrested while visiting him in prison, and winds up in prison herself.

Writers: Edwin V. Westrate, Eddie Welch, Robert Yost, Stuart Anthony | Director: Louis King | Stars: Shirley Ross, Lloyd Nolan, John Howard, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 20

34. Uncle Moses (1932)

88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Wealthy, powerful sweatshop owner falls in love with employee's teenage daughter, who feels obligated to marry him after he shares his wealth with her parents, though she actually loves a young Marxist unionizer.

Writers: Sholom Asch, Maurice Schwartz | Directors: Sidney M. Goldin, Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Maurice Schwartz, Judith Abarbanel, Mark Schweid, Sam Gertler

Votes: 26

35. Children of Eve (1915)

73 min | Drama

6.2
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Writer: John H. Collins | Director: John H. Collins | Stars: Viola Dana, Robert Conness, Tom Blake, Nellie Grant

Votes: 40

36. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping (2002)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Reverend Billy, a.k.a. Bill Talen, is an actor/performance artist and a leading figure in the anti-globalization movement. His work combines the forces of social and political change with the means of theater arts to counteract our media culture. His artistic and political work is influenced by various concepts of "street theater." His disruptions or "shopping interventions" in public spaces are ... See full summary »

Writer: Dietmar Post | Directors: Dietmar Post, Lucia Palacios | Star: Reverend Billy

Votes: 23

37. The Eternal Grind (1916)

Drama

7.8
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Louise works in a New York sweatshop as a sewing-machine girl, alongside her sister Amy and Gertrude, who is sick from the work and deprivation. Louise struggles to keep them all alive. Amy... See full summary »

Writer: William H. Clifford | Director: John B. O'Brien | Stars: Mary Pickford, Loretta Blake, Dorothy West, John Bowers

Votes: 5

38. Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Rageh Omaar examines child slavery in such places as Cambodia, Ethiopia, India and Saudi Arabia.

Director: Richard Alwyn | Star: Rageh Omaar

Votes: 16

39. The North Pole Deception (2010)

11 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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A tragically realistic portrayal of the working conditions of Santa's Elves in the North Pole.

Director: Joe Hitchcock | Stars: Mark Boone Junior, Michelle Fitz-William, Chelsea Beckett, Jamaine Ross

Votes: 7

40. Third Millenium Stories (1996)

85 min | Drama

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Writer: Francesco Maselli | Director: Francesco Maselli | Stars: Sara Altieri, Mary Asiride, Luciano Bartoli, Marco Brancato

41. Talleres clandestinos (2010)

40 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Young Bolivian Juana gets a job as a sewer in the neighboring country Argentina, wherefore she has to leave her husband and her baby-son. After arriving in Buenos Aires, the promised ... See full summary »

Writer: Catalina Molina | Director: Catalina Molina | Stars: David Bracamonte, Juan José Choque, Sandra Roca, Sandra Rocha

Votes: 29

42. Bostrobalikara: Garment Girls of Bangladesh (2007 TV Movie)

62 min | Documentary

6.8
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Documentary revealing the problems of sweatshop workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry.

Director: Tanvir Mokammel | Star: Adnan Pjevic

Votes: 9

43. My Cultural Divide (2006)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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Filmmaker Faisal Lutchmedial goes beyond the activist stereotype as he takes a personal journey into his mother's native country for the first time. A three month visit to Bangladesh ... See full summary »

Writer: Faisal Lutchmedial | Director: Faisal Lutchmedial

Votes: 14

44. Love (1920)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Carol Kapleau, H. Tipton Steck, Louis Joseph Vance | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Louise Glaum, Peggy Cartwright, James Kirkwood, Joseph Kilgour

45. The Electric Chainsaw Massacre (2009)

Unrated | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A psychopath develops socially conscious tendencies which leads to confusion for both predator and prey.

Writers: Jason Seth Latshaw, Josh Latshaw | Director: Jason Seth Latshaw | Stars: Todd Ryan Jones, Rebekah Wendell

Votes: 15

46. Nice Hat! 5 Enigmas in the Life of Cambodia (2006)

86 min | Documentary

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A history of Cambodia seen entirely through hats and headgear.

Writer: David Brisbin | Director: David Brisbin | Stars: Rithy Panh, Ly Daravuth, Ven Vern

47. Division Denim (2008)

3 min | Animation, Short

8.0
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Imagine a poor, downtrodden kid in a third world country making the low priced clothes we can't do without in our buy more - care less society. Now imagine that he crashes the shooting ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry W. Levy, Rick Mosier | Director: Barry W. Levy | Stars: Barry W. Levy, Helenna Santos

Votes: 39

48. As in a Dream (1916)

Short, Drama

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A social worker in an inner-city slum tries to help its poverty-stricken residents in their fight for fair wages from a sweatshop owner, who treats them like dirt. Meanwhile, a millionaire ... See full summary »

Writer: L.V. Jefferson | Director: Carl M. Leviness | Stars: Sydney Ayres, Olive Carey, Doris Pawn, William Canfield

49. Mr. Maxed Out (2006)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Short spoof exploring the joys of consuming on 'Buy Nothing Day' 2004.

Director: William Pine | Star: Heydon Prowse

50. We Want to Be Sweat Free! (2008)

PG | 30 min | Documentary, Short

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Students activists at the University of Montana decided to hold a sit-in inside their president's office and were joined by activists around the country.

Director: Matthew J. Beard