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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

2. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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32 Metascore

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »

Writer: Caspian Tredwell-Owen | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

4. SubUrbia (1996)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Writer: Eric Bogosian | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey

5. Barcelona (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »

Writer: Whit Stillman | Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino

6. The Five Obstructions (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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79 Metascore

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Writers: Sophie Destin, Asger Leth, Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

7. Dante's Hell Animated (2014)

R | 38 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Dante is guided by his hero Virgil through each circle of Hell and its subdivisions until they reach the center of the Earth and emerged to the other hemisphere into Purgatory.

Writers: Dante Alighieri, Dino Di Durante | Director: Boris Acosta | Stars: Armand Mastroianni, Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano, Nia Peeples

8. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

Writers: Godfrey Reggio, Ken Richards | Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather

9. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Volker Schlöndorff | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

10. Cooking with Stella (2009)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Stella Elizabeth Matthews has been a cook in the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi for 30 years. She is brilliant as a cook, and brilliant at creatively padding her salary - with a few ... See full summary »

Writers: Deepa Mehta, Dilip Mehta | Director: Dilip Mehta | Stars: Seema Biswas, Don McKellar, Lisa Ray, Shriya Saran

11. Let's Make Money (2008)

110 min | Documentary

7.5
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Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Writer: Erwin Wagenhofer | Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju, Gerhard Schwarz

12. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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What would happen if a country of 97 million people were taught at a young age that the boogie man was real. In the Philippines for the last 400 years, the 'aswang' has been used as ... See full summary »

Writer: Jordan Clark | Director: Jordan Clark | Stars: Jordan Clark, Peque Gallaga, Maricel Soriano

13. Better Mus Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »

Writers: Joshua Bratter, Paul Bucknor, Storm Saulter | Director: Storm Saulter | Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Duane Pusey, Everaldo Cleary

14. Google Baby (2009)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.3
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A journey across three continents telling the story of the up and coming baby production industry in the age of globalization.

Director: Zippi Brand Frank | Stars: Naina Patel, Doron Mamet-Meged, Gad Levy, Lyne Macklin-Fife

15. 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

16. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Writer: Glauber Rocha | Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

17. Empire of Silver (2009)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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54 Metascore

In 1899, a carefree young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire.

Writers: Christina Yao, Cheng Yi | Director: Christina Yao | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Lantian Chang

18. State of Siege (1972)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Solinas, Costa-Gavras | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

19. The Plague (1992)

R | 148 min | Drama

6.0
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In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Camus, Luis Puenzo, Eric Altmayer, Norman Di Giovanni, Susan Ashe, Robert Katz | Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: William Hurt, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Marc Barr, Robert Duvall

20. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

21. Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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68 Metascore

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was ... See full summary »

Writer: Johnny O'Hara | Directors: Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara | Stars: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari

22. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Writer: Glauber Rocha | Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

23. Kim Jong-Il's Comedy Club (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

24. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R | 114 min | Thriller, Action, Drama

5.6
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A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Murphy, Charles Templeton | Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner

25. The End of Poverty? (2008)

106 min | Documentary

7.2
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A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.

Writer: Philippe Diaz | Director: Philippe Diaz | Stars: Martin Sheen, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Eric Toussaint

26. 1 a Minute (2010)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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The film chronicles the diagnosis and treatment of a breast cancer survivor, interspersed with personal tales from famous international celebrities who are also survivors, or affected closely by cancer.

Writer: Namrata Singh Gujral | Director: Namrata Singh Gujral | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Olivia Newton-John, Namrata Singh Gujral, Jaclyn Smith

27. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Writers: Euzhan Palcy, Joseph Zobel | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

28. Living in Emergency (2008)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

8.2
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76 Metascore

In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Director: Mark N. Hopkins | Stars: Davinder Gill, Tom Krueger, Chris Brasher, Chiara Lepora

29. Hour of the Star (1986)

96 min | Drama

7.3
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Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »

Writers: Suzana Amaral, Clarice Lispector, Alfredo Oroz | Director: Suzana Amaral | Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro

30. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and ... See full summary »

Writer: Eliane Trindade | Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Nanda Costa, Amanda Diniz, Kika Farias, Marieta Severo

31. Determinism (2012)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A lonely U.S. Indian college student, who desperately attempts to escape his fate, unwittingly descends into a world of crime and violence.

Writers: Ranju Majumdar, Sanjit Majumdar | Directors: Ranju Majumdar, Sanjit Majumdar | Stars: Amaobi Anyaogu, Chris Bunch, Lyne Geneste, Mike Ghelardi

32. Soul Diaspora (2009)

106 min | Crime, Drama, News

7.9
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In Los-Angeles 2001, in the city of Van Nuys, CA; a group of characters will interact with each other and change the course of their lives forever.

Writer: Odera Ozoka | Director: Odera Ozoka | Stars: Sadiq Abu, Donald Ajluni, Chrisi Collins, Clotilde Delavennat

33. Made in India (2010)

95 min | Documentary

7.2
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About the human experiences behind the phenomena of 'outsourcing' surrogate mothers to India.

Directors: Rebecca Haimowitz, Vaishali Sinha

34. Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? (1968)

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him... See full summary »

Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola | Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Bernard Blier, Manuel Zarzo, José María Mendoza

35. Float (II) (2007)

34 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story of a young painter from the Bahamas, Jonny Roberts, who travels to an exotic island to find inspiration but finds unexpected love and adventure in a complex and tortured Romeo.

Writer: Kareem Mortimer | Director: Kareem Mortimer | Stars: Jonathan Murray, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rukenka Demeritte, Christopher Herrod

36. El Che (1997)

83 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.6
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Writer: Agustin Pérez Pardella | Directors: Aníbal Di Salvo, Maurice Dugowson | Stars: Emilia Mazer, Jorge Abalo, Jesús Albornoz, Marcio Almeida

37. Project Happiness (2011)

62 min | Documentary, Family

8.2
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Happiness, I want more! From the alleys of Nigeria and the beaches of California to the mountains of India, ordinary young people lead us on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature ... See full summary »

Director: John Sorensen | Stars: Nina Castanon, The Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson, Richard Gere

38. In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?

Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua

39. The March (1990)

100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Global warming has caused the more temperate regions of the earth to become uninhabitable. A group of several thousand Africans migrate across the dry oceans to Europe. But this so-called ... See full summary »

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Malick Bowens, Juliet Stevenson, Joseph Mydell, Dermot Crowley

40. Tierra madre (2010)

62 min | Drama

7.7
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The true story of a woman on the Mexican border determined to raise her children with her female partner.

Writers: Aidee Gonzalez, Dylan Verrechia | Director: Dylan Verrechia | Stars: Aidee Gonzalez, Rosalba Valenzuela, Yesenia Espinoza, Raúl Rodriguez Rodriguez

41. Space Tourists (2009)

98 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.0
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Space Tourists succeeds in surprising its audience with images and situations that have very little to do with the futuristic fantasy of 'space-tourism'. The filmmaker sets up encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: Anousheh Ansari, Jonas Bendiksen, Dumitru Popescu, Charles Simonyi

42. Dooman River (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Chang-ho, 12, becomes friend with a North-Korean immigrant about the same age who just crossed the Dooman river, border between North-Korea and China. His mute sister and his wise ... See full summary »

Writer: Lu Zhang | Director: Lu Zhang | Stars: Jian Cui, Lan Yin, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

43. A Lot Like You (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.4
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When Eliaichi's retired father moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.

Writers: Eric Frith, Eliaichi Kimaro | Director: Eliaichi Kimaro

44. Oro diablo (2000)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The town of Papayal is located in the Amazon jungle. It is ruled by violence, greed and vice. It has grown around mines where gold is extracted, and where mercury has severely destroyed the... See full summary »

Writer: Sonia Chocrón | Director: José Ramón Novoa | Stars: Rocío Miranda, Laureano Olivares, Armando Gota, Pedro Lander

45. American Jihadist (2010)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.9
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What makes a man willing to kill and die for God?

Writer: Jody Jenkins | Director: Mark Claywell | Stars: Isa Abdullah Ali, Fawaz Gerges, Daveed Gartenstein Ross, Nate Butler

46. Granito (2011)

103 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.1
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49 Metascore

A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present.

Director: Pamela Yates

47. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.3
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »

Director: Joao G. Amorim | Stars: Daniel Pinchbeck, Maude Barlow, Ariane Burgess, Gerald Celente

48. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970)

65 min | Documentary

7.1
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The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis, Yvonne Murray

49. Hurricane in the Rose Garden (2009 Video)

84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

4.1
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A family comedy about what happens when a happily married couple's life is suddenly turned upside-down during an unwelcome visit from the husband's very traditional and very opinionated Nigerian Mom.

Writers: Kamafi Adio, Pascal Atuma | Director: Ime Etuk | Stars: Pascal Atuma, Yun Choi, Andy B. Dardaine, Oris Erhuero

50. Border Stories (2007 Video)

8 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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After crossing the US Border illegally through the Desert, two Latinos discover a lonely Trailer, but they are not alone. Save a life, while taking the risk being sent back to Mexico, or to move on and let the man die.

Writer: Florian Wyss | Director: Florian Wyss | Stars: Julio Dominguez, Paul Alayo, Neil Ruddy, Liz Anne Keigley