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1. 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: 111,644 | Gross: $33.57M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 38,593

3. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 22,616 | Gross: $4.43M

4. SubUrbia (1996)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 7,380 | Gross: $0.48M

5. Barcelona (1994)

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

7.0
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74 Metascore

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 »

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

Votes: 4,469 | Gross: $7.27M

6. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

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

Votes: 6,052 | Gross: $0.59M

7. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,734

8. 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)

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

Votes: 6,535 | Gross: $0.09M

9. Dante's Hell Animated (2013)

R | 39 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.

Director: Boris Acosta | Stars: Armand Mastroianni, Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano, Nia Peeples

Votes: 618

10. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,707

11. 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 »

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: William Hurt, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Marc Barr, Robert Duvall

Votes: 705

12. 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: 5,081 | Gross: $0.20M

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,660

14. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R | 114 min | Thriller

5.4
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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 »

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 301

15. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Storm Saulter | Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Ricardo Orgil, Everaldo Cleary

Votes: 132

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

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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

Votes: 1,360 | Gross: $0.01M

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,800 | Gross: $0.67M

18. 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

Votes: 3,018 | Gross: $0.56M

19. 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.

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

Votes: 1,555

20. Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 559 | Gross: $0.10M

21. 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.

Director: Christina Yao | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Jin Chai

Votes: 639

22. The March (1990)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."

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

Votes: 104

23. 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 »

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

Votes: 660

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 348

25. Ego Trip (I) (2015)

105 min | Comedy

5.6
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After experiencing the summit, the talk show host Marc Morin is at a crossroads in his career and in his personal life. To restart, his agent booke against his will stay in Haiti, five ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pelletier | Stars: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Guy Jodoin, Marie-Ève Milot

Votes: 146

26. Hour of the Star (1985)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Suzana Amaral | Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 705

27. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 54

28. The End of Poverty? (2008)

106 min | Documentary

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 372 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Cooking with Stella (2009)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Inside the Canadian diplomatic compound in New Delhi, a mischievous cook affects the lives of her employers and fellow staff.

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

Votes: 241

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

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Bernard Blier, Alfredo Marchetti, Franca Bettoia

Votes: 524

31. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.1
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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

Votes: 306 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Project Happiness (2011)

62 min | Documentary, Family

8.7
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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

Votes: 18

33. 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.

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

Votes: 283

34. Kosu (2009)

25 min | Short, Drama

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An American, who volunteers with an Indian orphanage, disrupts the status quo, provoking the couple running it to work through their emotional scars.

Director: Saro Varjabedian | Stars: R. Anbazhagan, Purva Bedi, Durier Ryan

35. Living in Emergency (2008)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

8.5
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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: Chris Brasher, Davinder Gill, Tom Krueger, Chiara Lepora

Votes: 975

36. 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 »

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

Votes: 127

37. 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

Votes: 150

38. The Shape of Water (2006)

70 min | Documentary

7.4
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THE SHAPE OF WATER (narrator: Susan Sarandon) Interweaves the intimate and powerful stories of Khady, Oraiza, Bilkusben, Dona Antonia, Gila - living in Senegal, Brazil, India, and Jerusalem... See full summary »

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Votes: 8

39. 1 a Minute (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 110

40. Still Cries the Soul (2009)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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How long will you wait for someone if you they know may never come back to you again?. Still Cries The Soul is the heart wrenching love triangle of Lisa, Jonathan & William. It is the story... See full summary »

Director: Riju Raju Sam | Stars: Jesse Dela Rosa, Patty Gracie, Brian K. Hogan, Danny Kras

41. Paradise Lost (1994 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Josh Freed | Stars: Gwynne Dyer, Luis Manuel Guerra, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Carlos Salinas

Votes: 94

42. Made in India (2010)

95 min | Documentary

7.3
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About the human experiences behind the phenomena of 'outsourcing' surrogate mothers to India.

Directors: Rebecca Haimowitz, Vaishali Sinha

Votes: 30

43. A Thousand Suns (2009)

27 min | Documentary, Short, News

8.1
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Tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region.

Director: Stephen Marshall | Stars: Joe Devries, Mburu Gathuru, Mazge Gazeto, Kapo Kansa

Votes: 11

44. Daughters (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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When Maple, a quiet 14-year old girl living in rural China, is forced into an arranged marriage, she takes a dangerous path to free herself.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Star: Luo Qian

Votes: 15

45. The Chimp (2001)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Aktan Arym Kubat | Stars: Mirlan Abdykalykov, Dzylykcy Dzakypov, Sergey Golovkin, Alexandra Mitrokhina

Votes: 97

46. 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 »

Director: Joseph Novoa | Stars: Rocío Miranda, Laureano Olivares, Armando Gota, Pedro Lander

Votes: 55

47. Monday's Child (1967)

78 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Geraldine Page, Deborah Reed, Graciela Borges

Votes: 32

48. El hombre de la bolsa (2010 Video)

13 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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Late at night, brother and sister ride the elevator with their father. Suddenly, the lights go off, and the box gets stuck between two floors. In the dark. Unable to get any help, the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Cristiani | Stars: Valentino Alonso, Iván Espeche, Julia Perette, Laura Soifer

Votes: 19

49. The Woman from Rose Hill (1989)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Julie is a young woman from Rose Hill (Mauritius) who arrives in rural Switzerland to marry her older pen-friend Marcel. She feels unhappy until she meets Jean, a younger man. However, his father disagrees.

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Marie Gaydu, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Denise Péron, Roger Jendly

Votes: 60

50. Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

62 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary presenting the realities of coming out in lesser developed countries.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Maher Sabry

Votes: 125