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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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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, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 119,683 | Gross: $33.58M

2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 43,066

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, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 24,163 | 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: 7,873 | Gross: $0.73M

5. The Shape of Water (2006)

70 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 12

6. 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: 3,310

7. 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: 4,937 | Gross: $7.27M

8. De fem benspænd (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: 7,072 | Gross: $0.09M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 6,682 | Gross: $0.59M

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: 3,147

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: 746

12. 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: 1,962

13. Rue cases nègres (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: 715

14. 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: 3,188 | Gross: $0.56M

15. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 397

16. Dante's Hell Animated (2013)

R | 39 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

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: 637

17. 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: 5,273 | Gross: $0.20M

18. 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: 1,901 | Gross: $0.67M

19. The End of Poverty? (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: 410 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 143

21. 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: 1,619

22. Det røde kapel (2009)

Not Rated | 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: 1,523 | Gross: $0.01M

23. 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: 157

24. Project Happiness (2011)

62 min | Documentary, Family

8.5
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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: 19

25. 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: 341

26. Ego Trip (I) (2015)

105 min | Comedy

5.7
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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: 188

27. In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.2
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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

Votes: 18

28. The March (1990)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 114

29. 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: 579 | Gross: $0.10M

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: 601

31. Bai yin di guo (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: 671

32. El Che (1997)

83 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Director: Aníbal Di Salvo | Stars: Emilia Mazer, Jorge Abalo, Jesús Albornoz, Marcio Almeida

Votes: 131

33. Hour of the Star (1985)

Not Rated | 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: 819

34. Monday's Child (1967)

78 min | Drama

6.5
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A married couple uproot their entire family and move to Puerto Rico where the familial tree promptly dies in the face of relentless poverty and depression.

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

Votes: 37

35. 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: 256

36. A Thousand Suns (2009)

Not Rated | 27 min | Documentary, Short, News

7.9
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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: 10

37. Appunti per un'Orestiade africana (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: 312

38. Blood, Sweat & T-Shirts (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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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: 23

39. 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: Chiara Lepora, Davinder Gill, Chris Brasher, Tom Krueger

Votes: 992 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Made in India (2010)

Not Rated | 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: 31

41. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.0
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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: 317 | Gross: $0.07M

42. 1 a Minute (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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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: 127

43. 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: 145

44. Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat (2010)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Seven years since his last visit to Nigeria, a filmmaker meditates on the death of his father.

Director: Julius Onah | Star: Julius Onah

45. Fokofpolisiekar: Forgive Them for They Know Not What They Do (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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A South African documentary film about 5 young Afrikaans punk rockers that transformed a generation during a unique time in history - in one of the most reluctantly complex and evolving ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Little | Stars: Johnny De Ridder, Hunter Kennedy, Wynand Myburgh, Francois van Coke

Votes: 39

46. Woman from the East (2013)

120 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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A hard hitting realistic film on human exploitation issues in the underbelly of rural India.

Director: Jeet Matharru | Stars: Pakkhi Hegde, Sukhbir Singh, Nirmal Rishi, Jeet Matharru

Votes: 9

47. Binta y la gran idea (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Family, Short

7.4
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Binta, a little girl from Senegal, tells us about the everyday life in her village, the importance of education for the girls, and about her father's great idea to make the world a better place.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Zeynabou Diallo, Agnile Sambou, Aminata Sane

Votes: 460

48. Warrior Marks (1994)

54 min | Documentary

5.3
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Director: Pratibha Parmar

Votes: 18

49. Dreams... Do Come True (2009)

110 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.4
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Dreams highlights the role played by a happy-go-lucky flamboyant Bollywood film Director in uplifting the mundane existence of a poor girl. Derided by people, including her own parents, the... See full summary »

Director: Aashish Chanana | Stars: Manoj Bidwai, Aashish Chanana, Ashish Chanana, Arzoo Govitrikar

Votes: 7

50. Tierra madre (2010)

Not Rated | 62 min | Drama

7.5
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The true story of a woman on the Mexican border determined to raise her children with her female partner.

Director: Dylan Verrechia | Stars: Aidée González, Rosalba Valenzuela, Yesenia Espinoza, Raúl Rodriguez Rodriguez

Votes: 88