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1. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Writer: Robert Reneau | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

2. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson

3. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

4. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Writers: Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack | Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

5. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

6. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

7. The Conspirator (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.0
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55 Metascore

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Writers: James D. Solomon, Gregory Bernstein | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline

8. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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53 Metascore

A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Writers: John Curran, Jim Thompson | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

9. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Writers: Michael Seitzman, Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

10. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

11. Ride with the Devil (I) (1999)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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69 Metascore

Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Woodrell, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel Kilcher, Jeremy W. Auman

12. Cesar Chavez (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography

6.3
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51 Metascore

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.

Writers: Keir Pearson, Timothy J. Sexton | Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich

13. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Writer: Chuck Pfarrer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

14. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Jeremy Walters, Rick Porrello | Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

15. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

16. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Writers: Bill L. Norton, Bill Fries | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

17. American Outlaws (2001)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Western

6.0
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25 Metascore

When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is ... See full summary »

Writers: Roderick Taylor, John Rogers | Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht

18. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

19. Going Postal (2010 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Writers: Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle, Terry Pratchett | Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Claire Foy, Andrew Sachs

20. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

21. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »

Creators: William Asher, Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert, Paul O'Keefe

22. 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.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

23. F.I.S.T (1978)

PG | 145 min | Drama

6.4
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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Eszterhas, Sylvester Stallone | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon

24. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

25. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

26. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Writers: Brian Grazer, Harold Ramis, James Keach, Pj Torokvei | Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

27. Bread and Roses (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee

28. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Sydney A. Glass | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

29. The Trotsky (2009)

120 min | Comedy

6.9
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59 Metascore

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army... See full summary »

Writer: Jacob Tierney | Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Liane Balaban, Jay Baruchel, Taylor Baruchel, Dan Beirne

30. Edge of Darkness (1985 TV Mini-Series)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

31. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Creators: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

32. The Pajama Game (1957)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee ... See full summary »

Writers: George Abbott, Richard Bissell | Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr.

33. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric that resists wear and stain as boon to humanity but both capital and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Writers: Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Alexander Mackendrick | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

34. I Witness (2003)

95 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

5.7
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Writers: Colin Greene, Robert Ozn | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

35. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Desmond Nakano | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

36. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

37. The Seafarers (1953)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Stanley Kubrick's first film made in color, lost for over forty years. The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union.

Writer: Will Chasen | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Don Hollenbeck, Paul Hall

38. Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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Chuck Murdock is an all American kid living in a sleepy town in Montana. He is the top pitcher of the little league team as well. After taking a tour of a nuclear silo, Chuck decides to ... See full summary »

Writer: David Field | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander, Jim Allen

39. The Valley of Decision (1945)

Passed | 119 min | Drama

7.5
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Meehan, Sonya Levien, Marcia Davenport | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore

40. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.0
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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

41. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Writer: Ken Loach | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan

42. 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

43. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.9
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Mike Kinney

44. Bond of Love (2001)

174 min | Musical, Drama

4.8
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Vijay Kapoor, a wealthy businessman and his family are deceived by Rajesh, Vijay Kapoor's employee and son in law. A struggle begins by both father-son duos to regain their business and position.

Writers: Suneel Darshan, Robin Bhatt, K.K. Singh, Ravi Shankar Jaiswal | Director: Suneel Darshan | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor

45. Paternity (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell, Paul Dooley

46. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

47. The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

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Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Harriet Arnow, Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Mike Bacarella, Etel Billig, Phyllis Boyens, Nikki Creswell

48. The Burning Season (1994 TV Movie)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Revkin, William Mastrosimone, Michael Tolkin, Ron Hutchinson | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Raul Julia, Carmen Argenziano, Sonia Braga, Kamala Lopez

49. The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams' dedication to the south and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

Writers: Julian Adams, Weston Adams, Joshua Lindsey, Gwendolyn Edwards | Directors: A. Blaine Miller, Julian Adams | Stars: Julian Adams, Gwendolyn Edwards, Eric Holloway, Amy Redford

50. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan