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1. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 42,806

2. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Michael Hoenig, Godfrey Reggio, Alton Walpole | Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 23,897

3. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Writer: Savage Steve Holland | Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

Votes: 10,188

4. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Gordon Buford | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 4,928

5. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Weintraub, Taiyô Matsumoto | Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 8,173

6. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Writer: Thom Andersen | Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

Votes: 1,203

7. Urbanized (2011)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Jan Gehl

Votes: 1,408

8. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Writers: Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Forcella, Enzo Provenzale | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Angelo D'Alessandro

Votes: 1,342

9. The Unforeseen (2007)

88 min | Documentary

7.0
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76 Metascore

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Writer: Wendell Berry | Director: Laura Dunn | Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson, Ann Richards

Votes: 291

10. Zvenigora (1928)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Ioganson, Yuri Tyutyunik | Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralsky, Les Podorozhnij

Votes: 472

11. The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)

78 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregory Greene | Director: Gregory Greene | Stars: Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare

Votes: 929

12. Cadillac Desert (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.5
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The amazing transformation of the American Southwest in the 20th century, from desert to oasis.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, David Brower, Floyd Dominy, Barry Goldwater

Votes: 53

13. The Best of Families (1977 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

7.5
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

Creator: Naomi Foner | Stars: Guy Boyd, William Carden, Alice Drummond, George Ede

Votes: 33

14. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Writers: Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Giordano Corsi, Enzo Curreli, Luigi Malerba, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 262

15. Cafe Seoul (2009)

94 min | Drama

6.4
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A freelance reporter comes to the aid of a humble confection shop criminally threatened by land developers and weakened by distant family ties.

Writer: Hiroko Kanasugi | Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Jeong-hoon Kim, Takumi Saitô, Dong-wook Kim, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 31

16. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.1
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Writers: Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Nicolas Reeves, Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, Alain Omer Duranceau | Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 23

17. Diario napoletano (1992)

89 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.0
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Writers: Raffaele La Capria, Francesco Rosi | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Francesco Rosi, Simona Caramelli, Pietro Bontempo, Nino Vingelli

Votes: 44

18. Tehran Has No More Pomegrenates! (2007)

68 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Ain Al-Daula, Massoud Bakhshi, Winston Churchill, Forugh Farrokhzad

Votes: 254

19. Malls R Us (2009)

78 min | Documentary

6.7
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Director: Helene Klodawsky | Stars: Jon Pahl, Rubin Stahl, Alfred Taubman, Jon Jerde

Votes: 44

20. Meishi Street (2006)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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Meishi Street shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In order to widen traffic routes for the Olympic Games, ... See full summary »

Director: Ning Ou

Votes: 9

21. Pawtucket Rising (2008)

53 min | Documentary

7.8
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This film shows how The City of Pawtucket, RI has used The Arts as small business to revitalize their city.

Director: Jason Caminiti | Stars: Gail Ahlers, Bob Billington, Bill Chisolm, Linda Dewing

Votes: 13

22. Celso and Cora (1983)

109 min | Documentary

6.8
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Australian feature length documentary about a poverty stricken family living in a squatter's dwelling in Manila, Phillipines. Doc is set during a three month period and tells the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kildea

Votes: 5

23. East Side Showdown (1998)

46 min | Documentary

5.4
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A documentary of the increasingly fractious relationship with the urban poor and the well citizens in urban Toronto.

Writer: Robin Benger | Director: Robin Benger | Star: Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 5

24. China 21 (2002)

56 min | Documentary

7.2
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How are ordinary people adapting to China's transformation - market economies, globalization, small families? Using compact digital video gear filmmakers Ruby Yang and Lambert Yam track ... See full summary »

Director: Ruby Yang

Votes: 5

25. Montréal: The Neighborhood Revived (1974)

57 min | Documentary

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Writer: Michel Régnier | Director: Michel Régnier

26. Trolley: The Cars That Built Our Cities (1993)

54 min

7.5
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A fast-paced, lively look at electric traction's influence on urban life. Streetcars, trolleys, interurbans, cable cars, elevated lines, subways, from horse-cars to modern light rail - from... See full summary »

Writer: Carl R. Schultz | Star: Larry Lewman

Votes: 6

27. Urbanscapes (2006)

90 min | Documentary

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A visually stunning documentary about decay and renewal in urban America, Urbanscapes is a portrait of evolution, change, and chaos in four different cities - Chicago, Detroit, New York and... See full summary »

Writers: Lorena Luciano, Filippo Piscopo | Directors: Lorena Luciano, Filippo Piscopo | Stars: John Ahearn, Gordon Baker, Marion Baker, Mel Rosenthal

28. No Fitting Habitat (1979)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Michael Bryans, Tina Viljoen | Director: Tina Viljoen | Star: Vlasta Vrana

29. Lisboa de Hoje e de Amanhã (1948)

40 min | Documentary

6.2
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Recent population growth in the capital leads to an ambitious development plan, involving public and private initiative as documented here, pinpointing over 60 locations (streets, roads, ... See full summary »

Writer: António Lopes Ribeiro | Director: António Lopes Ribeiro | Star: António Lopes Ribeiro

Votes: 5

30. Shanghai Saga: Other Skies, Other Lands (2009 Video)

32 min | Short

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Shanghai Saga is a video essay-poem on Shanghai by two Hong Kong women, Linda and Gina, who relate to Shanghai on very different horizons. Linda knows Shanghai as a film historian, cultural... See full summary »

Writer: Linda Chiu-han Lai | Directors: Linda Chiu-han Lai, Gina See-yuen Wong

31. A Struggle for Shelter (1987)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Boyce Richardson | Director: Robert Fortier

32. Restoring Smith Hill (2014)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: J. Henry Smith | Star: J. Henry Smith

33. Arid Lands (2007)

102 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Documentary about the land and people of the Columbia Basin and the Hanford Nuclear site in southeastern Washington state.

Writer: Josh Wallaert | Directors: Grant Aaker, Josh Wallaert

Votes: 17

34. Boomsville (1968)

10 min | Animation, Short

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An animated survey of the settlement and urban development of North American society.

Writer: Yvon Mallette | Director: Yvon Mallette

35. Some Call It Progress (1978)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Boyce Richardson, Tina Viljoen | Director: Tina Viljoen | Star: Bronwyn Drainie

36. Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin (2001)

Documentary

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Sé Merry Doyle's 'Alive Alive O - A Requiem For Dublin' is a one-hour documentary that journeys deep into the psyche of Dublin's street traders and chronicles how an extraordinary culture ... See full summary »

Writer: Sé Merry Doyle | Director: Sé Merry Doyle

37. Exploding Cities (1978)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Tina Viljoen | Director: Tina Viljoen | Star: Bronwyn Drainie

38. Azogaraz (2013 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Writer: Isma Rubio | Director: Isma Rubio

39. Subdivide and Conquer: A Modern Western (1999 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

6.8
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The problem of suburban sprawl in the American West.

Directors: Chelsea Congdon, Jeff Gersh | Star: Dennis Weaver

Votes: 8

40. The Baltimore Plan (1953)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary concerning Baltimore's efforts at urban renewal with an emphasis on improving housing in the city's slums.

Writers: John Barnes, Clark S. Hobbs, Selma Weisenborn | Director: John Barnes

41. The Los Angeles River (2007)

27 min | Short, History

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This 27-minute documentary film about the LA River weaves together citizens' voices, river imagery, historical documents, and visuals from the city's proposed Master Plan. Our goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: David C. Hartwell | Star: Lewis MacAdams

42. We Can't Stand Still Can We? (1976)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kenneth McCready