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1. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 279,002 | Gross: $251.19M

2. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 705,092 | Gross: $292.98M

3. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.

Stars: Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster

Votes: 7,005

4. Be Kind Rewind (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

6.4
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52 Metascore

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

Votes: 81,117 | Gross: $11.17M

5. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho

Votes: 2,884 | Gross: $6.80M

6. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.2
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

Votes: 17,143 | Gross: $20.30M

7. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,341 | Gross: $6.71M

8. The Best of Times (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, Holly Palance

Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $7.79M

9. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.14M

10. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,761 | Gross: $2.75M

11. 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

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.36M

12. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

108 min | Biography, Comedy, Western

6.2
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A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 596

14. Elena (I) (2014)

Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Elena was a factory worker, and a car accident bonded her with violin at the age of 26. She becomes a violin teacher, but earns no more than before. After having worked flat out for eight ... See full summary »

Director: Jing-Jie Lin | Stars: Tammy Chen, Kaiser Chuang, Shao-Hua Lung, Leon Dai

Votes: 28

15. Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.5
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Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.

Stars: Hideaki Anno, Jessica Boone, Luci Christian, Kaytha Coker

Votes: 463

16. The Fall of the I-Hotel (1983)

57 min | Documentary

8.4
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After the Manongs labored to build America, their San Francisco Manilatown community is wiped out by urban renewal, and 50 old-timers are forcibly evicted from the International Hotel by ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Choy

Votes: 14

17. Remember Africville (1991)

35 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.2
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Director: Shelagh Mackenzie | Star: Delvina Bernard

Votes: 5

18. Turkse Video (1984)

27 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Yilmaz' life is not turning out the way he wants. He seeks refuge in dreaming about films.

Director: Otakar Votocek | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Funda Müjde, Gerald Stadwijk, Joost Kraanen

Votes: 17

19. The Incredible Bread Machine Film (1975)

55 min | Documentary

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A discussion of the economic and political ideas presented in the book "The Incredible Bread Machine".

Director: Theo Kamecke | Stars: Susan Love Brown, Milton Friedman, Walter W. Heller, Karl Keating

20. Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel (2007)

65 min | Documentary

8.1
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When aggressive developers buy a century-old, flophouse hotel to turn it into an artscentric hot spot, long-time staff and residents begin a five-year struggle to survive.

Directors: Neil Graham, Derreck Roemer

Votes: 19

21. The Candid Candidate (1937)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.9
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Betty Boop campaigns for Grampy for Mayor; he wins by one vote, but finds politics is no picnic. Urban renewal is parodied.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 91

22. Serenada pentru etajul XII (1976)

69 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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Light comedy about various Bucharest house dwelling families trading their houses for apartments in a brand new apartment building complex in a new subdivision of a large Bucharest neighborhood.

Director: Carol Corfanta | Stars: Toma Caragiu, Ileana Stana Ionescu, Octavian Cotescu, Olga Bucataru

Votes: 44

23. Urban Renewal Is People Removal (2005)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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"Urban Renewal is People Removal", directed by Sara Booth, brings uprooted residents together to weave a people's history of Newark, from the late 1940s and until today.

Director: Sara Booth

24. Great Projects: The Building of America (2002– )

Documentary, History

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25. Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston (1978)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Traces the alteration, through economic and political influences, of the Parker Hill area of Roxbury in Boston. An ethnically mixed family neighborhood, at present largely Irish Catholic, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Broadman | Stars: William Leonard Geoghegan, Catherine Killilea, James Killilea

Votes: 6

26. Columbus Neighborhoods: University District (2011 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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A history and profile of the University District neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, dominated by the "city within a city" known as The Ohio State University.

Director: Mary Rathke | Stars: Jonathan Putnam, Steve Abbott, Cheri Alexander, Julie Anstine

27. Columbus Neighborhoods: Short North (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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A history and profile of the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, situated north of downtown and south of The Ohio State University.

Director: Mary Rathke | Stars: Jonathan Putnam, John Allen, David Brownstein, Erica Brownstein

28. 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.

Director: John Barnes

29. Dirt, Ground, Earth and Land (1978)

Drama

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30. Brownsville Black and White (2000)

83 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Brownsville Black and White is the story of sixty years of Black/Jewish relations in the Brooklyn Community of Brownsville. The film is a poignant examination of group cooperation, urban ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Broadman

Votes: 5

31. Home (II) (2009)

70 min | Documentary

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York, Pennsylvania has long been the quintessential, salt-of-the-earth American town, touting a proud cultural, architectural and industrial history. But after a steady migration to the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Plow | Star: Cameron Texter

32. The Alley (2009)

26 min | Short

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A narrow, unlit alley off Spadina Avenue in downtown Toronto is the sort of place you may walk by without thinking twice. But the alley in question is critical to those who use it. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Maglieri

33. Columbus Neighborhoods: King-Lincoln (2011 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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A history and profile of the King-Lincoln neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, situated around Mount Vernon Avenue and Long Street on the east side of town.

Star: Angela Pace

34. Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine (2009)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

8.9
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In the summer of 2004, the Mayor of Lewiston, Maine announced a plan to develop a four-lane boulevard across downtown's low-income neighborhood. This project was called "The Heritage ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Saddlemire

Votes: 12

35. Columbus Neighborhoods: German Village (2010 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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A history and profile of the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, situated just south of downtown.

Star: Jonathan Putnam

36. Columbus Neighborhoods: Olde Towne East (2012 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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A history and profile of the Olde Towne East neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, situated east of Downtown. Throughout much of the 19th century, Columbus' first "streetcar suburb" was home to ... See full summary »

Director: Diana Bergemann | Star: Jonathan Putnam

37. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 11 February 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and Burt interview Robert Moses, city planner and construction coordinator for New York City. Topics include urban renewal and issues arising from building highways, housing and infrastructure.

Stars: Hardy Burt, William Bradford Huie, Robert Moses

38. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 4 October 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Larry Lesueur and Griffin Bancroft, CBS News Correspondents, interview Albert M. Cole, the administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency. Topics include housing scandal accusations, public housing projects and urban renewal.

Stars: Griffing Bancroft, Albert M. Cole, Larry LeSueur

39. Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003– )
Episode: The House We Live In (2003)

57 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Llewellyn M. Smith | Stars: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Bernice Burnett, Eugene Burnett, Dalton Conley

Votes: 7

40. ABC Close-Up! (1960– )
Episode: The Lost Neighborhood (1962)

Documentary

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