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2. North Country (2005)
R | 126 min | Drama
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.
3. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.
Writers: Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Bartolini, Oreste Biancoli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda
4. Bamboozled (2000)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
5. Freeway (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
6. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
9. Follow That Dream (1962)
109 min | Comedy, Musical
When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »
10. Cinderella Liberty (1973)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.
11. Putney Swope (1969)
R | 84 min | Comedy
Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »
12. The Van (1996)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper', depicts the hilarious yet poignant adventures of Bimbo. Upon being ... See full summary »
13. 101 Reykjavík (2000)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he ... See full summary »
14. Into the West (1992)
PG | 97 min | Family, Adventure
Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.
15. Steal This Movie (2000)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »
16. Parked (III) (2010)
94 min | Drama
Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets ... See full summary »
17. The Baby (1973)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, ... See full summary »
18. The Wog Boy (2000)
92 min | Comedy
Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for employment, he finds himself on national television branded as ... See full summary »
19. We Who Are Young (1940)
Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Two young office workers working at the same large firm secretly marry and defy their employer's policy against coworker fraternization. When the marriage is discovered, Margy (Turner) is ... See full summary »
20. Daens (1992)
138 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »
21. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Unrated | 108 min | Comedy
A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.
22. 1981 (2009)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.
23. Drawing Flies (1996)
76 min | Comedy
A young man, with the help of his unsuspecting roommates, hikes through the Canadian wilderness in search of Sasquatch.
24. Piñero (2001)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »
25. Trash (1970)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama
The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »
26. Amy (II) (1997)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music
Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by ... See full summary »
27. Claudine (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.
28. Punishment Park (1971)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »
29. Broken Wings (2002)
R | 87 min | Drama
Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
30. Cinemania (2002)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »
31. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, War
The boys' Army buddy, Eddie Smith, is killed in the trenches in France, leaving his baby girl an orphan. Back home after Armistice, they try to find Eddie's father and turn the child over ... See full summary »
33. Les Bougon: C'est aussi ça la vie (2004–2006)
30 min | Comedy
An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
34. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
R | 92 min | Drama
Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »
35. The Yarn Princess (1994 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Margaret, who has certain mental disabilities, struggles when her husband, Jake, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and the authorities wish to take her children away from her. She has to ... See full summary »
36. Pennies from Heaven (1936)
Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »
37. The Life of Jesus (1997)
96 min | Drama
A social movie about life nowadays in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They try to pass away the time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by ... See full summary »
39. Kevin Spencer (1999–2005)
30 min | Animation, Comedy
Kevin Spencer is a sociopath addicted to cough syrup/booze and cigarettes. He is guided primarily by emotion and will go to any lengths to satisfy his needs with no worries about future ... See full summary »
41. Angel in Exile (1948)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western
An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.
42. Runaway Slave (2012)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, History
A perpetual state of welfare exists in the U.S., creating a form of modern slavery for a large percentage of African-Americans. Rev. C.L. Bryant presents an insightful and compelling look at how freedom can be restored.
43. Storm (II) (2009)
82 min | Drama, Family
Freddy saves a dog from its volatile owner and hides him in his room. When Freddy's dad discovers the dog he insists on handing him back to the owner. A terrified Freddy convinces his father they must buy the dog.
44. Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »
46. Me and Veronica (1993)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A woman must get the kids of her estranged dead beat irresponsible jailed sister back from sister's latest trailer park boyfriend and also try to cope with the fact that her sister may have serious self-destructive mental issues.
47. Evil Spirits (1990)
R | 95 min | Horror
A strange woman runs a boardinghouse whose tenants--mostly misfits and others who won't be missed--begin dying off or simply disappearing. She still cashes their government benefit checks ... See full summary »
48. Down and Out in America (1986)
Unrated | 57 min | Documentary
Three sectors of American society hit by recession in the mid-1980s: heartland farms, factory workers out of a job, and the new homeless. In Minnesota, 250 family farms are being repossesed... See full summary »
49. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Crime
Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe's partner. Joe loots the club's ... See full summary »
50. Runaway Father (1991 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama
A woman's husband leaves her and their three daughters. Years later she sets out to find him and get him to pay back child support.