Capitalism: the quest for profit

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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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: 125,836 | Gross: $33.58M

2. Boy and the World (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,587 | Gross: $0.13M

3. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

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.

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

Votes: 1,005

4. Martírio (2016)

162 min | Documentary

A analysis about the violence and the struggle suffered by the Guarani Kaiowá group, one of the biggest Indian populations of Brazil.

Directors: Vincent Carelli, Tatiana Almeida, Ernesto de Carvalho | Stars: Celso Aoki, Myriam Medina Aoki, Oriel Benites, Tonico Medina

Votes: 150

5. Happiness (III) (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

A brilliant analogy to life on Earth, Happiness tells the story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment.

Director: Steve Cutts

Votes: 656

6. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 327,376 | Gross: $27.11M

7. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 19,879

8. Vassa (1983)

140 min | Drama

Ruthless millionaire Vassa Zheleznova is the head of a wealthy entrepreneurial family. She can do anything to protect its reputation, even push her husband to suicide.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Vadim Mikhaylov, Nikolai Skorobogatov, Valentina Telichkina

Votes: 212

9. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 15,369 | Gross: $0.29M

10. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 12,988 | Gross: $22.66M

11. Puncture (2011)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors: Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen | Stars: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw, Marshall Bell

Votes: 21,612 | Gross: $0.07M

12. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 407,714 | Gross: $32.38M

13. The Rainmaker (1997)

PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Votes: 55,594 | Gross: $45.86M

https://youtu.be/A8As8mFaRGU

15. Venom (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

Votes: 287,440 | Gross: $213.52M

16. The Cola Conquest (1998)

50 min | Documentary

The Cola Conquest tells the story of Coca-Cola - the 'sublimated essence' of all that American stands for - and the century-long competition with its rival, Pepsi-Cola. Challenging, ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Lilienheim Angelico

Votes: 90

17. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

The academic and activist Noam Chomsky describes the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 7,896 | Gross: $0.04M

18. The Duel (I) (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Western

42 Metascore

A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Alice Braga, Emory Cohen

Votes: 8,532

19. Cream (II) (2016)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Cream tells the story of Dr. Bellifer a scientific genius, who after years of smashing particles together, reveals his revolutionary new product: a cream with the power to fix all of the world's problems. - Regent Street Cinema.

Director: David Firth | Star: David Firth

Votes: 355

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UgiJPnwtQU

20. Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied! (2017)

Documentary, Short

In Honduras, the most dangerous country in the world to be a land defender, Berta Cáceres' death has not silenced the many campesinxs fighting for justice and Indigenous Sovereignty. They ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Vinal

21. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 74,999 | Gross: $2.12M

22. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,928



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