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1. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 110,045 | Gross: $118.87M

2. American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow, Jonathan Adams

Votes: 2,670

3. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 19,415

4. Tehran Taboo (2017)

96 min | Animation, Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Farhad Abadinejad, Jasmina Ali, Rozita Assadollahy, Alireza Bayram

Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $0.07M

5. Los lunes al sol (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nieve de Medina

Votes: 11,623 | Gross: $0.15M

6. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,685 | Gross: $1.51M

7. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,999

8. Indian Summer (1972)

132 min | Drama

7.4
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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in high school replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 1,345

9. One: The Movie (2005)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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In a divided post 9-11 world, first-time filmmaker Ward Powers asks life's ultimate questions of world renowned spiritual leaders and ordinary people. ONE: The Movie weaves the diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Ward Powers | Stars: Scott Carter, Mantak Chia, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass

Votes: 157

10. Two Deaths (1995)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Sônia Braga, Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Sevilla Delofski

Votes: 400

11. The Treat (1998)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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The lives of four strange prostitutes will change forever when they go to the Mayor's birthday party.

Director: Jonathan Gems | Stars: Julie Delpy, Georgina Cates, Pamela Gidley, Larry Drake

Votes: 388

12. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 537

13. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

7.9
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After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir | Stars: Thea Spyer, Edea Windsor

Votes: 343

14. Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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74 Metascore

This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion. It speaks ... See full summary »

Director: David Zeiger | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Edward Asner, Joe Bangert, Tom Bernard

Votes: 617 | Gross: $0.11M

15. God's Country (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Louis Malle

Votes: 582

16. Victorian Slum House (2016– )

59 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.6
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A group of 15 volunteers aged between 10 and 59 are transported back to Victorian London as they spend three weeks living and working in a recreation of the notorious Old Nichol slum in Bethnal Green in London's East End.

Star: Michael Mosley

Votes: 107

17. A House Through Time (2018)

History

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Historian David Olusoga charts 180 years of British history as lived by the successive inhabitants of a single home - a terraced house in Liverpool, from its construction in the 1840s to the present day.

Stars: David Olusoga, Deborah Sugg Ryan, Gaynor Evans, Wilfred Steele

Votes: 56

18. Kill the Poor (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

5.1
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52 Metascore

When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Clara Bellar, Jon Budinoff, Heather Burns, Paul Calderon

Votes: 197

19. Checosamanca (2006)

98 min | Documentary

6.0
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From a Calabrian river to a night in Catania where stray dogs roam the city aimlessly: between these two extremes "full of emptiness" is built Checosamanca , a collective work, born with ... See full summary »

Directors: Chiara Bellosi, Marco Berrini, Enrico Cerasuolo, Francesco Cressati, Andrea D'Ambrosio, Sergio Fergnachino, Martina Parenti, Alice Rohrwacher, Andrea Segre, Nicola Zucchi | Stars: Clelia, Consiglia, Daniele, Donato

Votes: 5

20. Pays de cocagne (1971)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.0
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After the events of May 1968, the French went on vacations - and they were filmed during three months on the rural fairs, on the beaches, on promotional campaigns for products and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Maurice Biraud, Michel Lewin

Votes: 221

21. A Silent Transformation (2017)

70 min | Documentary

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A Silent Transformation explores the innovative self-help efforts and the radical vision of co-operation in communities across the Canada province of Ontario.

22. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

81 min | Documentary

6.9
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A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 556

23. Ostatni dzwonek (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.2
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As high school students put on a politically-engaged school play, tensions begin to rise between them and their headmaster. The conflict seems to mirror the social situation in the 1980s Poland.

Director: Magdalena Lazarkiewicz | Stars: Zbigniew Suszynski, Agnieszka Kowalska, Aleksander Bednarz, Henryk Bista

Votes: 209

24. Raccontami (2006– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Massimo Ghini, Lunetta Savino, Mariolina De Fano, Edoardo Natoli

Votes: 110

25. Mi lugar en el mundo (2018)

Documentary | Filming

This is a look on the vital goals and longings of a girl born in the 21st Century, the reality of those destined to live in a near future involving cultural and social transcendental changes.

Director: Karlos Alastruey | Stars: Angela Lopez, Paula Boneta, Mikele Grande, Rakel Vizcay

26. Street Fighting Men (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Facing dwindling public services, growing inequality and escalating violence, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. Observational, nonfiction cinema.

Director: Andrew James | Stars: James 'Jack Rabbit' Jackson, Deris Solomon, Luke Williams, Malik Shabazz

Votes: 10

27. The Skin I'm In (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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A young man is found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Saved by strangers, he is propelled on a global journey that explores the limits of body, mind, spirit and art.

Director: Broderick Fox | Stars: Rande Cook, Broderick Fox, Zulu Zulu

Votes: 5

28. La extensión del cielo (2012)

70 min | Fantasy

8.5
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Six people arrive by sea to a deserted continent. They try to survive in the middle of the wilderness, while a priest tries to get money from them.

Director: Karlos Alastruey | Stars: Aintzane Alastruey, Miriam Araujo, Javier Baigorri, Joaquín Calderón

Votes: 17

29. Make Me A Leader (2018)

85 min | Documentary

9.1
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A feature-length documentary on how leaders can optimise brain and body performance to thrive in the 21st Century.

Director: Silvia Damiano | Stars: Bradley Andrews, Chris Berka, Anna Bligh, Yvonne Coburn

Votes: 22

30. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

8.5
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In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa, ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak, Eric Tagoona

Votes: 21

31. Lusten till ett liv (1999)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.1
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The rise and fall of the "progg"-band "Verket". A beautiful story about friendship, love, music and politics.

Director: Christer Engberg | Stars: Mattias Barthelsson, Martin Wikström, Henrik Algestam, Sara Arnia

Votes: 80

32. Guardians of the Flutes (1994 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, War

9.3
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Star: Christian Rodska

Votes: 18

33. Visionaries: Small Solutions to Enormously Large Problems (1989–1993)

53 min | Documentary

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Stars: Badri Dahall, James Dibble, Manfred Max-Neef, Bill Mollison

34. Vengeance of the Deep (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Daubeney Carshott, a concert pianist, leaves London to dive for pearls on Thursday Island in the South Seas at the whim of Stella Raff, his fiancée. Once there, he discovers that the life ... See full summary »

Director: Ken G. Hall | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Ann Richards, James Raglan, Elaine Hamill

Votes: 25

35. Kick Like a Girl (2008)

G | 25 min | Short, Sport

6.6
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The story of what happens when "The Mighty Cheetahs," an undefeated all-girls soccer team, competes in the boys division. With humor and candor this documentary gets at the heart of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Mackenzie | Star: Mighty Cheetahs Soccer Team

Votes: 23

36. Morales, El Reformador (2012)

82 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Set months before the recent social movements that rocked Chile and the world, we are introduced to Ulises Morales, an exemplary citizen of Santiago who believes that Chilean citizens have ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Cubillos | Stars: Victor Montero, Daniela Castillo Toro, Ricardo Cubillos

Votes: 69

37. 24 Days in Brooks (2007)

42 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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In a decade, tiny Brooks, Alberta has been transformed from a socially conservative, primarily Caucasian town to one of the most diverse places in Canada. Hijabs have become commonplace, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Dana Inkster | Star: Clifton Joseph

Votes: 9

38. Hidden in Silence (2016 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary, Crime

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Shot in Scotland, UK, this is a Documentary on Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Scottish Ethnic Minorities.

Directors: Dr. Javita Narang, Nauman Qureshi

39. Shangku Shelter (2018)

54 min | Documentary

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Zanskar is a remote kingdom in the northwest Indian Himalaya, where local people are snow-bound for six months of the year. About 10,000 Zanskaris live in the isolated valley. In winter, ... See full summary »

Directors: Vera Neverkevich Hill, Yana Kehrlein, Ben Stephenson | Stars: Urgain Dorjay, Ben Stephenson, Amin Zanskari

40. Paris Brothel (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Mark Kidel | Stars: Eve, Joan Juliet Buck, Didier Grandsart, Jean-Claude Carrière

Votes: 9

41. Blackboard (2015)

6 min | Short, Drama, Family

8.6
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An illiterate 14-year-old boy becomes an educator of a slum.

Director: Hyash Tanmoy | Stars: Omprakash Mahato, Suvojit Das, Kingshuk Das, Sobha Prasad

Votes: 10

42. One Story (2013)

85 min | Drama

5.5
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Third-generation Mexican teenagers Angie and Josh Navarro from Laguna Beach's upper class estates, are forced to move into their grandparent's house in the barrio. It is there they will ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Nitkev | Stars: Jessie Nickson, Tadie Acosta, Manny Alvarez Jr., Martin J. Ayala

Votes: 6

43. Careers and Cradles (1947)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jack Olsen

44. Haiti Speaks (2016)

Documentary

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Two things were lost in the frenzy of media coverage during the aftermath of the quake: historical context to the socio-political and economic status of the country and the Haitian voice. ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Ellis

45. Twilight (Physics in the Twilight) (1995)

Documentary, Short

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Is Physics coming to an end? Documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Gold explores how the natural limitations of experimentation is preventing theory from being tested at the levels to which we've ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Gold | Stars: Peter Fivas, Richard Price

Votes: 12

46. TransAmazon: A Gender Queer Journey (2003)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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TransAmazon is a 41-minute documentary film about gender identity and the struggle for social change as seen through the eyes of one self-styled transgender warrior. This film explores ... See full summary »

Star: Joelle Ruby Ryan

Votes: 14

47. Between Two Worlds (1990)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

8.5
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The star of books and films, Joseph Idlout was the most famous Inuk of his time. As the leader of the Inuit hunters pictured for many years on the back of the Canadian two-dollar bill, ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Elijah Erkloo, Joseph Idlout, Elisapee Ootoova, Peter Paniloo

Votes: 26

48. Mgla (1993)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Irena Kamienska

Votes: 6

49. How to Change the World (2012 TV Movie)

18 min | Documentary

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How is one individual able to save the world? How are we able to overcome the oppression that society inflicts upon us in order to help it evolve towards a healthy direction?

Director: Wendell Charles NeSmith | Star: Wendell Charles NeSmith

50. We Have A Dream (2016)

18 min | Short

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"There is something that I must say to my people...This is Our Hope!" (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 28 August 1963). During the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, leaders within the American ... See full summary »

Director: Yvonne Michele Anderson | Stars: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Luther King, Uri Miller, Joachim Prinz



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