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1. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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47 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 11,881 | Gross: $13.43M

2. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 6,185 | Gross: $38.23M

3. 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: 2,870 | Gross: $2.75M

4. 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: 722 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 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, Norman Foster, Jan Gehl, Ricardo Scofidio

Votes: 1,840

6. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 744

7. Modrý tygr (2012)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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In a city ruled by the diabolical Mayor, it appears that only one thing can save the old botanical garden from being demolished for the construction of an entertainment center: the Blue ... See full summary »

Directors: Petr Oukropec, Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Jan Hartl, Daniel Drewes, Tereza Bocková, Jana Brezková

Votes: 83

8. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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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 »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 443

9. The City (I) (1939)

43 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Visionary documentary that contrasts the conditions of life in small towns and in the industrialized cities, starting with a brief portrait of pre-industrial United States, then moving into... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke | Star: Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 248

10. A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

8.2
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There is hope! This inspirational documentary shows a city where urban solutions are not just theory, but a reality. The film shows innovations in the areas of transportation, recycling, ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Vaz Del Bello | Stars: Jaime Lerner, Cassio Taniguchi, Nicolau Klüppel, Carlos Ceneviva

Votes: 23

11. Housing Problems (1935)

16 min | Short, Documentary

6.4
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Slum conditions, slum clearance, bright new public housing.

Directors: Edgar Anstey, Arthur Elton | Stars: Councillor Lauder, Mr. Norwood, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Graves

Votes: 236

12. The Secret World of Michael Fry (2000– )

Drama

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Council Planner Michael Fry uncovers a sinister plot in his Welsh seaside home town and finds himself caught in a growing tide of corruption and sleazy internet sex.

Stars: Ewen Bremner, Martin Glyn Murray, Rachel Scorgie, Rosie Marcel

Votes: 58

13. L'amour existe (1960)

21 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Star: Jean-Loup Reynold

Votes: 439

14. Tehran anar nadarad (2007)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.5
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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: 271

15. Whose city? (2017)

R | 54 min | Documentary

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"Whose city?" is a film about Berlin's urban development since 1990.

Director: Hans Christian Post | Stars: Dorothee Dubrau, Dimitri Hegemann, Dieter Hoffmann-Axthelm, Gert Kähler

16. The Water Front (2007)

53 min | Documentary

6.3
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Follows the heated struggle between residents, water workers and corporate managers in Highland Park, Michigan to spotlight what many of us take for granted - the right to affordable water.

Director: Liz Miller

Votes: 27

17. Onnenpeli (1965)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Magazine editor Jussi and his girlfriend Leena, an airline stewardess, share an apartment with Jussi's sister Eeva. During a fashion shoot Jussi meets Telle, a professional model who has ... See full summary »

Director: Risto Jarva | Stars: Merja Alanen, Markku Annila, Anssi Blomstedt, Heikki Hämäläinen

Votes: 92

18. Last Exit Alexanderplatz (2015)

56 min | Documentary

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Last Exit Alexanderplatz is a film about the ongoing, but politically disputed and so far unsuccessful attempt to transform the former East-German Alexanderplatz into a high-end, ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Christian Post | Stars: Bruno Flierl, Bodo Fuhrmann, Volker Hassemer, Michael Kny

19. Helsinki, ikuisesti (2008)

74 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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History and the spirit of XXth century Helsinki through the cinema, documentary footage, architecture, art and politics.

Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Siiri Angerkoski, Ritva Arvelo, Susanna Haavisto, Ansa Ikonen

Votes: 178

20. Malls R Us (2009)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Helene Klodawsky | Stars: Jon Pahl, Rubin Stahl, Alfred Taubman, Jon Jerde

Votes: 46

21. Third Ward TX (2007)

56 min | Documentary

7.2
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The left-for-dead Third Ward neighborhood in Houston's inner-city stirs to new life when a group of African-American artists found Project Row Houses. A step ahead of city demolition crews,... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Garrison | Stars: Ray Carrington III, Earnestine Courtney, Deb Grotfeldt, Walter Hood

Votes: 10

22. Bidonville: Architectures de la ville future (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.7
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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.

Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 27

23. Secret America (2009 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Barry Moreno, Akram Elias, Robert Hieronimus, Kenneth Bowling

24. America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (2002 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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The recovery and cleanup of the World Trade Center site, and the intense public debate regarding what to build there next.

Star: Kevin Spacey

Votes: 27

25. Serenada pentru etajul XII (1976)

69 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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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: 50

26. Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington (2001 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.2
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Richard Dreyfuss explores the history of the city of Washington D.C., with emphasis on its founding and the building of its most well-known monuments and memorials.

Director: Rachel Lyon | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ross Dillman, Steven Edenbo, Robert Gleason

Votes: 14

27. Tunnel Vision Documentary (2016)

Documentary

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Tunnel Vision is the story of the community that rose up in defiance of the East West Link infrastructure project in Melbourne. It's a powerful story about a community that fought for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Hexter

Votes: 6

28. Taistelu Turusta (2011)

76 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Jouko Aaltonen | Stars: Benito Casagrande, Helena Soiri-Snellman, Pekka Pitkänen, Suvi Auvinen

Votes: 48

29. La ville nouvelle (1980)

10 min | Short

6.0
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Director: Raoul Ruiz

Votes: 6

30. Oulu palaa - kaupunki joka katosi (1998)

58 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Mika Ronkainen

Votes: 5

31. 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 »

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

32. Green Towns USA: A New Deal (2009 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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An investigation of 1930s new towns planned and built in the USA during the Depression, and how they fare today.

Director: June Finfer | Star: Glory Southwind

33. Addicted to Oil: Thomas L. Friedman Reporting (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | Documentary

8.2
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New York Times reporter Thomas L. Friedman looks at both the USA's dependence on foreign oil, and the various "green" technologies that can help break that dependency.

Director: Kenneth Levis

Votes: 13

34. Rue neuve (1956)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jacques Pinoteau | Star: Paul-Emile Deiber

35. Curitiba: It's Possible (2008)

44 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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This documentary takes a look at the "Curitiba Phenomenon", and tries to offer some insight into its alternative approach to problem-solving.

Directors: Jörg Pibal, Paul Romauch | Stars: Jaime Lerner, Matthias Lühn

Votes: 15

36. Every Speed (2012)

12 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Atmospheric and experiential exploration of bodies with varying physical abilities moving through urban spaces and negotiating transport options.

Directors: Julia Fuller, Lindsey Martin

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

Documentary, History

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Votes: 5

38. Un village moderne (1930)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy

39. Uudistuva pääkaupunkimme (1962 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary

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Director: Kauko Saarentaus | Star: Alvar Aalto

40. Kaupungissa on tulevaisuus (1967)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Director: Risto Jarva | Star: Jaakko Pakkasvirta

Votes: 25

41. The Coldspring Project (1974)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Pierre Letarte, Kenneth McCready

42. Asuminen ja luonto (1966)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Risto Jarva | Star: Jaakko Pakkasvirta

43. Tyhjä tila (1991)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kristiina Schulgin

44. Vestamager - drømmenes land (1973 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Urban Hansen, Peder Boas Jensen, Anders Nyvig

45. Sapporo: Planned Growth (1974)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Michel Régnier

46. City Center and Pedestrians (1974)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Michel Régnier

47. Puolivalmis Itä-Pasila (1976)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sakari Rimminen | Stars: Matti Oravisto, Reijo Korhonen, Ilmo Valjakka, Reijo Jallinoja

48. West Lakes: A Place to Live, Work and Play (1975)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Brian Bergin

49. Betonikohtu (1994)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Mika Ripatti

50. L'ange et le génie - Correspondances Paris-Berlin (1994)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Pierre Desfons