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1. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.6
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The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 2,783

2. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 99,308 | Gross: $16.76M

3. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 92,063 | Gross: $39.39M

4. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 40,125 | Gross: $3.25M

5. Heathers (2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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TV version of the 1988 black comedy, 'Heathers,' where an outcast student plots to kill the cool kids.

Stars: Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field, James Scully, Brendan Scannell

Votes: 2,486

6. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 24,476 | Gross: $21.21M

7. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 11,148 | Gross: $22.23M

8. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, War

8.3
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Gong Li, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Votes: 17,161 | Gross: $2.33M

9. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 21,140 | Gross: $7.12M

10. Yungnyong-i Nareusya (2015–2016)

Drama, History

8.9
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Story of the the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and ambition, success and fall of several real and fictional characters.

Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Yo-Han Byun, Myung-Min Kim, Shin Se-Kyung

Votes: 856

11. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Told in a quasi-documentary style, this companion piece to I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) deals with topics such as class society, non-violent resistance, sex, relationships, and tourism to Francoist Spain.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,787 | Gross: $20.24M

12. The Last Station (2009)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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76 Metascore

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's (Christopher Plummer's) struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 18,373 | Gross: $6.62M

13. Foster Boy (2019)

109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Michael is a high-powered lawyer and Jamal is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after years of abuse in the foster care system. Together they have to overcome their differences to find justice and expose the foster care system.

Director: Youssef Delara | Stars: Matthew Modine, Shane Paul McGhie, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz

Votes: 451

14. Live (2018)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The drama revolves around the incidents that occur among the police force and the joy, sorrow, and pain that police officers experience as they try to protect justice.

Stars: Yu-mi Jung, Kwang-Soo Lee, Sung-Woo Bae, Chong-ok Bae

Votes: 1,083

15. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

7.3
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73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 3,761 | Gross: $4.80M

16. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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When barrio leader Henry Reyna and his friends are unjustly convicted on circumstantial evidence, activist lawyers Alice Bloomfield and George Shearer fight the blatant racially motivated miscarriage of justice to win them their freedom.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 1,178 | Gross: $3.26M

17. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 8,395

18. 1982 (I) (2019)

100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different ... See full summary »

Director: Oualid Mouaness | Stars: Mohamad Dalli, Fidel Badran, Gia Madi, Ghassan Maalouf

Votes: 816

19. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.0
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 17,259 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Lingua Franca (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

An undocumented Filipina transwoman falls in love in Brooklyn.

Director: Isabel Sandoval | Stars: Eamon Farren, Lynn Cohen, Shiloh Verrico, Lev Gorn

Votes: 618

21. Wildflower (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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It follows the story of Ivy Aguas, a beautiful and smart heiress who is seeking justice for her parents' death against the family of Ardiente.

Stars: Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Maja Salvador, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Votes: 51

22. Rio Sex Comedy (2010)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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A group of strangers from different countries end up on Rio's beaches. Seeking self-fulfillment, they look for answers to existential questions. Yet it isn't until their different paths cross that they begin to understand why they came.

Director: Jonathan Nossiter | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Jérôme Kircher

Votes: 748

23. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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After killing his employer when said employer tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 4,488

24. Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998)

Not Rated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Yugi Mutou is a shy young boy who has finally completed his grandfather's Thousand-Year puzzle. Little does he realize that this puzzle unleashes an alter ego who challenges anyone who hurts Yugi to a game. The losers often pay dearly.

Stars: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Megumi Ogata, Ryôtarô Okiayu, Yumi Kakazu

Votes: 1,692

25. Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 7,236

26. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 3,619 | Gross: $0.07M

27. I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

6.1
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Told in a quasi-documentary style, this companion piece to I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) deals with topics such as class society, religion, sex, contraceptives, and the Swedish prison Kumla.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Maj Hultén, Vilgot Sjöman, Lena Nyman, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 1,444

28. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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 »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 4,068

29. The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (2020)

105 min | Documentary

7.1
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Exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible - and how that threatens democratic freedoms.

Directors: Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan | Stars: Anjali Appadurai, Chris Barrett, Heidi Boghosian, Wendy Brown

Votes: 376

30. 2040 (2019)

92 min | Documentary

7.2
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77 Metascore

Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Eva Lazzaro, Zoë Gameau, Davini Malcolm

Votes: 1,121

31. The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

7.0
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53 Metascore

A look at the growing disparity between different economic classes.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Russell Brand, Geraint Anderson, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Paul Belmondo

Votes: 1,351

32. Crimson Gold (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $0.15M

33. 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: 874 | Gross: $0.04M

34. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Two old men - a white former radical, and a black retired janitor - strike up an unusual and funny friendship on a park bench in New York, where they deal with family, drug dealers, and the pitfalls of age.

Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 1,671 | Gross: $0.22M

35. John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

Director: Dawn Porter | Stars: Elijah Cummings, Anthony Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Ayanna Pressley

Votes: 868

36. Triggered (I) (2019)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Two teenagers fake an attack by a legendary serial killer for a little attention, but the plan backfires when this triggers the real killer to resurface and go after them.

Director: Christopher Wesley Moore | Stars: Meredith Mohler, Jesse Dalton, Sam Furman, Keni Bounds

Votes: 295

37. The Jim Jefferies Show (2017–2019)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.1
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No-holds-barred Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies hosts his satirical weekly U.S. talk show, covering the news, U.S. politics, pop culture, global issues and whatever else happens to be bothering him at the moment.

Stars: Jim Jefferies, Brad Pitt, Seth Rogen, Russell Rope

Votes: 2,266

38. United Skates (2018)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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81 Metascore

America's roller rinks are bastions of regional African-American culture, music and dance.

Directors: Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler | Stars: Salt-N-Pepa, Reggie Brown, Coolio, Vin Rock

Votes: 551

39. Dolores (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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81 Metascore

In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Dolores Huerta, Martin Luther King, Luis Valdez, Ricardo S. Chavez

Votes: 333 | Gross: $0.56M

40. Collisions (I) (2018)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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43 Metascore

Twelve-year-old Itan's promising life in San Francisco is turned upside down when she comes home from school, with her younger brother, to find her mother missing. Suddenly she must rely on her estranged uncle, a big rig truck driver.

Director: Richard Levien | Stars: Jesse Garcia, Izabella Alvarez, Ana de la Reguera, Jason Garcia Jr.

Votes: 211

41. Last Days of Spring (2020)

77 min | Drama

6.5
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In a shanty town near Madrid, a group of squatters are forced to leave their self-built homes when the land they live on is sold. While this process slowly unfolds, the different members of... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Lamberti | Stars: María Duro Rego, David Gabarre Duro, David Gabarre Jiménez, Alejandro Gabarre Mendoza

Votes: 147

42. Truth to Power (2021)

79 min | Documentary

7.4
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53 Metascore

The Grammy-winning lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian helps to awaken a political revolution on the other side of the world, inspiring Armenia's struggle for democracy through his music and message.

Director: Garin Hovannisian

Votes: 101

43. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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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: Eileen Thompson, Julian Tudor Hart, Dai Walters, Sam Watts

Votes: 1,177

44. Caged Birds (2020)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Barbara Hug is a young lawyer fighting Switzerland's antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm is in and often escaping out of jail becoming known as the Jailbreak King. When the two meet an unlikely alliance is formed.

Director: Oliver Rihs | Stars: Anatole Taubman, Joel Basman, Jella Haase, Marie Leuenberger

Votes: 36

45. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

Votes: 1,673 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Athar Jiddo (2022)

7 min | Short, Mystery | Post-production

A memory explores an abandoned prison to uncover family secrets and bring light to human rights violations through mysterious long lost letters.

Director: Aya Razzaz | Stars: Omar Razzaz, Aya Razzaz

47. Jonestown Massacre: As We Watched (2018 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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In 1978, cult leader Jim Jones lures his followers to Jonestown, Guyana where they commit mass suicide of 918 adults and children.

Stars: Jim Jones, Frank Reynolds, John Moscatelli, Grace Stoen

Votes: 22

48. Bayan Ko (1984)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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AN APOLITICAL WORKER IN A PRINTING PRESS, WHO WORKS AS A SCAB DURING A COMPANY STRIKE, REALIZES RATHER BELATEDLY THAT EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY THE ILLS OF SOCIETY.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Gina Alajar, Venchito Galvez, Ariosto Reyes Jr.

Votes: 105

49. Redentor (2004)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Pedro Cardoso, Miguel Falabella, Fernanda Montenegro, Camila Pitanga

Votes: 985

50. Cotton Wool (2017)

38 min | Short, Drama

9.0
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A single mother (Leanne Best) suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter (Katherine Quinn) and 7-year-old son (Max Vento) to care for her.

Director: Nicholas Connor | Stars: Leanne Best, Crissy Rock, Kate Rutter, Max Vento

Votes: 31



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