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1. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 75,299

2. At Eternity's Gate (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Votes: 18,877 | Gross: $2.29M

3. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,194

4. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 62,602 | Gross: $0.88M

5. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,212 | Gross: $32.86M

6. Pure Country (1992)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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Dusty gets tired of all the smoke and light effects, wonders what happened to doing it the way that made him famous and happy. Takes a walk to find what seems to be missing and finds himself and his music again!

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren, Isabel Glasser, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $15.16M

7. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

Votes: 12,005 | Gross: $14.55M

8. The Woods (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her disinterested parents.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Lauren Birkell, Agnes Bruckner, Jane Gilchrist, Emma Campbell

Votes: 10,346

9. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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: 13,093 | Gross: $22.66M

10. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 2,174

11. Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman... See full summary »

Stars: Rikiya Koyama, David Rasner, Houko Kuwashima, Daisy Tormé

Votes: 1,317

12. Roots: The Gift (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

6.6
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In December 1775, Kunta Kinte and Fiddler accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape, and the two of them try... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 437

13. Double Negative (1980)

96 min | Thriller

4.4
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Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins, Howard Duff

Votes: 100

14. Eden Log (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Franck Vestiel | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao

Votes: 6,275

15. Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot (2007–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

5.8
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This series features the new redesigned Care Bears with redesigned tummy symbols (now called "belly badges"). It also features a redesigned Care-a-lot. Additionally, there was initially no ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Moore, Tabitha St. Germain, Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil

Votes: 100

16. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.2
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 151

17. Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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An in-depth look at the life and career of Bruce Willis, featuring never-before-seen photos and videos from the Willis family collection. Narrated by Bruce Willis.

Director: Robert Uncles | Stars: Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis, Kevin Costner, M. Night Shyamalan

Votes: 33

18. Off and Running (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

6.2
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68 Metascore

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Opper

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Japon: Le retour aux sources (2015)

51 min | Documentary

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In the Land of the Rising Sun during the Golden Week, the Japanese celebrate the arrival of spring; get in touch with their proud past, and follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, in a country still marked by the rich Zen philosophy.

Director: Martin Jean-Hubert | Star: Anatole de Bodinat

20. Our Leading Citizen (1939)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.3
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Lem Schofield practices law in a formerly small-town that has grown to be an industrialized big city, He bases his ideals on the examples set by Abraham Lincoln and never waivers in them ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Bob Burns, Susan Hayward, Joseph Allen, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 19

21. Stealth (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.

Director: Lionel Baier | Stars: Natacha Koutchoumov, Lionel Baier, Alicja Bachleda, Stéphane Rentznik

Votes: 221

22. They Are We (2014)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba is an Afro-Cuban group that has kept alive songs and dances brought aboard a ... See full summary »

Director: Emma Christopher | Stars: Joe Allie, Lucy Amara, Cuco Casanova, Emma Christopher

Votes: 15

23. Neighborhood Nip (2019)

60 min | Documentary

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In the days since rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside of his South Los Angeles clothing store, his loved ones have taken comfort in each other. Here's what ... See full summary »

Director: David S Womack

24. Rooted in Peace (2016)

88 min | Documentary

6.3
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ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

Votes: 26

25. Twisted Roots (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.0
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In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he... See full summary »

Director: Saara Saarela | Stars: Pertti Sveholm, Milka Ahlroth, Niko Saarela, Emma Louhivuori

Votes: 168

26. Wake (III) (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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'Everybody knows if you're fixin' to GOSSIP, you gotta have a little dirt on somebody. And everybody knows if you're fixin' to BURY, you gotta throw a little dirt on somebody. But don't ... See full summary »

Director: Bree Newsome | Stars: Sahr Ali, Christina Faison, Benton Greene, Tyrone Hicks

Votes: 29

27. The Puppet (2016)

27 min | Short, Crime, Drama

8.6
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" The Doctor", owner of "The Pharmacy", hardly escapes from two unknown men who hunt him. Or not? Does danger loom inside his own shop? The Doctor has a big quarrel with the love of his ... See full summary »

Director: Yiannis Sykovaris | Stars: Dimitris Fargoulis, Dimitra Haritopoulou, Alexandros Kioroglou, Alexandros Koch

Votes: 5

28. The Perfect Model (1988)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Darryl Roberts | Stars: Antonio McKay, Catero Colbert, Liza Cruzat, Dainnese Gault

Votes: 15

29. Production de la chicorée Witloof ou endive (1928)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy

30. Desperate Man Blues (2003)

52 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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A documentary of the life of record collector Joe Bussard.

Director: Edward Gillan | Stars: Joe Bussard, Susannah Anderson, Barbara Brown, John Cooper

Votes: 145

31. Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Roots Rock Reggae depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalised its heroes.

Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: The Abyssinians, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Higgs, Inner Circle

Votes: 26

32. Inbetween (I) (2008)

11 min | Short, Drama, War

8.1
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A haunting tale of forgiveness and redemption. A Serbian soldier tormented by grief and guilt after witnessing the death of innocent Albanians in Kosovo is forced to revisit his worst ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Wright | Stars: Branko Tomovic, Ivana Basic, Aleksandar Mikic, Ruth Posner

Votes: 88

33. Mojo

Drama | Announced

Mojo is a drama/fantasy about an eccentric white southern family that discovers their black slave ancestry.

Director: Darlene Eliopoulos | Stars: Eva Ndachi, Judith Eisenberg, Richard 'R.J.' Markham, McKenzie Burke

34. Ital Reign (2018)

40 min | Short, Family

8.4
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The story of a man who has to choose fame or fatherhood, friends who have to choose loyalty or desire and a girl who has to choose to believe in herself.

Directors: Dominic Lofters, Steffan Zachiyah Thompson | Stars: Darryl Bradford, Michelle Jeffers, Mal Nisbett

Votes: 7

35. Jeremiah Wright Painting a Picture of US Aggression (2008 Video)

2 min | Short

6.0
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Remixes footage from various sources to visually engage the pastor's contentious assertions from the pulpit.

Director: Diran Lyons | Stars: Jeremiah Wright, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 6

36. Roots: Celebrating 25 Years (2002 TV Movie)

60 min

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Director: Judith Leonard | Stars: LeVar Burton, Tina Andrews, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner

Votes: 17

37. The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water (2004)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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Prominent cultural artists explore the present-day residuals of the trans- Atlantic slave trade and use music, ritual, dolls, spoken word and visual art to create paths to healing.

Director: S. Pearl Sharp | Stars: Riua Akinshegun, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Oscar Brown Jr., Katrina Browne

Votes: 12

38. Moja Kuba, moja Polska (2007)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz | Star: Jose Torres

39. Mein erstes Leben - Adoptierte Menschen ergründen ihre Wurzeln (2015)

50 min | Documentary

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A documentary, which depicts how people handle their situation of not knowing who their parents are and why they were given away. This film highlights the destiny of three adults, who decided to start a journey to find their roots.

Director: Daniel Stadelmann

40. Back to My Roots (2010 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary

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Simon now finds himself faced with a cross cultural mid-career crisis. Invited to perform a stand up gig in front of a TV audience of three million people, he returns to Spain to discover where he truly belongs-is it Spain or Australia?

Director: David Swann | Stars: Simon Palomares, Jorge Segura

41. Katary (2015)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Esteban Lema

42. A Day Full of Grace

Drama | Pre-production

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Directors: Mili Ben Hayl, Tamar Shippony

43. Roots (II) (2009)

6 min | Short

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Director: Utku Onal | Stars: Ahmet Karaca, Ahmet Ogut, Selahattin Ozpalabiyiklar, Kami Sevim

44. Soy Kalunga

Documentary | Filming

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Directors: Karol Gonzalez, Yuni Ramírez

45. Rootz the Breakthrough (2014)

76 min | Drama

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When the past is in the present.

Director: Brian Harris

46. Awake Zion (2013)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

7.8
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Through one woman's musical odyssey exploring the meaning of Jewish identity, Awake Zion uncovers the mysterious connections between Reggae, Rasta and Judaism. Awake Zion unites Jewish and ... See full summary »

Director: Monica Haim | Stars: Super Dane, Bongo Daniel, King Django, 'Sister' Carol East

Votes: 5

47. Enblackenment (2018)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Serving as a prelude to the award-winning art documentary "A Fanboys Tale", this story explores how a fanboys' overwhelming enthusiasm is met with the unexpected realities of his roots.

Director: Jason E. Brown | Stars: Jay Balthazard, Jason E. Brown

48. Vatten tjockt som blod (2009)

58 min | Documentary

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Emilio's adoptive father Bengt feels abandoned when his son moves from Sweden back to his birth-country Colombia. Bengt travels there to try to reestablish a relationship between them. ... See full summary »

Director: Mattias Olsson | Stars: Eugenia Castaño, Emilio Cuesta, Bengt Svensson, Eva Svensson

49. Fatima (III) (2015)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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This film is a voices and icons' collection. My voice tells the story of my grandmother's exile from Algeria to France. The film scrolls in black and white, I tell her fights for her ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Khada

50. Bluefield (2006)

Drama

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Peter Wilson is a successful K-Street accountant on the verge of making partner in his high-powered Washington, D.C. firm who is eagerly anticipating the birth of his first-born child. Life... See full summary »

Director: James McLean | Stars: Conrad Martin, Jessica Hansen, Sherri Lareaux, Chad Ridgely

Votes: 98



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