Most Popular Third World Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Votes: 128,151 | Gross: $33.58M
3. Beyond Borders (2003)
R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.
Votes: 25,592 | Gross: $4.43M
4. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
6. State of Siege (1972)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Using the interrogation of a US counterinsurgency agent as a backdrop, the film explores the consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas.
7. Powaqqatsi (1988)
G | 99 min | Documentary, Music
An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.
Votes: 7,417 | Gross: $0.59M
8. Barcelona (1994)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,400 | Gross: $7.27M
9. Entranced Earth (1967)
111 min | Drama
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »
10. The Five Obstructions (2003)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges Jørgen Leth, the filmmaker behind The Perfect Human (1967), to remake his classic short under circumstances of increasing constraint.
Votes: 7,805 | Gross: $0.09M
11. The Plague (1992)
R | 148 min | Drama
In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr. Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care... See full summary »
13. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, Romance
Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.67M
14. Black Shack Alley (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »
15. Let's Make Money (2008)
110 min | Documentary
Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.
16. The Weather Underground (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $0.56M
17. The Yes Men (2003)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy
Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.
Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $0.20M
18. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
R | 114 min | Thriller
A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »
130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A pompous, adventure-seeking businessman journeys through Africa with a clumsy employee to find his own disappeared brother-in-law.
20. Sonhos Roubados (2009)
85 min | Drama
Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and ... See full summary »
21. Dante's Hell Animated (2013)
R | 39 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
Dante is guided by his hero Virgil through each circle of Hell and its subdivisions until they reach the center of the Earth and emerged to the other hemisphere into Purgatory.
22. The Red Chapel (2009)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy
Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.
Votes: 1,722 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Hour of the Star (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »
25. Better Mus' Come (2010)
104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »
26. Bhutto (2010)
Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography
A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was ... See full summary »
Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.10M
27. Project Happiness (2011)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Family
Happiness, I want more! From the alleys of Nigeria and the beaches of California to the mountains of India, ordinary young people lead us on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature ... See full summary »
29. The End of Poverty? (2008)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.
Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.06M
30. Rickshaw Girl
Family | Post-production
A Bangladeshi girl bravely attempts to help her struggling family by disguising herself as a boy and driving her father's prized rickshaw for much needed extra money. Based on the acclaimed middle-grade novel by Mitali Perkins.
33. Oro diablo (2000)
90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The town of Papayal is located in the Amazon jungle. It is ruled by violence, greed and vice. It has grown around mines where gold is extracted, and where mercury has severely destroyed the... See full summary »
34. Dooman River (2010)
90 min | Drama
Chang-ho, 12, becomes friend with a North-Korean immigrant about the same age who just crossed the Dooman river, border between North-Korea and China. His mute sister and his wise ... See full summary »
39. The March (1990)
100 min | Drama
A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
40. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History
What would happen if a country of 97 million people were taught at a young age that the boogie man was real. In the Philippines for the last 400 years, the 'aswang' has been used as ... See full summary »
41. 2012: Time for Change (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News
2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.07M
43. Toss Me a Dime (1958)
33 min | Documentary, Short
Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as "Tire Dié", in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money, shouting "Tire dié!" (toss me a dime!) to the passengers. ... See full summary »
44. In My Genes (2009 Video)
77 min | Documentary, Drama
What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?
45. Living in Emergency (2008)
Unrated | 120 min | Documentary
In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.
Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.03M
48. Space Tourists (2009)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
Space Tourists succeeds in surprising its audience with images and situations that have very little to do with the futuristic fantasy of 'space-tourism'. The filmmaker sets up encounters ... See full summary »
49. Ego Trip (I) (2015)
105 min | Comedy
After experiencing the summit, the talk show host Marc Morin is at a crossroads in his career and in his personal life. To restart, his agent booke against his will stay in Haiti, five ... See full summary »
50. 1 a Minute (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama
The film chronicles the diagnosis and treatment of a breast cancer survivor, interspersed with personal tales from famous international celebrities who are also survivors, or affected closely by cancer.