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1. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 128,151 | Gross: $33.58M

2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 48,806

3. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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32 Metascore

The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 25,592 | Gross: $4.43M

4. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 3,705

5. SubUrbia (1996)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey

Votes: 8,488 | Gross: $0.73M

6. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 4,040

7. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather

Votes: 7,417 | Gross: $0.59M

8. Barcelona (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

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 »

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino

Votes: 5,400 | Gross: $7.27M

9. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 2,364

10. The Five Obstructions (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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79 Metascore

Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges Jørgen Leth, the filmmaker behind The Perfect Human (1967), to remake his classic short under circumstances of increasing constraint.

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

Votes: 7,805 | Gross: $0.09M

11. The Plague (1992)

R | 148 min | Drama

5.9
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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 »

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: William Hurt, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Marc Barr, Robert Duvall

Votes: 777

12. The Shape of Water (2006)

70 min | Documentary

7.9
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THE SHAPE OF WATER (narrator: Susan Sarandon) Interweaves the intimate and powerful stories of Khady, Oraiza, Bilkusben, Dona Antonia, Gila - living in Senegal, Brazil, India, and Jerusalem... See full summary »

Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Votes: 28

13. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.67M

14. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.3
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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 »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 794

15. Let's Make Money (2008)

110 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju, Gerhard Schwarz

Votes: 1,658

16. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $0.56M

17. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $0.20M

18. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R | 114 min | Thriller

5.4
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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 »

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 390

19. Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? (1968)

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A pompous, adventure-seeking businessman journeys through Africa with a clumsy employee to find his own disappeared brother-in-law.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Bernard Blier, Alfredo Marchetti, Franca Bettoia

Votes: 725

20. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Nanda Costa, Amanda Diniz, Kika Farias, Marieta Severo

Votes: 461

21. Dante's Hell Animated (2013)

R | 39 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.9
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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.

Director: Boris Acosta | Stars: Armand Mastroianni, Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano, Nia Peeples

Votes: 643

22. The Red Chapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,722 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Hour of the Star (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Suzana Amaral | Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 942

24. Shipwrecked Adventures of Donkey Ollie (2007)

78 min | Animation, Action, Family

6.8
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A young donkey goes to the rescue of his master Elizabeth and Jehu when they are captured by a roving band of Samaritans.

Director: Douglas Aberle | Stars: Victor Perrotti, Craig Quist, Brian Stewart

Votes: 20

25. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Storm Saulter | Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Ricardo Orgil, Everaldo Creary

Votes: 154

26. Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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68 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara | Stars: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Project Happiness (2011)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Family

8.5
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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 »

Director: John Sorensen | Stars: Nina Castanon, The Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson, Richard Gere

Votes: 22

28. Cooking with Stella (2009)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Inside the Canadian diplomatic compound in New Delhi, a mischievous cook affects the lives of her employers and fellow staff.

Director: Dilip Mehta | Stars: Seema Biswas, Don McKellar, Lisa Ray, Hitender Kumar

Votes: 279

29. The End of Poverty? (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

7.4
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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.

Director: Philippe Diaz | Stars: Martin Sheen, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Eric Toussaint

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.

Director: Amitabh Reza Chowdhury | Stars: Siam Ahmed, Champa, Allen Shubhro, Momena Chowdhury

31. Google Baby (2009)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.2
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A journey across three continents telling the story of the up and coming baby production industry in the age of globalization.

Director: Zippi Brand Frank | Stars: Naina Patel, Doron Mamet-Meged, Gad Levy, Lyne Macklin-Fife

Votes: 160

32. Empire of Silver (2009)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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54 Metascore

In 1899, a carefree young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire.

Director: Christina Yao | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Jin Chai

Votes: 703

33. Oro diablo (2000)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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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 »

Director: Joseph Novoa | Stars: Rocío Miranda, Laureano Olivares, Armando Gota, Pedro Lander

Votes: 58

34. Dooman River (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: Lu Zhang | Stars: Jian Cui, Lan Yin, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Votes: 168

35. Daughters (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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When Maple, a quiet 14-year old girl living in rural China, is forced into an arranged marriage, she takes a dangerous path to free herself.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Star: Luo Qian

Votes: 19

36. Che (1997)

83 min | Drama, History

6.4
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Director: Aníbal Di Salvo | Stars: Emilia Mazer, Jorge Abalo, Jesús Albornoz, Marcio Almeida

Votes: 136

37. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970)

65 min | Documentary

6.9
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The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis, Yvonne Murray

Votes: 357

38. Blood, Sweat & T-Shirts (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Six Western, relatively spoiled English youths visits underdeveloped places overseas where some of the luxury goods or crucial components are produced they take for granted. They not only ... See full summary »

Votes: 26

39. The March (1990)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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."

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Malick Bowens, Juliet Stevenson, Joseph Mydell, Dermot Crowley

Votes: 125

40. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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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 »

Director: Jordan Clark | Stars: Jordan Clark, Peque Gallaga, Maricel Soriano

Votes: 64

41. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.1
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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 »

Director: Joao G. Amorim | Stars: Daniel Pinchbeck, Maude Barlow, Ariane Burgess, Gerald Celente

Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Made in India (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.1
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About the human experiences behind the phenomena of 'outsourcing' surrogate mothers to India.

Directors: Rebecca Haimowitz, Vaishali Sinha

Votes: 33

43. Toss Me a Dime (1958)

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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 »

Director: Fernando Birri | Stars: Guillermo Cervantes Luro, María Rosa Gallo, Francisco Petrone

Votes: 204

44. In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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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?

Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua

Votes: 20

45. Living in Emergency (2008)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

7.9
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76 Metascore

In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Director: Mark N. Hopkins | Stars: Tom Krueger, Davinder Gill, Chris Brasher, Chiara Lepora

Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.03M

46. Claro (1975)

111 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Juliet Berto, Mackay, El Cachorro, Jirges Ristum

Votes: 82

47. Warrior Marks (1994)

54 min | Documentary

5.1
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Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumcisers.

Director: Pratibha Parmar

Votes: 19

48. Space Tourists (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.0
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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 »

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: Anousheh Ansari, Jonas Bendiksen, Dumitru Popescu, Charles Simonyi

Votes: 192

49. Ego Trip (I) (2015)

105 min | Comedy

5.6
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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 »

Director: Benoit Pelletier | Stars: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Guy Jodoin, Marie-Ève Milot

Votes: 206

50. 1 a Minute (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Namrata Singh Gujral | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Olivia Newton-John, Namrata Singh Gujral, Jaclyn Smith

Votes: 160



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