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1. Article 15 (2019)

Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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In the rural heartlands of India, an upright police officer sets out on a crusade against violent caste-based crimes and discrimination.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra

Votes: 14,416

2. Noura's Dream (2019)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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With her abusive husband in jail and a coveted divorce pending, hardworking Noura can almost grasp a happy, new life with lover Lassaad - but when the best-laid plans are upended, Noura must tap her unshakable will to fulfill her dream.

Director: Hinde Boujemaa | Stars: Hind Sabri, Lotfi Abdelli, Hakim Boumsaoudi, Imen Cherif

Votes: 74

3. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 2,172

4. Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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83 Metascore

An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman | Stars: Mark Cole, Anthony Craig, Rachel Dissell, Alexandria Goddard

Votes: 882

5. Death by Hanging (1968)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Do-yun Yu, Fumio Watanabe, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 1,948

6. Teens React (2011– )

Short, Comedy, Reality-TV

5.6
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Teens react to viral hits, youtubers and more in this new web series. From the directors of Kids React comes Teens react.

Stars: Chelsea Cook, Olivia Pakula, Ethan Woods, Adam Lusk

Votes: 1,103

7. Oxygen (2017)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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An NRI, who arrives in India to get married to the daughter of a revered man whose enemies are constantly killing his family members, also has something against a cigarette brand.

Director: Jyothi Krishna | Stars: Tottempudi Gopichand, Raashi Khanna, Anu Emmanuel, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 157

8. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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Philosophical conversations between a poet, politician, and scientist. No one is psychotic or out for revenge.

Director: Bernt Amadeus Capra | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,720 | Gross: $0.77M

9. Alma gitana (1996)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A young man who wants to become a professional dancer falls in love with a gypsy girl and gets in conflict with her totally different cultural background. But love can overcome these ... See full summary »

Director: Chus Gutiérrez | Stars: Amara Carmona, Pedro Alonso, Peret, Rafael Álvarez 'El Brujo'

Votes: 90

10. Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005)

112 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian ... See full summary »

Director: Jocelyn Saab | Stars: Hanan Turk, Mohamed Mounir, Fathi Abdulwahhab, Sawsan Badr

Votes: 238

11. I'm Not Angry! (2014)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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I'm not Angry. is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to provide the least requirements of a normal life -, tries not to get angry when he is ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Milad Rahimi, Bahram Afshari

Votes: 1,439

12. The King of the Cattle (1996– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The enmity between two rancher families in territorial dispute, and the forbidden love between a drover and a landless, mysterious woman with no past.

Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Patricia Pillar, Fábio Assunção

Votes: 466

13. A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Just after losing her husband to a similar condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a fatal neurological condition. So she plans to end her life herself. Based on a true story.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Julie Walters, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Liz White

Votes: 536

14. Human Resources (1999)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelaère

Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Kids React (2010– )

6 min | Short, Comedy, Reality-TV

5.0
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A web series where kids react to videos.

Stars: Morgan Bertsch, Lucas Daniel Vazquez, Dylan Djoenadi, Emma Rex

Votes: 989

16. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 35

17. Planeta Petrila (2016)

80 min | Documentary

8.4
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In Petrila, a Romanian mining town, an ex-miner uses art and absurdism in a struggle to keep history alive.

Director: Andrei Dascalescu | Stars: Ion Barbu, Catalin Cenusa, Mihai Barbu, Ilinca Paun-Constantinescu

Votes: 617

18. Lantouri (2016)

111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Girl, Maryam, is attacked with Acid by Pasha, a young man who is madly in love with her.

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Reza Behbudi

Votes: 2,283

19. Candy Rain (2008)

106 min | Romance

5.4
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Four separate vignettes about lesbian relationships and dating, ending with a summation about relationships.

Director: Hung-i Chen | Stars: Josephine A. Blankstein, Cheer Chen, Yang-kun Chen, Belle Hsin

Votes: 292

20. Susanna (1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Before her brutal death, Susanna had been engaged to marry Moroccan immigrant Said. Before that, the confused recovering drug-addict had been involved with wine salesman Alex, an arrangement set up by her boss to repay a debt to him.

Director: Antonio Chavarrías | Stars: Eva Santolaria, Said Amel, Àlex Casanovas, Rosa Gàmiz

Votes: 90

21. A Social Cure (2018)

96 min | Documentary

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Can you and your friends slow the spread of a devastating global disease? (and promote other positive behaviors?) A Social Cure tells the stories of five unique individuals as their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Meissa Hampton | Stars: Dr. Catherine Sozi, Nokubonga Yawa, Gustav Praekelt, Dr. Thobile Mbengashe

22. The Tree That Bore No Fruit (2017)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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The desperate struggle of a CEO trying to fax new company policy becomes a tragic fable of violence, love, and death.

Director: Joshua Winnington | Stars: Bashir Ally, Shaun Barry, Billy Bentley, Amanda Bradbury

23. Las cartas de Alou (1990)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Alou, an illegal African inmigrant, send letters to his parents talking about his new life in Spain.

Director: Montxo Armendáriz | Stars: Mulie Jarju, Eulàlia Ramon, Ahmed El-Maaroufi, Akonio Dolo

Votes: 199

24. Tame keva? (2018)

Drama

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Frustrated and annoyed with the pointlessness and insensitivity that comes with casteism, Ramji, an old Dalit man, decides to give up his religion. However, his ever-pious wife is against ... See full summary »

Stars: Anand Devmani, Ashish Kakkad, Jakir Khan, Shraddha Suthar

25. The City Dark (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question - do we need the stars? - taking him from ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Cheney

Votes: 311

26. Hear Me Now (2016)

52 min | Documentary

8.8
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A documentary that candidly examines school bullying and how it can be dealt with, told by those who experienced it first hand.

Director: Bill Cornelius | Stars: Craig X. Scott, Haley Kilpatrick, Kirk Smalley, Bill Cornelius

Votes: 10

27. Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

7.7
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Tells the story of EC Comics, the controversy that led to the end of mainstream horror comics, and the HBO anthology series "Tales from the Crypt".

Director: Chip Selby | Stars: Wendy Gaines Bucci, John Carpenter, Russ Cochran, Jack Davis

Votes: 118

29. Sakhhii (2019)

122 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Shouvick Sarkar | Stars: Arjun Chakraborty, Saayoni Ghosh, Debshankar Haldar, Rii Sen

30. Too Sane for This World (2011)

74 min | Documentary, News

6.3
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'Too Sane For This World' explores the challenges, gifts and unique perspectives of 12 adults on the autism spectrum. The film features an introduction by Dr. Temple Grandin. Many adults on... See full summary »

Director: William Davenport

Votes: 14

31. Bullied to Death (2016)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

8.6
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Bullied to Death depicts a 24 hour journey through the true stories of teenagers worldwide that experience severe bullying episodes at school, from their own families and on the web, as a result of their coming out about their sexuality.

Director: Giovanni Coda | Stars: Tendal Mann, Sergio Anrò, Gianni Dettori, Assunta Pittaluga

Votes: 9

32. In-Between Days (2012)

58 min | Documentary

6.9
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Chiranjit and Bubai are two young transgender friends from Kolkata. Hailing from poor and uneducated families, they confronted social castration from a tender age. However, it helped ... See full summary »

Director: Sankhajit Biswas | Stars: Bubai, Chiranjit

Votes: 10

33. Black Sheep (III) (2015)

72 min | Documentary

8.1
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Black Sheep follows a group of Transgender women in Mumbai through the filmmaker's eye, Reshel, through empowering events; break the barriers of popular myth and prejudice. The cinematic ... See full summary »

Director: Reshel Shah | Stars: Mariya Jadhav, Durgavali Manisha, Kaif Quresh, Reshel Shah

Votes: 10

34. Kony 2012, Part II: Beyond Famous (2012)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

3.0
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Stars: Baroness Berridge, Brent Brubaker, Adam Finck, Acaye Jacob

Votes: 11

35. I sidira kyria (1983)

102 min | Comedy

4.7
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A dynamic Greek housewife and fervent fan of the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, decides to take action, in a valiant attempt to rectify the country's negative aspects.

Director: Takis Vougiouklakis | Stars: Rena Vlahopoulou, Teti Shinaki, Tasos Perzikianidis, Kostas Floratos

Votes: 41

36. The Pink Circle Story (2011)

7 min | Short

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The radio in the kitchen plays popular Bollywood songs as a mother cooks food for her children while the father smokes cigarettes on the roof. Experimental silent short about family, sanitation and breast cancer.

Director: Prashant Bhilare | Stars: Aishwarya Dalvi, Asif Kazi, Mst. Sahil, Mst. Ninad Sonare

37. Lola vende cá (2002)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Llorenç Soler | Stars: Cristina Brondo, Miguel Martín Angulo, Carmen Muñoz, Francisca Perona

Votes: 26

38. The Blue Island (2018)

22 min | Short

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Director: Sofia Melo

39. Saïd (1998)

100 min | Drama

5.9
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Saïd is convinced that life in Europe will be wonderful. The small boat in which he crosses the strait of Gibraltar is the first thing that disappoints him, and when he arrives in Barcelona... See full summary »

Director: Llorenç Soler | Stars: Noufal Lhafi, Núria Prims, Marouane Mribti, Mercedes Sampietro

Votes: 50

40. Bombhunters (2006)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

7.1
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Bombhunters explores the long-term consequences of war and genocide in Cambodia that persist in the form of landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other munitions. Through the lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Skye Fitzgerald

Votes: 8

41. Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream (2014)

120 min | Documentary, News

7.9
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Caught in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, Patrick Lovell, one of 10 million people who lost their homes, finds himself asking why he and so many Americans were blindsided by ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Lovell | Star: Patrick Lovell

Votes: 13

42. It's Better to Jump (2013)

75 min | Documentary, History

5.1
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34 Metascore

There is a centuries-old seawall in the ancient port of Akka, located on Israel's northern coast. Today, Akka is a modern city inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i, but its ... See full summary »

Directors: Gina Angelone, Mouna Stewart, Patrick Alexander Stewart

Votes: 42

43. Inside/Out (1973–1974)

15 min | Family

8.2
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Dramatizations of various social issues and ethical dilemmas are presented for the viewer to ponder the resolutions themselves.

Votes: 19

44. Graduates: Freedom Is Not for Free (2012)

83 min | Documentary

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Documentary film GRADUATES is about the struggle of young people, who, after graduating, find themselves in the reality and have to adapt to the needs of society. We are free, but to what extent are we able to take fate into our own hands?

Director: Tomas Krupa | Stars: Filip Jurkovic, Pavol Kaniansky, Miroslav Mráz

45. Den store prøve (2014)

Not Rated | 42 min | Short, Drama

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A young girl's struggle to handle the troubles of her father's alcohol abuse.

Director: Lars Kristian Mikkelsen | Stars: Laura Bach, Nicolai Dahl Hamilton, Henning Valin Jakobsen, Søren Penny Laursen

46. Rullbrädevinter (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Boel Amegrissi

47. At the Core (2009)

9 min | Short

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In a time of growing urbanization, globalization, and industrialization, a smaller, family-run business called Gizdich Ranch is much rarer, but continues to thrive.

Director: Garett Thomas | Stars: Staci Caccioppi, Vince Gizdich

48. Dear Suicidal Friend (2013)

Documentary, Adventure, Family

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Wendell remakes his first article from 2012 to demonstrate to his other half where his heart lies on Valentines Day. Are you already mine?

Director: Wendell Charles NeSmith | Star: Wendell Charles NeSmith

49. Global Pirates (2010)

62 min | Documentary

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Carlos Leal discovers the protest against the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany.

Director: Laurent Notaro | Stars: Carlos Leal, Hamid Mohseni, Pedram Shahyar

50. North London Action for the Homeless (2011 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Action

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As well as offering food, advice and clothing, North London Action for the Homeless's drop-in centre provides a space where others, including a tuberculosis advice worker, can come and do a lot of good in a short space of time.

Director: Dorothy Leiper | Stars: Sue Collinson, Dorota Harembska, Radu Morar Rucarean, Mike Tomes



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