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1. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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29 Metascore

A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 152,622

2. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 27,063 | Gross: $4.50M

3. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 14,917 | Gross: $13.99M

4. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

Votes: 22,713 | Gross: $46.62M

5. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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53 Metascore

The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Leonardo Guerra

Votes: 57,722 | Gross: $4.28M

6. A Better Life (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Demián Bichir, José Julián, Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo, Joaquín Cosio

Votes: 14,708 | Gross: $1.76M

7. I Witness (2003)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 1,319

8. Lambada (I) (1990)

PG | 104 min | Drama

3.3
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Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Adolfo Quinones, Leticia Vasquez

Votes: 937 | Gross: $4.26M

9. Boulevard Nights (1979)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Votes: 488

10. Talento de barrio (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.

Director: José Iván Santiago | Stars: Daddy Yankee, Maestro Yek, Katiria Soto, César Farrait

Votes: 735 | Gross: $1.67M

11. The Big Fix (1978)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow

Votes: 1,261

12. Rodrigo D: No futuro (1990)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.

Director: Víctor Gaviria | Stars: Ramiro Meneses, Carlos Mario Restrepo, Jackson Idrian Gallego, Vilma Díaz

Votes: 711

13. Biyaya ng lupa (1959)

TV-PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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A young married couple, Maria and Jose (Rosa Rosal and Tony Santos) start life together creating a lanzones orchard in the countryside. They have four children - Miguel (Leroy Salvador), ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Silos | Stars: Rosa Rosal, Tony Santos, Leroy Salvador, Carmencita Abad

Votes: 61

14. Such Is Life (2000)

98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Luis Felipe Tovar, Ernesto Yáñez

Votes: 293

15. Suplicio (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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An unemployed man, overwhelmed by problems, attempts to jump from a ninth floor. A crowd gathers in the street trying to convince him of not ending his life.

Director: Bladimir Abud | Stars: Manolo Ozuna, Rafael Alduey, Eva Arias, Oscar Carrasquillo

16. The Streets of L.A. (1979 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican-American barrio to seek restitution from vandals who slashed her tires.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Robert Webber, Michael C. Gwynne, Audrey Christie

Votes: 22

17. Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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"This independent film, a slice-of-barrio- life that was shot and exhibited in South Texas. It is a compelling film about the dilemmas facing a young Chicano in the spring of 1972 amid the ... See full summary »

Director: Efrain Gutierrez | Stars: Efrain Gutierrez, Jose Armando, Margarita Armando de Hoyas, Diana Doss

Votes: 15 | Gross: $0.30M

19. The Gay Senorita (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Business development prompts an effort to drive out the residents of the Mexican portion of a California town. Against the move is the growing love for a senorita.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Jim Bannon, Steve Cochran, Corinna Mura

Votes: 6

20. One Story (2013)

85 min | Drama

5.6
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Third-generation Mexican teenagers Angie and Josh Navarro from Laguna Beach's upper class estates, are forced to move into their grandparent's house in the barrio. It is there they will ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Nitkev | Stars: Jessie Nickson, Tadie Acosta, Manny Alvarez Jr., Martin J. Ayala

Votes: 7

21. Bungalow 13 (1948)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

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Private detective Christopher Adams chases a precious antique jade lion through the Mexican cafes, auto courts, and the seamy side of Los Angeles.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Tom Conway, Margaret Hamilton, Richard Cromwell, James Flavin

22. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.8
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 31

23. Indelatino's 'El muerto' (2009)

Unrated | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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As a rabid experiment in urban Latino cinema Indelatino's "El Muerto" presents a side of the Caribbean never before experienced on Latino film. When two friends are entrusted to take care ... See full summary »

Director: Williamson Quintero | Stars: Norman Santiago, Oscar H. Guerrero, Leonardo Castro, Noel Ernesto

Votes: 7

24. Amor chicano es para siempre (1977)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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A young Chicano couple struggles to balance work, college and marriage, pitting the husband's machismo and self-sacrifice against the wife's desire for agency and companionship.

Director: Efrain Gutierrez | Stars: Henry Balderrama, Jimmy Deliganis, Josefina Faz, Sylvia Garcia

Votes: 6

25. Runnin' at Midnite (2001)

R | Drama

6.4
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Runnin' at Midnite is based on street reality. It is about boys who have lost hope and turn to a midnight basketball league to have a safe place to be when darkness falls.

Director: Pablo Toledo | Stars: Paul Appleby, Daniel Chacón, Melody Chubb, Michael Ray Clark

Votes: 21

26. Tres pesos (2008)

58 min | Documentary, Music

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Unfolding in three chapters of rare intimacy and candour, TRES PESOS offers an insight into the everyday lives of young Cuban reggaeton musicians. Living in the neglected outskirts of ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Cross

28. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
Episode: Division Street (2001)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Boomer Knight runs a youth center in a gang neighborhood to keep the children from joining the gangs. Walker helps him organize basketball tournaments. The drug dealers try to intervene by kidnapping Boomer.

Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Judson Mills

Votes: 63

29. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: Fagin 1986 (I) (1986)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Hunter and McCall's investigation of a teenager's death leads them to a contemporary Fagin who commands a group of barrio boys to commit crimes for him.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Trinidad Silva, Doug Toby

Votes: 33

30. Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)
Episode: Hired Help (1985)

TV-MA | 28 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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Lovely, but cold and ruthless businesswoman Kay Mason runs a garment factory where she treats her illegal Mexican immigrant workers in a very cruel and inhumane manner. Kay more than meets ... See full summary »

Director: Mai Zetterling | Stars: Fernando Allende, Karen Black, Louis Di Bianco, Page Fletcher

Votes: 33

31. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
Episode: The Covenant (1995)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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A local gang is destroying businesses and starting turf wars. They threaten a boy in Walker's karate class and force him to join the gang. The Rangers must save the boy and stop the turf wars.

Director: Tony Mordente | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Noble Willingham, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 46



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