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1. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.8
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86 Metascore

Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 96,216

2. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 38,297 | Gross: $0.72M

3. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 74,789 | Gross: $42.04M

4. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 92,679 | Gross: $16.76M

5. Desierto (2015)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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51 Metascore

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño

Votes: 8,496 | Gross: $1.83M

6. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 7,340

7. Bound for Glory (1976)

PG | 147 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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70 Metascore

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland

Votes: 4,408

8. Jupiter's Moon (2017)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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56 Metascore

Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 2,527

9. Samba (2014)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

Senegalese Samba has worked 10 years in France. He's arrested and befriends the woman helping him with legal matters as volunteer after a burnout at work. He's released after being told to leave France. Chemistry?

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izïa Higelin

Votes: 13,758 | Gross: $0.15M

10. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 18,856 | Gross: $0.61M

11. The House by the Sea (2017)

107 min | Drama

6.5
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67 Metascore

Three grown children gathered at the picturesque villa of their dying father reflect on where they are, who they have become, and what they have inherited.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Jacques Boudet

Votes: 1,194

12. A Land Imagined (2018)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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59 Metascore

A lonely construction worker from China goes missing at a Singapore land reclamation site, and a sleepless police investigator must put himself in the mind of the migrant to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.

Director: Siew Hua Yeo | Stars: Peter Yu, Xiaoyi Liu, Yue Guo, Jack Tan

Votes: 770

13. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)

TV-14 | 125 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr., Joonee Gamboa

Votes: 1,193

14. Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min | Documentary

6.8
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87 Metascore

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo

Votes: 5,021 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Joe Hill (1971)

GP | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave, Evert Anderson

Votes: 678

16. Axone (2019)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Follows migrants in Delhi, in their attempt to organize a wedding party, they find out everything is not going according to plan.

Director: Nicholas Kharkongor | Stars: Dolly Ahluwalia, Jimpa Bhutia, Vijay Kumar Dogra, Sayani Gupta

Votes: 15

17. Romulus, My Father (2007)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

Director: Richard Roxburgh | Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 3,957 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Katie Tippel (1975)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Andrea Domburg, Hannah de Leeuwe

Votes: 2,150

19. My Mother's Castle (1990)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain

Votes: 4,494 | Gross: $1.48M

20. Teenage Kicks (2016)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama

6.5
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The scars of our youth shape the adults we become.

Director: Craig Boreham | Stars: Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 548

21. The Line (III) (2017)

108 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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There are borders you cross only once... Criminal thriller about traffickers and smugglers from Ukrainian border. The feature film about the borders and the life on their edge.

Director: Peter Bebjak | Stars: Tomas Mastalir, Emília Vásáryová, Jevgenij Libeznuk, Andrej Hryc

Votes: 629

22. All Three of Us (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Director: Kheiron | Stars: Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 1,909

23. Undercover Hooligan (2016)

90 min | Drama

4.0
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Known for his brutally violent policing tactics, suspended police officer Michael Clarke is sent undercover to infiltrate the notorious London criminal enterprise of Terance Turner, with the task of bringing the gang boss to justice.

Director: Nicholas Winter | Stars: Aggy K. Adams, Ali Bastian, Madalina Bellariu Ion, Vic Waghorn

Votes: 345

24. A Season in France (2017)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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78 Metascore

An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama Darboe

Votes: 320

25. Twin Flower (2018)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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In a South of Italy full of beauty and hidden dangers, two adolescents, abused and damaged by life, Anna, whose father has been murdered and Basim, an immigrant orphan, escape together towards a new start.

Director: Laura Luchetti | Stars: Aniello Arena, Giorgio Colangeli, Anastasiya Bogach, Kallil Kone

Votes: 81

26. Refugee (2018)

87 min | Documentary

7.1
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A harrowing account of Europe's migrant crisis. A family of Syrian refugees separated by the borders of Europe, fight to be reunited as they migrant from Syria to Germany.

Director: Alexander J. Farrell | Stars: Rasha Abousalem, Moustapha Ahmad, Ahmed Alali, Hamoudi Alali

Votes: 18

27. Best Intentions (2018)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A 50-year-old who is over-invested in humanitarian work is competing in the social center where she works. She will then embark her students in literacy class, with the help of a pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Legrand | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Alban Ivanov, Claire Sermonne, Tim Seyfi

Votes: 168

28. Bourek (2015)

90 min | Comedy

7.4
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In this humanistic comedy, set against the backdrop of economic crises and bad news, an extravagant international cast of characters meet, fight, and fall in love, while hiding from the end... See full summary »

Director: Vladan Nikolic | Stars: William Leroy, Katerina Misichroni, Robert Rees, Sergej Trifunovic

Votes: 869

29. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

8.0
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,910

30. Angel City (1980 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Leacock, Steve Carver | Stars: Ralph Waite, Paul Winfield, Jennifer Warren, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Votes: 142

31. Yesterday Girl (1966)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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The film tells the story of Anita G., a young East German migrant to West Germany and her struggle to adjust to her new life.

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Alexandra Kluge, Günter Mack, Eva Maria Meineke, Hans Korte

Votes: 810

32. The Last of Us (2016)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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N is coming from the desert to reach North Africa and make an illegal crossing to Europe. He steals a boat, but it soon sinks into the middle of the sea, then embarks in an imaginary ... See full summary »

Director: Ala Eddine Slim | Stars: Jahwar Soudani, Fethi Akkari, Jihed Fourti, Slim Majdoub

Votes: 130

33. Esther Kahn (2000)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 857

34. Fortuna (2018)

106 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss ... See full summary »

Director: Germinal Roaux | Stars: Kidist Siyum, Bruno Ganz, Patrick d'Assumçao, Yoann Blanc

Votes: 178

35. Ghosts (2006)

96 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A young Chinese girl is smuggled into the UK so she can support her son and family in China.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Zhan Yu, Tao Li, Ai Qin Lin, Zhe Wei

Votes: 786

36. Silent Nights (2016)

R | 30 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.3
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A volunteer at a housing shelter falls for a Ghanaian refugee.

Director: Aske Bang | Stars: Malene Beltoft Olsen, Prince Yaw Appiah, Vibeke Hastrup, Ali Kazim

Votes: 932

37. The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.

Director: Salma Hayek | Stars: Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Rubén Blades, Eddy Martin

Votes: 405

38. Európa messze van (1995)

105 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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The story starts in Romania in the last years of the Ceaucescu regime. The main character of the film is Petru, a ten-year-old Romanian boy. His world is one of action and dreams but, at ... See full summary »

Director: Barna Kabay | Stars: Levente Tamási, Géza Kaszás, Denisa Dér, Ferenc Zenthe

Votes: 21

39. Closet Children (1977)

105 min | Drama

6.1
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Nicolas has an appointment with his sister Juliette. They are bound by a heavy secret of childhood: their mother committed suicide while their father had charged Nicolas to keep her. Since ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Brigitte Fossey, Lou Castel, Jean Sorel, Georges Marchal

Votes: 35

40. La Florida (1993)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy

5.9
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Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Rémy Girard, Pauline Lapointe, Yvan Canuel, Jason Blicker

Votes: 440 | Gross: $1.60M

41. ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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Marcos is a lad in Texas, the second son of a migrant farmworker family, his brother is missing in the Korean war. We travel with the family into Minnesota, following the crops. The housing... See full summary »

Director: Severo Perez | Stars: Jose Alcala, Rose Portillo, Art Bonilla, Marco Rodríguez

Votes: 123

42. Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Maisie Ravier finds herself stranded in an Arizona ghost town with a family of migrant dust bowl refugees. The ghost town, it turns out, may have a gold mine.

Directors: Edwin L. Marin, J. Walter Ruben, Norman Taurog | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lee Bowman, Slim Summerville, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 324

43. Friday on My Mind: The Easybeats Story (2009 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.2
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Friday On My Mind is a migrant fairytale: the story of The Easybeats. Two Dutchmen, a couple of English and a Scott met at Villawood Migrant Hostel in 1964. Within a year they topped the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Ulm | Stars: Dick Diamonde, Gordon 'Snowy' Fleet, Doc Neeson, Harry Vanda

Votes: 5

44. La spagnola (2001)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola is pregnant again but she and their daughter Lucia are left to starve while Ricardo ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Jacobs | Stars: Lola Marceli, Alice Ansara, Lourdes Bartolomé, Silvio Ofria

Votes: 451

45. My Father's Guests (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

6.5
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Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Le Ny | Stars: Karin Viard, Flore Babled, Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini

Votes: 725

46. Non è un paese per giovani (2017)

105 min | Comedy

5.8
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Sandro and Luciano come to know each other by working together, Sandro dreams of becoming a writer while Luciano dreams of opening a restaurant with WiFi in Cuba.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi | Stars: Filippo Scicchitano, Giovanni Anzaldo, Sara Serraiocco, Sergio Rubini

Votes: 256

47. Remittance (II) (2015)

87 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Daly, Joel Fendelman | Stars: Angela Barotia, Yolanda Bermas, Prem John, William Ledbetter

Votes: 27

48. Disha (1990)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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The Sarpat family, who live in Bhukari, consist of Parsaram, who has been involved in digging a well for the past over 12 years and is now called 'Pagal Parsa'; his brother, Soma, who gets ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nana Patekar, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajshree Sawant

Votes: 137

49. From the Other Side (I) (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

A documentary look at the fate of Mexicans who cross the border into the United States.

Director: Chantal Akerman

Votes: 219

50. Guests (1998)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Julian Sota, Llazar Sota, Corrado Sassi, Pasqualino Mura

Votes: 117



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