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1. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 85,834 | Gross: $8.11M

2. One Crazy Summer (1986)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray

Votes: 13,025 | Gross: $13.43M

3. So Long, My Son (2019)

185 min | Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li

Votes: 1,114

4. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 32,508 | Gross: $1.72M

5. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 5,900 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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49 Metascore

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 6,738 | Gross: $38.23M

7. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,391 | Gross: $2.83M

8. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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65 Metascore

2 boys defend Treasure Town. Yakuza try to take over and clear it for new development.

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 11,714

9. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale

Votes: 2,208

10. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 764 | Gross: $0.04M

11. The Inheritance (1976)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.2
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Rome, 1880. Gregorio has decided to close his bakery, the family business. Then he tells his sons Pippo, Mario and daughter Teta that they will have to fend for themselves. But newly ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Gigi Proietti

Votes: 694

12. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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85 Metascore

The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Bill O'Farrell

Votes: 1,284 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Director: Thom Andersen | Stars: Encke King, Ben Alexander, Jim Backus, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 1,988

14. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Ricardo Scofidio, Norman Foster

Votes: 1,951

15. The Unforeseen (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.0
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76 Metascore

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Director: Laura Dunn | Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson, Ann Richards

Votes: 308

16. In Jackson Heights (2015)

TV-MA | 190 min | Documentary

7.1
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81 Metascore

Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. IN JACKSON HEIGHTS explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 492 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Bikes vs Cars (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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68 Metascore

Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Aline Cavalcante, Dan Koeppel, Raquel Rolnik, Joel Ewanick

Votes: 583

18. Mama Turns 100 (1979)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Amparo Muñoz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Norman Briski

Votes: 983

19. The Best of Families (1977)

Drama

7.4
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

Stars: Julia MacKenzie, Ed Meyer, Nick Wyman, Guy Boyd

Votes: 33

20. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 484

21. Zvenigora (1928)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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An old Ukrainian man protects and searches for a legendary treasure in the midst of political upheavals.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralskiy, Aleksandr Podorozhnyy

Votes: 752

22. The Garden of Delights (1970)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierrá, Charo Soriano

Votes: 404

23. Cadillac Desert (1997– )

270 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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The amazing transformation of the American Southwest in the 20th century, from desert to oasis.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, David Brower, Floyd Dominy, Barry Goldwater

Votes: 59

24. The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Greene | Stars: Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare

Votes: 977

25. Diario napoletano (1992)

89 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.2
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Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Francesco Rosi, Simona Caramelli, Pietro Bontempo, Nino Vingelli

Votes: 51

26. Arid Lands (2007)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Documentary about the land and people of the Columbia Basin and the Hanford Nuclear site in southeastern Washington state.

Directors: Grant Aaker, Josh Wallaert

Votes: 16

27. Malls R Us (2009)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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What do Al Gore, the Tower of Babel, science fiction, gothic cathedrals, artichokes and roller coasters have in common? All come together in Malls R US, a feature documentary with a ... See full summary »

Director: Helene Klodawsky | Stars: Jon Pahl, Rubin Stahl, Alfred Taubman, Jon Jerde

Votes: 48

28. Cafe Seoul (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.5
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A freelance reporter comes to the aid of a humble confection shop criminally threatened by land developers and weakened by distant family ties.

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Jeong-hoon Kim, Takumi Saitoh, Dong-wook Kim, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 48

29. Subdivide and Conquer: A Modern Western (1999 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

7.6
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The problem of suburban sprawl in the American West.

Directors: Chelsea Congdon, Jeff Gersh | Star: Dennis Weaver

Votes: 7

30. Tehran Has No More Pomegrenates! (2007)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Ain Al-Daula, Massoud Bakhshi, Winston Churchill, Forugh Farrokhzad

Votes: 293

31. The Baltimore Plan (1953)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary concerning Baltimore's efforts at urban renewal with an emphasis on improving housing in the city's slums.

Director: John Barnes

32. Trolley: The Cars That Built Our Cities (1993)

54 min

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A fast-paced, lively look at electric traction's influence on urban life. Streetcars, trolleys, interurbans, cable cars, elevated lines, subways, from horse-cars to modern light rail - from... See full summary »

Star: Larry Lewman

Votes: 7

33. Meishi Street (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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Meishi Street shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In order to widen traffic routes for the Olympic Games, ... See full summary »

Director: Ning Ou

Votes: 8

34. Pawtucket Rising (2008)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

8.4
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This film shows how The City of Pawtucket, RI has used The Arts as small business to revitalize their city.

Director: Jason Caminiti | Stars: Gail Ahlers, Bob Billington, Bill Chisolm, Linda Dewing

Votes: 12

35. Celso and Cora (1983)

109 min | Documentary

6.8
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Australian feature length documentary about a poverty stricken family living in a squatter's dwelling in Manila, Phillipines. Doc is set during a three month period and tells the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kildea

Votes: 8

36. China 21 (2002)

56 min | Documentary

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How are ordinary people adapting to China's transformation - market economies, globalization, small families? Using compact digital video gear filmmakers Ruby Yang and Lambert Yam track ... See full summary »

Director: Ruby Yang

37. 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

38. Some Call It Progress (1978)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Tina Viljoen | Star: Bronwyn Drainie

39. East Side Showdown (1998)

46 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary of the increasingly fractious relationship with the urban poor and the well citizens in urban Toronto.

Director: Robin Benger | Star: Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 5

40. Boomsville (1968)

G | 10 min | Animation, Short

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An animated survey of the settlement and urban development of North American society.

Director: Yvon Mallette

41. The Los Angeles River (2007)

27 min | Short, History

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This 27-minute documentary film about the LA River weaves together citizens' voices, river imagery, historical documents, and visuals from the city's proposed Master Plan. Our goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: David C. Hartwell | Star: Lewis MacAdams

42. I Think I Can Be a Doctor, Rise of the Urbanites (2016)

55 min | Family

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"I Think I can be a Doctor, If I can think it, I can be it." This is the inspiring message of this film for Urban Youth today that need guidance.

Director: John Bell | Stars: Daryl Anderson Jr., Amber Bell, John Bell, Georgetta Buggs

43. No Fitting Habitat (1979)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Tina Viljoen | Star: Vlasta Vrana

44. Lisboa de Hoje e de Amanhã (1948)

40 min | Documentary

6.1
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Recent population growth in the capital leads to an ambitious development plan, involving public and private initiative as documented here, pinpointing over 60 locations (streets, roads, ... See full summary »

Director: António Lopes Ribeiro | Star: António Lopes Ribeiro

Votes: 8

45. We Can't Stand Still Can We? (1976)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kenneth McCready

46. Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin (2001)

Documentary

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Sé Merry Doyle's 'Alive Alive O - A Requiem For Dublin' is a one-hour documentary that journeys deep into the psyche of Dublin's street traders and chronicles how an extraordinary culture ... See full summary »

Director: Sé Merry Doyle

47. Azogaraz (2013 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Isma Rubio

48. A Struggle for Shelter (1987)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert Fortier

49. A Road in Time (1975)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Dick | Star: John Dick

50. Christie Walk: A Piece of Ecocity (2011 Video)

45 min | Documentary

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Stars: Paul Downton, Kingsley Knott, Helen Lawry



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