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51. Le Gai Savoir (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 767

52. With Open Arms (2017)

92 min | Comedy

5.4
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A French intellectual who writes about living with an open-mind struggles to live up to his words when a Romani family begins camping on his front yard.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Ary Abittan, Elsa Zylberstein, Cyril Lecomte

Votes: 2,549

53. 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: 2,802 | Gross: $0.77M

54. In Praise of Love (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

Votes: 2,620 | Gross: $0.25M

55. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $0.89M

56. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,262

57. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man, to the dismay of those close to her.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda

Votes: 1,427

58. Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 556

59. Kamikaze 89 (1982)

Not Rated | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Director: Wolf Gremm | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Günther Kaufmann, Boy Gobert, Arnold Marquis

Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.02M

60. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.7
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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 889

61. Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Daria, Jane, and the rest of the Lawndale High seniors face graduation and college in this series finale TV-movie from MTV's "Daria."

Director: Karen Disher | Stars: Geoffrey Arend, Rand Bridges, Lisa Kathleen Collins, Michelle Damato

Votes: 3,325

62. The Little Thief (1988)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.0
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In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bezace, Simon de La Brosse, Clotilde de Bayser

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $1.06M

63. Wesele (1973)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Marek Walczewski, Izabella Olszewska, Ewa Zietek, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 983

64. Larks on a String (1969)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,580

65. Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV's hit "Daria," explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High.

Directors: Karen Disher, Guy Moore | Stars: Rachel Anton, Brett Barsky, Corey Block, Cindy E. Brolsma

Votes: 3,545

66. You'll Get Over It (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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52 Metascore

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve | Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaïm, François Comar

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $0.04M

67. Pigskin Parade (1936)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.2
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Married coaches Slug and Bessie find hillbilly football tosser Amos and the team gets invited to the Yale Bowl.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, The Yacht Club Boys

Votes: 583

68. Green (2011)

Unrated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A New Yorker moves to the country with her boyfriend, where her new friendship causes a problem as her partner also takes an interest in the woman.

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Louis Cancelmi

Votes: 286

69. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 494

70. Little Rose (2010)

118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer whom they believe to be a "camouflaged Zionist," rough security-services colonel ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski | Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Magdalena Boczarska, Robert Wieckiewicz, Grazyna Szapolowska

Votes: 1,200

71. A Silent Agreement (2017)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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In the first Australian feature film to showcase Auslan (Australian sign language), writer/director Davo Hardy, plays a sensitive writer named Reuben, who grapples with a speech impediment ... See full summary »

Director: Davo Hardy | Stars: Davo Hardy, Joshua Sealy, Paul Mercurio, Sage Godrei

Votes: 78

72. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,539

73. Personals II: CasualSex.com (2001 Video)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A writer for a pop culture magazine needs to come up with a "killer" story about online dating to save her job. After catching her shackup partner in bed with a bimbo from the marina she is... See full summary »

Director: Kelley Cauthen | Stars: Beverly Lynne, Christopher John Kapanke, Daniel S. D'Ottavio, Candace Washington

Votes: 81

74. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 575

75. Stella Days (2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

5.7
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56 Metascore

A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Trystan Gravelle, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 377

76. Cloud Capped Star (2013)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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To Ritwik Ghatak film was not merely a form of entertainment, but a weapon, a medium to portray struggle of common men. He was successful neither in his career nor he could he become a good... See full summary »

Director: Kamaleswar Mukherjee | Stars: Saswata Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Rahul Banerjee

Votes: 616

77. The Lacemaker (1977)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A reserved young woman moves into an apartment with a young student she met while on vacation.

Director: Claude Goretta | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton, Florence Giorgetti, Annemarie Düringer

Votes: 2,178

78. Mitsos, the Laughing Stock (1984)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Two childhood friends, Mitsos and Spinos, after failing as mobsters, open a marriage agency where they use techniques of deception that learned as kids from their mothers.

Director: Omiros Efstratiadis | Stars: Sotiris Moustakas, Mimis Fotopoulos, Thanos Papadopoulos, Nina Papazaphiropoulou

Votes: 265

79. The Structure of Crystal (1969)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

7.2
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Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Barbara Wrzesinska, Jan Myslowicz, Andrzej Zarnecki, Wladyslaw Jarema

Votes: 877

80. Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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It's the story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Carlo DeFilippi, Nicoletta Braschi, Toni Bertorelli, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 512

81. 199 Tips to Be Happy (2008)

99 min | Drama

5.2
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A young couple is going through a crisis and is going to live in Spain in search of new opportunities.

Director: Andrés Waissbluth | Stars: Pablo Macaya, Tamara Garea, Andrea García-Huidobro, Alex Brendemühl

Votes: 110

82. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,388

83. The Seventh Room (1996)

108 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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This movie is based on the life of Saint Edith Stein. She was a German nun of Jewish descent who had converted to Catholicism. Much of her early life was spent as an outspoken academic. ... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Elide Melli, Jan Nowicki, Anna Polony

Votes: 152

84. Candlestick (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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A social gathering is rocked to its core when Jack accuses his best friend's wife of infidelity. But as the allegations start flying, it soon emerges that a far more sinister game may be at play.

Director: Christopher Presswell | Stars: Andrew Fitch, Isla Ure, Nigel Thomas, Tom Knight

Votes: 349

85. We'll Live Till Monday (1968)

106 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Irina Pechernikova, Nina Menshikova, Mikhail Zimin

Votes: 1,162

86. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,461 | Gross: $0.04M

87. July Rain (1967)

107 min | Drama

7.6
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Lena is about to marry when she finds out her fiance is a bad person. After leaving him, she seeks for a sense in her life through adventures with artists who are also searching their own identity. When raining, she meets Zhenya.

Director: Marlen Khutsiev | Stars: Evgeniya Uralova, Aleksandr Belyavskiy, Yuriy Vizbor, Evgeniya Kozyreva

Votes: 745

88. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,848

89. The Melman Brothers

80 min | Drama | Completed

After the attacks in Paris in 2015, Raphael Mehlman is really aware of his Jewishness. His brother, the writer Joël Mehlman, develops a novel then gets lost between his characters and reality, mixing his fiction and his own life.

Director: Claude Chamis | Stars: Pablo Alarson, Laura Ketels, Franck Zerbib, Arthur Molinier

90. Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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46 Metascore

Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuru Meike | Stars: Kyôko Hayami, Kikujirô Honda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Yûichi Ishikawa

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.00M

91. Beg, Borrow or Steal (1937)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A con man must pass himself off as the owner of a château on the French Riviera when he is expected to host his estranged daughter's wedding.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Frank Morgan, Florence Rice, John Beal, Janet Beecher

Votes: 175

92. Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992)

108 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife,... See full summary »

Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Anna Bonaiuto, Renato Carpentieri, Toni Servillo

Votes: 291

93. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.21M

94. The Wicked Uncle (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Trix Brunner, a single mother, has moved to the village from the city years ago. She accuses the gym teacher to have her daughter molested. The whole village is outraged.

Director: Urs Odermatt | Stars: Miriam Japp, Paula Schramm, Jörg-Heinrich Benthien, Julia Heydkamp

Votes: 70

95. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

6.0
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'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

Votes: 431

96. Possible Loves (2001)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.6
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Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Murilo Benício, Carolina Ferraz, Emílio de Mello, Beth Goulart

Votes: 1,032

97. Cyclops (1982)

138 min | Drama

7.3
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Melkior Tresic is one of many intellectuals in 1941 Zagreb who is helplessly waiting for the encroaching war.

Director: Antun Vrdoljak | Stars: Frano Lasic, Ljuba Tadic, Rade Serbedzija, Mira Furlan

Votes: 272

98. Almost Peaceful (2002)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.11M

99. Let's Have a Riot (1970)

131 min | Comedy

6.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Alberto Sordi, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 91

100. Cantata (1963)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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A young doctor undergoes a spiritual crisis when he returns to his rural home.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Andor Ajtay, Béla Barsi, Miklós Szakáts

Votes: 484



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