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1. The Gunman (2015)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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39 Metascore

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem

Votes: 37,588 | Gross: $10.64M

2. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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32 Metascore

The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 25,668 | Gross: $4.43M

3. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.8
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43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 61,387 | Gross: $0.54M

4. A Perfect Day (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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60 Metascore

A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 19,272

5. The Last Face (2016)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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16 Metascore

In the midst of African social horror, a love between two volunteers fades out and reborn again.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Brandon Phillips, Anna Strelkov

Votes: 4,187

6. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $8.28M

7. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 6,750

8. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 7,950

9. They Rode West (1954)

Approved | 84 min | Western

5.9
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A young cavalry doctor, against orders, treats very sick Indians who are forced to stay on unhealthy land, which could lead to a war.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Robert Francis, Donna Reed, May Wynn, Philip Carey

Votes: 445

10. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.49M

11. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | News

7.9
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

Votes: 2,225

12. The Omega Code (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.6
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14 Metascore

Ancient codes hidden within the Torah reveal the secrets of global events, past (i.e., Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, the Gulf War), present, and future. One man (York) is after the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside

Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $12.61M

13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Charles Lane

Votes: 4,582

14. The White Knights (2015)

112 min | Drama

6.0
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At the head of his NGO Move For Kids, Jacques Arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of Africa "to take in" orphan children. The operation is transformed in a panic.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kateb

Votes: 532

15. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

Votes: 2,352

16. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,374

17. Parker's Anchor (2018)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Krystal Parker's life fell apart when she discovered she couldn't have children. Everything she knew was gone, - but Letting Go Is Just The Beginning.

Director: Marc Hampson | Stars: Penny Johnson Jerald, Michael Beach, Chris Marquette, Brandon Keener

Votes: 123

18. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing, known as "the Lady with the Lamp".

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

Votes: 290

19. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

Votes: 668

20. Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katharina Thalbach, Károly Eperjes, Miklós Székely B.

Votes: 906

21. Sainikudu (2006)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action

5.1
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Siddharth and his friends rescue a village in Warangal from severe floods. Sidhartha is convinced that Govt will give some relief package to the flood effected. Some time later he realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Gunasekhar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Irrfan Khan, Prakash Raj

Votes: 1,543

22. Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Loretta Young, Arthur Hill, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard

Votes: 290

23. 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: 214

24. Hemalkasa (2014)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Biopic on Dr. Prakash Amte, the selfless doctor and social worker who devoted his life towards the development and upliftment of the tribal people in the forests of western Maharashtra.

Director: Samrouddhi Porey | Stars: Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Mohan Agashe, Mayuri Deshmukh

Votes: 844

25. United (2005 Video)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.8
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An inner city kid with a heart for basketball rallies the people of the world to fight for his right to play.

Director: Taron Lexton | Stars: Stacey Annette, Natalie Avital, Lynsey Bartilson, Catherine Bell

Votes: 82

26. What Are We Doing Here? (2008)

82 min | Documentary

8.0
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WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? is a controversial documentary about why after 50 years of Western involvement, billions of dollars in foreign assistance and countless promises, Africa is still so ... See full summary »

Directors: Brandon Klein, Daniel Klein, Nick Klein, Tim Klein | Stars: Edna Adan, Samuel Antwon, Maxamed Abdi Awoowe, Justice Bazirake

Votes: 22

27. Albert Schweitzer (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.4
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This biographical drama/part-time documentary, narrative written by Dr. Albert Schweitzer and spoken by Fredric March, traces the life of Dr. Schweitzer (with actors playing the characters)... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Hill | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fredric March, Albert Schweitzer, Helene Schweitzer

Votes: 78

28. Maple Palm (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1.5
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A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Torjan | Stars: Deborah Stewart, Taymour Ghazi, Andrea Carvajal, Robert J. Feldman

Votes: 303

29. Bethune (1964)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The biography of Canada's most famous humanitarian doctor.

Director: Donald Brittain | Stars: Michael Kane, Lister Sinclair, Ted Allan, Sylvia Ary

Votes: 18

30. Ya bon les blancs (1988)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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The humanitarian aid expedition "Angeles Azules" (Blue Angels), comprising twelve Europeans and six trucks loaded with provisions to alleviate hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa, advances across ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Michele Placido, Juan Diego, Evelyne Pieiller

Votes: 151

31. These Birds Walk (2013)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.9
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82 Metascore

A poor runaway boy and a reluctant ambulance driver in Karachi. Their two lives come together through a dying humanitarian upon whom so much of their daily lives depend.

Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq | Stars: Shehr Ali, Qayyum Bhai, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Asad Ghori

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Ego Trip (I) (2015)

105 min | Comedy

5.6
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After experiencing the summit, the talk show host Marc Morin is at a crossroads in his career and in his personal life. To restart, his agent booke against his will stay in Haiti, five ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pelletier | Stars: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Guy Jodoin, Marie-Ève Milot

Votes: 206

33. One Peace at a Time (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.3
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Filmed in 20 countries, with the insights of Nobel Laureates: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve Chu (Nobel Prize Physics and President Obama's Secretary of Energy) & Desmond Tutu (... See full summary »

Director: Turk Pipkin | Stars: Donna Berber, Philip Berber, Caroline Boudreaux, Steve Chu

Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Red Lines (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.7
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In 2011, Syria's Bashar al-Assad answered his nation's demands for freedom by launching a brutal war against his own people. While the U.S. drew red lines for intervention, Assad ramped up ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs | Stars: Mouaz Moustafa, Razan Shalab al-Sham

Votes: 49

35. Darfur Now (2007)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

6.8
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66 Metascore

An examination of the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

Director: Ted Braun | Stars: Don Cheadle, Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar, Hawa Abaker

Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Lester Brown, Martha Campbell

Votes: 127

37. Beyond Belief (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

4.8
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Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until tragedy strikes. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels these women to focus on... See full summary »

Director: Beth Murphy | Stars: Susan Retik, Patti Quigley, Tom Fleming, Clementina Cantoni

Votes: 149

38. Strong Bodies Fight (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Family, History

9.0
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"Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished" is the motto of the Notre Dame Boxing Team which, since 1931, has been fighting poverty in Bangladesh through its annual charity tournament called "The Bengal Bouts."

Director: William Donaruma

Votes: 14

39. Map of Salvation (2015)

90 min | Documentary

9.1
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The film tells about the humanist movement that emerged as a wave of protest and resistance during human tragedies in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, especially... See full synopsis »

Director: Aram Shahbazyan

Votes: 30

40. The Wind of Al Amal (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

8.2
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'The Wind of Al Amal' explores the complicated struggle and fragmented stories of some Iraqi refugees and exiled as some of them attempt to integrate themselves into the American landscape ... See full summary »

Director: Fredric Lean | Stars: Haider Al-Saedy, Maha Alkhafaji, Bob Carey, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 370

41. Waves for Water (2017)

52 min | Documentary

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Personal, emotional interviews from Jon and those close to him detail the surprising events that lead the professional athlete to become a full time humanitarian, and how the grass roots ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Haidbauer | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Lysa Cooper, Rosario Dawson, William Gardner

42. Trafficking (I) (2009)

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

6.6
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An American journalist travels to the remote and lawless deserts of Central America to shoot a documentary investigating child trafficking, but is intercepted by forces that do not want his message to be heard.

Director: Richard Khouri | Stars: George C. Bujold, Randy Cohlmia, Brittney Daylee, Antonio Farré

Votes: 16

43. The Breidjing Camp (2015 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

6.2
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Claire Denis goes to Eastern Chad to the Breidjing camp, where 40,000 refugees from Darfur are living.

Director: Claire Denis | Star: Claire Denis

Votes: 8

44. Men of San Quentin (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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A crooked deputy warden at San Quentin Penitentiary tries to frame a sergeant of the guards, Jack Holden, for the killing of a guard and a prisoner during a jailbreak.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: J. Anthony Hughes, Eleanor Stewart, Dick Curtis, Charles Middleton

Votes: 43

45. Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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This feature length documentary, Mzungu, is our story about personal change, sacrifice, adventure, and ultimately the power of love and community. You will embark on a journey into the ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Gilbert | Stars: Shane Gilbert, Daniel Adams, Eric Byington, Scott Byington

Votes: 9

46. Better World with Yuval David (2018– )

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We all have a duty to make this world a better place. There is so much we can do to improve our surroundings, communities, nation, environment, and world. This series, "Better World," ... See full summary »

Star: Yuval David

47. Not Just Football (2018)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

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To break the indifference on Darfur humanitarian crisis, an enterprising activist must create an all-refugee national football team and compete in the World Cup.

Director: Paolo Casalis | Stars: Moubark Abdallah, Gabriel Stauring, Katie-Jay Scott Stauring

48. Boots on the Ground in Haiti (2016)

120 min | Documentary

4.9
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Director: James L. Clark | Stars: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Beyoncé, Gerard Butler, James L. Clark

Votes: 7

49. Moving On (VI) (2012)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Finding beauty in risk.

Director: Matt Katsolis | Stars: Dave Hansow, Morgan Hansow, Asher Hansow, Jadyn Hansow

Votes: 7

50. Under Your Skin

Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Sridhar Ranganath



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