Most Popular Humanitarian Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Gunman (2015)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 37,588 | Gross: $10.64M
2. Beyond Borders (2003)
R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.
Votes: 25,668 | Gross: $4.43M
3. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 61,387 | Gross: $0.54M
6. Lost Horizon (1973)
G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $8.28M
7. When Worlds Collide (1951)
Passed | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
10. Jack's Back (1988)
R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.49M
12. The Omega Code (1999)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $12.61M
13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1920)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.
14. The White Knights (2015)
112 min | Drama
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.
15. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
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 »
17. Parker's Anchor (2018)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
19. Monsieur Vincent (1947)
Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
20. Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War
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 »
21. Sainikudu (2006)
Not Rated | 169 min | Action
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 »
22. Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
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 »
23. Best Intentions (2018)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
24. Hemalkasa (2014)
119 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
26. What Are We Doing Here? (2008)
82 min | Documentary
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 »
27. Albert Schweitzer (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
28. Maple Palm (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
30. Ya bon les blancs (1988)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
31. These Birds Walk (2013)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama, News
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.
Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Ego Trip (I) (2015)
105 min | Comedy
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 »
33. One Peace at a Time (2009)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Red Lines (2014)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Drama, News
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 »
36. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, News
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 »
37. Beyond Belief (2007)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
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 »
38. Strong Bodies Fight (2011)
65 min | Documentary, Family, History
"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
40. The Wind of Al Amal (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
'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 »
41. Waves for Water (2017)
52 min | Documentary
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 »
42. Trafficking (I) (2009)
15 min | Short, Action, Adventure
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.
44. Men of San Quentin (1942)
Passed | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
45. Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)
PG | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
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 »
47. Not Just Football (2018)
70 min | Documentary, Biography
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.