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3. The Assailant (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.

Director: João Daniel Tikhomiroff | Stars: Aílton Carmo, Jéssica Barbosa, Flávio Rocha, Irandhir Santos

Votes: 1,505

4. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

81 Metascore

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 1,681 | Gross: $1.64M

5. HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana (2008)

58 min | Documentary

West Africa has a long-standing tradition of traveling storytellers known as Griots (pronounced GREE oh), who combine poetry, music, and oral history. In Ghana, a group of young Africans ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi | Stars: Panji, Reggie Rockstone, Tic Tac, Tinny

7. Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère (2002)

62 min | Documentary

Si-Gueriki is the story of the confrontation of a young man with his history, his roots and culture.

Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai | Star: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 12

9. Mother of George (2013)

R | 107 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

Director: Andrew Dosunmu | Stars: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Anthony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi

Votes: 976 | Gross: $0.15M

11. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,694

12. Les insoumises (2013 TV Movie)


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Director: Eric Gueret

Votes: 5

13. Amílcar Cabral (2000)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Documentary about African freedom fighter Amílcar Cabral, whose story is told by his relatives and friends. Amílcar, besides being a humanist and nationalist, was also a brilliant poet.

Director: Ana Lúcia Ramos Lisboa | Stars: Ana Maria Cabral, Iva Cabral

Votes: 7

14. Made in Jamaica (2006)

120 min | Documentary, Music

A powerful portrait of the leaders of the reggae music Movement, and how Reggae has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film showcases performances by the best Reggae and Dance Hall artists ever assembled.

Director: Jérôme Laperrousaz | Stars: Brick and Lace, Capleton, Stephen 'Cat' Coore, Joseph Current

Votes: 125

15. Popular Unrest (2010)

71 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In this world, all exchange transactions and social interactions are overseen by a system called 'the Spirit'. Mysteriously a rash of unexplained killings have broken out across the globe.

Director: Melanie Gilligan | Stars: Hicham Ayouch, John-Christian Bateman, Mensah Bediako, Ilze Black

Votes: 7

16. Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife (1976)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Aging wife desperately wants to sexually satisfy her husband, but he's losing interest and cheats. She seeks advice even from prostitutes but nothing helps. Tired from trying, she falls for her husband's son who reciprocates.

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Carroll Baker, Adolfo Celi, Cesare Barro, Luigi Pistilli

Votes: 108

17. Ill Manors (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama

The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes are explored.

Director: Plan B | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Lee Allen, Mem Ferda

Votes: 9,813

18. Italo Disco Legacy (2018)


A journey into the past and the future of Italo Disco music through the stories of the original 80's heroes and cult DJs and the voice of the new generation of artists, radio broadcasters and fans ready to carry on the Italo Disco Legacy.

Director: Pietro Anton | Stars: Daniele Baldelli, Stefano Brignoli, Marcello Catalano, Lorenzo Cibrario

Votes: 11

19. The Garden (I) (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa

Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.03M

20. The True Cost (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Drama, News

46 Metascore

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva, Lucy Siegle

Votes: 6,056

21. Black President (2015)

86 min | Documentary

Exiled Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai's demons come to life as he tries to flee South Africa following various fractious experiences in the Johannesburg art scene.

Director: Mpumelelo Mcata | Stars: Kudzanai Chiurai, Melissa Goba, Zaki Ibrahim, Lindiwe Matshikiza

22. Film Festival Film (2019)

47 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Great cinema is what happens while you're busy waiting... for permission.

Director: Mpumelelo Mcata

24. Love for Sale (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

62 Metascore

In order to get funds, a young woman living in the Northeast of Brazil decides to raffle her own body.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, João Miguel

Votes: 1,439 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Seven Sisters Indoor Market (2016)


Interlacing diverse histories of migration with the story of a city that was once a refuge, but now dons a more lucrative and exclusive shape, THE SEVEN SISTERS INDOOR MARKET explores contemporary urban change in London.

Director: Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou

26. Anhedonia (2016)

PG | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

It's the year 2020. Every day billions of people are victims of the digital, medial, narcissistic, hedonistic, careeristic and consumerist overstimulation and suggestion by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Siegfried Zimmer, Robert Stadlober | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Wieland Schönfelder, Blixa Bargeld, Paula Kalenberg

Votes: 39

27. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

Votes: 15,343

28. Dangerous Moves (1984)

100 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

During the Cold War, the World Chess Championship clashed complete opposites - personal and political.

Director: Richard Dembo | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron

Votes: 934

29. As Old as My Tongue: The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude (2006)

66 min | Documentary, Music

A portrait of Bi Kidude, a living legend on her home island of Zanzibar. She has beguiled audiences around the world on her wide and varied travels.

Director: Andy Jones | Stars: Iddi Farhan, Maryam Hamdani, Nasra Hilal, Bi Kidude

Votes: 7

30. The Next Black (2014)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, History, News

An exploration of the future of clothing, profiling forward-thinking companies who are at the forefront of redefining how and what we wear.

Directors: David Dworsky, Victor Kohler | Stars: Mathew Hymers, Suzanne Lee, Brittany McCrigler, Rick Ridgeway

Votes: 26

31. Grab and run (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Director: Roser Corella

Votes: 27

32. We Were All to Be Queens (2018)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A woman's journey back and forth, past and present, through the naive hopes of youthful childhood promises. Queens, castles and blue princes. Soon separation unveils the hermetic trap of ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Catala

33. Avé (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

Two troubled teens hitchhike across Bulgaria.

Director: Konstantin Bojanov | Stars: Anjela Nedyalkova, Ovanes Torosian, Martin Brambach, Svetlana Yancheva

Votes: 1,491

34. Torre David (2013)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

Torre David, a 45-story office tower in Caracas, was almost complete when it was abandoned following the death of its developer and collapse of the Venezuelan economy. Today, it is the ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Schwartz, Markus Kneer

Votes: 6

37. Dar Noir (2015)

114 min | Drama

A narcotics cop who moonlights as a heroin addict, finds redemption and a future in a sassy working girl who sees the gentle, loving man within, if only he can escape the darkness that keeps pulling him down.

Director: Hamadi Mwapachu | Stars: Ahmed Mbaka Ahmed, Karen Harris, Hatibu Madudu, Khatibu Musa

Votes: 13

38. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi

Votes: 5,760

39. Shoeshine (2013)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Set in a busy street of Dar es Salaam, a shoeshine boy offers us a conscious and subconscious perspective of the space and people of his city ranging from the local politician to University... See full summary »

Director: Amil Shivji

40. Auf Augenhöhe (2016)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

11-year-old Michi lives in a children's home, every day fighting to win the respect of the other kids, till the day he finds his real dad, Tom - who happens to be a dwarf, even shorter than... See full summary »

Directors: Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner | Stars: Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Ella Frey, Marco Licht

Votes: 128

43. Vente a Alemania, Pepe (1971)

95 min | Comedy, Drama