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1. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 8,002 | Gross: $0.01M

2. A Woman of Substance (1984)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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This mini-series charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings... See full summary »

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Barry Bostwick, Deborah Kerr, Diane Baker

Votes: 773

3. The Promised Land (1975)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama

7.9
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka

Votes: 2,750

4. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,558

5. The Organizer (1963)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli

Votes: 2,117

6. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,556 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Body of My Enemy (1976)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, Charles Gérard

Votes: 1,203

8. La vérité si je mens! (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.

Director: Thomas Gilou | Stars: Richard Anconina, Richard Bohringer, Amira Casar, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 3,645

9. Would I Lie to You? 2 (2001)

105 min | Comedy

6.3
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Eddie, Dov, and Yvan are back, still working in Paris' Sentier textile district, This time they're confronting the high-stakes world of large distribution after striking a deal with Eurodiscount, a European hypermarket chain.

Director: Thomas Gilou | Stars: Richard Anconina, José Garcia, Bruno Solo, Gilbert Melki

Votes: 3,032

10. Maria Vandamme (1989– )

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Stars: Corinne Dacla, Michel Carliez, Jack Claudany, Albert Goldberg

Votes: 11

11. David Macaulay: Mill Times (2001)

Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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Travel back to late 18th century Lowell, MA, now infamous for its textile mills and its "Lowell Girls," the poor, barely-educated waifs who helped turn those mills into sweatshops.

Director: Larry Klein | Stars: David Macaulay, Derek Jacobi, Richard Bebb, Brook Butterworth

Votes: 9

12. Famalicão (1941)

24 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Manoel de Oliveira's documentary short about the village of Famalicão, narrated by the great actor, Vasco Santana.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Star: Vasco Santana

Votes: 88

13. Kiireestä kantapäähän (1943)

12 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Star: Topo Leistelä

14. Frontline Fashion (2016)

Documentary

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Ever wondered what it's like for designers working on the frontline to make our clothes more sustainable? Frontline Fashion follows 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Robertson | Stars: Christina Dean, Cora Maria Bellotto, Belle Benyasarn, Raffaele Borriello

15. L'Algérie au travail (1946)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Yves Chataigneau

16. Marimekko (1967)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Aito Mäkinen | Star: Armi Ratia

17. The Incorrigible Barbara (1977)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Lothar Warneke | Stars: Cox Habbema, Peter Aust, Renate Krößner, Werner Godemann

Votes: 6

18. Die Weber (1980 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Fritz Umgelter | Stars: Karin Baal, Ursula Baresel, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Braut

Votes: 5

19. Hobart (1957)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Classroom film on the Australian city of Hobart.

20. Tampere - teollisuuspuisto (1958)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Allan A. Pyykkö | Star: Reino Palmroth

21. Rock - Paper - Scissors (2003)

77 min | Documentary

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Director: Ulla Turunen | Stars: Toivo Hiltunen, Lassi Kirjavainen, Vesa Soininen, Anja Karjalainen

22. Nasze znajome z Lodzi (1972)

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Director: Krystyna Gryczelowska

Votes: 12

23. Il pane a vita (2013)

65 min | Documentary

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In October 2012, after 123 years, the cotton factory Honegger of Albino closed down, in the middle valley of Bergamo, where working is a religion. In the cotton factory, the place at the ... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Collizzolli | Stars: Giovanna Ghilardi, Liliana Ghilardi, Lorenzo Signori, Lara Vezzoli

24. Di tessuti e di altre storie (2010)

Documentary

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An entire community is obliged to stop and start again a new way of living, after globalization and economic crisis destroyed its only economy based on textile and fabric industries. Three ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Paoli | Stars: Manuela Biliotti, Salvatore Russotto

25. Podarok sudby (1977)

65 min | Comedy, Romance

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Directors: Aleksandr Pavlovskiy, Leonid Pavlovsky | Stars: Tamara Trach, Vera Vasileva, Gennadiy Yalovich, Mayya Bulgakova

26. Textile Industry in Tampere (1958)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Allan A. Pyykkö | Stars: Reino Palmroth, Toivo Hyytiäinen

27. Günther Jauch (2011– )
Episode: Billigkleidung aus Bangladesch - sind wir schuld am Tod der Näherinnen? (2013)

61 min | News, Talk-Show

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Director: Markus Kleusch | Stars: Günther Jauch, Dirk Niebel, Ranga Yogeshwar, Sina Trinkwalder

28. Arman ja viimeinen ristiretki (2013– )
Episode: Maailma Ristiretken silmin (2015)

60 min | Reality-TV

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Director: Tuukka Tiensuu | Stars: Arman Alizad, Tuukka Tiensuu

29. Press (2018)
Episode: Pure (2018)

58 min | Drama

7.8
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The Post targets trade union leader Frank Powell while the Herald investigates child labour at Indian suppliers to the textile industry. Leona investigates deaths at a hospital. Ed is sent to cover a celebrity event.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Kasia Koleczek, Ben Chaplin, Priyanga Burford, Al Weaver

Votes: 66

30. Madam Secretary (2014– )
Episode: The Magic Rake (2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama

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After a factory fire, Elizabeth flies to Milan to face off against the Chinese Foreign Minister over a treaty to end sweatshops. Daisy struggles against he feelings of pessimism for her baby's future.

Director: John Murray | Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine, Patina Miller

Votes: 134

31. De IJzeren Eeuw (2015– )
Episode: Twente op stoom (2015)

45 min | Documentary, History

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At the end of the 19th century Enschede is one of the largest textile-producing cities in the world. Hans Goedkoop investigates the working conditions of the weavers and the roles the Van Heek and Stork families played in this industry.

Director: Marcel Goedhart | Stars: Hans Goedkoop, Hein Daanen, Arnold Enklaar, Fleur ter Kuile

32. Dispatches (1987– )
Episode: Undercover - Britain's Cheap Clothes (2017)

27 min | Documentary

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In the second documentary investigating the resurgent UK textile industry, Dispatches goes undercover to follow the next stage of the industry - inside the vast distribution warehouses servicing our online orders.

Director: Alison Ramsay | Stars: Morland Sanders, Anamaria Sandra, Frances O'Grady, Liana Wood

33. Dispatches (1987– )
Episode: Undercover: Britain's Cheap Clothes (2017)

27 min | Documentary

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Tazeen Ahmad follows up her 2010 report into working conditions inside factories which are making clothing for major brand labels to see if life has improved for the workers making our clothes.

Director: Kristin Hadland | Stars: Tazeen Ahmad, Belal Malek, Hannah Middleton, Richard Booth



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