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1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 47,457 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,635

3. Black Girl (1966)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

Votes: 2,679

4. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Black Shack Alley (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 779

6. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,291 | Gross: $0.21M

7. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 2,247

8. Antonio das Mortes (1969)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, Othon Bastos, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 1,486

9. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 613

10. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.5
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A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 1,983

11. Twenty Years Later (1984)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 854

12. Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A corrupt politician is cursed with impotence on the night of his third wedding after embezzling 100 tons of rice.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,440

13. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 830

14. Lucía (1968)

160 min | Drama

7.0
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Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s, and the 1960s.

Director: Humberto Solás | Stars: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá, Eduardo Moure

Votes: 647

15. Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)

177 min | Drama

7.8
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The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine

Votes: 424

17. Araya (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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73 Metascore

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf | Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 535

18. Mandabi (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye, Isseu Niang, Serigne N'Diayes

Votes: 431

19. Towers of Silence (1975)

54 min | Drama

7.3
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Tells a story of a Pakistani boy's experience and obsession with death and the Zoroastrian rituals of purification and regeneration. Shows how he develops into a young revolutionary and ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Judy Van Hook, Jamil Dehlavi, Jalal Khan, Ajaz Ahmed

Votes: 23

20. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Marcelino Yanahuaya, Benedicta Mendoza, Vicente Verneros Salinas, Danielle Caillet

Votes: 389

21. Sambizanga (1972)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Maldoror | Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M'Vondo, Dino Abelino

Votes: 139

22. The Vampires of Poverty (1977)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.8
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Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery with mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina | Stars: Luis Alfonso Londoño, Carlos Mayolo, Ramiro Arbeláez, Eduardo Carvajal

Votes: 477

23. Wend Kuuni (1982)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 192

24. Handsworth Songs (1987)

61 min | Documentary

6.8
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Documentary examining the 1985 riots in London and Birmingham's Handsworth district that erupted in reaction to the repressive policing of black communities.

Director: John Akomfrah | Stars: Pervaiz Khan, Meera Syal, Yvonne Weekes

Votes: 133

25. L'opium et le baton (1969)

135 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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An Algerian doctor decides to leave the troubles in Algiers and goes back to his hometown, a small village lost in the mountains. There, however, the situation is explosive as well, as the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Sid Ali Kouiret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Claude Bercq

Votes: 69

26. Rachida (2002)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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A look at terrorism in Algeria through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.

Director: Yamina Bachir | Stars: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaoui En, Hamid Remas

Votes: 308

27. Machetero (2008)

98 min | Crime, Drama, News

7.7
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Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are challenged in this highly controversial and experimental film. Machetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist... See full summary »

Director: vagabond Beaumont | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Not4Prophet, Kelvin Fernandez, Dylcia Pagan

Votes: 28

28. Lotfi (2015)

170 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.6
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The film relates the career of Colonel Lotfi, whose real name is Benali Boudghene, since his beginnings as an activist in Tlemcen where, with his classmates from high school, he posted the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Ahmed Rezzak, Hassan Kechache, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 5

29. The Promised Land (1973)

80 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A socialist epic recounting the struggles of revolutionary Chilean peasants in the 1920s and 1930s.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Nelson Villagra, Marcelo Gaete, Rafael Benavente, Shenda Román

Votes: 60

30. Entangling Shadows (1998)

Documentary

5.9
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Celebrates 100 years of cinema in Latin America by discussing its origins and development in this subcontinent. Its structure is based in 12 short films directed by various Latin American directors.

Directors: Fernando Birri, Federico García Hurtado, Andrés Marroquín, Jacobo Morales, Pablo Rodríguez Jáuregui, Juan Carlos Tabío, Edmundo Aray, Marcela Fernández Violante, Julio García Espinosa, María Novaro, David Rodríguez, Orlando Senna, Iván Trujillo | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Michael Chanan, Costa-Gavras, Gabriel García Márquez

Votes: 21

31. Buamama (1985)

178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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The story of the film revolves around the epic of Sheikh Bouamama, a leader of the national resistance in Algeria during the French colonial era. The events are taking place in southwestern... See full summary »

Director: Benamar Bakhti | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Athmane Ariout, Mahmoud Aziz, Robert Bazil

Votes: 67

32. The Forgotten Hill (1997)

90 min

5.2
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At the outbreak of the Second World War, two friends, Mokrane and Menach, abruptly interrupt their studies and return to their remote native Kabylian village of Tagsa. While waiting to be ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Bouguermouh | Stars: Mohammed Abbes, Kamal Abderrahmane, Samira Abtout, Said Amrane

Votes: 12

33. El mégano (1955)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Directors: Julio García Espinosa, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Votes: 34

34. Jatun auka (1974)

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In the village of Tankuy, farmers are roused to revolutionary action against US based imperialism after one of them, an indigenous man, is brutalized by a landowner.Native non professionals... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Sanjinés

Votes: 17

35. Toss Me a Dime (1958)

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as "Tire Dié", in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money, shouting "Tire dié!" (toss me a dime!) to the passengers. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Birri | Stars: Guillermo Cervantes Luro, María Rosa Gallo, Francisco Petrone

Votes: 185

36. Reverón (1952)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Margot Benacerraf | Star: Armando Reverón

Votes: 31

37. Mexico: The Frozen Revolution (1973)

65 min | Documentary

8.1
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A thorough analysis of the social- politics of Mexico, within the historical context of the Mexican Revolution reality. Includes footage of the 1910s, interviews with farmers, politicians, intellectuals, middle class, trade and unionists.

Director: Raymundo Gleyzer | Star: Paul Leduc

Votes: 44

38. New Cinema of Latin America (1983– )

Documentary

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Stars: Michael Chanan, Patricio Guzmán, Fernando Birri, Carlos Diegues

39. Yolcularin gece sarkisi (2006)

85 min | Drama

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The old tailor, Yolan, just released from an Iranian prison, sets out in search of the village in Turkey where he was born. By his side is Ozal, a 9-year old boy. Together they wander ... See full summary »

Director: Chapour Haghighat | Stars: Kuzey Ozdogan, Ülkü Ülker



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