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1. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,882

2. The Letter (1940)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 10,914

3. The Ruling Class (1972)

PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,502

4. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music as relieve their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,898 | Gross: $1.92M

5. East of Sumatra (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 190

6. The Spiral Road (1962)

Approved | 139 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In 1936, a Dutch physician who treats leprosy patients in the jungles of Indonesia has a dangerous run-in with a local witch-doctor who uses black magic to kill his enemies.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 411

7. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.

Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

Votes: 550

8. Under the Protection of Ka'bah (2011)

121 min | Drama

7.4
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Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from ... See full summary »

Director: Hanny Saputra | Stars: Laudya Cynthia Bella, Herjunot Ali, Niken Anjani, Tarra Budiman

Votes: 93

9. Klinik unter Palmen (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Sebastian Vigg | Stars: Alexandra Neldel, Hannes Jaenicke, Byron Gibson, Vithaya Pansringarm

Votes: 14

10. Rango (1931)

66 min | Adventure

5.5
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The frame story is narrated by a white father to his son. He explains that man's closest relative in nature is the orangutan, which translates literally as "man of the forest." He then ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Jaro Fürth, Claude King, Rango, Roby Roberts

Votes: 15

11. Indonesia (1996 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

8.6
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From the city of Jakarta to the reefs around Sumbawa Island, Indonesia offers a variety of cultures. The huge nation is spread along thousands of islands, and its history has generated many traditions, religions and national influences.

Director: Bo Boudart | Star: Timothy Enos

Votes: 32

12. Ape to Man (2005 Video)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of the search for the "missing link" in evolution is told through reenactments and interviews with leading scientists.

Director: Nic Young | Stars: Leslie Aiello, Joe Cain, Edward Herrmann, Kevin Hudson

Votes: 127

13. Krakatoa (2008 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.3
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The greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history, the Krakatoa explosion of August 27 1883.

Directors: Jeremy Hall, Stuart Everett | Stars: John Shrapnel, Michael Bernardin, Sasha Waddell, Nick Ewans

Votes: 112

14. Now Or Never (2019)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Now Or Never tells the story of the rarest great ape in the world, the Tapanuli Orangutan and how they face extinction due to their home in Sumatra is being destroyed by humanity's drive for ever more cheap energy.

Director: Matt Senior

15. Tsunami After the Wave of Interest (2009)

57 min | Documentary, Drama

9.2
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The authors of this documentary film follow the stories of five people in the Indonesian province of Aceh after the 2004 tsunami.

Director: Jan Hosek | Stars: Martin Vane, Irwandi Yusuf

Votes: 6

16. Uncommon Grounds: The Untold Story of the World's Most Exclusive Coffee (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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The film includes compelling interviews with coffee experts all over the world, never before seen footage of wild civets consuming coffee and breathtaking views of Indonesia's vast beauty.

Director: Michael Cherkashin | Stars: Mustafah Ali, Jeff Bickley, Ade Ferdiansyah, Chris Hooton

17. Going Places with Lowell Thomas No. 60 (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short

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Lowell Thomas visits the former head-hunters among the Malay natives on the west coast of Sumatra and learns they now only do so via dance ritual that does not cost anyone the loss of their... See full summary »

Director: Charles E. Ford | Star: Lowell Thomas

18. The Battak of Sumatra (1929)

Documentary, Short

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A study of the Battak people of Sumatra, Indonesia (then called the Dutch East Indies), conducted by the Anthropology Department of Harvard University.

19. Chasse aux chiens volants à Sumatra (1910)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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20. Un mariage à Payacombo (1910)

Documentary, Short

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21. Sports et jeux à Sumatra (1910)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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22. Man of the Forest: Orangutan (2008)

26 min | Short

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Orangutans of the Borneo tropical rain forests.

Director: Fred Heiman | Star: Peggy Heiman

23. The New Adventures of China Smith (1954–1956)
Episode: A Grave in Sumatra (1954)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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A retired British officer hires China Smith to find the grave of his son who died a hero's death on Sumatra during World War II. Finding no one to guide him into the jungle area he needs to... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Dan Duryea, Geraldine Farmer, Nestor Paiva, Keith McConnell

24. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Affair in Sumatra (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A woman of mixed parentage must choose between her people and the man she loves.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Rita Gam, Basil Rathbone, Greta Granstedt

Votes: 23

25. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)
Episode: Castaway (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.0
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Bear explores a tiny deserted island near Sumatra. Despite the idyllic appearance, Bear struggles to find food and especially water. Unable to find adequate water, he builds a raft to escape.

Director: Stephen Shearman

Votes: 53

26. Natural Curiosities (2013– )
Episode: Curious Minds (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Documentary

8.5
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David presents the progress into IQ research concerning some highly intelligent, long under-estimated species. First the orangutan, a forest primate from the Indonesian jungles, originally ... See full summary »

Director: Hilary Jeffkins | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 25

27. Equator: A New World View (2018– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2018)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Kevin McMahon, Sebastian Kentner, Hannah Leonie Prinzler, Christian Schidlowski | Stars: Shiji Cai, Claudio Corallo, Ricciarda Corallo, Helen Lim

28. Madventures (2002– )
Episode: Indonesia: Medan, Lake Toba, Bali/Malesia - Penang/Singapore (2002)

30 min | Documentary

9.1
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Directors: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala | Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala

Votes: 16

29. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)
Episode: Jungle Swamp (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.3
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Bear traverses a swamp and jungle in the Sumatra rain forest. Naturally he chose the rainy season but he finally manages to find some good eating.

Director: Stephen Shearman | Star: Bear Grylls

Votes: 54

30. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )
Episode: Ring of Fire (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The geological mechanism that causes the ring of volcanoes around the pacific ocean is studied and explained.

Director: Ben Lawrie | Stars: Corey Johnson, Katharine Bull, Bill Evans, Peter Haeussler

Votes: 15

31. Mega Disasters (2006– )
Episode: Volcanic Winter (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

6.3
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The largest volcanic eruption of the past two million years occurred on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, 75,000 years ago. The impact from the super volcano Toba decimated the local ... See full summary »

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling

Votes: 10

32. Jungle Jim (1955– )
Episode: Wild Man of the Jungle (1956)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.2
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Jungle Jim is asked to put a stop to a strange man's threat that is frightening workers on a nearby plantation.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Huston, Dean Fredericks, John Banner

Votes: 5



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