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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 214,971

2. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Writers: Lee Child, Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 195,623

3. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 87,603

4. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

Votes: 78,086

5. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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44 Metascore

After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Ronald Bass | Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 77,273

6. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

7.6
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The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Creators: Mike Barker, Seth MacFarlane, Matt Weitzman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 68,888

7. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Writers: William M. Finkelstein, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Abel Ferrara, Zoë Lund | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 61,159

8. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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53 Metascore

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Writers: Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Sawyer, Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath | Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith | Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon

Votes: 40,817

9. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 36,426

10. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 34,359

11. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 31,351

12. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 23,470

13. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Writers: Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller | Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Votes: 22,625

14. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

7.6
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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 20,845

15. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 19,425

16. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

Votes: 19,303

17. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 17,677

18. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 12,282

19. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note;... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 11,485

20. Metalocalypse (2006– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.3
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 11,440

21. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 10,834

22. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 10,512

23. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 9,608

24. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Votes: 8,353

25. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 7,520

26. My Best Fiend (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 7,048

27. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.

Writers: Herbert Golder, Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Udo Kier

Votes: 6,902

28. Woyzeck (1979)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.2
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.

Writers: Georg Büchner, Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 6,035

29. Mister Lonely (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

Writers: Harmony Korine, Avi Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, James Fox

Votes: 5,627

30. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog

Votes: 4,948

31. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

The feared bandit Cobra Verde (Klaus Kinski) is hired by a plantation owner to supervise his slaves. After the owner suspects Cobra Verde of consorting with his young daughters, the owner ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Chatwin, Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 4,887

32. At Any Price (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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60 Metascore

A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Writers: Ramin Bahrani, Hallie Elizabeth Newton | Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Votes: 4,821

33. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Writers: Zak Penn, Matt Bierman | Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 4,812

34. The Unbelievers (2013)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Writers: Gus Holwerda, Luke Holwerda, Lawrence Krauss | Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

Votes: 4,084

35. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Votes: 3,988

36. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature ... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Helmut Döring, Paul Glauer, Gisela Hertwig, Hertel Minkner

Votes: 3,883

37. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Writers: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov, Rudolph Herzog | Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 3,664

38. Heart of Glass (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".

Writers: Herbert Achternbusch, Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz, Sonja Skiba

Votes: 3,617

39. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Goodwin | Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 3,580

40. Invincible (2001)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, War

6.6
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55 Metascore

A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe

Votes: 3,326

41. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls... See full summary »

Writers: Werner Herzog, Rudolph Herzog, Annette Scheurich, Rainer Bergomaz, Marion Pöllmann | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 3,211

42. Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 3,204

43. Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

6.6
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62 Metascore

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams II

Votes: 3,113

44. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.0
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, David The Father Xtravaganza

Votes: 3,026

45. Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.4
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73 Metascore

Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

Director: Tom Berninger | Stars: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf

Votes: 2,839

46. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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65 Metascore

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz

Votes: 2,545

48. Fata Morgana (1971)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.0
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Lotte Eisner, Eugen Des Montagnes, James William Gledhill, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 2,227

49. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

8.0
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Writers: Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Robert Cohen | Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

Votes: 1,842

50. Wheel of Time (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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65 Metascore

Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Lama Lhundup Woeser, Takna Jigme Sangpo, Matthieu Ricard

Votes: 1,508