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1. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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36 Metascore

12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 45,575 | Gross: $34.96M

2. Interview (I) (2007)

R | 84 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi, Michael Buscemi, Tara Elders

Votes: 12,342 | Gross: $0.42M

3. Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

8.1
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49 Metascore

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas | Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.02M

4. WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.7
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60 Metascore

There were two wars in Iraq--a military assault and a media war. The former was well-covered; the latter was not. Until now... Independent filmmaker, Emmy-award winningTV journalist, author... See full summary »

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Peter Arnett, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Maurice Hinchey

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

6.8
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Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".

Director: Steven Grandison | Stars: Clayton Roberts, Greg Palast, Jim Hightower, Bill White

Votes: 332

6. In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Nina Adams, David Aguilar, Roy Barnes, Steve Barnett

Votes: 317

7. Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.3
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A documentary destined to calmly explain and analyze the facts, myths and rumours about John Kennedy's assassination and the overwhelming use of information in Oliver Stone's epic "JFK" (... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Danny Schechter | Stars: Edward Asner, Numa V. Bertel Jr., Madeleine Brown, Kevin Costner

Votes: 308

8. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 173

9. Independent Intervention (2006)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, War

6.8
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Arguing for the need of an independent media, Tonje Hessen Schei examines the US media's covering of the war in Iraqi.

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei | Stars: Mazen Al-Tumeizi, Tareq Ayyoub, Tracy Barry, David Barsamian

Votes: 56

10. XXI Century (2003– )

385 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Curt Goering, Howard Zinn, Reed Brody, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 52

11. Plunder: The Crime of Our Time (2009)

100 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentarian Danny Schechter explores the financial crisis and argues that it was built on a foundation of criminal activity. To get to the bottom of it all Schechter interviews bankers, economists, and journalists.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Gary Ackerman, Jonathan Alpert, Bill Bamber, Benjamin Barber

Votes: 48

12. GrowthBusters (2011)

97 min | Documentary

6.8
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This film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Gardner | Stars: Saleem Ali, Kelly Baker, Albert Bartlett, George Carlin

Votes: 34

13. The Peace! DVD (2005 Video)

124 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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A tribute to the 21st Century Peace Movement featuring the thinkers, activists and leaders working to ensure a peaceful future.

Director: Gabriele Zamparini | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Ossie Davis

Votes: 30

14. The Stargate Saga (1997 TV Short)

20 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Votes: 26

15. Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (1986 Video)

51 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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A protest organization of rock musicians musically declare their boycott of a major South African resort and the making of that video is discussed.

Director: Steve Lawrence | Stars: Via Afrika, Iqbal Akhund, Tina B., Afrika Bambaataa

Votes: 23

16. Keiser Report (2009– )

26 min | News, Talk-Show

8.8
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Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert host The Keiser Report, a thrice weekly topical financial news analysis show on the Russia Today English language network. The co-host riffs with lead Keiser on... See full summary »

Stars: Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Danny Schechter, Janet Tavakoli

Votes: 22

17. The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (2002)

64 min | Documentary, Music

5.7
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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Afrika Bambaataa, Stephen Bishop, Jackson Browne

Votes: 20

18. Broadcast Blues (2009)

Documentary

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Clear Channel neglects its emergency system, so people die. Pentagon Pundits profit from the same war they promote. Fox News gets a court ruling that news doesn't have to be true. Media ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Wilson | Stars: Jane Akre, David Brancaccio, Phil Donahue, John T. Doolittle

Votes: 14

19. Barack Obama: People's President (2009 Video)

90 min | Documentary

3.9
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An investigation into the grassroots campaign and unprecedented Internet strategy that combined to vault President Obama into the White House. Featuring interviews with leading activists, ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Schechter

Votes: 13

20. Falun Gong's Challenge to China (2001)

56 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Danny Schechter

Votes: 10

21. America's Surveillance State (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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This six part documentary series, America's Surveillance State, dissects the United States' present surveillance condition. The thesis statement of the series is that privacy as we ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael German, Roy Singham, Sam Antar, Thomas Drake

Votes: 9

22. Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa (1994)

86 min | Documentary

5.6
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Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this independent documentary chronicles the behind the scenes rebirth of a nation and Nelson Mandela's triumph in South Africa's first free elections.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 9

23. Boob Tube: Sex, TV and Ugly George (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Ugly George, Ed Koch, Danny Schechter

Votes: 7

24. Prisoners of Hope (1996)

60 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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Documentary about the return of 1250 former political prisoners to the notorious Robben Island prison in South Africa -- led by President Nelson Mandela.

Director: Danny Schechter

Votes: 7

25. Who Rules America (2012– )

25 min | Documentary

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A look at the so-called democratic governing system of the United States of America, revealing the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Stars: Stanley Aronowitz, Eric Foner, Sheila Krumholz, David DeGraw

26. Globalization & Human Rights (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Independent one hour documentary, hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault and broadcast nationally on PBS, explores the effects of the globalized economy on international human rights concerns and... See full summary »

Star: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

27. Five All Night Live (1980– )

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Late night talk and entertainment hosted by DJ Matt Siegel.

Star: Loren Coleman

28. The World of Elie Wiesel (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel discusses contemporary issues and philosophical concerns with Reverend Jesse Jackson and Harvard historian Daniel Goldhagen. Produced in ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Schechter

29. Deadline Iraq: Uncensored Stories of the War (2003)

60 min | Documentary

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Untold stories from the foreign correspondents who covered some of the heaviest fighting in the 2003 war in Iraq.

Directors: Douglas Arrowsmith, Stuart Coxe, Eric Foss, Greg Kelly | Stars: Jim Axelrod, Omar Bey, Molly Bingham, Rym Brahimi

30. Recount Democracy (2004)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Al Gore, George W. Bush

31. Counting on Democracy: The Untold Story of 175,000 Missing Votes in the 2000 Presidential Election (2002)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Al Gore, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Ossie Davis

32. Electile Dysfunction (2005)

59 min | Documentary

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A documentary that provides an overview of problems in the US Election System 2004, in a new era of electronic Jim Crow-ism.

Director: Penny Little | Stars: David Dill, Robert Fitrakis, Jim Hightower, Anthony Hilder

33. Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television (1993–1996)

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

34. The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine & the United Nations (2009)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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Explores the challenges facing the United Nations through the prism of two recent UN World Conferences Against Racism.

Director: Rory O'Connor | Star: Manya Zuba

35. XXI Century (2003– )
Episode: ...And Nothing But the Truth (2003)

Documentary

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XXI Century looks at the media role's in post-9/11 America.

Director: Gabriele Zamparini | Stars: Leslie Cagan, Noam Chomsky, Rachel Coen, Michael Foley

36. Keiser Report (2009– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2009)

27 min | News, Talk-Show

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Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert host The Keiser Report, a thrice weekly topical financial news analysis show on the Russia Today English language network. The co-host riffs with lead Keiser on... See full summary »

Director: Scott Imren | Stars: Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Danny Schechter

37. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 28 April 2010 (2010)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Juan Gonzalez, Amy Goodman, Greg Gordon, Faisal Hashmi

38. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 4 October 2010 (2010)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Harry Belafonte, Amy Goodman, Greg Grandin, Esther Hamburger

39. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 6 December 2013 (2013)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Juan Gonzalez, Amy Goodman, Michael Lapsley, Nelson Mandela

40. America's Surveillance State (2014– )
Episode: Inside the NSA: How Do They Spy? (2014)

24 min | Documentary

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Episode two probes the inner workings of the United States' controversial National Security Agency - the NSA.

Director: Danny Schechter | Star: Michael German

41. America's Surveillance State (2014– )
Episode: Insider Threats (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Thomas S. Blanton, Thomas Drake, Michael German

42. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: Money Dominates Politics (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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The position of money in American politics is the subject of this episode.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Jesse Jackson Jr., Sheila Krumholz

43. America's Surveillance State (2014– )
Episode: Rise of the Press (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Danny Schechter

44. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: The Corporate Takeover (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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Examine the relationship between powerful corporate entities and power in Amercia in this episode.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Stanley Aronowitz, Sheila Krumholz

45. XXI Century (2003– )
Episode: The Dawn (2003)

Documentary

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XXI Century looks at the controversy over Bush's election in 2000.

Director: Gabriele Zamparini | Stars: Derril Bodley, Reed Brody, George W. Bush, Rachel Coen

46. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: The Debate Over Power (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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Explore the complex nature of power in American society today.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Stanley Aronowitz, David DeGraw, Eric Foner

47. America's Surveillance State (2014– )
Episode: The Future (2014)

25 min | Documentary

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The concluding episode takes a glimpse into what the future may hold for America's surveillance state.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Sam Antar, Thomas Drake, Michael German, Roy Singham

48. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: The History of Democracy in America (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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This episode turns back the clock to examine the evolution of democracy in the United States.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Stanley Aronowitz, David DeGraw, Eric Foner

49. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: The Power of The Media (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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The media's role in the American power hierarchy is explored in this episode.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Eric Foner, Sheila Krumholz

50. Who Rules America (2012– )
Episode: The Power of Wall Street (2012)

24 min | Documentary

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In the final episode, take a look at how Wall Street institutions factor into America's power structure.

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Stanley Aronowitz, David DeGraw, Eric Foner, Jesse Jackson Jr.