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1. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Writers: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 281,986

2. Private Practice (2007–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A spin-off of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Taye Diggs

Votes: 17,176

3. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 95,825

4. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA

Votes: 42,812

5. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Writers: George Miller, Nick Enright | Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 15,371

6. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 9,821

7. Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.

Writers: Spalding Gray, Renée Shafransky | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Spalding Gray, Mike McLaughlin, Melissa Robertson, Alvin Henry

Votes: 1,435

8. My Life (1993)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.8
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin | Director: Bruce Joel Rubin | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah

Votes: 8,307

9. The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Writers: Sijie Dai, Nadine Perront | Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin, Wei-chang Wang

Votes: 1,806

10. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lewis John Carlino | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,059

11. The River (1997)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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55 Metascore

In Taiwan, Xiao-kang, a young man in his early 20s, lives with his parents in near silence. He is plagued by severe neck pain. His father is bedeviled by water first leaking into his ... See full summary »

Writers: Ming-liang Tsai, Yi-chun Tsai, Pi-ying Yang | Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Tien Miao, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Ann Hui

Votes: 1,758

12. Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary

8.0
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63 Metascore

Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson | Stars: Mandy Hughes, Sean Hughes, Dana Walsh, Jordan Fisher Smith

Votes: 856

13. The Enemies of Reason (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine.

Writer: Richard Dawkins | Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Derren Brown, Deepak Chopra, Richard Dawkins, Chris French

Votes: 1,298

14. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009)

88 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Aiyana Elliott | Stars: Michael Beckwith, Fred Bisci, Gabriel Cousens, Joel Fuhrman

Votes: 128

15. Goedenavond, Dames en Heren (2015– )

Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Anna Raadsveld, Sophie Höppener, Huub Stapel, Loes Luca

Votes: 27

16. Body & Soul (2002– )

48 min | Drama

2.7
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Stars: Peter Strauss, Larissa Laskin, Currie Graham, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 47

17. Magnetisøren's femte vinter (1999)

123 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A mysterious stranger, Meisner, arrives in a northern Swedish town in 1820, calling himself a magnetist - an amalgam of hypnotist and healer - and claiming he can cure diseases un-treatable... See full summary »

Writers: Morten Henriksen, Per Olov Enquist, Jonas Cornell | Director: Morten Henriksen | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Ole Lemmeke, Johanna Sällström, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 338

18. San Lazaro (2011)

97 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Two estranged friends journey to the town of San Lazaro to ask a faith-healer for help in saving the life of one's brother, who is possessed by an evil spirit.

Writers: Wincy Aquino Ong, Ramon Bautista | Director: Wincy Aquino Ong | Stars: Ramon Bautista, Wincy Aquino Ong, Nicco Manalo, Bianca King

Votes: 67

19. Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John of God (2008)

Documentary

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Witness the outstanding abilities of John of God, one of the most powerful and respected healers in the world today.

Directors: David Unterberg, Harald Wiesleitner | Star: John of God

Votes: 11

20. Grow Your Own Drugs (2009– )

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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James Wong presents a guide to making your own natural remedies using everyday ingredients.

Star: James Wong

Votes: 35

21. Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime (1987)

Documentary, Crime

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Writer: Ken Ausubel | Director: Ken Ausubel | Stars: Peter Barry Chowka, Max Gail

Votes: 33

22. Nunal sa tubig (1976)

118 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Jorge Arago | Director: Ishmael Bernal | Stars: Elizabeth Oropesa, Daria Ramirez, George Estregan, Ruben Rustia

Votes: 20

23. Natural Medicine Saved My Life (2014– )

30 min | Documentary

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Stars: Ivo Buhles, Jacqueline Hinton, Lori Morkunas Jones, Michael London

24. Yam (2004)

89 min | Comedy

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Reaching the menopause and misunderstood by everyone around her, Pamela takes her health into her own hands - with highly unexpected results.

Writers: Angel Garden, Joseph O'Rourke | Director: Angel Garden | Stars: Rob Almond, Joanna Avery, Chris Bailey, Angus Brown

Votes: 11

25. Heaven Earth (2008)

60 min | Documentary

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Explores the practice and commercialization of amazonian ayahuasca-shamanism in Iquitos.

Writer: Rudolf Amaral | Directors: Rudolf Amaral, Harald Scherz | Stars: Royce Alido, Pablo Amaringo, Jeremy Bennett, Elisa Vargas Fernandez

Votes: 5

26. Er du skidt, skat? (2003–2004)

28 min | Comedy

4.9
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Stars: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis, Rasmus Botoft, Peter Gantzler, Bodil Jørgensen

Votes: 7

27. Jesus of Macon, Georgia (2008)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Writers: Paul Whitehead, Emmett Loverde | Director: Todd J. Phelps | Stars: Sam P. Whitehead, Gene Whitehead, Beverly Rogerson, Todd J. Phelps

Votes: 9

28. Folkeopplysningen (2013– )

Reality-TV

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Andreas Wahl examines and debunks popular alternative, undocumented and supernatural claims with logical methodology and a scientific perspective.

Stars: Jan-Ole Hesselberg, Andreas Wahl

Votes: 5

29. De wondere wereld (1999– )

Documentary

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Star: Ingeborg Sergeant

30. Faith Healer (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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Seven years old Natascha is diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer. Healing chances are 95%, but she'd have to endure chemotherapy. When her parents see how other children suffer from it, ... See full summary »

Writer: Knut Boeser | Director: Bernd Böhlich | Stars: Julia Jäger, Florian Martens, Luise Helm, Hans Peter Hallwachs

31. Fate of the Lhapa (2007)

63 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Fate of the Lhapa is a feature-length documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal. Each lhapa requested that their story be filmed. Their fear... See full summary »

Writer: Sarah C. Sifers | Director: Sarah C. Sifers

Votes: 11

32. Salud integral (2003– )

60 min | Documentary

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Star: Octavio Nahum Gánem

33. Åndehullet (2003– )

28 min | Comedy

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Satirical half-hour comedy show with pushing-the-stereotype characters, solid writing and various guest appearances.

Stars: Mette Agnete Horn, Lasse Lunderskov, Farshad Kholghi, Jette Carla Pedersen

34. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003– )
Episode: Alternative Medicine (2003)

TV-MA | Comedy, Documentary

8.2
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Penn and Teller set out to debunk reflexologists, magnetic healers and chiropractors.

Creators: Randall Moldave, Eric Small | Directors: Star Price, Keith Cornell, R.L. Shontell, David Wechter | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Bruce Kimmel, Stephen Barrett

Votes: 121

35. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cherokee Hair Tampons (2000)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

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Kyle needs a kidney transplant, and Cartman is the only suitable donor. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison writes a novel.

Creators: Trey Parker, Brian Graden, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eliza Schneider, Dee Dee Green

Votes: 947

36. One Life (2003– )
Episode: Detox or Die (2004)

45 min | Documentary

7.7
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A dramatic documentary biopic in which the drug addicted filmmaker tries a radical and frightening method of detox. Link to full documentary at bottom of page.

Director: David Graham Scott | Star: David Graham Scott

Votes: 20

37. Taboo (2002– )
Episode: Freaky Remedies (2012)

TV-14 | Documentary

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Conventional western medicine is based on science, research, and technology. But in cultures around the world, many still look to monks, mystics, and magic potions, putting their faith in extreme cures.

Writer: Caroline Stocker Stratmann | Stars: Lance Lewman, Anjou Basu, Shaksum Basu, Harinath Bathani

38. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003– )
Episode: New Age Medicine (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.9
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Penn and Teller cast a critical eye over new age medicines such as Acutonics.

Creators: Randall Moldave, Eric Small | Directors: Star Price, Tim Rogan, Steven Uhlenberg, David Wechter | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Michael Goudeau, Stephen Barrett

Votes: 66

39. Robson Arms (2005–2008)
Episode: The Eyes of Grandma Tan (2005)

Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Bao's mother, recently arrived from Hong Kong, moves in with the Tans. "Grandma" solely speaks Cantonese but is trying to learn English. Everyone in the household needs to make adjustments ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary Harvey, Susin Nielsen | Director: Jason Furukawa | Stars: Helena Yea, Jim Tai, Justine Wong, Colin Foo

Votes: 7

40. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Tin Man Is Down (2013)

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Now director Estes is dead and Brody disappeared, the decapitated CIA morns over 200 casualties and fears for its very existence unless a congressional commission can be appeased despite ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 2,077