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1. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

2. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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35 Metascore

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

4. Venus in Fur (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Writers: David Ives, Roman Polanski, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

5. The Man from Earth (2007)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Writer: Jerome Bixby | Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

6. 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

7. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Writers: Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

8. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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46 Metascore

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Writers: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy

9. Fierce People (2005)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Writer: Dirk Wittenborn | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans

10. Leviathan (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.5
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81 Metascore

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

11. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

12. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ... See full summary »

Writers: André Cayatte, Gérard Oury, Richard LaGravenese | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

13. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.

Writer: E. Elias Merhige | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

14. Rites of Passage (I) (2012)

R | 103 min | Thriller

4.1
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An anthropology student invites his classmates and professor to his family's abandoned ranch, once a sacred Chumash burial ground, to recreate an ancient ceremony.

Writers: W. Peter Iliff, Rick Halsey | Director: W. Peter Iliff | Stars: Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Travis Van Winkle

15. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

16. How to Be a Player (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.2
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A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

Writers: Mark Brown, Demetria Johnson | Director: Lionel C. Martin | Stars: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow

17. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary

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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Writer: Jan-Willem Breure | Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

18. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.8
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Writers: Frank Parkin, Charlie Peters | Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

19. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

6.4
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles who in the end only want to be left alone.

Writers: Steven Karpf, Elinor Karpf | Director: Bill L. Norton | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey

20. Iceman (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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An anthropologist who is part of an arctic exploration team discovers the body of a prehistoric Neanderthal man who is subsequently resuscitated. The researcher must then decide what to do ... See full summary »

Writers: Chip Proser, John Drimmer | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer

21. Manakamana (2013)

118 min | Documentary

6.7
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86 Metascore

A documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to worship at the legendary Manakamana temple.

Directors: Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez | Stars: Chabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu Gayek, Narayan Gayek

22. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Drama, Mystery

2.2
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Professor and students camp out to find Bigfoot-type creature.

Writer: Charles B. Pierce | Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Charles B. Pierce, Cindy Butler, Chuck Pierce Jr., Jimmy Clem

23. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Goldrup, Blaine Yorgason | Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

24. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Writer: Ruth Avergon | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

25. Night of the Demon (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.9
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Professor Nugent and his students embark on a journey to locate Bigfoot believed to be responsible for countless deaths. They disturb a Black Magic ritual and eventually uncover the truth ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim L. Ball, Mike Williams | Director: James C. Wasson | Stars: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins, Jody Lazarus

26. Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A renowned but mad professor leads a small group of American students into the jungles of Africa to investigate a remote tribe of killer chimpanzees rumored to be the missing link.

Writers: George LaVoo, Gary Dauberman | Director: Robert Young | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson, Matt Reeves

27. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror

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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Writers: Aben Kandel, Peter Bryan, John Gilling | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

28. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.8
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Allee, Cunayou

29. The Perfect Human Diet (2012)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Journalist C.J.Hunt's global quest for a solution to the obesity epidemic and diet-related disease. It explores modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.

Writer: C.J. Hunt | Director: C.J. Hunt | Stars: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson, Loren Cordain

30. Walking with Cavemen (2003– )

100 min | Documentary, History

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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

31. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.6
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.

Writers: George W.S. Trow, Michael O'Donoghue, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Thayer David, Susan Blakely

32. Man to Man (2005)

122 min | Drama

6.5
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An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Writers: William Boyd, Michel Fessler, Fred Fougea, Régis Wargnier | Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville

33. Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (2000)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.8
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63 Metascore

A retired gay anthropologist revisits the native cultures he studied in his youth.

Writers: David Shapiro, Laurie Shapiro | Directors: David Shapiro, Laurie Gwen Shapiro | Stars: Tobias Schneebaum, Norman Mailer, Michael Nelson Rockefeller

34. To Walk with Lions (1999)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers.

Writers: Sharon Buckingham, Keith Ross Leckie, Lorenzo Orzari | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

35. How Art Made the World (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

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Stars: Nigel Spivey, Dominic Ffytche, James David Lewis-Williams, Stefano Mariottini

36. Guns, Germs and Steel (2005– )

Documentary, History

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A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who have advanced technology and those who still live primitively. He argues it is due to ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Coyote, Jared Diamond

37. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)

123 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Take a walk into the weird world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisted ride. A man which shares four names and four personalities (which is the real one?) is the link... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud

38. The Perfect Human (1967)

13 min | Short

7.4
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An elegant and humorous film-in the guise of a serious anthropological treatise-spotlights "The Perfect Human," a model of the modern Dane created by our wishful thinking.

Writers: Ole John, Jørgen Leth | Director: Jørgen Leth | Stars: Majken Algren Nielsen, Claus Nissen, Jørgen Leth

39. The Naked Ape (1973)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Writers: Donald Driver, Desmond Morris | Director: Donald Driver | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Victoria Principal, Dennis Olivieri, Diana Darrin

40. In a Savage Land (1999)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

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Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II.

Writers: Bill Bennett, Jennifer Cluff | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Martin Donovan, Maya Stange, Max Cullen

41. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue ... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Hopkins Adams, E. Lloyd Sheldon | Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara

42. Joy of Learning (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

43. Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

110 min | Documentary

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The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and '70s, a steady stream of anthropologists ... See full summary »

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Robert Borofsky, Jesus Cardozo, Napoleon A. Chagnon, Marie Isabel Eguillor

44. Yee do hung gaan (2002)

100 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any... See full summary »

Writers: Chi-Leung Law, Tung-Shing Yee, Sin Ling Yeung | Director: Chi-Leung Law | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Kar Yan Lam, Maggie Poon, Waise Lee

45. Savage Terror (1980)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror

2.9
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After a raft accident in the jungle, three anthropology students and their guides attempt to escape from a primitive cannibal tribe that has hunted them down.

Writer: Imam Tantowi | Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra | Stars: Enny Haryono, Barry Prima, Johann Mardjono, Rukman Herman

46. Broken Rainbow (1985)

70 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Documentary chronicling the government relocation of 10,000 Navajo Indians in Arizona.

Writers: Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd, Lisa Sonne | Director: Victoria Mudd | Stars: Martin Sheen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Burgess Meredith, Laura Nyro

47. Bom (2011)

117 min | Documentary, History

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Malana, a remote village in the Himalayas, isolated from outside civilization for thousands of years has been fostering a primitive existence in harmony with nature and a unique model of ... See full summary »

Director: Amlan Datta

48. The Ghost Dance (1980)

96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

Writers: Peter F. Buffa, Robert M. Sutton | Director: Peter F. Buffa | Stars: Julie Amato, Victor Mohica, Henry Bal, Frank Salsedo

49. Walang rape sa Bontok (2014)

119 min | Documentary

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Two Filipinas, both victims of sexual abuse in varying degrees, yearn and search for a utopia where women can live without being sexually violated... See full synopsis »

Writer: Carla Ocampo | Director: Lester Valle

50. The Shaman's Apprentice (2001)

54 min | Documentary

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Scientist Mark Plotkinraces against time to save the ancient healing knowledge of Indian tribes from extinction.

Writer: Abigail Wright | Director: Miranda Smith | Stars: Mark Plotkin, Susan Sarandon