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1. Bones (2005–2017)

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

7.9
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Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and cocky FBI special agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders - and quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 121,304

2. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

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

Votes: 91,677 | Gross: $39.75M

3. The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, 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 has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

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

Votes: 143,743

4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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

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.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 103,194 | Gross: $75.07M

5. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

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

6.2
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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.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy

Votes: 50,974 | Gross: $25.93M

6. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 25,962 | Gross: $19.85M

7. La Vénus à la fourrure (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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 13,705 | Gross: $0.34M

8. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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: 27,492 | Gross: $0.49M

9. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 69,260 | Gross: $1.65M

10. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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77 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 35,376

11. Begotten (1990)

Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.

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

Votes: 8,039

12. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

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

6.5
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A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

Votes: 12,175 | Gross: $41.25M

13. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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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.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,759

14. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

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

Votes: 54,306 | Gross: $13.00M

15. How to Be a Player (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

Director: Lionel C. Martin | Stars: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow

Votes: 2,511 | Gross: $13.96M

16. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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49 Metascore

A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director: Donald Rice | Stars: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern, James Norton

Votes: 1,895 | Gross: $0.00M

17. 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.

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

Votes: 5,748 | Gross: $0.09M

18. Iceman (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A prehistoric Neanderthal man found frozen in ice is revived by an arctic exploration team, who then attempt to use him for their own scientific means.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer

Votes: 4,359 | Gross: $7.34M

19. Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (2015)

R | 123 min | Drama

6.8
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87 Metascore

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 2,381 | Gross: $0.27M

20. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

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

Votes: 1,276

21. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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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.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

Votes: 4,740 | Gross: $7.51M

22. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

6.4
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while traveling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey

Votes: 1,802

23. 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.

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

Votes: 1,281

24. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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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, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

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

Votes: 8,547

25. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

6.3
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

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

Votes: 1,770

26. Night of the Demon (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.9
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Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.

Director: James C. Wasson | Stars: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins, Jody Lazarus

Votes: 1,212

27. 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

Votes: 2,679 | Gross: $1.09M

28. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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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 »

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

Votes: 843 | Gross: $18.64M

29. Man to Man (2005)

122 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 1,846

30. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

2.3
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A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

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

Votes: 2,871

31. The Cannibal in the Jungle (2015)

84 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The two-hour scripted feature THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows the story of an American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Richard Brake, Jim Sturgeon, Tim Ahern, Neil D'Souza

Votes: 248

32. Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.1
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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.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson, Matt Reeves

Votes: 1,072

33. The Naked Ape (1973)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Donald Driver | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Victoria Principal, Dennis Olivieri, Diana Darrin

Votes: 72

34. Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005– )

165 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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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

Votes: 929

35. The Perfect Human Diet (2012)

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 548

36. Walking with Cavemen (2003– )

100 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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

Votes: 1,016

37. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)

123 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Take a walk into the dreamlike world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisting ride. Four strangely symmetrical stories unfold involving love, lust, crime, and time.

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

Votes: 910

38. To Walk with Lions (1999)

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

6.8
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Richard Harris, John Michie, Kerry Fox, Ian Bannen

Votes: 730

39. The Wild Party (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara

Votes: 313

40. In a Savage Land (1999)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 399

41. Le gai savoir (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 »

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

Votes: 596

42. Det perfekte menneske (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.

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

Votes: 1,820

43. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.7
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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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Susan Blakely, Margaret Brewster, Thayer David, Neil Fitzgerald

Votes: 301

44. Primitif (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.

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

Votes: 264

45. Yee do hung gaan (2002)

100 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Chi-Leung Law | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Kar Yan Lam, Maggie Poon, Waise Lee

Votes: 1,471

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

R | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 767 | Gross: $0.35M

47. How Art Made the World (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

8.3
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Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.

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

Votes: 520

48. Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

110 min | Documentary

7.5
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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

Votes: 293

49. 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

Votes: 597

50. Bom (2011)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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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

Votes: 55