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1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 112,624 | Gross: $0.19M

2. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 88,101 | Gross: $31.57M

3. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 28,385 | Gross: $12.19M

4. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 12,032 | Gross: $19.03M

5. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 87,208 | Gross: $31.50M

6. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 8,114

7. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 24,993 | Gross: $9.18M

8. Big Brother (II) (2000– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.4
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Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.

Stars: Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, George Boswell, Clayton Halsey

Votes: 8,537

9. Bobby (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 39,196 | Gross: $11.24M

10. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,133 | Gross: $4.58M

11. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed sixteen different personalities is treated by a doctor.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 5,573

12. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 9,042 | Gross: $13.05M

13. Battle in Seattle (2007)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Director: Stuart Townsend | Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 13,302 | Gross: $0.22M

14. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)

95 min | Drama, History

7.5
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 5,614

15. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989– )

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 1,998

16. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 10,458 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 11,468 | Gross: $0.62M

18. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, Diana Rigg

Votes: 865

19. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Crime

5.9
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

Votes: 3,241

20. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.7
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,306 | Gross: $0.20M

21. I Am Cait (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

3.7
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Follows the transformation of Bruce Jenner from a man to Caitlyn Jenner, a woman, by showing the struggles and publicity of changing gender.

Stars: Caitlyn Jenner, Courtney Nanson, Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore

Votes: 1,783

22. Peregrinação (2017)

Adventure, Drama

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Add a Plot

Director: João Botelho | Stars: Jani Zhao, Pedro Lacerda, Catarina Wallenstein, Martim Barbeiro

Votes: 61

23. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,085

24. Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" (McCormack) had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Eric McCormack, Sherry Stringfield, Emily Alyn Lind, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 770

25. The Gamechangers (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The struggle of Houser's legal feud against American lawyer Jack Thompson, over the morality of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton, Joe Dempsie, Ryan Gage

Votes: 1,960

26. Blaze (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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67 Metascore

A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain

Votes: 3,150 | Gross: $19.13M

27. Murdered by My Father (2016 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Goodison | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Mawaan Rizwan, Salman Akhtar

Votes: 352

28. Alien Outpost (2014)

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

4.8
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26 Metascore

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Director: Jabbar Raisani | Stars: Brandon Auret, Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Rick Ravanello

Votes: 5,651

29. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 859

30. Elizabeth I (2017)

180 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Docu-drama starring Lily Cole as a young Elizabeth I, featuring dramatic reconstructions of key moments in her life. Presented by historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones.

Stars: Lily Cole, Vincent Kerschbaum, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones

Votes: 60

31. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,530

32. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, Jim Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

Votes: 2,786 | Gross: $1.95M

33. Buddy (1997)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,224 | Gross: $10.01M

34. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Votes: 2,048 | Gross: $2.17M

35. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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57 Metascore

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Director: Anthony Geffen | Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman

Votes: 1,946 | Gross: $0.87M

36. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,731 | Gross: $0.32M

37. Unspeakable Acts (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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This is the story of child psychologists Dr Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in USA.

Director: Linda Otto | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Brad Davis, Sam Behrens, Gary Frank

Votes: 243

38. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,614 | Gross: $0.01M

39. The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Loni Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ray Buktenica, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 652

40. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,724 | Gross: $0.01M

41. The Hunt with John Walsh (2014– )

60 min | Crime

7.3
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They are among the thousands of fugitives who avoid criminal prosecution in the United States every year. Find out more about these fugitives and join John Walsh in his quest to track them down and bring them to justice on "The Hunt."

Stars: John Walsh, Marcos A. Gonzalez, Emma Cilley, Dorothy Lennox

Votes: 216

42. Switched at Birth (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 176 min | Drama

6.8
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This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Kerwin, John M. Jackson, Eve Gordon

Votes: 602

43. Starting Over (2003– )

44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

8.5
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Six women move into the "Starting Over" house to seek the help of two life coaches to achieve a goal while living under the same roof.

Stars: Sylvia Villagran, John Davidson, Micah McCain, Walter Sanchez

Votes: 116

44. Tom & Viv (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $0.54M

45. Firaaq (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.

Director: Nandita Das | Stars: Inaamulhaq, Nassar, Shahana Goswami, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 1,496

46. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 3,468 | Gross: $0.24M

47. Dah (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 5,768 | Gross: $0.11M

48. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.8
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Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Harvey Fisher

Votes: 855

49. Black Like Me (1964)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.

Director: Carl Lerner | Stars: James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.

Votes: 525

50. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 715