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1. The Case Against 8 (2014)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, News

6.9
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79 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Writers: Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Stars: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo, Paul T. Katami

2. Wordplay (2006)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Writers: Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley | Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Merl Reagle

3. Charge (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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CHARGE captures a pivotal moment in motor sport history: the advent of high-speed, zero-emissions racing. It came on June 12th 2009, the day of the world's first zero-emissions motorcycle ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Neale | Director: Mark Neale | Star: Ewan McGregor

4. The Story of the Swimmer (2014 Video)

Documentary

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A documentary about the making of the cult film The Swimmer (1968).

Writer: Chris Innis | Director: Chris Innis | Stars: Michael Hertzberg, Ted Zachary, Bob Horn, Marge Champion

5. One Little Pill (2014)

50 min | Documentary, Drama, News | Completed

The treatment for alcoholism they don't want you to know about. "Your alcoholism will kill you before your HIV does," says a doctor to one of the characters. Worldwide, alcohol abuse kills ... See full summary »

Writer: Adam Schomer | Director: Adam Schomer | Star: Claudia Christian

6. The Rakugo Movie (2012)

110 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Rakugo Eiga is a film featuring Japan's traditional art, 'rakugo' as its theme. It is a modern adaptation of three rakugo tales presented in three short films.

Writers: Shû Saga, Rei Tsuruga, Takeo Urakami | Directors: Mikihiro Endô, Issey Matsui, Yuichiro Sakashita | Stars: Tsubasa Honda, Syunputei Ichinosuke, Sanshirô Katsura, Takako Katô

7. Gennadiy (2015)

Documentary | Post-production

Gennadiy spent years rescuing drug-addicted kids from Mariupol's streets, using any means necessary. But Ukraine's civil unrest could threaten everything that he has fought for.

Director: Steve Hoover | Star: Gennadiy Mokhnenko

8. Why Beauty Matters (2009)

59 min | Documentary

8.0
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Contemporary philosopher Roger Scruton presents a fascinating argument for the importance of beauty in our art and in our lives, and explores what truly is and is not beautiful, regardless of its beholder.

Writer: Roger Scruton | Star: Roger Scruton

9. Ayahuasca (2014)

51 min | Documentary

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Documentary about a journey to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon in search of a healer who works with jungle plants. Recounts the experience of the preparation of an Ayahuasca's ceremony.

Writer: Fabiola Simonetti | Directors: Fabiola Simonetti, Coto Cañas

10. Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2014)

75 min | Documentary | Completed

Documentary examining the origins and legacy of Stephen King's Pet Sematary, both book and film.

Writers: John Campopiano, Justin White | Directors: John Campopiano, Justin White | Stars: Miko Hughes, Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff, Blaze Berdahl

11. Kickstarted (2014)

Documentary | Filming

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Directors: Jay Armitage, Jason Maxwell Cooper

12. Revelation: The Bride, the Beast & Babylon (2013)

95 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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The World's Most Mysterious and Controversial Book is Now Unveiled! No other book in the Bible has been more misunderstood or misrepresented than Revelation. But now, that all changes with ... See full summary »

Writers: Doug Batchelor, Jonathan Gifford, Wayne Leman | Director: Wayne Leman | Stars: Ami Garbi, Lynn Holmes, Laura O'Brien

13. Docventures (2013– )

Documentary, Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala, Terike Haapoja, Teemu Laajasalo

14. Corbin Nash

Action, Horror, Thriller | Announced

One night, one reporter is unwittingly set to make history by uncovering one of Hollywood's darkest secrets by teaming up with an Urban Legend, LA's most infamous vigilante, but nothing could prepare him for what he is about to discover.

Writers: Ben Jagger, Dean S. Jagger, Christopher P. Taylor | Director: Ben Jagger | Star: Dean S. Jagger

15. Pixels and Polygons: An Indie Game Developer Story (2013)

75 min | Documentary

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Pixels and Polygons: An Indie Game Developer Story is at it's core, a self shot documentary being produced to give insight into the life of a "starving artist", or in this case, an ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Cook

16. Primary Concern (2013 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

8.3
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PRIMARY CONCERN, is an hour long documentary by Renée McKay and Joani Livingston. The film takes us to the front lines of the looming national health care crisis by more closely examining ... See full summary »

Writer: S.J. Murray | Directors: Joani Livingston, Renée McKay | Stars: Fred Gaton, Roland Goertz, James Hotz, Edd Jones III

17. Tenacity and Gratitude: The Frank Cotolo Story (2014)

Not Rated | 231 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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Frank Cotolo is a writer, legendary broadcaster and entertainer who worked with several comedians and other celebrities throughout his career, including being Wolfman Jack's right hand man ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Long | Director: Jeremy Long | Stars: Frank Cotolo, Jeremy Long, Wolfman Jack, Thom Savino

18. Upstairs Inferno (2014)

Documentary | Post-production

On June 24, 1973, a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge was deliberately set on fire, resulting in the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history.

Director: Robert L. Camina

19. The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations (2012)

56 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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Explores the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most universally beloved children's books of our time.

Director: Hannah Jayanti | Stars: Eric Carle, Jason Epstein, Jules Feiffer, Adam Gopnik

20. The Adventists 2 (2013 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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The ADVENTISTS 2 is a new documentary film that tells the dramatic story of Seventh-day Adventists and their commitment to medical mission work. It is the sequel to the highly successful ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Doblmeier

21. Korea: The Forgotten War 1950-1953 (2008 Video)

255 min | Documentary

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Documentary of the Korean War.

Writers: Gabriel Cooley, Paul Hanson, Jack Radey | Director: Gabriel Cooley

22. Stripped: Montana (2014)

60 min | Documentary | Post-production

Without the Las Vegas dollar signs, what is it that motivates the exotic dancers of rural Montana to perform? How do they deal with family, friends and judgment from their small community?

Writer: Fleur Philips | Director: Melissa Bring

23. Funeral Director: Making a Living Dealing with the Dead (2013)

Documentary

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What does it take to make a living in the death business? Explore the rituals, personalities, and products that animate this thriving industry in in this amusing and emotional tour of the ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Boston | Stars: Bharti Assomull, Jessica Bailey, John Chris Barrott, Robert M. Boetticher

24. KUMPANIA Flamenco Los Angeles (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The mysterious pull of an old Spanish 'Gypsy' art on contemporary musicians in Los Angeles is the essence of KUMPANIA. We see how these musicians inspire each other to reach new heights of ... See full summary »

Writer: Katina Dunn | Director: Katina Dunn | Stars: Vanessa Acosta-Albalos, Bruce Bisenz, Antonio de Jerez, Manuel de la Cruz

25. The True Cost (2015)

Documentary | Filming

A documentary about the effects of the global clothing industry on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan

26. The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education (2014 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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Writer: Martin Doblmeier | Director: Martin Doblmeier

27. Revolutionary Roads (2010)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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One year after the controversial re-election of Ahmadinejad in Iran, a group of civil rights activists gather in London to begin a revolutionary journey.

Director: Elcid Asaei

29. Lost Vegas (II) (2014)

Documentary | Post-production

A grassroots documentary exploring poverty and wealth in Las Vegas: a city of high unemployment, homelessness, and excess.

Writers: Lauren Solie, Olivia Wells | Director: Olivia Wells

30. A Polite Bribe (2013)

Documentary

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For the first time, learn how one man's vision kept the early Christian movement together. How one man defied the very followers of Jesus himself... and in the end left his homeland to conquer an Empire.

Writer: Robert Orlando | Director: Robert Orlando | Stars: Paul Achtemeieir, Jeffrey J. Bütz, Dominick Crossan, Bart D. Ehrman

31. American Lawn (2013)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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In having lawns, are we giving in to societal expectations that have no real rationale, or do lawns have more meaning than we are typically willing to give them? Is the grass really always ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Sickels | Director: Robert Sickels

32. One Minute for Conductors (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

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More than 130 young conductors participate in the Antonio Pedrotti International Conducting Competition, in the Italian city of Trento. During one week they will have to pass several ... See full summary »

Writers: Angel Esteban, Elena Goatelli | Directors: Angel Esteban, Elena Goatelli

33. The Complicity (2012)

5 min | Short

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Writer: Nima Raoofi | Director: Nima Raoofi

34. The Fading Valley (2013)

54 min | Documentary

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The film describes the lives of the farmers in the Jordan Valley and their thirst for water, combining the beautiful views of the Jordan Valley with the human tragedy of its dwellers, the vanishing residents of the Jordan Valley.

Writer: Irit Gal | Director: Irit Gal

35. The Teacher's Country (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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A personal, honest and empathetic film about feeling home in Tanzania on its 50th birthday.

Director: Benjamin Leers | Star: Madaraka Nyerere

36. Throw Like a Girl (2014)

Documentary | Filming

Baseball is America's Game, yet girls all across this country are still being barred from taking the field. However, this film is about far more than baseball, and hopes to spark an international discussion about gender equality in sport.

Director: Cami J. Kidder | Stars: Perry Barber, Debra Shattuck, Justine Siegal

37. Once Were Enemies (2013)

55 min | Documentary

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Two parallel stories of Japanese and American WWII enemies play out on the island where they fought 60 years prior. They meet face-to-face for the first time and their adventures take them ... See full summary »

Writer: Eva Wunderman | Director: Eva Wunderman

38. Diabetesville, USA (2011)

63 min | Documentary, Drama, News

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Diabetesville, USA tells the story of Cameron County, Texas, a region of the country suffering a healthcare crisis so severe it is affecting 30 percent of the total population. Diabetes and... See full summary »

Writers: Kate Hunger, Michael Seringer | Directors: Michael Seringer, Rogelio Zamora Chavez

39. Eupoly (2013)

224 min | Documentary

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Director: Jens Blecker | Stars: Dirk Müller, Richard Sulik, Jim Rogers, Hans Olaf Henkel

40. Sarajevolution (2014)

82 min | Documentary

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A glance at Sarajevo today. Twenty years after the world was tuned on the images of a war. For the first time in History, war entered the houses of people worldwide through media. A brand ... See full summary »

Writers: Giulia Levi, Marco Rubichi, Federico Sicurella | Director: Rocco Riccio | Stars: Darjan Bilic, Zoran Herceg, Ivdo, Dzevad Karahasan

41. Le maschere di Eyes Wide Shut (2014)

24 min | Short, Biography

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Writer: Massimiliano Studer | Director: Filippo Biagianti | Star: Massimiliano Studer

42. Bach en Madrid (2013)

92 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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The orchestra and choir of La Capilla Real de Madrid, played the integral of J.S. Bach's Cantatas and sacred works in Madrid churches during 8 years. This documentary follows them into the process.

Writers: Julia Royo, José del Río | Director: José del Río | Stars: Simón Andueza, Elena Borderías, Nicanor Brasa, Emiliano Cano

43. Soaring on Invisible Wings (2012)

21 min | Short, Biography

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A daughter's exploration into how families cope with Lupus, a chronic disease that her mother has battled for 30 years.

Director: Jamari Perry

44. Moved Twice (2013)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A morning passes at the engineering plant and an elderly couple goes about their own morning routine. Rain clears and gradually, harmony sets in.

Director: Martin Sagadin

45. Wilds to Riches (2013)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

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They may strike it rich-or, like most gold miners before them and since-lose everything feeding their fever. Which will it be?

Writers: Patrick Curling, Lisa Johnson, Jacy Schindel | Directors: Patrick Curling, Jacy Schindel | Stars: Peter Abrahams, Lena Aeichele, Dustin Allen, James Arnold

46. Class Dismissed (I) (2014)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Jeremy Stuart

47. Portrait of Japan (1992 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary

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4-hour feature documentary hosted by Richard Chamberlain looks at modern Japan and its people, focusing on individuals in Japan's diverse culture and economy. Segments include Salaryman, Comedian, Filmmaker, Priest & Samurai, among others.

Star: Richard Chamberlain

48. Les vies de mon père: Yvan Ducharme (2013)

69 min | Documentary, Biography

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A moving portrait of a fantastic Canadian artist: Yvan Ducharme, who has thwarted death repeatedly.

Writer: Nathalie Ducharme | Director: Nathalie Ducharme | Stars: Claudine Chatel, André Ducharme, Nathalie Ducharme, Yvan Ducharme

49. The Goddess Project (2015)

Documentary | Post-production

The Goddess Project is a documentary about two women who traveled across America in veggie oil powered bus interviewing incredible everyday women about their paths to self-discovery.

Directors: Sara Landas, Holli Rae

50. Les poussières (1953)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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The planet is filled with dust and particles of all kinds, natural or originated by man. Such a state of things has of course a great many consequences for public health, with diseases like... See full summary »

Writer: Georges Franju | Director: Georges Franju | Star: Georges Hubert