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1. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.3
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

2. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Writer: Thom Andersen | Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

3. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

4. The Critic (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh, Gerrit Graham

5. Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

75 min | Documentary

5.9
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies, starting in 1922 with the hiring of Will Hays. When studios ignored the code early ... See full summary »

Director: James Forsher | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Fonda, Carroll Baker, Ira Barmak

6. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

8.8
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Writer: Thommy Hutson | Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye

7. Dave's Old Porn (2011– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.4
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Dave Attell literally watches 70's and 80's porn along with other comedians with a hilarious twist down 'mammary' lane.

Creators: Dave Attell, Stewart Bailey | Stars: Dave Attell, Ron Jeremy, Paul Thomas, John Holmes

8. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Writer: Mark Hartley | Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

9. Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.9
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Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper, Michael Phillips

10. Michael Moore Hates America (2004)

R | 125 min | Documentary

5.0
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself.

Writer: Michael Wilson | Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Mike Abraham, Pete Auger, Andrew Breitbart, Dinesh D'Souza

11. Heckler (2007)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.2
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HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Addis | Stars: Louie Anderson, Criss Angel, Dave Attell, Vince August

12. Troldspejlet (1989– )

25 min

8.5
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Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.

Stars: Jakob Stegelmann, Carl Giacomello, Jens Olesen, Sonny Lahey

13. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Writers: J. Albert Bell, Rachel Belofsky, Michael Derek Bohusz, Adam Rockoff, Rudy Scalese | Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

14. Midnight Screenings (2011– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Brad Jones, along with his friends, provide comedic and improvised reviews of new films, recorded in a car after a screening at night.

Stars: Brad Jones, Brian Lewis, David Gobble, Sarah Lewis

15. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Writer: Joseph Maddrey | Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

16. Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak | Stars: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

17. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Writers: Victor Kushmaniuk, Stuart Samuels | Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

18. Sex and Buttered Popcorn (1989)

R | 74 min | Documentary

6.8
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Actor Ned Beatty hosts a look at the genre known as "exploitation" films. Interviews with some of the producers and directors of these films are shown, along with scenes from and trailers for some of these films.

Writer: Sam Harrison | Director: Sam Harrison | Stars: Ned Beatty, David F. Friedman, Mildred Horn, Dan Sonney

19. Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

6.2
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35 Metascore

The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

Writer: James Westby | Director: James Westby | Stars: Melik Malkasian, Ritah Parrish, John Breen, Dennis Adkins

20. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Writer: Ray Greene | Director: Ray Greene | Stars: F.X. Feeney, Vampira, Michael Copner, Samuel Z. Arkoff

21. Raging Boll (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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Widely recognized as the planet's worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Sabinsky, Dan Lee West | Director: Dan Lee West | Stars: Uwe Boll, Richard Kyanka, Chance Minter, Jeffrey Sneider

22. It Came from Hollywood (1982)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.8
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Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood.

Writer: Dana Olsen | Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

23. Reel Paradise (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary

6.5
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63 Metascore

Former indie film "guru" John Pierson takes his family to Fiji for one year to run the world's most remote movie theater.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Georgia Pierson, Janet Pierson, John Pierson, Wyatt Pierson

24. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

25. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Hutchinson, Anthony Masi | Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: Moustapha Akkad, Ana Alicia, Brian Andrews, Tom Atkins

26. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

6.7
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

27. The Critic (2000– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Update of the genius 1994 sitcom "The Critic".

Creators: Al Jean, Mike Reiss | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Valerie Levitt

28. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Two critics review films both old and new.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Jeffrey Lyons, Neal Gabler

29. Red Hollywood (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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A documentary that examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically difference perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Noël Burch | Stars: Paul Jarrico, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Abraham Polonsky, Billy Woodberry

30. At the Movies (1982–1986)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.9
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The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Elva Poznanski, Rex Reed

31. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)

75 min | Documentary

6.8
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A celebration of slasher cinema - from PSYCHO to the present day, with a focus on highlighting many of the genre's forgotten cult classics, deconstructing how to survive a slice and dice ... See full summary »

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Emily Booth, Tom Holland, Fred Olen Ray, Mick Garris

32. Ringenes herre (2002 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Discussing the second theatrical installment of The Lord of the Rings, the mythology of the books, and the popularity of the battle between good and evil.

Writers: Søren Høy, Niki Vraast-Thomsen | Directors: Søren Høy, Niki Vraast-Thomsen | Stars: Søren Høy, Jakob Levinsen, Nicolai Molbech

33. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.2
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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Creator: Mel Brooks | Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

34. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Writer: Jacques Richard | Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

35. The Best of Colin's Sleazy Friends (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Adult, Comedy

5.5
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Colin and Dino are two guys who were clerks in the adult film section of a Los Angeles video store, and they got to know various porn stars and other industry types, in addition to some ... See full summary »

Creator: Colin Malone | Stars: Colin Malone, Dino Everett, Alyssa Allure, Lizzy Borden

36. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: In Search of (1998 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

5.6
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Episode 4 of 10-part controversial series profiling the "hundred greatest movies" chosen by the American Film Institute in 1998. Companion piece to three-hour CBS special, this series ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregory Orr | Director: Gregory Orr | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlton Heston, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg

37. The Vampires of Poverty (1977)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Carlos Mayolo | Directors: Carlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina | Stars: Luis Alfonso Londoño, Carlos Mayolo, Ramiro Arbeláez, Eduardo Carvajal

38. One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008)

88 min | Documentary

8.1
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A definitive documentary that recaps the evolution of an American Cinema Classic over the past 40 years.

Creator: Robert Lucas | Directors: Robert Lucas, Chris Roe | Stars: George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner

39. Who Do You Think You're Fooling? (1994)

11 min | Crime, Short, Documentary

5.2
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A comparison of the films Reservoir Dogs and City on Fire, claiming Quentin Tarantino borrowed many elements of City on Fire without giving proper credit.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Mike White | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Yun-Fat Chow, Tim Roth, Danny Lee

40. You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (1997)

5 min | Short

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Director: Mike White | Stars: Kurt Loder, Rosanna Arquette, Samuel L. Jackson, Steven Prince

41. Hot Ticket (2001–2004)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Leonard Maltin, Joyce Kulhawik, Todd Newton, Rachael Leigh Cook

42. Frids film (2002–2003)

34 min

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Stars: Niels Frid-Nielsen, Sean Astin, Alan Cumming, Trine Dyrholm

43. Popcon (2014)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A leftist film critic trashes a Bollywood 'masala' film through his review, since he is fan of realist cinema, particularly Satyajit Ray and dismissive of Bollywood. Very soon the film ... See full summary »

Writer: Sadashivam Rao | Director: Dinkar Rao | Stars: Ajay Bahal, Mannat Bakshi, Eisha Chopra, Gopal Das Gupta

44. Hollywood vs. Religion (1994 Video)

60 min | Documentary

3.8
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Film critic Michael Medved examines the bias against Christianity and Judaism seen in many Hollywood films made after the late 1960s.

Director: Michael Pack | Stars: Michael Medved, Charles Colson, James C. Dobson

45. Godard in America (1970)

45 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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Director: Ralph Thanhauser | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Andrew Sarris

46. Movie Club with John Ridley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: John Ridley, Nathan Rabin, Kim Morgan, Karie Bible

47. The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989 TV Movie)

7.3
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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, who are celebrating the 500th edition of their movie review show, perform their program for the first time on stage in front of an audience.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Jessica Lange, Thea Flaum

48. Filmland (2003–2004)

28 min | Documentary

6.4
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Danish-language film magazine featuring reviews of new theatrical releases and DVD's, interviews and special reports.

Stars: Søren Høy, Christoffer Boe, Viggo Mortensen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen

49. Mise-en-abyme (2006)

19 min | Short, Mystery

7.4
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With three filming locations at a time, three directors and no leading actress it is not easy to shoot a movie. Especially not when you are filming an experimental piece of work...

Writer: Björn Last | Director: Björn Last | Stars: Nadine Steinbach, Klaus Frevert, Steven Sonntag, Suntje Freier

50. Bogart (1985–2002)

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Ole Michelsen reviews upcoming movies.

Stars: Ole Michelsen, Søren Høy