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1. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

Votes: 94,027 | Gross: $18.44M

2. Even the Rain (2010)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 9,770 | Gross: $0.56M

3. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Writer: Spalding Gray | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

Votes: 1,626 | Gross: $1.09M

4. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, Christopher Bird | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Bernstein, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 532

5. The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw (2008 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Explores the true story of the notorious Jesse James, how the myth developed during his lifetime, and how the legends have persisted over 100 years after his death at the hands of his former friend, Robert Ford.

Writer: Skip Robinson | Stars: Casey Affleck, Andrew Dominik, Ralph Ganis, Ron Hansen

Votes: 44

6. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.8
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 217

7. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.

Writers: Brent Zacky, Kevin Burns, Monica Bider | Directors: Kevin Burns, Brent Zacky | Stars: Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Darryl F. Zanuck, Mel Gussow

Votes: 250

8. The Making of 'Tombstone' (2002 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A Documentary covering the making of the 1993 Western 'Tombstone' featuring cast and crew

Stars: George P. Cosmatos, Kurt Russell, Wyatt Earp, Powers Boothe

Votes: 36

9. The Making of 'Gettysburg' (1993 Video)

52 min | Documentary

6.9
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Writers: Michele Tedesco, Maureen Corley | Stars: Martin Sheen, Ron Maxwell, Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Katz

Votes: 42

10. Land of the Rising Fastball (2010)

73 min | Documentary

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A history of baseball in Japan told by three Journalists from different parts of the world .

Writers: Lance Miccio, Matt Turner | Director: Lance Miccio | Stars: Miwako Atarashi, Randy Bass, Doug DeCinces, Orestes Destrade

11. The Real Men with 'The Right Stuff' (2003 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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The "real men with the right stuff", Chuck Yeager and the Mercury astronauts, discuss the early days of the space program and its portrayal in the film "The Right Stuff".

Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: Tom Wolfe, Chuck Yeager, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper

Votes: 31

12. Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion (2000 TV Short)

Unrated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Shelly, Toby Reisz | Stars: Mel Gibson, Randall Wallace, Catherine McCormack, Bruce Davey

Votes: 112

13. Once Upon a Time in the South: Behind 'The Last Confederate' (2007 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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The story behind the Adams family and the making of "The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams." Weston Adams and his son, Julian, tell the tale of making a feature film about their ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Adams | Stars: Weston Adams, Julian Adams, A. Blaine Miller, Robert W. Filion

Votes: 17

14. MovieReal: Kingdom of Heaven (2005 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, History, War

6.7
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A look at the historical accuracies and inaccuracies of the movie Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

Writer: Michael Epstein | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Jill Claster, Paul M. Cobb, Hamid Dabashi

Votes: 9

15. The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation' (1998 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Writer: Russell Merritt | Director: Robert G. Beecher | Stars: David Shepard, Miriam Cooper, Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith

Votes: 37

16. Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005 Video)

76 min | Documentary

8.2
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When Sean Stone took time off from college to film behind-the-scenes on his father Oliver Stone's 2004 epic, 'Alexander', he didn't expect to work out his own feelings of alienation from a ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Stone | Stars: Moritz Borman, Elliot Cowan, Rosario Dawson, Colin Farrell

Votes: 10

17. Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Lincoln Hurst, Rudy Behlmer, Bob Thomas, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 71

18. A Film for the Few: Making 'Battle of Britain' (2004 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Guy Hamilton, Bernard Williams, Garth Thomas, Paul Annett

Votes: 6

19. Creative Accuracy: The Scholars Speak (2006 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A look at the historically accurate and inaccurate aspects of the film Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Nancy Caciola, Hamid Dabashi, Lisa Ellzey

Votes: 9

20. Gagman (1987– )

180 min | Comedy, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Boris Hybner, Jan Kanyza, Therese Herz, Juraj Herz

Votes: 19

21. The Making of 'Schindler's List' (1993)

Documentary, Short

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22. The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins (2001)

77 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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This film looks at Peter Watkins and his uncompromising devotion to his ideals.

Writers: Geoff Bowie, Laurent Gagliardi, Gerard Grugeau | Director: Geoff Bowie | Stars: Marie-Josephe Barrere, Renaud Bazin, Kamel Ikachamene, Sara Louis

Votes: 48

23. Hovimäen aikaan (1999– )

5 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Short introductions to real historical events portrayed in the drama Hovimäki (1999).

Votes: 6

24. In the Shadow of 'Cold Mountain' (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Kathy Baker, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Ed Mantell

Votes: 30

25. The Making of Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Alejandro Andrade | Director: Alejandro Andrade | Stars: James Aspinall, Sean Bean, Amit Behl, Tom Clegg

Votes: 8

26. On Location with 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985 TV Mini-Series)

48 min | Documentary

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Made-for-television documentary about the making of the South Australian Film Corporation production of _Robbery Under Arms (1985) (TV)_.

27. Alfred the Great (II) (1969)

5 min | Short, Biography

5.3
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This promotional short for the feature film Alfred the Great (1969) briefly tells of the virtues of the warrior-king, and comments on the three major players in the film. Scenes from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Donner, David Hemmings, Prunella Ransome, Michael York

Votes: 14

28. The Amazing Years of Cinema (1976 TV Mini-Series)

26 min | Documentary

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A 13-part series that looks at the development of the art of cinema during the years 1893-1917, featuring clips from many key early films.

Star: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

29. Sharpe's Challenge: Behind the Scenes (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Zeynep Santiroglu

Votes: 5

30. Virgin Territory: The Making of 'The Virgin Queen' (2008 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Writer: John Cork | Directors: John Cork, Lisa Van Eyssen | Stars: John Cork, Deborah Harkness, Rick Jewell, Michael Merrill

31. Sametová kocovina (2000)

150 min | Documentary

5.9
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Directors: Robert Buchar, David Smith | Stars: Jaroslav Boucek, Jaroslav Brabec, Vera Chytilová, Sasa Gedeon

Votes: 14

32. Making of Oorlogswinter (2008 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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A behind the scenes look at the production of Martin Koolhoven's film, Oorlogswinter.

Director: Thijs Schreuder | Stars: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen, Melody Klaver

33. Story of a Luthier (2009)

47 min | Documentary, Drama

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Writer: Alberto Bona | Director: Alberto Bona | Stars: Lucio Caliendo, Maria Cleary, Stefan Coles, Saule Kilaite

Votes: 14