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1. Francofonia (2015)

88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.30M

2. Glen or Glenda (1953)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

4.1
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

Votes: 6,681

3. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,084

4. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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38 Metascore

"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's... See full summary »

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,109 | Gross: $10.94M

5. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

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

8.1
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The Reality of Ghetto Stories

Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Susan Rae

Votes: 531

6. The Naked City (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 8,755

7. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,056

8. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.3
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26 Metascore

An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards, Joaquim de Almeida, María Jiménez

Votes: 1,429

9. Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 6,217

10. The Phenix City Story (1955)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,549

11. The Big Lift (1950)

120 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel

Votes: 1,010

12. Whore 2 (1994)

R | 85 min | Drama

4.4
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Jack sets himself up in the Hotel St James to work on his book on prostitution in New York. Along the way he meets and grows fond of Mary Lou.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Nancy McPherson, Pat 'Delightful' Kelly, Sylvia Hill, Mari Nelson

Votes: 175

13. Beefcake (1998)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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52 Metascore

This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Daniel MacIvor, Joshua Peace, Jack Griffin Mazeika, Carroll Godsman

Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.28M

14. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Documentary

6.0
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Documentation, drama and interviews about sex education. Touches on issues of homosexuality and first sexual experiences of children.

Directors: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Stars: Marie Antoinette, John Bowen, Richard Bright, Hans Henrik Brydensholt

Votes: 110

15. People on Sunday (1930)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a ... See full summary »

Directors: Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann, Rochus Gliese | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 1,842

16. The War Game (1965)

48 min | Drama, War

8.1
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff, Peter Watkins

Votes: 4,890

17. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973 TV Mini-Series)

840 min | Adventure, Drama, History

9.0
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The series, based on a popular novel of the same name, depicts the exploits of a Russian spy Isaev, working undercover as Standartenfuhrer Stierlitz, in Nazi Germany during 17 days in very ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 2,612

18. Germany in Autumn (1978)

123 min | Drama

7.1
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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Joachim Bißmeier

Votes: 843

19. Return of the Ewok (1982 Video)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Young Warwick Davis decides he wants to be in pictures, so he gets himself an agent. The agent gives him an Ewok outfit and points him towards Elstree Studios. There Warwick wanders from set to set looking to find the other Ewoks.

Director: David Tomblin | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Patricia Carr, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 198

20. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.24M

21. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo

Votes: 1,271 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Meerkat Manor (2005– )

26 min | Documentary

8.3
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This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers.

Stars: Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy, Zaphod the Meerkat

Votes: 919

23. In Vanda's Room (2000)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama

7.3
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The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte, Manuel Gomes Miranda

Votes: 856

24. FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011– )

Documentary, Crime

7.9
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FBI: Criminal Pursuit is a groundbreaking series that takes the audience inside the 21st Century FBI. The FBI is the most sophisticated law enforcement agency in the world ... pursuing the most dangerous criminals.

Stars: Bray Poor, John S. Howell Sr., Kristine Cornils, Terry McConnaughey

Votes: 152

25. The Apple (1998)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi, Ghorban Ali Naderi, Azizeh Mohamadi

Votes: 1,740 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Love in the City (1953)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini | Stars: Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu

Votes: 613

27. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider.

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson, LeeAnne Carlson

Votes: 677

28. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

Votes: 3,435

29. Bombardier (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Training of bombardiers in semi-documentary style, with personal stories and a battle climax.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley, Eddie Albert

Votes: 515

30. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,117

31. Mandragora (1997)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Wiktor Grodecki | Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal, Kostas Zerdolaglu

Votes: 850

32. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 911

33. Lost and Beautiful (2015)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wishes of the poor shepherd Tommaso: his mission is to save a young buffalo ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis, Elio Germano

Votes: 179

34. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 1,903

35. Zumbalah (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Alberto Moravia, Pit Dernitz

Votes: 266

36. Fun in Balloon Land (1965)

53 min | Family, Fantasy

1.1
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Sonny falls asleep while his mom reads him a bedtime story and wakes up in Balloon Land, a magical world filled with giant balloon people and animals.

Votes: 145

37. 24 City (2008)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,172

38. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Mystery

5.5
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Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Ed Ragozzino | Stars: George Lauris, Steve Boergadine, Jim Bradford, Ken Kenzle

Votes: 373

39. Jungfrauen-Report (1972)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.0
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Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Hans Hass Jr., Eva Garden, Ingeborg Steinbach, Diane Winter

Votes: 190

40. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)

R | 80 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.

Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson | Stars: Raquela Rios, Stefan C. Schaefer, Olivia Galudo, Brax Villa

Votes: 197 | Gross: $0.01M

41. The Burning Hell (1974)

58 min | Documentary, Horror

5.0
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Pastor Estus W. Pirkle preaches about hell, where all non-Christians will suffer eternal torment. He's also visited by two self-professed "Christians" who don't believe in hell.

Director: Ron Ormond | Stars: Jimmy Robbins, Tim Ormond, Robert G. Lee, Jack Hyles

Votes: 82

42. Kärlekens språk 2000 (2004)

96 min | Drama

3.2
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Sabine is in love with Julia, but pulled simultaneously to the irresistible television program host Stella Moon.

Director: Anders Lennberg | Stars: Regina Lund, Jan Mybrand, Bert-Åke Varg, Kim Anderzon

Votes: 428

43. Parachute Battalion (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey

Votes: 108

44. The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.4
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Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? For Edwyn Collins, 'The Possibilities Are Endless'.

Directors: James Hall, Edward Lovelace | Stars: Edwyn Collins, Grace Maxwell, William Collins, Yasmin Paige

Votes: 253

45. Atlantic Rhapsody - 52 myndir úr Tórshavn (1990)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Presents a day in the life of a few inhabitants of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands: A father and his daughter are having breakfast when the fire-brigade drive by. A woman and her child are ... See full summary »

Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir | Stars: Páll Danielsen, Erling Eysturoy, Elin Brimheim Heinesen, Elin K. Mouritsen

Votes: 38

46. Love Meetings (1964)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani, Io Apolloni, Ignazio Buttitta

Votes: 822

47. The Protagonists (1999)

92 min | Crime, Thriller

5.2
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An Italian movie crew goes to London to make a documentary about a murder case that took place a few years before.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Fabrizia Sacchi, Andrew Tiernan, Claudio Gioè

Votes: 87

48. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)

104 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.

Director: Anna Broinowski | Stars: Norma Khouri, Malcolm Knox, Rana Husseini, Caroline Overington

Votes: 518

49. Schoolgirls Growing Up (1972)

X | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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A contemporary sexual education guide has been published by the Christian Young Men's Association of Hamburg to help boys and girls understand and enjoy a healthy sex life... See full synopsis »

Directors: Walter Boos, Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Friedrich von Thun, Werner Abrolat, Gerd Arnau, Johannes Buzalski

Votes: 252

50. Beeswax (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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69 Metascore

A pair of identical twin sisters -- one, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and the other -- 'same face, different bodies.'

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Tilly Hatcher, Maggie Hatcher, Alex Karpovsky, Katy O'Connor

Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.05M