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1. 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: 3,321

2. Francofonia (2015)

88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.6
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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: 1,733 | Gross: $0.30M

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

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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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: 12,253 | Gross: $10.94M

4. 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: 6,863

5. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Documentary

5.9
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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: 119

6. 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: 1,456

7. 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: 9,112

8. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

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

8.1
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Real FBI cases are recounted through reenactments and interviews with law enforcement and forensic scientists.

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

Votes: 574

9. 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 live concert footage, a unique 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: 6,395

10. Beefcake (1998)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 852 | Gross: $0.28M

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: 1,039

12. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit about human behavior and the relationship between the self and society.

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

Votes: 3,602

13. 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: 1,985

14. Whore 2 (1994)

R | 85 min | Drama

4.7
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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: 190

15. The War Game (1965 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, 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: 5,083

16. Menschen am Sonntag (1930)

Not Rated | 73 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: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Rochus Gliese, Curt Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 1,986

17. Les plages d'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: 1,765 | Gross: $0.24M

18. Meerkat Manor (2005–2008)

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: 946

19. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973– )

840 min | Adventure, Drama, History

9.0
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,738

20. The Phenix City Story (1955)

Approved | 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: 1,637

21. Deutschland im Herbst (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: 887

22. 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: 2,187

23. 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: 210

24. 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: 925

25. 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: 395

26. As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto (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: 1,438 | Gross: $0.01M

27. 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: 1,808 | Gross: $0.12M

28. 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: 440

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: 539

30. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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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: 706

31. Er shi si cheng ji (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: 1,207

32. 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: 909

33. FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011– )

Documentary, Crime

7.8
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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: 157

34. Mandragora (1997)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

6.2
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Two gay teenage runaways thrown out of their repressive homes try to survive on the streets of Prague. Hunger and desperation forces them into a life of prostitution, drugs, and teen-porn.

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

Votes: 895

35. 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: 641

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: 175

37. 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: 639 | Gross: $0.05M

38. Comizi d'amore (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: 865

39. The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.5
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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: 265

40. Bella e perduta (2015)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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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: 227

41. Ultime grida dalla savana (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: 274

42. Jungfrauen-Report (1972)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.1
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Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Hans Hass Jr., Eva Garden, Ingeborg Steinbach, Diane Winter

Votes: 199

43. The Burning Hell (1974)

58 min | Documentary, Horror

4.8
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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: 89

44. Pervye na Lune (2005)

75 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In spring 1938 in the mountains in the north of Chile a fiery UFO, later named "Chilean Sphere ", fell down... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Aleksey Anisimov, Viktoriya Ilyinskaya, Viktor Kotov, Andrey Osipov

Votes: 499

45. Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Russell Mulcahy (of "Highlander" fame) films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Richard Branson, Nicola Austin

Votes: 335

46. 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: 109

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: 90

48. Teenage Sex Report (1971)

95 min | Drama

4.9
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Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Monika Dahlberg, Christine Schuberth, Brigitte Harrer, Evelyne Traeger

Votes: 64

49. Flirt (I) (2005)

90 min | Romance, Comedy

5.7
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This movie is about a group of young people struggling with what 'true love' means. Main character is a boy who doesn't want to commit himself to one woman.

Director: Jaap van Eyck | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Lidewij Mahler, Rifka Lodeizen, Marcel Hensema

Votes: 436

50. Jogo de Cena (2007)

100 min | Documentary, Drama

8.4
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Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Marília Pêra, Andrea Beltrão, Fernanda Torres, Aleta Gomes Vieira

Votes: 652