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1. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
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.
3. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
Votes: 12,283 | Gross: $10.94M
6. FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011– )
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.
7. The Song Remains the Same (1976)
PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.
9. The Street with No Name (1948)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
10. Return of the Ewok (1982 Video)
24 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
11. Beefcake (1998)
91 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.28M
12. Menschen am Sonntag (1930)
Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
13. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
14. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)
110 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.
Votes: 1,800 | Gross: $0.24M
18. Francofonia (2015)
88 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.
Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $0.30M
19. The Phenix City Story (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
20. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)
123 min | Drama
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
21. Freedom to Love (1969)
90 min | Documentary
Documentation, drama and interviews about sex education. Touches on issues of homosexuality and first sexual experiences of children.
23. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)
Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History
When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.
24. The War Game (1965 TV Movie)
48 min | Documentary, Drama, War
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 »
25. Max-Out (1970)
Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary
This short film follows Melvin Rivers, an ex-con freshly released from prison, as he struggles to find a place to live, get a regular job, call in favors from friends, and in general, try ... See full summary »
26. Love in the City (1953)
115 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
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
28. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973– )
840 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
29. Mandragora (1997)
Unrated | 126 min | Drama
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.
30. The Apple (1998)
86 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.12M
31. Er shi si cheng ji (2008)
112 min | Drama
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 »
33. Beeswax (2009)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
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.'
Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.05M
34. The Burning Hell (1974)
58 min | Documentary, Horror
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.
36. Schoolgirls Growing Up (1972)
X | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
37. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)
98 min | Documentary, Drama
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.
38. Fun in Balloon Land (1965)
53 min | Family, Fantasy
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.
40. Comizi d'amore (1964)
92 min | Documentary
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 »
41. Ultime grida dalla savana (1975)
Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
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.
44. Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)
R | 89 min | Comedy
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 »
45. Bella e perduta (2015)
87 min | Documentary, Drama
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 »
47. The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)
83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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'.
48. Jogo de Cena (2007)
100 min | Documentary, Drama
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.