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1. 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 »

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

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).

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

3. 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.

Writers: Adela Ibañez, Isabel Pisano | Director: María Lidón | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards, Joaquim de Almeida, María Jiménez

4. Schoolgirls Growing Up (1972)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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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 »

Writers: Günther Hunold, Kurt Seelmann, Günther Heller | Directors: Walter Boos, Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Friedrich von Thun, Werner Abrolat, Gerd Arnau, Johannes Buzalski

5. The War Game (1965)

48 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, 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 »

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

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

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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A Led Zeppelin concert filmed in Madison Square Garden, New York.

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

7. 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 »

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

8. The Naked City (1948)

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

7.7
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Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

9. Jungfrauen-Report (1972)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.1
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Writers: Paul Alexander, Artur Brauner | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Hans Hass Jr., Eva Garden, Ingeborg Steinbach, Diane Winter

10. 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.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

11. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.4
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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.

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

12. 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.

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

13. 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 »

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

14. 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.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

15. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1977)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Mystery

5.3
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Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

Writers: Ed Hawkins, Ronald D. Olson, George Lauris, J. English Smith | Director: Ed Ragozzino | Stars: George Lauris, Steve Boergadine, Jim Bradford, Ken Kenzle

16. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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74 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.

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

17. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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.

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

18. 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.

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Lionel Chetwynd | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

19. 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.

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

20. 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.

Writers: Crane Wilbur, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

21. Beeswax (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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.'

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

22. Meerkat Manor (2005– )

26 min | Documentary | Active

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.

Creator: Caroline Hawkins | Stars: Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy, Zaphod the Meerkat

23. 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.

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

24. Germany in Autumn (1978)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Alf Brustellin, Heinrich Böll, Hans Peter Cloos, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel, Peter F. Steinbach | Directors: Alf Brustellin, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel, Hans Peter Cloos, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Joachim Bißmeier

25. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

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

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Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Tim L. Smith

26. 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.

Writers: George Lucas, David Tomblin | Director: David Tomblin | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Anthony Daniels, Ashley Davis

27. 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.

Writers: John Twist, Martin Rackin | Directors: Richard Wallace, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Eugene L. Eubank, Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley

28. In Vanda's Room (2000)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama

7.3
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Follow the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in a town in Lisbon, the film also focuses on the community in the area where Vanda live.

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

29. 24 City (2008)

112 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

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

30. Mandragora (1997)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Wiktor Grodecki, David Svec | Director: Wiktor Grodecki | Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal, Kostas Zerdolaglu

31. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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 »

Writers: Jean Gruault, Henri Laborit | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

32. 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.

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

33. The Burning Hell (1974)

58 min | Documentary, Horror

5.8
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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.

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

34. Teenage Sex Report (1971)

95 min | Drama

4.7
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Writer: Wolf Romberg | Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Monika Dahlberg, Christine Schuberth, Brigitte Harrer, Evelyne Traeger

35. Fun in Balloon Land (1965)

53 min | Family, Fantasy

1.6
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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.

36. Zumbalah (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Horror

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.

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

37. Rio 100 Degrees F. (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various ... See full summary »

Writer: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

38. FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011– )

Documentary, Crime

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

39. 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 »

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

40. Pervye na Lune (2005)

75 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Aleksandr Gonorovskiy, Ramil Yamaleyev | Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Aleksey Anisimov, Viktoriya Ilyinskaya, Viktor Kotov, Andrey Osipov

41. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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Writers: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Directors: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Stars: Marie Antoinette, H.H. Brydensholt, Kenneth Carr, Betty Dodson

42. 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.

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

43. Love Rome (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

7.1
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Anthology of four unrelated stories set around four different couples in New York City coming to terms with their lives six months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Writer: C.B. Smith | Director: C.B. Smith | Stars: Angela Bettis, Kevin Ford, Belinda Becker, Tariq Trotter

44. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)

R | 80 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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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.

Writers: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Benedikt Jóhannesson, Rune Kippervik, Stefan C. Schaefer, Thor Thorsteinsson | Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson | Stars: Raquela Rios, Stefan C. Schaefer, Olivia Galudo, Brax Villa

45. 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.

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

46. All This and World War II (1976)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, History, Music

6.1
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Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy... See full summary »

Director: Susan Winslow | Stars: Milton Berle, Humphrey Bogart, William C. Bullitt, Winston Churchill

47. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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Divided into four episodes Roberto Rosellini's performs a ritual trip with India covering culture, beautiful architecture and also the State of India society, create an impression and a ... See full summary »

Writers: Fereydoun Hoveyda, Roberto Rossellini, Sonali Senroy DasGupta | Director: Roberto Rossellini

48. Playing (2007)

100 min | Documentary, Drama

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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

49. 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 »

Writers: John Twist, Hugh Fite | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey

50. Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)

144 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A compilation of episodes from the lives of the 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul.

Writers: Sun-Woo Jang, Soo-hyun Kim | Director: Sun-Woo Jang | Stars: Seul-ki Hang, Kyeong-won Park, Jae-kyeong Lee, Nam-kyeong Jang