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1. The Naked City (1948)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
2. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
"WHAT THE #$*! 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 »
3. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)
R | 87 min | Drama
An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.
4. Glen or Glenda (1953)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).
5. Schoolgirls Growing Up (1972)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
6. The War Game (1965)
48 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, 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 »
7. Beefcake (1998)
97 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 »
11. People on Sunday (1930)
Not Rated | 74 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 »
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
12. 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.
15. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)
98 min | 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.
17. 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.'
18. The Beaches of 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.
19. My American Uncle (1980)
PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
20. 24 City (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 »
26. 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.
27. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot (1977)
G | 102 min | Adventure, Mystery
Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
28. Germany in Autumn (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 »
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
29. 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.
30. The Phenix City Story (1955)
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.
32. 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.
33. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)
104 min | Documentary, Drama
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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
37. Zumbalah (1975)
Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Horror
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.
39. Love Rome (2004)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
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.
40. Love Meetings (1964)
90 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 »
42. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
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 »
43. All This and World War II (1976)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, History, Music
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 »
44. 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.
46. Flirt (I) (2005)
90 min | Romance, Comedy
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.
48. Playing (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.
49. The Protagonists (1999)
92 min | Crime, Thriller
An Italian movie crew goes to London to make a documentary about a murder case that took place a few years before.