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1. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.9
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 43,634

2. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 180,138 | Gross: $0.50M

3. Devil's Knot (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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42 Metascore

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick

Votes: 14,098

4. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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In the 7th century, Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God. But they're exiled in Medina before returning to Mecca to take up arms ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 30,990

5. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 29,593 | Gross: $0.51M

6. The Secret (2016 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick O'Kane, Nina Woods

Votes: 772

7. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama | Completed

Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry, Terri Minton

8. Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Follows the abduction of 16 year old girl in California in 2013.

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Jessica Amlee, Scott Patterson, Brian McNamara, Jay Pickett

Votes: 239

9. Code of a Killer (2015 TV Mini-Series)

130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Stars: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 1,397

10. Au nom de ma fille (2016)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. After 27 years of investigation to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze, Christelle Cornil

Votes: 219

11. David and Goliath (2015)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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The epic movie follows young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds. Filmed in North Africa and London.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Miles Sloman, Jerry Sokolosky, Paul Hughes, Joseph Emms

Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by lacing his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with heroin at a dinner party ... See full summary »

Director: Sotiris Dounoukos | Stars: Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, Josh McConville

Votes: 28

13. The Brooke Ellison Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

Director: Christopher Reeve | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Slattery, Lacey Chabert, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 1,307

14. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 2,893

15. Saving Mr. Wu (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by four unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. Will he get rescued?

Director: Ding Sheng | Stars: Andy Lau, Ye Liu, Qianyuan Wang, Ruofu Wu

Votes: 1,183 | Gross: $0.09M

16. Don't Tell (2017)

110 min | Drama | Post-production

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett | Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths

17. Cain Hill (2017)

82 min | Horror, Thriller | Filming

A group of documentary filmmakers are filming a TV special about the events which occurred at the famous and mysterious abandoned Cain Hill asylum many years earlier, and the unexplained ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fallaize | Stars: Hannah Jacobs, Edward Elgood, Jason York, Tony Cook

18. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,073 | Gross: $1.10M

19. In a Child's Name (1991 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 192 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Ontkean, Timothy Carhart, David Huddleston

Votes: 406

20. Riphagen (2016)

War

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The true story about the biggest warcriminal from Holland during world war II, Andries "Al Capone" Riphagen.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Anna Raadsveld, Peter Blok, Sigrid ten Napel

Votes: 49

21. Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Texas beauty Susan Wright appeared to have a fairytale life with an adoring husband, Jeff, two beautiful kids, and close family and friends. But in 2003, six years into their marriage, the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening, W. Earl Brown, Michael Gross

Votes: 959

22. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier

Votes: 170

23. Drawing Home (2015)

112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Boston in the 1920s. A young East Coast debutante is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Rupprecht | Stars: Julie Lynn Mortensen, Juan Riedinger, Kate Mulgrew, Kristin Griffith

Votes: 5

24. No Child of Mine (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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A woman accustomed to always having the last word in every situation, finds herself trying to "rescue" her grandson, Jesse, from being signed away to grow up in an institution for Down's Syndrome children.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Patty Duke, Tracy Nelson, G.W. Bailey, Susan Blakely

Votes: 107

25. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Vernon Johns, a brilliant man coupled with an eloquent speaker, upsets his community through his radical ideas on social change and economic independence of blacks. From his pulpit, he ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

Votes: 233

26. Maligno (2016)

87 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A bloodcurdling legend becomes reality when a mysterious hole opens in the main hospital of a city, and a dark presence is released.

Directors: Paco Bardales, Martin Casapía Casanova | Stars: Sofía Rocha, Fiorella Pennano, Gino Pesaressi, Sylvia Majo

Votes: 11

27. Britt

Drama, Mystery | Announced

The true story of film and television star Brittany Murphy's life and untimely death. In her career, Brittany Murphy portrayed unusual characters and colorful lives. Her own life and death ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Davis | Star: Annette Walter

28. Video

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Bengal's first found footage re-construction thriller, Video, based on true incidents, revolves around experiences of a group of over-enthusiastic college-goers Richanshu, Sandy, Tatha, ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Basu | Stars: Ena Saha, Deboprasad Halder, Sutapa Das, Richanshu Basu

29. I (Almost) Got Away with It: What Would Kenda Do? (2014– )

60 min | Crime

7.5
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Investigation Discoveries resident homicide hunter Lt. Joe Kenda, re-visits some of his most popular cases featured on the hit series Homicide Hunter, and he offers his expertise into each ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Kenda, Bill Ratner, Gary Nohealii, Steven Anderson

Votes: 11

30. For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

4.5
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16 years old Anissa is suffering from leukemia and will have to die if they will not find a bone marrow donor suitable for her. In order to help their daughter the parents give life to ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Priscilla Lopez, Tony Perez, Robin Thomas, Danny Nucci

Votes: 89

32. Lost and Found (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

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People, places, things lost and now found.

Stars: Kristi Abrams, Rachel Bernstein, Gina Evans, Anita Grant

33. The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Romance, Western

5.1
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Billy the Kid is forced to kill for the woman he loves, and is ultimately brought to justice by his old friend Pat Garrett.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, Betta St. John, James Griffith, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 88

34. The Switch (1993 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.8
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Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ (portrayed by Craig T Nelson) ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Gary Cole, Craig T. Nelson, Kathleen Nolan, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 63

35. Unwanted (I) (2016)

Action

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Immigrants cross the border to live the American dream but later their dreams turn into a nightmare.

Director: Armando Suarez | Stars: Maria Alexandra, Adrian Barboza, Ermalinda Chavarria, Rykys El Pantera

36. Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A young music student has a seizure forcing her to undergo brain surgery. She comes out of the surgery unable to count or read and has difficulty adapting to life.

Director: Gerald I. Isenberg | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Penelope Milford, Christopher Allport, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 25

37. Gage (2014)

Short, Drama, History

8.1
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A western about Doctor John Harlow, a man with severe anxiety problems that must overcome his issues to save the famed Phineas Gage from viciousness of his local community.

Director: Keith Wilhelm Kopp | Stars: Hannah Barefoot, Brian Sutherland, Glen Baggerly, Todd A. Robinson

Votes: 8

38. A Chequer Board of Nights

Short, Action, History | Post-production

The true accounts of one crew's tour in an Avro Lancaster Bomber WWII. The film is based on Bill McCrea's book 'A Chequer-Board of Nights'.Chapter 6, 'A Sitting Duck' We follow one raid, at a time when any raid could be their last.

Director: Doug Kirby | Stars: Chris Wilson, Jake Unsworth, Philip Harvey, Rich Blake

39. Stones (II) (2015)

90 min | Drama, Music, Romance | Completed

8.8
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Alexander McKay is relaunching his career as a singer songwriter when his girlfriend, Jen, sick of his excessive drinking, throws him out. He winds up on the street, homeless and hung over,... See full summary »

Director: Roydon Turner | Stars: Alexander McKay, Kirsten Hazel Smith, Mark Homer, Elizabeth Croft

Votes: 10

40. Hours of Light (2004)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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A prisoner is accused of several murders.

Director: Manolo Matji | Stars: Alberto San Juan, Emma Suárez, José Ángel Egido, Vicente Romero

Votes: 207

41. Love Me Haiti (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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A woman struggles to free her husband after he's kidnapped and trapped in a prison cell. What she encounters would become one of the greatest true stories ever told.

Director: Hugues Gentillon | Stars: Aurelia Khazan, Pierre-louis Dieufaite, Deoud Gentillon, François Meknes

Votes: 2,007

42. Thornwell (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing. He was wrongfully accused of the theft, brutally interrogated and given drugs... See full summary »

Director: Harry Moses | Stars: Glynn Turman, Vincent Gardenia, Craig Wasson, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Votes: 26

43. The Accursed (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.3
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The Accursed is a five-part series created by Hagai Levi. Through a combination of documentary footage and reenactments, the series follows four Israeli iconic artists: Author Pinchas Sadeh... See full summary »

Stars: Hagai Levi, Yehuda Almagor, Itay Barnea, Emanuel Levi

Votes: 7

44. Het dagboek van Anne Frank (1985 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Add a Plot

Directors: Jeroen Krabbé, Hank Onrust | Stars: Jip Wijngaarden, Jeroen Krabbé, Truus te Selle, Edith Andriesse

Votes: 61

45. PVC Major Shaitan Singh (2017)

War | Announced

Based on the story of Major Shaitan Singh, who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his 'C' company's dig-in at Rezang La pass during the Sino-India conflict of 1962.

Director: Pankaj Sehgal | Stars: Behzaad Khan, Vikas Shrivastav

46. Boxer on the Wilderness (2014)

8 min | Short, Drama, Sport

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It's 1919. A boxer and his opponent fight in the ring and we see and feel the physical and emotional pain of the young man returned from WW1 who must win at all costs.

Director: Alexandra Boyd | Stars: Matt Casey, Peter Law, Jim McDonnell, Stuart Ryan

47. Dead Waters (2017)

Drama, Thriller | Announced

In the Niger Delta, the lives of a local fisherman and an American private military contractor collide when the fisherman is forced to work for oil pirates in order to provide for his sick wife.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler

48. Pollywood (2018)

Documentary | Filming

Over a century ago, such people as Sam Goldwyn, Louis B. Mayer, or the Warner brothers left Polish shtetls and became moguls after numerous adventures and hardships they had to face on their way.

Director: Pawel Ferdek | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Phillips, Michael Schiffer, Ben Barenholtz

49. Tierra Caliente (I) (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.2
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TIERRA CALIENTE is the story of an ordinary family in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. As they go about their normal lives, they are caught in the crossfire between the Narco drug cartels and the military.

Director: Laura Plancarte | Stars: Anais Alvarado, Dimitri Andreas, Claudia Coulter, Luciano Dodero

Votes: 5

50. Rebirth (I)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

A womanizing artist finds love that changes his life, only to risk it all In a fight for freedom against religious terrorism and political tyranny that alters the fate of nations. Based on a provocative true story.