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1. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

2.5
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

Votes: 327

2. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 4,121

3. Zen (2009)

127 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago. After his mother died, he decides to move to China and settle as a ... See full summary »

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Kankurô Nakamura, Yuki Uchida, Ryushin Tei, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 687

4. Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)

137 min | Drama

7.8
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About three monks in a remote monastery; an aging master, a small orphan and a young man who left his city life to seek Enlightenment.

Director: Yong-Kyun Bae | Stars: Yi Pan-Yong, Sin Won-Sop, Hae-Jin Huang, Su-Myong Ko

Votes: 1,009

5. Zen for Nothing (2016)

100 min | Documentary

7.1
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ZEN FOR NOTHING tells of the experiences of Sabine Timoteo from Switzerland, as a "Zen novice" in Antaiji in Autumn, Winter and Spring.

Director: Werner Penzel | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Muho Nölke

Votes: 15

6. Isolation 119 (2015)

74 min | Horror, Thriller

3.3
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Jack White flies to South East Asia to start a new life, but soon finds his life being threatened on arrival by events beyond his control or understanding, until his grip on reality begins ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Baker | Stars: Kevin Baker, Richard Carr, Cherry, Tarah Lubinski

Votes: 7

7. The Practice of the Wild (2010)

53 min | Documentary

6.5
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Beautifully attuned to the cycles of nature and the transcendent power of the written word, this warm portrait of Beat poet Gary Snyder and his cantankerous compadre Jim Harrison ... See full summary »

Director: John J. Healey | Stars: Jim Harrison, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Jack Shoemaker

Votes: 8

8. Fanshî dansu (1989)

101 min | Comedy

7.0
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Yohei, a punk rocker, has to become a Buddhist monk in order to inherit a mountain temple. Yohei though initially rebelling against the tough monastic discipline learns to adjust. Then his ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Honami Suzuki, Ken Ohsawa, Hikomaro

Votes: 154

9. The Soul of Shaolin Martial Arts (2010 Video)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

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Part biography of the life of 32nd Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Shi Xing Wu - Master Yuan Zhen Wu and part documentary displaying a vast number of Shaolin Martial Arts, forms and weapons... See full summary »

Directors: Shi Xing Wu, Zhen Wu Yuan, Zhen Wu Yuan | Stars: Shi Xing Wu, Zhen Wu Yuan, Zhen Wu Yuan

10. Since You've Been Gone... (2002)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Soon after Lynda Hart died on Dec. 31, 2000 from breast cancer; Stacey Foiles started writing letters to her beloved wife everyday. In July of 2001 she began this documentary as an extension of that dialogue.

Director: Stacey A. Foiles | Star: Lynda Hart

11. Shedding Skin (2007)

95 min | Drama

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Shedding Skin follows the struggles of Jack, a gifted poker player and suicidally depressed young man. Jack is lost. Jack is depressed. Jack tries to kill himself. But for a number of ... See full summary »

Directors: Consuelo Althouse, Adam McLean, Jonah Zimmerberg-Helms | Stars: Alberto Attanasio, Lucas Buck, Anna Davis, Marc Gay

12. Zen Center: Portrait of an American Zen Community (1986)

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Lou Hawthorne

13. Understanding Our World: An Interview with Ayn Rand (1961 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stars: James V. McConnell, Ayn Rand

Votes: 13

14. Religions of the World (1998– )
Episode: Buddhism

47 min | Documentary

Buddhism, a religion or philosophy or both, depending on one's point of view, is the subject of this overview of its history, teachings and practices.

Director: Stephen Kopels | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Rina Sircar, Lewis Lancaster, Jakusho Kwong-roshi

15. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deceived by Flight (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Norman Rodway

Votes: 298

16. Madventures (2002– )
Episode: Japani (2005)

40 min | Documentary

8.9
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Director: Tuomas Milonoff | Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala

Votes: 12

17. The Ascent of Man (1973– )
Episode: The Long Childhood (1973)

Documentary

8.5
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Man, as a species, goes through a long childhood.

Star: Jacob Bronowski

Votes: 22