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1. Flor de Muertos (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

8.8
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Flor de Muertos (Flower of the Dead) examines the cross-cultural collisions regarding death along the US and Mexico border, commencing with the Mexican celebration of the Dia de los Muertos... See full summary »

Director: Danny Vinik | Stars: Charles Bowden, Patti Keating, Gustavo Lozano

Votes: 8

2. City of Joy (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.7
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This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Gavin | Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa

Votes: 30

3. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 10,360

4. Behind Those Eyes (2005)

98 min | Documentary

8.4
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Behind Those Eyes provides a magnifying glass into the behind-the-scenes dynamism of Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrel and Chris Henderson, both on and off the tour. The movie ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Daniel Adair, Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson

Votes: 5

5. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 12,019

6. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 8,445

7. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 195

8. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

8.1
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73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,024

9. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 939

10. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: Do You Know What It Means (2010)

TV-MA | 76 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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A New Orleans neighborhood celebrates its first second-line "parade" since Katrina, reuniting many of its musicians and residents, though many more have yet to return.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 350

11. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 579

12. Women Behind the Camera (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Alexis Krasilovsky | Stars: Akiko Ashizawa, Caroline Champetier, Michelle Crenshaw, Zoe Dirse

Votes: 24

13. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream (2012)

Documentary

8.0
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Director: Alex Gibney | Star: Stanley Tucci

Votes: 39

14. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

Votes: 94

15. Nick Cave & P J Harvey: Henry Lee (1996)

4 min | Short, Music

7.9
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Director: Rocky Schenck | Stars: Nick Cave, PJ Harvey

Votes: 10

16. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 402

17. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,752 | Gross: $0.80M

18. Public Speaking (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Pau Casals

Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa

Votes: 14,707 | Gross: $7.00M

20. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.20M

21. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 44,138 | Gross: $27.90M

22. Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

70 min | Documentary

7.5
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Jack Abramoff, Michele Bachmann, Bruce Bartlett

Votes: 1,063

23. The Dead (1987)

PG | 83 min | Drama

7.4
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Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany

Votes: 6,178 | Gross: $4.37M

24. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 4,375 | Gross: $0.30M

25. The Soul of a Man (2003)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown, James Hughes, David F. Hughes

Votes: 739

26. The Blues (2003)
Episode: Feel Like Going Home (2003)

110 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A documentary about the blues and it's African origins.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Sam Carr, Toumani Diabaté, Corey Harris, John Lee Hooker

Votes: 315

27. Three Seasons (1999)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.3
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An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bui | Stars: Ngoc Hiep Nguyen, Ngoc Minh, Phat Trieu Hoang, Diem Kieu

Votes: 2,874 | Gross: $2.02M

28. The Investigators (2000– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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This riveting documentary series unravels the complex nature of justice -- both how it is denied and how it is achieved. Created by a team of award-winning producers, each show presents a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Galusha, Les Marshak, Jerry Palace, Reggie Britt

Votes: 56

29. Doctors of the Dark Side (2011)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.3
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Doctors of the Dark Side is the first feature length documentary about the pivotal role of physicians and psychologists in detainee torture. The stories of four detainees and the doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Davis | Stars: Diane Davis, Gian-Murray Gianino, Lee Aaron Rosen, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 38

30. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
Episode: The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody (1978)

29 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Joanna Peabody is granted 7 wishes by "Aunt Thelma", a wise fairy-godmother who appears on Joanna's TV screen. Joanna squanders a few wishes before she learns the value of sharing.

Director: Stephen H. Foreman | Stars: Butterfly McQueen, Star-Shemah Bobatoon, Garrett Morris, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 23

31. Trees Lounge (1996)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley

Votes: 12,192 | Gross: $0.70M

32. Lisbon Story (1994)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, Vasco Sequeira, Canto e Castro

Votes: 3,699

33. Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (1993)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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An exploration of New York's prostitution scene in the early 90s.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Henning Rübsam, Beeban Kidron

Votes: 63

34. Warhol's Cinema 1963-1968: Mirror for the Sixties (1989 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Keith Griffiths | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Henry Geldzahler, J. Hoberman, Stephen Koch

Votes: 13

35. American Passages (2011)

120 min | Documentary

7.1
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Initially, there's that moment of happiness: an African-American celebrating in Harlem cheers "We're free!" as if Barack Obama's victory meant the ultimate end of slavery. AMERICAN PASSAGES... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 28

36. Pollock (2000)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

Director: Ed Harris | Stars: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Knott, Molly Regan

Votes: 24,763 | Gross: $8.60M

37. Love Liza (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, a web designer turns to gasoline fumes and remote-control airplanes while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.

Director: Todd Louiso | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Annie Morgan, Kathy Bates, J.D. Walsh

Votes: 6,704 | Gross: $0.21M

38. Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) (2016 TV Short)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.0
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'Brillo Box (3¢ off)' follows a beloved Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as it makes its way from a family's living room to a record-breaking Christie's auction, blending personal narrative... See full summary »

Director: Lisanne Skyler | Stars: Keenan Larson, Andy Warhol, Martin Skyler, Rita Skyler

Votes: 130

39. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 16,967 | Gross: $24.20M

40. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

6.9
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 5,913 | Gross: $4.79M

41. The War Within (2005)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.

Director: Joseph Castelo | Stars: Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen, Sarita Choudhury

Votes: 1,165 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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75 Metascore

Robert Frank revolutionized photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Israel | Stars: Robert Frank, June Leaf, Yûichi Hibi

Votes: 198

43. Best of Chris Isaak (2006 Video)

63 min | Music

6.9
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Chris Isaak begins his third decade as one of the most distinctive recording artists- and the epitome of modern cool-with his first career-spanning retrospective. Best of Chris Isaak CD ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Ted Bafaloukos, Geoffrey Barish, Jonathan K. Bendis, Larry Clark, Chris Isaak, Mary Lambert, Mark Lebon, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, Nicola Pecorini, Bill Pope, Herb Ritts, Joe Thomas, Gus Van Sant, Bruce Weber | Stars: Chris Isaak, Laetitia Casta, Helena Christensen, Denise Crosby

Votes: 25

44. 2B (2009)

Sci-Fi

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When a murder is witnessed by millions around the world, society is forced to confront the moral issues raised by the creation of the first post-human.

Director: Richard Kroehling | Stars: James Remar, Kevin Corrigan, Jane Kim, Hayley DuMond

Votes: 27

45. Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (1982)

17 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders

Votes: 50

46. John Huston and the Dubliners (1987)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Lilyan Sievernich | Stars: John Huston, Helena Carroll, Ingrid Craigie, Cathleen Delany

Votes: 31

47. The 50 Year Argument (2014)

97 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | Stars: Barbara Epstein, W.H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin, Stephen Jay Gould

Votes: 497

48. Missing People (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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Missing People is a nonfiction mystery about a enigmatic woman investigating her brother's long unsolved murder, while obsessively collecting and researching the violent work and life of an... See full summary »

Director: David Shapiro | Star: Martina Batan

Votes: 31

49. Black Kites (1996)

26 min | Short

6.6
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A film of survival based on the true journals of an artist during the siege of Sarajevo.

Director: Jo Andres | Stars: Lucian Buscemi, Talia Kagan, Maryette Charlton, Lillian Kiesler

Votes: 34

50. The Guys (2002)

PG | 84 min | Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.

Director: Jim Simpson | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia, Irene Walsh, Jim Simpson

Votes: 1,165 | Gross: $0.02M