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1. Totality (1999)

Documentary, Music

A unique look at total eclipses, capturing the experience within the scenery of a wide range of settings around the planet, from ancient ruins to city skylines. Totality is constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Mallery

Votes: 31

2. Rise Above the Mark (2014)

65 min | Documentary

Rise Above the Mark is a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education. It's the story of what happens when politics enters the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Klink | Stars: Peter Coyote, Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, Marc Tucker

Votes: 16

3. Rats & Bullies (2004)

90 min | Documentary

At age 14, Dawn-Marie Wesley hung herself in her bedroom using the family dog's leash. She left a suicide note which named three girls from her school whom had systematically bullied and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Buffer, Roberta McMillan | Stars: Roberta McMillan, Cindy Wesley, Kyla-mae Keserich, Rosalind Wiseman

Votes: 31

4. Journey of Hanuman (2013 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

'Journey of Hanuman' preserves moments still existing in India that have not been disturbed by globalization and are connected with the antique spiritual knowledge of India. I wanted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Creel | Stars: Rip Brar, Peter Coyote, Arun Mathai, Bekah Rife

Votes: 28

5. Occupy: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

On September 17 2011, a worldwide social movement was born in New York City. This film documents who they are and what they protest.

Director: Corey Ogilvie | Stars: Makh Aten, Andy Bichlbaum, Noam Chomsky, Pete Dutro

Votes: 58

6. Autism: The Musical (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Music

Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

Director: Tricia Regan | Stars: Hillary Aaron, Joe Aaron, Lexi Aaron, Adam

Votes: 640

7. The War on Kids (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

43 Metascore

Shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons.

Director: Cevin Soling | Star: Randy Cassingham

Votes: 199

8. Anima Mundi (1991)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 1,036

9. Distant (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 16,273 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Searching for Angela Shelton (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Angela Shelton journeys across the United States meeting other Angela Sheltons in an effort to survey women in America. She discovers that 24 out of 40 Angela Sheltons have been ... See full summary »

Director: Angela Shelton | Star: Angela Shelton

Votes: 90

11. East of Kensington (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Years after Peter Pan and the Lost Boys have overthrown the pirates, Peter visits London to return Wendy to Neverland and is kidnapped by a mysterious Stranger residing in the decaying ... See full summary »

Director: Kellen Moore | Stars: Jack Griffo, Time Winters, Kelsey Lee Smith, Astrid Vineyard

Votes: 75

12. Too Sane for This World (2011)

74 min | Documentary, News

'Too Sane For This World' explores the challenges, gifts and unique perspectives of 12 adults on the autism spectrum. The film features an introduction by Dr. Temple Grandin. Many adults on... See full summary »

Director: William Davenport

Votes: 14

13. An Open Secret (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

66 Metascore

An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Evan Henzi, Michael Egan III, Mark Ryan, Joey Coleman

Votes: 1,898

14. SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Prepare to be blown back on your tail fins! Visit the Bikini Bottom Symphony, check out the Chum Bucket's Rome-antic new look, see SpongeBob's take on normal, hear Plankton's new band, the ... See full summary »

Directors: C.H. Greenblatt, Sam Henderson | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Alton Brown, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass

Votes: 380

15. Flunked (2008)

46 min | Documentary

The American education system is failing. It's time to do something. "Flunked", narrated by Joe Mantegna, is a full-length documentary designed to be both informative and entertaining, ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Burres | Stars: Jim Anderson, Steve Barr, Ben Chavis, Bill Cosby

Votes: 12

16. Of Mind and Music (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Music

A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.

Director: Richie Adams | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Bill Cobbs, Ruth Negga

Votes: 302 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Race to Nowhere (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Votes: 191

18. We're Not Broke (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes | Stars: James S. Henry, Chuck Collins, Bernie Sanders, Edward Kleinbard

Votes: 521

19. Sister Kenny (1946)

Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama

An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale

Votes: 823

20. The Wonders (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 4,003 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Vision Quest (1985)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

55 Metascore

A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox

Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $12.90M

22. The Timekeeper (2009)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Martin Bishop, an innocent eighteen year-old, joins a crew of wild rail workers and challenges the foreman's brutal authority.

Director: Louis Bélanger | Stars: Craig Olejnik, Stephen McHattie, Gary Farmer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 171

23. What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History

69 Metascore

A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII - Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Niklas Frank, Horst von Wächter, Philippe Sands

Votes: 1,059 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Horror

The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

Directors: George McCowan, Daryl Duke | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George, Pia Shandel

Votes: 333

25. I Am Eleven (2011)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

55 Metascore

The lives and thoughts of children from all around the world. It weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to stand on the cusp between childhood and adolescence.

Director: Genevieve Bailey | Stars: Billy, Dagan, Fang, Ginisha

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.26M

26. The Lottery (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

72 Metascore

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.05M

27. The Little Bedroom (2010)

87 min | Drama

69 Metascore

One day, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose's help. Eventually, the two grow closer. The young woman finds relief in confiding painful memories to the older man; things she cannot even... See full summary »

Directors: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond | Stars: Florence Loiret Caille, Michel Bouquet, Éric Caravaca, Joël Delsaut

Votes: 187 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (2010)

Documentary

"Murder by Proxy" is a feature-length documentary that examines the growing phenomenon of spree killings in the United States.

Director: Emil Chiaberi | Stars: Rick Retelle, Charlie Withers, Patrick Sherrill, Tracy Sanchez

Votes: 169

29. Join Us (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 131

30. Providence (I) (2016)

79 min | Drama, Romance

Rachel Cartwright and Mitchell Little both grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their paths keep crossing and at one point it looks like they'll finally get together. But the... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Wilharm | Stars: Juli Tapken, Rich Swingle, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Tucker Meek

Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Un air de famille (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 4,131 | Gross: $0.32M

32. Uncertain (I) (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

Uncertain is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away "you've got to be lost to find it".

Directors: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands

Votes: 229

33. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV-PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 701

34. Happiness Is in the Field (1995)

106 min | Comedy

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Michel Serrault, Eddy Mitchell, Sabine Azéma, Carmen Maura

Votes: 2,513 | Gross: $0.41M

35. Find a Boyfriend for My Wife... PLEASE! (2016)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

Paco, so fed up with his nagging and nitpicking wife, comes up with an ingenious plan to end the unhappy union: Find her a boyfriend by hiring a professional seducer nicknamed "El Taiger" to whisk her off her feet and out of the marriage.

Director: Enrique Begné | Stars: Arath de la Torre, Sandra Echeverría, Jesús Ochoa, Alejandro Cuétara

Votes: 392 | Gross: $1.72M

36. Heading South (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Ménothy Cesar

Votes: 2,608 | Gross: $0.90M

37. The Fifth Estate (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, News

Investigative journalist news documentaries are presented.

Stars: Bob McKeown, Mark Kelley, Gillian Findlay, Habiba Nosheen

Votes: 152

38. Past Life (2016)

109 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters - an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist - as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina

Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.09M

39. The Teacher (2016)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai, Tamara Fischer

Votes: 2,241 | Gross: $0.06M

40. The Women's Balcony (2016)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

Director: Emil Ben-Shimon | Stars: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai, Einat Saruf

Votes: 605 | Gross: $1.20M

41. All I See Is You (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

43 Metascore

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O'Reilly, Miquel Fernández

Votes: 8,823 | Gross: $0.22M



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