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1. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

156 min | Documentary, Drama

45 Metascore

Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 2,514 | Gross: $0.14M

2. Kymatica (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

We may be quick to blame secret organizations, corporations and corrupt politicians for the state of the environment. The harsh truth is that the world is in its current state because humanity is evolving and taking the world with it.

Director: Benjamin Stewart | Stars: Bruce Lipton, Henrik Palmgren

Votes: 501

3. The Reality of Me (TROM) (2011)

Documentary

From The Big Bang to The Monetary System, Religion, Human Behaviour, War or Slavery, to a new Global Social System, TROM Documentary tries to analyze the world we live in.

Stars: George Carlin, Richard Dawkins, Aubrey de Grey, Richard Feynman

Votes: 305

4. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,579

5. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,485

7. Joseph Campbell: Sukhavati (2005)

Not Rated | 79 min

Through archival excerpts from his finest filmed lectures interwoven with exquisite images and evocative music from around the world, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell takes us on a ... See full summary »

Votes: 33

8. Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988– )

360 min | Documentary

Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.

Stars: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers, George Lucas

Votes: 903

9. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Action, Drama, War

A religious dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 10,073

10. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,287

11. Opium (1920)

112 min | Drama

A Chinese opium dealer takes revenge on Westerners who have corrupted his wife.

Director: Robert Reinert | Stars: Eduard von Winterstein, Sybill Morel, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Kühne

Votes: 82

12. Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $0.29M

13. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )

Documentary, History

A sixteen episode mini-series of the history of America.

Stars: Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco, Tom Hanks

Votes: 347

14. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 144,001

15. The Virgin Queen (2005– )

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,647

16. Tut (2015)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 7,406

17. The Red Tent (2014– )

Adventure, Drama, History

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.

Stars: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 3,059

18. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 21,360

19. Sons of Liberty (2015– )

TV-14 | 270 min | Drama, History

The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

Stars: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Henry Thomas

Votes: 3,650

20. Rasputin (2011)

87 min | Biography, Drama, History

A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.

Directors: Josée Dayan, Irakli Kvirikadze | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Vladimir Mashkov, Filipp Yankovskiy

Votes: 759

21. The Tsarevich (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama, History

In 1918, Alexei Romanov, young prince hemophiliac, is caught in the turmoil of the Russian Civil War, having to choose between his family and The Empire of Russia.

Director: Geoffroy Faugérolas | Stars: Michael Fitzgerald, Mark Moses, Micah Fitzgerald, Jase Lindgren

Votes: 14

22. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,193 | Gross: $5.23M

23. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 11,006 | Gross: $0.59M

24. Wolf Hall (2015)

TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 8,484

25. The Time That Remains (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Menashe Noy, Elia Suleiman, Baher Agbariya, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.02M

26. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 5,068

27. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary, History

BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Sean Barrett, Samuel West, John Tusa

Votes: 125

28. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 624

29. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,073

30. Visitors (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species.

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 938 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 32,514 | Gross: $1.72M

32. Glastonbury Isle of Light: Journey of the Grail

Action, Adventure, History | Pre-production

Follows the legends of the Holy Grail and how it came to Britain in the first century. Joseph escapes peril in Jerusalem with the chalice and implores the help of the British warrior Caractacus who has set up resistance to Roman domination.

Star: John Rhys-Davies

33. Witness (2012– )

240 min | Documentary, Crime

Drug trafficking, poverty, gang violence, corruption and ethnic warfare have created some of the most dangerous hot spots on Earth. Witness follows our current generation of ... See full summary »

Stars: Eros Hoagland, Faisal Al-Faituri, Essam Al-Sabri, Guillermo Arias

Votes: 209

34. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,854

35. The Director's Chair (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Talk-Show

Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 481

36. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

G | 44 min | Documentary, Short

77 Metascore

This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 508

37. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through unique perspective.

Stars: Will Smith, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 4,398

38. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Scott Brandt, Don Catlin, Sebastian Coe

Votes: 30,888

39. Grass is Greener (2019)

97 min | Documentary

A look at America's complicated relationship with cannabis.

Director: Fab 5 Freddy | Stars: B-Real, Steven Hager, Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 768

40. Serendipity (I) (2019)

74 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Serendipity began as a book, published on the occasion of Prune Nourry's solo show at the Guimet National Asian Art Museum in Paris in 2017. The French-born, New York-based artist has spent... See full summary »

Director: Prune Nourry | Stars: Prune Nourry, Agnès Varda

Votes: 24

41. Civilisation (1969– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music

Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 684



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