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1. Tread (I) (2020)

89 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Marvin Heemeyer, Patrick Brower, Glenn Trainor Jr., Casey Farrell

Votes: 873

2. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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39 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 78,313 | Gross: $14.64M

3. Real Detective (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.

Stars: Michael Douglas Cake, Liana Montoro, Tyrone Benskin, Mizinga Mwinga

Votes: 2,356

4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 75,872

5. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

9.3
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An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 107,108

6. American Animals (2018)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen

Votes: 36,247 | Gross: $2.86M

7. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 5,087

8. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent gender confused Daughter, Glenda, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 37,699 | Gross: $17.08M

9. Beowulf (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel, who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright

Votes: 159,510 | Gross: $82.16M

10. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 4,427

11. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, Anthony Filosa, William Heath, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 17,365

12. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 23,332 | Gross: $12.32M

13. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, William Henry

Votes: 9,049

14. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 21,161

15. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015)

TV-14 | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Hamill, Phil Kuntz, John Lahr, Alan Livingston

Votes: 1,793

16. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 4,357

17. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 69,978 | Gross: $0.21M

18. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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A Chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 5,379

19. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

8.7
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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 37,638

20. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

5.6
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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: 11,992

21. In the Cut (2003)

R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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46 Metascore

New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Nuccio

Votes: 21,498 | Gross: $4.75M

22. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Oliver Stone 's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 7,960

23. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 50,861 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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44 Metascore

Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, 'Have a Good Trip' explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens.

Director: Donick Cary | Stars: Nick Offerman, Sting, ASAP Rocky, Bill Kreutzmann

Votes: 4,879

25. I Am a Killer (2018–2020)

TV-MA | 52 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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Follows Death Row inmates, who tell the story of how they ended up there.

Stars: Swaylee Loughnane, Reece Putinas, David Galea, Deandra Buchanan

Votes: 2,692

26. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

Votes: 40,457 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

4.2
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A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV material to homemade super 8 movies.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 6,030 | Gross: $35.00M

28. Lore (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.7
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Steven Berkoff, Josh Bowman, Paula Malcomson

Votes: 4,402

29. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 34,226 | Gross: $0.49M

30. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver

Votes: 44,175

31. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, John Cox

Votes: 3,724

32. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Stars: Kevin G. Calkins, Ann Smith

Votes: 20,676

33. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.0
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91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 54,323 | Gross: $2.28M

34. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (2020)

TV-MA | 331 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger investigates the tragic death of an 8-year-old California boy who endured horrific abuse by his mother and her boyfriend, along with the fractured and complex systems that failed to protect him.

Stars: William Guirola, Wyatt Hinz, Rodrigo Alfonso, David Alvarado

Votes: 6,236

35. The Bible (2013)

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

7.5
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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: 10,505

36. Locked Up Abroad (2007– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Jerry Murillo, Tato Alexander

Votes: 1,746

37. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 12,990

38. Your Worst Nightmare (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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Your Worst Nightmare is a 60-minute ID network true crime show. This narrated show blends reenactments of key events with commentary from law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, ... See full summary »

Stars: D.C. Goode, Eric Abraham, Clark Sarullo, Jason Shablik

Votes: 459

39. Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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69 Metascore

After losing his memory in an accident, Alex Lewis trusts his twin brother, Marcus, to tell him about his past only to discover that he's hiding a dark secret about their childhood.

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Andrew Caley, Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis, Evan Milton

Votes: 9,437

40. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 14,120

41. See No Evil (2014– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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Every second of every day, millions of Americans are caught on CCTV. Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives. But a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes. See no ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Huguet, Bryan Edwards, James J. Wilson, Drew Riedstra

Votes: 515

42. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 44,387 | Gross: $0.89M

43. Cursed (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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First-person accounts of how curses have tormented, hurt and even killed those affected are told by the people who have lived through them and by those who have seen others affected. ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Elizabeth Hall, Debbie Dennis-Tucker, David Marsh, Ruben V. Suarez

Votes: 200

44. Thanks for Sharing (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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54 Metascore

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

Director: Stuart Blumberg | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad

Votes: 26,123 | Gross: $1.06M

45. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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A look back at famous cases from the past.

Stars: Marc A. Hermann, Michelle McNamara, John Mirabella, James Zeiss

Votes: 885

46. Demon House (2019)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans documents the most authenticated case of possession in American history.

Director: Zak Bagans | Stars: Adam Ahlbrandt, Zak Bagans, Matthew Mourgides, Barry Taff

Votes: 5,294

47. Barbarians Rising (2016– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.8
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Rome. The greatest empire the world has ever known. This docudrama tells the story of Rome through the eyes of the empire's many adversaries who battled to see its destruction.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Barry Strauss, Richard Riddell, Julian Kostov

Votes: 1,738

48. The Innocent Man (2018)

TV-MA | 284 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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The story of Ron Williamson, a man who sat on Oklahoma's death row for 11 years for a crime he didn't commit. Based on John Grisham's "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town."

Stars: Heather McPhaul, Maura Antas, J.J. Arends, Serena Burns

Votes: 4,526

49. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (2011– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

Stars: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann

Votes: 2,530

50. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,520



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