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1. Christopher Hitchens' 'God Is Not Great' (2009)

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Director: Jeff Scheftel | Star: Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 40

2. Shmuley-Hitchens Face Off Debate: Is there an Afterlife? (2010 Video)

Approved | 73 min | Talk-Show

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International best-selling author and media personality Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, 'America's Rabbi' and world-renowned atheist and author Christopher Hitchens' in a hard-fought and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Geathers | Stars: Shmuley Boteach, Christopher Hitchens, Lisa Oz

Votes: 11

3. Firing Line (1966–2020)
Episode: Is England Still Influencing America? (1990)

Talk-Show

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Kinsley, John O'Sullivan

Votes: 9

4. Hitchens vs Lennox: Can Atheism Save Europe? (2008 Video)

68 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Iain Morris | Stars: Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, John Lennox, James Naughtie

Votes: 17

5. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Priyanka Boghani

Votes: 1,517

6. Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Episode 1: The Four Horsemen (2008 Video)

120 min | Documentary

8.5
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Richard Dawkins is joined by Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens to discuss science, god, religion and much more.

Director: Josh Timonen | Stars: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 394

7. In Confidence (2010– )
Episode: Christopher Hitchens (2011)

Documentary, Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Christopher Hitchens, Laurie Taylor

Votes: 11

8. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (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, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 43,908

9. American Zeitgeist (2006)

150 min | Documentary

8.3
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American Zeitgeist is a feature length documentary by filmmaker Rob McGann that offers a historical look at the War on Terrorism from 1979 through 2006. The narrative of American Zeitgeist ... See full summary »

Director: Rob McGann | Stars: Tariq Ali, Paul Berman, Richard Bulliet, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,897

10. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.2
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 11,331

11. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,264

12. Firing Line (1966–2020)

120 min | Talk-Show

8.1
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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Margaret Hoover, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield

Votes: 93

13. Hell's Angel (1994 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Christopher Hitchens investigates whether Mother Teresa of Calcutta deserves her saintly image. He probes her campaigns against contraception and foeticide and her questionable relationships with wealthy religious and political leaders.

Director: Jenny Morgan | Stars: Christopher Hitchens, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Mihir Bose, Mary Loudon

Votes: 416

14. In Confidence (2010– )

55 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

8.1
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Professor Taylor has an in depth face-to-face chat with one person for almost an hour against a plain background, finding out how they think, and what has made them who they are.

Stars: Laurie Taylor, Tom Baker, Keith Allen, David Attenborough

Votes: 16

15. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 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: 724

16. Owned & Operated (2012)

106 min | Documentary

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Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the Internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Relic | Stars: Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Dalai Lama, George Carlin, Eric Schurenberg

Votes: 494

17. Everything You Need to Know (1993– )

30 min | News

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Star: Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 9

18. Diana: The Mourning After (1998)

Documentary

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Director: Mark Soldinger | Stars: Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Simon Heffer, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 37

19. Godless (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Justin Trottier

Votes: 26

20. Texas: America Supersized (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mandy Chang | Star: Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 29

21. Frontiers (1989– )
Episode: Cyprus: Stranded in Time (1989)

Documentary

7.8
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Christopher Hitchens observes the humanitarian and political issues across the division line in the island of Cyprus, as seen through the eyes of the two communities and the United Nations peace-keeping force.

Star: Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 12

22. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall | Stars: Gore Vidal, Howard Auster, James Best, Karen Black

Votes: 1,199 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,742 | Gross: $0.89M

24. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 1,898 | Gross: $0.52M

25. Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (2010)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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72 Metascore

From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Salvador Allende, Erik Andersen, Joan Baez, Jello Biafra

Votes: 360 | Gross: $0.26M

26. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
Episode: Holier Than Thou (2005)

TV-MA | Comedy, Documentary

7.6
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Penn and Teller reveal that Mahatma Ghandi was a racist, Mother Teresa a religious zealot who was happy to see the poor suffer, and that the Dalai Lama is not as squeaky clean as he seems.

Directors: Star Price, Chip Clements, Tim Rogan, Ted Saad, Chip Selby | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Aroup Chatterjee, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 132

27. Newsnight (1980– )
Episode: Paxman Meets Hitchens (2010)

News

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Jeremy Paxman meets controversial writer Christopher Hitchens to discuss his views and his recent cancer diagnosis.

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 5

28. Charlie Rose (1991–2017)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 875

29. Blog Wars (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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In 2004, political bloggers came of age. They propelled Howard Dean from fringe candidate to front-runner. They took on CBS anchor Dan Rather and won. As the 2006 mid-term elections ... See full summary »

Director: James Rogan | Stars: Bob Adams, Beau Anderson, John Aravosis, Keith Crane

Votes: 23

30. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.4
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington

Votes: 12,048

31. Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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The documentary COLLISION pits leading atheist, political journalist and author Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) against fellow author and ... See full summary »

Director: Darren Doane | Stars: Douglas Wilson, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 266

32. Personal Che (2007)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Many films have sought to reveal the truth behind the Che Guevara myth. This documentary does just the opposite: it explores the myth behind the truth. Different people around the globe ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Duarte, Adriana Marino | Stars: Jon Lee Anderson, Paul Berman, Jorge Castañeda, Douglas Duarte

Votes: 53

33. Conversations with History (1982– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Harry Kreisler, Tariq Ali, Sadako Ogata, Beth Cary

Votes: 7

34. Frontiers (1989– )

Documentary

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Star: Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 10

35. Q&A (2008– )

57 min | Talk-Show

7.3
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A panel of experts and politicians answer questions from the live studio audience and from viewers.

Stars: Tony Jones, Christopher Pyne, Barnaby Joyce, George Brandis

Votes: 88

36. Fareed Zakaria GPS (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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Fareed Zakaria discusses foreign affairs and world events with government officials from around the world and other newsmakers.

Stars: Fareed Zakaria, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Richard Haass, Bret Stephens

Votes: 161

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (2012)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The life of activist and singer-songwriter Phil Ochs.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Christopher Hitchens, Phil Ochs

Votes: 27

38. Opinions (1982– )

Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Enoch Powell, Elizabeth Cook, Salman Rushdie, Graham Chapman

Votes: 6

39. Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Andrew Abbott | Stars: Phillip Avalon, John Badham, William Peter Blatty, Ted Casablanca

Votes: 112

40. Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Kamikaze documentarian Nick Broomfield unleashes his bothersome Brit persona on the Iron Lady in this hilariously revealing film. The result is ninety minutes of the filmmaker being ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Margaret Thatcher, Ari Ben-Menashe, Elizabeth Buchanan

Votes: 175

41. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )
Episode: Episode #7.6 (2009)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.8
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Guests: rapper/actor Mos Def, author Salman Rushdie, writer Christopher Hitchens, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. HBO's acclaimed series hosted by politically incorrect muse Bill ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Grant | Stars: Bill Maher, Yasiin Bey, Bill Bradley, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 16

42. Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.7
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Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

Stars: Bill Maher, Christine O'Donnell, Lisa Ann Walter, Michael McKean

Votes: 1,095

43. Question Time (1979– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.7
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Politicians, public office-holders and celebrities face questions on topical issues from a studio audience.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Robin Day, Peter Sissons, Fiona Bruce

Votes: 314

44. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )
Episode: Christopher Hitchens (2005)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.7
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Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 18

45. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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James Penfield (Jonathan Pryce) has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, William Maxwell, Paul Jesson, Andy Rashleigh

Votes: 320

46. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 188

47. The Late Show (1988–1995)

Documentary

6.5
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Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Clive James, Sarah Dunant, Jeremy Isaacs, Tracey MacLeod

Votes: 20

48. Hidden in Plain Sight (2003)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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56 Metascore

A feature length documentary by John H. Smihula

Director: John Smihula | Stars: Sanford Bishop, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 48

49. Holy Hell (2009)

94 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In a last ditch attempt to save a small financially strapped church, the parishioners decide to make a horror movie to raise the necessary funds. Despite a lack of knowledge, the film is ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Antonio Ruiz | Stars: Ken Edwards, Ellie McBride, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Liz Fisher

Votes: 21

50. In Depth (2000– )

180 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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On the first Sunday of each month, at noon Eastern time, an author of at least three nonfiction books is interviewed. From the first episode through March 2019, the interview lasted three ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Slen, Steve Scully, David Maraniss, Brian Lamb

Votes: 8



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