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1. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 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: 73,296 | Gross: $14.64M

2. Cosmos (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: 101,946

3. 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: 157,343 | Gross: $82.16M

4. Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

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

7.7
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69 Metascore

What if every memory that haunts you could be erased? What if something truly horrific had happened to you and the person who loves you most could wipe that from your mind? Would you want ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 6,587

5. 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 new weekly news satire program.

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

Votes: 71,999

6. 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, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 4,001

7. 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: 4,212

8. 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: 17,339

9. 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: 19,916

10. 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: 15,575

11. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 11,745

12. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

6.7
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70 Metascore

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,310

13. 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: 3,856

14. 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: 66,699 | Gross: $0.21M

15. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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90 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: 32,477 | Gross: $0.49M

16. No Safe Spaces (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

7.7
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31 Metascore

No Safe Spaces contends that identity politics and the suppression of free speech are spreading into every part of society and threatening to divide America.

Director: Justin Folk | Stars: Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro

Votes: 712

17. 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: 35,309

18. 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: 20,869 | Gross: $4.75M

19. 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: 2,057

20. 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: 18,941 | Gross: $12.32M

21. Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019 TV Special)

TV-14 | 66 min | Comedy

7.7
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A one-night-only sitcom special hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear featuring live performances of two of Lear's most popular shows, 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'.

Directors: James Burrows, Andy Fisher | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ike Barinholtz, Ellie Kemper

Votes: 930

22. 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: 4,111

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

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

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

Votes: 2,376

24. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 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: 3,482

25. 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: 25,444 | Gross: $1.06M

26. 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: 43,322

27. 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: 3,973

28. The Innocent Man (2018)

TV-MA | 284 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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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: 3,950

29. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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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: 39,394 | Gross: $0.11M

30. 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: 10,164

31. 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: 36,618 | Gross: $17.08M

32. Becoming Bond (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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65 Metascore

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: George Lazenby, Josh Lawson, Kassandra Clementi, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,994

33. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.0
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A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: T.J. Craig, Brian Vadim, David Wenzel, Hillary Hamilton

Votes: 521

34. 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: 12,160

35. 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: 48,984 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 3,930

37. Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.4
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67 Metascore

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters

Votes: 749 | Gross: $0.15M

38. 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: 11,609

39. 20/20 (1978– )

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: David Muir, Elizabeth Vargas, Amy Robach, Barbara Walters

Votes: 1,531

40. 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: 43,069 | Gross: $0.89M

41. Locked Up Abroad (2007– )

90 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Tato Alexander, Leigh Jones

Votes: 1,682

42. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 32,156 | Gross: $4.59M

43. Dirty John, The Dirty Truth (2019 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary, Crime

6.0
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Docuseries of "Dirty" John Meehan, based on the true crime podcast.

Director: Sara Mast | Stars: Paige McGarvin, Keri Bunkers, Johnson Cooley, Jordan Block

Votes: 1,565

44. I Am a Killer (2018)

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: Reece Putinas, Deandra Buchanan, Asher Carter, Justin Dickens

Votes: 1,852

45. Snapped (2004– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

7.8
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Investigations of multiple mysterious and violent cases.

Stars: Sharon Martin, Jody Flader, Daniel Lukes, Brian Edward Keith

Votes: 930

46. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,255 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Casting JonBenet (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary

6.1
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74 Metascore

In the months following the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, responses were elicited from her Colorado hometown community, creating a work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Hannah Cagwin, Aeona Cruz, Liv Bagley, Shylee Sagle

Votes: 4,354

48. The Toys That Made Us (2017– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.1
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The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.

Stars: Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner, Jordan Bryce

Votes: 4,034

49. 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: 53,283 | Gross: $2.28M

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: 1,445



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