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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: 69,965 | Gross: $14.64M

2. 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: 68,684

3. 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: 98,057

4. Roman Empire (2016– )

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

6.9
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 3,436

5. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 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, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 47,217 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Beowulf (2007)

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

6.2
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59 Metascore

The warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone) must fight and defeat the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover), who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother (Angelina Jolie), who begins killing out of revenge.

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

Votes: 155,468 | Gross: $82.16M

7. 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: 16,161 | Gross: $12.32M

8. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, 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: 35,461 | Gross: $17.08M

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: 18,862

10. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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: 14,264

11. Lore (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.8
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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: 3,768

12. Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.6
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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: 190 | Gross: $0.14M

13. 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: 24,810 | Gross: $1.06M

14. A Haunting (2005–2019)

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

8.0
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An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Kelley Davis, Scott Rollins, Tamara Johnson

Votes: 2,711

15. 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: 3,526

16. 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: 33,698

17. 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: 9,952

18. 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: 64,805 | Gross: $0.21M

19. The Civil War (1990)

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

9.1
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 11,228

20. 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.

Star: Ann Smith

Votes: 15,257

21. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,380

22. 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, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,431

23. 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: 1,873

24. 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, Shane Ryan Valdez | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ike Barinholtz, Ellie Kemper

Votes: 739

25. 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: 20,594 | Gross: $4.75M

26. 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: 38,716 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.9
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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: 3,312

28. Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep (2018–2019)

Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Dark Waters takes viewers deep into the world of murder on the ocean. Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed, deceit, and rage surface with the menace of a great white shark.

Stars: Tim Ross, Ashley Renfroe, Elle Sunkara, Brittany Goodwin

Votes: 25

29. The Innocent Man (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 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: 3,427

30. The Bible (2013)

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

7.6
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A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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

Votes: 9,971

31. 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: 3,794

32. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, 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: 31,283 | Gross: $0.49M

33. 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: 42,342 | Gross: $0.89M

34. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 8,791

35. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

4.1
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A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.

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

Votes: 5,713 | Gross: $35.00M

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

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.9
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Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

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

Votes: 2,225

37. Alison (II) (2016)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Director: Uga Carlini | Stars: Christia Visser, De Klerk Oelofse, Alison Botha, Zak Hendrikz

Votes: 549

38. 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: 31,583 | Gross: $4.59M

39. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

5.7
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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: 11,348

40. WrestleMania 35 (2019 TV Special)

TV-PG | 324 min | Action, Sport

7.1
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Superstars of RAW and Smackdown fight on the grandest stage of them all, 'WrestleMania'; in order to show, who is the best.

Stars: Ronda Rousey, Rebecca Quin, Ashley Fliehr, Brock Lesnar

Votes: 362

41. Medal of Honor (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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A hybrid docu/live-action anthology series that portrays stories of personal sacrifice that resulted in the highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor.

Stars: Joe Martorano, Tyler Williams, Jake Abel, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 1,008

42. Your Worst Nightmare (2014– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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: 361

43. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 10,849

44. The Gettysburg Address

History | Post-production

The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Director: Sean Conant | Stars: Cary Elwes, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Matthew Broderick

45. Untold Stories of the ER (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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Dramatizations of patients in life threatening moments while doctors do their best to help them in the E.R.

Stars: Jenne Kang, Linda America, Roy Vongtama, Lucy Doty

Votes: 550

46. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 5,799

47. The Making of the Mob (2015– )

343 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.9
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Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Bell, Craig Thomas Rivela, Rich Graff, John Binder

Votes: 1,964

48. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

8.5
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A look back at famous cases from the past.

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

Votes: 745

49. 20/20 (1978– )

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

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

Votes: 1,469

50. Mysteries at the Museum (2010– )

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

8.2
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The stories behind interesting and unusual artifacts stored in museums are told.

Stars: Don Wildman, Armen Mazlumian, Rory Duffy, Paul Meltzer

Votes: 889



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