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1. 20/20 (1978– )
Episode: Legends We Lost (2016)

Unrated | Documentary, News

Entertainers and legends, who passed away in 2016, are profiled, including Prince, Muhammad Ali, Florence Henderson, Fidel Castro, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Pat Summitt, ... See full summary »

Stars: Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Fidel Castro, Ian Drew

2. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

Votes: 423

3. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Mid-Western Assassin (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Ally takes Meadow to Dr. Rudy to confirm her story about the cult; An unexpected opponent runs against Kai in the city council election.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd

Votes: 2,112

4. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 527 | Gross: $0.21M

5. Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

Revealing the surprising life story of one of the world's most influential minds, this unprecedented film weaves together Ayn Rand's own recollections and reflections, providing a new understanding of her inspirations and influences.

Directors: Robert Anderson, John Little | Stars: Phil Donahue, Ayn Rand, Mike Wallace

Votes: 124

6. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,483 | Gross: $0.90M

9. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 11,105 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Nostradamus: Prophet of Doom (1995)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary, Biography

Explore the incredible life of Nostradamus, the enigmatic man known as the Prophet of Doom.

Stars: Dolores Cannon, Erika Cheetham, Adolf Hitler, John Hogue

Votes: 66

13. The Unbelievers (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

Votes: 6,319

14. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: An Honest Liar (2016)


Retired magician James "The Amazing" Randi dedicates his life to exposing frauds.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: Banachek, Alice Cooper, Michael Edwards, Uri Geller

Votes: 24

15. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,584 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Red Hollywood (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

A documentary that examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically difference perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Noël Burch | Stars: Paul Jarrico, Eric Johnston, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson

Votes: 165

17. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011– )
Episode: Love and Power (2011)


A critical look at the Ayn Rand's influence on American entrepreneurship and inspiration for the new economy led by computerization of systems.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Stewart Brand, Barbara Branden, Nathaniel Branden

Votes: 79

19. Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War (2004 TV Movie)

116 min | Documentary, History, War

Spring 1634: Unidentified Indians kill John Stone, a scurrilous Englishman and pirate. The English blame the Pequots and for two years Colonial-Pequot tensions remain high. 1636: Block ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Clemmons, Guy Perrotta | Stars: Roy Scheider, Gregory Zaragoza, Jeremy Black, Simon Boughey

Votes: 15

20. The Vatican (2013 TV Movie)

Drama, Thriller

Explores the relationships and rivalries, in addition to the mysteries and miracles behind the Catholic church.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Matthew Goode, Kyle Chandler, Anna Friel

Votes: 70

21. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Herbert A. Fuchs, Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 6,100

22. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

Director: Jon Foy | Stars: Justin Duerr, Marc Duerr, Kevin Riley, Abby Miller

Votes: 2,010 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Prophet's Prey (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Nick Cave, Elaine Anderson, Sam Brower, Andrew Chatwin

Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $0.01M

24. A Certain Kind of Death (2003)

69 min | Documentary

Unblinking and unsettling, this documentary lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us - what happens to people who die with no next of kin.

Directors: Grover Babcock, Blue Hadaegh | Stars: Fred Corral, Sherwood Dixon

Votes: 809

25. Intent to Destroy (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 421

26. Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary

Everyone has heard the story of President Kennedy's murder and most have been left feeling very confused. Conspiracy Theorists Lie is the story you haven't heard; an in depth look at the ... See full summary »

Director: James K. Lambert | Stars: Steve Barber, William F. Buckley, Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 14

27. The History of Comedy (2017– )

Documentary, Comedy, History

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Stars: Kliph Nesteroff, Robert B. Weide, Elayne Boosler, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 262

28. Tower to the People-Tesla's Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues (2015)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Nikola Tesla dreamed of sending free wireless energy from a mysterious tower and lab called Wardenclyffe. Deteriorating for decades, the remains of his great work were almost lost forever. Until a grateful world united to save them.

Director: Joseph Sikorski | Stars: Miro Besic, Joseph Bessette, Matt Donnelly, John Dorcic

Votes: 20

29. Penn's Sunday School (2012– )


The legendary magician, comedian and thinker Penn Jillette's anarchic web talk show podcast.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Michael Goudeau, Dustin Knouse

Votes: 11

31. Nostradamus: 500 Years Later (2003 TV Movie)


The life story of Nostradamus unfolded in medieval Europe at the time of the Great Plague and the Inquisition. He lived in an age of superstition and magic and believed that he could ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Paddor | Stars: Vincent Bridges, Edward Herrmann, Tony Jay, Penn Jillette

Votes: 91

32. To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore (2007)

72 min | Documentary, Comedy

He is considered to be one of the most significant links in the history of comedy, admired by such people as Eric Bogosian and Woody Allen. His television appearances have spanned from Merv... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Sumerel | Stars: Woody Allen, Len Belzer, Eric Bogosian, Dick Cavett

Votes: 37

33. Goodnight, We Love You (2004)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

Unforgettable with her electrified hairdos and outlandish outfits, Phyllis Diller began her career in comedy as "the world's worst housewife" and rose to great popularity as she delighted ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Barson | Stars: Marty Allen, Pete Barbutti, Roseanne Barr, Alexandra Beach

Votes: 73

34. Bull (2016– )
Episode: Absolution (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bull seizes upon the opportunity to get a new trial for an old client when doubt is cast upon evidence that helped convict him of murder 9 years earlier. Also, Danny is reluctant to work with Cable's replacement.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 220

35. Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A dramatised documentary detailing the bitter feud between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The two Queens never met, but communicated for many years via letter. Mary's turmoil is ... See full summary »

Director: Renny Bartlett | Stars: Nicholas Agnew, Helen Bradbury, Adam Burton, Beth Cooke

Votes: 53

36. British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley (2017)

Documentary, History

Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in British History are actually a concoction of fibs and stories which have been manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.

Star: Lucy Worsley

Votes: 136

37. Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death (2013– )

177 min | Documentary

In Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death, historian and author Dr. Helen Castor (She-Wolves: England's Early Queens) examines how the people of the Middle Ages handled three of life's ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Castor, Roberta Gilchrist, Carol Rawcliffe, Janette Allotey

Votes: 65

38. New Hidden Killers (2013– )

Not Rated | Documentary

While trying to lead an empire, these rulers had no idea that the biggest threat to their lives was under their own roof. After the discovery of electricity, there were many wild inventions... See full summary »

Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Kate Williams, Nathan Goss, Jane Hamlett

Votes: 94

39. Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | History

The introduction of world trade in Tudor England inadvertently introduces foreign poisonous substances. One such case is sugar and the subsequent rotting of teeth.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Tara Hamling, Marc Meltonville, Jelena Bekvalac

Votes: 137

40. She-Wolves: England's Early Queens (2012)
Episode: Matilda and Eleanor (2012)

62 min | Documentary

The first woman to attempt to claim the English throne, Matilda--daughter of Henry I, granddaughter of William the Conqueror--was hours from her coronation in 1141 when an angry mob chased ... See full summary »

Director: Lucy Swingler | Star: Helen Castor

Votes: 24

42. The Real Versailles (2016 TV Movie)


Lucy Worsley untangles Louis XIV's complex world of court etiquette, fashion and feasting, while court politics expert Helen Castor delves into the archives and unpicks the Machiavellian world that Louis created.

Director: Rosie Schellenberg | Stars: Helen Castor, Lucy Worsley

Votes: 124

43. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,811

45. God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut (2018)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout and their very best friends.

Director: J.J. Harting | Stars: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mark Vonnegut, Nanny Vonnegut, Steve Adams

Votes: 12

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