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1. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 48,130

2. Killing Gunther (2017)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.7
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53 Metascore

A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.

Director: Taran Killam | Stars: Taran Killam, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone

Votes: 9,963

3. Battlestar Galactica (2003)

TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 65,019

4. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 38,284 | Gross: $13.78M

5. 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: 49,436 | Gross: $0.06M

6. On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime but in just one week's time, a family is changed forever.

Director: Alessio Cremonini | Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Massimiliano Tortora, Milvia Marigliano, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 6,123

7. The Sacrament (2013)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 16,179 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.2
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18 Metascore

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 34,236 | Gross: $53.26M

9. Trial & Error (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Mystery

8.0
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A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.

Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Sherri Shepherd

Votes: 5,106

10. A Girl Like Her (2015)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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54 Metascore

Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.

Director: Amy S. Weber | Stars: Lexi Ainsworth, Hunter King, Jimmy Bennett, Amy S. Weber

Votes: 6,554

11. No End (1985)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell, suddenly loses her husband, Antek, an attorney. She is possessed by her grief, and ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 3,655

12. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 5,833

13. Alien Outpost (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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26 Metascore

A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Director: Jabbar Raisani | Stars: Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Douglas Tait, Brandon Auret

Votes: 5,991

14. The Landing (2017)

83 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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An investigation into the tragic end of Apollo 18, the last US mission to the moon in 1973. In interviews conducted in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the incident, witnesses and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Dodson, Mark Dodson | Stars: Cindy Lou Adkins, Warren Farina, Don Hannah, Page Hannah

Votes: 73

15. Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min | Documentary

6.7
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87 Metascore

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo

Votes: 5,140 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum

Votes: 2,758 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Wheeler (2017)

PG | 100 min | Drama

5.8
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58 Metascore

An aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music.

Director: Ryan Ross | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Audrey Spillman, Bobby Tomberlin

Votes: 376

18. The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Payson | Stars: Bill Shafer, Chad Addison, Stu Berg, Becky T. Bordo

Votes: 530

19. World War Four (2019)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.1
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Can you survive a total war?

Director: A.K. Strom | Stars: Morgan Bradley, Graham Vincent, Frederick Dodson, Derek Good

Votes: 30

20. In Vanda's Room (2000)

Not Rated | 171 min | Drama

7.1
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The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte, Manuel Gomes Miranda

Votes: 1,256

21. Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (2011 Video)

R | 91 min | Horror

2.9
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Documentary covering the famous 'demonic possession' case of Anneliese Michel. The film features authentic footage of 'exorcisms' and other shocking events, considered to be the inspiration... See full summary »

Director: Jude Gerard Prest | Stars: Yaz Canli, Kai Cofer, Christopher Karl Johnson, Nikki Muller

Votes: 739

22. Blitzmädels an die Front (1958)

87 min | War

6.6
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During WWII The German 'Wehrmacht' is heavily under fire after the invasion of Normandy. There are also a lot of women participating in the war, working at the front line as couriers for ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Klingler | Stars: Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Antje Geerk, Edith Elmay, Bert Fortell

Votes: 11

23. Not Tonight Henry (1960)

75 min | Comedy

5.2
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One of the early color near-nudie films and was re-shown often by, mostly, drive-in theatre owners in need of a quick cash fix. They would hang out the "Adults Only" sign, thereby ensuring ... See full summary »

Director: W. Merle Connell | Stars: Hank Henry, Joni Day, Babe McDonnell, Marge Welling

Votes: 69

24. Berlin - Tag & Nacht (2011– )

Drama, Reality-TV

2.1
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A german reality-TV soap opera with various changing protagonists, mainly young people and bachelors, trying to live their lifes in the giant metropole of Berlin. It became famous for its ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Günther, Lutz Schweigel, Alexander Freund, Daniel Krause

Votes: 334

25. K11 - Kommissare im Einsatz (2002– )

Crime, Drama

2.2
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A team of detectives in Munich solve all kinds of crimes.

Stars: Alexandra Rietz, Michael Naseband, Gerrit Grass, Jonas Rohrmann

Votes: 201

26. Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An FBI agent investigates the murder of his partner by taking over the 3 cases he was working on, determined to find his killer.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Martha Hyer, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 752

27. Street Thief (2006)

86 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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The movie follows the life of Chicago burglar Kaspar Karr. Kaspar cases and robs stores. He counts up his score and a small interview follows where Kaspar introduces himself. He shows his ... See full summary »

Director: Malik Bader | Stars: Malik Bader, Wesley Walker, Frank Zieger, Beers Bill

Votes: 1,888

28. The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella, Frank Tweddell

Votes: 820

29. House of Little Deaths (2016)

154 min | Drama

3.2
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A week in the life of the eight women working a brothel outside Philadelphia.

Director: Scout Tafoya | Stars: Emily Crovella, Michelle Siracusa, Alexandra Maiorino, Reina Guarini

Votes: 8

30. La pistola de mi hermano (1997)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Based on the powerful novel by Ray Loriga. A young man and a young girl's lives are united under dramatic circumstances. He has just shot a security guard in the face who had accused him of... See full summary »

Director: Ray Loriga | Stars: Daniel González, Nico Bidasolo, Andrés Gertrúdix, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 236

31. Inside the Whore (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

2.0
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During the shooting of Reinart Kiil's feature film "Inside the Whore" a lot of mysterious things happen on set.

Director: Reinert Kiil | Stars: Susanne Estelle, Lisa Barsten, Anniken Mjelde Sjo, Torgrim Ødegård

Votes: 281

32. Seattle Grace: On Call (2009– )

Drama

6.3
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This is the name of the Hospital that "Grey's Anatomy" later takes place in.

Stars: Steven W. Bailey, Robert Baker, Molly Kidder, Drew Rausch

Votes: 21

33. The Mutants (1998)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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Three homeless teenage rejects struggle to survive together. Of them, Andreia is pregnant, while Pedro and Ricardo hustle, steal and are exploited by a pornographer.

Director: Teresa Villaverde | Stars: Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Nelson Varela, Alexandra Lencastre

Votes: 525

34. Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

Director: Gary O. Bennett | Stars: Betty Buckley, Carolyn McCormick, Iona Morris, Steve Zahn

Votes: 233 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Lunopolis (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Two documentary filmmakers accidentally uncover the greatest moon secret the world has never known, and the powerful organization determined to keep it that way.

Director: Matthew Avant | Stars: Dave Potter, Jed Himel, Matthew Avant, Hal Maynor

Votes: 1,270

36. Manson Family Movies (1984 Video)

88 min | Horror

4.5
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In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »

Director: John Aes-Nihil | Stars: Rick the Precious Dove, John Aes-Nihil, Katie Lazarus, Knarly Dana

Votes: 109

37. Good Boys (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Two rent boys, hired by a trick to perform together, develop a relationship.

Director: Yair Hochner | Stars: Daniel Efrat, Dana Balalti, Michael Hamel, Yuval Raz

Votes: 346

38. Evening Land (1977)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Made with a cast of 192 non-professional actors, Evening Land continues to explore the form of fictional documentary intervening polemically into a period of intense debates about the media... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Bent Andersen, Kai Schøning Andersen, Mogens Andersen, Oluf Andersen

Votes: 100

39. Muxmäuschenstill (2004)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.

Director: Marcus Mittermeier | Stars: Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Fritz Roth, Wanda Perdelwitz, Markus von Lingen

Votes: 2,596

40. The Plague (2013)

82 min | Drama

7.0
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Raül, a farmer that tries to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields. Iure is a Moldavian wrestling fighter, but in order to earn a living he has to work in whatever it ... See full summary »

Director: Neus Ballús | Stars: Raül Molist, Maria Ros, Rosemarie Abella, Iurie Timbur

Votes: 305

41. Prince Jack (1984)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

5.8
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John F. Kennedy makes decisions with his father, brother Robert, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King.

Director: Bert Lovitt | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jim Backus, Theodore Bikel, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 26

42. Kamikaze Hearts (1986)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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Tough and cynical veteran Mitch and her more naive, yet eager partner Tigr are a couple of porn actresses involved in an intense lesbian relationship. Their already strained relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet Bashore | Stars: Tigr, Sharon Mitchell, Jon Martin, Sparky Vasc

Votes: 71

43. Die Schulermittler (2009– )

30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

3.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Sören Kruse, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Benjamin Bara, Tino Czaja

Votes: 41

44. Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Animation

7.0
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A look back at 75 years of Disney magic on the silver screen and a look ahead to the all-new animated adventure comedy, "The Princess and the Frog." Host Vanessa Williams is joined by some ... See full summary »

Stars: Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Ron Clements, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 31

45. Im Namen der Gerechtigkeit - Wir kämpfen für Sie! (2013– )

44 min | Drama

4.0
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Stars: Kai Groenwald, Katrin Siedler, Henry Buchmann, Till Kraemer

Votes: 21

46. Raw: The Curse of Grete Müller (2013)

75 min | Horror

3.6
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A group of teenagers want to shoot a documentary about the legend of Grete Müller. They visit the forest which is supposed to be haunted.

Directors: Natascha R., Marcel Walz | Stars: Ivana Konovic, Witalij Kühne, Leoni Lee, Annika Strauss

Votes: 64

47. Haunted Poland (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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The actual tape of a couple who travel to Poland but find themselves disturbed by an evil force when the girl returns to her home town where she once played a Ouija board.

Directors: Pau Masó, Ewelina Lukaszewska | Stars: Ewelina Lukaszewska, Pau Masó, Irene González, Dominik Lukaszewski

Votes: 303

48. To Stay Alive (2002)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Neda Aghaei, Masoumeh Bakhshi, Mohammad Habibian, Ghader Heydari

Votes: 122

49. If Only They Ain't Had Them Bands (1964)

33 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jan Vostrcil, Frantisek Zeman, Vladimír Pucholt, Vaclav Blumenfeld

Votes: 136

50. Das Tagebuch der Grete Müller (2014 Video)

74 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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Ivana, the only survivor of the happenings within the woods years ago, is contacted by a TV production company to shoot her version of the story about the legend of Grete Müller.

Director: Marcel Walz | Stars: Ivana Konovic, Jace Rashid, Armin Barwich, Roland Freitag

Votes: 28



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