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1. Rotten (2018–2019)

55 min | Documentary

Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Casey Cox, Stanley Crawford, Leslie Lopatofsky

Votes: 2,329

2. Dirty Money (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

A Netflix Original Series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

Stars: Walter Archer, Victor Avila, Alberto Ayala, Elise J. Bean

Votes: 5,643

3. Amazing Interiors (2018– )

TV-PG | Documentary

Tours through houses with interesting and special interiors.

Stars: Wesley Cannon, Nicholas Laschkewitsch, Will Pemble, John Teall

Votes: 514

4. The World's Most Extraordinary Homes (2017–2018)

59 min | Documentary

A celebration of extraordinary residential architecture from around the world with insight from an accomplished architect and his enthusiastic co-host.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Piers Taylor, Michael Seresin

Votes: 2,129

7. Dancing Queen (2018– )

45 min | Music, Reality-TV

A docu-series that follows Justin Johnson, aka drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life.

Stars: Alyssa Edwards, Atlee Millard, Marcella Raneri, D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

Votes: 1,058

8. Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (2015–2016)

TV-14 | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls takes eight celebrities into the depths of one of the most unforgiving Central American rainforests, where they will be competing in a 12-day survival mission.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Megan Hine, Kelly Holmes, Jamelia

Votes: 292

9. Dope (II) (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

Ride along for an uncompromising look at the lives of those who sell, use and wage a war on drugs in the U.S. and Mexico.

Votes: 1,308

10. Afflicted (2018– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

Seven people suffering with bizarre chronic illnesses hunt for explanation and cures while simultaneously battling with social skepticism and abandonment.

Stars: Bekah, Jake, Pilar, Star

Votes: 944

11. Dying to Belong (2018– )

Crime

Series examining the stories of criminally obsessive individuals driven by the need for acceptance.

Stars: Rip Elliott, Daniel Lukes, Rachel Stacy, David Mays

Votes: 12

12. Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018– )

Documentary

Docuseries, based on the award-winning book, explores the essence of cooking and the vital ingredients at the heart of a great dish.

Star: Samin Nosrat

Votes: 1,227

13. A User's Guide to Cheating Death (2017– )

45 min | Documentary

'A User's Guide to Cheating Death' is a documentary series that casts light on increasingly controversial procedures, diets and revived ancient therapies that are being sought by people ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Caulfield, Tim Okamura, Tim Cannon, Russ Foxx

Votes: 196

14. Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story (2015 TV Movie)

17 min | Family

A passionate and dedicated black dancer in 1930s America is asked to dance by the prestigious Ballet Russe, but they want her to paint her skin white.

Director: Saxton Moore | Star: Chris Rock

Votes: 9

15. Nothing to Lose (2018)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama

Self-financed fictional biopic of Brazilian bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network.

Director: Alexandre Avancini | Stars: Petrônio Gontijo, Day Mesquita, Beth Goulart, Dalton Vigh

Votes: 22,781 | Gross: $1.00M

16. Marching Orders (2017– )

Documentary

Regarded as the nations best, Bethune-Cookman University's marching band always has a lot at stake. In Stage 13 Original MARCHING ORDERS, meet the incoming class trying to keep the legacy ... See full summary »

Votes: 212

17. The Bleeding Edge (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Robert Bridges, Angie Firmalino, Rita Redberg, Stephen Tower

Votes: 1,885

18. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 587,760 | Gross: $96.96M

19. 28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 42,250 | Gross: $37.17M

20. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 26,474 | Gross: $54.22M

21. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 15,780 | Gross: $67.18M

22. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)

TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary, History

The story of Ted Slauson, a contestant who gamed the rules of The Price Is Right (1972) through extensive analysis and became a sensation on the game show.

Director: C.J. Wallis | Stars: Theodore Slauson, Bob Barker, Roger Dobkowitz, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 1,806

23. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi

Votes: 46,639 | Gross: $3.87M

24. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 50,370 | Gross: $33.31M

25. The African Doctor (2016)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

Director: Julien Rambaldi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli, Médina Diarra

Votes: 6,722

26. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 106,456

27. Backstage (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Drama

Talented high school students at a fine arts school hone their crafts while dealing with the drama that comes from tough teachers, competitive friends, and their own self worth.

Stars: Devyn Nekoda, Alyssa Trask, Josh Bogert, Aviva Mongillo

Votes: 703

28. Dance Academy (2010–2013)

TV-PG | 24 min | Drama, Family, Music

At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. Jewish long line of doctors' heir Samuel 'Sammy' and minor juvenile offender... See full summary »

Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues

Votes: 4,003

29. Lift Me Up (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Family

A young lady, who recently lost her mother, faces the challenges of high school and her very strict step-father. Through personal growth, and an amazing dedication to dance, she learns to find the peace and happiness of family.

Director: Mark Cartier | Stars: Todd Cahoon, Sarah Frangenberg, Shane Harper, Jonny Jay

Votes: 592

30. The Magic of Mushrooms (2014 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

Richard Fortey explores fungi, the story of their evolution, their mysterious life cycle and their value to the planet.

Director: Russell Leven | Star: Richard Fortey

Votes: 178

31. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Josh Alpert, Abraham Bresky, Jorge Cea

Votes: 1,705 | Gross: $1.70M

32. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 2,737 | Gross: $0.04M

33. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,382 | Gross: $1.13M

34. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 98,935

35. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, David Boies

Votes: 6,258

36. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 15,354 | Gross: $4.53M

37. Raiders of the Lost Art (2014– )

Documentary, Crime, History

The history of various thefts of art and efforts to recover them.

Stars: Jonathan Kydd, Martin Bailey, Calandra Caldecott, Charles Darwent

Votes: 159

38. Trotsky (2017)

50 min | Biography

In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an ... See full summary »

Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Maksim Matveev, Evgeniy Stychkin

Votes: 1,368

39. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 205 min | Drama, History

Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu, Clémence Poésy, Tadeusz Pasternak

Votes: 1,609

40. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 92,876

41. Flesh and Bone (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.

Stars: Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Emily Tyra, Irina Dvorovenko

Votes: 9,367

42. The Cleaner (2008–2009)

60 min | Drama

A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others.

Stars: Grace Park, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Price-Francis, Esteban Powell

Votes: 1,661

43. Jesus: Countdown to Calvary (2018)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Fantasy

Hugh Bonneville reveals how a perfect storm of political intrigue, power struggles and clashing religious passions combined, in a single week, to cause the event that changed the world: the killing of Jesus.

Director: Gerry Hoban | Stars: Helen Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Paula Fredriksen, Amos Oz

Votes: 87

44. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 185,979 | Gross: $19.02M

45. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,423 | Gross: $5.23M

46. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )

M | 30 min | Documentary