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1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 217,141 | Gross: $140.54M

2. The Tale (2018)

TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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90 Metascore

A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Common

Votes: 10,890

3. BrainDead (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.1
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A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 9,232

4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Votes: 50,617 | Gross: $18.25M

5. Willow Creek (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.1
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62 Metascore

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Laura Montagna, Bucky Sinister

Votes: 9,402

6. Living Among Us (2018)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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Vampires have just made themselves public. Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize their very lives are in danger.

Director: Brian A. Metcalf | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, William Sadler, Esmé Bianco, Andrew Keegan

Votes: 1,750

7. 9/11 (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary

8.4
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A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joe Casaliggi

Votes: 6,045

8. Keep the Lights On (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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79 Metascore

In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane

Votes: 4,999 | Gross: $0.25M

9. Evidence (III) (2012)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Ryan makes a documentary on his friend, Brett, and his first time camping, until a mysterious figure in the woods starts hunting them.

Director: Howie Askins | Stars: Ryan McCoy, Brett Rosenberg, Ashley Bracken, Toby Bryant

Votes: 4,297

10. Lucky Them (2013)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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65 Metascore

A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Macho (I) (2016)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.2
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To continue his deception as a flamboyant gay fashion designer, womanizing cad Evaristo Jiménez reluctantly agrees to seemingly date the new, gay office boy.

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Cantante, Mario Iván Martínez, Sophia Gómez, Miguel Rodarte

Votes: 597

12. Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

6.8
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $1.06M

13. The Smiley Face Killers (2014)

82 min | Crime, Thriller

5.0
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What if you were making a documentary about a gang of serial killers and they found out?

Director: Andrew Fitzgerald | Stars: Thomas Le Min, Leanne Linsky, Mark Garrison, Bill Hayek

Votes: 175

14. Unknown Project (2013)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three documentary makers, are heading home from Burning Man in their RV and decide to pull off into the desert to camp for the night. Things get creepy. With their 5 RV cams running 24/7, ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Altman | Stars: Ethan A. Brosowsky, Brian Groh, Angelique Little, Terry Maratos

Votes: 121

15. Let's Talk About the Rain (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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72 Metascore

Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jamel Debbouze, Pascale Arbillot

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Room Full of Spoons (2016)

113 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary about The Room (2003).

Director: Rick Harper | Stars: Juliette Danielle, Robyn Paris, Kyle Vogt, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 59

17. Hungry (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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How many hot dogs could you eat in 10 minutes? Follow the jaw-dropping exploits of several competitive eaters, including the world famous Takeru Kobayashi, known for his six consecutive ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Cerulli, Barry Rothbart | Stars: Patrick Bertoletti, Christopher Dimaio, Dave Goldstein, Takeru Kobayashi

Votes: 17

18. This Is Drag (2015)

60 min | Documentary

4.8
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An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at performance, glamor, fame, family, love and sacrifice as some of the world's most renowned drag queens come together for World Pride in Toronto.

Director: Mark Kenneth Woods | Stars: Roy Haylock, Danny Noriega, Shane Jenek, Greg Meyer

Votes: 80

19. Reel Evil (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

3.5
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Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production.... See full summary »

Director: Danny Draven | Stars: Jessica Morris, Kaiwi Lyman, Jeff Adler, Jamie Bernadette

Votes: 571

20. West Side Avenue (2001)

315 min | Drama

7.3
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A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Yul Servo, Joel Torre, Gloria Diaz, Angel Aquino

Votes: 108

21. Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson (2017)

81 min | Documentary

9.4
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In 1902 Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., travels north to Natchez and opens "Nellie's," a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Brockway, Timothy Givens

Votes: 5

22. 42 Grams (2017)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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42 Grams is an intimate portrait of how chef Jake Bickelhaupt evolved from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to being a culinary celebrity in less than a year and the toll it takes on his personal life.

Director: Jack C. Newell | Stars: Jake Bickelhaupt, Alexa Welsh

Votes: 289

23. The Scenesters (2009)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.1
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When a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him.

Director: Todd Berger | Stars: Blaise Miller, Sherilyn Fenn, Suzanne May, Jeff Grace

Votes: 434

24. We Come as Friends (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.5
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80 Metascore

As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Sauper

Votes: 620

25. David Searching (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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The story of a young gay man's search to find himself.

Director: Leslie L. Smith | Stars: Anthony Rapp, Camryn Manheim, Julie Halston, Joseph Fuqua

Votes: 219

26. Remembering Return to Oz (2018)

Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

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"Remembering Return to Oz" is a documentary look back on memories featuring the cast/crew of Disney's 1985 film, "Return to Oz". This film is the first time that the main cast/crew have ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Schultz | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Deep Roy, Sophie Ward, Brian Henson

27. Girl 27 (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn | Stars: Patricia Douglas, Baby Peggy, Richard W. Bann, Kelly Brown

Votes: 774

28. The End of the Game (2017)

71 min | Documentary

8.3
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A bizarre journey to Africa with a vegan filmmaker and a big game hunter. Committed vegan, David Graham Scott, follows old colonial relic Guy Wallace as he prepares to go on his last big ... See full summary »

Director: David Graham Scott

Votes: 17

29. Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.3
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A true documentary of the art and culture of glass pipe-making

Director: Marble Slinger

Votes: 174

30. At Home with the Georgians (2010– )

Documentary

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Stars: Amanda Vickery, Hannah Boyde, Sarah Winter, Perdita Avery

Votes: 18

31. Idol (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

5.7
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Farce about the casting of a gay actor in a gay role on a television series which had previously been played by a straight man. When the original star of a fictional gay-themed action ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Heim, Christopher Long | Stars: Amber Alexander, Adriano Aragon, John Arrington, Branton Box

Votes: 84

32. Spinnin' (2007)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Spinnin' is a wonderfully exuberant, multi-layered Spanish drama. MADRID 1995. Garate and Omar are young, gay and in love, and want to have a child. After failed attempts with their female ... See full summary »

Director: Eusebio Pastrana | Stars: Damián Alcolea, Matilde Alcázar, María Brea, Ainhoa Calles

Votes: 154

33. Love Free or Die (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary on Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop who set a precedent in New Hampshire state politics, and the battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith.

Director: Macky Alston | Star: Gene Robinson

Votes: 88

34. Confessional (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A documentary filmmaker from Manila sets out to cover the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, but gets in over his head when he meets a retired, corrupt politician who is ready to tell all. Mixing ... See full summary »

Directors: Ruel Dahis Antipuesto, Jerrold Tarog | Stars: Publio Briones III, Jerrold Tarog, Greg Fernandez, Owee Salva

Votes: 26

35. XeNation?: Consciousness (2015)

111 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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A feature length documentary on how one can attain equanimity and BE pure consciousness while moving through chaotic times and low vibrational spaces.

Director: Moniere | Stars: Hamid Agha Ajmeer, Alisa Brooks, Robert Hugh Cassar, Tina Castaldi

36. Cleavage: The Untold Story (2013 TV Movie)

17 min | Comedy

5.7
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A brave young documentary filmmaker goes on a journey to uncover and reveal as much as possible on a subject matter that until now has been considered by most to be completely Taboo.

Director: Michael Knowles | Stars: Scott Butler, Chelsey Mart, Galen Howard, Kasia Szarek

Votes: 6

37. Mobilize (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.5
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An investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility.

Director: Kevin Kunze | Stars: Steve Aoki, Andrea Boland, Richard Branson, Otis Brawley

Votes: 32

38. Elvis What If? (2012)

83 min | Documentary, Biography

9.2
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Elvis What If explores the life and times of Elvis before and after his death in 1977.

Director: Ian Cranston | Stars: Ian Cranston, Muhammad Ali, Holly Anderson, George Carlin

Votes: 15

39. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)

26 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Never-before-seen outtakes from 'Dont Look Back' offer further glimpse into Bob Dylan's historic 1965 tour.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jones Alk, Joan Baez, Ben Carruthers, Bob Dylan

Votes: 13

40. Hidden in Silence (2016 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary, Crime

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Shot in Scotland, UK, this is a Documentary on Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Scottish Ethnic Minorities.

Directors: Dr. Javita Narang, Nauman Qureshi

41. Blueberry Soup (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.7
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Jaws dropped around the world on October 9, 2008 as a small collective of bankers brought an entire nation to its knees. Blueberry Soup chronicles the three year aftermath in Iceland that ... See full summary »

Director: Eileen Jerrett

Votes: 15

42. Love, Hate & Cake (2018)

12 min | Short

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Rachel Raj leads the example of what a 'modern Yiddishe mama' should be. Ever since her rabbi father inspired her to pursue her dreams as a cake designer and businesswoman, she fearlessly ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Longa | Stars: Rachel Ráj, Miklos Maloschik, Tal Lev

43. It's a Hard Goth Life (2016– )

10 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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A look at what it means to be a goth in today's society.

Stars: Bethany Kable, Robin Nicolle, Will Averill, Shanae Brown

44. Rakkt (2015)

22 min | History

6.1
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Famous Assassinations in Indian History.

Votes: 7

45. Aspect Ratio (2010– )

28 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: John Morrison, Nancy Kelly, Kenji Yamamoto

46. Planes, Trains & Autorickshaws (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

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Three American sisters, raised in India by missionary parents, return to the land of their childhood for the first time in fifty years. Their journey is entertaining and emotional, and proves that it's never too late to go home.

Director: Scott Sheppard | Stars: Sheila Lovell, Ruth Seamands, Sylvia Seamands, Sandy Sheppard

47. 13 Million Voices (2015)

87 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

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13 Million Voices explores questions of peace and expression in Cuba through the parallel story lines of a massive peace concert in Cuba and the journey of young independent actors who supported, experienced, and suffered for it.

Director: Janelle Gueits | Stars: Lai-Si Fernandez, Felice Gorordo, Chris Gueits, Janelle Gueits

48. Whisper from a Birch (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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My grandmother doesn't even know where Russia is on the map so I write her a letter from the other side of the world.

Director: Diana Montenegro

Votes: 6

49. Robert Drew & Associates at the Museum of Tolerance (2016 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker

50. A Human Planet (2017)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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An alien producer named Mal Voss presents a nature series about humans on the planet Earth. This time on "A Human Planet," Mal plays the dangerous game of human courtship, to discover how humans connect with one another.

Director: Devin k Nath | Stars: Vaughn Andrews, Jenna Ann, Nemo Cartwright, Chris Cormier



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