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1. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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28 Metascore

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

Votes: 30,864 | Gross: $10.56M

2. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 132,734 | Gross: $5.97M

3. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 28,708 | Gross: $28.35M

4. Raising Helen (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 34,246 | Gross: $37.49M

5. Amen. (2002)

Not Rated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 12,796 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 14,240 | Gross: $5.79M

7. The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

Director: Peter Livolsi | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Impastor (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a slacker on the run from a loan shark, steals a man's identity and ends up posing as a small town's new gay pastor.

Stars: Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, David Rasche

Votes: 3,496

9. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 25,242 | Gross: $0.68M

10. Down in the Valley (2005)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin

Votes: 17,480 | Gross: $0.57M

11. Sweet Land (2005)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

Director: Ali Selim | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith, Patrick Heusinger, Stephen Pelinski

Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $1.71M

12. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, History

4.5
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The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Bengston, George D. Escobar | Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon Chandler

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.67M

13. My Sister My Love (1966)

97 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob (Per Oscarsson) returns from France to his home and cherished sister Charlotte (Bibi Andersson) who is engaged to Baron Alsameden (Jarl Kulle).... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Per Oscarsson, Jarl Kulle, Tina Hedström

Votes: 399

14. Casa de los babys (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

Six American women who planned on travelling to South America to adopt babies are forced, by law, to live there.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $0.48M

15. The Guys (2002)

PG | 84 min | Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.

Director: Jim Simpson | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia, Irene Walsh, Jim Simpson

Votes: 1,180 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Overnighters (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

Director: Jesse Moss | Stars: Jay Reinke, Andrea Reinke, Alan Mezo, Shelly Schultz

Votes: 2,238 | Gross: $0.11M

17. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.8
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,274 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,875

19. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.3
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The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Johanna Klante, Robert Joy, R.H. Thomson

Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Luther (1974)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens

Votes: 277

21. Martin Luther (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

Votes: 413

22. Martin Luther (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise of salvation is irresistible. Caught in a thunderstorm and ... See full summary »

Director: Cassian Harrison | Stars: Liam Neeson, Timothy West

Votes: 193

23. Cuckoo in a Dark Forest (1985)

94 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Director: Antonín Moskalyk | Stars: Miroslava Soucková, Oleg Tabakov, Alicja Jachiewicz, Vilém Besser

Votes: 77

24. Serenades (2001)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afghan father.

Director: Mojgan Khadem | Stars: Alice Haines, Aden Young, Sinisa Copic, Bille Brown

Votes: 82

25. After Tiller (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »

Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson | Stars: George Tiller, Warren Hern, Leroy Carhart, Susan Robinson

Votes: 982 | Gross: $0.07M

26. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 81

27. Trading Germans (2014)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A first hand account of one of the biggest cases of human trafficking during the Cold War. A story of greed, courage, hope and remorse.

Director: Razvan Georgescu | Stars: Heinz-Günther Hüsch, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Klaus Kinkel, Horst Teltschik

Votes: 74

28. A Pure Heart (2012)

70 min | Documentary

8.6
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A priests work is never done. In Clean Heart we get to know Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnsson a priest in the town of Selfoss. While fulfilling the various duties of priesthood he still has his own demons to deal with.

Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Stars: Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnsson, Halldór Hafsteins Hafsteinsson

Votes: 9

29. Walther (2011)

Biography, Drama

7.6
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Rev. C.F.W. Walther was a man who sacrificed his homeland, his health, and nearly his life for the freedom to speak freely, to believe freely, and to live freely.

Director: Dale Ward | Stars: Jordan Reinwald, James King, Tim Gornet, Charles Heuvelman

Votes: 14

30. Time of Desire (1954)

81 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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The young beautiful sisters Lilly and Ragni are motherless. They live with their father, a horse dealer. During a horseback ride, Lilly and Ragni come to a pond of water lilies. They undress and swim naked. A local watches them play.

Director: Egil Holmsen | Stars: Barbro Larsson, Margaretha Löwler, George Fant, Birger Malmsten

Votes: 20

31. My Bad Dad (2006)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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A family comedy in which a troubled ex-con finds his better self through the love of his young children.

Director: Mack Polhemus | Stars: Josiah Polhemus, J. Todd Adams, Pretty Boy, Elwood Carlisle

Votes: 27

32. Luther (1928)

Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A silent film about the life and works of Martin Luther.

Director: Hans Kyser | Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Rudolf Lettinger, Elsa Wagner, Livio Pavanelli

Votes: 18

33. 95 Theses (Video)

59 min | Documentary, History | Post-production

"95 Theses" is a documentary film project that coincides with the 500th anniversary of the symbolic start of the Protestant Reformation. Instead of telling Martin Luther's whole ... See full summary »

Director: H. Paul Moon | Stars: Carl Trueman, John Nunes, Phillip Cary, Michael Root

34. Yeshua (1984)

Not Rated | 250 min | Biography

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A documentary series of five, fifty-minute episodes detailing the cultural- historical context of ancient Israel leading up to the life of Jesus Christ (or, in Hebrew, Yeshua Messiah). ... See full summary »

Directors: Ardon Albrecht, John Meredyth Lucas | Star: Oswald C.J. Hoffmann

35. The Truth About Dalai Lama (2015 Video)

69 min | Talk-Show

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Stefan Molyneux examines the darker side of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama.

Star: Stefan Molyneux

37. Earth Evocation (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Liisi Tandefelt, Tuomas Laurinen, Markku Lehmuskallio, Peter Rautanen

Votes: 10

38. Trinity Lutheran Church Roselle, IL (2010– )

Family, Reality-TV

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Star: Erin Brooks

39. Orissa (1971)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Short documentary about Danish missionary work in the state of Orissa, India.

Director: Jens Bjerre | Stars: Kæthe Andersen, Agnes Hertz, Gerda Kobberøe Nielsen, Kai Erland Pedersen

40. The Picnic: A Combined Picnic for All South Australian Lutheran Primary Schools (1986 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Family, Sport

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Star: Colin Thiele

41. The Pipes of Para (1963 TV Short)

31 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Director: Gil Brealey | Star: Pym Walker

42. Martin Luther (1970)

G | Biography, Drama, History

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A silent German classic from 1928 was thought to be lost but in 1969 American producer Maurice H. Zouary re-discovered it in a film storage vault. He proceeded to restore it and add new music, subtitles and an English language narration.

Stars: Lotte Stein, Elsa Wagner

43. The Michael Knowles Show (2017– )
Episode: 'Net Neutrality': Trump Makes The Internet Free Again (2017)

45 min | Talk-Show

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Trump kills net neutrality. A Kentucky lawmaker kills himself after an accusation of sexual assault. Cabot Phillips and Paul Bois make up the Panel of Deplorables. Michael answers the mailbag.

Stars: Michael J. Knowles, Paul Bois, Cabot Phillips

44. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: As It Should Be (2010)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Although Henry does take Boulogne, his troops are decimated by dysentery while back in England the Queen arranges to give Edward a tutor with Lutheran beliefs.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Max Brown

Votes: 341

45. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Checkmate (2008)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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After Henry breaks all ties with the church and marries Anne, the Pope threatens him with excommunication and authorizes Anne's assassination.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 446

46. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: Church Disappearance (2001)

TV-PG | 23 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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When a six-year-old girl disappeared from church during a Sunday service, investigators feared a stalker was preying on children. A psychological profile of the perpetrator leads ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Thomas, John Douglas, Bill Hansen, Ellen Hansen

Votes: 36

47. The Michael Knowles Show (2017– )
Episode: Happy Birthday, Hillary! (2017)

50 min | Talk-Show

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The CEO of Prager U., Marissa Streit, guests. Michael celebrates the birthday of his cousin, Hillary Clinton. Candace Owens (aka Red Pill Black), Amanda Prestigiacomo, and Jacob Airey make up the Panel of Deplorables.

Stars: Michael J. Knowles, Marissa Streit, Candace Owens, Amanda Prestigiacomo

48. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Look to God First (2007)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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The legatine court's divorce trial continues in the Queen's absence, hearing testimony suggesting prince Arthur carnally consummated his marriage to Catherine: embarrassing for the court, ... See full summary »

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Callum Blue, Henry Cavill

Votes: 524

49. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: My Cool Christian Boyfriend (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.4
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A young Christian minister takes an interest in Mindy until he realizes they value different things in life. The hospital staff accidentally cause a riot when they visit a female prison.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 282

50. Coach (1989–1997)
Episode: My True Love Gave to Me... (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport

7.6
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When Dauber's Christmas gift for Judy gets accidentally switched with Hayden's engagement ring for Christine, Judy thinks Dauber is proposing to her.

Director: Craig T. Nelson | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Clare Carey, Bill Fagerbakke

Votes: 25



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