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1. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 18,867

2. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

Votes: 5,012 | Gross: $7.51M

3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,144 | Gross: $28.20M

4. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Margie Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay, José Gras

Votes: 4,126

5. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 11,410 | Gross: $14.24M

6. The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)

101 min | Drama

6.5
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Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Michael Gothard, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,016

7. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 9,971 | Gross: $0.71M

8. Faces of Death II (1981)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

3.3
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This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, James Brady, Mickey Crowe, Thomas K. Delahanty

Votes: 1,577

9. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,862 | Gross: $38.05M

10. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.3
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During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships.

Director: Richard Murphy | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Votes: 1,721

11. The Cowra Breakout (1984)

50 min | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan David Lee, Dennis Miller, Andrew Lloyde, Tony Barry

Votes: 97

12. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.0
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 765

13. 7 Women from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

5.1
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Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Patricia Owens, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Margia Dean

Votes: 88

14. Jungle de Ikou! (1997– )

TV-MA | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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Natsumi Rokudou,a spunky 10 year old girl from Japan receives a strange statue from her dad who's an archaeologist.Little does Natsumi know that the statue houses Ongo,a terrible monster ... See full summary »

Stars: Eri Sendai, Megumi Hayashibara, Sumi Shimamoto, Kaneta Kimotsuki

Votes: 77

15. The Search for Michael Rockefeller (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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Documentary about the 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, the young scion of the Rockefeller family, in the waters of Papua New Guinea and the 1969 attempt of journalist Milt Machlin to locate him in case he might still be alive.

Directors: Fraser C. Heston, Milt Machlin | Stars: Miron Ashkenazy, J.O. Brew, Neil Dickson, Ken Dresser

Votes: 139

16. Purple Heart Diary (1951)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

7.2
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A trio of singers is entertaining wounded soldiers of WWII. They encourage a mutilated soldier in his love to a nurse.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frances Langford, Judd Holdren, Ben Lessy, Tony Romano

Votes: 13

17. Walk Into Hell (1956)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure

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Steve McAllister, an Australian official for The New Guinea Administration, gets orders to investigate an oil discovery by Ned 'Shark-Eye' Kelly in the interior. He selects his native ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee Robinson, Marcello Pagliero | Stars: Chips Rafferty, Françoise Christophe, Reg Lye, Pierre Cressoy

Votes: 60

18. The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Ian Holm, Errol Flynn, Charles Chauvel, Patrice Wymore

Votes: 310

19. Peace Child (1972)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Filmed in the unspoiled jungles of the Southwest Pacific, Peace Child dramatically portrays the startling reaction of stone-age people to the Gospel.

Director: Rolf Forsberg | Stars: Don Richardson, Rolf Forsberg

Votes: 18

20. Second Step (1986)

57 min

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Director: Ken Anderson | Stars: Tim Elwell, Carol Shirley, Kip Normand, James Clauser

21. A Blank on the Map (1971 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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In his now well-known role of narrator of wildlife expeditions, Attenborough accompanies a government-sponsored trek into the central New Guinea highlands to make contact with a group of natives never before seen by Europeans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Laurie Bragge

Votes: 120

22. Sea Tiger (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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"The Sea Tiger" is the name of a broken-down bucket of an old freighter, abandoned by the Japanese at the end of WW II, lying in anchor in a New Guiena cove. Co-owners Jenine Duval and Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, John Archer, Harry Lauter, Marvin Press

Votes: 13

23. Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944)

Approved | 54 min | War, Documentary

6.5
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Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.

Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Veiller, Walter Krueger

Votes: 72

24. Kokoda Front Line! (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.1
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Cameraman Damien Parer has just returned from the front in New Guinea, where he's documented Australian troops in action. He explains this to us in a prolog. We then see air drops of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bathurst, Damien Parer

Votes: 166

25. Death Faces IV (1988 Video)

Documentary

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Directors: Countess Victoria Bloodhart, Steve Whight | Stars: Bizarro Blackstone, Damian B. Gravenhorse, Clyde Barrow, John Dillinger

Votes: 46

26. Wild People (1933)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.3
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The Globe Broadcasting Company does a radio broadcast from Dutch New Guinea, with the aborigines as performers.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Harry Jans, Harold Whalen, Eleanor Thatcher, Joyzelle Joyner

Votes: 76

27. Futility (2010)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

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A fallen photo makes a moment of difference in the lives of two enemy soldiers.

Director: Wayne Bradford | Stars: Evert McQueen, Shinji Ikefuji, Anna Waters-Massey, Cleo Massey

Votes: 14

28. Snow in the South Seas (1963)

103 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Junzaburô Ban, Daisuke Katô, Tatsuya Mihashi, Hisaya Morishige

Votes: 6

29. Of Great Events and Ordinary People (1979)

65 min | Documentary

7.4
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A cinéma vérité documentary about the elections in Paris which reflexively inverts in on itself.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Pascal Bonitzer, Jean Baudrillard

Votes: 34

30. Le cochon aux patates douces (1971)

8 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Director: Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 14

31. Flame and the Fire (1966)

80 min | Documentary

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Documentary filmed in remote locales around the world.

Director: Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau | Star: Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau

32. Sing Sing (1971)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 12

33. Injury Slight... Please Advise (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action

5.7
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An ace fighter pilot crashes in New Guinea, evades headhunters in the jungle, and is rescued. He attempts to return fifty years later to visit his downed plane, but meets opposition when he learns his story is still told among the locals.

Director: Josh Baxter | Stars: Norlan Alvarez, Clayton Bowman, Ronny Castillo, Osman Crisanto

Votes: 19

34. Pearls and Savages (1921)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Frank Hurley

Votes: 9

35. Jungle Woman (1926)

67 min | Adventure

6.0
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In New Guinea a man escapes from natives and saves a girl from marrying her crooked partner.

Director: Frank Hurley | Stars: Eric Bransby Williams, Grace Savieri, Jameson Thomas, Lilian Douglas

Votes: 12

36. Maquillages (1971)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Anthropological documentary about Papua New Guinea carried out with some of the material filmed in that country during the shooting of 'La Vallée' (1972). It shows members of a tribe ... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 14

37. Gow the Killer (1931)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

6.2
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Explorer Edward Salisbury takes an expedition across the Pacific Ocean to such exotic locales as Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and the New Hebrides Islands, and record the lives of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward A. Salisbury | Stars: William Peck, Gow

Votes: 20

38. New Guinea - Meet with the Past (1994)

Documentary

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Documentary film about the aboriginal peoples of New Guinea.

Director: Jens Bjerre

39. With Jens Bjerre Among Cannibals (1978)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Footage from a Danish expedition to New Guinea in 1954, mixed with sound, narration, and music.

Director: Jens Bjerre

40. Newsreel Nostalgia: Australian News and Events on Film 1908-1975 (1992 Video)

65 min | Documentary, History, News

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Stars: Jack Davey, Charles Lawrence, Jack Brabham, Don Bradman

41. The South Sea's Forgotten People (1963)

80 min | Documentary

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Documentary film about the Kutubu tribe in the Papua mountains in the southeastern part of New Guinea.

Director: Jens Bjerre

42. Tidikawa and Friends (1974)

83 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jeff Doring, Su Doring

43. Hiroku taiheiyô senso zenshi (1975)

121 min | Documentary, History, War

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Star: Tôru Emori

44. Nuages apportant la nuit (2007)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary with black-white imagery taken in West Papua (Indonesia).

Director: Stéphane Breton

45. Geisterland der Südsee (1960)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: Eugen Schuhmacher

46. The Last Cannibals (1954)

Documentary

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Documentary on New Guinea directed by Danish ethnologist/filmmaker Jens Bjerre , including footage of the Kukukuku cannibals (also known as the Angu or Änga people) of Papua, New Guinea.

Director: Jens Bjerre

47. A School in New Guinea (1909)

Documentary, Short

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48. By Aeroplane to Pygmyland (1927)

Documentary

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Footage of the expedition to New Guinea led by explorer Matthew W. Stirling.

Director: Matthew W. Stirling | Stars: Stanley A. Hedberg, Richard A. Peck, Matthew W. Stirling

49. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Episode: A Perfect Score (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An investigation into the death of a judge's daughter leads Dr. Lightman to the girl's prep school, while Dr. Foster investigates a NASA pilot who crashed on a test flight.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 819

50. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)
Episode: Another Part of the Jungle (1961)

60 min | Adventure

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Templin follows the widow of a famous writer who was said to have been lost at sea in order to investigate a rumor that the man might be alive and still writing under a nom de plume.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Brett Halsey, Barry Coe, Gary Lockwood, Patricia Owens



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