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1. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

6.9
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 13,904 | Gross: $6.35M

2. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.6
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steven Burg

Votes: 56,363 | Gross: $13.00M

3. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 4,200 | Gross: $0.02M

4. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,894 | Gross: $10.94M

5. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,831

6. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

156 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 2,514 | Gross: $0.14M

7. The Kentuckian (1955)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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41 Metascore

A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Votes: 2,224

8. Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (2009– )

Documentary

7.1
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Jesse Ventura and his team of investigators dig deep into the behind-the-scenes government doings. What he reveals will shock you and awe you, but still, you're left to make up your own mind about what you do or do not believe.

Stars: Jesse Ventura, June Sarpong, Tyler Derek, Michael Braverman

Votes: 1,087

9. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.3
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,840 | Gross: $3.92M

10. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hung for murder.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 829

11. Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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An ice-skating Snow White finds refuge from the Wicked Queen with the Three Stooges.

Directors: Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Carol Heiss, Edson Stroll

Votes: 846 | Gross: $2.62M

12. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen

Votes: 821

13. Poppy (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.7
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Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 580

14. The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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In 1902, medicine show con man Dan Thompson settles down with the daughter he hardly knows in a New York theatrical boarding house full of eccentric characters. Forced to take a job in an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Frank Morgan, Mary Howard, Billie Burke, Donald Meek

Votes: 101

15. The Enemies of Reason (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine.

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Derren Brown, Deepak Chopra, Richard Dawkins, Chris French

Votes: 1,682

16. Make Mine Freedom (1948)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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A snake oil salesman try to sell the American people 'happiness', exchange for their freedom, while one man stand up, against him.

Stars: Billy Bletcher, John Hiestand, Frank Nelson

Votes: 246

17. Home on the Prairie (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.7
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Border inspector Gene makes certain no diseased animals make it into the United States.

Director: Jack Townley | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, George Cleveland

Votes: 74

18. Detouring America (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 220

19. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam (2014)

13 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An alchemist and snake oil salesman driven by ambition embarks on a mystical journey in pursuit of redemption.

Director: Arlene Bogna | Stars: Zane Byrdy, Gladys Nyoth, Gabriel Voss, Cristina Balmores

Votes: 8

20. Copper (2012–2013)
Episode: A Vast and Fiendish Plot (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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November 25, 1864. Corcoran is racing the clock to keep his life and New York City intact. Joining forces with Robert Morehouse, Eva Heissen, and the coppers of the Sixth Precinct, Corcoran... See full summary »

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh

Votes: 129

21. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Andy must protect Aunt Bee from a charming traveling dishonest huckster whose 170-proof "tonic" provides temporary relief from mid-life crisis.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 196

22. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Circus Man (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Jovial Willie O'Hara, a traveling, patent-medicine salesman, comes to Walnut Grove with his talking crow and chimpanzee "circus", appears to immediately cure Mr. Hanson's incurable headache... See full summary »

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 188

23. The Goodies (1970–1982)
Episode: Hospital for Hire (1973)

Comedy

7.3
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The boys become doctors to improve the health service with a travelling hospital and a miracle drug.

Director: Jim Franklin | Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Harry H. Corbett

Votes: 19

24. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believing it contains vitamins, minerals, meat, and vegetables, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 554

25. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Shades of Grey (2009)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A young woman's body is found in a drainage ditch clad in only a bracelet, showing signs of having undergone an abortion, and totally drained of blood.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 195

26. Bearcats! (1971)
Episode: The Hostage (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, War

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Ex-convict Joe Bascom kidnaps a priest from the town that hanged his father, and demands that the citizens there hang one of their own in return for the priest's life.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, David Canary, Ed Flanders



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