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1. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Secret Mission Mayday (2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary

8.1
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A Space Shuttle crew discovers damage to protective tiles on the shuttle's underbelly that could kill them during re-entry in temperature up to 3000 degrees.

Director: Paul Epstein | Stars: Bobby Barron, Frank L. Culbertson Jr., Jack Dimich, Guy S. Gardner

Votes: 7

2. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Toxic Leak (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

8.1
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A toxic ammonia leak endangers an entire crew; a cosmonaut narrowly survives re-entry, only to be stranded in the wilderness; a spacewalker's helmet fills with water, threatening to drown him in space.

Director: Paul Epstein | Stars: Sasha Andreev, Robert Castle, Robert Lee Curbeam Jr., Jack Dimich

Votes: 7

3. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Fire on the Mir (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

7.9
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Astronauts and cosmonauts battle a life-threatening fire and tackle an out-of-control cargo ship on the Russian space station, MIR. Astronaut Chris Hadfield's rookie spacewalk takes a terrifyingÂturn.

Director: Paul Epstein | Stars: David Abramsky, Daniel Alexander, Jamie Avera, Alexandra Castro

Votes: 10

4. The Artist's Wife (2019)

94 min | Drama

7.8
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Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show.

Director: Tom Dolby | Stars: Lena Olin, Bruce Dern, Juliet Rylance, Avan Jogia

Votes: 10

5. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )

Documentary

7.7
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Astronauts recalling missions where they had to "escape" from life threatening situations.

Stars: James E. Oberg, Asif Siddiqi, Jack Dimich, Kimberly Spak

Votes: 67

6. Santa Claus in Baghdad (2008)

Not Rated | 39 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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In impoverished Baghdad under Saddam's dictatorship, 16-year-old Amal hopes to regain her social status at school by volunteering to find a book as a class gift for the departing literature... See full summary »

Director: Raouf Zaki | Stars: Tamara Dhia, Nora Armani, Demosthenes Chrysan, May Calamawy

Votes: 26

7. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin

Votes: 65,262 | Gross: $5.74M

8. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,611 | Gross: $9.42M

9. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Fatal Re-entry (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

7.6
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An astronaut performs an emergency procedure on an electrified panel to save a new ISS solar array. The pressures of the Space Race push Soviets to launch Soyuz 1 despite warnings. The ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Epstein | Stars: Travis Leake, Yuri Malenchenko, Pamela A. Melroy, James E. Oberg

Votes: 5

10. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Shipwrecked (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

7.6
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A deadly collision in orbit punctures the hull of Russian space station, MIR. As oxygen seeps into space, the crew's lifeboat begins to die. An astronaut becomes trapped in an airlock with only a depleted oxygen tank to survive.

Director: Paul Epstein | Stars: Aleksey Solodov, Daniel Alexander, Jack Dimich, Josh Odsess-Rubin

Votes: 7

11. Secret Space Escapes (2015– )
Episode: Point of No Return (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

7.5
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A space-walker loses his eye sight and is locked outside his craft after a spacesuit malfunction; Cosmonauts are engulfed by a fire while still on the launchpad; a shuttle mission is ... See full summary »

Directors: Anuar Arroyo, Paul Epstein, Simon Martin | Stars: Charlie Bassett, Michael Cassutt, Eugene Cernan, Marc D'Antonio

Votes: 6

12. Ten: Thirty One (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Three generations of women from a single family experience loss and then redemption and hope made possible by the sacrifices that they make for each other.

Directors: Gabe Fazio, Lev Gorn | Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Jennifer Castro, Sarah Delgado, Suzanne DiDonna

Votes: 20

13. In the Family (2011)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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82 Metascore

When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.

Director: Patrick Wang | Stars: Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Lisa Altomare

Votes: 691 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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43 Metascore

Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Julian Shatkin, Olga Merediz, Debra Messing, Wayne Pretlow

Votes: 4,059 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 205,650 | Gross: $48.09M

16. Twisted Fortune (2007)

Comedy

6.7
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A down-and-out thief finds he's got a bottle cap worth a million bucks. Unfortunately, he discovers this while robbing a convenience store.

Director: Victor Varnado | Stars: Dan Ahdoot, Carol Alt, Dave Attell, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 39

17. Damnation (2009)

Short, Horror

6.7
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Warden Brutawski is the judge, jury and executioner for a satanic slavery buzz where artless women are abducted, warehoused and sentenced to a fate worse than death.

Directors: John Carchietta, Carl Morano | Stars: Chris Cusano, Georgia Kate Haege, Silja Jensen, Sergio Jones

Votes: 35

18. American Desi (2001)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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50 Metascore

College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks forward to a new life on campus but is surprised to find that he has been assigned ... See full summary »

Director: Piyush Dinker Pandya | Stars: Deep Katdare, Ronobir Lahiri, Purva Bedi, Rizwan Manji

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.90M

19. Zoo (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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A dark comedy set in the fictitious tiny hamlet of Spraine. A big city private detective is hired to track down an animal serial killer gone awry. The town wanted to bury the story, keep ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra King | Stars: Marina Anderson, Paul Bartel, Anne Bendel, Kat Burke

Votes: 61

20. Terrorists (2004)

TV-MA | 72 min | Comedy

6.4
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"Terrorists" is a comedy about life in post-9/11 America: Curtis Gorfurter, small-town police chief, unhappy with his lowly status and eager to prove himself in the War Against Terror, ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Martel | Stars: Ian Roberts, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica St. Clair, Bobby Tisdale

Votes: 104

21. I Don't Sleep I Dream (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Director: J.P. Chan | Stars: Jo Mei, Debargo Sanyal

Votes: 7

22. (Untitled) (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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58 Metascore

A Chelsea art gallerist falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic tale about the state of contemporary art.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $0.23M

23. The Speed of Life (2007)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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A young kid escapes life on the streets of New York City by stealing video cameras with his friends and retreating into the footage he's found.

Director: Ed Radtke | Stars: Jeremy Allen White, Peter Appel, Agnes Brenson, Gilbert Cruz

Votes: 100

24. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

R | 123 min | Drama

6.1
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28 Metascore

A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 3,417 | Gross: $0.13M

25. Roadie (2011)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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61 Metascore

After 20 years on the road with Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy Testagros returns to his hometown to life with his ailing mother. Complications arise when he falls for an old friend, who is now married to his longtime nemesis.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,056 | Gross: $0.01M

26. After.Life (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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36 Metascore

After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo | Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury

Votes: 35,153 | Gross: $0.11M

27. West End (2013)

86 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Vic Trevi is an undercover FBI agent positioned to betray the people he calls family. Vic needs to find out the truth about his family before his family finds out the truth about him.

Director: Joe Basile | Stars: Neal Bledsoe, Joe Nieves, Peter Onorati, Melissa Archer

Votes: 82

28. Five Minarets in New York (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

Director: Mahsun Kirmizigül | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, Mahsun Kirmizigül

Votes: 14,015

29. Dark Was the Night (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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40 Metascore

An evil is unleashed in a small town when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods.

Director: Jack Heller | Stars: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich, Nick Damici

Votes: 8,041

30. Puzzlehead (2005)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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62 Metascore

Post apocalyptic Frankenstein-ish fantasy

Director: James Bai | Stars: Stephen Galaida, Robbie Shapiro, Mark Janis, Mark Lampert

Votes: 765

31. Harold (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.5
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10 Metascore

A teenager with an early onset of male-pattern baldness befriends his high school's janitor.

Director: T. Sean Shannon | Stars: Spencer Breslin, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nikki Blonsky, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 1,829

32. Stress Position (2013)

79 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A psychological experiment between two friends spirals out of control. How bad could it be?

Director: A.J. Bond | Stars: David Amito, Marguerite Moreau, Mina Shum, Stephen Dunn

Votes: 92

33. See You Yesterday (2019)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.0
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74 Metascore

Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

Director: Stefon Bristol | Stars: Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake

Votes: 7,189

34. The Insurgents (2006)

R | 82 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.

Director: Scott Dacko | Stars: John Shea, Mary Stuart Masterson, Henry Simmons, Juliette Marquis

Votes: 302

35. A Stand Up Guy (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

4.6
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A low-level mobster takes a stab at stand-up comedy while in the Witness Protection Program.

Director: Mike Young | Stars: Danny A. Abeckaser, Annie Heise, Nick Cordero, Luke Robertson

Votes: 421

36. My Man Is a Loser (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy

4.4
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19 Metascore

Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages.

Director: Mike Young | Stars: John Stamos, Tika Sumpter, Michael Rapaport, Bryan Callen

Votes: 1,246

37. Dark Light (2019)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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A woman returns to her family home and discovers it to be inhabited by monsters.

Director: Padraig Reynolds | Stars: Ed Brody, Kristina Clifford, Opal Littleton, Jessica Madsen

Votes: 462

38. Dementia 13 (2017)

Unrated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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At a wealthy family estate, extortionists go after their matriarch and her inheritance while a ghost and and ax-wielding figure lurk in the shadows.

Director: Richard LeMay | Stars: Julia Campanelli, Channing Pickett, Steve Polites, Marianne Noscheze

Votes: 843

39. Rockaway (2007)

R | 78 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Nicholas Gonzalez, Mario Cimarro, Oleg Taktarov, Vitali Baganov

Votes: 385

40. Amanda (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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A successful businessman meets the woman of his dreams, Amanda, only to discover she harbors a shocking little secret about her past.

Director: Steve Marra | Stars: Ariana Dubynin, Randy Ryan, Matthew W. Allen, Neil S. Bagadiong

Votes: 258

41. The Money Shot (I) (1996)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

3.3
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A filmmaker tries to resurrect his career by exploiting the lives of New York street kids.

Directors: Ric Esther Bienstock, Matthew Mailer | Stars: Robert Alexander, Randy Cabrera, David Deblinger, Khalid Gonçalves

Votes: 15

42. Late Fee (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

3.2
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A young couple's quest to rent the scariest movies on Halloween results in a real life horror show they may not live to regret.

Directors: John Carchietta, Carl Morano | Stars: J.D. Brown, Stephanie Danielson, Rick Poli, Chris Cusano

Votes: 288

43. For Life (2020– )

Drama | Announced

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Christopher Mormando, Matt Dellapina, Felonious Munk, Will Cobbs

44. Lost Girls (2020)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Completed

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Amy Ryan, Dean Winters, Gabriel Byrne

45. Big Dogs

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

BIG DOGS exists in an alternate reality of New York City. Businesses are shuttered, crime is rampant, black markets thrive. Drug are run via taxis and NYPD detectives use taxis for undercover teams trying to rein in the chaos.

Stars: Louis Carbonneau, Brett Cullen, Dennis Flanagan, Manny Perez

46. Darklight (I) (2018)

113 min | Drama | Completed

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This story is about a struggle of a young girl to rescue herself from the brutal reality of terrorist camp and the impervious hurdles which she faces to reach the refugee camp.

Director: Mayur Hardas | Stars: Chandni, Raj Arjun, Ekavali Khanna, Lata Sabharwal

47. Can Openers (2009 TV Movie)

Drama

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A twenty-something woman battles to make her mark in a hospital's seven-year-long neurosurgical residency program, which has a reputation for favoring men.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Ben Feldman, Omid Abtahi, Lauren Lee Smith, Shirley Rumierk

48. Secret Space Disasters (2015– )

Documentary, Drama

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Stars: J. Craig Stiles, Stephen Brown, Craig Cooper, Joseph S. DeBeasi

49. Themes from a Rosary (2012)

23 min | Short, Drama

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Created by an award-winning team of film-makers, T-FAR stories the fall from grace of two wavering creatives, Moise and Andelise. Moise, an anonymous, would-be genius whose hobby is to ... See full summary »

Director: Donari Braxton | Stars: Curt Anthon, Donari Braxton, Joanne Colan, Paul Duncan

50. Big Dogs
Episode: All Eyes on Thee

Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

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Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Allen Wall, Jeff Kober, Brett Cullen, Deirdre Lovejoy



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