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1. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 34,985

2. Lifechanger (2018)

84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.

Director: Justin McConnell | Stars: Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam White

Votes: 1,260

3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 71,924 | Gross: $2.38M

4. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.5
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86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 25,916 | Gross: $0.92M

5. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.5
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,779 | Gross: $77.44M

6. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,367 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Beyond Paradise (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student, flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Spencer Grammer, Ryan Guzman, Francia Raisa

Votes: 326

8. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,116

9. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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Philosophical conversations between a poet, politician, and scientist. No one is psychotic or out for revenge.

Director: Bernt Amadeus Capra | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,688 | Gross: $0.77M

10. Alexander the Great (1980)

210 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Mihalis Giannatos, Grigoris Evangelatos

Votes: 725

11. Our Town (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Thornton Wilder's classic play on Grover's Corners, a fictional small town and its story taking place between 1901 and 1913, dealing with themes as life, death and the everyday routine of ... See full summary »

Director: James Naughton | Stars: Jayne Atkinson, Wendy Barrie-Wilson, Reathel Bean, John Braden

Votes: 350

12. Mars et Avril (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.

Director: Martin Villeneuve | Stars: Jacques Languirand, Caroline Dhavernas, Paul Ahmarani, Robert Lepage

Votes: 723

13. Our Town (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robby Benson

Votes: 191

14. Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein

Votes: 1,141

15. The Green Planet (2012)

TV-Y | 93 min | Documentary

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It covers thirty percent of the Earth's land mass and yet, most of us barely scratch the surface. Now, discover what few people have seen, as The Green Planet follows the stories of forest ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Haft | Star: Benno Fürmann

Votes: 184

16. Gatekeeper (2016)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Patrolling a popular tourist destination of steep cliffs that plummet into the Sea of Japan, a retired police officer vigilantly intercepts troubled souls looking to jump, his count of lives saved now over 500.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Misako Kawagoshi, Kenji Morioka, Yukio Shige

Votes: 45

17. Massive Nature (2004– )

30 min | Documentary

8.0
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Series which unravels the mysteries behind the world's most dramatic wildlife events.

Star: Sean Pertwee

Votes: 29

18. Voci del diario (Entries) (2019)

Short | Post-production

Voci del diario (Entries) is a highly textured cinematic poem that explores the life cycle through one man -- and his journal entries -- at different stages: childhood, young adulthood, ... See full summary »

Director: Lucia Mauro | Stars: Massimo De Santis, Massimo Brusadin, Vincent Papa, Danny Zazzini

19. Tree of Life (2015)

Short, Drama

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Director: Garrett Hunter | Stars: Esme Salmon, John Salmon, Nicole Salmon

20. Trials of the Wild (2018– )

22 min | Documentary

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Daily struggles of various wild animals trying to survive in the wilderness.

Star: Salvatore Vecchio

21. Nazaré (1952)

81 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.9
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The sea, often treacherous, is the only source of living of the people of Nazaré. The film tells the story of António and his family, where no dreams are allowed. There is also the mourning... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Guimarães | Stars: Virgilio Teixeira, Helga Liné, Artur Semedo, Maria José

Votes: 49

22. The Lost Generation (1983)

Drama

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Some illegal immigrants from the mainland works in a large hotel.

Director: Chia Chang Liu | Stars: Zhen Zhen, Han Chin, Chun-Hsiung Ko, Ah-Lei Gua

Votes: 8

23. Cycles (2001 Video)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Anthony Conroy | Stars: Damian Cecere, Jennifer Hislop, Natalie Costamagna, Mark Regua

Votes: 15

24. The Missing Scarf (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Director: Eoin Duffy | Star: George Takei

Votes: 405

25. Morning Glory (2015 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary

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Directors: Alexis Barbier Bouvet, Frédéric Febvre, Sylvain Garassus, Laurent Joffrion | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Julian Casey

Votes: 6

26. Ennui (2010)

84 min | Crime, Drama

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'Ennui' is a slow-burning study of manipulation and control. When Elliott meets his sister's new boyfriend, the charming bohemian Charlie, they strike up an instant friendship. But it is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Henry | Stars: Tom Bridger, Michael Henry, Persephoné Sensale, Serena Gough

Votes: 25

27. Samsara (2018)

Short

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When Tom realises that his Grandmother is dying he asks to visit her so that he can say goodbye.

Director: Lucy Townsend | Stars: Joe Evans, Rebecca Rayne, Peggy Salmon, Kate Sandison

28. Scrutiny in the Great Round: Interactive Art by Tennessee Rice Dixon & Jim Gasperini (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Based on the surreal art of Tennessee Rice Dixon, this interactive tour tells a parallel story of male and female life cycle through sound, images, FMVs, CGI and other elements.

29. Des manchots et des hommes (2005 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of March of the Penguins (2005).

Directors: Luc Jacquet, Jérôme Maison | Stars: Luc Jacquet, Jérôme Maison, Douglas Weston

Votes: 85

30. Vor by (1970 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Romance

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Danish TV version of "Our Town."

Director: Sam Besekow | Stars: Anders Allentoft, Peter Bonke, Dorte Edvardsen, Arthur Jensen

31. No Man's Land (1984)

14 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Star: Roger Cardwell

32. Esplendor Selvagem (1972)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: António de Sousa | Star: Carlos Cruz

33. Droomkind (2010)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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A young boy is searching for meaning, but he cannot share his experiences. A man carries with him the lonely child in his memory. Life projected as a self-recycling dream.

Director: Erik de Goederen | Stars: Pepijn Borst, Erik de Goederen

34. South to Antarctica (2002)

49 min | Documentary

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Antarctica...the last wilderness on earth. Its seas contain the largest biomass on the planet.

Director: Fred Heiman | Stars: Louise Crossley, Peggy Heiman, Werner Stambach

35. Cyclical (2008)

6 min | Animation, Short

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A spiritual, cultural, emotional, and audible journey of African people from ancient Africa to contemporary America.

Director: Terilyn V. Lawson | Stars: Mashari Laila Bain, Astede Geberhiwot, Atsede Geberhiwot

36. Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles (2009 Video)

83 min | Documentary

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Director: David Holmgren | Star: David Holmgren

37. Rise & Fall (2012)

12 min | Short

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Director: Noemi Katharina Preiswerk | Stars: Verena Preiswerk, Anna Deutsch, Sophia Rudigier

38. The Seals at Point Labatt (1964)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Douglas B. Steen | Star: Roger Cardwell

39. Eyes of Life (2011)

4 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Artistic and sensory journey through each phase of life from birth to death, focusing on the spark of youth promise within the eyes of the central character.

Director: Leo Bieneman | Stars: Isaac de Bavay, Tye Bowering, Bianca Wolff, Patricia Jones

40. Entering the Flesh Again (2015)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

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A woman emerges into a dreamlike landscape, where a charming stranger triggers memories from her soul's past. She seeks a new beginning, realizing it can only come from her ending.

Director: Namrata Desai | Stars: Micheal Fleming, Dylan McDonough, Marian Rose

41. Eye Candy: Images from the Banda Sea (2003)

30 min | Short

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The coral reefs of the Banda Sea in Eastern Indonesia.

Director: Fred Heiman | Stars: Peggy Heiman, Stan Waterman

42. Harvest of the Gulfs (1975)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Leake

43. The Fruit Fly in South Australia (1972)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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45. Future Medicine & the Curse of Immortality (2017 Video)

7 min | Short, Talk-Show

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Dave Cullen discusses the problems that may come with us halting the aging process.

Stars: Dave Cullen, Karl Martin, Arjun Bansal

46. Forests and wood (1982)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Justin Milne | Star: Rob George

47. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Our Town (1989)

103 min | Music

8.3
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This classic American play, performed on an almost-bare stage, is about the mundane but rather pleasant lives of the Gibbs family, the Webb family, and their neighbors in Grover's Corners, ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Spalding Gray, James Rebhorn, Atticus Brady, John Griesemer

Votes: 170

48. Art Carney Special (1959– )
Episode: Our Town (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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The interconnected stories of the people in a small town.

Directors: John Lincoln, José Quintero | Stars: Art Carney, Clint Kimbrough, Kathleen Widdoes, Bibi Osterwald

49. Wonders of the Universe (2011– )
Episode: The Cosmos Made Conscious (I) (2011)

TV-G | 62 min | Documentary

8.7
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Natural scientists fail to define time, yet they agree with philosophers it's crucial at least to our perception of reality. Without time, there could be no change, hence neither life nor ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cooter | Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 150

50. Flipping Out (2007– )
Episode: Womb for Rent (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

8.2
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Jeff's not getting any younger and his desire for a family of his own with Gage has only grown stronger. They turn to using an egg donor and surrogate to help them realize their dreams of ... See full summary »

Stars: Vanina Alfaro, Angela, Zoila Chavez, Lisa Chiya

Votes: 6



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