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1. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 64,740 | Gross: $80.04M

2. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 43,897 | Gross: $51.80M

3. Red State (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano

Votes: 59,842 | Gross: $1.10M

4. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

Votes: 44,786 | Gross: $25.53M

5. Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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49 Metascore

The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 14,605 | Gross: $13.74M

6. The Ledge (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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34 Metascore

A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

Director: Matthew Chapman | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler

Votes: 17,952 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 16,711 | Gross: $1.35M

8. Population 436 (2006 Video)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: David Ames, Leigh Enns, Susan Kelso, Rick Skene

Votes: 10,418

9. Higher Ground (2011)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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74 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.

Director: Vera Farmiga | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 2,893 | Gross: $0.84M

10. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)

PG | 105 min | Drama

4.4
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33 Metascore

Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.

Director: Michael Mason | Stars: Megan Alexander, Adeeja Rochele Anderson, Carrlyn Bathe, Lauren Taylor Berkman

Votes: 2,848 | Gross: $5.73M

11. The Rapture (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Darwyn Carson, Patrick Bauchau

Votes: 4,628 | Gross: $1.28M

12. 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: 56,362 | Gross: $13.00M

13. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,479 | Gross: $0.90M

14. Electrick Children (2012)

R | 96 min | Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby.

Director: Rebecca Thomas | Stars: Julia Garner, Liam Aiken, Billy Zane, Cynthia Watros

Votes: 5,407

15. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 4,084 | Gross: $0.00M

16. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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69 Metascore

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: RuPaul, Tammy Faye Bakker, Virginia Fairchild, Johnny Grover

Votes: 1,454 | Gross: $1.03M

17. Cold Hell (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A vicious serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Vienna, Austria. A tough young woman from Turkey, who works as a taxi driver, witnesses one of the murders and becomes a target. The police are of no help, so she must stop him herself.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Sammy Sheik, Friedrich von Thun

Votes: 1,229

18. Mary (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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The Virgin Mary delivers a message to an 11-year-old girl.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Modine, Heather Graham

Votes: 1,777

19. Blue River (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.6
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The stormy relationship of a young teenage boy with his troubled older brother is told in an extended flashback segment bookended by what happens when the two meet again fifteen years later... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Nick Stahl, Neal McDonough, Jean Marie Barnwell

Votes: 245

20. Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Kitty

Votes: 10,319

21. Inherit the Wind (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.3
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Lane Smith, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 1,474

22. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Votes: 2,803 | Gross: $1.07M

23. Messenger of Death (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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A Denver reporter investigates the mass murder of a family of Mormons in rural Colorado.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel Benzali

Votes: 2,250 | Gross: $3.07M

24. The Most Hated Family in America (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Fred Phelps

Votes: 3,861

25. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 5,382 | Gross: $0.67M

26. Stations of the Cross (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Lucie Aron

Votes: 3,864

27. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,740

28. Potato Dreams of America

Biography, Comedy, Drama | Filming

An autobiographical dark comedy about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order bride mother and their adventurous escape to America.

Director: Wes Hurley | Stars: Dan Lauria, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Darlene Sellers, Alycia Delmore

29. 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

30. Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Brian Dennehy, William Devane, Tracey Needham, Dee Wallace

Votes: 202

31. America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Director: Emma Cooper | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Betty Phelps

Votes: 2,156

32. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Unicorn (2014)

31 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young German/Bolivian Mennonite risks his life to escape his strict religious Community to find love and freedom in the city.

Director: Rodrigo Bellott | Stars: Mauricio Añez, Mattias Betten, Olivier Cauchie, Arturo Lora

Votes: 15

34. The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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In this three-part series Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and bestselling author, takes us on a journey of discovery. How does evolution work? How do we know it's true - and why... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawkins, The Naked Cowboy, Steven Pinker

Votes: 859

35. Maryam (2002)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

Director: Ramin Serry | Stars: Mariam Parris, David Ackert, Shaun Toub, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.10M

36. Small Town Gay Bar (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.0
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The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

Director: Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jim Bishop, Terry Capps, Jackie Cox, Bill Curtis

Votes: 1,068

37. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,810

38. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.4
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55 Metascore

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

Director: Parvez Sharma | Stars: Muhsin Hendricks, A.K. Hoosen, Mazen, Abdellah Taia

Votes: 623 | Gross: $0.11M

39. Political Disasters (2009)

120 min | Drama

5.6
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In the opening years of the new millennium, two mutually dependent families attempt to extricate themselves from their own entangled web of dishonesty.

Director: Zach Horton | Stars: Tim DeKay, Barbara Bain, Paulie Rojas Redding, Michael Bryan French

Votes: 34

40. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.9
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 871 | Gross: $0.62M

41. Styx: Kilroy Was Here (1983)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.4
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Intro for the concept album/rock opera 'Kilroy Was Here' by rock band Styx. A rebel fan motivates a jailed rock star framed for murder by the fundamentalist dictator of Orwellian future America where all rock music is banned to escape.

Directors: Brian Gibson, Jerry Kramer | Stars: Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, John Panozzo

Votes: 106

42. Vares: The Path of the Righteous Men (2012)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Jussi Vares goes in a small town to investigate a murder of young girl. This little goodloving town isn't as pure as it seems.

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Antti Reini, Peter Franzén, Merja Larivaara, Markku Maalismaa

Votes: 806

43. Brothers (I) (2008)

116 min | Drama

7.4
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A religious fundamentalist Jewish lawyer arrives in Israel to both reacquaint himself with his secular brother and work an explosive trial dealing with the conscription of fundamentalist Jewish students into the Israel Defense Force.

Director: Igaal Niddam | Stars: Baruch Brener, Micha Celektar, Itai Ganot, Sharon Malki-Shemesh

Votes: 38

44. The Mission (1983)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Sayyad | Stars: Parviz Sayyad, Mary Apick, Houshang Touzie, Saeed Rajai

Votes: 157

45. Sons of Perdition (2010)

R | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Jennilyn Merten | Stars: Bruce Barlow, Deloy Bateman, Michelle Benward, Kevin Black

Votes: 614

46. Leaving Amish Paradise (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Documentary following the lives of two Amish families leaving the only world they've ever known and trying to get to grips with the modern world. The Amish travel by horse and buggy and ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Tait

Votes: 40

47. Join Us (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.0
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 131

48. Dangerous Calling (2008)

94 min | Thriller

4.2
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A suspense thriller set in the world of small town church politics, Dangerous Calling follows the story of Pastor Evan Burke and his wife Nora as they assume leadership of First Baptist ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremiah Daws, Josh Daws | Stars: Carrie Walrond Hood, Jackie Prucha, Stephen Caudill, Brandon O'Dell

Votes: 115

49. Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary

6.6
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Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Pelosi tours red state America examining the practices, politics and beliefs of fundamentalist evangelical Christians. Interviewees include Jerry Falwell (... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Stars: Joel Osteen, Ted Haggard, Robert Vaughn, Ken Ham

Votes: 450

50. The Man You Had in Mind (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.4
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The story typically goes: you fall head over heels in love, have lots of sex, make a commitment, move in together, start sharing your dreams and goals, buy a house, maybe raise a child or ... See full summary »

Director: James Tuchschmidt

Votes: 62



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