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1. Notorious (2009)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Momo Dione

Votes: 38,950 | Gross: $36.84M

2. Hours (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Eric Heisserer | Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave, Shane Jacobsen

Votes: 26,913

3. The Story of Us (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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37 Metascore

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Colleen Rennison, Jake Sandvig

Votes: 20,531 | Gross: $27.07M

4. Alpha House (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.

Stars: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos

Votes: 4,073

5. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,245 | Gross: $4.42M

6. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 15,719

7. The Putin Interviews (2017– )

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov, George Bush

Votes: 3,412

8. People I Know (2002)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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53 Metascore

A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Al Pacino, Téa Leoni, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Basinger

Votes: 10,733 | Gross: $0.12M

9. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, James Drescher, Lucky Lehrer

Votes: 3,145 | Gross: $0.28M

10. American Call-Girl (2011)

45 min | Documentary

6.4
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An undercover investigation into the escort industry in Las Vegas, where prostitution is illegal on paper but alive and well in practice, with the industry making use of clever ways for the... See full summary »

Stars: Mariana van Zeller, Amanda Brooks, Eliot Spitzer, Kristin Davis

Votes: 20

11. History of the World in 2 Hours (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Corey Burton, Alex Filippenko, Peter Ward, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 830

12. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 893

13. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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74 Metascore

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.19M

14. Retrosexual: The 80's (2004– )

TV-MA | 300 min | Documentary

5.1
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Stars: David Evangelista, 2 Live Crew, Paula Abdul, Christina Aguilera

Votes: 99

15. 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Trapped in The Twin Towers on September 11th, thousands of ordinary people struggled to make contact with the outside world. Many knew that time was ticking away. These recorded messages ... See full summary »

Director: James Kent | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, The Biegeleisen Family, Miriam Biegeleisen, Shimmy Biegeleisen

Votes: 165

16. Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Engineers, architects and historians are assembled to examine why the Titanic sank, using new technology that has come to light since James Cameron's film Titanic (1997).

Director: Tony Gerber | Stars: James Cameron, Ken Marschall, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Bill Sauder

Votes: 552

17. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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A look at the life and career of the technology business innovator and entrepreneur.

Directors: Sarah Hunt, Mimi O'Connor | Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Bill Fernandez, Demetri Goritsas, Dean Hovey

Votes: 728

18. Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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The film reveals the incredible and varied human stories of the passengers involved, and the terror and exhilaration that accompany a near-death experience. On 15 January 2009, 155 people ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Tiley, Christina Bavetta, Jeremy Hall, Mark Westcott | Stars: Vicki Barnhardt, Jeff Kolodjay, Rob Kolodjay, Mark Hood

Votes: 67

19. Hubble's Cosmic Journey (2015 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

8.1
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Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured thousands of stunning images of space, revolutionized our understanding of the universe and become a global icon. To mark ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Riley | Stars: Charles F. Bolden Jr., Chris Burrows, Michael Griffin, John M. Grunsfeld

Votes: 101

20. Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes (2016 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes follows the story of the Space Shuttle Challenger and its crew, specifically Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian to be launched into space. McAuliffe was a... See full summary »

Director: Tom Jennings | Stars: Jim Banke, Bill Boynton, George Bush, Dan Finn

Votes: 92

21. Rwanda: The Untold Story (2014)

59 min | Documentary

7.8
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Twenty years on from the Rwandan genocide, This World reveals evidence that challenges the accepted story of one of the most horrifying events of the late 20th century. The current ... See full summary »

Director: John Conroy | Stars: Howard Adelman, Kofi Annan, Marie Bamutese, Ki-moon Ban

Votes: 17

22. Inside Story: Dances with Wolves (2011 TV Movie)

Biography

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Star: Rob Naughton

Votes: 5

23. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 471

24. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012)

R | 90 min | Documentary

6.8
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70 Metascore

Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.

Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | Stars: Morton Downey Jr., Glenn Beck, Victoria Jackson, Bob Pittman

Votes: 876 | Gross: $0.02M

25. ...So Goes the Nation (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.6
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65 Metascore

A look at the role of the Buckeye State in the 2004 Presidential Election.

Directors: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern | Stars: George W. Bush, John Kerry, Ed Gillespie, William Bacon

Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Inside Story: The Santa Clause (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Votes: 9

27. Press for Truth (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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The story and truth about 9/11

Director: Ray Nowosielski | Stars: Kristen Breitweiser, George W. Bush, Patty Casazza, Dick Cheney

Votes: 541

28. Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

6.3
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This documentary on the elusive director 'Alan Smithee' was first shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Dan Bucatinsky, Edward Norton, Steven Seagal, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 287

29. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, History, News

7.7
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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax... See full summary »

Directors: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher | Stars: Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Crandall

Votes: 166

30. Japan Tsunami: How It Happened (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Stefanie Kern, Simon Ludgate, Callum Macrae | Stars: Mark Strong, Roger Bilham, Simon Boxall, Gerard Fryer

Votes: 29

31. The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane (2001)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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A film about the life and career of the famed Canadian comic book talent.

Director: Kenton Vaughan | Stars: Todd McFarlane, Jim Salicrup

Votes: 86

32. Last Laugh '04 (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

4.7
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Directors: Russell Bates, Joel Gallen, Scott Preston | Stars: Ben Affleck, Yasser Arafat, Lance Armstrong, Sybil Azur

Votes: 84

33. Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs (2010 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

8.1
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With interviews from cast and crew, including stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and director Jonathan Demme, you'll hear how a film with a young director trained in B-movies and cheesy ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Demme, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 80

34. Mad Mel: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Icon (2010 TV Movie)

Biography

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Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson

35. Please Remove Your Shoes (2010)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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A documentary about the US government's broken promise to keep our airlines secure, and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth - congressmen, air marshals, aviation ... See full summary »

Director: Rob DelGaudio | Stars: John Adler, Mohammad Atta, Malcolm Bennett, Kathleen Berrick

Votes: 153

36. Pale Male (2002 Video)

54 min | Documentary

8.6
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A documentary about Pale Male, a red tailed hawk, who lives on the side of a Fifth Avenue building.

Director: Frederic Lilien | Stars: Alexander Fisher, Lincoln Karim, Charles Kennedy, Jeanine Len

Votes: 47

37. The Secret History of 9/11 (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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Director: Terence McKenna | Star: Mher Karakashian

Votes: 38

38. The Miracle of Stairway B (2006 TV Special)

Documentary

6.7
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Director: Steve Humphries | Stars: Russell Boulter, Bill Butler, Sal D'Agostino, James Efthimiades

Votes: 28

39. Stealing Home: The Case of Contemporary Cuban Baseball (2001 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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Directors: Robert Anderson Clift, Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky | Stars: Carlos Rodriguez Acosta, Yareli Arizmendi, Sigfredo Barros, Orlando Chinea

Votes: 13

40. Biography: Mariah Carey (2010 TV Movie)

Biography

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41. The Year the Earth Went Wild (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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Directors: Olly Jones, Julian Jones, Brian Leckey | Stars: Mark Halliley, Anna Bligh, Simon Boxall, Harold Brooks

Votes: 15

42. The Al Qaeda Code (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.0
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Directors: Asiem El Difraoui, Mark Johnston

Votes: 7

43. In the Crossfire: Louise Arbour and the Battle for Human Rights (2006)

43 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ole Gjerstad | Star: Alain Goulem

44. The Underwear Bomber: Detroit Plane Plot (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.3
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A look at how an alleged plane bomber slipped under the US intelligence radar in 2009.

Directors: Dan Gold, Jeremy Hall, Natalie von Hurter | Stars: Jasper Schuringa, Taron Tutt, Steven James Tyler

Votes: 9

45. Never Satisfied: Why Powerful Men Cheat (2011 TV Movie)

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47. Towering Ambitions: Dan Cruickshank at Ground Zero (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Sam Hobkinson | Star: Dan Cruickshank

48. The American Tax Cheat (2011 TV Movie)

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Star: Becky Quick

49. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 109 min | Documentary

7.8
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82 Metascore

Corporate audio and videotapes tell the inside story of the scandal involving one company's manipulation of California's energy supply and its, and how its executives wrung a billion dollars out of the resulting crisis.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Kenneth Lay, Peter Coyote, John Beard, Barbara Boxer

Votes: 4,513 | Gross: $4.06M

50. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Fall of the World Trade Center (2002)

Documentary

5.4
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Director: Garfield Kennedy | Stars: Jack Fortune, Brian Clark, W. Gene Corley, Sal D'Agostino

Votes: 8


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