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1. Pretzel (2001)

T.L. Beakomunnt has recently passed away and two documentary filmmakers decide to do a tribute piece on his legacy. Things go awry when the truth is uncovered.

Director: Jay Alaimo | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Peter Beard, Will McCormack, Billy C. Crawford

Votes: 26

2. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

Director: Jon Foy | Stars: Justin Duerr, Marc Duerr, Kevin Riley, Abby Miller

Votes: 2,014 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Keepers of the Frame (1999)

70 min | Documentary

An exploration of film preservation and restoration in the United States.

Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Eric Aijala, Alan Alda, Laurence Austin

Votes: 94

4. Cinerama Adventure (2002)

97 min | Documentary

A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual ... See full summary »

Director: David Strohmaier | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Fred Waller, Jim Morrison, Rudy Behlmer

Votes: 296

5. Anatomy of a Liar (2012)

TV-MA | 47 min | Documentary

Behind the scenes documentary about the making of A Liar's Autobiography. Also included are stories from Chapman's friends, colleagues and fellow Pythons.

Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Votes: 70

6. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 2,050 | Gross: $0.43M

8. Biography (1987– )
Episode: A Munster Halloween (2001)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Butch Patrick

Votes: 6

9. The Lucifer Effect (2017)

Documentary, Horror, Thriller

The film centers around 8 people, from all warps of life, who thought they had bought a 'movie role' in a horror film, only to be locked inside the haunted mental asylum to test "The Lucifer Effect" experiment.

Director: Tim Burke | Star: Anouska O'Hara

10. The Untold Christmas Story (2008 Video)

78 min | Documentary

A documentary about the making of the Bob Clark film, "A Christmas Story".

Director: William Szarka | Stars: Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward, Ian Petrella, Yano Anaya

11. Chasing the Shadows (2009)

Documentary

Do you believe in ghosts? A recent Gallup poll suggests that 1/3rd of Americans swear they exist. A second poll from the UK suggests that there are now more people in the UK who believe in ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Schultz | Stars: Vicki Monroe, Timothy Schultz, John Zaffis

Votes: 13

12. The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans (2009)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans by director Eddie Chung, follows the intertwining lives and sub-culture of "Achievers," fans of "The Big Lebowski."

Director: Eddie Chung | Stars: Joe Blevins, Jeff Bridges, Lu Elrod, Jerry Haleva

Votes: 193

13. Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1969 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective on the career and films of iconic filmmaker David O. Selznick, who epitomized the era of the auteur producer in the 30s and 40s.

Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: Henry Fonda, Laurette Taylor, Maude Adams, Judith Anderson

Votes: 99

14. The Best of Hollywood (1998 TV Movie)

97 min | Documentary

Join Tab Hunter on a journey through the history of Hollywood's greatest cinematic achievements from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century.

Directors: Daniel S. Hurwitz, Ted Newsom | Stars: Tab Hunter, Barry ZeVan, James Bacon, Anne Baxter

Votes: 82

15. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989)

Unrated | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Commemorating the opening of the Disney-MGM Studios, which happened the very next day.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Harry Anderson, George Burns, Monica Lacy, Leanna Creel

Votes: 45

16. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,788

17. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,500

18. Troubadour Blues (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

Follow the paths of modern-day troubadours as they travel the lost highways of America, singing songs of love, longing, hope and redemption.

Director: Tom Weber | Stars: Peter Case, Slaid Cleaves, Mark Erelli, Mary Gauthier

Votes: 36

19. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: On Cukor (2000)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

Widely thought of as "a woman's director," legendary film director George Cukor is profiled in this "American Masters" 2000 documentary narrated by Jean Simmons and featuring clips from ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Trachtenberg | Stars: George Cukor, Peter Bogdanovich, Jean Simmons, Mia Farrow

Votes: 100

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: John Cassavetes (1990)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 36

21. Private Violence (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey. They were pulled over by police and she was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Hill | Stars: Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters, Stacy Cox, Kimlani Ford

Votes: 229

22. One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp (2014)

Not Rated | 37 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Camp that encourages children who lost close family members to open up about their feelings.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Votes: 106

23. Valentine Road (2013)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days... See full summary »

Director: Marta Cunningham | Stars: James Bing, Jeremy Bing, Rosalie Black, Dawn Boldrin

Votes: 1,379

24. The Island of Lucifer (2012)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

A small, but determined crew of filmmakers venture to the remote island of Anholt, Denmark in search of a mysterious Satanic Cult, in this horror-comedy-road-movie-doc.

Directors: Kristian Ussing Andersen, Jonas Bech | Stars: Kristian Ussing Andersen, Jonas Bech, Niels E. Nielsen

Votes: 19

25. Way of Life (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

Way of Life follows the story of Michael Daube, a young man of modest means from small town America who finds a valuable piece of art in the garbage, sells it at auction and builds a ... See full summary »

Director: David Driver

Votes: 13

26. Jeremy Jones' Further (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

FURTHER: the second installment in the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy. FURTHER will explore some of the world's most remote mountain terrain while continuing Jones' mission to camp deep in... See full summary »

Director: Jon Klaczkiewicz | Stars: Ryland Bell, Lucas Debari, Josh Dirksen, Terje Håkonsen

Votes: 239

27. Bombay Beach (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, Musical

74 Metascore

Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a ... See full summary »

Director: Alma Har'el

Votes: 1,202

28. Scream of Stone (1991)

105 min | Drama

Two famous competitive climbers make a bet on who can climb Cerro Torre, one of the most dangerous mountains in Argentina and the world, first. As the day of the climb approaches, their increasing competitiveness becomes destructive.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Stefan Glowacz, Mathilda May, Al Waxman

Votes: 1,150

29. Irrational Man (2015)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Joe Stapleton

Votes: 52,588 | Gross: $4.03M

30. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,530 | Gross: $0.18M

31. Code Black (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Drama

77 Metascore

A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city E.R. earns its keep as the 'hurt locker of medicine' as new, idealistic and adrenaline-seeking doctors train in an environment akin to a war zone. ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan McGarry | Stars: Danny Cheng, Andrew Eads, Jamie Eng, Luis Enriquez

Votes: 537 | Gross: $0.19M

32. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys

Votes: 2,891

33. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,943

34. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Bloomingdales (1999)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Peter Graves

Votes: 42

35. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Cecil B. DeMille (2005)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Michael Emerson

Votes: 42

36. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Conrad Hilton: Innkeeper to the World (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

Explore the rags-to-riches life of the Texas shopkeeper's son who built a billion-dollar hotel empire from the ground up, and became a high-society fixture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Cathleen Baird, Fidel Castro, Gregory Dillon

Votes: 46

37. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Dow and Jones: Wizards of Wall Street (1997)

Documentary, Biography

Fascinating story of Charles Dow and Edward Jones, whose dissimilar geniuses produced the indispensable Dow Jones stock index. Financial gurus Louis Rukeyser, Lou Dobbs, and others discuss ... See full summary »

Star: Jack Perkins

Votes: 44

38. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Du Ponts: America's Wealthiest Family (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 57

39. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Estee Lauder: The Sweet Smell of Success

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Estée Lauder, Jack Perkins

40. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Gloria Vanderbilt: An Heir of Style (1997)

Documentary, Biography

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Votes: 47

41. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Times Square: Glamour & Grit (2004)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: John Griffin

Votes: 57

43. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Vanderbilts: An American Dynasty (1995)

Documentary, Biography

A look at the wealthy Vanderbilt family.

Director: Molly Thompson | Stars: Jack Perkins, Amy Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Gloria Vanderbilt

Votes: 51

44. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Tiffanys: Mark of Excellence (1999)

Documentary, Biography

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Star: Jack Perkins

Votes: 46

45. Biography (1987– )
Episode: J. Paul Getty

Documentary, Biography

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Director: David Ash

47. Biography (1987– )
Episode: J.W. Marriott: Host to the World (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

J.W. Marriott features informative interviews with his sons J.W. Marriott, Jr. and Richard Marriott, granddaughter Debbie Harrison, friends the Reverend Billy Graham and Sterling Colton, a former employee and others.

Star: Jack Perkins

Votes: 47

48. Biography (1987– )
Episode: R.H. Macy: Merchant Prince (1997)

Documentary, Biography

The story of R.H. Macy and how he founded a New York based shopping empire.

Votes: 44

49. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Astors: High Society (1996)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary, Biography

Their name is synonymous with wealth and glamour. Their saga is marked by five generations of tragedy, family feuds and philanthropy.

Stars: John Jacob Astor, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Nancy Astor, Winston Churchill

Votes: 33

50. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Gettys: A Tragedy of Riches (1995)

Documentary, Biography

A biography of 20th century petrol-industrialist billionaire Jean Paul Getty. Including his actions toward a kidnapping of his grand kid.

Stars: Jean Paul Getty, Peter Graves

Votes: 49

51. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Grimaldi Dynasty

Documentary, Biography

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