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1. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 165,614 | Gross: $62.66M

2. No Safe Spaces (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

7.7
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31 Metascore

No Safe Spaces contends that identity politics and the suppression of free speech are spreading into every part of society and threatening to divide America.

Director: Justin Folk | Stars: Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro

Votes: 713

3. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 37,231 | Gross: $3.25M

4. Dear White People (2014)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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79 Metascore

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director: Justin Simien | Stars: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 23,790 | Gross: $4.40M

5. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,355 | Gross: $20.24M

6. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,336 | Gross: $0.65M

7. The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2019)

112 min | Documentary

8.1
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A rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Marcoccia | Star: Jordan Peterson

Votes: 290

8. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,265 | Gross: $4.88M

9. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,815 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)

R | 101 min | Documentary

6.3
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Playboy unveils the hottest moments in the history of film. This feature-length documentary traces the evolution of sex in Hollywood cinema and uncovers the formula for successfully arousing audience interest around the world.

Directors: Kevin Burns, Steven C. Smith | Stars: Brandy Snow, Shannon Tweed, Richard Roeper, Paul Verhoeven

Votes: 384

11. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 2,455

12. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.0
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58 Metascore

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher, Reinhold Aman

Votes: 4,155 | Gross: $0.02M

13. The Stranger (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Sci-Fi

3.3
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After a freak mishap, an astronaut finds himself on an almost precise copy of Earth (right down to the Plymouth cars). However, this planet has three moons, and is run by an Orwellian ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Cameron Mitchell, Sharon Acker, Lew Ayres

Votes: 477

14. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

Votes: 2,228

15. The Impossible Years (1968)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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The eldest daughter of a Professor of Psychology at a large conservative university causes havoc, and great embarrassment, for her father with her free-willed and uninhibited lifestyle.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: David Niven, Lola Albright, Chad Everett, Ozzie Nelson

Votes: 548

16. First Monday in October (1981)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling

Votes: 1,283

17. You Can't Watch This (2019)

51 min | Documentary

6.2
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You Can't Watch This follows the lives of five high profile conservatives and political dissidents banished from the online world. After introducing each character, the movie recounts how ... See full summary »

Director: George Llewelyn-John | Stars: Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Gavin McInnes, Tommy Robinson

Votes: 149

18. Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.3
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Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon | Stars: Peter Ackworth, Claire Adams, Cyd Black, Princess Donna

Votes: 590

19. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,175 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Lauded as the most influential thinker of the Western world, psychology professor Jordan Peterson has become a polarizing paradox. After sparking both outrage and support for his stand ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Marcoccia

Votes: 86

21. The Real Linda Lovelace (2001 TV Movie)

63 min | Documentary

6.2
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Takes a look at the rise and fall of Linda Lovelace, the first porn star.

Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Susan Brownmiller, Eric Danville, Andrea Dworkin, Larry Flynt

Votes: 65

22. Heart of the Beholder (2005)

R | 106 min | Drama

5.9
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Videocassette tape rental store owners fight against a religious fanatic group for the right to keep their controversial film on the shelves for sale.

Director: Ken Tipton | Stars: Carrie Armstrong, Conrad Bachmann, Priscilla Barnes, April Barnett

Votes: 303

23. Joe Hill (1971)

GP | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave, Evert Anderson

Votes: 699

24. The Male Animal (1942)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,016

25. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,162 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)

69 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentary about the pornography industry and the apparent violent anti-woman slant much of it takes.

Director: Bonnie Sherr Klein | Stars: Linda Lee Tracey, Bonnie Sherr Klein, Suze Randall, Kate Millett

Votes: 241

27. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,650 | Gross: $1.22M

28. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 740

29. Porn: Business of Pleasure (2009 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

6.1
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CNBC takes a behind the scenes look at the Porn Industry and examines challenges facing the industry including censorship and the competition from free online porn. It also looks at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Lee, Steve Hirsch, Sasha Grey, Steven Soderbergh

Votes: 22

30. Warning: Parental Advisory (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jason Priestley, Mariel Hemingway, Dee Snider, Deborah Yates

Votes: 488

31. Captain Marvel: The Aftermath (2019 Video)

18 min | Short, News

6.0
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Star: Dave Cullen

Votes: 22

32. Playing Columbine (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.0
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Chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!." The film traces back the 16-bit role-playing game to its inception, through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Ledonne | Stars: Albert Art, Peter Baxter, Ian Bernard, Ian Bogost

Votes: 163

33. Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, History, War

7.5
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Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Robert Adler, Richard Alexander, Robert Bailey

Votes: 215

34. Jordan Peterson Was Right (2017 Video)

41 min | Short, News

5.8
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Lindsay Shepherd at Wilfrid Laurier University secretly recorded her interrogation by faculty, giving us new insight into social justice indoctrination on college campuses.

Stars: Carl Benjamin, Nicholas Christakis, Eric Clanton, Melissa Click

Votes: 118

35. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

R | 80 min | Documentary

7.0
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55 Metascore

A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.

Directors: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Spencer Jones, Tyler Barrick, Dustin Lance Black, Linda Williams Stay

Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $0.10M

36. The Death of Socrates (2010)

84 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.6
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This is the story of the first martyr of free speech. Socrates is on trial for his life. He will be put to death. 2,500 years later we remember his words.

Directors: Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Matias Basso, Jonathan Beckhardt, Jessiline Berry, Nancy Buchanan, John Church, Stev Elam, Stephen Gill, Terrance Grace, Jasna Hribernik, Andrew David Irvine, Nancy Kiang, Ruby Kobayashi, Kadet Kuhne, Zmago Lenardic, Angelo Libri, Paolo Marescotti, Denis O'Brien, Walter Romeo, Marco Romero, Wallace Zane, Wilson Stiner | Stars: Ray Abruzzo, Jayne Anderson, Kilin Aska, Massimo Ajmone Basso

Votes: 24

37. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

Votes: 653

38. Doug Stanhope's the Unbookables (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Pearson | Stars: Andy Andrist, Brett Erikson, James Inman, Kristine Levine

Votes: 80

39. Naked States (2000)

R | 80 min | Documentary

6.2
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Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots, all of them done out in public and often without legal permits. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Nelson | Stars: Spencer Tunick, Trey Anastasio, Fraya Berg, Deborah Berman

Votes: 485

40. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus talks about the history and current state of free speech in America.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Martin Garbus, Liz Garbus, Ken Starr, Jack M. Sleeth

Votes: 217

41. Silenced (IV) (2016)

93 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentary about the state of free speech in the United States of America.

Directors: Loren Feldman, Loren Feldman | Stars: Scott Adams, Scott Barrows, Scott Barrows, Adonis Bravo

Votes: 107

42. Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary that celebrates and examines an unabashed vulgarian.

Director: Joan Brooker-Marks | Stars: Larry Flynt, Al van Schaik, Simon L. Leis Jr., Robert Scheer

Votes: 246

43. Killing Europe (2017)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary

8.6
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Terrorist attacks, riots, and gang rapes are striking at the very foundations of Europe. This is the story of a Danish expatriate and his quest to uncover the growing issues within the European society he left 15 years ago.

Director: Michael Hansen | Stars: David Coleman, Caroline Cox, Kent Ekeroth, Oussama El Saadi

Votes: 34

44. Mama's Heart. Gongadze (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.6
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Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Lesya Gongadze, Georgiy Gongadze, Lubomyr Husar, Tamila Alexanian

Votes: 503

45. Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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Cleaver, on film as in life, is a complex mixture of profound political insight, socially crystallized ghetto cultural patterns and a multifaceted human personality.

Director: William Klein | Stars: Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver

Votes: 39

46. My Tango with Porn (2003 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

4.3
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Director: Siobhan Devine | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Kay Armatage, Marc B., A. Alan Borovoy

Votes: 21

47. The Catcher in the B**** Made N**** (2018 Video)

28 min | Short, News

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Karen Straughan criticizes Mister Metokur and the internet bloodsports phenomenon.

Stars: Karen Straughan, Carl Benjamin, Mister Metokur, Cathy Newman

48. The Power of Nonsense (2017 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Kraut and Tea explains why nonsense can be a powerful tool against repressive regimes, but a sinister bludgeon when wielded by the bullies themselves.

Director: Kraut and Tea | Stars: Chanty Binx, Hillary Clinton, Adolf Hitler, Kraut and Tea

49. Hymn of the Nations (1944)

Approved | 31 min | Short, Documentary, Music

6.2
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Conductor Arturo Toscanini is shown at his home in New York City and leading tenor Jan Peerce and the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Verdi's "Hymn of the Nations" and "Overture to 'La Forza del ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hammid | Stars: Arturo Toscanini, Jan Peerce, Knox Manning, The Westminister Choir

Votes: 42

50. Little Sister's vs. Big Brother (2002)

71 min | Documentary

6.6
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The story of how Little Sister's, a small bookstore in the heart of Vancouver's gay and lesbian community, has flourished in the face of book seizures and bombings. At the center of the ... See full summary »

Director: Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Jim Deva, Bruce Smythe, Knowlton Nash, Nino Ricci

Votes: 15



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