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1. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | 107 min | Comedy

6.6
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55 Metascore

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 60,825 | Gross: $12.78M

2. Unmistaken Child (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.7
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66 Metascore

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Director: Nati Baratz | Star: Tenzin Zopa

Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.30M

3. My Reincarnation (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

6.2
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Tibetan Buddhist Master Choogyal Namkhai Norbu watches as his western-born son, Yeshi, who was recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, considers departing from tradition to embrace the modern world.

Director: Jennifer Fox | Stars: Yeshi Silvano Namkhai, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.09M

4. The Last Dalai Lama? (2016)

82 min | Documentary

7.5
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66 Metascore

A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.

Director: Mickey Lemle | Stars: George W. Bush, Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Tenzin Choegyal, Thupten Chokdhen

Votes: 42 | Gross: $0.14M

5. Gong gui zai (1983)

93 min | Horror

5.3
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While filming in Malacca, a Hong Kong film crew release the Red Dwarf ghost from her tomb. They continue on to Borneo to stay with a local tribe. It is there that the ghost begins to kill them one by one.

Director: Titus Ho | Stars: Ken Tong, Lai-Yin Poon, Lun Chia, Hussein Abu Hassan

Votes: 61

6. The Yogis of Tibet (2002 Video)

Documentary

8.0
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For the first time, the reclusive and secretive Tibetan monks agree to discuss aspects of their philosophy and allow themselves to be filmed while performing their ancient practices.

Director: Jeffrey M. Pill | Stars: Jeffrey Gibson, Geshe Yeshi Chophel, The Dalai Lama, Ani Konchok Khandro

Votes: 158

7. Europe After the Rain (1978)

88 min | Documentary

8.5
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Dada came out of the craziness of World War One. "The birth of Dada was not the beginning of art but of disgust." Surrealism tried to systematize Dada's anarchy into an artistic blend of ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Gold | Stars: Joan Bakewell, Simon Cadell, Dennis Clinton, Ruth Cubbin

Votes: 42

8. A Month of Hungry Ghosts (2008)

TV-PG | 128 min | Documentary

6.3
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In parts of Asia each year, during the seventh lunar month, it is believed that the gates of Hell are opened and all the souls are set free to wander the Earth. At this time, many spirits ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Kern | Stars: Baozhen Chen, Lama Thubten Namdrol Dorje, Master Zhiwang Lee, Pei Fen Lee

Votes: 15

9. Discovering Buddhism (2004– )

346 min | Documentary

8.0
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"Awakening the limitless potential of your mind, achieving all peace and happiness." This thirteen-part teaching series touches on all the vital points of Tibetan Buddhism as presented in ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Gere, Keanu Reeves, The Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche

Votes: 33

10. Tulku (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.2
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Enlightened Tibetan masters return as recognized "tulkus" -- reincarnated buddhas. In the 1970s, tulkus began to be born in the West, confusing both the Tibetan system and the lives of the Western children involved.

Director: Gesar Mukpo | Stars: Gesar Mukpo, Dylan Henderson, Ashoka Mukpo, Khyentse Norbu

Votes: 28

11. Dancing in Amdo (2008)

G | 93 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that explores the Tibet-issue from both sides. Includes interviews with officials of both the Peoples Republic of China and the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Director: Carl Cimini | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Melvyn Goldstein

Votes: 7

12. The Monks Who Won The Grammy (2018)

53 min | Documentary

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The monks of the Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat won a Grammy in 2003. But this is not just their story.

Director: Aparna Sanyal

13. Journey of the Heart: A Film on Heart Sutra (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

6.2
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This film has two major points of focus: the Buddhist text, the Heart Sutra, which is part of the Ultimate Wisdom Text of Buddhism, and the travel diary of the 7th Chinese monk Xuanzang, ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Verma | Stars: Tsultrim Allione, The Dalai Lama, Dorji Damdul, Bernie Glassman

Votes: 6

14. Treasure Seekers: Tibet's Hidden Kingdom (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.1
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Director: Graham Townsley | Star: Gavin MacFadyen

Votes: 17

15. Ossian: American Boy, Tibetan Monk (1990)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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In 1983, at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Tomas Anderson interviewed the 12-year-old, Massachusetts-born, ordained "tulku" Ossian Maclure about his life and religious beliefs, and again almost a decade later.

Director: Thomas Anderson | Stars: Hetty MacLise, Ossian Kennard Maclise

16. The Bardo (2007)

12 min | Short

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Leo, a fast food employee by day and surrealist painter by night, experiences Bardo. The dream state between death and rebirth into his new life.

Director: Merik Tadros | Stars: Merik Tadros, Vincent Nesci, Jordan Dababneh

17. Tibetan Dreams (2017)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Lothar Hofer | Stars: Gerald Boess, Judith Boess, Martin Elias, Simone Helias

18. Recalling a Buddha: Memories of HH Karmapa XVI (2006 Video)

98 min | Documentary

8.4
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The life story of His Holiness Karmapa XVI is told by those close to him in Tibet, the generation of teachers that he trained, and many others that he touched. The story of this modern day ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Eller | Stars: Mitchell Levy, Judith Lief, Khyentse Norbu, Lama Ole Nydahl

Votes: 8

19. Tibet: Beyond Fear (2008)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

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Badgro (20), a Buddhist monk and Nawang (13), a Buddhist nun lead freedom demonstrations against Chinese repression in Tibet. They are imprisoned and tortured but through the power of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Perlman

20. The Tibetans. A Life in Exile (2007)

63 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Robb Bradstock | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Rinchen Khangdo Choegyal, Tendzin Cheogyal

Votes: 8

21. Festival Canceled Due to Heavy Rain (2008)

39 min | Short

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One of very few African-American Buddhist teachers in the United States, Lama Choyin Rangdrol makes a redemptive pilgrimage to the famous Buddhist temples of Angkor, buried in the heart of ... See full summary »

Director: Lama Choyin Rangrol | Star: Lama Choyin Rangdrol

22. Elements (2019)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

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Director: Sam Gansfield

23. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 33 (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama

8.2
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The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 3,244

24. Voxday Darkstream (2017– )
Episode: Life Is More than Suffering (2019)

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Star: Vox Day



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