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1. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 277,721 | Gross: $173.84M
2. Big Brother (II) (2000– )
TV-MA | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.
3. United 93 (2006)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama, History
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Votes: 100,765 | Gross: $31.57M
6. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 55,613 | Gross: $0.06M
8. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 15,029 | Gross: $19.03M
9. Beyond the Sky (2018)
Not Rated | 82 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
While shooting a documentary to expose the lies of alien abductees, a provocative filmmaker and his crew encounter a young woman with a dark secret who leads them to uncover a disturbing truth.
10. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 36,653 | Gross: $12.19M
11. Close-Up (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 17,454 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime
The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.
13. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)
R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.
14. BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime (2016–2021)
TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
Conspiracy theory enthusiast Ryan deep-dives into mysteries surrounding notorious unsolved crimes, in order to convince his dubious friend Shane that, sometimes, the evidence isn't always as it seems.
15. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 34,462 | Gross: $4.59M
17. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 10,524 | Gross: $13.05M
18. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
21. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 14,404 | Gross: $0.22M
22. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
Heartrending story of life in the back alleys and gutters of India, where young Krishna must struggle to survive among the drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. In HD.
Votes: 8,902 | Gross: $2.08M
23. Blaze (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
Votes: 3,711 | Gross: $19.13M
25. A Mighty Heart (2007)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.
Votes: 27,118 | Gross: $9.18M
27. Unspeakable Acts (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
The story of child psychologists Dr. Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in the U.S.
28. The Detectives (2018– )
60 min | Documentary, Crime
This show delves in to true Canadian crime stories by speaking with the detectives that lead the charge and has well known Canadian actors portraying the events. It is a gripping crime ... See full summary »
30. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 192 min | Biography, Drama
The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.
31. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 12,740 | Gross: $0.62M
33. No Child of Mine (1997 TV Movie)
82 min | Crime, Drama
A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help.
37. The Invisibles (2017)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
While Joseph Goebbels infamously declared Berlin "free of Jews" in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through the end of WWII. The Invisibles traces the stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight.
Votes: 1,273 | Gross: $0.41M
38. Tom & Viv (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $0.54M
39. Nanook of the North (1922)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.
43. The Wildest Dream (2010)
PG | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.
Votes: 2,445 | Gross: $0.87M
45. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Music
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.
Votes: 4,011 | Gross: $0.24M
46. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime
True stories of crime investigations using forensic science.
47. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
R | 95 min | Drama, War
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Votes: 11,203 | Gross: $0.32M
48. Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story (1991 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »
49. Dance with a Stranger (1985)
R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.
Votes: 2,516 | Gross: $2.17M