Highest-Rated Movies about 'Discovery', Sort by Popularity


The Wailing, The Fighting Preacher, Jeune femme, Blindsight, Nothing Like a Dame, Dina, Bar Bahar, Spirited Away ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Discovery movies.


The Wailing poster

The Wailing

Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Kunimura Jun).

villager, stranger, murderer, serial killer, suspenseful, thrilling, tense

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The Fighting Preacher poster

The Fighting Preacher

In 1905 champion boxer Willard Bean travels to upstate New York to serve as a preacher for five years.

preacher, boxer, champion, missionary, mormon, inspiring, heartwarming

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Jeune femme poster

Jeune femme

Left by Joachim, an artist with whom she shared her life for 10 years, Paula finds herself wandering the streets of Paris, lonely and fixated.

young woman, frenchwoman, city girl, friend, love interest, colleague, uplifting

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Blindsight

Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

blind person, mountain climber, teenager, teacher, emotional, incredible, gripping

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Nothing Like a Dame poster

Nothing Like a Dame

Spend a delightfully bawdy afternoon with four legends of British stage and cinema -- Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright -- as they spill the tea on life, love and art.

elderly woman, actress, amusing, endearing, inspiring, lighthearted, home

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Dina poster

Dina

Dina is an eccentric and outspoken woman who invites her fiance, Scott, to move in with her. The couple face many challenges as Dina copes with a mental disability, and Scott lives with Asperger's syndrome.

couple, mentally disabled person, charming, emotional, inspiring, positive, uneasy

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Bar Bahar poster

Bar Bahar

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

woman, roommate, brooding, engaging, fiery, frenetic, hedonistic

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Spirited Away poster

Spirited Away

10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. To her surprise, Chihiro's parents begin eating and then transform into pigs. In this supernatural realm, Chihiro encounters a host of characters and endures labor in a bathhouse for spirits, awaiting a reunion with her parents.

daughter, boy, parent, spirit, eerie, fascinating, offbeat

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Big

A wishing machine turns a boy into a 35-year-old man (Tom Hanks) with a fun job and a girlfriend (Elizabeth Perkins).

boy, friend, owner, executive, love interest, rival, charming

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The Man With a Movie Camera

Part documentary and part cinematic art, this film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Directed by Dziga Vertov, with a variety of complex and innovative camera shots, the film depicts scenes of ordinary daily life in Russia. Vertov celebrates the modernity of the city, with its vast buildings, dense population and bustling industries. While there are no titles or narration, Vertov still naturally conveys the marvels of the modern city.

camera operator, townspeople, creative, fascinating, profound, patriotic, spectacular

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Burden poster

Burden

The life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later works.

artist, expert, curator, critic, friend, narrator, fascinating

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Billie poster

Billie

In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Over 8 years, she tracked down and tape-recorded over 200 hours of interviews with the characters that populated the iconic singer's short life.

jazz singer, journalist, friend, character, confident, passionate, engaging

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till poster

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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King Corn poster

King Corn

Two recent college graduates travel to Iowa to investigate the role that corn plays in an increasingly complicated and dysfunctional American food industry. After planting their own small crop of corn and tracing its journey through the industry, they are alarmed to discover that corn figures in almost everything Americans eat. The consequences of this are examined through interviews with various experts and industry insiders, providing a balanced look at this American agricultural issue.

friend, neighbor, politician, citizen, farmer, college graduate, striking

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse poster

Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

young woman, mother, dead person, witch, child, friend, suspenseful

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God poster

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Power-mad Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) leads an ill-fated raft party from Pizarro's 16th-century Amazon expedition.

conquistador, daughter, soldier, native, intense, brutal, gripping

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Forbidden Planet

An astronaut (Leslie Nielsen) and crew land on Altair-4 in 2200 and find a mad doctor (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis) and Robby the robot.

captain, scientist, daughter, robot, engaging, incredible, spaceship

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Zama poster

Zama

In the 18th century, a highly-placed servant of the Spanish crown who is obsessed with petty grudges and fantasies plots his transfer to Buenos Aires.

officer, governor, villager, boy, king, bandit, amusing

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Castle in the Sky poster

Castle in the Sky

Two orphans, one with a levitation stone, search for lost treasure and the keys to their past in a legendary floating city.

orphan, princess, general, pirate, father, thrilling, unrestrained

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Amanda poster

Amanda

When 20-year-old David's elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he takes charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda.

brother, sister, niece, mother, murder victim, friend, brooding

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Love Letter poster

Love Letter

Despite the years that have passed, Hiroko Watanabe (Miho Nakayama) is still grieving the death of her fiancé, who died unexpectedly while climbing a mountain. When Hiroko discovers her deceased lover's childhood address, she impulsively writes to him, and is shocked to receive a letter in reply. However, the note's author is Itsuki Fujii (also Nakayama), a young woman who shares the same name as Hiroko's late boyfriend. As the two women exchange letters, they begin an unusual relationship.

young woman, fiancé, stranger, emotional, touching, japan, mountain

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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl poster

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl

Ray Müller directs this extensive documentary on the life of Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Created at the behest of Riefenstahl, the film honestly delves into her association with Hitler and the extent to which she knows of the Nazi Party's entire strategy. It also gives a fuller picture of Riefenstahl's life, discussing her ascent from dancer to documentary filmmaker, as well as her post-Nazi work, which includes nature filmmaking and photography.

filmmaker, adolf hitler, photographer, actress, nazi, fascinating, powerful

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No End in Sight poster

No End in Sight

This documentary film takes a critical look at the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the war that followed. The film includes extensive interviews with various military and government officials, many of whom worked under President George W. Bush during the beginning of the Iraq war. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson uses these first-hand accounts to suggest that the Bush administration, as well as the provisional government they instated in Iraq, have made crucial, irresponsible errors.

george w. bush, donald rumsfeld, politician, dick cheney, soldier, fascinating, uneasy

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Special poster

Special

A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to finally go after the life he wants.

young man, psychologist, businessman, nemesis, amusing, engaging, offbeat

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Up the Yangtze

This documentary examine China's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. For the government, the dam stands as a symbol of progress; but it displaces hundreds of families during its creation. Following local teenagers Chen Bo Yu and Yu Shi, who work on one of the Western cruise lines that sails up the Yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in Chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.

cruise employee, tourist, mother, father, teenager, intense, emotional

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Alice poster

Alice

In Czech director Jan Svankmajer's surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her dresser to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director's vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects.

alice, white rabbit, caterpillar, mad hatter, queen, dark, creepy

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The Secret World of Arrietty poster

The Secret World of Arrietty

A secret friendship blossoms between a human boy and a tiny girl who lives with her family beneath the floorboards of his home.

girl, human, boy, aunt, family member, heartwarming, spectacular

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WALL-E poster

WALL-E

After years of tidying up an Earth devoid of humanity, a robot janitor (Ben Burtt) meets a mechanical scout and chases her across the galaxy.

robot, friend, captain, playful, creative, inspiring, earth

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Belle Epoque poster

Belle Epoque

An artist's (Fernando Fernán Gómez) four daughters seduce a willing army deserter (Jorge Sanz) in 1930s Spain.

deserter, wealthy man, daughter, widow, lesbian, social climber, amusing

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Andrei Rublev

A 15th-century Russian (Anatoliy Solonitsyn) who paints icons renounces his art after taking part in a peasant uprising.

painter, monk, mentor, profound, inspiring, russia, monastery

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