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The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause (1994)

6.5/10 Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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The Wounds We Cannot See (2017)

The Wounds We Cannot See (2017)

5.8/10 Documentary, Biography, Mystery, Crime, Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

A 12-year-old boy rebels after a brutal government labels his father a traitor and imprisons him.

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The C Word (2016)

The C Word (2016)

7.6/10 Documentary

A personal, important, surprising, and funny documentary about the industries of death that give us cancer, and the unheralded science of prevention.

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Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

7.3/10 Documentary

A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.

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Face of Unity (2014)

Face of Unity (2014)

7.3/10 Documentary

Face Of Unity is the definitive Nelson Mandela documentary feature and first retrospective to be released since the president's death in late 2013. It includes a never before seen speech where Mandela outlines the groundwork for peace and reconciliation to future generations. The piece also includes tributes to Nelson Mandela from President Barack Obama, Sam Jackson, ...Read all

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Born Into Brothels (2004)

Born Into Brothels (2004)

7.2/10 Documentary, Biography

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

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Aida's Secrets (2016)

Aida's Secrets (2016)

6.9/10 Documentary

Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion. Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada an...Read all

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Last Train Home (2009)

Last Train Home (2009)

10.0/10 Documentary

Forced to live far away, two Chinese factory workers make an arduous journey once a year to visit their children, who barely know them.

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The Lovely Month of May (1963)

The Lovely Month of May (1963)

9.4/10 Documentary

Actors Yves Montand and Simone Signoret narrate an introduction to springtime in Paris, as described by its citizens.

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

8.8/10 Documentary

Filmmaker Taggart Siegel captures two turbulent decades in the life of John Peterson, an Illinois farmer who not only tends the land but also delves into writing and performance art. A man who would as soon work the fields in a feather boa as in a pair of jeans, Peterson rises out of the bankruptcy and depression plaguing Midwest farm communities in the 1980s and saves his livelihood through organic agriculture.

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The Life of Reilly (2006)

The Life of Reilly (2006)

8.2/10 Documentary

If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter "The Life Of Reilly". The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more he...Read all

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Makala (2017)

Makala (2017)

7.8/10 Documentary

Trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

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Shot in the Dark (2002)

Shot in the Dark (2002)

7.6/10 Documentary

In this documentary about personal and universal concerns, Adrian Grenier, who's in his early 20s, tries to determine the identity of his biological father. Based on what his mother has told him about her romantic past, he believes his father is a middle-aged man living in Ohio. But his mother says Grenier's father might actually be her current boyfriend. On the way to Ohio, Grenier stops to talk to non-family members about the essence of fatherhood.

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Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)

Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)

7.5/10 Documentary

This British documentary goes inside Mulberry Bush School, which is home to some 40 children with various types of behavioral disorders. For these kids, many of whom have suffered emotional trauma and all of whom have been dropped from the public school system, Mulberry Bush is a last option. Following five students over the course of a year, the film explores how the patience and determination of a small group of instructors can transform even the most damaged child.

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The Cream Will Rise (1998)

The Cream Will Rise (1998)

7.3/10 Documentary, Drama

The Cream Will Rise is a documentary that exposes the turbulent and troubling side of singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins' early years when a confrontation with her mother forces her to come to terms with some of the demons and darker moments of her childhood. This moving portrait combines Hawkins' performance footage with intimate moments of revelation.

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Love and Saucers (2017)

Love and Saucers (2017)

7.3/10 Documentary, Mystery, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

David Huggins lost his virginity to an alien woman -among 100 other extra-terrestrial encounters -and chronicled it all in surreal paintings, few of which have ever been seen. Love & Saucers is his story.

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The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

The Stranger Beside Me (2003)

7.1/10 Fantasy, Drama, Documentary

Sting's wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor's New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.

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Kabul, City in the Wind (2018)

Kabul, City in the Wind (2018)

7.1/10 Documentary

A city is an orchestration of its inhabitants. The film portraits the city Kabul through daily details of two kids and a bus driver, set against the background of a city destroyed by politic and religious powers.

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The Last Shaman (2017)

The Last Shaman (2017)

6.7/10 Documentary

James gives himself 12 months before he has 'a license to kill himself', he sets off to the amazon rainforest with hopes of finding a shaman who can save his life.

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Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

6.7/10 Documentary

An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.

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Night School (2016)

Night School (2016)

6.7/10 Documentary

A documentary about three students determined to graduate from their high school in Indianapolis, despite the fact that the institution has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country.

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