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1. Ghost Stories (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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68 Metascore

Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after being given a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.

Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman | Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther

Votes: 25,433 | Gross: $0.14M

2. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 244,484 | Gross: $71.99M

3. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 49,009

4. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 60,847

5. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Mystery

8.1
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Aspiring magicians from all over the world perform their best tricks to try and fool Penn and Teller, the world-famous magician duo. If the two can not guess how the trick was done, the "fooler" gets to be on their Las Vegas magic show.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Alyson Hannigan, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 2,860

6. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,762

7. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,571 | Gross: $0.12M

8. Ancient Aliens Debunked (2012)

191 min | Documentary

6.9
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Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut ... See full summary »

Director: Chris White | Stars: Chris White, Michael Heiser

Votes: 315

9. American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley (2019)

Documentary, History

7.6
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British historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in US history are actually fibs and stories concocted by pop culture, politics and national(istic) pride.

Star: Lucy Worsley

Votes: 31

10. British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley (2017)

Documentary, History

7.9
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Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how some of the biggest moments in British History are actually a concoction of fibs and stories which have been manipulated by whoever was in power at the time.

Star: Lucy Worsley

Votes: 135

11. What Happened? (1992– )

30 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.1
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This show investigated man-made and natural disasters to see what really happened. The producers used computer simulation and film analysis to theorize high-profile events, e.g., JFK's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Lykins, Joe Hanna, Scott Mactavish, Steve Nave

Votes: 10

12. UFO: Down to Earth (1997– )

Documentary

6.3
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This major four-part series of one hour films for the Discovery Network presents all the credible scientific evidence in the UFO debate. It is an antidote to the widespread perception of ... See full summary »

Stars: Harold F. Augspurger, Carole Baker, Duane Cook, Mark C. Curtis

Votes: 15

13. Nostradamus Decoded (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.1
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Debunking the mythology surrounding the 16th century French prophet, Nostradamus.

Director: Pavel Cantu | Stars: Osvaldo Avallone, Vincent Bridges, Paul Halpern, John Hogue

Votes: 26

14. The Legacy of I.F. Stone (2015 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Jeff Cohen, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Jennings, Lyndon Baines Johnson

15. It Sounded Like a Freight Train (1992 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

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Stars: Ted Fujita, Tom Hess, Steve Kahn, Terrell McRory

16. Riley Dennis Is a Dummy (2017 Video)

11 min | Short, Talk-Show

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Andy Warski and Chris Warski respond to a video by Riley J. Dennis about illegal immigration.

Stars: Andy Warski, Chris Warski, Riley J. Dennis

17. Nonsense! You're Wrong About the Separation of Church and State! (2018 Video)

52 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Stefan Molyneux, Mike M. DeMarco

18. Coffee with Scott Adams (2018– )
Episode: All the Hoaxes Pretending to Be News (2019)

News

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Star: Scott Adams

19. Vee (2009– )
Episode: Alt Right Reaction to Kraut and Tea Videos (2017)

News

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Vee criticizes a pair of Kraut and Tea videos, but has even more criticism for Kraut's critics.

Star: Vee

20. Coffee with Scott Adams (2018– )
Episode: Aspirin, the Rise of White Supremacist Violence, False Memories (2019)

News

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White supremacists may be far less dangerous than the press. Scott asks callers if they believe that 97% of climate scientists agree about climate change.

Star: Scott Adams

21. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Episode: Bigger Than a Bread Box and Better Than a Genie (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Tony investigates a phony fortune teller who is almost proved real with Jeannie's help.

Director: Claudio Guzmán | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily

Votes: 124

22. Warped Perception (2016– )
Episode: Burning Model Rocket Engine Underwater (2017)

Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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Continuing the Rocket Engine series, we fulfill yet another viewer request to experiment and see if a Rocket Engine is able to ignite and burn underwater, the results were interesting.

Star: Matt Mikka

24. The Last Leg (2012– )
Episode: Episode #15.6 (2018)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Richard Ayoade joins the boys as they discuss the freak weather around the globe, global warming, flat-earthers, the 'fake Australia' conspiracy theory, the Brexit crisis, Trump, Billy Monger's "leggy", and 'ghost riding' dance challenge.

Stars: Adam Hills, Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe, Richard Ayoade

25. Zorro (1990–1993)
Episode: Ghost Story (1990)

22 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

7.3
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Sergeant Mendoza inherits a hacienda from his late wealthy relative, and with it a higher status in society. Unfortunately, the place seems to be haunted. Zorro intends to prove otherwise.

Director: Michael Levine | Stars: Duncan Regehr, Patrice Martinez, James Victor, Michael Tylo

Votes: 16

26. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: Heartland (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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Something is creating dead zones on the land that's been given by the government to the Cree a long time ago, and people have now begun dying as well. Some believe it's supernatural, but the team has a more conspiratorial theory.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Matt Frewer, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 11

27. Coffee with Scott Adams (2018– )
Episode: Hoaxes, Buttigieg, Healthcare, Israel, Candace Owens, More (2019)

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Star: Scott Adams

29. That's My Line (1980–1981)
Episode: James Randi/James Hydrick

Reality-TV

The paranormal investigator, James Randi, debunks the claims of telekinetic power by the 21-year-old James Hydrick.

Stars: Bob Barker, Stephen Drake, James Hydrick, Ronald Markman

30. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Lost in the Amazon (2011)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.5
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What happened to the British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went missing in the Amazon jungle in 1925 along with his son while searching for what he, due to his theosophical beliefs, believed to be a mythical lost city he called "Z".

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Don Antonio, Rolette de Montet-Guerin, Ali Ford

Votes: 55

31. Conspiracy? (2004– )
Episode: Majestic 12: UFO Coverup (2004)

45 min | Documentary

6.8
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This program reviews the research of the more credible skeptics of the US Government's report on the incident at Roswell New Mexico in 1947 where many people believe an alien spacecraft was... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Kane, Steven Alford, Kenneth Arnold, Nick Bartzen

Votes: 14

32. Warped Perception (2016– )
Episode: Model Rocket Engine in a Vacuum Chamber (2017)

Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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Fulfilling many viewer requests, Matt builds a rig to debunk myths of rocket engines not being able to burn in a vacuum, only not quite so scientifically.

Star: Matt Mikka

34. River Monsters (2009–2017)
Episode: Piranha (2009)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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The myth of man-eating piranha is examined with actual demonstrations focusing on what triggers piranha attacks.

Director: Barny Revill | Star: Jeremy Wade

Votes: 74

35. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: Possession/Man Out of Time (1996)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.0
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A terrified family man starts seeing demons and soon so does his wife. A desperate Englishman who seemingly appeared out of nowhere claims to be a farmer from the 17th century.

Directors: John Bell, Allan Kroeker | Stars: Paul Miller, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 47

36. Coffee with Scott Adams (2018– )
Episode: Racist Spike Lee, CNN Starting Nuclear Wars, More (2019)

News

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Star: Scott Adams

37. Miracles (2003– )
Episode: Saint Debbie (2003)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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After a small town woman survives getting her throat slit in a failed diner robbery, the group investigates whether a miracle has occurred.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Angus Macfadyen, Marisa Ramirez, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 48

38. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: Sin-Sop (1990)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A nice, young, southern faith healer uses the miraculous cleansing ability of the corpse of the most evil man in the world to run a small, popular, sin-extraction business. A female reporter and a cynical psycho-killer try to debunk him.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Richard Borg, Christine Dunford, Christopher Shaw, Charlotte Booker

Votes: 50

39. Ghost Hunters (2004– )
Episode: Soul Searching (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

6.4
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Join the TAPS team as they travel to Newport, RI to investigate Belcourt Castle, a home filled with rich history and a myriad of unexplained activity. Originally constructed in 1891 legend ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Bruni, Steve Gonsalves, Jason Hawes, Dave Tango

Votes: 18

40. Rationality Rules (2017– )
Episode: Stefan Molyneux's Rebuttal: Debunked (2019)

23 min | Documentary

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Star: Rationality Rules

41. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Circus (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Newspaperman Bragg debunks charlatans as a way of "staying sane." His latest quarry is the obscure circus of Dr. Nis. When Bragg visits, Dr. Nis tries to prove its authenticity.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: William Hickey, Kevin O'Connor, Ed French, Jacques Sandulescu

Votes: 156

42. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: The Curse/Angel on a Plane (1997)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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A team of archaeologists discovers a strange, sealed, Egyptian tomb and begins suffering from a mysterious illness. A passenger plane caught in the storm is saved from crashing by what some claim to be a mystery woman.

Directors: Ken Girotti, Marc F. Voizard | Stars: Paul Miller, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 24

43. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: The Freefall/Presence (1996)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.5
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A skydiver somehow lands safely without a parachute. A small boy is being terrorized by an entity that may or may not be real whenever he enters the kitchen.

Directors: John Bell, Milan Cheylov | Stars: Paul Miller, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 36

44. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: The Haunting (1998)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A ghost scares a man to death in an elite hotel. The team discovers that the haunting may have something to do with the shady owner. Anton hopes the case might help him learn what happened to his family that vanished in a freak accident.

Director: John Bell | Stars: Matt Frewer, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 14

47. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
Episode: Tribunal (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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In this clip-show, the team is put on trial before an ad hoc tribunal. The prosecutor reexamines some of their cases involving aliens in order to debunk them and prove that aliens don't exist. Peter is poisoned before his testimony.

Director: John Bell | Stars: Matt Frewer, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox

Votes: 11



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