Most Popular Dramatization Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
Votes: 33,598 | Gross: $0.64M
2. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Votes: 42,706 | Gross: $1.52M
3. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015 TV Movie)
70 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Heather Walsh tells her story of the time she was an emotional prisoner of Bill Cornelius at his remote farm.
4. The Death and Return of Superman (2011)
PG-13 | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Screenwriter Max Landis accounts DC's 1992 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman," pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.
6. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
7. The Infiltrators (2019)
95 min | Drama
A rag-tag group of undocumented youth - Dreamers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.
9. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »
10. Deep Undercover (II) (2016– )
Documentary, Crime, Drama
Deep Undercover is a true crimes series from writer and producer Joe Pistone, the real "Donnie Brasco." Each episode tells the story of a different undercover operation from the POV of the undercover officers involved.
11. Unstoppable (2013)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
The death of his 15-year-old friend sparks Kirk Cameron to address the question of why bad things happen to good people. Through storytelling and dramatizations, Cameron goes back to the ... See full summary »
14. The Day of the Roses (1998– )
220 min | Drama
The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
15. She's Safe!: A Curated Package of Woman-to-Woman Safer-Sex Videos (1993 Video)
A witty as well as fact-filled compilation of short films intended to convince lesbians of the need for and the fun of safe sex. It begins with facts about sexually transmitted disease, and... See full summary »
Director: Jenni Olson
17. The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale (2018 TV Movie)
57 min | Adventure, Drama
Dramatized story shot like a documentary about an alpha she-wolf and her six cubs who must navigate the treacherous Alps in order to find a safe place to live after her alpha mate is killed by a bear.
18. The Breakthrough (1963)
85 min | Drama
Based on the real story of an East German machinist, disenchanted by the building of the Wall, who plans to use a train to cross the border with family members and other disaffected citizens.
21. Snow Bears (2017 TV Movie)
Documentary, Adventure, Family
Dramatized story about a polar bear mother and her two cubs who must reach the far north before the ice bridges they need to cross to get there melt, all the while being relentlessly pursued by a raging male bear in search of a mate.
22. Leah Smock, the Legend Awakens (2016)
90 min | Horror
In a hollow, deep in the back woods of Kentucky, there is an unassuming grave of a young woman who died at the young age of twenty-two. Folklore tells that a beautiful and intelligent woman... See full summary »
23. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Drama
A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.
26. The Battle of Broken Hill (1981)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, History
On January 1 1915, two Muslim men from British India went on a murderous rampage near a place called Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia.
27. Shulie (1997)
37 min | Short, Biography, Drama
A shot-by-shot reenactment of an unreleased 1967 documentary portrait of SAIC student Shulamith Firestone, who, a few years later, would become a central figure in the rise of radical feminism.
28. A Day Without a Mexican (1998)
28 min | Short
News reports, with dramatizations within the faux documentary footage, explain that people across California have awakened to a state from which the Mexicans have disappeared: husbands, ... See full summary »
29. Love Me Haiti (2014)
14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
A woman struggles to free her husband after he's kidnapped and trapped in a prison cell. What she encounters would become one of the greatest true stories ever told.
30. Wild at the Wheel (1970)
GP | 10 min | Short
In this educational short film, a traffic investigator interviews the friends and family of a teenager who died in a car accident in order to understand how his driving habits and attitudes may have contributed to the accident.
31. Expeditie Limburg (2009–2010)
234 min | Documentary, History
A team of archaeologists, led by renowned Dutch specialists and presented by the shows host Ger Houben, congregate at an archaeological site in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands and solves archaeological and historical mysteries.
33. War and Peace of Mind (2016)
72 min | Documentary, History, War
War and Peace of Mind explores what war does to the human mind and how both, the individuals and the nation as a whole, survive it psychologically. Finland and WWII, locally known as continuation war, is the backdrop of this documentary.
40. Kvinnorna på Själö (2008 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary, History
"You who enter, leave all your hope behind." About Själö mental hospital a foul spot in Finland's medical history. Sad and somber fates of women who was cared for at Själö.
41. Two Stars for Comfort (1977 TV Movie)
50 min | Drama
It's 1953 and hotel owner Sam Turner is looking forward to the summer regatta, where he has high hopes of pepping up his love life by seducing the Queen of the Regatta.
44. The Dark Side of the Mind (2012)
2 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi
Duncan and Gunda are constructing a weapon powerful enough to kill humanity instantly. At the most crucial moment Gunda's doubts challenge their shared ideals, thus prompting a battle between good and evil, life and total annihilation.
46. Sleep in a Nest of Flames (2001)
118 min | Documentary, Biography
Charles Henri Ford was an openly gay poet/writer/filmmaker/magazine publisher who led a long and interesting life. He started by reading his poetry in one of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. ... See full summary »
48. La Dany: The Diva of Bolivar Park (2010)
80 min | Documentary
An intimate portrait of Dany Castaño Quintero, a transvestite street performer from Medellín, Colombia. For over 20 years, Dany has entertained the crowds that gather in Bolívar Park following Sunday evening mass.
49. Reward Hunt (2010 TV Short)
22 min | Short, Comedy
Reward Hunt provides information on the thousands of rewards available to the general public and provides up-to-date information on most wanted criminals, suspected criminals, ... See full summary »