This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
Over the past two decades the documentary film has graduated into mainstream cinema, becoming a major box office draw and an important part of contemporary culture. To celebrate this new age of the cinematic documentary, Current TV has commissioned a brand-new series that explores the most powerful, memorable and moving documentary feature films to have hit our cinema screens in recent years.
The shows will count down from fifty to one, eventually revealing what our panel of preeminent film critics, academics and industry insiders has chosen as the most entertaining, powerful and influential modern documentary. However, this is not your average list show. Renowned documentarian Morgan Spurlock will embark on a road trip to track down the filmmakers and characters behind some of the most remarkable moments in contemporary cinema. Along the way, he'll meet maverick directors and eccentric contributors, travel to iconic locations and explore the impact that the documentaries have made on both their subjects and society, all the while counting down to number one.
The five, one-hour shows will take the viewer from the plains of Antarctica in March of the Penguins to the basketball courts of Chicago in Hoop Dreams; from early examples of the blockbuster doc like Roger and Me and The Thin Blue Line to more recent hits such as Catfish and Inside Job. The series will form part of a two-month season in which Current will air full-length presentations of many of the featured docs.
In 2010 the AV Club started an annual poll about the best TV shows currently running. These are the results from the last four years.
As the amount of TV-shows mentioned is raising, I decided to cut it down to the Top 50 this year.
The YouTube web series www.FreakyFuckinFriday.com counts down the Top Horror / Mystery Anthology Episodes Ever! .
....but because anthology shows usually feature episodes in diverse sub-genres - this list will also include episodes based on; fantasy, science-fiction, comedy, drama, war, crime, etc.
The only requirement is the episode must have been featured on an anthology show.
The episodes listed are all based on at least 1 of 3 things; historical importance, creepiness/creativity, and just being a straight up enjoyable watch. The list will change as new episodes of shows are released and older shows are rediscovered/re-examined.
The list is in descending order from best to least best.
Feel free to comment! Every piece of input will be carefully examined.
TV SHOWS INCLUDED
-Black Mirror (2011-2013 / Channel 4)
-Stephen King's Nightmare and Dreamscapes (2006 / TNT)
-Tales From The Crypt (1989-1996 / HBO)
-Tales From The Darkside (1983-1988 / Laurel - syndication)
SHOWS NOT FULLY EXAMINED
-13 Demon Street
-A Twist in the Tale
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
-Alfred Hitchcock Hour
-Are You Afraid of The Dark?
-Dead Man's Gun
-Ghost Story (1972)
-Ghost Stories (1997)
-Great Ghost Tales
-Hammer House of Horror
-Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense
-Hands of Murder
-Journey to the Unknown
-Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour
-Masters of Horror
-Masters of Science Fiction
-Mystery and Imagination
-One Step Beyond
-Out of the Unknown
-Perversions of Science
-Ray Bradbury Theatre
-R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
-Scene of the Crime
-Science Fiction Theatre
-Tales of Tomorrow
-Tales of the Unexpected
-The Nightmare Room
-The Outer Limits (1963)
-The Outer Limits (1995)
-The Twilight Zone (1959)
-The Twilight Zone (1985)
-The Twilight Zone (2002)