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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,867,115 | Gross: $28.34M

2. The Shawshank Redemption: Behind the Scenes (2004 Video)

9 min | Short

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Stars: Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins

Votes: 11

3. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,021

4. Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2017)

Documentary

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The untold story of the movie mogul who green lit Star Wars. And Blade Runner. And Alien. And Police Academy. And... A film about Alan Ladd Jr., producer and former 20th Century Fox ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Ladd Jones | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mel Brooks, Elizabeth Monk Daley, Richard Donner

Votes: 5

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,844,453 | Gross: $534.86M

6. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 3,337

7. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (2015)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary

8.8
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Morgan Freeman discusses William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

Stars: Sinéad Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Julia Stiles, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 6

8. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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In trying to draw Union troops away from the siege of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania and over three days 150,000 men would do battle at Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers had ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 144

9. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,393

10. Where the Water Meets the Sky (2008)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Narrated by Academy Award winning actor, Morgan Freeman, Where the Water Meets the Sky tells the inspiring story of a group of women from a remote town in northern Zambia who are given a ... See full summary »

Directors: Helen Cotton, David Eberts | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Abigail, Agnes, Bridget

Votes: 10

11. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990)

TV-PG | 68 min | Documentary, History, War

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The North celebrated Lee's surrender and the end of the war. On April 14, Good Friday, John Wilkes Booth learned that President Lincoln, General Grant and others were to attend a play at ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 137

12. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea. Lincoln approved Sherman's plan against the advice of those ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 133

13. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,138,427 | Gross: $100.13M

14. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,293

15. Through the Wormhole (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 14,254

16. Shakespeare Uncovered (2012– )

55 min | Documentary

8.6
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For ... See full summary »

Stars: Harriet Walter, Simon Russell Beale, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McKellen

Votes: 129

17. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Whereas it would take one person a day to produce a pound of clean ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 196

18. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

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By 1864, Union forces had the upper hand, though the end of war was not yet in sight. President Lincoln named U.S. Grant overall commander of the Union army, 533,000 strong and the largest ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Sam Waterston

Votes: 136

19. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.5
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 33,852

20. The Electric Company (1971–1977)
Episode: 126B (1977)

TV-G | Family, Comedy

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Director: Bob Schwarz | Stars: Luis Avalos, Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart

Votes: 6

21. The Electric Company (1971–1977)
Episode: 129B (1977)

TV-G | Family, Comedy

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Director: Bob Schwarz | Stars: Luis Avalos, Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart

Votes: 6

22. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Morgan Freeman (2010)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 49

23. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990)

TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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By the summer of 1864, the Union push had been stopped. At Petersburg, Union troops had been entrenched in an intricate network trenches for two months. The key to victory lay in Sherman ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Stephen B. Oates

Votes: 136

24. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Simply Murder (1863) (1990)

TV-PG | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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By early 1863, Union soldiers with the Army of the Potomac had not been paid for 6 months and supplies were thin. Some 200 men were deserting every day and by January one-quarter of the men... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Barbara Fields, Paul Roebling, James Symington, Sam Waterston

Votes: 149

25. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,256,907 | Gross: $448.14M

26. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,092

27. Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012 TV Movie)

90 min

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Special documenting Betty White's 90th birthday celebration in Los Angeles, CA.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hugh Jackman, Morgan Freeman, Amy Poehler

Votes: 87

28. The Electric Company (1971–1977)
Episode: 5 (1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

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Featuring: Easy Reader, J. Arthur Crank, and the song: "I Love You -ING"

Director: Bob Schwarz | Stars: Jim Boyd, Lee Chamberlin, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 5

29. The Electric Company (1971–1977)
Episode: 71 (1972)

TV-G | Family, Comedy

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Director: Bob Schwarz | Stars: Jim Boyd, Lee Chamberlin, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 5

30. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Does Time Really Exist? (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

8.4
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After a brief explanation of how we measure time this program takes a detailed look at how we perceive time. Then it's time for the physicists to present their ideas about what time is ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Sayenga | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Julian Barbour, Sean Carroll, Chris Trouble Delfosse

Votes: 132

31. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: Forever Free (1862) (1990)

TV-PG | 76 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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While Gen. McClellan sat outside Richmond, three Union armies were being kept occupied by Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart in northwestern Virginia. Lee was named commander of the army ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, William Safire

Votes: 156

32. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Is There an Edge to the Universe? (2011)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

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To the average person it seems obvious that the universe must have an edge. Yet most cosmologists think that like a ball, or more likely a bagel, the universe has no end, other then a ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Andy Albrecht, Neil Cornish, Sasha Kashlinsky

Votes: 125

33. Madam Secretary (2014– )
Episode: News Cycle (2017)

TV-PG | Drama

8.4
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Forthcoming conflicts over resource claims in the arctic. Now that climate change has enabled free passage of ships through the arctic their will be conflicting ownership claims involving ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan Freeman | Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine, Patina Miller

Votes: 49

34. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Partners of the Heart (2002)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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During World War II and the era of staunch racial segregation, a Black carpenter's son named Vivien Thomas, who had a talent for surgery, along with a white surgeon named Dr. Alfred Blalock... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Kalin, Bill Duke | Stars: Alfred Blalock, Denton A. Cooley, John Dryden, Koco Eaton

Votes: 27

35. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: The Riddle of Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.4
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After reviewing theories about how black holes form and how they were detected this program looks at their counterintuitive behavior that makes them seem so bizarre.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Julie Comerford, Reinhard Genzel, Stefan Gillessen

Votes: 209

36. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: What Happened Before the Beginning? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.4
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Following a review of the discovery and evidence for the Big Bang this program examines the progress of scientists trying to determine what went on before the Big Bang that could have caused it.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Martin Bojowald, Alan Guth, Edwin Hubble

Votes: 182

37. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,078,662 | Gross: $206.85M

38. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own chat show which includes him chatting to A-list celebrities, the very famous red chair game, live music and lots of jokes and fun from Graham and the celebrities there self.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Miranda Hart, Daniel Radcliffe

Votes: 6,989

39. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,206

40. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,029

41. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )

Documentary

8.3
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A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, William McDonough

Votes: 71

42. Tinseltown TV (2002– )

60 min | Music, News

8.3
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Five camera crews are in action all week bringing audiences the best in film premieres, behind the scenes exclusives, music events, fashion shows and celebrity parties across the globe.

Stars: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 887

43. The Kennedy Center Honors (2012 TV Special)

120 min | Musical

8.3
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Honorees: Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova

Votes: 74

44. Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (2012)

18 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Director: Mike Aiello | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 18

45. Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Director: Geoffrey Sharp | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Michael C. Hall, Krstin Baldwin, Vincent Giampapa

Votes: 88

46. Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 (2007 TV Special)

News

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Directors: Jonte, Kolton Lee | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cedric the Entertainer, Don Cheadle, Josie D'Arby

Votes: 6

47. The Electric Company (1971–1977)
Episode: 130B (1977)

TV-G | Family, Comedy

8.3
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Director: Bob Schwarz | Stars: Luis Avalos, Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart

Votes: 7

48. The Civil War (1990)
Episode: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) (1990)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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By 1862, both sides had 1 million men in uniform across a 1000 mile battle front ranging from Manassas, Virginia to Missouri. Battles had taken a horrendous toll in human lives on both ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

Votes: 165

49. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Beyond the Darkness (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.3
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Scientists have discovered that the universe we see is an incidental component of all there is. This program explains how dark matter and dark energy were discovered and how scientists are struggling to understand them.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Dan Bauer, Brenna Flaugher, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 140

50. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016– )
Episode: Creation (2016)

50 min | Adventure, History

8.3
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Morgan Freeman travels the globe to ask: Where did we come from? What happened "in the beginning"?a

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Father Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Bernard Bullen, Amir Hussain

Votes: 97