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1. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,970

2. Trip Flip (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

8.8
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Host Bert Kreischer surprises unsuspecting American vacationers by throwing away the guidebook and taking them off-the-beaten-path. It's the vacation they never saw coming.

Stars: Bert Kreischer, Jake Kaplan, Matt Haeger, David Alba

Votes: 50

3. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 201

4. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )

Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Votes: 305

5. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Votes: 80

6. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,312

7. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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Before and after World War I, a steady stream of immigrants lands on the shores of America. They want instantly to become American. To pursue the American dream. To play the American game.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine

Votes: 79

8. Dinner for Five (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Kevin Smith

Votes: 744

9. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 434

10. Trailers from Hell (2007– )

88 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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TFH is the premier showcase for a breathtakingly eclectic assortment of trailers punctuated with informative and amusing commentary by a variety of contemporary filmmakers.

Stars: James Brown, John Landis, Ti West, Allison Anders

Votes: 29

11. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

8.1
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bonita Dearmond

Votes: 112

12. Unsung Hollywood (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Charnele Brown, Joe Torry, John Singleton

Votes: 51

13. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

8.0
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Mike Kinney

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.27M

14. Overheard (2010– )

Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Evan Smith, Lawrence Wright, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Alter

Votes: 6

15. American Pets (2006 Video)

10 min | Short

8.0
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Documentary about animal welfare with John McNaughton, Kevin Mukherji, Harold Ramis, John Sayles, and Forest Whitaker.

Director: Kevin Mukherji | Stars: Kevin Mukherji, John McNaughton, John Sayles, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 11

16. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Birth of the Cinema (2011)

TV-PG | 64 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The Story of Film looks at the birth of cinema. It examines the period 1895-1918 where early film pioneers created the first moving pictures. It also look at the period 1903-1918 and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Jean-Michel Frodon, Agnes de Mille, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 202

17. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

Votes: 6,242 | Gross: $1.68M

18. Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (1989 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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"The Boss" is back again; full-force in one of his best productions with the E Street Band. I've never seen Bruce Springsteen in better form! This decade-long anthology not only features ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Meiert Avis, Brian De Palma, Carol Dodds, Danny Goldberg, Arnold Levine, Anthony Potenza, Arthur Rosato, John Sayles, Julian Schlossberg | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Courteney Cox

Votes: 286

19. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: American Cinema of the 70s (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The Story of Film examines American cinema in the period of 1967-1979 also known as New American Cinema. Films of this time generally fell into three types: satirical films that mocked ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Buck Henry, Charles Burnett, Robert Towne

Votes: 105

20. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )
Episode: Ensimmäisen elokuvamuiston kaiho (2010)

59 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Jean-Marie Sénia, Maud Linder, Jean Dréville

Votes: 9

21. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )
Episode: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Milos Forman, Marlen Khutsiev, Robert Parrish

Votes: 19

22. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 69,788 | Gross: $48.17M

23. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 734

24. La maleta mexicana (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff | Stars: Ernest Alós, Juan Diego Botto, Antonio de la Fuente Ferraz

Votes: 191

25. American Storytellers (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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4 American Storytellers talking about LIFE and MOVIES with a silent host.

Director: Kevin Mukherji | Stars: John McNaughton, Harold Ramis, John Sayles, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 44 | Gross: $0.02M

26. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Sex & Melodrama (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The Story of Film examines cinema in the period of 1953-1957. It looks at the growth of movie-making around the world and examines how sex and melodrama dominated the period. It looks at ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Youssef Chahine, Soumendu Roy, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 119

27. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 226,927 | Gross: $173.84M

28. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 46,053 | Gross: $41.41M

29. Men with Guns (II) (1997)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz

Votes: 2,433 | Gross: $0.74M

30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

Votes: 1,929 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue | Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth, Marion Dougherty

Votes: 1,290 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Ian Reed Kesler, Christiaan Abbott, Henry Andersson, Heiko Baller

Votes: 5

33. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Fight the Power: Protest in Film (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The Story of Film looks at cinema of the 1980s and examines how directors used movies to protest and speak truth to those in power. It first looks at film-makers in Communist China (Tian ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Zhuangzhuang Tian

Votes: 92

34. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 24,712 | Gross: $13.27M

35. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,346 | Gross: $6.10M

36. Passion Fish (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.5
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May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks

Votes: 4,466 | Gross: $5.41M

37. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 167

39. A Constant Forge (2000)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.5
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A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.

Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Seymour Cassel, Carol Kane, Jon Voight, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 350

40. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )

270 min | Documentary

7.5
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Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki, along with Peter Von Bagh.

Sodankyla Forever is a great documentary ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

Votes: 64

41. City of Hope (1991)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Stephen Mendillo, Chris Cooper

Votes: 1,897 | Gross: $1.26M

42. Untama giru (1989)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Magical realist film about Okinawa. It's about the occupation of Okinawa -- both by the United States, and Japan, and centers around a superhero by the name of Untamagiru.

Director: Go Takamine | Stars: Chikako Aoyama, Kaoru Kobayashi, John Sayles, Tomi Taira

Votes: 38

43. Bruce Springsteen: I'm on Fire (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Bruce Springsteen's video for his single "I'm On Fire" off of the biggest album of his career, "Born In The USA"

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Maggie Renzi, Bruce Springsteen

Votes: 25

44. Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: Len Morris | Stars: James Garner, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Stern

Votes: 70

45. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Fade Out, Fade In (2010)

Documentary, History

7.4
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Stars: Christopher Plummer, Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Balaban, Robert Benton

Votes: 25

46. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,087 | Gross: $5.68M

47. Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: David Agus, Netta Bank, Annette Bening, Gilbert Cates

Votes: 164

48. Limbo (1999)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Martinez, Hermínio Ramos

Votes: 5,311 | Gross: $2.00M

49. Beyond Borders: John Sayles in Mexico (2003)

56 min | Documentary

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Shot in Acapulco in the summer of 2002, this documentary explores the making of John Sayles' "Casa de los Babys" as well as the theme of adoption in foreign countries and the social-economic reality in Latin America.

Director: Bruno de Almeida | Stars: John Sayles, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Moreno, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 23

50. Gridlock'd (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 12,681 | Gross: $5.48M