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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

2. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

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

3. No More Funny Show! (2013 Video)

35 min | Documentary

8.6
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Directors: Anestis Dalezis, Leonard Thimo | Stars: George Hulk, Tony Meramveliotakis, Jimm Mustang, Leonard Thimo

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

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

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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

5. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

6. On Death Row (2012– )
Episode: Portrait: Robert Fratta (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Robert Fratta

7. Metalocalypse (2006– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

8. Life Itself (II) (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

9. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

10. Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)

225 min | Drama, History

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Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Writers: Edgar Reitz, Gert Heidenreich | Director: Edgar Reitz | Stars: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer

11. The Henry Rollins Show (2006– )

TV-MA | Talk-Show

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Stars: Henry Rollins, Heidi May, Peaches, Chuck D.

12. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

13. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

14. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

15. Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi, War

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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to the common documentary film there are no comments and few interviews. What must have been the hell itself ... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

16. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

17. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Writers: Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Robert Cohen | Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

18. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

19. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the chaotic production of 'Werner Herzog''s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Goodwin | Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

20. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short

21. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, David The Father Xtravaganza

22. My Best Fiend (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, a teenage Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, 48 hour fit of rage, ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

23. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note;... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

24. On Death Row (2012– )

49 min | Documentary

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An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates.

Stars: Werner Herzog, James Barnes, Linda Carty, Joseph C. Garcia

25. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

26. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

27. Lohengrin (1991 TV Movie)

214 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

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Writer: Richard Wagner | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Paul Frey, Cheryl Studer, Gabriele Schnaut, Ekkehard Wlaschiha

28. On Death Row (2012– )
Episode: Conversations with Hank Skinner (2012)

49 min | Documentary

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Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Hank Skinner

29. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

30. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

31. Plastic Bag (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

Writers: Ramin Bahrani, Jenni Jenkins | Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

32. Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie (2012 Video)

151 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.8
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"Funny Show" is a kind of "Dark Parody" became known in America by "Weird Al" Yankovic and Sacha Baron Cohen and in Greece from Leonard Thimo and his team... See full synopsis »

Writers: Cries, Anestis Dalezis, Tony Meramveliotakis, Leonard Thimo | Directors: Leonard Thimo, Anestis Dalezis | Stars: 542 M.K.T.E., Penélope Cruz, Angeliki Daliani, Ian McShane

33. Metalocalypse (2006– )
Episode: Church of the Black Klok (2012)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Music

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Dethklok is notified of a looming secret that's been around for hundreds of years.: the secret of the Metalocalypse. Before they can contemplate what this means, however, Nathan must give a... See full summary »

Creators: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt, Samantha Eggar, Chris Elliott

34. The Boondocks (2005– )
Episode: It's a Black President, Huey Freeman (2010)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

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A German documentary follows the Freeman family during the election of the country's first Black President.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Director: Sung-hoon Kim | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

35. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

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The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Creators: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

36. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Writers: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov, Rudolph Herzog | Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

37. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

38. La Soufrière (1977)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leaves. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

39. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

40. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls... See full summary »

Writers: Werner Herzog, Rudolph Herzog, Annette Scheurich, Rainer Bergomaz, Marion Pöllmann | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

41. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Hans Kammerlander, Reinhold Messner

42. 2000 Years of Christianity (2000– )

125 min

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Stars: Donald Arthur, Werner Herzog

43. Bierbichler (2007)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Regina Schilling | Director: Regina Schilling | Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Herbert Achternbusch, Annamirl Bierbichler, Werner Herzog

44. On Death Row (2012– )
Episode: Conversation with Joseph Garcia and George Rivas (2012)

49 min | Documentary

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Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Joseph C. Garcia, George Angel Rivas Jr.

45. Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

Director: Tom Berninger | Stars: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf

46. The Unbelievers (2013)

77 min | Documentary

7.5
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32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Writers: Gus Holwerda, Luke Holwerda, Lawrence Krauss | Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

47. Wings of Hope (2000 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Juliane Koepcke, Juan Zaplana Ramirez

48. In the Edges: The 'Grizzly Man' Session (2005 Video)

54 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Joe Bini, Danielle DeGruttola, John Hanes, Werner Herzog

49. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

50. From One Second to the Next (2013)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Stories of serious traffic accidents caused by texting and driving are told by the perpetrators and surviving victims.

Director: Werner Herzog