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1. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 4,418

2. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

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

9.1
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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: 2,381

3. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: You Can't Take It with You (1984)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman | Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

Votes: 90

4. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: A National Heirloom (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.9
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Baseball in the 1920's can be described in two words: Babe Ruth. George Herman "Babe" Ruth dominated the game in almost every respect. An accomplished pitcher, he was also the greatest ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 62

5. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 100

6. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Hughie (1984)

Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jason Robards, Jack Dodson

Votes: 14

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

Documentary, History, War

8.8
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 70

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

Documentary, History, War

8.8
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 66

9. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 746

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

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Stephen B. Oates

Votes: 69

11. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 4 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 6

12. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part I) (1996)

110 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: John Morton Blum, John Milton Cooper, Edith Derby Williams, John Gable

Votes: 58

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

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 74

14. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 186,980

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

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Barbara Fields, Paul Roebling, James Symington, Sam Waterston

Votes: 75

16. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 98

17. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: The National Pastime (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.6
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The 1940s was a decade of huge change in America and in baseball. In the 1941 season, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit .406 and Joe DiMaggio had his record-setting 56 game hitting ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Arthur Ashe, Red Barber

Votes: 60

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

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Sam Waterston

Votes: 66

19. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 1,544

20. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Creators: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon | Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 32

21. The World of Tomorrow (1984)

83 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary featuring original materials from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Writer: John Crowley | Directors: Lance Bird, Tom Johnson | Stars: Jason Robards, Adora Andrews, King George VI, Fiorello LaGuardia

Votes: 55

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

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, William Safire

Votes: 80

23. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,643

24. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 180

25. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Philip Bosco, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 566

26. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.4
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 54

27. The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Thomas Meehan, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Julie Andrews, Bea Arthur, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 53

28. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 7

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

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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 »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

Votes: 83

30. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts (1986)

150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Writers: Eugene O'Neill, Paul Shyre | Director: Perry Miller Adato | Stars: Jeffrey DeMunn, Zoe Caldwell, Colleen Dewhurst, Frances Conroy

Votes: 42

31. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 3 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.4
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 5

32. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 5 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.4
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 5

33. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part II) (1996)

Documentary, History

8.4
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Star: Jason Robards

Votes: 17

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

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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The third episode of the series covers the period 1910-20. In this decade, the game went from it's zenith in popularity to the depths of betrayal and fan disillusionment. Ty Cobb dominated ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine

Votes: 63

35. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Truman: Part I (1997)

139 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Biography of U.S. President Harry S Truman.

Writers: David Grubin, Nick Davis | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Charles Babcock, Winston Churchill, Robert Farren, Mike Fennelly

Votes: 66

36. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creators: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

Votes: 730

37. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary | Active

8.3
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 170

38. When It Was a Game (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Stern | Stars: Hank Aaron, Bud Abbott, Elden Auker, Red Barber

Votes: 266

39. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: Something Like a War (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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This second episode in the series covers the years 1900-10. The new century was a time of great change in the United States and around the world. Baseball was in decline generally but the ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 76

40. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 60

41. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

8.2
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Theatrical sparks flew when veteran Eugene O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of O'Neill's tender semi-autobiographical ... See full summary »

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Directors: José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby | Stars: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough

Votes: 109

42. Metallica: One (1989 TV Short)

Short, Music

8.2
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Directors: Bill Pope, Michael Salomon | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Metallica, Jason Robards

Votes: 90

43. Metallica: 2 of One (1989 Video)

Music

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Two versions of Metallica's 1989 video "One".

Directors: Steven Goldmann, Bill Pope, Michael Salomon, Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Metallica, Jason Newsted

Votes: 274

44. The 36th Annual Tony Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Tony Randall, Karen Akers, Judith Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

Votes: 13

45. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: Our Game (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.2
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The first episode in this documentary series covers the origins of baseball in the mid-19th century to the beginnings of the 20th century. Contrary to popular myth, Abner Doubleday did not ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 88

46. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The denizens of Harry Hope's saloon are forced to face up to the uncomfortable realities of their lives.

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sorrell Booke, Julie Bovasso, Hilda Brawner, James Broderick

Votes: 8

47. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

8.1
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A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

Writers: Eleanor Perry, Gail Rock | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 463

48. The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

8.1
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Addie tries to invite her father's sworn enemy over for Thanksgiving dinner in the hopes of ending their long-standing feud.

Writers: Eleanor Perry, Gail Rock | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, Lisa Lucas

Votes: 53

49. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 224,063

50. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 64,752