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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Creator: Joan Ganz Cooney | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

2. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

3. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Writers: James Lyons, Todd Haynes | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

4. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

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

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

5. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Writer: Deborah Kampmeier | Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

6. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

8. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Writers: Bill Kerby, Daniel Taplitz | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

9. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history.

Writers: Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

10. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Writer: Tina Andrews | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

11. The Night We Called It a Day (2003)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.

Writers: Peter Clifton, Michael Thomas | Director: Paul Goldman | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia de Rossi, Joel Edgerton

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

13. That'll Be the Day (1973)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence, Jim decides not to take the exams that would ... See full summary »

Writer: Ray Connolly | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: David Essex, Ringo Starr, Rosemary Leach, James Booth

14. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

15. Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995 Video)

89 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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This has 10 of the greatest videos of all time by the king of pop. It has videos like Billie Jean,Thriller,Beat it and more.

Writers: Steve Barron, Bob Giraldi, Michael Jackson, John Landis, Richard Price | Directors: Steve Barron, Bob Giraldi, Bruce Gowers, John Landis, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, Nick Saxton, Martin Scorsese, John Singleton | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alberto Alejandrino, Horace Bailey, Tyra Banks

16. American Hot Wax (1978)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music

6.9
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This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »

Writers: John Kaye, Art Linson | Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

17. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet

18. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Writers: Susan Griffin, Mark Kitchell, Stephen Most | Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

19. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

20. The Beatles Anthology (1995 TV Mini-Series)

600 min | Documentary, Music

9.4
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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

21. Queen Live at Wembley '86 (1986 TV Movie)

300 min | Documentary, Music

9.1
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One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor

22. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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This documentary covers the concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's sixtieth birthday, and also discusses his life and career.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Ingrid Berry

23. Headline Country (2003– )

30 min | Music

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J T a guy who is from the Country , experienced HeartBreak in HomeTown so He switch Apts on line with a successful City Guy! J T found out People are the same Regarless of their soroundings... See full summary »

Stars: Storme Warren, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley

24. New American Bandstand 1965 (1952–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

7.9
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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Dion DiMucci, Duane Eddy, Brian Hyland

25. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Pat Davis, Don Cornelius, Albert Ebbs, Andrea N. Miles

26. Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Jerry Scheff, Charlie Hodge

27. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

28. Behind the Music (1997– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.

Stars: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons

29. Jimi Hendrix (1973)

R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis | Stars: Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett

30. Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Music

5.0
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Two young girls start a band and open up a nightclub in town where the local kids can hang out and stay out of trouble, but they encounter opposition from local people who think rock is the... See full summary »

Writer: Trish Soodik | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Howie Mandel, Patricia Childress, Max Perlich

31. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

8.0
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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Creator: Jimmy O'Neill | Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Diane Stuart

32. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.1
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"The Midnight Special" was a Friday night Pop Rock variety show on NBC TV that ran in the same weekly time slot of 12:30 AM to 2AM EST for 9 years (1972-1981). It was taped in front of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Summer, Wolfman Jack, Tina Turner, KC & The Sunshine Band

33. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Stars: Tom Jones, Mike Sammes, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

34. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

35. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)

50 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: Sandy Sarjeant, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Eric Burdon

36. Muppets Tonight (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Brian Henson, Jerry Nelson

37. Ganes (2007)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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In early days Remu Aaltonen was young musician and his band named Hurriganes were unknown. This story is all about the Finnish rock band and how they became famous.

Writers: Antero Arjatsalo, Pentti Kasurinen | Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili | Stars: Eero Milonoff, Jussi Nikkilä, Olavi Uusivirta, Minttu Mustakallio

38. Rock & Roll (1995 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

39. Seven Ages of Rock (2007– )

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Charles Shaar Murray, John Harris, John Cale

40. Don't Knock the Rock (1956)

TV-G | 84 min | Music

5.6
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A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Dale, Alan Freed, The Treniers

41. The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 1 (1995 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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This volume of the series explores the roots of Rock 'n' Roll as a musical genre.

Writer: Andrew Solt | Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: Gary Busey, Chuck Berry, Pat Boone, Ruth Brown

42. The Hours and Times (1991)

57 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

Writer: Christopher Munch | Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: David Angus, Ian Hart, Stephanie Pack, Robin McDonald

43. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985 TV Special)

120 min | Music

9.0
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Creator: Jimmy Hawkins | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

44. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961–1966)

40 min | Music

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Stars: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls, Jim Dale, Pete Murray

45. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.8
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington

46. 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

6.3
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Four individuals are brainwashed into forming a musical group, featuring guest appearances from some of the superstars of 1950s rock'n'roll.

Creator: Jack Good | Director: Art Fisher | Stars: Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

47. Let the Good Times Roll (1973)

PG | 99 min | Documentary, Music

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This lively documentary celebrates 1950s rock 'n' roll, both through archival clips of the era and concert footage filmed during the '70s. Although the musicians have aged, the performances... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Abel, Sidney Levin | Stars: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker

48. Rock 'n' Roll Christmas (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

5.2
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Writers: Jim Milio, Steve Muscarella | Director: Malcolm Leo | Stars: Pat Benatar, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Richard, Dennis Miller

49. Twist (1992)

PG | 74 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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The history of post-World War II popular dance up to the mid-sixties is explored with the focus being on the Twist.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Cholly Atkins, Frankie Avalon, Hank Ballard, Gary U.S. Bonds

50. The Debbie Allen Special (1989 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Writer: Paul Mooney | Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Michael Adams, Debbie Allen, Paula Brown, Matthew Dickens