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1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 936,051 | Gross: $187.99M

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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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

Votes: 267,812

3. The Mindy Project (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 22,505

4. Difficult People (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin

Votes: 1,516

5. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )

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

8.7
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America's top fake news show.

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

Votes: 33,769

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

TV-14 | 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: 5,907

7. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 21,995 | Gross: $10.77M

8. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,176

9. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015– )

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

5.6
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A late night satirical talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore.

Stars: Larry Wilmore, Mike Yard, Rory Albanese, Holly Walker

Votes: 2,372

10. American Experience (1988– )

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: 910

11. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

Votes: 794

12. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Liz Levin

Votes: 3,294

13. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore

Votes: 8,541

14. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,098

15. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 10,404

16. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,890 | Gross: $3.18M

17. Jeopardy! (1984– )

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

8.3
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A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions?

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara

Votes: 4,059

18. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

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

8.6
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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: 30,841

19. 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: 14,121

20. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 4,684 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 392

22. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

Votes: 940

23. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

Documentary

8.9
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, Paul Giamatti, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,013

24. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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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: 593

25. Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey (2006)

Not Rated | 7 min | Documentary

7.5
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Throughout the 1970's, Bill Lee was the ultimate gonzo baseball player, a brilliant left-handed pitcher who flouted every manager or front office executive who tried to control him. The ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Rapkin | Stars: Bill Lee, Fred Lynn, Dan Shaughnessy, Paul Francis Sullivan

Votes: 59

26. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

9.1
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 2,724

27. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.8
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 104

28. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

2.8
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Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with today's big names in film and television and introduces you to up-and-coming bands and musicians that rock.

Stars: Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney, Brian McCarthy

Votes: 973

29. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

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: 2,652

30. Jazz (2001 TV Mini-Series)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,364

31. 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, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 761

32. CBS This Morning (2012– )

120 min | News

6.6
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A mix of news, features and interviews with notable figures in politics, business and entertainment.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, Anthony Mason

Votes: 121

33. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

Documentary

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.

Directors: Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky | Stars: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks

34. The Dust Bowl (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.2
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A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

Stars: Dorothy Williamson, Donald Worster, Timothy Egan, Calvin Crabill

Votes: 921

35. Good Day L.A. (1993– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Steve Edwards, Rick Dickert, Maria Quiban, Lisa Breckenridge

Votes: 68

36. Wordplay (2006)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Merl Reagle

Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $3.12M

37. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

Documentary

8.2
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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett

Votes: 271

38. Jackie Robinson (2016 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Robinson's rise from humble beginnings to became an American hero and pivotal figure in American history are detailed.

Stars: Keith David, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 163

39. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

Votes: 1,298

40. Thomas Jefferson (1997 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Ossie Davis, Joseph Ellis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Potts

Votes: 404

41. The Vietnam War (2017– )

Documentary | Announced

An in-depth look at the American military operations in Vietnam during the 1960s and '70s as well as the growing opposition against the war within the United States.

42. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,028

43. Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015– )

Documentary

8.4
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Terrence Howard

Votes: 179

44. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Special)

240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.7
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 751

45. The Hour (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.3
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

Votes: 430

46. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 246

47. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Sport

8.1
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.

Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 143

48. Katie (2012– )

60 min | Talk-Show

4.2
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Stars: Katie Couric, Dionne Harmon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler

Votes: 103

49. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

58 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 442

50. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 520