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1. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Hilton Als, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cheney, Jim Didion

Votes: 415

2. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 621

3. Abstract: The Art of Design (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

8.5
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A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

Stars: Platon, Elisabeth Biondi, Ilse Crawford, Es Devlin

Votes: 2,149

4. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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39 Metascore

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

Votes: 17,724 | Gross: $14.00M

5. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 447

6. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 533

7. Q (1982)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 4,751

8. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 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: 1,099

9. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs, Phillip Froehlich

Votes: 11,352 | Gross: $2.40M

10. Frontline (1983– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Martin Smith

Votes: 1,137

11. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 384

12. Real Sex (1990– )

TV-MA | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary series that explores sex in the '90s. Each episode has several segments about current trends in sexuality as well as street interviews with common people.

Stars: Susan Block, Barbara Carrellas, Samantha Jones, Nely Galan

Votes: 275

13. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,651

14. Cathouse: The Series (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

6.2
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Chronicles the women of a brothel in Nevada.

Stars: Dennis Hof, Madam Suzette, Isabella Soprano, Air Force Amy

Votes: 183

15. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

8.0
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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

16. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.5
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60 Metascore

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede | Star: Dan Ariely

Votes: 1,565

17. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,884

18. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,039

19. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,611 | Gross: $1.43M

20. Between the Lines (1977)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 412

21. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Star: Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 17

22. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.2
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68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,582 | Gross: $1.76M

23. Jaded (1998)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.4
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Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd ... See full summary »

Director: Caryn Krooth | Stars: Carla Gugino, Richard Bright, Robert Knepper, Donna Mitchell

Votes: 614

24. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,404

25. Liberty! The American Revolution (1997– )

360 min | History, War

8.4
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Adams, Peter Donaldson, Colm Feore, Victor Garber

Votes: 302

26. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )

M | 30 min | Documentary

6.3
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From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Farley Katz, Roz Chast, Liana Finck, Benjamin Schwartz

Votes: 333

27. Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (2016)

Documentary, History, Music

6.8
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Soundbreaking explores the history of recorded music. Featuring more than 150 original interviews, the series charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.

Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Todd Boyd, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Don Was

Votes: 1,023

28. 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: 644 | Gross: $0.27M

30. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $2.45M

31. 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: 230

32. The China Hustle (2017)

82 min | Documentary

8.6
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An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 10

33. Cathouse (2002 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary

5.8
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Between March # April 2002 the HBO team went into the legal brothel that is the Bunny Ranch. We meet the owners and the staff as well as some of those coming to use the girls. With hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Madam Suzette, Kent Wallace, Karla, Deanna

Votes: 325

34. By Sidney Lumet (2015)

103 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

In a never-before-seen interview filmed in 2008, three years before his death, Sidney Lumet discusses his life and career.

Director: Nancy Buirski | Star: Sidney Lumet

Votes: 236

35. Pandora's Promise (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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54 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas

Votes: 1,674 | Gross: $0.07M

36. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.15M

37. SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama

6.6
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The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Tina North, Paul Lazar

Votes: 1,151

38. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

Votes: 24

39. Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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33 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of The Police.

Directors: Andy Grieve, Lauren Lazin | Stars: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, The Police

Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Pearson Marx, Stan Stokowski, Alfred Vanderbilt III

Votes: 460

41. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)

104 min | Drama

5.4
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This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »

Directors: Mirra Bank, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Maria Tucci, David Strathairn, Kevin Bacon, Didi Velez

Votes: 114

42. Alambrista! (1977)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillen, Ned Beatty

Votes: 468

43. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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71 Metascore

A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

Director: Rachel Boynton | Stars: Mauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stanley Greenberg

Votes: 513 | Gross: $0.17M

44. G String Divas (2000– )

30 min | Reality-TV

6.2
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Stars: Miss Bunny, Angel, Cashmere, Chrissy

Votes: 66

45. The Grateful Dead (1977)

PG | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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The Grateful Dead performs live at Winterland in San Francisco in October 1974.

Directors: Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 634

46. The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who ... See full summary »

Directors: Jay Sandrich, Judy Kinberg, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen

Votes: 285

47. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 654 | Gross: $0.02M

48. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

7.0
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 1,975 | Gross: $0.43M

49. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama

6.7
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Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley

Votes: 277

50. Cradle of Champions (2017)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

Three young people battle to change their lives through a three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves-the biggest and oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world.

Director: Bartle Bull | Stars: Teddy Atlas, James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, Pat Russo