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1. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 19,492

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

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

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,412

3. 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: 5,708

4. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Writers: Laura Hillenbrand, Gary Ross | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 57,578 | Gross: $120.15M

5. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Creator: Don Hewitt | Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,033

6. 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: 30,492

7. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Creators: Daniel Hart, Alan Kwan, Tacita Morway, David Condon, Lisa Leombruni | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,364

8. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, 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, Oliver Platt

Votes: 890

9. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

10. 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: 991

11. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.6
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 290

12. 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: 579

13. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

Writers: David McCullough, Thomas Rickman | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,874

14. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 637

15. Napoleon (2000 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena.

Star: David McCullough

Votes: 208

16. 1776

Drama, History, War | Announced

A look at how General George Washington led the war of independence against the powerful British army in 1776. Based on the book by David McCullough.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 435

18. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Writers: Ric Burns, Amy Stechler, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: James Baldwin, Tucker Burr, Ray Charles, Mario Cuomo

Votes: 338

19. The Century: America's Time (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 750 min | Documentary

8.9
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Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose, Neil Simon

Votes: 49

20. Huey Long (1985)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

Votes: 296

21. Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015)

145 min | Documentary

5.2
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Everyone has heard the story of President Kennedy's murder and most have been left feeling very confused. Conspiracy Theorists Lie is the story you haven't heard; an in depth look at the ... See full summary »

Writer: James K. Lambert | Director: James K. Lambert | Stars: Steve Barber, William F. Buckley, Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 8

22. David McCullough: Painting with Words (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mark Herzog | Stars: David McCullough, Rosalee McCullough

Votes: 71

23. Founding Brothers (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writers: Joseph Ellis, Kelly McPherson, Melissa Jo Peltier | Director: Melissa Jo Peltier | Stars: Peter Coyote, Brian Dennehy, Joseph Ellis, Joanne Freeman

Votes: 68

24. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Writers: Ric Burns, David McCullough, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis

Votes: 168

25. Smithsonian World (1984– )

60 min

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Stars: David McCullough, David Steadman, Lee Steadman, Andrew Wyeth

26. The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God (1984)

57 min | Documentary

7.3
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Ken Burns examines the American utopian 19th century religious sect known as the Shakers.

Writer: Amy Stechler | Directors: Ken Burns, Amy Stechler | Star: David McCullough

Votes: 225

27. Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

7.0
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Troublesome Creek is the acclaimed story of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm. From fighting the Crooked Creek Gang in 1867 to fighting off the bank today. An ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Stars: Bob Blankenship, Dean Eilts, Marge Harold, James Jordan Jr.

Votes: 48

28. Save Our History (1998– )

Documentary

6.2
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Series highlighting some of America's most historically significant places that are in danger of being lost forever.

Stars: Josh Binswanger, Steve Thomas, Edward Herrmann, Richard Moe

Votes: 6

29. The Way West (1995 TV Movie)

360 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writer: Ric Burns | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Ambrose, Russell Baker, Charlotte Black Elk

Votes: 41

30. Degenerate Art (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writer: David Grubin | Director: David Grubin | Stars: David McCullough, Sander Gilman, Peter Guenther, Robert Hughes

Votes: 34

31. The Messenger: Based on a True Story (2005)

18 min | Short, Adventure

9.2
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Based loosely on the true story of Thomas E. Jones, a 16-year old boy who was responsible for delivering the letter of surrender from the Japanese at the end of WW2.

Writer: Quincy Perkins | Director: Quincy Perkins | Stars: Hunter Bodine, Ben Campanella, David Drumm, George Fiderio

Votes: 5

32. Burden of Genius: Thomas Starzl and His Journey Into Organ Transplantation (2016)

Documentary | Filming

The story of Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, whose multiple innovations in transplantation surgery and immunology changed the face of modern medicine.

Director: Tjardus Greidanus | Stars: David McCullough, James Redford, Thomas Starzl, Bridget Flynn

33. Through the Place (2016)

62 min | Documentary

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Director: Daniel Lovering | Star: David McCullough

34. Character Above All (1996 TV Movie)

Talk-Show

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PBS panel discussion program about American presidential character.

Stars: Jim Lehrer, Stephen Ambrose, Michael Beschloss, Benjamin C. Bradlee

35. Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend (2003 TV Short)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Writers: Adam Hauck, Daniel Soiseth | Stars: Robin Bissell, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Laura Hillenbrand

Votes: 35

36. Harry S. Truman: 1884-1972 (1997)

48 min | Documentary

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Writer: Charles Guggenheim | Director: Charles Guggenheim | Star: David McCullough

37. The Day They Died (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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The death of history's most fascinating figures is explored in this two-hour special. Profiled are 19 deaths, including George Washington (bled to death by his doctors) and Sigmund Freud (assisted suicide).

Writer: Gregory Orr | Director: Gregory Orr | Stars: Daniel Arasse, Lenore Barbian, Cris Dovich, Peter Gay

Votes: 9

38. Seabiscuit: Racing Through History (2003 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Writers: Laurent Bouzereau, Adam Hauck | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Laura Hillenbrand, Tobey Maguire, Chris McCarron, David McCullough

Votes: 52

39. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: 'Seabiscuit': The Making of a Legend (2003)

Documentary

8.7
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Writers: Adam Hauck, Daniel Soiseth | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Laura Hillenbrand, Kathleen Kennedy

Votes: 6

40. The Century: America's Time (1999– )
Episode: 1936-1941: Over the Edge (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Jennings, Marian Anderson, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill

41. Nova (1974– )
Episode: A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama (1987)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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Writer: David McCullough | Director: Carl Charlson

Votes: 13

42. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (2014)

Documentary

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The war - and the resulting levels of work and security - had kept Franklin Roosevelt out of public sight. By the spring of 1944 however, he was seriously ill with bronchitis. This ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, H.W. Brands, Patricia Clarkson, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Votes: 57

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

TV-14 | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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: 120

44. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided Part 2 - We Are Elected (2001)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Jean Harvey Baker, David Herbert Donald, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kevin R. Hershberger

Votes: 22

45. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided Part 3 - Shattered (2001)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 23

46. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, a House Divided Part 4 - The Dearest of All Things (2001)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 16

47. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 1 - Ambition (2001)

360 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Stars: David Morse, Holly Hunter, David McCullough, Jean Harvey Baker

Votes: 118

48. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 5 - This Frightful War (2001)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 16

49. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 6 - Blind with Weeping (2001)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 15

50. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: America 1900 (1998)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Exploration of life in America in the first year of the 20th century, using archive film footage and photographs.

Writers: Judy Crichton, David Grubin | Director: David Grubin | Star: David McCullough

Votes: 20