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1. The Civil War (1990– )

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 7,171

2. The War (2007– )

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: 2,860

3. 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: 5,096 | Gross: $0.27M

4. 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.

5. Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: James Foley, Unai Aranzadi, Zac Baillie, Manu Brabo

Votes: 910

6. 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, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,178

7. Baseball (1994– )

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: 2,828

8. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )

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: 1,025

9. Prohibition (2011– )

360 min | 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: 1,438

10. The Dust Bowl (2012– )

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: 1,028

11. Jackie Robinson (2016– )

TV-PG | 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: 208

12. Jazz (2001– )

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: 1,441

13. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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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: 804

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

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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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: 1,074

15. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

Votes: 573

16. 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: 565

17. Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tom Hanks hosts a tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that explores the breadth and depth of his work, talks to many of his collaborators, and looks at his filmmaking process to understand how he makes American History come to life.

Director: Bob Marty | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ken Burns, Sam Waterston, George Lucas

Votes: 11

18. The Other Side of the Moon (1990)

Documentary

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Director: Mickey Lemle | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Charles Conrad, James Irwin

Votes: 13

19. Media City (2004– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Michael Riedel, Charles Nordlander, David Schwartz, Tim Gunn

20. Doc Talk (2006– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Deena Dill, Lucy Walker, Gabriela Fresquez, Davis Guggenheim

Votes: 15

21. World of Ideas with Bill Moyers (1988– )

Biography

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Star: Bill Moyers

22. Drinks and Conversation (2011 TV Movie)

27 min | History

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Director: Daniel Kopec | Stars: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Daniel Okrent

23. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: A Class Apart (2009)

Documentary, Biography, History

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In 1951 in the town of Edna, Texas, a field hand named Pedro Hernandez murdered his employer after exchanging words at a gritty cantina... See full synopsis »

Directors: Peter Miller, Carlos Sandoval | Stars: Norma Cantú, Ramiro Casso, James DeAnda, Oralia Espinosa

Votes: 22

24. The War (2007– )
Episode: A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007)

TV-14 | 111 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Americans are shocked by terrible losses on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, while in Italy Allied forces are stalled for months at Monte Cassino and a risky landing at Anzio fails utterly. At ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Burt Wilson, Paul Fussell, John Hope Franklin

Votes: 74

25. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Drunkards (2011)

95 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The 19th century was a period of growth both for alcoholic beverages and the temperance movement. Washingtonian societies - made up of men who had taken a pledge to forgo all alcoholic ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Michael Lerner, Daniel Okrent, Pete Hamill

Votes: 104

26. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Hypocrites (2011)

105 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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By the mid-1920s, a great many people had become convinced that prohibition was a serious mistake. Alfred E. Smith, the Governor of New York, was unsuccessful in getting the Democratic ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Jonathan Eig, Michael Lerner

Votes: 78

27. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Scofflaws (2011)

111 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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With the passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, the federal government now passes legislation to enforce it. Known as the Volstead Act, the legislation forbids not only hard ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Donald Ward, Noah Feldman, Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Votes: 87

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

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.8
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The 1920s begin with America trying to recover from World War I and baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 74

29. The War (2007– )
Episode: A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 (2007)

TV-14 | 143 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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This series profiles World War II as seen primarily through the eyes of people living in just four U.S. Cities. This episode details an antebellum period before the attack on Pearl Harbor, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Glenn D. Frazier, Sam Hynes, Jim Sherman

Votes: 90

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

Documentary

8.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 72

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

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

8.3
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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 »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

Votes: 149

32. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: A Whole New Ballgame (1994)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: John Chancellor, Ed Harris, Garrison Keillor

Votes: 64

33. The War (2007– )
Episode: A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007)

TV-14 | 125 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific--Okinawa.... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Sam Hynes, Emma Belle Pelcher, Maurice Bell

Votes: 67

34. Doc Talk (2006– )
Episode: Change Is Gonna Come (2011)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Christopher Taylor, David Teague

35. The Dust Bowl (2012– )
Episode: Dust to Eat (2012)

Documentary

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Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Dorothy Williamson, Timothy Egan, Donald Worster, Charles Shaw

36. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.1

Documentary

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

37. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.10

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

38. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.2

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

39. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.3

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

40. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.4

Documentary

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

41. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.5

Documentary

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

42. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.6

Documentary

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

43. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.7

Documentary

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

44. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.8

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

45. The Vietnam War (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.9

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Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

46. Charlie Rose (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 9 November 1998 (1998)

53 min | News, Talk-Show

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A Discussion Of The Legal And Political Aspects Of The Clinton-Lewinsky Trial; A Discussion Of The Moral Aspects Of The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair; A Discussion Of The Tennis Championships The U.S. Open

Stars: Charlie Rose, Ken Burns, Phil Collins, Lynn Novick

47. The War (2007– )
Episode: FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007)

TV-14 | 125 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Victory in Europe seems imminent, but in Holland, the Vosges Mountains, and the Hurtgen Forest, GIs learn painful lessons as old as war itself--that generals make plans, plans go wrong and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Quentin Aanenson, Emma Belle Pelcher, Paul Fussell

Votes: 71

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

TV-14 | 76 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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 »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, William Safire

Votes: 142

49. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: Get Action (1858-1901) (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Roosevelt family originally migrated from Holland in the 17th century. They eventually became one of New York's most prominent families with a dedication to public service. Teddy ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Clay Jenkinson, George Will, David McCullough, Jon Meacham

Votes: 89

50. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009)

115 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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As the nation enters the 1920s, Stephen Mather and Horace Albright ally themselves with the automobile to "democratize" the national parks and attract more Americans to them. Nebraskans ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Ruth Kirk, Dayton Duncan, Alfred Runte

Votes: 35