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1. Soul Power (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Music

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76 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte | Stars: Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Don King, Celia Cruz

2. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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68 Metascore

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Writers: Douglas McGrath, George Plimpton | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

3. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

4. ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004– )
Episode: Greatest Performances (2006)

Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Trey Wingo, Nick Acocella, Mitch Albom, Bobby Anderson

5. As Smart As They Are: The Author Project (2005)

63 min | Documentary

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AS SMART AS THEY ARE: THE AUTHOR PROJECT follows One Ring Zero, a band whose unique sound combines unusual instruments with unorthodox techniques, and documents their collaboration with ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Pacheco | Director: Joe Pacheco | Stars: Joshua Camp, Michael Hearst, Paul Auster, Rick Moody

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

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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

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

7. ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Trey Wingo, Charley Steiner, Peter Gammons, Bert Randolph Sugar

8. Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, Archibald Macleish, Peter Dexter, Bill Condon, Nancy Cassaro | Director: Alec Baldwin | Stars: Virl Andrick, Ray Aranha, Kaniel Arocho, Jorge Arocho

9. Breakfast with Hunter (2003)

91 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Wayne Ewing | Stars: Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, Alex Cox, John Cusack

10. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

11. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Archie Moore (2003)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Teddy Atlas, Herb Boyd, Marion Boykin, Bob Breitbard

12. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Chris Evert (2003)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Christine Brennan, Mary Carillo, Rosie Casals, Bud Collins

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Lisa participates in the Spellympics, but Homer is busy traveling cross-country as Krusty Burger test-markets a new sandwich. Lisa is confident that she will win, until she learns that the contest is rigged against her.

Creator: Matt Groening | Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

14. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Center of the World (2003)

180 min | Documentary, History

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This final chapter provides a powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following 9/11, reaching back to when the idea of a "world trade center" was first conceived and the towers ... See full summary »

Writer: Ric Burns | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Mario Cuomo, Jameson Doig, Niall Ferguson, James Glanz

15. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: The Simpsons (2003)

Talk-Show

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Interviewees: The cast of "The Simpsons"

Stars: James Lipton, Woody Allen, Hank Azaria, Jack Benny

16. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Death of a Doxy: Part 1 (2002)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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When Archie does a private eye associate a favor and tries to recover his P.I. license from a blackmailing girlfriend, he finds the ex-showgirl bludgeoned to death.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Rex Stout | Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

17. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Death of a Doxy: Part 2 (2002)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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With associate Orrie Cather on the hook for the murder of an ex-showgirl, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin must ally themselves with an eccentric showgirl to quash a blackmail plot and reveal the real killer.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Rex Stout | Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

18. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Help Wanted, Male (2002)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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Wolfe hires a look-alike double to stand in for him after he receives a death threat, the exact same threat that was carried out earlier against a potential Wolfe client.

Writers: Mark Stein, Rex Stout | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

19. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Immune to Murder (2002)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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Arriving at a remote lodge at the request of the State Department and a South American diplomat, a reluctant Wolfe prepares to cook trout for an oil tycoon's fishing party when Archie discovers one of the men dead in the river.

Writers: Stuart Kaminsky, Rex Stout | Director: John R. Pepper | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, David Schurmann, Robert Bockstael

21. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Murder Is Corny (2002)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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Archie stands accused in the murder of a man delivering corn because both of them were rivals for the affections of the farmer's daughter.

Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Rex Stout | Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

22. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: The Silent Speaker: Part 1 (2002)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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In post-War America, where shortages are common, the Bureau of Price Regulations is a very controversial organization, and when its leader is murdered, Wolfe takes the case.

Writers: Michael Jaffe, Rex Stout | Director: Michael Jaffe | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Debra Monk, Colin Fox

23. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: The Silent Speaker: Part 2 (2002)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Michael Jaffe, Rex Stout | Director: Michael Jaffe | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Debra Monk, Colin Fox

24. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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38 Metascore

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier, John Hughes | Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

25. Sam the Man (2001)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Kevin Kennedy, Paul Kneubuhl, Fisher Stevens | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Annabella Sciorra, Alex Porter, John Slattery

26. Bullet in the Brain (2001)

14 min | Short

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Outspokenly critical writing teacher allows his criticism to extend to his everyday life and soon learns why that is not a good idea. While the titular "Bullet in the Brain" does its work, ... See full summary »

Writers: David Von Ancken, Tobias Wolff | Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Tom Noonan, Dean Winters, Cecelia Antoinette, Carlos Barbot

27. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

212 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Writers: Dayton Duncan, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

28. The Sports Pages (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.6
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In two short films we get to know how sports can influence on the lives if human beings. The film is also scattered with small interruption sports interviews underlining the events acted out in the film.

Writers: Don Marquis, Donald Todd, George Zaloom | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bob Newhart, Brian Markinson, Graham Jarvis

29. Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001)

59 min | Documentary

3.9
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Writer: Terry Moloney | Director: Terry Moloney | Stars: Jaques D. Barth, Dick Beebe, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Darren Capozzi

30. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Eeny, Meeny, Murder, Moe (2001)

Action, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When fastidious Nero Wolfe abandons a stained tie after eating his lunch in his study, it is used to strangle a prospective client shortly thereafter.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Rex Stout | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Bill Smitrovich, Saul Rubinek

31. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Over My Dead Body: Part 1 (2001)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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A woman from Montenegro claims that Wolfe's long-lost adopted daughter is in New York, and is accused of theft at a prestigious fencing club. Her troubles increase when a club member is found stabbed to death and she is the prime suspect.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Janet Roach, Rex Stout | Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Bill Smitrovich, Ron Rifkin

32. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Over My Dead Body: Part 2 (2001)

Action, Drama, Mystery

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As Wolfe tries to unravel the mystery of a young woman who could be his long-lost adopted daughter, she draws him and Archie Goodwin further and further into a web of deceit, political intrigue and murder.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Janet Roach, Rex Stout | Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Bill Smitrovich, Colin Fox

33. Deadline (2000–2001)
Episode: Red Herring (2001)

Drama

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Writers: Eva Nagorski, Dick Wolf | Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Oliver Platt, Damon Gupton, Bebe Neuwirth, Lili Taylor

34. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Thy Will Be Done (2001)

TV-14 | Drama

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Weaver becomes concerned about Greene's cognitive skills and surrepticiously calls for an official evaluation of his competency. Corday plans her wedding to Greene. Bishop Stewart (JAMES ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

35. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )

46 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

36. Wonderland (2000– )

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Ted Levine, Michelle Forbes, Martin Donovan, David Brown

37. Deadline (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Oliver Platt plays Wallace Benton, a journalist for a New York tabloid magazine called the NY Ledger. He works along side his soon to be ex-wife, and various other people, using his ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Platt, Damon Gupton, Bebe Neuwirth, Lili Taylor

38. Woman Found Dead in Elevator (2000)

14 min | Short

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A story unfinished, and a burgeoning pile of laundry are the cause of great concern to a writer, also singled out for persecution by an ensemble of hostile characters. Set against the ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam M. Goldstein, George Plimpton, Ruth Tarson, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Adam M. Goldstein | Stars: Kathleen Chalfant, William Duell, John Elsen, Ronald Guttman

40. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)
Episode: A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn (2000)

22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A&E Biography looks at the troubled history behind the career of Nina Van Horn.

Creator: Steven Levitan | Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Wendie Malick, Enrico Colantoni

41. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Hank Aaron (2000)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Stars: Billye Aaron, Hank Aaron, Sparky Anderson, Joe Andrews

42. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Muhammad Ali (2000)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Lonnie Ali, Roone Arledge, Arned Arter, Bob Arum

43. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Secretariat (2000)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Dave Anderson, Mike Battaglia, Furman Bisher, Ed Bowen

44. Wonderland (2000– )
Episode: Spell Check (2000)

Drama

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Stars: Ted Levine, Michelle Forbes, Michael Jai White, Billy Burke

45. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )
Episode: Vince Lombardi (2000)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NFL. He was the driving force of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1968, helping the team capture five NFL ... See full summary »

Stars: Donny Anderson, Roone Arledge, Vernon Biever, Heywood Hale Broun

46. Edtv (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy

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Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.

Writers: Émile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Sally Kirkland

47. It's Like, You Know... (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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New York-based writer Arthur Garment moves to L.A. to write a book about how much he loathes this city with its vapid and superficial culture. Although the longer he stays, the more he's getting used to it and even starts liking it.

Creator: Peter Mehlman | Stars: Steven Eckholdt, Chris Eigeman, Evan Handler, A.J. Langer

48. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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

49. Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999– )

210 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The story of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their life long fight to bring equal rights to women.

Stars: Sally Kellerman, Ronnie Gilbert, Julie Harris, Amy Madigan