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1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 131,867

2. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 3,516

3. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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

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

Votes: 434

4. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

M | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking an eighteen-day guided bus tour of nine European countries.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Vittorio De Sica, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 1,296

5. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,583 | Gross: $1.25M

6. Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Retrospective documentary on the making of the cult classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Mel Stuart, David L. Wolper, Roald Dahl, David Seltzer

Votes: 134

7. Get Christie Love! (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Crime

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Adventures of sexy & sassy black undercover cop Christie Love.

Stars: Teresa Graves, Charles Cioffi, Jack Kelly, Andy Romano

Votes: 148

8. Casablanca (1983– )

60 min | Drama

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A short-lived prequel to Casablanca (1942).

Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 85

9. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, History, War

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Director: Jack Kaufman | Stars: Richard Basehart, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Erich Kempka, Hjalmar Schacht

Votes: 172

10. Bill (1981 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having spent most of his life in a dreary inner city institution. He is taken in by a kind ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 593

11. Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama

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Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Armand Assante, John Gavin, Rip Torn

Votes: 130

12. Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

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70 Metascore

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue | Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth, Marion Dougherty

Votes: 1,174 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.7
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81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 599

14. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Art Carney, Dane Clark

Votes: 73

15. Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982–1986)

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

Stars: Jack Palance, Holly Palance, Cathie Shirriff, Marie Osmond

Votes: 271

16. I Love My Wife (1970)

R | 98 min | Comedy

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A young surgeon becomes bored with his wife and family, he has a very successful career, but even with having so much in life, he feels empty and goes through a series of brief and meaningless relations with attractive women.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro, Angel Tompkins, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 99

17. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

G | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

Directors: Walon Green, Ed Spiegel | Stars: Lawrence Pressman, Conlan Carter, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 558

18. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Romance, Western

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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 74

19. Citizen Candy Man: A Chocumentary (2005)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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Set just after Willy Wonka's death at 87, "Citizen Candy Man" is a mockumentary - a chocumentary - that imagines the characters from the 1971 cult children's classic "Willy Wonka and the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dator | Stars: Joe Dator, Donna Abraham, Louis Menchise, Amanda Duarte

Votes: 20

20. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 54

21. The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: David Dukes, Tovah Feldshuh, Lauren Frost, Janet Margolin

Votes: 97

22. Hollywood Treasure (2010– )

30 min | Reality-TV

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Hollywood Treasure is a weekly reality series that delves into the intricate world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia collecting, including science fiction and fantasy props and ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey McCall, Jonathan Mankuta, Joe Maddalena, Diana Gouveia

Votes: 323

23. Mean Dog Blues (1978)

R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

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When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise

Votes: 173

24. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.

Directors: Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess | Stars: Avi Arad, Sean Astin, Dick Ayers, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 700

25. Two Is a Happy Number (1972)

PG | 97 min | Drama

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A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Trish Van Devere, Monte Markham, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 209

26. Four Days in November (1964)

122 min | Documentary

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From more than eight million feet of newsreels, amateur footage, tape-recordings and more, David L. Wolper presents a priceless detailed account of the time and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Richard Basehart, John Brewer, Raymond Buck, John Connally

Votes: 314

27. The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005 TV Movie)

301 min | Documentary

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The top 100 family films, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Robert Abele, Richard Adams, Thelma Adams

Votes: 79

28. Brenda Starr (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure

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A newspaper reporter trying to track down a hermit-like billionaire goes to the Brazilian jungle, where she finds herself in the middle of an extortion plot, voodoo and supernatural occurrences.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Jill St. John, Tabi Cooper, Sorrell Booke, Victor Buono

Votes: 29

29. The Thin Blue Line (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: William Friedkin | Star: Van Heflin

Votes: 15

30. Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

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Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Adam Bookspan, Angelika Castaneda, Eric Clifton, Maria De Jesus

Votes: 182 | Gross: $0.00M

31. The White Lions (1981)

PG | 97 min | Drama

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A college professor, his wife, and daughter go the the wilds of Africa to live, and study the rare white lions of the region.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Michael York, Glynnis O'Connor, Donald Moffat, J.A. Preston

Votes: 75

32. The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Johnny Carson, Alan Arkin, Lucie Arnaz, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 105

33. The Mystery of Sleep (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Rosiland Cartwright, Charles Czeisler, William Dement, Dvid Dinges

Votes: 5

34. Here We Go Again (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

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The comedic problems that ensue when a newlywed couple moves into a home located very close to the homes of their former spouses.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Diane Baker, Richard Gautier, Nita Talbot

Votes: 17

35. Best of the Worst (1991– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Greg Kinnear, Dave Spector

Votes: 8

36. Birds Do It, Bees Do It (1974)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nicolas Noxon, Irwin Rosten | Star: Lee Bergere

Votes: 54

37. Biography (1961–1964)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Mike Wallace, Charles A. Lindbergh, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

Votes: 46

38. The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 TV Movie)

270 min | Documentary, Music

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A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel 4's website and readers of The Mail newspaper. Each entry is represented by clips ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Van Outen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Scott Baio

Votes: 119

39. The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Néstor Almendros, Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty

Votes: 135

40. Ruby and Oswald (1978 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

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A docudrama about the events surrounding the assassination of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, in 1963, based on eyewitness and other testimonies.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Michael Lerner, Frederic Forrest, Doris Roberts, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 74

41. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Musical

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HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression,... See full summary »

Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Obba Babatundé, John Badham

Votes: 33

42. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate, Bette Davis

Votes: 83

43. Independent's Day (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Brian Flemming, Dan Mirvish, Peter Baxter, Tom Bernard

Votes: 117

44. Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

6.8
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An hour documentary on the history of Bond for the 25th anniversary of the film series.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Ursula Andress, Sean Connery

Votes: 154

45. Call of the Wild: Sex in the Animal Kingdom (2003 Video)

Unrated | 62 min | Documentary

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From Alligators to Zebras and from the savage to the sensual, this program highlights the amazing variety of the beautiful, the bizarre, and the sometimes brutal sexual practices in the animal kingdom.

Director: Mel Stuart | Star: Rachel True

46. The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient, teaches 5th-grade children whose parents don't speak English at a school in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Rafe Esquith, Ian McKellen, Michael York

Votes: 109

47. Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012)

89 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

He pitched to Willie Mays, suited up for the Celtics, stepped into the ring with Archie Moore and even took a few snaps as quarterback for the Detroit Lions. But George Plimpton was no ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Bean, Luke Poling | Stars: Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Graydon Carter, Christopher Cerf

Votes: 101

48. The Making of the President 1960 (1963)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The story of the 1960 US Presidential election.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Martin Gabel, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon

Votes: 13

49. Life Goes to the Movies (1976 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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A look at the history of film from 1936-1972, with a special emphasis on the social impact of the medium and the way it both reflected and influenced American life.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Henry Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli

Votes: 32

50. China: Roots of Madness (1967 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

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film attempts to analyze the Anti-Western sentiment in China from the American perspective during the Cold War.

Director: Mel Stuart | Star: Joseph Campanella

Votes: 11