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1. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

2. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1992 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.4
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Star: Donald Sutherland

3. Cadillac Desert (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The amazing transformation of the American Southwest in the 20th century, from desert to oasis.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, David Brower, Floyd Dominy, Barry Goldwater

4. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Writer: Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

5. The Drug Years (2006 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.2
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A look at the rise of illicit drug use and its cultural influence in the second half of the last century.

Stars: Anthony DeCurtis, Martin Torgoff, John Leland, Country Joe McDonald

6. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982)

55 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

Writer: Eric Idle | Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Rene Auberjonois

7. Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (2011)

Documentary

7.7
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Gatling Pictures' "Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story" examines the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of Boston "low rock" band Morphine. From his Newton, Mass., roots to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rob Gordon Bralver | Directors: Rob Gordon Bralver, David Ferino | Stars: Chris Ballew, Dicky Barrett, Les Claypool, Dana Colley

8. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A small-time hood struggles to succeed on the "mean streets" of Little Italy.

Writers: Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

9. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Writers: Peter Biskind, Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah

10. The Native Americans (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

7.3
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Stars: Joy Harvo, John Mohawk

11. Under Fire (1983)

R | 128 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

Writers: Clayton Frohman, Ron Shelton | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

12. Until the End of the World (1991)

R | 158 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the bank money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Almereyda, Peter Carey, Solveig Dommartin, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin

13. The Gravy Train (1974)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Writers: Bill Kerby, Terrence Malick | Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Stacy Keach, Frederic Forrest, Margot Kidder, Barry Primus

14. To Die For (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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86 Metascore

Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight- including enlisting 3 teenagers to kill her husband.

Writers: Joyce Maynard, Buck Henry | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck

15. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Rumpelstiltskin (1982)

40 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Desperate to save her life, a miller's daughter makes a bargain with a strange character - After which, she must find a way to get out of this dangerous bargain.

Writers: Gerald Ayres, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Ned Beatty, Shelley Duvall, Hervé Villechaize, Jack Fletcher

16. Carny (1980)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.5
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A carnival comes to a small town. Eighteen year old Donna meets Frankie and Patch, two carnival hustlers. They earn their living by mercilessly taunting spectators to try to dump one of ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Kaylor, Robert Kaylor, Robbie Robertson, Thomas Baum | Director: Robert Kaylor | Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

17. K2 (1991)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2, the world's second-highest peak. Always pushy, ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrick Meyers, Scott Roberts | Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Annie Grindlay, Elena Wohl

18. My Science Project (1985)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan R. Betuel | Director: Jonathan R. Betuel | Stars: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge

19. Rough Magic (1995)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who ... See full summary »

Writers: James Hadley Chase, Robert Mundi, William Brookfield, Clare Peploe | Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe, Jim Broadbent, D.W. Moffett

20. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.

Writers: Clifford Green, Ellen Green, David Lee Miller | Director: Bill L. Norton | Stars: William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes

21. Hemingway: Winner Take Nothing (1998 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

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Before her death in 1996, Margaux Hemingway travels to Europe in a bid to uncover more about her famous grandfather, Ernest Hemingway's life. As she delves into her family history, she ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Collins | Director: Michael Collins | Stars: Jimmy Buffett, Jacques Chirac, Luis Miguel Dominguín, Bernard Foucher

22. For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival (2012)

106 min | Documentary, Music

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For The Love of the Music : The Club 47 Folk Revival, explores the history of Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with emphasis on the years 1959-1968. The film, narrated by Peter Coyote, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Delancy, Todd Kwait, Rob Stegman | Directors: Todd Kwait, Rob Stegman | Stars: Joan Baez, Joyce Chopra, Judy Collins, Peter Coyote

23. The Drug Years (2006– )
Episode: Teenage Wasteland (2006)

Documentary

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Writer: Martin Torgoff | Director: Dana Heinz Perry | Stars: Henry Rollins, Michael McKean, Anthony DeCurtis, Robbie Robertson