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1. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

2. Made in America (2013)

Documentary, Music

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48 Metascore

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z organizes the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Rita Ora, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Jay-Z

3. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

4. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

93 min | Documentary

7.5
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66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Writer: Brian Knappenberger | Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

5. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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75 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

6. David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Reality-TV

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Writers: Matthew Akers, David Blaine | Director: Matthew Akers | Stars: David Blaine, Hadji Ali, Woody Allen, Will Arnett

7. Oprah Presents: Master Class (2011– )

43 min | Documentary | Active

6.7
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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Berry Gordy

8. Iconoclasts (2005– )

Documentary

7.6
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Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marina Abramovic, Tory Burch, Chuck D.

9. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Kato, Christopher Senyonjo

10. Carrier (2008– )

Documentary

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CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Creators: Mitchell Block, Maro Chermayeff | Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

11. America Undercover (1986– )

TV-MA | Documentary

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A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.

Stars: Lee Grant, Oliver Stone, Lawrence Pressman, Mark Walsh

12. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary, War

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With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Matthew O'Neill

13. The Ground Truth (2006)

R | 72 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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74 Metascore

The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, ... See full summary »

Writer: Patricia Foulkrod | Director: Patricia Foulkrod | Stars: Herold Noel, Robert Acosta, Sean Huze, Kelly Dougherty

14. Circus (2010– )

54 min | Reality-TV

8.3
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In a world that offers a dizzying array of amusements and entertainments, there is none quite so enduring or so universal as the circus. Now, over the course of six dramatic and mesmerizing... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Lubin, Paul Binder

15. Lemon (I) (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

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Ex-con turned poet/performer Lemon Andersen fights for an exit from generations of poverty by bringing his life's secrets to the New York stage. But revisiting his troubled past has more in... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Olivier | Directors: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison | Stars: Lemon Andersen, Claire Danes

16. Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius Hook Mitchell (2003)

Documentary

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Raised in the drug infested, crime-ridden streets of West Oakland, California, Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell was born to a drug addicted mother and a father he never knew. Growing up on ... See full summary »

Directors: William O'Neill, Michael Skolnik | Stars: Calvin Andrews, Antonio Davis, Bill Duffy, Drew Gooden

17. Michael: The Last Photo Shoots (2014)

45 min | Documentary | Post-production

A behind the scenes look at Michael Jackson's last magazine cover photo shoots for L'UOMO Vogue, Ebony as he prepared for his planned comeback in 2007.

Writers: Anna Garcia, Craig J. Williams | Director: Craig Williams | Stars: Bruce Weber, Rushka Bergman, Kabuki, Phillip Bloch

18. Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002 TV Movie)

140 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Writers: John Lahr, Elaine Stritch | Directors: Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, Rick McKay, D.A. Pennebaker, Andy Picheta | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Rick Borutta, Rob Bowman, John Lahr

19. GT Academy USA (2011– )

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Stars: Dhani Jones, Danny Sullivan, Darwin Albano, Joe Alves

20. I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007)

Documentary

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A candid and introspective look at the extreme beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, the British-born co-founder and driving force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal-rights organization.

Director: Matthew Galkin | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Marc Bouwer, Ralph Dell, Priscilla Feral

21. Another Day in Paradise (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Created from footage captured during the filming of the PBS series Carrier, explores the struggle waged by three men in various stages of fatherhood to serve their country while living and ... See full summary »

Writers: Mitchell Block, Maro Chermayeff, Deborah Dickson | Director: Deborah Dickson

22. Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful (2009)

Documentary, Music

7.4
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A documentary filmed behind the scenes of the Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour in 2008.

Director: Phil Griffin | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Bill Gerber, Richie Sambora

23. Heir to an Execution (2004)

99 min | Documentary

7.1
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Fifty years after the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, their granddaughter, Ivy Meeropol, reflects on their lives, principles, and ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Ivy Meeropol, Michael Meeropol, Robert Meeropol, Ethel Rosenberg

24. In the Life (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Katherine Linton, Michael Billy, Bill Brochtrup

25. In Search of Ted Demme (2010)

Documentary

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Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jason Barry, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steve Buscemi

26. Behind Those Eyes (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Behind Those Eyes provides a magnifying glass into the behind-the-scenes dynamism of Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrel and Chris Henderson, both on and off the tour. The movie ... See full summary »

Writers: Alex Gibney, Scott Mahalick | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Daniel Adair, Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson

27. Lockdown, USA (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

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Film is set on the front lines of the dramatic campaign to end the "War on Drugs" and repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws.

Writers: Rebecca Chaiklin, Michael Skolnik | Directors: Rebecca Chaiklin, Michael Skolnik | Stars: Russell Simmons, Ruby Dee, Wanda Best, Mark Best

28. Big Ideas for a Small Planet (2007– )

Documentary

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This documentary series focuses on important environmental topics and features interviews with forward-thinking designers discussing alternative ideas that could save the planet.

Stars: Louisa Chu, Monica Ramone, Kelly LaPlante, Eric Smith

29. EGG, the Arts Show (2000–2002)

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Stars: Elaine Stritch, Wayne Cilento, Luis Salgado, Amy Spanger

30. Loving & Cheating (2005 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

5.3
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Couples, singles and advice givers answer questions about monogamy and infidelity.

Director: Thom Powers | Stars: Peter Bron, Marty Klein, Tracy Pendergast, Dan Savage

31. Nimrod Nation (2007– )

Documentary

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Stars: Brian Aimsback, George Peterson III, George Peterson IV, Bill Powell

32. Going Blind (2010)

82 min | Documentary

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A documentary about coping with vision loss.

Director: Joseph F. Lovett | Star: Steve Baskis

33. Back in the Hood: Gang War 2 (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Marc Levin

34. Rikers High (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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A look at the students and teachers of 'Island Academy' the high school for inmates of Riker's Island. The largest correctional facility in North America.

Director: Victor Buhler | Stars: Andre Blandon, Millie Grant, John Hopson, Shawn Johnson

35. Rent: The Final Days on Broadway (2009 Video)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Directors: Paul Bozymowski, Jay Heyman | Stars: Will Chase, Luther Creek, Eden Espinosa, Renée Elise Goldsberry

36. Sonic Cinema (2000– )

30 min | Music

8.5
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Music journalist Dimitri Ehrlich and Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore hosts this series showcasing features, short films, and other works by independent artists, filmmakers and musicians.

Stars: Mark Linkous, Joseph Bennett, Cory McAbee, Thurston Moore

37. Second-Hand Stories (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Reality-TV

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Equal parts video travelogue and pop-culture archaeological expedition, SECOND HAND STORIES reveals the passions and obsessions of Americans by taking a closer look at the second-hand stuff... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Wilcha | Director: Christopher Wilcha | Stars: John Freyer, Christopher Wilcha

38. Guns & Mothers (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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This one-hour documentary explores the contentious debate over gun control, as seen through the eyes of two mothers on opposite sides of the issue. Frances Davis from Brooklyn lost all ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Powers

39. The Hill (2006– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

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Star: Robert Wexler

40. Mole People: Life in the World Below (2001– )

50 min

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41. 20 Under 20: Transforming Tomorrow (2012 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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42. The Rocket Project (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The first rocket to the moon took billions of dollars, buildings full of computers, and hundreds of engineers. But what would it take today? On January 25th, 2010, eight incredibly gifted ... See full summary »

Writers: Benjamin Barney, Ryan Pocket Fluet | Director: Andrew Fried

43. Blood Detectives (2008)

Documentary

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Star: Sylvia Chase

44. Red Hook Justice (2005 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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Writers: Elizabeth Byard, Meema Spadola | Director: Meema Spadola

45. The Art of Blending (II) (2011)

30 min | Short

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Writer: Thibaut de Longeville | Director: Thibaut de Longeville | Stars: Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Bobby Brown, D-Nice

46. In the Life (1992– )
Episode: 1205 Out Front (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary

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Segments include, "The Advocate," "Real to Reel," "Out & About," "NYPD Pink," "Cata," "Do it Yourself, " and "Out Takes."

Writers: Jesse Solomon, Andrea Swift | Directors: Morgan Gwenwald, Andrea Swift | Stars: Bill Brochtrup, Staceyann Chin, Harvey Fierstein

47. GT Academy USA (2011– )
Episode: A Will and a Way (2012)

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Director: Jeff Zwart | Stars: Darwin Albano, Joe Alves, Nick Barbato, Jett Chandler

48. Iconoclasts (2005– )
Episode: Alicia Keys and Ruby Dee (2007)

Documentary

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Singer Alicia Keys meets actress Ruby Dee. Keys allows cameras to visit her studio and Dee appears at the Apollo Theater's Spring Benefit.

Director: Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys

49. Carrier (2008– )
Episode: All Hands (2008)

Documentary

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Five-thousand sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of California.

Creators: Mitchell Block, Maro Chermayeff | Director: Maro Chermayeff | Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin

50. America Undercover (1986– )
Episode: Back in the Hood: Gang War II (2004)

TV-MA | 53 min | Documentary

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Director: Marc Levin