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1. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

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.

Writers: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 3,197

2. Frontline (1983– )

60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Creator: Ly Chheng | Stars: Will Lyman, Arun Rath, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith

Votes: 711

3. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

9.0
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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: 2,395

4. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

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: 2,359

5. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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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: 780

6. Mission Rescue (2002– )

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Star: Harry Prichett

7. 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 »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Burt Wilson, Paul Fussell, John Hope Franklin

Votes: 50

8. 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 »

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

Votes: 60

9. 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 »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Sam Hynes, Emma Belle Pelcher, Maurice Bell

Votes: 43

10. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Baptism by Fire (2002)

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Star: Harry Prichett

11. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Elements of Surprise (2002)

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Star: Harry Prichett

12. 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 »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Quentin Aanenson, Emma Belle Pelcher, Paul Fussell

Votes: 48

13. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Final Frontier (2002)

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Writer: Annabelle Hester | Star: Harry Prichett

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

115 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 28

15. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009)

115 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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A new president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, expands the national park idea to embrace battlefields and other historic and iconic sites. He enters pitched battles to create national parks on the... See full summary »

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Nevada Barr, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon

Votes: 27

16. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Lost at Sea (2002)

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Writers: Ted Duvall, Kip Prestholdt, Kim Woodard | Star: Harry Prichett

17. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Lost in the Fog (2002)

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Writer: Annabelle Hester | Star: Harry Prichett

18. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Mayday (2002)

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Writer: Kim Woodard

19. Mission Rescue (2002– )
Episode: Over the Horizon (2002)

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Writer: Annabelle Hester | Star: Harry Prichett

20. The War (2007– )
Episode: Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007)

TV-14 | 137 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history, but then bog down in the Norman hedgerows for weeks. Saipan proves the costliest Pacific ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Quentin Aanenson, Joseph Vaghi, Paul Fussell

Votes: 53

21. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009)

111 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman named Stephen Mather impulsively accepts the offer to oversee them for one year. Mather ... See full summary »

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon, Kim Heacox

Votes: 28

22. The War (2007– )
Episode: The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007)

TV-14 | 118 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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Americans are shocked by Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest--but by mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while the Russians are 50 miles from Berlin. In the ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Ray Leopold, Paul Fussell, Burnett Miller

Votes: 47

23. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Last Refuge: 1890-1915 (2009)

131 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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At the end of the 19th century, some Americans begin to question the nation's headlong rush across the continent that has devastated forests and ravaged entire species of animals. ... See full summary »

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, Clay Jenkinson, Terry Tempest Williams

Votes: 33

24. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Monster That Ate Hollywood (2001)

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Writer: Alan Smithee | Director: Vince DiPersio

25. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009)

114 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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After World War II, an increasingly mobile and affluent nation begins placing demands on the parks as never before, and the parks are in danger of being "loved to death." A Park Service ... See full summary »

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dayton Duncan, William Cronon, Paul Schullery

Votes: 26

26. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Scripture of Nature: 1851-1890 (2009)

114 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A study of the first ideas which led to the establishment of America's national parks, with an emphasis on the work of John Muir and the exploration and preservation of Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dayton Duncan, Carl Pope, Clay Jenkinson

Votes: 37

27. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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As the new millenium dawns, Baseball is more popular and profitable than ever, but suspicions and revelations about performance enhancing drugs keep surfacing, calling the integrity of the game itself into question.

Writers: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Star: Keith David

Votes: 62

28. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Sport

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This latest entry covers the period from the early 1990's onward. Labor relations deteriorated badly in the early part of that decade leading to the players strike in August 1994. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Hank Aaron, Felipe Alou, Barry Bonds, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 91

29. The War (2007– )
Episode: When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943 (2007)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Americans mobilize for total war at home and overseas. Factories hum around the clock, while in North Africa and then Italy, inexperienced GIs learn how to fight. Meanwhile, in the skies ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Olga Ciarlo, Katharine Phillips, Ward Chamberlin

Votes: 49