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1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

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

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.

Creators: Gabe Kaplan, Alan Sacks | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

3. 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 »

Writers: David Seltzer, Rebecca Morris | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Trish Van Devere, Monte Markham, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

4. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

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.

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

6. Casting By (2012)

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: Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood

7. Bill (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Bill, a retarded 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 family and learns for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Morrow, Corey Blechman | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Largo Woodruff, Anna Maria Horsford

8. Get Christie Love! (1974–1975)

60 min | Drama, Crime

6.2
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Adventures of sexy & sassy black undercover cop Christie Love.

Stars: Teresa Graves, Charles Cioffi, Jack Kelly, Michael Pataki

9. 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

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

30 min | Documentary, Short

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

11. Casablanca (1983– )

60 min | Drama

6.6
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A short-lived prequel to Casablanca (1942).

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

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

M | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Womanizing Brit Charlie Cartwright is about to conduct Worldwind Tour #225, a nine country, eighteen day bus trip from London to Rome. He uses these tours in large part to catch up with his... See full summary »

Writer: David Shaw | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton

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

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.5
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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

Stars: Jack Palance, Cathie Shirriff, Holly Palance, Richard Turner

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

80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.

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

15. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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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

16. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

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

Stars: Robert Preston, Harold Bradley, Brian Keith, Rosemarie Harris

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

150 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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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.

Writers: Joanna Crawford, A.E. Hotchner | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Armand Assante, John Gavin, Rip Torn

19. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

G | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

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

20. I Love My Wife (1970)

R | 98 min | Comedy

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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 ... See full summary »

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

21. 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

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

180 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Writers: Jack Kaufman, Alan Landsburg, William L. Shirer, Richard Shoppelry, Theodore Strauss | Director: Jack Kaufman | Stars: Richard Basehart, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Erich Kempka, Hjalmar Schacht

23. 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

25. 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 »

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

26. Mean Dog Blues (1978)

R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

6.2
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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 »

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

27. 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 »

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

28. The Thin Blue Line (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writers: William Friedkin, David H. Vowell, Bud Wiser | Director: William Friedkin | Star: Van Heflin

29. 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.

Writer: Jan Richards | Director: Mel Stuart | Star: Rachel True

30. 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.

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

31. 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

32. 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 »

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

33. Ruby and Oswald (1978 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

5.8
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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.

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

34. Biography (1961–1964)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Mike Wallace, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Charles A. Lindbergh

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

56 min | Documentary

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

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

36. 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.

Writers: Corey Blechman, Peter Dixon, Chris McBride | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Michael York, Glynnis O'Connor, Donald Moffat, J.A. Preston

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

PG | 90 min | Documentary

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

38. 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.

Creator: Robert Kaufman | Stars: Christopher Beaumont, Richard Gautier, Leslie Graves, Larry Hagman

39. 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 »

Writers: Phillip Dye, Denise Hamilton, Tasha Lowe-Newsome, Mark McLaughlin | Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Obba Babatundé, John Badham

40. The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003 TV Movie)

270 min | Documentary, Music

4.6
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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 »

Writers: Robin Ince, Stewart Williams | Stars: Denise Van Outen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Scott Baio

41. Love from A to Z (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

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Writers: Burt Rosen, Donald Ross | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Liza Minnelli

42. 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.

Writers: Ira Barmak, George Kirgo, Dale Messick | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Jill St. John, Tabi Cooper, Sorrell Booke, Victor Buono

43. The Bold Men (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Don Bresnahan | Director: William Friedkin | Star: Van Heflin

44. BBC: A Window on the World (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mel Stuart | Star: David Attenborough

45. Best of the Worst (1991– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Greg Kinnear, Dave Spector

46. Shakespeare in Watts (2013)

Documentary, Short

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Mel Stuart's final directorial tour-de-force charts the journey of a group of students from George Washington Prep High School, with the support and mentorship of British actors and ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Kaylynn Bilal, Danny Blanco, Sam Christiann, Nena Dawson

47. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

48. Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary, History

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Host Henry Fonda follows the creation of the star system with Mary Pickford in the Silent Era through its demise in the early Sixties.

Writer: Marshall Flaum | Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Abel, June Allyson, George Arliss

49. The Making of the President 1960 (1963)

90 min | Documentary

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Writer: Theodore H. White | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Martin Gabel, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon

50. Hollywood Beat (1993–2005)

30 min | Talk-Show

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A cable talk-show which focuses on talented individuals who are on the cutting edge in their fields, zooms in on their perspectives of the industry, and provides a close-up and informative ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Leverett, Hilary Van Dyke, Donna Jeffries, Claude Akins