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1. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 74,376 | Gross: $43.65M

2. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 104,940 | Gross: $9.60M

3. On the Town (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 12,577

4. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 414

5. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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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: 453

6. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 783

7. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,008

8. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.6
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 113

9. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Musical

7.9
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Directors: Bridget Caldwell, Gregory Doran, Robin Mason, Tim Taggart | Stars: Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Akala, Richard Atwill

Votes: 85

10. Startime (I) (1959–1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.9
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Ford Motor Company sponsored this hour long program which rotated between variety shows, dramatic productions and musical comedies. One of the offerings was turned into a regular series, Sing Along With Mitch.

Stars: Dean Martin, Alice Backes, Jack Albertson, Marian Anderson

Votes: 106

11. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 105

12. Shrunken Heads (1994)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Julius Harris, Meg Foster, Aeryk Egan, Rebecca Herbst

Votes: 793

13. The Dick Cavett Show (1975–1991)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Phil Silvers, Truman Capote

Votes: 70

14. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.2
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 101

15. Screaming Mimi (1958)

79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.9
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Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 370

16. Der Rosenkönig (1986)

106 min | Drama, Musical

6.7
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A mentally unstable woman and her son move to a sprawling mansion in Portugal to grow roses.

Director: Werner Schroeter | Stars: Magdalena Montezuma, Mostefa Djadjam, Antonio Orlando, Karina Fallenstein

Votes: 160

17. West Side Story (2016 Video)

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Director: Kenneth Shapiro | Stars: Gustavo Dudamel, Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer

18. The Making of 'West Side Story' (1985 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.

Director: Christopher Swann | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos

Votes: 120

19. Candide (1991 TV Movie)

148 min | Music, Musical

8.8
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Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green

Votes: 38

20. Gunmen from Laredo (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Western

4.6
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After Ben Keefer kills Gil Reardon's wife, Reardon seeks revenge. To get to Keefer he has to outdraw one of Keefer's henchmen. But Keefer makes it look like murder amd he is convicted and ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace MacDonald | Stars: Robert Knapp, Maureen Hingert, Walter Coy, Paul Birch

Votes: 94

21. Wonderful Town (1958 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical

8.8
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As stated in Matthew Algeo's book "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Roadtrip", "Harry and Bess Truman saw this stage play in New York in 1953 at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mel Ferber, Herbert Ross | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Sydney Chaplin, Jacquelyn McKeever, Joseph Buloff

Votes: 46

22. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 65

23. Satchmo the Great (1957)

Approved | 63 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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In this 1957 biography film of the jazz-great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, he and his band tour the world as American good-will ambassadors bring jazz at its best to the people of the world. ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Armstrong, Edward R. Murrow, Leonard Bernstein, W.C. Handy

Votes: 6

24. New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (1958–1972)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Aaron Copland, Veronica Tyler

Votes: 14

25. Night of 100 Stars II (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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Stars: Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Ann-Margret

Votes: 29

26. The Lark (1957 TV Movie)

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Closely follows a dramatization by playwright Jean Anouilh, 'The Lark' depicts the trial of Joan of Arc plus a few flashback scenes.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Boris Karloff, Eli Wallach, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 8

27. Aquarius (1970–1977)

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, Peter Hall, Russell Harty, John Wells

28. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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When a reporter claims that New York police are on the take letting the mob run its horse parlors at will, a shocked District Attorney Michael Norris decide to do something about it. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Darren McGavin, Margaret Hayes, Warren Stevens, Peggy McCay

Votes: 145

29. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 72

30. The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1973–1981)

60 min | Family, Music

7.8
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Stars: Michael Tilson Thomas, Edward Villella, Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills

Votes: 11

31. The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala (1983 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: John Alexander, Lucine Amara, Martina Arroyo, Metropolitan Opera Ballet

Votes: 16

32. Anita no perd el tren (2001)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Anita has been working at a cinema box office for almost three decades, but the building is demolished to give way to a cinema complex, and she is forced into early retirement because she does not fit into the new company's image.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Rosa Maria Sardà, Isak Férriz, Jade Pradas, Arlem Pradas

Votes: 289

33. Bernstein/Beethoven (1982 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A mini-series showcasing complete performances of all nine Beethoven symphonies, as well as the complete "Missa Solemnis", a string quartet arranged for the full string section of the Vienna Philharmonic, and several of Beethoven's overtures.

Stars: Leonard Bernstein, The Chorus of Radio Hilversum, René Kollo, Kurt Moll

Votes: 14

34. The Berlin Celebration Concert (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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A performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The word "Joy" in the "Ode to Joy" (sung in German), has been replaced by "Freedom".

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, June Anderson, Sarah Walker, Klaus Konig

Votes: 12

35. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

Votes: 27

36. The Black Parachute (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.8
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An imprisoned King must be rescued from the Nazi general holding him captive.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Carradine, Osa Massen, Larry Parks, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 18

37. Clive James' Postcard from... (1989–1995)

Documentary

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Stars: Clive James, Kirstie Alley, Urbano Barberini, Dave Barry

38. Opening Night at Lincoln Center (1962 TV Movie)

115 min | Documentary, Music

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The first-ever television concert from Lincoln Center.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Don Hewitt | Stars: Adele Addison, Donald Bell, Leonard Bernstein, Scola Cantorum

39. Trouble in Tahiti (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama, Family, Music

8.1
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Tom Cairns cinematic film presents Bernstein's short opera set in 1950's America. The opera is a satire on American suburban married life with Dinah and Sam facing marital breakdown, from ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cairns | Stars: Stephanie Novacek, Karl Daymond, Mary Hegarty, Tom Randle

Votes: 29

40. Tienerklanken (1963– )

Family, Music

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Stars: Erik Dillens, Claudia Sylva, Marc Dex, Roel Van Bambost

41. Journey to Jerusalem (1968)

84 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Three weeks after the Six-Day War, Leonard Bernstein plans a historic concert atop Mount Scopus; played by Isaac Stern and the Israel Philharmonic.

Director: David Maysles | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, Isaac Stern, Jennie Tourel

Votes: 10

42. Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (1979 TV Movie)

103 min | Documentary

6.9
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An in-depth portrait of one of England's greatest composers. Winner of the Prix Italia.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Janet Baker, Leonard Bernstein, Julian Bream, Barbara Britten

Votes: 22

43. Leonard Bernstein: Candide (2003 TV Movie)

116 min | Musical, Music

7.8
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Director: Fritz Zeilinger | Stars: Vicco von Bülow, David Stahl, Donald George, Cornelia Götz

Votes: 24

44. The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (1976 TV Mini-Series)

793 min | Music

8.9
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Leonard Bernstein's Harvard University lectures on the future of music, originally delivered in 1973, but not broadcast until 1976.

Stars: Leonard Bernstein, René Kollo, Tom Krause, Tatiana Troyanos

Votes: 37

45. Fidelio (1978 TV Movie)

147 min | Music

8.0
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Director: Otto Schenk | Stars: Gundula Janowitz, Adolf Dallapozza, Hans Helm, Manfred Jungwirth

Votes: 9

46. Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna (1970 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

7.5
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This program is a 125 Minute documentary in four chapters that celebrated the 200th birthday of the famous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Presented by the famous composer and ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Theo Adam, Franz Crass, Adolf Dallapozza

Votes: 11

47. A Joyful Noise (1961 TV Movie)

Music

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Star: Leonard Bernstein

48. Oedipus Rex (1972 TV Special)

60 min | Music

5.2
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Stravinsky's oratorio, inspired by Sophocles' play.

Stars: René Kollo, Tom Krause, Tatiana Troyanos, Michael Wager

Votes: 6

49. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1979 TV Special)

95 min | Music

7.1
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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Ashley, Count Basie

Votes: 43