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1. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Writers: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 860,515 | Gross: $96.07M

2. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 153 min | Drama, War

8.5
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90 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 448,797 | Gross: $78.80M

3. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Chris Sanders, Burny Mattinson, Kevin Harkey, Brian Pimental, Bruce Woodside, Joe Ranft, Tom Ellery, Kelly Asbury, Robert Lence | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 307,418 | Gross: $218.97M

4. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 259,604 | Gross: $217.35M

5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 139,922 | Gross: $154.22M

6. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Writers: Chester Gould, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 47,696 | Gross: $103.74M

7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Writers: Jack Finney, W.D. Richter | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 37,164

8. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Writer: Errol Morris | Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 15,246 | Gross: $1.21M

9. The Quiet (2005)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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29 Metascore

Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

Writers: Abdi Nazemian, Micah Schraft | Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan

Votes: 13,454 | Gross: $0.38M

10. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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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

Votes: 6,517 | Gross: $1.25M

11. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.1
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Writers: Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone | Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,062

12. The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

8.4
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69 Metascore

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Writers: Marius A. Markevicius, Jon Weinbach | Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Jonas Valanciunas

Votes: 3,073 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.2
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Writer: Richard Pryor | Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 1,546

14. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology. The series has focused (among other things) on wonders of ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,350

15. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,081

16. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Tommy Redmond Hicks, Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown

Votes: 854

17. Salsa (1988)

PG | 97 min | Romance, Music

4.9
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Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy ... See full summary »

Writers: Boaz Davidson, Eli Tavor, Tomás Benitez, Shepard Goldman | Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Draco Rosa, Rodney Harvey, Magali Alvarado, Miranda Garrison

Votes: 823 | Gross: $8.89M

18. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Writers: Charles Lippincott, Ron Mann | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 709

19. TV Junkie (2006)

91 min | Documentary

7.3
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A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

Writer: Rick Kirkham | Directors: Michael Cain, Matt Radecki | Stars: Rick Kirkham, Tom Brokaw, James Brown, George Bush

Votes: 690

20. Welcome to Death Row (2001 Video)

104 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.

Writer: Jeff Scheftel | Directors: S. Leigh Savidge, Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Frank Alexander, Sam Gideon Anson, William J. Bennett, Lamont Blumfield

Votes: 570

21. The Grateful Dead (1977)

PG | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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The Grateful Dead performs live at Winterland in San Francisco in October 1974.

Directors: Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 557

22. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.20M

23. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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56 Metascore

Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Hinojosa | Stars: Betty Beck, Camille Beck, Diane Beck, Misty Beck

Votes: 438

24. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 416

25. Hell's Angel (1994 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

8.2
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Christopher Hitchens investigates whether Mother Teresa of Calcutta deserves her saintly image. He probes her campaigns against contraception and foeticide and her questionable relationships with wealthy religious and political leaders.

Writer: Christopher Hitchens | Director: Jenny Morgan | Stars: Christopher Hitchens, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Mihir Bose, Mary Loudon

Votes: 298

26. Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Romance

7.4
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69 Metascore

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable ... See full summary »

Writer: Michèle Ohayon | Director: Michèle Ohayon | Stars: J.P. Gillain, Jeroen Krabbé, Marieke Oudejans, Jack Polak

Votes: 268

27. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Feel Like Going Home (2003)

110 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A documentary about the blues and it's African origins.

Writer: Peter Guralnick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Corey Harris, John Lee Hooker, Salif Keita, Willie King

Votes: 267

28. Darius Goes West (2007)

92 min | Documentary

8.8
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Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."

Director: Logan Smalley | Stars: Darius Weems, Andrew Carson, Daniel Epting, John Hadden

Votes: 247

29. The Paw Project (2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, News

8.3
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This is a David and Goliath story of one veterinarian's battle to protect her patients (tigers, lions and even house cats) from big corporations, with their big corporate money, that will ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Conrad

Votes: 195

30. Intimate Stranger (1991 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.6
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A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. ... See full summary »

Writers: Rob Fresco, Jeff Scheftel | Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Debbie Harry, James Russo, Paige French, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 194

31. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Piano Blues (2003)

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Marcia Ball, Count Basie, Charles Brown, Dave Brubeck

Votes: 180

32. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Bob Marley: Rebel Music (2000)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Profile of the life and music of the legendary reggae singer.

Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Rita Marley, Bob Marley

Votes: 161

33. Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

4.9
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A documentary crew sets out to unravel one of professional wrestling's most closely guarded secrets: is former champion "Mad Dog" Joe DeCurso.

Writers: Allan Holzman, Tony Randel, Lisa Tomei, Barry Zetlin, Roger D. Manning | Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Magic Schwarz, Steve Strong, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Lydie Denier

Votes: 159

34. 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004 TV Movie)

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Writer: Brad Stevens | Stars: Aerosmith, Pamela Anderson, Christina Applegate, Samaire Armstrong

Votes: 153

35. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 145

36. Night Crawlers (2009)

76 min | Comedy, Horror

3.8
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Blood is thicker than water in this tiny Texas town. After two centuries of Vampire blood lust one man becomes a hero...without a clue.

Writer: Benjamin Wilbanks | Director: Benjamin Wilbanks | Stars: Eryn Brooke, Joel Ferrell, Joey Greco, Mathew Greer

Votes: 138

37. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: The Soul of a Man (2003)

127 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Wim Wenders entry into this in depth series documenting the blues. This film follows the exploits of three legendary blues men Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J B Lenoir. Includes ... See full summary »

Writer: Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown, James Hughes, David F. Hughes

Votes: 119

38. It Was a Wonderful Life (1993)

82 min | Documentary

6.8
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Feature-length documentary deals with homeless women, once secure in their middle-class status, who through divorce, misfortune, or circumstances were reduced to living on the street.

Director: Michèle Ohayon | Stars: Jodie Foster, Lou Hall, Reena Sands, Josephine

Votes: 118

39. Carried Away (2009)

102 min | Drama

6.6
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Ed Franklin, a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood, returns home to Fort Worth, Texas at Christmas time to find his family in turmoil. His parents' marriage is crumbling and his ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Huckabee | Director: Tom Huckabee | Stars: Juli Erickson, Elliott Gilbert, Christopher Piper, Gabriel Horn

Votes: 115

40. Eye for an Eye (2003– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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Weekly pseudo-court program in which Judge "Extreme Akim" Anastopoulo awards different forms of revenge to the guilty litigant.

Stars: Akim Anastopoulo, John McCalmont, Ray Phillips, Tommy Habeeb

Votes: 113

41. The Kill-Off (1989)

110 min | Drama

6.3
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Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

Writers: Maggie Greenwald, Jim Thompson | Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Loretta Gross, Andrew Lee Barrett, Jackson Sims, Steve Monroe

Votes: 113

42. My Name Was Sabina Spielrein (2002)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

The history of psychoanalysis is littered with the discarded psyches of the women whose diagnoses were key to the fame of the great masters. One such woman was Sabina Spielrein. Unlike the ... See full summary »

Writers: Yolande Knobel, Elisabeth Márton, Signe Mähler, Kristina Hjertén von Gedda | Director: Elisabeth Márton | Stars: Eva Österberg, Lasse Almebäck, Mercedez Csampai, Palle Granditsky

Votes: 106

43. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003)

106 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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Writer: Charles Burnett | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Tommy Redmond Hicks, Nathaniel Lee Jr., Carl Lumbly, Ivy Cassel

Votes: 104

44. The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001 TV Special)

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Writers: Ken Ehrlich, Jeff Scheftel, Jeff Stilson, David Wild | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Jon Stewart, Eminem, Elton John, Destiny's Child

Votes: 95

45. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Ken Ehrlich, David Wild | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Christina Aguilera, Jason Alexander

Votes: 92

46. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Red, White and Blues (2003)

93 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Documenting the blues explosion in 1960's England and it's influence and reinterpretation by musicians at the time.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Ginger Baker, Plastic Ono Band, Chris Barber, Jeff Beck

Votes: 91

47. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (1997)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Still considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Sophia Loren, an international star for many years. Born into poverty in Italy, Loren went from modeling to acting, and with ... See full summary »

Writer: Douglas Green | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 91

48. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: The Road to Memphis (2003)

119 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.

Writer: Robert Gordon | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Dr. Louis Cannonball Cantor, The Coasters, Jim Dickinson, Fats Domino

Votes: 89

49. 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.0
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The first half century of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from its beginnings under Hungarian immigrant William Fox to it emergence as a major studio.

Writer: Kevin Burns | Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: James Coburn, Julie Andrews, David Brown, Red Buttons

Votes: 86

50. Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Writers: Kevin Burns, Steve Bell, Louise Gallop-Roholt, Debra Sanderson | Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Shirley Jones, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jeanne Crain

Votes: 76