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1. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 84

2. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )

49 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

Stars: Pat Boone, Jerry Wexler, Clive Owen, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 56

3. Really Rosie (1975 TV Movie)

27 min | Animation, Family, Musical

8.3
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Rosie entertains the neighborhood kids, by telling a exaggerated movie version of her life.

Director: Maurice Sendak | Stars: Carole King, Dale Soules, Alice Playten, Baillie Gerstein

Votes: 120

4. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 478

5. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,431 | Gross: $0.00M

6. California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas' (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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This special celebrating the harmonious pop-rock group blends full-performance clips, rare home movies and exclusive interviews with the members.

Stars: Lou Adler, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Owen Elliot-Kugell

Votes: 45

7. VH1 Legends (1996– )
Episode: Sam Cooke (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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This film documents the rise of legendary singer Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. Includes interviews with Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls and more.

Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Lou Adler, J.W. Alexander, Dick Clark, Charles Cooke

Votes: 37

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter (2011)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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58 Metascore

A musical journey tracing the lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King, pillars of the California singer/songwriter scene, which converged in and around LA's Troubadour Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Lou Adler, Peter Asher, Paul Body, Ursula Britton

Votes: 92

9. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,206

10. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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: 159

11. Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Director: Matt O'Casey | Stars: Meat Loaf, Amanda Aday, Lou Adler, Paul Crook

Votes: 78

12. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Carole King: Natural Woman (2016)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Rare home movies, performances and photos help illustrate the life and career of songwriter-singer Carole King, from 1960s New York to Los Angeles in the 1970s to extensive present-day interviews with King and and those who know her best.

Director: George Scott | Stars: Carole King, Eugenia Klein, Sidney N. Klein, Joel Zwick

Votes: 24

13. Janis (1974)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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The life and music of Janis Joplin.

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, Dave Getz

Votes: 601

14. VH1 Legends (1996– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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Hour-long documentary detailing the lives and careers of celebrities in the music industry.

Stars: William Baldwin, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow

Votes: 20

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Al Hendrix

Votes: 363

16. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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67 Metascore

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $0.80M

17. Behind the Music (1997– )

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.

Stars: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons

Votes: 919

18. A/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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60 Metascore

Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.

Director: Josh Gilbert | Stars: Lou Adler, Raven Bast, Paris Chong, Shelby Chong

Votes: 581

19. Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show (1995 Video)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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This short documentary, included on the UK double disc DVD set, features interviews (most previously available elsewhere) with all the usual suspects involved in the making of the cult film.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Lou Adler, Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell

Votes: 62

20. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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58 Metascore

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 109,568 | Gross: $139.88M

21. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,145 | Gross: $4.95M

22. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,240

23. Behind the Music (1997– )
Episode: The Mamas & the Papas (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Stars: Lou Adler, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Jim Forbes

Votes: 5

24. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 6,209 | Gross: $13.09M

25. Troubadours (2011)

91 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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The lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Lou Adler, Peter Asher, Lester Bangs, Paul Body

Votes: 34

26. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 30,154

27. Murphy's Romance (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim

Votes: 4,430 | Gross: $30.76M

28. Brewster McCloud (1970)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy

Votes: 3,180

29. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jan & Dean: The Other Beach Boys (2002)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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An in-depth look at the tumultuous career of Jan & Dean.

Stars: Lou Adler, Jeffrey Baxter, Jan Berry, Hal Blaine

Votes: 47

30. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 1,897

31. Sunset Strip (2012)

96 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary on the famous Los Angeles street.

Director: Hans Fjellestad | Stars: Cisco Adler, Lou Adler, Ahmed Ahmed, Tommy Alastra

Votes: 521

32. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Meat Loaf (2001)

Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Stars: Bob Kulick, Amanda Aday, David Wild, Todd Rundgren

Votes: 34

33. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Michelle Phillips (2002)

Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Directors: Mimi Freedman, Eric Gold | Stars: Lou Adler, Denny Doherty, Lisa Friedman, Austin Hines

Votes: 36

34. The Last Impresario (2013)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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The most famous person you have never heard of

Director: Gracie Otto | Stars: Michael White, Gracie Otto, Naomi Watts, John Cleese

Votes: 67

35. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 664

36. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

6.7
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

Votes: 184

37. Legends (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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The story of the big names that have shaped the musical genres, plus an occasional stopgap for the new rock 'n' roll - comedy.

Stars: Lynne Seymour, Sean Carlsen, Clare Teal, Kenny Clayton

Votes: 12

38. Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains' (2004 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A documentary look at the 'making of' and cult success of the troubled Lou Adler directed film "Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains" starring Diane Lane.

Director: Sarah Jacobson | Stars: Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone, Paul Cook

Votes: 27

39. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Jack Nicholson (2005)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.3
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A former B-movie actor became the most Oscar nominated actor in history.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Nancy Meyers, Martin Landau, John Herman Shaner

Votes: 33

40. I'm Still Here (I) (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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48 Metascore

Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.

Director: Casey Affleck | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, Carey Perloff, Larry McHale

Votes: 16,600 | Gross: $0.41M

41. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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a look at "rock and roll" and other pop music based film of the 1970s.

Director: Patty Ivins Specht | Stars: David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Lou Adler

Votes: 60

42. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 274

43. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 3,633

44. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007– )
Episode: The Wedding (2009)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Reality-TV

5.8
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Khloe announces to the world that she has been dating Lakers' star Lamar Odom for about 3 weeks. Lamar proposes to Khloe and she decides she and Lamar want a wedding in 9 days. She picks ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Ray | Stars: Lamar Odom, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Malika

Votes: 44

45. The Care Bears Movie (1985)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director: Arna Selznick | Stars: Georgia Engel, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Sunny Besen Thrasher

Votes: 4,319 | Gross: $22.93M

46. Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.5
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An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Anita Dangler

Votes: 149

47. Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

R | 84 min | Animation, Comedy

4.8
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You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers | Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin

Votes: 685

48. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

4.3
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A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Ivy Levan, Ben Vereen, Staz Nair, Christina Milian

Votes: 4,573

49. Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009– )

60 min | Biography, Talk-Show

3.6
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In-depth hour-long interviews devoted to just one guest and filmed in front of an audience, with video contributions from friends and family.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins

Votes: 130

50. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

2.8
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A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

Stars: Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner

Votes: 21,063