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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: 769,354

2. The World's Greatest Magic (1994 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Stars: Lance Burton, Brett Daniels, Greg Frewin, Franz Harary

Votes: 15

3. The World's Greatest Magic 4 (1997 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

8.8
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Director: Kent Weed | Stars: John Ritter, Bruce Block, Sharon Garnier, Sarah Scherger

Votes: 11

4. Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World (2003 TV Special)

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Writer: Laura Ferguson | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Dana Delany, Laura Innes, Naomi Judd

Votes: 61

5. Ghostbreakers (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Creators: Gabriel Horn, Benjamin Wilbanks | Stars: Joel S. Greco, Gabriel Horn, Bryan Massey, Shanda Lee Munson

Votes: 18

6. Trailer Park (1995–2000)

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TV Series that was on the Sci-Fi Channel in which Tom Davis host various B-movie theatrical trailers of horror and science fiction films.

Star: Tom Davis

Votes: 10

7. Music in High Places (2000– )

Documentary, Music

8.6
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Wynonna Judd's pilgrimage to Venice, Italy, for the third episode of Music in High Places premiered December 1, 2000. The series takes entertainers to faraway lands to experience foreign ... See full summary »

Creator: Parvene Michaels | Stars: Ed Roland, Dean Roland, Ross Childress, Will Turpin

Votes: 18

8. The World's Greatest Magic 2 (1995 TV Special)

Family, Fantasy

8.6
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Director: Kent Weed | Stars: Dirk Arthur, Scott Beringer, Jason Byrne, Brett Daniels

Votes: 17

9. The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin (2003 TV Special)

120 min | Music

8.6
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The legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is honored by upcoming artists inspired by her years of glamour aand soulfulness, singing her classical songs and giving her pure R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Writer: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Donnie Simpson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 5

10. 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: 407,401

11. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1994)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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An account of the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood's most famous and glamorous movie stars. Her sad and difficult childhood is recounted, including her mother's breakdown... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Burns, Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Directors: Kevin Burns, Jeff Scheftel | Stars: James Bacon, George Cukor, Theodore Curphey, Joe DiMaggio

Votes: 77

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: 2,969

13. Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on 27 June 1976 from Athens and the subsequent mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe in Uganda. The movie... See full summary »

Writers: Noah Morowitz, Jeff Scheftel, Eyal Sher | Director: Eyal Sher | Stars: Janet Almog, Michel Bacos, Ehud Barak, Moshe Betser

Votes: 35

14. I Ride (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Family, Music

8.4
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In 1982, Harry and Tommy Fryed formed a band The Fryed Brothers Band in honor of their beloved brother Mark to keep his memories alive. For nearly three decades later, The Fryed Brothers ... See full summary »

Director: Daron Ker | Stars: Sonny Barger, Charlie Brechtel, Steve Day, Gerry Fryed

Votes: 7

15. Sounds of Memphis (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Allan Holzman, Jeff Scheftel, John Sutton-Smith | Directors: Allan Holzman, Jeff Scheftel | Stars: James Alexander, Al Bell, James Blackwood, Paul Burlison

Votes: 7

16. Darius Goes West (2007)

92 min | Documentary

8.3
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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: 250

17. Super Structures of the World (1998– )

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Creators: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Star: Mark Hamill

Votes: 15

18. Case Closed (1993– )

TV-14 | 60 min

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Teenage Detective Jimmy Kudo is given an experimental poisons that shrinks him to the body of a child. He now must solve cases while trying to find an antidote as Conan Edogawa.

Stars: Mike Matthews, Brian Patrick Mulligan, Susie Ross, Stacy Keach

Votes: 334

19. Modern Marvels (1994– )

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, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy

Votes: 1,185

20. The Paw Project (2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, News

8.2
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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: 176

21. One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.2
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Writers: Terence Dackombe, Lewis Friedman | Stars: Erykah Badu, Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Eve

Votes: 55

22. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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: 13,176

23. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

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

Stars: Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, B.B. King, John Mayall

Votes: 818

24. Hell's Angel (1994 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 263

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

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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: 90

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

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Profile of the life and music of the legendary reggae singer.

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

Votes: 155

27. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 951

28. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 386

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

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Writers: Steve Bell, Louise Gallop-Roholt, Debra Sanderson | Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Shirley Jones, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jeanne Crain

Votes: 79

30. Music in High Places (2000– )
Episode: Deftones Live in Hawaii (2001)

Documentary, Music

7.9
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Writers: Lewis Friedman, Spencer Thornton | Stars: Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Frank Delgado

Votes: 9

31. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Richard Pryor: Comic on the Edge (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Hilarious clips from his classic performances and a sobering interview with Pryor himself capture the genius and pathos of the revolutionary comic.

Writer: Shelly Goldstein | Stars: Mel Watkins, Manny Roth, Ron De Biasio, Thom Mount

Votes: 44

32. 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: 6,164

33. The Grateful Dead (1977)

PG | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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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: 532

34. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Baseball Parks (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Creator: Bruce Nash | Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Morris Eckhouse, Lawrence Ritter, Ted Spencer

Votes: 8

35. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Empire State Building (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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This program focuses on the symbolic and historical aspects of the Empire State Building rather than its architecture and technology. The world's tallest building was preceded but a ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Director: Andrew Thomas | Stars: Irwin G. Cantor, Brendan Gill

Votes: 17

36. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Grand Coulee Dam (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Writers: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Director: Jeff Scheftel

Votes: 5

37. The Girls in the Band (2011)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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90 Metascore

The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.

Writers: Judy Chaikin, Edward Osei-Gyimah | Director: Judy Chaikin | Stars: Geri Allen, Jane Ira Bloom, Clora Bryant, Terry Lyne Carrington

Votes: 47

38. Return Engagement (1983)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary on the 1983 touring debate between Liddy and Leary.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Carole Hemingway, Timothy Leary, G. Gordon Liddy, Clara Sturak

Votes: 23

39. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Panama Canal (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.7
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Chronicles one of the most incredible engineering feats of all time--the construction of the 51-mile canal that took 10 years to build and employed over 40,000 workers--6,000 of whom died of yellow fever, malaria, and other horrors.

Creator: Bruce Nash | Directors: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas

Votes: 10

40. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Shirley Temple: Hollywood's Little Princess (1997)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Writers: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Directors: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas

Votes: 38

41. 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: 532

42. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (1998)

Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Writer: Jeff Scheftel | Director: Jeff Scheftel | Star: Carrie Fisher

Votes: 28

43. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Hugh Hefner: American Playboy (1996)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Votes: 43

44. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (1995)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Writers: Jeff Scheftel, Andy Thomas | Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Peter Graves, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 41

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

127 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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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: 110

46. American Roots Music (2001– )

Documentary, Music

7.5
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Stars: Arlo Guthrie, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger

Votes: 22

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

110 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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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: 250

48. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Golden Gate Bridge (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.5
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More than 50 years after its construction, the Golden Gate is still regarded as one of the world's great engineering marvels. It took 25 million man-hours and 80,000 miles of cable to complete. But the cost in human life was even greater.

Creator: Bruce Nash | Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Jack Perkins, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 30

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

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Marcia Ball, Count Basie, Charles Brown, Dave Brubeck

Votes: 167

50. 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: 33,864