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1. A Year in the Life (1986– )

8.6
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Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 159

2. Guests of the Nation (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, War

8.6
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Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. This greatly worries Frank Callahan, the ... See full summary »

Director: John J. Desmond | Stars: Frank Converse, Richard Cottrell, Charlie Stavola, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 8

3. Sosua: Make a Better World (2012)

53 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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A new documentary about community, history, the power of the arts, and the promise of diversity. The hour-long film tells the story of Dominican and Jewish teenagers in New York's ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Miller, Renée Silverman | Stars: Elizabeth Swados, Shaina Taub, Sam Willmott

Votes: 6

4. Under Heat (1994)

92 min | Drama

8.2
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Director: Peter Reed | Stars: David Conrad, Mark Dalton, Dion Flynn, Lee Grant

Votes: 30

5. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.9
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 682

6. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 960

7. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 144

8. Of Many (2014)

34 min | Short

7.8
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of 9/11, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and ... See full summary »

Director: Linda G. Mills | Stars: Khalid Latif, Yehuda Sarna

Votes: 6

9. Family Sins (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.5
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Bryan's picture-perfect family isn't all that it appears; Dad loves Bryan's spoiled little brother more than his older son, leading to psychotic behavior on Bryan's part.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: James Farentino, Jill Eikenberry, Andrew Bednarski, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 88

10. The 32nd Annual Tony Awards (1978 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Trini Alvarado, Edward Asner, Emanuel Azenberg, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 26

11. Too Far to Go (1979 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of a 20-year marriage, from the days preceding the wedding, up to the time of the divorce that ended it.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Blythe Danner, Glenn Close, Ken Kercheval

Votes: 68

12. Enter Life (1981)

8 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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The story of life on Earth from the formation of the solar system to the evolution of the first multi-celled creatures.

Director: Faith Hubley

Votes: 23

13. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Killing Floor (1984)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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During World War I, a poor black Southerner travels north to Chicago to get work in the city's slaughterhouses, where he becomes embroiled in the organized labor movement. He becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Cynthia Baker, Dennis Farina, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn

Votes: 56

14. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 1,873

15. Four Friends (1981)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Craig Wasson, Jodi Thelen, Michael Huddleston, Jim Metzler

Votes: 1,469

16. The Occult History of the Third Reich (1992 Video)

Unrated | 155 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Four volume documentary set ("Adolf Hitler", "The SS Blood and Soil", "The Enigma of the Swastika", and "Himmler The Mystic") containing mainly B&W as well as some color archival footage, ... See full summary »

Directors: Tracy Atkinson, Joan Baran, Dave Flitton | Star: Patrick Allen

Votes: 240

17. Auf Wiedersehen: 'Til We Meet Again (2010)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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One woman's quest for recovery from 9/11 takes her on a journey to Vienna, Austria, unearthing surprising secrets about her family and the Holocaust.

Directors: Brian Dilg, Linda G. Mills | Stars: Peter Goodrich, Ronnie Goodrich, Lothar Holbling, Susannah Kemple

Votes: 11

18. Sky Dance (1980)

11 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Director: Faith Hubley | Stars: Rodney Hudson, William Parry, Elizabeth Swados

Votes: 10

19. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
Episode: Scrimshaw (1985)

30 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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Brenda leads a solitary and drink-fuelled existence on the island of Key West. Her alcoholism is caused by an incident from the past but when a figure from that past, old college friend ... See full summary »

Director: Dezsö Magyar | Stars: Joan Hackett, Charles Kimbrough, Buddy Owen, A.C. Daily

Votes: 41

20. The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino, Margaret Colin

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $0.10M

21. The Cosmic Eye (1986)

71 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: either peace or complete destruction.

Directors: Faith Hubley, John Hubley | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Atkinson, Sam Hubley, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 45

22. My Depression (2014 TV Movie)

31 min | Documentary, Animation, Musical

6.5
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A woman narrarates her story, portrayed in animated format, of her life with depression and the difficulties that come with it.

Directors: Robert Marianetti, Elizabeth Swados, David Wachtenheim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Fred Armisen, Dan Fogler

Votes: 115

23. Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories (2005 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

6.4
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The documentary, titled "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories," deals with the effect of domestic violence on children. It follows a documentary filmed in 2001, "Breaking the Silence: ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Tatge

Votes: 13

24. Alice at the Palace (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy

6.3
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Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and meets a variety of fantastic creatures.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Meryl Streep, Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Stuart Baker-Bergen

Votes: 236

25. Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

Votes: 1,019

26. The Papp Project (2001)

Documentary

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Directors: Tracie Holder, Karen Thorsen | Stars: Tom Bird, Phoebe Brand, Lee Breuer, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 22

27. Barn Burning (1980 TV Short)

41 min | Drama, Short, Family

5.9
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Kagan, Shawn Whittington, Carolyn Coates

Votes: 127

28. Rappaccini's Daughter (1980 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.8
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A young student wonders about the beautiful gardens and even more beautiful daughter of Rappacini. And is horrified when he discovers the poisonous nature of their beauty.

Director: Dezsö Magyar | Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Kathleen Beller, Michael Egan, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 102

29. OHMS (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.6
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Ralph White plays Floyd Wing, a conservative Midwest farmer who rallies his neighbors against a power company who plans to use their land to erect huge towers across the area. Floyd then ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Ralph Waite, David Birney, Talia Balsam, Dixie Carter

Votes: 34

30. Rate It X (1986)

93 min | Documentary

5.1
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A portrait of the various forms of male sexism existing in contemporary American society.

Directors: Paula De Koenigsberg, Lucy Winer | Stars: Lucy Winer, Ugly George, Joel M. Reed, Dwaine Tinsley

Votes: 38

31. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: King of America (1982)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.0
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Hot-tempered Greek immigrant Andreas arrives in America in 1915. He finds work on a railroad, but soon gives his corrupt foreman Mekakis a savage beating. Making his way west across the ... See full summary »

Director: Dezsö Magyar | Stars: Larry Atlas, David Canary, Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 19

32. The Letter (IV) (2012)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

3.7
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A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Director: Jay Anania | Stars: Winona Ryder, Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 1,225

33. The Animal Alphabet (1986 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Music

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The alphabet is brought to life in a montage of songs, film footage and animation. A friendly giraffe animates each letter of the alphabet which are accompanied by clips of animals furnished by the National Geographic Society.

Director: Geoffrey Drummond | Star: Michael Tucker

34. It's Your Birthday Party with Rainbow Brite and Friends (1985 Video)

48 min | Animation, Family, Musical

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Director: Herb Sevush | Stars: Bettina Bush, Robbie Lee, Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley

35. Wilfrid's Special Christmas (1989 TV Movie)

30 min | Family

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A delightful story of a small boy who visits a retirement home and makes friends with "Miss Nancy" and helps her improve her memory so she can continue teach him to play the organ. But ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: June Allyson, Donna Asali, Katie Avery, David Cantazano

36. Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World (2014)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Follows newly arrived students at the International Rescue Committee's New York-based boot camp for children seeking asylum from some of the world's most volatile conflicts. It puts a human... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Miller, Renée Silverman

37. The Flea Theater: A Portrait (2010)

29 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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A half hour documentary follows the 2008 season of the award winning internationally known Flea Theater in New York City, combining behind-the-scenes footage of various productions with ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Jacobson | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, André De Shields, Gerry Bamman

38. The Big Bang and Other Creation Myths (1981)

11 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Faith Hubley | Stars: Barry Tarallo, Charlayne Woodard

39. Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bill Moyers, Burton L. Visotzky, Robert Alter, Dianne Bergant

40. The Getaway (I) (2010)

13 min | Short

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Director: Ellen Novack | Stars: Ana Reeder, Jayne Atkinson, McCaleb Burnett, Dante Bruzzese

41. Step by Step (1978)

11 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Faith Hubley

42. Saying Kaddish (1991)

58 min | Drama

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Director: Oren Rudavsky | Stars: Tovah Feldshuh, Dan Frazer, Star Jasper, Phyllis Newman

44. Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre (2004 Video)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Dee Henoch | Stars: Edward Albee, John Belluso, Joseph Chaikin, Shami Chaikin

45. Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996– )
Episode: A Family Affair (1996)

Talk-Show

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Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Azizah Y. Al-Hibri, Robert Alter, Bill Moyers, Bharati Mukherjee

46. Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996– )
Episode: Apocalypse (1996)

Talk-Show

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Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Karen Armstrong, Byron E. Calame, Alexander A. DiLella, Carol Gilligan

47. Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996– )
Episode: Blessed Deception (1996)

Talk-Show

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Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Robin Darling, Leon R. Kass, Stephen Mitchell IV, Bill Moyers

48. Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996– )
Episode: Call and Promise (1996)

Talk-Show

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Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Robert Alter, Bill Moyers, Bharati Mukherjee, Eugene Rivers

49. A Year in the Life (1986– )
Episode: Christmas '86 (1986)

120 min

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Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

50. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #17.203 (1978)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Jack Gilford, Mark Hamill, Kathryn Harkin