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1. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: South Pacific (2010)

Music, Musical

9.4
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Director: Alan Skog | Stars: Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Danny Burstein, Loretta Ables

Votes: 53

2. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: La rondine (2009)

Music

9.0
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Magda, mistress to wealthy Rambaldo, wants romance with a younger man. She moves in with Ruggiero until his cash runs out.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Monica Yunus, Alyson Cambridge, Marius Brenciu, Angela Gheorghiu

Votes: 18

3. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (2007)

Music

9.0
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Onegin is young, handsome, rich. And bored. After spurning the naive Tatyana's romantic advances, he publicly flirts with his best friend's fiancée merely to amuse himself, but the prank ends in a duel. Some people just don't get it.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, Elena Zaremba

Votes: 36

4. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Wagner: Das Rheingold (2010)

183 min | Music

9.0
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When Wotan, king of the gods, hired the Giants to build a palace, he didn't have the money to pay them. What to do? Plunder and steal: there is a Ring with limitless power, and that will be his solution. He doesn't know the Ring is cursed.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bryn Terfel, Richard Croft, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe

Votes: 26

5. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2008)

146 min | Music

8.9
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Marie, lost as a baby, was found and raised by the local regiment. Tonio loves her, she loves him, but when her aunt recognizes her, it seems they will never be allowed to be together.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer, Alessandro Corbelli

Votes: 14

6. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini's Il trittico (2007)

Music

8.8
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In the early 1900s, two operas by Richard Strauss (Salome and Elektra) were taking Europe by storm. The Italian composer Puccini is said to have looked at the scores and observed, "There is... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anne-Carolyn Bird, Jennifer Black, Stephanie Blythe, David Cangelosi

Votes: 13

7. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2011)

Music

8.8
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The young Count Ory takes advantage of the fact that the village men are off fighting, and breaks into the castle to declare his love to Adele. His sidekick Isolier reveals Ory's plans to her, and the two of them hatch a plan to trick Ory.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Stéphane Degout

Votes: 17

8. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

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

Votes: 108

10. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bellini: La sonnambula (2009)

148 min | Music

8.6
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Amina sleep-walks her way into the bedroom of a nobleman who is staying at the village inn. Enraged and humiliated, her fiancé breaks the engagement. The nobleman attests to her innocence, and Amina offers a demonstration of sleep-walking.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Michele Pertusi, Jennifer Black

Votes: 11

11. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Mozart's The Magic Flute (2006)

Music

8.6
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Prince Tamino and Papageno are sent by the Queen of Night to save her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the evil lord Sarastro.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Matthew Polenzani, Ying Huang, René Pape, Nathan Gunn

Votes: 39

12. Make Your Mark (2012 TV Mini-Series)

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Stars: Britt Flatmo, Cassidy Mack, Judy Adams, Kim Adams

Votes: 6

13. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bellini's I Puritani (2007)

Music

8.5
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England, 1640s. Civil war and politics interfere with Elvira's plans to marry Arturo, because he is helping Queen Elizabeth escape from the rebels. Elvira doesn't understand any of this, so... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo, John Relyea

Votes: 27

14. Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

8.4
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Politically incorrect Australian comedian Jim Jefferies performs.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Jim Jefferies

Votes: 1,637

15. Johnny Mathis Live: Wonderful, Wonderful! (2006 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Director: Michael Beyer | Star: Johnny Mathis

Votes: 7

16. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall (2006)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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A concert performance of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play.

Director: David Horn | Stars: Reba McEntire, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jason Danieley, Lillias White

Votes: 126

17. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: John Adams: Nixon in China (2011)

188 min | Music

8.3
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US President Richard Nixon, wife Pat, and Henry Kissinger travel to China to visit Chairman and Madame Mao in 1972, normalizing relations between the countries for the first time in 25 years. Both sides wonder if this for the better.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim

Votes: 19

18. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (2007)

Music

8.3
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Rossini's sparkling comedy is given a new shine here under the direction of Broadway director Bartlett Sher. Count Almaviva is smitten by the feisty Rosina, but she is kept under lock and key by Dr. Bartolo. Send for Figaro to help.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo

Votes: 29

19. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Il Trovatore (2011)

143 min | Music

8.3
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The gypsy Azucena has harbored a grudge for thirty years, but she is about to have revenge at last. Meanwhile, her son Manrico is in love with Leonora, but so is his arch-enemy, the Count Di Luna. A pot-boiler, where every tune is a hit.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick

Votes: 19

20. Revenge of the Whale (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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In 1820, a Nantucket whaleship, the Essex, was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean. Out of 20 crew men, only 8 survived. This is a tale of remarkable courage, ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Stephens | Stars: Liam Neeson, Sean Conant, Philip Bosco, David Harbour

Votes: 20

21. Get Up, Stand Up (2003– )

330 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.2
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Stars: Bono, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Jim Kerr

Votes: 77

22. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bizet: Carmen (2010)

188 min | Music

8.2
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It's a familiar story: Act 1, boy meets girl, goes to jail for her. Act 2, boy is out of jail, girl rewards him with special favors. Act 3, girl is bored already, moving on. Act 4, boy kills girl for ruining his life. We've all been there.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Trevor Scheunemann, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, Keith Miller

Votes: 30

23. The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.1
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Awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 117

24. The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-PG

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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Duncan, George Akram, David Alvarez

Votes: 51

25. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live (2007)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Directors: Jim Gable, Peter Margolis | Stars: Solomon Burke, John Fogerty, Buddy Guy, Merle Haggard

Votes: 15

26. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015)

162 min | Music

8.0
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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Andrew Davis, Joyce DiDonato, Jeffrey Mattsey, Thomas Allen

Votes: 21

27. Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Colin Quinn performs his one-man show about world history, which he originally presented on Broadway.

Directors: John Moffitt, Jerry Seinfeld | Star: Colin Quinn

Votes: 347

28. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2011)

Music

7.9
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Iphigenie, banished daughter of Klytemnaestra, is now high priestess to Diana. Two strangers from Greece wash up on shore; when Iphigenie recognizes one as her brother, Orestes, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins

Votes: 11

29. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (2007)

192 min | Music

7.9
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Gounod follows Shakespeare's story closely, with minor alterations to satisfy the needs of opera. The stage and scenery are filled with astronomical symbols to depict the tragedy of "star-crossed lovers" from two warring houses in Verona.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard

Votes: 16

30. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,854

31. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow (2007 TV Movie)

142 min | Music

7.7
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The electrifying FutureSex/LoveShow finds Justin Timberlake putting on a typically stunning set before a sold-out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. Fans looking for pulse-pounding ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Justin Timberlake

Votes: 376

32. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The First Emperor (2007)

189 min | Music

7.6
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To unite the lands he has conquered, the First Emperor of China, believes that a national anthem is needed. He hires a childhood friend to compose it for him, not realizing that his friend does not share the Emperor's aspirations.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Hsing-Kuo Wu

Votes: 21

33. Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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Denis Leary and a cast of many others celebrate Christmas Leary-style. Packed with original music and skits, this is a great spin on the usual holiday fluff.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Holly Goldberg Sloan, David Wain | Stars: Denis Leary, Barenaked Ladies, Steve Bridges, Carmen Electra

Votes: 143

34. Bill Maher: The Decider (2007 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Bill Maher

Votes: 909

35. New York Stand-Up Show (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: John Oliver, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, Hari Kondabolu

Votes: 128

36. The 69th Annual Tony Awards (2015 TV Movie)

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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jason Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford

Votes: 16

37. Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award-winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Chevy Chase, Annabella Sciorra, Meat Loaf

Votes: 545

38. Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Maureen MacDonald, Bill Maher, Cait Mathis

Votes: 935

39. The 64th Annual Tony Awards (2010 TV Special)

180 min

7.1
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Sean Hayes, Paula Abdul, Kevin Adams, Nick Adams

Votes: 27

40. What Not to Wear (2003– )

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.0
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Two fashion stylists and a team of hair and makeup advisors help revamp the look of individuals who have been nominated by their friends for makeovers due to their lamentable appearance, using a $5,000 budget.

Stars: Clinton Kelly, Stacy London, Carmindy Bowyer, Nick Arrojo

Votes: 1,577

41. Zappa's Universe (1993 Video)

90 min | Music

7.0
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Director: Willy Smax | Stars: Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Mats Öberg, Morgan Agren

Votes: 6

42. The Great Christmas Light Fight (2013– )
Episode: Rock in' Around the Rooftop (2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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Stars: Michael Moloney, Sabrina Soto, Joe Cipriano, Allen Baughman

Votes: 6

43. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)

Music

6.8
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Set in rat-pack Las Vegas. Duke is Sinatra; Rigoletto is Don Rickles. Rigoletto owns a condo; he holds the elevator for the courtiers. Later on, when he finds a stranger's corpse in his car-trunk, why doesn't he drive her to the hospital?

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Piotr Beczala, Alexander Lewis, Emalie Savoy, Zeljko Lucic

Votes: 13

44. Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (2015 TV Special)

55 min | Comedy

6.7
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Grammy(R)-nominated comedian Tig Notaro headlines and directs this stand-up comedy special taped at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA. Known for her distinctive storytelling, offbeat sense ... See full summary »

Directors: Jay Karas, Tig Notaro | Star: Tig Notaro

Votes: 281

45. NFL Opening Kickoff 2005 (2005 TV Special)

Sport

6.7
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., USC Trojan Marching Band, Elliott Rovinsky

Votes: 7

46. Hoarding: Buried Alive (2010– )

Documentary

6.5
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With the help of experts, men and women fight to find a way to defeat their unhealthy obsession; hoarding.

Stars: Bray Poor, Daniel J. Moran, Ron Jeremy, Travis Osborne

Votes: 376

47. EliteXC Saturday Night Fights (2008– )

Sport

6.5
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Stars: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Jimmy Lennon Jr.

Votes: 13

48. The Great Christmas Light Fight (2013– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Reality-TV

6.2
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Four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days.

Stars: Michael Moloney, Sabrina Soto, Joe Cipriano, Taniya Nayak

Votes: 82

49. Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.1
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Three-time Grammy® and Emmy® nominated comedian Margaret Cho performs in front of a live audience in this provocative and hilarious comedy special event, tackling off-limits issues from ... See full summary »

Director: John Asher | Star: Margaret Cho

Votes: 122

50. Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.2
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Put the kids to bed and get ready to throw your inhibitions out the window as red-hot comedian/actor Tracy Morgan makes his HBO stand-up debut--a performance in which no subject, celebrity or situation will be off-limits.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Tracy Morgan, Marvin McClellan

Votes: 194