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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Creator: Joan Ganz Cooney | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

2. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Family, Animation | Active

6.9
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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Creators: Angela Santomero, Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler | Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

3. The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

8.0
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An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.

Creators: Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

4. Curious George (2006– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.4
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This show follows the mischievous adventures of a monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

5. Wild Kratts (2011– )

26 min | Animation

7.9
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Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Creators: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt | Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis, Jonathan Malen

6. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Writer: Brandon Sonnier | Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jim Cummings, Corey Burton

7. Go, Diego! Go! (2005– )

TV-Y | Animation, Family

4.1
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Creators: Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh | Stars: Rosie Perez, Jake T. Austin, Keeler Sandhaus, Jose Zelaya

8. Wishbone (1995–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.5
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Creator: Rick Duffield | Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

9. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010– )

26 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Robert Tinkler

10. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Family, Musical

8.3
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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Jack Sheldon, Darrell Stern, Sue Manchester, Lauren Yohe

11. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

8.0
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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

12. Beakman's World (1992– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

Creator: Jok R. Church | Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

13. Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

75 min | Documentary

5.9
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies, starting in 1922 with the hiring of Will Hays. When studios ignored the code early ... See full summary »

Director: James Forsher | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Fonda, Carroll Baker, Ira Barmak

14. Kim Jong-Il's Comedy Club (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

15. Mother Goose Club (2011– )

33 min | Family

8.2
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Mother Goose Club breathes new life into classic nursery rhyme characters to promote early literacy, mathematics, and more! Join in as they dance, sing, twirl, and rhyme through these ... See full summary »

Star: Montana Byrne

16. Peep and the Big Wide World (2004– )

Animation, Family

8.0
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Peep, Chirp, and Quack explore the "Big Wide World" around them, leading to mischief and adventures.

Stars: Jamie Watson, Joan Cusack, Maxwell Uretsky, Riele Downs

17. Hi-5 (2003–2009)

22 min | Family, Comedy, Music

3.4
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A high-energy kids show full of song and dance and action starring 5 exciting (and ethnically-diverse) perfomers.

Stars: Jenn Korbee, Kimee Balmilero, Curtis Cregan, Karla Mosley

18. Space Station 3D (2002)

47 min | Documentary

7.5
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69 Metascore

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Writer: Toni Myers | Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Tom Cruise, James Arnold, Michael J. Bloomfield, Robert D. Cabana

19. The Gift of the Magi (2001)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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A romantic tale of a young married couple who have little money to buy each other Christmas presents. And so she cuts off and sells her beautiful hair.

Writers: O. Henry, Scott Mansfield | Director: Bert Van Bork | Stars: Rosemary Deleonardis, Kiah Gordon, David A. Silverstein, Linda Stiegler

20. Stanley (2001–2007)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.4
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Stanley is an imaginative and creative little boy who loves to make simple drawings of his favorite animals. His parents and his older brother can't see or hear the conversations he has ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Shaughnessy, Jessica D. Stone, Hynden Walch, Rene Mujica

21. Modern Marvels (1994– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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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

22. Art Attack (1990–2004)

Family

7.8
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An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Peter Corey, Mitchell Knight, Jim Sweeney

23. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Clifford Johnson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly

24. Dante's Hell Animated (2014)

R | 38 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Dante is guided by his hero Virgil through each circle of Hell and its subdivisions until they reach the center of the Earth and emerged to the other hemisphere into Purgatory.

Writers: Dante Alighieri, Dino Di Durante | Director: Boris Acosta | Stars: Armand Mastroianni, Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano, Nia Peeples

25. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 29 min | Family, Fantasy

8.5
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The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

26. Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Grandad tells his grandchildren about his adventures as a boy.

Creators: Sindy McKay, Liz Young, Mike Young, John Over | Stars: Peadar Lamb, Maile Flanagan, Russi Taylor, Tara Strong

27. The Crocodile Hunter (1996– )

30 min | Adventure, Documentary

7.8
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Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Sui the Dog

28. The New Yankee Workshop (1989– )

TV-G | 27 min

9.0
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In this PBS series, craftsman Norm Abram demonstrates how to build quality furniture in one's own workshop using traditional carpentry techniques. Abram also gives pointers on restoring and... See full summary »

Stars: Norm Abram, Bill Wallick, Gary Sullivan, Leigh Keno

29. Extreme Engineering (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Danny Forster, Joseph Giotta, Larc Spies, John Littlefield

30. The Good Sex Guide (1993– )

30 min

8.0
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Margi Clarke host this documentary about the various elements of sexuality and suggestion for improving one's sex life.

Stars: Margi Clarke, Martin Clunes, Chris Langham, Anita Dobson

31. Ur kärlekens språk (1969)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

5.2
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A modern advanced film about sexual education an behaviour based on the clinical research made by famous American and Swedish doctors. The film centres around a panel; Inge and Sten Hegeler... See full summary »

Writers: Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler, Torgny Wickman | Director: Torgny Wickman | Stars: Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler, Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan, Sture Cullhed

32. The Aswang Phenomenon (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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What would happen if a country of 97 million people were taught at a young age that the boogie man was real. In the Philippines for the last 400 years, the 'aswang' has been used as ... See full summary »

Writer: Jordan Clark | Director: Jordan Clark | Stars: Jordan Clark, Peque Gallaga, Maricel Soriano

33. May I Be Frank (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.8
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Frank Ferrante is 54, weighs 290lbs., had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He's on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing ... See full summary »

Directors: Gregg Marks, Ryland Engelhart, Conor Gaffney, Cary Mosier | Stars: Mathew Engelhart, Ryland Engelhart, Frank Ferrante, Conor Gaffney

34. Killing Us Softly 3 (1999)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Jean Kilbourne

35. The Last Survivor (2010)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. They work to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Kleiman, Michael Pertnoy

36. The Living Matrix (2009)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Our film, The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. We talk with a group of dedicated scientists, ... See full summary »

Writers: Greg Becker, Harry Massey | Director: Greg Becker | Stars: Adam Dreamhealer, Arielle Essex, Peter Fraser, Bruce Lipton

37. Come Outside (1994– )

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Children's educational programme in which Auntie Mable and her dog Pippin fly in their spotted plane looking at and finding out how everyday things work.

Stars: Lynda Baron, Pippin, Valerie Hunkins, Ashok Srivastava

38. Dive! (2010)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.3
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Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Seifert | Director: Jeremy Seifert | Star: Jeremy Seifert

39. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)

84 min | Documentary, War

7.9
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

Writers: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack | Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff | Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

40. Sex Madness (1938)

57 min | Drama

2.4
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Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Seiden, Vincent Valentini | Director: Dwain Esper | Stars: Vivian McGill, Rose Tapley, Al Rigali, Mark Daniels

41. Polka Dot Door (1971–1993)

30 min | Family, Musical

8.0
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Children's program starring two human hosts and the Polkaroo, a mischievious kangaroo.

Stars: Dallas Goyo, Debra Goyo, Gloria Reuben, Robert Lee

42. The Boy from Space (1971– )

Sci-Fi

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Stars: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

43. The Puzzle Place (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

8.8
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A group of kids (puppets) from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together at "The Puzzle Place" to hang-out, tell stories, sing songs and hold celebrations. Along the way they learn ... See full summary »

Creator: Rob Stork | Stars: Alice Dinnean, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin

44. Finding Stuff Out (2012– )

24 min | Documentary, Family

6.3
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Children get answers to the questions that matter to them.

Stars: Harrison Houde, Bruce Simpson, Sydney Kuhne, Effie Bouras

45. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.3
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »

Director: Joao G. Amorim | Stars: Daniel Pinchbeck, Maude Barlow, Ariane Burgess, Gerald Celente

46. Crash Course: World History (2012– )

10 min | Family

8.8
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An educational series hosted by the Brothers Green. John leads us through the humanities while Hank takes us on a journey through the sciences.

Stars: John Green, Stan Muller, Danica Johnson, Raoul Meyer

47. More About the Language of Love (1970)

90 min | Documentary

4.2
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While LANGUAGE OF LOVE illustrated general sex behaviour, MORE ABOUT THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE shows minority group attitudes towards sex. As in the first film, there is an expert panel of ... See full summary »

Writers: Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan, Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler, Torgny Wickman | Director: Torgny Wickman | Stars: Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler, Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan, Ove Alström

48. Einstein's Big Idea (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

Writers: David Bodanis, Gary Johnstone | Director: Gary Johnstone | Stars: Andrew Callaway, Andy Crabbe, Daniel D'Alessandro, Brendan Fleming

49. Before Stonewall (1984)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon, Lisa Ben

50. My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic (2011)

59 min | Documentary

9.0
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A documentary about women's alcoholism chronicles the progression of the disease in Bette VandenAkker-a nurse, wife, and mother-who died in the fall of 2007. Filmmakers Sherri ... See full summary »

Writer: Sherri L. VandenAkker | Director: Sherri L. VandenAkker