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1. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

7.9
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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 23,465

2. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

NC-17 | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 25,882 | Gross: $0.30M

3. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

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

6.2
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Animated adventures of Penny Proud, a girl growing up with the help of her friends.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 4,703

4. Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)

75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Cool Cat is the Coolest Cat in the world and Butch the Bully hates him for it. Butch the Bully tries to bully Cool Cat and his friends.

Director: Derek Savage | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Erik Estrada, Derek Savage, Jason Johnson

Votes: 5,590

5. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama, Thriller

3.8
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 6,526

6. Between the Lions (1999– )

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

7.1
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Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

Stars: Anthony Asbury, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Makeeba Mooncycle, Tim Lagasse

Votes: 620

7. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,264 | Gross: $0.67M

8. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

180 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier, Karen Hayley

Votes: 4,073

9. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 812

10. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | 27 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

Directors: Les Clark, Joshua Meador, Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,732

11. The Wiggles Movie (1997)

G | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.

Director: Dean Covell | Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page, Anthony Field

Votes: 328

12. Totally Baked (2007)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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Meet Dave Bertman, a tightly wound 37 year-old father of one. Bertman's "higher" education begins when medical marijuana activists wielding "loaded" weapons interrupt a planned reunion ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Abbott | Stars: John Oates, Thomas Lyons, Craig Shoemaker, Heather Sossaman

Votes: 639

13. TEDTalks (2006– )

8.5
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Series of talks about technology, entertainment, and design.

Stars: Robert Full, Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins, Dan Barber

Votes: 164

14. Fit (I) (2010)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from... See full summary »

Director: Rikki Beadle Blair | Stars: Duncan MacInnes, Ludvig Bonin, Sasha Frost, Lydia Toumazou

Votes: 412

15. Kink (2001–2005)

30 min | Documentary

7.2
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The subjects profiled in KINK embrace their sexual fantasies - and aren't afraid to share them. Unashamedly inviting the cameras into their private lives, they reveal their innermost ... See full summary »

Star: Eliese MacKinnon

Votes: 51

16. Elmo Visits the Doctor (2005 Video)

53 min | Family

7.2
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Join Elmo on his first trip to the doctor's office! This fun-filled video will help preschoolers learn that going to the doctor can be fun!

Directors: Kevin Clash, Ken Diego, Jim Martin, Ted May | Stars: Alison Bartlett, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Aiden Connell

Votes: 10

17. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

52 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 390

18. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,318 | Gross: $0.31M

19. Kärlekens språk 2000 (2004)

96 min | Drama

3.2
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Sabine is in love with Julia, but pulled simultaneously to the irresistible television program host Stella Moon.

Director: Anders Lennberg | Stars: Regina Lund, Jan Mybrand, Bert-Åke Varg, Kim Anderzon

Votes: 444

20. Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: The Mellomen, Loulie Jean Norman, Charlie Parlato, Bill Thompson

Votes: 997

21. The Secret Life of Plants (1978)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Family

7.0
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Time-lapse photography documents the pain and joy plants experience and how they communicate it. Soundtrack by Stevie Wonder.

Director: Walon Green | Stars: Ruby Crystal, John Ashley Hamilton, Eartha Robinson, Peter Tompkins

Votes: 134

22. Rhythm Is It! (2004)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Grube, Enrique Sánchez Lansch | Stars: Simon Rattle, Royston Maldoom, Susannah Broughton, Marie Theinert

Votes: 601

23. The Story of Menstruation (1946)

10 min | Animation, Short, Documentary

5.9
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A basic explanation of the purpose and process of menstruation, told largely with diagrams (and completely avoiding the subject of sex).

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Gloria Blondell

Votes: 314

24. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,700

25. Hide and Seek (1997 TV Movie)

57 min | Drama

7.0
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Mixes documentary interviews of memories of lesbian adolescence with the story of the 12-year-old girl Lou discovering her sexuality in 1960s America.

Director: Su Friedrich | Stars: Chelsea Holland, Ariel Mara, Linzy Martinelli, Sarah Jane Smith

Votes: 148

26. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 458

27. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Vivian Malone

Votes: 392

28. Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Art Smith

Votes: 1,115

29. Boys Beware (1961)

10 min | Drama, Short

3.4
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This public service announcement is a cautionary tale to adolescent and young teen boys to beware the kindness of older male strangers, some who are mentally ill in that they are ... See full summary »

Star: Sid Davis

Votes: 379

30. Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet (2005 Video)

48 min | Family

8.6
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Get to know your ABCs with the fun-filled adventure that celebrates the wonder of words and the joys of the alphabet Sesame Street style. Shapes, sounds, and colors come to life as letters.... See full summary »

Director: Adam Matalon | Stars: Nicole Sullivan, Stephen Colbert, Larry King, Norah Jones

Votes: 29

31. How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (1937)

20 min | Drama, Short

4.9
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A "Peeping Tom" likes to look through windows at women undressing. We see him as he sneaks a peek at two "subjects". His first one, a young woman who apparently has a major lingerie fetish,... See full summary »

Director: Dwain Esper | Stars: Elaine Barrie, Trixie Friganza, Hal Richardson, Albert Van Antwerp

Votes: 99

32. Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005)

88 min | Documentary

8.7
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"Homeland" tells the stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting these "new Indian Wars" - each in his own way passionately dedicated to ... See full summary »

Director: Roberta Grossman | Stars: Mitchell Capitan, Rita Capitan, Barry Dana, Evon Peter

Votes: 23

33. The Maxwell Multiple Climax (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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"The Maxwell Multiple Climax" is a 30 minute educational DVD that teaches men how to achieve multiple orgasms. Alternately sexy and funny, the picture illuminates simple instruction with ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Maxwell | Stars: Francesca Avon, Bruce Paul Barbour, Caprice Crawford, Audrey Davis

Votes: 24

34. Melody (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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An owl teaches his class full of birds about melody. It's all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man "sings" even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as... See full summary »

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Loulie Jean Norman, Harry Stanton, Bill Thompson, Gloria Wood

Votes: 213

35. Kid Safe: The Video (1988 Video)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In this educational docudrama, kids learn how to handle emergency situations.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Andrea Martin, Shuko Akune, Stephen Lee, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 23

36. Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 (1996 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Nine-year old Lannie is unmotivated and struggling at school because of a racist teacher. Reminded of his own intellectual and political challenges, Einstein steps into 1950 to spark a love of learning in Lannie.

Director: David Devine | Stars: Paul Soles, Lataye Studwood, Chris McKinney, Sandra Caldwell

Votes: 30

37. Growing Up on Broadway (1984)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Animation

4.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Shelley Bruce, Diana Barrows, Dara Brown, Nicole Francis

Votes: 8

38. David Macaulay: Cathedral (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.1
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David Macaulay and Caroline Berg explore medieval cathedral architecture through the fictional animated story of the rebuilding of such a cathedral in the middle ages after a disastrous fire.

Director: Tim King | Stars: David Macaulay, Caroline Berg, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Matthews

Votes: 36

39. Remove All Obstacles (2010)

10 min | Short

2.8
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Dave, an over worked, underpaid warehouse manager of Waycold Logistics meets a mysterious Guru who explains traditional techniques to teach him ways to end his frustrations forever.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Christopher Chisholm, Jerry DiChiara, Pat Morita

Votes: 6

40. Poetry in Motion (1982)

91 min | Documentary

7.9
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 90

41. LeapFrog: Math Adventure to the Moon (2010 Video)

34 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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An all-new LeapFrog movie MATH ADVENTURE TO THE MOON paired with the educational LET'S GO TO SCHOOL.

Director: Bob Nesler | Stars: Dorothy Elias-Fahn, R. Martin Klein, Cindy Robinson, Richard Rosenblatt

Votes: 9

42. The Greatest Good (2005)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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Part One: The Fight for Conservation In an era of unchecked exploitation, a new breed of leaders emerges with radical ideas about adopting practices that benefit the greatest portion of the... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Dunsky, Dave Steinke

Votes: 12

43. Donald and the Wheel (1961)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A father tells his son the invention of the wheel was most important; to prove it, the two hipsters visit the inventor caveman Donald Duck. There follows a survey of the progress of ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Bill Cole, Bill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 185

44. LeapFrog: Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory (2005 Video)

37 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Tad learns fundamentals of reading when he and his friends stage a production of "The Three Little Pigs."

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Zephyr Banks, Doug Boyd, Kate Higgins, Julie Maddalena

Votes: 24

45. Animusic (2001 Video)

33 min | Music, Animation, Short

8.0
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Animusic draws you into its reality like no place you have ever been. You encounter new dimensions of sight and sound as you experience seven unique visual concerts.

Director: Wayne Lytle | Star: Wayne Lytle

Votes: 316

46. Elmo's Magic Cookbook (2001 Video)

48 min | Family

6.9
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Join Elmo and his Sesame Street pals on their most magical adventure ever! The action begins when they encounter the wish-granting Genie of the Magic Cookbook!

Stars: Aleisha Allen, Heather Headley, Emeril Lagasse, Alan Muraoka

Votes: 11

47. Goofy's Freeway Troubles (1965)

13 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.1
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After a brief review of the problems described in Freewayphobia #1 (1965), we see a new range of problems. These include: abrupt breakdowns due to poor maintenance; unsecured loads; running... See full summary »

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees

Votes: 165

48. Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2003)

91 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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The history of traffic safety educational films and their notoriously lurid content.

Director: Bret Wood | Stars: Richard Anderson, Sonny Bono, John F. Butler, Hans Conried

Votes: 174 | Gross: $0.00M

49. The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (1957)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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The city of Anyburg decides its traffic situation has gotten out of hand, so it puts the automobile on trial. The trial (conducted in rhyme) starts with a car that was in a hit-and-run ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hans Conried, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Thompson

Votes: 125

50. In the Company of Actors (2007)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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Within the world of theatre the rehearsal room is a sacred space -- the private domain where boundaries are pushed, risks taken, mistakes made, vulnerabilities exposed and, at its very best... See full summary »

Director: Ian Darling | Stars: Robyn Nevin, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Justine Clarke

Votes: 53