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1. 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.

Writers: Kirby Dick, Eddie Schmidt, Matt Patterson | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 23,976

2. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

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

6.1
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Animated adventures of Penny Proud, a girl growing up with the help of her friends.

Creators: Doreen Spicer, Bruce W. Smith | Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 3,778

3. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

8.0
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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: 19,201

4. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama

3.7
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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.

Writers: Lawrence Meade, Arthur Hoerl, Paul Franklin | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 5,758

5. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

180 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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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: 3,424

6. 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.

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

Votes: 3,915

7. Between the Lions (1999– )

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

7.0
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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.

Creator: Kathryn Mullen | Stars: Anthony Asbury, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Makeeba Mooncycle, Tim Lagasse

Votes: 359

8. Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary (2007)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.8
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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 »

Writers: Steven D. Binder, Neil Mahoney, Craig Shoemaker | Director: Lee Abbott | Stars: John Oates, Thomas Lyons, Craig Shoemaker, Heather Sossaman

Votes: 635

9. The Wiggles Movie (1997)

G | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 309

10. Kink (2001–2005)

30 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: 46

11. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | 27 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Disney's animated short explains through this wonderful adventure of Donald's in how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathematics are not ... See full summary »

Writers: Milt Banta, Bill Berg, Heinz Haber | Directors: Les Clark, Joshua Meador, Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,530

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

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a boy that drugs aren't cool.

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

Votes: 695

13. Fit (I) (2010)

108 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 388

14. 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.

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

Votes: 3,199

15. 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: 89

16. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002 TV Mini-Series)

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: 414

17. 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: 1,455

18. 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: 300

19. The Secret Life of Plants (1978)

G | Documentary, Family

6.7
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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: 120

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

91 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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The history of traffic safety educational films and their notoriously lurid content.

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

Votes: 161

21. 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.

Writers: Su Friedrich, Cathy Nan Quinlan | Director: Su Friedrich | Stars: Chelsea Holland, Ariel Mara, Lindsay A. Martinelli, Sarah Jane Smith

Votes: 127

22. Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003 TV Mini-Series)

113 min | Documentary

7.7
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Covers the key aspects of the world AIDS epidemic through powerful documentary stories about five victims and their communities, on five continents.

Stars: Danny Glover, Elton John

Votes: 48

23. 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 »

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

Votes: 572

24. The Day the Universe Changed (1985– )

52 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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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: 339

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

20 min | Drama, Short

5.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 80

26. Boys Beware (1961)

10 min | Drama, Short

3.3
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Young Jimmy accepts a ride home from a friendly stranger, Ralph. Jimmy likes Ralph. Ralph likes Jimmy. Ralph REALLY likes Jimmy. Ralph likes Jimmy so much he persuades Jimmy to go to a ... See full summary »

Star: Sid Davis

Votes: 328

27. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 254

28. 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).

Star: Gloria Blondell

Votes: 212

29. 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: 86

30. Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.

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

Votes: 852

31. Kärlekens språk 2000 (2004)

96 min | Drama

3.1
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Writers: Chi An Gramfors, Emma Hallin, Anders Lennberg, Lena Ollmark | Director: Anders Lennberg | Stars: Regina Lund, Jan Mybrand, Bert-Åke Varg, Kim Anderzon

Votes: 415

32. It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

Writer: Debra Chasnoff | Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Helen Cohen | Star: Bob Smith

Votes: 82

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

48 min | Family

8.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 31

34. Melody (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 182

35. Animusic 2 (2005 Video)

39 min | Animation, Short, Music

8.5
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A variety of fanciful musical machines perform light rock tunes.

Director: Wayne Lytle | Star: Wayne Lytle

Votes: 74

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

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.

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

Votes: 10

37. Elmo Visits the Doctor (2005 Video)

53 min | Family

6.3
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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!

Writers: Annie Evans, Christine Ferraro, Judy Freudberg, Eva Saks, Luis Santeiro | Directors: Kevin Clash, Ken Diego, Jim Martin, Ted May | Stars: Alison Bartlett, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Aiden Connell

Votes: 12

38. 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 »

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

Votes: 160

39. Naida vai palaa (1990 TV Movie)

28 min

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Director: Kari Heiskanen | Stars: Konsta Mäkelä, Ona Kamu, Jan Nyqvist, Niina Komsi

40. In the Company of Actors (2007)

75 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 47

41. 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 »

Writer: William Bosche | Director: Les Clark | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees

Votes: 148

42. Kid Safe: The Video (1988 Video)

Comedy, Documentary, Family

7.0
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In this educational docudrama, kids learn how to handle emergency situations.

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

Votes: 17

43. The Maxwell Multiple Climax (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 23

44. Growing Up on Broadway (1984)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Animation

4.6
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Stars: Shelley Bruce, Diana Barrows, Dara Brown, Nicole Francis

Votes: 8

45. Earth to Kids: A Guide to Products for a Healthy Planet (1990 TV Movie)

Family

8.3
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Engages young audiences with humorous characters skits and characters such as "The Tooth Fairy" which encourages use of the tube toothpaste over the pump toothpaste, "The One-timers" about ... See full summary »

Star: Jim Fyfe

Votes: 14

46. Waking in Mississippi (1998)

60 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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Waking in Mississippi explores the power of the national media to, surprisingly, mitigate long held animosities resulting from a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. The irony of Hollywood ... See full summary »

Writers: Christie Herring, Andre Alexis Robinson | Directors: Christie Herring, Andre Alexis Robinson | Stars: Sandra Bullock, John Grisham, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 8

47. Pferd und Reiter Springen über ein Hindernis (1888)

1 min | Short

5.6
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A horse with rider jumping over an obstacle

Director: Ottomar Anschütz

Votes: 16

48. TTN: Passport Redrock (2008)

23 min | Short, Family, History

4.6
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Lexi, Gabi, and Uncle Marv travel to Utah--the land of dinosaurs, outdoor adventure, and all kinds of hilarious surprises.

Creators: James Durham, Thomas Gomez Durham, Elizabeth Snoderly, Celia Stratton | Directors: Thomas Gomez Durham, Clark Schaffer | Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Alix Maria Taulbee, Christopher Robin Miller, Dalpre Grayer

Votes: 5

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

37 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.4
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Tad learns fundamentals of reading when he and his friends stage a production of "The Three Little Pigs."

Writers: Mark Young, Chris D'Angelo, Michael K. Ross | Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Zephyr Banks, Doug Boyd, Kate Higgins, Julie Maddalena

Votes: 21

50. Elmo's Magic Cookbook (2001 Video)

Family

6.4
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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: 13