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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: 24,106

2. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

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

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: 4,899

3. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 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: 26,071 | Gross: $0.30M

4. Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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: 6,035

5. 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: 671

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.

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

Votes: 4,346 | Gross: $0.67M

7. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999– )

TV-14 | 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: 4,213

8. 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: 338

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

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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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: 841

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: 1,760

11. 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: 52

12. Totally Baked (2007)

Not Rated | 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: 641

13. 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: 455

14. The Relaxed Wife (1957)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

4.4
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A short industrial film that seeks to help working men and their wives deal with life's little problems.

Votes: 93

15. Fit (I) (2010)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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: 423

16. 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: 3,339 | Gross: $0.31M

17. TEDTalks (2006– )

Talk-Show

8.4
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Series of talks about technology, entertainment, and design.

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

Votes: 188

18. Elmo Visits the Doctor (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 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: 11

19. 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: 464

20. 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: 406

21. 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.

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

Votes: 1,039

22. 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: 1,748

23. 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: 416

24. Hide and Seek (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 153

25. 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: 138

26. 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: 219

27. Test Tube Babies (1948)

70 min | Drama

2.7
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A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, ... See full summary »

Director: W. Merle Connell | Stars: Dorothy Duke, William Thomason, Timothy Farrell, John Michael

Votes: 217

28. Boys Beware (1961)

10 min | Drama, Short

3.5
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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: 382

29. 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: 333

30. Elmo's Magic Cookbook (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 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!

Directors: Lisa Simon, Ted May | Stars: Aleisha Allen, Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Heather Headley

Votes: 12

31. Kid Safe: The Video (1988 Video)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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: 25

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

Unrated | 14 min | Drama, Short

4.6
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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: 104

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

TV-Y | 48 min | Family

8.4
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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: 31

34. Poetry in Motion (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 95

35. 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: 603

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

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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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: 178 | Gross: $0.00M

37. The Tanks Are Coming (1941)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: George Tobias, Richard Travis, Gig Young, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 156

38. 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

39. Remove All Obstacles (2010)

10 min | Short

3.9
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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: 7

40. Rainbow Brite: San Diego Zoo Adventure (1986 Video)

43 min | Short, Adventure, Family

6.7
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Pete & Tracy notice something strange is happening to all of the colors of the zoo animals; they try to enlist the help of Rainbow Brite, not knowing that it's all part of Murky Dismal's ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Arnowitz | Stars: Kevin Osgood, Danielle Decker, Sandra Conally, Rosemarie Thornton

Votes: 32

41. 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: 319

42. Neveshtan bar shahr (2012)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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The formation of a city named Tehran goes back to 200 years ago. Before that it was a small village resting between surrounding mountains. Many political and social events have happened in ... See full summary »

Director: Keywan Karimi | Stars: Salman Razavi, Farahnaz Sharifi

Votes: 11

43. Goofy's Freeway Troubles (1965)

13 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.0
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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: 175

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

Not Rated | 37 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.8
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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: 26

45. USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)

46 min | Action, Drama, War

4.8
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This film was made by the U.S. government during World War II to show its young servicemen the results of "fooling around" with "loose women" overseas. Actual victims of such sexually ... See full summary »

Stars: Keefe Brasselle, Cliff Clark, Dorothy Granger, Don Haggerty

Votes: 58

46. Luxo Jr. in 'Up and Down' (1993)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Luxo Jr. learns the meaning of the words "up" and "down" by jumping up and down on a box.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 26

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

1 min | Short

6.1
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A horse with rider jumping over an obstacle

Director: Ottomar Anschütz

Votes: 97

48. 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: 38

49. Four Methods of Flush Riveting (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

4.6
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Four methods of flush-riveting aircraft aluminum sheet-metal are described and illustrated.

Director: James Algar

Votes: 43

50. 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: 195