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1. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

Votes: 12,446 | Gross: $1.43M

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

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 539

3. House Calls (1978)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 1,464 | Gross: $28.46M

4. Tenure (2008)

R | 89 min | Comedy

6.1
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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague.

Director: Mike Million | Stars: Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol, David Koechner, Sasha Alexander

Votes: 2,323

5. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.8
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 212

6. The New Yankee Workshop (1989–2009)

TV-G | 27 min

9.1
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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

Votes: 126

7. Speedy Delivery (2008)

72 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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David Newell travels the globe as 'Mr. McFeely' to keep 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' alive, despite major transitions in children's television.

Director: Paul B. Germain | Stars: David Newell, Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Joe Negri

Votes: 18

8. The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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66 Metascore

Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 693 | Gross: $0.36M

9. Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way (2004– )

30 min | Family

8.3
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Learn how to make great food quickly. Wonderful recipes for delicious food clearly taught. Plus great cooking tips

Star: Jacques Pepin

Votes: 39

10. Tennessee Crossroads (1987– )

Documentary, Family

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Travel the highways and byways of Tennessee, while highlighting the personalities, crafts, places, foods and events that make Tennessee special and its character unique.

Stars: Joe Elmore, Sarah Webb, Gary Webb, Susan Watson

11. Classical Stretch: The Esmonde Technique (2006– )

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Star: Miranda Esmonde-White

12. Mario Frangoulis Live with the Boston Pops (2012 TV Movie)

Music

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Internationally acclaimed classical crossover artist Mario Frangoulis joins with the Boston Pops, known as "America's Orchestra," conducted by Keith Lockhart to provide Public Television ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Askem | Stars: Mario Frangoulis, Keith Lockhart, Hayley Westenra, Alkisti Protopsalti

13. It's Still Elementary (2007 Video)

48 min | Documentary

7.2
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This moving story and political drama revisits the students and teachers from the original groundbreaking film, It's Elementary, and discovers the profound impact of using film as a tool for social change.

Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Johnny Symons

Votes: 16

14. Shepherd's Pie (1978– )

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Star: Jean Shepherd

Votes: 8

15. Independent View (2002– )

26 min | Documentary

4.9
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Stars: Allison Anders, Darren Aronofsky, Miguel Arteta, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 9

16. Zwei Tote im Sender und Don Carlos im Pogl (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.3
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A writer comes to the TV station for the final work on his film. Meanwhile in another studio a version of Don Carlos is produced. But the writer is not happy: he is entered as "right" into ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Roering | Stars: Claus Biederstaedt, Ruth-Maria Kubitschek, Heinz Ehrenfreund, Peter Pasetti

Votes: 19

17. Sgt. Fitch (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, Music

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SGT. FITCH explores the advent and influence of Sarg Records, a small independently owned label cultivated by WWII hero, Sgt. Charlie Fitch. With his unconventional approach to the ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Cook | Stars: Aaron Allan, Ray Benson, Jimmy Farmer, Charlie Fitch

18. Swim for the River (2006)

56 min | Documentary

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Christopher Swain is the first person to swim the entire length of the Hudson River from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. Swain's remarkable feat links together stories of the river and the people who are fighting to protect it.

Director: Tom Weidlinger | Stars: Pete Seeger, Christopher Swain

19. Desert Dreamers (2006 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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California's Mojave Desert is one of the hottest, driest spots on the planet. In spite of a handful of growing desert cities, very few people subsist among the dry lake beds and secret ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Suffert | Star: Peter Fonda

20. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A weather tech's mind gets trapped in a computer and Pearl establishes her own public television pledge program.

Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl

Votes: 460

21. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Phoebe Hates PBS (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Ross finally gets in touch with Emily and they try to work it out. Chandler gloats after Rachel reveals that Monica's secret boyfriend is the best sex she ever had. Phoebe and Joey debate if a selfless good deed exists.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 1,856