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1. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 45,798 | Gross: $13.96M

2. Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017)

TV-MA | 54 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.8
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After Santa tells Michael Bolton that he needs 75,000 new babies by Christmas to meet toy supply, Michael Bolton hosts a sexy telethon to get the world to start making love.

Directors: Scott Aukerman, Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Michael Bolton, Sarah Shahi, Adam Scott, Matthew Kimbrough

Votes: 1,144

3. Ferrell Takes the Field (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 49 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

5.8
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A documentary that follows Will Ferrell as he takes the field in five Major League Baseball training games, playing all nine positions for ten different teams in a single day.

Director: Brian McGinn | Stars: Austin Barnes, Billy Beane, Bruce Bochy, Matt Buschmann

Votes: 865

4. Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds (2016 TV Special)

57 min | Comedy

6.0
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HD. Comedian/writer/actor Pete Holmes shares his hilarious insights into life's most absurd moments in this stand-up comedy special.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Pete Holmes, Brent Sullivan

Votes: 318

5. Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! (2014 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Emily Vancamp hosts this one of a kind experience showing the history and development of Marvel from the first comic book to the latest blockbuster hit.

Director: Zak Knutson | Stars: Axel Alonso, Hayley Atwell, Gerry Conway, Louis D'Esposito

Votes: 503

6. A Tour of the White House (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charles Collingwood, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy

Votes: 53

7. The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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After a young boy becomes upset about moving and runs away, the Care Bears must rescue him from the clutches of the evil Professor Coldheart.

Director: Pino Van Lamsweerde | Stars: Anna MacCormack, Rick Jones, Abby Hagyard, Les Lye

Votes: 118

8. Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes (1991 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Bugs has been selected to defend the Earth in an Intergalactic court, in order to stop Marvin the Martian from blowing it up - can he succeed?

Directors: Nancy Beiman, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Robert McKimson, Maurice Noble | Stars: Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Katy Dierlam, June Foray

Votes: 31

9. The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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The Care Bears must stop Professor Coldheart from freezing from the world with his Careless Ray.

Director: Pino Van Lamsweerde | Stars: Les Lye, Anna MacCormack, Noreen Young, Abby Hagyard

Votes: 69

10. Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (1980 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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TV special which features three new shorts ("Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny", "Spaced Out Bunny" and "Soup or Sonic"), tied together by Bugs, who's overjoyed that it's springtime again.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe | Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

Votes: 148

11. The Special Magic of Herself the Elf (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Director: Raymond Jafelice | Stars: Denny Dillon, Georgia Engel, Ellen Greene, Terri Hawkes

Votes: 34

12. A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera (1989 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation

7.3
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A 1989 live-action/animated television special, hosted by Tony Danza and Annie Potts celebrating 50 years of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's partnership in animation. It covers their ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Flaum | Stars: Tony Danza, Annie Potts, Victor Borge, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 23

13. Magic in the Magic Kingdom (1988 TV Special)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

9.0
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Stars: George Burns, Harry Anderson, Gloria Estefan, Morgan Fairchild

Votes: 14

14. Melinda: First Lady of Magic (1997 TV Special)

45 min | Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Melinda Saxe, Shelley Long, Kelsey Mulrooney, Al Unser Jr.

Votes: 7

15. Babes in Toyland (1954 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

6.7
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A special, live, television adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta.

Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Rod Alexander, Bil Baird, Ellen Barrie, Wally Cox

Votes: 15

16. Mrs. Winchester's House (1963 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary about the life and legend of Sarah L. Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company who, after the death of her husband and only child moved to San Jose, ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Williams | Star: Lillian Gish

Votes: 5

17. Living Seas (1986 TV Movie)

60 min

9.1
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Director: Ken Ehrlich | Stars: John Ritter, Laura Branigan, Simon Le Bon, Bob Ballard

Votes: 10

18. Hispanic Youth Showcase 2010 (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

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Showcase for talented youth of Hispanic Heritage. Inspired by Elvira Ferrer of Newark New Jersey. The competition portion of the Showcase is held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center ... See full summary »

Director: William Q. Sanchez | Stars: Lorena Aguilar, Pedro Aguilar, Angelica Albino, Magan Amirault

19. The Bing Crosby Show (1954 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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As this is Bing Crosby's first television special, comedian Jack Benny with his latest girlfriend Crystal Pond (aka dancer Sheree North) drop by to provide a few pointers. Bing sings five ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter, Jack Benny, Sheree North

Votes: 16

20. Backstage Disney: The Main Street Electrical Parade (1986 TV Movie)

45 min | History

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A behind-the-scenes look at Disneyland's long-running show, the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Stars: Troy Barrett, Jim Christensen, Dennis Despie, Don Dorsey

21. Hispanic Youth Showcase 2009 (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

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Showcase for talented youth of Hispanic Heritage. Inspired by Elvira Ferrer of Newark New Jersey. The competition portion of the Showcase is held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center ... See full summary »

Director: William Q. Sanchez | Stars: Ivan Aguilar, Lorena Aguilar, Pedro Aguilar, Carla Almeida

22. The World's Most Dangerous Magic (1998 TV Special)

60 min | Fantasy

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Leading magicians perform tricks and escape feats that threaten death or horrific injury should they fail. Robert Gallup escapes from a strait jacket while suspended from burning ropes and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Carter | Stars: Robert Gallup, Dean Gunnarson, Mark Kalin, Gary Kurtz

23. World of Magic (1977 TV Special)

60 min | Family

8.0
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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Glen Campbell, Doug Henning, Sandy Duncan

Votes: 8

24. La grande magia di David Copperfield (1994 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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This TV special/documentary has been produced in occasion of the first Copperfield's tournée in Italy (autumn 1994). In his Magic Warehouse the two conductors, Giorgio Mastrota and his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Dickinson | Stars: Giorgio Mastrota, Natalia Estrada, David Copperfield, Holly Raye

25. Terror en Doomsville (2016 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation

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The terrifying but fun mishaps of 4 truckers, who suffer at the expense of a terrible monster haunting the people of Doomsville.

Director: Leonardo Trinidad | Star: Jason Wood

26. The Blue Ribbon Christmas Eve Musical (1952 TV Movie)

30 min | Music

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer sponsored this program of Christmas songs and dances airing on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Gene Lockhart, Maria Tallchief

27. The World's Most Dangerous Magic II (1999 TV Special)

60 min | Fantasy

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Leading magicians and escapologists attempt a series of tricks and stunts that put them in serious danger.

Director: Alan Carter | Stars: Michael Grandinetti, Dean Gunnarson, Steve Wyrick, Tony Clark

28. The Johnny Farnham Special (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Jimmy Hannan, John Farnham, Yvonne Barrett, The Strangers

30. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985–1987)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1987)

Comedy

9.0
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Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Susie Blake

Votes: 12

31. Mo'adon Layla (2006– )
Episode: Episode #5.7 (2014)

Comedy

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Director: Amir Ukrainetz | Stars: Erez Tal, Avi Nusbaum, Israel Katorza, Ori Hizkiah

32. Life with Bonnie (2002–2004)
Episode: Psychic (2003)

21 min | Comedy

7.3
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Bonnie's guest on her Cooking for the Dead TV special is a notoriously animated psychic, Kevin Powalski. His long hectic psychic improv steals the show and amused Bonnie goes along with it. Mark's at home sick with flu.

Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: Bonnie Hunt, Mark Derwin, Samantha Browne-Walters, Charlie Stewart

Votes: 17