Most Popular Titles With Tom Hurwitz


1. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,118

2. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 638

3. Abstract: The Art of Design (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

8.5
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A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

Stars: Platon, Elisabeth Biondi, Ilse Crawford, Es Devlin

Votes: 2,336

4. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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39 Metascore

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

Votes: 17,877 | Gross: $14.00M

5. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 551

6. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,685

7. Q (1982)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 4,790

8. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 455

9. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Hilton Als, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cheney, Jim Didion

Votes: 648

10. The China Hustle (2017)

82 min | Documentary

7.6
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An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 18

11. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett

Votes: 11,453 | Gross: $2.40M

12. Real Sex (1990– )

TV-MA | Documentary

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Documentary series that explores sex in the '90s. Each episode has several segments about current trends in sexuality as well as street interviews with common people.

Stars: Susan Block, Barbara Carrellas, Samantha Jones, Nely Galan

Votes: 279

13. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 393

14. Frontline (1983– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Martin Smith

Votes: 1,160

15. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

8.0
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bonita Dearmond

Votes: 115

16. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 444

17. Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (2016)

Documentary, History, Music

7.2
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Soundbreaking explores the history of recorded music. Featuring more than 150 original interviews, the series charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.

Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Todd Boyd, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Don Was

Votes: 891

18. Cathouse: The Series (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

6.2
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Chronicles the women of a brothel in Nevada.

Stars: Dennis Hof, Madam Suzette, Isabella Soprano, Air Force Amy

Votes: 188

19. Studio 54 (2018)

98 min | Documentary | Completed

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

20. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.5
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60 Metascore

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede | Star: Dan Ariely

Votes: 1,621

21. Jaded (1998)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.4
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Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd ... See full summary »

Director: Caryn Krooth | Stars: Carla Gugino, Richard Bright, Robert Knepper, Donna Mitchell

Votes: 620

22. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,638 | Gross: $1.43M

23. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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78 Metascore

Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Star: Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 28 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,919

25. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )

M | 30 min | Documentary

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From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Farley Katz, Roz Chast, Liana Finck, Benjamin Schwartz

Votes: 341

26. Between the Lines (1977)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 413

27. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.2
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68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,601 | Gross: $1.76M

28. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,658 | Gross: $2.45M

29. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,079

30. Cathouse (2002 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary

5.8
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Between March # April 2002 the HBO team went into the legal brothel that is the Bunny Ranch. We meet the owners and the staff as well as some of those coming to use the girls. With hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Madam Suzette, Kent Wallace, Karla, Deanna

Votes: 327

31. Liberty! The American Revolution (1997– )

360 min | History, War

8.4
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Adams, Peter Donaldson, Colm Feore, Victor Garber

Votes: 306

32. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

8.0
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Mike Kinney

Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.27M

34. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

8.0
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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Pearson Marx, Stan Stokowski, Alfred Vanderbilt III

Votes: 467

35. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,422

36. The Grateful Dead (1977)

PG | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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The Grateful Dead performs live at Winterland in San Francisco in October 1974.

Directors: Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast | Stars: Jerry Garcia, Donna Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart

Votes: 637

37. Key Exchange (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Brooke Adams, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 222

38. SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama

6.6
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The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Tina North, Paul Lazar

Votes: 1,154

39. Pandora's Promise (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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54 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas

Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.07M

40. Alambrista! (1977)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Domingo Ambriz, Trinidad Silva, Linda Gillen, Ned Beatty

Votes: 478

41. G String Divas (2000– )

30 min | Reality-TV

6.2
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Stars: Miss Bunny, Angel, Cashmere, Chrissy

Votes: 67

42. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.15M

43. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

7.0
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 1,982 | Gross: $0.43M

44. The Last Dalai Lama? (2016)

82 min | Documentary

7.4
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66 Metascore

A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.

Director: Mickey Lemle | Stars: George W. Bush, Rinchen Khando Choegyal, Tenzin Choegyal, Thupten Chokdhen

Votes: 25 | Gross: $0.14M

45. Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015– )

Documentary

8.4
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Terrence Howard

Votes: 232

46. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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71 Metascore

A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

Director: Rachel Boynton | Stars: Mauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stanley Greenberg

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.17M

47. Cathouse: King of the House (2014 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Ava Cadell, Dennis Hof, Sunny Lane, Cami Parker

48. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)

104 min | Drama

5.4
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This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »

Directors: Mirra Bank, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Maria Tucci, David Strathairn, Kevin Bacon, Didi Velez

Votes: 114

49. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama

6.7
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Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley

Votes: 281

50. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker | Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 247

51. Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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49 Metascore

The story of Hannah Senesh, a Hungarian poet who was captured by the Nazis, while trying to rescue Jews in WWII.

Director: Roberta Grossman | Stars: Peter Hay, Judy Baumel-Schwartz, Michael Berenbaum, Shimon Peres

Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.02M

52. The Mystery of Love (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.0
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Star: Anna Deavere Smith

Votes: 6

53. Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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33 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of The Police.

Directors: Andy Grieve, Lauren Lazin | Stars: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, The Police

Votes: 365 | Gross: $0.02M

54. The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who ... See full summary »

Directors: Jay Sandrich, Judy Kinberg, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen

Votes: 286

55. The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Art, obsession and anxiety permeate a dilapidated Manhattan loft building in Mid-century: The first movie to use photographer W. Eugene Smith's massive, fly-on-the-wall archive of photos ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Fishko | Stars: David Amram, Carla Bley, John Cohen, Harry Colomby

Votes: 38

56. Koch (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.3
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71 Metascore

A documentary on Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.

Director: Neil Barsky | Stars: Ed Koch, Michael Bloomberg, Calvin O. Butts III, Carl McCall

Votes: 282 | Gross: $0.34M

57. Benjamin Franklin (2002– )

210 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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The story of the renowned American polymath.

Stars: Richard Easton, Dylan Baker, Colm Feore, Gerry Bamman

Votes: 134

58. Evolution (2002– )

480 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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This magazine-style documentary outlines biological evolution through a variety of dramatizations and data delivered by expert testimony.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Roger Brierley, Anthony Carrick, Jane Cunliffe

Votes: 206

59. My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes (2014)

92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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Why would someone risk their own skin, and their family, to do the right thing and protect the life of another human being?

Dont Talk About It introduces four characters whose personal ... See full synopsis »

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Robert Loggia, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 90

60. Parched (2017– )

Documentary

8.2
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Documentary about water crises in the United States.

Star: Alex Gibney

Votes: 25

61. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

Votes: 24

62. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.7
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Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards, Joseph Giacino

Votes: 118

63. Art in the Twenty-First Century (2001– )

58 min | Documentary

7.2
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A look at contemporary art and artists.

Stars: Charles Atlas, Brienne Arrington, Erika Fortner, Larry Little

Votes: 42

64. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 667 | Gross: $0.02M

65. What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson

Votes: 212

66. Porn 101: XXXtra Credit (2003 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

6.8
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Director: Patti Kaplan

Votes: 10

67. The Alzheimer's Project (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary

8.3
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Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible brain disorder that destroys a person's memory and thinking skills. It is a disease that affects millions of Americans. This four-part documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Alissa Anderegg, Cici Carmen, Maria Shriver

Votes: 61

68. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 835

69. Hard Choices (1985)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is... See full summary »

Director: Rick King | Stars: Margaret Klenck, Gary McCleery, John Seitz, John Sayles

Votes: 102

70. By Sidney Lumet (2015)

103 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

In a never-before-seen interview filmed in 2008, three years before his death, Sidney Lumet discusses his life and career.

Director: Nancy Buirski | Star: Sidney Lumet

Votes: 243

71. Brett Killed Mom: A Sister's Diary (1996 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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This is a documentary made by the sister of a boy who killed his mother. Their mother quite possibly suffered from undiagnosed OCD. She simply could not tolerate anything less than absolute... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Stars: Brett Reider, Alissa Reider

Votes: 20

72. 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: 700 | Gross: $0.36M

73. Cradle of Champions (2018)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

Three young people battle to change their lives through a three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves-the biggest and oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world.

Director: Bartle Bull | Stars: Teddy Atlas, James Wilkins, Titus Williams, Joe Higgins

74. Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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Filmmaker Barbara Kopple profiles the life and career of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and the surrounding events that led to his 1992 6 year prison conviction.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Mike Tyson, Kevin Rooney, Desiree Washington, Curtis Ratliff

Votes: 143

75. Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007)

81 min | Documentary

7.2
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A unique documentary about troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on writings by soldiers, Marines, and air men. Some writings were published in the New Yorker in summer 2006. A... See full summary »

Director: Richard Robbins | Stars: Sharon D. Allen, Beau Bridges, Colby Buzzell, Richard Currey

Votes: 380

76. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 393 | Gross: $0.05M

77. African American Lives (2006–2008)

54 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Pamela Arkin, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 109

78. The Big Blue Marble (1974–1983)

Family

8.2
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The lives, homes and cultures of children around the world are explored.

Stars: Daphne Youree, Ali, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Barbara Card

Votes: 66

79. The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

5.8
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Jimmy and his mates have stolen 10 million dollars from the Lufthansa office in New York. The FBI has got no idea of the bandits until Theresa, the girlfriend of Burke, gives them a hint. ... See full summary »

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: John Mahoney, Gerry Bamman, Joseph Carberry, Terrence Mann

Votes: 91

80. Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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81 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.18M

81. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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75 Metascore

The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 728 | Gross: $1.70M

82. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981)

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie

Votes: 180

83. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)

441 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

Stars: Mark Riccadonna, Michael L. Colosimo, David Nasaw, Geoffrey Roecker

Votes: 29

84. The Good Policeman (1991)

110 min | Drama

4.0
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Isaac Seidel is a highly unconventional New York police-commissioner. He is well-abled in dealing with trouble at the headquarter, the maffia and situations in the streets. His loyalty to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Ron Silver, Tony Lo Bianco, Blair Brown, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 56

85. Middle School Confessions (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.8
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Adolescents confront issues of sexual activity, sexual orientation, violence, alcohol abuse and depression.

Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Marjorie Jost, Debbie Brie, Deborah Roffman

Votes: 77

86. The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (2004 TV Movie)

225 min | Documentary, Drama

8.3
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The Question of God: C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Freud is a four-hour series for public television that explores the fundamental philosophical and spiritual questions that face us every day. The ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Tatge | Stars: Jan Bartos, Artina Bartosova, Miroslava Bartova, Ian Bellman

Votes: 94

87. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus talks about the history and current state of free speech in America

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Martin Garbus, Liz Garbus, Ken Starr, Jack M. Sleeth

Votes: 198

88. Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on New York's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Directors: Liz Garbus, Rosie Perez | Stars: Pedro Albizu Campos, Rosie Perez, Pedro Pietri, Sixto Ramos

Votes: 196

89. Icebound (2012)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary recalling events of January 28, 1925, when dog sleds played a significant role in transporting a diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, following an outbreak in the town. The ... See full synopsis »

Director: Daniel Anker | Star: Patrick Stewart

Votes: 16

90. Cathouse: The Musical (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 44 min | Documentary

4.1
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Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Air Force Amy, Bruce Barnes, Fred Barton, Tony Cataldo

Votes: 24

91. Lafayette: The Lost Hero (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

7.5
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No one in recorded history has suffered a fate quite like Lafayette. Once, the most famous man in the world; today, few people know who he was or what he accomplished. It is time to re-evaluate his crucial role in America's independence.

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, John Cullum, Michael Cumpsty, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 43

92. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Biography of director George Stevens by his son. It includes clips from many of his films with commentary by the actors and by directors such as Frank Capra, John Huston and Alan Pakula, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Warren Beatty, Pandro S. Berman, Frank Capra

Votes: 271

93. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 587 | Gross: $0.02M

94. Jolin (2016)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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Dongguan, simultaneously the manufacturing hub and inadvertent sex capital of China; it is home to 1.7 million female factory workers, 300,000 of which comprised of former factory girls ... See full summary »

Directors: Siyan Liu, Danni Wang

95. Between the Wars (1978– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

5.8
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Series explores the political and diplomatic events and crises between World War I and World War II.

Star: Eric Sevareid

Votes: 35

96. Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003– )

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

97. Dancemaker (1998)

98 min | Documentary

7.2
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A look at Paul Taylor (1930- ) and his dance company over several months in 1997. Preparation of Taylor's piece, "Piazzolla Caldera," from conception and rehearsals to opening night at City... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Andrew Asnes, Rachel Berman Benz, Ross Kramberg, Thomas Patrick

Votes: 109 | Gross: $0.24M

98. Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Journalist Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents and her venerable career has earned her the moniker 'The First Lady of the Press.' Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy, this... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 95

99. Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (1996)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Anne Belle, Deborah Dickson | Stars: George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Jorge Donn, Suzanne Farrell

Votes: 48

100. The Last Songwriter (2016)

52 min | Documentary, Music

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In an age when songwriters are paid less than a thousandth of a penny for every streamed song, forcing up to 80% to leave the profession, THE LAST SONGWRITER asks - "In the future, who will... See full summary »

Director: Mark Barger Elliott