Most Voted Titles With Tom Hurwitz


1. 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: 17,085 | Gross: $14.00M

2. 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: Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs, Phillip Froehlich

Votes: 11,176 | Gross: $2.40M

3. No End in Sight (2007)

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: 7,525 | Gross: $1.43M

4. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

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: 5,943

5. 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: 4,598

6. 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: 3,796

7. 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: 1,950 | Gross: $0.43M

8. Pandora's Promise (2013)

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: 1,653 | Gross: $0.07M

9. 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: 1,630 | Gross: $2.45M

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

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

8.6
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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: 1,574

11. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

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

Votes: 1,574

12. 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: 1,553 | Gross: $1.76M

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

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: 1,404

14. The Killing of America (1981)

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: 1,345

15. 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: 1,144

16. Frontline (1983– )

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

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

Votes: 1,082

17. American Experience (1988– )

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: 1,057

18. 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: 808

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

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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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: 777 | Gross: $0.15M

20. 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: 723 | Gross: $1.70M

21. 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: 689 | Gross: $0.36M

22. 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: 636 | Gross: $0.27M

23. 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: 620 | Gross: $0.02M

24. 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: 606

25. 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: 598

26. 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: 585

27. 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: 578 | Gross: $0.02M

28. 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: 502 | Gross: $0.17M

29. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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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: 498

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

Documentary, History, Music

8.2
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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: 466

31. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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In 1999, Gregory Peck (1916-2003) visits the Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA, where he had acted in 1940 and where this evening he tells stories and answers questions about his career. ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Gregory Peck, Cecilia Peck, Veronique Peck, Colleen Sheehy

Votes: 455

32. 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: 449

33. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 429

34. 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: 427

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

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: 405

36. 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: 398

37. 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: 386 | Gross: $0.05M

38. 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: 374

39. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

Votes: 364

40. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.9
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A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 361

41. 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: 324

42. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )

M | 30 min | Documentary

6.3
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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: 321

43. 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

Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.02M

44. 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: 295

45. 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: 278

46. 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: 273 | Gross: $0.34M

47. Real Sex (1990– )

TV-MA | Documentary

6.8
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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: 268

48. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)

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: 265

49. 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: 263

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

Votes: 236

51. 16 Acres (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History, News

6.7
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67 Metascore

The dramatic inside story of the monumental collision of interests at Ground Zero in the decade after 9/11.

Director: Richard Hankin | Stars: Scott Raab, Philip Nobel, Larry Silverstein, George Pataki

Votes: 233

52. Watermarks (2004)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.3
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67 Metascore

The story of the Hakoah Vienna Jewish womens swim team of the 1930s, their forced separation, and their reunion decades later.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Hanni Lux, Judith Haspel, Anni Lampl, Elisheva Susz

Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.25M

53. 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: 220

54. 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: 213

55. 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: 203

56. What Is Cinema? (2013)

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: 198

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

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: 196

58. 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: 194

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

PG | 78 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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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: 178

60. 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: 177

61. By Sidney Lumet (2015)

103 min | Documentary

7.3
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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: 172

62. My Generation (2000)

103 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Directors: Thomas Haneke, Barbara Kopple | Stars: Aerosmith, Dickey Betts, Blues Traveler, Joe Cocker

Votes: 148

63. 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: 136

64. 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: 131

65. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Dolley Madison (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world.

Director: Muffie Meyer | Stars: Catherine Allgor, Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Jim Barbour, Carol Berkin

Votes: 125

66. Abstract: The Art of Design (2017– )
Episode: Paula Scher: Graphic Design (2017)

TV-14 | Documentary

8.7
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A profile of graphic designer, Paula Scher. Paula uses graphic design to paint with words, developing a visual language she explores in the world of iconic brands and well-known institutions around the globe.

Director: Richard Press | Star: Paula Scher

Votes: 122

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

86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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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: 115 | Gross: $0.02M

68. 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

69. The Turandot Project (2000)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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65 Metascore

In May of 1997, Zubin Mehta conducts and Zhang Yimou directs Puccini's "Turnadot" in Florence. A year later, they stage nine performances in Beijing. This documentary focuses on the China ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Miller | Stars: Zubin Mehta, Carlo Allemano, Lando Bartolini, Giovanna Casolla

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.03M

70. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.8
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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: 113

71. Dancemaker (1998)

98 min | Documentary

7.3
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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

72. African American Lives (2006– )

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: 107

73. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

8.2
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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: 105

74. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks (2001)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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Directors: Susan Froemke, Kathy Dougherty | Stars: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 105

75. Dancing Across Borders (2010)

88 min | Documentary

6.8
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47 Metascore

On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a 16 year old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing and seemingly natural charms and ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Bass | Stars: Sokvannara 'Sy' Sar, Anne Bass, Peter Boal, Philip Glass

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.06M

76. Pink Lightning (1991 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Monpere | Stars: Sarah Buxton, Martha Byrne, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Jennifer Guthrie

Votes: 100

77. Hard Choices (1985)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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: 99

78. Music from the Inside Out (2004)

89 min | Documentary

7.9
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67 Metascore

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Anker spent five years with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra to craft this fascinating feature-length documentary uncovering the human side to the magic of making music.

Director: Daniel Anker | Star: The Philadelphia Orchestra

Votes: 99

79. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Fight (2004)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Documentary on the boxing match between American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling, which captured the world's attention on June 22, 1938.

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Steve Acunto, Gus Adams, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 99

80. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Hidden Dimension (2008)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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A look at fractal geometry, and how it is found just about everywhere in everything, and how the mathematics of fractals can be used to model and measure such things as mountains, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Jersey, Michael Schwarz | Stars: Ralph Abraham, Loren Carpenter, Dana Cartwright, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 98

81. Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Schlafly, Hugh M. Hefner, Chet Huntley

Votes: 97

82. 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

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

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: 93

84. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Part 1 (1998)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

8.3
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The story of the rise of Christianity.

Director: William Cran | Stars: William Cran, Gil Edgeley, Paula Fredriksen, Vince Hadley

Votes: 89

85. 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: 87

86. Sister Rose's Passion (2004)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Celebrates Sister Rose Thering, for 67 years a Dominican nun. Her passion is anti-Semitism. Archival footage looks at her growing up in Wisconsin and taking the veil in her teens. ... See full summary »

Director: Oren Jacoby

Votes: 85

87. Love Free or Die (2012)

82 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary on Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop who set a precedent in New Hampshire state politics, and the battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith.

Director: Macky Alston | Star: Gene Robinson

Votes: 85

88. 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: 84

90. 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: 76

91. Killing in the Name (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 68

92. G String Divas (2000– )

30 min | Reality-TV

6.2
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Stars: Miss Bunny, Angel, Cashmere, Chrissy

Votes: 66

93. Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.9
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63 Metascore

An exploration of the life and work of the groundbreaking director, actor, artist, and raconteur.

Director: Cindy Kleine | Stars: Andre Gregory, Julianne Moore, Lester Thomas Shane, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 64

94. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Alexander Hamilton (2007)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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From his humble beginnings as an immigrant, to his infamous death, the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton is explored.

Director: Muffie Meyer | Stars: Colm Feore, Mary Bacon, Samuel Barnett, Gerry Bamman

Votes: 62

95. The Big Blue Marble (1974–1983)

Family

8.1
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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: 61

96. 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

97. Down and Out in America (1986)

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary

7.0
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A recession in the mid-1980s affects Minnesota farm workers, unemployed urban workers and the newly homeless in Los Angeles and New York.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Lee Grant, Jeff Farmer, Bob Hanson, Robert Hayes

Votes: 61

98. The Standbys (2012)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

6.3
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A documentary revealing the under-appreciated, highly demanding world of Broadway Understudies and Standbys. Three undiscovered performers at various points in their careers get the chance ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Riggs | Stars: Rebecca Baxter, Ben Crawford, Brian d'Arcy James, Ryan Duncan

Votes: 54

99. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, Jerome Robbins was a dancer and choreographer. Starting his career as a modern dancer, he began to appreciate the technique involved in ballet, the two which ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Kinberg | Stars: Ib Andersen, William Archibald, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Votes: 54

100. In Our Hands (1984)

90 min | Documentary, Music

6.1
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One million people. One voice: stop the nuclear arms race. The largest peace demonstration in history, a magical day when even the police were on the side of the marchers.

Directors: Robert Richter, Stanley Warnow | Stars: Joan Baez, Bob Balaban, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Caldicott

Votes: 52