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1. Playing for Time (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Female prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors.

Directors: Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski

Votes: 1,496

2. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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: 604

3. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,413 | Gross: $7.47M

4. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 170

5. The Quick and the Dead (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Western

7.1
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A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw, Kenny Morrison

Votes: 1,696

6. Tiger Eyes (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

6.4
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56 Metascore

After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.

Director: Lawrence Blume | Stars: Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Gwen Goldsmith, Lucien Dale

Votes: 1,757 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

Votes: 410

8. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.2
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A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

Votes: 310

9. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,539 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston, Sam Waterston, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 366

11. Fearless Frank (1967)

G | 83 min | Fantasy, Comedy

3.7
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A satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks off to Chicago, Illinois, gets shot by mobsters, and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Monique van Vooren, Jon Voight, Joan Darling, Severn Darden

Votes: 194

12. The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story of the courtship of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, told at a time when their union still seemed to be a match made in heaven.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Christopher Baines, Olivia de Havilland, Dana Wynter

Votes: 106

13. CBS Library (1979–1983)

Animation, Family

7.7
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Anthology series that presents animated or live action versions of children's books.

Stars: Keith Coogan, Arte Johnson, Sparky Marcus, Jonathan Ward

Votes: 19

14. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.4
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This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole, Rodrick F. Wimberly

Votes: 64

15. Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that... See full summary »

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Mason Adams, Val Avery

Votes: 451

16. Incorruptible (2015)

94 min | Documentary, Action, History

5.4
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In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term. An artist-led youth movement erupted to ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Votes: 30

17. Barn Burning (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 41 min | Drama, Short, Family

5.9
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Kagan, Shawn Whittington, Carolyn Coates

Votes: 134

18. Rappaccini's Daughter (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.8
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A young student wonders about the beautiful gardens and even more beautiful daughter of Rappacini. And is horrified when he discovers the poisonous nature of their beauty.

Director: Dezsö Magyar | Stars: Kristoffer Tabori, Kathleen Beller, Michael Egan, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 106

19. The Cosby Mysteries (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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After hitting the lottery and taking a bullet all in the same day, NYPD criminalist Guy Hanks retires from the force. He isn't gone long before his ex-partner asks for Guy's expertise in ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Bill Cosby, James Naughton, Alice Playten, Yasiin Bey

Votes: 126

20. Road Movie (1973)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Robert Drivas, Regina Baff, Barry Bostwick, David Bauer

Votes: 122

21. Martin & Orloff (2002)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

6.7
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48 Metascore

This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Blume | Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin, Amy Poehler

Votes: 774 | Gross: $0.03M

22. The Wash (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Nobu, an old, bigoted, Japanese-American traditionalist, is unable to reconcile the needs of his wife and two daughters with his own conservative view on life, which forces them to leave him in pursuit of their own happiness.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Mako, Nobu McCarthy, Sab Shimono, Patti Yasutake

Votes: 67

23. Sons (1990)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Stepbrothers Ritchie, Mikey and Fred take their ailing father from an American veteran's hospital on a pilgrimage to Normandy, where he had seen action in World War II and once had a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Rockwell | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Steve Axelrod, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Bracco

Votes: 51

24. How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (1983 TV Movie)

58 min | Comedy

7.1
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A kid strives to be perfect, and in the end realizes that individuality is more fun.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Hermione Gingold, Sarah Boyd

Votes: 58

25. The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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71 Metascore

A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colby

Votes: 390 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Linda Yellen | Stars: Roy Scheider, Liv Ullmann, Trini Alvarado, Roy Brocksmith

Votes: 93

27. The Fig Tree (1987 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Director: Calvin Skaggs | Stars: Karron Graves, Teresa Wright, Doris Roberts, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 9

28. Love Crimes of Kabul (2011)

TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary

6.9
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LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL is an intimate portrait of three young Afghani women accused of committing "moral crimes" such as premarital sex and running away from home. As we follow them from ... See full summary »

Director: Tanaz Eshaghian

Votes: 177

29. An American Love Story (1999– )

300 min | Documentary

7.2
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A year-and-a-half in the lives of an interracial couple and their two biracial daughters.

Stars: Bill Sims, Chaney Sims, Cicily Wilson, Karen Wilson

Votes: 24

30. The American Game (1979)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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This is the original 'Hoop Dreams" and in many ways I think it is better. The stories are compelling and it adds to it that they are from such different worlds: one a white kid from rural ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Jay Freund, David Wolf | Stars: Nathaniel Bellamy Jr., Julius Erving, Gil Ferschtman, Stretch Graham

Votes: 5

31. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 38

32. Dreams of Love (1990)

Drama, Short

7.1
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Director: Jeffrey W. Mueller | Stars: Sasha Pasmur, Ben George, Claire Danes

Votes: 39

33. NBC Children's Theatre (1963–1973)

Family

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Stars: Fran Allison, Bill Cosby, Sterling Holloway, Peter Halton

Votes: 9

34. Prism (1971)

80 min | Drama

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An attorney, disenchanted with his bland dystopic existence, takes a walk on "the wild side".

Director: Anitra Pivnick | Stars: Paul Geier, Frank Geraci, Robert Root, Dale Soules

35. Idols of the Game (1995– )

Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Dabney Coleman, Muhammad Ali, Charles Barkley, Chris Evert

36. With God on Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America (2004 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

5.7
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68 Metascore

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Directors: Calvin Skaggs, David Van Taylor | Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Kansas to Kandahar (2006)

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Director: Calvin Skaggs

38. Lincoln and the War Within (1992 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

8.2
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First few weeks of Lincoln's presidency where crucial for the direction the country would take. He had to bridge the gap between the victorious North and the jaded South and William H. Seward, his Secretary of State, played a crucial role.

Director: Calvin Skaggs | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Dylan Baker, Tony Carlin, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 11

39. Songs for Drella (1990 Video)

55 min | Music

8.5
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Lou Reed and John Cale perform their album "Songs for Drella", a tribute to Andy Warhol.

Director: Edward Lachman | Stars: Lou Reed, John Cale

Votes: 41

40. America at a Crossroads (2007– )

54 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Richard Perle, Abdel Bari Atwan, Pat Buchanan, Richard Holbrooke

Votes: 36

41. Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1979)

58 min | Documentary

8.8
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Stars: Paul Jacobs, Penny Bernstein

Votes: 6

42. Dreamland (1983)

83 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nancy Baker, Oz Scott

43. These Girls Are Missing (1995)

60 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson | Star: Kagendo Murungi

44. Becoming the Buddha in L.A. (1993 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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With a focus on the increasing religious diversity of the U.S., this documentary film chronicles the experience of young Buddhists in Los Angeles as they participate in age-old traditions ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Camerini | Stars: Bhikshuni Pema Chödron, Diana L. Eck, Thich Nhát Hanh, Masao Kodani

45. The Circus (1990 TV Movie)

22 min | Family

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Adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter short story.

Directors: Ken Harrison, Calvin Skaggs | Star: Bill Irwin

46. Jose Jiminez Discovers America (1968 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Actor/comedian Bill Dana, as his character Jose Jimenez, travels across the USA from coast to coast, seeing everything from fishing villages in Massachusetts to Pennsylania Dutch festivals ... See full summary »

Director: George Freedland | Star: Bill Dana

47. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Democracy on Deadline: The Global Struggle for an Independent Press (2006)

Documentary

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Director: Calvin Skaggs | Stars: Deborah Amos, Terrence Howard

48. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole, Rodrick F. Wimberly

Votes: 81

49. America at a Crossroads (2007– )
Episode: Kansas to Kandahar: Citizen Soldiers at War (2007)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Calvin Skaggs

50. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory (1986)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: Dina Chandel, Eleanor Clark, Joan Givner, Yankton Hatten

Votes: 24



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