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1. Voice in Exile (1984)

Not Rated | 31 min | Drama, Short

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Voice in Exile is a dramatic film journey into the mind and emotions of Alan Woodward, a seventeen year old stutterer. Seeing the world, both imagined and real, through Alan's eyes, we ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Allan Kaplan | Stars: Tim Bartell, Sandra Bertelle, Ben Bottoms, Debra Christopher

Votes: 12

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)

85 min | Music

8.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards, Carol Burnett, Richard Burton

Votes: 19

3. With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film (1990 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

8.8
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A two-and-a-half hour documentary retrospective on the career of Orson Welles.

Director: Leslie Megahey | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Charlton Heston, Jeanne Moreau, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 53

4. Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music (1985 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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Scripted documentary on the career of the creative team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein: Interviews with members of their families, and with theater and film professionals who worked ... See full summary »

Directors: John Musilli, Glenn DuBose | Stars: Mary Martin, Richard Rodgers, Arnold Michaelis, Alfred Drake

Votes: 13

5. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982)

111 min | Documentary

8.7
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Stars: Leslie Megahey, Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Wise

Votes: 39

6. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 119

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 148

8. 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, Oliver Platt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 1,355

9. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince (1995)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Richard Kiley, Bela Lugosi Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 82

10. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster (1995)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Boris Karloff is known for his horror work "Frankenstein", but real-life as a friendly actor.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Carol Burnett, Lon Chaney Jr., Ron Chaney

Votes: 77

11. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel (1995)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A portrait of Paul Newman examines his film career, marriage to Joanne Woodward, interest in auto racing and line of food products.

Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Tom Bosley, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 71

12. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 362,148 | Gross: $1.59M

13. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Born Ruby Stevens, she was orphaned when she was four. A chance audition led to a chorus job. By 17 she was a Zeigfield Girl. At 20 she earned excellent reviews for a bit part in a Broadway... See full summary »

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Chamberlain, Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 76

14. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Natalie Wood: Child of Hollywood (2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A profile of actress Natale Wood, who died in a boating accident.

Stars: Natalie Wood, Suzanne Finstad, Lana Wood, Maureen O'Hara

Votes: 67

15. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )
Episode: It's All True (1987)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Stars: Edward Asner, William Alland, Betty Amster, Reginald Armour

Votes: 5

16. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 97

17. The Complete Citizen Kane (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A closer look at Citizen Kane and the stories behind this cinematic milestone that became one of the greatest films of all time. Made as part of the many celebrations of the movie's 50th ... See full summary »

Stars: Orson Welles, William Alland, Micheál MacLiammóir, Miriam Geiger

Votes: 31

18. Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Documentary on the life and career of Bela Lugosi.

Director: Gary D. Rhodes | Stars: Robert Clarke, Louise Currie, Frank J. Dello Stritto, Dwight David Frye

Votes: 81

19. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 182,223 | Gross: $163.21M

20. The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994 Video)

87 min | Documentary

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This is a detailed made-for-video documentary on the saga of the making of the movie Sound of Music, The (1965), and the story of the life of Maria von Trapp and her family which inspired it.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: Claire Bloom, Eleonore von Trapp Campbell, Johannes von Trapp, Ted Chapin

Votes: 69

21. The 34th Annual Academy Awards (1962 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Eddie Albert, Harriet Andersson, Ann-Margret

Votes: 88

22. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )
Episode: Dark Victory (1987)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Edward Asner, Edward Dmytryk, William Dozier, William Fadiman

Votes: 6

23. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Ikuinen aika (2010)

56 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Robert Parrish, Luc Dardenne

Votes: 6

24. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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93 Metascore

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 20,116

25. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,469

26. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Susan Hayward: The Brooklyn Bombshell (1998)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Peter Graves, Timothy Barker, Molly Haskell, Susan Hayward

Votes: 51

27. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 72,078

28. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.8
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,415 | Gross: $3.27M

29. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

7.8
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Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 6,854

30. Top Hat (1935)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 15,653 | Gross: $3.88M

31. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $0.80M

32. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

7.8
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Marc Wanamaker, Bob Thomas

Votes: 189

33. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )
Episode: Charlie Chaplin (1998)

Documentary

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Stars: A.J. Benza, Charles Chaplin, Bonnie McCourt, Anthony Slide

Votes: 5

34. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst.

Directors: Michael Epstein, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Richard Ben Cramer, William Alland, Thomas Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 1,211

35. The Sand Pebbles (1966)

PG-13 | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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In 1926, a U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen

Votes: 12,141

36. Great Performances (1971– )

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, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 497

37. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 4,077

38. 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: 289

39. The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987 TV Special)

Family

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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan, Brian Ackland-Snow

Votes: 246

40. Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels (1996 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1934, Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Forsythe, Robert Harling, Charlton Heston

Votes: 27

41. West Side Memories (2003 Video)

59 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary attached to the 25th anniversary MGM collection. Details how this successful stage production was reared and molded into a beautiful cinematic one. Deep dives into how Robbins' ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arick | Stars: Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince

Votes: 75

42. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )
Episode: Bela Lugosi (1996)

Unrated | 25 min | Documentary, Horror

7.7
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100 Years of Horror looks at the life and career of Bela Lugosi most famous for his performances as Dracula.

Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Carroll Borland, John Carradine, Mark Gilman Jr.

Votes: 23

43. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 87,387 | Gross: $43.66M

44. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 31,300 | Gross: $2.62M

45. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 6,181

46. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 3,265

47. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 401

48. Precious Images (1986)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman

Votes: 570

49. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Cagney, Mike Connors, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 187

50. Tudo É Brasil (1997)

82 min | Documentary

7.6
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A film essay about Brazil discovered through Orson Welles eyes during the shooting of It's All True.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Ary Barroso, Linda Batista, Dorival Caymmi, Dalva de Oliveira

Votes: 41



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