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1. CHEVY100: An American Story (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

9.3
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A two-hour ride of 100 years on the road. Ford and Chevy have battled since the earliest days, the beginnings of Corvette, how Mustang spawned Camaro, muscle cars, tri-5s, Low Riders, Rat ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Sherman | Star: Lisa Stiles

Votes: 7

2. On Beauty (2014)

31 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.2
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ON BEAUTY follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty.

Director: Joanna Rudnick | Stars: Rick Guidotti, Sarah Kanney, Nadia Merchant, Jayne Waithera

Votes: 5

3. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

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

Votes: 1,803

4. Ghost Town to Havana (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

8.8
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A life rampant, street level story of mentorship and everyday heroism in tough circumstances. An inner city coach's son, estranged in his youth from his father, spends five years on ball ... See full summary »

Directors: Eugene Corr, Roberto Chile

Votes: 5

5. First Person (2000– )

Not Rated | 491 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outré stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour ... See full summary »

Stars: Errol Morris, Michael Stone, Charles Butler, Andrew Capoccia

Votes: 316

6. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,202

7. Downside Up (2002)

56 min | Documentary

8.6
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"Downside UP" is about America's largest museum of contemporary art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), which opened in 1999 in an enormous abandoned factory in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Kelly

Votes: 8

8. Icky Flix (The Residents) (2001 Video)

100 min | Music

8.5
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Directors: Doug Carney, Steve Cerio, Bill Domonkos, Jim Ludtke, Lon McQuillin, John Payson, The Residents, Graeme Whifler

Votes: 133

9. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,543

10. You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't (2010)

TV-PG | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.4
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Lee Gorewitz is a feisty, opinionated woman given to philosophical ruminations on the nature of things, even as she struggles to navigate the increasingly confused and confusing landscape ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Kirschenbaum

Votes: 18

11. Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco (2012)

10 min | Short, Action

8.4
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Director: Ben Conrad | Stars: Ken Block, Travis Pastrana

Votes: 17

12. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)
Episode: Leo's Big Score (1996)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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While Joe is reunited with his son, J.J., Nash on the other hand is stuck with an 11 year old juvenile delinquent who is the key to busting a drug lord.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, James Gammon, Jaime Gomez

Votes: 54

13. Undercover History (2006– )
Episode: The Hunt for the Boston Strangler (2007)

History, Mystery

8.4
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Police closed the case of the infamous Boston Strangler when handyman Albert De Salvo confessed to the grisly murder of 13 women. But recent forensic evidence reveals that in at least one ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Dockstader | Stars: Tim Halpin, Jo Adell, Liz Anderson, Tim Brazil

Votes: 5

14. Just Add Water (1998)

15 min | Comedy, Family, Short

8.3
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A family meeting to decide what to do with the ashes of recently deceased Nanna takes an unexpected turn when Nanna comes back from the dead in an attempt to sort out some of the personal problems of her offspring.

Director: Randy Field | Stars: Laraine Newman, Liz Sheridan, D.C. Douglas, Richard Livingston

Votes: 28

15. Big Time (1988)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Bringing his unique sense of humor to this bizarre and original piece of moviemaking, Tom Waits takes the audience through a musical journey with his jazzy, quirky, bluesy tunes presented ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Blum | Stars: Tom Waits, Michael L. Blair, Ralph Carney, Greg Cohen

Votes: 646 | Gross: $0.15M

16. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff: Smarter (2011)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Making stuff smarter isn't about artificial intelligence. It's more about engineering materials at the microscopic level to behave in specific ways. Today is it possible to create materials... See full summary »

Director: Daniel McCabe | Stars: Kellar Autumn, Tony Brennan, Mark R. Cutkosky, Dan Inman

Votes: 38

17. The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (2017– )

Documentary, Crime

8.1
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When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »

Votes: 37

18. The West Wing Documentary Special (2002 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

8.1
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Celebrating the people of the real West Wing, this documentary features interviews with former Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Ford, Secretary of State Kissinger, and more than a dozen ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

Votes: 117

19. Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

Director: Neil Young | Stars: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro, Billy Talbot

Votes: 827

20. The Daedalus Encounter (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Two space war veterans turned scavengers and their cybernetic buddy stumble upon an organic alien vessel heading straight for a star, and must now explore the ship to find a way to change its course before it's too late.

Director: Scott Ewers | Stars: Tia Carrere, Christian Bocher

Votes: 49

21. Surviving Skokie (2015)

66 min | Documentary

8.1
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Surviving Skokie, an intensely personal documentary, explores the effects of a late 1970s threatened neo-Nazi march in Skokie, IL on its large Holocaust survivor population. Thousands of ... See full summary »

Directors: Eli Adler, Blair Gershkow

Votes: 8

22. The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons (1999)

76 min | Crime, Documentary

8.1
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Director: Michael J. Moore | Stars: John Patrick Amedori, Joe Klaas, Marc Klaas, Mike Reynolds

Votes: 9

23. Scheme C6 (2001)

97 min | Romance, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Bid, a biker maverick, lives on wits and adrenalin, selling stolen auto parts, sleeping in alleys chained to his bike. He taunts his cop father who tries to protect him from his inevitable downfall.

Director: Rob Nilsson | Stars: Cory DuVal, Monica Cortes Viharo, David Fine, MC Mars

Votes: 12

24. Party of Five (1994–2000)
Episode: I Declare (1997)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Charlie and Grace finally go out on a date, but they agree to take things slowly. The next time they see each other to paint the interior of a house, Charlie brings over toddler Owen and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 47

25. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: Is There a Creator? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.1
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This program examines some recent scientific theories of the universe and conceptions about God they may suggest.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Andy Albrecht, Alan Guth, Janna Levin

Votes: 301

26. 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

27. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )

120 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Vecchio, Peter Coyote, Lisa Ling, Gerald Durrell

Votes: 236

28. Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a fascinating character study of New Orleans Congressman Joseph Cao, an idealist confronted with the realities of racial and partisan politics in the South. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Leo Chiang | Star: Rosa Flores

Votes: 14

29. Daddy and Papa (2002)

57 min | Documentary

8.0
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Daddy & Papa explores the lives of gay men who have made a decision that is both traditional and revolutionary: to raise kids themselves.

Director: Johnny Symons | Star: Johnny Symons

Votes: 106

30. Maquilapolis (2006)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, and it is there that they try to balance the struggle for survival with their own radicalization in this documentary.

Directors: Sergio de la Torre, Vicky Funari

Votes: 83

31. Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Drumming (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Completed

8.0
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Keeper of the Beat is a feature-length autobiographical documentary in which Barbara Borden, and acclaimed 67 year old drummer, composer, teach and peacemaker, tells her story in word and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Brown, Barbara Borden | Star: Barbara Borden

Votes: 16

32. Great Wonders of the World (1993– )

Documentary

8.0
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Star: Tom Kane

Votes: 18

33. Camera, Camera (2010)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Westerners young and old arrive in Laos, and so do their cameras. They document a fragile and deceptively brutal world, revealing themselves in the process. CAMERA, CAMERA quietly calls ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Murray

Votes: 6

34. We Don't Live Under Normal Conditions (2000)

74 min | Documentary

8.0
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Artful documentary which challenges the psychiatric industry's claims that depression is a biological disorder.

Director: Rhonda Collins

Votes: 7

35. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: Are We Alone? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.0
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This program considers the likelihood that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe and the prospects that it may inhabit a nearby planet. Then the various methods being used to look for alien intelligence are reviewed.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, William J. Borucki, Paul Davies, Geoff Marcy

Votes: 161

36. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff: Cleaner (2011)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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This program looks at cleaner ways to generate power principally in our cars and electrical power plants. It reviews alternatives for all the steps in the fuel generation, storage and ... See full summary »

Director: David Huntley | Stars: Bill Dube, Eva Hakansson, Jay Keasling, Peter Kendrigan

Votes: 28

37. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

7.9
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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: 122

38. Ballets Russes (2005)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.9
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Ballets Russes is an intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists -- now in their 70s, 80s and 90s -- who gave birth to modern ballet.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Irina Baronova, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Yvonne Chouteau, Yvonne Craig

Votes: 621 | Gross: $0.82M

39. The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Based on the first centenary of the largest exporter of films in the world, that is Hollywood, is the story told by its protagonists, actors and writers and other people who made life in ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Peter Coyote, Robert Altman, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Fred Astaire

Votes: 184

40. To You Sweetheart, Aloha (2004)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Legendary Hawaii-born ukulele master Bill Tapia played for almost a century with artists such as Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Noble, and many others. This ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Leo Chiang, Mercedes Coats | Stars: Alyssa Archambault, Bill Tapia

Votes: 8

41. Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui (2014)

G | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.8
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An eccentric and visionary architect struggles for recognition and finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.

Director: Kyung Lee | Star: Eugene Tsui

Votes: 6

42. Trimpin: The Sound of Invention (2009)

79 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Documentary profile of Trimpin, an eccentric and highly creative artist/inventor/engineer/composer who has created a world that resembles both Santa's workshop and Frankenstein's lab.

Director: Peter Esmonde | Stars: Charles Amirkhanian, Hank Dutt, Kyle Gann, David Harrington

Votes: 36

43. Oil on Ice (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.8
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This film shows the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge against the political backdrop of oil exploration and development, and its impact upon Alaska Natives and the land

Directors: Bo Boudart, Dale Djerassi | Stars: Peter Coyote, Adeline Peter Raboff, Amory Lovins, Celia Hunter

Votes: 52

44. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Elements (2012)

TV-G | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

Director: Chris Schmidt | Stars: David Pogue, Mike Lassiter, Lawrence L. Jones, Lindsay Baker

Votes: 84

45. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.7
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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: 474

46. Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death (2017)

124 min | Documentary

7.7
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We don't know how. We don't know when. But death comes for us all. To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? To... See full summary »

Director: Helen Whitney | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Crace, Caitlin Doughty

Votes: 23

47. A Village Called Versailles (2009)

PG | 66 min | Documentary

7.7
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Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. A Village Called Versailles recounts how ... See full summary »

Director: S. Leo Chiang

Votes: 10

48. Inside (2007– )

Documentary

7.6
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National Geographic goes inside and undercover to reveal the secrets and inner-workings of a myriad of topics.

Stars: Nicholas Schatzki, Brett Beyer, John Benjamin Hickey, Mark Potok

Votes: 31

49. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009)

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock festival, a hippie icon, activist, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In SAINT MISBEHAVIN' we meet a true servant to humanity ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Esrick | Stars: Larry Brilliant, Hugh Romney

Votes: 117 | Gross: $0.03M

50. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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From PBS and American Masters - More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known ... See full summary »

Director: Dyanna Taylor | Stars: Dyanna Taylor, Dorothea Lange, Clair Brown, Richard Conrad

Votes: 79



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