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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,001

2. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 83,523 | Gross: $88.63M

3. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 30,017 | Gross: $76.66M

4. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 21,281

5. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 29,458 | Gross: $51.18M

6. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 19,553 | Gross: $33.61M

7. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 4,361

8. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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64 Metascore

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 43,250 | Gross: $27.28M

9. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 6,394

10. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 18,166 | Gross: $25.53M

11. Muppet Babies (2018– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Baby versions of Jim Henson's famous Muppet characters go on wacky adventures through their imaginations

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Matt Danner, Jessica DiCicco

Votes: 287

12. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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70 Metascore

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,404 | Gross: $31.21M

13. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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59 Metascore

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano

Votes: 2,674 | Gross: $11.63M

14. Muppets from Space (1999)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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53 Metascore

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 17,090 | Gross: $16.63M

15. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets!

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Ashanti, Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier

Votes: 3,033

16. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 949

17. Fraggle Rock: The Movie

Adventure, Comedy, Family | Announced

The Fraggles travel from beneath the Rock and finally make contact with the human world.

Director: Peter Atencio | Star: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

18. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,411

19. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,769 | Gross: $0.23M

20. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

8.1
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Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 3,166

21. Muppets Tonight (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.7
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Kermit the Frog, Clifford and friends struggle to put on a weekly TV variety show.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Jerry Nelson, Bill Barretta

Votes: 1,668

22. Kermit's Swamp Years (2002 TV Movie)

G | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.6
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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

Director: David Gumpel | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Joey Mazzarino

Votes: 1,227

23. Aliens in the Family (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), is kidnapped by an alien mom named Cookie (Margaret Trigg). They marry and hilariously try to blend their blended family into everyday life. The aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Stars: John Bedford Lloyd, Margaret Trigg, Paige Tiffany, Chris Marquette

Votes: 91

24. Hi-5 (2003–2009)

TV-Y | 22 min | Family, Comedy, Music

5.5
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A high-energy kids show full of song and dance and action starring 5 exciting (and ethnically-diverse) perfomers.

Stars: Jenn Korbee, Kimee Balmilero, Curtis Cregan, Karla Mosley

Votes: 482

25. The Jim Henson Hour (1989–1992)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.

Stars: Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash

Votes: 342

26. Muppets Treasure Island (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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This game is played by Jim Hawkins from a first person view, as he finds the map as you go to 4 places, first at "The Benbow Inn." "The port town Bristol", on "The Hispaniola Ship" and on "Treasure Island."

Directors: Mark Loparco, Brian Henson | Stars: Bill Barretta, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Clash, Billy Connolly

Votes: 572

27. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 747

28. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969; at 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Debra Spinney

Votes: 1,244 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Sam and Friends (1955–1961)

Not Rated | 5 min | Family

7.2
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Early showcase of Jim Henson's puppet characters.

Stars: Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog, Jane Henson, Jerry Juhl

Votes: 124

30. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 1,389

31. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

8.1
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When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 979

32. Plaza Sésamo (1972– )

30 min | Family

6.7
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The Spanish-language counterpart of "Sesame Street". It uses dubbed portions of the original, but also includes separately-produced segments with its own cast of Muppets and human characters.

Stars: Leticia Amezcua, Gerardo Zardain, Odín Dupeyrón, Rocio Lara

Votes: 53

33. The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975 TV Special)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.6
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The original Muppet Show Pilot. The guests include the Seven Deadly Sins.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 337

34. Dog City (1992– )

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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The adventures of a canine private eye while he confers with his animator who has his own problems to deal with.

Stars: Ron White, Elizabeth Hanna, Kevin Clash, John Stocker

Votes: 320

35. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family

6.4
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 268

36. Sesamstraße (1973– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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The German version of the original "Sesame Street". Many segments have been taken from the American original, some have been produced specifically for German kids, featuring Samson the bear, Tiffy the bird and their friends.

Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Markus Krüger, Martin Paas, Manfred Krug

Votes: 190

37. Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.0
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Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Trudy Young, Gordon Thomson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 365

38. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990 TV Short)

47 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

8.9
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Jim Henson, Harry Belafonte, Carol Burnett, Ray Charles

Votes: 223

39. Muppet Guys Talking (2017)

65 min | Documentary

8.7
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For the first time ever, five of the original Muppet performers come together to discuss the creation of their iconic characters under the visionary leadership of Jim Henson. With ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta

Votes: 56

40. Hey Cinderella! (1969 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Cinderella with a difference!

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway

Votes: 187

41. Elmo Says Boo (1997)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short

5.9
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Look who's come to visit The Count's spooky castle. It's Elmo! Is he scared? Only for a second because soon he's having a howling good time as his Sesame Street friends stir up some ... See full summary »

Directors: Emily Squires, Lisa Simon, Jon Stone | Stars: Joseph Brancale, Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Cecilia Gonzales

Votes: 61

42. Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 1,179

43. Elmopalooza! (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.9
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Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! Starring David Alan Grier and Jon Stewart.

Directors: Tom Trbovich, Kevin Bray, Victor DiNapoli, Mustapha Khan, Lionel C. Martin, Mark Rowen | Stars: Brad Abrell, Abe Acay, Pam Arciero, Tyra Banks

Votes: 123

44. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 390

45. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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A single Christmas tree becomes the source of cheer for the people and animals living around Mr. Willowby's estate. Based on the children's book of the same name.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Stockard Channing, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Clash

Votes: 176

46. Sesame Street, Special (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The stars come out on Sesame Street in this fun-filled special featuring the show's most memorable moments. Sing-along in this star-studded celebration.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long

Votes: 117

47. Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 51 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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On Christmas Eve, Elmo's father Louie tells his son about how Sesame Street was a dreary place in the 19th century as it's inhabitants lack the Christmas spirit enough for Santa Claus to ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Vogel | Stars: Alan Muraoka, Suki Lopez, Caroll Spinney, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 37

48. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 197

49. Shalom Sesame (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, History

6.4
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A English version of "Rechov Sumsum" (1983).

Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Gilles Ben-David, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 28

50. The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986 TV Movie)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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For the first time in their careers, all the Muppets (except the ones that couldn't make it, like the Doozers, Gorgs and most of the Fraggles) have gathered together in one place to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 217



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