With Petrified Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,351

2. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,102

3. Vito (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, George Bancroft, Richard Barrios, Edmund Bergler

Votes: 457

4. The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)

R | 82 min | Comedy

6.8
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A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.

Director: Arthur Borman | Stars: Michael Riley, Stephen Rappaport, Tamara Mello, Ashlie Rhey

Votes: 813 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 124 min | Documentary

8.3
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This is a documentary that revisits the making of Gone with the Wind with Archival footage, screen tests, insightful interviews and rare film footage.

Director: David Hinton | Stars: Christopher Plummer, L. Jeffrey Selznick, David O. Selznick, Irene Mayer Selznick

Votes: 439

6. But... Seriously (1993 TV Special)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Richard Belzer, Ted Blumberg, Eric Bogosian, Barbara Boxer

Votes: 41

7. Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann (1992)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Director: Joshua Waletzky | Stars: Philip Bosco, Elmer Bernstein, Claudine Bouché, Royal S. Brown

Votes: 143

8. James Cagney: Top of the World (1992 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

7.4
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James Cagney was a song-and-dance man who loved animals, supported the underdog and was liked by everybody, but is remembered for his roles as a cold-blooded gangster.

Director: Carl H. Lindahl | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Casey Cagney Thomas, James Cagney, Mae Clarke

Votes: 148

9. Aldous Huxley: Darkness and Light (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Visionary of the future, inventor of the new science, creator of the most terrible Utopian's societies...prophet of the human fears.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Benjamin Woolley, Aldous Huxley, John Carey, Sybille Bedford

Votes: 10

10. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993)

Music

8.7
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Director: Horant H. Hohlfeld | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, David Atkinson, Michael Hume

Votes: 14

11. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Crash of 1929 (1990)

TV-G | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Examines the stock market crash of 1929 with interviews from descendants of several Wall Street insiders.

Stars: Philip Bosco, Reuben L. Cain, Calvin Coolidge, Rita Mitchell Cushman

Votes: 69

12. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Car (1991)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nigel Maslin | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

13. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Electric Light (1993)

Documentary, History

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Director: Frank Prendergast | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

14. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Fax Machine (1993)

Documentary, History

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Director: Frank Prendergast | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

15. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Internal Combustion Engine (1991)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nigel Maslin | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

16. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Office (1993)

Documentary, History

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Director: Frank Prendergast | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

17. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Quartz Watch (1991)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nigel Maslin | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

18. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Radio (1991)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nigel Maslin | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

19. The Secret Life of Machines (1988–1993)
Episode: The Secret Life of the Telephone (1991)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nigel Maslin | Stars: Tim Hunkin, Rex Garrod, Meg Amsden, Frances Kay

20. The Great Depression (1993– )
Episode: A Job at Ford's (1993)

52 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Paul Boatin, Sally Booth, Stella Brown, Ford Bryan

Votes: 5


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