With Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
3. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)
TV-Y | 30 min | Family
From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!
4. Arthur (1996– )
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.
8. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
9. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)
TV-Y7 | Family, Fantasy, Mystery
A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.
21. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
22. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 19,703 | Gross: $1.21M
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,149 | Gross: $7.83M
27. Great Performances (1971– )
"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 »
29. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
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.
31. Prohibition (2011– )
360 min | Documentary, History
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.
32. Seize the Day (1986)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
33. Meet the Patels (2014)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $1.69M
35. Between the Lions (1999– )
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.
37. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
An American version of the popular British children's program. Every episode, the kids (and sometimes the adults, too) at Shining Time Station learn some special lessons about life and ... See full summary »
38. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
39. Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (2001–2004)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family
Sagwa (a kitten), her siblings, and her parents are owned by a Chinese official called "The Foolish Magistrate" (since he tends to make laws and proclamations rather grandiosely and ... See full summary »
42. Martha Speaks (2008–2016)
TV-Y | 28 min | Animation, Family
Tales of a dog, Martha, who eats alphabet soup and gains the ability to speak. This series follows the antics of Martha and her owner as she encounters many adventures with her newfound ability.
43. Sound and Fury (2000)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing... See full summary »
Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.11M
44. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
PG | 106 min | Western
After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas, a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.
45. American Family (2002–2004)
45 min | Drama, Family
The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »
47. Reckless (1995)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.
Votes: 406 | Gross: $0.10M
49. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
120 min | Documentary, History
The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.