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1. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

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

6.3
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Animated adventures of Penny Proud, a girl growing up with the help of her friends.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 5,556

2. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

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

7.9
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A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 26,161

3. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,780 | Gross: $0.30M

4. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,796

5. Between the Lions (1999– )

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

7.1
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Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

Stars: Anthony Asbury, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Makeeba Mooncycle, Tim Lagasse

Votes: 898

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

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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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: 941

7. Kärlekens språk 2000 (2004)

96 min | Drama

3.2
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Sabine is in love with Julia, but pulled simultaneously to the irresistible television program host Stella Moon.

Director: Anders Lennberg | Stars: Regina Lund, Jan Mybrand, Bert-Åke Varg, Kim Anderzon

Votes: 491

8. Kink (2001–2005)

30 min | Documentary

7.1
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The subjects profiled in KINK embrace their sexual fantasies - and aren't afraid to share them. Unashamedly inviting the cameras into their private lives, they reveal their innermost ... See full summary »

Star: Eliese MacKinnon

Votes: 54

9. Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, History, War

7.6
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Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Robert Adler, Richard Alexander, Robert Bailey

Votes: 200

10. The Wiggles Movie (1997)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.

Director: Dean Covell | Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page, Anthony Field

Votes: 364

11. Seksi on hauskaa selvinpäin (1991 Video)

2 min | Short, Drama

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Stars: Vilma Melasniemi, Maija Vilkkumaa

12. Totally Baked (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.0
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Meet Dave Bertman, a tightly wound 37 year-old father of one. Bertman's "higher" education begins when medical marijuana activists wielding "loaded" weapons interrupt a planned reunion ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Abbott | Stars: John Oates, Thomas Lyons, Craig Shoemaker, Heather Sossaman

Votes: 655

13. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,395 | Gross: $0.31M

14. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)

Approved | 27 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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Donald's goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.

Directors: Les Clark, Joshua Meador, Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,946

15. Fit (I) (2010)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from... See full summary »

Director: Rikki Beadle Blair | Stars: Duncan MacInnes, Ludvig Bonin, Sasha Frost, Lydia Toumazou

Votes: 444

16. TEDTalks (2006– )

Talk-Show

8.3
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Series of talks about technology, entertainment, and design.

Stars: Robert Full, Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins, Dan Barber

Votes: 273

17. The Secret Life of Plants (1978)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Family

7.1
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Time-lapse photography documents the pain and joy plants experience and how they communicate it. Soundtrack by Stevie Wonder.

Director: Walon Green | Stars: Ruby Crystal, John Ashley Hamilton, Eartha Robinson, Peter Tompkins

Votes: 152

18. Test Tube Babies (1948)

70 min | Drama

2.7
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A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, ... See full summary »

Director: W. Merle Connell | Stars: Dorothy Duke, William Thomason, Timothy Farrell, John Michael

Votes: 241

19. The Day the Universe Changed (1985)

52 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks.

Stars: James Burke, Roger Avon, Jeff Pirie, Peter Sproule

Votes: 454

20. Hide and Seek (1996)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama

7.0
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Mixes documentary interviews of memories of lesbian adolescence with the story of the 12-year-old girl Lou discovering her sexuality in 1960s America.

Director: Su Friedrich | Stars: Chelsea Holland, Ariel Mara, Linzy Martinelli, Sarah Jane Smith

Votes: 167

21. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 480

22. The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (1957)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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The city of Anyburg decides its traffic situation has gotten out of hand, so it puts the automobile on trial. The trial (conducted in rhyme) starts with a car that was in a hit-and-run ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hans Conried, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Thompson

Votes: 158

23. The Story of Menstruation (1946)

10 min | Animation, Short, Documentary

5.9
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A basic explanation of the purpose and process of menstruation, told largely with diagrams (and completely avoiding the subject of sex).

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Gloria Blondell

Votes: 376

24. How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (1937)

Unrated | 14 min | Drama, Short

4.6
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A "Peeping Tom" likes to look through windows at women undressing. We see him as he sneaks a peek at two "subjects". His first one, a young woman who apparently has a major lingerie fetish,... See full summary »

Director: Dwain Esper | Stars: Elaine Barrie, Trixie Friganza, Hal Richardson, Albert Van Antwerp

Votes: 130

25. Melody (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.6
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An owl teaches his class full of birds about melody. It's all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man "sings" even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as... See full summary »

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Loulie Jean Norman, Harry Stanton, Bill Thompson, Gloria Wood

Votes: 240

26. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,941

27. What Happened to Jo Jo? (1950)

36 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Sue England, Shirley Mills, Bill Edwards, Chris Munson

28. Don't Be Like Brenda (1973)

8 min | Short

4.8
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Wrong-footed sex education warning young women of the dangers of sex outside marriage.

Director: W. Hugh Baddeley | Star: Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 13

29. Elmo's Magic Cookbook (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Family

7.0
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Join Elmo and his Sesame Street pals on their most magical adventure ever! The action begins when they encounter the wish-granting Genie of the Magic Cookbook!

Directors: Lisa Simon, Ted May | Stars: Aleisha Allen, Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Heather Headley

Votes: 14

30. Boys Beware (1961)

10 min | Drama, Short

3.4
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This anti-homosexual social "scare" short film focuses on the dangers of young boys talking to strangers.

Star: Sid Davis

Votes: 461

31. Poetry in Motion (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.7
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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 102

32. Kid Safe: The Video (1988 Video)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In this educational docudrama, kids learn how to handle emergency situations.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Andrea Martin, Shuko Akune, Stephen Lee, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 26

33. Elmo Visits the Doctor (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 53 min | Family

6.9
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Join Elmo on his first trip to the doctor's office! This fun-filled video will help preschoolers learn that going to the doctor can be fun!

Directors: Kevin Clash, Ken Diego, Jim Martin, Ted May | Stars: Alison Bartlett, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Aiden Connell

Votes: 14

34. Le clitoris (2016)

3 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.2
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Director: Lori Malépart-Traversy

Votes: 64

35. Rainbow Brite: San Diego Zoo Adventure (1986 Video)

43 min | Short, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Pete & Tracy notice something strange is happening to all of the colors of the zoo animals; they try to enlist the help of Rainbow Brite, not knowing that it's all part of Murky Dismal's ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Arnowitz | Stars: Kevin Osgood, Danielle Decker, Sandra Conally, Rosemarie Thornton

Votes: 35

36. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Vivian Malone

Votes: 507

37. Animusic (2001 Video)

33 min | Music, Animation, Short

8.0
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Animusic draws you into its reality like no place you have ever been. You encounter new dimensions of sight and sound as you experience seven unique visual concerts.

Director: Wayne Lytle | Star: Wayne Lytle

Votes: 330

38. Rhythm Is It! (2004)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Grube, Enrique Sánchez Lansch | Stars: Simon Rattle, Royston Maldoom, Susannah Broughton, Marie Theinert

Votes: 625

39. The Maxwell Multiple Climax (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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"The Maxwell Multiple Climax" is a 30 minute educational DVD that teaches men how to achieve multiple orgasms. Alternately sexy and funny, the picture illuminates simple instruction with ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Maxwell | Stars: Francesca Avon, Bruce Paul Barbour, Caprice Crawford, Audrey Davis

Votes: 25

40. USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)

46 min | Action, Drama, War

4.8
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This film was made by the U.S. government during World War II to show its young servicemen the results of "fooling around" with "loose women" overseas. Actual victims of such sexually ... See full summary »

Stars: Keefe Brasselle, Cliff Clark, Dorothy Granger, Don Haggerty

Votes: 63

41. I'm No Fool with a Bicycle (1956)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.9
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Jiminy Cricket narrates the history and practice of bicycle safety.

Director: Bill Justice | Star: Cliff Edwards

Votes: 59

42. The Heretics (2009)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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The Heretics uncovers the inside story of a pivotal force in the "second wave" of the Women's Movement. Director Joan Braderman, who followed her dream of becoming a filmmaker to New York ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Braderman | Stars: Emma Amos, Ida Applebroog, Patsy Beckert, Joan Braderman

Votes: 14

43. Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005)

88 min | Documentary

8.8
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"Homeland" tells the stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting these "new Indian Wars" - each in his own way passionately dedicated to ... See full summary »

Director: Roberta Grossman | Stars: Mitchell Capitan, Rita Capitan, Barry Dana, Evon Peter

Votes: 26

44. It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996)

80 min | Documentary

8.0
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The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Helen Cohen | Star: Bob Smith

Votes: 87

45. In the Company of Actors (2007)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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Within the world of theatre the rehearsal room is a sacred space -- the private domain where boundaries are pushed, risks taken, mistakes made, vulnerabilities exposed and, at its very best... See full summary »

Director: Ian Darling | Stars: Robyn Nevin, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Justine Clarke

Votes: 54

46. Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2003)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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The history of traffic safety educational films and their notoriously lurid content.

Director: Bret Wood | Stars: Richard Anderson, Sonny Bono, John F. Butler, Hans Conried

Votes: 183 | Gross: $0.00M

47. The Relaxed Wife (1957)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

4.4
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A short industrial film that seeks to help working men and their wives deal with life's little problems.

Votes: 128

48. Freewayphobia #1 (1965)

16 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.0
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Goofy demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees

Votes: 161

49. Animusic 2 (2005 Video)

39 min | Animation, Short, Music

8.4
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A variety of fanciful musical machines perform light rock tunes.

Director: Wayne Lytle | Star: Wayne Lytle

Votes: 93

50. Off the Curb: The Heart of Hip-Hop (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A feature-length documentary following the middle and high school-aged members of Off the Curb, an afterschool hip-hop dance troupe, as they struggle through adolescence, committing ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Cobey Williamson | Stars: Lydell Cannon, Ashley Dugan, Keith Edwards, Grace Harold



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