With Florentine Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,480,176 | Gross: $188.02M

2. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, James Willbanks, Duong Van Mai Elliott

Votes: 19,625

3. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,372

4. 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: 3,719

5. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,908 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Country Music (2019)

Documentary, Music

8.9
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The story of the creation of modern Country music.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Brenda Lee

Votes: 1,022

7. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 4,750

8. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Peter Coyote, George F. Will, Geoffrey C. Ward, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 2,090

9. The West (1996)

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 1,784

10. Jazz (2001)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.6
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Giddins, Kevin Conway

Votes: 1,907

11. Prohibition (2011)

360 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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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.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,831

12. The Dust Bowl (2012– )

229 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

Stars: Dorothy Williamson, Donald Worster, Timothy Egan, Calvin Crabill

Votes: 1,609

13. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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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.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

Votes: 1,547

14. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 746

15. College Behind Bars (2019– )

TV-14 | 222 min | Documentary

8.3
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College Behind Bars is the inspiring, emotional, and deeply human story of men and women struggling to earn college degrees while in prison for serious crimes. In four years of study they ... See full summary »

Star: Wesley Caines

Votes: 182

16. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,357

17. Medal of Honor (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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The story of the Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. award for valor in combat - is told through personal accounts of bravery and daring.

Director: Roger Sherman | Stars: Stephen Lang, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 86

18. Thomas Jefferson (1997– )

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Ossie Davis, Joseph Ellis, John Hope Franklin, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 605

19. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | 240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.5
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 1,104

20. HEMINGWAY (2021– )

Documentary

Explore the painstaking process through which Hemingway created some of the most important works of fiction in American letters.

Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, Keri Russell

21. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.

Directors: Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky | Stars: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks

Votes: 521

22. The War of 1812 (2011)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, War

7.3
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For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and ... See full summary »

Directors: Diane Garey, Lawrence Hott | Stars: Christopher Kozak, Joe Mantegna, Craig Williams

Votes: 127

23. Jackie Robinson (2016– )

TV-PG | 240 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Robinson's rise from humble beginnings to became an American hero and pivotal figure in American history are detailed.

Stars: Keith David, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 376

24. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

Votes: 834

25. The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science tells the story of a unique medical institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Christopher Loren Ewers, Erik Ewers | Stars: Kevin Conway, Peter Coyote, Tom Hanks, Sam Waterston

Votes: 303

26. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 757

27. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)

TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jason Robards, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby

Votes: 468

28. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.9
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The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

Votes: 459

29. Vietnam (2017)

History

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Votes: 71

30. East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (2020 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

6.6
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The history of the East Lake Meadows public housing project in Atlanta and the people who lived there from 1970 to its demolition in 2000, with special emphasis on the activism of Eva Davis asserting the rights of the tenants.

Directors: Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Henry Cisneros, Bill Clinton, William Jelani Cobb, Eva Davis

Votes: 47

31. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Paul Roebling

Votes: 572

32. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis

Votes: 269

33. Huey Long (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

Votes: 440

34. The Warrior Tradition (2019)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.8
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The Warrior Tradition tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why do they do it? Why would Indian men ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Hott | Star: Steve Rushingwind

Votes: 11

35. Through Deaf Eyes (2007 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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History Through Deaf Eyes will take a look at Deaf culture from the 19th century to the present. The 120 minute production for PBS will include short films.

Directors: Diane Garey, Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Linda Gabriel, Stockard Channing, Ed Chevy, Rita Corey

Votes: 92

36. The Address (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Students of a special boarding school for kids with learning disabilities are challenged to learn about and recite the Gettysburg Address.

Director: Ken Burns

Votes: 152

37. Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999– )

TV-G | 181 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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The story of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their life long fight to bring equal rights to women.

Stars: Carolyn McCormick, Adam Arkin, Lorie Barnum, Kathleen Barry

Votes: 261

38. Muhammad Ali (TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary | Filming

An in-depth look at the life of boxer, Muhammad Ali, including his years as an activist and philanthropist.

Director: Ken Burns | Star: Muhammad Ali

39. The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God (1984)

57 min | Documentary

7.2
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Ken Burns examines the American utopian 19th century religious sect known as the Shakers.

Directors: Ken Burns, Amy Stechler | Stars: Mildred Barker, Olga Bellin, Tucker Burr, Jesse Carr

Votes: 361

40. Thomas Hart Benton (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Thomas Hart Benton's paintings were energetic and uncompromising. Today his works are in museums, but Benton hung them in saloons for ordinary people to appreciate.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Henry Adams, Matthew Baigell, Earl Bennett, Jessie Benton

Votes: 139

41. Country Music: Live at the Ryman - A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns (2019 TV Special)

115 min | Music

8.5
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Country music artists perform at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee in celebration of the upcoming country music documentary series directed by Ken Burns.

Director: Don Carr | Stars: Asleep at the Wheel, Ken Burns, Larry Gatlin, Riders in the Sky

Votes: 77

42. Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life (1997)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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America's desire for freedom and the open road resulted in the construction of thousands of highways during the Eisenhower administration. Through interviews, archival footage and ... See full summary »

Directors: Lawrence R. Hott, Tom Lewis | Stars: Stephen Ambrose, Michael Smith, Dave Barry, Michele Grijalva

Votes: 24

43. In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016)

96 min | Documentary

6.2
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61 Metascore

A portrait of Israeli people, told through food. We shot in fine restaurants, home kitchens, wineries, cheese caves, on the street and everything in between. Though, Americans see Israelis ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Sherman | Star: Mike Solomonov

Votes: 123

44. Niagara Falls (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Directors: Diane Garey, Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Mariette Hartley, Meg Albers, Michael Civisca, Jay Cochrane

Votes: 21

45. The Restaurateur (2010)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

6.3
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A film about the grueling construction of not one but two world class restaurants. We follow Danny Meyer, arguably the most successful restaurateur in America. Our cameras follow the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Sherman | Stars: Floyd Cardoz, Tom Colicchio

Votes: 55

46. The Rhythm of My Soul: Kentucky Roots Music (2006)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.1
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A testament and demonstration of the many aspects of country music - Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, Mountain in the place where more country stars have been born and raised as any place in America.

Director: Roger Sherman | Stars: Sanford Baskin, John Harrod, Sarah Howard, Connie Hunt

Votes: 10

47. The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced (2003 TV Movie)

111 min | Documentary

7.8
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In 1899, Edward H. Harriman, the head of the Union Pacific Railroad, organized a sea expedition along the coast of Alaska to study the flora, fauna, and natural wonders of the area. ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Tovah Feldshuh, George Guidall, Ken Drury, Sam Tsoutsouvas

Votes: 8

48. The American Civil Liberties Union (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization founded in 1920 to ensure that the constitutional rights of American citizens are not being violated by private and/or governmental agencies.

49. The American Brew (2007 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.2
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The history of beer in the United States.

Director: Roger Sherman | Star: Tovah Feldshuh

Votes: 25

50. No Providence (2004)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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Caryn knew as soon as she saw the guy that he was a cop, so when Lumpy got busted by this snitch friend of his, who Caryn never liked, she knew she had to get out of the house until they ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Lundstrom | Stars: Tara Cullen, Marc Goldberg, Judy Kranz, Helder Cunha

Votes: 6


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