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1. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 32,184 | Gross: $0.49M

2. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 21,427

3. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,582 | Gross: $0.11M

4. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 8,842 | Gross: $1.57M

5. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,992

6. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,139

7. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 701

8. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"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 »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 517

9. Happy New Year (1987)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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Small time crooksters Nick (Peter Falk) and Charlie (Charles Durning) have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas

Votes: 508

10. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 441

11. Miami Vice (1984–1989)
Episode: Tale of the Goat (1985)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Crockett and Tubbs escort a coffin containing a criminal to his final Miami resting place ... until its learned that he has risen from the dead and has a similar zombie fate scheduled for Tubbs.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 267

12. Foreigners out! Schlingensiefs Container (2002)

90 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.8
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FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection of one of he biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. Austria 2000... See full summary »

Director: Paul Poet | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Matthias Lilienthal, Rainer Laux, Elfriede Jelinek

Votes: 261

13. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

6.9
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80 Metascore

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks

Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.88M

14. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 157

15. The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

111 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.1
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Featuring music instead of any dialogue and set in a near Kafkaesque future, this loose remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari follows a bureaucrat whom mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his hideous sidekick want as their latest victim.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Joan Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter

Votes: 129

16. Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011)

Drama

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An array of glacially paced performances of theater artists and actors of all genres and nationalities both well-known and under-recognized.

Directors: David Michalek, Paul Warner | Stars: William H. Macy, Holly Hunter, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill

Votes: 121

17. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )

Musical

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Live performances of operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Renée Fleming

Votes: 99

18. Pleasure Island (2015)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A mysterious man, Dean, returns to his hometown of Grimsby after many years abroad in the Army. His arrival is met with animosity, particularly from his father, an avid pigeon racer. Dean ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Doxford | Stars: Ian Sharp, Gina Bramhill, Rick Warden, Nicholas Day

Votes: 89

19. Nulle part ailleurs (1987–2001)

120 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.0
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One of the best all time before-prime-time show in France especially the mythical conduction of the couple Antoine de Caune and Philippe Gildas...every night with high level french and ... See full summary »

Stars: Philippe Gildas, Guillaume Durand, Valérie Payet, Nagui

Votes: 71

20. Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion Stories (2015)

98 min | Documentary, Music

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A labyrinthine narrative in which people relate their special relationship with the music of Bach, with Pieter Jan Leusink's Bach Choir and Orchestra providing the score and a group of homeless people serving as their audience.

Director: Ramón Gieling | Stars: Peter Sellars, Anna Enquist, Emio Greco, Simon Halsey

Votes: 66

21. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution (2003)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

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Follow Alice Waters through a year of shopping and cooking, and discover the vision of an artist and advocate, who has taken her gift for food and turned it into consciousness about the ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Hamilton | Stars: R.W. Apple Jr., Daniel Boulud, Bob Cannard, Marion Cunningham

Votes: 58

22. Don Giovanni (1990 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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The utterly amazing Mozart opera, set in modern Harlem. Utilized twin brothers to sing Leporello and Giovanni.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Herbert Perry, Eugene Perry, Dominique Labelle, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Votes: 44

23. Wonders Are Many (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the making of Dr. Atomic, a modern opera about the making of the atomic bomb.

Director: Jon Else | Stars: John Adams, Peter Sellars, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn

Votes: 44

24. Theodora (1996 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Frode Olsen, David Daniels, Richard Croft, Dawn Upshaw

Votes: 36

25. Dau (2019)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Biographical film, epically depicting the life of the famous scientist Lev Landau.

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Teodor Currentzis, Youriy Alekseev, Radmila Shchyogoleva, Lidiya Shchogolyeva

Votes: 29

26. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Last Call (1988)

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A psycho and his compliant brother take over Pete's, capturing several patrons as hostages, including Mickey. They are willing to turn themselves in to the police, but a man trying to collect on a contract will kill them if they come out.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Joe Maruzzo, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 28

27. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: John Adams: Nixon in China (2011)

188 min | Musical

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US President Richard Nixon, wife Pat, and Henry Kissinger travel to China to visit Chairman and Madame Mao in 1972, normalizing relations between the countries for the first time in 25 years. Both sides wonder if this for the better.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim

Votes: 23

28. Doctor Atomic (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

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The first act takes place about a month before the bomb is to be tested, and the second act is set in the early morning of July 16, 1945. During the second act, time frequently slows down ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Gerald Finley, Jessica Rivera, Eric Owens, Richard Paul Fink

Votes: 21

29. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Così fan tutte (1990)

195 min | Music

7.4
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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Susan Larson, Janice Felty, Frank Kelley, James Maddalena

Votes: 21

30. The Salzburg Festival (2006 Video)

195 min | Documentary

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Two incomplete opera buffo fragments composed by Mozart three years before Figaro, Lo Sposo Deluso (The Deluded Bridegroom), which details the travails of a deluded bridegroom and L'Oca del... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Wilhelm Backhaus, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Votes: 19

31. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Le nozze di Figaro (1990)

Music

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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Sanford Sylvan, Jeanne Ommerle, James Maddalena, Jayne West

Votes: 17

32. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Doctor Atomic (2008)

184 min | Musical

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Composer John Adams re-creates the tension at Los Alamos, 1945, the night before the first atom bomb is tested. Gerald Finley portrays Dr. Oppenheimer; the first act ends with a ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Gerald Finley, Sasha Cooke, Eric Owens, Richard Paul Fink

Votes: 16

33. The Seven Deadly Sins (1993 TV Movie)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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Anna I and Anna II set out on a seven year journey that takes them through a series of varied life experiences while their parents and two brothers remain behind.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Nora Kimball, Howard Haskin, Peter Rose

Votes: 14

34. Le divan (1987–1995)

Documentary

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Stars: Henry Chapier, Nathalie Baye, Philippe Druillet, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 14

35. L'amour de loin (2004 TV Movie)

Music, Drama, Romance

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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Dawn Upshaw, Monica Groop, Gerald Finley

Votes: 13

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Nixon in China (1988)

Music

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Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Maddalena, Carolann Page, John Duykers, Sanford Sylvan

Votes: 12

37. Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches (1988–1990)

Comedy

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Stars: Thierry Ardisson, Guesch Patti, Fred Chichin, Philippe Corti

Votes: 11

38. Julius Caesar in Egypt (1990 TV Movie)

237 min | Drama, History, Music

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Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Jeffrey Gall, Herman Hildebrand, Mary Westbrook-Geha, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Votes: 10

39. A Journey with Peter Sellars (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Kidel | Stars: Osvaldo Golijov, Gerard Mortier, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Sellars

Votes: 10

40. ¡Atención obras! (2013– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Sara Núñez de Arenas, Eva Luna, Machús Osinaga

Votes: 7

41. El niño (2000 TV Movie)

119 min | Music

7.3
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Director: Peter Maniura | Stars: Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White

Votes: 7

42. Late Night Line-Up (1964–1972)

Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Michael Dean, Denis Tuohy

Votes: 6

43. Letter to Peter, on Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen (1992 TV Movie)

82 min | Music, Documentary

5.3
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Director: Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sellars, George Tsypin, Dunya Ramicova

Votes: 6

44. Reza Abdoh: Theater Visionary (2015)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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The impact of wunderkind theatre director Reza Abdoh's explosive work is finally brought to light twenty years after his death of AIDS, with live performance footage and interviews with those closest to him.

Director: Adam Soch | Stars: Tom Fitzpatrick, David Schweizer, Peter Sellars

Votes: 6

45. Iolanta/Perséphone (2012– )

187 min | Drama, Music

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Iolanta is one act lyric opera by Tchaikovsky, sung in Russian. Princess Iolanta is born blind; her father, King René, forbids anyone to talk of beauty, light or the natural world hoping ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominique Blanc, Pavel Cernoch, Khon Chansithyka, Irina Churilova

Votes: 5

46. Le cercle de minuit (1992– )

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Stars: Laure Adler, Michel Field, Thierry Jousse, Philippe Sollers

47. Retour au baroque (1993– )

25 min | Music, Documentary

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Stars: Guillemette Laurens, René Jacobs, James Bowman, Emma Kirkby

49. Chaos and Order: Making American Theater (2005)

65 min | Documentary

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Through the prism of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts, this program explores the organizational and creative challenges facing today's theater community and ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Jackson | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Anne Bogart, Robert Brustein, Thomas Derrah

50. Betty Freeman: A Life for the Unknown (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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This documentary shows the life of Betty Freeman who is probably one of the most influential patrons of contemporary music. Since she began to give financial assistance to composers and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fenkart | Stars: Betty Freeman, Alan Rich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sellars



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