With KQED (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Tales of the City (1993)

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.4
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (Is A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 3,046

2. Cats (1998)

Not Rated | 120 min | Musical

7.7
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"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page, Rosemarie Ford

Votes: 3,605

3. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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The Cat in The Hat knows a lot about virtually every thing. With the help of fish, thing 1, and thing 2; the Cat in the Hat teaches kids about many things through song and games.

Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 358

4. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Family

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 6,460 | Gross: $1.18M

5. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,878

6. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 449

7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001 TV Movie)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Timothy Nolen

Votes: 754

8. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (2012 TV Movie)

G | 60 min | Animation, Family

5.3
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Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard, the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over and the guests all departed, one poor baby reindeer was left broken-hearted. Can the Cat.

Directors: Tony Collingwood, Steve Neilson | Stars: Martin Short, Alexa Torrington, Jacob Ewaniuk, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 84

9. Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria (2005)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

Directors: Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker | Stars: Ray Baxter, Elliot Blackstone, Aleshia Brevard, Felicia Elizondo

Votes: 120

10. Journey of the Universe (2011)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

6.7
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The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Kennard, Patsy Northcutt | Star: Brian Thomas Swimme

Votes: 175

11. King Ripple (2015)

11 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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Four teens travel into a desolate and decrepit urban wasteland brought forth by the very being they wish to find, dead or alive.

Director: Luke Jaden | Stars: Callaghan Belle, Issac Ryan Brown, Alexandria DeBerry, Luke Jaden

Votes: 61

12. Up and Coming (1979– )

30 min | Drama

8.7
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This story is about a successful black family who move out of Oakland into a middle-class San Francisco neighborhood.

Stars: Yule Caise, Robert DoQui, Gift Harris, Cindy Herron

Votes: 35

13. World Without Walls (1986 TV Movie)

60 min

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"World Without Walls" is the story of Beryl Markham, an English woman who grew up in Kenya, becoming a race horse trainer and a bush pilot. In 1936, she flew solo across the Atlantic and wrote a celebrated memoir, "West With the Night."

Director: Andrew Maxwell-Hyslop | Stars: Bunny Allen, Michael Blundell, Kay Boyle, Sonny Bumpus

14. Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution (1987 TV Movie)

Music

9.2
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Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Clancy Brown, Evelyn Cisneros, Linda Lopez, Sal Lopez

Votes: 17

15. Between Worlds (2017)

65 min | Documentary

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'Between Worlds' is a documentary that follows the first-of-its-kind collaboration of two award-winning artists using two different mediums and two vastly different relationships with time,... See full summary »

Director: Brad Kremer | Stars: Andres Amador, Ember Dequincy, Jason Henthorne

16. The Case of Dashiell Hammett (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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A one-hour public television (PBS) biography of Dashiell Hammett, creator of the "hardboiled" modern detective novel and author of "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man." It follows ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Talbot | Stars: Paul Frees, Joe Gores, Lillian Hellman, Diane Johnson

Votes: 8

17. The Listing (2015)

9 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

4.2
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An invisible malevolent entity impatiently waits for a family to haunt in this expertly wound and spooky jack-in-the-box of a horror short.

Director: Luke Jaden | Stars: Erin Cummings, Rob Zabrecky, Dan John Miller, Ella Maltby

Votes: 29

18. Bradshaw on Homecoming (1990– )

Talk-Show

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Star: John Bradshaw

19. San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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This film is straight-ahead footage of Santana, the Grateful Dead, and the Jefferson Airplane playing at The Family Dog in 1970. Each band does two songs, followed by a jam at the end ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert N. Zagone | Stars: Santana, Carlos Santana, Mike Carabello, David Brown

Votes: 41

20. Over Easy (1977–1982)

30 min | Talk-Show

6.2
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A talk show with news, interviews, and entertainment aimed at the older viewer.

Stars: Hugh Downs, Peter Ustinov, Eartha Kitt, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 9

21. Climb Against the Odds (1999)

85 min | Documentary

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Directors: Karen Carlson, Steve Michelson | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Marty Raney

22. Capturing Grace (2014)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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It seems like two disparate realms. One occupied by some of the most acclaimed dancers in the world, people who move for a living. The other occupied by people who often struggle to move, ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Iverson | Star: Brittany Baratz

Votes: 10

23. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Castro (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Now known internationally as the world's first "gay hometown," San Francisco's Castro District was a quiet, working-class neighborhood of European immigrants only a few decades ago. In this... See full summary »

Director: Peter L. Stein | Stars: Terri Orth-Pallavicini, Ken Ruta, Brian Freeman, Marga Gómez

Votes: 30

24. Presumed Guilty: Tales of the Public Defenders (2002)

116 min | Documentary

7.6
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63 Metascore

Three Years of Trench Warfare in the Jails, Holding Cells and Courts of San Francisco As Public Defenders Seek Justice for Their Clients Go behind the scenes and enter the inner sanctum of ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates | Stars: Jeff Adachi, Michele Forrar, Will Maas, Nigel Phillips

Votes: 13

25. Accidental Hero: Room 408 (2001)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary

6.5
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The filmmakers follow San Francisco-area forensics teacher Tommie Lindsey and his students for two years.

Directors: Terri DeBono, Steve Rosen | Stars: Jermaine Aaron, Mike Coloma, Nathan Feingersh, Marcelo Garcia

Votes: 15

26. The Golden Road: Today's Senior Drivers (2004 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kurt Mendelsohn | Star: Will Lyman

27. Positive: Life with HIV (1995)

60 min

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Four one hour television programs that focus on the impact of AIDS in the various communities most affected by the epademic. The series combines documentary, animation, performance, dance, ... See full summary »

Director: Calogero Salvo

28. Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine (1996– )

8.9
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Cooking series (26 episodes per season).

Stars: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Votes: 11

29. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (1999 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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A documentary chronicling the remarkable story of San Francisco's Fillmore District. Remembered today mainly for its rock-and-roll auditorium, the Fillmore District is one of the great ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Butler | Stars: Ossie Davis, Peter Coyote

Votes: 6

30. Korean-Born Artist Raises Immigrant Voices Through Performance (2017)

Documentary, Short

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Since Korean-born performance artist Dohee Lee's arrival to the Bay Area in 2002, she's been a force on the traditional and contemporary performing arts scenes - from her work with the ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Michel | Stars: Robin Gurung, Dohee Lee

31. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - Chinatown (1996 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, History

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Thousands of tourists flock through its streets every day; its curio shops, all-night restaurants and crowded alleys have been celebrated from Broadway to Hollywood. But few people know the... See full summary »

Director: Felicia Lowe | Stars: Charlie Chin, Genny Lim, Wood Moy

32. Maxine Hong Kingston: Talking Story (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography

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"Maxine Hong Kingston: Talking Story" is a one-hour public television biography of the Chinese-American author of "The Woman Warrior," "China Men," and "Tripmaster Monkey."

Director: Joan Saffa | Stars: Rupert García, David Henry Hwang, Earll Kingston, Maxine Hong Kingston

33. Today's Gourmet (1990– )

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Cooking series.

Star: Jacques Pepin

34. Dead Pan Alley (1990 TV Movie)

28 min | Comedy

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Director: Gino Tanasescu | Stars: Bill Allard, Dan Coffey, Merle Kessler, Leon Martell

35. Independent View (2002– )

26 min | Documentary

4.9
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Stars: Allison Anders, Darren Aronofsky, Miguel Arteta, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 8

36. Big Brother and the Holding Company: Come Up the Years (1967 TV Short)

36 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.0
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An interview with the San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Co., filmed at KQED-TV, the PBS station in San Francisco.

Stars: Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Getz, James Gurley

Votes: 6

37. And Then One Night: The Making of 'Dead Man Walking' (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

4.4
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A behind-the-scenes look at the San Francisco Opera's 2001 world premiere production of "Dead Man Walking", based on Sister Helen Prejean's book.

Director: Linda Schaller | Stars: Angela Bassett, Catherine Cook, Sam Fleming, Susan Graham

Votes: 5

38. Spark (2003– )

Documentary

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Stars: Mark Morris Dance Group, Jon Brumit, Mark Horowitz, Susan Miller

39. Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps (2012 Video)

17 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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'Searchlight Serenade' (the animation) is a tale told in song, based on original woodcuts and drawings by Amy Uyeki. The animation follows young detainees in the Japanese American ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Uyeki

40. New York's Master Chefs (1985– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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The best chefs in New York City demonstrate how they prepare their most famous recipes.

Star: Sydney Walker

41. Emile Norman: By His Own Design (2007 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Avant garde artist and bohemian Emile Norman is profiled and his life as an out and proud gay man in Big Sur, California is examined.

Director: Will Parrinello | Stars: Emile Norman, Angus Whyte, C. Kevin Smith, Jeffrey Mallory

Votes: 8

42. Becoming California (2014 TV Movie)

116 min | Documentary

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The story of environmental change in California. From geologic origins to present day and beyond, it provides a synopsis of change across deep time and reveals how human attitudes toward the environment dictate the nature of change.

Director: Kit Tyler | Star: Jane Fonda

43. Green Means (1993– )

Documentary

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A series of television mini-documentaries (3-6 minutes each) featuring inspiring solutions to environmental problems around the world.

Star: Susan Stamberg

44. Eat Fat Get Thin (2017 TV Special)

Talk-Show

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Directors: Truett Hancock, Brian Ulrich | Star: Mark Hyman

45. Troubled Waters (1987 TV Short)

30 min | Short, News

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A report on the battle between oil companies and the Reagan administration versus environmentalists over the future of California's coastal waters.

Stars: Bill Bettenberg, Rachel Binah, Nat Bingham, Barbara Boxer

46. Bad Moon Rising (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Reporter Stephen Talbot investigates the disturbing resurgence in bigotry, racism and anti-Semitic violence in California in the early 1980s, including a KKK cross burning in the small rural town of Ceres, CA.

Star: Stephen Talbot

47. Who Bombed Judi Bari? (1991 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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"Who Bombed Judi Bari?" (1991) is a one-hour investigation of the unsolved car bombing in Oakland, California, in May 1990, that severely injured Earth First activist Judi Bari.

Stars: Bruce Anderson, Edward Appel, Judi Bari, Darryl Cherney

48. Revolutionaries (2012– )

54 min | Talk-Show

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"Revolutionaries" is a presentation of the Computer History Museum's lecture series from 2012-2016. The lectures feature luminaries of the tech world in engaging conversation with a wide ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hollar, John Markoff, Laura Sydell, Eric Schmidt

49. Our Holocaust Vacation (2009 TV Movie)

126 min

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An American family returns to Poland to look for relatives who were murdered during the Holocaust. It also visits places important to its matriarch's survival through acts of kindness and love.

Directors: Doniphan Blair, Nicholas Blair | Stars: Tonia Rotkopf Blair, Vachel Blair, Nicholas Blair, Doniphan Blair

50. River Run (1984 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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The story of how environmentalists, river rafters and trout fishers fought to save the Tuolumne River, near Yosemite, from additional dam projects. The white-water river was finally ... See full summary »

Stars: John Amodio, Hope Babcock, Barbara Boxer, Don Briggs


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