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1. The Dust Bowl (2012– )

Documentary

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: 1,423

2. 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.

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

Votes: 2,499

3. The War (2007)

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

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: 4,313

4. The West (1996)

537 min | Documentary, History, War

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: 1,603

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

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

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: 1,007

6. 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.

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

Votes: 1,380

7. Jazz (2001)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

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

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,745

8. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 212 min | Documentary, Biography

A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

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

Votes: 759

9. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History

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: 643

10. Thomas Jefferson (1997– )

180 min | Documentary, History

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

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

Votes: 539

11. The Civil War (1990)

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

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 11,919

12. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

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: 506

13. You've Been Trumped Too (2016)

79 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

A chronicle of the confrontation between billionaire Donald Trump and feisty 92-year-old Scottish widow, Molly Forbes.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Molly Forbes, Donald Trump, Michael Forbes, Anthony Baxter

Votes: 51

14. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,096 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Wintervention (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Sport

Do people think you have a problem? Can you just not get enough of winter and skiing? Don't worry you're not alone, follow skiers and riders like Jossi Wells, Andy Mahre, JJ Thomas, and ... See full summary »

Director: Max Bervy | Stars: Zach Black, Nathan W. Burgun, Chris Davenport, Hugo Harrison

Votes: 27

16. White Winter Heat (1987)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

Turn up the heat this winter and catch fire with some of the most extreme skiers of the time as they burn up the slopes. Featuring skiers and riders like Scot Schmidt, Tom Day, Cindy Nelson... See full summary »

Director: Warren Miller | Stars: Warren Miller, John Egan, Scot Schmidt, Brad Vancour

Votes: 7

17. Weediquette (2016– )

TV-14 | Documentary, News

This documentary series airing on Viceland is about the science, culture and economics of the legalization of cannabis. Also documents how medical marijuana has been a helpful and effective... See full summary »

Star: Krishna Andavolu

Votes: 298

18. Warren Miller: Ticket to Ride (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Sport

Grab your ticket and come along as skiers like Seth Morrison, Chris Davenport, and Julia Mancuso show you how the pros do it at some of the most extreme ski destinations on the planet.

Votes: 7

19. Warren Miler's Black Diamond Rush (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min

Travel across the globe to places like Iceland, Transylvania, and Chile with extreme skiers like Seth Morrison, Tamara McKinney, Brad Vancour, with loads more and find out the true sensation of a Black Diamond Rush.

20. WWII in HD (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, War

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston

Votes: 1,788

21. WW1: The First Modern War (2014– )

Documentary

Get a firsthand look at how a new breed of weapons like WMDs, submarines, armored tanks and air attacks changed modern warfare forever.

Stars: Thomas Bromhead, David Silbey

Votes: 25

22. Vietnam in HD (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History, War

Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »

Stars: Tempestt Bledsoe, Edward Burns, Dean Cain, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 1,281

23. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Gianna Toboni, Thomas Morton, Ben Anderson

Votes: 3,977

25. Unusual Suspects (2010– )

44 min | Documentary, Crime

Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Jeff Wilburn, Jamie Hanes, Razor Rocco Rizzotti

Votes: 713

26. Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

A behind-the-scenes mockumentary of Tropic Thunder (2008).

Stars: Jack Black, Steve Coogan, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Hader

Votes: 3,345

27. Top Gear (1978–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

Quentin, Tiff, Vicki and others look at all things car-related.

Stars: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Votes: 24,400

28. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 103,184

29. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,662

30. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, History

Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Amir Hussain, Jodi Magness, Robert Thurman

Votes: 3,610

31. The Source Family (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A charismatic leader founds a commune in Los Angeles in the early '70s based on natural food, spiritual practices and psychedelic rock. This short-lived era is recreated with archival material and the memories of participants.

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille | Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Elena Michaels, Father Yod

Votes: 989

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

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

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: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,875

33. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,108

34. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 34,805

35. The Grand Tour (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Follow Jeremy, Richard, and James, as they embark on an adventure across the globe, driving new and exciting automobiles from manufacturers all over the world.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, Abbie Eaton

Votes: 56,752

36. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 994

37. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 30,410

38. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

Votes: 12,577

39. Storm (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

Warren Miller's STORM takes you deep within the blizzard, diving through danger and passion into the magical world of skiing and snowboarding. Cruise through the glorious mountains of ... See full summary »

Director: John Teaford | Stars: Chris Anthony, Micah Black, Bob Rankin, Chris Davenport

Votes: 102

40. Steeper & Deeper (1992)

92 min | Documentary, Sport

Follow a n all-star cast of legendary skiers that include Billy Kidd, Doug Lewis, Scot Schmidt, Stein Eriksen and many others as they journey and attempt to ski the even steeper and deeper.... See full summary »

Stars: Warren Miller, Dan Egan, John Egan, Stein Eriksen

Votes: 10

41. Snowriders II (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

So nice we had to do it twice, grab your skis and come along on a true ski adventure in Warren Miller's Snowriders 2. Join extreme skiers and riders like Caleb Martin, Chris Davenport, Amy ... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Miller, Peter Speek | Stars: Warren Miller, Bill Bacon, Deni Bevin, Chris Davenport

Votes: 35 | Gross: $2.29M

42. Snowriders (1996)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Sport

Nothing beats the original; Warren Miller's Snowriders is the definition of epic. With skiers and riders like John Egan, Brad Vancour, Jeremy Bloom, and JT Holmes you're definitely going to... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Miller, Peter Speek | Stars: Warren Miller, Suzanne Sawyer, John Egan, Paul Miller

Votes: 45 | Gross: $2.04M

43. Snowman (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

From childhood, Kevin Fogolin dreamed of living and working in the mountains. After breaking the shackles of small-town expectations, his dream comes crashing down in a helicopter avalanche... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Douglas, Anthony Bonello | Stars: Leslie Anthony, Rich Barry, James Bateman, Andrew Bowes

Votes: 34