With Kunhardt Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Anderson Cooper

Votes: 601

2. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )

Documentary, History

5.5
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A sixteen episode mini-series of the history of America.

Stars: Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco, Tom Hanks

Votes: 347

3. Becoming Warren Buffett (2017)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

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The legendary investor started out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska and ended up becoming one of the richest and most respected men in the world.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Susan Buffett, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Aiden Linkov

Votes: 2,650

4. Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: James Foley, Unai Aranzadi, Zac Baillie, Manu Brabo

Votes: 1,312

5. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (2019)

TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary

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A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.

Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt | Stars: Bryan Stevenson, Christy Stevenson, Howard Stevenson

Votes: 124

6. Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (2014)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

7.4
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From 1971 to 1973, Richard Nixon secretly recorded his private conversations in the White House. This revealing film chronicles the content of those tapes, which include Nixon's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Ramona Banuelos, David Brinkley, Pat Buchanan, Stephen Bull

Votes: 406

7. Lincoln (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History

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Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.

Directors: Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar | Stars: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Richard Widmark

Votes: 228

8. King in the Wilderness (2018)

TV-14 | 111 min | Documentary

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97 Metascore

A look at the final years in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt

Votes: 422

9. John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary

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In-depth look at the life of John McCain, from his time as a POW in Vietnam to his three decades of service in the US Senate.

Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt

Votes: 494

10. The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary about Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post.

Director: John Maggio | Stars: Carl Bernstein, Benjamin C. Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Katharine Graham

Votes: 374

11. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)

TV-PG | Documentary

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Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph, David Levering Lewis

Votes: 173

12. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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This series documents stories of women's contributions to some of the most important moments in the history of America.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Pat Schroeder

Votes: 109

13. African American Lives (2006–2008)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History

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This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Pamela Arkin, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 116

14. Living with Lincoln (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

7.7
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A collection of Abraham Lincoln photos and memorabilia profoundly shapes the lives of one family.

Directors: Peter W. Kunhardt, Brian Oakes | Stars: Peter W. Kunhardt, Dossy Peabody

Votes: 244

15. Makers: Women in Hollywood (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton | Stars: Christine Acham, Amy Adams, Judd Apatow, Kathryn Bigelow

Votes: 13

16. Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich

Votes: 84

17. This Emotional Life (2010– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

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This 3-part series opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. Each ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Gilbert, Dallas Malloy, Kenneth Siddons, Thomas Bradbury

Votes: 135

18. Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 61 min | Documentary

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[HBO] HD. A vivid portrait of Gloria Steinem whose career as a journalist and a pivotal member of the feminist movement has left an indelible mark.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Schlafly, Hugh Hefner, Chet Huntley

Votes: 115

19. The Search for Eternal Egypt (2005 TV Movie)

46 min | History

5.9
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Director: Graham Judd | Stars: Ryan Francis Etzel, Florin Penisoara, Omar Sharif

Votes: 15

20. Teddy: In His Own Words (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Teddy Kennedy passed away in 2009 but not after a lengthy career in the US Senate and the last of the Kennedy Brothers in politics. Here is the acclaimed HBO documentary Teddy In His Own ... See full summary »

Votes: 22

21. Looking for Lincoln (2009 TV Movie)

Biography

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Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s quest to piece together Lincoln's complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C. and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln... See full summary »

Directors: John Maggio, Muriel Soenens | Stars: Lerone Bennett, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Louis Gates

Votes: 17

22. Radio City Music Hall: The Story Behind the Showplace (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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American Movie Classics documentary about the New York City movie palace.

Director: James A. Edgar | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Teri Garr, Gavin MacLeod, Liza Minnelli

23. The Road to 9/11 (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Starting with the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War 1 and the remodelling of the Middle East by the west, this film looks at the historical influences in modern Islamic ... See full summary »

Director: Sabin Streeter

Votes: 53

24. Makers: Women in Space (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Michael Epstein

Votes: 5

25. The Peoples Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library (1992)

Documentary

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A documentary about the New York Public Library, including the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and the Schomberg Center in Harlem.

Director: James A. Edgar | Star: Jason Robards

26. Echoes from the White House (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Philip Kunhardt Jr., Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Philip Bosco, Avery Brooks, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 8

27. Forbidden City: Revealed (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Star: Hardik Mehta

28. Makers: Women in Politics (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Grace Lee

29. A Search for Solid Ground: The Intifada Through Israeli Eyes (1990)

60 min | Documentary

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Filmed over the summer of 1989, A Search for Solid Ground shows how Israelis viewed the first Palestinian Intifda. It is told from the point of view of Israeli residents, government officials and opponents, soldiers and students.

Director: Steve Brand

30. Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: Graham Judd | Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Oprah Winfrey

Votes: 9

31. Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Michael Epstein | Star: Paul Goldberger

32. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: A Fatal Contradiction (2003)

Documentary, History

7.4
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Philip Bosco, Chevy Chase, Dabney Coleman, Katie Couric

Votes: 25

33. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: A War to End Slavery (2003)

Documentary, History

6.9
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Billy Crystal

Votes: 24

34. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Independence (2003)

Documentary, History

6.5
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Philip Bosco, Michael Caine, Chevy Chase, Katie Couric

Votes: 31

35. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Liberty for All (2003)

Documentary, History

7.2
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Michael Caine, Katie Couric, Ralph Fiennes, Eric Foner

Votes: 31

36. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Revolution (2003)

Documentary, History

6.8
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Philip Bosco, Michael Caine, Chevy Chase, Katie Couric

Votes: 16

37. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Wake Up America (2003)

Documentary, History

6.4
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Philip Bosco, Michael Caine, Harry Connick Jr.

Votes: 24

38. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Working for Freedom (2003)

Documentary, History

6.6
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Philip Bosco, Michael Caine, Chevy Chase, Katie Couric

Votes: 12

39. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: What Is Freedom? (2003)

Documentary, History

6.2
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Philip Bosco, Matthew Broderick, Katie Couric, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 13

40. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Whose Land Is This? (2003)

Documentary, History

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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Katie Couric, Eric Foner

Votes: 13

41. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Marching to Freedom Land (2003)

Documentary, History

7.8
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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Angela Bassett, Katie Couric, Kevin Kline

Votes: 5

42. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )
Episode: Safe for Democracy (2003)

Documentary, History

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Directors: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner | Stars: Katie Couric, Richard Gere, Jeremy Irons, Paul Newman

Votes: 13

43. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: A Way Out of No Way (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode two continues to trace the guests' lineages back through the late 1800s to the Civil War, featuring such stories as that of Chris Rock's great-great-grandfather, a black Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Asako Gladsjo | Stars: Maya Angelou, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Henry Louis Gates

44. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: The Past Is Another Country (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode four presents fascinating discoveries about participants' lineages, thanks to DNA analysis, including a groundbreaking study linking Professor Gates to a powerful medieval Irish ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Judd | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

45. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: The Road Home (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode one focuses on stories of participants' ancestors in the early 20th century, including the tragic account of Tom Joyner's great-uncles, who were executed in 1915 for a crime that ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Youngelson | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

46. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: We Come from People (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode three reveals stories of participants' ancestors during the early years of the United States, including a riveting account of life in slavery by Morgan Freeman's great-grandmother, ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Sweet | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

47. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in War (2014)

TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - Look at American women's increasing participation in war--from Vietnam to the present--as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Star: Christiane Amanpour


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