With KCET (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 32,949

2. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 184

3. Postman Pat (1981–2006)

G | 15 min | Animation, Family

6.4
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This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,943

4. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

Votes: 274

5. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

6.6
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An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley

Votes: 474

6. Steambath (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Stephen Elliott, Bill Bixby, Herb Edelman, Neil J. Schwartz

Votes: 345

7. American Family (2002–2004)

45 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kurt Caceres, Edward James Olmos, Patricia Velasquez, Parker Torres

Votes: 145

8. Copenhagen (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and award-winning stage play about the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen. At this time the... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Stephen Rea, Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis

Votes: 717

9. The Puzzle Place (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.3
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A group of kids (puppets) from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together at "The Puzzle Place" to hang-out, tell stories, sing songs and hold celebrations. Along the way they learn ... See full summary »

Stars: Alice Dinnean, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal, Jim Martin

Votes: 213

10. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 295

11. Trying Times (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

Votes: 52

12. Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy

6.9
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Performance of the 1947 Lux Radio version of "It's a Wonderful Life", taped live in the historic Pasadena Playhouse as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Casey Kasem, Bill Pullman, Penelope Ann Miller, Nathan Lane

Votes: 117

13. The Old Settler (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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In 1940s Harlem, two sisters take in a hepcat as a boarder. Although he is young and they are older, their life choices parallel one another.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Bumper Robinson, Eartha Robinson

Votes: 139

14. The Scarecrow (1972 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Nina Foch, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner, Pete Duel

Votes: 141

15. Broken Bread (2019– )

Documentary

9.4
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Chef Roy Choi looks at the ways food can be an agent of change.

Stars: Roy Choi, Greg Boyle, Mar Diego, Eric Garcetti

Votes: 14

16. The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.2
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Reuben is a drinker and brawler who runs afoul of the law and lands a long prison term. He leaves behind Roberta, his companion and mother of a brood of nine. Also part of the extended ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Warren | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Kelly Lynch, Rutger Hauer, Patrick McGaw

Votes: 249 | Gross: $0.07M

17. Roosters (1993)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.5
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Gallo Morales is the proud patriach returning home after a seven-year stint for manslaughter. Seeking to re-establish his legendary status as a champion breeder, he comes back for the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Sônia Braga, Sarah Lassez, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.15M

18. California's Gold (1991–2012)

Documentary

9.1
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Huell Howser travels around California looking for interesting stories about the state's rich history, cultural diversity, landmarks, natural wonders, amazing people and points of interest, especially lesser known and out-of-the-way places.

Stars: Huell Howser, Breck Parkman, Scott Gediman, Leonard Knight

Votes: 116

19. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990 TV Movie)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Mervyn LeRoy, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley

Votes: 356

20. Visiting... with Huell Howser (1993–2011)

Documentary

8.8
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Huell Howser visits the many diverse neighborhoods of Southern California to meet the amazing people living there who embody the spirit of the Southland.

Stars: Huell Howser, Byron Matson, David Hockney, Kathleen Brown

Votes: 21

21. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981 Video)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Melton | Stars: William Marshall, Ron Moody, Jenny Agutter, DeVeren Bookwalter

Votes: 48

22. Visions (1976–1980)

Drama

6.2
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Weekly anthology series of original dramas, often with period settings.

Stars: Nan Martin, Maxine Stuart, Ellen Travolta, Glynn Turman

Votes: 28

23. Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency (2008 TV Movie)

114 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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The complicated personality of America's seventh president is explored in detail in this two hour PBS documentary, leaving the viewer to decide whether the man should be celebrated for his ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson | Stars: Richard Blackett, Jamie Blaine, Kathryn Braund, Lawrence Bull Jr.

Votes: 18

24. Lost L.A. (2016– )

Documentary, History

8.4
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A collaboration between the USC Libraries and KCETLink, featuring the member collections of L.A. as Subject, a research alliance dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden stories and histories of the Los Angeles region.

Stars: Nathan Masters, Eric Avila, William Deverell, Jared Farmer

Votes: 11

25. Meeting of Minds (1977–1981)

60 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show

8.9
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A comedic history show hosted by Steve Allen, where he interviews people playing historical figures.

Stars: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Leon Askin, John Hoyt

Votes: 99

26. Actor (1978 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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A musical play based on the early years of actor Paul Muni.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Herschel Bernardi, Jack Bernardi, Hildy Brooks, Georgia Brown

Votes: 12

27. How Art Made the World (2005– )

300 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary series looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society.

Stars: Nigel Spivey, Dominic Ffytche, James David Lewis-Williams, Stefano Mariottini

Votes: 574

28. Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.6
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During a busy live taping of a TV program, a group of mysterious people show up with a strange demand..

Director: Stacy Keach | Stars: Julie Adams, Wil Albert, Pat Ast, H.B. Barnum III

Votes: 73

29. Storytime (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.3
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hosted by a puppet named Kino, and co-hosted by two women named Lucy and Mara. This educational series also featured celebrity guest stars that would read to children in the audience and to viewers at home.

Stars: Marabina Jaimes, Mark Ritts, Sarah Miranda, Patricia Richardson

Votes: 18

30. The Astronomers (1991– )

57 min | Documentary

8.4
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A look at the work and worlds of leading scientists and astronomers who are helping to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Stars: Heather Couper, Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson

Votes: 40

31. The Lady's Not for Burning (1974 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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A war-weary soldier who wants to die tries to convince a zealous cleric to accuse him of witchcraft and hang him instead of a beautiful condemned woman already accused of witchcraft who wants to live.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Jacques Aubuchon, John Carradine, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 87

32. Artbound (2012– )

TV-PG | 56 min | News

8.0
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A compilation of several short form documentary pieces about artists and arts practice in the 11 counties of Southern California.

Stars: Cut Chemist, Maria Elena Altany, Stephen Anastasia, Eduardo Arenas

Votes: 10

33. After Stonewall (1999)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Craig Rodwell, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Carney, Barney Frank

Votes: 376

34. Bukowski (1973)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 56

35. The Gin Game (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Annie Abbott, Sheila Rogers

Votes: 153

36. Child Abuse (1976 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: R. Durrell Robinson | Stars: Beck, Beau Billingslea, Joseph Campanella, Lowell Dean

Votes: 6

37. Ladies of the Corridor (1975 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Mabel Albertson, Ed Arnold, Gary Barton, Barbara Baxley

Votes: 5

38. John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)

126 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.

Director: Frank Martin | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 219

39. Me (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Directors: Gardner McKay, Allan Muir | Stars: Alison Rose, Tracy Brooks Swope, Lou Frizzell, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 5

40. Incident at Vichy (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

8.0
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Adapted from Arthur Miller's play, film focuses on a group of Frenchmen who are detained at Vichy, the capital of France while under Nazi occupation, and "investigated" under suspicion of secretly being Jewish.

Director: Stacy Keach | Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Ed Bakey, Lee Bergere, Tom Bower

Votes: 42

41. The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.6
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After the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, his widow Mary Todd Lincoln's life becomes more difficult at every turn.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Cristofer, Patrick Duffy, John Furlong

Votes: 46

42. A League of Their Own (1987 TV Short)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.9
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Documentary version of the hit movie A League of Their Own. Meet the women pioneers who played professional baseball in the 1940s in a league that lasted for ten years.

Director: Mary Wilson | Stars: 'Pepper' Paire Davis, Marge Callaghan, Helen Callaghan, Faye Dance

Votes: 23

43. The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998– )

TV-Y | Family

8.6
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Shari Lewis, Charlie Horse, and their friends run a musical pizza parlor.

Stars: Chancz Perry, Gordon Robertson, Shari Lewis, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 25

44. Islands (1984 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama

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Drama about a teenager who spends her summer holiday on an island in a hard-working summer camp.

Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Ingrid Veninger, Jim Bearden, Paul Bradley

45. Awake and Sing (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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Water Matthau heads the cast of this television re-creation of Clifford Odet's 1935 Broadway play-the full length work performed on the commercial stage by the legendary Group Theatre. This... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hopkins, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Felicia Farr, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Walter Matthau

Votes: 40

46. When Worlds Collide (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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Presents an exploration of the first century after the Old World encountered the New World.

Director: Carl Byker | Star: Ruben Martinez

Votes: 21

47. The Typists (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Drama

8.3
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Law student Paul Cunningham arrives for his first day at a job typing advertisements where he meets supervising typist Miss Sylvia Payton, a day evolves fragmentedly showing many days of ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adriana Shaw

Votes: 17

48. The Way It Was (1974–1978)

30 min | Sport

6.4
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Stars: Curt Gowdy, Don Dunphy, Mel Allen, Joe DiMaggio

Votes: 11

49. For the Use of the Hall (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

6.5
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A penniless heiress, a disillusioned nun, the suicidal playwright they both love, a hapless art forger and the playwright's wife converge on the empty Long Island home of an aging matriarch... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Susan Anspach, Barbara Barrie, George Furth, David Hedison

Votes: 11

50. Copshop (2004 TV Movie)

Drama

7.5
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Directors: Anita W. Addison, Joe Cacaci | Stars: Blair Brown, Annie Campbell, Jessica Dickey, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 20


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