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1. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 85,808 | Gross: $79.57M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,234

3. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.6
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Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,411

4. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 49,200

5. Horrible Histories (2009–2019)

28 min | Comedy, Family, History

8.8
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A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

Stars: Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas

Votes: 3,513

6. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,266

7. Dora the Explorer (2000–2019)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.0
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Along with her friend Monkey Boots, Dora goes on adventures.

Stars: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez, Caitlin Sanchez

Votes: 4,911

8. Pawn Stars (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

Stars: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell, Richard Harrison

Votes: 14,498

9. Bubble Guppies (2011–2020)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The adventures of six fish-tailed kids- Molly, Gil, Oona, Deema, Nonny, and Goby.

Stars: Brianna Gentilella, Tino Insana, Jacob Bertrand, Teddy Walsh

Votes: 1,015

10. Adam Ruins Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, History

8.1
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Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.

Stars: Adam Conover, Adam Lustick, Emily Axford, Amos Vernon

Votes: 5,745

11. Rebelde (2004–2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Six teenagers with different lives and personalities attend a prominent private school with only one thing in common: their vocation and passion for music.

Stars: Anahí, Dulce María, Alfonso Herrera, Christopher Von Uckermann

Votes: 4,744

12. 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: 33,453

13. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

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

7.8
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A group of kids solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,160

14. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.3
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,478

15. Wild Kratts (2011– )

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Jonathan Malen, Athena Karkanis

Votes: 868

16. Handy Manny (2006–2013)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

5.6
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A show about handyman Manny Garcia and his helpful talking tools, who make repairs and fix problems in the small town of Sheetrock Hills.

Stars: Wilmer Valderrama, Dee Bradley Baker, Nancy Truman, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 1,290

17. Hindi Medium (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Director: Saket Chaudhary | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Dishita Sehgal, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 18,791

18. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,754

19. Handy Bean (2018– )

Short, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Mr. Bean cooks, creates, packs and paints in this new how-to (or at least try-to) series. From chocolate on pizza to painting the Mona Lisa. Watch Bean bumble through three-bean salads and ... See full summary »

Star: Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 45

20. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.7
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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 9,995

21. Curious George (2006–2015)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Follows the mischievous adventures of a Monkey by the name of George.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Rino Romano, Jim Cummings

Votes: 1,331

22. Hansel & Gretel (2007 Video)

27 min | Short, Action, Drama

6.2
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Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Luke Allison, Kelly Eggers, Isabella Pease

Votes: 24

23. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,597 | Gross: $0.67M

24. Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

4.7
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In Hollywood, California, Cool Cat, alongside his human father Daddy Derek, embarks on his most challenging journey yet: saving the kids from Butch the Bully. Can he do it?

Director: Derek Savage | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Erik Estrada, Derek Savage, Connor Dean

Votes: 5,045

25. Beakman's World (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A wacky scientist and his companions answer viewer questions about science.

Stars: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 2,240

26. Hichki (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Director: Siddharth Malhotra | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Rohit Saraf, Neeraj Kabi, Sachin

Votes: 8,460 | Gross: $0.33M

27. Wishbone (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.2
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 3,138

28. Adventures in Wonderland (1992–1994)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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A young girl named Alice has many zany adventures with her friends in a magical world on the other side of her looking glass.

Stars: Robert Barry Fleming, Elisabeth Harnois, John Hoffman, Richard Kuhlman

Votes: 518

29. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.0
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 1,072

30. Team Umizoomi (2010–2015)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Family

6.0
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Umifriend, Team Umizoomi needs your help! Build a super fast speedboat with shapes. Use pattern power to make chocolate and strawberry milk. Fix a broken subway train and so much more with these tiny super heroes!

Stars: Donovan Patton, P.T. Walkley, Ethan Kempner, Madeleine Yen

Votes: 603

31. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991–1996)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

7.6
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Contestants pursue the international thief as junior detectives who must answer questions about geography.

Stars: Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella, Sean Altman

Votes: 2,074

32. WordGirl (2007–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Satirical yet educational animated series about a young girl who is secretly the superhero Wordgirl, armed with superhuman strength, abilities, and a skilled vocabulary.

Stars: Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Ryan Raddatz, Chris Parnell, Maria Bamford

Votes: 827

33. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,317

34. In the Night Garden... (2007–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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A toddler/infant adventure garden which tip-toes between the twilight state of a child being awake and moving through to a state of sleep. It is somewhat psychedelic, yet to a child it is ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Nick Kellington, Andy Wareham, Rebecca Hyland

Votes: 614

35. Sesamstraat (1976– )

15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Dutch version of Jim Henson's The Sesame Street.

Stars: Sien Diels, Frank Groothof, Bert Plagman, Aart Staartjes

Votes: 161

36. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.9
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The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

Votes: 626

37. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.1
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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Bob Dorough, Jack Sheldon, Lynn Ahrens, Val Hawk

Votes: 2,990

38. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 1,000

39. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,648

40. Super Why! (2007– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.1
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Super why is a great adventure to get kids to "look in a book!" Wyatt and his pals usually have to solve a problem by looking into a story and solving a puzzle. My infant son loves this ... See full summary »

Stars: Siera Florindo, Tajja Isen, Zachary Bloch, Nicholas Castel Vanderburgh

Votes: 513

41. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 954

42. Before Stonewall (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon

Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Salvage Hunters (2011– )

Reality-TV

7.7
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Meet modern-day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard. With demanding customers, high turnover, and one of the biggest decorative salvage yards in the UK, Drew is constantly on the road, ... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Pritchard, Lady Colin Campbell, Ralph Ineson, Rebecca Pritchard

Votes: 298

44. Come Outside (1993– )

Adventure, Family

8.2
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Children's educational programme in which Auntie Mable and her dog Pippin fly in their spotted plane looking at and finding out how everyday things work.

Stars: Lynda Baron, Pippin, Valerie Hunkins, Ashok Srivastava

Votes: 505

45. 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: 276

46. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel

Votes: 2,444

47. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

8.9
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,637

48. Il était une fois... la vie (1987– )

30 min | Animation, Family

8.2
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The workings of the human body explained by animated characters.

Stars: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Votes: 4,215

49. The Crocodile Hunter (1996– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Michele Santopietro, Sui the Dog

Votes: 2,459

50. Biodiversity: Wild About Life! (1997 Video)

53 min | Drama, Family

5.3
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Three high-schoolers enter a contest to win $1000 by submitting a video about biodiversity.

Director: Linda Harrar | Stars: Alissa Bartozzi, Sarah Bockian, Mary Chapman, Bo Chun

Votes: 27



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