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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 659,594

2. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 88,407

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 337,557

4. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 198,339

5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 69,479

6. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 28,506

7. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,704

8. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

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

8.1
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,223

9. Quantum Is Calling (2016 TV Movie)

11 min | Comedy

6.6
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Zoe Saldana enlists the help of Stephen Hawking to solve a quantum riddle in order to get Simon Pegg's cat back. This follows Paul Rudd's epic quantum chess match with Stephen Hawking.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Keanu Reeves, John Cho

Votes: 201

10. The One Show (2006– )

30 min | News

3.9
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A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.

Stars: Alex Jones, Matt Baker, Christine Lampard, Adrian Chiles

Votes: 377

11. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 22,147

12. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,441 | Gross: $0.70M

13. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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63 Metascore

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva, Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea, Joe Biden

Votes: 1,466 | Gross: $1.82M

14. Anyone Can Quantum (2016)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Paul Rudd faces off against Stephen Hawking in a highly advanced game of Quantum Chess.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Paul Rudd, Keanu Reeves, Stephen Hawking, Alex Winter

Votes: 384

15. The Last Leg (2012– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Aussie comedian and amputee athlete, Adam Hills, British comedian Josh Widdicombe, UK's most famous amputee comedian Alex Brooker, and their celebrity guests provide topical commentary on the week.

Stars: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Clare Balding

Votes: 759

16. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.7
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The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

Directors: Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 2,073

17. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.3
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Astronomy programme.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Pete Lawrence

Votes: 274

18. StarTalk (2015– )

Talk-Show

7.8
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Famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses science and pop culture with notable guests.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Charles Liu

Votes: 575

19. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,848 | Gross: $2.28M

20. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

7.3
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The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,381

21. Why Are We Creative: The Centipede's Dilemma (2018)

84 min | Documentary

7.0
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A 30 years odyssey: the world's most intriguing artists and thinkers from the fields of visual art, music, filmmaking, acting, literature, philosophy, politics, business and science, are asked the same question: "Why are you creative?"

Director: Hermann Vaske | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Weiwei Ai, Mariya Alyokhina, Laurie Anderson

Votes: 264

22. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,686

23. Naked Science (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.8
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Documentary series featuring various subjects related to science and technology.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Michael Izquierdo, Rushmore DeNooyer, Roger Tilling

Votes: 290

24. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 886

25. Hawking (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple

Votes: 1,543

26. Masters of Science Fiction (2007)

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A series adapting science fiction stories by well-known authors into sixty-minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed, included those of science ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Jason Diablo, James Cromwell, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 1,981

27. Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017 Video Game)

Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Futurama worlds of tomorrow is an interactive video game based on Matt Groening's series of the same name.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, John DiMaggio, Chris Hardwick, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 48

28. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

7.9
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This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 620

29. Larry King Live (1985–2010)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward, Ryan Seacrest

Votes: 938

30. Genius by Stephen Hawking (2016– )

54 min | Documentary

7.7
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This series helps ordinary people understand the science behind the big questions ,of life the universe and time travel .

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Alex Filippenko, Marisol Ferra, Sian Proctor

Votes: 323

31. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington

Votes: 1,139

32. The Unbelievers (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

6.9
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32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

Votes: 6,304

33. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.05M

34. The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)

86 min | Documentary

6.7
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William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.

Director: J. Craig Thompson | Stars: William Shatner, Ben Stiller, Tracy Drain, Emily Lakdawalla

Votes: 355

35. Little Britain Sketch (2015 TV Movie)

4 min | Comedy

7.7
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David Walliams reprises his iconic character Lou for the exclusive return of Little Britain with a very special guest - Professor Stephen Hawking. Also starring Catherine Tate.

Director: Paul King | Stars: David Walliams, Stephen Hawking, Catherine Tate, Tom Baker

Votes: 53

36. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 337

37. Newsnight (1980– )

45 min | News

6.3
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Serious news reports, analysis and no-holds-barred interviews with leading politicians and public figures.

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Jeremy Paxman, Emily Maitlis, Gavin Esler

Votes: 133

38. David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.6
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Magician David Blaine ventures across America from New York to Los Angeles, performing to various celebrities and the general public.

Director: Matthew Akers | Stars: David Blaine, Hadji Ali, Woody Allen, Will Arnett

Votes: 1,302

39. The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015 TV Special)

News

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Director: Matthew Amos | Stars: Stephen Fry, Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 49

40. The Colours of Infinity (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.7
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Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon | Stars: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking, Benoît B. Mandelbrot, Ian Stewart

Votes: 200

41. Last Light of Orion (2017)

Sci-Fi

8.9
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Last Light of Orion. Emotional Sci/Fi, Drama.

Director: Troy Pearce | Stars: Andrew Sloey, Alexis Johnson, Jason Tobias, Susan Bennett

Votes: 7

42. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary

8.3
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 933

43. TEDTalks (2006– )

Talk-Show

8.3
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Series of talks about technology, entertainment, and design.

Stars: Robert Full, Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins, Dan Barber

Votes: 276

44. Cyborgs Universe (2018– )

80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Year 2045, the evil DHARSA CORPORATION creates advanced "Human-clones-robots" identical to humans and sell them as slaves to the modern society. They are stronger, faster and smarter than ... See full summary »

Stars: Q Fortier, Ashton Smiley, Gregory Blair, Jessica Anne Bogart

45. Richard & Judy (2001–2009)

48 min | Talk-Show

4.0
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Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.

Stars: Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Raj Persaud, Mike McClean

Votes: 346

46. Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places (2016– )

Documentary

8.9
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Commander Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship the SS Hawking on the journey of a lifetime, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, Saturn to Santa Barbara. After all, why should astronauts have all the fun?

Star: Stephen Hawking

Votes: 69

47. The University (2016)

82 min | Documentary

8.5
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Exponential technology is changing the world and the Singularity University (SU) was setup to encourage people to harness these powerful new technologies and trends to positively impact the... See full summary »

Director: Matt Rutherford | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Chris Anderson, Dan Barry, Peter Diamandis

Votes: 12

48. South Today (1961– )

News

6.2
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Stars: Sally Taylor, Tony Husband, Alexis Green, Steve Humphrey

Votes: 15

49. Great Composers (1997– )

Documentary, Music

7.8
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Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Georg Solti, Charles Rosen, Zuzana Parmova

Votes: 23

50. Beyond the Horizon (2009)

Documentary, Drama

8.3
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Olivia is a twenty-something reporter assigned to the religion beat for the London Times. She is on deadline to write a feature story about cosmology and the meaning of existence on the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Lina Patel, Josie Gammell

Votes: 36



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