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1. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 784,960 | Gross: $44.02M

2. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 95,164 | Gross: $101.63M

3. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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43 Metascore

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 51,879 | Gross: $52.21M

4. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

7.8
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63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 22,723 | Gross: $21.75M

5. My Favorite Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick

Votes: 8,435

6. Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

8.2
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service.

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

Votes: 4,282

7. Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Frances Gifford, Henry Travers

Votes: 595

8. Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Peter Alexander, Jeri Arredondo, Henry Gibson, Michael Stipe

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Wall Rats (2006)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Two teenagers try and become the youngest people to conquer El Capitan's 3,000' face.

Director: Steve Edwards | Stars: Tori Allen, Scott Cory, Hans Florine, Beth Rodden

Votes: 16

10. Great Natural Wonders of the World (2002 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

7.6
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David Attenborough sets out on an intrepid quest across seven continents to create a unique television event to celebrate the wealth of natural features that makes Planet Earth so varied, so distinctive and so spectacularly beautiful.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 89

11. The Boyhood of John Muir (1998)

G | 78 min | Drama, Family, History

7.3
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Director: Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Joanne Bett, Colin Bruce, Ken Drury, Gary Hollywood

Votes: 18

12. Cross Country Detours (1940)

10 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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A wacky travelogue takes us to the forests of Yosemite, the rocks of Brice Canyon, the frozen wastes of Alaska, the desert wastes of New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and the giant redwoods of California.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Karlton Kadell

Votes: 137

13. Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway (2009– )

114 min | Documentary

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PAVING THE WAY details the story of twelve motorists who took a 5,000-mile epic road trip before there were gas stations and fully paved roads. In 1920, the inaugural tour of the ... See full summary »

Star: Bill Painter

14. Normal, California (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

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A suburban housewife whose husband turns into a drug addict and loses his job starts a freelance home business as a serial killer/hit person-for-hire.

Director: Lia Scott Price | Stars: Joey Ditomo, Miles Eastham, Scott Edgecumbe, Daniel Flores

15. Vertical Frontier (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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The character driven history of rock climbing in Yosemite.

Director: Kristi Denton Cohen | Star: Tom Brokaw

Votes: 33

16. Touring America's National Parks: Second Edition (1989 Video)

65 min | Documentary

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Twenty US National Parks are explored.

Director: Dennis Burkhart | Stars: Dick Weinman, Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. Yosemite the Magnificent (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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This Traveltalks entry takes the viewer to California's Yosemite National Park and offers glimpses of many of its well-known natural wonders.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 47

18. America's Great Parks (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

7.5
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The history, ecology, biology, anthropology, and geology of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.

Director: Gino Tanasescu | Star: James Brolin

Votes: 6

20. Peg o' the Mounted (1924)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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A child plays in the woods next to an isolated cabin. An exhausted Mountie faints by the cabin, and the child helps him inside to the bed. She gives him a spoonful of liniment and rubs ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Baby Peggy, Bert Sterling, Jack Earle, Tiny Tim the Pony

Votes: 85

21. Senior Getaway (2015)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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'Senior Getaway' follows an overnight camp for those aged '55 or better' at Camp Mather on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park. It's not your grandmother's overnight camp! Every year a ... See full summary »

Director: Dianne Brennan | Stars: Gerry Audet, Susan Dirstine, Pablo Molina, Anita Provost

22. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009)

TV-G | 115 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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As the nation enters the 1920s, Stephen Mather and Horace Albright ally themselves with the automobile to "democratize" the national parks and attract more Americans to them. Nebraskans ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Ruth Kirk, Dayton Duncan, Alfred Runte

Votes: 41

23. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A new president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, expands the national park idea to embrace battlefields and other historic and iconic sites. He enters pitched battles to create national parks on the... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Nevada Barr, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon

Votes: 41

24. California's Gold (1991–2012)
Episode: Half Dome (2002)

53 min | Documentary

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Huell makes the 17-mile round trip hike past Vernal and Nevada Falls to climb to the summit of Yosemite's iconic Half Dome.

Stars: Huell Howser, Scott Gediman

25. North America (2013– )
Episode: Learn Young or Die (2013)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

8.5
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Watch ALL NEW episodes of North America, Sundays at 9PM E/P on Discovery. From avalanche-dodging grizzlies to head-bashing big horn sheep, from diving bears to cunning coyotes, we witness ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Selleck, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 24

26. California's Gold (1991–2012)
Episode: Michael Adams (2010)

28 min | Documentary

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Huell spends time in Yosemite Valley with Michael Adams, son of famed photographer Ansel Adams. They visit many sites where Ansel took his iconic photos. Michael gives insight into the mind of Ansel and tells of the family's early history.

Stars: Huell Howser, Michael Adams

27. Drunk History (2013– )
Episode: National Parks (2019)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, History

6.9
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John Muir convinces Teddy Roosevelt to preserve Yosemite, journalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas fights to protect the Everglades, and Native American activists occupy Alcatraz.

Director: Jeremy Konner | Stars: Derek Waters, Steve Berg, Daryl J. Johnson, Tess Lynch

Votes: 41

28. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: The Last Refuge: 1890-1915 (2009)

TV-G | 131 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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At the end of the 19th century, some Americans begin to question the nation's headlong rush across the continent that has devastated forests and ravaged entire species of animals. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, Clay Jenkinson, Terry Tempest Williams

Votes: 46

29. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Man in the Bear (2005)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Bones and Booth travel to Washington to investigate an arm found in a dead black bear.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 919

30. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009)

TV-G | 114 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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After World War II, an increasingly mobile and affluent nation begins placing demands on the parks as never before, and the parks are in danger of being "loved to death." A Park Service ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dayton Duncan, William Cronon, Paul Schullery

Votes: 35

31. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
Episode: The Scripture of Nature: 1851-1890 (2009)

TV-G | 114 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A study of the first ideas which led to the establishment of America's national parks, with an emphasis on the work of John Muir and the exploration and preservation of Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dayton Duncan, Carl Pope, Clay Jenkinson

Votes: 57

32. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Yosemite Park Murderer (2008)

46 min | Documentary

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On Valentine's Day weekend 1999, three Yosemite National Park tourists disappeared and were found tragically murdered a month later. At the time, handyman Cary Stayner was questioned but ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Allen | Stars: James Naughton, Francis Carrington, Stacy Finz, Steve Grube

33. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )
Episode: Yosemite (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The dispute between John Muir and Josiah Whitney over how the Yosemite Valley formed is settled with a 200 million year long story more complex then either imagined.

Director: Rachel Scarrott | Stars: Corey Johnson, Shelton Johnson, Bryan Law, Allen Glazner

Votes: 17

34. California's Gold (1991–2012)
Episode: Yosemite Firefall (1996)

27 min | Documentary

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Huell explores the history of Yosemite Firefall. Prior to 1969, burning embers were pushed off Glacier Point summer nights at 9:00 to thrill visitors in Camp Curry 3000 feet below. He shares footage of Horsetail Fall, a natural "firefall".

Star: Huell Howser



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