With NOVA/WGBH Boston (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Two Lovers (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Anne Joyce

Votes: 34,071 | Gross: $3.15M

2. The Virgin Queen (2005– )

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,622

3. The Way We Live Now (2001– )

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 2,584

4. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

Votes: 4,935

5. The Last Enemy (2008)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 2,171

6. Holocaust Escape Tunnel (2017)

Documentary, History

7.2
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Documentary about holocaust in Lithuania and the story of Lithuanian holocaust survivors of an escape tunnel they dug.

Directors: Paula Apsell, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Timothy Snyder, Richard Freund, Jon Seligman

Votes: 63

7. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 8,032

8. The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Investigates the greatest vanishing act in the history of our planet - the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Directors: Nick Green, Ben Lawrie, Toby Macdonald | Stars: Alice Roberts, Ben Garrod, Joanna Morgan, Sean Gulick

Votes: 105

9. The Shadow in the North (2007 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and a heartless industrialist.

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Jared Harris, Doña Croll, David Harewood, JJ Feild

Votes: 840

10. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,743 | Gross: $2.45M

11. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 177

12. Rock & Roll (1995– )

Documentary, Music

8.3
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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

Votes: 66

13. Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Conrad Anker, Iain Fraser, Michael Gambon

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Mysteries of Egypt (1998)

38 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

6.6
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53 Metascore

Egypt is and ever was a place of mystery. Many rumors spread around the great Pyramids of Gizeh (the only one of the seven wonders of the world left), their age ranges - in different ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies, Julian Curry

Votes: 481 | Gross: $40.59M

15. Evolution (2002– )

480 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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This magazine-style documentary outlines biological evolution through a variety of dramatizations and data delivered by expert testimony.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Roger Brierley, Antony Carrick, Jane Cunliffe

Votes: 214

16. Stormchasers (1995)

Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Follow the people who follow the storms. Prepare to take a ride inside some of the most extreme weather conditions experienced on earth.

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Surindra Bhandari, Howard Bluestein, Hal Holbrook, Robert Sheets

Votes: 126

17. The Real Jurassic Park (1993 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Action

8.1
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Could scientists one day create a living dinosaur using 100 million-year-old DNA? Find out in this tantalizing program from the award-winning NOVA series.

Star: Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22

18. Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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An IMAX production that explores the ground-breaking special effects portrayed in Hollywood films from the very originals to the breathtaking special effects in movies today. Takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: John Lithgow, Jean Bolte, Carl N. Frederick, Paul Huston

Votes: 167

19. Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (2005– )

Documentary

7.9
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Stars: James Flynn, Brad Pitt, Jacob Gaffney, Julia Joyce

Votes: 36

20. To the Limit (1989)

Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

7.0
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What happens in a human body during high stress activities like extreme sports?

Directors: Mike Hoover, Greg MacGillivray, Derek Hart | Stars: Nina Ananiashvili, Larisa Eryomina, Richard Kiley, Irek Mukhamedov

Votes: 78 | Gross: $23.50M

21. Ancient Secrets of the Bible, Part II (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, History

5.1
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Host Dennis Weaver leads an expedition through the centuries exploring 'miraculous' stories. How could David's defeat Goliath using a simple slingshot? What of the three young men thrown ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy J. Nelson | Stars: Tom Allard, Michael Alvarez, Kit Anderson, Michael Robert Berger

Votes: 17

22. The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers (2009– )

Biography

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Each episode explores the fascinating "secrets" of one scientist or engineer, like the micro-biologist who moonlights as a professional wrestler or the bio-chemist who is also a beauty ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Angle, Nate Ball, Joe DeGeorge, Eran Egozy

23. Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals? (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Jean Berko Gleason, Teri Bolton, Kathie Hahn, Mark Hall

Votes: 16

24. Mont Blanc - Gefahr im Gletscher (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Reinhold Messner, Matthias Ponnier

25. Volatile Earth (2017)

47 min | Documentary

7.1
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Scientists who are experts in natural disasters identify the most extreme catastrophes that have hit the Earth and piece together exactly what happened from the clues left behind in their wake.

Star: Mark Bazeley

Votes: 17

26. Island of the Sharks (1999)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Otherwise known as Cocos Island, this underwater mountain--an Island of the Sharks--is a migratory gathering place for a dazzling array of sea creatures including sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins.

Director: Howard Hall | Star: Linda Hunt

Votes: 99 | Gross: $10.66M

27. A Tale of Two Cities: In Concert (2009 TV Special)

96 min | Music, Musical

7.6
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A musical version of Charles Dickens' classic story.

Stars: Michael York, James Barbour, Brandi Burkhardt, Simon Thomas

Votes: 8

28. The Mummy Who Would Be King (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Gail Willumsen | Star: Stacy Keach

Votes: 13

29. The Titanic's Lost Sister (1996 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.2
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An account of Dr. Robert D. Ballard's exploration of the wreck of the Britannic in September 1995. Britannic, the sister-ship of the Titanic, was sunk after a mysterious explosion while ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Robert Ballard, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mark Halliley, Stacy Keach

Votes: 20

30. Mt. Everest: The Fatal Climb (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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With its 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), the mountain Everest is the place where thousands of persons go every year to try climbing it. From what Edmund Hillary prevailed over the mountain and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kirk | Stars: Bill Ratner, Eric Simonson, Charles Corfield, Mike Rheinberger

Votes: 8

31. Discovering Women (1994– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Melissa Franklin, Lynda Jordan, Misha Mahowald, Marcia McNutt

32. Who Killed the Red Baron? (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Roy Brown, Robert Buie, Snowy Evans, Jeremiah Kissel

Votes: 12

33. Dimming the Sun (2006 TV Movie)

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Director: Duncan Copp

Votes: 10

34. Bone Diggers (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

7.5
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Australian scientists discover the perfectly preserved fossil skeleton of a marsupial predator, Thylacoleo Carnifax, which is revealed to be more than a million years old and the only one ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Scowcroft

Votes: 6

35. Survivor's Guide to High School (2004 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Director: Joshua Seftel | Star: Samantha Bessudo Drucker

36. Private Lives of Dolphins (1992 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Davis

37. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Beast of Loch Ness (1998)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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An account of Dr. Robert Rines' expedition during the Summer of 1997 to find the elusive Loch Ness Monster and his attempt to counter the scepticism surrounding his famous "Flipper" and "... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Robert Rines, Sean Barrett, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 11

38. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Lost on Everest (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, David Breashears

Votes: 16

39. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Day We Learned to Think (2003)

Documentary

7.5
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Stars: John Shrapnel, Alison Brooks, Margaret Clegg, Francesco D'Errico

Votes: 12

40. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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In this two-hour special, NOVA celebrates the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries. The ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Simon Callow, John Fraser, Cornelius Garrett, Alexa Jago

Votes: 44

41. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Everybody Hurts (2002)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Tony feels depressed over the negative impact he has on people who don't deserve it, while Carmela tries to set up Furio with a friend, AJ is uncomfortable with his girlfriend's wealth, Artie attempts a new business venture.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 2,083

42. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997– )
Episode: A Last Embrace (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A hotel owner's wife hires Cordelia to act as bait to trap her philandering husband, but twisted romantic entanglements and murder follow.

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Gemma Jones, Leigh Lawson

Votes: 25

43. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Sinking the Supership (2005)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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A modern team of divers sets out to learn the secrets of the super battleship Yamato, the greatest ship of the Second World War.

Director: David Axlerod | Stars: Gerald Chew, Kay Tong Lim, Yu Beng Lim, Timothy Nga

Votes: 20

44. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Neanderthals on Trial (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Director: Mark Davis | Stars: Elisabeth Daynès, Harold Dibble, Chloe Leamon, Daniel Lieberman

Votes: 9

45. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Avalanche! (1997)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Beth Hoppe | Stars: Stacy Keach, Mark Lerdall

46. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Chimps on Death Row (1998)

Documentary

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Star: Jack Fortune

47. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Magnetic Storm (2003)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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In this PBS "Nova" documentary, scientists discuss the bewildering causes and effects of the Earth's magnetic field, including the fact that the field appears to have weakened during the ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: Gene Galusha

Votes: 42

48. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Volcano Above the Clouds (2003)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Director: Hugh Thomson | Star: Jeremiah Kissel

Votes: 13

49. Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (2005– )
Episode: Deadly Messengers (2005)

54 min | Documentary

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Since the plague killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages, vector-borne diseases - those that rely on insects and animals to spread infectious agents - have posed a serious threat to... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Young | Stars: James Flynn, Brad Pitt

50. Evolution (2002– )
Episode: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (2002)

Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Directors: David Espar, Susan K. Lewis, Alastair Reid | Stars: Roger Brierley, Antony Carrick, Jane Cunliffe, Manon Eames

Votes: 37


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