TV Special, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.

Director: Kaku Arakawa | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Yuhei Sakuragi, Yukinori Nakamura

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.19M

2. James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend (2013 TV Special)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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the cast off the sopranos talk about james gandolfini as a friend and a actor

Stars: Jon Alpert, Shari Springer Berman, Lorraine Bracco, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 168

3. Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story (2000 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Biography of the lead singer of Queen.

Directors: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Freddie Mercury, Jer Bulsara, Kashmira Cooke, Mary Austin

Votes: 470

4. Desperately Seeking Seka (2002 TV Special)

83 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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A Swedish journalist travels to the US to seek out his favorite porn star.

Directors: Christian Hallman, Magnus Paulsson | Stars: Seka, Veronica Hart, Peter North, Nina Hartley

Votes: 87

5. Kobe Bryant's Muse (2015 TV Special)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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A wide-ranging look at the life and storied career of basketball star Kobe Bryant provides insight into the player's mentorships and rivalries, his 18-year tenure in the National Basketball... See full summary »

Director: Gotham Chopra | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John S. Battle, Larry Bird, Joe Bryant

Votes: 973

6. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.1
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 977

7. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014 TV Special)

AL | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family and fate, loving and loss.

Director: Des McAnuff | Star: Billy Crystal

Votes: 853

8. Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006 TV Special)

42 min | Biography, Music

7.8
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Tony Bennett sings classics with an array of top-notch guest artists, and stars pay tribute to his career.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Billy Crystal, k.d. lang

Votes: 111

9. Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998 TV Special)

164 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Russ Abbot, Michael Ball, John Barrowman

Votes: 345

10. David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.9
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This is a TV special/documentary in which David Copperfield is interviewed in his Magic Warehouse by his girlfriend, the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, about his career as an ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Peter Care | Stars: David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer, Kim Alexis, James Earl Jones

Votes: 192

11. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014 TV Special)

150 min | Biography, Music

8.5
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A tribute to the Beatles, airing at the exact time as their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years earlier.

Director: Gregg Gelfand | Stars: Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons

Votes: 151

12. Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Comedy legend Mel Brooks discusses his childhood, military experience, and stand-up, TV and film career, and sings the theme songs from his iconic comedies.

Stars: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner

Votes: 149

13. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams (2016 TV Special)

66 min | Biography

4.1
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For the first time The American Film Institute honors a composer, John Williams, with its highest honor. Steven Spielberg presents the award in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Drew Barrymore, Loren Battley, Kobe Bryant

Votes: 309

14. The Last Mogul (2005 TV Special)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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68 Metascore

A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Irving Azoff, Lucille Ball, Peter Bart, Norman Brokaw

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Michael Douglas: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2018 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography

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Taped before a live audience at Hollywood's Montalbán Theatre during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas sits down with host Ben Mankiewicz for a discussion of his life and career.

Director: Anne McGill Wilson | Stars: Ben Mankiewicz, Michael Douglas

16. Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (2011 TV Special)

120 min | Biography

7.2
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A profile of ventriloquist-comedian Jeff Dunham includes performance footage; home videos; and interviews with Jeff and friends.

Stars: Kelly Asbury, Marc Berman, Gary Brightwell, Johnny Carson

Votes: 118

17. The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (1986 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

3.6
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Journalist Geraldo Rivera hosted this much-hyped live-on-TV opening of gangster Al Capone's secret vault beneath the Lexington Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After much fanfare, including... See full summary »

Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Geraldo Rivera, Al Capone, Doug Llewelyn, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Votes: 87

18. Jack the Ripper in America (2009 TV Special)

45 min | Biography

7.3
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Jack the Ripper, the world's greatest ever serial killer. For over a hundred years he has eluded every investigator. Could it be that they have all been looking in the wrong place - and ... See full summary »

Director: John Fothergill | Stars: Edward T. Norris, Terry MacDonald, James Card, Newson Osbourne

Votes: 37

19. This Is Your Life (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

6.7
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In a one-time revival of the classic series, host Ralph Edwards surprises two guests with friends and memories from their past.

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Howard Keel, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway

Votes: 15

20. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show

8.3
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Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.

Director: Sam Cameron | Stars: Robert Osborne, Alan Arkin

Votes: 15

21. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (2017 TV Special)

106 min | Biography

7.3
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Actress Diane Keaton is honored with the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 24

22. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney (2018 TV Special)

Biography

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2018's American Film Institute 46th Life Achievement Award recipient, George Clooney, is feted by celebrities and family at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Laura Dern, Diane Keaton

23. Kiri Te Kanawa (1991 TV Special)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Director: Nigel Wattis | Stars: Richard Bonynge, Melvyn Bragg, Georg Solti, Joan Sutherland

Votes: 18

24. The American Film Institute Salute to James Stewart (1980 TV Special)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda.

Stars: James Stewart, Don Brodie, Kathryn Grant, Henry Hathaway

Votes: 119

25. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013 TV Special)

67 min | Biography

6.4
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks, Billy Crystal, Larry David

Votes: 52

26. Huell's California Adventures: National Parks (2017 TV Special)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

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Val Zavala hosts this California Adventures special with Luis Fuerte, Huell Howser's cameraman for 12 years. They reminisce about three California's Gold shows that featured trips to Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and Death Valley National Parks.

Director: Gordon Bell | Stars: Val Zavala, Luis Fuerte, Huell Howser

27. Leslie Nielsen on the Stooges (1999 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.8
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Leslie Nielsen hosts a hilarious tribute to the Three Stooges.

Director: George Bloom | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Byron Browne, Tasha Dixon, Larry Fine

Votes: 6

28. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin (2015 TV Special)

90 min | Biography

6.5
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jack Black, Mel Brooks, Steve Carell

Votes: 21

29. Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.2
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Tributes to Frank Sinatra on his 75th birthday, featuring guest performers and Sinatra on stage in New Jersey and Beverly Hills. And an interview with Frank in his home.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Roger Moore, Robert Wagner, Kevin Bacon, Tony Bennett

Votes: 57

30. The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon (1988 TV Special)

Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Jack Lemmon is honored by the AFI with a Life Achievement Award hosted by Julie Andrews featuring clips from his films and reminiscences from co-workers.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, James Cagney

Votes: 121

31. First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special (2016 TV Special)

Biography, Talk-Show

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Stars: Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey

Votes: 28

32. Life of Python (1990 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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This documentary tells the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors (At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Sets etc.) and various interviews... See full summary »

Director: Mark Redhead | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Dudley Moore, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase

Votes: 192

33. Shatner's World... We Just Live in It... (2013 TV Special)

Biography

7.6
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Movie legend William Shatner brings his one man show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT to Hamilton, Ontario. The show takes audiences on a voyage through Shatner's life and career, from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael McNamara | Star: William Shatner

Votes: 37

34. The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show (1991 TV Special)

120 min | Biography, Comedy

8.9
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Directors: Brett Davey, Andrew Solt | Stars: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 48

35. Ruth Ellis: A Life for a Life (1999 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Documentary on Ruth Ellis, a Welsh-born model and actress, who was the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. She went to the gallows of London's Holloway prison on July 13, 1955, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirsty Wark, Fiona Ormiston, John Light, Peter Forbes

36. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda (2014 TV Special)

90 min | Biography

6.5
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Hollywood stars pay tribute to Jane Fonda at the 42nd Annual AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Diego Boneta, Mel Brooks, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 25

37. Faye Dunaway: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2017 TV Special)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

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Taped before a live audience at Hollywood's Montalbán Theatre during the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, Academy Award-winning actress Faye Dunaway sits down with host Ben Mankiewicz for a discussion of her life and career.

Director: Anne McGill Wilson | Stars: Ben Mankiewicz, Faye Dunaway

38. Gladiator (2004 TV Special)

26 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.9
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Documentary about Mikkel Guldbæk who fights "ultimate fighting".

Directors: Mads Kromann, Johan Stahl Winthereik | Star: Mikkel Guldbæk

Votes: 16

39. The Queen's Christmas Message (2013 TV Special)

10 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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Director: Sally Norris | Star: Queen Elizabeth II

Votes: 13

40. Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth Is Funny (1993 TV Special)

85 min | Biography, Comedy

9.3
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Director: David Steinberg | Star: Rick Reynolds

Votes: 53

41. Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life (1997 TV Special)

Biography

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, David Copperfield, Shirley MacLaine, David Schwimmer

Votes: 138

42. The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr (1993 TV Special)

Biography

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Directors: Craig Haffner, Donna E. Lusitana | Stars: Barbara Hale, Bill Cosby, Army Archerd, F. Lee Bailey

43. La grande magia di David Copperfield (1994 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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This TV special/documentary has been produced in occasion of the first Copperfield's tournée in Italy (autumn 1994). In his Magic Warehouse the two conductors, Giorgio Mastrota and his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Dickinson | Stars: Giorgio Mastrota, Natalia Estrada, David Copperfield, Holly Raye

44. Angelina Jolie Tribute: Governor Awards (2013 TV Special)

Biography

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoring Angelina Jolie at the 2013 5th annual Governor Awards.

Director: Michèle Ohayon

45. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine (2012 TV Special)

90 min | Biography

7.1
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Charlie Day

Votes: 33

46. FDR: A One Man Show (1987 TV Special)

30 min | Biography, Comedy

7.4
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Chris Elliot plays FDR in his live "One Man Show" about the life and times of the president, however, he looks and sounds nothing like the man and he re-enacts events from Roosevelt's life that never happened.

Director: Matt Wickline | Stars: Chris Elliott, Marv Albert, Bob Elliott, Mark Allen

Votes: 141

47. Scott Hamilton: Return to the Ice (2010 TV Special)

Biography, Reality-TV

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Star: Scott Hamilton

48. Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (2004 TV Special)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

5.2
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Intimate portrait of Denmark's coming Kronprinsesse Mary and her Australian family, produced exclusively for Danmarks Radio up to the royal wedding.

Director: Jacob Jørgensen | Stars: Per Thornit, Jane Alison Stephens, Patricia Anne Bailey, John Dalgleish Donaldson

Votes: 13

49. Fra popstjerne til munk (2004 TV Special)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

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Portrait of Walter Troelsen, former pianist and gifted multi-language singer from Denmark who now lives as a monk in Thailand, using the name Phra Walter.

Director: Peter Ringgaard | Stars: Phra Walter, Peter Ringgaard, Phra Bhavana Visutthikun, Annette Grunnet

50. The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Documentary about the career of Peter Sellers.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Fred Applegate, David Frost, Richard Lester, David Lodge

Votes: 135


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