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Planet Earth: The Complete Collection  2007  4.5 ★ 550 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet's most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments. Bioluminescent squid, vibrant birds of paradise and the nearly extinct Siberian Amur leopards are just a few of the captivating creatures featured in this collection of exquisitely shot episodes.

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions  2008  4.2 ★ 408 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Follow the 20th century's space race all the way to the moon -- and beyond -- in this incredible, comprehensive six-part documentary series narrated by Gary Sinise. Chronicling America's space program from the early days of the Mercury project to the era of the space shuttle, the sensational series features eye-popping footage from a host of various missions, plus in-depth interviews with NASA astronauts and engineers.

Ken Burns: The War  2007  4.2 ★ 900 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick bring the harrowing history of World War II to life through the personal accounts of a handful of participants from four "typical" American towns -- proving nothing was typical during this terrible time. Historical footage and photographs combine with realistic sound effects to create visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more in this seven-part PBS presentation.

Modern Family  2009  4.5 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
Jay Pritchett heads a diverse family, including his younger Colombian wife and her son, as they deal with the challenges of contemporary life in Los Angeles. While Jay's grown daughter raises three kids, Jay's gay son has adopted a Vietnamese baby.

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection  2006  4.4 ★ TV Shows
Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet's most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments. Bioluminescent squid, vibrant birds of paradise and the nearly extinct Siberian Amur leopards are just a few of the captivating creatures featured in this collection of exquisitely shot episodes.

Ken Burns: The Civil War  1990  4.2 ★ 720 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This documentary masterpiece from Ken Burns depicts the strategies and action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of generals, field soldiers, politicians, heroes and a beleaguered president. The Emmy-winning miniseries begins by looking at the factors that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, and covers specific notable battles, climaxing with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender and Pres. Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Cosmos: The Complete Collection  1980  4.1 ★ 780 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Renowned astronomer and author Carl Sagan explores the mysteries of the universe in this award-winning series, presenting fascinating and controversial insights into astronomy, biology, religion, evolution and more. With a focus on mankind's place in the grand scheme, universally speaking, Sagan takes viewers on an educational intergalactic journey through topics such as the Big Bang theory, early civilizations, purported UFO abductions and more.

Band of Brothers  2001  4.5 ★ 705 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Based on Stephen Ambrose's best-seller, this Emmy-nominated miniseries profiles the men of Easy Company, the airborne infantry regiment that parachuted into France on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Drawn from journals and letters -- and punctuated with interviews with veterans -- the drama underscores the extraordinary fear and unflagging bravery that made these soldiers heroes.

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey  2010  4.6 ★ TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Exposing the snobbery, backbiting and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the comings and goings of the upper-crust Crawley family and their assorted servants.

Wild China  2008  4.2 ★ 353 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This six-part series from the BBC uncovers some of the most exotic and uncharted natural habitats hidden within the vast and diverse topography of China, including Yunnan's forests, the Tibetan plateau, the Silk Road and the Mongol steppes. Through high-definition and other cutting-edge camera technologies, the footage presented here captures stunning wildlife sequences, along with a plethora of breathtaking landscape photography.

Breaking Bad  2008  4.5 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a high school science teacher who learns that he has terminal lung cancer and teams with a former student to manufacture and sell high-quality crystal meth to secure his family's future.

Firefly: The Complete Series  2002  4.3 ★ 720 mins TV Shows Rated: PG-13
Set almost 500 years in the future, this short-lived but much-loved TV series follows the adventures of the ragtag crew (including Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Alan Tudyk) of the transport spaceship &NFi;Serenity&NFi_;, who view no job as too small, too dirty or too close to the line of illegality. When a passenger is wanted by the ruling Alliance regime, the Firefly must hide out in the dangerous fringes of space.

Game of Thrones  2011  4.5 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

Yellowstone: Battle for Life  2009  4.2 ★ 150 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Filmed over the course of three seasons, the epic BBC documentary captures the daily struggle for survival waged by the grey wolves, grizzly bears, buffalo, antelope and other wildlife that call Yellowstone National Park home. Ice-cold winters, searingly hot summers and a volcano that's remained active for hundreds of thousands of years make for a spectacular landscape but a harsh environment for the creatures that inhabit the park.

Sherlock  2010  4.5 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. At his side -- though hobbling -- is flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from the Afghan War.

Community  2009  4.3 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
When his degree is found bogus, cocky lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is sent back to the local community college, where he meets befuddled students and instructors whose credentials are as dubious as his own. Winger forms a study group to be near Britta (Gillian Jacobs) but gains a grab bag of other pals, including moist-towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase) and Abed (Danny Pudi), a film student with Asperger's.

The Life of Mammals  2002  4.1 ★ 500 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Naturalist David Attenborough hosts this in-depth examination of the most diverse -- and arguably the most successful -- class of life on Earth: mammals, from the smallest shrew to the biggest whales and the most advanced primates. This enthralling series explains what is and isn't a mammal, how they live, and why they have managed to thrive in every region of the planet, even in the most inhospitable environments.

Top Gear (U.K.)  2003  4.3 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
In this hit series, Jeremy Clarkson and his crew of car lovers test the limits of luxury vehicles -- and even wreck them, if they choose. Highlights include the segment "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car," which puts celebrities behind the wheel.

MythBusters: Big Blasts Collection  2008  4.1 ★ 441 mins TV Shows Rated: G
Tag along with MythBusters Jamie and Adam for explosive fun as they try to blow up a cement truck filled with hardened concrete, send an ordinary water heater through the roof of a house, dunk a ticking time bomb under water and much more. Two episodes in this dynamite collection examine James Bond's most incredible gadgets and gimmicks, including a highly explosive ballpoint pen, a deadly bowler hat and a bullet-deflecting watch.

Sherlock  2010  4.5 ★ 270 mins TV Shows
This modern-day refresh of Sherlock Holmes has Arthur Conan Doyle's deductive genius (Benedict Cumberbatch) moving through London as a Web-adept consultant to Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves), and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) as an Afghan War vet who shares his Baker Street digs. Shedding the Victorian trappings but retaining the dark humor and clever wordplay, the opening season plunges Holmes into "A Study in Pink" and two other cases.

The Lost Room  2006  3.9 ★ 263 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Det. Joe Miller finds a key that opens a mysterious motel room and discovers it's a powerful portal to an alternate universe. When his daughter Anna disappears inside, he tries to save her but must contend with others who want access to the room.

The Godfather Nominated For/Won Awards 1972  4.4 ★ 177 mins Classic Movies Rated: R RT:100%
When organized-crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge in this Oscar-winning epic.

Schindler's List Nominated For/Won Awards 1993  4.4 ★ 193 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:97%
Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz. Co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Steven Spielberg's holocaust epic won seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and is an unforgettable testament to the possibility of human goodness.

Kings: The Complete Series  2009  4.0 ★ 556 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
David Shepherd (Christopher Egan) becomes a national hero when he crosses enemy lines to rescue the king's son (Sebastian Stan) during the long-running war against Gath. But he finds that the power struggles in the royal court are just as dangerous as those on the battlefield. A modern take on the story of David and Goliath, the series traces David's rise to power after he wins the favor of King Silas (Ian McShane) of Gilboa.

The Walking Dead  2010  4.5 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to discover the world plagued by zombies and small bands of human survivors forced into small, fiercely protective groups. Falling back on his old job, Rick sets out to lead mankind out of darkness.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: 7  2009  4.2 ★ Television
Celebrity chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain trots around the globe in search of new and unusual culinary and cultural experiences in these episodes of his popular Travel Channel show. Highlighting both the food and the flavor of each destination he visits, Bourdain connects with locals wherever he goes and gives viewers a glimpse of both well-known restaurants and off-the-beaten-path delights.

Ken Burns: Jazz  2001  4.1 ★ 1140 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns celebrates jazz, the "most American art form," in all of its incarnations over the decades -- from its origins in blues and ragtime through its evolution into swing, bebop and fusion. The series follows the growth and development of jazz from the gritty streets of New Orleans to the Lincoln Gardens on Chicago's Southside, the hallowed place where Louis Armstrong first won fame.

The Wire  2003  4.1 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
Widely considered one of the finest-written dramas ever to appear on television, "The Wire" explores the personalities embroiled in Baltimore's underground drug trade. Each season focuses on a different aspect of this small American city grappling with its vices, from the longshoremen on the docks, to the cops, journalists and politicians who all have so much to lose. Dominic West and Lance Reddick anchor the expansive cast.

Cosmos  1980  4.4 ★ TV Shows Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Renowned astronomer and author Carl Sagan explores the mysteries of the universe in this award-winning series, presenting fascinating and controversial insights into astronomy, biology, religion, evolution and more. With a focus on mankind's place in the grand scheme, universally speaking, Sagan takes viewers on an educational intergalactic journey through topics such as the Big Bang theory, early civilizations, purported UFO abductions and more.

The Shawshank Redemption Nominated For/Won Awards 1994  4.5 ★ 142 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:90%
Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

The Inbetweeners  2008  4.2 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025 
This rib-tickling series follows English lad Will McKenzie and his best mates, Neil Sutherland, Jay Cartwright and Simon Cooper, as they try -- and fail spectacularly -- to navigate the wretched no-man's-land known as adolescence.

Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures  2001  4.0 ★ 84 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
Animator Nick Park's most beloved creations -- the unflappable, cheese-worshipping Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit -- come to life in this collection of all three of the their adventures: "A Close Shave," "A Grand Day Out" and "The Wrong Trousers." In each, Wallace and Gromit foil the plans of dastardly penguins, conniving robotic sheep dogs and others who threaten to destroy the equilibrium of their happy, predictable lives.

The Life of Birds  1998  4.0 ★ 600 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Presented by world-renowned broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, this arresting documentary series is the definitive film exploration of the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on earth. To create it, researchers traversed the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining more than 300 species of birds using a variety of techniques, including infrared, slow motion and computer-enhanced effects.

Lost  2004  3.9 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of castaways adapt to their new home in this Emmy-winning drama. As if learning to survive and get along weren't enough, they soon must contend with the island's mysterious forces.

Dexter  2006  4.2 ★ TV Shows
Mild-mannered Dexter Morgan works for the police department as a blood-splatter analyst -- and moonlights as a vigilante murderer who only targets other killers, a moral code instilled in him by his adoptive father.

Justified  2010  4.3 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
This police drama centers on Raylan Givens, a rookie U.S. marshal whose penchant for taking the law into his own hands, frontier-style, gets him relegated to a backwater post: the Appalachian town where he grew up.

Sports Night  1998  4.0 ★ 1065 mins Television Rated: NR
Starring Peter Krause and Josh Charles as the anchors of a sports television program, this critically acclaimed sitcom is not at all about sports, but about the show's frantic, quirky characters and the often difficult ethical questions they face. The Emmy Award-winning comedy series from creator Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing") ran on ABC for two seasons, offering a witty behind-the-scenes look at the production of a TV show.

Sons of Anarchy  2008  4.5 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025   
Gun-running motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy seizes control of its town but soon butts heads with rival biker gangs, racist groups and the law. VP Jax Teller finds his conscience torn between protecting his young son and his loyalty to his gang.

Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux Nominated For/Won Awards 1979  4.1 ★ 179 mins Dramas Rated: R
Francis Ford Coppola's timeless epic adapts Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to the Vietnam War, where special operations Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen) must travel deep into the Cambodian jungle to locate and kill the mysterious -- and insane -- Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). This double feature includes the 1979 Oscar-winning masterwork set in the Vietnam War, along with the re-edited and expanded 2001 director's cut, Apocalypse Now Redux.

House, M.D.  2004  4.2 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
Fox's Emmy-winning hospital drama stars Hugh Laurie as the perpetually ornery and indisputably brilliant Dr. Gregory House, a paradoxical physician who loathes his patients but has a knack for treating the most mysterious afflictions. For House's hand-picked team of specialists, his brusque and often derogatory manner is often the least of their worries as they race to help House diagnose his patients' illnesses in time to save their lives.

Gladiator: Extended Edition  2000  4.4 ★ 175 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
Fans of Gladiator's original theatrical release will appreciate this extended version of the epic Ridley Scott film, packed with extra action footage and gripping dialogue. Featuring a strong supporting cast and an Oscar-winning performance from actor Russell Crowe as the dauntless Roman general Maximus, this big-budget Best Picture winner became an instant classic -- and helped elevate its leading man to icon status.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father  2008  4.1 ★ 93 mins Documentaries Rated: NR RT:94%  until 01-Jan-2025
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's poignant tribute to his murdered childhood friend, Andrew Bagby, tells the story of a child custody battle between the baby's grieving grandparents and Shirley Turner, Bagby's pregnant ex-girlfriend and suspected killer. Initially, Kuenne made this documentary as a memorial for Andrew's loved ones, but it morphs into an emotional legal odyssey when Turner goes free on bail and is allowed to raise her son.

Fawlty Towers: The Complete Set  1975  3.9 ★ 462 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Haughty, misadventure-prone Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his bossy wife, Sybil (Prunella Scales), try to raise the profile of their "English Riviera" operation -- the Fawlty Towers Hotel -- but never-ending misunderstandings arise, leading to constant farcical lunacy. Connie Booth co-stars as the maid, Polly, and Andrew Sachs shines as the Spanish bellhop, Manuel, in this award-winning BBC series from the 1970s.

Long Way Round  2004  4.1 ★ 360 mins TV Shows Rated: PG-13
A sort of Motorcycle Diaries for the Hollywood set, this documentary miniseries chronicles the cross-continental adventures of actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they set out on their BMW bikes to travel round the world. Embarking from London and arriving 115 exhausting days later in New York, the duo tackles 20,000 miles of tough terrain, explores offbeat destinations and takes in colorful local culture.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea  2009  4.1 ★ 710 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Trace the history of American national parks with director Ken Burns's rousing documentary, which recounts how remarkable heroes fought to preserve nature for all people and offers striking views from Yosemite, Yellowstone and other stunning locales. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this Emmy-nominated program also features the voices of talented actors like Tom Hanks, Andy Garcia, John Lithgow, George Takei and Sam Waterston.

The Sopranos  1999  4.1 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
It's not easy running both a crime family and one's own family, but with the help of his secret shrink (Lorraine Bracco), New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) manages both -- though just barely -- in this darkly comedic and critically acclaimed crime series from HBO. Murder in the morning and dinner with the family at night are the order of the day for Tony, wife Camela (Edie Falco) and the rest of the extended Soprano clan.

Seinfeld  1989  3.8 ★ TV Shows  starting 01-Jan-2025 
Stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld sends up the mundane and ridiculous situations of everyday life with three fellow New Yorkers: Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George Constanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), all of whom bring their neuroses to the table. The much-loved and oft-quoted series won a multitude of Emmys and three Golden Globes over the course of its nine memorable seasons.

The Shield  2002  3.9 ★ TV Shows
As leader of the Los Angeles police department's controversial Strike Team unit, Det. Vic Mackey is above the law, stopping at nothing to rid the streets of gangland thugs. His questionable tactics constantly place him at odds with his superiors.

Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People  2010  4.5 ★ 137 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
Finn is a 12-year-old boy who counts on the companionship of his buddy Jake, a dog with magical powers. Together the thrill-seeking duo seeks adventure in the surreal land of Ooo, meeting all manner of crazy creatures along the way. A typical day for the pair may include rescuing princesses and people in need, battling monsters or delving into dungeons. Jeremy Shada and John Di Maggio are among the voice actors for this animated series.

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection  2006  4.4 ★ Television
Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet's most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments.