With Children's Television Workshop (CTW) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,653,584 | Gross: $330.25M

2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 343,683 | Gross: $435.11M

3. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,009

4. Blue's Clues (1996–2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Blue is a puppy who puts her paw prints on three clues. Steve has to deduce the clues (with the help of off-screen children) to figure out what Blue wants to do.

Stars: Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 4,127

5. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 30,028 | Gross: $76.66M

6. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,120

7. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.1
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,641

8. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 4,365

9. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 18,174 | Gross: $25.53M

10. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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70 Metascore

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,410 | Gross: $31.21M

11. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 5,388 | Gross: $2.04M

12. Dragon Tales (1999–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Two children find a dragonscale, and have fun socializing with dragons.

Stars: Andrea Libman, Danny McKinnon, Ty Olsson, Chantal Strand

Votes: 2,871

13. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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59 Metascore

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano

Votes: 2,680 | Gross: $11.63M

14. Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes

Votes: 3,745 | Gross: $5.15M

15. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Rachel Warren, Susan Sokol, Reg Williams, Simon Adams

Votes: 2,028

16. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.2
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 268

17. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

8.0
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A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.

Stars: David Quinn, Debra Shapiro, Todd A. Rolle, Ginny Ortiz

Votes: 433

18. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

Votes: 507

19. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 747

20. Plaza Sésamo (1972– )

30 min | Family

6.7
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The Spanish-language counterpart of "Sesame Street". It uses dubbed portions of the original, but also includes separately-produced segments with its own cast of Muppets and human characters.

Stars: Leticia Amezcua, Gerardo Zardain, Odín Dupeyrón, Rocio Lara

Votes: 53

21. The House of Dies Drear (1984 TV Movie)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they ... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Shavar Ross, Gloria Foster, Moses Gunn

Votes: 174

22. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

TV-Y | 60 min | Family

6.4
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 268

23. Sesamstraße (1973– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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The German version of the original "Sesame Street". Many segments have been taken from the American original, some have been produced specifically for German kids, featuring Samson the bear, Tiffy the bird and their friends.

Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Markus Krüger, Martin Paas, Manfred Krug

Votes: 191

24. Sing Yourself Silly! (1990 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count, and more as they tickle your funny bone.

Directors: Lisa Simon, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 12

25. Elmo Says Boo (1997)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short

5.9
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Look who's come to visit The Count's spooky castle. It's Elmo! Is he scared? Only for a second because soon he's having a howling good time as his Sesame Street friends stir up some ... See full summary »

Directors: Emily Squires, Lisa Simon, Jon Stone | Stars: Joseph Brancale, Kevin Clash, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Cecilia Gonzales

Votes: 62

26. Elmopalooza! (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.9
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Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! Starring David Alan Grier and Jon Stewart.

Directors: Tom Trbovich, Kevin Bray, Victor DiNapoli, Mustapha Khan, Lionel C. Martin, Mark Rowen | Stars: Brad Abrell, Abe Acay, Pam Arciero, Tyra Banks

Votes: 123

27. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 390

28. The Best of Families (1977)

Drama

7.4
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

Stars: Julia MacKenzie, Ed Meyer, Nick Wyman, Guy Boyd

Votes: 33

29. Sesame Street, Special (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 45 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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The stars come out on Sesame Street in this fun-filled special featuring the show's most memorable moments. Sing-along in this star-studded celebration.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long

Votes: 117

30. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.4
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 197

31. Big Bird in Japan (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Family

7.4
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While visiting Japan, Big Bird wanders off from a guided tour bus in Tokyo, and is lost until a Japanese woman helps him get to where he needs to go. The woman, however, is hiding a secret.

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Maiko Kawakami, Masayuki Katô

Votes: 153

32. Shalom Sesame (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, History

6.4
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A English version of "Rechov Sumsum" (1983).

Stars: Sarai Tzuriel, Gilles Ben-David, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 28

33. Encyclopedia (1988– )

Family

8.6
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Encyclopedia is a television series created by the HBO Network and the for-profit branch of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), Distinguished Productions. The series premiered on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ethyl Eichelberger, Jim Fyfe, Alyson Palmer, Faith Prince

Votes: 70

34. Sesamstraat (1976– )

15 min | Family

7.7
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Dutch version of Jim Henson's The Sesame Street.

Stars: Elvan Akyildiz, Nathanael Martis, Sien Diels, Aart Staartjes

Votes: 155

35. Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Family, Music

7.7
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Everyone's invited as Sesame Street celebrates its 25th birthday! The whole family will want to sing along with this special hour-long collection of favorite Sesame Street songs.

Directors: Mustapha Khan, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 37

36. Barrio Sésamo (1979–2000)

25 min | Family

7.6
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In Spain, they didn't just dub the original "Sesame Street" and then broadcast it. They combined it with new material made in Spain. "Barrio Sesamo" combines an original spanish episode ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfonso Vallejo, Chelo Vivares, José Riesgo, Isabel Castro

Votes: 85

37. Cinderelmo (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 65 min | Family

6.4
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All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson.

Director: Bruce Leddy | Stars: Keri Russell, Kathy Najimy, Caroll Spinney, French Stewart

Votes: 173

38. 123 Count with Me (1997 Video)

40 min | Short, Comedy, Family

9.1
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The Voices Bring Up Comedy In This New Adaption.

Directors: Ted May, Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Jon Stone | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 57

39. Cro (1993– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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In the Ice Age, a young cave boy uses simple engineering and physics concepts to solve everyday problems, with help from his adopted Neanderthal family and a herd of friendly talking woolly mammoths.

Stars: Max Casella, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Cummings, April Ortiz

Votes: 237

40. The Wish That Changed Christmas (1991 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.2
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Ivy, an orphan wants a grandmother and a doll for Christmas. She mistakes a sign greeting her into a town, she jumps off a bus and shouts, "It's me, Ivy!". In the cold she looks for a ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Margerin | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Paul Winfield, Brittany Thornton, Lea Floden

Votes: 86

41. Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse (1990 Video)

Short, Family

8.6
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Gordon, Big Bird, Elmo and Lisette take a trip to the Sesame Street firehouse to learn all about firefighters, what they do and all of the equipment they use.

Director: Ted May | Stars: Jim Bumgardner, Kevin Clash, Jesse Corti, Cynthia Darlow

Votes: 10

42. Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 27 min | Animation, Short

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A man goes insane as his food becomes sentient and sings songs to him about how poor his dietary choices are.

Directors: Kevin Clash, Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Jon Stone | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, Fran Brill

43. Sesame Street: The Great Numbers Game (1998 Video)

TV-Y | 29 min | Animation, Short

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1 to 20 is your aim if you want to play this game. With a push of the START button, Elmo, Telly and Gabi find themselves inside The Great Numbers Game. Each number they find leads them to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Perillo | Stars: Kevin Clash, Martin P. Robinson, Pam Arciero, Peter Linz

44. Elmocize (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Family, Sport

8.2
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Come along to "Elmo's Exercise Camp," a fun-filled place where kids and Muppets from Sesame Street bend, stretch, and hop their way to feeling good. There's plenty of fun including a "... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Kevin Clash, Martin P. Robinson, David Rudman

Votes: 46

45. Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (1993 TV Movie)

G | 56 min | Family

7.8
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It's New Year's Eve on Sesame Street and around the world! Anchorman Elmo and the Monster News Network provide special reports showing us the New Year's customs and celebrations.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Ruth Buzzi, Annette Calud

Votes: 18

46. Sesam Stasjon (1990–1998)

25 min | Family

6.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Sverre Holm, Åsmund Huser, Ellen Andreassen Jensen, Geir Børresen

Votes: 110

47. Learning About Numbers (1986 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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Add a Plot

Directors: Jon Stone, Frank Oz | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 19

48. Sesame Street Pitch Reel (1969)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Rowlf the Dog presents the concept of the revolutionary educational children's show, Sesame Street (1969), to Kermit the Frog.

Stars: David D. Connell, Joan Ganz Cooney, Brian Henson, Jim Henson

Votes: 18

49. Big Bag (1996–1998)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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Chelli the dog and his magic friend, Bag, have adventures in between animated shorts Troubles the Cat, Koki, Slim Pig, and Ace and Avery.

Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Ashleigh Ball, Holly Bobo, Rickey Boyd

Votes: 49

50. Sesame Street: Fiesta! (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 29 min | Animation, Short

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Sesame Street is having a fiesta, complete with floats, costumes and Elmo's favorite new dance, the Conga-Wiggle. And there's an extra-special treat: songs are sung in both English and ... See full summary »

Directors: Emily Squires, Lisa Simon, Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Kevin Clash, Carmen Osbahr, Jerry Nelson


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