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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

2. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

3. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: Hooky/Mermaidman and Barnacleboy II (2000)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Hooky: When the mysterious "hooks" (fishing, that is) suddenly appear in Bikini Bottom, Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob to stay away from them. Despite Mr. Krabs' scary tales of sea creatures ... See full summary »

Creators: Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Nick Jennings | Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass

4. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

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The misadventures of a fast-food restaurant working sponge who lives under the sea.

Creator: Stephen Hillenburg | Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

5. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.1
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Writer: Billy Bob Thornton | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

6. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994–2004)

TV-PG | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Creators: Mike Lazzo, Khaki Jones | Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

7. Fishing with John (1991 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 152 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

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Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.

Stars: John Lurie, Willem Dafoe, Nik Tyler, Robb Webb

8. We're Outta Here! (1997 Video)

150 min | Documentary

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Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Allan Arkush, Tim Armstrong, Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, Jello Biafra

9. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Episode: The Case of the Missing Screenplay (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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At a New York film-society party, George introduces Jonathan to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, a fan of Jonathan's first book, who is interested in having him rewrite a screenplay. Later, after ... See full summary »

Creator: Jonathan Ames | Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns

10. Clerks. (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

11. Bored to Death (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.

Creator: Jonathan Ames | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns

12. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

13. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers, Mike Kinney

14. Excavating Taylor Mead (2005)

89 min | Documentary

7.9
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The film icon/Andy Warhol darling is interviewed is his legendary cluttered apartment.

Writers: William A. Kirkley, Erik Laibe | Director: William A. Kirkley | Stars: Taylor Mead, Steve Buscemi, Jim Jarmusch, Paul Morrissey

15. Who Is Alejandro Chomski? (2002)

Documentary

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Writer: Santiago García Isles | Director: Santiago García Isles | Stars: Jim Jarmusch, Emir Kusturica, Andrés Fogwill, Fernando Ulloa

16. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 109 min | Documentary

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82 Metascore

Corporate audio and videotapes tell the inside story of the scandal involving one company's manipulation of California's energy supply and its, and how its executives wrung a billion dollars out of the resulting crisis.

Writers: Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind, Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Peter Coyote, John Beard, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

17. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

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An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

18. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Kevin Heffernan, Steve Yeager | Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

19. Coffee and Cigarettes III (1995)

12 min | Comedy, Short

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This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

20. Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (2001)

102 min | Documentary, Music

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Portrait of an important American musician through the testimonies of fellow musicians and people from his environment, but also through archival material and documents from various stages of his life and career.

Writer: Nicholas Triandafyllidis | Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis | Stars: Frank Ash, Arthur Brown, Eric Burdon, Bo Diddley

21. Dead Man (1995)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

7.7
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61 Metascore

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

22. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Writers: Peter Elkind, Alex Gibney, Bethany McLean | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

23. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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79 Metascore

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Joe Strummer, Steve Jones, Mick Jones, Brigitte Bardot

24. Stranger Than Paradise (1983)

30 min | Short

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Director: Jim Jarmusch

25. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

26. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

27. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary

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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond, Jeremiah Hayes | Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Angela Aleiss, Adam Beach, R. Michael David, Clint Eastwood

28. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

29. Punk: Attitude (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.

Writer: Don Letts | Director: Don Letts | Stars: K.K. Barrett, Roberta Bayley, Jello Biafra, Glenn Branca

30. R.I.P., Rest in Pieces (1997)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Walt Michelson | Director: Robert-Adrian Pejo | Stars: Hasil Adkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Coleman, Manuel De Landa

31. Mystery Train (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

32. Red Hot and Blue (1990 TV Movie)

88 min | Music

7.5
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Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.

Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, Alex Cox, Jonathan Demme, Philippe Gautier, Jim Jarmusch, Neil Jordan, Edward Lachman, Adelle Lutz, John Maybury, Steve McLean, Sandy McLeod, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Zak Ove, Mark Pellington, Roger Pomphrey, Matthew Rolston, John Scarlett-Davies, Wim Wenders | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne, Neneh Cherry

33. Burroughs: The Movie (1983)

86 min | Documentary

7.5
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Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, Jackie Curtis

34. Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant (1988 Video)

52 min | Music

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Storytelling Giant was a 1988 compilation of ten music videos produced by Talking Heads during the 1980s. The videos are linked by apparently real people (not actors) telling stories from ... See full summary »

Directors: Ted Bafaloukos, Toni Basil, Jim Blashfield, David Byrne, Jim Jarmusch | Stars: David Byrne, Talking Heads, Tina Weymouth

35. Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB (2009)

Documentary

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An East Village performance space fought against the Bowery homeless shelter who threatened to shut them down. Some of the most iconic figures in music have performed here.

Director: Mandy Stein | Stars: Dicky Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Clem Burke, David Byrne

36. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Burroughs (1983)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

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Documentary on the life of William S. Burroughs.

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: William S. Burroughs Jr., Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Jackie Curtis

37. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994–2004)
Episode: Rio Ghosto (1998)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Space Ghost writes a screenplay and interviews guests Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith, and Jim Jarmusch as potential candidates to direct his movie. In the end, Space Ghost decides to direct the movie himself.

Creator: Mike Lazzo | Stars: C. Martin Croker, Jim Jarmusch, George Lowe, Kevin Smith

38. The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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In a documentary about Samuel Fuller, the spectator gets different impressions about the Hollywood director and his films. The film is divided into the three sections: The Typewriter, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Adam Simon | Director: Adam Simon | Stars: Samuel Fuller, Tim Robbins, Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese

39. Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1998 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: John Boorman | Stars: John Boorman, Lee Marvin, Robert Filkosky, William Hurt

40. Pop Odyssee 2 - House of the Rising Punk (1998 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Christoph Dreher | Stars: Richard Hell, Jim Jarmusch, Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith

41. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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79 Metascore

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt

43. Rockets Redglare! (2003)

89 min | Documentary

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27 Metascore

Documentary on Rockets Redglare (aka Michael Morra), a colorful figure on the New York City art scene up until his death in 2001. In his life, Redglare was the bodyguard/drug dealer to Sid ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Fernandez de la Reguera | Stars: Gary Ray, Rockets Redglare, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon

44. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Writers: Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden, Sara Driver | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

45. The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Writers: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami | Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits

46. Coffee and Cigarettes (1986)

6 min | Comedy, Short

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In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. ... See full summary »

Writers: Roberto Benigni, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Wright | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright

47. The State of Things (1982)

121 min | Drama

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On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's _Day the World Ended, The (1956)_. The producer is nowhere to be found and director ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Kramer, Josh Wallace, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Allen Garfield, Samuel Fuller, Isabelle Weingarten, Rebecca Pauly

48. Genau (2011)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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After a rough breakup, Stewart goes on an adventure, arriving at an inexplicable crossroads between himself and the character he is portraying.

Writer: Alexis Savino | Director: Alexis Savino | Stars: Alexis Savino, Sebastian Beacon, Will Blomker, Sanam Erfani

49. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Any Given Sundance (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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Lisa's documentary about her family is accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. However, her family gets upset with her when they discover that the film is far from flattering.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

50. Fishing with John (1991)
Episode: Jim Jarmusch (1991)

Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

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John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch fish for a shark.

Stars: John Lurie, Jim Jarmusch, Nik Tyler, Robb Webb