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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

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

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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. The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011 TV Movie)

185 min | Music

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Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Frank Abagnale Jr., Nick Adams, Theoni V. Aldredge

3. The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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Writers: Barry Adelman, Ken Shapiro | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Javier Bardem, Jamie Bell, Monica Bellucci

4. State of Grace (2001–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Set in 1965 this comedy/drama follows the adventures of a 12 year old Jewish girl named Hannah who is best friends with Grace, a 12 year old Catholic girl. They both attend the local ... See full summary »

Creators: Brenda Lilly, Hollis Rich | Stars: Mae Whitman, Faye Grant, Alia Shawkat, Michael Mantell

5. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

6. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

60 min | Drama

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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Bruce Weitz, Taurean Blacque, Kiel Martin

7. Leg Work (1987– )

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Margaret Colin, Frances McDormand, Patrick James Clarke, Robert Dorfman

8. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

9. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

10. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

11. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

12. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

13. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

14. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

15. The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1997 TV Movie)

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Stars: Andre Agassi, Joan Allen, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette

16. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

17. Blood Simple. (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

18. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama

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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Writers: Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

19. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

20. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

21. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

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73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

22. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

23. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

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55 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

24. The Botany of Desire (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary

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Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Schwarz, Edward Gray | Stars: Frances McDormand, Michael Pollan

25. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

84 min | Documentary, History

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74 Metascore

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Writers: Barak Goodman, Kay Boyle | Directors: Daniel Anker, Barak Goodman | Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher, Nesbitt Blaisdell

26. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Writers: Michael Chabon, Steve Kloves | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

27. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Writers: Michael Seitzman, Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy | Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Springfield Elemtentary is divided into two separate schools (one for boys, one for girls) following Principal Skinner's demotion. Concerned that the boys are receiving a higher standard of education, Lisa disguises herself as a boy.

Writers: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon, Matt Selman | Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

29. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Passage to Libya (1985)

47 min | Drama

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Operation Dirty Disco sees Goldblume and Coffey posing as waiters and Gina Srignoli wearing a mike to catch Al DiPiano. Belker & Tataglia are back together and suddenly Jablonski is giving ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, David Milch, Jacob Epstein, Elia Katz, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael I. Wagner | Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

30. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

31. Big Bird Gets Lost (1998 Video)

Short, Comedy, Family

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Writer: Judy Rothman Rofé | Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill

32. The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (1988 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Jeffrey Lane | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Joan Allen, Scott Bakula, Sarah Brightman

33. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Talking With (1995)

69 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Adapted from the group of stage monologues by the pseudononymous "Jane Martin," this is a series of characters snake handler, daughter, baton twirler, washed-up rodeo cowgirl, tattoed woman... See full summary »

Writer: Jane Martin | Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Kathy Bates, Beverly D'Angelo, Marcia Gay Harden, Celeste Holm

34. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Washington Deceased (1985)

46 min | Drama

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The hunt is on for the so called 'Melon Felon' who decapitates his female victims. Chief Daniels criticizes Mayo's work the morning after they had dinner together. LaRue tr's attempt to pull a prank on foul mouthed Lt. Tabor misfires.

Writers: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, Frank South | Director: Mark Frost | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

35. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Writers: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, Winifred Watson | Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

36. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Writers: Miklos Nyiszli, Tim Blake Nelson | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

37. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Allen | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

38. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Pedro Almodóvar

39. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Need to Know/Red Snow (1986)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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In NEED TO KNOW, government investigator Edward Sayers visits a small rural community where insanity is spreading among the residents. In RED SNOW, Russian KGB Colonel Ulyanov goes to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Rod Serling, Mary Sheldon, Sidney Sheldon, Michael Cassutt, Rockne S. O'Bannon | Directors: Paul Lynch, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: William Petersen, Robin Gammell, Frances McDormand, Harold Ayer

40. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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60 Metascore

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Writers: Eric Darnell, Noah Baumbach | Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer

41. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

42. Lo + plus (1995–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Ana García Siñeriz, Fernando Schwartz, Máximo Pradera, Ramón Arangüena

43. Wonder Boys: A Look Between the Pages (2000 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Michael Douglas, Curtis Hanson, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand

44. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min

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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Writers: Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rob Kutner, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Jason Ross, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

45. Sôsei kishi Gaiâsu (1992 Video)

50 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

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Writers: Shinji Aramaki, Emu Arii, Hiroyuki Kitazume | Directors: Shinji Aramaki, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Masayuki Ozeki, Hideaki Ôba | Stars: Tim Beeding, Ralph Brownewell, Pierre Brulatour, Joe Bunn

46. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: G.Q. (1985)

45 min | Drama

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Hill refuses to work with Renko anymore after the latter hesitated the night before. Coffey and Bates clean up a bum for Davenport so she can use him as a witness. Jablonski is accused of setting fire to the BowlMor Lanes bowling alley.

Writers: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, Roger Director, Jacob Epstein, Elia Katz, David Milch, Michael I. Wagner | Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

47. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. (1985)

47 min | Drama

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While demonstrating, a pro-life activist accidentally sends a pregnant woman into premature labor. LaRue and Washington film a home security video but the director is aiming for a more ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost, Jacob Epstein | Director: John Patterson | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

48. Something's Gotta Give (2003)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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66 Metascore

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Writer: Nancy Meyers | Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet

49. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

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Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Writers: David Giles, Martin Meader, Bruce Beresford, Betty Jeffrey | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

50. Precinct Hollywood (2005 TV Movie)

60 min

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Directors: Rachel Dretzin, Muriel Soenens | Stars: Edward Conlon, William Friedkin, Ray Liotta, Frances McDormand