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1. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Writers: Phoebe Gloeckner, Marielle Heller | Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 9,519

2. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 55,381

3. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 31,859

4. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 355,503

5. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 182,354

6. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Frank, Jon Cohen | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 385,489

7. The Master (2012)

R | 144 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 99,999

8. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 96,785

9. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 235,247

10. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 105,560

11. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

Votes: 99,017

12. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 31,400

13. The Oscars (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 223 min

6.6
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Writers: Greg Berlanti, Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green, Andrew Kreisberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Dave Boone, Tim Carvell, Derek DelGaudio, Liz Feldman, Paul Greenberg, Paula Pell, Mason Steinberg | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 2,939

14. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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66 Metascore

A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Writers: Josh A. Cagan, Todd Graff | Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Scott Porter

Votes: 11,667

15. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 27,350

16. Pinocchio (I)

Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

A new adaptation of the famous tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a human boy.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Carlo Collodi, Michael Mitnick | Star: Robert Downey Jr.

17. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 13,533

18. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Writers: Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 19,441

19. Junun (2015)

54 min | Documentary

7.5
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78 Metascore

Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Gufran Ali, Shazib Ali, Sabir Bamami

Votes: 605

20. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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55 Metascore

A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his,... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Jonathan Demme, Steve Schmidt, Jessica Bendinger | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 8,519

21. The Anniversary Party (2001)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming | Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Stars: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline

Votes: 7,370

22. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist, Charlie Rose, engages the world's newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and discussions.

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

Votes: 557

23. Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)

73 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Timid, video game-loving DJ Santiago seemingly digs his own grave when he agrees to bring a violent criminal kingpin the head of Machine Gun Woman.

Writers: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Fernanda Urrejola | Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alis, Sofía García

Votes: 746

24. Back Beyond (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

8.6
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A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rami Malek

Votes: 269

25. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)

24 min | Drama, Short

7.3
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Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Kirk Baltz, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Coffey, Kim Gillingham

Votes: 1,031

26. Joanna Newsom: Divers (2015)

7 min | Short, Music

7.9
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The music video for the title track of Joanna Newsom's widely acclaimed fourth studio album, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring the nebulous imagery of artist Kim Keever.

Writer: Joanna Newsom | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Joanna Newsom

Votes: 23

27. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 602

28. StarCraft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

9.2
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In 2499 in the Koprulu sector, a ferocious collective race known as the Zerg arrives to massacre the exiled human colonies while a highly advanced race, the Protoss, intervenes to exterminate the Zerg.

Writers: Chris Metzen, James Phinney | Directors: Chris Metzen, Matt Samia, Mark Schwarz, Glenn Stafford, Duane Stinnett | Stars: Glynnis Talken, Michael Gough, Paul Eiding, Lani Minella

Votes: 3,733

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

TV-14 | 197 min

6.9
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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, Jon Stewart, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,287

30. Joanna Newsom: Sapokanikan (2015)

5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Joanna Newsom

Votes: 45

31. Altman (2014)

96 min | Documentary

6.8
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A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman.

Writer: Len Blum | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Michael Murphy, Robert Altman, Kathryn Reed, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 798

32. Aimee Mann: Save Me (1999 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video of Aimee Mann's Academy Award-nominated song. Shot during production of Anderson's 'Magnolia' and featuring the film's ensemble cast.

Writer: Aimee Mann | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Henry Gibson, April Grace

Votes: 25

33. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Elena S. Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez

Votes: 143

34. The Run Saga: Breathe (2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Faced with life's obstacles, interrelated sets of situations control the fate of individuals who are connected. Four controversial and seemingly isolated stories interlock as the characters... See full summary »

Writer: Frederick Nah IV | Director: Frederick Nah IV | Stars: Christian B. James, Jeff Rose, Blue Kimble, Erica Page

35. The Day the Music Died (2010)

25 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles.

Writer: Bruno Miotto | Director: Bruno Miotto | Stars: Guy Kent, Paige Segal, Jon Morgan Woodward, Anastasia Leddick

Votes: 363

36. Blossoms & Blood (2003 Video)

12 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

6.3
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A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Salvador Curiel, Sissy Lake

Votes: 723

37. Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (2013)

4 min | Short, Music

8.0
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Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's song from her widely acclaimed album 'The Idler Wheel...', featuring alternated color/black-and-white and multiple split screens.

Writer: Fiona Apple | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Fiona Apple

Votes: 23

38. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
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79 Metascore

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Bernstein | Stars: Ricky Jay, Winston Simon, Dick Cavett, David Mamet

Votes: 736

39. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980s Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's 'Punch-Drunk Love', and he ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

Votes: 1,116

40. Brothers in Blood (2009)

29 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.0
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How far can a brother go for honor and love to his family? Specially when his past hides secrets.

Writer: Frederico Beja | Director: Frederico Beja | Stars: Heather Tocquigny, Eloy Méndez, Rob F. Martinez, Robert A. Macias

Votes: 10

41. The Mother of Invention (2009)

105 min | Comedy

6.3
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A mockumentary about an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual young inventor award. The only problem is... he's never made an invention that works.

Writer: Joseph M. Petrick | Directors: Andrew Bowser, Joseph M. Petrick | Stars: Andrew Bowser, Jimmi Simpson, Kevin Corrigan, Ruby Wendell

Votes: 172

42. Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)

NC-17 | 105 min | Documentary, Adult, Biography

6.9
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64 Metascore

Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

Writer: Rodger Jacobs | Director: Cass Paley | Stars: John Holmes, Linda Adrain, Bill Amerson, Denise Amerson

Votes: 549

43. Couch (2003 TV Short)

2 min | Comedy, Short

4.6
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A man (Adam Sandler) goes shopping for a new couch.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Adam Sandler

Votes: 896

44. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Shannon's unmistakable comedy antics are in full effect in this collection of sketches from SNL's wild alumna. Laugh along with her fearlessly funny characters like brazen schoolgirl Mary ... See full summary »

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Molly Shannon, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski

Votes: 144

45. Sworn to Vengeance (1993 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Thriller

5.1
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Three kids have been brutally murdered. Sergeant Stewart gets the job of investigating this macabre case. He is very determined to solve the case and he even listens to a woman who had a ... See full summary »

Writers: David Epstein, John Carlen | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Robert Conrad, William McNamara, Gary Bayer, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 102

46. Michael Penn: Try (1997)

3 min | Short, Music

7.8
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Music video for Michael Penn's 'Try', shot by Paul Thomas Anderson and other cast and crew from 'Boogie Nights' in a single take in the longest hall-way in North America.

Writer: Michael Penn | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Thomas Jane, Michael Penn, Melora Walters

Votes: 13

47. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1986), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

Votes: 145

48. SNL Fanatic (2000 TV Short)

4 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jimmy Fallon, Molly Shannon

Votes: 226

49. Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (1998 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

8.1
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Music video of Fiona Apple's cover of The Beatle's hit song, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in the diner used in 'Pleasantville'.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Fiona Apple, John C. Reilly

Votes: 14

50. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000 TV Special)

Family

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2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999)... See full summary »

Writers: Dave Boone, Ed Driscoll, Jon Macks, Billy Martin, Jeffrey Ross, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller | Stars: Billy Crystal, *NSYNC, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar

Votes: 556