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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

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

2. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

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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

3. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

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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

4. The Master (2012)

R | 144 min | Drama

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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

5. Minority Report (2002)

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

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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

6. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

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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

7. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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

8. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

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When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause 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

9. Inherent Vice (2014)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

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

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon

10. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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

11. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

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John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing ... See full summary »

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

12. Bandslam (2009)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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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

13. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

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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

14. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

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

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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

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

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

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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

16. The Anniversary Party (2001)

R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy

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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

17. Back Beyond (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

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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

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

Documentary

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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: Dick Cavett, Ricky Jay

19. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)

24 min | Drama, Short

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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, Scott Coffey, Miguel Ferrer, Bonnie Fidelman

20. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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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

21. 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 | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

22. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

23. StarCraft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

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In the year 2499 in Koprulu sector alien race known as zerg begins to attack the humans known as terrans while another alien race known as protoss tries to eliminate 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

24. Blossoms & Blood (2003 Video)

12 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

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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

25. Couch (2003 TV Short)

2 min | Comedy, Short

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

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Adam Sandler

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

NC-17 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

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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

27. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

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

28. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

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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, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

29. The Mother of Invention (2009)

105 min | Comedy

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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

30. Altman

Documentary | Post-production

A look at the life and work of American filmmaker Robert Altman.

Writer: Len Blum | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, James Caan

31. At the Movies (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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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

32. The Day the Music Died (2010)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Music

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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

33. Flagpole Special (1998 Video)

17 min | Short

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Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Chris Penn, John C. Reilly

34. Brothers in Blood (2009)

29 min | Short, Action, Crime

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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, Rob Macias

35. Flat (I) (2005)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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A guy plays fetch with his dog in the woods. When the dog runs off, the man follows. Deep in the woods the man finds something that no words can describe.

Writers: Matt Frazier, Michael J. Gallagher | Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Billy St. John, Chelsea the Dog, Michael J. Gallagher, Matt Frazier

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

88 min | Short, Comedy

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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

37. SNL Fanatic (2000 TV Short)

Comedy, Short

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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

39. Sworn to Vengeance (1993 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Thriller

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

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

40. Cave (2014)

Short, Crime, Drama

Cave, a loose adaptation of Plato's Allegory of the Cave examines the allegory through the lens of drug addiction and recovery. We follow two codependent drug addicts through an average day... See full summary »

Writers: Vipassi Calabro, Timothy Papciak | Director: Vipassi Calabro | Stars: Dean Jacobs, UltraLove, Jonathan Coogan, Sam Hobson

41. Stay Until Tomorrow (2004)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Nina is a former teenage soap star who abandoned her acting career to go to college, and then dropped out of college to travel the world. In the several years since, she has remained ... See full summary »

Writer: Laura Colella | Director: Laura Colella | Stars: Eleanor Hutchins, Barney Cheng, Alison Folland, Reena Shah

42. Possession(s) (2009)

90 min | Drama

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When Frank sees something, he must have it. So when he finally has the opportunity to own a painting by Peter Booth, he is willing to do anything to get it. But, he is not the only one consumed by the desire to possess.

Writers: Laurence Fuller, Jim Lounsbury | Director: Jim Lounsbury | Stars: Trilby Beresford, Max Cullen, Laurence Fuller, Asher Keddie

43. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

44. The Lottery Ticket (2013)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Brian Jagger | Director: Ben Barber | Stars: Mark S. Allen, Brian Jagger, Kayla Jagger, Lindsey Jagger

45. In Search of Ted Demme (2010)

Documentary

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Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jason Barry, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steve Buscemi

46. Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (2012 TV Movie)

Comedy

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In this extended and uncensored stand-up special, Paul F. Tompkins takes us on a hilarious tour of his varied career. Relive his glory days as an employee at a Beta-only video store, a hot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Paul F. Tompkins

47. Thefts (2006)

12 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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A woman, a cop, and a stolen purse... The story of young pick pocket who gets a caught up in a heist bigger than he can imagine while on the run from the police.

Writer: Brandon Webster | Director: Brandon Webster | Stars: Zena Bernard, Jim Henderson, Zachary Davis Lindsey, Billy Olson

48. Flatter (2006)

11 min | Short, Comedy

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Two aspiring filmmakers (Matt Frazier and Michael Gallagher) are informed that their short film, "Flat," has been nominated for Best Comedic Short in the BestFest America Student Film ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Frazier, Michael J. Gallagher | Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Matt Frazier, Michael J. Gallagher, Michael Robert Kelly, Billy St. John

49. Last Flowers (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Harvey Harris is an author and his latest novel has been universally rejected. He is feeling more distanced than ever from the world and everyone that surrounds him. A desperate move leads ... See full summary »

Writer: C.J. Wallis | Director: C.J. Wallis | Stars: Joseph May, Sarah Slean, Rikki Gagne, Troy De Lottinville

50. The Quiz Kids Challenge (1990– )

30 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Jonathan Prince, Johnny Gilbert, Charlie Tuna