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1. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creator: Michelle King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

2. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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When Monica's high school friend (Rachel) re-enters her life, she sets off on a series of humorous and entertaining events involving Monica's brother (Ross), her ex-roommate (Phoebe), and her next door neighbors (Chandler & Joey)

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy

8.2
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88 Metascore

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Writers: Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

4. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

5. Girls (2012– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

7.5
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Creator: Lena Dunham | Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

6. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

7. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

8. 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 to find them.

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

9. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter | Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

10. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

11. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

12. Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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58 Metascore

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Writer: John Turturro | Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara

13. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

14. Alpha House (2013– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

7.5
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Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.

Creator: Garry Trudeau | Stars: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos

15. Nurse Jackie (2009– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

Creators: Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, Linda Wallem | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

16. 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

17. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

18. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Writer: Michael Sloane | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

19. Web Therapy (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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After quitting her job in finance under dubious circumstances, the affluent and self-interested Fiona Wallice tries her hand at therapy - offering clients 3-minute sessions over the Internet in hopes of weeding out any unnecessary emotion.

Creators: Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Victor Garber, Jennifer Elise Cox

20. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

21. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

X | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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A naive prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.

Writers: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

22. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Writers: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff | Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

23. Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban

24. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

25. Girl Most Likely (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

5.7
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38 Metascore

A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

Writer: Michelle Morgan | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss

26. The Mexican (2001)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Writer: J.H. Wyman | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons

27. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Writers: Carol Fuchs, Sandra Nettelbeck | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

28. The Tuxedo (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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30 Metascore

A hapless chauffer must take a comatosed secret agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Michael J. Wilson, Michael Leeson | Director: Kevin Donovan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar

29. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

7.5
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78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters competes at a national dog show.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

30. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

31. Absence of Malice (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel.

Writer: Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon

32. A Monster in Paris (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. Paris.

Writers: Bibo Bergeron, Stéphane Kazandjian | Director: Bibo Bergeron | Stars: Matthieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis, Gad Elmaleh, François Cluzet

33. License to Wed (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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25 Metascore

A reverend puts an engaged couple through a grueling marriage preparation course to see if they are meant to be married in his church.

Writers: Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen, Vince Di Meglio, Wayne Lloyd | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Robin Williams, Eric Christian Olsen

34. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

35. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

36. Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo

37. Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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40 Metascore

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »

Writers: Jurek Becker, Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin | Director: Peter Kassovitz | Stars: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

38. Leaves of Grass (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

Writer: Tim Blake Nelson | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Henry Max Nelson, Lucy DeVito

39. Swingtown (2008)

Drama

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As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

Creator: Mike Kelley | Stars: Molly Parker, Jack Davenport, Grant Show, Lana Parrilla

40. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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61 Metascore

Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

41. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

42. Mod Squad (1968–1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police.

Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

43. Web Therapy (2008– )

5 min | Comedy

7.8
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Dr. Fiona Wallice is sick of hearing about "dreams" and "feelings". She then decides that 3 minutes over web cam is better than 50 minutes of patients rambling on.

Creators: Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Julie Claire, Tim Bagley

44. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

45. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.4
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

46. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

47. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

48. Family Tree (2013– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »

Creators: Christopher Guest, Jim Piddock | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Tom Bennett, Nina Conti, Carrie Aizley

49. Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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A 46-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.

Creators: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse | Stars: Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Greg Hollimon

50. Recount (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, History

7.5
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A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.

Writer: Danny Strong | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Denis Leary, Ed Begley Jr.