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1. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan.

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

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

3. The Good Wife (2009– )

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

8.3
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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.

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

4. Girls (2012– )

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

7.4
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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, Zosia Mamet

5. Broad City (2014– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.5
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Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Creators: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro

6. 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.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

7. 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.

Creator: Doug Ellin | Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

8. 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.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

9. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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

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

10. 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.

Creator: Tom Fontana | Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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, Stephen Wallem

14. 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

15. 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

16. Web Therapy (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.9
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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, Jennifer Elise Cox, Victor Garber

17. 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

18. 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

19. Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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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

20. 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

21. Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

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

30. 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.

Creators: Tony Barrett, Harve Bennett, Sammy Hess, Buddy Ruskin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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 »

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

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. 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

40. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

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. 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

42. 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.

Creators: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey | Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

43. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events.

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli, Karen Shallo

44. Jakob the Liar (1999)

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

6.5
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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

45. Web Therapy (2008– )

5 min | Comedy

7.7
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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

46. 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

47. Dedication (2007)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.

Writer: David Bromberg | Director: Justin Theroux | Stars: Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Christine Taylor

48. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Jim Moret

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

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

8.5
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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

50. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.7
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Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr.