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1. Web Therapy (2008– )
Episode: The Breakthrough: 2 of 3 (2008)

Comedy

9.4
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Fiona practices her "groundbreaking technique" on Ted - and the results are spectacular.

Creators: Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Bob Balaban, Lisa Kudrow

2. Web Therapy (2008– )
Episode: The Breakthrough: 3 of 3 (2008)

Comedy

9.2
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For Ted, its a psychological breakthrough. For Fiona, its just another way to grow her practice.

Creators: Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Bob Balaban, Lisa Kudrow

3. Web Therapy (2008– )
Episode: The Breakthrough: Part 1 (2008)

Comedy

9.1
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Fiona accuses her new client Ted Mtchell of being overly judgmental- until she learns about the real reason he sought her out for treatment.

Creators: Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Bob Balaban, Lisa Kudrow

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: The Contest (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Andy and Adriana start planning for a future worthy of a first family. Louis preps for the "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest, while his opponent, Penn Jillette, preps for their ... See full summary »

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

8. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Pilot (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

8.9
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In the fourth season finale, Jerry and George's pilot is finally a go. But before the taping, Elaine desperately tries to avoid NBC president Russell Dalrymple after an awkward date, while ... See full summary »

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

9. 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

10. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Pitch (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.8
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NBC executives ask Jerry to come up with an idea for a TV series. George decides he can be a sitcom writer and comes up with "nothing." Kramer trades a radar detector for a helmet, and later Newman receives a speeding ticket.

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

11. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
Episode: The Lost Hour (1991)

TV-Y7 | Drama, Family, Horror

8.7
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Eerie doesn't have daylight savings time, but Marshall's determined not to miss out on the extra hour and sets his watch back anyway. Then everyone in Eerie disappears, except for some creepy garbage collectors and a strange milkman.

Creators: Jose Rivera, Karl Schaefer | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

12. 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

13. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

14. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: The Birth of Hollywood - 1907-1920 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.6
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California was quickly recognized as the ideal setting for the American film industry, with its relative freedom from patent problems, constant sunshine and varied geography. As early as ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Wilkman | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Bob Balaban, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp

15. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Ticket (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.6
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Newman uses Kramer as his witness when the former refuses to pay for a speeding ticket.

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

16. 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

17. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006–2007)

Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Laura Kightlinger, Nicholle Tom, Azura Skye, Patrick Bristow

18. The Good Wife (2009– )
Episode: Executive Order 13224 (2011)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Alicia gets put in a delicate situation after the firm defends an American citizen accused of being a terrorist, while the DA's office begins a RICO investigation against Will Gardner.

Creators: Robert King, Michelle King | Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega

19. Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)
Episode: Jerri Is Only Skin Deep (1999)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.5
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When homecoming is around the corner, Jerri is desperate to become Queen. So she secretly removes all the nominees except her own and another nerdy student. The only problem is when she ... See full summary »

Creators: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse, Amy Sedaris | Directors: Bob Balaban, Danny Leiner | Stars: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Greg Hollimon, Roberto Gari

20. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: The Dream Merchants: 1920-1928 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.5
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The American movie business started as peepshows and grew into a near-mythical art form that used an exciting new technology to create drama, laughter and adventure bigger than life.

Writer: Jon Wilkman | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Peter Bogdanovich, Richard D. Zanuck, Susan Fox-Rosellini

21. Entourage (2004–2011)
Episode: The Dream Team (2007)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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When Billy accuses Eric of leaking the Medellin trailer on YouTube, their already strained relationship goes from bad to worse. Meanwhile, Ari lines up Vince's next dream project, and Drama will go to any lengths to buy a hat.

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

22. Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004– )
Episode: The Layover (2006)

TV-14 | Comedy, Animation

8.5
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Creators: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim | Directors: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Stephanie Courtney, Bob Balaban

23. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Shoes (1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.5
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Elaine cant seem to figure out why her shoes are a subject of conversation. Jerry and George pitch their pilot to NBC, but the deal is nearly jinxed when George takes a peak at the cleavage of the NBC president's daughter.

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

24. Now and Again (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Gerrit Graham, Heather Matarazzo, Eric Close, Dennis Haysbert

25. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: Bugged (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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After a break-in at the Alpha House, the NSA does a sweep, and gets suspicious -- which lands Robert a new covert mission. Meanwhile, Gil John goes to bat for the women's caucus bill, ... See full summary »

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

26. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )
Episode: George Clooney/Matt Damon/John Goodman/Cate Blanchett/Bob Balaban/Bill Murray (2014)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Writer: Danny Ricker | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney

27. 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.

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

28. Gerald L'Ecuyer: A Filmmaker's Journey (2004 TV Movie)

107 min | Comedy

8.3
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With only Canadian grant money to spend, director Gerald L'Ecuyer heads to New York City to make the movie of his dreams. Along the way, he encounters obstacles from actors, financiers, and even his therapist.

Writers: Gérald L'Ecuyer, John J. McLaughlin | Director: Gérald L'Ecuyer | Stars: Craig Archibald, Bob Balaban, Raymond Michael Bell, Lothaire Bluteau

29. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: Prayer Brunch (2013)

Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Rosalyn (Wanda Sykes) organizes a prayer brunch to celebrate Louis' homecoming from the hospital, but the Senators and their fellow Democrats find it difficult to set aside their ... See full summary »

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

30. Web Therapy (2011– )
Episode: Shrink Rap (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.3
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After her business proposal is rejected by her mother, Fiona encounters another obstacle: Ted Mitchell, who's been hired the Lachman Brothers to evaluate Fiona's abilities - and gets more than he bargained for!

Creators: Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Elise Cox, Lily Tomlin

31. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: Stone's War (1986)

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

8.3
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When Ira Stone films a video of American forces on illegal operations in South America, Crockett must protect him from their old nemesis Maynard, who will stop at nothing to silence Stone.

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Director: David Jackson | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

32. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Majestic (2001)

Documentary

8.3
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Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Allen Garfield, Bruce Campbell

33. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Watch (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jerry tries to buy his watch back from Uncle Leo, who found it in the garbage, having been thrown there by Jerry. George tries to resurrect the fledgling NBC deal, while Elaine plans a break up from her psychotherapist with Kramer's help.

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

34. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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

35. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Horror

8.2
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Marshall Teller's family moves to the small country town of Eerie, Indiana (Pop. 16,661). There, Marshall discovers that Eerie, as he puts it, "is the center of weirdness for the universe".... See full summary »

Creators: Jose Rivera, Karl Schaefer | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

36. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Joey's Bag (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Phoebe's grandma has died. Joey wants to look great for an audition and Rachel takes him down to the store to help him out. They pick a shoulder bag to go with the clothes. Joey likes the ... See full summary »

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

37. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: Zingers (2013)

Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Louis continues to gain constituent support as Shelby (Haley Joel Osment) chronicles his recovery. Gil John faces Digger Mancussi in a town hall where he struggles to keep up with his ... See full summary »

Creator: Garry Trudeau | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Chris Chasey, John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy

38. 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

39. Hank (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Campus lunch wagon operator "drops in" to classes to get college education.

Stars: Dick Kallman, Linda Foster, Howard St. John, Dabbs Greer

40. The Good Wife (2009– )
Episode: Bitcoin for Dummies (2012)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Alicia defends a man who claims to represent the person who created a new online currency against the Treasury Department, while Dana tries to play Kalinda against Will to help the DA's case against him.

Creators: Robert King, Michelle King | Director: Fred Toye | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

41. Swingtown (2008)
Episode: Go Your Own Way (2008)

Drama

8.1
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Susan and Janet throw a Tupperware party, but on the other side of the road Trina Decker is preparing a more titillating kind of party: a benefit to cover legal expenses for Harry Reems, ... See full summary »

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

42. Now and Again (1999–2000)
Episode: Lizzard's Tale (2000)

TV-14 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Michael and Morris are having dinner with an old friend of Morris named Lizzard. They were schoolmates, but Morris discovers that he's out for himself while Morris wants to share his ... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Gerrit Graham, Heather Matarazzo, Bob Balaban, Edward Cannan

43. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Peepshow Pioneers (2010)

Documentary, History

8.1
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Audiences were watching projected images as early as the 18th century. But the pictures were drawings, and they didn't move. That would come in the 1880s. The first movie pioneers were ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Wilkman | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Terry Borton, Paul Israel, Charles Musser

44. Alpha House (2013– )
Episode: The Civility Zone (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Gil John finally breaks through to daughter Cee, then gets a lesson in civility from the women's caucus. Andy heads to Miami to try and win back Adriana, and gets some insights into his "... See full summary »

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

45. 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

46. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

47. Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short (2012)

Animation, Short

8.0
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Director: Christian De Vita | Stars: Bob Balaban, Kara Hayward

48. The Five Stages of Grief (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Daniel's father died yesterday. He seems to be totally fine. Luckily his friends can teach him to be miserable.

Writer: Jessica Brickman | Director: Jessica Brickman | Stars: Bob Balaban, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Jason Ritter

49. I Love the '70s (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.0
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Stars: Bo Derek, Erik Estrada, Leif Garrett, Isaac Hayes

50. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in L.A. (2000)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The President meets Zoey's new bodyguard on a 20-hour trip to California; Josh tries to keep a fund raiser from being canceled; Leo needs the VP to break a 50-50 tie in the Senate.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney