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1. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Writer: J.C. Chandor | Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 20,810

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 211,823

3. Weeds (2005–2012)

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

8.1
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 78,838

4. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Writers: Hossein Amini, James Sallis | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 384,281

5. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 426,275

6. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 559,765

7. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

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

Votes: 29,461

8. The Little Prince (2015)

108 min | Animation, Fantasy | Post-production

A pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet.

Writers: Irena Brignull, Mark Osborne, Bob Persichetti, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd

9. Finding Dory (2016)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy

10. This Is 40 (2012)

R | 134 min | Comedy

6.2
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59 Metascore

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow

Votes: 93,117

11. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Creators: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 2,692

12. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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46 Metascore

A Doctor finds out that he can understand what animals are saying. And the animals find out that he understands.

Writers: Hugh Lofting, Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 65,737

13. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

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

8.9
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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: 23,741

14. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price | Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 231,963

15. Terms of Endearment (1983)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems.

Writers: Larry McMurtry, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 35,572

16. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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38 Metascore

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Writers: Rod Serling, John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Melissa Mathison, Jerome Bixby | Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 23,099

17. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 67,097

18. Concussion (2015)

Drama, Sport | Post-production

A look at how American football players suffer from major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the National Football League to deny it.

Writers: Peter Landesman, Jeanne Marie Laskas | Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

19. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

TV-14 | 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

Votes: 6,202

20. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

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

8.2
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the tonight show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Votes: 4,851

21. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 8,700

22. The In-Laws (I) (2003)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.7
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46 Metascore

Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.

Writers: Andrew Bergman, Nat Mauldin, Ed Solomon | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Albert Brooks, Michael Douglas, Ryan Reynolds, Lindsay Sloane

Votes: 13,044

23. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.1
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A handful of celeb "hosts," led by the ever ethereal Whoopi Goldberg, discuss issues of the day.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters

Votes: 3,604

24. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Animation | Filming

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul | Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Louis C.K.

25. I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His ... See full summary »

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Whittni Wright, Julie Kavner

Votes: 1,970

26. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

Votes: 7,715

27. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

Votes: 19,340

28. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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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

Votes: 661

29. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »

Creator: David Victor | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 648

30. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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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

Votes: 864

31. Defending Your Life (1991)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.

Writer: Albert Brooks | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

Votes: 12,304

32. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Votes: 16,233

33. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,617

34. The Hollywood Squares (1965–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.5
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Creators: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley | Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 381

35. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway

Votes: 924

36. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 586

37. The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.6
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56 Metascore

With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern day muse, which proves to test his patience.

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 8,956

38. My First Mister (2001)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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48 Metascore

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Writer: Jill Franklyn | Director: Christine Lahti | Stars: Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Rutanya Alda, Natasha Braisewell

Votes: 4,776

39. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 535

40. The Scout (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.

Writers: Roger Angell, Andrew Bergman, Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twomey

Votes: 4,667

41. Lost in America (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy

7.1
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A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel, Tina Kincaid

Votes: 4,631

42. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 379

43. Mother (II) (1996)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A neurotic, twice divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mom to solve his personal problems.

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Collins, Laura Weekes

Votes: 4,185

44. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Add a Plot

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 122

45. Unfaithfully Yours (1984)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Dudley Moore plays a composer who suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover. The whole movie sort of compares his expectations of a perfect result to reality. In the end nothing turns out as planned.

Writers: Preston Sturges, Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, Robert Klane | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert Brooks

Votes: 1,868

46. Critical Care (1997)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Dooling, Steven Schwartz | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 1,338

47. Howard Stern (1994–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Raunchy interviews, sketches, and social commentary from the king of shock radio.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, John Melendez, Elephant Boy

Votes: 662

48. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

5.3
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53 Metascore

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.

Writer: Albert Brooks | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch, Penny Marshall

Votes: 2,836

49. Real Life (1979)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.2
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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Harry Shearer | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Votes: 1,558

50. Modern Romance (1981)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend.

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Tyann Means, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 1,731