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1. Oz (1997–2003)

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

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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

2. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)
Episode: In Case of Heart Failure (2012)

Drama, Fantasy

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Michael learns that a patient at the clinic has a special connection to Anna. (Frances Fisher guest stars)

Creator: Susannah Grant | Director: David Platt | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

3. The Killing (2011– )
Episode: Reckoning (2013)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Kallie's mother Danette Lutz is still looking for her and returns home to find Joe Mills waiting for her. He beats her and is long gone by the time the police arrive. The police do get a ... See full summary »

Writers: Veena Sud, Dan Nowak | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Elias Koteas, Hugh Dillon

4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

5. Song One (2014)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

8.4
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51 Metascore

A young archaeologist returns home from a dig in order to see her injured brother, and soon she strikes up a relationship with his favorite musician.

Writer: Kate Barker-Froyland | Director: Kate Barker-Froyland | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Mary Steenburgen, Ben Rosenfield, Gideon Glick

6. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Music

8.4
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Writers: Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

7. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)
Episode: In Case of Co-Dependants (2012)

Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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When a spoiled pop star comes to Holt Neuro experiencing unusual symptoms, and a young girl at the Clinica exhibits similar symptoms on the same day, it forces both teams of doctors to try ... See full summary »

Creator: Susannah Grant | Director: Eriq La Salle | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

8. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

9. 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

10. The Complex Sessions (1994)

30 min | Short, Music

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Jonathan Demme documentary of Neil Young and Crazy Horse performing 4 songs from the album "Sleeps With Angels."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Ralph Molina, Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro, Billy Talbot, Neil Young

11. Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)

Documentary

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Director: LisaGay Hamilton | Stars: Beah Richards, Bill Cobbs, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

12. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )
Episode: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010)

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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Writer: Peter von Bagh | Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Milos Forman, Marlen Khutsiev, Robert Parrish

13. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)
Episode: In Case of Missed Communication (2011)

Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Dr. Barnes and Dr. Sykora save a man on a bus who turns out to have a DNR order. Meanwhile, Rita's son has a motorcycle accident that reveals an existing medical condition.

Creator: Susannah Grant | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

14. The Killing (2011– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes

15. Alive from Off Center (1984–1991)

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An avant-garde omnibus that features works by off-the-wall artists in many different disciplines.

Stars: Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Spalding Gray, Ann Magnuson

16. Inside Story: Silence of the Lambs (2010 TV Movie)

Biography

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Writer: Anthony Uro

17. Oz (1997–2003)
Episode: Gray Matter (2000)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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As Querns implements his new course of action, the dynamics of Em City start to change, causing friction with Officer Murphy. Beecher falls deeper into depression as he wonders about the fate of his children.

Writer: Tom Fontana | Director: Brian Cox | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno

18. Trying Times (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Candice Bergen, Teri Garr, Spalding Gray

19. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)
Episode: In Case of Blind Spots (2012)

Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Michael saves a man from drowning and learns his identity is a mystery.

Creator: Susannah Grant | Director: Peter Leto | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

20. Enlightened (2011–2013)
Episode: Sandy (2011)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

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Sorting out friendship and expectations. Amy is over the moon: her friend Sandy, whom she met in rehab, is coming to town for a few days to teach a yoga seminar. Amy picks Sandy up at the ... See full summary »

Creators: Mike White, Laura Dern | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns

21. 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

22. Enlightened (2011–2013)
Episode: Lonely Ghosts (2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Five takes on being alone. Amy has a nightmare and calls Levi for comfort. Tyler stays late with Amy to help her wade through a pile of data, and he lets his feelings show. Dougie ... See full summary »

Creators: Mike White, Laura Dern | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns

23. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Writers: Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

24. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

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85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

25. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

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Creator: Marc Weiss | Stars: Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bayard Rustin, Bonita Dearmond

26. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Writer: Spalding Gray | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

27. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)
Episode: In Case of All Hell Breaking Loose (2011)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Michael works double duty trying to save a pregnant personal friend he recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and a little boy with sickle cell disease.

Creator: Susannah Grant | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

28. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

29. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

30. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987– )

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Host Joe Bob Briggs hosts B-grade flicks on the movie channel, giving background information about each one.

Stars: John Bloom, Cynthia Brimhall, Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez

31. Neil Young Trunk Show (2009)

82 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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83 Metascore

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Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anthony Crawford, Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, Rick Rosas

32. Blood Brothers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2000 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Ernie Fritz | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Barbara Carr, Bob Clearmountain

33. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Who Am I This Time? (1982)

TV-PG | 53 min | Comedy, Drama

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From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely-... See full summary »

Writers: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Neal Miller | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Robert Ridgely, Dorothy Patterson

34. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Writer: Alex Stapleton | Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

35. Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB (2009)

Documentary

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An East Village performance space fought against the Bowery homeless shelter who threatened to shut them down. Some of the most iconic figures in music have performed here.

Director: Mandy Stein | Stars: Dicky Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Clem Burke, David Byrne

36. Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999 TV Movie)

101 min | Documentary, Biography

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This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ted Haimes | Director: Ted Haimes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Demme, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Stefano

37. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Murder Under Glass (1978)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.

Writers: Robert Van Scoyk, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Peter Falk, Louis Jourdan, Shera Danese, Richard Dysart

38. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987– )
Episode: Quadriplegia, Nymphomania, and HIV-Positive Night (1995)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Stars: John Bloom, Marilyn Chambers, Roger Corman, Sherilyn Fenn

39. The Agronomist (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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82 Metascore

The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jean Dominique, Aboudja, Ronald Reagan

40. Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)

110 min | Drama

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An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to ... See full summary »

Writer: Queenae Taylor Mulvihill | Directors: Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | Stars: Barbarao, Amandina Lihamba, Samahani Kejeri, Waigwa Wachira

41. Trying Times (1987– )
Episode: A Family Tree (1987)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Writers: Beth Henley, Budge Threlkeld | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, John Stockwell, Hope Lange, David Byrne

42. Enlightened (2011–2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

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A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

Creators: Laura Dern, Mike White | Stars: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns, Luke Wilson

43. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

44. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

45. Red Hot and Blue (1990 TV Movie)

88 min | Music

7.4
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Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.

Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, Alex Cox, Jonathan Demme, Philippe Gautier, Jim Jarmusch, Neil Jordan, Edward Lachman, Adelle Lutz, John Maybury, Steve McLean, Sandy McLeod, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Zak Ove, Mark Pellington, Roger Pomphrey, Matthew Rolston, John Scarlett-Davies, Wim Wenders | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne, Neneh Cherry

46. Film 2014 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Leigh, Barry Norman

47. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

48. Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep (2008 TV Movie)

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Writer: Edurne Ormazábal | Director: Manuel Palacios | Stars: Liam Aiken, Alan Alda, Kevin Bacon, Pierce Brosnan

49. A Master Builder (2013)

130 min | Drama

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62 Metascore

A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.

Writers: Henrik Ibsen, Wallace Shawn | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine

50. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina