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1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Active

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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan

3. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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74 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

5. The Simpsons (1989– )

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

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

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

7. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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60 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

8. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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58 Metascore

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

9. X-Men (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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64 Metascore

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

10. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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58 Metascore

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

12. X-Men 2 (2003)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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68 Metascore

The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

Writers: Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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88 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

14. Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Neil Gaiman | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

15. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Writers: Chris Weitz, Philip Pullman | Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

16. 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

17. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Dan Brown | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

18. Vicious (2013– )

23 min | Comedy | Active

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Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly 50 years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.

Creators: Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

19. Flushed Away (2006)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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74 Metascore

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan, William Davies, Sam Fell, Peter Lord | Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

20. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Writers: Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, David Arnott | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

21. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

22. Extras (2005–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

23. Mr. Holmes (2015)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

Writers: Mitch Cullin, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jeffrey Hatcher | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam

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

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

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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

25. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

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

26. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Writers: Stephen King, Brandon Boyce | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

27. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

Writer: John Guare | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

28. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

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

29. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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

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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

30. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

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

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

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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, Rickey Minor, Wally Wingert

32. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

33. The Prisoner (2009 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".

Stars: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Wilson

34. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

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

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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

35. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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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

36. The Shadow (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Writers: Walter B. Gibson, David Koepp | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle

37. David Copperfield (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Adrian Hodges | Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington

38. The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Three actors who had played Doctor Who, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, are anxious to appear in the 50th anniversary special. A humorous look at the production of the long ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Davison | Director: Peter Davison | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Olivia Colman, Peter Davison, Louis Davison

39. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Writers: Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

40. Asylum (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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51 Metascore

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.

Writers: Patrick McGrath, Patrick Marber, Chrysanthy Balis | Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen

41. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore, Andrew Sullivan

42. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). ... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Sherman | Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

43. 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

44. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Horror

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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Writers: F. Paul Wilson, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

45. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored.

Writers: Christopher Bram, Bill Condon | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

46. Richard III (1995)

R | 104 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Ian McKellen, Richard Loncraine | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr.

47. LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game (2014 Video Game)

Fantasy

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Relive the adventures of the first two hobbit movies in Lego style.

Writer: Dewi Roberts | Director: James McLoughlin | Stars: Christopher Lee, Richard Armitage, Sarah Beck Mather, John Bell

48. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, Kathie Lee Gifford

49. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

50. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle