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1. The Night Of (2016– )
Episode: The Beach (2016)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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A shy Pakistani American college student, Naz, spends a night with a quirky, mysterious girl. After he wakes up, he finds her dead in bed.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moaadi

Votes: 1,783

2. The Night Of (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Peyman Moaadi, Poorna Jagannathan, Syam M. Lafi

Votes: 6,515

3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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80 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 834,308 | Gross: $290.16M

4. CBS Library (1979–1983)
Episode: The Incredible Book Escape (1980)

60 min | Animation, Family

8.6
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Young girl is locked at the library after it closes. Soon after, four storybook characters come to life in front of her.

Directors: Seth Pinsker, Sam Weiss | Stars: Quinn Cummings, Ruth Buzzi, Penelope Sudrow, George Gobel

Votes: 8

5. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 678,884 | Gross: $309.13M

6. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 371,632 | Gross: $40.22M

7. Dream Street (1989– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Blue Collar twenty-somethings live and love in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Peter Frechette, David Barry Gray, Tom Signorelli

Votes: 11

8. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 240,551 | Gross: $22.45M

9. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 291,105 | Gross: $32.28M

10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 280,928 | Gross: $434.95M

11. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 188,515 | Gross: $26.38M

12. Long Gone (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: William Petersen, Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney, Larry Riley

Votes: 792

13. All Summer in a Day (1982 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.8
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A young girl on another planet waits for the sun to come out.

Director: Ed Kaplan | Stars: Reesa Mallen, Keith Coogan, Jerry Marshak, Tammy Simpson

Votes: 338

14. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 279,491 | Gross: $92.17M

15. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980s Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's 'Punch-Drunk Love', and he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

Votes: 1,127

16. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

Votes: 301

17. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 83,960 | Gross: $31.50M

18. CBS Library (1979–1983)

Animation, Family

7.5
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Anthology series that presents animated or live action versions of children's books.

Stars: Keith Coogan, Arte Johnson, Sparky Marcus, Jonathan Ward

Votes: 12

19. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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75 Metascore

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Votes: 230,262 | Gross: $195.00M

20. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 364,045 | Gross: $209.36M

21. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 128

22. Margaret Bourke-White (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Biographical account of pioneering photographer's career.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Frederic Forrest, David Huddleston, Jay Patterson

Votes: 62

23. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 109,523 | Gross: $17.79M

24. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 133,139 | Gross: $49.02M

25. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 28,384 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Human Target (1992– )

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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The cases of a unique bodyguard/detective who protects his clients from murder by impersonating them to draw the killer's fire.

Stars: Rick Springfield, Kirk Baltz, Sami Chester, Signy Coleman

Votes: 74

27. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 9,622 | Gross: $5.36M

28. Michael Penn: Try (1997 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Music video for Michael Penn's 'Try', shot by Paul Thomas Anderson and other cast and crew from 'Boogie Nights' in a single take in the longest hall-way in North America.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Penn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Thomas Jane, Melora Walters

Votes: 32

29. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 76,646 | Gross: $49.44M

30. 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006 TV Movie)

109 min | Documentary

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Hany Abu-Assad, Amy Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 68

31. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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76 Metascore

A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and effected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 108,982 | Gross: $50.82M

32. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 15,434 | Gross: $18.14M

33. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 3,221 | Gross: $2.49M

34. Aimee Mann: Save Me (1999 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.0
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Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video of Aimee Mann's Academy Award-nominated song. Shot during production of Anderson's 'Magnolia' and featuring the film's ensemble cast.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Henry Gibson, April Grace

Votes: 65

35. Tiger Town (1983 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Roy Scheider, Justin Henry, Ron McLarty, Bethany Carpenter

Votes: 189

36. The End of August (1982)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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In the turn of the century South, a woman feels unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood and has an affair with a younger man. Later, the woman leaves her family and tries to start a new life... See full summary »

Director: Bob Graham | Stars: Sally Sharp, Lilia Skala, David Marshall Grant, Paul Roebling

Votes: 26

37. A Killing in a Small Town (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 426

38. The Burning Plain (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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45 Metascore

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Director: Guillermo Arriaga | Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney

Votes: 15,332 | Gross: $0.20M

39. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

Votes: 18,542 | Gross: $2.34M

40. Behind the Red Door (2003)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.8
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A dying man must reunite with his sister to face their family's violent past and find peace in their lives.

Director: Matia Karrell | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Kiefer Sutherland, Stockard Channing, Chuck Shamata

Votes: 1,311

41. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min

6.8
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,288

42. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 227,518 | Gross: $113.17M

43. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 61,538 | Gross: $8.09M

44. Waterland (1992)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Grant Warnock

Votes: 1,744 | Gross: $1.03M

45. Into the Homeland (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Deep within the shadowy world of paramilitary white-supremacist movements, Into the Homeland is the story of an anguished father's search for his kidnapped daughter. Ex-cop Jackson Swallow ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Becky Barnes, Kimberlee Bonnet, Powers Boothe, David Caruso

Votes: 119

46. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 224

47. Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can (1999 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.6
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Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's single. Shot with a vintage hand-cranked camera using multiple lenses.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Fiona Apple

Votes: 36

48. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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52 Metascore

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 149,369 | Gross: $125.33M

49. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

Votes: 104,417 | Gross: $36.28M

50. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Thriller

6.5
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 29,387 | Gross: $88.04M