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1. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: All in the Family (2000)

TV-14 | Drama

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Carter and Lucy are discovered and the staff struggles to save them and go on with normal patient care.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Laura Innes

2. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: And in the End... (2009)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama

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As Carter prepares to open a new facility for the underprivileged, some old friends/colleagues gather. Rachel Greene, Mark Greene's daughter, applies for an internship at County.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Sherry Stringfield, David Lyons

3. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: On the Beach (2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Dr. Greene's final days are spent in Hawaii with Rachel, teaching her to drive and surf. When he suffers a seizure, Elizabeth is called. Mark refuses to go home. He manages to make amends with his daughter before his eventual death.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: John Wells | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

5. From the Earth to the Moon (1998 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

6. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Love's Labor Lost (1995)

TV-14 | Drama

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Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

7. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Be Still My Heart (2000)

TV-14 | Drama

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Dr. Greene and Corday bond with their parents, Lucy cares for a patient with a psychotic break, and Valentine's Day celebrations in the ER end tragically for one of the students.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Laura Innes | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Laura Innes

8. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: First Snowfall (2002)

TV-14 | Drama

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Abby's family nightmare continues as she and her mother Maggie search for Abby's missing brother Eric, who Abby suspects is suffering from serious mental problems. The two women go to a ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jack Orman | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

9. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: 21 Guns (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Chaos reigns in the ER when two prisoners are brought in for treatment, but instead plot a violent escape. Their desperate actions place one doctor in harm's way, and forces one nurse to become a tool in their plan.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

10. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Perfect Week (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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When Barney is about to complete the perfect week - landing seven different girls in seven days - the gang roots him on in order to forget about their own miserable week.

Creators: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas | Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

11. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Kips (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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Chandler and Monica go away for the weekend but spend the entire time fighting. Ross tries to tell Rachel about his agreement with Emily.

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Director: Dana De Vally Piazza | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

12. The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games (2012 Video)

122 min | Documentary

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Writer: Cliff Stephenson | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Lon Bender, Wes Bentley, Robin Bissell

13. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Hell and High Water (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Doug saves a kid who's stuck in a flooded culvert and becomes a local hero when a TV helicopter films part of the rescue operation.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

14. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Time of Death (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

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From 11:22 to 12:06 we can follow everything that happens to Charlie Metcalf (played by Ray Liotta), a patient who is at death's door. We are shown the minutiae of a treatment which are ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Goran Visnjic

15. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: 24 Hours (1994)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Sherry Stringfield

16. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Letter (2002)

TV-14 | Drama

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Dr. Carter reads a letter from terminally ill Dr. Green to the ER staff. Dr. Weaver lashes out at a mentally challenged patient. A terminal, homeless man continues asking for Dr. Green.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jack Orman | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

17. From the Earth to the Moon (1998– )
Episode: Mare Tranquilitatis (1998)

54 min | Action, Drama, History

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Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins prepare for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Writers: Andrew Chaikin, Al Reinert, Graham Yost, Tom Hanks | Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Sam Anderson, David Andrews, Roger Bernard

18. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Orion in the Sky (2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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As Dr. Greene's brain tumor begins affecting his coordination, he becomes concerned that his fate will be similar to the terminally ill patients he treats.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

19. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama

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57 Metascore

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Writers: Steven Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Lily Rabe, Sophie Nélisse, Liev Schreiber, Tobey Maguire

20. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Bloodline (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

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Weaver, Kovac, and the other doctors work frantically to try to save Jerry and a pregnant Abby, who were both critically injured during the shootout that left the ER in shambles. Meanwhile,... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Stephen Cragg | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

21. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Split Decisions (2006)

TV-14 | Drama

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Ray helps an old friend escape from her abusive father. Dubenko volunteers in the ER but can't seem to handle a slow day. Abby and Kovac go baby shopping, while Neela gets unexpected and upsetting news from Gallant.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

22. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Healers (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Shep and Raul go in a burning house without the proper equipment to save three children.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

23. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Show Must Go On (2005)

TV-14 | Drama

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Casualties of a disaster flood the ER, which is short-handed because everyone is at Dr. Carter's going-away party because he's leaving the ER after 11 years. Dr. Pratt looks for the courage to confront his father, Charlie.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: John Wells | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Goran Visnjic

24. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Top 10 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Stars: Debbie Allen, Stephen Boss, Brandon Bryant, Witney Carson

25. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

26. Batman: The Dark Knight (2008 Video)

Short, Action, Adventure

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Writer: Bob Kane | Director: Clint Walker | Star: Daniel Gidlow

27. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Alone in a Crowd (2005)

TV-14 | Drama

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A soccer mom finds herself completely aware of everything going on around her, but is unable to move or speak after suffering a stroke.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Goran Visnjic

28. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Freefall (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

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On Thanksgiving Day, a helicopter crash outside the ER leaves several injured, and kills Dr. Romano. Alex tries to bring Sam and Luka together.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

29. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Great Expectations (1999)

TV-14 | Drama

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On Thanksgiving Day Carol goes into labor. She's able to get to the ER only thanks to Luka's help. She delivers the first baby in the ER, but the second causes some trouble. Greene leaves ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Laura Innes

30. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Secrets and Lies (2002)

TV-14 | Drama

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After some staff members are caught going through a dominatrix's bag, Weaver makes them attend a sexual harassment seminar, where they learn about each other.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

31. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Long Way Around (1997)

TV-14 | Drama

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Nurse Carol Hathaway is held hostage during a convenience store robbery, then befriends one of the gunmen.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

32. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

33. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: A Shift in the Night (1996)

TV-14 | Drama

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Mark has to work for the fourth night in a row while a lot of the staff are absent and the number of patients is towering.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Lance Gentile | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

34. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Finale: Winner Announced (2011)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

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We start the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 8 finale with a group dance featuring the entire Top 20... See full synopsis »

Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Stephen Boss

35. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Love Among the Ruins (1995)

TV-14 | Drama

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Doug Ross and Nurse Hathaway treat a girls' basketball team from a local catholic school for meningitis. Their teachers also need to be tested but one of them confides in Hathaway that she ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

36. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: May Day (2000)

TV-14 | Drama

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As the result of a school shooting, Kovac and Benton care for the gunman and his victims. Abby discovers that Carter has been illegally injecting pain relievers. Greene and Weaver confront ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

37. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Midnight (2004)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

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Carter takes Kem to the hospital to check on their baby since it's not kicking anymore.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Julie Hébert | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

38. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Night Shift (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Carol has to fire two of the nurses. Meanwhile, Gant feels Benton is too hard on him.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

39. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain (2001)

TV-14 | Drama

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When a torrential rainstorm pounds Chicago, patients deluge the emergency room while Weaver speeds to an accident site. There, she finds a pregnant woman, Vicki lying injured inside a ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: David Nutter | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

40. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Lost (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

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John Carter returns to the Congo to retrieve Luka Kovac's body. He finds however that the area where was killed is still too dangerous to enter. He and Gillian finally manage to hitch a ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

41. The Sentinel (1996–1999)
Episode: The Switchman (1996)

Action, Adventure, Crime

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After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after ... See full summary »

Creators: Paul De Meo, Danny Bilson | Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Kelly Curtis, Ken Earl

42. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Try Carter (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

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It's a busy Fourth of July and Carter is the only attending working.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

43. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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76 Metascore

When Lou 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.

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

44. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Writers: Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Robert Cohen | Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

45. Elton John in Central Park New York (1981 TV Movie)

59 min | Music

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A spectacular register of Elton John's mega-concert at the Central Park NY, recorded on September 13, 1980. The great artist presents his greatest hits from the 1970's and his performance, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Mansfield | Stars: James Newton Howard, Elton John, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson

46. De entre los zapatos (2002)

PG | 5 min | Short, Thriller

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A boy suspects that something lives in his closet, the moment for confirming it, has arrived.

Writer: Erik Mariñelarena Herrera | Director: Erik Mariñelarena Herrera | Stars: Adán Cano, Álan Cano, Diana Jimena Ruiz

47. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Blizzard (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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The ER staff's slow snow day becomes chaotically hectic when the casualties of a 40 car traffic accident flood in.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

48. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Body & Soul (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Dr. Nate Lennox, a former professor with ALS, is brought in as the progression of his disease is chronicled through his own flashbacks as he is treated by each of the doctors at one point. ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Parminder Nagra

49. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Chaos Theory (2002)

TV-14 | Drama

8.1
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Dr. Carter, Abby and other staff of the ER are quarantined as the CDC investigate a mysterious, deadly outbreak.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

50. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Damaged (2004)

TV-14 | Drama

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Neela is still struggling with her decision not to continue becoming a doctor. We discover that Ray is in a band. Kovac and Sam are amoureux, but where does that leave them? Carter takes ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Noah Wyle, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston