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1. 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

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

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

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82 Metascore

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

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

TV-14 | Drama

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The Staff is having a Valentine's Day party while Carter and Lucy get stabbed by a patient.

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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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

17. Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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

18. Born & Raised (2012)

Unrated | Drama

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This intelligently crafted, seven-time award winning festival favorite, tells the story of a young man, in a small seaside town, who learns a thing or two about love, luck and life from his... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Loritsch | Director: Joshua Dragge | Stars: Nick Loritsch, Jackson Pyle, Sandra Staggs, Dawntavia Bullard

19. 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

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: 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

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

TV-14 | Drama

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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

30. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Day One (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Mark's wife arrives in the ER with the news that she has passed her bar exams but several members of the staff interrupt their intimate celebration. Greene treats an elderly woman whose ... See full summary »

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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Fathers and Sons (1997)

TV-14 | Drama

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Ross and Greene travel to a near-deserted stretch of California to investigate circumstances surrounding a death in Doug's family.

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

41. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Fear of Flying (1996)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama

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While on their helicopter flight rotation, Mark and Susan find an injured family of four who they bring to the ER.

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

42. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Homecoming (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Dr. Carter struggles with his drug dependency; a custodial strike leaves the ER cluttered with garbage; a riot at a high-school football game leaves several wounded.

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

43. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Jigsaw (2006)

TV-14 | Drama

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A belligerent young man with the flu turns out to be more than he seems, and presents a challenge to Morris and Sam when he refuses treatment. Abby's chance encounter with Curtis Ames ... See full summary »

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

44. 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

45. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Scoop and Run (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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Thanksgiving at County is quiet, with the normal number of routine (or nearly so) emergencies. But Abby makes up for the lack of excitement while returning to the hospital as the doctor on a helicopter transport.

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

46. 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

47. 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 »

Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Joe Johnson, Tony Westman, Harv Zimmel | Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Bruce A. Young, Ken Earl

48. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Two Ships (2005)

TV-14 | Drama

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The ER prepares to take in victims from a plane collision, while Neela and Pratt head out to the crash site where Neela makes heroic efforts. At the end of the day, Neela gets a surprising visit.

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

49. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Writers: Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

50. 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