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1. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: One (I) (2009)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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Roman Nevikov kidnaps Dani Reese and contacts Charlie with his ransom demand: he want Charlie to bring him Mickey Rayborn. With the LAPD brass looking for Charlie as well, he's not spending... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 392

2. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Episode: Remember: Part 2 (2006)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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More frequent flashbacks featuring Rex, John Rowland, and George Williams, take us back to key moments in time for Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle and how they connect to the present. ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 383

3. Ghostbusters (2009 Video Game)

Action, Comedy, Horror

8.7
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You play the newest employee of the paranormal investigations and eliminations business as a new wave of Gozer related hauntings plagues New York City.

Directors: Kody Sabourin, David Wheeler | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 2,062

4. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Dr. Linus (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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Ilana prepares to kill Ben after Miles reveals that Ben killed Jacob. In Los Angeles, Ben contemplates a power play at his high school. Meanwhile Richard and Jack share their secrets and experiences with Jacob and form an alliance.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 2,474

5. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 30,252

6. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: Only a Dream: Part II (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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With the other members of the Justice League trapped in their worst nightmares, Batman and Martian Manhunter have to defeat Doctor Destiny and save them before it is too late.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 246

7. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Episode: Remember: Part 1 (2006)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Perodic flashbacks to moving-in day on Wisteria Lane and how the control-freak Bree, the ambitious Lynette, the neurotic Susan, and the narcissistic Gabrielle met Mary Alice Young for the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 354

8. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Trapdoor (I) (2008)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Crews and Reese investigate the execution style killing of three men, two of whom are suspected of being Russian mobsters. The third victim doesn't fit the pattern however and the police ... See full summary »

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 223

9. Centennial (1978–1979)

1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,334

10. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 408,084

11. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 68,891

12. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 37,046

13. Life (I) (2007–2009)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton

Votes: 30,231

14. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Badge Bunny (I) (2008)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Crews and Reese investigate the murder of Kendall Shay, a police groupie also referred to as a badge bunny. The woman was found in a sleazy part of town near the body of a known drug dealer... See full summary »

Director: Jay Torres | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 229

15. Defiance (2013–2015)
Episode: I Almost Prayed (2014)

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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With New York destroyed and Defiance at risk, Nolan must race against the clock to stop Irzu and save Irisa in the process.

Director: Michael Nankin | Stars: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran

Votes: 295

16. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
Episode: It Girls and Beyond (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Brad is attracted his lesbian client who is sued for having a relationship with her boss merely for financial purposes.Alan second chairs,while Denny tries to prove that he is a competent ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: James Spader, Monica Potter, Rhona Mitra, Mark Valley

Votes: 196

17. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: Only a Dream (2003)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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A man becomes a supervillain who attacks his victims in their dreams.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 245

18. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Massacre (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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As the Civil War is fought between the North and South, militia colonel Frank Skimmerhorn arrives in Colorado on a mission to wipe out the Indians. Major Mercy struggles to keep the peace ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 43

19. Workaholics (2011– )
Episode: The Meat Jerking Beef Boys (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.3
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The guys' friendship is tested when Ders' dad comes to visit.

Director: Eric Appel | Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, William Atherton

Votes: 182

20. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 123,968

21. Die Hard (1988)

R | 131 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 635,403 | Gross: $81.35M

22. Workaholics (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

Votes: 39,406

23. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Longhorns (1978)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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John Skimmerhorn hires R.J. Poteet to lead the difficult cattle drive from Texas to Colorado on behalf of Oliver Seccombe and the Venneford Ranch. Sixteen-year-old Jim Lloyd joins the drive... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 41

24. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Wagon and the Elephant (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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While Alexander McKeag and Clay Basket decide to make a life for themselves, following the death of Pasquinel, with McKeag taking the young daughter as his own, across the country in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 43

25. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 57,049

26. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Behind the Scenes: 'Die Hard: With a Vengeance' (1995)

22 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, John McTiernan, Bruce Willis, Andrew G. Vajna

Votes: 14

27. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Black Friday (I) (2008)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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On the busiest shopping day in the USA - the Friday after Thanksgiving - Charlie and Dani investigate the death of man in America's largest shopping mall. Before they can remove the body ... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 225

28. Defiance (2013–2015)
Episode: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Datak is framed for a bizarre murder and turns to an unlikely ally for help, while Irisa discovers more about her destiny after encountering a mysterious stranger.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran

Votes: 248

29. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 52,984

30. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 16,482

31. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Bedtime (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A rape and murder helps Benson and Stabler crack a case involving a serial rapist and killer from the 1970s. However, one copycat crime remains open when investigation reveals that the crime was committed by a woman.

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 224

32. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Blood & Wine: Part 1 (1987)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A woman who discovered her daughter's husband has a gun but couldn't find it when she tries to tell her daughter about calls McCall. McCall initially refuses to help until he sees the man ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, William Atherton, Moira Sinise

Votes: 28

33. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Evil... and His Brother Ziggy (I) (2009)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a Deputy Sheriff is found murdered on sovereign tribal lands, the LAPD is called in to investigate as a neutral third party between the tribal police and the county Sheriff. The Deputy... See full summary »

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Donal Logue, Adam Arkin

Votes: 219

34. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: For as Long as the Waters Flow (1978)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Mercy is sent to negotiate a treaty with the Indians. Zendt goes in place of McKeag. Three men heading to the new mines to work, meet up with Hans Brumbaugh, a German farmer from Russia. As... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 45

35. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Head Case (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Gunshots, a fleeing van and a massive blood pool all point to murder, but when Castle & Beckett arrive at the crime scene, they discover that it lacks something - the victim! The ... See full summary »

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 773

36. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is Underwater (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Monk is put in an uncomfortable position when Natalie asks him to help investigate the apparent suicide of her old friend's commanding officer.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 311

37. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder, She Spoke (1987)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A temporary black-out at a recording studio leaves Jessica in the dark when the wealthy soon-to-be-owner is stabbed to death.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Atherton, G.W. Bailey, Michael Callan

Votes: 103

38. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Shelf Life (I) (2009)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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With Dani still away on the joint LAPD-FBI task force, Charlie and his close friend Officer Bobby Stark investigate the stabbing death of a man jogging on a pier. Surveillance video doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 204

39. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Shepherds (1978)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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The town is now called Centennial. The last of the Arapaho led by Lone Eagle leave for a reservation. Hans Brumbaugh refuses to be intimidated by the Venneford Ranch; a range war threatens ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 41

40. Childrens Hospital (2008–2016)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy

7.9
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Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.

Stars: Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 5,941

41. Decoding Die Hard (2013 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: William Atherton, Hart Bochner, Mark Bomback, Jan de Bont

Votes: 18

42. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Blood & Wine: Part 2 (1987)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A terrorist blends in with visitors from all over the world at a Roman Catholic religious festival, His former partner, who repented and became a monk, arrives in New York City to search ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, William Atherton, Moira Sinise

Votes: 27

43. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: Canyon Flowers (I) (2009)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Crews and Reese investigate the murder of Frank Dunlop who was found buried upright up to his neck. He was a driver who delivered meals to shut-ins and they start to check those addresses. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 209

44. Centennial (1978–1979)
Episode: The Crime (1979)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Oliver Seccombe resigns, but decides to never leave Colorado. The Wendells are determined to stay in Centennial, but can't shake the suspicions of Sheriff Dumire. The killing of the Pettis ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: William Atherton, Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 42

45. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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67 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 290,587 | Gross: $229.24M

46. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A modern revival of the classic sci-fi horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 9,199

47. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,256

48. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,824

49. Life (2007–2009)
Episode: I Heart Mom (I) (2009)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crews and Reese investigate the murder of a man found sitting in the attic of a roofless house. What they learn is that the man was a con artist who would scam individuals into major home ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue

Votes: 204

50. Defiance (2013–2015)
Episode: The Opposite of Hallelujah (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Joshua's search for Irisa takes him across the country. Irisa keeps a deadly secret. In no uncertain terms, Stahma Tarr lets her son, Alak, know who is really running the family business. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Nankin | Stars: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran

Votes: 340