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1. The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011 TV Movie)

185 min | Music

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Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Frank Abagnale Jr., Nick Adams, Theoni V. Aldredge

2. DP/30: Conversations About Movies (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Sally Hawkins, Greta Gerwig, Nicole Kidman, Adèle Exarchopoulos

3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: The Execution of Catherine Willows (2002)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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On the day of convicted serial killer-rapist John Mathers's execution, a new case following his MO causes a stay after countering the already administered lethal injection and urgent ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Elizabeth Devine | Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

4. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Badge (2002)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An apparent murder-suicide by an auditor at the city's comptroller office takes a turn when an audit of the school district's security system is found.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, Marlane Meyer | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

5. Century City (2004– )
Episode: Love and Games (2004)

Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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The firm take on the national baseball league after a drafted player is banned because he has potential advantages over other players. They also have to combat a lawsuit for work place ... See full summary »

Writer: David Shore | Director: J. Miller Tobin | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Viola Davis, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristin Lehman

6. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: The Exchange (2007)

Action, Crime, Thriller

8.4
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Tyler and Jay are stunned Will turns up promising to help hem, but as he disarms Marlow, gamble he's their best bet to get their lives back. Chamber's team chases them and pulls Marlow off ... See full summary »

Writer: Henry Robles | Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Pascale Hutton

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

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

8.3
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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

8. Traveler (2007– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.3
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Jay and Tyler find themselves hunted by the FBI after a bombing of a museum. Their only lead is their best friend, Will Traveler, who disappeared after the bombing and is not in any record ... See full summary »

Creator: David DiGilio | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Anthony Ruivivar

9. The Big Picture (2011– )

10 min | Family

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The Big Picture promotes all the latest movies hitting the cinemas over the coming month, plus individual Specials looking at Red Carpet Premieres, Press Conferences or Junkets.

Stars: Johnny Fleming, Simon Thompson, Charlotte Mills, Sasha Plaché

10. Driving Fish (2002)

35 min | Short

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Aubretta Elaine Young is perfect on the outside and crumbling on the inside. She makes her way through life fishing for meaningful connections but always finds a reason to throw back the ... See full summary »

Writer: Rosalyn Coleman | Director: Rosalyn Coleman | Stars: Yvette Ganier, Kalimi Baxter, Hope Clarke, Marcuis Harris

11. United States of Tara (2009–2011)
Episode: Dept. of F'd Up Family Services (2010)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

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In the aftermath of the tornado, Max races to clean up the house when he learns a social worker will be visiting them to see if he's a suitable parent. Tara isn't much help and her alters ... See full summary »

Creator: Diablo Cody | Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

12. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: The Reunion (2007)

46 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.3
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The FBI chases Tyler on foot from Hahn's place trough Upper Eastside NY, he gets out in a bus and hooks up with a bar maid. In Boston, Will manhandles a weapon supplier but even a fake ... See full summary »

Creator: David DiGilio | Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Pascale Hutton

13. Third Watch (1999–2005)
Episode: Act Brave (2001)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Kim and Jimmy are having a custody battle over Joey. Boscoe and Faith are on a call of a possible terrorist threat, that ends up being an explosive event. Alex risk her self to save a little girl and is punished by doc for it.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Director: Brooke Kennedy | Stars: Michael Beach, Coby Bell, Amy Carlson, Eddie Cibrian

14. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Mercy (2003)

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

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When the body of a baby girl is found inside a cooler, the detectives need to investigate just who she is and how she got there. They soon learn that the little girl had a genetic disorder ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Ruth Fletcher, Christos N. Gage | Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

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

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

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

16. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

17. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

18. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama

8.1
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70 Metascore

Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Writer: Ned Benson | Director: Ned Benson | Stars: Nina Arianda, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Ryan Eggold

19. The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009 TV Movie)

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Writers: Barry Adelman, Ken Shapiro, Jon Macks | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Brooke Adams, Christina Applegate

20. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Double Negative (2008)

Drama

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Rebecca awaits the results of her paternity test. Presidential nominee Taylor comes to see Robert about a job. When Scotty gets a medical bill he can't pay, Kevin has a practical solution. Sarah must decide how much faith she has in Saul.

Creator: Jon Robin Baitz | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Dave Annable, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Kerris Dorsey, Sally Field

21. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Doubt (2004)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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When a college student claims rape and her professor claims it was consensual sex, Stabler and Benson find themselves in the middle of a he said, she said battle, trying to decide whether ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Marjorie David | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

22. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: The Tells (2007)

Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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Tyler and Jay go to Boston and discover Will's aliases.

Creator: David DiGilio | Director: Tim Iacofano | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Anthony Ruivivar

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

TV-14 | 210 min

8.0
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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

24. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Birthright (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old girl uncovers a fertility doctor's scheme to steal embryos, and prompts a custody battle between the child's biological and birth mothers.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Jonathan Greene | Director: Arthur W. Forney | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

25. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Grief (2003)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a rape victim winds up dead, her father decides to take justice into his own hands.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Adisa Iwa | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

26. The Division (2001–2004)
Episode: Remembrance (2002)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Creator: Deborah Joy LeVine | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Tracey Needham, Lisa Vidal, Bonnie Bedelia

27. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Retro (2008)

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

8.0
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While investigating a case involving a baby infected with the AIDS virus, the unit uncovers a connection to a doctor who claims that AIDS does not exist and is part of a government conspiracy.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Jonathan Greene, Joshua Kotcheff | Director: Peter Leto | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

28. The Guardian (2001–2004)
Episode: The Men from the Boys (2001)

42 min | Drama, Crime

8.0
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Nick is not amused to be maneuvered into taking risks with gay judge Smirnovitch for his charge Ethan Ritter (16). The cocky gay prostitute isn't wanted by his own family but the competent ... See full summary »

Creator: David Hollander | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Erica Leerhsen, Charles Malik Whitfield

29. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: The Out (2007)

Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Jay and Tyler head to Will's hometown in Maine, looking for information about their missing friend.

Creator: David DiGilio | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Pascale Hutton

30. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: The Trader (2007)

Action, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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Tyler and Jay uncover financial ties to the bombing.

Creator: David DiGilio | Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Pascale Hutton

31. United States of Tara (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

7.9
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family.

Creator: Diablo Cody | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

32. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.9
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Creators: Kevin Arkadie, Dick Wolf | Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Vélez

33. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Cage (2006)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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SVU investigates a shady private adoption agency after two undocumented children are found deserted near an automobile accident.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Patrick Harbinson | Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

34. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Cold (2008)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detective Lake is accused of killing a police officer, and SVU soon discovers that he has been investigating a 10-year-old cold rape case without anyone's knowledge.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Judy McCreary | Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

35. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle

36. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

37. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

38. The 86th Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 214 min

7.8
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Writers: Kristin Gore, Amy Ozols, Jon Macks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alison Balian, Vance DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jason Gelles, Mike Gibbons, Alex Herschlag, Kevin Leman, Kevin Nealon, Paula Pell, Lauren Pomerantz, Allison Silverman, Adam Yenser | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper

39. Dark Girls (2011)

Documentary

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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke | Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Joni Bovill, Kirk Bovill

40. The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments (2005 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | Documentary

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TV Guide and TV Land present the 100 most unexpected moments in television, the moments that surprised and shocked us.

Stars: Norman Alden, Ed Ames, Louie Anderson, Bob Barker

41. Traveler (2007– )
Episode: New Haven (2007)

Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Tyler and Jay go back to New Haven, Conn, to find evidence that can prove their innocence.

Creator: David DiGilio | Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Pascale Hutton

42. Threshold (2005– )
Episode: Shock (2005)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Dr. Caffrey finds herself dealing with the Baltimore police and Homeland Security in an effort to gain the transfer of a captured infectee.

Creator: Bragi F. Schut | Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict

43. United States of Tara (2009–2011)
Episode: Trouble Junction (2010)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

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Tara soon comes to the realization that one of her alters, Buck, emerged and that she spent the night with an attractive waitress from the local pub. She desperately wants to keep that ... See full summary »

Creator: Diablo Cody | Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

44. United States of Tara (2009–2011)
Episode: You Becoming You (2010)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

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Max is not happy with the revelation that she didn't tell him about her alter Buck re-emerging. She agrees to find a new analyst but the person she settles on lives in New York and their ... See full summary »

Creator: Diablo Cody | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist

45. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

Writers: Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

46. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)

R | 89 min | Drama

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70 Metascore

Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Writer: Ned Benson | Director: Ned Benson | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Ryan Eggold

47. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

48. Judging Amy (1999–2005)
Episode: Blast from the Past (2000)

Drama

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Accusations of misconduct are filed against Amy and Bruce. Maxine meets Jarod"s son, who suspects her motives. Donna learns she is pregnant. An unstable man (who went to school with Vincent) reacts violently to Amy's ruling about his sons.

Creators: John Tinker, Bill D'Elia, Amy Brenneman, Connie Tavel | Director: James Hayman | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Dan Futterman, Richard T. Jones, Jessica Tuck

49. Century City (2004– )
Episode: The Face Was Familiar (2004)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writer: Ed Zuckerman | Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Viola Davis, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristin Lehman

50. United States of Tara (2009–2011)
Episode: The Family Portrait (2010)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

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Tara and Max's relationship is at a low ebb. After their fight at the art show, Max spent the night with waitress Pammy. It was supposed to be a one night stand with no strings attached but... See full summary »

Creator: Diablo Cody | Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist