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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.8
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79 Metascore

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

3. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Writers: Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long, Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

5. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.4
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Creator: Irna Phillips | Stars: Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Lia Yang, Ron Raines

6. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »

Creators: Jon Beckerman, Rob Burnett | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

7. The Hustler (1961)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Writers: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen, Walter Tevis | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

8. The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them ... See full summary »

Writer: Vincent Patrick | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page

9. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

10. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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When her Great Aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Egan, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson | Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

11. 1776 (1972)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Writers: Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

12. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

13. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

14. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »

Writers: Jay Cronley, Jeffrey Boam | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

15. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.6
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

16. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

6.8
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A schizophrenic drifter spends Halloween in his home town after returning there for the first time in decades.

Writer: William Kennedy | Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe

17. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

18. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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33 Metascore

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Writers: Neil Simon, Marc Lawrence | Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

19. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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An American version of the popular British children's program. Every episode, the kids (and sometimes the adults, too) at Shining Time Station learn some special lessons about life and ... See full summary »

Stars: Didi Conn, Brian Edward O'Connor, Alan Semok, Olga Felgemacher

20. Mrs. Soffel (1984)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann

21. Without a Trace (1983)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Gutcheon | Director: Stanley R. Jaffe | Stars: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

22. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.4
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Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Maas, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

23. Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the ... See full summary »

Writers: Saul Bellow, Ronald Ribman | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

24. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

25. The Happy Hooker (1975)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

2.8
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Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »

Writers: Yvonne Dunleavy, Xaviera Hollander, Robin Moore, William Richert | Director: Nicholas Sgarro | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lovelady Powell, Tom Poston

26. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis, J.D. Cannon

27. Palookaville (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town. Despite a bungled jewelry store heist which ... See full summary »

Writer: David Epstein | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: William Forsythe, Vincent Gallo, Adam Trese, Gareth Williams

28. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York locations, as well as episodes based on real New York police cases.

Creators: Arnold Perl, David Susskind | Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ted Beniades

29. The Adams Chronicles (1976 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: David Elliott, Albert Stratton, Michael Tolan, John Beal

30. The Beniker Gang (1985)

G | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

Writers: Judie Angell, Jeffrey Kindley | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jennifer Dundas, Charles Fields, Jeff Alan-Lee

31. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

7.7
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A children's show explaining various principles of science and their applications.

Stars: David Quinn, Debra Shapiro, Todd A. Rolle, Ginny Ortiz

32. Earthly Possessions (1999 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Tyler, Steven Rogers | Director: James Lapine | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Phoebe Lapine, Anna Rose Menken, Marge Redmond

33. A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Higgins Clark, Earl Mac Rauch, Victor Miller | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber

34. Trial by Jury (1994)

R | 107 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Writers: Jordan Katz, Heywood Gould | Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt

35. Reckless (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

Writer: Craig Lucas | Director: Norman René | Stars: Mia Farrow, Tony Goldwyn, Juana Barrios, Mike Heibeck

36. Deadhead Miles (1973)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Donna Anderson, Alan Arkin, Madison Arnold, Paul Benedict

37. Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

Writer: A. Martin Zweiback | Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever, Chip Zien

38. Advice from a Caterpillar (1999)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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A woman falls in love with her gay friend's boyfriend.

Writer: Douglas Carter Beane | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Patrick Breen, Andy Dick, Alice Drummond, William Duell

39. Home Fires Burning (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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Writer: Robert Inman | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Sada Thompson, Robert Prosky, Bill Pullman

40. Out of the Rain (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

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Jack comes back to town for his brothers funeral and finds things have changed. His brothers suicide is a little suspicous and he begins to investigate. A developing relationship with his ... See full summary »

Writer: Shem Bitterman | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, John Seitz, Al Shannon, Chris Nelson Norris

41. The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who ... See full summary »

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman, Adam Green | Directors: Jay Sandrich, Judy Kinberg, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen

42. Me and Veronica (1993)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A woman must get the kids of her estranged dead beat irresponsible jailed sister back from sister's latest trailer park boyfriend and also try to cope with the fact that her sister may have serious self-destructive mental issues.

Writer: Leslie Lyles | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Patricia Wettig, Michael O'Keefe, John Heard

43. Standing Room Only (1976–1982)

Music

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Stars: Frank Langella, Red Skelton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Susan Clark

44. Woman Found Dead in Elevator (2000)

14 min | Short

7.7
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A story unfinished, and a burgeoning pile of laundry are the cause of great concern to a writer, also singled out for persecution by an ensemble of hostile characters. Set against the ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam M. Goldstein, George Plimpton, Ruth Tarson, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Adam M. Goldstein | Stars: Kathleen Chalfant, William Duell, John Elsen, Ronald Guttman

45. My Old Man (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.

Writers: Jerome Kass, Ernest Hemingway | Director: John Erman | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Warren Oates, Eileen Brennan, Joseph Maher

46. Sanctuary of Fear (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A Manhattan priest with a penchant for solving crimes goes to the aid of a young actress. She is becoming enmeshed in a series of bizarre incidents she can't explain, and her complaints to the police have gone ignored.

Writers: G.K. Chesterton, Gordon Cotler, Don Mankiewicz | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Michael McGuire, George Hearn, Robert Schenkkan

47. Casey Stengel (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Sport

6.8
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Writers: David Carroll, Sidney Carroll | Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: William Duell, Charles Durning, George C. Scott

48. Channel 99 (1988 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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About a high-powered LA TV executive who returns to her hometown to try to revive the local TV station which is struggling in the ratings.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Marilu Henner, Dennis Dugan, Kevin McCarthy, Mary Gross

49. The 23rd Annual Tony Awards (1969 TV Special)

Family

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Alan King, Jack Albertson, Jane Alexander

50. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Lorne Greene