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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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

Votes: 26,804

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

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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80 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 746,133 | Gross: $112.00M

3. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

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

Votes: 174,353 | Gross: $83.40M

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

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

Votes: 172,596 | Gross: $105.81M

5. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

Votes: 9,782 | Gross: $5.60M

6. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

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 »

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,228

7. The Hustler (1961)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 66,502

8. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 5,924

9. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 33,986 | Gross: $63.86M

10. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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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.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 11,645

11. Funny Farm (1988)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher

Votes: 16,360 | Gross: $25.54M

12. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 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.

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

Votes: 6,642 | Gross: $6.10M

13. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Add a Plot

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 440

14. Ironweed (1987)

R | 143 min | Drama

6.8
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An alcoholic drifter spends Halloween in his home town of Albany, NY after returning there for the first time in decades.

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

Votes: 6,887 | Gross: $7.39M

15. The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.

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

Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $6.14M

16. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 771

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.

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

Votes: 8,245 | Gross: $2.90M

18. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.3
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In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.

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

Votes: 877 | Gross: $7.33M

19. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

Votes: 11,256 | Gross: $28.54M

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 »

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

Votes: 2,537 | Gross: $4.39M

21. Seize the Day (1986)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly

Votes: 1,043

22. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 270

23. 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 »

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber

Votes: 447

24. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

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

8.1
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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

Votes: 449

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,478

26. 3-2-1 Contact (1980–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

8.1
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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

Votes: 359

27. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ted Beniades

Votes: 206

28. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $0.32M

29. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 104

30. Earthly Possessions (1999 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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 »

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Phoebe Lapine, Anna Rose Menken, Marge Redmond

Votes: 1,251

31. The Happy Hooker (1975)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

2.9
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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 »

Director: Nicholas Sgarro | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lovelady Powell, Tom Poston

Votes: 551

32. 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.

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

Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $6.97M

33. The Beniker Gang (1985)

G | 87 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jennifer Dundas, Charles Fields, Jeff Alan-Lee

Votes: 281

34. Reckless (1995)

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

5.1
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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.

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

Votes: 389 | Gross: $0.10M

35. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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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: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 145

36. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

37. Hawk (1966– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.4
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The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City DA's office.

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Leon Janney, John Marley

Votes: 73

38. Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

5.8
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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 »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever, Chip Zien

Votes: 530

39. Deadhead Miles (1973)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.6
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The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

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

Votes: 169

40. Law and Disorder (1974)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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In the crime-ridden 70's New York City, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth, Anita Dangler

Votes: 190

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

176 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Directors: Jay Sandrich, Judy Kinberg, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen

Votes: 283

42. Out of the Rain (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

3.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 134

43. Home Fires Burning (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.9
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When a WW2 veteran comes back home,he realizes how the war affected Americans by seeing the changes in his wife,family,and best friend.

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

Votes: 81

44. 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.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Patrick Breen, Andy Dick, Alice Drummond, William Duell

Votes: 280

45. 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.

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

Votes: 92

46. My Old Man (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Warren Oates, Eileen Brennan, Joseph Maher

Votes: 70

47. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Art Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 30

48. Sanctuary of Fear (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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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.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Barnard Hughes, Michael McGuire, George Hearn, Robert Schenkkan

Votes: 38

49. Standing Room Only (1976–1982)

Music

7.2
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Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner (aka Red Skelton's 's Christmas Dinner) is a TV special that premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) on December 13, 1981. The program stars Red Skelton... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12

50. 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.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Marilu Henner, Dennis Dugan, Kevin McCarthy, Mary Gross