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1. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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64 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Writers: Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

2. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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54 Metascore

When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.

Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

3. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.9
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

Creators: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker

4. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce

5. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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57 Metascore

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne, J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Directors: Kenneth Branagh, Joss Whedon | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

6. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

7. Luther (2010– )

360 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Creator: Neil Cross | Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

8. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

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

6.4
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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

9. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

10. RocknRolla (2008)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Ritchie | Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton

11. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

4.3
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32 Metascore

As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Writers: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S. Goyer | Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

12. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Writers: Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Enrique López Lavigne, Jesús Olmo | Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

13. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Writers: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

14. The Losers (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

Writers: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt, Andy Diggle | Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans

15. Takers (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, John Luessenhop, Avery Duff | Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy

16. The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Writer: David S. Goyer | Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

17. Obsessed (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

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A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

Writer: David Loughery | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell

18. The Big C (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

Creator: Darlene Hunt | Stars: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey

19. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

20. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts.

Stars: William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Emilia Fox, Amanda Burton

21. Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Writer: J.S. Cardone | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis

22. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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49 Metascore

A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend... See full summary »

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

23. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

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The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Creators: Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro | Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, C. Martin Croker

24. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Writer: Preston A. Whitmore II | Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

25. Girlfriends (2000–2008)

30 min | Comedy

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A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

Creator: Mara Brock Akil | Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reginald C. Hayes

26. The Reaping (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Brian Rousso | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba

27. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

28. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

29. Chelsea Lately (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

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Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, Mike Rock, Chris Franjola

30. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: Paul Shaffer, David Letterman, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

31. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

32. The Gunman (2014)

Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

An international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for.

Writers: Don MacPherson, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Pete Travis | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Idris Elba, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone

33. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Add a Plot

Stars: Graham Norton, Lee Mack, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne

34. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Bianna Golodryga, Ginger Zee, Ron Claiborne

35. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, War

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The Russian Federation continues its invasion of the U.S., as well as Europe, including England, France and Germany.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Will Staples | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Idris Elba, William Fichtner, Kevin McKidd

36. The Jungle Book (II)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.

Writers: Rudyard Kipling, Justin Marks | Director: Jon Favreau | Star: Idris Elba

37. Alive Alone (2014)

Thriller | Pre-production

An ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver, and a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss worlds collide, as they unexpectedly find salvation in each other.

Writer: Khurram Longi | Director: Khurram Longi | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Sam Worthington

38. The Human Contract (2008)

R | 103 min | Drama

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A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.

Writer: Jada Pinkett Smith | Director: Jada Pinkett Smith | Stars: Jason Clarke, Paz Vega, Idris Elba, T.J. Thyne

39. Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Writers: Robert O'Connor, Gregor Jordan, Eric Weiss, Nora Maccoby | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn

40. No Good Deed (I) (2014)

Thriller | Post-production

A wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a turn when her family is threatened by a stranger who talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her terrorized and fighting for survival.

Writer: Aimee Lagos | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo

41. London's Burning (1988–2002)

50 min | Drama

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Based on the 1986 TV Movie of the same name written by Jack Rosenthal, London's Burning is a British drama series about the lives of members of the London Fire Brigade... See full synopsis »

Stars: Glen Murphy, Richard Walsh, Shirley Greenwood, Kim Clifford

42. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

43. 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

Writers: Barry Adelman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacqueline Bisset

44. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, Kathie Lee Gifford

45. Hack (2002–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

Creator: David Koepp | Stars: Andre Braugher, David Morse, Matthew Borish, George Dzundza

46. Playhouse Presents (2012– )

30 min | Drama

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Eleven stand-alone dramas.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Brenda Blethyn, Tom Ellis, Rebecca Front

47. Attack of the Show! (2005– )

60 min | News

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There's the inside track, and then there are those who pave the inside track. Attack of the Show gets you inside, underneath, around, and behind the newest tech, the hottest games, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Candace Bailey, Zach Selwyn

48. Beasts of No Nation

Drama, War | Pre-production

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Writers: Cary Fukunaga, Uzodinma Iweala | Director: Cary Fukunaga | Star: Idris Elba

49. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Nicole Ari Parker, Malinda Williams, Vanessa Williams, Aaron Meeks

50. Demons Never Die (2011)

93 min | Horror

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When a young girl takes her own life, Archie and the other Suicide Kids decide to follow her lead and form a pact. But as the group begin to die one by one, Archie realizes that they have ... See full summary »

Writer: Arjun Rose | Director: Arjun Rose | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Ashley Walters, Tulisa Contostavlos, Jason Maza