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1. From the Earth to the Moon (1998 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

2. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.9
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Requiem (2006)

42 min | Drama

8.9
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President Bartlet and his current and former staffers come together for Leo's funeral.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Eli Attie, Debora Cahn, John Wells | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Alan Alda, Stockard Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Dulé Hill

4. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.8
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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.

Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker

5. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

6. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

7. Political Animals (2012– )
Episode: The Woman Problem (2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Threatened by Elaine's skyrocketing popularity, Garcetti (ADRIAN PASDAR) hatches a plan that finds Elaine at odds with her longtime mentor - a Supreme Court justice.

Creator: Greg Berlanti | Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

8. Justified (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

8.7
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel

9. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)
Episode: ...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (1996)

Drama, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Creators: Glen Morgan, James Wong | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

10. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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78 Metascore

A new menace emerges and the Dark Knight rises again to protect the city from a merciless terrorist with the help of anti-heroine Selina Kyle.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

11. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)
Episode: Today Is the Day: Part 2 (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Jesse recalls more of her fateful future mission aboard the Jimmy Carter. Back in the present, her plan to turn John against Cameron backfires when John discovers that Jesse--not Cameron--killed Riley.

Writers: Josh Friedman, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd | Director: Guy Norman Bee | Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Barbara Scolaro

12. Legit (2013– )
Episode: Afghanistan (2014)

Comedy

8.5
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To escape his parents, Jim goes to Afghanistan to entertain the troops and comes under heavy fire with Steve. Billy is hospitalized with Jim's mom.

Creators: Peter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies | Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Magda Szubanski

13. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)
Episode: The One (2006)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Melinda meets an evil spirit while helping crash victims. Part 2 of 2.

Creator: John Gray | Director: John Gray | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Aisha Tyler, David Conrad, Henry Czerny

14. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

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

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Creator: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

15. From the Earth to the Moon (1998– )
Episode: Le voyage dans la lune (1998)

57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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The last manned Apollo mission to the moon is juxtaposed with Georges Méliès' filming of A Trip to the Moon (1902).

Writers: Andrew Chaikin, Tom Hanks | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Tom Amandes, Bart Braverman, David Clyde Carr, David Clennon

16. The Pretender (1996–2000)
Episode: Mirage (1997)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

8.4
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Jerod poses as a parachute jump instructor to take down a murderer.

Creators: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jim Haynie

17. The Mentalist (2008– )
Episode: Red Moon (2010)

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

8.4
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CBI connects a small-town triple homicide to a cop killer, and a "psychic" who offers to help with the case suggests that the killer's actions are based on the moon cycle.

Writer: Bruno Heller | Director: Simon Baker | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

18. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Unpaid Debts (2007)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Michael helps out an old SEAL buddy of Sam's who has gotten himself on the wrong side of a smuggler while trying to repossess his boat, and a new agent hits town set on making Michael's ... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

19. The Good Guys (2010– )
Episode: Vacation (2010)

60 min | Action, Comedy

8.4
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Already suspended from the force for his latest escapade, Dan stumbles onto a plot to spring a violent cop killer from prison when he tries to help an informant pay back a loan shark.

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Jenny Wade, Diana Maria Riva

20. Family Law (1999–2002)
Episode: Family Values (2000)

Crime, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Writers: Ashley Gable, Thomas L. Moran | Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Dixie Carter, Julie Warner, Tony Danza

21. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Neighboring Species (2002)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Lindsey takes on a client whose neighbor is suing to get her to stop singing the same loud song every morning while, in a politically and emotionally charged hearing centered on stem cell ... See full summary »

Writer: David E. Kelley | Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Kelli Williams

22. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Rough Seas (2008)

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

8.3
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An early client of Michael's returns with a new job for him which will disrupt Fi's social life, and spark Madeline's, and the search for the buyer of the sniper rifle turns dangerous.

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

23. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Someone Else's Eyes (2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.3
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A construction worker's metal lunch-pail falls from his perch on the building and strikes Dwight Edgar Garrison on the head - resulting in a major family conflict between his current wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

24. Criminal Minds (2005– )

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

8.2
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The cases of the BAU an elite group of profilers that analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness

25. Legit (2013– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

8.2
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Jim and his put upon friends try to learn what it means to be a good person.

Creators: Jim Jefferies, Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Mindy Sterling

26. The Unit (2006–2009)
Episode: Pandemonium: Part 1 (2007)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The team members scramble to make sense of the disintegration of the unit, some in interrogation and others a continent away in Panama, and Colonel Ryan makes an unpleasant discovery.

Creator: David Mamet | Director: Vahan Moosekian | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Robert Patrick, Audrey Marie Anderson

27. The X-Files (1993–2002)
Episode: Quagmire (1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Scully and Mulder head off to Georgia when there are reports of people disappearing around a local lake. Scully isn't sure why they're getting involved until she sees a highway sign ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Carter, Kim Newton | Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Chris Ellis, Timothy Webber

28. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: The Bone Yard (2004)

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

8.2
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A civilian dies on a Marine bombing range; while investigating, Gibbs finds a second body; other bodies also later appear. The NCIS and the FBI strangely work well together, and the NCIS team work well together, so they produce results.

Writers: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill, John C. Kelley | Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

29. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Active

8.1
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Stars: Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

30. The Mentalist (2008– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

31. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Creator: David Mamet | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

32. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group.

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Tiplady

33. Chiefs (1983 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.

Stars: Charlton Heston, Keith Carradine, Stephen Collins, Brad Davis

34. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)
Episode: Free Fall (2006)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Melinda experiences a sense of intuition when she realizes that a plane is going to crash when the spirits of the pilot and flight attendant contact her.

Creator: John Gray | Director: John Gray | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Aisha Tyler, David Conrad, Jon Seda

35. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: The Curse (2003)

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

8.1
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The mummified remains of a sailor is found by a hunter. The sailor had been accused of stealing millions of dollars, but the money was never found. NCIS investigates to determine who really stole the money.

Writers: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill, Jeff Vlaming | Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

36. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: The Rolling Stones (2011)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Mary gets a WITSEC two-fer, when a witness is forced to enter the program after being mistaken for his "evil" twin brother. Not only must she protect the pair from their enemies, but also from each other.

Creator: David Maples | Director: David Warren | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

37. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Wednesday's Women (2008)

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

8.1
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Writers: Meredith Stiehm, Erica Shelton | Director: John Finn | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

38. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

8.0
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76 Metascore

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

39. Burn Notice (2007–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

8.0
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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

Creator: Matt Nix | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

40. The Good Guys (2010– )

60 min | Action, Comedy

8.0
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Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.

Creator: Matt Nix | Stars: Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Jenny Wade, Diana Maria Riva

41. Murder One (1995–1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is ... See full summary »

Creators: Charles H. Eglee, Channing Gibson | Stars: Mary McCormack, Michael Hayden, J.C. MacKenzie, Barbara Bosson

42. The Finder (2012– )
Episode: Bullets (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former prison warden enlists the help of Walter to find a bullet that could prove the innocence of a death row inmate just days before his execution. Meanwhile, FBI psychologist - and ... See full summary »

Writers: Hart Hanson, Richard Greener, Matt MacLeod, Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre, Emilia Serrano, Will Pascoe, Nkechi Okoro | Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason, Michael Clarke Duncan

43. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Shareholder Meeting (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Michael speaks out of line at the Dunder Mifflin shareholders meeting and creates a big problem for management, while Jim discovers that nobody in the office thinks he's the "real" boss.

Creators: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

44. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: The List (2011)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After a cop convicted of killing his police officer wife is killed in prison, the team discovers that he may have been framed, and Brass and Vartann may have been romantically linked to his wife.

Writers: Anthony E. Zuiker, Richard Catalani | Director: Louis Shaw Milito | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Jorja Fox

45. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)
Episode: Today Is the Day: Part 1 (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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As the Connors prepare to move, they find out that Riley is dead, and Sarah begins to doubt Cameron's motives. Jesse flashes back to a submarine mission in the future, and John Henry plays hide and seek with Catherine Weaver's daughter.

Writers: Josh Friedman, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd | Director: Guy Norman Bee | Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green

46. Lucky (2003– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A dark comedy dealing with the lives and addictions of compulsive gamblers set in Downtown Las Vegas.

Creator: Robb Cullen | Stars: John Corbett, Billy Gardell, Craig Robinson, Ever Carradine

47. Pourvu qu'elles soient douces (Libertine II) (1989)

18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

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Writers: Laurent Boutonnat, Gilles Laurent, Sandy Whitelaw | Director: Laurent Boutonnat | Stars: Mylène Farmer, Yann Babilée, Sophie Tellier, Sandy Whitelaw

48. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Emission Accomplished (1993)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Martinez goes to visit his drug-addicted brother, but finds the superintendent of his building, Hanlan, is a undercover cop who is on the take and is forcing the tenants out and Kelly sets ... See full summary »

Writers: David Milch, Steven Bochco, Ted Mann | Directors: Steven DePaul, Michael M. Robin | Stars: David Caruso, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield

49. Justified (2010– )
Episode: Riverbrook (2010)

TV-MA | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Raylan hunts an escaped prisoner who is determined to reunite with his ex-wife...and his stashed fortune.

Writers: Graham Yost, Elmore Leonard, Wendy Calhoun, Chris Provenzano | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

50. Alias (2001–2006)
Episode: The Counteragent (2002)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Mystery

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As Vaughn's life hangs in the balance, Sydney has no choice but to turn to Sark for help in securing an antidote for the virus. But when Sark demands She help him to kill Arvin Sloane in ... See full summary »

Writers: J.J. Abrams, John Eisendrath | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper