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

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

8.1
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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, Ice-T, Dann Florek

2. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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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

3. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

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

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

7.3
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

5. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Stars: Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon

6. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

7. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Writers: Oliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

8. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

9. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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

10. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

11. Mildred Pierce (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

7.7
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

12. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

13. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

14. Life on Mars (2008–2009)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy

15. 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

16. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Writer: Ira Lewis | Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

17. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Writers: Jack Sholder, Robert Shaye, Michael Harrpster | Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

18. Arranged (2007)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan C. Schaefer, Yuta Silverman | Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer | Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, John Rothman

19. The Confession (1999)

R | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

Writers: Sol Yurick, David Black | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Ryan Marsini, Alec Baldwin

20. The Green (2011)

91 min | Drama

6.5
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Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Marcarelli, Steven Williford | Director: Steven Williford | Stars: Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Bert

21. Me and Him (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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A man's enthusiastic penis starts talking to him, getting him into awkward situations and convincing everyone he tells that he's completely insane.

Writers: Doris Dörrie, Michael Juncker, Warren Leight, Alberto Moravia | Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Ellen Greene, Kelly Bishop, Carey Lowell

22. Suspended Animation (2001)

114 min | Thriller

5.1
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43 Metascore

Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Held prisoner by two cannibalistic sisters who try ... See full summary »

Writer: Dorothy Tristan | Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Alex McArthur, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Laura Esterman, Sage Allen

23. From Other Worlds (2004)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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43 Metascore

FROM OTHER WORLDS is a sci-fi comedy about a depressed Brooklyn housewife who sleepwalks through her life until she encounters an alien force in her backyard. With the help of a fellow ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Strugatz | Director: Barry Strugatz | Stars: Cara Buono, Jay Oakerson, Isaach De Bankolé, David Lansbury

24. Children of the Night (1985 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

5.3
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Fact-based drama about a sociology graduate (Kathleen Quinlan) who starts working with teen prostitutes in Hollywood. The film does not draw back on its depiction of the brutality that the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Wood, Vickie Patik, Robert Guenette | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Nicholas Campbell, Mario Van Peebles, Lar Park-Lincoln

25. Road Movie (1974)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are ... See full summary »

Writers: Judith Rascoe, Joseph Strick | Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Robert Drivas, Regina Baff, Barry Bostwick, David Bauer

26. Generation of Leaves: Jesus - A Passion Play for Americans (1970– )

90 min | Drama

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The last days of Christ, from the raising of Lazarus from the dead through the Last Supper, his trail before Pilate, crucifixion and resurrection.

Stars: Laura Esterman, Stephen Hanan, Asha Puthli, Andreas Teuber

27. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: A Pocketful of Steele (1984)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A sixteen year old pickpocket leads Mr. Steel on a merry chase for photographic evidence against a murderous loan shark banker.

Creators: Robert Butler, Michael Gleason | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Meeno Peluce

28. Third Watch (1999–2005)
Episode: Alone in a Crowd (2000)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An illegally parked car delays the firefighters, causing a woman's death. Western medicine kills Doc and Carlos' Chinese patient.The suicide of his first partner causes Sully to reflect on his own life.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Michael Beach, Coby Bell, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie Cibrian

29. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Blood Money (1999)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The motive in the murder of a retired insurance salesman appears to be a series of policies he sold to Jews in Poland during the Holocaust.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

30. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Cheers (1985)

TV-PG | Drama

7.6
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Westphal, Craig and Auschlander go to the bar "where everybody knows your name," manned by a skeleton staff (Carla plus patrons Norm and Cliff). These sequences are not played for laughs (... See full summary »

Creators: Mark Tinker, John Masius, Joshua Brand, John Falsey | Director: Bruce Paltrow | Stars: Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Stephen Furst

31. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover (1987)

Drama

6.0
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Grace pushes hard for the death penalty against a convicted gang member and murderer of a prison guard in which she gets rewarded with threats against her life by his gang members. ... See full summary »

Creators: Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

32. Life on Mars (2008–2009)
Episode: Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The precinct goes into lockdown when a councilman is shot and killed in the station. But before he is killed, the councilman tells Sam that he is from 2009 and that he has found a way to get back home.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah | Director: David Barrett | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy

33. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Identity Crisis (2009)

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

8.4
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Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a successful businessman's long-lost brother, who holds a secret about the manner of their biological mother's death.

Creators: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Michael Smith | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Eric Bogosian, Sam Trammell

34. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
Episode: Into the Frying Pan (1985)

TV-G | Comedy

6.3
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Mrs. Garrett and the girls decide to rebuild their store into an update version of a 1950s malt shop. Mrs. Garrett hires a good-looking young carpenter, named George Burnett, to help out, ... See full summary »

Creators: Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Jerry Mayer, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Director: John Bowab | Stars: Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

35. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Matchmaker (1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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Seeing Mallory is a wreck after her break-up with Nick and six failed dates, Alex decides to match her with a fellow Leland student. His theoretically ideal choice is Roger Sloate, an ... See full summary »

Creator: Gary David Goldberg | Director: Barbara Schultz | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

36. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Noncompliance (2000)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A patient rights controversy come to light when a schizophrenic man refuses to take his medication and becomes a suspect in the stabbing death of psychiatric doctoral student.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

37. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Paranoia (1995)

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

7.3
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The DA's office tries to prosecute a co-ed for brutally murdering her roommate, but the only evidence is a vague confession. However, Dr. Olivet suggests that she may have suffered from paranoia due to her tragic family history.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

38. Mildred Pierce (2011– )
Episode: Part Five (2011)

TV-MA | 79 min | Drama

7.8
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Mildred is quite proud of Veda's accomplishments as a singer but finds that her daughter refuses to take her phone calls or respond to any of her letters. She and Monty Beragon spend some ... See full summary »

Writers: James M. Cain, Todd Haynes, Jonathan Raymond | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce, Brían F. O'Byrne

39. Mildred Pierce (2011– )
Episode: Part Four (2011)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama

7.6
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As the years have gone by, Mildred has become quite a successful businesswoman. It's now 1937 and she and Lucy, now a partner, is looking to open her third restaurant on Laguna Beach after ... See full summary »

Writers: James M. Cain, Todd Haynes, Jonathan Raymond | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo

40. Mildred Pierce (2011– )
Episode: Part Three (2011)

TV-MA | 66 min | Drama

7.8
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After her youngest daughter's funeral, Mildred concentrates on opening her new restaurant. Opening night is a smashing success and even Veda seems to approve. It's all a little too busy for... See full summary »

Writers: James M. Cain, Todd Haynes, Jonathan Raymond | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, Murphy Guyer