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1. Marino's (2009)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Family

9.1
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An Italian-American family struggles to save their traditional deli in Hoboken, NJ, as the neighborhood changes around them.

Writer: Sarit Catz | Director: Ryan Wick | Stars: David Brown, Stan Carp, Bridget Megan Clark, Joe Grifasi

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

3. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Creator: Rupert Holmes | Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

4. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Alternate (2007)

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

8.6
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A woman's child is missing, but her multiple personalities make finding out what happened to the child more difficult. And the case is further complicated by the appearance of the woman's sister and the murder of their parents.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Raw (2005)

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

8.6
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An investigation of a horrific school sniper attack leads the team to a particularly obnoxious Neo-Nazi group.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

7. The American Side (2014)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

Writers: Greg Stuhr, Jenna Ricker | Director: Jenna Ricker | Stars: Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Matthew Broderick

8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Liberties (2009)

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

8.5
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A judge asks an odd request for a plaintiff who is seeking a restraining order: he asks detectives to interview a convicted serial killer concerning his son's kidnapping, which took place 30 years ago.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

9. SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Smoked (2011)

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

8.4
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A rape victim is killed right before the trial of her accused rapist, a celebrity hair stylist, begins. However, prosecuting the suspected killer is difficult because he is working as a federal informant.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

11. Tarzan (2003– )
Episode: The End of the Beginning (2003)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Creators: Eric Kripke, Michael Colleary, Mike Werb | Director: Peter Ellis | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lucy Lawless

12. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 182 min | Drama, War

8.2
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73 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Writers: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

13. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

14. Tarzan (2003– )
Episode: For Love of Country (2003)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Creators: Eric Kripke, Michael Colleary, Mike Werb | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lucy Lawless

15. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )
Episode: Mr. October (2007)

Drama, Sport

8.2
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Writers: Michael Lucas, James D. Solomon | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Matt Bourgeois, Darby Brown, Sean Collins, Kevin Conway

16. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )
Episode: The Game's Not as Easy as It Looks, Fellas (2007)

Drama, Sport

8.2
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The Yankees have done it. They have stormed past the Boston Red Sox and the rest of the American league to take the AL east division championship title. Now, they must face the Kansas City ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Greisman, James D. Solomon, Jonathan Mahler, Nick Davis | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, James Berland, Darby Brown

17. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )
Episode: Time for a Change? (2007)

Drama, Sport

8.2
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In the city of New York, the cops have found some evidence about the killer. He calls himself "The son of Sam" and he specializes in killing women. As a result, the women in New York were ... See full summary »

Writers: Kyle Harimoto, Michael Lucas, James D. Solomon | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Francis Benhamou, Paul Borghese

18. 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

19. Tarzan (2003– )
Episode: Surrender (2003)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Creators: Eric Kripke, Michael Colleary, Mike Werb | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lucy Lawless

20. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )
Episode: The Straw (2007)

Drama, Sport

8.1
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The year is 1977. The New York Yankees are coming off their loss to the Cincinatti Reds in the 1976 world series. The Yankees' manager Billy Martin and the owner, George Steinbrenner are ... See full summary »

Writers: Harley Peyton, Jonathan Mahler | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Oliver Platt, John Turturro, Daniel Sunjata, Kevin Conway

21. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Venom (2006)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Detecitve Tutuola is torn between his work and family when his son, Ken, is implicated in a crime. While investigating, Detectives Benson and Stabler find themselves with a much bigger crime

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Peter Leto | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

22. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

23. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )

Drama, Sport

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A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."

Stars: Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata, John Turturro

24. The Bronx Is Burning (2007– )
Episode: The Seven Commandments (2007)

Drama, Sport

8.0
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Writers: Gordon Greisman, James D. Solomon | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Oliver Platt, Daniel Sunjata, Kevin Conway, Dan Lauria

25. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Writer: Hank Steinberg | Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

26. Matewan (1987)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham

27. Some of My Best Friends (2001– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Jason Bateman plays a gay Greenwich Villiage writer. His sexual orientation isn't suspected initially by the fellow who has responded to his newspaper ad for a new roommate. Though the road... See full summary »

Creator: Tony Vitale | Stars: Jason Bateman, Danny Nucci, Michael DeLuise, Alec Mapa

28. Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed (2006 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.9
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Lewis Black, 'America's foremost commentator on everything,' delivers his comical insights into everything from the State of the Union to Dick Cheney's aim in this stand-up special.

Writer: Lewis Black | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Lewis Black, Joe Grifasi

29. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: April Fool's Day (1990)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The countdown to the deadline for filing their tax returns finds Dan and Roseanne running around in circles trying to get it done in time.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

30. Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Episode: Lunar Eclipse (1989)

48 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Agnes proposes to Herbert and he agrees, although he has some misgivings. Annie's husband, Mark, turns up and throws a spanner in David's life. He hires a detective to follow Annie. David conspires to make Annie to return to her husband.

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

31. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Pursuit (2011)

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

7.9
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A journalist who hosts a program that exposes predators gets a disturbing package from a stalker, but it may also help her find the person who kidnapped her sister 25 years ago, with the help of detective Benson and Sonya Paxton.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

32. Early Edition (1996–2000)
Episode: The Wall: Part 1 (1997)

PG | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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The discovery of an envelope hidden in a wall, left there by Lucius Snow, coincides with a visit of the U.S. President to Chicago. Gary uncovers an assassination plot is in the works, and ... See full summary »

Creators: Bob Brush, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld, Ian Abrams | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis-Williams, Fisher Stevens, Josef Sommer

33. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

34. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

Creator: Richard Di Lello | Stars: Gary Cole, Dennis Dun, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson

35. Thieves (2001– )
Episode: Bad Moon Rising (2001)

Drama, Crime, Romance

7.8
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Creator: Jim Leonard | Director: James Frawley | Stars: John Stamos, Melissa George, Robert Knepper, Tomas Arana

36. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Cherished (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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New assistant D.A. Abbie Carmichael aggressively pursues an infant's death, and helps uncover a conspiracy involving a Russian adoption agency, gravely ill children, and an unethical doctor.

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

37. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Closet Cases (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Creator: Paul Attanasio | Directors: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson, Kyle Secor

38. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Deadly Ambition (2013)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After Amanda kills the father of her pregnant sister's child after what she believes is an attack, SVU discovers that Amanda was just a pawn in the sister's sinister plot to get rid of him and become rich.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Richard Belzer

39. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Deep Vote (2001)

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

7.8
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Jack tries to prove that a state senator and a mobster conspired to kill a journalist investigating voting irregularities. But connecting the dots is difficult without cooperation from the journalist's confidential source.

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

40. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Penetration (2010)

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

7.8
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FBI agent Dana Lewis is the victim of a sexual assault, but Benson and Stabler's investigation could compromise her undercover operation involving a right-wing militia group.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Peter Leto | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

41. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

42. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

43. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Creators: Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

44. The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986–1987)

Comedy

7.7
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Creator: David Frankel | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Megan Mullally, Jesse R. Tendler, Barry Sobel

45. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Now What? (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.7
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On his return to Chicago, Carter gets a downright chilly reaction from Abby who asks him to return her apartment key. At work, they tip toe around one another, neither really willing to ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

46. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Sorry Wrong Number (1987)

46 min | Drama

7.7
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The new voice activated vending machine will do anything for Officer Tina Russo. Goldblume and Buntz wire a former gang member called Alfred Williams to find out who slaughtered a family in... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco | Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Betty Thomas

47. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Underbelly (2006)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A fourteen year old girl who was brutally beaten, raped, and killed shares the same dog paw tattoo as two other young female homicide victims. Despite warnings from Stabler, Dani becomes overly involved in the case.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

48. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Writers: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

49. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)
Episode: Planes (1990)

Drama

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Creator: Richard Di Lello | Director: Randall Zisk | Stars: Gary Cole, Wendy Kilbourne, Dennis Dun, Mykelti Williamson

50. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Secret Service (1977)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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Set in Richmond, Virginia in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office.

Writer: William Gillette | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Lenny Baker, Frederick Coffin, Alice Drummond, Joe Grifasi