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1. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 189,491 | Gross: $44.67M

2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Creators: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 171,644

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Writer: Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 138,761 | Gross: $128.30M

4. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Writers: Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 76,171 | Gross: $15.05M

5. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 73,491

6. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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72 Metascore

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 57,861 | Gross: $30.00M

7. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Writer: Jerzy Kosinski | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 51,563

8. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

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

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 43,897

9. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 36,102

10. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Writers: Judith Guest, Alvin Sargent | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 35,038 | Gross: $54.80M

11. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle.

Writers: Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake | Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 33,103 | Gross: $20.30M

12. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 19,333

13. All of Me (1984)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

Writers: Edwin Davis, Henry Olek, Phil Alden Robinson | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 13,104

14. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 12,776

15. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

6.5
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A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a... See full summary »

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 11,035 | Gross: $23.60M

16. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,008

17. Night Court (1984–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Creator: Reinhold Weege | Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 6,769

18. Switch (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to ... See full summary »

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 6,664 | Gross: $15.55M

19. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,114

20. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

Votes: 5,777

21. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Western, Drama

6.2
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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Garland, Paul Gaer, Shelly Burton | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

Votes: 5,435

22. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,172

23. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

6.9
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ... See full summary »

Writers: John Nichols, David S. Ward | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen

Votes: 5,035 | Gross: $13.83M

24. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

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

Creators: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,817

25. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 4,750

26. CHiPs (1977–1983)

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

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Creators: Rick Rosner, Paul Playdon | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 4,560

27. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

8.3
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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Creator: Alan Spencer | Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 4,475

28. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.0
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

Creator: Ron Koslow | Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 4,465

29. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 4,444

30. Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Kaufman, Mark Gindes | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn

Votes: 4,302 | Gross: $43.89M

31. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,282

32. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,162

33. Communion (1989)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »

Writer: Whitley Strieber | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 4,150 | Gross: $1.92M

34. The Waltons (1971–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 3,854

35. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creators: Ed Spielman, Herman Miller | Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 3,681

36. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Horror

8.2
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Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon and mysterious Dash X.

Creators: Jose Rivera, Karl Schaefer | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 3,654

37. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 3,320

38. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Creators: Danny Arnold, Theodore J. Flicker | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 3,261

39. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

8.0
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Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Creator: Lynn Lehmann | Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin, Gary Imhoff

Votes: 2,939

40. 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.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 2,833

41. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 2,220

42. Kindred: The Embraced (1996– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Series based on the White Wolf role-playing game, Vampire: the Masquerade. Julian Luna, the undead Prince of the City, leads the Vampire Clans as he falls in love with Caitlin, a human reporter.

Creator: John Leekley | Stars: Stacy Haiduk, Erik King, Patrick Bauchau, Brigid Brannagh

Votes: 2,106

43. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

Votes: 2,003

44. 227 (1985–1990)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.

Creators: Bill Boulware, Michael G. Moye | Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 1,708

45. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Creators: Bridget Dobson, Jerome Dobson | Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan

Votes: 1,685

46. Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Western, Romance

6.2
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Lynton Clark | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

Votes: 1,664

47. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Creators: Mort Lachman, Sy Rosen | Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 1,615

48. Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »

Creators: Brian Cooke, Earl Barret, Arne Sultan, Douglas Arango, Phil Doran | Stars: Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,153

49. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,139

50. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case (1977)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sigma Society member Oliver Brandt murders his business partner when he threatens to expose him as an embezzler and constructs a seemingly foolproof alibi.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Peter Falk, Theodore Bikel, Kenneth Mars, Sorrell Booke

Votes: 1,050