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1. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 106,382 | Gross: $26.83M

2. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 103,756 | Gross: $5.90M

3. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 85,900

4. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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44 Metascore

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko

Votes: 63,170 | Gross: $33.33M

5. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 39,460 | Gross: $46.91M

6. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.4
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 26,532

7. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 26,473

8. ...and justice for all. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 24,669

9. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 15,284 | Gross: $31.91M

10. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 11,270

11. The Fourth Protocol (1987)

R | 119 min | Thriller

6.5
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John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the 'special relationship' between the two countries.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 7,446 | Gross: $12.42M

12. 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.

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

Votes: 5,387

13. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 4,001

14. Crazy People (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.9
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A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.

Directors: Tony Bill, Barry L. Young | Stars: Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah, Paul Reiser, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,579 | Gross: $13.24M

15. Twenty Bucks (1993)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

Director: Keva Rosenfeld | Stars: Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue, David Rasche

Votes: 3,240

16. The Jerky Boys (1995)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't... See full summary »

Director: James Melkonian | Stars: John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed, Alan Arkin, William Hickey

Votes: 2,198 | Gross: $7.56M

17. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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The synthetic fuel production formula, invented by the Nazis at the end of WW2, is sought after by some who aim to sell it and by others who wish to destroy it.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

Votes: 2,000

18. Plaza Suite (1971)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Three vignettes, each set in room 719 of New York's Plaza Hotel, make up this comedy.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, Lee Grant

Votes: 1,898

19. Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Caitlin Clarke, David Patrick Kelly

Votes: 1,563

20. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,457

21. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy

6.6
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Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 1,360 | Gross: $0.22M

22. Thief of Hearts (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.7
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A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Day Stewart | Stars: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $10.40M

23. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Frederick Koehler, Allison Smith

Votes: 1,226

24. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,204

25. Queen (1993– )

282 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,101

26. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 640

27. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 588

28. Clinton and Nadine (1988 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.9
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Andy Garcia plays Clinton, who is eager to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Andy Garcia, Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman, Michael Lombard

Votes: 585

29. Act of Vengeance (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 502

30. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Lorne Greene

Votes: 406

31. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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In order to infiltrate a criminal gang that bribes boxers Frank makes a contract with one of them, Buddy. This leads to a kidnapping of his girlfriend and Frank has to find her before Buddy forfeits.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 367

32. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The daughter of a textile tycoon is kidnapped and Frank must find her before it's too late to pay the ransom.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Robert Goulet

Votes: 326

33. Darrow (1991 TV Movie)

101 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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The life and career of Clarence Darrow, the noted American lawyer and civil libertarian.

Director: John David Coles | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Tracey, Paul Klementowicz, Gerard Malone

Votes: 323

34. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A judge is blown up as a session starts. Frank's investigation soon leads to a man who was convicted by him in the past.

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, William Shatner

Votes: 316

35. I'll Take You There (1999)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A woman forces a man to move forward with his life after his wife dumps him.

Director: Adrienne Shelly | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Reg Rogers, Pamela Gray, Lara Harris

Votes: 314

36. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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When a woman reports being blackmailed by some thugs, Police Squad get even more reports of the same kind from other shop owners. To gain a better perspective, Frank and Norberg open up a key store in the most troubled area.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Florence Henderson

Votes: 311

37. Cafe Society (1995)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A society playboy with a taste for the lowlife is set up for exploitation by an unscrupulous undercover cop and his shadowy political masters.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Frank Whaley, Peter Gallagher, Lara Flynn Boyle, John Spencer

Votes: 310 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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When a drug courier is found dead after a car accident, Frank and the team traces his work to the nightclub "Mr V's".

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, William Conrad

Votes: 308

39. The Powers of Matthew Star (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien prince from another world.

Stars: Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Steel, James Karen

Votes: 227

40. The Christmas Star (1986)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 216

41. Love, Sidney (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

Stars: Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff, Chip Zien

Votes: 181

42. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 173

43. The Deadliest Season (1977 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Kevin Conway, Meryl Streep, Sully Boyar

Votes: 165

44. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 148

45. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: The Troubles (1991)

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

7.8
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Detectives and prosecutors face resistance from federal authorities as they pursue murder charges against an suspected IRA member serving time in federal prison, after he is suspected of killing another federal prisoner.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 145

46. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Point of View (1992)

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

8.0
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A woman claims she killed a man outside a bar because he was going to rape her, but was it really a mob hit? Logan is partnered up with Lennie Briscoe, and Ceretta tells Logan that he isn't returning to the precinct after his shooting.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 131

47. Shadows of the Past (1999)

PG | 104 min | Drama

6.1
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When he finds out that his estranged brother is dying, a proud but stubborn old man decides to drive in his lawnmower all the way to the far away hospital. Local sheriff keeps helping him along the way and they start to form a bond.

Director: Joe Camp III | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Kim Hunter, James Morrison, Park Overall

Votes: 119

48. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Hunters (1999)

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

7.7
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Two violent and overzealous bounty hunters working for a bail bondsman interfere with a murder investigation, and are ultimately responsible for two more deaths during their pursuit.

Director: Richard Dobbs | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 100

49. Kojak: It's Always Something (1990 TV Movie)

96 min

7.5
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After discovering the connection between a corrupt city commissioner and Colombian killers, Kojak is framed for the murder of a call girl and is prosecuted by former police detective Crocker, now an assistant D.A.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Telly Savalas, Andre Braugher, Darren McGavin, Barbara Garrick

Votes: 89

50. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Clair's Case (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Clair has a big case suing a mechanic that did lousy work on Sondra's car; Rudy does not want to go to a museum; Cliff teaches the kids how to do house chores, and he also cooks a soup with a cow's tongue.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 74